Bagwell, Raines, Ivan Rodriguez make HOF

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NEW YORK (AP) Bags and Rock and Pudge are heading to Cooperstown.

After a vote that could prove to be a turning point how Steroids Era stars are viewed, Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens could be joining them in the next few years.

Jeff Bagwell, Tim Raines and Ivan Rodriguez were elected to baseball's Hall of Fame on Wednesday, earning the honor as Trevor Hoffman and Vladimir Guerrero fell just short of the necessary 75 percent.

Durant's 40 trump Westbrook's 27-15-13

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) Russell Westbrook promised to pay back Zaza Pachulia for a hard foul.

Kevin Durant had the last word against his old team - again. (MORE)

Adams also injury concern among Pack WRs

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) Jordy Nelson is slowly making his way back from broken ribs, though the Green Bay Packers' top receiver is far from sure about his chances of playing in the NFC championship game in Atlanta.

Nelson returned to practice on a limited basis on Wednesday after missing last week's win against Dallas. Coach Mike McCarthy said earlier in the day that Nelson would focus on rehab work. (MORE)

Falcons hold WR Jones out of practice

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) Falcons All-Pro wide receiver Julio Jones was held out of practice on Wednesday after aggravating his sprained toe in Saturday's playoff win over Seattle.

Jones is expected to play in Sunday's NFC championship game against Green Bay. He did not appear to favor the injury as he walked through the locker room before the practice. (MORE)

Steelers WR Brown apologizes for video

PITTSBURGH (AP) Antonio Brown insists he didn't mean to disrespect his coach or create a distraction when the All-Pro wide receiver livestreamed the raucous aftermath of the Pittsburgh Steelers' playoff win over the Kansas City Chiefs last week.

The ever social media savvy Brown also didn't rule out doing it again. (MORE)

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