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NASCAR: Johnson wins at Texas, Gordon irate at Keselowski

Jimmie Johnson won his third consecutive Texas fall race Sunday, when none of the eight championship contenders were able to clinch one of the final four spots in NASCAR's Chase for the Sprint Cup championship.

Ben Roethlisberger #7 of the Pittsburgh Steelers plays during an NFL football game between the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Jacksonville Jaguars, Sunday, Oct. 5, 2014, in Jacksonville, Fla.

Roethlisberger, Steelers dominate Ravens 43-23

Ben Roethlisberger threw for 340 yards and six scores to set an NFL record for most touchdown passes in consecutive games

NFL logo on the field before an NFL football game between the Detroit Lions and the New England Patriots in Detroit, Thursday, Aug. 22, 2013.

NFL Week 9 scoreboard

All the scores from around the NFL.

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Auburn to 3 in AP Top 25 poll

The Associated Press top 25.

Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo (9) scrambles out of the pocket looking to pass against the Denver Broncos during the fourth quarter of an NFL football game, Sunday, Oct. 6, 2013, in Arlington, Texas. The Broncos won 51- 48.

Cowboys’ Romo questionable for Arizona game

Dallas quarterback Tony Romo is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against Arizona after missing practice all week with a back injury.

Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota throws during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Oregon State in Eugene, Ore., Friday, Nov. 29, 2013.

No. 5 Oregon routs Stanford & AP Top 25 scoreboard

Thomas Tyner returned from an injury to run for two touchdowns to help the Ducks snap a two-game losing streak to the Cardinal.

Cleveland Cavaliers' LeBron James poses at the NBA basketball team's media day Friday, Sept. 26, 2014, in Independence, Ohio.

James leads Cavaliers past Bulls, 114-108 in OT

James was at his best after struggling the previous night

Tampa Bay Rays manager Joe Maddon looks on during a baseball game against the Minnesota Twins, Saturday, Sept. 14, 2013, in Minneapolis.

Cubs hire Maddon as manager, fire Renteria

Joe Maddon has been hired as manager of the Cubs after the team fired Rick Renteria.

Kentucky men's coach John Calipari

Kentucky earns No. 1 nod in AP preseason poll

Kentucky is No. 1 in The Associated Press preseason Top 25 for the second straight season.

University of Michigan President Mark Schlissel announces that athletic director Dave Brandon resigned during a news conference in Ann Arbor, Mich., Friday, Oct. 31, 2014. Former Steelcase CEO Jim Hackett will serve as Michigan's interim athletic director.

Michigan athletic director Dave Brandon resigns

Michigan athletic director Dave Brandon resigned Friday, setting the stage for new leadership at the top of one of the nation's most prominent athletic departments.

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This week’s top sports shots

A look at some of the biggest hits and best scores this week in sports.

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This weekend’s sports schedule

A complete look at this weekend's sports schedule.

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MLB: Who’s staying, who’s going

Major League Baseball teams are making roster moves.

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Friday’s Sports Minute

A look at the big sports stories you'll be talking about today, Friday, Oct. 31.

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Clippers launch new era under Balmer with scrappy win

Los Angeles found a way to launch their season under new owner Steve Ballmer.

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Saints take divisional lead with win over Panthers

New Orleans wrestled the top spot in the NFC South from their opponents.

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Bad bets take toll on ‘Super’ city

Over the last decade Glendale, Arizona has reinvented itself from farm town to sports Mecca.

New Orleans Saints' Drew Brees warms up before an NFL wild-card playoff football game against the Philadelphia Eagles, Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014, in Philadelphia.

TNF: Saints take over first after first road win

The 4-4 Saints piled up 375 yards to snap a seven-game losing streak on the road that dated back to last November.

Georgia running back Todd Gurley (3) celebrates with linebacker Amarlo Herrera (52) after an NCAA college football game against Tennessee Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014, in Athens, Ga. Georgia won 35-32.

NCAA denies Georgia’s appeal of Gurley suspension

The NCAA has upheld its four-game suspension of Georgia tailback Todd Gurley.

Cleveland Cavaliers' LeBron James (23) brings the ball up against Maccabi Tel Aviv in the second quarter of a preseason exhibition basketball game Sunday, Oct. 5, 2014, in Cleveland.

Knicks spoil James’ homecoming

The New York Knicks ruined the megastar's emotional homecoming with a 95-90 victory over the Cavaliers on Thursday night.

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A complete look at this weekend's sports schedule.

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A look at some of the biggest plays and best wins that happened this week in sports.

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Rice wins appeal, ‘suspension vacated’

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FILE - In this May 23, 2014, file photo, Janay Rice, left, looks on as her husband, Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice, speaks to the media during a news conference in Owings Mills, Md. A new video that appears to show Ray Rice striking then-fiance Janay Palmer in an elevator last February has been released on a website.

Ray Rice has won the appeal of his indefinite suspension by the NFL, which has been "vacated immediately," the players' union said Friday.

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Protest over wages targets local Wal-Mart

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About 30 people protested Wal-Mart’s wages at the Guide Meridian store early Friday, Nov. 28

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Thunder G Westbrook to return Friday night

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Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook smiles as he answers a question during a news conference during media day for the NBA basketball team in Oklahoma City, Friday, Sept. 27, 2013.

The Thunder say point guard Russell Westbrook will return to action Friday night against the New York Knicks.