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Rutgers coach Mike Rice fired after explosive video

PISCATAWAY, N.J. — Rutgers fired basketball coach Mike Rice Wednesday after a video aired showing him shoving, grabbing, and throwing balls at players in practice and using gay slurs.

The video, broadcast Tuesday on ESPN, prompted sharp criticism from Governor Chris Christie, and the head of the New Jersey Assembly called for Rice to be fired.

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