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NFL finally a reality for Chancellor grad Gross-Matos

BY JOEY LoMONACO THE FREE LANCE–STAR​ ​ ​

Yetur Gross-Matos is now the highest NFL draft pick in Fredericksburg-area history. Taft Coghill wrote about the former Chancellor star, who was selected Friday night by the Carolina Panthers

Also, I caught up with Fredericksburg Nationals manager Tripp Keister on the eve of what would've been the minor league team's home opener. Here's what the skipper had to say

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Tom Felton of 'Harry Potter' fame collapses at Ryder Cup

SHEBOYGAN, Wis. (AP) — British actor Tom Felton, known for his portrayal of Draco Malfoy in the “Harry Potter” movies, collapsed while playing a celebrity golf exhibition Thursday at the Ryder Cup. Read more

N. Carolina officials: Prep sports governing deal reached

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Legislation that would lead to new controls upon the nonprofit body governing North Carolina high school sports has been agreed to in principle, state officials said Thursday. But there's still uncertainty, as all the details haven't been worked out. Read more

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College Football Playoff expansion enters negotiation stage

College Football Playoff expansion has entered the negotiation stage. Read more

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Suits against Ohio State over sex abuse by doc are dismissed

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A federal judge dismissed some of the biggest unsettled lawsuits over Ohio State's failure to stop decades-old sexual abuse by now-deceased team doctor Richard Strauss, saying Wednesday it’s indisputable Strauss abused hundreds of young men but agreeing with OSU’s argument that the legal window for such claims had passed. Read more

Judge dismisses some of biggest unsettled lawsuits against Ohio State over sex abuse by team doctor

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Judge dismisses some of biggest unsettled lawsuits against Ohio State over sex abuse by team doctor. Read more

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AP source: Simmons won't report to 76ers' training camp

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Ben Simmons may have missed his last playoff free throw with the Sixers. Read more

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Seven female Afghan taekwondo athletes resettle in Australia

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — A sports association official says seven female taekwondo athletes who fled Taliban-controlled Afghanistan have resettled in Melbourne. Read more

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Mannings' "MNF" broadcast jumps 138%, averages 1.9 million

NEW YORK (AP) — The “Monday Night Football” presentation with Peyton and Eli Manning increased its viewership by 138% over last week's debu… Read more

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China keeps virus at bay at high cost ahead of Olympics

BEIJING (AP) — The Beizhong International Travel Agency in the eastern city of Tianjin has had only one customer since coronavirus outbreaks that began in July prompted Chinese leaders to renew city lockdowns and travel controls. Read more

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New Orleans: Flames shoot up side of Superdome roof, put out

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Smoke and flames shot up the side of the Superdome's roof on Tuesday after a pressure washer being used to clean the roof of the New Orleans sports and entertainment arena caught fire. Read more

University to pay $1.6M to students assaulted by employee

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — San Jose State University has agreed to pay $1.6 million to 13 female student-athletes whose complaints about being sexually assaulted by an athletic trainer were mishandled by the university, federal prosecutors said Tuesday. Read more

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Afghanistan girls soccer team given asylum in Portugal

The girls on Afghanistan’s national soccer team were anxious. For weeks, they had been moving around the country, waiting for word that they could leave. Read more

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