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Players file lawsuit in Canada over World Cup turf

In this Sept. 13, 2014, file photo United States' forward Abby Wambach (20) walks off the field following an international friendly game with Mexico, in Sandy, Utah. A group of elite players has filed a lawsuit in Canada challenging plans to play the 2015 Women's World Cup on artificial turf. The players, led by U.S. women's national team forward Abby Wambach, filed Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014,  in the human rights tribunal of Ontario next week, attorney Hampton Dellinger said.  (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)

Dissatisfied with the response of soccer’s governing body, American soccer star Abby Wambach and a group of elite national players made good on their promise to bring legal action over plans to play the 2015 Women’s World Cup on artificial turf.

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Every Big 12 team playing on same day for 1st time

TCU quarterback Trevone Boykin (2) celebrates his 27-yard touchdown run with teammate Ty Slanina (13) during the first half of an NCAA college football game against TCU Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014, in Dallas. (AP Photo/LM Otero)

A few things to watch the first Saturday of October, when for the first time this season all 10 teams play on the same day — and against each other in five conference matchups:

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AP PHOTOS: Cavaliers fans welcome back LeBron

Cleveland Cavaliers' LeBron James is introduced during an NBA scrimmage basketball game Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

CLEVELAND (AP) — They waited in line to see him, and when LeBron James ran onto the new court inside Quicken Loans Arena for the first time in four years wearing the Cavaliers’ wine and gold colors, Cleveland fans welcomed him back with a thunderous roar they’ve been waiting to unleash.

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Guilty plea set in $7.5 million Miami Heat fraud

In this April 15, 2013, file photo, Cleveland Cavaliers' Alonzo Gee, left, tries to knock the ball away from Miami Heat's Rashard Lewis in the first quarter of an NBA basketball game in Cleveland. A guilty plea is expected in the case of Haider Zafar, charged with a multimillion-dollar investment scam involving Lewis and two former Miami Heat players. (AP Photo/Mark Duncan, File)

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A man preparing to plead guilty in a multimillion-dollar scam involving three former Miami Heat players and the team itself wants to take responsibility for his actions and move on.

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V. Williams out of China Open with viral illness

Venus Williams of the United States, returns a shot against Heather Watson of Britain during their first round match of China Open tennis tournament in Beijing, China, Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)

BEIJING (AP) — Venus Williams withdrew from the China Open with a viral illness on Thursday shortly before her third-round match against Petra Kvitova.

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