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Mo’ne Davis, team out of Little League World Series

Star pitcher Mo'ne Davis and her team are out of the running.

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Friday’s Sports Minute

Here is a look at the sports news making headlines today, Friday, Aug. 22.

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U.S. keeper Howard to take year off from international duty

U.S national team goalkeeper Tim Howard says he will take a year off from international duty in order to spend more time with his family.

The 16 Little League baseball teams from around the world line the field at Volunteer Stadium during the opening ceremony of the 2014 Little League World Series tournament in South Williamsport, Pa., Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014.

No Mo’ne on mound, Philly loses to Chicago in LLWS

Chicago is making its first appearance in 31 years in the Little League World Series. The victory sends the Great Lakes champs into the U.S. title game on Saturday against Las Vegas.

Pittsburgh Steelers running back LeGarrette Blount, right, tries to strip the ball from fellow Steelers running back Le'Veon Bell in a drill during a combined NFL football training camp session with the Buffalo Bills in Latrobe, Pa. on Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014.

Bell & Blount play in Eagles victory over Steelers

Steelers running backs Le'Veon Bell and LeGarrette Blount both played one day after each was arrested for marijuana offenses. Bell finished with 23 yards on nine carries, while Blount ran for 32 yards on seven carries.

Detroit Tigers starting pitcher David Price delivers to the Tampa Bay Rays during the fourth inning of a baseball game Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014, in St. Petersburg, Fla.

David Price throws one-hitter but Rays beat Tigers 1-0

With Detroit's loss, the Mariners now have a half-game advantage over the Tigers for the second wild card spot.

United States' goalkeeper Tim Howard gestures to his teammates after making a save during the World Cup round of 16 soccer match between Belgium and the USA at the Arena Fonte Nova in Salvador, Brazil, Tuesday, July 1, 2014.

Keeper Tim Howard taking break from US team

The three-time World Cup veteran has asked U.S. coach Jurgen Klinsmann not to consider him for selection to the roster until September 2015.

Minnesota Lynx’ Maya Moore gestures during the first half of a WNBA basketball game against the Connecticut Sun, Sunday, July 27, 2014, in Uncasville, Conn.

Lynx’s Moore wins WNBA MVP award

Minnesota's Maya Moore has won the WNBA most valuable player award after leading the league in scoring.

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European soccer clubs opening U.S. academies

More American kids are harboring dreams of becoming the next David Beckham or Leo Messi.

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Thursday’s Sports Minute

Here are the sports headlines making news today, Thursday, Aug. 21.

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Stewart to skip third race since fatal crash

Tony Stewart will skip this weekend's NASCAR race at the Bristol Motor Speedway.

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Cowboys still the NFL’s ‘most valuable’

The Dallas Cowboys are the most valuable team for an eighth consecutive year.

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Katy Perry, Coldplay frontrunners for Super Bowl halftime

The artists are among those being considered to perform for the halftime show of the NFL's biggest game.

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Mickelson sets sights on Olympic campaign

Five-times major winner Phil Mickelson has set his sights on a campaign to realize a golfing dream at the Rio Olympics.

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LLWS: Las Vegas spoils Mo’ne’s night, beats Philly 8-1

The win puts Las Vegas in Saturday's U.S. title game and sends Philadelphia into an elimination game on Thursday night against Chicago's Jackie Robinson team.

Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel (2) throws as Brian Hoyer, right, watches before a preseason NFL football game at Ford Field in Detroit, Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014.

Hoyer gets starting job over Manziel

Browns coach Mike Pettine has picked Brian Hoyer as starting quarterback over rookie Johnny Manziel.

FILE - In this April 4, 2014 file photo, former Buffalo Bills quarterback Jim Kelly gestures during the first half of an NBA basketball game between the New York Knicks and the Washington Wizards, in New York. Kelly established a charitable foundation in honor of a son who died of a rare neurological disorder. Now it's the Hall of Fame quarterback who needs assistance during what's been a yearlong battle with jaw and sinus cancer.

Jim Kelly’s follow-up exam shows no sign of cancer

Jim Kelly shows no evidence of sinus cancer three months after the Buffalo Bills Hall of Fame quarterback completed radiation and chemotherapy treatments.

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Schilling blames chewing tobacco for mouth cancer

Former major league pitcher Curt Schilling says he's battling mouth cancer and blames 30 years of chewing tobacco use.

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7 charged with trespassing at Ray Allen’s home

Seven people accused of walking through an unlocked door at the home of former Miami Heat player Ray Allen have been charged with trespassing.

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Defending champ Serena Williams top seed for U.S. Open

Serena Williams has been top-seeded for the U.S. Open where she will seek to win the women's singles title for a third consecutive year.

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Right guard Boone passes physical, rejoins 49ers

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The 27-year-old Boone reached agreement on a restructured $6 million, two-year contract Sunday. The 49ers requested a roster exemption and Boone must be added to the 53-man roster before he can play.

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Kirk rallies to win the Deutsche Bank Championship

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Chris Kirk closed with a 5-under 66 on Monday to win the Deutsche Bank Championship and bolster his case for a Ryder Cup pick.

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Houston Astros fire manager Bo Porter

Houston Astros manager Bo Porter is seen during batting practice of a spring exhibition baseball game against the Washington Nationals in Kissimmee, Fla., Sunday, March 16, 2014.

HOUSTON (AP) — The Houston Astros have fired manager Bo Porter in his second season with the club. General manager…

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Jennifer Lawrence threatens action over nude photos

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Lawrence's representative has threatened to prosecute those behind a nude photo leak affecting dozens of A-list celebrities.

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Family of seriously ill Joan Rivers ‘keeping fingers crossed’

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Joan Rivers remains in serious condition after suffering cardiac arrest.

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