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Probe reveals scope of academic fraud at UNC

Kenneth Wainstein, lead investigator into academic irregularities at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, holds a copy of his findings following a special joint meeting of the University of North Carolina Board of Governors and the UNC-Chapel Hill Board of Trustees in Chapel Hill, N.C., Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014. The findings revealed academic fraud involving more than 3,100 students. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — A scandal involving bogus classes and inflated grades at the University of North Carolina was bigger than previously reported, encompassing about 1,500 athletes who got easy A’s and B’s over a span of nearly two decades, according to an investigation released Wednesday.

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Inbee Park to take No. 1 spot in women’s golf

Inbee Park of South Korea watches her shot on the 9th hole during the final round of the KEB Hana Bank Championship golf tournament at Sky72 Golf Club in Incheon, South Korea, Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014.(AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Inbee Park will take the No. 1 spot in women’s golf from Stacy Lewis on Monday.

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Port touts San Diego Bay as perfect venue

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Port of San Diego is making a final push to land the America’s Cup, including releasing a splashy video touting the bay as a perfect venue for so-called stadium sailing.

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With Graham limited, Saints receivers doing more

New Orleans Saints wide receiver Kenny Stills (84), while defended by Detroit Lions cornerback Darius Slay (23), pulls in a 46-yard pass for a touchdown during the second half of an NFL football game in Detroit, Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014. (AP Photo/Rick Osentoski)

METAIRIE, La. (AP) — Even if Jimmy Graham’s production dips while the tight end recovers from a sore shoulder, it looks like Drew Brees won’t have trouble finding other targets.

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No. 9 Georgia to ask for Gurley’s reinstatement

In this Aug. 30, 2014, file photo, Georgia's Todd Gurley, right, runs the ball past Clemson's Jayron Kearse in the second half of an NCAA college football game in Athens, Ga. Georgia will file a request with the NCAA for Gurley’s eligibility to be reinstated. Gurley has been suspended for the last two games while Georgia investigated allegations he broke NCAA rules by receiving improper benefits. (AP Photo/David Goldman, File)

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Mark Richt said he was optimistic on Wednesday as Georgia was expected to file a request with the NCAA for tailback Todd Gurley’s eligibility to be reinstated.

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