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Wlodarczyk sets world record in women’s hammer

Anita Wlodarczyk from Poland throws the hammer during the women's hammer throw competition at the ISTAF Athletics Meeting in Berlin, Germany, Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014. Wlodarczyk set a new world record with 79.58 meters. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)

BERLIN (AP) — Anita Wlodarczyk of Poland set a world record of 79.58 meters in women’s hammer throw at the ISTAF athletics meet on Sunday.

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School co-founded by Sanders to mull rehiring him

DALLAS (AP) — A Texas charter school co-founded by Deion Sanders is set to consider rehiring him as its athletic director — the latest chapter in an ongoing employment saga involving the NFL Hall of Famer.

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Track: Vintage car racer is 1st death in 32 years

SALISBURY, Conn. (AP) — A spokesman for a Connecticut track says a man who crashed in a race of vintage cars is the first death in the historic-racing festival’s 32-year history.

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SD sports journalist pens book on 1969 Vikings

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — A Sioux Falls sports journalist has authored a book on the first Minnesota Vikings team to go to the Super Bowl, which happened in the last year of the old National Football League before pro football’s biggest merger.

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Algeria soccer death seen part of a wider ills

In this photo dated May 1, 2011, supporters of JS Kabylie and USM El-Harrah clash in the stands during of a soccer match in Algiers, Algeria. Angry fans in Algeria pelted their own soccer team with rocks after they lost a game, killing the star player, Albert Ebosse, in the latest incident of fan violence in this North African country. Ebosse died after being hit in the head by an object thrown from the crowd at a top-flight league game in Algeria on August 23, 2014.  Like much of the rest of the continent, Algeria's restless youth are passionate about soccer but with little other outlet for their daily frustration, violence haunts the games. (AP Photo/Anis Belghoul)

ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — The rocks came raining down after the final whistle of the Algerian soccer match, an increasingly common ritual in stadiums across the country. This time, the violence ended in tragedy: Hit in the head, Albert Ebosse, the league’s top goal scorer last season, crumbled to the ground and died in a hospital.

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