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DH Billy Butler and Athletics reach 3-year deal

In this Aug. 9, 2014, file photo, Kansas City Royals' Billy Butler runs to third as he advances on an Alex Gordon single in the seventh inning during a baseball game against the San Francisco Giants in Kansas City, Mo. A person with knowledge of the negotiations says free agent designated hitter Butler and the Oakland Athletics have agreed to a $30 million, three-year contract. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Tuesday night, Nov. 18, 2014, because the A's had not announced the deal, their typical practice until a new player passes a physical. (AP Photo/Ed Zurga. File)

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The Oakland Athletics agreed to terms on a $30 million, three-year contract with designated hitter Billy Butler through the 2017 season.

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No. 1 UConn women stunned by No. 6 Stanford 88-86

Connecticut guard Moriah Jefferson, center, goes up for a basket against Stanford during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game on Monday, Nov. 17, 2014, in Stanford, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

STANFORD, Calif. (AP) — Days before this game, Geno Auriemma credited Stanford and Hall of Fame coach Tara VanDerveer for continuing to play Connecticut when many teams no longer see the point in being beat up by the best program in women’s basketball.

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49ers activate NT Dorsey, place Ian Williams on IR

San Francisco 49ers outside linebacker Aldon Smith (99) blitzes as teammates Michael Wilhoite (57) and Chris Borland (50) look on during the first half of an NFL football game against the New York Giants, Sunday, Nov. 16, 2014, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — The San Francisco 49ers have activated nose tackle Glenn Dorsey following his 21-day evaluation window, putting him in position to play for the first time Sunday against Washington if he’s deemed ready.

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