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The organization that combats drug use in world sports has officially declared that Russia's anti-doping agency doesn't comply with international rules. It's another blow to Russian track and field stars, who already face a provisional ban — which Russia says it won't contest — for alleged doping violations that could keep them from competing at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio.

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Is daily fantasy sports a game of skill or one of chance? Just ask one of the industry's top winners, a Bostonian who treats daily fantasy sports as his day job.

The 27-year-old math and econ grad says he puts more than $100,000 at stake each day, and that he's up a cool three million so far this year. On a morning ahead of a day full of sports competitions, he analyzes his fantasy rosters, assesses his risk and submits multiple entries in a bid to beat everyone else who thinks they can put together a better fantasy team.

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Updated 3:30 p.m. ET: Eagles Lose To The Lions, 14-45

On Thanksgiving Day three years ago, Mark Sanchez, then quarterback for the New York Jets, fumbled the football after running into his own crouching lineman's backside. The New England Patriots, en route to a 49-19 victory, scooped up the ball and ran it back for a touchdown.

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The family of Hall of Fame running back Frank Gifford says signs of chronic traumatic encephalopathy were found in his brain after his death in August.

We know more than ever about concussions, the permanent brain damage of chronic traumatic encephalopathy and the other physical risks of football.

Yet so far this year, at least 19 students have died playing football, according to the University of North Carolina's National Center for Catastrophic Sport Injury Research.

Though participation is slowly declining, football is still the country's most popular high school sport. Over a million high schoolers played last season.

Golden State Warriors Break Record For Best Start In NBA

Nov 25, 2015

With Tuesday night's 111-77 win against the Los Angeles Lakers, the Golden State Warriors set a new record for the best season start in NBA history, with 16 uninterrupted victories.