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Proposed NCAA Deal Would Restore Penn State Football Wins

The deal between the NCAA and the university would restore the 112 wins from 1998 through 2011 that were thrown out amid the Jerry Sandusky child molestation scandal.
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A Tour De France First: An African Team Will Compete This Year

South Africa's MTN-Qhubeka received a wild card from organizers of the world's most prestigious cycling race that begins in July.
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Not So Wicked Smaht: Boston's Olympic Hopes

The city is excited to be in the running to host the 2024 Summer Games. Commentator Frank Deford counts the many ways Boston will be a big loser if it wins.
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Ads Say 'No More' To Domestic Violence, But Will Audience Listen?

If you watched any football over the weekend, you likely saw an ad from the "No More" campaign. The idea is to raise awareness about domestic violence — and to bolster the NFL's image.
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NASCAR's Kurt Busch Testifies That Ex-Girlfriend Is An Assassin

Race car driver Kurt Busch and others told a Dover, Del., court this week that his former girlfriend, Patricia Driscoll, is an assassin. Driscoll did not deny the claims.

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College Football Championship Sets A New Cable Ratings Record

The championship game between Oregon and Ohio State was a hit with viewers, turning in the highest ratings in the history of both ESPN and cable TV. The broadcast averaged 33.4 million viewers.
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College Football Playoffs A Ratings Win On Television

Audie Cornish speaks to John Ourand, media writer for the Sports Business Journal, about the gamble to switch to a national playoff system for college football.
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Ohio State Celebrates First Football Championship In Playoff Era

Ohio State routed Oregon 42-20 Monday night in Arlington, Texas. The game's offensive MVP, running back Ezekiel Elliot, rushed for 246 years and four touchdowns.
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Predicted Shootout Becomes Trench Warfare As Ohio State Takes Title

A game between two of college football's most powerful offenses came down to how often Oregon or Ohio State could grind out a yard or two. The Buckeyes usually managed it, and won 42-20.
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First College Football Playoff In New System Pits Ducks Against 'Bucks'

The nation's first official college football championship in the new playoff system pits the Oregon Ducks against the Ohio State Buckeyes on Monday night. Both defeated favored teams to play in Dallas.

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