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Aggie cadet praised for block to protect mascot

COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) — A member of the Texas A&M Corps of Cadets who threw a block to protect the school’s canine mascot from an out-of-bounds SMU player will get his $1,300 senior boots for free.

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Texas offensive tackle Estelle dismissed

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas coach Charlie Strong has dismissed former starting offensive tackle Kennedy Estelle for a violation of team rules.

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APNewsBreak: Livestrong CEO leaving after 14 years

File - In this Oct. 17, 2012, file photo, Livestrong CEO and president Doug Ulman discusses the future of the organization in Austin, Texas. Ulman told The Associated Press on Monday, Sept. 22, 2014, he will leave Livestrong in January to become president and chief executive officer of Pelotonia, a Columbus, Ohio, charity bike ride that has raised more than $61 million for cancer research in its first five years. (AP Photo/Jack Plunkett, File)

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The CEO of the cancer charity Livestrong is leaving after 14 years, a period in which the small local charity grew into a $500 million global brand before it was rocked by founder Lance Armstrong’s confession that he used performance-enhancing drugs during his cycling career.

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Jeff Samardzija pitches A’s past Angels 8-4

Oakland Athletics' Jeff Samardzija works against the Los Angeles Angels in the first inning of a baseball game Monday, Sept. 22, 2014, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Jeff Samardzija pitched seven strong innings and received some rare run support to snap a four-start winless stretch, and the Oakland Athletics kept hold of the top AL wild-card spot by beating the AL West champion Los Angeles Angels 8-4 Monday night.

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Dallas Cowboys still have questions on defense

St. Louis Rams wide receiver Kenny Britt, top, catches a 38-yard pass while being defended by Dallas Cowboys cornerback Morris Claiborne in the third quarter of an NFL football game on Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Chris Lee)   EDWARDSVILLE INTELLIGENCER OUT; THE ALTON TELEGRAPH OUT

IRVING, Texas (AP) — A day after the biggest regulation comeback in Dallas Cowboys history, coach Jason Garrett still had to answer questions about the defense.

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