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In NCAA Division I Football, Winning Isn't Everything

The college football season got under way Thursday night. In one game, Presbyterian College lost to Wake Forest 31-7. That result was not a surprise. Presbyterian is the smallest football school in Division I. Every year, lower-level Division I schools make a lot of money losing to larger and richer schools.
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NFL Settles Players' Concussions Dispute For $765 Million

The NFL has agreed to a $765 million settlement with more than 4,500 former players and families over concussions. The money will fund medical exams and treatment and provide compensation to players and families.
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NFL, Retirees Reach $765M Settlement On Concussions Suits

More than 4,500 retired players had been part of the lawsuits. They claimed the league hadn't properly protected them over the years. In the settlement, the NFL does not admit any liability.
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Anacostia River Program Teaches More Than Just Fishing

A new pilot program is teaching local kids how to fish on the Anacostia River, while helping them learn more about the environment.

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Venus Williams Bounced From U.S. Open In Second Round

For Venus Williams, a three-hour tennis match came down to a third-set tiebreaker against Zheng Jie of China at the U.S. Open Wednesday night. But the world's former No. 1 player couldn't get past 44 unforced errors, and Zheng outlasted her in a rain-delayed match.
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2013 College Football Season Opens On Thursday

College football fans are excited. NCAA Division 1 play starts Thursday night with 17 games on the schedule. Most of the heavyweights, including top-ranked Alabama, start their campaigns Saturday.
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Boosting Public Access To The Chesapeake Bay Watershed

The Chesapeake Bay has more than 11,000 miles of shoreline but only 2 percent of it offers swimmers, boaters and fisherman access to the Bay. We explore the push for more public access.

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How About A Gold Medal For Human Rights For Gay People?

Russia is pledging that the 2014 games will be free of discrimination despite its anti-gay measures. Frank Deford isn't buying it and says Olympic officials need to be accountable.
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USA Swimming Faces Lingering Doubts Over Sexual Abuse

Three years ago, USA Swimming was rocked by revelations of sexual abuse by coaches. Critics say it's still not doing enough to help victims of abuse. A recent move by the organization is seen as a response to criticism of its approach.
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Williams Sisters Win At U.S. Open, Move To Second Round

Serena Williams dispatched Francesca Schiavone, 6-0, 6-1, from the first round of the U.S. Open Monday night, joining her older sister Venus in the second round. It's just the second time this year that both players got past the first round of a Grand Slam event.

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