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USC investigating Josh Shaw’s ‘hero’ claim

USC is looking into whether the star player actually hurt himself the way he says he did.

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Djokovic, Sharapova sparkle after others toil

A steamy first day proved more than a little stressful for several of the U.S. Open favorites.

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NFL, FIFA, others in “think tank” on concussions

Officials from the NFL, FIFA and other sports organizations are banding together for better ways to identify and treat concussions.

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Tuesday’s Sports Minute

A look at the big sports headlines making news today, Tuesday, Aug. 26.

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Slow down! Refs want to hit pause on up-tempo play

College football officials have formalized pace-of-play procedures in an effort to slow the game down.

Minnesota Vikings quarterback Matt Cassel throws a pass against the Kansas City Chiefs during the first half of an NFL preseason football game in Kansas City, Mo., Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014.

Zimmer names Matt Cassel as Vikings starting QB

Minnesota Vikings coach Mike Zimmer has named veteran Matt Cassel as the team's starting quarterback for the season opener

Andy Murray, of the United Kingdom, returns a shot against Robin Haase, of the Netherlands, during the opening round of the 2014 U.S. Open tennis tournament, Monday, Aug. 25, 2014, in New York.

Murray moves on in day 1 of the US Open

The U.S. Open, the last Grand Slam tennis tournament of the year, is underway in New York.

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Tiger ends 4-year alliance with coach Foley

Tiger Woods has split up with swing coach Sean Foley after a four-year partnership.

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Soccer star Tim Howard inks book deal

American soccer hero and international celebrity Tim Howard has advanced to the next round of fame: a book deal.

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Rams QB Bradford out for season with knee injury

Sam Bradford, 26, was forced from Saturday's preseason game after re-injuring his knee.

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Musicians blast NFL’s ‘pay to play’ Super Bowl plan

Managers for Metallica and John Legend are among the artists who say that halftime is not for sale.

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Monday’s Sports Minute

A look at the sports news making headlines today, Monday, Aug. 25.

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Chicago team defies the odds with run in LLWS

The kids from Chicago's Jackie Robinson West defied the odds with their run in the Little League World Series.

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PHOTOS: Little League World Series

The kids from Chicago's Jackie Robinson West defied the odds with their run in the Little League World Series.

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Hamilton powers Angels past A’s

Josh Hamilton homered and drove in three runs, Mike Trout also went deep and the Los Angeles Angels regained the best record on baseball, beating the Oakland Athletics 9-4 on Sunday night.

St. Louis Rams quarterback Sam Bradford (8) passes against the Dallas Cowboys during the second quarter of a NFL football game Sunday, Sept. 22, 2013, in Arlington, Texas.

Bradford tears ACL, out for year

St. Louis Rams quarterback Sam Bradford has a torn ACL in his left knee for the second straight year and is out for the season, according to multiple reports.

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Hwang, Choi beat Chicago as South Korea wins LLWS

Jae Yeong Hwang drove in two runs and Hae Chan Choi weathered a late Chicago rally to lead South Korea to an 8-4 win in Sunday's Little League World Series championship game.

The 16 Little League baseball teams from around the world line the field at Volunteer Stadium during the opening ceremony of the 2014 Little League World Series tournament in South Williamsport, Pa., Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014.

Houston’s arm, bat lift Chicago by Vegas in LLWS

The Great Lakes Region champions from Jackie Robinson West advance to meet South Korea in Sunday's championship game.

Minnesota Timberwolves forward Kevin Love gets ready to play the Sacramento Kings in Sacramento, Calif., on Sunday, April 13, 2014.

Love to Cleveland as Cavs, Sixers & Timberwolves complete major deal

Love, arguably the game's best power forward, is headed from Minnesota to Cleveland, where he will join LeBron James and instantly make the Cavs an NBA title favorite.

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Rose in, Lillard out for US basketball roster

The U.S. national basketball team has kept Derrick Rose and cut Damian Lillard and three others, getting its roster down to 12 before the FIBA World Cup of Basketball.

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Today’s celebrity birthdays

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A member of One Direction is legal and a longtime TV personality celebrates his 73rd birthday.

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Rutgers rallies in 4th to beat Cougars 41-38

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Rutgers quarterback Gary Nova throws a pass against Central Florida during the second half of an NCAA college football game in Orlando, Fla., Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013. Central Florida won the game 41-17.

Rutgers won its season opener for the sixth time in nine years.

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Carr’s 3 TD’s lead Raiders past Seahawks

Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr (4) passes against the Detroit Lions during the second half of an NFL preseason football game in Oakland, Calif., Friday, Aug. 15, 2014.

Rookie Derek Carr threw three touchdown passes to make a case he should be Oakland's starting quarterback, and the Raiders wrapped up the preseason with a 41-31 victory Thursday night over the Seattle Seahawks.

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Djokovic advances at U.S. Open

Novak Djokovic, of Serbia, returns a shot against Paul-Henri Mathieu, of France, during the second round of the 2014 U.S. Open tennis tournament, Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014, in New York.

Top men's seed Novak Djokovic also had an easy time winning his second round match. He rolled to a 6-1, 6-3, 6-love, rout of Frenchman Paul-Henri Mathieu.

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WWU women rally for 3-2 exhibition win at Trinity Western

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WWU completes its three pre-season exhibition schedule Saturday (6 p.m.), playing host to University of Calgary.