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April 23, 2012
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April 23, 2012

Go Figure

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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