Ravens cut Cody amid animal cruelty probe

The Baltimore Ravens announced Friday that they are releasing backup nose tackle Terrence Cody, who is under investigation for animal cruelty.
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Spygate, ‘culture of cheating’ vexes ex-GM

The “DeflateGate” controversy in New England resurrected questions former Carolina Panthers general manager Marty Hurney had about the Patriots after losing Super Bowl XXXVIII.
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Cavs’ 75-point 1st half overwhelms Hornets

LeBron James scored 25 points and the Cleveland Cavaliers put on a dominant performance by routing the Charlotte Hornets 129-90 on Friday night for their fifth straight win.
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Blue Jackets’ Johansen drafted 1st for ASG

Phil Kessel was once again dealt for Tyler Seguin, Columbus Blue Jackets center Ryan Johansen was the No. 1 overall pick and superstar Alexander Ovechkin did not get his new car.
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Hawks win 15th straight, set franchise mark

Paul Millsap scored 22 points, Jeff Teague added 17 and the Atlanta Hawks eclipsed the franchise record with their 15th straight victory, beating the Oklahoma City Thunder 103-93 on Friday night.
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Cuban: Fan vote shows ASG system ‘broken’

Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban believes the NBA should ditch fan voting for the All-Star Game, saying the apathetic response is “embarrassing” and proves the system is “absolutely, positively broken.”
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NFLPA files grievance vs. NFL conduct policy

The NFL Players Association filed a non-injury expedited grievance against the NFL on Thursday to challenge the league’s adoption of a new personal conduct policy.
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Penguins’ Crosby receives injection for injury

Pittsburgh Penguins captain Sidney Crosby has received an injection to deal with an unspecified lower-body injury.
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Revis: Brady clears air in Patriots’ meeting

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady addressed teammates Thursday about the swirling issue of footballs being underinflated, with cornerback Darrelle Revis saying it was important for teammates to hear his remarks.
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Thompson’s epic quarter sets record

Klay Thompson scored the most points in a quarter in NBA history, a 37-point third period that powered the Golden State Warriors to a 126-101 victory over the Sacramento Kings on Friday night.
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Burnside: Blues’ Kevin Shattenkirk felt the draft drama

Blues defenseman got caught up in the backstage excitement in Columbus
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Sources: 11 of 12 Pats footballs underinflated

Eleven of 12 footballs were inflated 2 pounds per square inch below what’s required by NFL regulations during the Pats’ 45-7 victory over the Indianapolis Colts, according to sources.
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NFL conducts 40 interviews into ‘Deflategate’

The NFL’s investigation into the New England Patriots’ underinflated footballs began Sunday night immediately after the AFC Championship Game, has included nearly 40 interviews to this point, and is ongoing, the league announced in a statement Friday.
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Rockets drop 40 in 1st to silence Thunder

James Harden scored 15 of his 31 points in the Houston Rockets’ big first quarter in a 112-101 victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder on Thursday night.
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How Eddie Lacy’s nasty spin move works

Bruising Packers running back Eddie Lacy explains, step by step, how he pulls off “the nastiest spin move ever.”
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LeBron bests Kobe as Cavs end 6-game skid

LeBron James scored 36 points and the Cleveland Cavaliers snapped their six-game losing streak with a 109-102 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers on Thursday night despite Kobe Bryant’s 19 points and career-high 17 assists.
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Wild’s Suter suspended 2 games for hit to head

The struggling Minnesota Wild took another hit Wednesday, losing star defenseman Ryan Suter to a two-game suspension.
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Sources: Nets, Hornets talk Stephenson deal

The Brooklyn Nets, Charlotte Hornets and Oklahoma City Thunder are involved in discussions about a three-way trade that would send Brooklyn playground legend Lance Stephenson to his hometown team, according to league sources.
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Penguins romp to hand Wild 6th straight loss

David Perron scored twice and added an assist to lead the Pittsburgh Penguins by the reeling Minnesota Wild 7-2 on Tuesday night.
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LeBron: Absence ‘most difficult’ of my career

Forget the fallout from “The Decision,” or the three losses in five appearances in the NBA Finals. LeBron James says nothing has been as hard on him as sitting out the past two weeks to rehabilitate strains to his lower back and left knee.
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Pacquiao agrees to terms for Mayweather fight

A long-awaited showdown between welterweight champions Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao, the two top boxers in the world has cleared a major hurdle.
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Sources: Cowboys, Garrett agree to 5-deal

The Dallas Cowboys are on the brink of a new five-year contract agreement with Jason Garrett to remain the team’s head coach, sources tell ESPN’s Chris Mortensen.
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Isles earn shutout, halt Rangers’ 5-game run

Frans Nielsen’s short-handed tally capped the Islanders’ three-goal second period, Jaroslav Halak made 27 saves in his fourth shutout of the season, and Long Island’s team cooled off the New York Rangers with a 3-0 victory on Tuesday night.
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Jets end GM search, hire Texans’ Maccagnan

The New York Jets ended their 15-day search for a general manager on Tuesday, hiring Houston Texans director of college scouting Mike Maccagnan — a protege of Jets consultant Charley Casserly.
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Jets tap Arizona’s Bowles as new head coach

Completing a franchise overhaul in one day, the New York Jets landed former Arizona Cardinals defensive coordinator Todd Bowles as their new head coach Tuesday night — less than four hours after they announced the hiring of Mike Maccagnan as GM.
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Bruins F Gagne (personal) done for season

The Boston Bruins announced Monday that veteran forward Simon Gagne will not return to the team this season due to personal reasons.
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Sources: Manning played with torn right quad

Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning played Sunday’s divisional-round playoff loss and the past month of the season with a torn right quadriceps, according to two sources.
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Injured Howard won’t play in All-Star Game

Detroit Red Wings coach Mike Babcock says a groin injury will prevent starting goalie Jimmy Howard from playing in the NHL All-Star Game in two weeks.
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Ohio St. dumps Ducks for inaugural CFP title

Ezekiel Elliott rushed for 246 yards and four touchdowns, and Ohio State won the first national title in college football’s playoff era, running over Oregon 42-20 on Monday night.
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Brady throws 3 TD passes, Patriots beat Ravens 35-31

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) Tom Brady’s third touchdown pass gave New England its first lead with about five minutes remaining and the Patriots reached their fourth straight AFC championship game with a 35-31 win over the Baltimore Ravens on Saturday.
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Sources: Pelicans join the Green-to-Griz deal

The New Orleans Pelicans have agreed to send former lottery pick Austin Rivers to the Boston Celtics to help complete the Celtics’ looming Jeff Green trade with Memphis, according to league sources.
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Harbaugh: Pats’ strategy ‘clearly deception’

Baltimore Ravens coach John Harbaugh objected to what he called a “substitution trick” by the New England Patriots in the third quarter of Saturday’s AFC divisional playoff game, saying it was “clearly deception” that he hopes the league examines.
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Pats rally, hold off Ravens to reach title game

Tom Brady’s third touchdown pass gave New England its first lead with about five minutes remaining and the Patriots reached their fourth straight AFC championship game with a 35-31 win over the Baltimore Ravens on Saturday.
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Wilson and Chancellor leads Seattle past Carolina 31-17

SEATTLE (AP) Russell Wilson threw three touchdown passes, Kam Chancellor returned an interception 90 yards for a touchdown, and the Seattle Seahawks beat the Carolina Panthers 31-17 on Saturday night in the NFC divisional playoff game.
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Like a Hawk: Chancellor hurdles line twice

Almost everyone knows about the vicious tackling skills of Seattle Seahawks strong safety Kam Chancellor, but he also showed Saturday that’s he’s one heck of a high hurdler.
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Big plays help Seahawks put away Panthers

SEATTLE — Russell Wilson threw three touchdown passes, Kam Chancellor returned an interception 90 yards for a touchdown, and the Seattle Seahawks beat the Carolina Panthers 31-17 on Saturday night in the NFC divisional playoff game.
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Jackets ink G Bobrovsky to 4-year extension

The Columbus Blue Jackets have signed star goalie Sergei Bobrovsky to a four-year, $ 29.7 million contract extension through the 2018-19 season.
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Sources: Celts agree to send Green to Griz

The Celtics continue to stay busy on the trade front, shipping newly acquired center Brandan Wright to the Phoenix Suns on Friday and, according to league sources, agreeing to terms on a trade that will send forward Jeff Green to the Memphis Grizzlies.
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Warriors rout Cavs to cap perfect homestand

Klay Thompson scored 24 points, Stephen Curry had 23 points and 10 assists, and the Golden State Warriors completed a perfect six-game homestand with a 112-94 win over the short-handed Cleveland Cavaliers on Friday night.
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Harden, Rockets extend Knicks’ skid to 14

James Harden had 25 points and nine assists in just three quarters, and the Houston Rockets beat New York 120-96 on Thursday night to extend the Knicks’ longest single-season losing streak to 14 games.
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Sources: Slight tear in Rodgers’ calf muscle

Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers’ calf muscle has a slight tear in it in addition to being significantly strained, according to league sources.
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Rangers edge Kings in rematch of Cup finals

Dan Boyle had a goal and an assist, Cam Talbot made 28 saves and the New York Rangers held off the Los Angeles Kings for a 4-3 victory Thursday night in a rematch of last year’s Stanley Cup finals.
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Mueller: No evidence NFL saw Ray Rice video

The NFL was deemed to have never previously seen the Ray Rice in-elevator video before the public saw it, according to findings released Thursday by an independent investigation led by Robert Mueller.
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Seau, Warner, Pace top list of HOF finalists

First-year candidates Junior Seau, Kurt Warner and Orlando Pace are among 18 finalists for the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
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Winston leaving Seminoles, will enter draft

Quarterback Jameis Winston won’t be back in a Florida State uniform next season, instead opting to enter the NFL draft.
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Colts pull away from Bengals for 26-10 victory

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) Andrew Luck threw for 376 yards and one touchdown, Daniel ”Boom” Herron ran for another score and Indianapolis dominated the second half to beat Cincinnati 26-10 in the AFC wild-card round Sunday.
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Kobe’s basket caps Lakers’ win over Pacers

Kobe Bryant scored 20 points and hit the go-ahead short jumper with 12.4 seconds to play, leading the Lakers to an 88-87 comeback victory over the Pacers on Sunday night.
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Sources: Marrone didn’t like Watkins trade

According to sources in the Bills’ draft room, former Buffalo head coach Doug Marrone clearly was not happy with the draft-day trade for Sammy Watkins.
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Cavs’ Irving (back) out Monday vs. Sixers

Cavaliers point guard Kyrie Irving exited Sunday’s 109-90 loss to the Dallas Mavericks early because of tightness in his lower back and will not travel with the Cavs for their game Monday in Philadelphia, according to the team.
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Cincy’s Lewis hopeful of return despite loss

Despite his sixth postseason loss in as many games, Marvin Lewis plans on returning as coach of the Cincinnati Bengals next season — if the team will have him back for a 13th season.
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GM: Blatt, Cavs divide narrative ‘ridiculous’

Cleveland Cavaliers general manager David Griffin said first-year coach David Blatt isn’t going anywhere, despite ongoing speculation that a rift has developed.
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NHL fines Flyers for holiday travel violation

The Philadelphia Flyers were fined for violating the collective bargaining agreement by traveling during a holiday break, the NHL announced Sunday.
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Amar’e on losses: ‘It’s beyond imagination’

Amar’e Stoudemire has the same reaction as many other New York Knicks fans when he looks at his team’s record. “It’s beyond my imagination at this point.”
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Luck-led Colts advance, extend Bengals’ woes

Andrew Luck threw for 376 yards and one touchdown, Daniel “Boom” Herron ran for another score and Indianapolis dominated the second half to beat Cincinnati 26-10 in the AFC wild-card round Sunday.
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Romo, Cowboys rally past Lions 24-20 in wild card

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) Tony Romo threw two touchdown passes to Terrance Williams, the second for the lead late in the fourth quarter, and the Dallas Cowboys rallied for a 24-20 wild-card win over Detroit on Sunday in their first playoff game in five years.
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Blackhawks edge Stars on Sharp’s OT winner

Patrick Sharp scored 1:17 into overtime to give the Chicago Blackhawks a 5-4 win over Dallas on Sunday night and snap the Stars’ four-game winning streak.
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Ref on non-call: ‘Face guarding,’ but not PI

Referee Pete Morelli said after Sunday’s Cowboys-Lions game that while Dallas LB Anthony Hitchens was initially flagged for pass interference by the back judge, head linesman Jerry Bergman’s deciding view was that the contact didn’t warrant PI.
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Cowboys storm back, then hold off Lions

Tony Romo threw two touchdown passes to Terrance Williams, the second for the lead late in the fourth quarter, and the Dallas Cowboys rallied for a 24-20 wild-card win over Detroit on Sunday in their first playoff game in five years.
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Ravens upend rival Steelers in AFC wild-card

The rarely flustered Joe Flacco tossed two second-half touchdowns and the Baltimore Ravens dominated the Pittsburgh Steelers 30-17 on Saturday night in the AFC wild-card game.
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Spurs extend reign over Wiz to 17 straight

Cory Joseph had 19 points and the Spurs overcame Washington’s fast start to beat the Wizards for the 17th straight time, 101-92 on Saturday night.
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Kelly to oversee player personnel for Eagles

Eagles coach Chip Kelly assumes oversight of the team’s player personnel department, and general manager Howie Roseman becomes executive vice president of football operations.
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Ravens roll to 1st playoff win in Pittsburgh

The rarely flustered Joe Flacco tossed two second-half touchdowns and the Baltimore Ravens dominated the Pittsburgh Steelers 30-17 on Saturday night in the AFC wild-card game.
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Seahawks assistants up for head coach jobs

Seattle Seahawks coach Pete Carroll, speaking Wednesday on Sirius Radio, said three of his assistant coaches — Tom Cable, Darrell Bevell and Dan Quinn — are interviewing for NFL head coaching jobs.
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Pavelski, Sharks blank league-best Ducks

Antti Niemi earned his 30th NHL shutout, and third of the season, with 28 saves, Joe Pavelski scored his second goal of the game during a two-man advantage, and the San Jose Sharks beat the Anaheim Ducks 3-0 on Wednesday night.
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Boise State holds off Arizona for Fiesta win

Jay Ajayi ran for 134 yards and three touchdowns and No. 21 Boise State made a late defensive stand to hold off No. 12 Arizona 38-30 in the VIZIO Fiesta Bowl on Wednesday.
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Jackets sign LW Foligno to 6-year extension

The Columbus Blue Jackets have signed left wing Nick Foligno to a six-year contract extension through the 2020-21 season.
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Seattle DT: Suh ruling shows QB favoritism

Seattle Seahawks defensive tackle Michael Bennett weighed in on the Ndamukong Suh situation, saying defensive linemen are treated differently than other players in the NFL.
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LeBron sits 2nd straight game with sore knee

Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James missed his second straight game because of soreness in his left knee. But he wants it known that he’ll be around for the Cavs for the long haul.
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Georgia Tech routs Miss. St in Orange Bowl

Justin Thomas ran for three touchdowns and threw for another, and Georgia Tech rushed for 452 yards to beat Mississippi State 49-34 on Wednesday night in the Capital One Orange Bowl.
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Suh rejoins Lions, dodges Rodgers questions

Ndamukong Suh was back with the Lions on Wednesday after his one-game suspension for stepping on the calves and ankles of Aaron Rodgers on Sunday was overturned, but the defensive tackle wanted nothing to do with answering any questions.
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Melo: Team would ‘crumble’ without Fisher

Star forward Carmelo Anthony says it could be far, far worse for the Knicks with anyone but Derek Fisher at the helm during this star-crossed season.
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Durant scores 44 to lead OKC past Suns in OT

Kevin Durant scored a season-high 44 points in his return from a six-game absence and the Oklahoma City Thunder overcame Russell Westbrook’s first-half ejection to beat the Phoenix Suns 137-134 in overtime Wednesday night.
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Bills coach Marrone opts out, hits market

Doug Marrone has opted out of his contract as coach of the Buffalo Bills and is now a free agent to pursue other jobs available in the NFL.
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Devils’ Gionta sidelined with broken hand

New Jersey Devils center Stephen Gionta will be sidelined indefinitely after he suffered a broken hand against Pittsburgh on Monday night, coach Lou Lamoriello said.
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Florida State fan walks with, inspires Noles

Florida State fan Payton Poulin brought extra inspiration to the Seminoles as they prepare for Thursday’s College Football Playoff semifinal.
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Rodgers feared he had season-ending injury

When Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers went down in the first half of Sunday’s game against the Detroit Lions, he thought his season was over.
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Girgensons, Blackhawks lead NHL ASG vote

Five Chicago Blackhawks players and Buffalo Sabres forward Zemgus Girgensons are poised to be selected by fans to play in the NHL All-Star Game at Columbus, Ohio, next month.
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Patriots’ Blount: ‘Nobody can stop us but us’

New England Patriots running back LeGarrette Blount expressed his confidence Tuesday that recent offensive struggles won’t hold the team back in the postseason.
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Jags fire OC for overloading rookie Bortles

The Jaguars fired offensive coordinator Jedd Fisch after two seasons in which the team finished last in scoring and 31st in total offense.
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Ducks send vet scorer Heatley down to AHL

Dany Heatley has been assigned to the Anaheim Ducks’ AHL affiliate in Norfolk after the veteran NHL goal-scorer cleared waivers.
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Harbaugh: Michigan return a ‘homecoming’

Jim Harbaugh was officially introduced as the new coach at Michigan, calling the return to his alma mater a “homecoming” for him and his family.
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Ravens’ security chief faces sex-offense charge

The Baltimore Ravens’ senior director of security was charged Tuesday night with a fourth-degree sex offense, the (Baltimore) Sun reported, citing court documents.
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Millsap lifts Hawks past LeBron-less Cavaliers

Paul Millsap took over for Atlanta in the fourth quarter to help hold off a Cleveland comeback and the Hawks beat the Cavaliers, who were without LeBron James, 109-101 on Tuesday night.
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LeBron (knee) to miss game against Hawks

LeBron James will not play Tuesday against the Atlanta Hawks because of soreness in his left knee, according to Cleveland Cavaliers coach David Blatt.
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Suh wins appeal, will play against Cowboys

Detroit Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh has won his appeal of his one-game suspension, sources told ESPN.com.
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Allen tosses 2 TDs as Arkansas routs Texas

Brandon Allen threw for 160 yards and two scores as Arkansas rolled to an easy 31-7 win over Texas in the Texas Bowl on Monday night, the Razorbacks’ first bowl appearance since 2011.
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Stars snap Rangers’ 8-game winning streak

Antoine Roussel scored the go-ahead goal 54 seconds into the second period, and the Dallas Stars broke the New York Rangers’ eight-game winning streak with a 3-2 victory Monday night.
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Lions’ Raiola reinstated after 1-game ban

Dominic Raiola was officially reinstated Monday after watching the Detroit Lions lose to the Green Bay Packers just like a typical fan did Sunday afternoon — on television.
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Brodeur sets NHL mark with 125th shutout

Martin Brodeur stopped all 16 shots he faced and recorded his NHL-record 125th shutout and his 691st victory as the St. Louis Blues beat the Colorado Avalanche 3-0 on Monday night.
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Bulls edge Pacers to extend win streak to 7

Jimmy Butler had 27 points and nine rebounds to lead the Chicago Bulls to a 92-90 victory over the Indiana Pacers on Monday night.
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Source: Steelers’ Bell avoids ligament damage

An MRI did not reveal any ligament damage to the knee that Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell injured Sunday night in a 27-17 win over the Cincinnati Bengals, a source told ESPN.
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Sources: Brady tweaks deal, gives Pats $24M

In a deal turned into the NFL office Monday, quarterback Tom Brady restructured his contract to give the New England Patriots $ 24 million more in cash to spend this offseason, according to league sources.
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CEO on Harbaugh: ‘Philosophical’ differences

San Francisco 49ers CEO Jed York said “philosophical” differences that could not be reconciled between the Niners and Jim Harbaugh led to the ultimate breakup between team and coach.
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Beal, Pierce help Wizards hold off Rockets

Bradley Beal scored 33 points and Paul Pierce added 21, and the Wizards survived a furious fourth-quarter charge by the Rockets for a 104-103 victory Monday night.
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