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Massive cheating scandal at UNC involved athletes

Thu Oct 23, 2014

Bogus classes and automatic A's and B's are at the heart of a cheating scandal at the University of North Carolina that lasted nearly two decades, encompassing about 3,100 students -- nearly half of them athletes. Full Story

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Request denied to remove judge on Peterson case

Thu Oct 23, 2014

A prosecution request to remove the judge handling the felony child abuse case against Minnesota Vikings star Adrian Peterson was denied on Wednesday. Full Story

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Failures in oversight worsened UNC academic fraud

Fri Oct 24, 2014

An alarming lack of institutional oversight at the University of North Carolina allowed an academic fraud scandal to run unchecked for nearly two decades and has the school reeling from the scandal's fallout. Full Story

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Steve Nash ruled out for season with back injury

Fri Oct 24, 2014

Steve Nash hoped for one more chance to show off his playmaking skills after fighting injuries and time for two miserable years with the Los Angeles Lakers. Full Story

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NBA: Dante Cunningham struggles to clear name

Fri Oct 24, 2014

It was after 4 a.m. when Dante Cunningham pulled his truck back into the driveway of his suburban Minneapolis home and saw the police waiting for him. Full Story

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The Write Way: KC coach's lineup cards are artful

Thu Oct 23, 2014

Take a look around the Kansas City Royals' dugout and it's pretty evident: The handwriting is on the wall in this World Series. Full Story

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Vegas police probe complaint against Blake Griffin

Wed Oct 22, 2014

Police in Las Vegas are investigating a man's complaint that Blake Griffin attacked him during an argument over a photo taken while Los Angeles Clippers players partied at a Las Vegas Strip nightclub, authorities said Wednesday. Full Story

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Diamondbacks add Bryan Minniti as assistant GM

Thu Oct 23, 2014

The Arizona Diamondbacks added Bryan Minniti as assistant general manager and Mike Russell as professional scouting coordinator Thursday. Full Story

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Anthony scores 30 as Knicks beat Wizards

Wed Oct 22, 2014

Carmelo Anthony scored 30 points, including a tiebreaking three-point play with 13.9 seconds left, and the New York Knicks overcame a 10-point deficit late in the third quarter to beat the Washington Wizards 103-100 on Wednesday night. Full Story

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NY school fires football coach after game brawl

Wed Oct 22, 2014

Officials in an upstate New York school district have fired the head coach of the varsity football team after his players got into a brawl with opposing players during last weekend's game. Full Story

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Redskins sign linebacker Brown, place Orakpo on IR

Wed Oct 22, 2014

The Washington Redskins have signed linebacker Everette Brown and placed linebacker Brian Orakpo on injured reserve. Full Story

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NBA owners fail to pass lottery reform

Thu Oct 23, 2014

One of the biggest issues on the agenda when the NBA's owners arrived in New York for the board of governors meetings was thwarting the tanking strategy employed most brazenly by the Philadelphia 76ers. Full Story

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City attorney: Minneapolis can't ban Redskins name

Wed Oct 22, 2014

The Minneapolis City Attorney's office says the city can't ban the Redskins name when Washington plays the Vikings at the University of Minnesota next month. Full Story

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Senators ask gov't for nationwide air bag recall

Fri Oct 24, 2014

Two U.S. senators are calling on regulators to issue a nationwide recall of cars with faulty air bags made by Takata Corp., questioning why automakers have been allowed to limit recalls to only certain locations with high humidity. Full Story

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Gruden: Redskins still planning to start McCoy

Thu Oct 23, 2014

Rookie NFL head coach Jay Gruden pulled a veteran move Thursday, saying he won't absolutely, positively rule out Robert Griffin III's return for the Monday night game against the Dallas Cowboys until just before kickoff. Full Story