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In a 2010 interview with @AP, baseball great Hank Aaron says players should give back more.

Aaron died Friday at 86.


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AP PHOTOS: Hall of Famer. Presidential Medal of Freedom recipient. American hero. Some of the AP's most iconic images of Hank Aaron.

h/t @AP_Images

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Tyrrell Hatton five shots ahead of Rory McIlroy in the second round of the season-opening Abu Dhabi Championship.

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NBC to shut down NBC Sports Network at end of 2021. NBCSN is best known for carrying NHL and Premier League games as well as NASCAR and IndyCar races. It also carries a significant amount of programming during the Olympics.

by @joereedy

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Roma handed 3-0 Italian Cup loss for impermissible 6th substitute in a game the club had lost 4-2 earlier in the week.

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AP source: The Chicago Cubs have added a veteran catcher, agreeing to a $1.5 million, one-year contract with Austin Romine.

by @jcohenap

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Janine Flock of Austria closes in on her 2nd skeleton World Cup title

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VIDEO: It's an FA Cup mismatch with sixth-tier part-timers Chorley hosting Premier League side Wolverhampton chasing a place in the last 16

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"A breaker of records and racial barriers, his remarkable legacy will continue to inspire countless athletes and admirers for generations to come.” - Former President Jimmy Carter.

Reaction to the death of Hank Aaron 👇

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Italian skier Sofia Goggia wins her third straight World Cup downhill, holding off Ester Ledecka on a shortened course at Crans-Montana. American Breezy Johnson extended her streak of placing third in every downhill this season.

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AP source: Jurickson Profar is staying with the San Diego Padres, agreeing to a $21 million, three-year contract.

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Conor McGregor has been sued in Ireland by a woman who accused the mixed martial arts star of assaulting her in 2018. A spokesperson for McGregor says Irish police investigated and declined to bring criminal charges.

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Five-time Australian Open finalist Andy Murray withdraws from this year's tournament, saying he could not figure out a workable quarantine that would allow him to compete amid the coronavirus pandemic.

by @howardfendrich

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AP PHOTOS: Postponed Summer Olympics to open in just 6 months though virus cases are surging in Tokyo and elsewhere around the globe.

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A look at Hank Aaron’s career and accomplishments, including MLB career leader in RBIs, extra-base hits and total bases.

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After four second-place finishes, Swiss skier Beat Feuz gets his first win in a World Cup downhill on the Streif course. Teammate Urs Kryenbühl crashed badly and was taken to the hospital by helicopter.

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MATCHDAY: Mismatch in England, PSG without Pochettino

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Hank Aaron, who endured racist threats with dignity during his pursuit of Babe Ruth and went on to break the career home run record in the pre-steroids era, has at 86

The Atlanta Braves said Aaron died peacefully in his sleep.

by @pnewberry1963

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Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane has tested positive for the coronavirus. Assistant David Bettoni will coach the club at Alavés.

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