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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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Ukraine punished for fan racism in Lviv

NYON, Switzerland (AP) — Ukraine has been punished by UEFA for another racist incident involving fans in Lviv, which is already banned from hosting World Cup qualifying matches.

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Blatter warns English FA over World Cup report

ZURICH (AP) — FIFA President Sepp Blatter has warned the English of the legal consequences of their demands for the World Cup corruption report to be published.

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Ruben Blades tangos his way to Latin Grammys

In this Jan. 19, 2013 file photo, Panama's salsa singer Ruben Blades performs during the 10th edition of the Panama Jazz Festival in Panama City. Blades is nominated for two Latin Grammys for his “Tangos.” album. He will also perform at the awards show on Nov. 20, 2014  in Las Vegas.  (AP Photo/Arnulfo Franco, File)

NEW YORK (AP) — Ruben Blades says he never imagined his CD “Tangos” would be nominated for a Latin Grammy.

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Tokyo 2020 organizers mull IOC’s reform agenda

International Olympic Committee, IOC, president German Thomas Bach speaks to journalists after a round table with various athletes from around the world to present the new Olympic agenda 2020 discussions at the Olympic Museum in Lausanne, Switzerland, Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014. The Olympic Agenda 2020 discussions with a set of 40 recommendations that will shape the future of the Olympic Movement, will be presented, discussed and voted upon by the full IOC Membership at the 127th IOC session in Monaco on Dec. 8 and 9. (AP Photo/Jean-Christophe Bott, Pool)

TOKYO (AP) — Baseball and softball’s bid to return to the Olympic program got a boost Wednesday as organizers of the 2020 Tokyo Games considered ways the International Olympic Committee’s reform agenda could impact planning for the event.

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