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Massive cheating scandal at UNC involved athletes

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) 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. At least nine university employees were fired or under disciplinary review, and the question now becomes what, if anything, the NCAA will...
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Gambia avoid suspension by IOC executive board

The IOC says Gambia has avoided suspension after abiding by the terms of an agreement over control of its national Olympic committee offices. Gambia faced possible suspension by the International Olympic Committee executive board this week in a dispute over the national body's headquarters. IOC spokesman Mark Adams tells The Associated Press on Thursday that the board heard a...
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Tony Gonzalez enjoys talking football, too

DENVER (AP) Tony Gonzalez is having as much fun talking football as he did playing it. Now an analyst for CBS Sports, the 14-time Pro Bowl tight end will get an up-close view of Thursday night's showdown between the Denver Broncos and San Diego Chargers featuring the NFL's top two tight ends. Julius Thomas has nine touchdown catches for Denver (5-1) and Antonio Gates has...
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Next Women's World Cup a big chance for US soccer

The chants of ''U-S-A! U-S-A!'' can rev up again next summer. And this time, they won't conflict with the workday. A year after the World Cup transformed millions of Americans into red-white-and-blue-wearing soccer fanatics, another chance to cheer for a national team will arrive. The Women's World Cup kicks off in Canada in June - and if the favored U.S....
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NBA: Dante Cunningham struggles to clear name

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) 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. Officers put the handcuffs on the Minnesota Timberwolves' reserve as soon as his feet hit the pavement. The reality of his situation and the domestic assault charges that were on their way didn't really sink...
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The Write Way: KC coach's lineup cards are artful

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) Take a look around the Kansas City Royals' dugout and it's pretty evident: The handwriting is on the wall in this World Series. The fancy handwriting, that is. In the midst of smeared pine-tar rags, spit-out sunflower seeds and plenty of dirt, there hangs a piece of pure art - the lineup cards drawn by bench coach Don Wakamatsu. Using a calligraphy...
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Royals take first battle of bullpens from Giants

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) The first showdown of brilliant bullpens went to the Kansas City Royals. After Kansas City took the lead with a five-run sixth inning, the trio of Kelvin Herrera, Wade Davis and All-Star closer Greg Holland shut down the hot-hitting San Francisco Giants. Kansas City cruised from there to a 7-2 victory Wednesday night, evening the World Series at a game apiece...
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Patience with Balotelli wearing thin at Liverpool

LIVERPOOL, England (AP) A halftime swap of shirts with a Real Madrid player provided the first flashpoint in Mario Balotelli's career at Liverpool. In truth, it should be the least of the team's worries. What should be of more concern are ineffective displays by the Italy striker that are causing restlessness among fans and increasing dismay among teammates. Spoilt by a...
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Suns rookie Warren sidelined by thumb injury

PHOENIX (AP) Phoenix Suns rookie forward T.J. Warren has a small crack in a bone in his left thumb. The team said Wednesday night that Warren will be treated with a splint and rest and that there is no timetable for his return. The former North Carolina State player, drafted 14th overall, averaged 5.0 points and 12.2 minutes in five preseason games.
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Local Todd Sinnott has Asia-Pacific Amateur lead

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) Local golfer Todd Sinnott shot a five-under 67 on Thursday to take a one-shot lead over 2012 champion Guan Tianlang of China after the first round of the Asia-Pacific Amateur Championship at Royal Melbourne. The 20-year-old Sinnott plays on the pennants team for Metropolitan, another sand-belt course nearby. Two strokes behind Sinnott and tied for third...
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Wednesday's Sports Briefs

FOOTBALL NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has been told to testify in Ray Rice's appeal of his indefinite suspension, a person familiar with the case told The Associated Press. Former U.S. District Judge Barbara S. Jones, the neutral arbiter selected to hear the appeal, informed the parties of her decision. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because details haven't...
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WTA Finals: Wozniacki beats Radwanska to advance

  Caroline Wozniacki moved closer to a place in the semifinals at the WTA Finals by beating Agnieszka Radwanska 7-5, 6-3 on Thursday. Wosniacki, with two wins from two matches in Singapore, will be assured of a semifinal berth if Maria Sharapova beats Petra Kvitova in the later White Group match. The match began with four breaks of serve in the opening five games, and Wozniacki...
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Bigger than (amateur) baseball? NCAA says Mo'ne Davis can get paid

In case you thought Mo'ne Davis' impact on sports would end when the world forgot about the Little League World Series, guess again. Now she's saving amateur sports in the United States. OK, that may be a bit of an overstatement, but truth be told, the 13-year-old just did something that many before have tried and failed, and even now, despite a federal judge's recent...
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Wozniacki beats Radwanska at WTA Finals

SINGAPORE (AP) Caroline Wozniacki moved closer to a place in the semifinals at the WTA Finals by beating Agnieszka Radwanska 7-5, 6-3 on Thursday. Wosniacki, with two wins from two matches in Singapore, will be assured of a semifinal berth if Maria Sharapova beats Petra Kvitova in the later White Group match. The match began with four breaks of serve in the opening five games, and...
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Flu bug helping Hitchcock set Blues' lineup vs. Canucks

Ryan Miller will be returning to St. Louis for the first time since joining the Vancouver Canucks, but backup Eddie Lack's numbers against the Blues are making their coach's decision a difficult one. Coach Willie Desjardins hasn't said who will start when the Western Conference foes meet Thursday night at the Scottrade Center, though he did hint that it would be difficult...
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Olympic hero Rulon Gardner mementos up for auction

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) Mementos from the career of Olympic hero Rulon Gardner, including a USA Wrestling robe and a commemorative ring, will be auctioned off Saturday in Salt Lake City. Among the items are dozens of medals the Greco-Roman wrestler won during his career, countless knives and watches and autographed jerseys from fellow sports stars such as Karl Malone and John Elway...
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Bochy should have pulled Peavy earlier, but that's life as a manager

  Jake Peavy had thrown only 57 pitches entering the sixth inning. He had retired 10 straight hitters. And when his streak ended, it ended quietly, with a Lorenzo Cain bloop single to center. If I were Giants manager Bruce Bochy, I would have lifted Peavy right then, after the first baserunner. I would have had relievers warming, including a left-hander for the hitter after Cain...
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LPGA: Jessica Korda leads after first round of Blue Bay

  Jessica Korda birdied five of the first eight holes Thursday and finished with a 6-under 66 to take the first-round lead in the Blue Bay LPGA. "I was hitting the ball pretty well and the putter was hot," Korda said. The American, a two-time winner this season, birdied the first three holes and added birdies on No. 6, 8 and 14 in her bogey-free round in the inaugural...
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Walk-on safety Haines has earned keep at Texas

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) Dylan Haines' ''Who me?'' moment came last spring when his name was called out to join Texas' first-team defense. The walk-on safety looked around and pointed at his chest, wondering if Longhorns' defensive coordinator Vance Bedford had made a mistake. ''I just kind of looked over there and was like, `Maybe he got the name wrong...
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WVU vs. Oklahoma State highlight Big 12 schedule

Things to watch during a light weekend in the Big 12. Four teams are off, including Baylor and Oklahoma. GAME OF THE WEEK: No. 22 West Virginia at Oklahoma State. The Mountaineers (5-2, 3-1) entered the Top 25 with a convincing win over then-unbeaten Baylor last weekend. Oklahoma State (5-2, 3-1) was embarrassed by TCU 42-9, ending a 58-game streak of scoring at least 20 points....
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No DH? Pinch hitting for pitchers? KC now faces dilemma of NL rules

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — For at least one night, the critics had little choice but to marinate in the following sentence: Ned Yost out-managed Bruce Bochy. OK, maybe that’s an oversimplification. In Game 2 of the World Series on Wednesday, the long-derided Yost had the more effective bullpen with which to maneuver than the Cooperstown-bound Bochy. But the facts remain: When the sixth...
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Jessica Korda leads Blue Bay LPGA

HAINAN ISLAND, China (AP) Jessica Korda birdied five of the first eight holes Thursday and finished with a 6-under 66 to take the first-round lead in the Blue Bay LPGA. The American, a two-time winner this season, birdied the first three holes and added birdies on No. 6, 8 and 14 in her bogey-free round in the inaugural event at Jian Lake Blue Bay. Michelle Wie and Chinese star...
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Butler delivers two big hits, KC evens World Series

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- A big-and-burly thumper still has a place on these flash-and-dash Kansas City Royals, it seems. Especially if he can deliver clutch hits in the World Series, the way Billy Butler did Wednesday night. Butler stroked a hard, RBI single in the first inning that his team desperately needed, then lined a loud, tiebreaking single in the sixth to send the Royals past...
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Doctor: Schumacher no longer in coma, could recover within 3 years

  A French physician who treated Michael Schumacher for nearly six months after the Formula One champion struck his head in a ski accident says he is no longer in a coma and predicted a possible recovery within three years. Jean-Francois Payen, a doctor at the Grenoble hospital that treated Schumacher after his injury in December 2013, said he has visited the Schumacher family at...
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Schumacher's doctor sees progress after injury

PARIS (AP) A French physician who treated Michael Schumacher for nearly six months after the Formula One champion struck his head in a ski accident says he is no longer in a coma and predicted a possible recovery within three years. Jean-Francois Payen, a doctor at the Grenoble hospital that treated Schumacher after his injury in December 2013, said he has visited the Schumacher...
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