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James’ No. 23 leads NBA’s most popular jersey list

LeBron James has taken the No. 23 back to the top.

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NFL PLAYOFFS: And then there were 4

The NFL playoffs are down to four remaining teams as the road to the Super Bowl continues.

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Luck leads Colts to surprising win over Broncos

Andrew Luck stepped out of the shadow of Peyton Manning and into the AFC title game against the New England Patriots.

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Marshawn Lynch is really, really ‘thankful’

The Seattle Seahawks running back gives another amazing post-game interview.

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Katy Perry to be joined by Lenny Kravitz at Super Bowl halftime

Grammy-winning singer/songwriter Lenny Kravitz will make a guest appearance during football's big night.

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This week’s top sports shots

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

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Former Chargers linebacker Seau among HOF finalists

Late NFL great Junior Seau was among 18 finalists announced for the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

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Jury selection to begin in first murder trial of Hernandez

The former New England Patriots star faces the first of two murder trials.

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Report: NFL should have sought more in Rice case

The probe concluded that the league should have done a better job investigating the incident.

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Boston to bid for 2024 Olympics

Boston will be the American candidate city that will bid to host the 2024 Summer Games.

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WATCH: High school baller’s chin-above-the-rim dunk

This dunk will leave you speechless.

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Dallas Cowboys ‘Doomsday Defenseman’ Jethro Pugh dead

Former defensive tackle Jethro Pugh, who played in five Super Bowls, has died at the age of 70.

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Karate wants to be included in 2020 Olympics

Reforms by the IOC have given karate officials renewed hope that the martial art could be added to the Tokyo games.

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Thursday’s Sports Minute

Here's a look at some of the top sports stories making headlines today, Thursday, Jan. 8.

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Cooperstown’s class of 2015 reflects diversity in game

From tallest to shortest, and a hybrid starter/reliever to a versatile regular, the class of 2015 embodies the diversity that is part of baseball's appeal.

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Jameis Winston to enter NFL draft

Quarterback Jameis Winston plans to leave Florida State University, his father told ESPN.

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Boxing great Muhammad Ali released from hospital

The three-time world heavyweight champion is back home after being hospitalized for over a week.

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Wednesday’s Sports Minute

A look at some of the top sports headlines making news today, Wednesday, Jan. 7.

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Electronic Arts must face ex-NFL players’ lawsuit over video games

Former players say the video game maker of using their likenesses in the "Madden NFL" series without permission.

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Illinois Basketball Museum to Open in Pontiac

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A museum dedicated to Illinois basketball glory will open to fans by 2016.

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Effingham Cross Draws Nearly 10k Visitors

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9,479 people visited the Cross at the Crossroads.

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Illinois Threatens to Withhold Funds if School Districts Don’t Test

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Chicago Public Schools have already declined to offer the PARCC assessment tests.

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Springfield Teen Taken Charged in Tuttle Murder

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A 16 year old Springfield youth has been charged with First Degree Murder in Tuttle's death.

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Durbin Introduces Bill to End Cuban Travel Ban

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The travel ban has been in effect since 1960, ostensibly as a way to prevent Americans from supporting the Castro communist regime.