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Wednesday’s Sports Minute

Here is a look at the top sports stories making headlines today, Wednesday, Sept. 24.

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Adorable little league fail

After winning their first home game, the Wallkill Mighty Mites attempted to run through a banner. You won't believe what happens next.

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Jeter beloved for what is ‘good in the game’

Jeter will play his last regular season home game on Thursday in what is sure to be an emotional night for a player about to take his place in the pantheon of Yankee greats.

In this Friday, Aug. 8, 2014 photograph, Tony Stewart stands in the garage area after a practice session for Sunday's NASCAR Sprint Cup Series auto race at Watkins Glen International, in Watkins Glen N.Y. Stewart struck and killed Kevin Ward Jr., 20, a sprint car driver who had climbed from his car and was on the track trying to confront Stewart during a race at Canandaigua Motorsports Park in upstate New York on Saturday night. Ontario County Sheriff Philip Povero said his department's investigation is not criminal and that Stewart was "fully cooperative" and appeared "very upset" over what had happened.

Tony Stewart will not face charges in deadly crash

A grand jury has decided against charging NASCAR star Tony Stewart in the August death of Tony Ward at a sprint car race in upstate New York. District Attorney Michael Tantillo also said Ward was under the influence of marijuana that night "enough to impair judgment."

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Goodell meets 11 former players about NFL conduct

BARRY WILNER, AP Pro Football Writer NEW YORK (AP) — NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and chief assistant Troy Vincent have…

RIP ROB: Bironas had just married Rachel Bradshaw in June. Photo: Associated Press

Student: Ex-Titan chased him, friends before crash

A college student told a 911 dispatcher that a man he later identified as Rob Bironas chased he and his friends, then tried to hit their pickup truck minutes before the former Titans kicker's fatal crash.

Clemson coach Dabo Swinney reacts at the end of regulation against Florida State in an NCAA college football game in Tallahassee, Fla., Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014. Florida State defeated Clemson 23-17 in overtime.

Coach: Clemson center threatened after bad snap

Clemson coach Dabo Swinney says center Ryan Norton received threatening messages on social media after his bad snap in a loss to No. 1 Florida State last weekend.

Philadelphia Eagles cornerback Cary Williams moves off the field after NFL football practice at the team's training facility, Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014, in Philadelphia.

Eagles CB Williams apologizes for remarks

Williams questioned coach Chip Kelly's practice habits in the locker room after the game Sunday, specifically Kelly's bringing the team in for a light walkthrough early last week, one day after it played a Monday night game in Indianapolis.

Washington Capitals hockey captain Alex Ovechkin, center, flanked by teammates Braden Holtby, left, and Nicklas Backstrom, of Sweden, right, pose for a photo wearing the teams uniform for the 2015 Bridgestone Winter Classic hockey game, Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014, during an unveiling at Nationals Park in Washington. The Capitals will Play the Chicago Blackhawks in the game that will be played New Years Day.

Ovechkin, Capitals unveil Winter Classic uniforms

The Washington Capitals have unveiled the uniforms they'll wear when they host the Chicago Blackhawks in the NHL's Winter Classic on Jan. 1 at Nationals Park.

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Super Bowl gets LED lighting upgrade

When the big game kicks off next year it will be played under new lighting.

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Depleted Steelers sign linebacker James Harrison

Harrison retired as a member of the Steelers less than three weeks ago after spending the 2013 season with the Cincinnati Bengals.

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Babe Ruth’s original Yankees contract up for sale

The baseball legend's first New York Yankees contract is expected to fetch over $1 million when it goes up for auction next month.

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Tuesday’s Sports Minute

Here is a look at the big sports stories making news today, Tuesday, Sept. 23.

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Ravens owner apologizes for not demanding Ray Rice video

The owner of the Baltimore Ravens apologized, saying it "never crossed my mind" and he was "deeply sorry."

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Bears strike early to hold off Jets

The Jets trailed 14-0 early on and while the home side battled hard to come back, getting within five points in the fourth quarter, the Bears were able to hold them out.

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Boxing champ Mike Tyson helped rescue a crash victim

The former world heavyweight came to the aid of a motorcyclist who crashed on an interstate in Las Vegas last week.

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Football player’s inspiring speech

This Austin, Texas high school football star has words everyone should live by and his post-game speech is going viral.

Chicago Bears' helmets sit on the bench during the second half of an NFL football pre-season game against the Carolina Panthers in Charlotte, N.C., Friday, Aug. 9, 2013. The Panthers won 24-17.

Monday Night Football: Bears hold on to beat Jets 27-19

Jay Cutler threw two touchdown passes to Martellus Bennett, and the Chicago Bears took advantage of some early mistakes by the New York Jets before holding on for a 27-19 victory Monday night.

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Braves fire GM Frank Wren after missing playoffs

The Atlanta Braves have fired general manager Frank Wren. The move was announced Monday by team president John Schuerholz, one day after the team was eliminated from the NL playoff race.

Baltimore Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti walks on the field before an NFL football game against the Pittsburgh Steelers, Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014, in Baltimore.

Baltimore Ravens owner critical of ESPN report

Steve Bisciotti has criticized a report that suggests he and other team officials tried to persuade the NFL to be lenient on Ray Rice after the running back was arrested for knocking out his then-fiancee in an Atlantic City elevator.

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Robin gig has gone to the girls

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The superhero sidekick is set for a sex change in the upcoming "Batman V. Superman: Dawn of Justice" film.

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Wild World Series: Perfect Royals, tested Giants

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Playoff-perfect Kansas City will meet San Francisco on baseball's biggest stage.

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Leagues file to stop New Jersey sports betting

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New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie speaks during a rally for Pennsylvania Republican Gov. Tom Corbett who is seeking a second term, Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014, at Valley Forge Military Academy in Wayne, Pa.

The nation's 4 major pro sports leagues and the NCAA want to stop New Jersey's plans to allow legal sports betting, just days before it's due to start.

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Barkley to tip off NBA season in Times Square

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Former Philadelphia 76er Charles Barkley talks to fans before the 76ers' NBA basketball game against the San Antonio Spurs on Monday Jan. 21, 2013, in Philadelphia.

Charles Barkley, Kenny Smith, Shaquille O'Neal and Ernie Johnson will host live shows from the New York landmark Oct. 28 on opening night.

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San Fran bans Lorde’s ‘Royals’ for World Series run

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California radio stations have removed the chart-topping song from their playlists.