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Manfred: Rose will allowed to participate in All-Star Game

In this April 15, 2015, file photo, Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred talks during a news conference prior to a baseball game between the Los Angeles Dodgers and the Seattle Mariners on Jackie Robinson Day in Los Angeles. Manfred said Thursday, April 23, 2015, that Pete Rose will play some role during this summer's All-Star Game in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo, File)

NEW YORK (AP) — Commissioner Rob Manfred says Pete Rose will be allowed to participate in activities surrounding this summer’s All-Star Game in his hometown of Cincinnati.

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AP Interview: Rio 2016 CEO on corruption, legacy budget

Sidney Levy speaks during an interview, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Wednesday, April 22, 2015. Levy is probably the most powerful man behind Rio de Janeiro's 2016 Olympics. He's the chief executive officer of the local organizing committee and oversees a staff of 1,300. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo)

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Sidney Levy placed his thumb and forefinger about an inch apart to illustrate the size of a book he’d just been reading.

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New Whitney design by Renzo Piano a game changer for museum

In this Tuesday, April 21, 2015 photo, workers rest on the steps of the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York. The Whitney opens the doors to its new home on May 1. The $422 million Renzo Piano-design is a game-changer for the museum. The 220,000-square-foot space, including 18,000 feet unencumbered by structural columns and 13,000 feet of outdoor terrace galleries, doubles its former home on the Upper East Side. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

NEW YORK (AP) — Street banners for weeks have teased: “Whitney, Unpacking in the Meatpacking, May 2015.”

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Hawks reach agreement to sell NBA team for $850 million

In this Oct. 27, 2012, file photo, Jami Gertz, left, and her husband, Antony Ressler, arrive at the 2012 ART + FILM GALA hosted by LACMA in Los Angeles. A person familiar with the situation says a group headed by Ressler has agreed on an $850 million deal to purchase the NBA's Atlanta Hawks. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the sale had not been officially announced. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)

ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Hawks are taking care of business during the NBA playoffs — on and off the court.

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Bonds’ obstruction conviction thrown out by appeals court

In this April 13, 2011, file photo, former baseball player Barry Bonds leaves federal court in San Francisco, after being found guilty of one count of obstruction of justice. Bonds' obstruction of justice conviction was thrown out Wednesday, April 22, 2015, by a federal court of appeals, which ruled 10-1 that his meandering answer before a grand jury in 2003 was not material to the government's investigation into illegal steroids distribution. (AP Photo/George Nikitin, File)

NEW YORK (AP) — Barry Bonds has been cleared legally after 11 1/2 years in court. His reputation remains tainted in the mind of many baseball fans.

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