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Thursday’s Sports Minute

Here is a look at the big sports news making headlines today, Sept. 4.

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McIlroy looks to cap off banner year in style

Rory McIlroy says he will be "disappointed" unless he can cap his banner year by capturing FedExCup honors and the $10 million bonus.

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NFL: 5 storylines to watch this year

Here are five storylines to watch during the National Football League's 2014 season, which kicks off Thursday in Seattle.

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Key dates in the 2014/15 NFL season

The NFL season kicks off on Sept. 4 and will conclude on Feb. 1 with the Super Bowl.

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Cowboys sign DE Michael Sam to practice squad

Michael Sam hopes to become the first openly gay athlete to play in a regular season game in the NFL.

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Charlie Powell, among first black NFL players, dead at 82

Charlie Powell was a star football player and a boxer who took on Muhammad Ali.

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Wednesday’s Sports Minute

Here is a look at the big sports stories making headlines today, Wednesday, Sept. 3.

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Broncos’ Welker gets 4-game doping ban

Denver Broncos wide receiver Wes Welker has been suspended for the first four games of the 2014 season.

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Seahawks face tough task to repeat Super Bowl glory

Seattle will start as the favorite to repeat as Super Bowl champs but they they will have a tough task living up to last season’s success.

James Irsay, owner of the NFL's Indianapolis Colts, is pictured in this undated handout photo obtained by Reuters March 17, 2014.

Indianapolis Colts owner pleads guilty to intoxicated driving

Billionaire James Irsay, owner of the Indianapolis Colts, was arrested in March after failing roadside field-sobriety tests.

Sep 1, 2014; Atlanta, GA, USA; Philadelphia Phillies starting pitcher Cole Hamels (35) throws the ball against the Atlanta Braves in the second inning at Turner Field.

Phillies’ Cole Hamels, bullpen combine for no-hitter

Cole Hamels set up a combined no-hitter for the Philadelphia Phillies as they beat the Atlanta Braves 7-0 at Turner Field in Atlanta.

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Tuesday’s Sports Minute

Here is a look at the sports news you'll be talking about today, Tuesday, Sept. 2.

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Sam fails to secure spot on Rams practice squad

Defensive end Michael Sam's bid to become the first openly gay player in the NFL looks even more remote.

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Carrie Underwood expecting her first child

Singer Carrie Underwood and her pro hockey player husband Mike Fisher are expecting their first child.

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This week’s top sports shots

A look at the biggest stories and best photography in sports this week.

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This weekend’s sports schedule

A complete look at this weekend's sports schedule.

Tony Stewart smiles as he speaks with his crew before the start of the rain delayed NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Daytona 500 race at the Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Florida, February 27, 2012.

Tony Stewart returns to NASCAR racing after fatal accident

Tony Stewart will return to racing this weekend at the Atlanta Motor Speedway for the first time since he struck and killed a young racer at a dirt track earlier this month.

Europe's Paul McGinley of Ireland watches his shot on the third hole during the second day of foursomes competition against Asia at the Royal Trophy golf tournament in Chonburi province, near Bangkok, January 10, 2009.

Mismatch fears over Paul McGinley dispelled

Four-times European Tour winner Paul McGinley won the Ryder Cup in 2002 but Phillip Price says next month's matches at Gleneagles could end up defining his career.

Aug 28, 2014; New York, NY, USA; Catherine Bellis (USA) hits to Zarina Diyas (KAZ) on day four of the 2014 U.S. Open tennis tournament at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center.

Dream run over for Catherine Bellis as big guns advance

Serena Williams and Novak Djokovic were forced to take a backseat to 15-year-old Catherine Bellis, who hogged the Flushing Meadows limelight once again.

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WATCH: Johnny JamBoogie

If football doesn't workout, "Johnny Football" always has this to fall back on.

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Biddeford Fire Sends 8 to Hospital

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A high speed chase has ended in a residential area in Portland, one suspect has been caught, another is in on the loose.

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Man Who Pushed Wife Off Maine Cliff Nears Sentence

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A former Maine resident convicted of trying to kill his wife by pushing her off a cliff in Camden Hills State Park is set to be sentenced in one week.