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How the academic scandal worked at UNC

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....

Redskins' Gruden: RG3 is 'wild card' for Monday

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....

NBA owners fail to pass lottery reform

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....

'85 World Series Royals relishing playoff run

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Bret Saberhagen was just 21 years old when the Kansas City Royals were last in the World Series. He pitched a Game 7 shutout to beat the St. Louis Cardinals....

Novak Djokovic welcomes baby boy Stefan

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) -- Novak Djokovic is a proud father....

No. 9 Georgia to ask for Gurley's reinstatement

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) -- Georgia will file a request with the NCAA for tailback Todd Gurley's eligibility to be reinstated....

Pistorius spends first night in single jail cell

JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- Oscar Pistorius spent his first night of a five-year jail term in a single cell in the hospital wing of a prison in the capital, Pretoria, said a prison official....

Halep routs Serena Williams at WTA Finals

SINGAPORE (AP) -- Serena Williams did not hesitate when asked to describe her performance Wednesday, when she took her heaviest defeat since she was 16 years old....

New-Look NBA: A player's perspective, Paul Pierce

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Associated Press will periodically look at the changing landscape of the NBA during the upcoming season from three perspectives: A player's viewpoint, from the bench, and from the front office. An interview with veteran forward Paul Pierce of the Washington Wizards tips off the series:...

For Rio, Paralympian Alana Nichols focus on kayak

DENVER (AP) -- Paralympian Alana Nichols calls them "pinch-me moments," when she can't quite believe she is actually in a particular situation....

From Mexico to the World Series, Petit shines

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Yusmeiro Petit was running out of choices. His major league career had hit rock bottom and was heading nowhere....

4 months after bite, Suarez to face Real Madrid

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) -- Few might remember his knee surgery just three weeks before the World Cup, or the two goals he scored in a 2-1 victory over England in his first match in the tournament....

Backup QB has possibly NFL's toughest, easiest job

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- The adrenaline spikes the instant Charlie Whitehurst sees the starting quarterback hurt and walking to the sideline....

Tight crew of Royals routed in World Series

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- The Kansas City Royals had adopted the scrappy, intense attitude of Royals starter James Shields during their thrilling postseason run. They followed his cue on Tuesday night, too....

AP PHOTOS: Small Paraguay soccer team hits it big

CAPIATA, Paraguay (AP) -- They don't get much smaller than Paraguay's Deportivo Capiata - or bigger than Argentina's legendary Boca Juniors....

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