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Federal Judge Rules Some College Players Are Entitled To Payment

College athletes scored a victory in court. A federal judge issued a ruling that the NCAA violated antitrust law by prohibiting athletes from payment for the use of their names, images and likenesses.
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Pistorius Trial Nears A Verdict

The murder trial of Olympian Oscar Pistorius is nearing its conclusion in South Africa. To hear more about the closing arguments, Audie Cornish speaks with BBC correspondent Milton Ngozi, who has been covering the trial in Pretoria.
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D.C. Sports Media & the Washington Redskins

As players suit up for the NFL preseason, local media outlets are adopting different postures towards Washington's iconic football team...

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With 50 Games Left Till Playoffs, Few MLB Teams Out Of Contention

In the dog days of summer, Major League Baseball's regular season has nearly 50 games left. Fans have their eyes on postseason play, and every division has tight races.
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For NFL's Jason Taylor, Playing Through Pain Was Part Of The Game

Taylor played through countless injuries, even one that kept him in a catheter on the field. But sitting out an injury "doesn't make you less of a man," he says — just a different type of competitor.
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NCAA Votes To Give New Autonomy To Big Conferences

Elite college sports conferences can set their own rules about sharing profits with student-athletes, under a new policy adopted by the NCAA's Division I Board of Directors on Thursday.
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Your Turn

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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