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College-athlete pay case nearly didn't happen

College football is changing. About half of the players who put on pads and helmets this weekend will have the opportunity to make money from their sport before they graduate.

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It's week 0 of High School football in the Coachella Valley and The Best Local Sports Show has all of your scores, top plays, and highlights covered.

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U.S Open: Venus Williams loses epic encounter

Venus Williams was the first former champion to fall on Friday at the U.S. Open.

The American lost an epic encounter with world No. 13 Sara Errani as the Italian came through 6-0 0-6 7-6.

Roger Federer and Maria Sharapova, also former winners at Flushi...

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Tony Stewart: Racing will help me get through

Tony Stewart says he took the last three weekends off to respect the family of the driver that his race car struck and killed this month, and to deal with his own emotions.

Returning to NASCAR racing this weekend, he says, will help him cope.

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Drivers standing behind Stewart

Tony Stewart returned to racing Friday, and most of his peers were beyond pleased to welcome him back.

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Mercedes asks Twitter to solve driver rivalry

Mercedes' Formula One team is facing a million dollar question -- and it has decided to ask the audience.

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Cardinals confident Lackey will deliver

When the St. Louis Cardinals dealt for John Lackey at the July 31 non-waiver trading deadline from the Boston Red Sox, it was as much about shaking things up as adding a frontline starting pitcher. General manager John Mozeliak and manager ...

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Mariners' Montero goes after heckling scout

Seattle Mariners minor league catcher/first baseman Jesus Montero, on a rehab assignment with short-season Everett at Boise, went after a cross-checker scout with a bat during Thursday's game after the scout heckled him.

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Pats' Logan Mankins traded to Bucs

Logan Mankins apparently wasn't as surprised as quarterback Tom Brady when the New England Patriots traded the veteran guard to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

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Manziel's successor sets record in A&M rout

No Johnny Football, no problem. Sophomore Kenny Hill showed solid command of the Texas A&M juggernaut offensive attack and then some.

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