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Wednesday’s Sports Minute

Here's a look at some of the big sports stories making headlines today, Wednesday, Sept. 9.


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Today in entertainment history: Sept. 9

A walk down Hollywood's memory lane.


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President Obama to ‘run wild’ with survivalist Bear Grylls

NBC released some clips of the upcoming episode of "Running Wild with Bear Grylls," and while the president did try some exotic cuisine, he got off easier than other former guests.


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Vanessa Williams to return to Miss America after 3 decades

Three decades after she gave up the crown amid a nude photo scandal, the 1984 winner is returning to the Miss America pageant.


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Goodell denies connection between ‘Deflategate’ and ‘Spygate’

The NFL Commissioner denied allegations that he came down hard on the New England Patriots over "Deflategate" because the league was light-handed in dealing with the team over the a spying scandal in 2007.


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Congress plunging into debate on Iran nuclear deal

Lawmakers head into tense debate on the Iran nuclear deal as they return to Washington from a five-week summer recess.

FILE - This Feb. 1, 2011 file photo shows medical marijuana clone plants at a medical marijuana dispensary in Oakland, Calif. Despite new rules that say only about 140 medical marijuana dispensaries are eligible to stay open, more than 450 have filed renewals to pay Los Angeles business taxes this year.

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Caped ‘superhero’ fighting for legal pot instead of fighting crime

A caped green superhero stumping for marijuana legalization votes at Ohio college campuses and bars has sparked debate over its impact on children.

Los Angeles premiere of 'San Andreas' held at TCL Chinese Theatre - Arrivals

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Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson saves a dog in Labor Day pool drama

The "Furious 7" star turned into a real-life action hero.


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‘Star Trek’s’ Captain Kirk writes an autobiography

"The Autobiography of James T. Kirk – The Story of Starfleet’s Greatest Captain," will be published by Titan Books on Tuesday - 49 years to the day after "Star Trek" premiered on television in 1966.


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Sam Smith taking on ‘Bond’ theme

Grammy Award winner Sam Smith will sing the theme song for the next "James Bond" movie, "Spectre," the first time a British male solo artist has recorded the title tune for a 007 film since 1965.


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New app lets friends virtually walk each other home

Companion is being used on college campuses across the country.


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Williams sisters to put family ties to ultimate test

Family ties will be stretched to the limit when Serena and Venus Williams clash in a compelling U.S. Open quarter-final on Tuesday where much more than sibling bragging rights will be on the line.


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Boston awaits release of new Bulger movie ‘Black Mass’

Anticipation is building in South Boston for a new movie about convicted gangster James "Whitey" Bulger.


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End to Brady suspension a game-changer for NFL fantasy football

The New England Patriots star quarterback will suit up this Thursday for his team’s season opener, after U.S. District Judge Richard Berman threw out the National Football League’s four-game suspension against him in the now notorious “Deflategate” case.


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WATCH: 4-year-old boy, his dog rescued from well in Mississippi

The boy had been trapped in a well nearly 25 feet deep, and only about a foot and a half wide.


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Pope radically simplifies Catholic marriage annulment procedures

Pope Francis, making the most substantial changes to Catholic marriage annulment procedures in centuries, on Tuesday radically simplified them and said bishops should give greater help to divorced couples.


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Hopes high for Colbert’s ‘Late Show’ debut

What remains to be seen is how an unfiltered Colbert will play as he makes the transition from a 30-minute Comedy Central show four nights a week to an hour-long slot five nights a week on a major broadcast network renovating the house that David Letterman built.


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The marketing ‘force’ behind ‘Star Wars’ toys

The release of the new movie is still months away, but Disney unleashed its full marketing "force" of toys and other items related to the film.


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HIGHLIGHTS: Rickie Fowler’s hard-fought Deutsche Bank Championship win

Fowler sank a 40-foot birdie putt on 14 en route to a 3-under 68 and a 15-under total.

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Newcomer cast as lead in Toni Braxton biopic


Production is underway on "Unbreak My Heart: The Toni Braxton Story," a film based on the Grammy winner's 2014 memoir.

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Beyoncé, Rihanna among the pop stars suing Paris clothing company


Beyoncé, Jay Z, Kanye West, Pharrell Williams, and Rihanna have teamed up to sue a Paris clothing retailer they say has been "brazenly" selling shirts, hats, cellphone cases, and other items featuring their likenesses without permission.