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The NCAA considers letting the top five sports conferences set looser scholarship rules, the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit comes to a close and a guitarist sues Metro so he can play for tips there. It's your turn to set the agenda.

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NCAA Vote Could Boost Student-Athletes' Benefits, Big Schools' Power

Major college sports programs could take a significant step toward sharing their wealth. The NCAA Board of Directors is to vote on a plan to restructure Division I athletics.
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O'Malley Backs Redskins Name Change

Maryland's Democratic governor has added his voice to the chorus of people calling for the Redskins to change their name.

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Are NBA And NFL Rules Bush League?

Commentator Frank Deford talks about the widely divergent age requirements in American sports leagues, and why there's no true minor league in football or basketball.
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Spurs Hire NBA's First Female Full-Time Assistant Coach

"I'm just thrilled for the opportunity to coach these unbelievable athletes," WNBA star Becky Hammon says at a news conference announcing her hire by San Antonio.
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Player In Baseball's Steroid Scandal Surrenders To DEA

Federal prosecutors have formally charged the owner of an anti-aging clinic with distributing illegal steroids. Anthony Bosch surrendered to federal agents, and he has been cooperating with investigations. Last year, Major League Baseball suspended a dozen players, including Alex Rodriguez, with ties to Bosch and his clinic.
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Sandwich Monday: The Crazy Crab'z Sandwich

For this week's Sandwich Monday, we find the best possible meal at a baseball game. It's the Crazy Crab'z Sandwich at AT&T Park in San Francisco.
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Cleveland Slugger Jim Thome Retires After Signing One-Day Contract

Calling a halt to a career that put him at the No. 7 spot on the all-time home run list, Jim Thome officially retired as a Cleveland Indian Saturday.
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Coaching The Big Leagues: Natalie Nakase Makes NBA History

Nakase, who has played and coached in other pro leagues, is an assistant video coordinator for the LA Clippers. During the NBA Summer League, she became the NBA's first-ever female assistant coach.
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3 Grads Of Historically Black Schools Enter Football Hall Of Fame

The Pro Football Hall of Fame inducts seven new members Saturday, and three of them attended historically black colleges or universities — which haven't always gotten recognition from the NFL.

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