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NCAA settles head-injury suit, will change rules
CHICAGO (AP) -- The NCAA agreed Tuesday to settle a class-action head-injury lawsuit by creating a $70 million fund to diagnose thousands of current and former college athletes to determine if they suffered brain trauma playing football, hockey, soccer and other contact sports....

NCAA proposed settlement raises medical questions
CHICAGO (AP) -- A key feature of a proposed settlement of a head-injury lawsuit against the NCAA is the creation of a $70 million fund to pay for medical evaluations of current and former college players in several sports. The provision raises some sticky medical questions. Here are some of them:...

Column: NCAA may not be bumbling idiots after all
Two down, one big one to go....

Sam factor prepares Rams for sensitivity session
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- To guard against another Miami Dolphins bullying scandal, NFL teams are holding sensitivity sessions during training camp....

Rory McIlroy ready to get back to work
AKRON, Ohio (AP) -- The claret jug is not out of sight. Rory McIlroy is just trying to get it out of his mind....

Byron Scott sees swift title contention for Lakers
EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (AP) -- Byron Scott is taking over the Los Angeles Lakers with the vocal support of his fellow Showtime greats....

ESPN suspends Smith for comments on abuse
NEW YORK (AP) -- ESPN has suspended outspoken sportscaster Stephen A. Smith for a week because of his comments about domestic abuse suggesting women should make sure that they don't do anything to provoke an attack....

NBA, Clippers eager for Sterling out, Ballmer in
The NBA and the Los Angeles Clippers are ready to move on, even if Donald Sterling wants to keep fighting....

AP source: Gordon hires attorney for NFL hearing
BEREA, Ohio (AP) -- Josh Gordon has a new, high-profile teammate to help him fight the NFL....

NASCAR suspends Hamlin crew chief Grubb 6 races
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- NASCAR suspended Denny Hamlin's crew chief and car chief on Tuesday for six races because the Joe Gibbs Racing entry failed inspection following his third-place finish at Indianapolis Motor Speedway....

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