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Media outlets release tax arrangements made by top players
MADRID (AP) -- A group of European media outlets has published what it claims are details of tax arrangements made by several top soccer players and coaches, including Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo, Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho and Arsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil....

Bodies of Brazil soccer team killed in plane crash head home
CHAPECO, Brazil (AP) -- This Brazilian hometown of the soccer team whose dream season ended in tragedy this week prepared Friday for the sad return of so many whose lives were cut short on an Andes mountainside, hanging origami figures of peace in the team's green and white colors from the fence of the local soccer stadium....

Tiger avoids mistakes and posts 65 in 2nd round back
NASSAU, Bahamas (AP) -- Tiger Woods saved par from the dunes with a shot so good that two spectators ran over and scooped up sand for a souvenir....

Cowboys' Rolando McClain suspended indefinitely by NFL
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) -- Dallas Cowboys linebacker Rolando McClain's on-again, off-again career could be over this time....

Brady on Gronk: 'We've still got a lot of good players'
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) -- The New England Patriots went back to practice without Rob Gronkowski on Friday as the 2015 All-Pro tight end prepared for season-ending back surgery....

APNewsBreak: Union backed out of deal to add 26th player
NEW YORK (AP) -- Baseball players and owners had a deal to expand active rosters from 25 to 26 players for most of the season, but the union backed out in the final stages of collective bargaining....

Sheriff: McKnight shooting was 'road rage'; defends case
HARVEY, La. (AP) -- The shooting death of an ex-NFL player in a New Orleans suburb was a "road rage" incident that started on a nearby bridge, a sheriff said Friday, as he urged against a rush to judgment and defended his handling of the case....

LA 2024 releases $5.3 billion budget; no new stadiums needed
The Los Angeles bid committee for the 2024 Olympics released details of a nearly unheard-of budget plan Friday, insisting $5.3 billion will be enough to cover both operational and infrastructure costs for an Olympics that won't need any new, permanent stadiums....

Championship Weekend Preview: Playoff what ifs?
The College Football Playoff is the only thing that really matters this weekend....

When linemen go down, teams can quickly fall out of sync
The problems that plague Andrew Luck are the same that hinder Carson Palmer and pretty much any other quarterback or team that was expected to light it up this year but hasn't....

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