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After decades, NFL decides to give up tax-exempt status

FILE – In this March 25, 2015, file photo, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell addresses the media at a news conference at the NFL Annual Meeting in Phoenix. The National Football League is giving up its tax-exempt status. In a letter to team owners, Commissioner Roger Goodell...
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Rockets have bigger goals after advancing to second round

Houston Rockets’ James Harden (13) hugs his mother, Monja Willis, following Game 5 in the first round of the NBA basketball playoffs against the Dallas Mavericks, Tuesday, April 28, 2015, in Houston. Houston won the game 103-94 and the series 4-1. (AP Photo/David J....
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Redskins to pick up 5th-year option on Robert Griffin III

In this photo taken Dec. 28, 2014, Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III (10) warms up before an NFL football game against the Dallas Cowboys in Landover, Md. Griffin fifth-year contract option for the 2016 season will be exercised by the Washington Redskins. New...
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NL teams experimenting with pitchers hitting 8th

Arizona Diamondbacks’ Chip Hale (3) takes the baseball from pitcher Jeremy Hellickson after pulling him from a baseball game during the fifth inning against the Pittsburgh Pirates, Sunday, April 26, 2015, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin) Arizona Diamondbacks’...
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Cavaliers move on without Love, out with dislocated shoulder

Cleveland Cavaliers forward Kevin Love (0) is dragged by the arm by Boston Celtics center Kelly Olynyk (41) during the first quarter of a first-round NBA playoff basketball game in Boston, Sunday, April 26, 2015. The play resulted in an injury to Love that forced him from the...
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Hamilton traded back to Texas after troubled Angels stint

Outfielder Josh Hamilton listens intently during a press conference at Globe Life Park in Arlington, Texas, Monday, April 27, 2015, announcing that the club has acquired the outfielder from the Los Angeles Angels. Hamilton returns to the team he helped reach consecutive World...
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A-Rod hits No. 659, Yanks beat Mets 6-4 to win Subway Series

New York Yankees designated hitter Alex Rodriguez (13) hits a first-inning solo home run in a baseball game against the New York Mets at Yankee Stadium in New York, Sunday, April 26, 2015. Rodriguez now stands at 659 career home runs and needs one more to tie Willie Mays. (AP...
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Wall, Beal lead Wiz past Raptors 125-94 in Game 4 for sweep

Washington Wizards guard John Wall (2) passes the ball to center Marcin Gortat (4), from Poland, past Toronto Raptors center Jonas Valanciunas (17), from Lithuania, in the first half of Game 4 in the first round of the NBA basketball playoffs, Sunday, April 26, 2015, in...
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Cavs sweep Celts as James scores 27 in 101-93 victory

Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James, center, takes a shot at the basket as Boston Celtics guard Avery Bradley, left, and forward Brandon Bass, right, look on in the third quarter of a first-round NBA playoff basketball game in Boston, Sunday, April 26, 2015. The Cavaliers...
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Paul, Clippers even series with 114-105 win over Spurs

Los Angeles Clippers’ Chris Paul (3) celebrates after scoring against the San Antonio Spurs during the second half of Game 4 in an NBA basketball first-round playoff series, Sunday, April 26, 2015, in San Antonio. (AP Photo/Darren Abate) Los Angeles Clippers’ Chris...