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Little-known Sung Kang shoots a record 60 to tie for lead at Pebble Beach

A couple of days ago, Ray Romano couldn't have picked PGA Tour pro Sung Kang out of a lineup on the driving range at Pebble Beach.

Kang could hardly be offended. He had no clue who the Emmy Award-winning star of "Everybody Loves Raymond" was either.

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Banned for life: Mets pitcher Jennry Mejia banished for drug use

New York Mets pitcher Jennry Mejia became the first major league player banned under the sport's drug policy when he was "permanently suspended" Friday after a third positive test for performance-enhancing drugs.

Mejia joins Pete Rose as the only living players banished for life, according to John Thorn, the official historian of Major League Baseball.

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Dominguez Hills' Brady Conlan makes an impression at the World Baseball Classic

Cal State Dominguez Hills senior Brady Conlan is at least four months away from signing a professional baseball contract. But he's already proved he's ready to play at that level, collecting three hits, a home run and three runs batted in for the Philippines in two World Baseball Classic qualifying games in Sydney, Australia.

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What we learned from the Kings' 5-2 loss to the New York Islanders

A few more takeaways, and looking ahead, after Game 2 of the Kings’ seven-game trip. Many of the fathers of the players were on hand for the game at Barclays Center and will be around for Friday night’s game at Madison Square Garden versus the Rangers.

More lineup changes coming

Kings defenseman Kevin Gravel made his NHL debut on Thursday night, logging a little more than 10 minutes of ice time.

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Marquette student puts money where mouth is, pays Providence $10 for Kris Dunn missed free throw
Flyweight champion Roman 'Chocolatito' Gonzalez added to Gennady Golovkin's Forum card

Flyweight world champion Roman “Chocolatito” Gonzalez has been added as the co-main event to unbeaten Gennady Golovkin’s middleweight title defense April 23 at the Forum.

Nicaragua’s gifted Gonzalez (44-0, 38 knockouts), considered by some experts as the world’s top pound-for-pound boxer, will fight Puerto Rico’s McWilliams Arroyo (16-2, 14 KOs) on the HBO-televised card.

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