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New York Rangers left wing Viktor Stalberg (25) collides with Los Angeles Kings left wing Milan Lucic (17) during the first period of an NHL hockey game, Friday, Feb. 12, 2016, in New York.
Jenrry Mejia The Associated Press
New York Mets relief pitcher Jenrry Mejia tosses the ball to throw out Colorado Rockies' Josh Rutledge at first base to end a baseball game in New York. Mejia became the first player to receive a lifetime ban under baseball's drug agreement testing positive for a performance-enhancing substance for the third time. Mejia tested positive for Boldenone, the commissioner's office said Friday, Feb. 12, 2016.
Khris Davis The Associated Press
Milwaukee Brewers' Khris Davis watches his home run against the Philadelphia Phillies during the second inning of a baseball game in Milwaukee. The Brewers have traded power-hitting outfielder Davis to the Oakland Athletics for a pair of prospects.
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FIFA Secretary General Jerome Valcke attends a press conference near Constantine (Konstantinovsky) Palace in St. Petersburg, Russia, on the eve of the Preliminary draw for the 2018 World Cup in Russia. FIFA ethics committee bans former secretary general Jerome Valcke for 12 years, Friday Feb. 12, 2016.
Aroldis Chapman The Associated Press
Cincinnati Reds relief pitcher Aroldis Chapman throws in the ninth inning of a baseball game against the Pittsburgh Pirates in Cincinnati. Chapman and the New York Yankees have agreed to a one-year contract worth $11,325,000, avoiding salary arbitration.
American Pharoah The Associated Press
Triple Crown champion American Pharaoh stands in the stables of the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club in Del Mar, Calif. The first date is over for the Triple Crown winner. Now the waiting begins. An 11-year-old mare named Untouched Talent was the lucky first lady at Coolmore's Ashford Stud in Versailles, Kentucky, on Friday, Feb. 12, 2016, as thoroughbred racing's breeding season opened on a Valentine's weekend.
Tommy Hunter The Associated Press
Baltimore Orioles pitcher Tommy Hunter throws against the Minnesota Twins in a baseball game in Minneapolis. Hunter and the Cleveland Indians have agreed to a one-year contract. A 29-year-old right-hander, Hunter was 4-2 with a 4.18 ERA in 58 relief appearances for Baltimore and the Chicago Cubs, who acquired him on July 31 for outfielder Junior Lake.
Masahiro Tanaka The Associated Press
New York Yankees starter Masahiro Tanaka pitches in the first inning of a baseball game against the Toronto Blue Jays in New York. Tanaka, coming back after arthroscopic surgery to remove a bone spur from his right elbow last October, says he feels perfectly healthy but is not sure when he will make his first regular-season start.
Kobe Bryant, LeBron James The Associated Press
Cleveland Cavaliers' LeBron James (23) guards Los Angeles Lakers' Kobe Bryant (24) in the second half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2016, in Cleveland. The Cavaliers won 120-111.
Chris Bosh, David West The Associated Press
Miami Heat forward Chris Bosh (1) goes up for a shot against San Antonio Spurs forward David West (30) during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016, in Miami.
Stephen Curry The Associated Press
Golden State Warriors point guard Stephen Curry, center right, takes school children through a skills drill at a Jr. NBA Day event, part of the All-Star festivities in Toronto on Friday, Feb. 12, 2016. (Chris Young/The Canadian Press via AP)
Aqib Talib, Sylvester Williams, Kayvon Webster The Associated Press
Denver Broncos cornerback Aqib Talib, center, congratulates teammate Sylvester Williams, nose tackle, left, as Bronco cornerback Kayvon Webster stands at right, during a victory rally to celebrate the Bronco's win over the Carolina Panthers in Super Bowl 50, in Denver, Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016.
Mikaela Shiffrin The Associated Press
Mikaela Shiffrin, of USA, in action during a women's slalom skiing race at the US Alpine Ski Championship in Carrabassett Valley, Maine. During an interview with The Associated Press Friday Feb. 12, 2016, Olympic and world slalom champion Shiffrin declared she would return to World Cup skiing on upcoming Monday in Crans-Montana, Switzerland, after a knee injury which had sidelined her for two months.
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Matt Forte The Associated Press
Chicago Bears running back Matt Forte reaches up to fans fans after an NFL football game against the Detroit Lions in Chicago. Forte, a two-time Pro Bowl running back announced on Instagram Friday, Feb. 12, 2016, morning that the team informed him this week it will not offer him a contract for next season.
Adam Silver The Associated Press
National Basketball Association commissioner Adam Silver, addresses the media at the S.A.Y. Detroit Play Center in Detroit. The first All-Star weekend held outside the U.S. is another success for Commissioner Adam Silver. And while things are going well, the honeymoon won't last long before either players or owners have to decide if they want the NBA to go in another direction.
Andrew Wiggins, DeMar DeRozan The Associated Press
Minnesota Timberwolves forward Andrew Wiggins (22) tries to steal the ball from Toronto Raptors guard DeMar DeRozan (10) in the second half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2016, in Minneapolis. The Wolves won 117-112.
Bryan Reynolds The Associated Press
Vanderbilt's Bryan Reynolds hits a double that scored Zander Wiel in an NCAA College World Series baseball game against Cal State Fullerton in Omaha, Neb. Reynolds has had back-to-back 90-hit seasons and is one of the nation’s top offensive players.
Justin Rose The Associated Press
Justin Rose follows his shot from the fourth tee of the Spyglass Hill Golf Course during the first round of the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am golf tournament Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016, in Pebble Beach, Calif.