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)

Djokovic upset in Austrailian Open

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) Novak Djokovic won't be setting the Australian Open record for most men's titles this year, after a shocking second-round loss to wild-card entry Denis Istomin.

No. 2-ranked Djokovic had won five of the six previous titles at Melbourne Park and six overall, and had never dropped a set in six previous meetings against Istomin. (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)

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