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APNewsBreak: Dodgers end Yanks’ payroll streak, owe most tax

Graphic shows 2014 major league team payrolls; 1c x 5 1/2 inches; 46.5 mm x 139 mm; Graphic shows 2014 major league team payrolls; 1c x 5 1/2 inches; 46.5 mm x 139 mm; Buy AP Photo Reprints NEW YORK (AP) — The Los Angeles Dodgers have ended the New York Yankees’...
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Things to know about Friday’s baseball news

San Diego Padres outfielder Matt Kemp, center, poses for a picture with Padres general manager A.J. Preller, left, and manager Bud Black, right, during a news conference introducing Kemp as part of the baseball club Friday, Dec. 19, 2014, in San Diego. The Padres deal for the...
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St. Louis Rams ‘Hands Up’ players give back at holiday event

FILE – In this Nov. 30, 2014, file photo, St. Louis Rams players, from left, Stedman Bailey (12), Tavon Austin (11), Jared Cook, (89) Chris Givens (13) and Kenny Britt (81) raise their arms in awareness of the events in Ferguson, Mo., as they walk onto the field during...

Rays, Padres, Nats complete 11-player trade involving Myers

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — The Rays, Padres and Nationals finalized an 11-player trade Friday that sent 2013 AL Rookie of the Year Wil Myers from Tampa Bay to San Diego and outfielder Steven Souza Jr. from Washington to the Rays. The deal was announced two days after the...
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Rondo wants another title run in move to Dallas

In this Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014 photo, Boston Celtics guard Rajon Rondo (9) drives during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Orlando Magic in Boston. The Celtics traded point guard Rajon Rondo to Dallas on Thursday night, Dec. 18, 2014, cutting ties with the...
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APNewsBreak: Dodgers end Yanks’ payroll streak, owe most tax

Graphic shows 2014 major league team payrolls; 1c x 5 1/2 inches; 46.5 mm x 139 mm; Graphic shows 2014 major league team payrolls; 1c x 5 1/2 inches; 46.5 mm x 139 mm; Buy AP Photo Reprints NEW YORK (AP) — The Los Angeles Dodgers have ended the New York Yankees’...

2 Armstrong associates settle lawsuit with Landis

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Two of Lance Armstrong’s longtime business partners have agreed to pay the federal government $500,000 to settle a whistleblower lawsuit filed by a former teammate, Floyd Landis. Notice of the agreement with Bill Stapleton, Armstrong’s...
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Gold medalist Michael Phelps pleads guilty to DUI

Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps walks into a courthouse for a trial on drunken driving and other charges, Friday, Dec. 19, 2014, in Baltimore. Documents show that the 29-year-old was leaving Baltimore’s Horseshoe Casino Sept. 30 when he was pulled over for speeding and...

Marathon runner Jeptoo’s ‘B’ sample positive

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Marathon runner Rita Jeptoo’s “B” sample tested positive, Kenya’s athletics federation said Friday, confirming an earlier test that found traces of a banned performance enhancer. Jeptoo is a three-time winner of the Boston...
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Sponsors pay big bucks to join college bowl games

FILE – This Oct. 25, 2011, file photo, shows a Ford logo,on the tailgate of a pick-up truck, and on a Ford dealership sign at Salem Ford in Salem, N.H. This holiday season’s blitz of college football bowl games will feature a reshuffled roster of corporate sponsors...