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Crew finds 150-ton boulder likely left by glacier

A glacial erratic rock estimated to be 300,000 pounds and two million years old lies 30 feet below ground after being fully unearthed on Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014, at the Courtyard by Marriott construction site in Everett, Wash.  A geotechnical engineer who was called out to examine it, Kurt Merriman, told The Daily Herald it's a glacial erratic, a giant rock left behind by a glacier maybe 18,000 years ago. The boulder is bigger than an SUV, weighing an estimated 150 tons. (AP Photo/The Herald, Ian Terry)

EVERETT, Wash. (AP) — Workers digging an underground garage for a new hotel in Everett, Washington, recently struck something big about 30 feet below the surface.

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NFLPA: No way to press painkiller claims

A football sits near the pylon marking the end zone as teams warms up before an NFL football game between the New York Giants and the San Francisco 49ers Sunday, Nov. 16, 2014, in East Rutherford, N.J.  Federal drug enforcement agents showed up unannounced Sunday to check at least three visiting NFL teams' medical staffs as part of an investigation into former players' claims that teams mishandled prescription drugs. There were no arrests, Drug Enforcement Administration spokesman Rusty Payne said Sunday, Nov. 16, 2014. The San Francisco 49ers' staff was checked at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey, after they played the New York Giants. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers' staff was checked at Baltimore-Washington International airport after playing the Redskins. The Seattle Seahawks, who played at Kansas City, confirmed via the team's Twitter account that they were spot-checked as well. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The NFL Players Association told the federal judge hearing a lawsuit against the league that the collective bargaining agreement did not provide a way for the union to press claims by former players that NFL teams routinely mishandled painkillers.

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Manfred given 5-year term as baseball commissioner

In this Aug. 14, 2014, file phhoto, Major League Baseball Chief Operating Officer Rob Manfred speaks to reporters after team owners elected him as the next commissioner of Major League Baseball  in Baltimore. Baseball owners voted Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014, to give him a five-year term as commissioner when he succeeds Bud Selig in two months.  (AP Photo/Steve Ruark, File)

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Praising the transition as quick and orderly, Bud Selig announced Thursday that baseball owners unanimously approved a five-year term for Rob Manfred, who will succeed the longtime commissioner early next year.

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NFLPA appeals Adrian Peterson’s suspension

The NFL players’ union on Thursday appealed the league’s suspension of Adrian Peterson and demanded an independent, neutral arbitrator hears the case.

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Durant agrees to deal with SONIC Drive-In

Oklahoma City Thunder's Kevin Durant watches during the second half of the Thunder's NBA basketball game against the Utah Jazz on Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014, in Salt Lake City. The Jazz won 98-81. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Reigning NBA MVP Kevin Durant has agreed to an endorsement deal with SONIC Drive-In, the Oklahoma City-based company said in a news release on Thursday.

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