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Agency’s ad takes aim at Redskins name

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Twin Cities advertising agency has created a TV and radio ad that it hopes will make a strong point about why Native Americans and others oppose the Washington Redskins’ name and logo.

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Rating the Nation-Best Pre-BCS Bowls

In this Jan. 3, 1984, file photo, Nebraska's Turner Gill can’t seem to find his receiver as Miami’s defensive tackle Kevin Fagan, right, hits him for a loss of 10 yards during the Orange Bowl Classic in Miami where the “Hurricanes defeated the “Cornhuskers” 31-30. Miami sealed the upset and its first national championship by breaking up a pass on a 2-point conversion after Nebraska scored with 48 seconds left. (AP Photo/John Raoux, File)

There was no BCS to make sure Nos. 1 and 2 played each other after the 1982 regular season. That left No. 1 Nebraska facing No. 4 Miami in what was expected to be a coronation for the powerful Cornhuskers.

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Spanish league looking for foothold in China

Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo, right, celebrates his goal during a Spanish La Liga soccer match between Real Madrid and FC Barcelona at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid, Spain, Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014. (AP Photo/Andres Kudacki)

MADRID (AP) — In an effort to expand its reach overseas, the president of the Spanish league invited 40 leading Chinese businessmen to watch Real Madrid play Barcelona.

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Hinkle Fieldhouse keeps charm after renovation

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Butler’s Roosevelt Jones looked up at the new video board after practice at Hinkle Fieldhouse and said what a lot of other people will be thinking on Saturday night.

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Marathon Majors ceremony postponed by doping rumor

LONDON (AP) — The World Marathon Majors series says it has postponed Sunday’s awards ceremony because of reports that Kenyan runner Rita Jeptoo has tested positive for doping.

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