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NFL is wrong, Adrian Peterson should take the field

Peterson

Perception is a very powerful thing.

NFL fans’ perception of the league this year has been nothing short of horrible.

The Ray Rice saga, the league’s domestic abuse problem, and the Adrian Peterson situation have led to knee-jerk reactions meant to appease the general public. The league doesn’t care about what’s right; they care about what looks right.

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St. Louis churches offer safe spaces, clergy train in ‘de-escalation’

Ferguson

Churches throughout the St. Louis region will offer “safe spaces” following the grand jury’s decision on whether to indict Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson.

Clergy are among those who are readying the community for what many are expecting to be a non-indictment of Wilson for the fatal shooting of unarmed teen Michael Brown Jr. on August 9 – and the unrest that is also expected to ensue.

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No. 11 Wichita State tops Memphis 71-56

Tigers

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — The No. 11 Wichita State Shockers pushed their regular-season win streak to a nation-leading 33 games on Tuesday, pulling away from Memphis in the second half for a 71-56 win at the Sanford Pentagon.

The Shockers (2-0), lost consensus second-team All-American Cleanthony Early to the NBA draft, but returned preseason All-American guards Ron Baker and Fred VanVleet.

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Roundup: News briefs

News

99 charged in Shelby County in check cashing ring

Adrian Sainz-Associate Press

Ninety-nine people have been charged with cashing more than $41,000 in checks using an illegally-obtained state of Tennessee account number, authorities said Tuesday.

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‘They just beat the hell out of us’

Grizz5

For a night, the Houston Rockets’ new defensive mindset was blown up completely, leading to a blowout by the Memphis Grizzlies.

The Grizzlies dominated a showdown between the teams with the NBA's best records, running away from the Rockets in a 119-93 victory on Monday night.

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