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Friday’s Sports Minute

Here's a look at some of the big sports stories making headlines today, Friday, Aug. 28.

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Manziel to miss Browns’ final 2 exhibitions with elbow issue

Browns coach Mike Pettine said the second-year QB will miss not only this Saturday's game at Tampa Bay but Cleveland's preseason finale at Chicago on Sept. 3.

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Messi is “Best Player in Europe” as Barcelona gets favorable draw in Champions League groups

The Barcelona star beat Luis Suarez, his teammate at the Champions League winner, and Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo in a Europe-wide poll of journalists.

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Americans add 2 golds at worlds from Felix and Taylor

Noticeably absent from the medals party early on at the worlds, the U.S. made a big push thanks to Felix and Taylor capturing gold, while Justin Gatlin finished runner-up to Usain Bolt in the 200.

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49ers GM: Ahmad Brooks remains on the team

Brooks was sent home from Denver on Thursday morning after a Santa Clara County grand jury charged him with misdemeanor sexual battery.

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Taking down Usain Bolt is not easy, but a cameraman gives it a try

Bolt taken down by a cameraman on a Segway following his latest gold-medal performance.

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Ex-NBA star Darryl Dawkins, aka ‘Chocolate Thunder’ has died

Dawkins spent parts of 14 seasons in the NBA with Philadelphia, New Jersey, Utah and Detroit. He averaged 12 points and 6.1 rebounds in 726 career regular-season games.

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Looking to future, more NCAA athletes seek own trademarks

Some big stars in college football are getting trademarks for their names, nicknames and taglines.

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This football MVP is a real ‘dummy’

Dartmouth football’s new MVP is a remote controlled Mobile Virtual Player designed to allow athletes to practice tackling with fewer injuries.

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Ex-San Francisco 49ers player Ray McDonald charged with rape

The former defensive end has been charged with rape by intoxication, and current 49ers linebacker Ahmad Brooks has been charged with sexual battery of the same woman on the same night.

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Rafael Nadal plays ‘strip tennis’

The tennis star is in NYC promoting a fashion line before the start of the U.S. Open.

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PGA: Barclays preview 2015

The top 125 in the FedExCup Standings head to Plainfield Country Club for the first leg of the playoffs. Who will survive and advance to the Deutsche Bank Championship?

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Thursday’s Sports Minute

Here's a look at some of the big sports stories making headlines today, Thursday, Aug. 27.

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Little League World Series Roundup

Tokyo got down to its final strike before tying it in the bottom of the sixth inning with a single, then rallied again to overcame a two-run deficit in the eighth for a 5-4 victory

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Redskins’ Galette injuries left ankle during practice

The Redskins were having Galette's ankle checked when Gruden met with reporters after practice, and the coach wasn't happy with the situation.

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Worker killed, another hurt at new Vikings stadium site

The contractor overseeing construction of the new Minnesota Vikings stadium says it's not yet known how a worker fell to his death on the project.

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U.S. OPEN: Djokovic, Serena Williams named top seeds

Serena Williams is aiming to complete the first calendar-year grand slam in 27 years when the U.S. Open begins on Monday in New York.

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Tennessee experiments with ‘sleep coaching’

Tennessee is studying its football players' sleep habits to make sure they don't get caught napping when a game's on the line.

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Wilson tributes flow among calls for safety review

Wilson, a seven-time winner in IndyCar racing, died after suffering a severe head injury during a wreck in the closing laps of an IndyCar race at Pocono Raceway on Sunday.

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Day hopes to unseat Spieth as player of the year

Newly-crowned PGA Champion Jason Day sees the FedExCup playoffs as the opportunity for a challenge to world No. 1 Jordan Spieth in the voting for the PGA Tour Player of the Year award.

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Justin Timberlake headed to the big screen

Justin Timberlake performing at Philips Arena on Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2013, in Atlanta.

Footage from the singer's 20/20 Experience World Tour is being made into a movie.

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Marvel announces ‘Guardians of Infinity’ comic

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"The Guardians of the Galaxy" adventures will continue in this new comic book, which ties in with the blockbuster film.

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Ordinarily people running for President tell us what they would do if they got the job, but Donald Trump has a much broader approach.

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‘War Room’ Stuns With $11M, Zac Efron’s ‘We Are Your Friends’ Tanks

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The box office underwent a religious conversion this weekend as Christian crowds flocked to "War Room," lifting the low-budget salute to prayer above the Zac Efron drama "We're You're Friends" and the Owen Wilson thriller "No Escape."

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Swift leads winners but West, Cyrus rule the VMAs

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Taylor Swift may have won the most Moonmans on Sunday but it was her reunion with rapper Kanye West on the MTV Video Music Awards stage that stole the show, as West declared he will run for the U.S. presidency in 2020.