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Redskins to pick up 5th-year option on Robert Griffin III

ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — Robert Griffin III’s fifth-year contract option for the 2016 season will be exercised by the Washington Redskins.

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Indianapolis linebacker Jerrell Freeman signs offer

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indianapolis has re-signed restricted free agent linebacker Jerrell Freeman.

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Qatar reconsiders SportAccord sponsorship after Vizer speech

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — The Qatar Olympic Committee is reconsidering its sponsorship of a major international sports convention following the blistering attack on the IOC by the head of the conference.

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No perfect bullpen strategy, but depth, flexibility help

In this Sept. 25, 2014, file photo, Detroit Tigers relief pitcher Joe Nathan throws against the Minnesota Twins in the the ninth inning of a baseball game in Detroit. When the Tigers signed Nathan before the 2014 season, they expected baseball’s active saves leader to simply keep rolling. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)

DETROIT (AP) — When the Detroit Tigers signed Joe Nathan before the 2014 season, they expected baseball’s active saves leader to simply keep rolling. After a few too many bad outings, they traded for a backup plan in Joakim Soria, widely considered the top reliever on the market.

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NL teams experimenting with pitchers hitting 8th

Arizona Diamondbacks' Chip Hale (3) takes the baseball from pitcher Jeremy Hellickson after pulling him from a baseball game during the fifth inning against the Pittsburgh Pirates, Sunday, April 26, 2015, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

Amid a testy start to the season — looking at you, Bryan Price; also you, Royals, White Sox and Athletics — comes a bit of managerial creativity sure to put a smile on the face of any innovative Strat-O-Matic player.

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