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NCAA bigger than Facebook?

The all-powerful institution governing college sports expects universities to step up and help it enforce recruiting rules in the decidedly unruly online world.

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NFL goes Wild-cat

As soon as Miami Dolphins running back Ronnie Brown shifted behind center Samson Satele to take the shotgun snap, one could hear the buzz of anticipation spread throughout the stands while sensing the panic of surprised defensive coordinators.

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Cost of college has high school seniors weighing their options

This year, money is the driving factor for a growing number of high school seniors, who are spreading out the acceptance letters and crunching the numbers to decide what colleges to attend this fall.

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The top 10 tight ends

Here is a peak at the Top 10 in the draft class --— without former Fresno State tight end Bear Pascoe

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Recession survival guide: Harsh welcome to real world

The Class of 2009 may be cursing the economy, but they can’t let it distract them from their job search.

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Cutler’s wish granted in trade to Chi-Town

Less than 45 hours after Denver Broncos owner Pat Bowlen announced Jay Cutler would be traded, the 25-year-old Pro Bowl quarterback was sent to Chicago. Franchise quarterbacks entering their prime don’t lack aggressive suitors.

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NFL doesn’t need more games

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell favors expanding the league’s regular season. Cowboys owner Jerry Jones likes the idea of an 18-game schedule.

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Remembering the ‘Magic’ of Johnson vs. Bird

Even now, 30 years later, he still hears it every time he walks into a room.

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Cal may punish professor over torture advice

With a federal investigation into Yoo’s legal advice to the Bush administration apparently winding down, University of California Berkeley leaders are preparing for a difficult decision — whether to punish a professor for his off-campus work.

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Now the NCAA Tourney begins

The NCAA Tournament is over, and the National Championship Tournament is about to begin.

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Obama seeks to block AIG executives’ bonuses

President Barack Obama said Monday that he will seek “every single legal avenue” to block the payouts of $165 million in executive bonuses by American International Group, the insurance behemoth that taxpayers are spending billions to bail out.

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Obama plan to reward states for students’ performance

President Barack Obama on Tuesday laid out his vision for changes to the education system, which includes a controversial plan to hike pay for high-performing teachers and money for states that raise student standards, track student progress and cut the drop-out rate.

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The biggest celebrity losers in ’08

Admit it. You sneak a peek at the latest rags in the checkout lane. That's OK, there's very little else to do unless you want to memorize the ingredients of Orbit gum.

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Music review: U2 and Neko Case

Though the texture-heavy "Horizon" ultimately demands more than one listen to fully cement itself in the listener's mind, the first few songs play it safe, making us believe that "classic U2" sound is firmly in place.

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Prop 8 public protestors get heated outside of San Francisco courtroom

The first gay couple to be married at San Francisco City Hall after the state Supreme Court legalized same-sex unions in California last year, they came to see if their marriage would still stand in the eyes of the court — or whether voters have successfully declared it invalid.

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Video game review: “MLB 2K9”

“MLB 2K9,” not unlike its most immediate predecessor, has issues.

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Raider fans may need to get ready for T.O.

Got your popcorn ready, Raider Nation? Can you handle a force so disruptive, a yapping mouth so loud, an ego so obnoxious it’s not only burned bridges in San Francisco, Philadelphia and Dallas but also scorched the Earth?

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Coming soon to a theater near you

Watchmen (R): Zack Snyder’s long-anticipated adaptation of the Alan Moore/Dave Gibbons graphic novel designated one of the “100 best English-language novels from 1923 to the present” by Time magazine opens after a nasty studio legal battle and plenty of griping from the ever-cranky Moore.

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