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ESPN is cutting about 300 jobs, or 4 percent of staff

NEW YORK (AP) — Disney's ESPN is cutting about 300 jobs, or 4 percent of its staff, amid signs that the traditional cable bundle is less far-reaching than it once was.

ESPN spokeswoman Amy Phillips confirmed the number of job losses Wednesday.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 21 October 2015

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German great Beckenbauer targeted in FIFA ethics probe

ZURICH (AP) — German soccer great Franz Beckenbauer and FIFA vice president Angel Maria Villar have been investigated by ethics prosecutors and are awaiting verdicts in their cases, the governing body's ethics panel said Wednesday.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 21 October 2015

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NFL's Bengals tentatively settle cheerleaders' suit in Ohio

CINCINNATI (AP) — The Cincinnati Bengals have reached tentative settlement of a federal lawsuit over pay for their cheerleaders, one of several cases in which NFL cheerleaders claimed they received substandard compensation.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 21 October 2015

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Heyward to stop writing father's nickname on eye black

 

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Cam Heyward is done fighting with the NFL over writing his father's nickname on his eye black.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 21 October 2015

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Blue Jackets fire Todd Richards, hire John Tortorella

 

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — John Tortorella hoisted a Stanley Cup in Tampa Bay and led the New York Rangers to the verge of a championship berth.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 21 October 2015

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Ohio State turns to J.T. Barrett

COLUMBUS — Cardale Jones is 10-0 as a starter and a postseason legend, his rise from the third string to a starring role on a national championship team a folk tale that will be passed on for ages.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 21 October 2015

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Big Ten coaches irked by online bashing of Michigan punter

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa coach Kirk Ferentz banned his players from Twitter once he realized the potential pitfalls of social media.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 21 October 2015

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Halak gets 37th career shutout, Islanders beat Blue Jackets

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — It didn't feel like a big shutout win for Islanders coach Jack Capuano but he'll take it.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 21 October 2015

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