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Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant (24) drives against New Orleans Pelicans guard Quincy Pondexter (20) during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015, in New Orleans. The Pelicans won 96-80.

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Kobe to be re-examined before deciding injury fate

Bryant was examined Friday in Los Angeles. He tore his rotator cuff Wednesday in New Orleans.

Rafael Nadal of Spain celebrates after defeating Tim Smyczek of the U.S. during their second round match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015.

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So close: Nadal, Sharapova survive at Aussie Open; Venus Williams into 4th round

Nadal was taken to five agonizing sets by No. 112-ranked Tim Smyczek. Sharapova needed to save two match points before prevailing 6-1, 4-6, 7-5 over fellow Russian Alexandra Panova,

New York Yankees' Ichiro Suzuki prepares to bat during the second inning of a baseball game against the Minnesota Twins in Minneapolis, Saturday, July 5, 2014.

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AP source: Marlins and former Mariner Suzuki closing in on deal

While playing in Seattle, Ichiro won the AL batting title, Rookie of the Year and MVP awards in 2001. He became a 10-time All-Star and won a second batting crown in 2004.

This is a 1998 photo of the Seattle Kingdome which could be hosting its final game Sunday, Dec. 26, 1999 when the Seattle Seahawks meet the Kansas City Chiefs. It is due to be replaced with a new field with work starting early 2000.

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Kingdome repairs to be paid off 15 years after demolition

Starting next year the tax stream will be used to pay off bonds for CenturyLink Field, which was built in Seattle where the Kingdome stood until 2000.

Seattle Seahawks Richard Sherman (25) comes up with the football as Seahawks' Earl Thomas (29) celebrates after Sherman intercepted an Arizona Cardinals pass in the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Dec. 22, 2013, in Seattle.

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Thomas limited for Seattle, Sherman practices full all week

With having another week to go, Carroll expects both to be fully ready for the Super Bowl.

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This weekend’s sports schedule

A complete look at this weekend's sports schedule.

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This week’s top sports shots

A look back at some of the biggest and best moments in sports this week.

In this image released by Warner Bros. Pictures, Kyle Gallner, left, and Bradley Cooper appear in a scene from "American Sniper."

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If regular people picked the Oscars, ‘American Sniper’ would win

If ordinary Americans voted for the Academy Awards, the portrait of a sharpshooter in the Iraq war, would be the best picture winner.

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NFL conducts dozens of interviews into ‘DeflateGate’

The NFL said evidence thus far supports the conclusion that under-inflated footballs were used by the Patriots.

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Elders play Grand Theft Auto V

They have no problem shooting people, but they refuse to run a red light!

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Making headlines this week

A man rides a horse through a bonfire as part of a ritual in honor of Saint Anthony the Abbot,…

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Prisoners are not-so-pretty in pink

The new uniforms at one jail are quite the fashion statement.

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Regina Hall almost became a nun

The "Think Like a Man" star missed out on becoming a nun because some of her "numbers" were too high.

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Gibson gives away guitars with ‘golden tickets’

The Great Gibson Grab will raise money for the Wounded Warrior Project.

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‘Buzz Books’ give readers free look at upcoming e-books

A pair of free e-books will offer excerpts from upcoming releases by Dennis Lehane, Ann Packer and more than 60 other writers.

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Whiskey, bourbon bringing cheer to the spirits market

We're drinking more wine, bourbon, and whiskey than ever before.

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Golden State’s Curry tops LeBron in All-Star voting

Stephen Curry rode a late surge to become the top overall vote-getter for the NBA All-Star game.

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Oil rises after death of Saudi king, but effect seen muted

Oil prices have plummeted nearly 60 percent since June as global supplies have soared.

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House GOP divisions emerge under pressure to govern

The most conservative lawmakers in the House Republican majority have gotten their way a lot in recent years but that may be starting to change.

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Friday’s Sports Minute

A look at some of the big sports stories making headlines today, Friday, Jan. 23.

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What do Blake Shelton and Vanilla Ice have in common?

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They're both joining the star-studded cast of a new Adam Sandler movie.

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No change for NASCAR in 2015

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NASCAR won't change its new championship format.

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Tuesday’s Sports Minute

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A look at some of the big sports stories making news today, Tuesday, Jan. 27.

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PHOTOS: Scenes from the storm

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Some of our favorite photos and tweets from #Snowmageddon2015.

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Nearly half of Americans think Patriots are cheaters, poll shows

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Many sports fans believe the Super Bowl-bound New England Patriots, engulfed in the so-called "DeflateGate" scandal, are cheaters.