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Minnesota Lynx’ Maya Moore gestures during the first half of a WNBA basketball game against the Connecticut Sun, Sunday, July 27, 2014, in Uncasville, Conn.

Lynx’s Moore wins WNBA MVP award

Minnesota's Maya Moore has won the WNBA most valuable player award after leading the league in scoring.

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European soccer clubs opening U.S. academies

More American kids are harboring dreams of becoming the next David Beckham or Leo Messi.

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Thursday’s Sports Minute

Here are the sports headlines making news today, Thursday, Aug. 21.

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Stewart to skip third race since fatal crash

Tony Stewart will skip this weekend's NASCAR race at the Bristol Motor Speedway.

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Cowboys still the NFL’s ‘most valuable’

The Dallas Cowboys are the most valuable team for an eighth consecutive year.

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Katy Perry, Coldplay frontrunners for Super Bowl halftime

The artists are among those being considered to perform for the halftime show of the NFL's biggest game.

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Mickelson sets sights on Olympic campaign

Five-times major winner Phil Mickelson has set his sights on a campaign to realize a golfing dream at the Rio Olympics.

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LLWS: Las Vegas spoils Mo’ne’s night, beats Philly 8-1

The win puts Las Vegas in Saturday's U.S. title game and sends Philadelphia into an elimination game on Thursday night against Chicago's Jackie Robinson team.

Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel (2) throws as Brian Hoyer, right, watches before a preseason NFL football game at Ford Field in Detroit, Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014.

Hoyer gets starting job over Manziel

Browns coach Mike Pettine has picked Brian Hoyer as starting quarterback over rookie Johnny Manziel.

FILE - In this April 4, 2014 file photo, former Buffalo Bills quarterback Jim Kelly gestures during the first half of an NBA basketball game between the New York Knicks and the Washington Wizards, in New York. Kelly established a charitable foundation in honor of a son who died of a rare neurological disorder. Now it's the Hall of Fame quarterback who needs assistance during what's been a yearlong battle with jaw and sinus cancer.

Jim Kelly’s follow-up exam shows no sign of cancer

Jim Kelly shows no evidence of sinus cancer three months after the Buffalo Bills Hall of Fame quarterback completed radiation and chemotherapy treatments.

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Schilling blames chewing tobacco for mouth cancer

Former major league pitcher Curt Schilling says he's battling mouth cancer and blames 30 years of chewing tobacco use.

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7 charged with trespassing at Ray Allen’s home

Seven people accused of walking through an unlocked door at the home of former Miami Heat player Ray Allen have been charged with trespassing.

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Defending champ Serena Williams top seed for U.S. Open

Serena Williams has been top-seeded for the U.S. Open where she will seek to win the women's singles title for a third consecutive year.

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Philadelphia girl pitcher becomes Little League’s new ‘phenom’

Thirteen-year-old Mo'ne Davis is a young ace pitcher exploding on the scene for "throwing like a girl."

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Wednesday’s Sports Minute

Here is the latest sports news making headlines today, Wednesday, Aug. 20.

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Vikings reach settlement with former punter Kluwe

Minnesota reached a settlement with former punter Chris Kluwe over his claim that he was released by the team for supporting same-sex marriage.

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Armstrong living positive life but problems not over

A cancer survivor and hero to millions, Armstrong was stripped of his seven Tour de France victories and banned for life from racing.

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Ohio State QB Miller out for season

The Ohio State Buckeyes will be without their star quarterback in 2014.

Cleveland Browns head coach Mike Pettine watches his team during the first half of an NFL preseason football game against the Washington Redskins Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, in Landover, Md.

Browns not ready to name starting quarterback

Browns coach Mike Pettine's decision became tougher after Hoyer and Manziel played poorly in an exhibition loss at Washington on Monday night.

FILE - This is an Oct. 24, 2012, file photo, showing New York Islanders owner Charles Wang addressing the media during a press conference at Brooklyn's Barclays Center. The New York Islanders have announced that the team is being sold to a former Washington Capitals co-owner and a London-based investor. In a statement Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014, the team says a group led by former Capitals co-owner Jon Ledecky and investor Scott Malkin has reached an agreement to buy a "substantial" minority interest in the team.

NY Islanders owner announces sale

The New York Islanders have announced that the team is being sold to a former Washington Capitals co-owner and a London-based investor.

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Beyoncé and Jay Z star in ‘Bang Bang’ triology

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The couple released the first part of a short film series, with more episodes to come this week.

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Chinese city sidewalk offers ‘cell phone’ lane

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The special path offers a lane for those too engrossed in messaging and tweeting to watch where they're going.

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Gene Simmons launching music reality show

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The new show will pit bands against each other with Simmons deciding their fates.

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Michael Ealy to play civil rights activist

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The "Think Like a Man" star has been cast as civil rights activist Dr. Gilbert Mason in an upcoming biopic.