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Picture of Tyson Fury stays unbeaten, stops Tom Schwarz late 2nd round

Tyson Fury stays unbeaten, stops Tom Schwarz late 2nd round

Tyson Fury, of England, celebrates after defeating Tom Schwarz, of Germany, during a heavyweight boxing match Saturday, June 15, 2019, in Las Vegas.

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Picture of Yankees get slugger Encarnación in trade with Mariners

Yankees get slugger Encarnación in trade with Mariners

Seattle Mariners' Edwin Encarnacion, right, hits a two-run home run as Los Angeles Angels catcher Jonathan Lucroy watches during the seventh inning of a baseball game Sunday, June 9, 2019, in Anaheim, Calif.

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Picture of Ferguson beat Cerrone by TKO in lightweight fight at UFC 238

Ferguson beat Cerrone by TKO in lightweight fight at UFC 238

Tony Ferguson, right, punches Donald Cerrone, left, during their lightweight mixed martial arts bout at UFC 238, Saturday, June 8, 2019, in Chicago.

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Picture of Trump awards trophy at marquee sumo event in Tokyo

Trump awards trophy at marquee sumo event in Tokyo

President Donald Trump presents the "President's Cup" to the Tokyo Grand Sumo Tournament winner Asanoyama, at Ryogoku Kokugikan Stadium, Sunday, May 26, 2019, in Tokyo.

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Picture of Another athlete slams testosterone rules, refuses medication

Another athlete slams testosterone rules, refuses medication

FILE - In this Sunday, Sept. 9, 2018 file photo, Caster Semenya of South Africa crosses the finish line to win the women's 800 meters for Africa at the IAAF track and field Continental Cup in Ostrava, Czech Republic. Officials of track and field’s world governing body - the IAAF - said before a news conference on Friday, May 10, 2019, in Japan that president Sebastian Coe would not comment further on the landmark legal case involving two-time Olympic gold-medal winner Semenya.

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FILE - In a Sept. 29, 2018 file photo, Oakland Athletics' Khris Davis follows through on his two-run home run against the Los Angeles Angels during the first inning of a baseball game, in Anaheim, Calif. Majors home run leader Khris Davis would like a multiyear deal from the Oakland Athletics to stay with the franchise “at least three more years.”  (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)

A's Khris Davis would like to stay with A's several years

MESA, Ariz. (AP) — Major league home run leader Khris Davis would like a long-term deal from the Oakland Athletics that allows him to stay with the franchise for at least three more seasons.

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Olympic volunteers: One-time chance, or exploitation?

In this Feb. 9, 2019, photo, invitees listen during an orientation for volunteers for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics and Paralympics in Tokyo. Unpaid Olympic volunteers do almost everything: guide athletes around, greet dignitaries, and translate for lost fans. IOC officials acknowledge the games couldn’t be held without them; invariably smiling, helpful and praised by presidents, prime ministers, and monarchs. That’s the case at next year’s Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics where about 80,000 will be needed. Just over 200,000 have applied with orientation and interviews for Japan residents starting this month.

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Picture of Vonn’s retirement signals end of an era for US Ski Team

Vonn’s retirement signals end of an era for US Ski Team

United States' Lindsey Vonn poses with her career's medals in the finish area after the women's downhill race, at the alpine ski World Championships in Are, Sweden, Sunday, Feb. 10, 2019.

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FILE - In this June 15, 2018, file photo, Oakland Athletics draft pick Kyler Murray looks on before a baseball game between the Athletics and the Los Angeles Angels, in Oakland, Calif. Murray's locker remained empty on Monday, Feb. 11, 2019, in the spring training clubhouse of the Oakland Athletics, who say they are uncertain when or if the Heisman Trophy winner will report to the baseball team he signed with last summer. Billy Beane, Oakland’s executive vice president of baseball operation, said talks are continuing with Murray, who may drop baseball to pursue an NFL career. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)

Kyler Murray chooses NFL over baseball and A's

MESA, Ariz. (AP) — When Kyler Murray won the Heisman Trophy at Oklahoma last season, the Oakland Athletics knew there was a chance he might chose football over baseball.

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Picture of Embiid leads Sixers past Lebron-led Lakers, 143-120

Embiid leads Sixers past Lebron-led Lakers, 143-120

Los Angeles Lakers' Brandon Ingram, center, goes up for the shot against Philadelphia 76ers' Joel Embiid, left, of Cameroon, and Jimmy Butler, right, during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Sunday, Feb. 10, 2019, in Philadelphia.

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