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Monday’s Sports Minute

Here's a look at the sports news making headlines today, Monday, Aug. 18.

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Florida State starts on top

The defending national champion Florida State are No. 1 in The Associated Press preseason college football poll.

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Jason Statham’s ‘hamster ball’ race victory

The star climbs into a human-sized plastic ball and races against "The Tonight Show" host Jimmy Fallon.

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Madden ratings guru has the players’ attention

He's not a coach, a referee or a drug tester, but NFL players — and millions of fans — can't wait to see what he has to say.

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Serena wins Cincinnati title in final U.S. Open tune-up

Serena Williams finished in style to win her first title at the Western and Southern Open in Cincinnati.

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U.S. extends ‘net neutrality’ comment period to Sept. 15

The Federal Communications Commission wants Americans to weigh in on how they think Internet traffic should be regulated.

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Texas Gov. Perry calls indictment politically motivated

Texas Gov. Rick Perry, a possible Republican presidential candidate in 2016, says an indictment for abuse of power was a political move.

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Man’s $15M ‘poker face’

This guy just won more than $15 million in a high-stakes Vegas poker game ... but his reaction gives new meaning to "poker face."

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‘Turtles’ tops box office again

"Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" topped the weekend box office for a second week, beating" Guardians of the Galaxy" in a battle of superhero misfits.

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This week’s top sports shots

A look at the biggest stories and best photography in sports this week.

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Hospital accidentally declares 200 patients dead

An Australian hospital apologized after mistakenly sending out death notices for 200 of its - very much alive - patients.

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Ferrari fetches $38M at record-setting auction

A 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO Berlinetta has set a new world record for a car sold at auction.

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Fans bid to sleep, dine at ‘Downton Abbey’ for charity

Fans have spent thousands for a chance to sleep at the castle and have their portrait painted.

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Making headlines this week

A look at the week's biggest newsmakers and the stories you won't soon forget.

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This weekend’s sports schedule

A complete look at this weekend's sports schedule.

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Police: Teacher came to class drunk, kept drinking

An Arizona math teacher arrived drunk at her high school and hit the bottle again in the classroom, police say.

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NASCAR tells drivers to stay in car in wake of fatal crash

A new NASCAR rule forbids drivers from getting out of their cars during caution periods in races, following an on-track fatality last weekend.

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Missouri names officer in shooting, cites robbery

Protests over the shooting of an unarmed black teen were boisterous but peaceful as police replaced riot gear-clad local forces and mingled with the crowd.

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Prices moderate as gasoline tumbles

Gas prices fell 2.1 percent last month, after rising in June. Food prices increased 0.4 percent in July.

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Ford recalls 83,250 cars and SUVs

Ford is recalling several models - including the Taurus and Edge - to fix a power problem.

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

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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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U.S. officials: Military mulling more troops to Iraq

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Military planners are weighing the possibility of sending more troops to Iraq to provide additional security around Baghdad.

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Obama: Beheading ‘shocked the conscience’ of the world

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The beheading of James Foley was said to be in revenge for U.S. air strikes against the Iraqi insurgents.

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Attorney General visits racially-charged Ferguson, protests continue

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The prosecutor's office will begin presenting evidence to a grand jury investigating the Aug. 9 shooting death of Michael Brown.

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All hostages freed in overnight Chicago-area standoff

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Two suspects have been arrested after holding eight people - including six children - hostage for nearly 24 hours.