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Magic Johnson ready to assist tech in diversity

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 11:32am
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Retired Los Angeles Laker Magic Johnson became famous for dishing out assists to his teammates during his Hall of Fame basketball career. Now, as an entrepreneur focused on minority markets, he says he is ready to help Silicon Valley hire more blacks and Latinos to diversify the technology industry's largely white and Asian workforce. (...)
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AP Top Sports News At 6 p.m. EDT

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 10:58am
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Request denied to remove judge on Peterson case

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 10:58am
CONROE, Texas (AP) — A prosecution request to remove the judge handling the felony child abuse case against Minnesota Vikings star Adrian Peterson was denied on Wednesday. (...)
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How the academic scandal worked at UNC

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 10:39am
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — The academic scandal at the University of North Carolina unfolded over nearly two decades and involved about 3,100 students, nearly half of them athletes, according to a report released Wednesday by former U.S. Justice Department official Kenneth Wainstein. Here are details about the fake classes that students didn't have to show up for, according to the report. (...)
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Beaten Giants fan shows significant progress

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 10:34am
CAPITOLA, Calif. (AP) — Bryan Stow, the San Francisco Giants fan who suffered a traumatic brain injury in a 2011 beating by two Los Angeles Dodgers fans, is cracking jokes, fist-bumping and hoping to one day discard his walker and run on his own. (...)
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Brad Keselowski not concerned with popularity

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 10:30am
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Brad Keselowski's refusal to be pushed around on the race track has earned him a few comparisons to the late Dale Earnhardt. (...)
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NBC promoting Weir, Lipinski to top skating team

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 10:12am
NEW YORK (AP) — NBC's top pairs figure skating couple is in place: Tara Lipinski and Johnny Weir. (...)
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AP Top Sports News At 5:10 p.m. EDT

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 10:10am
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World Series rating for opener drops to low

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 10:10am
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A World Series opener involving the San Francisco Giants set a record low TV rating for the second time in three seasons. (...)
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NBA owners fail to pass lottery reform

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 9:57am
NEW YORK (AP) — One of the biggest issues on the agenda when the NBA's owners arrived in New York for the board of governors meetings was thwarting the tanking strategy employed most brazenly by the Philadelphia 76ers. (...)
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Request denied to remove judge on Peterson case

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 9:57am
CONROE, Texas (AP) — A prosecution request to remove the judge handling the felony child abuse case against Minnesota Vikings star Adrian Peterson has been denied. (...)
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Indian Wells tourney generates higher econ impact

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 9:52am
INDIAN WELLS, Calif. (AP) — The BNP Paribas Open that combines the ATP and WTA tennis tours in a two-week tournament had an estimated gross economic impact on the Coachella Valley of nearly $374 million. (...)
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Kirk hopes for repeated success at McGladrey

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 9:48am
ST. SIMONS ISLAND, Ga. (AP) — Chris Kirk had a five-week break that featured no Ryder Cup and no complaints. Considering the Americans' ugly loss at Gleneagles and the resulting fallout, it was probably a good one to miss. (...)
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Vols, Wolverines out to flip trends against rivals

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 9:30am
The history and geography say rivalry games. Recent results suggest lopsided matchups. (...)
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Golf prodigy began by swinging a broken broomstick

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 9:25am
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Dylan Reales started learning to play golf by swinging a broken broomstick at fruit and vegetables discarded at a temporary market in front of his house in one of the poorest neighborhoods in Buenos Aires. (...)
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Nadal into quarterfinals; Federer into 2nd round

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 9:06am
BASEL, Switzerland (AP) — After Rafael Nadal reached the Swiss Open quarterfinals in 57 minutes with a 6-1, 6-1 win against Frenchman Pierre-Hugues Herbert, top-seeded Roger Federer crushed Gilles Muller of Luxembourg 6-2, 6-1 in just 46 minutes to reach the second round on Wednesday. (...)
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AP Top Sports News At 4:05 p.m. EDT

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 9:05am
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Redskins' Gruden: RG3 is 'wild card' for Monday

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 9:05am
ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — Many ifs and maybes and buts surround Robert Griffin III's status for the Washington Redskins' game Monday night against the Dallas Cowboys. There is so much uncertainty, he has been declared a "wild card" by coach Jay Gruden even though Colt McCoy is the announced starter. (...)
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Attorney says Kings' Voynov didn't hit girlfriend

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 8:53am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Slava Voynov's attorney says the Los Angeles Kings defenseman never hit his girlfriend, and he blames Voynov's arrest on a misunderstanding partly caused by the couple's limited English. (...)
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Broncos have bad memory of Chargers

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 8:51am
The Denver Broncos fear no one in the AFC, nor should they given their recent record. (...)
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