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Denard Span, Washington Nationals

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Nationals exercise 2015 option for Span

The Washington Nationals exercised a $9 million option on center fielder Denard Span for next season.

Johnny Cueto, Cincinnati Reds, March 2014

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Reds pick up Cueto's $10 million option

The Cincinnati Reds picked up right-hander Johnny Cueto's $10 million contract option Thursday, keeping the 20-game winner for another season.

Washington Redskins huddle, November 2013, Robert Griffin III

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Griffin will start for Redskins this week

The Washington Redskins plan to start quarterback Robert Griffin III against the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday, coach Jay Gruden said Thursday.

Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones, 2010

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Jones defends right to be on Cowboys' sideline

Jerry Jones, the owner of the Dallas Cowboys, said his visits to the sideline during games are "not an issue" and that he is no different than many other NFL owners and executives.

Aaron Hernandez in court

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Judge denies move for Hernandez trial

A Massachusetts judge on Thursday turned down a request from Aaron Hernandez's attorneys to move his murder trial to a different county.

LeBron James

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LeBron tickets soar to nearly $1,000

Ticket prices for LeBron James' homecoming game have jumped higher than even he can.

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NASCAR Driver Capsules, Oct. 30

Capsules for the eight drivers remaining in the Chase for the Sprint Cup.

Obama golfs with Ahmad Rashad former NFL player

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Michael Jordan trashes president's golfing ability

NBA legend Michael Jordan trash-talked President Barack Obama's golf game, telling Ahmad Rashad in an interview earlier this week the president is a "sh***y golfer."

Alex Rodriguez post suspension news conference

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Alex Rodriguez's suspension ends

Alex Rodriguez is back on the 40-man roster of the New York Yankees.

NBA Commissioner David Stern

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Stern: Too much at stake for lockout

Former NBA commissioner David Stern is hushing the alarm over a potential work stoppage in 2017, when players are expected to opt out of the current collective bargaining agreement and seek a larger slice of expanding TV-earnings pie going to owners.

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Knicks' guards: 'We stopped competing'

One near record-setting loss into the season and the New York Knicks might already be hitting rough waters.

Tony Romo

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Pain tolerance key to Romo's availability

As the Dallas Cowboys (6-2) prepare for Sunday's showdown with the Arizona Cardinals (6-1) at AT&T Stadium, they are doing so with an uncertain status for quarterback Tony Romo.

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Washington Redskins huddle, November 2013, Robert Griffin III

Griffin will start for Redskins this week

The Washington Redskins plan to start quarterback Robert Griffin III against the…

Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones, 2010

Jones defends right to be on Cowboys' sideline

Jerry Jones, the owner of the Dallas Cowboys, said his visits to the sideline during…

Aaron Hernandez in court

Judge denies move for Hernandez trial

A Massachusetts judge on Thursday turned down a request from Aaron Hernandez's…

Tony Romo

Pain tolerance key to Romo's availability

As the Dallas Cowboys (6-2) prepare for Sunday's showdown with the Arizona Cardinals…

Peyton Manning Tom Brady

Manning-Brady XVI with all the trimmings

If football were a pay-per-view sport, the seemingly annual battles between…

Robert Griffin III against Rams

RGIII practices, splits reps with McCoy

Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III split practice reps with Colt…

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Georgia running back Todd Gurley

NCAA says Gurley must sit out two more games

The NCAA announced Wednesday that Georgia Bulldogs running back Todd Gurley must sit…

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Seminoles RB's accuser wants probe halted

The woman who allegedly accused Florida State running back Karlos Williams of…

University of Arkansas football

Suit seeks minimum wage for student athletes

Should college athletes at least be paid the same minimum wage as the students who…

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3 SEC West teams, FSU in CFP's top 4

Three teams from the Southeastern Conference's West Division made the top four in…

Georgia running back Todd Gurley

Georgia awaits word on Gurley's status

As Georgia prepares to face SEC opponent Florida on Saturday, the ninth-ranked…

Alabama football coach Nick Saban

Report: Tide boosters paid off $3.1M owed on Saban home

Alabama boosters paid off the remaining $3.1 million Crimson Tide head coach Nick…

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