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FILE - In this Sept. 25, 2016, file photo, Chicago Cubs starter Jon Lester throws against the St. Louis Cardinals during the first inning of a baseball game in Chicago. Kris Bryant is back. Same for Anthony Rizzo and Jon Lester, too. Even 1908 is back in the picture. That was the last time the Chicago Cubs won the World Series before Bryant and company ended the drought last November. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh, File)

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FILE - In this July 7, 2016, file photo, Chicago Cubs' Kris Bryant scores on a single hit by Ben Zobrist during the eighth inning of a baseball game against the Atlanta Braves, in Chicago. Bryant is back. Same for Anthony Rizzo and Jon Lester, too. Even 1908 is back in the picture. That was the last time the Chicago Cubs won the World Series before Bryant and company ended the drought last November. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh, File)

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Former New York Knicks player Charles Oakley exchanges words with a security guard during the first half of an NBA basketball game between the New York Knicks and the LA Clippers Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2017, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

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FILE - In this Jan. 20, 2011 photo, then-Charlotte Bobcats assistant coach and former New York Knicks star Charles Oakley directs players in the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Philadelphia 76ers in Charlotte, N.C. Oakley was forcefully removed from his seats at Madison Square Garden and arrested after an altercation near team owner James Dolan. Oakley shoved security guards before they pulled him away from his seat behind the baseline during the first quarter of the Knicks' 119-115 loss to the Los Angeles Clippers on Wednesday night, Feb. 8, 2017. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton, File)

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FILE - In this Feb. 4, 2017, file photo, Miami Heat forward Derrick Williams (22) dunks against the Philadelphia 76ers in the second half of an NBA basketball game in Miami. The Cavaliers intend to sign forward Derrick Williams to a 10-day contract. Williams, the No. 2 overall pick in the 2011 draft, is traveling to Oklahoma City and the NBA champions hope to sign him before they face the Thunder on Thursday night. Williams was recently released by the Miami Heat after averaging 5.9 points in 25 games.(AP Photo/Alan Diaz, File)

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In this Jan. 20, 2017 file photo, CrossFit coach Casey Acree who was born without part of his left arm, works out at Kirby Medical Center in Monticello, Ill. (Clay Jackson/Herald & Review via AP) **FILE**

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FILE - In this Sept. 27, 2016 file photo, security personnel stands by a logo of the 2018 PyeongChang Olympic Winter Games before an event to mark the start of the 500-day countdown in Seoul, South Korea. The head of analysis for Gracenote, a US-based sports and entertainment provider, is running a sophisticated computer program that predicts Norway, Germany and the US will lead the medal counts. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man, File)

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New England Patriots' Tom Brady, right, celebrates with the Vince Lombardi Trophy next to broadcasters Terry Bradshaw, center, and Michael Strahan after the NFL Super Bowl 51 football game against the Atlanta Falcons Sunday, Feb. 5, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

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New England Patriots' Tom Brady, right, celebrates with the Vince Lombardi Trophy next to broadcaster Terry Bradshaw after the NFL Super Bowl 51 football game against the Atlanta Falcons Sunday, Feb. 5, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

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FILE - In this Saturday, Jan. 17, 2015 file photo, Australia's Trent Sainsbury, right, competes for the ball with South Korea's Son Heung Min during their AFC Asia Cup soccer match in Brisbane, Australia. Trent Sainsbury, a 25-year-old defender from Australia, was one the biggest signings in the Serie A on a low-key transfer deadline day on Thursday, Feb. 9, 2017. Few people in Italy had ever heard of him before last week, but he decided to make it easy on his new fans.v“My nickname is Skippy,” Sainsbury said. “Like the kangaroo from the television series, of which my old coach in Holland was a fan.” (AP Photo/Tertius Pickard)

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FILE - In this Sept. 28, 2013, file photo, Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant, left, talks with former NBA player and then current NBA TV broadcaster Rick Fox during the Lakers NBA basketball media day at the team's headquarters in El Segundo, Calif. Fox wants to build the next sports dynasty in the gaming world.Fox, a three-time NBA champion, has become one of the biggest former professional athletes to invest in the rapidly expanding eSports genre. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo, File)

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FILE - In this Wednesday, May 27, 2015 file photo, UEFA President Michel Platini, right, and former Polish football player Zbigniew Boniek watch the Europa League final soccer match between FC Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk and Sevilla FC at the National Stadium in Warsaw, Poland. UEFA said on Thursday, Feb. 9, 2017 Poland great Zbigniew Boniek is among 13 candidates for a place on its ruling executive committee at an election in April. President of Poland’s soccer federation since 2012, the former Juventus player is chasing one of eight seats being voted on by UEFA’s 55 members. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski, file)

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In this Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2017 photo, a child passes a broken window, damaged by fighting between Iraqi forces and Islamic State militants, while Mosul residents play soccer in the background. After months of fighting, Mosul residents can finally practice their favorite game again at the soccer field in the eastern part of the city—and this time without the changes imposed by Islamic State militants. (AP Photo/Bram Janssen)

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In this Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2017 photo, Mosul residents play soccer on a pitch in eastern Mosul. The soccer field was closed for four moths during fighting between the Islamic State group and Iraqi forces. (AP Photo/Bram Janssen)

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Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho stands on the pitch before the English Premier League soccer match between Leicester City and Manchester United at the King Power Stadium in Leicester, England, Sunday, Feb. 5, 2017. (AP Photo/Rui Vieira)

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UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin speaks during a news conference after the meeting of the UEFA Executive Committee at the UEFA headquarters, in Nyon, Switzerland, Thursday, Feb. 9, 2017. Ceferin said Europe will formally ask FIFA for at least 16 places in the expanded 48-team World Cup. (Martial Trezzini/Keystone via AP)

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UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin speaks during a news conference after the meeting of the UEFA Executive Committee at the UEFA headquarters, in Nyon, Switzerland, Thursday, Feb. 9, 2017. Ceferin said Europe will formally ask FIFA for at least 16 places in the expanded 48-team World Cup. (Martial Trezzini/Keystone via AP)

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Juventus' Stephan Lichtsteiner, left, is challenged by Inter Milan's Ivan Perisic during a Serie A soccer match at the Juventus Stadium in Turin, Italy, Sunday, Feb. 5, 2017. (Alessandro Di Marco/ANSA via AP)

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Danny Willet of England plays a putt on the eighteenth hole during the first day of the Maybank Championship golf tournament in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, on Thursday, Feb. 9, 2017. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)

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Danny Willet of England follows his shot on the sixteenth hole during the first day of Maybank Championship golf tournament in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on Thursday, Feb. 9, 2017. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)