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NFL needs consciousness-raising campaign on domestic abuse

Stanford, California - The NFL has reached a tipping point with its problem of player violence against women, says a Stanford scholar who believes the football league needs a culture shock.

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Navy Strikes Gold at the Invictus Games

London, England - An aviation boatswain's mate won the U.S. team's first gold medal during track and field competitions Sept. 11 at the Invictus Games in London.

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Wounded Warriors Arrive in London for the Invictus Games

London, United Kingdom - Twenty-two Navy and Coast Guard wounded warrior athletes competing at the Invictus Games attended a welcome reception September 9 at U.S. Ambassador Matthew Barzun's residence in Regent's Park in London.

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Warrior-Athletes Competition Inspires International Imitation

Colorado Springs, Colorado (NAPSI) - For the fifth consecutive year, warrior-athletes from across the country compete in Paralympic-style competitions demonstrating their resilience, camaraderie and courage.

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U.S. Department of State and espnW Announce 2014 Global Sports Mentoring Program

Washington, DC - The U.S. Department of State and espnW are proud to announce the mentor organizations and international emerging leaders participating in the 2014 Global Sports Mentoring Program, September 7 - October 9. Now in its third year, this program supports the Department of State’s Empowering Women and Girls Through Sports Initiative, advancing the rights and participation of women and girls around the world by using sports as a vehicle toward greater opportunity and inclusion.

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Bakersfield Jam Announce Open Tryouts

Bakersfield, California - The Bakersfield Jam announced that the team will hold open tryouts for the 2014-15 season on Saturday, September 27, 9:00 a.m. at the Dignity Health Event Center in Bakersfield.

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It’s a bet! California Grown products on the line in football wager with New Mexico

San Luis Obispo, California - CDFA Secretary Karen Ross is wagering a basket of California Grown products on the second annual “Ag Day” football game tonight between Cal Poly San Luis Obispo and New Mexico State in Las Cruces, New Mexico.

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FTC Alerts Major Retailers to Concerns About Concussion Protection Claims for Athletic Mouthguards Made on Websites

Washington, DC - Staff of the Federal Trade Commission has sent letters to five major retailers, alerting them to concerns about whether there is adequate substantiation for concussion-protection claims made for athletic mouthguards sold on their web sites.

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