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2-Day Appeal Hearing To Consider Ray Rice's NFL Case

An independent arbiter in New York on Wednesday begins hearing Ray Rice's appeal of his lifetime ban from the NFL. Commissioner Roger Goodell is expected to testify, as are other key executives.
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Charlotte's College Of Faith Lacks A Campus But Not A Football Team

Normally, colleges create their football teams. But now we have the story of a football coach who created a college. It's an online school called College of Faith in Charlotte, N.C.
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Americana: Hot Dogs, Apple Pie And Football?

Commentator Frank Deford explains why he thinks football has a better claim on being America's national pastime than baseball.
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What Makes Kenya's Marathon Runners The World's Best?

Kenyan distance runners won both the men's and women's divisions of Sunday's New York City Marathon. A Harvard evolutionary biologist suggests some possible reasons why.
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Judge In Ray Rice Appeal Known For Being 'Down The Middle'

A profile of Barbara Jones, the independent arbiter who will preside over Ray Rice's grievance hearing this week. The former running back for the Baltimore Ravens is appealing his indefinite ban from the NFL for striking his fiancée in an elevator.
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Vikings' Adrian Peterson Pleads No Contest In Child Abuse Case

The star running back avoided jail time after being indicted in September for using a wooden switch to punish his 4-year-old son. The case reignited the debate over corporal punishment in the U.S.
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Anti-Redskins Protesters Tell Team: We Are Not Mascots

Before Washington's football team took the field against the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday afternoon, thousands turned out to protest the team's name and mascot.

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Terminally Ill Player Scores First Basket Of NCAA Season

College freshman Lauren Hill has a rare form of brain cancer. One of her dying wishes was to play college basketball, and the NCAA allowed a game to be moved up by two weeks so she could.
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New Players In The NBA: Big Data, User-Controlled Jumbotrons

We're way beyond instant replays. Last year, the NBA began tracking the movements of players in every single game, and this season, new tech gadgetry is popping up on some arena's big screens.
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From Bad To Worse: A Tough Day For The Washington Redskins

It began with a bus crash and protests over the team's name and ended with a 29-26 loss to the Minnesota Vikings.

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