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Here's a look at some of the big sports stories making headlines today, Thursday, Dec. 18.
Hundreds of NFL employees gave records to investigators looking into how Commissioner Roger Goodell handled evidence in the Ray Rice case.
San Francisco released defensive tackle Ray McDonald after he was named a suspect in a sexual assault case.
A judge has halted a $75-million settlement that aimed to end a massive class-action lawsuit.
The NASCAR driver says he repeatedly told his ex-girlfriend to leave the night she claims he assaulted her.
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Jill Scott has been named a special honoree at Essence magazine’s annual Black Women in Music event.
The credits for "Secret of the Tomb," which opens Friday, read "In loving memory of Mickey Rooney," and "For Robin Williams - the magic never ends."
Usher will abandon his onstage trick of handing out cash to audience members when he takes his latest tour to the U.K. because of safety concerns.
Noel Gallagher left his teenage daughter mortified by embarrassing her in front of One Direction heart-throb Harry Styles.
Donny Osmond predicts One Direction will split up in 2016 and Harry Styles will launch a successful solo career.
Taylor Swift is celebrating her longest reign at the top of the U.S. pop chart after Blank Space racked up a fifth week at number one.
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A woman accused of fleeing with her daughter in a custody dispute 10 years ago has been sent back to jail.
SWAT team followed sounds of gunshots