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April 23, 2012

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Consecutive seasons in which the NHL's No. 1 overall draft pick has been held by the Oilers, who won the April 10 lottery. In the big four North American sports leagues, only the Nordiques (1989--91) have matched that.


Serie A games postponed in honor of the passing, last Saturday, of Livorno's Piermario Morosini, a 25-year-old midfielder in the Italian soccer league's second division, who died on the pitch of a heart attack.


Consecutive batters struck out by the Dodgers' Aaron Harang against the Padres last Friday, one shy of Tom Seaver's 42-year-old MLB record. Only Mickey Welch (1884), Jake Peavy (2007) and Ricky Nolasco ('09) have come as close.


Discount on food and beverages that will be given next season to Pistons fans who swipe a microchip contained in the sleeve of a team jacket that will be issued only to season-ticket holders.

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Years and days since the Panthers last won an NHL playoff game before they broke that record stretch on Sunday with a victory over the Devils in Game 2 of their series.