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Fantasy Sports Industry Under Scrutiny After Insider Trading Allegations

Some daily fantasy sports players are dropping their business after a DraftKings employee with access to potentially valuable data won $350,000 at rival company FanDuel. The two companies this week banned their workforce from playing fantasy for cash, and they say more regulation is not needed; they will police themselves. But regulators are asking questions about the fast-growing industry.

#NPRreads: The Power Of Nicki Minaj And The Failure Of ESPN's 'Black Grantland'

Also this week: Politico alleges Joe Biden leaked his son's deathbed wish that the vice president run for the White House, to help weigh a possible 2016 bid.
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Why Are Fewer Kids Participating In Sports? Blame The Parents

The number of kids playing sports nationwide is dropping, and many say parents are the reason why. We'll explore why fewer kids are playing, and if and how we can turn things around.


FIFA Suspends President Sepp Blatter And Other Top Officials

The 90-day suspensions go into effect immediately and could be extended, FIFA says. Along with President Blatter, the group banned one of his rivals for six years.

Russia's President Spends His Birthday Skating With Hockey Legends

To celebrate his 63rd birthday, Vladimir Putin played hockey on live television. He scored seven goals and accepted a gold medal for his efforts.

2 Wild Cards, 2 Home Teams Shut Out: Cubs Blank Pirates To Advance

Three runs batted in by rookie Kyle Schwarber and a four-hit complete game thrown by Jake Arrieta get the Cubs to the Divisional Series, where they'll face longtime foes the St. Louis Cardinals.

FIFA Chief Sepp Blatter Reportedly Facing 90-Day Suspension

Also on Wednesday, FIFA presidential candidate Chung Mong-joon, who is facing his own charges of wrongdoing, said he is planning to sue Blatter for at least $100 million for damages to FIFA.

WATCH: 'Mighty Mites' Team Stops Playing Football To Do The 'Whip,' 'Nae Nae'

When Silento's infectious song "Watch Me (Whip/Nae Nae)" came over the loudspeakers during a game in Milford, Mass., some pint-size players held their positions while others let the rhythm take over.

Football, Notre Dame And Winning 'For The Gipper'

Commentator Frank Deford marks the 75th anniversary of the college football movie Knute Rockne, All-American, which included a famous phrase, uttered by the movie's star, Ronald Reagan.

Astros Drop Yankees, Advance In Baseball Playoffs For First Time Since '05

Houston got home runs from Colby Rasmus and Carlos Gomez and only gave up three hits to New York in the wild card game. They'll take on the Kansas City Royals in the American League Divisional Series.