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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.

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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 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.
Sports Rough sailing: Aussies drop out of America's Cup
Australia's Hamilton Island Yacht Club has withdrawn as the Challenger of Record in the America's Cup, perhaps the first public sign of dissatisfaction with the direction sailing's marquee regatta is heading.
Sports 5 former NFL players sue union over concussions 5 former NFL players sue union over concussions
Five former NFL players, including six-time Pro Bowl defensive end Neil Smith, are suing the union for not providing accurate information about the risk of head injuries.
Sports Thorns, Chicago play to 1-1 draw
Thorns FC forward Jessica McDonald scored the quickest goal in National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) history, but Portland and the Chicago Red Stars drew for a third consecutive match as the two teams tied 1-1 in front of 2,014 fans at Benedictine Sports Complex in Lisle, Ill., on Thursday night.

AP Headlines Test

entry-parentNode05:
  • "content" value is Trump says his Buffalo Bills bid unlikely to win Associated Press - 29 July 2014 16:30-04:00 News Topics: Business, General news, Sports, Sports team and league operation, Sports team ownership changes, NFL football, Rock music, Sports industry, Media and entertainment industry, Industries, Sports business, Professional football, Football, Music, Entertainment, Arts and entertainment People, Places and Companies: Donald Trump, Ralph Wilson, Thomas Golisano, Jon Bon Jovi, Larry Tanenbaum, New York, Buffalo, Toronto Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
  • "summary" value is BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Donald Trump says he is unlikely to be the next owner of the Buffalo Bills because he's "not going to do something totally stupid" to make the team his.
  • "title" value is Trump says his Buffalo Bills bid unlikely to win
  • "link" value is
  • "published" value is 2014-07-29T12:30:00-04:00

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  • "content" value is Sam factor prepares Rams for sensitivity session Associated Press - 29 July 2014 20:17-04:00 News Topics: Sports, Gays and lesbians, NFL football, Professional football, Football, Celebrity causes, Men's sports, Celebrity, Entertainment, Arts and entertainment People, Places and Companies: Michael Sam, James Laurinaitis, Jeff Fisher, Chris Long, E.J. Gaines, Keith Sweat, St. Louis, Missouri Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
  • "summary" value is ST. LOUIS (AP) — To guard against another bullying scandal, NFL teams are holding sensitivity sessions during training camp.
  • "title" value is Sam factor prepares Rams for sensitivity session
  • "link" value is
  • "published" value is 2014-07-29T16:17:00-04:00

entry-parentNode04:
  • "content" value is AP source: Gordon hires attorney, plans defense Associated Press - 29 July 2014 20:09-04:00 News Topics: Sports, Sports transactions, Men's sports, NFL football, Sports business, Professional football, Football People, Places and Companies: Josh Gordon, Richard M. Sherman, Richard Sherman, Jordan Cameron, Roger Goodell, Ray Rice, 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 has a new, high-profile teammate to help him fight the NFL.
  • "title" value is AP source: Gordon hires attorney, plans defense
  • "link" value is
  • "published" value is 2014-07-29T16:09:00-04:00

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  • "content" value is Ray Guy's long wait for Hall of Fame comes to end Associated Press - 30 July 2014 08:57-04:00 News Topics: Sports, Professional football, NFL football, Football People, Places and Companies: Al Davis Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
  • "summary" value is OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Ray Guy built a Hall of Fame career of making other people wait.
  • "title" value is Ray Guy's long wait for Hall of Fame comes to end
  • "link" value is
  • "published" value is 2014-07-30T04:57:00-04:00

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  • "content" value is Peterson says he's got 5-year, $70 million deal Associated Press - 30 July 2014 01:55-04:00 News Topics: Sports, Athlete contracts, Athlete compensation, NFL football, Sports transactions, Sports business, Professional football, Football People, Places and Companies: Patrick Peterson, Joe Haden, Richard M. Sherman, Richard Sherman, Arizona Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
  • "summary" value is PHOENIX (AP) — Cornerback Patrick Peterson says he has reached agreement on a five-year, $70 million contract with the Arizona Cardinals, with $48 million guaranteed.
  • "title" value is Peterson says he's got 5-year, $70 million deal
  • "link" value is
  • "published" value is 2014-07-29T21:55:00-04:00