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USC investigating Josh Shaw’s ‘hero’ claim

USC is looking into whether the star player actually hurt himself the way he says he did.

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Djokovic, Sharapova sparkle after others toil

A steamy first day proved more than a little stressful for several of the U.S. Open favorites.

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NFL, FIFA, others in “think tank” on concussions

Officials from the NFL, FIFA and other sports organizations are banding together for better ways to identify and treat concussions.

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Tuesday’s Sports Minute

A look at the big sports headlines making news today, Tuesday, Aug. 26.

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Slow down! Refs want to hit pause on up-tempo play

College football officials have formalized pace-of-play procedures in an effort to slow the game down.

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Tiger ends 4-year alliance with coach Foley

Tiger Woods has split up with swing coach Sean Foley after a four-year partnership.

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Soccer star Tim Howard inks book deal

American soccer hero and international celebrity Tim Howard has advanced to the next round of fame: a book deal.

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Rams QB Bradford out for season with knee injury

Sam Bradford, 26, was forced from Saturday's preseason game after re-injuring his knee.

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Musicians blast NFL’s ‘pay to play’ Super Bowl plan

Managers for Metallica and John Legend are among the artists who say that halftime is not for sale.

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Monday’s Sports Minute

A look at the sports news making headlines today, Monday, Aug. 25.

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Chicago team defies the odds with run in LLWS

The kids from Chicago's Jackie Robinson West defied the odds with their run in the Little League World Series.

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PHOTOS: Little League World Series

The kids from Chicago's Jackie Robinson West defied the odds with their run in the Little League World Series.

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This week’s top sports shots

A look at the biggest stories and best photography in sports this week.

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This weekend’s sports schedule

A complete look at this weekend's sports schedule.

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More schools are mixing beer, football at stadiums

A growing number of schools are bringing the party inside, opening taps in concourses that traditionally have been alcohol-free zones.

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Mo’ne Davis, team out of Little League World Series

Star pitcher Mo'ne Davis and her team are out of the running.

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Friday’s Sports Minute

Here is a look at the sports news making headlines today, Friday, Aug. 22.

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U.S. keeper Howard to take year off from international duty

U.S national team goalkeeper Tim Howard says he will take a year off from international duty in order to spend more time with his family.

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European soccer clubs opening U.S. academies

More American kids are harboring dreams of becoming the next David Beckham or Leo Messi.

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Thursday’s Sports Minute

Here are the sports headlines making news today, Thursday, Aug. 21.

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This weekend’s celebrity birthdays

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A look at the celebrities who will be celebrating this weekend.

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CHART TOPPERS: This week’s top country tracks

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LISTEN: This week's top country tracks, according to the latest Billboard charts.

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WATCH: 10 best ‘Simpsons’ episodes

In this photo released by Fox, Homer explains why he wants to bring back the annual 4th of July fireworks display, after it's cancelled for budget reasons, in the "Yellow Badge of Cowardge" Season Finale episode of "The Simpsons," in May 2014. The full 25-year run of "The Simpsons" will arrive on cable channel FXX with a summer marathon, to be paired this fall with a digital extravaganza that could turn other TV shows yellow with envy. "I'm not going to over-promise, but I think this website will provide you with affordable health care," longtime "Simpsons" executive producer Al Jean told a TV critics' meeting Monday, July 21, 2014.

The recent marathon of all 552 episodes of "The Simpsons" inspired us to sit down and come up with our 10 favorite episodes. Enjoy!

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Lena Dunham and Kate Mara hit by a falling sign

Lena Dunham, of HBO's "Girls," arrives at the 66th Primetime Emmy Awards held at The Nokia Theatre  in Los Angeles.

The "Girls" and "House of Cards" actresses saw stars of their own after an accident at a Venice premiere.

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Rice replaces ice in India bucket challenge

An Indian school boy eats a midday meal provided free at a government school in Hyderabad, India, Thursday, Sept. 5, 2013. India has offered free midday school meals since the 1960s in an effort to persuade poor parents to send their children to school, a program that reaches some 120 million children. The country now plans to subsidize wheat, rice and cereals for some 800 million people under a $20 billion scheme to cut malnutrition and ease poverty.

The famous "ice bucket" challenge is inspiring thousands of Indians to follow suit, but with a twist - they are replacing ice with rice to help the country's hungry people.