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A Chief Wahoo logo is shown on a baseball at the Cleveland Indians team shop, Monday, Jan. 29, 2018, in Cleveland. Divisive and hotly debated, the Chief Wahoo logo is being removed from the Cleveland Indians' uniform next year. The polarizing mascot is coming off the team's jersey sleeves and caps starting in the 2019 season. The Club will still sell merchandise featuring the mascot in Northeast Ohio. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
January 29, 2018 - 8:06 pm
CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cleveland Indians are dropping the Chief Wahoo logo from their uniforms next year after decades of protests and complaints that the grinning, red-faced caricature used in one version or another since 1947 is racist. The move, announced Monday, came after protracted discussions...
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Buffalo Bills center Eric Wood addresses the media during a press conference announcing he has been diagnosed with a career ending neck injury, Monday, Jan. 29, 2018, in Orchard Park, N.Y. (AP Photo/Jeffrey T. Barnes)
January 29, 2018 - 6:02 pm
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Bills center Eric Wood's plans to announce his retirement on Monday were sidetracked due to issues arising over what he is owed over the final two years of his contract, a person with direct knowledge of the situation told The Associated Press. Instead of announcing his...
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FILE - In this Sept. 25, 2017, file photo, Miami Marlins center fielder Christian Yelich steps out of the cage during batting practice before the team's baseball game against the Colorado Rockies in Denver. The Marlins sent Yelich to the Milwaukee Brewers for four prospects on Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)
January 26, 2018 - 10:59 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Concerned after the Miami Marlins and Pittsburgh Pirates cut major league payroll, the baseball players' association has taken the first step toward trying to force changes in the clubs' behavior. The union said it expressed concern to Major League Baseball that the teams are not...
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Golden State Warriors' Kevin Durant, right, celebrates a score as Minnesota Timberwolves' Nemanja Bjelica reacts during the first half of an NBA basketball game Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
January 26, 2018 - 4:27 pm
MIAMI (AP) — Kevin Durant was steaming mad over officiating this week, then eventually apologized after realizing he could have better handled his frustrations. The NBA hopes all players and referees take the time for such reflection. The league introduced a five-pronged plan Friday to try and...
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FILE - In this Sept. 25, 2017, file photo, Miami Marlins center fielder Christian Yelich steps out of the cage during batting practice before the team's baseball game against the Colorado Rockies in Denver. The Marlins sent Yelich to the Milwaukee Brewers for four prospects on Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)
January 26, 2018 - 11:18 am
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Free-agent outfielder Lorenzo Cain and the Milwaukee Brewers have agreed to an $80 million, five-year deal, according to person familiar with the negotiations. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the agreement has not been announced. Cain is a...
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FILE - In this Dec. 3, 2017 file photo, Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton (1) walks on the field after an NFL football game against the New Orleans Saints in New Orleans. The NFL and the Players Association announced the Panthers correctly followed concussion protocol guidelines when handling Newton’s injury during a first-round playoff loss to the Saints. The league released a statement Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2018, saying it reviewed game footage and medical reports, as well as statements and interviews with Newton and coach Ron Rivera, before making its determination that “there was no protocol violation.” (AP Photo/Butch Dill)
January 24, 2018 - 10:19 am
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Panthers will not be punished for their handling of Cam Newton's injury during a playoff loss to the New Orleans Saints on Jan. 7. The NFL and the Players Association announced Wednesday that Carolina's medical staff correctly followed concussion protocol guidelines. The...
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FILE - In this March 3, 2015, file photo, Detroit Tigers pitcher Kyle Lobstein, left, delivers his first pitch of the second inning to Baltimore Orioles' Matt Tulasosopo as the clock, background, counts down during a spring training exhibition baseball game in Lakeland, Fla. Major League Baseball has proposed the use of 20-second pitch clocks and limits on mound visits, a move that dares management to unilaterally impose the changes designed to speed pace of games. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)
January 23, 2018 - 8:15 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred and players' association head Tony Clark met Tuesday, five days after the union rejected Major League Baseball's proposal to institute pitch clocks and limits on mound visits. Management has the right to implement the rules changes it proposed last...
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New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady walks toward the field to warm up before the AFC championship NFL football game against the Jacksonville Jaguars, Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Winslow Townson)
January 21, 2018 - 2:56 pm
The Latest on the NFL conference championships. (all times local): 2:45 p.m. New England Patriots owner Bob Kraft says the team needs to guard against "jealousy and envy" from people who are trying to tear apart one of the most successful dynasties in NFL history. Speaking on the pregame show...
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FILE - In this Jan. 13, 2018, file photo, New England Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels watches from the sideline during the second half of an NFL divisional playoff football game against the Tennessee Titans in Foxborough, Mass. A person familiar with the negotiations says the Indianapolis Colts are “close” to reaching a deal to hire McDaniels as their new coach. The person spoke to The Associated Press on Monday, Jan. 15, 2018, on condition of anonymity because they were still working on the contract. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)
January 15, 2018 - 9:25 pm
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — New England Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels could soon be on the other side of an AFC rivalry. A person familiar with the negotiations said Monday the Indianapolis Colts are "close" to reaching a deal that would make McDaniels their next head coach. The person...
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New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady celebrates a touchdown by Brandon Bolden during the second half of an NFL divisional playoff football game against the Tennessee Titans, Saturday, Jan. 13, 2018, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
January 14, 2018 - 10:08 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Watch out, New England. Here comes Sacksonville. Get ready, Philly. The Vikings are sailing into town. Tom Brady and the big game-tested Patriots (14-3) square off against the sack-happy Jacksonville Jaguars (12-6) next Sunday in the AFC championship game in Foxborough,...
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