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UFC’s Silva facing sanctions by Nevada commission

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nevada regulators are considering sanctions against an Ultimate Fighting Championship star accused of avoiding an official who showed up unannounced at his gym to collect a sample to test for banned substances.

Last Updated on Thursday, 19 June 2014

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NCAA president to take stand in O'Bannon trial


TIM DAHLBERG, AP Sports Writer


OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — NCAA President Mark Emmert will take the stand to defend his organization in a landmark antitrust case that could one day lead to players getting paid a portion of the billions of dollars in television money flowing into big-time college athletics.

Emmert is scheduled to testify Thursday in a much anticipated appearance as the NCAA tries to convince a federal judge that its system of so-called "amateurism" is not anti-competitive and is the best model for regulating college sports.

Plaintiffs led by former UCLA basketball star Ed O'Bannon are seeking an injunction that would allow players to band together and sell the rights to their names and likenesses in broadcasts. They envision a system in which players can get money when they leave college for their play.

Last Updated on Thursday, 19 June 2014

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Spain's World Cup reign ended by 2-0 loss to Chile

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — With its superstars aging and its loyal coach slow to blend in young talent, Spain's glorious reign as the superpower of world football was bound to end.

Last Updated on Thursday, 19 June 2014

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Simon wins 10th in Reds' 11-4 win over Pirates

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Bryan Price put his faith in Alfredo Simon at the start of the season. The Cincinnati Reds manager has been rewarded — and then some.

Last Updated on Thursday, 19 June 2014

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Trademark board rules against Redskins name

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal trademark board ruled Wednesday that the Washington Redskins nickname is "disparaging of Native Americans" and that the team's trademark protections should be canceled, a decision that applies new financial and political pressure on the team to change its name.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 18 June 2014

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