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  • All-Star catcher Brian McCann completed his $85 million, five-year contract with the York Yankees in what the team called a "significant improvement to a key position."

    In this Sept. 2, 2011 file photo, Atlanta Braves' Brian McCann bats against the Los Angeles Dodgers during a baseball game in Atlanta. All-Star catcher McCann has completed his $85 million, five-year contract with the New York Yankees and is to be introduced at a news conference on Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013, at Yankee Stadium.
    LAST UPDATE : Dec 03, 2013, 2:16 PM EST
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  • This handout provided by SCP Auctions, Inc., shows the front, left, and back, right, of one of Jesse Owens' four gold medals won at the 1936 Olympics in Berlin. SCP Auctions says the medal could go for more than $1 million when the auction opens.

    The medal recalls both the Nazi propaganda myths that Owens busted with his world record-setting 100-yard dash, and the American segregation that he came home to when he returned to the U.S. after the Games.

    LAST UPDATE : Dec 02, 2013, 10:41 AM EST
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  • Thomas Bjorn from Denmark chips on to the eighth green during the second round of the World Cup of Golf in Melbourne , Australia, Friday, Nov. 22, 2013.

    Thomas Bjorn of Denmark maintained his patience around a tricky Royal Melbourne to shoot a 3-under 68 and take a one-stroke lead after two rounds of the World Cup.

    LAST UPDATE : Nov 22, 2013, 10:47 AM EST
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  • South Korean President Park Geun-hye, left, shakes hands with new International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach during their meeting at the presidential Blue House in Seoul, South Korea Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013.

    New IOC President Thomas Bach will hold a four-day retreat of his policy-making body next month to discuss the future of the Olympics.

    LAST UPDATE : Nov 21, 2013, 11:48 AM EST
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  • In this file photo taken on Monday, Aug. 19, 2013, Oscar Pistorius, center, cries as he prays with his sister Aimee and brother Carl in the magistrates court in Pretoria, South Africa. Oscar Pistorius was served with new indictment papers Wednesday, Nov. 20, containing two extra charges believed to allege that he recklessly shot his gun out the open sunroof of a car last year and fired someone else's handgun at a restaurant weeks before he killed girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.

    Oscar Pistorius was served with new indictment papers Wednesday containing two extra charges before he killed girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.

    LAST UPDATE : Nov 20, 2013, 11:32 AM EST
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  • Polluted water surrounds the site of the Olympic Park as it is built in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2013. Nearly 70 percent of the city’s sewage goes untreated, meaning runoff from Rio’s many slums and poor neighborhoods drain into waters soon to host many of the world’s best athletes during the 2016 Summer Games.

    In the neon green waters around the site of the future Olympic Park, the average fecal pollution rate is 78 times that of the Brazilian government's "satisfactory" limit.

    LAST UPDATE : Nov 20, 2013, 11:58 AM EST
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  • Alex Rodriguez signs autographs as he arrives at Major League Baseball headquarters in New York, Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2013. Rodriguez's grievance hearing to overturn his 211-game suspension resumed Monday with the first of what could be 10 straight days of sessions.

    Yankees President Randy Levine headed to Major League Baseball's office to testify Tuesday at Alex Rodriguez's grievance hearing to overturn his 211-game suspension.

    LAST UPDATE : Nov 19, 2013, 5:44 PM EST
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  • This photo released by courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics shows Lance Armstrong in the documentary film, “The Armstrong Lie," by director, Alex Gibney. The film releases in the US on Friday, Nov. 8, 2013.

    Lance Armstrong claims former International Cycling Union president Hein Verbruggen instigated a cover-up of his doping at the 1999 Tour de France.

    LAST UPDATE : Nov 18, 2013, 3:01 PM EST
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  • In this July 11, 2009 file photo, American seven-time Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong, left, and Rinaldo Nocentini of Italy, wearing the overall leader's yellow jersey, right, climb towards Col de Port , France, during the 8th stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 176.5 kilometers (109.7 miles) with start in Andorra and finish in Saint-Girons, France. When Alex Gibney set out to document the cyclist Armstrong’s 2009 Tour de France comeback, the filmmaker admits he bought into the hype: The m

    The agreement with the UCI gave WADA something to show for the behind-the-scenes discussions at its World Conference on Doping in Sport.

    LAST UPDATE : Nov 14, 2013, 10:32 AM EST
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