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Bad ink! Patriots fan gets tattoo declaring Super Bowl win

A New England Patriots fan was a bit premature when he got a tattoo declaring the team champions of a game they never reached — yet he says he has no regrets.

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Fowler eyes fifth win in eight months, at Torrey Pines

Fresh from victory at the European Tour's Abu Dhabi Championship on Sunday, globe-trotting American Rickie Fowler will be targeting his fifth title in just eight months at this week's Farmers Insurance Open outside San Diego.

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Watch Jimmy Kimmel surprise Shaq with a life-size honor

The Lakers legend is shocked to learn that a statue of him will go up outside The Staples Center.

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Seahawks quarterback Wilson picked first in Pro Bowl draft

Hall of Fame captains Michael Irvin and Jerry Rice were the two picking the teams from a pool of All Stars set to compete in Sunday’s game in Honolulu.

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Pros & Cons: Going to the Super Bowl

A look at the good and bad of watching the Carolina Panthers and Denver Broncos face off in Super Bowl 50.

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Thursday’s Sports Minute

Here's a look at some of today's big sports stories.

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Newton’s jersey sales not so super

Carolina quarterback Cam Newton is expected to be named the NFL's MVP this season after leading the Panthers to Super Bowl 50, but in terms of jersey sales, "Superman" is a mere mortal compared to the league's other elite signal-callers.

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Federal judge approves revised NCAA concussions settlement

A federal judge in Chicago gave preliminary approval on Tuesday to a revised NCAA $75 million settlement that aims to end a large class action over the college athletics association's handling of head injuries suffered by student athletes.

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Tennis to review anti-corruption unit

Tennis' governing bodies have announced they will commission an independent review of their anti-corruption unit to restore "public confidence in our sport" following media reports that possible evidence of match-fixing was not properly investigated.

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MLB eyes in London in 2017

MLB, which has opened its season in a non-traditional market abroad seven times, would not confirm specific details mentioned in a report on its website that stated any games in London are expected to be part of a mid-season trip.

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Probe of Manning HGH claim won’t be completed by Super Bowl

The National Football League (NFL) said on Tuesday their review of allegations that Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning had HGH sent to his house will not be completed before he competes in the Super Bowl on Feb. 7.

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Wednesday’s Sports Minute

Here's a look at some of today's big sports stories.

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NASCAR releases 2016 schedule

Here's a look at the major scheduling changes for the upcoming race season.

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Football Helps DeKalb-Area Tourism

Tourism officials say last year's Illinois high school football championship brought an economic boost of about $800,000 to the Dekalb area.

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Super Bowl: Panthers’ Davis has surgery, Broncos are wearing white

The Broncos have chosen to wear their white road uniforms in Super Bowl 50 against the Carolina Panthers for a simple reason.

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MLB Commissioner Manfred on his first year

On the anniversary of becoming baseball commissioner, Rob Manfred reflects on his first year and looks ahead to possible changes to the game.

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Serena maintains hex on Sharapova to reach semis

Reigning champion Serena Williams ramped up the power in the second set to vanquish fifth seed Maria Sharapova for the 18th match in a row and reach the semi-finals of the Australian Open with a 6-4 6-1 victory on Tuesday.

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Tuesday’s Sports Minute

Here's a look at some of the big sports stories making news today.

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Former QB Vince Young arrested in Texas

The former NFL star was pulled over and arrested on charges of driving while intoxicated.

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Super Bowl betting: Vegas sets the odds

At most books in Vegas, the Panthers are a 4-point pick over the Denver Broncos.

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On Eve of Obama Visit, Rauner Pushes Agenda

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Barack Obama makes Thanksgiving Day phone calls to U.S. troops

The two Republican Congressmen whose districts include Springfield are ready to welcome President Obama to the Capitol.

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U of I Menorah Vandalized Again

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A 9-foot-tall menorah at a University of Illinois Jewish student center has been damaged for a third time in less than a year.

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Lawmaker Introduces Violent Videos Bill

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An Illinois lawmaker wants to criminalize recording fights in order to post them online.

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Downtown Street Parking Ban for Obama Event

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The City of Springfield has put out a list of places you can't park in the downtown area Wednesday due to President Obama's visit.