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Ex-UNC athletes: Lawsuit aims to protect college athletes

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Two former University of North Carolina athletes suing the school and NCAA say the goal is to ensure athletes receive a quality education.

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Vanderbilt gang-rape defense points to campus culture

Corey Batey is seen during the Vanderbilt rape trial on Wednesday Jan. 21, 2015, in Nashville in Tenn. Brandon Vandenburg and Batey, along with two other former football players, are accused in the rape of an unconscious 21-year-old neuroscience major in a dorm room at the Nashville university. All four have pleaded not guilty. (AP Photo/The Tennessean, John Partipilo)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Defense attorneys for the former Vanderbilt University football players whose own cellphones show they participated in a dorm-room sex assault have placed blame on the elite Southern university, saying their clients’ judgment was warped by a campus culture where drunken sex was common.

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Russia’s top athletics coach resigns amid doping scandals

In this photo taken on Tuesday, June  13, 2006 Valentin Maslakov watches an athletics competition in Tula, about 200 kilometers (125 miles) south of Moscow, Russia. Russia's top athletics coach, Valentin Maslakov, resigned Friday amid a series of doping scandals in the country.  (AP Photo/Robert Maksimov)

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia’s top athletics coach resigned Friday amid a series of doping scandals in the country.

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2 ex-UNC athletes sue school, NCAA over academic failures

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Two former University of North Carolina athletes have filed a lawsuit against the school and the NCAA, saying neither is doing enough to ensure athletes receive a quality education.

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Tyndall’s situation continues recent Tennessee instability

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The ongoing NCAA investigation of Tennessee’s Donnie Tyndall’s former school is the latest in a series of coaching complications over what has been tumultuous several years in Knoxville.

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