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DA: Josh Gordon gets probation in DWI case in NC

In this April 17, 2013, file photo, Cleveland Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon catches a pass during an NFL football practice in Berea, Ohio.  Player representatives to the union  voted to implement HGH testing for the 2014 NFL season, Friday, Sept. 12, 2014. Overall changes are retroactive for players who are suspended under previous policies, and for those in the appeal process. Those players, presumably including Browns receiver Josh Gordon, who is suspended for the season, and Broncos receiver Wes Welker (four games), would be subject to standards of the new policies.  (AP Photo/Tony Dejak, File)

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A prosecutor says suspended Cleveland Browns receiver Josh Gordon will receive probation and undergo a substance-abuse assessment after pleading guilty to a drunken-driving charge in North Carolina.

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FIBA: Players can wear religious head coverings

International basketball’s governing body says players will be allowed to wear religious head coverings, such as hijabs or turbans, on a trial basis.

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Self-help book has more teams riding ‘Energy Bus’

In this Aug. 30, 2014, file photo, Georgia head coach Mark Richt calls out from the sideline during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Clemson in Athens, Ga. Georgia's Richt, Tennessee's Butch Jones, Washington's Chris Petersen and Clemson's Dabo Swinney are among the coaches who have adopted "The Energy Bus," a book that extols the power of positive thinking and warns to stay away from "energy vampires." (AP Photo/David Goldman, File)

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — On some practice fields across the country, one of the worst things a football player can be called sounds like something out of a young-adult novel or a television show on The CW.

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Leonardo DiCaprio named UN Messenger of Peace

In this Dec. 15, 2013 file photo, American actor Leonardo DiCaprio poses for a portrait, in New York. The United Nations has named Leonardo DiCaprio a UN Messenger of Peace with a special focus on climate change. UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon made the announcement Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014, calling DiCaprio “a credible voice in the environmental movement.” He also invited the actor to the upcoming UN Climate Summit planned for September 23. (Photo by Victoria Will/Invision/AP, File)

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has appointed Leonardo DiCaprio as a United Nations Messenger of Peace to help promote global action on climate change.

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Senator ties NFL tax status to Redskins name

Sen. Maria Cantwell, D-Wa., from left, President of National Congress of American Indians (NCAI) and Chairman of the Swinomish Tribe Brian Cladoosby, and Amy Sarck Dobmeier of the Qissunamiut Tribe of Alaska join other native Americans and lawmakers during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014, to pressure the Washington Redskins football team to change their name. Cantwell says she will introduce a bill to eliminate the NFL's tax-exempt status because the league has not taken action over the Washington Redskins name. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

WASHINGTON (AP) — A U.S. senator says she will introduce a bill to eliminate the NFL’s tax-exempt status because the league has not taken action over the Washington Redskins name.

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