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Seattle Mariners’ Robinson Cano (22) makes contact for a two-run home run during the first inning of a baseball game against the Texas Rangers Wednesday, April 6, 2016, in Arlington, Texas. (Brandon Wade / Associated Press)

Really, this is when the first cold of the year hits?

A GRIP ON SPORTS • You’ve probably heard the numbers on a certain voluntary medical procedure the Wednesday before the NCAA tournament opens. How men use the day to take care of the future because it allows them two to four days worth of excuses to miss work and watch the opening week. Sounds like something that might work this week as well.

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