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From left, Kentucky's Aaron Harrison, Tyler Ulis, and head coach John Calipari pause for a moment during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game, Saturday, Dec. 13, 2014. Kentucky won 84-70.

Kentucky and South Carolina continue to lead the way

Kentucky's Wildcats remain the unanimous choice as No. 1 in the A.P. Top-25 men's basketball poll. Duke, Arizona, Louisville and Wisconsin round out the top five. The Zags sit at #8

TCU head coach Gary Patterson before an NCAA college football game against Kansas in Lawrence, Kan., Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014.

TCU’s Patterson new contract after Big 12 title

TCU coach Gary Patterson has a new contract after leading the Horned Frogs to their first Big 12 title.

San Francisco Giants' Michael Morse hits an RBI single during the fourth inning of Game 7 of baseball's World Series against the Kansas City Royals Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014, in Kansas City, Mo.

AP source: Morse agrees to $16M, 2-year deal with Marlins

Mike Morse agreed to a $16 million, two-year contract with the Marlins, pending a physical, a person familiar with the negotiations said.

Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III passes the ball during the second half of an NFL football game against the Philadelphia Eagles in Philadelphia, Sunday, Nov. 17, 2013.

Back as Redskins starter, RG3 goes low-key

Robert Griffin III is staying low-key in his return as the starting quarterback for the Washington Redskins.

New York Yankees' Alex Rodriguez walks off the field after striking out during a baseball game against the Baltimore Orioles, Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013, in Baltimore.

Yankees GM Cashman: A-Rod now a full-time DH

New York Yankees general manager Brian Cashman says Alex Rodriguez's days as an everyday fielder are over

Nebraska head coach Bo Pelini reacts during the second half of an NCAA college football game against Iowa, Friday, Nov. 28, 2014, in Iowa City, Iowa. Nebraska won 37-34 in overtime.

Pelini goes home as Youngstown St coach

RALPH D. RUSSO, AP College Football Writer Former Nebraska coach Bo Pelini has been hired to be the next coach…

Aug 31, 2014; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Toronto Blue Jays left fielder Melky Cabrera (53) hits a home run in sixth inning against New York Yankees at Rogers Centre.

Busy White Sox add outfielder Melky Cabrera

Chicago signed outfielder Melky Cabrera to a three-year $42 million contract.

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Tuesday’s Sports Minute

A look at the big sports stories making headlines today, Dec. 16.

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Struggling Kings fire head coach Malone

The struggling Sacramento NBA team has canned its head coach.

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Pacquiao says money no object in Mayweather showdown

Manny Pacquiao says they owe it to the sport to fight each other.

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Fast-starting Saints tame Bears 31-15

New Orleans climbed into first place in the jumbled NFC South after feasting on a struggling Chicago.

New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees (9) throws a pass during the first half of an NFL football game against the New York Jets Sunday, Nov. 3, 2013, in East Rutherford, N.J.

Saints beat Bears 31-15, grab South lead

Drew Brees threw for 375 yards and three touchdowns

Sacramento Kings head coach Michael Malone looks for a favorable call from an official during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Memphis Grizzlies in Sacramento, Calif., on Sunday, Nov. 30, 2014.

Sacramento Kings fire coach Michael Malone

The Sacramento Kings have fired coach Michael Malone just 24 games into his second season with the team.

US national soccer team player DaMarcus Beasley during the friendly soccer match between Austria and United States in Vienna, Austria, Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2013.

Damarcus Beasley retires from US national team

DaMarcus Beasley, the first American to play in four World Cups, says he is retiring from the U.S. national team after 14 years.

Dallas Cowboys running back DeMarco Murray (29) takes the hand off from quarterback Tony Romo (9) during the first half of an NFL football game against the Houston Texans, Sunday, Oct. 5, 2014, in Arlington, Texas.

NFL rushing leader Murray has broken hand

Cowboys executive vice president Stephen Jones says it is "probably a tough expectation" that Murray would play Sunday against Indianapolis.

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Record payoff for pitcher

Jon Lester set new MLB records for largest signing bonus and biggest upfront payment.

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Monday’s Sports Minute

Here's a look at some of the big sports stories making headlines today, Monday, Dec. 15.

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NHL highlights from weekend games

Here's a look at Sunday's National Hockey League match ups.

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Patriots, Colts, Broncos into postseason

New England, Indianapolis, and Denver clinched divisional titles while the Packers' five-game winning streak ended.

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Bryant passes Jordan for third in all-time scoring

Kobe Bryant eclipsed Michael Jordan, surpassing the legendary scorer during the game against the Minnesota Timberwolves.

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