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Tuesday’s Sports Minute

A look at some of the sports news making headlines today, Tuesday, March 3. NETS BEAT NBA LEADERS The Brooklyn…

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NFL salary cap increases

Adding in benefits, the league says the projected player costs will be $180.775 million per team.

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Prosecutors want to ‘open the door’ in Hernandez trial

They've asked the judge to let them tell the jury about the time Hernandez shot a friend in Florida.

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Mark Cuban taking on ‘Sharknado’

The Dallas Mavericks owner and star of "Shark Tank" will play the president of the U.S.

Virginia head coach Tony Bennett reacts to a play with the bench during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Charlottesville, Va., on Monday, Feb. 16, 2015. Virginia won 61-49.

No. 2 Virginia shrugs off slow start, beats Syracuse

Anthony Gill scored 17 points to lead four Virginia players in double figures and the No. 2 Cavaliers beat Syracuse on Monday night to capture the ACC regular-season title

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Harden suspended 1 game for kicking James in the groin

Harden, the NBA's leading scorer and a top MVP candidate, won't play when the Rockets visit the Atlanta Hawks on Tuesday.

Padraig Harrington poses for photographers after winning the Honda Classic golf tournament, Monday, March 2, 2015, in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. Harrington defeated Daniel Berger in a two hole playoff.

Harrington wins the Honda Classic in a playoff

Padraig Harrington captured his first PGA Tour title in more than six years on Monday when he birdied the final hole in regulation and then beat 21-year-old rookie Daniel Berger on the second hole of a playoff.

Basketball legend Michael Jordan smokes a cigar while watching the fourball match on the first day of the Ryder Cup golf tournament, at Gleneagles, Scotland, Friday, Sept. 26, 2014.

Jordan, 2 other NBA owners join Forbes’ billionaire list

Michael Jordan and two other NBA owners have joined Forbes' annual list of the world's billionaires.

Chicago Bulls' Jimmy Butler (21) goes to the basket against the Charlotte Hornets during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Charlotte, N.C., Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2014.

Bulls’ Butler out 3 to 6 weeks

The Chicago Bulls say guard Jimmy Butler will miss three to six weeks because of a sprained ligament in his left elbow.

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell pauses as he speaks during a news conference Friday, Sept. 19, 2014, in New York. Goodell says the NFL wants to implement new personal conduct policies by the Super Bowl. The league has faced increasing criticism that it has not acted quickly or emphatically enough concerning the domestic abuse cases. The commissioner reiterated that he botched the handling of the Ray Rice case.

NFL salary cap increases $10 million to top $143 million

The NFL's salary cap is going up $10 million to $143.28 million for the 2015 season.

Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant heads for the end zone after catching a 68-yard pass for a touchdown during the third quarter of an NFL football game against the St. Louis Rams, Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014, in St. Louis.

Many players receive franchise tag including Dez Bryant

This was the final day for NFL teams to designate franchise or transition players. Teams had two weeks to use the franchise tag to avoid having a player hit the free agent market.

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Kentucky tops AP college basketball poll

The latest Associated Press college basketball poll is out.

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Deadline day for NFL, NHL

This is the last day NFL teams can designate franchise players and the NHL trade deadline is looming.

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WATCH: Kevin Garnett’s biggest fan

On the night of KG's return to the Minnesota Timberwolves, one longtime fan was turning heads.

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Aaron Hernandez trial delayed again due to snow

There has already been five "snow days" since the trial began Jan. 9.

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Monday’s Sports Minute

Here's a look at some of the big sports stories making headlines today, Monday, March 2.

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Legendary Chicago baseball player Minnie Minoso dead

The Cuban-born Minoso became the majors' first black player for a Chicago team and hit a two-run homer in his first at-bat.

Wisconsin forward Frank Kaminsky (44) pulls down a rebound next to teammate guard Josh Gasser (21) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Michigan in Ann Arbor, Mich., Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014. Kaminsky finished with 25 points in the Badgers 75-62 win.

Kaminsky, No. 5 Wisconsin beat Michigan State on KPUG

Frank Kaminsky scored 31 points and No. 5 Wisconsin clinched at least a share of the Big Ten regular-season title with a 68-61 victory over Michigan State.

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Jimmie Johnson pulls away for another Atlanta Sprint Cup win

Jimmie Johnson pulled away after the final restart with 13 laps to go Sunday, winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Atlanta Motor Speedway.

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Chicago’s 1st black major league baseball player Minoso dies

Major league baseball's first black player in Chicago, Minnie Minoso, has died.

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Ludacris, Chrissy Teigen to host Billboard Awards

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The rapper/actor and the model will host the awards show in May.

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Rolling Stones announce North American stadium tour

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The "Zip Code" tour will once again reunite singer Mick Jagger, drummer Charlie Watts and guitarists Keith Richards and Ronnie Wood.

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Christina Aguilera to hit the stage at ACM Awards

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The "Genie in a Bottle" hitmaker will join a surprise artist for "a special duet."

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Mariah Carey working on movie based on her hits

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Filmmaker Brett Ratner denied rumors that he's dating the newly single singer, insisting they're working together on a movie based on one of her hit songs.