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Malala, Satyarthi win Nobel Peace Prize

OSLO, Norway (AP) — Taliban attack survivor Malala Yousafzai became the youngest Nobel winner ever as she and Kailash Satyarthi of India won the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday for working to protect children from slavery, extremism and child labor at great risk to their own lives....
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Harris’ attorney says woman was ‘sexual aggressor’

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The attorney for suspended Florida quarterback Treon Harris released a detailed statement Thursday, saying the woman was the “sexual aggressor” as he staunchly defended his client against assault allegations made against him. Huntley Johnson...
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Texas’ Strong newcomer to Texas-Oklahoma rivalry

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — When Charlie Strong leads Texas through the Cotton Bowl tunnel to play No. 11 Oklahoma, he’ll get his first taste of one of the fiercest rivalries in college football. He’ll hear the sounds of the State Fair and get his first whiff of the aromas...
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Goodell: Arbiter decides if he testifies on Rice

NEW YORK (AP) — NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said Wednesday night it’s up to a neutral arbiter to decide whether he should testify during an appeal of Ray Rice’s indefinite suspension. “I don’t think that’s my decision,” Goodell said, saying...
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NFL penalties up more than 2 per game this season

The NFL’s emphasis on defensive-backfield penalties has contributed to an average of more than two extra flags every game this season, a 15 percent rise from 2013. And the man in charge of officiating is OK with that. Most of the increase comes thanks to passing-game rules...
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NHL’s Bettman now dean of commissioners

National Hockey League Commissioner Gary Bettman is interviewed in his office, in New York, Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2014. Bettman is flattered that North American cities without hockey teams are interested in adding one to their towns, but it just isn’t in the plans Bettman said...
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NFL owners approve sale of Bills to Pegulas

NEW YORK (AP) — Admitting it was a dream come true, Terry Pegula and wife Kim were unanimously approved by NFL owners Wednesday as new owners of the Buffalo Bills. The Pegulas, who already own the NHL’s Buffalo Sabres, expect the sale to be finalized by the end of the...
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December trial date set in Peterson abuse case

CONROE, Texas (AP) — Adrian Peterson won’t be coming back to the field any time soon. A Texas judge on Wednesday tentatively set a Dec. 1 trial date for the Minnesota Vikings star running back on a charge of felony child abuse for using a wooden switch to discipline...