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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....

APNewsBreak: Dodgers end Yanks' payroll streak, owe most tax
NEW YORK (AP) -- The Los Angeles Dodgers have ended the New York Yankees' 15-year streak as Major League Baseball's biggest spenders and owe more than $26.6 million in luxury tax....

St. Louis Rams 'Hands Up' players give back at holiday event
JENNINGS, Mo. (AP) -- The St. Louis Rams players who did the "Hands Up, Don't Shoot" gesture treated residents of nearby Ferguson to some holiday cheer on Friday....

FIFA will not reopen 2018 and 2022 World Cup votes
MARRAKECH, Morocco (AP) -- Defiantly declaring that FIFA is no longer in crisis, Sepp Blatter said Friday the decision to hold the next two World Cups in Russia and Qatar won't be revoked and the governing body will publish a confidential probe into the process that picked those countries as hosts....

Gold medalist Michael Phelps pleads guilty to DUI
BALTIMORE (AP) -- Olympic gold medal swimmer Michael Phelps avoided jail time on Friday when a judge placed him on probation for pleading guilty to a drunken driving charge for the second time in 10 years. The punishment came with a warning....

Jerry Sandusky is denied $4,900-a-month pension
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky has lost a legal battle to restore his $4,900-a-month pension, a benefit that was canceled two years ago after he was sentenced for child molestation....

AP sources: Peavy agrees on deal with Giants
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- The Giants are keeping a key member of their World Series rotation, bringing back Jake Peavy....

Padres to acquire OF Justin Upton from rebuilding Braves
ATLANTA (AP) -- With the focus firmly on the opening of their new stadium, the Atlanta Braves dealt away slugger Justin Upton and made it clear that contending next season is not their primary goal....

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....

1 thing even Rahm can't fix: Da Bears
CHICAGO (AP) -- Rahm Emanuel traded Washington politics for the City of Big Shoulders because here, at least, he figured he could actually fix things....

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