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Al Arbour, who coached Isles to 4 Cup titles, dies at 82

Beginning in 1973-74, Arbour led the Isles to 15 playoff appearances and won an NHL record 119 playoff games over 19 seasons.

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This week’s best sports shots

Some of the best plays and biggest newsmakers from the week in sports.

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LLWS: Being home team can be blessing and curse for Lewisberry

Little League officials are expecting about 40,000 fans Saturday for the U.S. championship game between Pearland, Texas and Lewisberry, Pennsylvania.

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Illinois fires coach Tim Beckman 1 week before season opener

Illinois athletic director Mike Thomas cited preliminary results of an investigation into allegations of player mistreatment and inappropriate behavior for the dismissal.

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Tribute to Justin Wilson before Sunday’s finale

Justin Wilson's race car will be back on track for the IndyCar season finale.

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Serena insists pressure not a factor in Grand Slam bid

Serena Williams says she is treating the upcoming U.S. Open just like any other, even though she is well aware of the historical impact the year's final grand slam may have.

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Chicago Bulls’ Derrick Rose accused of rape

Derrick Rose, the 2011 National Basketball Association Most Valuable Player, is being sued by a former girlfriend who alleges he and two friends drugged and gang-raped her in 2013.

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‘Chocolate Thunder’ Dawkins dies at 58

Darryl Dawkins, one of the most colorful players in the NBA in recent memory, has passed away at the age of 58.

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Friday’s Sports Minute

Here's a look at some of the big sports stories making headlines today, Friday, Aug. 28.

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Manziel to miss Browns’ final 2 exhibitions with elbow issue

Browns coach Mike Pettine said the second-year QB will miss not only this Saturday's game at Tampa Bay but Cleveland's preseason finale at Chicago on Sept. 3.

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Messi is “Best Player in Europe” as Barcelona gets favorable draw in Champions League groups

The Barcelona star beat Luis Suarez, his teammate at the Champions League winner, and Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo in a Europe-wide poll of journalists.

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Americans add 2 golds at worlds from Felix and Taylor

Noticeably absent from the medals party early on at the worlds, the U.S. made a big push thanks to Felix and Taylor capturing gold, while Justin Gatlin finished runner-up to Usain Bolt in the 200.

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49ers GM: Ahmad Brooks remains on the team

Brooks was sent home from Denver on Thursday morning after a Santa Clara County grand jury charged him with misdemeanor sexual battery.

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Taking down Usain Bolt is not easy, but a cameraman gives it a try

Bolt taken down by a cameraman on a Segway following his latest gold-medal performance.

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Ex-NBA star Darryl Dawkins, aka ‘Chocolate Thunder’ has died

Dawkins spent parts of 14 seasons in the NBA with Philadelphia, New Jersey, Utah and Detroit. He averaged 12 points and 6.1 rebounds in 726 career regular-season games.

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Looking to future, more NCAA athletes seek own trademarks

Some big stars in college football are getting trademarks for their names, nicknames and taglines.

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This football MVP is a real ‘dummy’

Dartmouth football’s new MVP is a remote controlled Mobile Virtual Player designed to allow athletes to practice tackling with fewer injuries.

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Ex-San Francisco 49ers player Ray McDonald charged with rape

The former defensive end has been charged with rape by intoxication, and current 49ers linebacker Ahmad Brooks has been charged with sexual battery of the same woman on the same night.

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Rafael Nadal plays ‘strip tennis’

The tennis star is in NYC promoting a fashion line before the start of the U.S. Open.

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