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Six Class-Action Lawsuits Filed Against Colleges, NCAA Over Head Injuries

Several former college football players filed class-action lawsuits Tuesday against their universities, conferences and the NCAA, claiming negligence over their handling of head injuries. The spate of cases – six were filed Tuesday – marks a new effort by athletes seeking financial relief for what they say are the lasting effects from concussions sustained in their college careers. Among the …

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England Defeats Turkey 2-1 in First Euro 2016 Warm-Up Match

Harry Kane and Jamie Vardy transferred their scoring form in the Premier League to the international stage Sunday, netting England’s goals in an unconvincing 2-1 victory over Turkey in the teams’ first warm-up match ahead of the European Championship. Vardy capitalized on successive mistakes from Turkey goal keeper Volkan Babacan to sweep home a close-range winner in the 83rd minute, …

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Eduardo Nunez Homer Caps Late Rally as Twins Defeat Blue Jays

Eduardo Nunez homered to cap a five-run rally in the eighth inning as the Minnesota Twins suddenly broke loose to beat the Toronto Blue Jays 5-3 Saturday. The Twins had been shut out on just one hit – a double by Nunez – by J.A. Happ and trailed 2-0 going into the eighth. They came back to win for only …

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Dahntay Jones Suspended One Game for Groin Hit on Bismack Biyombo

Cleveland’s Dahntay Jones has been suspended for one game by the NBA for striking Raptor Bismack Biyombo in the groin. The league also fined Raptors coach Dwane Casey $25,000 (U.S.) on Sunday for his criticisms of the officiating. Biyombo stayed on his knees on the court after time expired in Game 3 on Saturday night after Jones hit him with …

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St. Louis Beats San Jose 6-3 to Even Series at Two Games Apiece

Troy Brouwer and Kyle Brodziak each scored twice, Jake Allen stopped 31 shots in his first start of the post-season and the St. Louis Blues bounced back from consecutive shutout losses to beat the San Jose Sharks 6-3 on Saturday to even the Western Conference final at two games apiece. Coach Ken Hitchcock hoped the change in goalie would spark …

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Orlando’s Kaka and Toronto FC’s Giovinco Top MLS Salaries in 2016

Orlando’s Kaka remains the highest-paid player in MLS this season at US$7,167,500. Toronto star striker Sebastian Giovinco is not far behind at $7.116 million. TFC midfielder/captain Michael Bradley is making $6.5 million while forward Jozy Altdore is pulling down $4.825 million. The three designated players come at a combined cost of $18.44 million. Read More..

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Muirfield Loses British Open Rights After Vote Against Female Members

Muirfield Golf Club, the site of 16 British Opens and the source of the written Rules of Golf, dating to 1744, has been stripped of the right to host the event after voting against allowing female members. Of the 648 eligible voters, 616 cast ballots, with 397 members in favor of admitting women. The resolution fell 35 votes short of …

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Tokyo 2020 Bid to Be Investigated After Report of Payment

A Japanese official who led the successful bid for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics said on Wednesday the Japanese Olympic Committee (JOC) plans to investigate the bidding after questions were raised about payments by the bid committee. Media has reported the bid team made payments totalling more than $2 million to a Singapore bank account linked to Papa Massata Diack, son …

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Roger Federer Pulls Out of French Open, Ending Record Run

Roger Federer has pulled out of the French Open, ending his record of appearing in 65 consecutive Grand Slam tournaments dating back to 2000. The 17-time major champion, who had a knee operation this year but returned to play at the Monte Carlo Masters in early April, has been dealing with a back problem that has limited his schedule in …

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Golfer Phil Mickelson Named in Insider Trading Complaint

The Securities and Exchange Commission has sued professional golfer Phil Mickelson, saying he profited from an insider trading scheme conducted by a former corporate director and a professional gambler. The SEC also alleged in its civil suit filed Thursday that a gambler named William Walters received tips and business information about Dean Foods Co. from former Dean Foods director Thomas …

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