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Sports Goodell defends NFL's 2-game suspension of Rice Goodell defends NFL's 2-game suspension of Rice
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell defended the league on Friday against criticism that it was too lenient in suspending Ray Rice two games for his "horrible mistake."

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Portland Timbers Timbers top Rapids 2-1
Maximiliano Urruti and Diego Valeri each scored in the second half to give Portland a 2-1 win over visiting Colorado on Friday night.
Sports A's get Lester, Gomes from Red Sox for Cespedes A's get Lester, Gomes from Red Sox for Cespedes
The Oakland Athletics won the Jon Lester sweepstakes, acquiring the left-hander and outfielder Jonny Gomes from the Boston Red Sox for slugging outfielder Yoenis Cespedes before Thursday's trade deadline.
Sports NCAA settles head-injury suit, will change rules NCAA settles head-injury suit, will change rules
The NCAA agreed Tuesday to settle a class-action head-injury lawsuit by creating a $70 million fund to diagnose thousands of current and former college athletes to determine if they suffered brain trauma playing football, hockey, soccer and other contact sports.
Sports ESPN suspends Smith for comments on abuse ESPN suspends Smith for comments on abuse
ESPN has suspended outspoken sportscaster Stephen A. Smith for a week because of his comments about domestic abuse suggesting women should make sure that they don't do anything to provoke an attack.
Sports Thorns fall on the road against Seattle Reign
Portland Thorns FC were unable to mount a second-half comeback, conceding three goals over the final 45 minutes in a 5-0 loss against Seattle Reign FC at Moda Health Pitch at Memorial Stadium in front of 5,597 fans on Sunday afternoon.
Sports UK officials want Russia stripped of World Cup UK officials want Russia stripped of World Cup
Britain's Deputy Prime Minister wants Russia stripped of the right to host the 2018 World Cup to punish President Vladimir Putin for "belligerent behavior" in the Ukraine crisis.
Sports Son: Joe Paterno feared wrongly accusing Sandusky Son: Joe Paterno feared wrongly accusing Sandusky
Former Penn State football coach Joe Paterno told his son the day after his firing that he hadn't informed the coaching staff about allegations Jerry Sandusky may be a child molester because he was unsure whether they were true, Jay Paterno writes in a new book.
Sports Thorns score 4 unanswered goals in 6-3 win over Boston
Portland Thorns FC forward Christine Sinclair scored the first hat-trick in club history and the fourth in National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) history, as Portland tallied four unanswered goals in a 6-3 victory against the Boston Breakers in front of 14,383 fans at Providence Park on Sunday afternoon.
Sports Rory McIlroy wins British Open for 3rd major Rory McIlroy wins British Open for 3rd major
Staked to a six-shot lead going into the final round, Rory McIlroy turned back every challenge. He made two key birdies around the turn, and delivered a majestic drive at just the right moment to close with a 1-under 71 and complete his wire-to-wire victory.
Sports Lawyer: Clippers sale could miss August deadline Lawyer: Clippers sale could miss August deadline
A lawyer for the man offering to buy the Los Angeles Clippers for $2 billion told a judge Friday that Donald Sterling's stalling tactics are threatening to doom the sale by pushing it past a contractual deadline.
Sports Wainwright blames self for Jeter flap Wainwright blames self for Jeter flap
St. Louis Cardinals ace Adam Wainwright took the blame on Friday for the flap that ensued after he said he served up pitches to Derek Jeter during the All-Star game.

AP Headlines Test

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  • "content" value is Virginia gov. sidesteps Redskins name debate Associated Press - 1 August 2014 12:43-04:00 News Topics: General news, Sports, Sports team and league operation, NFL football, State governments, Economy, Sports industry, Media and entertainment industry, Industries, Business, Sports business, Professional football, Football, Government and politics People, Places and Companies: Terry McAuliffe, Virginia Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
  • "summary" value is RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe sidestepped the debate over the Washington Redskins name Friday, preferring instead to focus on the economic benefits of having the team in his state.
  • "title" value is Virginia gov. sidesteps Redskins name debate
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  • "published" value is 2014-08-02T00:39:27-04:00

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  • "content" value is Strahan expects emotions to flow at HOF induction Associated Press - 1 August 2014 18:46-04:00 News Topics: Sports, NFL football, Halls of fame, Professional football, Football, Museums, Recreation and leisure, Lifestyle, Leisure travel, Travel People, Places and Companies: Michael Strahan, Jim Kelly, Derrick Brooks, Walter Jones, Canton, Ohio Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
  • "summary" value is CANTON, Ohio (AP) — Michael Strahan is pleased to know he is scheduled to go last during the Pro Football Hall of Fame induction ceremonies.
  • "title" value is Strahan expects emotions to flow at HOF induction
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  • "published" value is 2014-08-02T00:39:27-04:00

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  • "content" value is Back at camp, Lynch watches Seahawks practice Associated Press - 1 August 2014 16:02-04:00 News Topics: Sports, Athlete compensation, NFL football, Professional football, Sports business, Football People, Places and Companies: Marshawn Lynch, Jermaine Kearse, Russell Wilson, Richard M. Sherman, Richard Sherman, Pete Carroll, Robert Turbin, Christine Michael, Washington, Seattle Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
  • "summary" value is RENTON, Wash. (AP) — Marshawn Lynch was back on the Seattle Seahawks practice fields Friday morning.
  • "title" value is Back at camp, Lynch watches Seahawks practice
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  • "published" value is 2014-08-02T00:39:27-04:00

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  • "content" value is Gordon meets with NFL, hearing to continue Associated Press - 1 August 2014 23:52-04:00 News Topics: Sports, Sports transactions, Sports governance, NFL football, Doping, Sports business, Professional football, Football People, Places and Companies: Josh Gordon, Roger Goodell, Ray Rice, Nate Burleson, Andrew Hawkins, Tashaun Gipson, Ohio, Cleveland Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
  • "summary" value is BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Josh Gordon's fight to stay on the field isn't over.
  • "title" value is Gordon meets with NFL, hearing to continue
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  • "published" value is 2014-08-02T00:39:27-04:00

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  • "content" value is Goodell defends NFL's 2-game suspension of Rice Associated Press - 1 August 2014 22:07-04:00 News Topics: General news, Sports, Sports transactions, Sports governance, NFL football, Sports business, Professional football, Football People, Places and Companies: Ray Rice, Roger Goodell, Ben Roethlisberger, Richie Incognito, Mike Pouncey, John Jerry, Jonathan Martin, Ohio, Canton Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
  • "summary" value is CANTON, Ohio (AP) — NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell defended himself Friday against criticism that he was too lenient in suspending Ray Rice two games for his "horrible mistake."
  • "title" value is Goodell defends NFL's 2-game suspension of Rice
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  • "published" value is 2014-08-02T00:39:27-04:00