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Family of wrestler who cut dreads will not seek legal action

An attorney for a New Jersey high school wrestler forced by a referee to cut his dreadlocks before a match to avoid a forfeit says the boy’s family won’t pursue legal action.

 
MLB, Cuba reach deal for players to sign without defection

Major League Baseball, its players’ association and the Cuban Baseball Federation reached an agreement that will allow players from the island to sign big league contracts without defecting, an effort to eliminate the dangerous trafficking that had gone on for decades.

Salt Lake City’s new Olympics bid comes after scandal’s lessons

When Salt Lake City pursued the Winter Olympics more than two decades ago, competition was so fierce that lavishing International Olympic Committee members with gifts and favors seemed commonplace. The city got caught in a bribery scandal. Two decades later, the script has flipped.

Study finds graduation rates for bowl-bound teams up slightly

The overall graduation rates for athletes on bowl-bound FBS football programs continue to climb, though the disparity in the rates between white and African-American players widened slightly, according to a study released on Monday.

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