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Cincinnati leaders pledge city safe for All-Star Game events

Cincinnati Mayor John Cranley speaks during a news conference about All-Star Game visitors safety in the aftermath of a violent weekend melee Monday, July 6, 2015, in Cincinnati. The conference Monday was held over concerns raised after two police officers were hurt, a civilian was beaten, and several others people were arrested late Saturday. (Cara Owsley/The Cincinnati Enquirer via AP)  MANDATORY CREDIT;  NO SALES

CINCINNATI (AP) — City and police leaders insisted Monday that Cincinnati’s downtown will be safe for All-Star Game visitors, in the aftermath of a violent weekend melee.

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Dreams of victory for a struggling South African rugby team

In this photo taken on Tuesday, May 12, 2015, a Katlehong Tigers player passes the ball during their practice in Kathlehong 35 km east of  Johannesburg, South Africa. Their catches still uncertain, their sneakers worn and unsuitable, a team of young South Africans is trying to find success in a sport that that’s a traditional favorite in their country, but rare in their own neighborhood - rugby.(AP Photo/Themba Hadebe)

KATLEHONG, South Africa (AP) — Their catches still uncertain, their sneakers worn and unsuitable, a team of young South Africans is trying to find success in a sport that that’s a traditional favorite in their country, but rare in their own neighborhood — rugby.

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NASCAR distances itself from Donald Trump after remarks

In this June 30, 2015, photo, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump waves as he arrives at a house party in Bedford, N.H. Hispanic leaders are warning of harm to Republican White House hopes unless the party’s presidential contenders do more to condemn Trump, who’s refusing to apologize for calling Mexican immigrants rapists and drug dealers.  (AP Photo/Jim Cole)

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — NASCAR is the latest corporation to distance itself from Donald Trump.

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Parents of Illinois players don’t believe coach allegations

In this March 5, 2015, file photo, Illinois'  Amarah Coleman, left, drives to the basket as Nebraska's Chandler Smith guards during an NCAA college basketball game in Hoffman Estates, Ill. Coleman is one of seven former University of Illinois women's basketball players that filed a federal lawsuit Wednesday, July 1, 2015, against the university, accusing coach Matt Bollant and former assistant Mike Divilbiss, of violating their civil rights by creating a racially hostile environment. The lawsuit filed Wednesday in federal court names the university, athletic director Mike Thomas, Bollant,  Divilbiss, and university trustees. The ex-players seek $10 million in damages. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh, File)

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — The parents of a current University of Illinois women’s basketball player and an incoming recruit said Thursday that they don’t believe the allegations made by seven former players in a lawsuit this week accusing coaches of creating racial hostility.

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Lawsuit filed by former LSU tennis coach dismissed

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A federal appeals court has upheld the dismissal of a racial discrimination lawsuit filed by former longtime LSU women’s tennis coach Tony Minnis against the university after his 2012 firing.

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