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iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Tennis star James Blake withdrew his notice of claim against the City of New York, nearly two years after he was tackled by a plainclothes police officer who wrongly identified Blake as a suspect in a credit card fraud ring.

In exchange, the city agreed to establish the “James Blake CCRB Fellowship” to investigate police misconduct.

The arrangement appoints a fellow to the CCRB, who will perform outreach in neighborhoods with a high volume of police complaints to help the agency close more of its investigations.

In exchange for the creation of the fellowship, Blake has agreed to withdraw the notice of claim that he filed against the city. The city law department will also pay about $175,000 in legal costs Blake accumulated over the past two years and his travel expenses associated with developing the fellowship.

Blake’s attorney, Kevin Marino, said, “Mr. Blake and I are very pleased that we were able to turn this unfortunate incident to advantage with the establishment of the James Blake CCRB Fellowship."

The officer who tackled Blake, James Frascatore, was later brought up on departmental charges after the CCRB determined he used excessive force. Frascatore has been negotiating a plea deal with the CCRB, but no resolution has been reached.

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iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Here are the latest scores and winners:

INTERLEAGUE
Tampa Bay 8, Cincinnati 3

AMERICAN LEAGUE
Kansas City 6, Boston 4
N.Y. Yankees 8, L.A. Angels 4
Cleveland 5, Baltimore 1
Toronto 7, Texas 5
Minnesota 4, Chicago White Sox 2
Houston 5, Oakland 1
Seattle 7, Detroit 5

NATIONAL LEAGUE
Miami 2, Washington 1
San Diego 3, Chicago Cubs 2
St. Louis 7, Philadelphia 6, 10 Innings
Atlanta 5, San Francisco 3, 11 Innings
Milwaukee 4, Pittsburgh 3
Arizona 16, Colorado 5
L.A. Dodgers 8, N.Y. Mets 2

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vencavolrab/iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Ahead of their first season in the NHL, the Las Vegas Golden Knights spent Wednesday filling their roster with players from the other 29 teams in the league.

As part of the league's expansion draft, each team was able to protect nine players, leaving a total of 673 players available for the new team in Las Vegas. The Golden Knights were required to selected 30 players -- 14 forwards, nine defenseman and three goalies. They were not allowed to select more than one player from the same team.

Here's the roster Las Vegas has following the expansion draft:

Forwards
Teemu Pulkkinen (ARI)
William Carrier (BUF)
Tomas Nosek (DET)
Cody Eakin (DAL)
Jonathan Marchessault (FLA)
Reilly Smith (via trade with FLA)
Connor Brickley (CAR)
Chris Thorburn (WPG)
Pierre-Edouard Bellemare (PHI)
Nikita Gusev (via trade with TBL)
James Neal (NSH)
Mikhail Grabovski (via trade with NYI)
Brendan Leipsic (TOR)
David Perron (STL)
Oscar Lindberg (NYR)

Defenseman
Luca Sbisa (VAN)
Jon Merrill (NJD)
Brayden McNabb (LAK)
Jason Garrison (TBL)
Deryk Engelland (CAL)
Jake Bischoff (via trade with NYI)
Colin Miller (BOS)
Marc Methot (OTT)
David Schlemko (SJS)
Alexei Emelin (MTL)
Griffin Reinhart (EDM)

Goalies
Calvin Pickard (COL)
Jean-Francois Berube (NYI)

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Photo by Scott Clarke / ESPN Images(OAKLAND, Calif.) -- Quarterback Derek Carr and the Oakland Raiders could be close to a contract extension worth more annually than any contract ever given to a quarterback, ESPN reports.

Sources tell ESPN that Carr and the Raiders are nearing a deal that would pay the third-year signal-caller about $25 million per year. The contract is expected to be signed by the time the training camp deadline Carr had provided for negotiations arrives.

Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck is currently the highest paid player in terms of annual salary at $24.6 million per season. Only Arizona Cardinals QB Carson Palmer and New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees are also above $24 million annually.

Washington Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins currently earns $23.9 million per year, but is working on a long-term deal.

Carr's 3,937 passing yards and 28 touchdowns last season helped lead the Raiders to their first postseason berth in nearly 15 years. He suffered a broken fibula in Week 16, however, missing the playoff loss to the Houston Texans.

At team minicamp, Carr has said that he's just happy to be back. "As soon as the ball was snapped, it was a blessing," Carr said. "It kind of all went away."

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Photo by Allen Kee / ESPN Images(CHICAGO) -- Chicago Cubs shortstop Addison Russell's wife is filing for divorce, a law firm representing her announced on Wednesday, and Melisa Russell will not meet with Major League Baseball to discuss claims of domestic abuse.

According to a report from ESPN, Beermann Pritikin Mirabell Swedlove LLP is representing Melisa Russell in the matter.

Major League Baseball announced that it was looking into an Instagram post of Melisa Russell's earlier this month. In the post, she seemed to imply that Russell was cheating on her and treating her badly. A comment on the post from someone identified as a friend of hers accused the Cubs shortstop of physically abusing his wife.

Melisa Russell has not commented publicly on those accusations.

"It is her desire to pursue a resolution that is, first and foremost, in the best interest of the parties' son, and which occurs in a swift, amicable and private fashion," the law firm's statement read.

Addison Russell has denied abusing his wife.

Major League Baseball and the league's players' union has a tough domestic violence policy, which was adopted in 2015. Multiple players, including New York Yankees closer Aroldis Chapman, New York Mets closer Jeurys Familia and shortstop Jose Reyes, and Atlanta Braves utilityman Hector Olivera, were suspended for more than 15 games under the policy.

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Nuccio DiNuzzo/Chicago Tribune/TNS via Getty Images(CHICAGO) -- Scoring 26 goals at the age of 38, it seemed as if nothing would be able to slow Marian Hossa down. That is, until it was discovered that the three-time Stanley Cup winner and five-time All Star had been battling a skin condition due to an allergic reaction to his equiptment. As a result, Hossa will not play in the upcoming 2017-18 NHL season.

"While I am disappointed that I will not be able to play, I have to consider the severity of my condition and how the treatments have impacted my life both on and off the ice," Hossa said in a statement Wednesday. "The Chicago Blackhawks organization, including Rocky Wirtz, John McDonough and Stan Bowman, and my agent, Ritch Winter, have been very supportive throughout this entire process."

"The Chicago Blackhawks are in full support of Marian Hossa as he addresses his medical issues," Blackhawks Senior Vice President and General Manager Stan Bowman said in a statement. "This is extremely difficult for us because we all know the incredible person and player that Marian Hossa is — competitive, loyal and humble. He has played a major role in the success our franchise has experienced in recent years, which makes his departure from our lineup a significant loss."  

"Marian has been dealing with the effects of a progressive skin disorder that is becoming more and more difficult to treat and control with conventional medications while he plays hockey," Blackhawks' team physician Dr. Michael Terry said. "Because of the dramatic nature of the medications required and their decreasing effectiveness, we strongly support his decision not to play during the 2017-18 season."

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ABC News(NEW YORK) -- Professional golfer Billy Horschel and his wife, Brittany Horschel, opened up about her battle with alcoholism in a joint interview with ABC News' Good Morning America Wednesday.

The 30-year-old golfer won his fourth Professional Golfers' Association title last month at the AT&T Byron Nelson Tournament, where for the first time he briefly opened up about a private struggle he and his family have dealt with over the past year.

"I'm not able to talk about it right now, but it's just a lot of stuff happened in the last year, and this is just, this is nice," Billy Horschel told reporters in a news conference following his win.

Brittany Horschel later turned to Twitter to explain her husband's emotional reaction, revealing publicly that she sought treatment last year for alcoholism.

"'I am an alcoholic,'" Brittany Horschel wrote in a statement. "I say that now without shame."

i would like to share why yesterday's win had some extra emotions for my hubby, @BillyHo_Golf xo pic.twitter.com/2yDyhm8kRR

— brittany horschel (@britt_horschel) May 22, 2017

She went on to say that her husband took care of their 18-month-old daughter Skylar when she checked herself into a treatment facility for two months.

"With him winning at my one-year mark, it was the perfect time for me to tell everybody that I'm an alcoholic and I'm proud of being an alcoholic and how far I've come," Brittany Horschel said live on GMA. "Not everybody's comfortable with [going] public and I am, so I feel like I have almost a sense of duty to share my story to help others."

On Wednesday morning, Brittany Horschel revealed that she would fill water bottles with vodka for many years to hide her addiction.

"He knew that I'd drink a couple of glasses of wine at night, but other than that I really kept it hidden from friends and family and especially Billy," she said. "I would wake up and I would have some sort of drink. Most likely it was mixing vodka with orange juice and then just slowly keep on drinking throughout the day.”

As for the Horschels’ daughter, "I was able to take care of her, but it wasn't at any energy level. It was sad for her because the quality of her life was suffering because of how my life was," she added.

Billy Horschel said he had begun to realize that his wife had a serious problem that required help.

"It probably wasn't until after Skyler was born, probably 6, 8 months, she started drinking again and into 2015, beginning of 2016, I realized there was a really big issue here," Billy Horschel said. "We would have conversations about her drinking. I would say, 'Hey, how about we just stop drinking for a couple weeks. Maybe only drink wine.' But obviously, I knew it was a bigger situation than that."

While Brittany Horschel was in treatment, the couple reversed roles.

"That was the hard part, leaving Skyler," Brittany Horschel. "I was very hesitant at first, but soon realized that it was the best thing for her. It was the best gift I ever gave her."

"It was tough," Billy Horschel added. "She was an alcoholic, she had issues drinking but our relationship together as a husband-wife was not great. We needed to work on that … so for me to be more open, communicate better with my wife and our relationship was a massive thing that we learned how to do."

Brittany Horschel has been sober for a year.

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iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Here are the latest scores and winners:

INTERLEAGUE
Tampa Bay 6, Cincinnati 5

AMERICAN LEAGUE
L.A. Angels 8, N.Y. Yankees 3
Baltimore 6, Cleveland 5
Texas 6, Toronto 1
Minnesota 9, Chicago White Sox 7
Boston 8, Kansas City 3
Houston 8, Oakland 4
Seattle 5, Detroit 4, 10 innings

NATIONAL LEAGUE
St. Louis 8, Philadelphia 1, 11 Innings
Washington 12, Miami 3
San Francisco 6, Atlanta 3
Pittsburgh 7, Milwaukee 3
Chicago Cubs 4, San Diego 0
Colorado 4, Arizona 3
L.A. Dodgers 12, N.Y. Mets 0

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Phil Ellsworth / ESPN Images(NEW YORK) -- Tiger Woods tweeted that he is seeking "professional help" for his use of prescription drugs, weeks after his arrest for suspicion of driving under the influence.

Woods released a statement Monday evening explaining why he's in treatment.

"I'm currently receiving professional help to manage my medications and ways that I deal with back pain and a sleep disorder," the statement read. "I want to thank everyone for the amazing outpouring of support and understanding, especially the fans and players on tour."

No other details were immediately available.

Woods, 41, was arrested May 29 and said he'd been taking prescription drugs at the time. The golfer, who had back surgery in April, released a statement at the time of the arrest in which he apologized to his family, friends and fans, noting, "I expect more from myself too."

"I understand the severity of what I did and I take full responsibility for my actions," he said. "I want the public to know that alcohol was not involved. What happened was an unexpected reaction to prescribed medications. I didn't realize the mix of medications had affected me so strongly."

For the past decade or so, Woods has experienced a number of personal and professional setbacks. Though he racked up 14 major championships before the age of 32, Woods, who has been plagued by injuries, has not won one since the U.S. Open in June 2008.

About two years later, he admitted that he had been unfaithful to his then-wife, Elin Nordegren, and was seeking treatment for sex addiction.

"I felt I was entitled," he said at the time. "I was wrong. I was foolish. I don't get to play by different rules. I brought this shame on myself."

Nordegren filed for divorce in 2010 after nearly six years of marriage. They have two children, Sam, 10, and Charlie, 8. Woods said during a visit to ABC News' Good Morning America in March that his family has become his priority.

"My kids now dominate my life, and I think that's a good thing," he said.

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iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Here are the latest scores and winners:

INTERLEAGUE
Cincinnati   7  Tampa Bay   3

AMERICAN LEAGUE
Cleveland    12  Baltimore   0
Toronto       7  Texas       6
Kansas City   4  Boston      2
Houston       4  Oakland     1
Seattle       6  Detroit     2

NATIONAL LEAGUE
Miami          8  Washington      7
Atlanta        9  San Francisco   0
Pittsburgh     8  Milwaukee       1
Chi Cubs       3  San Diego       2
L.A. Dodgers  10  N-Y Mets        6

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