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    WASHINGTON -- Olympic athletes who bring home the gold, silver and bronze for Team USA will no longer pay a victory tax for their achievement under a bill that President Barack Obama signed into law Friday. Johnny Cueto Jersey .The IRS will now be prohibited from taxing most medals or other prizes awarded to U.S. Olympians.The U.S. Olympic Committee awards cash prizes to medalists, ranging from $25,000 for gold, $15,000 for silver and $10,000 for bronze. The cash prize comes on top of the value of the medals themselves: $600 for gold and $300 for silver; bronze medals arent worth much.The money had been considered earned income, making it subject to tax. Lawmakers who objected to the tax passed legislation to eliminate it, citing the levy as an unfair burden on U.S. athletes who spend years sacrificing and training in their sport, often at great financial expense.But not all Team USA medalists will be exempt. The tax will still apply to high-profile athletes who earn at least $1 million a year, such as swimmer Michael Phelps.Other measures signed into law on Friday will:--Establish a federal bill of rights for sexual assault survivors to ensure that plaintiffs in federal criminal cases have the right to a sexual assault evidence collection kit, to be told of the results and to be notified in writing before the kit is destroyed. The law was spurred by the case of Amanda Nguyen, a former Harvard University student who was sexually assaulted in Massachusetts. Nguyen said she was repeatedly required to return to Massachusetts to prevent her rape kit from being destroyed and also had a hard time keeping up with developments in the legal case.--Make federal buildings more family friendly by requiring that baby-changing stations be installed, within two years, in restrooms in federal buildings that are open to the public. That would include courthouses, post offices, Social Security offices and some government-run museums, such as the Holocaust Memorial Museum and the National Archives.--Boost efforts to combat wildlife poaching and trafficking by supporting the work of a presidential task force. The law also directs U.S. agencies to work with countries affected by wildlife crime, such as Zimbabwe, where the 2015 killing of Cecil the lion by an American during an illegal hunt sparked a worldwide outcry. Prosecutors will get more tools to go after individuals involved in trophy hunting and other crimes, while the State Department will provide Congress annually with a list of countries considered major sources, transit points or consumers of wildlife trafficking.For Phelps, the tax bill for the five gold medals and one silver medal he won in Rio could cost him as much as $55,000. Gymnast Simone Biles faces a possible $43,000 tax bill for landing four golds and a bronze.Most of these athletes will never sign an endorsement deal or a professional contract, which is why its so important that these athletes will no longer be forced to pay a big tax bill when they achieve their Olympic dreams representing the United States, said Rep. Robert Dold, R-Ill., sponsor of the bill, which cleared the House by a vote of 415-1.Rep. Jim Himes, D-Conn., cast the lone vote against what he called bad policy.The law applies retroactively to the 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games in Rio De Janeiro. It will not affect taxes on an athletes endorsement or sponsorship income.Team USA brought home 121 medals from the Rio Games, including 46 gold medals.Matt Williams Jersey . Fellow centre Pavel Datsyuk remains out because of a concussion. Zetterberg has 11 goals and 19 assists for a team-high 30 points, and Datsyuk has a team-high 12 goals and 11 assists. Cheap Giants Jerseys . -- Gus Malzahn finally had his day in Fayetteville. . There was no hesitation from the 40th-ranked Pospisil, from Vernon, B.C., who admitted that he cut back on his training sessions over the last few days to conserve energy as the long ATP season finishes next week at the Paris Masters. NEW YORK -- Knicks point guard Derrick Rose?sat out Wednesday nights 126-94 loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers due to lingering soreness in his back.Brandon Jennings started in his place.Rose had an MRI on Wednesday evening to determine the nature of the injury, and it revealed no structural damage, the team said. He is expected to travel with the Knicks on their upcoming West Coast road trip, which begins Friday night against the?Sacramento Kings. He is considered day-to-day.Rose first suffered back spasms during the Knicks win over the Miami Heat on Tuesday. He left the game in the third quarter and did not return.He received treatment from team doctors during the day Wednesday.?Knicks coach Jeff Hornacek was optimistic that Rose would play in the Knicks game against the Kings.Hopefully, with what our trainers can do, all of the sudden he wakes up two days from now and says, Hey, I feel pretty good, Hornacek said. The good thing is theres nothing major wrong with it, just probably typical wear and tear, bumps and grinds.The severity of Roses back issue was unclear after Tuesdays game, although the point guard told reporters it had calmed down.He says its tight, Knicks coach Jeff Hornacek said postgamme on Tuesday. Madison Bumgarner Jersey. It kind of goes from his groin to his lower back, so hopefully theyll give him some treatment after the game and ... well see if he can be all right for [Wednesday] night.Rose said after Tuesdays contest that there was no structural issue with his back. He had hoped to play against Cleveland on Wednesday but noted that he would be smart about it.It calmed down, it just spasmed. Usually when you have back problems, or back spasms, it comes from somewhere else, and tonight my right side, my right leg, everything was fatiguing kind of quick, Rose said, adding that it was a muscular issue.The 28-year-old guard had been healthy and productive for the Knicks prior to the back spasm flare-up on Tuesday.In his first 20 games of the season, Rose averaged 17 points, 4.9 assists and 4.2 rebounds for the Knicks, now 12-10.Rose has a long injury history, though not related to his back.Entering this season, the 2011 NBA MVP had played just 39 percent of his games in the previous four seasons due to various injuries, including three significant knee ailments. China Jerseys WholesaleWholesale Jerseys From China China Jerseys Cheap Jerseys Free Shipping China Jerseys Wholesale Cheap Jerseys Wholesale NFL Jerseys Wholesale ' ' '