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Minnesota beats Eastern Illinois 42-20 in opener

Eastern Illinois quarterback Jalen Whitlow, lands under Minnesota defensive lineman Theiren Cockran (55) after carrying the ball for a nine and 1/2-yard gain during the second quarter of an NCAA college football game in Minneapolis Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014. (AP Photo/Ann Heisenfelt)

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The nerves surprised Mitch Leidner, but they were there at the beginning of his first season as Minnesota’s unquestioned starting quarterback.

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Minnesota beats Eastern Illinois 42-20 in opener

Eastern Illinois quarterback Jalen Whitlow, lands under Minnesota defensive lineman Theiren Cockran (55) after carrying the ball for a nine and 1/2-yard gain during the second quarter of an NCAA college football game in Minneapolis Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014. (AP Photo/Ann Heisenfelt)

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Mitch Leidner ran for two scores and threw a touchdown pass to Donovahn Jones, leading Minnesota to a season-opening 42-20 victory over Eastern Illinois on Thursday night.

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Women’s gymnastics coach out at Minnesota

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota women’s gymnastics coach Meg Stephenson has left the job in a “mutually agreed-upon resignation,” according to the university.

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USC backup quits, coach refutes racism accusation

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Running back Anthony Brown has quit Southern California’s football team, and coach Steve Sarkisian was stunned Thursday by Brown’s apparent accusations of racism against him on social media.

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USC administrators examine differing Shaw stories

This undated photo provided by the University of Southern California sports information office shows defensive back Josh Shaw. The university is investigating his story that he injured both of his ankles jumping off a balcony to save his nephew from drowning. Head football coach Steve Sarkisian said USC has received calls contradicting Shaw's detailed claims about his two high ankle sprains.  (AP Photo/University of Southern California)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Southern California cornerback Josh Shaw has admitted to lying to school officials about how he sprained his ankles last weekend, retracting his story about jumping off a balcony to save his drowning nephew.

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