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Tuesday’s Sports Minute

Here is a look at the sports headlines you'll be talking about today, Tuesday, Aug. 12.

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‘Grieving’ Stewart’s fate hangs on driver death probe

Investigators have yet to find any evidence of criminal behavior by NASCAR veteran Tony Stewart in the death of a young dirt-track racer.

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Cowboys Scandrick gets 4-game ban for drugs

The cornerback has been suspended for four games after testing positive for performance enhancing drugs.

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Sheriff: ‘All options’ open on possible charges against Stewart

Veteran NASCAR driver Tony Stewart struck and killed a young driver walking on a dirt track in a low-stakes race.

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Gene Simmons wants Tim Tebow on his KISS-themed football team

The KISS rockers want the former player to tackle arena football.

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Monday’s Sports Minute

A look at the sports news making headlines today, Monday, Aug. 11.

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Phelps makes U.S. squad as Olympic hopes gather steam

Michael Phelps overcame the first hurdle to a potential return to Olympic competition in 2016.

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McIlroy wins PGA Championship, claims fourth major

Rory McIlroy recovered from a stumbling start to overcome a series of challengers and clinch his fourth major title by a shot.

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WWE wrestler tipped to be new Darth Vader

WWE champion Sheamus has been linked to the role British actor Dave Prowse played in the first three "Star Wars" movies.

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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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Verdict in Pistorius murder trial set for Sept. 11

A South African judge will deliver her verdict in the murder trial of Olympic athlete Oscar Pistorius next month.

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Golf’s biggest stars going in opposite directions

The divide between golf's two biggest names just keeps growing.

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Friday’s Sports Minute

A look at the sports news making headlines today, Friday, Aug. 8.

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Embattled NCAA lets richest colleges play their own game

The NCAA granted some autonomy to rich athletic conferences, a tacit acknowledgement of their unrivaled economic clout.

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Former NBA top pick Oden arrested on battery charges

Greg Oden was arrested on Thursday on battery charges following an alleged attack on his ex-girlfriend.

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Woods says he’s ready to go at Valhalla

The waiting game ended when Tiger Woods pronounced himself pain-free and ready to compete in this week's PGA Championship.

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Prosecutor: Pistorius’ defense is ‘devoid of any truth’

South African prosecutor Gerrie Nel asked the judge in Oscar Pistorius' murder trial to reject the track star's defense.

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Thursday’s Sports Minute

A look at the sports news making headlines today, Thursday, Aug. 7.

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Kings, Sharks to play outdoor game in California in 2015

Outdoor hockey is returning to California for a second straight season.

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Blood Center Opens New Lab, Administrative Center

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CICBC unveils its new headquarters

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Durbin Pushing for Safer Rail Tankers

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The U.S. Department of Transportation is looking to enact stricter safety regulations on trains carrying crude oil and ethanol

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Gubernatorial Debates Set; No Springfield Plans

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Illinois' gubernatorial candidates will appear together at three traditional debates before November -- but not in the state capital.

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More Shootings on Springfield’s East Side

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Another night, another couple of shootings