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                                Mississippi NCAA college head football coach Hugh freeze speaking during a news conference at the Manning Center in Oxford, Miss. Mississippi’s football team will not play in the postseason next year.

Mississippi self-imposes 1-year football postseason ban

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                                Mississippi NCAA college head football coach Hugh freeze speaking during a news conference at the Manning Center in Oxford, Miss. Mississippi’s football team will not play in the postseason next year.
Mississippi’s football team will not play in the postseason next year. The Rebels might be facing more penalties, too, now that the NCAA says the program has committed more than 20 rules violations over the past several years. Read More
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                                Euless Trinity’s Mack Beggs, left, wrestles Grand Prairie’s Kailyn Clay during the finals of the UIL Region 2-6A wrestling tournament at Allen High School in Allen, Texas. Beggs, who is transgender, is transitioning from female to male, won the girls regional championship after a female opponent forfeited the match.

Transgender wrestler’s state bid spotlights Texas policy

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                                Euless Trinity’s Mack Beggs, left, wrestles Grand Prairie’s Kailyn Clay during the finals of the UIL Region 2-6A wrestling tournament at Allen High School in Allen, Texas. Beggs, who is transgender, is transitioning from female to male, won the girls regional championship after a female opponent forfeited the match.
A 17-year-old transgender wrestler who qualified for the girls state tournament while transitioning from female to male has become a high-profile test of a year-old Texas policy now being criticized by the attorney who tried to keep the athlete from competing. Read More
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                                Former Los Angeles Lakers star Magic Johnson.

Lakers fire Kupchak, put Magic in charge of basketball ops

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                                Former Los Angeles Lakers star Magic Johnson.
The Los Angeles Lakers fired general manager Mitch Kupchak on Tuesday and put Magic Johnson in charge of basketball operations in a major shake-up of the struggling franchise’s front office. Read More
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                                Milwaukee’s Giannis Antetokounmpo celebrated during a game against the Indiana Pacers in Indianapolis on Feb. 11.

‘Greek Freak’ got many assists growing up

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                                Milwaukee’s Giannis Antetokounmpo celebrated during a game against the Indiana Pacers in Indianapolis on Feb. 11.
He was just a scrawny, hungry kid, the son of migrants from Nigeria, trying to survive in Sepolia, a modest Athens neighborhood. Read More
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                                Los Angeles Angels center fielder Mike Trout speaks during a news conference at spring baseball practice in Tempe, Ariz.

Mike Trout stays humble and hungry in new season with Angels

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                                Los Angeles Angels center fielder Mike Trout speaks during a news conference at spring baseball practice in Tempe, Ariz.
Although Mike Trout is a fairly well-known baseball player at this point, he still made his way around the Los Angeles Angels’ clubhouse on Saturday morning to introduce himself to several new teammates. Read More
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                                Dale Earnhardt Jr. spoke during a news conference before the start of a NASCAR Sprint Cup auto racing practice at Daytona International Speedway, in Daytona Beach, Fla., on June 30, 2016.

NASCAR beefs up concussion testing before season begins

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                                Dale Earnhardt Jr. spoke during a news conference before the start of a NASCAR Sprint Cup auto racing practice at Daytona International Speedway, in Daytona Beach, Fla., on June 30, 2016.

Updated on  February 17, 2017 at 2:19 pm
Dale Earnhardt Jr. was confident NASCAR took the right step today when it beefed up its concussion protocol by adding a consistent screening rule at all venues. Read More
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                                A large limb from a eucalyptus tree toppled near the third green after play was suspended during the second round of the Genesis Open golf tournament at Riviera Country Club today in the Pacific Palisades area of Los Angeles.

Rain wipes out afternoon play at Riviera

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                                A large limb from a eucalyptus tree toppled near the third green after play was suspended during the second round of the Genesis Open golf tournament at Riviera Country Club today in the Pacific Palisades area of Los Angeles.
Wind, rain and the snap of a large tree limb were enough to stop play today in the second round of the Genesis Open. Read More
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                                New York Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis faces five pending charges, including two counts of aggravated assault, after allegedly being involved in a fight with two men on Sunday.

Jets’ Revis charged after fight in Pittsburgh

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                                New York Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis faces five pending charges, including two counts of aggravated assault, after allegedly being involved in a fight with two men on Sunday.
New York Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis has been charged with four first-degree felonies and one misdemeanor after allegedly being involved in a fight with two men last weekend. Read More
THE STAR TRIBUNE VIA AP / 2013
                                Kelm-Helgen resigned today after weeks of criticism over the questionable use of luxury suites at the new stadium by officials’ family and friends. Executive director Ted Mondale also announced his own exit as top Republicans charting massive changes to stadium governance ramped up calls for him to also step aside.

Amid suite heat, top Vikings stadium leaders resign

THE STAR TRIBUNE VIA AP / 2013
                                Kelm-Helgen resigned today after weeks of criticism over the questionable use of luxury suites at the new stadium by officials’ family and friends. Executive director Ted Mondale also announced his own exit as top Republicans charting massive changes to stadium governance ramped up calls for him to also step aside.

Updated on  February 16, 2017 at 4:53 pm
The two top leaders of the authority overseeing the Minnesota Vikings’ stadium resigned abruptly Thursday after weeks of criticism over the questionable use of luxury suites by officials’ family and friends, a practice that auditors labeled an ethical violation. Read More
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                                The Russian and the Olympic flags wave during the opening ceremony of the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. Today, local officials said they vowed to take their track and field athletes off the national team until they return their medals in Olympic doping cases. So far, only one medal out of 23 has been returned.

Russia to punish athletes who don’t return Olympic medals

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                                The Russian and the Olympic flags wave during the opening ceremony of the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. Today, local officials said they vowed to take their track and field athletes off the national team until they return their medals in Olympic doping cases. So far, only one medal out of 23 has been returned.

Updated on  February 16, 2017 at 4:48 pm
Russian track and field athletes haven’t been giving up their medals in Olympic doping cases, and local officials have vowed to kick them off the national team until they do. Read More
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                                Vince Young is shown in a suite during a college football game in Arlington, Texas, on Sept. 13, 2014.

Leigh Steinberg: Talking to Saskatchewan about Vince Young

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                                Vince Young is shown in a suite during a college football game in Arlington, Texas, on Sept. 13, 2014.

Updated on  February 16, 2017 at 1:56 pm
Former NFL quarterback Vince Young’s agent says he’s talking to the Saskatchewan Roughriders about his client playing in the Canadian Football League. Read More

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