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State holds first tax-free sportsmen holiday

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — If you’re a sportsman, this weekend is your holiday.

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Famous fibs: A look at other big lies

In this Aug. 29, 2013 file photo, Southern California cornerback Josh Shaw (26) runs back an interception for a touchdown against Hawaii during an NCAA college football game in Honolulu.  The cover-up is frequently worse than the crime. Shaw is far from the first sports figure to spin a bogus story to explain an injury. Some of the most famous lies in pro sports have involved athletes trying to cover themselves for things they know they shouldn¹t be doing. Tough to explain to your bosses paying millions of dollars that you can¹t play because you were doing something forbidden under your contract. USC is sharing some of the blame for publicizing Shaw¹s story about injuring his ankles while saving his nephew from drowning. Shaw has admitted the story was a lie, but hasn¹t offered an alternative explanation. (AP Photo/Eugene Tanner, File)

The cover-up can be worse than the crime. And Southern California cornerback Josh Shaw is far from the first sports figure to spin a bogus story to explain an injury.

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