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Probe reveals scope of academic fraud at UNC

Kenneth Wainstein, lead investigator into academic irregularities at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, holds a copy of his findings following a special joint meeting of the University of North Carolina Board of Governors and the UNC-Chapel Hill Board of Trustees in Chapel Hill, N.C., Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014. The findings revealed academic fraud involving more than 3,100 students. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — The scale of an academic scandal involving bogus classes and inflated grades at the University of North Carolina was far more widespread than previously reported and included about 1,500 athletes who got easy As and Bs over a span of nearly two decades, according to an investigation released Wednesday.

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Panthers’ Newton stays positive amid obstacles

Carolina Panthers' Cam Newton puts a towel on his head during the second half of an NFL football game against the Green Bay Packers Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014, in Green Bay, Wis. (AP Photo/Tom Lynn)

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Cam Newton is staying positive — and productive — even though the obstacles seem to keep piling up in front of him.

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Twins decline $3.6M option on reliever Burton

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Twins have declined their $3.6 million option for 2015 on reliever Jared Burton, who gets a $200,000 buyout and becomes eligible for free agency after the World Series.

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Spartans soar amid Michigan’s seasons-long slump

The defaced brass letter M is shown Wednesday morning Oct. 22, 2014 on the main pedestrian walkway at the University of Michigan Central Campus in Ann Arbor, Mich.  Such graffiti has traditionally been part of the week leading up to the game between Michigan and Michigan State football game. (AP Photo/The Michigan Daily, Alejandro Zúñiga)

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Brady Hoke’s arrival at Michigan was supposed to signal a return to the program’s roots of power football and physicality.

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Jets’ Enunwa moving forward after charge dismissed

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — New York Jets practice squad receiver Quincy Enunwa says he is happy to move forward after a domestic violence charge against him was conditionally dismissed in court last week.

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