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Associated Press Updated: September 16, 2014 at 3:35 pm

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TOP STORIES

FBN--VIKINGS-PETERSON

MINNEAPOLIS — Adrian Peterson has been one of the NFL's most popular players, an endorser's dream after an inspirational comeback from a severe knee injury. Now he is charged with child abuse, and at least one sponsor is bailing out on the Vikings while Minnesota's governor issued a public rebuke. By Jon Krawczynski. UPCOMING: 800 words, photos by 6 p.m.

— With:

— TV-CBS-RIHANNA. CBS permanently pulls Rihanna song from NFL telecast. By Television Writer David Bauder. SENT: 300 words, photos.

BBA--BLUE JAYS-ORIOLES

BALTIMORE — The Orioles can wrap up their first AL East title in 17 years by beating the Toronto Blue Jays. Ubaldo Jimenez starts for Baltimore, which has won eight of nine and leads the division by 12 1/2 games. By David Ginsburg. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts 7:05 p.m.

CAR--NASCAR-STEWART

CANANDAIGUA, N.Y. — A grand jury will decide whether NASCAR star Tony Stewart will face charges in a driver's death last month. The district attorney's decision comes after an investigation into the death of Kevin Ward Jr., who climbed from his car and was hit by Stewart's car on a darkened dirt track. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos by 6 p.m.

NEW/DEVELOPING

FBN--REDSKINS NAME

WASHINGTON — A U.S. senator plans to introduce a bill to eliminate the NFL's tax-exempt status because the league has not taken action on the Washington Redskins name. This is among the initiatives presented during a news conference aimed at increasing pressure on team owner Dan Snyder. By Joseph White. SENT: 140 words, photos. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos by 5 p.m.

BKN--NIKE-LEBRON12

BEAVERTON, Ore. — LeBron James will soon rejoin the Cleveland Cavaliers for training camp but some business awaits — an appearance at Nike headquarters for the unveiling of his new shoe, the LeBron12. By Anne M. Peterson. UPCOMING: 400 words, photos. Event starts 4 p.m.

— With:

— BKN--LEBRON-CEDAR POINT. Ohio amusement park partnering with James' foundation instead of renaming roller-coaster in his honor. SENT: 130 words.

BKO--FIBA-HEAD COVERINGS

International basketball's governing body says players may wear religious head coverings, such as hijabs or turbans, on a trial basis for two years. Previously, players could wear only headbands, prompting accusations of discrimination against Muslim and Sikh players. By Basketball Writer Doug Feinberg. SENT: 120 words. UPCOMING: 500 words, photos by 6 p.m.

BKN--HAWKS-SALE

ATLANTA — Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed discusses the racially charged scandal engulfing the Atlanta Hawks and efforts to find new ownership for the team, which has been plagued by poor attendance. By Paul Newberry. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos by 5 p.m.

FBN--BROWN-GORDON ARRESTED

RALEIGH, N.C. — Josh Gordon, the star Browns receiver suspended for the season after a failed marijuana test, pleads guilty to drunken driving. He will receive probation and undergo a substance-abuse assessment. SENT: 150 words, photos. UPCOMING: 500 words, photos by 6 p.m.

PISTORIUS TRIAL

JOHANNESBURG — Several legal groups in South Africa are concerned about threats against the judge who found Oscar Pistorius guilty of culpable homicide but not guilty of the more serious charge of murder. By Christopher Torchia. SENT: 550 words, photos.

COMMENTARY

GLF--ON THE FRINGE-091614

ATLANTA — On the day after Billy Horschel established himself as golf's hottest player, the second-guessing for the Ryder Cup began: Captain Tom Watson should have picked him; the deadline for wild-card picks was too early. Watson, taking in a Kansas City Royals game, sure didn't look bothered. By Golf Writer Doug Ferguson. UPCOMING: 750 words, photos by 4 p.m.

— With:

— GLF--GOLF NOTES. By Doug Ferguson. SENT: 1,150 words, photos.

OLY--JOHN LEICESTER-160914

PARIS — When competing as a team at such events as the Olympics, Scottish, English, Welsh and Northern Irish athletes are proven winners. Britain's most decorated Olympian is a Scot, track cyclist Chris Hoy. If the Scots pull out, what remains of Britain won't be quite so great. By Sports Columnist John Leicester. SENT: 800 words, photos.

NFL

FBN--QBs-HEAD OR FEET FIRST?

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — When an NFL quarterback takes off running, coaches think all sorts of things. Some worry if he made the first down. Others want him on the ground as soon as possible. How the quarterback finishes — sliding feet first or diving forward with the head — is an issue only when he gets hurt. By Pro Football Writer Teresa M. Walker. SENT: 800 words, photos.

FBN--EAGLES-COMEBACKS

PHILADELPHIA — Chip Kelly's fast-flying offense is starting slowly but delivering results. The Eagles, with their latest victory over the Colts, are the first NFL team to overcome halftime deficits of at least 10 points in each of the first two weeks of a season. By Pro Football Writer Rob Maaddi. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos by 6 p.m.

— Also:

— FBN--WINLESS COLTS. By Michael Marot. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos by 5 p.m.

— FBN--BEARS-TRESTMAN. By Andrew Seligman. UPCOMING: 650 words by 5 p.m.

— FBN--STEELERS-TOMLIN. By Will Graves. UPCOMING: 600 words by 6 p.m.

— FBN--FALCONS-RYAN'S CONCERN. By George Henry. 600 words by 4 p.m.

— FBN--MCMANUS VS. PRATER? By Pro Football Writer Arnie Stapleton. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos by 4 p.m.

— FBN-HALL OF FAME NOMINEES. By Pro Football Writer Barry Wilner. UPCOMING: 350 words. For release at 9:30 p.m.

COLLEGE FOOTBALL

FBC--ENERGY BUS

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — A growing number of football teams are studying a particular self-help book along with their playbooks. The coaches at Tennessee, Washington, Georgia and Clemson are among those who have adopted "The Energy Bus," a book that extols the power of positive thinking and warns of "energy vampires." By Steve Megargee. SENT: 950 words, photos.

FBC--BIG TEN-BEST PLAYER

So who's the best offensive player in the Big Ten? With Ohio State's Braxton Miller out for the season, the honor is up for grabs. Nebraska's Ameer Abdullah? Penn State's Christian Hackenberg? Michigan State's Jeremy Langford? An early look at the candidates. By Rusty Miller. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos by 6 p.m.

FBC--T25-KANSAS ST-NICK AND JAKE

MANHATTAN, Kan. — Nick Marshall thought about going to Kansas State. When he didn't, Jake Waters did. Now, the two quarterbacks shared the spotlight Thursday night when Marshall leads No. 5 Auburn against Waters and No. 20 Kansas State. By Dave Skretta. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos by 5 p.m.

— Also:

— FBC--T25-CLEMSON-SWINNEY By Pete Iacobelli. UPCOMING, 600 words by 4 p.m.

— FBC--T25-S CAROLINA-STAYING FOCUSED. By Pete Iacobelli. UPCOMING, 600 words by 3 p.m.

— FBC--T25-GEORGIA-RUN GAME. By Charles Odum. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos by 5 p.m.

TENNIS

— TEN--PAN PACIFIC OPEN. Earthquake north of Tokyo felt by players during Pan Pacific Open. SENT: 160 words, photos.

— TEN--KOREA OPEN. Agnieszka Radwanska advvances to second round of Korea Open in Seoul. SENT: 100 words.

— TEN--GUANGZHOU. Top-seeded Samantha Stosur among five seeds to lose in first round of Guangzhou Open in China. SENT: 160 words.

— TEN--MOSELLE OPEN. Andreas Seppi quits first-round match at Open de Moselle in Metz, France, because of back pain. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 200 words by 4 p.m.

SOCCER

— SOC--AP GLOBAL FOOTBALL 10. Spanish champion Atletico Madrid, Chelsea's Diego Costa take honors in AP's global soccer poll. SENT: 500 words, photos.

— SOC--CHAMPIONS LEAGUE ROUNDUP. Real Madrid begins Champions League title defense at home against Basel. By Samuel Petrequin. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos by 5 p.m.

— SOC--US OPEN. U.S. Open Cup Final begins, with Philadelphia Union hosting Seattle Sounders FC. UPCOMING. 300 words, photos. Game starts 7 p.m.

— SOC--FIFA-CORRUPTION. FIFA removes member of its financial monitoring panel who has been implicated in corruption. SENT: 200 words.

— SOC--GUINEA-EBOLA BAN. African soccer's ruling body denies claims by Guinea that temporary ban on games in Ebola-hit country has been lifted. SENT: 130 words.

— SOC--DRINKING URINE. Swiss soccer team to investigate reports that rival goalkeeper drank from water bottle in which fans urinated. SENT: 120 words.

OTHER NEWS

— BBN--BRAVES-STADIUM. Atlanta Braves break ground on suburban stadium that is to open in 2017 and replace Turner Field. By Paul Newberry. SENT: 750 words, photos.

— BBN--TEKULVE-HEART TRANSPLANT. Former Pirates reliever Kent Tekulve recovering from heart transplant surgery. SENT: 140 words.

— BKC--COLLEGE OF CHARLESTON-WOJCIK. College of Charleston, fired basketball coach Doug Wojcik reach $400,000 settlement. By Pete Iacobelli. SENT: 400 words, photos.

— OLY--GOLF COURSE LAWSUIT. Future of golf course for 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics in hands of Brazilian court. By Stephen Wade. SENT: 650 words, photos.

CAPSULES

— BBO--Baseball Capsules.

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Tuesday's Time Schedule (EDT)

Baseball

Boston at Pittsburgh, 7:05 p.m.

Toronto at Baltimore, 7:05 p.m.

N.Y. Yankees at Tampa Bay, 7:10 p.m.

Miami at N.Y. Mets, 7:10 p.m.

Washington at Atlanta, 7:10 p.m.

Cincinnati at Chicago Cubs, 8:05 p.m.

Chicago White Sox at Kansas City, 8:10 p.m.

Cleveland at Houston, 8:10 p.m.

Detroit at Minnesota, 8:10 p.m.

Milwaukee at St. Louis, 8:15 p.m.

L.A. Dodgers at Colorado, 8:40 p.m.

San Francisco at Arizona, 9:40 p.m.

Seattle at L.A. Angels, 10:05 p.m.

Texas at Oakland, 10:05 p.m.

Philadelphia at San Diego, 10:10 p.m.

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