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Michael Sam applies for first-ever NFL veteran combine

The NFL will hold a combine for players with league experience on March 22.

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Monday’s Sports Minute

A look at some of the big sports stories making headlines today, Monday, Feb. 9.

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Clippers’ Griffin set for surgery, out indefinitely

Los Angeles Clippers All-Star forward Blake Griffin will undergo surgery for a staph infection on his right elbow.

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Legendary UNC coach Dean Smith dead at 83

The coach won two national titles, led the U.S. team to an Olympic gold in 1976, and helped develop NBA great Michael Jordan.

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This week’s best sports shots

A look at some of this week's biggest plays and best moments.

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Hernandez jurors to tour his home, crime scene

The former NFL player is accused of the 2013 killing of Odin Lloyd, who was dating his fiancée's sister.

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Spike Lee goes from director to coach for NBA All-Star

Spike Lee will direct the likes of Kevin Hart, Anthony Anderson, and Mo'Ne Davis — but instead of on a movie set, it will be on the basketball court.

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Friday’s Sports Minute

A look at some of the big sports stories making headlines today, Friday, Feb. 6.

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Wounded Tiger quits again

Former world No. 1 Tiger Woods withdrew after 11 holes of his opening round at the Farmers Insurance Open.

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Commissioner expects to face decision on Rose ban

MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred opened the door for possible reinstatement of the all-time hits leader for Hall of Fame consideration.

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Struggling Magic fire head coach Vaughn

The Orlando Magic have fired head coach Jacque Vaughn on the heels of their 10th consecutive loss.

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Thursday’s Sports Minute

A look at some of the big sports headlines making news today, Thursday, Feb. 5. HAWKS BOUNCE BACK, BEAT WIZARDS…

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Colts linebacker Jackson arrested for assault

D'Qwell Jackson, whose interception in the AFC title game triggered the "Deflategate" controversy, was arrested after getting into a fight over a parking space.

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The 2015 ‘SI’ swimsuit edition is here and the cover model is …

This year's edition will launch online on Feb. 9.

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Struggling Woods focused on Masters

Tiger Woods, coming off his worst score as a professional, says he is focused on peaking in time for the Masters.

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PHOTOS: Patriots parade through Boston to celebrate Super Bowl win

Patriots fans braved cold weather to welcome their team home in style.

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Wednesday’s Sports Minute

A look at some of the big sports stories making headlines today, Wednesday, Feb. 4.

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Boston’s Super Bowl parade to draw hearty fans amid massive snow

A little snow won't stop Boston from celebrating the Super Bowl XLIX victors.

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Hernandez trial: Ex-NFL star consoled alleged victim’s girlfriend, witness says

Former Patriots player Aaron Hernandez allegedly told the woman he had "been through this death thing before."

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Trailblazer Charlie Sifford dies at 92

The first African-American to play on the PGA Tour has died.

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Lawmaker Wants to Revive Illinois Death Penalty

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Just four years after capital punishment was taken off the books in Illinois, a state lawmaker says it's time to bring it back.

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Number of Illinois Children in Poverty Holds Steady

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The child poverty rate is holding steady in Illinois, but it's holding steady at a rate higher than advocates would like.

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Sanitary District Wants $70m+ in Bonds for Plant Upgrades

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The Springfield Metro Sanitary District could need $70 million in bond money to pay for upgrades to the Sugar Creek Treatment Plant

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Police Seek Sangamon Co. Fugitives

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Three fugitives who've stolen from a number of Springfield stores are being sought.

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Cornel West Cancels U of I Appearance over Salaita

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A prominent civil rights activist and academic has cancelled a speech at the University of Illinois because of the school's decision to rescind a job offer to a Native American studies professor.