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Monday’s Sports Minute

Here's a look at some of the big sports stories making headlines today, Monday, Jan. 5.

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Detroit feels robbed by officials in loss to Dallas

The Lions were left feeling robbed after officials reversed a pass interference call that set the stage for the Cowboys' wildcard win.

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Longtime ESPN sportscaster Stuart Scott dies at 49

The longtime sportscaster known for catchphases that became part of the lexicon of sports, has died of cancer.

Oregon wide receiver Darren Carrington, front, scores under pressure by Florida State defensive back Trey Marshall during the second half of the Rose Bowl NCAA college football playoff semifinal, Thursday, Jan. 1, 2015, in Pasadena, Calif.

This week’s top sports shots

A look at some of sport's biggest plays and the stories you may have missed this week.

Ohio State players cheer after the Sugar Bowl NCAA college football playoff semifinal game against Alabama, Thursday, Jan. 1, 2015, in New Orleans. Ohio State won 42-35.

Buckeyes rally and Ducks rout in college semis

The Ohio State Buckeyes and Oregon Ducks earned victories in the Sugar and Rose Bowls on Thursday, booking spots in the national championship.

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Major upsets of 2014

A look back at some of the biggest losses in sports this year.

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Sports scandals leave cloud over memorable 2014

Sports were smeared by a series of scandals that exposed the ugly underbelly of the games people love.

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Head of Ravens security charged with sex offense

Darren Sanders, the head of the NFL team's security, faces charges stemming from a Dec. 14 incident.

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Giants ace wins honor

Giants pitcher Madison Bumgarner has been named Male Athlete of the Year following his tremendous postseason.

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Wednesday’s Sports Minute

Here's a look at some of the top sports headlines making news today, Wednesday, Dec. 31.

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Suh has one-game ban overturned

The Detroit Lions defensive tackle is now eligible for Sunday's NFC wildcard game.

Recent Headlines

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Manar, Scherer Introduce High Speed Rail Legislation

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A couple of local lawmakers are trying to put some teeth into a high speed rail agreement that will benefit Springfield minority communities.

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Springfield Metro Unemployment Level Lowest Since 2007

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The Springfield metro area has recorded another drop in unemployment.

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Springfield Armed Robbery Suspect Caught on Camera, Police Seek Tips

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A man wielding a box cutter tried to hold up a new pet store near downtown Springfield

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Fuel Leak Closes Road Near New Berlin

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No one was injured in the crash.

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Salaita Sues U of I Over Rescinded Job Offer

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A professor who lost a University of Illinois job offer over his profane, anti-Israel Twitter messages has sued.