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Thursday’s Sports Minute

Here's a look at some of the big sports stories making headlines today, Thursday, Oct. 1.


NASCAR champion Stewart will retire after 2016 season

Stewart will be 45 next season, hasn't won a race in over two years and has been privately working on finding a successor for the No. 14 Chevrolet all year.


Appeals court rules NCAA in violation of antitrust laws

A federal appeals court has upheld a ruling against the NCAA saying its use of college athletes' names, images and likenesses violated antitrust laws but struck down a plan allowing schools to pay athletes up to $5,000.


Confident, FIFA’s Blatter doesn’t rule out staying beyond February

Sepp Blatter has not ruled out trying to stay on as FIFA’s president beyond February’s scheduled election, despite facing a criminal investigation and a possible internal ethics probe.


‘Deflategate’ appeal slated for February

Tuesday's decision from the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New York all but ensures that Brady will not be barred from any games this season, including the playoffs.


49ers linebacker Ahmad Brooks pleads not guilty to sexual battery

San Francisco 49ers linebacker Ahmad Brooks pleaded not guilty on Tuesday to a misdemeanor charge of molesting the same woman his former teammate, Ray McDonald, is accused of raping while she was unconscious.


Wednesday’s Sports Minute

Here's a look at some of the sports stories making news today, Wednesday, September 30.


Golf’s greatest look forward to President’s Cup

Now that the Tour Championship and FedExCup playoffs are finished, many of golf's top players are looking ahead to the next big event.


NFL stock watch: Week 4

A look at the biggest storylines from Week 3 and whether or not it's time to panic moving forward.


UFC champion fighter Jon ‘Bones’ Jones to appear in court

UFC champion fighter Jon "Bones" Jones is scheduled to appear in court Tuesday for an arraignment hearing on charges stemming from a crash in April.


FIFA bans former VP Jack Warner for life in World Cup bidding probe

FIFA has banned former vice president Jack Warner for life over misconduct following an investigation into the bidding contest for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups.


Yogi Berra funeral to be televised on Yankees TV network

The service at the Church of the Immaculate Conception in Montclair will be televised live on the Yankees' YES Network available on cable and satellite TV beginning at 10 a.m. today.


Tuesday’s Sports Minute

Here's a look at some of the big sports stories making headlines today, Tuesday, Sept. 29.


After dugout brawl, Papelbon suspended for rest of season

Pitcher Jonathan Papelbon will sit out the remainder of the season following his scuffle with teammate Bryce Harper.


Jordan Spieth caps season with $11M double win

Jordan Spieth capped a brilliant season in sensational style as he scored a four-stroke victory at the Tour Championship on Sunday that also won him the FedExCup playoffs title for an $11.48 million pay day.


5 more sports could be coming to the Olympics

Baseball/softball, karate, skateboarding, sports climbing ,and surfing have been recommended for inclusion at the 2020 Summer Games.


Top 25 Heat Check: What is a win over Ducks worth?

One month into the college football season, determining how the nation's best teams should be ranked largely hinges on what you think of Oregon.


For Blatter, Swiss raid shows FIFA probe moving closer to home

Until last week, all the charges against FIFA and soccer marketing officials had come from the United States, which has expansive and extraterritorial anti-racketeering laws.


Monday’s Sports Minute

Here's a look at some of the big sports stories making news today, Monday, September 28.


This week’s best sports shots

Some of the biggest plays and best moments in sports this week.

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Governor’s Latest Town Hall Is Being Held In Bar Harbor


BAR HARBOR, Maine (AP) Gov. Paul LePage is holding another town hall meeting.

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Farmington Officer Will Head to Trial in Shooting Death


A Farmington police officer will head to trial on charges of excessive force in the 2011 shooting of an Army veteran outside the town police station.

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Drugs, Guns, Conservation Among Proposed Maine Legislation


Lawmakers and state agencies in Maine have submitted more than 400 requests for bills for the upcoming legislative session.

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Police: Man Found Dead Overdosed on Computer Dust Cleaner


Maine's chief medical examiner says a man found dead near an Ellsworth storage building died from an overdose of computer dust cleaner.

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LePage Administration Officials Decline to go Before Panel


Two members of the LePage administration are declining to appear before a legislative panel that's reviewing allegations Gov. Paul LePage threatened to withhold funding for a private school that tried to hire a political opponent.


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