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CHICAGO (AP) — The NCAA agreed on Tuesday to help athletes with head injuries in a proposed settlement of a class-action lawsuit that college sports' governing body touted as a major step forward but that critics say doesn't go nearly far enough.
A US jury decided Tuesday that former wrestler Jesse Ventura was defamed in a best-selling book's description of a bar fight and awarded him $1.8 million. Ventura, 63, who catapulted to national fame when he was elected governor of Minnesota in 1998, had sued over his portrayal in the book "American Sniper: The Autobiography of the Most Lethal Sniper in U.S. Military History." The book's author, Chris Kyle, a former member of the US Navy SEALs, died after the case was filed but Ventura pressed ahead and sued the author's estate.