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FIFA rejects calls to strip Russia of World Cup

The 2018 World Cup will be held in Russia, where FIFA says the tournament can "create positive change."

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Friday’s Sports Minute

A look at the sports news making headlines today, Friday, July 25.

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Judge denies Hernandez’s request for dismissal

A judge has rejected a motion by lawyers for Aaron Hernandez to dismiss charges stemming from the 2013 slaying of a Boston man.

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Ohio State University fires marching band director

OSU has fired the director of its celebrated marching band amid allegations he knew about "serious cultural issues" including sexual harassment.

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Ravens’ Rice suspended 2 games

Pro Bowl running back Ray Rice has been suspended without pay for the first two games of the season for violating the league's personal conduct policy.

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Maybin banned 25 games for doping violation

San Diego Padres outfielder Cameron Maybin has been suspended for 25 games.

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Mike Tyson to induct Evander Holyfield into Boxing Hall

Seventeen years after Tyson nibbled off part of Holyfield's ear in a championship bout, the boxer-turned-actor will be on hand to salute his former foe.

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Thursday’s Sports Minute

A look at the sports news making headlines today, Thursday, July 24.

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Sterling marriage ‘stress’ at issue as Clippers trial wraps up

L.A. Clippers owner Donald Sterling's bid to block the team's $2 billion sale, saying his estranged wife improperly seized control of the franchise.

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NFL roundup

The latest contract moves and team news from the National Football League.

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This weekend’s celebrity birthdays

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Dave Chappelle, Marlee Matlin, and Scott Caan are among the celebs celebrating this weekend.

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Three Injured After Single-Vehicle Crash On 20 South

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Three people were injured following a single-vehicle crash Friday on 20 South.

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Lexington Area Judge Rejects Plea Deal Involving Deadly Crash

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A judge in the Lexington area balked at accepting a plea deal from a former Washington and Lee student.

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Major Party Senate Hopefuls Agree To Eight Joint Public Forums

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Mark Warner and Ed Gillespie agree to eight joint public forums between now and November.

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This week’s top sports shots

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A look at the biggest stories and best photography in sports this week.