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Some of the best plays and biggest newsmakers from the week in sports.

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Tribute to Justin Wilson before Sunday’s finale

Justin Wilson's race car will be back on track for the IndyCar season finale.

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Serena insists pressure not a factor in Grand Slam bid

Serena Williams says she is treating the upcoming U.S. Open just like any other, even though she is well aware of the historical impact the year's final grand slam may have.

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Chicago Bulls’ Derrick Rose accused of rape

Derrick Rose, the 2011 National Basketball Association Most Valuable Player, is being sued by a former girlfriend who alleges he and two friends drugged and gang-raped her in 2013.

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‘Chocolate Thunder’ Dawkins dies at 58

Darryl Dawkins, one of the most colorful players in the NBA in recent memory, has passed away at the age of 58.

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Friday’s Sports Minute

Here's a look at some of the big sports stories making headlines today, Friday, Aug. 28.

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Tigers’ tiger is at the game

A northeast Ohio high school football team that's had a live tiger cub at games for decades has kicked off the season with its traditional mascot, even though the boosters haven't proved they'd meet stricter state rules for keeping exotic animals.

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Manziel to rest elbow for final 2 preseason games

Quarterback Johnny Manziel will not play in the Browns' last two exhibition games because of lingering soreness in his right elbow.

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Clippers 4, Mud Hens 3

Adam Moore’s walkoff single gave the Clippers a 4-3 win over Toledo Thursday at Huntington Park, their fourth straight win over the Mud Hens after taking three games in Toledo.

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Dodgers 1, Reds 0

Zack Greinke and two relievers combined on a four-hitter and the Los Angeles Dodgers completed a three-game sweep of the reeling Reds with a 1-0 win on Thursday.

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Looking to future, more NCAA athletes seek own trademarks

Some big stars in college football are getting trademarks for their names, nicknames and taglines.

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This football MVP is a real ‘dummy’

Dartmouth football’s new MVP is a remote controlled Mobile Virtual Player designed to allow athletes to practice tackling with fewer injuries.

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Ex-San Francisco 49ers player Ray McDonald charged with rape

The former defensive end has been charged with rape by intoxication, and current 49ers linebacker Ahmad Brooks has been charged with sexual battery of the same woman on the same night.

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Rafael Nadal plays ‘strip tennis’

The tennis star is in NYC promoting a fashion line before the start of the U.S. Open.

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PGA: Barclays preview 2015

The top 125 in the FedExCup Standings head to Plainfield Country Club for the first leg of the playoffs. Who will survive and advance to the Deutsche Bank Championship?

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Thursday’s Sports Minute

Here's a look at some of the big sports stories making headlines today, Thursday, Aug. 27.

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WR Brown out for season

For all of the depth of talent the Buckeyes have returning to defend their national college football championship, one area where there was a lot of doubt was the position of wide receiver and the loss of promising sophomore Noah Brown won’t help.

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“Zeke”: Registered trademark?

Buckeye running back Ezekiel Elliot has become one of a growing number of big college football stars to trademark their names, nicknames and taglines.

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U.S. OPEN: Djokovic, Serena Williams named top seeds

Serena Williams is aiming to complete the first calendar-year grand slam in 27 years when the U.S. Open begins on Monday in New York.

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Indians 11, Brewers 6

Josh Tomlin shook off three home runs and lasted six innings to win his season debut at home and Michael Brantley homered twice, leading the Indians to an 11-6 win over the Milwaukee Brewers on Tuesday night.

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