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Oakland Athletics pitcher Jim Johnson (45) is relieved by manager Bob Melvin, rear, during the ninth inning of a baseball game against the Cleveland Indians in Oakland, Calif., Wednesday, April 2, 2014. The Indians won 6-4. Johnson was the losing pitcher. In front is Athletics catcher Derek Norris.

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Oakland’s Johnson designated for assignment

Johnson, acquired in a trade with the Baltimore Orioles, was 4-2 with a 6.92 ERA in 38 games with the A's.

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Texas head coach Charlie Strong listens to a question from a reporter during the Big 12 Conference NCAA college football media days in Dallas, Tuesday, July 22, 2014.

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Two Texas football players charged with sex assault

Spokeswoman Cindy Posey says the players charged Thursday are wide receivers Kendall Sanders and Montrel Meander. Sanders also faces a charge of improper photography.

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Top NBA draft prospect Andrew Wiggins of Kansas prepares for an interview during the NBA draft lottery in New York, Tuesday, May 20, 2014.

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Cavaliers sign rookie Andrew Wiggins

The Cavaliers have signed No. 1 overall draft pick Andrew Wiggins, a contract that prevents him from being traded for 30 days.

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Minnesota Twins' Chuck Knoblauch takes a hard swing at a pitch by Cleveland Indians pitcher Chad Ogea, and falls down as he misses the ball in the second inning in Minneapolis, Saturday, July 13, 1996.

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Knoblauch charged with assaulting ex-wife

Knoblauch has been released on $10,000 bond. His first court date is set for July 30

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Ohio State University fires marching band director

OSU has fired the director of its celebrated marching band amid allegations he knew about "serious cultural issues" including sexual harassment.

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Ravens’ Rice suspended 2 games

Pro Bowl running back Ray Rice has been suspended without pay for the first two games of the season for violating the league's personal conduct policy.

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Riding whales with kayaks

This kayaker takes whale watching to a whole new level.

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Paul McCartney recording with Alice Cooper, Joe Perry

The Beatle is recording new material with fellow rockers and a movie star.

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Shia LaBeouf has September court date

The actor's disorderly conduct case is adjourned until the fall.

Washington quarterback Cyler Miles keeps the ball and pushes off Idaho State's Cody Sorensen on a keeper in the second half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Sept. 21, 2013, in Seattle. Washington won 56-0.

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Cyler Miles suspended for Huskies season opener

With Miles, the expected starter and replacement for Keith Price out, the Dawgs will start either sophomore Jeff Lindquist or redshirt freshman Troy Williams.

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Unemployment claims at lowest level since ’06

The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits fell to the lowest level in more than eight years last week.

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Seattle Mariners' Kendrys Morales in action against the Texas Rangers in a baseball game Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2013, in Seattle.

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Morales returns to Seattle via trade

Mariners acquire switch-hitter Kendrys Morales from Twins in exchange for RHP Stephen Pryor.

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Jared Mccann pulls on a Vancouver Canucks sweater after being chosen 24th overall during the first round of the NHL hockey draft, Friday, June 27, 2014, in Philadelphia.

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Canucks sign first-round pick Jared McCann

The 18-year-old McCann played last season with the Ontario Hockey League's Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds

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Maybin banned 25 games for doping violation

San Diego Padres outfielder Cameron Maybin has been suspended for 25 games.

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If you need a passport, prepare to wait

The State Department says its global database for issuing travel documents has crashed, causing major delays for travelers.

Virginia's Joe Harris (12) goes to the basket against Duke in the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in the championship of the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament in Greensboro, N.C., Sunday, March 16, 2014. Virginia won 72-63. Harris was the tournament MVP.

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Chelan native Joe Harris signs with Cavs

Went to Cleveland with the 33rd pick in the draft

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Bells win close one in Yakima

Woodmansee contributes home run to victory

Musician Courtney Love attends a screening of "Rush" hosted by Ferrari & The Cinema Society on Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013 in New York.

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Courtney Love wants a Kurt Cobain biopic

The rocker says she wants to start production in the next year, adding "It's time to do this."

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Mike Tyson to induct Evander Holyfield into Boxing Hall

Seventeen years after Tyson nibbled off part of Holyfield's ear in a championship bout, the boxer-turned-actor will be on hand to salute his former foe.

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7 arrested in $1.6M StubHub scam

Police say an international ring defrauded the StubHub online ticketing service of some $1.6 million.

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Oakland’s Johnson designated for assignment

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Oakland Athletics pitcher Jim Johnson (45) is relieved by manager Bob Melvin, rear, during the ninth inning of a baseball game against the Cleveland Indians in Oakland, Calif., Wednesday, April 2, 2014. The Indians won 6-4. Johnson was the losing pitcher. In front is Athletics catcher Derek Norris.

Johnson, acquired in a trade with the Baltimore Orioles, was 4-2 with a 6.92 ERA in 38 games with the A's.

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Two Texas football players charged with sex assault

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Texas head coach Charlie Strong listens to a question from a reporter during the Big 12 Conference NCAA college football media days in Dallas, Tuesday, July 22, 2014.

Spokeswoman Cindy Posey says the players charged Thursday are wide receivers Kendall Sanders and Montrel Meander. Sanders also faces a charge of improper photography.

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Cavaliers sign rookie Andrew Wiggins

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Top NBA draft prospect Andrew Wiggins of Kansas prepares for an interview during the NBA draft lottery in New York, Tuesday, May 20, 2014.

The Cavaliers have signed No. 1 overall draft pick Andrew Wiggins, a contract that prevents him from being traded for 30 days.

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Knoblauch charged with assaulting ex-wife

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Minnesota Twins' Chuck Knoblauch takes a hard swing at a pitch by Cleveland Indians pitcher Chad Ogea, and falls down as he misses the ball in the second inning in Minneapolis, Saturday, July 13, 1996.

Knoblauch has been released on $10,000 bond. His first court date is set for July 30

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Ohio State University fires marching band director

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OSU has fired the director of its celebrated marching band amid allegations he knew about "serious cultural issues" including sexual harassment.