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Vikings reinstate Peterson after abuse charge

Minnesota says the star running back will play on Sunday against the New Orleans Saints.

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NFL adds 4 women to help shape domestic violence policies

In a memo to the league's 32 teams, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said he hired advisors to shape programs for domestic violence and sex assault.

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SEC dominates top 15

The SEC has an unprecedented seven teams in the top 15, although none are ranked in the top two.

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Monday’s Sports Minute

Here is a look at the big sports news making headlines today, Monday, Sept. 15.

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Depth and unselfish nature carry Team USA

The sharp-shooting NBA regulars produced a 129-92 victory over Serbia to underline the depth the U.S. have at their disposal.

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Ray Rice expected to appeal suspension

Ray Rice is expected to appeal his indefinite NFL suspension that followed the release of a video showing him punching his fiancée during an argument.

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Criticism clouds Sunday football amid anger at NFL’s Goodell

The stadiums were packed and the fans cheered, but overhanging Sunday's match-ups were outrage over the handling of players accused of domestic violence.

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Rory McIlroy’s amazing tee shot

The golfer's tee shot goes left into the trees and somehow lands in the pocket of a spectator!

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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.

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Orioles’ Davis banned 25 games for doping

First baseman Chris Davis was suspended 25 games for violating the league's drug prevention program.

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Friday’s Sports Minute

Here is a look at the sports news making headlines today, Friday, Sept. 12.

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Ravens lift gloom with dominant win over Steelers

Baltimore was able to briefly lift the cloud of controversy hanging over both the franchise and the NFL with a triumphant win.

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Goodell gets support, criticism after ordering Rice probe

Goodell faces calls for his resignation in the face of mounting controversy over his handling of Ray Rice's domestic violence case.

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Pistorius guilty of culpable homicide

Olympic track star Oscar Pistorius escaped the more serious charge of murder in the killing of his girlfriend.

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Thursday’s Sports Minute

Here is a look at the other sports stories making headlines today, Thursday, Sept. 11.

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Ex-FBI director to probe NFL’s handling of Ray Rice case

Robert Mueller, III will investigate the handling of the former Ravens player's domestic violence case.

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Judge clears Oscar Pistorius of murder

A judge says prosecutors failed to prove the Olympic track star intended to kill his girlfriend but a verdict on the less serious charge of culpable homicide is still to come.

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Floyd Mayweather: 3 more fights, then he’s done

The boxing champ is planning to step away from the ring and retire after three more fight nights.

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Cowboys’ owner Jerry Jones sued for sexual assault

The lawsuit seeks at least $1 million from Jerry Jones, and accused the Dallas Cowboys owner of sexual assault.

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Three Charged With Embezzling County Funds

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Three former Wiliamson County employees charged with embezzling more than $80,000

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A New Executive Director: Illinois State Board of Elections

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The upcoming Executive Director of the Illinois State Board of Elections states his views on Illinois elections.

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University Receives Grant To Prevent Sexual Assaults On Campus

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Senator Dick Durbin announces a grant to Nortwestern University to prevent sexual assaults on campus.

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Murdered Chicago teen a member of Jesse White Tumblers.

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Durbin Weighs In on Senate Proposal to Revoke NFL Non-Profit Status

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Dick Durbin says he's still deciding on the U.S. Senate proposal that would revoke the NFL's non-profit designation.