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FIFA to discuss reforms with sponsors

FIFA Secretary General Jerome Valcke said last month that Coca-Cola, Visa and McDonald's had written asking for information about what was being done to clean up governance of the sport and offering to meet soccer's ruling body.

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Ernie Els wins 2015 Payne Stewart Award

The award that is given annually to a professional golfer who best exemplifies the values of character, charity and sportsmanship.

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Deflategate decision may come next month

The federal judge involved in the Tom Brady-NFL lawsuit over deflated footballs has warned the league that he can overturn the four-game suspension given Brady in the "Deflategate" case.

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Thursday’s Sports Minute

Here's a look at some of the big sports stories making news today, Thursday, Aug. 20.

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‘Blade Runner’ Pistorius staying in prison

South Africa's Oscar Pistorius will not be freed on parole this Friday because the decision to do so was made without the right legal basis, the justice minister said on Wednesday, shocking the athlete's family who were preparing for his homecoming.

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TOP 10: NFL plays from preseason week 1

Count down the top plays of the first week of preseason football. Does Jarryd Hayne or Tim Tebow make the list? Watch and find out.

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Basketball legend Michael Jordan testifies in $10M brand case

The basketball superstar is seeking millions from a grocery chain that used his name and jersey number in an ad, without permission.

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Judge urges NFL, union to try for settlement in Brady suspension

U.S. District Judge Richard Berman said both sides had enough "strengths and weaknesses" to their cases that they should come together to resolve their dispute rather than asking him to rule.

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College athletes look to antitrust case as best hope for payday

Alleging the current system of providing scholarships, but no pay, to the country's best athletes violates U.S. antitrust law, a group of football and men’s basketball players is suing the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA).

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Wednesday’s Sports Minute

Here's a look at some of the sports headlines making news today, Wednesday, Aug. 19.

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Jon Stewart to host WWE ‘SummerSlam’

The comedian's next stop after his 16-year run on "The Daily Show" includes hosting WWE's flagship summer event.

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PGA shots of the week

Check out the top five shots of the week from the 2015 PGA Championship featuring Jason Day, Phil Mickelson, Rory McIlroy, Jordan Spieth, and Bubba Watson.

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Former NFL players object to concussion settlement

Former NFL players who oppose the league's potential $1 billion settlement of lawsuits claiming it hid the risk of concussions asked a federal appeals court to throw out the accord.

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Few options for activists after college labor union blocked

Activists vow not to abandon their fight to organize college sports after the National Labor Relations Board blocked a historic bid by Northwestern football players to unionize.

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Tuesday’s Sports Minute

Here's a look at some of the big sports headlines making news today, Tuesday, Aug. 18.

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National Labor Board dismisses ruling to allow college athletes to unionize

Monday's ruling says unionization could throw off the "competitive balance" between teams by setting different standards for practice, pay and other conditions at union and non-union schools.

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No ‘participation trophies’ in James Harrison’s house

The Steelers linebacker says he won't reward his sons just for showing up.

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Football’s future? Training with virtual reality

Getting a few “mental reps” has never been easier at Ole Miss: The Rebels are one of a growing number of football programs dabbling in technology to supplement work on the field.

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After prison, Pistorius set for ‘mansion arrest’

In one of the wealthiest suburbs of South Africa's capital Pretoria stands a three-story mansion where Paralympic gold medalist Oscar Pistorius will be taken on his release from prison this week.

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Jason Day wins in record fashion

Bruised but toughened by a difficult childhood, Australia's Jason Day endured several close calls at the majors before finally landing one with a three-shot victory at the PGA Championship.

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