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UND announces committee to facilitate nickname selection

GRAND FORKS, N.D. (AP) — A committee facilitating the selection of a new nickname for the University of North Dakota is expected to submit a “short list” of potential names by early May.

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Panel votes down measure to void transgender athletes policy

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — A Senate committee has defeated a proposal that would void a High School Activities Association policy on transgender student participation in sports.

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PawSox stadium proposal faces possible federal roadblock

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The new owners of the Pawtucket Red Sox face a possible roadblock in their plan to build a new stadium for the Triple-A franchise in Providence.

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Bill to legalize mixed martial arts advances in NY

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The fight to legalize mixed martial arts in New York — the last state to prohibit cage matches with small gloves — has resumed with a state Senate committee advancing legislation.

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Game Developers Conference offers creators a sporting chance

In this Wednesday, March 19, 2014 file photo, attendees walk the exhibition floor at the Game Developers Conference 2014 in San Francisco. With millions of gamers now regularly spectating video games online and in arenas, game developers are angling to learn a few lessons from esports and possibly create the next "League of Legends" at this year's Game Developers Conference, the annual gathering of video game creators, kicking-off Monday, March 2, 2015, through Friday. A survey by GDC organizers of more than 200,000 developers found that 79 percent believe competitive gaming is now a sustainable business model.  (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — With tens of millions of gamers now regularly spectating video games online and in real-world arenas, game developers looking to create the next “StarCraft” or “League of Legends” might learn a few lessons at this year’s Game Developers Conference.

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