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Another school football season ends over hazing

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A second high school football team’s season has come to an abrupt halt after allegations rookie players were subjected to what officials called humiliating and inappropriate initiation rites.

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Guenther: McClain held Illini together

CORRECTS MCCLAIN'S AGE TO 60 - A  July 19, 2013, photo shows former University of Illinois assistant basketball coach Wayne McClain at his home in Champaign, Ill. McClain, who was an assistant coach at Illinois from 2002 through 2012 and current Champaign Central High School head basketball coach, died Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014, at a local hospital after an unspecified illness. He was 60. (AP Photo/The News-Gazette, Robin Scholz) MANDATORY CREDIT

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — Friends and colleagues described former Illinois assistant basketball coach Wayne McClain as a friend and father figure as he was mourned this past week. A former boss revealed McClain was the glue who held the Illini program together when coach Bill Self left for Kansas in 2003.

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Oklahoma State sues Texas assistant Wickline

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Who’s calling the plays for the Texas Longhorns this season? It may take a lawsuit by Oklahoma State against Texas assistant coach Joe Wickline to find out.

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Maple Leafs back on ice day after Ottawa shooting

Toronto Maple Leafs right wing Joffrey Lupul (19) and New York Islanders left wing Matt Martin (17) collide during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Uniondale, N.Y., Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

TORONTO (AP) — The Maple Leafs are back on the ice a day after they were locked down in their hotel near the shootings in Ottawa.

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New Jersey files defense of sports betting effort

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Claims that New Jersey’s plan to allow legal sports gambling violates federal law are meritless, the state wrote in a court filing in response to efforts by four major U.S. pro sports leagues and the NCAA to stop gambling from beginning this weekend.

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