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Manfred given 5-year term as baseball commissioner

In this Aug. 14, 2014, file phhoto, Major League Baseball Chief Operating Officer Rob Manfred speaks to reporters after team owners elected him as the next commissioner of Major League Baseball  in Baltimore. Baseball owners voted Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014, to give him a five-year term as commissioner when he succeeds Bud Selig in two months.  (AP Photo/Steve Ruark, File)

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Praising the transition as quick and orderly, Bud Selig announced Thursday that baseball owners unanimously approved a five-year term for Rob Manfred, who will succeed the longtime commissioner early next year.

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NFLPA appeals Adrian Peterson’s suspension

The NFL players’ union on Thursday appealed the league’s suspension of Adrian Peterson and demanded an independent, neutral arbitrator hears the case.

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RB Blount rejoins Pats after being cut by Steelers

In this Oct. 20, 2014, file photo, Pittsburgh Steelers running back LeGarrette Blount (27) warms up before an  NFL football game against the Houston Texans in Pittsburgh. The Steelers have released running back LeGarrette Blount. The move comes less than 24 hours after Blount left the field early in a victory over the Tennessee Titans on Monday night, Nov. 17. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — LeGarrette Blount’s teammates are glad to have him back in a New England Patriots uniform.

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Yanks sell Wheeler’s rights to Golden Eagles

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Yankees have sold the rights to infielder Zelous Wheeler to the Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles of Japan’s Pacific League.

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Judge to take arguments on New Jersey sports books

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey could drop its ban on betting on sports entirely, but it cannot legally set conditions as it ends the prohibition, a lawyer for the NCAA and four major sports leagues told a federal judge Thursday.

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