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Bob Feller Museum to be Van Meter’s new city hall

In this 2001 file photo Bob Feller holds the bat Babe Ruth leaned on during his farewell speech in Van Meter, Iowa, at The Bob Feller Museum. The museum honoring the late Hall of Fame baseball pitcher Bob Feller will be transformed into Van Meter's new city hall. (AP Photo/The Des Moines Register, Bill Neibergall, File)  MAGS OUT, TV OUT, NO SALES, MANDATORY CREDIT

VAN METER, Iowa (AP) — A museum honoring the late Hall of Fame baseball pitcher Bob Feller will be transformed into Van Meter’s new city hall.

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Hendrick gives Kahne 3-year contract extension

CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — Hendrick Motorsports announced a three-year contract extension Thursday that keeps Kasey Kahne in the No. 5 Chevrolet through the 2018 Sprint Cup season.

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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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Nike nixes tribute shoe plan after Iverson protest

In this Dec. 7, 2009, file photo, Philadelphia 76ers' Allen Iverson calls out a play to teammates in the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Denver Nuggets in Philadelphia. Nike is pulling back on plans for a shoe that sneakily honors Allen Iverson after the former NBA superstar demanded answers. Iverson says Nike used his identity, likeness and persona without permission for a sneaker out of the company's Zoom Flight ’96 collection. The ambiguously titled sneaker has the No. 3 _ Iverson’ number _ on each back heel and the red, white and blue colors of the Philadelphia 76ers. Nike spokesman KeJuan Wilkins said in a statement Thursday that the version of the shoe Iverson protested won’t hit stores. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum, File)

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Nike is pulling back on plans for a shoe that sneakily honors Allen Iverson after the former NBA superstar questioned whether the company could use his old number and team colors while he’s endorsed by rival Reebok.

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Former UNLV coach Tarkanian hospitalized in Vegas

In this March 1, 2014, file photo, Jerry Tarkanian is escorted by his son, Danny, during halftime ceremonies honoring the former basketball coach at Fresno State University in Fresno, Calif. The Hall of Fame basketball coach is hospitalized in Las Vegas, where his son says he’s being treated for pneumonia. (AP Photo/Gary Kazanjian, File)

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Naismith Hall of Fame basketball coach Jerry Tarkanian is hospitalized in Las Vegas, where his son says he’s being treated for pneumonia.

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