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MINNEAPOLIS — Adrian Peterson has been one of the NFL's most popular players, an endorser's dream after an inspirational comeback from a severe knee injury. Now he is charged with child abuse, and at least one sponsor is bailing out on the Vikings while Minnesota's governor issued a public rebuke. By Jon Krawczynski. UPCOMING: 800 words, photos by 6 p.m.
— TV-CBS-RIHANNA. CBS permanently pulls Rihanna song from NFL telecast. By Television Writer David Bauder. SENT: 300 words, photos.
BALTIMORE — The Orioles can wrap up their first AL East title in 17 years by beating the Toronto Blue Jays. Ubaldo Jimenez starts for Baltimore, which has won eight of nine and leads the division by 12 1/2 games. By David Ginsburg. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts 7:05 p.m.
CANANDAIGUA, N.Y. — A grand jury will decide whether NASCAR star Tony Stewart will face charges in a driver's death last month. The district attorney's decision comes after an investigation into the death of Kevin Ward Jr., who climbed from his car and was hit by Stewart's car on a darkened dirt track. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos by 6 p.m.
WASHINGTON — A U.S. senator plans to introduce a bill to eliminate the NFL's tax-exempt status because the league has not taken action on the Washington Redskins name. This is among the initiatives presented during a news conference aimed at increasing pressure on team owner Dan Snyder. By Joseph White. SENT: 140 words, photos. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos by 5 p.m.
BEAVERTON, Ore. — LeBron James will soon rejoin the Cleveland Cavaliers for training camp but some business awaits — an appearance at Nike headquarters for the unveiling of his new shoe, the LeBron12. By Anne M. Peterson. UPCOMING: 400 words, photos. Event starts 4 p.m.
— BKN--LEBRON-CEDAR POINT. Ohio amusement park partnering with James' foundation instead of renaming roller-coaster in his honor. SENT: 130 words.
International basketball's governing body says players may wear religious head coverings, such as hijabs or turbans, on a trial basis for two years. Previously, players could wear only headbands, prompting accusations of discrimination against Muslim and Sikh players. By Basketball Writer Doug Feinberg. SENT: 120 words. UPCOMING: 500 words, photos by 6 p.m.
ATLANTA — Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed discusses the racially charged scandal engulfing the Atlanta Hawks and efforts to find new ownership for the team, which has been plagued by poor attendance. By Paul Newberry. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos by 5 p.m.
RALEIGH, N.C. — Josh Gordon, the star Browns receiver suspended for the season after a failed marijuana test, pleads guilty to drunken driving. He will receive probation and undergo a substance-abuse assessment. SENT: 150 words, photos. UPCOMING: 500 words, photos by 6 p.m.
JOHANNESBURG — Several legal groups in South Africa are concerned about threats against the judge who found Oscar Pistorius guilty of culpable homicide but not guilty of the more serious charge of murder. By Christopher Torchia. SENT: 550 words, photos.
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ATLANTA — On the day after Billy Horschel established himself as golf's hottest player, the second-guessing for the Ryder Cup began: Captain Tom Watson should have picked him; the deadline for wild-card picks was too early. Watson, taking in a Kansas City Royals game, sure didn't look bothered. By Golf Writer Doug Ferguson. UPCOMING: 750 words, photos by 4 p.m.
— GLF--GOLF NOTES. By Doug Ferguson. SENT: 1,150 words, photos.
PARIS — When competing as a team at such events as the Olympics, Scottish, English, Welsh and Northern Irish athletes are proven winners. Britain's most decorated Olympian is a Scot, track cyclist Chris Hoy. If the Scots pull out, what remains of Britain won't be quite so great. By Sports Columnist John Leicester. SENT: 800 words, photos.
FBN--QBs-HEAD OR FEET FIRST?
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — When an NFL quarterback takes off running, coaches think all sorts of things. Some worry if he made the first down. Others want him on the ground as soon as possible. How the quarterback finishes — sliding feet first or diving forward with the head — is an issue only when he gets hurt. By Pro Football Writer Teresa M. Walker. SENT: 800 words, photos.
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