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April 8, 2014

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RAIN WASHES OUT FIRST DAY AT MASTERS

Augusta National was open for only two hours because of storms, but it was still enough time for a few players to see some of the changes to the golf course — including the loss of the famous Eisenhower Tree.

http://bigstory.ap.org/article/rains-washes-out-1st-day-masters-0

PISTORIUS TAKES WITNESS STAND FOR FIRST TIME

His voice shaking, Oscar Pistorius testified that he was trying to protect the girlfriend he killed and that he became so tormented by memories of the fatal shooting and panic attacks that he once hid helplessly in a closet.

http://m.apnews.com/ap/db_307134/contentdetail.htm?contentguid=8Nprj0YC

JUVENTUS RESTORES EIGHT-POINT LEAD ATOP SERIE A WITH WIN

Fernando Llorente scored twice in the space of three minutes and Juventus restored its eight-point lead atop Serie A with a 2-0 win over relegation-threatened Livorno.

http://m.apnews.com/ap/db_307134/contentdetail.htm?contentguid=hj5Gq8zW

WORKERS, SECURITY CLASH AT RIO OLYMPIC SITE

Striking construction workers and security personnel clashed at Rio de Janeiro’s Olympic Park, adding to the growing list of problems confronting Rio organizers with the games just over two years away.

http://m.apnews.com/ap/db_307134/contentdetail.htm?contentguid=dvgseUmY

PACERS DEALING WITH SLUMP AS NBA PLAYOFFS NEAR

The Indiana Pacers are a middling 20-17 since Jan. 24 and 7-12 on the road. Even their once invincible home-court edge doesn’t look so imposing after losing to San Antonio by 26 points and Atlanta by 19. Are the Pacers in a free fall as the playoffs approach?

http://www.startribune.com/sports/wolves/254265961.html

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