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Detroit Tigers relief pitcher Joe Nathan throws warmup pitches as the timer ticks off during the ninth inning of an opening day baseball game against the Minnesota Twins in Detroit, Monday, April 6, 2015.

Tigers closer Nathan out for year with torn elbow ligament

Tigers closer Joe Nathan will miss the rest of the season with a torn ligament in his pitching elbow.

FILE - In this June 16, 2014, file photo, Pete Rose sits in the dugout at The Ballpark at Harbor Yard in Bridgeport, Conn. Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred said Thursday, April 23, 2015, that Rose will play some role during this summer's All-Star Game in Cincinnati.

Manfred: Rose will be allowed to be part of All-Star Game

Manfred said he has not determined a timetable to decide on Rose's application to end his lifetime ban from baseball

A man walks past the venue where FIFA officials met members of the Qatar 2022 local organizing committee to discuss matters relating to the rescheduling of the World Cup from summer to winter, in Doha, Qatar, Tuesday, Feb 24, 2015. A FIFA task force has recommended playing the 2022 World Cup in Qatar in November and December to avoid the summer heat. Temperatures in the Gulf emirate routinely top 104 degrees when the World Cup traditionally kicks off in June.

FIFA rejects lawmakers’ call to re-run Qatar World Cup vote

FIFA has rejected a call by European lawmakers to re-run the vote which chose Qatar as 2022 World Cup host.

President Barack Obama holds a New England Patriots team jersey, flanked by New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick, left, and team owner Robert Kraft, right, as he welcomed the Super Bowl Champion New England Patriots, Thursday, April 23, 2015, on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, to honor the team and their Super Bowl XLIX victory.

Obama honors Patriots for Super Bowl win, community service

President Barack Obama is honoring the New England Patriots for winning the Super Bowl despite a "huge distraction and media circus."

This combo of booking photos released by the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office, show WNBA players Brittney Griner, left, and her fiancee Glory Johnson. The couple were arrested Wednesday, April 22, 2015, on suspicion of assault and disorderly conduct following a fight at their home in a Phoenix suburb. The two 24-year-olds were booked into jail in Phoenix following their arrests and later released. The pair announced their engagement late last summer.

Police: WNBA’s Griner, fiancee Glory Johnson arrested

Goodyear, AZ police spokeswoman Lisa Kutis says officers arrested Griner and Johnson after a fight between the couple turned physical. Kutis said no weapons were involved and that neither required hospital care for their minor injuries.

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Heisman winner Marcus Mariota immortalized in meat

The Oregon QB gets his very own life-sized SUBWAY sculpture.

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Spurs’ Kawhi Leonard named NBA defensive player of year

Leonard is just the sixth forward to lead the league in steals per game since the NBA started tracking the statistic 42 years ago.

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Thursday’s Sports Minute

A look at some of the big sports stories making headlines today, Thursday, April 23.

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Former Sixers star Allen Iverson documentary debuts next month

Showtime will air the film about "The Answer" next month.

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Judge OKs 65-year deal over NFL concussions; could cost $1B

The NFL expects 6,000 of nearly 20,000 retired players to suffer from Alzheimer's disease or moderate dementia someday.

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Bonds’ obstruction conviction thrown out by appeals court

The baseball star was convicted in 2011 of a single count of obstruction by a jury.

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Victims describe injuries, loss at marathon bombing trial

The brutality and long-lasting impact of the Boston Marathon bombing is being brought home to jurors.

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Hawks, Ressler agree on $850 million sale for NBA team

A group headed by billionaire Antony Ressler has agreed to purchase the NBA's Atlanta Hawks.

In this photo taken Tuesday, April 21, 2015, Dallas Mavericks' Rajon Rondo makes his way to bench after being called for a foul against the Houston Rockets during the third quarter of Game 2 in the first round in the NBA basketball playoffs in Houston. Rondo sat nearly the entire second half of the Mavs' loss to Houston and didn't get a lot of support from his coach afterward in what is clearly an experiment gone wrong.

Rondo finished with Mavs, knee bumps Parsons from playoffs

coach Rick Carlisle acknowledged Wednesday that Rondo will not play another game for Dallas

Real Madrid's Chicharito celebrates scoring his side's first goal during the second leg quarterfinal Champions League soccer match between Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid at Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid, Spain, Wednesday April 22, 2015. Real won the match with a 1-0 score and continues to play the semifinal.

Real Madrid, Juventus reach Champions League semifinals

Real Madrid beat crosstown rival Atletico Madrid 1-0 and Juventus tied Monaco 0-0 as both teams reach the Champions League semifinals.

NFL logo on the field before an NFL football game between the Detroit Lions and the New England Patriots in Detroit, Thursday, Aug. 22, 2013.

Judge OKs 65-year deal over NFL concussions; could cost $1B

A federal judge has approved a potential $1 billion plan to resolve thousands of NFL concussion lawsuits filed by retired players.

FILE- In this Feb. 9, 2015, file photo, Carolina Panthers' defensive end Greg Hardy arrives at the Mecklenburg County Courthouse on the first day of his domestic violence appeal trial in Charlotte, N.C. Panthers defensive end and soon-to-be free agent Greg Hardy will be allowed to sign a new contract even if he remains on the commissioner’s exempt list. League spokesman Greg Aiello said Thursday, March 5, 2015, in an email to The Associated Press, “There’s nothing to prevent a player on the Exempt list without a contract from signing a new one.

NFL suspends DE Greg Hardy for 10 games

The NFL has suspended defensive end Greg Hardy, now of the Dallas Cowboys, for 10 games for conduct detrimental to the league.

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Bonds’ obstruction conviction thrown out by appeals court

Barry Bonds' obstruction of justice conviction has been reversed by the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.

Oklahoma City Thunder head coach Scott Brooks yells at referee Zach Zarba in the second half of Game 3 of the Western Conference semifinal NBA basketball playoff series against the Los Angeles Clippers, Friday, May 9, 2014, in Los Angeles. The Thunder won 118-112.

Oklahoma City Thunder fire coach Scott Brooks after 7 years

Brooks was 338-207 (.620) with the Thunder and was the 2009-10 NBA Coach of the Year.

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Mark Cuban has the cure for ‘Mavs fever’

Need to leave work early to watch the playoffs? Mavericks owner Mark Cuban has got you covered.

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