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PHOTOS: Chicago celebrates Little League champs

The Jackie Robinson West All Stars, Chicago's first all-black team to claim the U.S. title, were welcomed home in a big way.

Southern California coach Steve Sarkisian watches his players train during NCAA college football practice Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014, in Los Angeles.

USC’s Shaw admits to lying about injuries, rescue¬†

USC coach Steve Sarkisian says the Trojans are "extremely disappointed in Josh." Shaw is a team captain and a key starter

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Browns WR Gordon suspended for 2014 season

Browns star wide receiver Josh Gordon has been suspended by the NFL one year for violating the league's substance abuse policy.

In this Aug. 16, 2014, photo, Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice (27) carries during an NFL preseason football game against the Dallas Cowboys in Arlington, Texas. Ravens running back Ray Rice is sitting out two games for domestic violence. A positive marijuana test, meanwhile, means Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon will miss a full year.

Experts want to see NFL act on domestic violence

Critics of the NFL's arbitrary policy toward domestic violence point to the contrast between the punishments

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Teenager gatecrashes Serena and Federer party

Despite boasting 34 grand slam singles titles between them, Serena Williams and Roger Federer were forced to share the spotlight with a 15-year-old.

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CBS Sports to air all-women sports talk show

CBS said Tuesday the weekly hour-long, prime-time program on the cable channel will be the first of its kind.

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Houston Astrodome’s future could be as waterpark

The newest proposal for repurposing the landmark envisions turning the stadium into the world's largest indoor park.

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Chicago’s Little League champs return as heroes

Chicago's beloved Little League champions are getting their own parade, from their ballpark on the city's South Side to Millennium Park downtown.

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New AP award to recognize top NFL assistant coach

The Associated Press will recognize the NFL's top assistant coach with a new award beginning this season.

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Experts want to see NFL act on domestic violence

Critics of the NFL's arbitrary policy toward domestic violence say it's time for the league to crack down on players who hurt women.

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Wednesday’s Sports Minute

A look at the big sports stories you'll be talking about today, Wednesday, Aug. 27.

Real Madrid's Angel Di Maria, right, duels for the ball with Atletico Madrid's Juan Fran during a Spanish Super Cup soccer match at Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid, Spain, Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014 .

Man United signs Angel Di Maria for $99 million

Manchester United has signed Argentina midfielder Angel Di Maria from Real Madrid for a British-record fee of 59.7 million pounds ($99 million).

New England Patriots guard Logan Mankins (70) watches from the bench during an NFL football game against the Indianapolis Colts in Foxborough, Mass. Sunday, Dec. 4, 2011.

Buccaneers trade for Patriots G Logan Mankins

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers addressed a need to upgrade their struggling offensive line by obtaining six-time Pro Bowl guard Logan Mankins from the New England Patriots for tight end Tim Wright and a draft pick.

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USC investigating Josh Shaw’s ‘hero’ claim

USC is looking into whether the star player actually hurt himself the way he says he did.

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Djokovic, Sharapova sparkle after others toil

A steamy first day proved more than a little stressful for several of the U.S. Open favorites.

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NFL, FIFA, others in “think tank” on concussions

Officials from the NFL, FIFA and other sports organizations are banding together for better ways to identify and treat concussions.

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Tuesday’s Sports Minute

A look at the big sports headlines making news today, Tuesday, Aug. 26.

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Slow down! Refs want to hit pause on up-tempo play

College football officials have formalized pace-of-play procedures in an effort to slow the game down.

Minnesota Vikings quarterback Matt Cassel throws a pass against the Kansas City Chiefs during the first half of an NFL preseason football game in Kansas City, Mo., Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014.

Zimmer names Matt Cassel as Vikings starting QB

Minnesota Vikings coach Mike Zimmer has named veteran Matt Cassel as the team's starting quarterback for the season opener

Andy Murray, of the United Kingdom, returns a shot against Robin Haase, of the Netherlands, during the opening round of the 2014 U.S. Open tennis tournament, Monday, Aug. 25, 2014, in New York.

Murray moves on in day 1 of the US Open

The U.S. Open, the last Grand Slam tennis tournament of the year, is underway in New York.

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Today’s celebrity birthdays

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These celebrities will celebrate their birthdays on Labor Day.

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Kasey Kahne holds off Kenseth to win Atlanta shootout

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Kasey Kahne grabbed the lead on the restart following a caution with 23 laps remaining and held off Matt Kenseth in a two-lap shootout to win the NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Atlanta Motor Speedway on Sunday night.

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Fred Couples wins Champions Tour event

Fred Couples walks up to the ninth green during the second round of the Masters golf tournament Friday, April 11, 2014, in Augusta, Ga.

Fred Couples won the Champions Tour's Shaw Charity Classic on Sunday, chipping in for eagle for a course-record 9-under 61 and beating Billy Andrade with a tap-in birdie on the first hole of a playoff.

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FC Kansas City wins NWSL title over Seattle, 2-1

Seattle Reign FC goalie Hope Solo waves to fans after an NWSL soccer game against the Sky Blue FC Saturday, June 28, 2014, in Seattle. Solo was arrested at a suburban Seattle home on suspicion of assaulting her sister and 17-year-old nephew a week ago, then pleaded not guilty and was released without bail after a court appearance Monday, June 23. She was eligible to play in Saturday's match, but did not start.

Amy Rodriguez scored twice as FC Kansas City won the National Women's Soccer League title with a 2-1 win over Seattle Reign FC at Starfire Stadium on Sunday.

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Down at half, US beats Turkey in basketball worlds

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Kenneth Faried scored 22 points, Anthony Davis all of his 19 in the second half, and the U.S. rebounded from a rare deficit at halftime to beat Turkey 98-77 on Sunday in the Basketball World Cup.