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April 09, 2007
April 09, 2007

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April 9, 2007

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Play Ball!
A packed house was on hand in St. Louis on Sunday night when the Cardinals'Chris Carpenter threw the first pitch of the baseball season. The Cardsunfurled a flag commemorating their 10th World Series title before the game,but the New York Mets exacted a measure of revenge for their NLCS loss lastOctober with a 6--1 victory.

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Splashdown
Morgan Pressel took the traditional champion's jump with her caddie, JonYarbrough—and, not so traditionally, with her grandmother EvelynKrickstein—after winning the LPGA Kraft Nabisco in Rancho Mirage, Calif.Pressel, 18, birdied the final hole for a one-shot victory that made her theyoungest winner of an LPGA major.

Nose Job
In his final tune-up before the May 5 Kentucky Derby, Scat Daddy, with EdgarPrado (3) aboard, would pass Stormello en route to a 1 1/4-length victory inthe Florida Derby last Saturday at Gulfstream Park. Scat Daddy won for thefifth time in eight starts.

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