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AP Source: RHP Casey Janssen, Nationals agree to contract

In this June 15, 2014, file photo, Toronto Blue Jays relief pitcher Casey Janssen throws to the Baltimore Orioles in the ninth inning of a baseball game in Baltimore. A person familiar with the negotiations says Janssen and the Washington Nationals have agreed to a one-year contract with an option for 2016.  The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity on Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015, because the deal had not been announced (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)

WASHINGTON (AP) — Free-agent reliever Casey Janssen and the Washington Nationals agreed to a one-year contract with an option for 2016, a person familiar with the negotiations said Wednesday.

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Super Bowl advertisers aim not to offend

This image provided by Victoria's Secret shows a portion of the company's television ad scheduled to run during Super Bowl XLIX on Sunday, Feb. 1, 2015. Super Bowl advertisers are being careful not to offend this year. A Victoria’s Secret 90-second teaser ad showed super models fully dressed as football players, although the actual Super Bowl ad shows the models dressed in Victoria’s Secret lingerie. (AP Photo/Victoria's Secret)

NEW YORK (AP) — Super Bowl advertisers are being careful not to offend.

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Lawmaker again takes aim at NFL tax status

WASHINGTON (AP) — Days before the Super Bowl, a Utah lawmaker is again sponsoring a bill that would punt the tax exemption for professional sports leagues.

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Walker says Bucks arena deal likely to include city, county

RACINE, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker says any deal from the state to help pay for a new Milwaukee Bucks arena will also likely have to include contributions from the city and county.

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Cookie competition gets twist thanks to deflated footballs

Pictured are the Deflategate and Super Bowl cookies made at Ryke's Bakery, Catering & Cafe in Muskegon on Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015.  Ryke's Bakery, Catering & Cafe in Muskegon has held the competition since 2008. This year, in addition to cookies with logos of the New England Patriots and Seattle Seahawks, there's a third option: Cookies decorated with deflated footballs. (AP Photo/The Muskegon Chronicle, Tommy Martino) ALL LOCAL TELEVISION OUT; LOCAL TELEVISION INTERNET OUT

MUSKEGON, Mich. (AP) — An annual western Michigan cookie competition held ahead of the Super Bowl is getting a new twist thanks to all the talk about deflated footballs.

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