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FILE - In this file photo taken Sept. 17, 2012, the NHL logo is seen on a goal at a Nashville Predators practice rink in Nashville, Tenn. The NHL eliminated 16 more days from the regular-season schedule Monday, Dec. 10, 2012, and if a deal with the players' association isn't reached soon the whole season could be lost. The league wiped out all games through Dec. 30 in its latest round of cancellations. Negotiations between the league and the players' association broke off last week, but NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly said Sunday the sides are trying to restart talks this week.

Las Vegas, Quebec City NHL expansion bids advance to Phase 2

The league isn't expected to expand until 2017-18. NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman has proposed an expansion fee of $500 million.

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Donald Sterling files for divorce from estranged wife

Sterling is suing his wife and the NBA in federal court over the $2 billion sale of the team.

.S. women's soccer head coach Jill Ellis speaks during the U.S. Women's National Team World Cup media day, Wednesday, May 27, 2015, in New York. The U.S. Women will face the South Korea on May 30 in its final send-off match at Red Bull Arena, before leaving for Canada and the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup.

US women’s coach Jill Ellis gets contract extension

Ellis guided the United States to its third World Cup crown last month with a 5-2 victory over defending champion Japan. The Americans have won the last three Olympic gold medals.

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Rio Olympics: 1 year away and mayor says all will be ready

Rio de Janeiro Mayor Eduardo Paes said "we are literally making a miracle happen here."

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Opossums are baseball fans, too

The Oakland A's had a very creepy, four-legged fan show up to a recent game.

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Brady’s Deflategate testimony released

In the 457-page transcript Brady denies tampering with - or telling anyone to tamper with - footballs in the AFC championship game.

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Boston mayor wants ban on chewing tobacco at ballparks

Public health officials, advocates, and former Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling are among those supporting the proposal.

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Jays’ Sanchez gets three-game ban for bench-clearing brawl

Toronto Blue Jays pitcher Aaron Sanchez has been suspended for three games and manager John Gibbons for one following a bench-clearing confrontation with the Kansas City Royals

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Wednesday’s Sports Minute

Here's a look at some of the big sports stories making headlines today, Wednesday, Aug. 5.

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Mayweather announces Sept. 12 fight with Andre Berto

Mayweather posted an announcement of the fight Tuesday on several social media outlets. The bout will be televised on pay-per-view by the Showtime network.

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Blue Jays’ Aaron Sanchez suspended 3 games, John Gibbons 1

Sanchez has been suspended for three games and manager John Gibbons for one for their roles in Sunday's brawling game between the Blue Jays and Kansas City Royals.

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NFL union releases Brady testimony in “Deflategate”

The NFL Players Association released the 457-page transcript of his June testimony in the deflated balls controversy in a filing Tuesday in Manhattan federal court.

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Legal case involving Ole Miss’ Tunsil, stepfather dismissed

Both men had filed misdemeanor domestic violence charges against each other following an alleged fight in June. Lafayette County Justice Court records showed the charges were dismissed on Monday.

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Report: Texans RB Arian Foster might need groin surgery

Foster will miss likely miss the beginning of the season and possibly placed on short-term injured reserve, according to ESPN.com's Tania Ganguli.

Former Lion running back Mel Farr passed away on Thursday, August 4.

Former Lions’ running back Mel Farr dies

Farr of the Detroit Lions was the NFL's Offensive Rookie of the Year in 1970. He spent his entire seven year career with the Lions and finished with just over 3,000 yards rushing.

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Dombrowski out as Tigers’ president, GM; Al Avila takes over

Dombrowski joined the Tigers as team president in 2002. He replaced Randy Smith as general manager after the team lost the first six games of the season.

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After death of 9-year-old, no more bat boys and girls

The National Baseball Congress is suspending the use of bat boys and girls during its World Series in Kansas following the death of a 9-year-old boy who was hit by a bat.

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WATCH: WWE salutes the late ‘Rowdy’ Roddy Piper

One of the most iconic wrestlers in the history of the WWE died last week at the age of 61.

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Stanley Cup winner Schneider new Hall of Famer

Stanley Cup winner Mathieu Schneider is among four new inductees to the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame.

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Prosecutors: Hernandez tipster had sex ties with ex-NFL star

Massachusetts prosecutors said on Monday that an anonymous caller, who told lawyers for former NFL star Aaron Hernandez that one of the jurors who found him guilty of murder should have been disqualified, had a sexual relationship with the athlete.

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Since debuting in 1984, the MTV Video Music Awards have prided themselves on being a stage for all things hip - and often - controversial.

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