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Big Sponsors May Find It Hard To Break Up With The NFL

Companies like Anheuser-Busch pay hundreds of millions to be identified with the NFL's aura. The last thing they want is to be associated with scandal, but it might be financially tough to walk away.

Cheerleaders' Fair Wage Lawsuits Add To NFL's Problems

The NFL is facing public scrutiny about how its players treat women off the field, but the league's troubles also extend to on-field activities. Cheerleaders from five teams have brought fair wage lawsuits.
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Ravens Owner Steve Bisciotti Pins Report On Ray Rice

Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti says reports that the Baltimore Ravens asked for leniency in the domestic violence case of Ray Rice come from the running back himself, in a bid for leniency from the NFL.

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Plan For Lights At T.C. Williams Football Field In Alexandria Chafes Neighbors

City leaders in Alexandria, Virginia, are about to consider a controversial proposal to allow lights at a high school football stadium next to a residential neighborhood.


Baseball's Regular Season Winds Down, Playoffs Days Away

A handful of Major League Baseball teams have clinched their divisions — others are in tight races. This is the final week of baseball's regular season.

With Dark Humor, Anger And Empathy, Women Respond To The NFL

Women, who make up 45 percent of the NFL's fan base, are critical the league's handling of domestic abuse scandals. But some still support their teams and express sympathy for the players.
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Nationals, Orioles Aren't Finished With Playoff Push

Both the Nationals and Orioles have a chance to secure the best record in their leagues, which would give them home-field advantage during the divisional and league championship playoff rounds.

Canadian Surfers Ride Chocolate River's Waves For Miles

A muddy river in the Canadian province of New Brunswick is developing a reputation for its waves. A pair of surfers set a distance record, riding the wave of a tidal bore up the Petitcodiac River.

After Major Image Fumbles, NFL Now Runs Into Congress

Domestic violence and child abuse allegations against NFL stars have put the country's most-watched sports league in the congressional spotlight.

MLB Division-Clinchers, NCAA Football Trouble: The Week In Sports

As the MLB enters the home stretch, four divisions have winners. In NCAA football,'s Mike Pesca tells NPR's Wade Goodwyn that Florida looks good in spite of Jameis Winston's suspension.