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NCAA board endorses more power for big schools

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The NCAA's board of directors took the first step toward shifting power to the five largest football conferences on Thursday, endorsing a 57-page plan that calls for giving 65 of the nation's biggest schools more autonomy in how to fund scholarships, handle health care and decide other increasingly hot-button issues involving their athletes.

Last Updated on Friday, 25 April 2014

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Kluber, Indians roll past Royals 5-1

CLEVELAND (AP) — Corey Kluber stayed stone-faced, maintaining the same stoic look in the clubhouse that he had for nine innings on the mound.

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Cingrani, Ludwick lift Reds over Pirates 2-1

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Getting to .500 certainly is not the ultimate goal for a franchise that has been to the postseason in three of the last four seasons.

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Rapidly maturing Blue Jackets pushing Penguins

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Dan Byslma can understand getting outplayed. It happens to even the most experienced hockey teams during the long slog postseason slog to the Stanley Cup.

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Youngstown State to interview Tressel for top job

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (AP) — Former Ohio State football coach Jim Tressel is among six candidates being interviewed for the president's job at Youngstown State University, where he used to coach.

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Woman sues Reds pitcher Simon, alleges sex assault

 

A woman who said Cincinnati Reds pitcher Alfredo Simon sexually assaulted her in a Washington hotel a year ago when the team was in town to play the Nationals is suing the player for $15 million.

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Northwestern players to cast historic union vote

EVANSTON, Ill. (AP) — Northwestern University's football players will cast ballots Friday on whether to form the nation's first union for college athletes — a potentially landmark vote that will be kept sealed for months and possibly years.

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Pineda banned 10 games for pine tar, won't appeal

 

BOSTON (AP) — Michael Pineda says he was just trying to get a better grip on the ball.

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