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Wednesday’s Sports Minute

Here is the latest sports news making headlines today, Wednesday, Aug. 20.

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Vikings reach settlement with former punter Kluwe

Minnesota reached a settlement with former punter Chris Kluwe over his claim that he was released by the team for supporting same-sex marriage.

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Armstrong living positive life but problems not over

A cancer survivor and hero to millions, Armstrong was stripped of his seven Tour de France victories and banned for life from racing.

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Ohio State QB Miller out for season

The Ohio State Buckeyes will be without their star quarterback in 2014.

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Suarez pledges to never bite again

The Barcelona striker was officially presented to fans at an event delayed because of his suspension for biting an opponent at the World Cup.

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Oklahoma suspends top freshman RB for entire season

Joe Mixon, one of the school's top recruits in 2014, will miss the entire college football season.

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Tuesday’s Sports Minute

Here are the sports headlines you'll be talking about today, Tuesday, Aug. 19.

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Jay Z sets sights on boxing

The rapper-turned-sports agent is venturing into boxing and has his sights set on turning unknown fighters into celebrities.

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With Sterling saga over, Ballmer gets ovation from Clipper Nation

With his trademark rambunctious enthusiasm, Steve Ballmer introduced himself to Clippers fans, promising a new era for the NBA team.

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Prigioni: U.S. vulnerable without big names

The United States will be missing its biggest names at the Aug. 30-Sept. 14 basketball World Cup.

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Nadal out of U.S. Open with wrist injury

Rafa Nadal has pulled out of his U.S. Open title defense this month because of a wrist problem.

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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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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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This week’s top sports shots

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

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This weekend’s sports schedule

A complete look at this weekend's sports schedule.

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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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NFL considers tougher standards on domestic violence

The NFL is considering tougher penalties for domestic violence in the wake of the uproar created by the two-game ban for Ravens running back Ray Rice.

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Redskins appeal trademark ruling

The Washington Redskins filed an appeal to overturn a decision that canceled trademarks considered disparaging to Native Americans.

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NFL sets new standards on domestic violence punishment

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Players will be subject to a 6-week suspension for their first domestic violence offense.

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Gabrielle Union, Dwayne Wade swear wedding guests to secrecy

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Guests will have to sign a confidentiality agreement before they can attend.

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Survey: Americans’ pessimism on economy has grown

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Despite many signs of economic recovery, Americans are more worried than they were right after the Great Recession.

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U.S. economy grew at brisk 4.2 percent in second quarter

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After a bleak start to the year, the economy rebounded vigorously in the April-June quarter.

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Search efforts to resume for missing National Guard pilot

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Rescuers have resumed searching for a pilot who went missing after an F-15 fighter jet crashed in a remote area of western Virginia.