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April 16, 2014 - 3:14pm
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PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A federal judge in Philadelphia has again denied preliminary approval of the proposed $765 million settlement of NFL concussion claims.

U.S. District Judge Anita Brody's order Wednesday also denies class-action status to lawsuits filed by thousands of retired players, at least for now.

The ruling comes after Brody asked lawyers for more details to support claims the fund would cover up to 20,000 players for 65 years. Young players...

April 16, 2014 - 3:10pm
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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Blake Griffin has been suspended for a game after getting his 16th technical foul this season.

NBA president of operations Rod Thorn announced the suspension, and Griffin will sit out the regular-season finale on Wednesday night against Portland.

NBA rules state a player or coach is automatically suspended a game once he receives his 16th technical. For every two additional technicals, the player or coach will be automatically...

April 16, 2014 - 3:08pm
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Work resumes at stadium hosting World Cup opener
April 16, 2014 - 3:07pm
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CINCINNATI (AP) — Johnny Cueto pitched his third career shutout against the team that beat him in the playoffs, and Joey Votto hit a two-run homer that led the Cincinnati Reds over the Pittsburgh Pirates 4-0 Wednesday for their first winning series this season.

Cueto (1-2) had his way with the lineup that beat him 6-2 in the NL wild card playoff at PNC Park last year. He limited the Pirates to three hits and struck out a career-high 12 during his first shutout since 2011...

April 16, 2014 - 3:05pm
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MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — Kansas State basketball coach Bruce Weber has received a one-year contract extension through 2018-19 after leading the Wildcats to 47 wins in his first two seasons — the most by any coach during that span in school history.

Weber led Kansas State to a 20-13 record last season and an NCAA tournament appearance, Weber's second straight and the fifth straight trip for the program, a school record. Weber was the 2012-13 Big 12 Coach of the Year in his...

April 16, 2014 - 3:04pm
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WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) — The Winnipeg Jets confirmed Paul Maurice as their new head coach for the next four years Wednesday

Maurice took the Jets to an 18-12-5 record over 35 games after Claude Noel was fired.

"He's an impressive hockey coach but he's an impressive person as well," general manager Kevin Cheveldayoff said of Maurice, who took over in mid-January.

"He walked in and he made a tremendous impact from the moment he...

April 16, 2014 - 3:01pm
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CINCINNATI (AP) — Pirates left fielder Jose Tabata was helped off the field on Wednesday after he slammed into the outfield wall while making a catch in the fifth inning.

Tabata caught up with Brayan Pena's fly ball just in front of the wall and turned at the last moment, hitting the wall hard with his left side. He fell to the ground, held up his glove to show he still had the ball and remained down for several minutes. A trainer examined his neck, jaw and head. The...

April 16, 2014 - 2:57pm
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KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) — Jamaica's anti-doping agency is acknowledging that sample collection procedures in sprinter Veronica Campbell-Brown's positive test were "inconsistent" with international standards.

In a statement published on Wednesday, the executive director of the Jamaica Anti-Doping Commission says that no partial sample kits were used in the collection process when Campbell-Brown's sample was collected at a May meet. Carey Brown added there was no permission...

April 16, 2014 - 2:50pm
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April 16, 2014 - 2:50pm
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NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Pelicans general manager Dell Demps says all five of New Orleans' injured regulars should be ready for the start of next training camp.

Demps, who spoke as the Pelicans prepared for Wednesday night's season finale against Houston, says the results of guard Eric Gordon's left knee surgery, also scheduled Wednesday, are pending. But Demps says the procedure has been described to him as an arthroscopic "clean up."

Demps says Ryan...

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