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Boston mayor wants ban on chewing tobacco at ballparks

Public health officials, advocates, and former Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling are among those supporting the proposal.

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Jays’ Sanchez gets three-game ban for bench-clearing brawl

Toronto Blue Jays pitcher Aaron Sanchez has been suspended for three games and manager John Gibbons for one following a bench-clearing confrontation with the Kansas City Royals

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Wednesday’s Sports Minute

Here's a look at some of the big sports stories making headlines today, Wednesday, Aug. 5.

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Mayweather announces Sept. 12 fight with Andre Berto

Mayweather posted an announcement of the fight Tuesday on several social media outlets. The bout will be televised on pay-per-view by the Showtime network.

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Sanchez has been suspended for three games and manager John Gibbons for one for their roles in Sunday's brawling game between the Blue Jays and Kansas City Royals.

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NFL union releases Brady testimony in “Deflategate”

The NFL Players Association released the 457-page transcript of his June testimony in the deflated balls controversy in a filing Tuesday in Manhattan federal court.

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Legal case involving Ole Miss’ Tunsil, stepfather dismissed

Both men had filed misdemeanor domestic violence charges against each other following an alleged fight in June. Lafayette County Justice Court records showed the charges were dismissed on Monday.

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Report: Texans RB Arian Foster might need groin surgery

Foster will miss likely miss the beginning of the season and possibly placed on short-term injured reserve, according to ESPN.com's Tania Ganguli.

Former Lion running back Mel Farr passed away on Thursday, August 4.

Former Lions’ running back Mel Farr dies

Farr of the Detroit Lions was the NFL's Offensive Rookie of the Year in 1970. He spent his entire seven year career with the Lions and finished with just over 3,000 yards rushing.

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Dombrowski out as Tigers’ president, GM; Al Avila takes over

Dombrowski joined the Tigers as team president in 2002. He replaced Randy Smith as general manager after the team lost the first six games of the season.

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After death of 9-year-old, no more bat boys and girls

The National Baseball Congress is suspending the use of bat boys and girls during its World Series in Kansas following the death of a 9-year-old boy who was hit by a bat.

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WATCH: WWE salutes the late ‘Rowdy’ Roddy Piper

One of the most iconic wrestlers in the history of the WWE died last week at the age of 61.

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Stanley Cup winner Schneider new Hall of Famer

Stanley Cup winner Mathieu Schneider is among four new inductees to the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame.

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Prosecutors: Hernandez tipster had sex ties with ex-NFL star

Massachusetts prosecutors said on Monday that an anonymous caller, who told lawyers for former NFL star Aaron Hernandez that one of the jurors who found him guilty of murder should have been disqualified, had a sexual relationship with the athlete.

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Tuesday’s Sports Minute

Here’s a look at some of hte big sports stories making headlines today, Tuesday, Aug. 4. PRICE DEBUTS FOR JAYS…

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Ronda Rousey biopic in the works

Paramount executives have picked up the rights to the 28-year-old's autobiography.

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Daily fantasy sports land in gambling industry crosshairs

Each year millions of Americans draft virtual sports teams online and enter real-money competitions that last only a few hours.

In this Sept. 26, 2013 file photo, fans watch during the third quarter of an NFL football game between the St. Louis Rams and the San Francisco 49ers at the Edward Jones Dome in St. Louis. Pro football may have a firm foothold as America’s game, but in baseball-mad St. Louis the NFL is decidedly second fiddle. The St. Louis Cardinals can anticipate a red army at Busch Stadium for Game 5 of the World Series. Eight blocks away at the antiseptic Edward Jones Dome, the Monday Night Football matchup between the struggling St. Louis Rams and the Seattle Seahawks will likely feature a backdrop of thousands of empty seats.

Judge: St. Louis residents don’t need vote on stadium funds

The St. Louis Rams play in the Edward Jones Dome, which is outdated by NFL standards. The team is weighing a move to Los Angeles

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Bat boy, 9, dies after hit in head by swing at baseball game

The boy was struck by a follow-through swing near the on-deck circle.

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SEC spares no expense in hiring 14 new coordinators

Coaches around the Southeastern Conference have had to do a little extra homework on opposing coordinators during the offseason.

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Today in entertainment history: Sept. 1

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A look back at some of Hollywood's biggest headlines.

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U.S. Open: Serena advances to second round 

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The world's top-ranked player is trying to become the first player since 1988 to complete a calendar Grand Slam.

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Jimbo Fisher names Golson starting QB for No. 10 Florida State

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Fisher says Golson "has a good grasp of things. Making reads, plays and getting on the edge with his legs when he has to,"

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WHAT’S ON: New on Netflix, Amazon & Hulu in September

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September is shaping up to be a good month for streaming some hit movies and the TV series you've been meaning to check out.

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Steelers WR Martavis Bryant suspended for 4 games

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Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Martavis Bryant has been suspended by the NFL for the first four games of the regular season.

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