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American head coach Mike Brennan directs his team during the first half of a second-round game against the Wisconsin in the NCAA college basketball tournament Thursday, March 20, 2014, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)

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Starter Blake Treinen is expected to move to the bullpen and could play a big role. (Associated Press)

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When Nationals starter Jordan Zimmermann last pitched in the 2014 season, he was celebrating the final out of a no-hitter against the Marlins at Nationals Park. But as spring training begins next month, Zimmermann is one of a few who could be dealt after last week's signing of ace Max Scherzer. (Associated Press)

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Talks have stalled between the Nationals and shortstop Ian Desmond, who is slated to become a free agent after the season.

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Georgetown freshman Isaac Copeland's emergence has been a key to the Hoyas' improved play since the last time the team was ranked in the Associated Press Top 25 earlier this season. (Associated Press)

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Wizards guard Bradley Beal celebrates a three-point basket. Only four teams in the NBA make fewer threes per game. (Associated Press)

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Artist rendering of the Baku National Stadium currently under construction in Boyuk Shor, Baku, Azerbaijan.

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Baku National Stadium is a retractable roof football stadium currently under construction in Boyuk Shor, Baku, Azerbaijan.

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Maryland guard/forward Dez Wells reacts after making the go-ahead shot in the final moments of an NCAA college basketball game against Northwestern, Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015, in College Park, Md. Maryland won 68-67. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

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Cleveland Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon carries the ball after a reception against the Buffalo Bills during the first half of an NFL football game in Orchard Park, N.Y., in this Nov. 30, 2014, file photo. The Browns say they are disappointed about a report that troubled wide receiver Gordon has failed another drug test and could be facing a one-year NFL ban. (AP Photo/Bill Wippert, File)

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Indiana's Tyra Buss (3) goes to the basket against Maryland's Brene Moseley (3) during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015, in Bloomington, Ind. Maryland won 84-74. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

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New England Patriots' Brandon Browner (39) takes to the field during NFL football practice, Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015, in Foxborough, Mass. Browner received a Super Bowl ring last year even though he was watching from home 3,000 miles from the Seattle Seahawks when they won the title. Now the hard-hitting cornerback has a shot at more diamonds and another title, going face-to-face with receivers when the Patriots play his former team Sunday, Feb. 1. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

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Duke head coach Mike Krzyzewski claps during the first half of an NCAA basketball game against St. John's, Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015 in New York. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

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Portland Trail Blazers forward LaMarcus Aldridge, left, works the ball in against Washington Wizards center Nene during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Portland, Ore., Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015. (AP Photo/Don Ryan)

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Nashville Predators Shea Weber, of Team Toews, takes a slap shot measured at 108.5 mph to win the hardest shot competition during the NHL All-Star hockey skills competition in Columbus, Ohio, Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

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FILE - In this Sunday, Dec. 21, 2014, file photo, Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch (24) breaks free from Arizona Cardinals outside linebacker Alex Okafor for a touchdown run during the second half of an NFL football game in Glendale, Ariz. No more Skittles, no more Beast Mode and no more avoiding the media. Is it possible that Lynch will retire after the Super Bowl? (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri, File)

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Marquette center Luke Fischer, left, fouls Georgetown forward Mikael Hopkins, right, during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Darren Hauck)

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New England Patriots football head coach Bill Belichick speaks at Gillette Stadium Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015, in Foxborough, Mass., where he defended the way his team preps its game balls. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

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FILE - Chicago Cubs' Hall of Fame infielder, "Mr. Cub" Ernie Banks shields his eyes from a spotlight during the Cubs' annual winter baseball convention in Chicago in this Jan. 17, 2014 file photo. Ernie Banks, the two-time MVP who never lost his boundless enthusiasm for baseball despite years of playing on losing Chicago Cubs teams, died Friday night. He was 83. The Cubs announced Banks' death, but did not provide a cause. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast, File)

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Seattle Seahawks defensive coordinator Dan Quinn, center, walks on the field as players stretch Friday, Jan. 23, 2015, during NFL football practice in Renton, Wash. The Seahawks are to face the New England Patriots in Super Bowl XLIX on Sunday, Feb. 1, 2015, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)