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CAS explain how Vanessa-Mae cleared of Olympic ski race fix

In this file photo dated Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014, showing famed violinist Vanessa Mae, starting under her father's name as Vanessa Vanakorn, racing for Thailand, on the first run of the women's giant slalom at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics, in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia. In a detailed ruling published by The Court of Arbitration for Sport, on Friday July 3, 2015, the court has cleared the musician of rigging low-level races to help her qualify for the Sochi Olympics. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, FILE)

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Pop violinist Vanessa-Mae exploited weak International Ski Federation rules and got help from Alpine race officials “smitten” by her celebrity to qualify for the Sochi Olympics, according to sport’s highest court.

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WWE seeking to block concussion-related lawsuits

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — World Wrestling Entertainment is asking a federal judge to block lawsuits by former wrestlers who claim they have suffered long-term health problems from concussions they received in the ring.

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New sports uniforms level the playing field for Muslim girls

In this June 16, 2015 photo, Zubeda Chaffe, left, waits to get back into basketball practice in her new Lady Warriors uniform in Minneapolis. The girls came up with their own culturally sensitive sportswear designs that cover their arms, legs, hair and neck preserving the modesty their religion requires. One is a bright red uniform for the Lady Warriors and the other is a teal-and-black uniform with stripes _ good for all sports including swimming. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Girls in stylish athletic wear walk the runway as the sounds of Taylor Swift and Katy Perry blare from speakers. The crowd claps and cheers as the young models strike poses with basketballs, lacrosse sticks and boxing gloves. Finally, the big reveal: the Lady Warriors community traveling basketball team takes the stage in their cardinal red uniforms.

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‘Ballers’ looks at humor, drama in the lives of pro athletes

In this image released by HBO, Dwayne Johnson, left, and Rob Corddry appear in a scene from the series "Ballers," airing Sundays at 10 p.m. EDT on HBO. (Jeff Daly/HBO via AP)

MIAMI (AP) — Omar Benson Miller spent three seasons on “CSI: Miami,” but only this past year did he get a chance to film a television show in South Florida.

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Hit-and-run case against UFC ex-champ Jon Jones stalls

In this Sept. 20, 2012 file photo, Jon Jones speaks during the UFC 152 pre-fight news conference in Toronto. Prosecutors say an Albuquerque, N.M., hit-and-run case against Jones has stalled due to a lack of evidence. The Bernalillo County District Attorney's Office said on Monday, June 29, 2015, that a deadline has passed without the state moving on the case because prosecutors are waiting on medical records for the alleged victim and dispatch reports. (Matthew Sherwood/The Canadian Press via AP, File)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An Albuquerque hit-and-run case against former UFC champion fighter Jon “Bones” Jones has stalled due to a delay in obtaining records, prosecutors said.

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