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Super Bowl, World Series champs back gay marriage at court

FILE- In this June 26, 2013, file photo, gay rights advocate Vin Testa waves a rainbow flag in front of the Supreme Court in Washington. Thousands of businesses, religious groups, advocacy organizations and politicians who are filing legal briefs at the Supreme Court in support of gay marriage. The cases from Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio and Tennessee will be argued April 28, and a decision is expected by early summer.  (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

WASHINGTON (AP) — The New England Patriots are for same-sex marriage. So are the San Francisco Giants.

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MLB players union rips leaks on Josh Hamilton’s issues

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — The Major League Baseball Players Association is furious about information leaks surrounding Los Angeles Angels outfielder Josh Hamilton.

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As NFLPA election looms, Smith hopes to keep ‘boring job’

In this Jan. 29, 2015, file photo, DeMaurice Smith, executive director of the NFLPA, speaks during a news conference about the NFL football Super Bowl, in Phoenix. Smith says he expects there are "more than enough people" who will express some sort of disagreement with him when the union convenes in Hawaii for elections later this month. At least a half-dozen candidates say they will challenge Smith, who was initially elected unanimously in 2009 and re-elected without opposition in 2012 after he guided the players through a lockout and into a new collective bargaining agreement with the NFL. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) — By his own description, DeMaurice Smith has a boring job.

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NBPA attorney: Union anticipates clash on age limit

In this July 15, 2014, file photo, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver speaks at a news conference in Las Vegas. An attorney for the union representing NBA players strongly indicated Thursday, March 5, 2015,  that it will want players to regain the chance to go directly from high school to the pros in the next round of collective bargaining. NBA Commissioner Adam Silver has said the league wants to raise the minimum age from 19 to 20. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) — An attorney for the union representing NBA players strongly indicated Thursday that the association will want players to again have the age limit for go pro lowered in the next round of collective bargaining.

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Facebook exec, NBA team up to get men to ‘lean in’ for women

In this Dec. 16, 2014, file photo, Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry goes in for a shot during an NBA basketball game against the Memphis Grizzlies in Memphis, Tenn. Facebook executive Sheryl Sandberg has enlisted NBA stars LeBron James, Curry and some of the basketball league's other top players to convince more men to join the fight for women's rights at home and at work. The players will deliver the message in public service announcements that will appear during NBA games shown on major TV networks over the next few months. (AP Photo/Brandon Dill, File)

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Facebook executive Sheryl Sandberg has enlisted NBA stars LeBron James, Stephen Curry and some of the basketball league’s other top players to convince more men to join the fight for women’s rights at home and at work.

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