Joanie Laurer, who wrestled under the name Chyna, died Wednesday. She's seen here in 2003, arriving at the American Music Awards in Los Angeles. Kevork Djansezian/AP hide caption

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Muhammad Ali, world heavyweight boxing champion, stands with Malcolm X (left) outside the Trans-Lux Newsreel Theater in New York in 1964. AP hide caption

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Muhammad Ali And Malcolm X: A Broken Friendship, An Enduring Legacy

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Indianapolis Colts quarterback Peyton Manning meets with Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton after an NFL game in Indianapolis in 2011. Manning and Newton will square off in the 50th Super Bowl, in Santa Clara, Calif., on Sunday. The two quarterbacks were No. 1 overall draft picks 13 years apart. AJ Mast/AP hide caption

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Super Bowl 50's Quarterbacks: So Talented And So Different

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Fans cheer for the future Los Angeles Rams NFL team, during a news conference at the Forum in Inglewood, Calif., last Friday. The Rams are returning from St. Louis in 2016 to play in the Los Angeles area. Nick Ut/AP hide caption

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Sometimes, You Have To Pass The Ball

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Futbol Club Barcelona's Neymar da Silva Santos pours champagne over Adriano as their team won the final match against River Plate at the FIFA Club World Cup soccer tournament in Yokohama, near Tokyo, on Dec. 20. Shuji Kajiyama/AP hide caption

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Soccer, The Normal-Sized Player's Game

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Bribes paid by runner Liliya Shobukhova are at the center of an ethics inquiry, according to the IAAF, track and field's governing body. Ben Stansall/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Dear NBA: Why So Many Games?

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More College Football Bowl Games Than Winning Teams?

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Fans of the Memphis Grizzlies, seen here celebrating with Jeff Green, made only 2.47 grammar mistakes for every 100 words according to a new study. Frederick Breedon/Getty Images hide caption

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Former Cincinnati Reds player and manager Pete Rose has been banned from the game since 1989. But he could be reinstated. Gary Landers/AP hide caption

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MLB Commissioner To Decide Whether To Reinstate Pete Rose

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Olympic team members stand on the field as the Olympic flag flies at half-staff during a memorial service in the Munich Olympic Stadium in Germany on Sept. 6, 1972. Eleven Israeli team members were killed by Arab guerrillas at the Summer Olympic Games. A crowd of 80,000 filled the stadium to capacity. AP hide caption

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Monument Underway For Slain 1972 Israeli Olympians

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Russia's Mariya Savinova won gold in the 800-meter final at the 2012 Olympics in London. A new report ruled that she should never should have competed because her drug test profile showed she was doping. Matt Dunham/AP hide caption

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Doping Scandal Jeopardizes Olympic Dreams Of Russian Athletes

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The Alto Yellowjackets take the field on Nov. 13, a month after Matthews died. Lauren Silverman/NPR hide caption

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Deaths Persist In Youth And Student Football Despite Safety Efforts

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Charlotte Hornets' Jeremy Lindrives past Sacramento Kings' Omri Casspi in the second half of a game on Nov. 23. The Hornets won 127-122 in overtime. The Kings haven't won a championship since 1951. Chuck Burton/AP hide caption

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There Are No Winners Without Losers

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For Thursday night's game, the New York Jets and Buffalo Bills wore solid colors — green and red, respectively — that were created by Nike. Many colorblind fans were not happy with the pairing. Al Bello/Getty Images hide caption

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The NFL Is Kicking The Ball To The United Kingdom. Why?

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Adidas has pledged to help high school teams that want to change their mascots from Native American imagery. President Obama praised the effort, while the Washington football team shot back, calling the company's move hypocritical. Christof Stache/AP hide caption

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Bill Belichick: Love Him, Hate Him, But Don't Deny He's An Original

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Devlin D'Zmura, a news manager at daily fantasy sports company DraftKings on Sept. 9. Customers of the two biggest daily fantasy sports websites — DraftKings and FanDuel — filed at least four lawsuits against the sites in October 2015. The customers accused the sites of cheating, and argued they wouldn't have played had they known employees with insider knowledge were playing on rival sites. Stephan Savoia/AP hide caption

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States Should Get Into The Sports Gambling Game

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