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State-appointed board closes school Sanders co-founded

DALLAS (AP) — The North Texas academy co-founded by NFL Hall of Famer Deion Sanders remains in financial disarray and will close immediately, the Texas education commissioner said Friday.

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Wearing Seahawks gear, lawmakers support fantasy football

State Republican Sen. Pam Roach, back left, listens to a resolution on the Senate floor honoring the Seattle Seahawks, Friday, Jan. 30, 2015, in Olympia, Wash. Roach is sponsoring a bill that would legalize paid fantasy sports leagues. (AP Photo/Rachel La Corte)

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — On the last weekday before the Super Bowl, legislators wearing Seattle Seahawks gear made noise over a bill to allow Washington state residents to legally play fantasy football.

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Lawyer says Suge Knight was behind wheel in deadly crash

This image from video shows Death Row Records founder Marion "Suge" Knight, right, walking into the Los Angeles County Sheriffs department early Friday morning Jan. 30, 2015 in connection with a hit-and-run incident that left one man dead and another injured. (AP Photo/OnSceneVideo via AP Television)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Marion “Suge” Knight, the former music mogul who created one of hip-hop’s leading labels and became the impresario of gangster rap, was arrested Friday on suspicion of hitting and killing a man with his truck and fleeing the scene of the crash near Los Angeles.

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Legislature wants ranking of stadium and pro sports projects

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida’s legislative leaders are ordering their own economists to rank and evaluate proposals to hand out millions in taxpayer money to professional sports teams.

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Pro wrestler Mick Foley booted for cheating at Wing Bowl

Patrick Bertoletti, poses for the media after winning the Wing Bowl eating contest, Friday, Jan. 30, 2015 in Philadelphia. Bertoletti won with a Wing Bowl record 444 wings in 26 minutes. He edged out 2014 champion Molly Schuyler, of Bellevue, Nebraska, who eclipsed her record 363-wing mark with 440 wings.  Wing Bowl started in 1993 as a way for Philadelphia's long-suffering sports fans to blow off steam before the Super Bowl. About 20,000 people gathered at the Wells Fargo Arena.  (AP Photo/The Philadelphia Inquirer, Alejandro A. Alvarez)  PHIX OUT; TV OUT; MAGS OUT; NEWARK OUT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Professional wrestling star Mick Foley was ejected from the Wing Bowl eating contest Friday after stuffing uneaten chicken wings into a fanny pack.

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