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New York Yankees right-hander Michael Pineda admitted to using pine tar on the baseball during the second inning of Wednesday’s 5-1 loss to the Red Sox at Fenway Park, but said he did it not to cheat, rather to ensure he did not hit anyone with an errant pitch.

Using a foreign substance on the baseball is a violation of Major League Baseball rule 8.02.

On April 10th against the same rival, Pineda was caught with a substance that looked like pine tar on his hand. Last night, Pineda again used pine tar, slapping on his neck before the second inning.

Yankees pitcher will have to serve a suspension that can take up to 10 games out.

SL Benfica Campeão Nacional 2013/2014

O Benfica é campeão português pela 33.ª ocasião na história. O emblema da Luz encerrou as contas do título à 28.ª jornada, com um triunfo por 2-0 sobre o Olhanense. Lima fez os dois golos que puseram um ponto final à ansiedade e soltaram as celebrações dos adeptos “encarnados”. Um mar vermelho transbordou das bancadas, inundou ruas e praças e fez ouvir em todo o lado o grito: “Campeões”.

A festa começou ao final da tarde, na Luz, e estendeu-se pela noite dentro. Capitão Luisão foi buscar Luís Filipe Vieira e Jorge Jesus antes de erguer o troféu de campeão.

SL Benfica crowned Champs of Portuguese League

Benfica sealed their 33rd Portuguese league title by beating bottom side Olhanense 2-0 after two goals by Lima on Sunday, bringing an end to FC Porto’s three-year run at the top. 

Benfica won their first domestic title since 2009-10 with two games to play after striker Lima scored in the 57th and 60th minutes at the Stadium of Light.

The Portuguese power dedicated its first Liga title since 2010 to football legends Eusebio and Mario Coluna.

ManUtd confirmed today that David Moyes has been dismissed as manager after just 10 months on the job. Ryan Giggs will be interim coach, the club announced.

Overwhelmed by the giant task of replacing Sir. Alex Ferguson, Moyes failed and got fired.

“Manchester United has announced that David Moyes has left the club,” the statement said. “The club would like to place on record its thanks for the hard work, honesty and integrity he brought to the role.”

Ryan Giggs, a club great who was on Moyes’ coaching staff and is still a member of the playing squad at the age of 40, will take temporary control until a permanent replacement is found.

David Moye’s United Records

Played (all competitions): 51
Won: 27
Drawn: 9
Lost: 15

Biggest win: Bayer Leverkusen 0-5 Manchester United (Champions League)
Biggest defeats: Manchester City 4-1 Manchester United and Manchester United 0-3 Liverpool (both Premier League) 


Champions League: Quarterfinals
FA Cup: Third round
Capital One Cup: Semifinals
Community Shield: Winners

Report: 2016 Copa America Centenario in United States could be announced as early as May 1

Official word on the future of the long-rumored Copa América Centenario could be coming – and coming soon.

According to a report on Thursday on the website of beIN Sports, an official announcement of the 2016 tournament that will reportedly be held in the United States could come as soon as May 1. When contacted by, CONMEBOL, South America’s soccer governing body and the organization planning the special edition of the quadrennial tournament to commemorate its 100th anniversary, had no comment.

CONCACAF, which has been working with CONMEBOL to finalize the event, has not responded to a request for comment, while U.S. Soccer referred to CONCACAF.

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