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Ex-San Francisco 49ers player Ray McDonald charged with rape

The former defensive end has been charged with rape by intoxication, and current 49ers linebacker Ahmad Brooks has been charged with sexual battery of the same woman on the same night.

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Rafael Nadal plays ‘strip tennis’

The tennis star is in NYC promoting a fashion line before the start of the U.S. Open.

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PGA: Barclays preview 2015

The top 125 in the FedExCup Standings head to Plainfield Country Club for the first leg of the playoffs. Who will survive and advance to the Deutsche Bank Championship?

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Thursday’s Sports Minute

Here's a look at some of the big sports stories making headlines today, Thursday, Aug. 27.

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Little League World Series Roundup

Tokyo got down to its final strike before tying it in the bottom of the sixth inning with a single, then rallied again to overcame a two-run deficit in the eighth for a 5-4 victory

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Redskins’ Galette injuries left ankle during practice

The Redskins were having Galette's ankle checked when Gruden met with reporters after practice, and the coach wasn't happy with the situation.

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Worker killed, another hurt at new Vikings stadium site

The contractor overseeing construction of the new Minnesota Vikings stadium says it's not yet known how a worker fell to his death on the project.

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U.S. OPEN: Djokovic, Serena Williams named top seeds

Serena Williams is aiming to complete the first calendar-year grand slam in 27 years when the U.S. Open begins on Monday in New York.

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Tennessee experiments with ‘sleep coaching’

Tennessee is studying its football players' sleep habits to make sure they don't get caught napping when a game's on the line.

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Wilson tributes flow among calls for safety review

Wilson, a seven-time winner in IndyCar racing, died after suffering a severe head injury during a wreck in the closing laps of an IndyCar race at Pocono Raceway on Sunday.

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Day hopes to unseat Spieth as player of the year

Newly-crowned PGA Champion Jason Day sees the FedExCup playoffs as the opportunity for a challenge to world No. 1 Jordan Spieth in the voting for the PGA Tour Player of the Year award.

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Wednesday’s Sports Minute

Here's a look at some of the big sports stories making headlines today, Wednesday, Aug. 26.

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ESPN takes Schilling off LLWS broadcast after tweet

Schilling retweeted a post that said, "Only 5-10% of Muslims are extremists. In 1940, only 7% of Germans were Nazis. How'd that go?" The post was soon removed from his Twitter feed.

New York Jets quarterback Michael Vick (1) fakes a handoff to fullback John Conner (38) in the first half of an NFL football game against the Kansas City Chiefs in Kansas City, Mo., Sunday, Nov. 2, 2014.

Steelers sign QB Michael Vick to 1-year deal

The Steelers signed the four-time Pro Bowler to a one-year deal on Tuesday night, hopeful there's enough game left in the 35-year-old's still dangerous legs to provide the defending AFC North champions some insurance.

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While chasing Bolt, Gatlin shakes off criticism at worlds

"All I ask for is respect," Gatlin said. "You don't have to cheer for me or be my fan. But I look for respect from the next man."

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Texans’ QB Mallett stung by losing starting job to Hoyer

Coach Bill O'Brien, who announced the decision on Monday, wouldn't expect Mallett to be happy about losing the job and says it shows what kind of competitor he is.

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Blatter says he’ll be appreciated when he’s gone

Outgoing FIFA president Sepp Blatter believes his critics will realize they have been wrong and will recognize his achievements once he has left soccer's world governing body.

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Watch John Cena confront Jon Stewart

The Cenation leader has words with former "Daily Show" host Jon Stewart, who cost Cena the U.S. Championship at SummerSlam.

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Florida State star running back acquitted in battery trial

A star running back for FSU was acquitted of a misdemeanor battery charge despite testimony from a young woman who told jurors he punched her in the mouth outside a bar.

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IndyCar driver Justin Wilson dies from head injury

The seven-time IndyCar winner was hit by a large piece of debris from the car of Sage Karam during a race on Sunday .

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This week’s top sports shots

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A look at some of this week's biggest plays and best moments in sports.

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This weekend’s sports schedule

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Here's a look at some of this weekend's big sporting events.

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Bills cut Enemkpali, other notable NFL roster moves

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Buffalo Bills linebacker IK Enemkpali defends during the second half of a preseason NFL football game against the Pittsburgh Steelers on Saturday, Aug. 29, 2015, in Orchard Park, N.Y. (AP Photo/Bill Wippert)

The Bills have released Ikemefuna Enemkpali three weeks after acquiring the linebacker who broke the jaw of New York Jets quarterback Geno Smith, along with other moves across the NFL.

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Fall TV: What to watch

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Fall is here and that means it's time to clear your DVRs and get ready for a new season of shows.

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Elijah Holyfield, son of Evander, says he will sign with Georgia

In this Friday, Sept. 26, 2014 photo, Woodward Academy running back Elijah Holyfield, son of five-time boxing champion Evander Holyfield, runs against Eagle's Landing Christian in the first half of a high school football game in Stockbridge, Ga. Colleges from Oregon to Ohio State to Georgia are taking notice, especially after the young Holyfield started off his season with a seven-touchdown game. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

Holyfield, a powerful runner, emerged as a national recruit in 2014, when he ran for more than 1,700 yards and scored 28 touchdowns. He was ranked by Scout.com as the No. 13 running back in the nation.

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