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Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning (18) looks to pass against the San Francisco 49ers during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014, in Denver.

AP Source: Manning returning for 18th NFL season

The five-time MVP mulled retirement after the Broncos' playoff loss to the Indianapolis Colts. But he determined he still had the health and hunger to keep playing at age 39.

New York Yankees' designated hitter Alex Rodriguez hits a single in the first inning during a spring training baseball exhibition game against the Philadelphia Phillies, Wednesday, March 4, 2015, in Tampa, Fla.

A-Rod singles in first at-bat following drug suspension

Mixed reactions from fans in A-Rod's return to baseball

It this courtroom sketch, U.S. Attorney William Weinreb, left, is depicted delivering opening statements in front of U.S. District Judge George O'Toole Jr., right rear, on the first day of the federal death penalty trial of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, Wednesday, March 4, 2015, in Boston. Tsarnaev, depicted seated second from right between defense attorneys Judy Clarke, third from right, and Miriam Conrad, right, is charged with conspiring with his brother to place two bombs near the marathon finish line in April 2013, killing three and injuring 260 people.

Lawyer: Tsarnaev widow not ID’d as witness in bombing trial

Widow has not been contacted by the defense

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Lauren Hill wins all-conference honors for her courage

19-year-old freshman played despite inoperable brain tumor

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Testimony in Aaron Hernandez trial focuses on fingerprints, texts

Prosecutors near Boston are rolling out fingerprint evidence in the murder case of former NFL star Aaron Hernandez.

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Pitcher Curt Schilling takes on Internet trolls

The Red Sox legend is firing back at cyberbullies.

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MLB: Let’s go fellas!

Baseball, the timeless game of endless summers, is now on the clock.

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Wednesday’s Sports Minute

A look at some of the big sports stories making headlines today, Wednesday, March 4.

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‘It was him’ Boston bomber’s lawyers admit guilt, focuses on brother

Two dramatically different portraits of the Boston Marathon Bombing suspect are emerging at his federal death penalty trial.

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Knicks fined for Jackson’s comments about Ohio State star

Jackson watched the Buckeyes' 81-57 victory over Nebraska last Thursday.

From left, Kentucky's Aaron Harrison, Tyler Ulis, and head coach John Calipari pause for a moment during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game, Saturday, Dec. 13, 2014. Kentucky won 84-70.

Kentucky still perfect, rallying from 9 down to beat Georgia

No. 1 Kentucky overcame a nine-point deficit in the second half to keep its perfect season intact, beating Georgiaon Tuesday night.

Philadelphia Eagles' Darren Sproles, left, and LeSean McCoy stretch before an NFL football game against the Tennessee Titans, Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014, in Philadelphia.

Report: Eagles send LeSean McCoy to Bills

According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, the Philadelphia Eagles have sent star running back LeSean McCoy to the Buffalo Bills in exchange for linebacker Kiko Alonso.

Glaucia Santos testifies during the murder trial of former New England Patriots football player Aaron Hernandez at Bristol County Superior Court Tuesday, March 3, 2015, in Fall River, Mass. Hernandez is accused of the June 2013 killing of Odin Lloyd.

Maid: Hernandez messed with security camera after killing

A maid who cleaned the home of former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez has testified at his murder trial that she saw him "messing with" the security camera in his basement the day after the killing.

Seattle Seahawks' Russell Wilson, right, and Philadelphia Eagles' Cary Williams meet after an NFL football game, Sunday, Dec. 7, 2014, in Philadelphia. Seattle won 24-14.

Eagles release cornerback Cary Williams

The Philadelphia Eagles released cornerback Cary Williams. Williams was signed by the Eagles as a free agent in 2013 and started all 32 games over the last two seasons. He had five interceptions.

Detroit Tigers pitcher Kyle Lobstein delivers his first pitch of the second inning to Baltimore Orioles Jimmy Paredes, as a digital clock ticks down in center field, during a spring training exhibition baseball game in Lakeland, Fla., Tuesday, March 3, 2015. Digital clocks, though some officials prefer to call them timers, have been installed in ballparks throughout the Grapefruit and Cactus leagues to keep the action moving.

Baseball tries to speed game up this spring

Major League Baseball's new pace of play rules have begun with Tuesday's exhibition games in Arizona and Florida.

File - Former Denver Nuggets head coach Brian Shaw huddles the team during a time out against the Detroit Pistons in the second half of an NBA basketball game in Auburn Hills, Mich., Friday, Feb. 6, 2015.

Denver Nuggets fire coach Brian Shaw

Shaw went 56-85 for a .397 winning percentage. Denver takes a 20-39 record and a six-game losing streak into its game against Milwaukee on Tuesday night.

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Daughter gets her wish: Daddy is traded to the Wild

The Blue Jackets have dealt veteran defenseman Jordan Leopold to the Minnesota Wild after a plea from his daughter goes viral.

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Tuesday’s Sports Minute

A look at some of the sports news making headlines today, Tuesday, March 3. NETS BEAT NBA LEADERS The Brooklyn…

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NFL salary cap increases

Adding in benefits, the league says the projected player costs will be $180.775 million per team.

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Prosecutors want to ‘open the door’ in Hernandez trial

They've asked the judge to let them tell the jury about the time Hernandez shot a friend in Florida.

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On Nique’s night, Eastern Conference leading Hawks pull away to beat Cavs

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Atlanta Hawks' Kyle Korver, left, high-fives teammate Mike Muscala, right, along with Al Horford, rear, after Korver hit a 3-point basket in the final minutes of an NBA basketball game against the Minnesota Timberwolves, Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015, in Atlanta. The Hawks beat the Timberwolves 112-100 to win their 16th game in a row.

The Atlanta Hawks beat the Cleveland Cavaliers, 106-97, on Friday night in a game could be a preview of what's to come in the playoffs.

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Colts announce they won’t bring back Reggie Wayne

Indianapolis Colts wide receiver Reggie Wayne takes up his position during the first half of an NFL wildcard playoff football game against the Cincinnati Bengals Sunday, Jan. 4, 2015, in Indianapolis.

The Colts have announced they will not re-sign veteran wide receiver Reggie Wayne.

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AP source: Jets agree to acquire Brandon Marshall from Bears

Chicago Bears wide receiver Brandon Marshall (15) celebrates after catching a 5-yard touchdown during the fourth quarter of an NFL football game against the San Francisco 49ers in Santa Clara, Calif., Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014.

A person familiar with the deal says the New York Jets have agreed to acquire star wide receiver Brandon Marshall from the Chicago Bears, pending a physical exam.

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A look at some of this week's biggest plays and best photos in sports.

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This weekend’s sports schedule

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A look at this weekend's sports schedule.

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