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Detroit Lions center Dominic Raiola (51) during warm ups before an NFL football game against the Minnesota Vikings at Ford Field in Detroit, Sunday, Dec. 14, 2014.

Lions’ Raiola suspended 1 game for stomping on opponent

Detroit Lions center Dominic Raiola has been suspended for one game after he stomped on Bears defensive tackle Ego Ferguson

Tampa Police Officers talk to spectators after football fans were reportedly taken to the hospital with injuries after a lightning strike near the Raymond James Stadium, Sunday, Dec. 21, 2014, in Tampa, Fla.

Lightning strike injures 12 at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa Bay

A dozen people are recovering after they were injured by an indirect lightning strike at Raymond James Stadium after a game between the Buccaneers and the Packers.

FILE - In this Dec. 17, 2014 file photo, Detroit Pistons forward Josh Smith reacts to a call during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Dallas Mavericks in Auburn Hills, Mich. The Detroit Pistons announced Monday, Dec. 22, 2014 the club has requested waivers on Josh Smith.

Pistons, eyeing younger players, waive Josh Smith

The Detroit Pistons have waived forward Josh Smith, less than two years after signing him to a lucrative free-agent contract.

Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel (2) throws as Brian Hoyer, right, watches before a preseason NFL football game at Ford Field in Detroit, Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014.

Browns quarterbacks Manziel, Hoyer both injured

Brian Hoyer hurt his shoulder filling in for injured rookie Johnny Manziel on Sunday, complicating the Browns' messy quarterback situation.

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Giants second baseman Scutaro has back surgery

San Francisco Giants second baseman Marco Scutaro has undergone back surgery that could end his career.

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Broncos, Bengals meet on KPUG tonight with plenty to play for

It's a pivotal game for both teams in the playoff picture. The 11-3 Broncos have already won the AFC West and would clinch a first-round bye with a victory at Paul Brown Stadium. The 9-4-1 Bengals would earn a fourth straight trip to the playoffs with a win. Coverage begins at 4:45pm on KPUG 1170AM.

Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler throws before a preseason NFL football game against the Seattle Seahawks, Friday, Aug. 22, 2014, in Seattle.

Cutler to start as Bears say Clausen will miss finale because of concussion

The Bears say Clausen was injured on a helmet-to-helmet hit by Detroit's Ezekiel Ansah while scrambling late in Sunday's loss to the Lions. Ansah received an unnecessary roughness penalty.

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Monday’s Sports Minute

Here is a look at some of today's big sports stories, on Monday, Dec. 22.

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Florida State QB Winston cleared in conduct hearing

Star quarterback Jameis Winston has been cleared in a hearing looking into alleged sexual assault charges.

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Seahawks soar, take control of battle for NFC West

Seattle thumped Arizona 35-6 to take control of the battle for the NFC West division crown.

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Packers, Steelers, Cowboys head to playoffs

Defending Super Bowl champions Seattle also booked their place in the postseason.

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Boxing great Muhammad Ali hospitalized

The boxing legend has been hospitalized with pneumonia.

Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston throws a pass during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Florida in Tallahassee, Fla., Saturday, Nov. 29, 2014.

Documents: QB Winston cleared in conduct hearing

Documents obtained by The Associated Press show that Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston has been cleared of the allegations he faced at a student code of conduct hearing this month.

Dallas Cowboys running back DeMarco Murray (29) takes the hand off from quarterback Tony Romo (9) during the first half of an NFL football game against the Houston Texans, Sunday, Oct. 5, 2014, in Arlington, Texas.

NFL playoffs rounding into shape & week 16 scoreboard

All the scores from week 16 in the NFL.

From left, Kentucky's Aaron Harrison, Tyler Ulis, and head coach John Calipari pause for a moment during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game, Saturday, Dec. 13, 2014. Kentucky won 84-70.

No. 1 Kentucky scores first 24 points, beats UCLA

Devin Booker had 19 points, and No. 1 Kentucky scored the game's first 24 points in an 83-44 victory over UCLA on Saturday.

San Diego Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers (17) looks for a receiver during the second half of an NFL football game against the Kansas City Chiefs Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013, in Kansas City, Mo. The Chargers won the game 41-38.

Washington & San Diego secure wins on Saturday

The Philadelphia Eagles are on the brink of elimination from the playoff race after a 27-24 loss to the Washington Redskins on Saturday.

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Saturday’s college football bowl game round-up

LA-Lafayette, Utah State, Utah, Air Force and Bowling Green earned bowl game wins on Saturday.

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This week’s top sports shots

A look back at the big sports stories and best photos from this week.

Minnesota Timberwolves forward Corey Brewer (13) celebrates after scoring a three-point basket during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Houston Rockets, Friday, Dec, 5, 2014, in Minneapolis. The Rockets won 114-112 in overtime.

AP source: Rockets acquire Timberwolves’ Brewer

The Rockets will receive Troy Daniels, two future second-round picks and Ronny Turiaf, who is out for the season after surgery on his hip.

Atlanta Braves Justin Upton (8) doubles to bring in Andrelton Simmons (19) in the ninth inning of a baseball game against the Washington Nationals Monday, Sept. 15, 2014, in Atlanta.

Padres to acquire OF Justin Upton from rebuilding Braves

The Padres already made two huge trades in recent days to get outfielders, acquiring slugger Matt Kemp from the Los Angeles Dodgers and former AL Rookie of the Year Wil Myers from Tampa Bay

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Lions’ Raiola suspended 1 game for stomping on opponent

Detroit Lions center Dominic Raiola (51) during warm ups before an NFL football game against the Minnesota Vikings at Ford Field in Detroit, Sunday, Dec. 14, 2014.

Detroit Lions center Dominic Raiola has been suspended for one game after he stomped on Bears defensive tackle Ego Ferguson

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Lightning strike injures 12 at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa Bay

Tampa Police Officers talk to spectators after football fans were reportedly taken to the hospital with injuries after a lightning strike near the Raymond James Stadium, Sunday, Dec. 21, 2014, in Tampa, Fla.

A dozen people are recovering after they were injured by an indirect lightning strike at Raymond James Stadium after a game between the Buccaneers and the Packers.

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Pistons, eyeing younger players, waive Josh Smith

FILE - In this Dec. 17, 2014 file photo, Detroit Pistons forward Josh Smith reacts to a call during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Dallas Mavericks in Auburn Hills, Mich. The Detroit Pistons announced Monday, Dec. 22, 2014 the club has requested waivers on Josh Smith.

The Detroit Pistons have waived forward Josh Smith, less than two years after signing him to a lucrative free-agent contract.

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Browns quarterbacks Manziel, Hoyer both injured

Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel (2) throws as Brian Hoyer, right, watches before a preseason NFL football game at Ford Field in Detroit, Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014.

Brian Hoyer hurt his shoulder filling in for injured rookie Johnny Manziel on Sunday, complicating the Browns' messy quarterback situation.

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Giants second baseman Scutaro has back surgery

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San Francisco Giants second baseman Marco Scutaro has undergone back surgery that could end his career.

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