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ST. LOUIS -- New York Giants coach Tom Coughlin wore a black strip on his left shoulder and a peace sign under the "NY" logo on his blue pullover for the Giants' game against the Rams on Sunday. The Giants said it was a tribute to the two NYPD officers, Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu, who were shot and killed while sitting in their car in Brooklyn on Saturday afternoon. Coughlin grew emotional after the game when explaining the black bar on his left shoulder and the peace sign medallion on his shirt. He opened his postgame news conference with an explanation and had to stop several times during his remarks as he was obviously struggling with his emotions. "The New York Giants wanted to honor and mourn the assassination of the two New York City policemen that took place last night," he said. "Let's let the voice of reason prevail. Violence never solved anything. I realize there are issues, but solve them with non-violent means." ...
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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston was cleared Sunday of the accusations he faced at a student code of conduct hearing involving an alleged sexual assault two years ago. Former Florida Supreme Court Justice Major Harding wrote in a letter to Winston that the evidence was "insufficient to satisfy the burden of proof." Prosecutor Willie Meggs made a similar decision a year ago when he decided not to criminally charge Winston, citing a lack of evidence. This month, a two-day hearing was held to determine whether Winston violated four sections of the code of conduct -- two for sexual misconduct and two for endangerment. The ramifications for Winston ranged from a reprimand to expulsion from school. The woman can request an appeal within five days. "We will consider an appeal but right now we feel a little duped," Baine Kerr, one of the woman's lawyers, said in an emailed statement. "At some point we have to...
Florida State QB Jameis Winston cleared of sex allegations in student conduct hearing
NBA commissioner Adam Silver says the perception of tanking in the league is greater than the reality of it. "I absolutely don't think any team is trying to lose," Silver said in an interview with ESPN's Andy Katz for "Outside the Lines." "No player is going out there to lose. In terms of management, I think there's an absolute legitimate rebuilding process that goes on. It's so hard to win in this league, and it's so complex. "I think what's happened in the case of Philadelphia -- their strategy has been reduced into a tweet. This notion, 'be bad to be good.' ... When it gets reduced into a headline, I understand the reaction." The Sixers (2-23) own the worst record in the NBA and have been considered the team most blatantly tanking in the league. Philadelphia has acquired talented players with pre-existing long-term injuries ( Nerlens Noel, Joel Embiid) in each of the past two drafts, almost guaranteeing difficult seasons...