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NCAA puts Henderson State on probation

ARKADELPHIA, Ark. (AP) — The NCAA has placed Henderson State on two years of probation and fined the school $2,500 for rules violations, including a coach offering a loan to a prospective athlete, exceeding phone contact limits and holding impermissible tryouts and practices.

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EU adopts tough new sanctions on Russia

In this Wednesday, July 16, 2014 file photo, Russia's President Vladimir Putin he arrives for an official group photo during the BRICS summit at the Itamaraty palace, in Brasilia, Brazil. Frustrated by the apparent ineffectiveness of previous sanctions and outraged by the deaths of 298 people aboard the Malaysia Airlines plane downed over eastern Ukraine, the European Union adopted tough new economic sanctions against Russia on Tuesday, July 29, 2014 EU officials and diplomats said. The measures, which were prepared in coordination with the United States, include an arms embargo, and a ban on the sale of dual use and sensitive technologies, such as advanced energy technology equipment relevant for deep sea and Arctic drilling. Such equipment will now be subject to prior approval by competent national authorities, an EU official said. Under the financial sanctions, Russian state-owned banks will be banned from selling bonds or equities with a maturity of over 90 days in European capital markets, the sources said, speaking on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to make public statements. The ambassadors also added eight names to the list of people subject to EU-wide asset freezes and travel bans, including four people close to Russian President Vladimir Putin, the EU official said. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana, File )

BRUSSELS (AP) — Shocked into action by the downing of the Malaysian airliner and the resulting deaths of more than 200 Europeans, the European Union approved dramatically tougher economic sanctions Tuesday against Russia, to be followed swiftly by similar punitive measures from the U.S.

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TV series moving some production to New Mexico

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A new television series starring Anne Heche and Jason Isaacs is moving some of its production from Israel to New Mexico.

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Rex, Jets ‘not running’ from being confident

New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan responds to questions during a news conference at NFL football training camp Friday, July 25, 2014, in Cortland, N.Y.  (AP Photo)

CORTLAND, N.Y. (AP) — Rex Ryan likes the outward confidence his New York Jets players are showing in training camp, saying it’s “a good sign” for his team.

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Stacked farm system offers Chicago Cubs hope

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — It must be tempting for Chicago Cubs fans to pay as much attention to Triple-A Iowa as the struggling big league club.

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