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5:05pm

Tue November 18, 2014
Sports

Giancarlo Stanton Earns Record $325 Million Contract With Marlins

Originally published on Tue November 18, 2014 6:32 pm

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11:44am

Tue November 18, 2014
The Two-Way

FIFA Files Criminal Complaint Over 2018, 2022 Soccer World Cup Bidding

Originally published on Tue November 18, 2014 2:41 pm

FIFA President Joseph Blatter (second right) is flanked in Zurich, Switzerland, on Dec. 2, 2010, by Russian Deputy Prime Minister Igor Shuvalov (right) and Qatar's Emir Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al-Thani after the announcement that Russia will host the soccer World Cup in 2018 and Qatar in 2022.
Michael Probst AP

Soccer's governing body says it has lodged a criminal complaint against individuals in connection with the awarding of the 2018 and 2022 World Cups, days after clearing the winning bids of corruption.

"In particular there seem to be grounds for suspicion that, in isolated cases, international transfers of assets with connections to Switzerland took place, which merit examination by the criminal prosecution authorities," FIFA said in a statement.

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9:31am

Tue November 18, 2014
The Two-Way

NFL Suspends Adrian Peterson For At Least Remainder Of 2014 Season

Originally published on Tue November 18, 2014 12:06 pm

Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson arrives at the courthouse for an appearance Tuesday in Conroe, Texas. He pleaded no contest in his child abuse case, avoiding jail time.
Pat Sullivan AP

The National Football League has suspended Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson for the remainder of the 2014 season.

Commissioner Roger Goodell informed Peterson of his suspension in a letter made public on Tuesday.

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9:35pm

Mon November 17, 2014
The Two-Way

Man Gets 8 Months In Jail After Driving VW Hatchback Onto Race Track

Jack Cottle, 22, arrives at court in Kent, where he pleaded guilty to driving a Volkswagen Polo onto the Brands Hatch circuit during a race. Cottle was sentenced to eight months in jail.
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Video of a man driving his girlfriend's Volkswagen onto a British race track during a competition became an Internet hit this summer. But footage of the stunt didn't impress a judge, who sentenced Jack Cottle, 22, to eight months in jail Monday.

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5:06pm

Mon November 17, 2014
Asia

Diplomacy Through Cricket? It's All In How You Spin It

Originally published on Mon November 17, 2014 9:59 pm

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5:06pm

Mon November 17, 2014
Sports

Lawsuit, Drug Raid Raises Questions About NFL Painkiller Practices

Originally published on Mon November 17, 2014 9:59 pm

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5:06pm

Mon November 17, 2014
Digital Life

University Turns To E-Sports For New Scholarship Opportunities

Originally published on Mon November 17, 2014 9:59 pm

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5:11pm

Sun November 16, 2014
Around the Nation

In Texas, Amputees Get Their Shot At The 'Sweet Science' Of Boxing

Originally published on Sun November 16, 2014 9:00 pm

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Recently, Texas became the first state to sanction amputee boxing. Now, a group of athletes who thought they could fight competitively are making their mark. From San Antonio, Texas Public Radio’s David Martin Davies reports

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5:11pm

Sun November 16, 2014
Sports

Lakers May Be Losing Games, But They're Still Winning Latino Fans

Originally published on Sun November 16, 2014 9:00 pm

The Los Angeles Lakers sport "Los Lakers" jerseys each March, for "Noche Latina" games.
Frederic J. Brown AFP/Getty Images

The Los Angeles Lakers have played just nine games so far this season — and at 1-8, they're already off to their worst start ever. But off the court, the Lakers have become the leader in something the NBA has been working on for almost 20 years: courting Latino fans.

The Lakers are a perfect fit for the job. First off, despite the last few seasons, they're still 16-time NBA champions, the home of legends like Kobe Bryant, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Magic Johnson.

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9:35am

Sun November 16, 2014
Sports

The Case For — And Against — Gambling On NBA Games

Originally published on Sun November 16, 2014 12:25 pm

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