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FCC expected to end sports TV blackout rule

A decades-old rule that has prohibited pay-TV providers from airing some home sports games could soon be a thing of the past.

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Michael Strahan making film debut in ‘Magic Mike’ sequel

The former football star turned TV host is set to take on the big screen.

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NFL TV ratings rise despite domestic violence fumble

More Americans are watching football than last year, signaling the NFL's handling of domestic violence cases has not dented its popularity.

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Tuesday’s Sports Minute

In addition to Monday Night’s game between the Pats and the Chiefs, here is a look at the other big…

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Neutral arbitrator to hear Ray Rice appeal

This marks the first time a neutral arbitrator had been appointed in a personal conduct disciplinary case.

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Charles scores three as Chiefs crush Patriots

Playing in front of a pumped up home crowd the Chiefs shot out to a 17-0 halftime lead and were never headed.

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Twins fire Gardenhire after 13 seasons

The Minnesota Twins have fired manager Ron Gardenhire.

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Monday’s Sports Minute

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

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Ravens, Texans, Lions show early playoff promise

Baltimore, Houston, and Detroit missed the playoffs last season but on Sunday they looked serious about crashing the next postseason party.

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Jeter closes career with hit against Boston rivals

Derek Jeter fittingly ended his MLB career with a hit, chopping a high-hopper and beating it out for a third-inning, RBI-single.

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U.S. faces Ryder Cup rot

With top Europeans plying their trade on the U.S. PGA Tour, it is the Americans who arrive at the Ryder Cup hoping to produce an upset.

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This week’s best sports shots

A look at some of this week's best moments in sports.

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This weekend’s sports schedule

A complete look at this weekend's sports schedule.

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Manning throws 4 TDs in thrashing of Redskins

Eli Manning enjoyed his best performance in more than a year as the Giants thrashed Washington.

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NFL security chief says he never received Ray Rice video

The security chief denies getting a video of the former Ravens star punching his fiancée.

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Friday’s Sports Minute

Here is a look at the sports headlines you'll be talking about today, Friday, Sept. 26.

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Jeter repays Yankee sendoff with storybook finish

Fans bid an emotional farewell to "the Captain" and he responded with a game-winning single in the bottom of the ninth in his last home game.

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Europe takes 2-point Ryder Cup lead

The European team, helped by a magical stroke from Sergio Garcia, held the upper hand early in the opening at the 40th Ryder Cup.

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Recounting the moments that defined Derek Jeter

For a Hall of Fame-bound star who shined so bright under an October spotlight, he was also defined by his everyday excellence throughout the summer.

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Rose, Stenson v Watson, Simpson in Ryder Cup opener

Europe's Justin Rose and Henrik Stenson will take on Americans Bubba Watson and Webb Simpson in the opening Ryder Cup on Friday.

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