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6:20am

Fri April 17, 2015
Sports

Golden State's Stephen Curry Perfects 3-Pointers

Originally published on Fri April 17, 2015 7:35 am

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4:07pm

Thu April 16, 2015
The Two-Way

Adrian Peterson To Be Reinstated By NFL

Originally published on Thu April 16, 2015 6:15 pm

Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson (center) is seen following a court appearance last year in Conroe, Texas.
David J. Phillip AP

Updated at 4 p.m. ET

The NFL has announced that Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson will be reinstated Friday as "an active NFL player and may participate in all scheduled activities with the Vikings."

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10:39am

Thu April 16, 2015
The Two-Way

With Quad Cork 1800, Snowboarding Twists To New Heights

Originally published on Thu April 16, 2015 2:47 pm

The British snowboarder Billy Morgan on his way to landing a Backside 1800 Quadruple Cork. Before this week, the trick was a subject of debate — including the question of whether it could be performed.
Red Bull

If you're new to this area of winter sports, we'll reassure you: The Quad Cork 1800 is not a drink. Instead, it's a big deal in the sport of snowboarding, where Billy Morgan is being hailed as a hero for pulling off a trick that some had thought impossible.

The British snowboarder accomplished the feat on a slope at the Mottolino Resort in Livigno, Italy, where a special wedge of snow was built to provide enough speed and lift for Morgan to perform four off-axis flips and five full rotations while in the air.

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5:06am

Thu April 16, 2015
Around the Nation

In Record Drought, California Golf Course Ethically Keeps Greens Green

Originally published on Sat April 18, 2015 12:17 pm

A bio-filtration basin, pictured during installation in 2007, captures water runoff from the Pelican Hill golf club's maintenance facility. The water is filtered through grass, gravel, sand, soil and filter fabric into an underground drainage system.
Pelican Hill

In drought-stricken California, golf is often seen as a bad guy — it can be hard to defend watering acres of grass for fun when residents are being ordered to cut their usage and farmers are draining their wells.

But golf is a $6 billion industry in the state and employs nearly 130,000 workers, according to the California Golf Course Owners Association. So while the greens are staying green, some golf courses are saving every drop of water they can.

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6:17pm

Wed April 15, 2015
Sports

Chess Grandmaster Caught In High-Tech Cheating Scheme

Originally published on Wed April 15, 2015 6:52 pm

NPR's Robert Siegel speaks with Tony Rich, chief arbiter for the U.S. Chess Championship and international arbiter for the World Chess Federation, about how a chess grandmaster was accused of cheating using an iPhone on Saturday. Other grandmasters have bemoaned the effect of technology, particularly smartphones, on their sport and criticized the World Chess Federation's lack of effective punishment for cheaters.

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4:19pm

Wed April 15, 2015
Law

Former NFL Player Aaron Hernandez Sentenced To Life In Prison

Originally published on Wed April 15, 2015 7:46 pm

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11:17am

Wed April 15, 2015
The Two-Way

Former NFL Star Aaron Hernandez Gets Life Sentence For Murder

Originally published on Wed April 15, 2015 2:36 pm

A court officer places handcuffs on the wrists of former NFL player Aaron Hernandez after he was found guilty of first-degree murder Wednesday at the Bristol County Superior Court in Fall River, Mass.
Dominick Reuter Reuters/Landov

Aaron Hernandez, whose rise to elite status in the NFL was ended by charges that he shot and killed a man, has been found guilty of first-degree murder. In 2013, Hernandez was accused of killing the boyfriend of his fiancee's sister.

The verdict comes on the seventh day of a jury's deliberations on counts that ranged from murder to gun and ammunition charges. As the findings were read in a Fall River, Mass., courtroom, Hernandez sat between his lawyers and occasionally shook his head.

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6:43am

Wed April 15, 2015
The Two-Way

Judge Orders V. Stiviano To Return Millions In Assets To Shelly Sterling

Originally published on Wed April 15, 2015 6:24 pm

V. Stiviano, whose recording of former Los Angeles Clippers basketball team owner Donald Sterling led to his having to sell the team, arrives at Los Angeles Superior Court in March.
Nick Ut AP

V. Stiviano, the former companion of onetime Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling, must return millions of dollars in gifts, a judge has ruled in a lawsuit that was filed by Sterling's wife, Shelly.

A Ferrari, a Bentley and a million-dollar home are among the things that must be turned over to the Sterling family trust, a Los Angeles Superior Court judge said. The tentative ruling could become final within 15 days barring objections.

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3:43am

Wed April 15, 2015
Sweetness And Light

As American Sports Skew More Armcentric, Throwing Injuries Rise

Originally published on Wed April 15, 2015 8:11 am

Texas Rangers relief pitcher Lisalverto Bonilla throws during the fifth inning of a spring training baseball game against the Kansas City Royals on March 4, in Surprise, Ariz. He is scheduled to undergo Tommy John surgery this week.
Charlie Riedel AP

Whatever happened to rotator cuffs? It seems like just yesterday that every pitcher who was injured had a problem with his rotator cuff. But baseball player injuries now invariably require something called "Tommy John surgery," which has become epidemic.

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4:56pm

Mon April 13, 2015
Sports

Jordan Spieth's Masters Win Signifies Bright Future For American Golf

Originally published on Mon April 13, 2015 7:53 pm

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