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Photographer sues Nike over Michael Jordan photo copyright

In this Sept. 29, 2009 file photo, a pedestrian runs past the famous Nike Air Jordan logo in front of the Niketown store in downtown Portland, Ore.  A photographer has accused Nike of violating the copyright of his 1984 image of a soaring Michael Jordan, which he alleges the company later misused to create the profitable “Jumpman Logo.”  The lawsuit, filed in federal court on Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015, seeks unspecified monetary damages based on profits attributable to the infringement on the copyright. (AP Photo/Don Ryan, File)

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A photographer is accusing Nike of violating the copyright of his 1984 image of Michael Jordan soaring toward a basketball hoop by continuing to use the image to market shoes and clothes.

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Strawberry’s deferred compensation auctioned for $1.3M

In this May 10, 2014, file photo, former Los Angeles Dodgers player Darryl Strawberry, left, talks with Dodgers manager Don Mattingly before a baseball game against the San Francisco Giants in Los Angeles. The Internal Revenue Service has auctioned off for $1.3 million the deferred compensation agreement that was part of Darryl Strawberry's 1985-90 contact with the New York Mets. St. Louis-based IRS spokesman Michael Devine says the winning bidder Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015,  in Fairview Heights, Illinois, chose to remain anonymous. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo, File)

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The deferred compensation agreement included in Darryl Strawberry’s 1985-90 contact with the New York Mets has been auctioned for $1.3 million by the Internal Revenue Service.

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Rome prosecutors seek defamation charges against Maradona

MILAN (AP) — Rome prosecutors are seeking charges against former Napoli star Diego Maradona for allegedly defaming the former head of Italy’s tax collection agency.

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Correction: Christo-Over the River story

CANON CITY, Colo. (AP) — In a story Jan. 3 about a planned exhibition by the artist Christo, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Christo said the project could proceed as soon as August 2018 if he wins a state court lawsuit. Christo has not specified an exhibition date.

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