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National Basketball Association Game Capsules – Chicago Tribune

Chicago TribunePhiladelphia, PA Sports.com —. Evan Turner’s runner as time expired hit every part of the rim before falling through as the Philadelphia 76ers snapped a seven-game losing streak and topped the Brooklyn Nets, 121-120, in overtime. The Sixers went in front …NBA roundup: Turner hits OT winner, 76ers tops Nets 121-120Boston HeraldSixers’ Evan Turner […]

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Packers’ Aaron Rodgers ‘looks ready to play’ but probably won’t – USA TODAY

USA TODAYGREEN BAY, Wis. — Much of what coach Mike McCarthy said Thursday suggested Aaron Rodgers is ready to play quarterback for the Green Bay Packers this week. But the team’s actions strongly suggest Rodgers in fact won’t be cleared to face the …Aaron Rodgers won’t play for Packers against SteelersNFL.comAaron Rodgers out for Packers’ […]

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FCC Seeks to Do Away With Sports Blackout Rule – New York Times

New York TimesWASHINGTON — The Federal Communications Commission on Wednesday proposed repealing its blackout rule, which for decades has been the bane of sports fans whose ability to watch their favorite team’s home games on television has depended on …U.S. FCC Proposes Ending Sports Blackout Rule for Pay TVSan Francisco ChronicleFCC wants to eliminate sports […]

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‘Duck Dynasty’s’ Phil Robertson suspended for comments about gays – Chicago Tribune

Chicago Tribune“Duck Dynasty” star Phil Robertson has been suspended indefinitely by A&E Networks following controversial remarks about homosexuality, Variety reported Wednesday. “We are extremely disappointed to have read Phil Robertson’s comments in GQ, which …‘Duck Dynasty’ star calls homosexuality a ‘sin’ and ‘illogical’Salt Lake TribuneDuck Dynasty’s Phil Robertson Spews Anti-Gay Comments in GQ ProfileTV Guide‘Duck […]

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White House taps new chief for health care website – USA TODAY

USA TODAYWASHINGTON — Kurt DelBene, former president of the Microsoft Office Division, will replace Jeff Zients as the administration’s point person on HealthCare.gov, the Department of Health and Human Services announced Tuesday. “Jeff did an outstanding job …DelBene Replaces Zients to Oversee Obama Health-Care Website (2)BusinessweekFormer Microsoft exec to head HealthCare.gov effortPCWorldZients to transition to […]

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10F Ford Field, Detroit, MI – SI.com

SI.comThe Baltimore Ravens and Detroit Lions are both in position for playoff berths, but only one of them has made significant progress toward reaching that goal lately. The surging Ravens, though, have also struggled on the road this season and will try to end …Ravens Get 4 FGs, Lead Lions 12-10 After 3rdABC NewsRavens’ fourth […]

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Arizona vs. Michigan: No. 1 Wildcats take Sean Miller’s tough talk to heart – SportingNews.com

SportingNews.comANN ARBOR, Mich.—Coach Sean Miller stood before his team in a conference room at the Sheraton Hotel late Friday evening, barely a half a day before top-ranked Arizona was to face the Michigan Wolverines, and challenged the Wildcats to play with …Free Throws Help Arizona Avoid a Costly LossNew York TimesNo. 1 Arizona survives WolverinesWilkes […]

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Desmond Tutu: Not invited to Mandela funeral – USA TODAY

USA TODAYJOHANNESBURG (AP) — Preparations for Nelson Mandela’s funeral have been marred by a public spat between the South African government and retired Archbishop Desmond Tutu, one of the most prominent survivors in the long anti-apartheid struggle.Tutu’s exclusion overshadows preparations for Mandela’s state funeralThe Globe and MailTutu didn’t receive credential for Mandela funeralMiamiHerald.comDesmond Tutu will […]

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Khloe Kardashian Files for Divorce From Lamar Odom – ABC News

ABC NewsAfter months of speculation, Khloe Kardashian is ending her four-year marriage to Lamar Odom. The Reality TV star filed for divorce Friday in Los Angeles County Superior Court, citing irreconcilable differences. She also wants her last name restored to …Khloe Kardashian files for divorce, wants name backSan Jose Mercury NewsKhlo√© Kardashian and Lamar Odom’s […]

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LaMarcus Aldridge’s monster game leads Blazers by Rockets – USA TODAY

USA TODAYPORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — LaMarcus Aldridge’s big night against the Houston Rockets wasn’t about the stats, the All-Star votes or the fans chanting “MVP! MVP!” “This was a ‘we needed a win’ night for me,” said Aldridge, who had 31 points and a career-high …1. Blazers Continue To Follow Aldridge’s LeadESPNAldridge’s 30-25 effort carries […]

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Adam Sandler’s ‘Most Overpaid’ Title is Worrying – Just Ask Nicole Kidman – Contactmusic.com

Contactmusic.comAdam Sandler was unsurprisingly named the most overpaid actor in Hollywood this week – which was fairly obvious to everyone, anyway. Despite some sizable successes in the past 15 years or so, the 47-year-old has suffered a slew of horrible movies that …Adam Sandler, Katherine Heigl lead Forbes’ overpaid-actors listLos Angeles TimesSandler named ‘most overpaid’ […]

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Mixed messages on Mack Brown’s future as Texas coach – USA TODAY

USA TODAYTexas football coach Mack Brown denied a report Tuesday that he is stepping down as the Longhorns’ coach. A person with knowledge of the situation also refuted the report to USA TODAY Sports. The web site OrangeBloods.com reported that after 16 years, …Mack Brown’s FutureESPNBrown’s attorney denies report coach is resigningWashington PostMack Brown, Texas […]

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Bears Game Day: Jeffery’s catch forges 24-14 lead – Chicago Tribune

Chicago TribuneOn a frigid night at Soldier Field, the Chicago Bears warmed to the idea of celebrating Mike Ditka’s legacy while also gaining ground in the playoff race if they could beat the Dallas Cowboys.t. An acrobatic end-zone catch by Alshon Jeffery from 25 yards out …Bears lead sub-zero shootout at half, 24-14Chicago Sun-TimesCowboys, Bears […]

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Bruins’ Chris Kelly to miss 4-6 weeks with broken fibula – Boston Herald

Boston HeraldTORONTO — The hits keep coming for the Bruins in the fallout of their 3-2 win over the Penguins on Saturday night. General manager Peter Chiarelli announced that Chris Kelly suffered a broken right fibula, apparently on a slash from the Pittsuburgh’s Pascal …Penguins-Bruins fallout: Injuries thin teams; discipline hearings aheadSportingNews.comShawn Thornton, James Neal […]

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Religion calendar for Saturday, Dec. 7 – GoDanRiver.com

GoDanRiver.comThird Avenue Congregational Christian Church, 215 Third Ave., will hold a children’s Christmas musical, “We Three Spies,” by Christy Semsen and Daniel Semsen at 3 p.m. Sunday directed by Donnie and Debra Davis. For information, call (434) 792-1824.Chicago Community Chorus finds common ground in singingChicago Sun-TimesChurches spread Christmas joySanta Clarita Valley SignalChrist Church United Church […]

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Guitar used by Bob Dylan to ‘go electric’ sets auction record – Chicago Tribune

Chicago TribuneNEW YORK, Dec 6 (Reuters) – The electric guitar Bob Dylan played at the 1965 Newport Folk Festival, when the acoustic. troubadour shocked traditionalists with a set of rock and roll, sold for $965,000 on Friday, a world auction record for a guitar, Christie’s …Bob Dylan’s Newport Guitar Sells for Nearly a Million BucksRollingStone.comDylan’s […]

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Gary Kubiak fired by Houston Texans – USA TODAY

USA TODAYThe 2014 season starts now for the Houston Texans. Saying “this string of losses is unacceptable,” Texans owner Bob McNair fired coach Gary Kubiak on Friday, one day after the underachieving 2-11 Texans lost 27-20 to the Jacksonville Jaguars. Defensive …Gary Kubiak fired as Houston Texans head coachNFL.comTexans fire Gary Kubiak as coach after […]

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MLB Hot Stove: Rafael Furcal agrees to deal with Miami Marlins to serve as 2B – MassLive.com

MassLive.comFree-agent infielder Rafael Furcal and the Marlins agreed to terms on a contract, two people familiar with the situation said Thursday Dec. 5, 2013. Furcal, a three-time All-Star, sat out this season after undergoing elbow ligament-replacement surgery in March.Furcal Signing, Reactions on TwitterMarlin ManiacSaltalamacchia signs with Miami MarlinsUPI.comAP sources: Furcal agrees to deal with MarlinsMiamiHerald.comChicago […]

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More than 2 million Facebook, Google and other accounts compromised – Fox News

Fox NewsNEW YORK – Security experts say passwords for more than 2 million Facebook, Google and other accounts have been compromised and circulated online, just the latest example of breaches involving leading Internet companies. Some services including …Millions of passwords hackedQ13 FOX2 million Facebook, Gmail and Twitter passwords stolen in massive hackCNNHackers steal Facebook, G-mail […]

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UPDATE 1-Russian double-sided smartphone has global ambitions – Reuters

Reuters… Print. * Yota plans to sell phone in 20 countries next year. * Phone has double sided display, always-on screen. * Analysts: It will struggle to compete with Apple, Samsung. By Maria Kiselyova. MOSCOW, Dec 4 (Reuters) – Russian modem developer Yota …Second-generation YotaPhone already slated for late 2014 launchCNETRussian Phone Maker Yota Bets […]

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Economics drive Orioles’ trade of Johnson for Weeks – Birds Watcher

Birds WatcherThe Orioles Monday night traded closer Jim Johnson to Oakland for second baseman Jemile Weeks. Photo: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports. I knew absolutely nothing about Jemile Weeks before a few hours ago, other than a mediocre stat line since his …Orioles, Nationals reshape pitching staffs with deals; O’s trade Johnson, Nats …CapitalGazette.comAthletics acquire Orioles […]

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Bears’ Jeffery continues to amaze – Chicago Tribune

Chicago TribuneMINNEAPOLIS — If there is one thing that is most impressive about Alshon Jeffery’s emergence in his second season, it’s that the Bears aren’t surprised or awed by anything the wide receiver does. Jeffery one-upped his franchise record for receiving yards in …Spectacular TD catch highlights record-setting day by Alshon JefferyChicago Sun-TimesChris Cook shoves […]