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Famous fibs: A look at other big lies

In this Aug. 29, 2013 file photo, Southern California cornerback Josh Shaw (26) runs back an interception for a touchdown against Hawaii during an NCAA college football game in Honolulu.  The cover-up is frequently worse than the crime. Shaw is far from the first sports figure to spin a bogus story to explain an injury. Some of the most famous lies in pro sports have involved athletes trying to cover themselves for things they know they shouldn¹t be doing. Tough to explain to your bosses paying millions of dollars that you can¹t play because you were doing something forbidden under your contract. USC is sharing some of the blame for publicizing Shaw¹s story about injuring his ankles while saving his nephew from drowning. Shaw has admitted the story was a lie, but hasn¹t offered an alternative explanation. (AP Photo/Eugene Tanner, File)

The cover-up can be worse than the crime. And Southern California cornerback Josh Shaw is far from the first sports figure to spin a bogus story to explain an injury.

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Philadelphia honors Little League team with parade

Members of the Taney Dragons baseball team, in blue, meet with Philadelphia Phillies players before a tribute to celebrate the team's accomplishments during the Little League World Series before a baseball game between the Philadelphia Phillies and the Washington Nationals, Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Ryan Howard, meet Mo’ne Davis.

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Philadelphia plans parade for Little League team

Taney Dragons' Mo'ne Davis gestures to fans during a parade in Philadelphia, Wednesday Aug. 27, 2014, to celebrate the team's accomplishments during the Little League World Series. (AP Photo/ Joseph Kaczmarek)

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The youth baseball team whose star 13-year-old female pitcher and performance in the Little League World Series drew a wide following received a champion’s treatment in a parade Wednesday in downtown Philadelphia.

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Chicago’s Little League champs return as heroes

Jackie Robinson West All Stars Little League baseball team manager Darold Butler shakes the hand of a fan as his team participate in a rally to celebrate the team's U.S. Little League Championship Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

CHICAGO (AP) — The ballpark gleams, exactly as the home of the Little League World Series national championship team should.

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Video games come of age as spectator sport

This frame grab taken from Twitch.tv shows two gamers competing and a streaming chat, at right, as visitors to the online network watch the two gamers go head-to-head. Twitch's 55 million monthly users viewed more than 15 billion minutes of content on the service in July 2014, making Twitch.tv one of the world's biggest sources of Internet traffic. (AP Photo/Twitch.tv)

NEW YORK (AP) — Video games have been a spectator sport since teenagers crowded around arcade machines to watch friends play “Pac-Man.” And for decades, kids have gathered in living rooms to marvel at how others master games like “Street Fighter II” and “Super Mario Bros.”

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