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Associated Press Updated: August 20, 2014 at 6:16 am

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TOP STORIES

FBN--BROWNS-QB DECISION

CLEVELAND — Browns first-year coach Mike Pettine still hasn't chosen his Week 1 starting quarterback, and that's not his fault. Brian Hoyer and Johnny Manziel haven't convinced him — or anyone, really — that they deserve the job. Pettine had been expected to announce his decision on Tuesday but it has been delayed and it could carry through Cleveland's third preseason game on Saturday. By Tom Withers. SENT: 800 words, photos.

FBC--T25-OHIO ST-MILLER

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Ohio State star quarterback Braxton Miller will miss the 2014 season, dealing a severe blow to the fifth-ranked Buckeyes' national title hopes. Ohio State confirmed that Miller reinjured his throwing shoulder and will need surgery. The two-time Big Ten player of the year left practice in pain Monday after making a short throw. By Rusty Miller. SENT: 750 words, photos.

NEW/DEVELOPING

FBN--GRAYBEARDS STILL GOING

NEW YORK — There's something stunning happening on Michael Vick's head. You can't see them from far away, but up close, tiny gray hairs are starting to emerge — color-sapped reminders that the New York Jets quarterback is no longer the speedy youngster fresh out of Virginia Tech. He turned 34 in June, making him "old" in today's NFL. During minicamp in June, Vick even had a young fullback address him as "sir" in the huddle. By Dennis Waszak Jr. UPCOMING: 900 words, photos.

HKN--ISLANDERS SALE

UNIONDALE, N.Y. — A "substantial" minority interest in the New York Islanders has been sold, pending approval by the NHL board of governors, to a former Washington Capitals co-owner and a London-based investor. Current owner Charles Wang will remain a majority stockholder for two years. Ownership will then transfer to the Jon Ledecky-Scott Malkin group. By Frank Eltman. SENT: 650 words, photos.

HKN--MOORE-BERTUZZI LAWSUIT

TORONTO — A settlement has been reached in Steve Moore's lawsuit against NHL forward Todd Bertuzzi, more than 10 years after the bloody, on-ice attack ended Moore's career. Terms are confidential. The multimillion-dollar lawsuit had been set for trial Sept. 8. SENT: 500 words, photos.

BBO--SELIG-COLISEUM

OAKLAND, Calif. — Bud Selig will likely leave his tenure as baseball commissioner early next year with one unsettled situation that has him "frustrated." The Oakland Athletics still don't have the new ballpark he says he believes they desperately need. Selig, who retires as commissioner in January, has long said the A's can't keep playing in the rundown ballpark they share with the NFL's Oakland Raiders. By Janie McCauley. SENT: 550 words, photos.

FBN--VIKINGS-KLUWE-INVESTIGATION

MINNEAPOLIS — The Minnesota Vikings and former punter Chris Kluwe said they reached a settlement averting a lawsuit over Kluwe's claim that the team wrongfully released him last year because of his outspoken support for same-sex marriage rights. Under the deal, the Vikings will donate an undisclosed sum of money to five gay rights-related charities over the next five years. Kluwe said he won't receive any money as part of the settlement. By Amy Forliti. SENT: 660 words, photos.

BBY--LLWS-DAVIS

SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. — Fans have lined the grassy hills beyond the playing field at the Little World Series to see Mo'ne Davis. The concession stands have sold out of the powder-blue T-shirts of her Mid-Atlantic team. With her long braids dangling over her shoulders on every pitch, the Philadelphia star is a captivating presence and has been in a league of her own on the baseball diamond — the first female to win a game, let alone a two-hit shutout, in series history. By John Kekis. SENT: 600 words, photos.

With:

— BBY--Little League Rdp. SENT: 575 words.

COMMENTARY

GLF--ON THE FRINGE

PARAMUS, N.J. — The swing was efficient as ever, and the ball soared toward the far end of the range with a tight draw as Hunter Mahan held his pose. And then he twirled his club. "Did you see that?" swing coach Sean Foley said Tuesday, admiring the twirl as much as the shot. "He's not a twirler." Foley usually sees that from one of his other pupils — Tiger Woods. Mahan goes about his golf with less fanfare. As the FedEx Cup enters its eighth year, Mahan is the only player to have never missed a playoff event. Mahan has come to expect that kind of consistency, although that hasn't been the case this year. The streak is in jeopardy, along with a shot at getting back to the Ryder Cup. By Golf Writer Doug Ferguson. SENT: 850 words, photos.

— With:

— GLF--Golf Notes. By Doug Ferguson. SENT: 1,200 words, photos.

NFL

FBN--DOLPHINS-PHILBIN

DAVIE, Fla. — Make no mistake, coach Joe Philbin is not always happy. When the Miami Dolphins had to repeat the same play four times in practice and still failed to get it right, their head coach was steaming. Those moments have seemed rare so far this preseason. By Tim Reynolds. SENT: 700 words, photos.

FBN--SAINTS-INGRAM'S DRIVE

METAIRIE, La. — New Orleans Saints running back Mark Ingram isn't letting a humbling start to his pro career lower his opinion of what he can still accomplish in the NFL. With 1,605 yards from scrimmage and 11 touchdowns in his first three pro seasons, Alabama's first Heisman Trophy winner is now a widely perceived under-achiever in the NFL. By Brett Martel. SENT: 850 words, photos.

FBN--JAGUARS-BORTLES

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — No matter how much time Jacksonville Jaguars rookie Blake Bortles gets with the starters this week, he still believes he should be the backup when the season starts next month. By Mark Long. SENT: 600 words, photos.

— Also:

— LANDOVER, Md. — FBN--Redskins-Ferguson Gesture. SENT: 130 words, photos.

— FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. — FBN--Falcons-Peters Returns. By Charles Odum. SENT: 600 words, photos.

— ST. LOUIS — FBN--Rams-Robinson. By R.B. Fallstrom. SENT; 600 words, photos.

— ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — FBN--Texans-Broncos. By Pro Football Writer Arnie Stapleton. SENT: 600 words, photos.

— KANSAS CITY, Mo. — FBN--Chiefs' Secondary. By Dave Skretta. SENT: 650 words, photos.

— INDIANAPOLIS — FBN--Colts-Defense.. By Michael Marot. SENT: 700 words, photos.

COLLEGE FOOTBALL

FBC--NOTRE DAME-ACADEMIC MISCONDUCT

SOUTH BEND, Ind. — Quarterback Everett Golson said the adversity of abruptly losing four teammates while Notre Dame investigates whether they were involved in academic dishonesty is bringing the Fighting Irish together. By Tom Coyne. SENT: 600 words, photos.

— Also:

— FBC--MAC-ESPN. By College Football Writer Ralph D. Russo. SENT: 500 words.

— MANHATTAN, Kan. — FBC--T25-Kansas State-Klein's Return. By Dave Skretta. SENT: 700 words, photos.

— LINCOLN, Neb. — FBC--T25-Nebraska-Fyfe. By Eric Olson. SENT: 600 words, photos.

SOCCER

SOC--FIFA-RUSSIA

GENEVA — Relations are strained between FIFA and its next World Cup host, Russia. Two major issues are largely responsible: Crimean soccer clubs and expensive new stadiums for FIFA's flagship tournament. By Graham Dunbar. SENT: 800 words, photos.

SOC--BARCELONA-SUAREZ

BARCELONA, Spain — Luis Suarez wants to make a fresh start. The Uruguayan striker, who was suspended for biting an opponent during the World Cup, is presented to Barcelona fans and says: "Don't worry, because I won't do that anymore." By Joseph Wilson. SENT: 500 words, photos.

— Also:

— LONDON —SOC--Euro Rdp. By Rob Harris. SENT: 600 words, photos.

— ROME — SOC--Italy-Conte. SENT: 350 words, photos.

— BOGOTA, Colombia — SOC--Colombia-Pekerman. SENT: 100 words, photos.

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Wednesday's Time Schedule

BASEBALL

Texas at Miami, 12:40 p.m.

Seattle at Philadelphia, 1:05 p.m.

Toronto at Milwaukee, 2:10 p.m.

N.Y. Mets at Oakland, 3:35 p.m.

Houston at N.Y. Yankees, 7:05 p.m.

Arizona at Washington, 7:05 p.m.

Atlanta at Pittsburgh, 7:05 p.m.

Detroit at Tampa Bay, 7:10 p.m.

L.A. Angels at Boston, 7:10 p.m.

Cincinnati at St. Louis, 7:15 p.m.

San Francisco at Chicago Cubs, 8:05 p.m.

Baltimore at Chicago White Sox, 8:10 p.m.

Cleveland at Minnesota, 8:10 p.m.

Kansas City at Colorado, 8:40 p.m.

San Diego at L.A. Dodgers, 10:10 p.m.

MLS

Los Angeles at Colorado, 9 p.m.

San Jose at Seattle FC, 10 p.m.

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