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In this 2005 photo, former National Football League running back Lawrence Phillips is shown in Superior Court in Los Angeles. Phillips was sentenced Friday, Oct. 3, 2008, to 10 years in prison after being convicted of assault with a deadly weapon, in Los Angeles.  Photo: Associated Press/Anne Cusack

Ex-NFL running back Phillips charged with killing cellmate

Phillips is suspected of killing 37-year-old Damion Soward at Kern Valley State Prison in April. Officials determined Soward was strangled.

FILE - In this March 10, 2015, file photo, Buffalo Bills running back LeSean McCoy speaks to the media during a press conference in Orchard Park, N.Y. Bills coach Rex Ryan has no intention of putting "a muzzle" on his players. And that includes running back LeSean McCoy for questioning the motivations of his former coach, Chip Kelly. Ryan responded Wednesday, May 6, 2015, after McCoy created a stir for telling ESPN The Magazine that "there's a reason (Kelly) got rid of all the black players" in Philadelphia.

Report: Bills worried ‘Shady’ McCoy will miss Week 1

McCoy suffered a left hamstring injury during practice on August 18 and a source told Anderson that McCoy's MRI showed a "small tear" in his hamstring.

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After hiatus, Tim Howard won’t be US starter vs Mexico

IAN QUILLEN, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Tim Howard returned to the U.S. soccer team knowing he’d be playing behind…

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Was ‘Concussion’ altered to avoid angering the NFL?

Hacked Sony emails appear to show that the m arketing plans for the movie were positioned to focus on the story of a whistle-blower, rather than a condemnation of the sport.

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U.S. Open: Fish falls, Keys & Serena advance

Fish, a former top-10 player, decided to end his career here to try to make some new memories at Flushing Meadows. The 19th-seeded Keys needed just 54 minutes to beat 100th-ranked Tereza Smitkova in a matchup of 20-year-olds.

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Man charged in connection with OJ Simpson Heisman theft

The Los Angeles district attorney says 56-year-old Lewis Eugene Starks Jr. tried to sell the trophy last year. He faces arraignment on one count of receiving stolen property.

Oregon State head football coach Mike Riley during an NCAA college football game against Washington State in Corvallis, Ore., Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014.

Woman sues Mike Riley & Oregon State University over 1999 sexual assault

The woman says the university and Riley failed to address a sexually violent culture among the football team that contributed to her being attacked by a player's cousin.

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Deflategate decision expected by Friday

Judge Richard Berman will soon issue his ruling on whether New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady must serve a four-game suspension.

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CBS bringing limited live NFL games to mobile devices

CBS Sports said it will allow viewers to live stream two regular season games, expanding its services to the fast-growing Internet viewer base.

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Wednesday’s sports Minute

Here's a look at some of the sports stories making news today, Wednesday, Sept. 2.

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Wrestler Snuka charged with killing girlfriend in 1983

Jimmy "Superfly" Snuka, a professional wrestling star in the 1980s, was charged with third degree murder and involuntary manslaughter.

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Brady’s backup taking it ‘day by day’

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady's teammates say they will wait and see when it comes to a judge's decision on his suspension.

SEPTEMBER 1 : Former professional wrestling star Jimmy "Superfly" Snuka has been charged with third-degree murder and involuntary manslaughter in the death of his girlfriend **File Photos** Jimmy "Superfly" Snuka appears at the Spooky Empire Convention on May 16, 2014 in Orlando, Florida. Credit :	WENN.com

Ex-wrestler ‘Superfly’ Snuka charged in girlfriend’s 1983 death

Seventy-two-year-old Snuka, now living in Waterford Township, New Jersey, wrote in his 2012 autobiography that he was innocent in her death, which he said ruined his life.

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Deflategate: Nothing today, judge sales he’ll rule by Friday

U.S. District Judge Richard Berman will have to either affirm or throw out Goodell's decision in July to uphold Brady's four-game suspension.

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Jaguars’ Thomas to have surgery, expected to miss 3 games

The team said Tuesday that Thomas will have surgery Wednesday to repair ligament damage in his right hand. The decision came after Thomas got a second opinion.

Caroline Wozniacki, of Denmark, returns a shot to Jamie Loeb, of the United States, during the first round of the U.S. Open tennis tournament, Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2015, in New York. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

U.S. Open: Caroline Wozniacki, Federer & other favorites advance

Caroline Wozniacki got herself quickly off the court on a scorching day at the U.S. Open. The fourth-seeded Dane, last…

A video on FIFA corruption is reflected in a display at the Mob Museum Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2015, in Las Vegas. The display, titled "The 'Beautiful Game' Turns Ugly", opens at the museum Tuesday. (AP Photo/John Locher)

FIFA scandal becomes exhibit at Mob Museum in Las Vegas

The exhibit is being called "The 'Beautiful Game' Turns Ugly." The museum says it uses photos and news reports to delve into the "kickbacks, secrecy and match-fixing" surrounding the international soccer organization.

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Los Angeles wants to host 2024 Summer Olympics

The Los Angeles City Council voted unanimously on Tuesday to pursue a bid to bring the Summer Games to town in 2024 and become the only city besides London ever to host the Olympics three times.

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Top seeds in a hurry on day of U.S. Open upsets

World number ones Serena Williams and Novak Djokovic launched their U.S. Open title bids in ruthless style.

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The U.S. Army said on Wednesday it would open its elite Ranger School to all soldiers regardless of gender, after two women made history last month by becoming the first to pass the grueling leadership course.

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Today in entertainment history: Sept. 3

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Here's a look at some of Hollywood's most memorable headlines.