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Former NFL player sentenced in mortgage fraud case

Jimmy HItchcock was sentenced in North Carolina to almost four years in prison for being the ringleader of a multi-million dollar mortgage fraud scheme.

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Poll: NFL sponsors should sever ties over scandals

More than half of Americans say brands should drop sponsorship deals with the NFL over its handling of players accused of domestic violence.

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Ballmer prizes Clippers, a team tested by adversity

The new owner of the L.A. Clippers says the team and its fans are stronger after going through a nasty public fight over racism.

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ESPN suspends Simmons 3 weeks for NFL comments

ESPN has suspended Bill Simmons for three weeks after he repeatedly called NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell a liar during a profane tirade on a podcast. ESPN announced the suspension Wednesday.

Driver Tony Stewart sits in his car during practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup auto race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, Friday, Sept. 19, 2014, Loudon, N.H.

Tony Stewart will not face criminal charges in race car death

NASCAR's Tony Stewart has been cleared of any criminal charges relating to the death of rival Kevin Ward, Jr., who was struck and killed during a sprint car rally.

Phoenix Suns head coach Jeff Hornacek reacts during a timeout as Phoenix Suns guard Eric Bledsoe (2) looks on in the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Los Angeles Lakers, Sunday, March 30, 2014, in Los Angeles.

AP Source: Suns, Bledsoe agree to 5-yr, $70m deal

The deal is considerably more than the four-year, $48 million the Suns initially offered but well below the five-year, $80 million-plus maximum contract Bledsoe sought as a restricted free agent.

New York Yankees' Derek Jeter reacts after striking out with Brett Gardner on first base in the ninth inning of the Yankees' 5-4 loss to the Baltimore Orioles in a baseball game at Yankee Stadium in New York, Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014.

Jeter, Yanks eliminated with 9-5 loss to Orioles

Jeter went 0 for 4 as the designated hitter in his next-to-last game in pinstripes, ending a seven-game hitting streak and dropping his average to .253.

Minnesota Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater (5) drops back to pass in the first half of an NFL football game against the New Orleans Saints in New Orleans, Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014.

Vikings’ Cassel out for season, Bridgewater to start

Cassel is out for the season with broken bones in his left foot. Bridgewater will start in his place Sunday against Atlanta.

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Ex-players to NFL: Bench alleged violators

Former players say NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell must act immediately when someone is accused of domestic violence.

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McIlroy is No. 1, but only 1 of 12 at Gleneagles

He may be the world's top golfer, but at the Ryder Cup Rory McIlroy is just one of 12.

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Wednesday’s Sports Minute

Here is a look at the top sports stories making headlines today, Wednesday, Sept. 24.

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Adorable little league fail

After winning their first home game, the Wallkill Mighty Mites attempted to run through a banner. You won't believe what happens next.

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Jeter beloved for what is ‘good in the game’

Jeter will play his last regular season home game on Thursday in what is sure to be an emotional night for a player about to take his place in the pantheon of Yankee greats.

In this Friday, Aug. 8, 2014 photograph, Tony Stewart stands in the garage area after a practice session for Sunday's NASCAR Sprint Cup Series auto race at Watkins Glen International, in Watkins Glen N.Y. Stewart struck and killed Kevin Ward Jr., 20, a sprint car driver who had climbed from his car and was on the track trying to confront Stewart during a race at Canandaigua Motorsports Park in upstate New York on Saturday night. Ontario County Sheriff Philip Povero said his department's investigation is not criminal and that Stewart was "fully cooperative" and appeared "very upset" over what had happened.

Tony Stewart will not face charges in deadly crash

A grand jury has decided against charging NASCAR star Tony Stewart in the August death of Tony Ward at a sprint car race in upstate New York. District Attorney Michael Tantillo also said Ward was under the influence of marijuana that night "enough to impair judgment."

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Goodell meets 11 former players about NFL conduct

BARRY WILNER, AP Pro Football Writer NEW YORK (AP) — NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and chief assistant Troy Vincent have…

RIP ROB: Bironas had just married Rachel Bradshaw in June. Photo: Associated Press

Student: Ex-Titan chased him, friends before crash

A college student told a 911 dispatcher that a man he later identified as Rob Bironas chased he and his friends, then tried to hit their pickup truck minutes before the former Titans kicker's fatal crash.

Clemson coach Dabo Swinney reacts at the end of regulation against Florida State in an NCAA college football game in Tallahassee, Fla., Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014. Florida State defeated Clemson 23-17 in overtime.

Coach: Clemson center threatened after bad snap

Clemson coach Dabo Swinney says center Ryan Norton received threatening messages on social media after his bad snap in a loss to No. 1 Florida State last weekend.

Philadelphia Eagles cornerback Cary Williams moves off the field after NFL football practice at the team's training facility, Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014, in Philadelphia.

Eagles CB Williams apologizes for remarks

Williams questioned coach Chip Kelly's practice habits in the locker room after the game Sunday, specifically Kelly's bringing the team in for a light walkthrough early last week, one day after it played a Monday night game in Indianapolis.

Washington Capitals hockey captain Alex Ovechkin, center, flanked by teammates Braden Holtby, left, and Nicklas Backstrom, of Sweden, right, pose for a photo wearing the teams uniform for the 2015 Bridgestone Winter Classic hockey game, Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014, during an unveiling at Nationals Park in Washington. The Capitals will Play the Chicago Blackhawks in the game that will be played New Years Day.

Ovechkin, Capitals unveil Winter Classic uniforms

The Washington Capitals have unveiled the uniforms they'll wear when they host the Chicago Blackhawks in the NHL's Winter Classic on Jan. 1 at Nationals Park.

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Super Bowl gets LED lighting upgrade

When the big game kicks off next year it will be played under new lighting.

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Tiger Woods to open restaurant

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Tiger Woods is trying out some new courses.

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NL Wild Card game is tonight on KPUG

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The pitching matchup has left-hander Madison Bumgarner going for the Giants against righty Edinson Volquez. 5:07pm first pitch on KPUG 1170AM.

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‘Rush Hour’ could be headed to the small screen

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The series will reportedly follow the style of the movies.

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