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IAAF congress to vote on broad reforms

The Athletics' world governing body IAAF voted on Thursday to extend Russia's doping ban from global competitions. Past year an independent World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) investigation exposed state-sponsored Russian doping. The IAAF argues the change will quicken the punishment of cheats, make punishments more uniform, and remove opportunities for favoritism and corruption.



Oklahoma QB Mayfield says he'll return for senior season

Mayfield threw for 288 yards and 3 TDs in the win. Seven of the 10 Big 12 schools, including Texas Tech , voted to allow Mayfield an extra year of eligibility at Oklahoma . Oklahoma beat the Cowboys 58-23 last season. The Sooners finished 10-2 on the year and an impressive 9-0 in the Big 12. Westbrook is Mayfield's top deep threat target as he also leads nation in receptions of 20-plus yards (26), 50-plus yards (7), 60-plus yards (six) and 70-plus yards (three).


Louisiana man who shot ex-NFL player Joe McKnight charged with manslaughter

Louisiana man who shot ex-NFL player Joe McKnight charged with manslaughter

Gasser appeared Tuesday morning in commisioner's court where bond set at $500,000. He has been assigned a public defender. Out of an abundance of caution, Normand said he structured the initial press conference on the shooting, held last Friday afternoon, in such a way as to not influence any witnesses who had yet to be interviewed.



Could Dakota Access pipeline move after permit is denied?

The tribe alleges that the Dakota Access project will trample on culturally sensitive sites and taint its drinking water, without much in the way of supporting evidence. State officials and the pipeline's developer, Dallas-based Energy Transfer Partners , have treated protester concerns with the same level of respect Richard Daley's Chicago police officers extended to anti-Vietnam War demonstrators in 1968.



Winston, Tandy lead Bucs to 4th straight win, 28-21 vs Bolts

On Sunday, it was more of the same as the Buccaneers outscored the Chargers 21-7 in the second half. Since throwing seven interceptions and losing two fumbles during a three-game losing streak that dropped the Bucs to 1-3, the first overall pick from last year's draft has thrown for 14 touchdowns.



Stephen Curry dons Raiders jersey after Oakland defeats his hometown Panthers

The line crumpled against Mack as Newton looked downfield on fourth down with under a minute to play, and the defensive end sack-and-stripped Newton to seal the 35-32 loss for Carolina. The veteran dropped a pass from Newton in the first quarter. Carr had an ugly pick earlier in the second half, but rebounded with a pretty 12-yard touchdown pass to Clive Walford in the fourth quarter to cap a 10-play, 75-yard drive.