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Column: Time for these child stars to get paid?

Thu Aug 21, 2014

ps. Only it's way more organized than anything you're likely to find at the end of your block and the grown-ups who benefit the most aren't family and friends, but the suits who run Disney and a host of other media outfits. Full Story

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Tony Stewart skips 3rd race after Ward's death

Thu Aug 21, 2014

Tony Stewart will not race Saturday night at Bristol Motor Speedway, the third Sprint Cup race he's skipped since his car struck and killed Kevin Ward Jr. during a sprint car race. Full Story

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From Taney to D.C., baseball takes root

Wed Aug 20, 2014

While the Taney Dragons make national headlines at the Little League World Series, the Washington Nationals Youth Baseball Academy takes aim at a long-term grassroots baseball program here in D.C. Full Story

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European soccer clubs opening US academies

Thu Aug 21, 2014

As the U.S. appetite for soccer grows, more American kids are harboring dreams of becoming the next David Beckham or Leo Messi. Their aspirations, realistic or not, have not gone unnoticed by top international teams, which are trying to capitalize financially. Full Story

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Manziel's gesture taints Browns' loss to Redskins

Tue Aug 19, 2014

If the Cleveland Browns pick a quarterback based solely on numbers, there's not much either Johnny Manziel or Brian Hoyer did to show he deserves the job. Full Story

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Yes We Canseco: A slugger's legacy

Thu Aug 21, 2014

More than a decade after his final major league game, Jose Canseco remains a larger than life figure, roaming baseball's periphery. Full Story

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OSU freshman hospitalized after cardiac incident

Thu Aug 21, 2014

An Oregon State University athletics spokesman says a freshman member of the men's basketball team suffered "an apparent cardiac-related medical incident" and is hospitalized in critical but stable condition. Full Story

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Schilling blames chewing tobacco for mouth cancer

Wed Aug 20, 2014

Former major league pitcher Curt Schilling says he has been treated for mouth cancer and blames the disease on his use of chewing tobacco for about 30 years. Full Story

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Serena the singer? Tennis star does karaoke

Thu Aug 21, 2014

Serena Williams replaced her tennis racket with a microphone at a karaoke event a week ahead of the U.S. Open. Full Story

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Adam LaRoche finalist for Bob Feller Act of Valor Award

Tue Aug 19, 2014

The Nationals' first baseman will be recognized for his efforts with the military before Tuesday night's game against Arizona. Full Story

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The finish line is in sight on the PGA Tour

Thu Aug 21, 2014

Rory McIlroy isn't just biding his time for the next seven months until the Masters and his chance to complete the career Grand Slam. Full Story

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Cruz hits 33rd HR, Orioles sweep White Sox

Wed Aug 20, 2014

After the Baltimore Orioles beat the Chicago White Sox 4-3 Wednesday night, Nelson Cruz said he was more focused on the team than any personal accomplishments. Full Story

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Kent State starting center dies at 21

Thu Aug 21, 2014

Kent State football player Jason Bitsko, who was slated to start at center for the Golden Flashes this season, died Wednesday. Full Story

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Maryland institutes rules for jetpacks

Tue Aug 19, 2014

As jetpacks grow in popularity among Ocean City beach-goers, the State of Maryland is taking steps in the name of safety. Full Story

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Why can't we quit Johnny Manziel?

Tue Aug 19, 2014

He hasn't even taken a snap in a regular season game yet, but Johnny Manziel is already dominating the NFL headlines. Full Story

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Mo'ne Davis pulled in LLWS after 55 pitches

Wed Aug 20, 2014

Philadelphia's Mo'ne Davis, the first girl pitcher to win a game at the Little League World Series, was pulled in the third inning Wednesday night after allowing three runs to Las Vegas. Full Story

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AP source: Lynx's Moore has won WNBA MVP award

Thu Aug 21, 2014

est 23.9 points and set a WNBA record by scoring at least 30 points 12 times, including in four straight games. The scoring mark was the third-highest average in league history only trailing Taurasi's 25.3 points in 2006 and 24.1 points in 2008. Full Story

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3 Ferguson area schools practice at Rams facility

Thu Aug 21, 2014

Courtland Griffin has attempted to keep the lives of his McCluer North football players as normal as possible despite the upheaval in their community: Ferguson, Missouri. Full Story