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49ers release McDonald amid sex assault investigation

San Francisco released defensive tackle Ray McDonald after he was named a suspect in a sexual assault case.

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Judge rebuffs NCAA concussion settlement

A judge has halted a $75-million settlement that aimed to end a massive class-action lawsuit.

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Kurt Busch says he told ex-girlfriend to leave

The NASCAR driver says he repeatedly told his ex-girlfriend to leave the night she claims he assaulted her.

Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler throws before a preseason NFL football game against the Seattle Seahawks, Friday, Aug. 22, 2014, in Seattle.

Reports: Bears benching Cutler

ESPN first reported Wednesday that the Bears were switching quarterbacks, with Jimmy Clausen getting the nod over Cutler for Sunday's game against the Detroit Lions

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Judge rejects NCAA concussions deal

A federal judge has rejected a proposed $75 million head injury settlement with the NCAA as too broad.

San Francisco 49ers' defensive tackle Ray McDonald (91) against the Dallas Cowboys in an NFL football game in San Francisco, Sunday, Sept. 18, 2011.

49ers release McDonald amid further legal trouble

Defensive lineman Ray McDonald has been released by the San Francisco 49ers amid an investigation by San Jose police into McDonald on suspicion of sexual assault.

Pittsburgh head coach Paul Chryst in an NCAA football game between Pittsburgh and Miami on Friday, Nov. 29, 2013 in Pittsburgh.

Wisconsin brings Pitt’s Chryst home as coach

The school made it official on Wednesday, hiring Chryst away from Pittsburgh. The announcement ended days of speculation following the surprising departure of Gary Andersen

Tampa Bay Rays' Wil Myers hits an RBI double during the first inning of a baseball game against the Boston Red Sox in Boston, Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2014.

AP source: Rays send Myers to Padres in big deal

A person with knowledge of the deal says the San Diego Padres have acquired outfielder Wil Myers from the Tampa Bay Rays.

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Wednesday’s Sports Minute

A look at the big sports stories making news today, Wednesday, Dec. 17. GRIZZLIES HALT WARRIORS’ WIN STREAK The Golden…

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U.S. will bid for 2024 Olympic summer games

The United States is seeking to host the summer games for the first time since 1996.

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WATCH: Marcus Mariota’s ‘top 10′ thoughts on the Heisman

The Oregon Ducks QB presents a "Letterman" top 10 list.

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Bucks rookie Parker out for season with knee injury

The highly regarded Milwaukee forward tore a ligament in his left knee.

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MMA fighters sue league, allege antitrust

The lawsuit alleges the Ultimate Fighting Championship is a monopoly that limits the potential earnings of its athletes.

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Bucks F Parker out for season with knee injury

Bucks rookie Jabari Parker will miss the rest of the season after tearing the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee during Monday night's 96-94 win at Phoenix.

From left, Kentucky's Aaron Harrison, Tyler Ulis, and head coach John Calipari pause for a moment during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game, Saturday, Dec. 13, 2014. Kentucky won 84-70.

Kentucky and South Carolina continue to lead the way

Kentucky's Wildcats remain the unanimous choice as No. 1 in the A.P. Top-25 men's basketball poll. Duke, Arizona, Louisville and Wisconsin round out the top five. The Zags sit at #8

TCU head coach Gary Patterson before an NCAA college football game against Kansas in Lawrence, Kan., Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014.

TCU’s Patterson new contract after Big 12 title

TCU coach Gary Patterson has a new contract after leading the Horned Frogs to their first Big 12 title.

San Francisco Giants' Michael Morse hits an RBI single during the fourth inning of Game 7 of baseball's World Series against the Kansas City Royals Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014, in Kansas City, Mo.

AP source: Morse agrees to $16M, 2-year deal with Marlins

Mike Morse agreed to a $16 million, two-year contract with the Marlins, pending a physical, a person familiar with the negotiations said.

Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III passes the ball during the second half of an NFL football game against the Philadelphia Eagles in Philadelphia, Sunday, Nov. 17, 2013.

Back as Redskins starter, RG3 goes low-key

Robert Griffin III is staying low-key in his return as the starting quarterback for the Washington Redskins.

New York Yankees' Alex Rodriguez walks off the field after striking out during a baseball game against the Baltimore Orioles, Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013, in Baltimore.

Yankees GM Cashman: A-Rod now a full-time DH

New York Yankees general manager Brian Cashman says Alex Rodriguez's days as an everyday fielder are over

Nebraska head coach Bo Pelini reacts during the second half of an NCAA college football game against Iowa, Friday, Nov. 28, 2014, in Iowa City, Iowa. Nebraska won 37-34 in overtime.

Pelini goes home as Youngstown St coach

RALPH D. RUSSO, AP College Football Writer Former Nebraska coach Bo Pelini has been hired to be the next coach…

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Documents: QB Winston cleared in conduct hearing

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Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston throws a pass during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Florida in Tallahassee, Fla., Saturday, Nov. 29, 2014.

Documents obtained by The Associated Press show that Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston has been cleared of the allegations he faced at a student code of conduct hearing this month.

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NFL week 16 scoreboard

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All the scores from week 16 in the NFL.

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Blazers finish off Outlaws

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The Bellingham Blazers finish off the Tri-City Outlaws 8-2 in Saturday night.

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Ferndale man walking on the road struck, killed

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The Washington State Patrol says alcohol and drugs weren't involved

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Tanev lifts Canucks over skidding Flames

Vancouver Canucks' goalie Ryan Miller (30) is congratulated by Kevin Bieksa (3) after the Canucks' victory 4-1 victory over the St. Louis Blues in an NHL hockey game, Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014, in St. Louis.

The Vancouver Canucks defeated the skidding Calgary Flames 3-2 Saturday night to snap a five-game losing streak.