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Friday’s Sports Minute

Here's a look at the big sports stories you'll be talking about today, Friday, Sept. 5.

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Seahawks dominate Packers in season opener

The Super Bowl champs had a dominant 36-16 win over Green Bay as the new NFL season kicked off.

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Raiders pay $1M in cheerleader lawsuit

The Oakland Raiders will settle a lawsuit brought by 90 members of the cheerleading squad who alleged violations of California labor law.

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Whisenhunt wants to win in second shot as head coach

Whisenhunt makes his debut Sunday at Kansas City, one of three NFL head coaches getting a second chance at the helm.

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New Zealand’s amazing FIBA World Cup entrance

The New Zealand Tall Blacks do their famous Haka ahead of their game against the USA.

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‘Madden’ glitch shrinks Browns’ linebacker

Rookie linebacker Chris Kirksey is a big man, on and off the field. But he's more like a munchkin in "Madden 15."

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Djokovic, Nishikori take long road to semi-finals

Serena Williams and Ekaterina Makarova sprinted into the semi-finals, while Novak Djokovic and Kei Nishikori were forced to take the long road into the last four.

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Thursday’s Sports Minute

Here is a look at the big sports news making headlines today, Sept. 4.

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McIlroy looks to cap off banner year in style

Rory McIlroy says he will be "disappointed" unless he can cap his banner year by capturing FedExCup honors and the $10 million bonus.

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NFL: 5 storylines to watch this year

Here are five storylines to watch during the National Football League's 2014 season, which kicks off Thursday in Seattle.

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Key dates in the 2014/15 NFL season

The NFL season kicks off on Sept. 4 and will conclude on Feb. 1 with the Super Bowl.

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Cowboys sign DE Michael Sam to practice squad

Michael Sam hopes to become the first openly gay athlete to play in a regular season game in the NFL.

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Charlie Powell, among first black NFL players, dead at 82

Charlie Powell was a star football player and a boxer who took on Muhammad Ali.

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Wednesday’s Sports Minute

Here is a look at the big sports stories making headlines today, Wednesday, Sept. 3.

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Broncos’ Welker gets 4-game doping ban

Denver Broncos wide receiver Wes Welker has been suspended for the first four games of the 2014 season.

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Seahawks face tough task to repeat Super Bowl glory

Seattle will start as the favorite to repeat as Super Bowl champs but they they will have a tough task living up to last season’s success.

James Irsay, owner of the NFL's Indianapolis Colts, is pictured in this undated handout photo obtained by Reuters March 17, 2014.

Indianapolis Colts owner pleads guilty to intoxicated driving

Billionaire James Irsay, owner of the Indianapolis Colts, was arrested in March after failing roadside field-sobriety tests.

Sep 1, 2014; Atlanta, GA, USA; Philadelphia Phillies starting pitcher Cole Hamels (35) throws the ball against the Atlanta Braves in the second inning at Turner Field.

Phillies’ Cole Hamels, bullpen combine for no-hitter

Cole Hamels set up a combined no-hitter for the Philadelphia Phillies as they beat the Atlanta Braves 7-0 at Turner Field in Atlanta.

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Tuesday’s Sports Minute

Here is a look at the sports news you'll be talking about today, Tuesday, Sept. 2.

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Sam fails to secure spot on Rams practice squad

Defensive end Michael Sam's bid to become the first openly gay player in the NFL looks even more remote.

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Eddie Vedder covers John Lennon for charity

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The rocker released a cover of the peace anthem "Imagine" in a bid to raise funds for a charity supporting unity in the Middle East.

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Tony Bennett sets record for oldest artist to top Billboard

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At 88, the veteran performer is the oldest living artist to land a No. 1 record, with his latest compilation of duets with Lady Gaga.

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TODAY’S MUST SEE: Team’s ‘Ugly Kardashian’ trick play

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Lewis and Clark Middle School's football team gets tricky with a special play called the "Ugly Kardashian."

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John Oliver explains English soccer

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The "Last Week Tonight" host explains the class system of English soccer to David Letterman.

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Jeff Goldblum’s bizarre ad

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The "Jurassic Park" actor shows you the benefits of mood lighting, wearing nothing but tiny swim trunks and a bad wig.