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Thursday’s Sports Minute

A look at the sports news making headlines today, Thursday, July 31.

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MLB: Buyers and sellers spar for deadline deals

Teams are scrambling to finish acquiring difference-making players for this season or possible future stars ahead of Thursday's trade deadline.

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Redskins hire PR firm amid fight over name

The Washington Redskins have hired a public relations firm to help battle criticism that its name is a racial slur.

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Bosh officially re-signs with Heat

The Miami Heat officially re-signed of nine-time All-Star forward Chris Bosh.

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Nadal withdraws from Toronto, Cincinnati events

Rafa Nadal will miss two U.S. Open tune-up events due to a wrist injury, putting his status in doubt for a title defense at the year's final grand slam.

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PGA Tour commissioner, Woods hope for big finish

Tiger Woods, battling back from a back injury, still drives fan interest and TV ratings.

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In Clippers case, court does dirty work for NBA

A court has thrown the league a big life preserver by clearing the way for the $2 billion sale of the franchise.

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NCAA to settle concussion suit with $70M fund

The NCAA will provide $70 million for concussion testing and diagnosis of student athletes in a move to change the way colleges address sports safety.

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Wednesday’s Sports Minute

A look at the sports news making headlines today, Wednesday, July 30.

FILE - In this June 20, 2013 file photo, Torrin Lawrence reacts after his heat in the senior men's 400-meter dash at the U.S. Championships athletics meet in Des Moines, Iowa. Former University of Georgia 400-meter runner Torrin Lawrence died in a car accident early Monday, July 28, 2014 in Cordele, Ga. He was 25.

Star sprinter Torrin Lawrence dies at 25

Celebrated track star Torrin Lawrence has been killed in a tragic road accident in Georgia.

With her attorney Pierce O'Donnell, right, Shelly Sterling, center, talks to reporters after a judge ruled in her favor and against her estranged husband, Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling, in his attempt to block the $2 billion sale of the NBA basketball team, outside Los Angeles Superior Court, Monday, July 28, 2014.

Judge gives go-ahead for $2 billion sale of NBA’s Clippers

Shelly Sterling can proceed with the record $2 billion sale of the Los Angeles Clippers despite her husband's objections, a judge ruled on Monday.

FILE - In this Nov. 12, 2010, file photo, Shelly Sterling sits with her husband, Donald Sterling, right, during the Los Angeles Clippers' NBA basketball game against the Detroit Pistons in Los Angeles. With a $2 billion sale of the Clippers hanging in the balance, a judge is set to determine Monday, June 30, 2014, if the terms of a family trust alone are enough to confirm Donald Sterling was properly removed as trustee and allow his estranged wife to sell the team without his consent.

Only arguing remains in Sterling trial

Only final arguments and a ruling remain in the trial to determine whether Donald Sterling's estranged wife can sell the Los Angeles Clippers for $2 billion.

Paul McGinley of Ireland laughs during a news conference after being named the European Ryder Cup captain at the St. REgis in Saadiyat Islands in Abu Dhabi on January 15, 2013.

Paul McGinley pulls out of PGA Championship with injury

European Ryder Cup captain Paul McGinley has pulled out of the PGA Championship with a shoulder injury.

Tim Clark tees off the 12th hole during the third round of the RBC Canadian Open at Royal Montreal GC - Blue Course on July 26, 2014.

South African Tim Clark wins Canadian Open

South African Tim Clark sank a six-foot par putt to beat American Jim Furyk by one stroke at the Canadian Open.

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This week’s top sports shots

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

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This weekend’s sports schedule

A complete look at this weekend's sports schedule.

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WATCH: The history of the ‘high-five’

It's the gesture associated with all things awesome but the history behind this iconic handshake might surprise you.

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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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