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Newborn Puget Sound killer whale presumed dead

In this Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014 file photo provided by the Center for Whale Research, a baby orca swims between two adults in the waters of Puget Sound near Seattle, Wash. Ken Balcomb of the Center for Whale Research on Friday Harbor said Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014, that the baby orca apparently died while its pod was in the open ocean off Washington or British Columbia. Balcomb said the whale, designated L-120, has not been seen since the L pod returned in recent days to the inland waters of western Washington.(AP Photo/Center for Whale Research, Dave Ellifrit)

FRIDAY HARBOR, Wash. (AP) — A killer whale born to much hope in early September apparently died while its pod was in the open ocean off Washington or British Columbia, the Center for Whale Research said.

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Fighters suing Mayweather over Vegas cable TV bout

In this Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014, file photo, boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr.  appears before the Nevada Athletic Commission in Las Vegas. Two fledgling professional fighters in Las Vegas are suing championship boxer Mayweather Jr. and producers of a cable TV show, alleging they never consented to be part of a promotional training bout depicted as a “dog house” fight to the death. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Two fledgling professional fighters in Las Vegas are suing Floyd Mayweather Jr. and producers of a cable TV show, alleging they never consented to be part of a promotional training bout depicted as a “dog house” fight that was supposed to last until someone quit.

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Judge grants motion to strike Summitt reference

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A judge has ruled that former Tennessee director of sports medicine Jenny Moshak and two ex-Lady Vols strength coaches must remove a reference to former Lady Vols coach Pat Summitt from their complaint in a lawsuit against the university.

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Court allows ex-ball boys’ Boeheim slander suit

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York’s highest court on Tuesday reinstated the slander lawsuit filed by two former Syracuse University ball boys against basketball head coach Jim Boeheim.

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Oscar Pistorius arrives for sentencing

Oscar Pistorius, center, is led out of court in Pretoria, South Africa, Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014.  Pistorius received a five-year prison sentence for culpable homicide by judge Thokozile Masipais for the killing of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp last year (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe)

PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) — Oscar Pistorius was taken away in a police van with barred windows Tuesday to start serving a five-year prison sentence for killing girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.

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