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Denver Nuggets head coach George Karl yells at his team in NBA basketball action against the Seattle SuperSonics in the second half Sunday, April 1, 2007 in Seattle.

Kings, George Karl in talks about coaching job

If hired, Karl would coach the Kings in their first game back on Feb. 20 at home against Boston.

Oregon Ducks head coach Mark Helfrich looks on from the sidelines during the third quarter of the college football game against Wyoming at Autzen Stadium on Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014 in Eugene, Ore.

Oregon signs coach Mark Helfrich to 5-year extension

Coach Mark Helfrich has agreed to a five-year contract extension that would keep him at Oregon through the 2019 season.

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Ray Allen to make his decision whether to return

Brian Windhorst of ESPN.com is reporting that Ray Allen will make his decision on returning to the NBA following the NBA All-Star Weekend.

Carolina Panthers defensive end Greg Hardy (76) runs on the the field during player introductions before the start of an NFL football game in Charlotte, NC, Sunday, Dec. 15, 2013.

Domestic violence charges against Panthers’ Hardy dismissed

Prosecutors have dismissed domestic violence charges against Panthers defensive end and soon-to-be free agent Greg Hardy after they said the accuser in the case couldn't be found.

Kansas City Royals starting pitcher James Shields throws in the first inning during a baseball game against the Chicago White Sox Monday, Sept. 15, 2014, in Kansas City, Mo.

James Shields and San Diego Padres agree to 4-year contract

Right-hander James Shields, who helped Kansas City reach the World Series last season, has agreed to a four-year contract with the San Diego Padres.

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David Beckham launches ‘7’ fund for kids

The soccer legend wants to change the lives of millions of children.

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Michael Sam applies for first-ever NFL veteran combine

The NFL will hold a combine for players with league experience on March 22.

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Monday’s Sports Minute

A look at some of the big sports stories making headlines today, Monday, Feb. 9.

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Clippers’ Griffin set for surgery, out indefinitely

Los Angeles Clippers All-Star forward Blake Griffin will undergo surgery for a staph infection on his right elbow.

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Legendary UNC coach Dean Smith dead at 83

The coach won two national titles, led the U.S. team to an Olympic gold in 1976, and helped develop NBA great Michael Jordan.

Oklahoma City Thunder small forward Kevin Durant looks on during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Los Angeles Lakers, Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014, in Los Angeles.

Durant leads Thunder to blowout win over Clippers

Kevin Durant scored 29 points.

File Photo: Coach Dean Smith at the 21st annual sports legends dinner in aid of the Buoniconti fund to cure paralysis, Waldorf Grand Astoria Ballroom. 2006. 
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College coaching legend Dean Smith dies at 83

Michael Jordan, who played for Smith from 1981-84, said he was the most influential person in his life other than his parents.

Villanova guard Phil Booth (5) confers with coach Jay Wright during an NCAA college basketball game with Butler, Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2014, in Villanova, Pa.

No. 7 Villanova & No. 3 Virginia earn wins over ranked teams on KPUG

No. 7 Villanova beat No. 24 Georgetown and No. 3 Virginia held off No. 9 Louisville.

New Orleans Pelicans' Anthony Davis (23) on the bench against the Washington Wizards during the second half of an NBA preseason basketball game in Jacksonville, Fla., Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2014. Washington won 94-89.

Pelicans’ Davis hurts shoulder on fall after dunk

Pelicans All-Star Anthony Davis hurt his right shoulder on a hard fall in which he struggled to brace himself after an alley-oop dunk late in the first half Saturday night.

FILE - In this Jan. 9. 2015, file photo, referee Lauren Holtkamp makes a call during an NBA basketball game between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Orlando Magic in Los Angeles. Clippers guard Chris Paul was critical of Holtkamp following the Clippers' 105-94 loss to the Cavaliers on Thursday night, Feb. 5, 2015 Paul was assessed a technical foul in the third quarter by Holtkamp, who worked with officials Ken Mauer and Eric Lewis. Los Angeles was given five technicals--four in the third quarter, three of them in a 52-second span.

Chris Paul: Criticism of female ref “was about a bad call”

NEW YORK (AP) — Chris Paul says his criticism of a female rookie referee “was about a bad call” and…

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This week’s best sports shots

A look at some of this week's biggest plays and best moments.

New York Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist makes a save during the first period in Game 5 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series against the Philadelphia Flyers, Sunday, April 27, 2014, in New York.

Rangers goalie Lundqvist out at least 3 weeks, hit by puck

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Rangers say star goaltender Henrik Lundqvist will be out for at least three…

Superior Court Judge E. Susan Garsh presides over court during the murder trial for former New England Patriots football player Aaron Hernandez, Friday, Feb. 6, 2015, in Fall River, Mass. Hernandez is accused of the June 2013 killing of Odin Lloyd. Jurors were sent out on a bus Friday with a police escort for a tour of several key sites in the case. Hernandez is not allowed on the tour, but lawyers for both sides and the judge are attending.

Judge chastises Aaron Hernandez lawyer for Deflategate joke

FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) — The judge overseeing the murder trial of former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez has…

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Hasty Pudding winner & Seahawk fan Chris Pratt makes good on Super Bowl bet, visits kids battling cancer

Pratt lost a bet with "Guardians of the Galaxy" co-star Chris Evans, a New England Patriots fan who plays Captain America.

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Hernandez jurors to tour his home, crime scene

The former NFL player is accused of the 2013 killing of Odin Lloyd, who was dating his fiancée's sister.

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