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Tennessee Titans running back Chris Johnson (28) walks off the field before an NFL football game against the Houston Texans Sunday, Dec. 29, 2013, in Nashville, Tenn.

yesterday

Jets sign former Titans RB Chris Johnson 

In a text message to The Associated Press, Johnson confirmed it was a two-year deal.

Milwaukee Bucks owner Herb Kohl, center, shakes hands with investment firm executives Wesley Edens, right, and Marc Lasry, at a news conference after reaching a deal to sell the franchise Wednesday, April 16, 2014, in Milwaukee. The deal is subject to approval by the NBA and its Board of Governors.

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Bucks owner Herb Kohl reaches deal to sell team

Bucks owner Herb Kohl has reached a deal to sell the franchise to New York investment firm executives Marc Lasry and Wesley Edens.

With his attorney, Shannon Lopez, left, beside him Kevin Edson is arraigned in Boston Municipal Court, Wednesday, April 16 2014, in Boston. Edson was arrested Tuesday near the Boston Marathon finish line carrying a backpack containing a rice cooker on the anniversary of the bombings. Edson was sent to a state psychiatric facility for an evaluation Wednesday following his initial court appearance and ordered held on $100,000 bail. He is due back in court on May 7.

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Patrols increase near Marathon finish line

Police have stepped up patrols near the Boston Marathon finish line, a day after a masked man walked in the street with a rice cooker in his backpack.

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Lorde meets Hall of Famer who inspired ‘Royals’

The singer behind the hit meets the real-life Royal that inspired her song.

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Sharper challenges his no-bail status in Arizona

Lawyers for former NFL All-Pro safety Darren Sharper are challenging the evidence used to keep him in jail without bail on sexual-assault charges in Arizona.

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Pistorius trial: Judge sets 2-week adjournment

The judge in the murder trial of Oscar Pistorius plans to adjourn for more than two weeks after Thursday.

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Wednesday Sports Minute

Clippers keep pressure on Thunder, Knicks top Nets, Cards shut down Brewers, and more.

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yesterday

Phelps’s return to swimming shrugged off by fellow Olympians

The news that Michael Phelps was returning to the pool with an eye toward the 2016 Olympics was greeted with a big yawn by fellow swimmers.

Umpires Jeff Kellogg, left, and D.J. Reyburn, listen to the replay umpires during a baseball game between the Miami Marlins and the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park Wednesday, April 9, 2014, in Washington.

Tuesday

MLB officials defend instant reply

Bob Bowman, chief executive officer of MLB Advanced Media, says the system based at his company's office has largely worked.

Michigan guard Nik Stauskas (11) drives against Michigan State guard Gary Harris (14) in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in the championship of the Big Ten Conference tournament Sunday, March 16, 2014, in Indianapolis.

Tuesday

Michigan losing Stauskas, Robinson to NBA

The Wolverines lost Trey Burke and Tim Hardaway to the NBA last year as underclassmen, but retooled well enough to win the Big Ten title and advance to an NCAA tournament regional final.

A Philadelphia Phillies coach stands next to a sign honoring Jackie Robinson day prior to a baseball game against the Cincinnati Reds, Monday, April 15, 2013, in Cincinnati.

Tuesday

MLB marks 67th anniversary of Robinson debut

MLB Commissioner Bud Selig retired Robinson's No. 42 in 1997 on the 50th anniversary of the big league debut of the Brooklyn Dodgers first baseman.

FILE - In this Jan. 20, 2013, file photo, New England Patriots wide receiver Brandon Lloyd warms up before the NFL football AFC Championship football game against the Baltimore Ravens in Foxborough, Mass. The San Francisco 49ers have signed wide receiver Brandon Lloyd to a one-year contract that the 49ers announced Tuesday, April 15, 2014. He was a member of the 49ers from 2003-05, when he caught 105 passes for 1,510 yards and 13 touchdowns.

Tuesday

49ers sign WR Brandon Lloyd to 1-year deal

San Francisco selected Lloyd in the fourth round of the 2003 draft

Tennessee head coach Cuonzo Martin directs his team during the second half of an NCAA Midwest Regional semifinal college basketball tournament game against the Michigan Friday, March 28, 2014, in Indianapolis.

Tuesday

Cal hires Tennessee’s Cuonzo Martin as coach

He replaces Mike Montgomery, who retired last month after six seasons in Berkeley.

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Tuesday

Gratitude, defiance marks Boston bombing memorial

The city and the nation mark the first anniversary of the deadly Boston Marathon bombings.

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Tuesday

Beckham’s Miami soccer stadium hits snag

Some say David Beckham's plans for a soccer arena at the port of Miami threatens plans to expand the Panama Canal.

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Tuesday

Phelps comes out of retirement ahead of 2016 Olympics

Michael Phelps, the most decorated swimmer of all time, will come out of retirement next week.

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Tuesday

Prosecutor wraps up 5-day grilling of Pistorius

The prosecutor gave a stark summary of how Pistorius shot his girlfriend, insisting he killed her deliberately after an argument.

Stanford's Chiney Ogwumike (13) celebrates after scoring in the first half of a first-round game in the NCAA women's college basketball tournament against South Dakota in Ames, Iowa, Saturday, March 22, 2014.

Monday

Sun take Ogwumike with top pick in WNBA draft

Chiney Ogwumike finished her stellar career at Stanford as the top scorer and rebounder in Pac-12 history

Former Olympic and world swimming champion Michael Phelps of the US attends the unveiling of a mosaic installed in his honour at the FINA Swimming World Championships in Barcelona, Spain, Sunday, July 28, 2013.

Monday

Olympic great Michael Phelps ending retirement

The 22-time Olympic medalist will compete for the first time since the 2012 London Olympics at a meet in Mesa, Ariz., on April 24-26.

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Monday

Pro sports becoming more open to paternity leave

The four major pro sports leagues in North America are becoming increasingly open to paternity leave.

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Portland Trail Blazers head coach Terry Stotts calls in a play against the Atlanta Hawks in the second half of their NBA basketball game Thursday, March 27, 2014, in Atlanta. Portland won 100-85.

The Trail Blazers downed Clippers 110-104 in the regular-season finale, with both teams resting key players in advance of the playoffs.

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Rangers rally for 2 in 9th to beat Mariners 3-2 

Flags of some of the teams of the American League west division fly at Safeco Field during a baseball game between the Seattle Mariners and the Oakland Athletics, Saturday, April 12, 2014, in Seattle. Flags for the Seattle Mariners, the Oakland Athletics, the Los Angeles Angels, the Texas Rangers, and the Houston Astros, are shown.

The Texas Rangers scored two unearned runs in a two-out rally against Fernando Rodney, beating the Seattle Mariners 3-2

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Sidney Rice agrees to terms with Seahawks 

Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Sidney Rice looks for the call against the Arizona Cardinals during the first half of an NFL football game, Thursday, Oct. 17, 2013, in Glendale, Ariz.

The Seattle Seahawks and wide receiver Sidney Rice have agreed to terms on a deal.

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Jets sign former Titans RB Chris Johnson 

Tennessee Titans running back Chris Johnson (28) walks off the field before an NFL football game against the Houston Texans Sunday, Dec. 29, 2013, in Nashville, Tenn.

In a text message to The Associated Press, Johnson confirmed it was a two-year deal.