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Donald Trump The Associated Press
President Donald Trump waves as he steps off Air Force One at the Palm Beach International Airport, Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2017, in West Palm Beach, Fla.
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Chicago Bulls forward Lauri Markkanen, right, shoots under pressure as Los Angeles Lakers center Brook Lopez defends him during the first half of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2017, in Los Angeles.
Gabby Williams, Chantel Horvat The Associated Press
Connecticut players including forward Gabby Williams (15) wrap up UCLA guard Chantel Horvat (0) leading to a jump ball in the second half of an NCAA women's basketball game in Los Angeles Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2017. Connecticut won, 78-60.
Rasard Kelly, Sacar Anim The Associated Press
While being guarded by Wichita State forward Rashard Kelly (0), Marquette guard Sacar Anim (2) loses the ball during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2017, in Lahaina, Hawaii.
John Coppolella The Associated Press
Atlanta Braves assistant general manager and director of pro scouting John Coppolella talking on the phone in the dugout during batting practice before a baseball game against the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park, in Washington. Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred has hit the Atlanta Braves with heavy sanctions, including the loss of nine players, for rules violations committed by the team in the international player market. Manfred on Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2017, also placed former Braves general manager Coppolella on the permanently ineligible list. Former Braves Special Assistant Gordon Blakeley, the team's international scouting chief, is suspended from performing services for any team for one year.
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U.S. gymnastics team member Gabby Douglas, at the Empire State Building in New York. Douglas says she is among the group of athletes sexually abused by a former team doctor. Douglas, the 2012 Olympic all-around champion and a three-time gold medalist, wrote in an Instagram post Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2017, that she waited so long to reveal the abuse by Larry Nassar because she was part of a group "conditioned to stay silent."
Mark Richt The Associated Press
Miami head coach Mark Richt walks off the field after an NCAA college football game against Virginia, Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017, in Miami Gardens, Fla. Miami won 44-28.
Aaron Judge The Associated Press
New York Yankees' Aaron Judge hits a two-run home run during the third inning of a baseball game against the Minnesota Twins in New York. Houston dynamo Jose Altuve and Yankees slugger Aaron Judge are the favorites for the AL MVP award while Miami Marlins' Giancarlo Stanton is the top candidate for the NL prize.
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Denver Broncos quarterback Brock Osweiler (17) and Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton (14) meet after an NFL football game, Sunday, Nov. 19, 2017, in Denver. The Bengals won 20-17.
Hiroki Kokubo, Tetsuto Yamada, Ryosuke Kikuchi, Shohei Ohtani, Sho Nakata The Associated Press
Team Japan, from left, manager Hiroki Kokubo, infielder Tetsuto Yamada, infielder Ryosuke Kikuchi and designated hitter Shohei Ohtani and infielder Sho Nakata standing during a ceremony prior to their international exhibition series baseball game against Mexico at Tokyo Dome in Tokyo. A person familiar with the agreement tells The Associated Press that Major League Baseball, its Japanese counterpart and the American players' union agreed Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2017, to a new posting system that could allow Japanese star pitcher-outfielder Shohei Ohtani to be put up for bid next week.
J.T. .Barrett The Associated Press
Ohio State quarterback J.T. Barrett (16) points to the crowd after a touchdown during the second half of an NCAA college football game against Michigan, in Ann Arbor, Mich. Barrett has shattered nearly every Ohio State passing and scoring record but isn’t considered a top NFL prospect. He helped win a national championship but has heard hysterical fans demand that he be benched. For all of his ups and downs through five years at Ohio State, Barrett _ who plays his last regular-season game Saturday against Michigan _ is undeniably a winner.
Nigel Bradham, Chris Long The Associated Press
Philadelphia Eagles linebacker Nigel Bradham (53) and Chris Long (56) celebrate a touchdown scored by Bradham after Bradham recovered a Dallas Cowboys' Dak Prescott fumble in the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Nov. 19, 2017, in Arlington, Texas.
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New Orleans Pelicans center DeMarcus Cousins (0) elbows Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook (0) in the head, drawing an ejection from the game, in the second half of an NBA basketball game in New Orleans, Monday, Nov. 20, 2017.
Greg Postel The Associated Press
Acting University of Louisville President Greg Postel responding to questions following the University Board of Trustees meeting, in Louisville, Ky. Louisville says in an appeal that the NCAA's Committee on Infractions imposed "grossly excessive" penalties in ordering the vacation of its 2013 men's basketball championship and tournament revenue for a sex scandal. The NCAA in June placed Louisville on four years' probation and ordered that it vacate up to 123 victories , including the 2013 title and 2012 Final Four appearance. Its decision followed an investigation into an escort's book allegations that former Cardinals staffer Andre McGee hired her and other dancers for sex parties with players and recruits from 2010-14 .
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Arizona head coach Sean Miller gestures in the first half during an NCAA college basketball game against Northern Arizona, in Tucson, Ariz. Miller’s second-ranked Wildcats open play in the Battle 4 Atlantis tournament Wednesday against North Carolina State in the Bahamas.
Josh Gordon The Associated Press
Cleveland Browns' Josh Gordon, center, watches before an NFL football game between the Jacksonville Jaguars and the Browns in Cleveland. On Wednesday, Nov. 22, the talented wide receiver, who has squandered millions of dollars and derailed a promising career because of substance abuse, will practice with the Browns for the first time in 14 months _ a return that once seemed unimaginable.
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LaVar Ball, father of Los Angeles Lakers' Lonzo Ball and UCLA player LiAngelo Ball, watches the Lakers play the Los Angeles Clippers during an NBA summer league basketball game, in Las Vegas. President Donald Trump tweeted Sunday, Nov. 19, that he should have left three UCLA basketball players, including LiAngelo Ball, accused of shoplifting in China in jail after LaVar Ball minimized Trump’s involvement in winning the players’ release during an interview Saturday, Nov. 18, with ESPN.
Mike Krzyzewski The Associated Press
Duke head coach Mike Krzyzewski speaks with an official during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Furman in Durham, N.C., Monday, Nov. 20, 2017.
Jeremy Lane, Julio Jones The Associated Press
Atlanta Falcons' Julio Jones pulls down a pass in front of Seattle Seahawks' Jeremy Lane in the second half of an NFL football game, Monday, Nov. 20, 2017, in Seattle.
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New Orleans Pelicans center DeMarcus Cousins (0) elbows Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook (0) in the head, drawing an ejection from the game, in the second half of an NBA basketball game in New Orleans, Monday, Nov. 20, 2017.
Kyrie Irving, Marcus Smart The Associated Press
Boston Celtics' Marcus Smart, rear, escorts Kyrie Irving, front, away after Irving was charged with a technical foul in the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Dallas Mavericks on Monday, Nov. 20, 2017, in Dallas.
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New Orleans Pelicans forward Anthony Davis (23) blocks a shot by Oklahoma City Thunder forward Jerami Grant (9) as center DeMarcus Cousins lifts his hand in the first half of an NBA basketball game in New Orleans, Monday, Nov. 20, 2017.
Baker Mayfield, Joe Dineen Jr. The Associated Press
Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield (6) tries to avoid Kansas linebacker Joe Dineen Jr. (29) during the first half of an NCAA college football game in Lawrence, Kan., Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017.
Alvin Kamara The Associated Press
New Orleans Saints running back Alvin Kamara (41) celebrates his game-tying two-point conversion in the second half of an NFL football game against the Washington Redskins in New Orleans, Sunday, Nov. 19, 2017. The Saints won -34-31.
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Top row from left are file photos showing St. Louis Cardinals' Chris Carpenter in 2012; Tampa Bay Rays' Johnny Damon in 2011; Atlanta Braves' Andruw Jones in 2007; Atlanta Braves' Chipper Jones in 2012, Houston Astros' Carlos Lee in 2012 and Colorado Rockies' Jamie Moyer in 2012. Bottom row from left are file photos showing Seattle Mariners' Kevin Millwood in 2012; New York Mets' Johan Santana in 2013; Cleveland Indians' Jim Thome in 2002; Cleveland Indians' Omar Vizquel in 2000 and Chicago Cubs' Carlos Zambrano in 2011. Chipper Jones, Jim Thome and Omar Vizquel are among 19 first-time candidates on the Baseball Writers' Association of America ballot for baseball's Hall of Fame, joined by Johan Santana and Chris Carpenter. Jamie Moyer, Andruw Jones, Carlos Lee, Kevin Millwood, Carlos Zambrano and Johnny Damon also are among the newcomers to the 33-man ballot announced Monday, Nov. 20, 2017.