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NCAA settles head-injury suit, will change rules
CHICAGO (AP) -- The NCAA agreed on Tuesday to help athletes with head injuries in a proposed settlement of a class-action lawsuit that college sports' governing body touted as a major step forward but that critics say doesn't go nearly far enough....

NCAA proposed settlement raises medical questions
CHICAGO (AP) -- A key feature of a proposed settlement of a head-injury lawsuit against the NCAA is the creation of a $70 million fund to pay for medical evaluations of current and former college players in several sports. The provision raises some sticky medical questions. Here are some of them:...

Column: NCAA may not be bumbling idiots after all
Two down, one big one to go....

Sam factor prepares Rams for sensitivity session
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- To guard against another bullying scandal, NFL teams are holding sensitivity sessions during training camp....

'Out of nowhere': Twins add undrafted 24-year-old
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- In one of their craziest scouting experiences, the Minnesota Twins have reached a deal with a 24-year-old pitching prospect who has thrown 100 mile per hour fastballs but has never been drafted....

Rory McIlroy ready to get back to work
AKRON, Ohio (AP) -- The claret jug is not out of sight. Rory McIlroy is just trying to get it out of his mind....

Byron Scott sees swift title contention for Lakers
EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (AP) -- Byron Scott was a key component of the Los Angeles Lakers' Showtime teams, a smooth shooting guard with sizzling competitive fire. He believes his purple-and-gold championship pedigree makes him the ideal coach to return the struggling 16-time champions to NBA contention....

ESPN suspends Smith for comments on abuse
NEW YORK (AP) -- ESPN has suspended outspoken sportscaster Stephen A. Smith for a week because of his comments about domestic abuse suggesting women should make sure that they don't do anything to provoke an attack....

NBA, Clippers eager for Sterling out, Ballmer in
The NBA and the Los Angeles Clippers are ready to move on, even if Donald Sterling wants to keep fighting....

Player gets nearly $1M in Offerman bat attack case
BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) -- A minor league baseball player hit by former major leaguer Jose Offerman in a 2007 baseball bat attack won nearly $1 million in a lawsuit on Tuesday, an attorney said....

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