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Harvin back at practice with Hawks

NFL: Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Percy Harvin has cleared league-mandated concussion protocol and has returned to practice as a full participant.

Harvin was on the field for Seattle’s practice on Wednesday, his first since suffering a concussion in the second quarter of the NFC divisional playoff game against New Orleans on Jan. 11. Harvin was not cleared last week and was unable to play in the NFC championship game against San Francisco.

Harvin had three receptions and one carry for 9 yards before being injured against the Saints.

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Yankees, Tanaka agree to deal

MLB: The New York Yankees and prized Japanese pitcher Masahiro Tanaka agreed Wednesday to a $155 million, seven-year contract.

In addition to the deal with the pitcher, the Yankees must pay a $20 million fee to the Japanese team of the 25-year-old right-hander, the Rakuten Golden Eagles.

Tanaka caps an offseason that saw the Yankees add Jacoby Ellsbury, Brian McCann and Carlos Beltran. The four big deals totaled $438 million.

Tanaka was 24-0 with a 1.27 ERA last year as the Golden Eagles won the Japan Series title.

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Pro Bowl teams drafted

NFL: Hall of Fame cornerback Deion Sanders took quarterback Andrew Luck and Cam Newton with his first skill position picks in the Pro Bowl draft, moving for passers early in building a team for one win.

Jerry Rice took New Orleans tight end Jimmy Graham then Philadelphia running back LeSean McCoy with his first two picks, giving captain Drew Brees his top target.

The picks began the process of divvying up 60 players for the Sunday all-star game. See Pro Bowl rosters in the Scoreboard, page B7.

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