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Spring training warms up players, winter-weary fans

MLB training camps heat up this week, warming the hearts of fans suffering in the arctic chill of a brutal winter.

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FIFA wants to shorten the 2022 World Cup

A task force has recommended the Gulf state hosts a shorter tournament staged over cooler months.

Texas Rangers' Adrian Beltre catches a ball during spring training baseball practice Sunday, Feb. 22, 2015, in Surprise, Ariz.

Rangers rework Beltre’s deal, eliminate right to void 2016

Rangers guarantee Beltre's 2016 salary

Connecticut defensive back Byron Jones runs a drill at the NFL football scouting combine in Indianapolis, Monday, Feb. 23, 2015.

Byron Jones steals show on final day of NFL combine workouts

Jones' long jump breaks combine record

Carolina Panthers running back DeAngelo Williams, right, runs as Seattle Seahawks strong safety Kam Chancellor dives to tackle him during the first half of an NFL divisional playoff football game in Seattle, Saturday, Jan. 10, 2015.

Williams tells TV station Panthers are releasing him

DeAngelo Williams reportedly done in Carolina

New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez waves as he arrives at the Yankees' minor league complex Monday, Feb. 23, 2015, in Tampa, Fla.

Alex Rodriguez reports to Yankees following drug suspension

A-Rod looking to make MLB comeback after year long hiatus

Kentucky mascot performs before the start of an NCAA Midwest Regional final college basketball tournament game against Michigan Sunday, March 30, 2014, in Indianapolis.

Kentucky unanimous No. 1 in AP poll for 4th straight week

Kentucky is the unanimous No. 1 in The Associated Press Top 25 for the fourth straight week. Virginia remained No. 2, followed by Gonzaga at No. 3.

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Muhammad Ali and Sonny Liston gloves sold for nearly $1M

The boxing gloves worn during the infamous 1965 rematch have been purchased by an anonymous buyer.

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After tense exchange, Hernandez murder trial resumes

The murder trial of former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez continues today.

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Monday’s Sports Minute

A look at some of the big sports stories making headlines today, Monday, Feb. 23.

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Olympic swim star Phelps engaged

The most decorated Olympian of all time announced his engagement to Nicole Johnson, a former Miss California USA.

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Logano goes from rejection to redemption

It was Logano's maiden visit to Victory Lane in NASCAR's showcase event.

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Logano takes first at Daytona 500

Logano finished in front of Kevin Harvick, who won the season title last season and Dale Earnhardt Jr., the winner of the 500 last year.

Matt Kenseth (20), Denny Hamlin (11), Kyle Busch (18) and Paul Menard (27) run laps during a practice session for the Daytona 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series auto race at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla., Friday, Feb. 21, 2014.

No Busches in Daytona 500

Kurt Busch was suspended Friday over domestic violence charges against his ex-girlfriend. Kyle was ruled out with a broken right leg and broken left foot following a crash Saturday in the Xfinity Series season opener at Daytona International Speedway.

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Heat say Chris Bosh will miss remainder of the season

Bosh is being treated for blood clots on one of his lungs.

FILE - In this combination of file photos, U.S. boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr., left, prepares to spar at a gym in east London on May 22, 2009, and Manny Pacquiao, right, of the Philippines, weighs in for the junior welterweight boxing match against British boxer Ricky Hatton, May 1, 2009, in Las Vegas. The March 13 , 2010 megafight between Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather Jr. has been thrown into jeopardy. Mayweather's camp is demanding the fighters submit to Olympic-type drug testing in the weeks leading up to the bout. Leonard Ellerbe, Mayweather's manager, says the fight will not go on if Pacquiao doesn't agree to blood testing under standards followed by the United States Anti-Doping Agency.

It’s on: Mayweather says he and Pacquiao to fight May 2

Floyd Mayweather Jr. will meet Manny Pacquiao on May 2 in a welterweight showdown that will be boxing's richest fight ever.

Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston listens to a reporter's question during a news conference at the NFL football scouting combine at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Friday, Feb. 20, 2015.

Jameis Winston answers questions about character, shoulder

Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston says there is nothing to worry about with his throwing shoulder or his past and he's eager to start winning Super Bowls.

A rendering for a proposed NFL football stadium by the owners of the San Diego Chargers and Oakland Raiders, is packed after a news conference in Carson, Calif., on Friday, Feb. 20, 2015. The Oakland Raiders and San Diego Chargers owners are planning a shared stadium in the Los Angeles area if both teams fail to get new stadium deals in their current hometowns. The teams announced plans for the $1.7 billion stadium in a joint statement Thursday night, Feb. 19, 2015. The new NFL football stadium would be built on a 168-acre site at the southwest quadrant of the intersection of the 405 Freeway and Del Amo Blvd.

Raiders, Chargers plan possible shared Los Angeles-area home

Officials in Carson, California, have staged a pep rally in support of a proposed NFL stadium that could bring the Oakland Raiders and San Diego Chargers to a new, shared home in the Los Angeles suburb.

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This week’s top sports shots

A look at the week's biggest plays and best photos in sports.

FILE - In this file photo taken Sept. 17, 2012, the NHL logo is seen on a goal at a Nashville Predators practice rink in Nashville, Tenn. The NHL eliminated 16 more days from the regular-season schedule Monday, Dec. 10, 2012, and if a deal with the players' association isn't reached soon the whole season could be lost. The league wiped out all games through Dec. 30 in its latest round of cancellations. Negotiations between the league and the players' association broke off last week, but NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly said Sunday the sides are trying to restart talks this week.

NHL’s fancy stats go mainstream with website overhaul

The league announced Friday it is overhauling the statistics on its website to include advanced metrics.

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