Athlete name changes

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Washington Redskins tight end Logan Paulsen (82) carries the ball into the end zone for a touchdown as Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive end Stylez White chases him during the first half of an NFL football game in Landover, Md., Sunday, Dec. 12, 2010. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

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Some athletes have changed their names because of religion, some just had a nickname that stuck with them, and others just do whatever they want and we can’t explain why. Here are some of the notable name changes and aliases in the world of sports.

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