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FILE - In this June 17, 2017, file photo, former Cincinnati Reds player Pete Rose speaks during his statue dedication ceremonies before a baseball game between the Reds and the Los Angeles Dodgers in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)

Want to bet on sports? Pete Rose is here to help

- The Washington Times

Pete Rose announced Wednesday that he will become an ambassador for UpickTrade.com, a long-term strategy and money management sports recommendation service. Rose will provide exclusive daily baseball picks for subscribers throughout the 2021 season.

The NCAA headquarters in Indianapolis is shown in this Thursday, March 12, 2020, file photo.  (AP Photo/Michael Conroy, File) **FILE**

NCAA dumps requirement that transfers sit a year

- Associated Press

Starting next season, major college football and basketball players will be permitted to transfer one time before graduating without being required to sit out a year of competition.

The last Olympic torch relay runner for the Osaka leg concludes the event in Suita, north of Osaka, western Japan, Wednesday, April 14, 2021. (AP Photo/Hiro Komae)

Tokyo takes on steep price to hold Olympics

- Associated Press

Nothing is certain as Tokyo’s postponed Olympics hit the 100-days-to-go mark on Wednesday. Despite surging cases of COVID-19, myriad scandals and overwhelming public opposition in Japan to holding the Games, organizers and the IOC are pushing on.

In this Dec. 27, 2020, file photo, Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson throws a pass during an NFL football game against the Cincinnati Bengals in Houston. One of the 22 women who have filed lawsuits accusing Watson of sexual assault and harassment has dropped her case, citing privacy and security concerns after some of the women were ordered to make their names public following court hearings recently. In court documents filed late Tuesday, April 13, 2021, the woman's attorney, Tony Buzbee, said she "reserves the right to refile the case once such concerns are addressed." (AP Photo/Matt Patterson, File) **FILE**

One Watson accuser drops lawsuit, citing privacy, security

- Associated Press

One of the 22 women who have filed lawsuits accusing Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson of sexual assault and harassment has dropped her case, citing privacy and security concerns after some of the women were ordered to make their names public following court hearings last week.

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Atlanta Braves fans Pete Ciccarello and his daughter Haley pause for a photo with the statue of Jackie Robinson on Jackie Robinson Day prior to a baseball game between the Miami Marlins and Atlanta Braves in Atlanta, Thursday, April 15, 2021. (Curtis Compton/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)

Dodgers gather at Jackie Robinson statue to pay respects

- Associated Press

Manager Dave Roberts and the Los Angeles Dodgers started Jackie Robinson Day, several hours before Thursday night's game against the Colorado Rockies, with a private tribute to the Hall of Famer and civil rights advocate.

FILE - Texas's Charli Collier shoots over Maryland's Angel Reese during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in the Sweet 16 round of the Women's NCAA tournament in San Antonio, in this Sunday, March 28, 2021, file photo. The Dallas Wings basically control the WNBA draft on Thursday night, April 15, 2021, with the top two picks and four first-round choices. The Wings could draft Texas' Charli Collier with one of the top picks.(AP Photo/Morry Gash, File)

Collier, Kuier taken 1-2 by Dallas Wings in WNBA draft

- Associated Press

Charli Collier said she wrote down goals with her late father when he was hospitalized with cancer five years ago, and being selected No. 1 in the WNBA draft was one of them.

Cleveland Indians' Jose Ramirez hits a two-run home run during the sixth inning of a baseball game against the Chicago White Sox in Chicago, Thursday, April 15, 2021. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

Ramírez helps Indians bounce back, beat White Sox 4-2

- Associated Press

Slumping José Ramírez connected for a go-ahead, two-run homer off Lance Lynn in the sixth inning and the Cleveland Indians bounced back from being no-hit, beating the Chicago White Sox 4-2 on Thursday.

Cameron Smith, of Australia, watches his drive off the 10th tee during the first round of the RBC Heritage golf tournament in Hilton Head Island, S.C., Thursday, April 15, 2021. (AP Photo/Stephen B. Morton)

Cameron Smith leads RBC Heritage after career-low 62

- Associated Press

Cameron Smith birdied the difficult 17th and 18th holes at Harbour Town to shoot a 9-under 62, his career low on the PGA Tour, and take a one-shot lead over Stewart Cink at the RBC Heritage on Thursday.

Raiders cut DL Maurice Hurst, Arden Key

- Associated Press

The Last Vegas Raiders cut two members of Jon Gruden's first draft class in his second stint as coach, waiving defensive linemen Maurice Hurst and Arden Key before their fourth seasons with the team.

St. Louis Cardinals' Nolan Arenado rounds the bases after hitting a two-run home run during the third inning of a baseball game against the Washington Nationals Tuesday, April 13, 2021, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

Arenado gets extra $15M, Cards defer $50M in amended deal

- Associated Press

Nolan Arenado’s contract was amended when the All-Star third baseman was traded to the Cardinals by the Colorado Rockies, adding a $15 million salary for 2027 to leave him owed $214 million over seven seasons by St. Louis.

Fast data off fast boats to highlight SailGP's second season

- Associated Press

The second season of the SailGP global league will be awash in data that will benefit sailors as well as TV viewers, thanks to its association with tech billionaire Larry Ellison, the cofounder of Oracle Corp.

FILE - In this Jan. 10, 2021, file photo, Cleveland Browns center JC Tretter (64) snaps the ball during the first half of an NFL wild-card playoff football game against the Pittsburgh Steelers in Pittsburgh. Following the advice of Browns center and NFL Players Association President Tretter, Cleveland's players joined a list of teams who say they will skip voluntary in-person workouts this offseason. (AP Photo/Don Wright, File)

Browns, Raiders players say they'll skip offseason workouts

- Associated Press

Following the guidance and advice of Browns center and NFL Players Association President JC Tretter, Cleveland’s players joined a growing list of teams vowing to skip voluntary in-person workouts this offseason.

Chicago White Sox's Adam Eaton, bottom right, and Cleveland Indians shortstop Andres Gimenez, second from left, get into an argument at second base as Indians second baseman Cesar Hernandez, top right, watches during the first inning of a baseball game in Chicago, Thursday, April 15, 2021. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

Ramírez, Indians bounce back from no-hitter, beat Chisox 4-2

- Associated Press

Slumping José Ramírez connected for a go-ahead, two-run homer off Lance Lynn in the sixth inning and the Cleveland Indians bounced back from being no-hit, beating the Chicago White Sox 4-2 Thursday.