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Celtics win preseason finale; 100-86 over Nets

Boston Celtics center Jared Sullinger (7) gathers in a rebound against Brooklyn Nets forward Mason Plumlee (1) as Celtics center Kelly Olynyk, lower right, looks on in the first quarter of a preseason NBA basketball game in Boston, Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

BOSTON (AP) — Rookie Marcus Smart scored 16 points and Jared Sullinger had 15 with 17 rebounds to lead the Boston Celtics to a 100-86 victory over the Brooklyn Nets on Wednesday night in the final preseason game for both teams.

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AP source: Goodell told to testify in Rice appeal

In this Oct. 8, 2014, photo, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell speaks during a news conference following a meeting of NFL owners and executives in New York. A person familiar with the case has told The Associated Press that an arbiter has ruled that Goodell should testify in Ray Rice's appeal of his indefinite suspension. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because details of the appeal have not been made public. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has been told to testify in Ray Rice’s appeal of his indefinite suspension, a person familiar with the case told The Associated Press on Wednesday night.

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Rockets’ late free throw downs Magic 90-89

Orlando Magic's Elfrid Payton, right, looks to pass the ball as he is guarded by Houston Rockets' Patrick Beverley during the first half of an NBA preseason basketball game in Orlando, Fla., Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014. (AP Photo/John Raoux)

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Jeff Adrien’s free throw with 35 seconds to play capped Houston’s rally Wednesday night, beating Orlando 90-89 in preseason play.

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Butler, Escobar rally Royals to 2-1 lead in Game 2

Kansas City Royals' Alcides Escobar hits an RBI double during the second inning of Game 2 of baseball's World Series against the San Francisco Giants Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Billy Butler and Alcides Escobar had run-scoring hits off Jake Peavy, and the Kansas City Royals took a 2-1 lead over San Francisco after three innings Wednesday night as they tried to even the World Series at a game apiece.

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Concussion study says NCAA needs improvement

West Virginia coach Dana Holgorsen looks on as Terrell Chestnut (16) is looked over by the medical staff during the second half of an NCAA college football game against Baylor in Morgantown, W.Va., Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014. West Virginia won 41-27. Chestnut left the game with a concussion. (AP Photo/Chris Jackson)

BOSTON (AP) — Colleges remain inconsistent in the way they handle athletes’ concussions, according to a Harvard University study that comes more than four years after the NCAA began requiring schools to educate their players about the risks of head trauma and develop plans to keep injured athletes off the field.

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