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(NY Times) – Missouri Just Latest Campus Where Athletes Prompting Change

November 10, 2015 wpanews 0

COLUMBIA, Mo. — College athletes are learning the power of teamwork goes beyond scoring touchdowns and winning conference titles. The Missouri football team banded together to add some high-profile heft to a campus protest that resulted in Monday’s resignation of Tim Wolfe, the president of the state university system. Wolfe was under scrutiny for how he handled complaints about racism and other student-welfare issues, and he was out of a […] READ MORE

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(huffington post) – Tom Brady Declares His Support For Presidential Candidate Donald Trump

September 17, 2015 wpanews 0

“That would be great.” Juliet Spies-Gans Editorial Fellow, HuffPost Sports DONNA CONNOR VIA GETTY IMAGES On Wednesday, New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady publicly endorsed GOP candidate Donald Trump. Well, at least Tom Brady had made it a few consecutive days without being at the crux of a controversy. But that’s over now. On Wednesday, Brady entered the political ring again when he threw his support behind his “good friend” Donald Trump. The […] READ MORE

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(huffington post) – Flavia Pennetta Beats Roberta Vinci To Win US Open Final

September 13, 2015 wpanews 0

The victory comes just one day after Vinci stunned Serena Williams in the semifinals. By HOWARD FENDRICH TIMOTHY A. CLARY VIA GETTY IMAGES NEW YORK — To win the U.S. Open for her first Grand Slam title at age 33, Flavia Pennetta did not have to beat Serena Williams. Instead, Pennetta needed to get past the woman who ended Williams’ Grand Slam bid, Roberta Vinci. And Pennetta was able to […] READ MORE

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(steelers.com) – Steelers at Patriots (NBC) Final NE 28 PIT 21

September 10, 2015 wpanews 0

Game Preview: Steelers at Patriots (Week One) A closer look at the Steelers’ 2015 season opening game at New England. Pittsburgh Steelers (0-0) at New England Patriots (0-0) Date: Thursday, Sept. 10, 2015 Kickoff: 8:30 p.m. ET Site: Gillette Stadium (66,829), Foxborough, Mass. Playing Surface: FieldTurf TV Coverage: NBC-TV (locally WPXI-TV, channel 11) Announcers: Al Michaels (play-by-play), Cris Collinsworth (color analyst), Michele Tafoya (sideline) Local Radio: Steelers Radio Network, WDVE-FM […] READ MORE

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(KRQE News 13) – Albuquerque school restricts cheer uniform from campus dress code

September 9, 2015 wpanews 0

    Parents of cheerleaders at La Cueva High School aren’t happy with administrators. They say their girls were told they can’t wear their cheerleading outfits on campus for game days. The school says three girls were taken to detention, or what the school calls the “bear cave” last Friday, for wearing their uniforms. They were asked to change before they could return to class. The district’s dress code states […] READ MORE

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(post gazette) – Blogs links

September 9, 2015 wpanews 0

BLOGS Steelers Blog Secondary Evokes Memories of Harvey Clayton Blog n Gold Steel Castings: On Brady and the Cover 2 Pirates Blog Pirates pregame: Francisco Liriano vs. Raisel Iglesias; Aramis Ramirez to start at 1B Empty Netters Lovejoy ready to move on from 2014-15 and take on leadership role – 09-08-15 Red Shirt Diaries My 2015 AP Top 25 ballot: Week One Penn State Blog 10 takeaways from James Franklin’s […] READ MORE

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(panthers.com) – Recap: Panthers 23, Steelers 6

September 4, 2015 wpanews 0

PITTSBURGH – Head coach Ron Rivera said he hoped the performance of his reserves in the preseason finale would make the team’s final roster decisions that much more difficult. Rivera may have gotten his wish. The Panthers cruised past the Pittsburgh Steelers, 23-6, on Thursday night to finish the preseason with a 3-1 record. “It was a good showing. A lot of young guys did good things with their opportunities,” […] READ MORE

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(SBNation.com) – Judge nullifies Tom Brady’s DeflateGate suspension 

September 3, 2015 wpanews 0

Tom Brady’s four-game suspension from the NFL for his role in DeflateGate has been nullified, according to the Associated Press. In May, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell handed down the punishment, which Brady officially appealed last month. Although Goodell was the arbitrator for the appeal, he changed his original ruling and has now decided that the quarterback presented sufficient evidence to reduce his punishment for allegedly having knowledge that Patriots staff deflated […] READ MORE