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The Two-Way
10:17 am
Tue November 18, 2014

NFL Suspends Adrian Peterson For At Least Remainder Of 2014 Season

Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson arrives at the courthouse for an appearance Tuesday in Conroe, Texas. He pleaded no contest in his child abuse case, avoiding jail time.
Pat Sullivan AP

Originally published on Tue November 18, 2014 11:06 am

The National Football League has suspended Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson for the remainder of the 2014 season.

Commissioner Roger Goodell informed Peterson of his suspension in a letter made public on Tuesday.

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The Two-Way
8:12 pm
Mon November 17, 2014

Man Gets 8 Months In Jail After Driving VW Hatchback Onto Race Track

Jack Cottle, 22, arrives at court in Kent, where he pleaded guilty to driving a Volkswagen Polo onto the Brands Hatch circuit during a race. Cottle was sentenced to eight months in jail.
Gareth Fuller PA Photos /Landov

Originally published on Mon November 17, 2014 8:35 pm

Video of a man driving his girlfriend's Volkswagen onto a British race track during a competition became an Internet hit this summer. But footage of the stunt didn't impress a judge, who sentenced Jack Cottle, 22, to eight months in jail Monday.

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Asia
3:38 pm
Mon November 17, 2014

Diplomacy Through Cricket? It's All In How You Spin It

Originally published on Mon November 17, 2014 8:59 pm

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Sports
3:38 pm
Mon November 17, 2014

Lawsuit, Drug Raid Raises Questions About NFL Painkiller Practices

Originally published on Mon November 17, 2014 8:59 pm

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Digital Life
3:38 pm
Mon November 17, 2014

University Turns To E-Sports For New Scholarship Opportunities

Originally published on Mon November 17, 2014 8:59 pm

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4:11 pm
Sun November 16, 2014

In Texas, Amputees Get Their Shot At The 'Sweet Science' Of Boxing

Originally published on Sun November 16, 2014 8:00 pm

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Recently, Texas became the first state to sanction amputee boxing. Now, a group of athletes who thought they could fight competitively are making their mark. From San Antonio, Texas Public Radio’s David Martin Davies reports

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Sports
4:11 pm
Sun November 16, 2014

Lakers May Be Losing Games, But They're Still Winning Latino Fans

The Los Angeles Lakers sport "Los Lakers" jerseys each March, for "Noche Latina" games.
Frederic J. Brown AFP/Getty Images

Originally published on Sun November 16, 2014 8:00 pm

The Los Angeles Lakers have played just nine games so far this season — and at 1-8, they're already off to their worst start ever. But off the court, the Lakers have become the leader in something the NBA has been working on for almost 20 years: courting Latino fans.

The Lakers are a perfect fit for the job. First off, despite the last few seasons, they're still 16-time NBA champions, the home of legends like Kobe Bryant, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Magic Johnson.

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NPR Story
7:07 am
Sun November 16, 2014

The Case For — And Against — Gambling On NBA Games

Originally published on Sun November 16, 2014 11:25 am

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Sports
6:49 am
Sat November 15, 2014

Chicago Dominates The Week In Sports

Originally published on Sat November 15, 2014 9:21 am

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Sports
4:05 pm
Fri November 14, 2014

NBA Commissioner Calls For Legalization Of Sports Gambling

Originally published on Fri November 14, 2014 5:34 pm

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