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Harbaugh: Return to Michigan is a ‘homecoming’

Former 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh has signed a deal to return to his alma mater as head coach of the Wolverines.

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Tuesday’s Sports Minute

A look at some of the big sports headlines making news today, Tuesday, Dec. 30.

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Suh suspended for playoff game

Suh was penalized for stepping on the leg of Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers.

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Top seeds bring plenty of Super Bowl experience

A powerful playoff field will kick off this weekend, headed by teams with recent Super Bowl experience.

Jim Harbaugh addresses the media after being introduced as the head coach of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Mich., Tuesday, Dec. 30, 2014. The 51-year-old Harbaugh coached the San Francisco 49ers to three straight NFC championship games.

Harbaugh hired at Michigan

It's official: Jim Harbaugh is the new coach at Michigan.

Texas A&M quarterback Kyle Allen (10) celebrates with Conner McQueen (14) after scoring against West Virginia in the first half of the Liberty Bowl NCAA college football game, Monday, Dec. 29, 2014, in Memphis, Tenn.

Texas A&M, Clemson & Arkansas secure bowl wins

Texas A&M erased an early 10-point deficit to defeat West Virginia in the Liberty Bowl. Clemson blasted Oklahoma in the Russell Athletic Bowl and Arkansas routed Texas in the Texas Bowl.

FILE - This Dec. 28, 2014 photo shows Detroit Lions' Ndamukong Suh looking on during the first half of an NFL football game against the Green Bay Packers in Green Bay, Wis. The league announced Monday, Dec. 29, 2014 that Suh was suspended for stepping on Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers' left leg twice, once with each foot. Suh also applied pressure and pushed off Rodgers' unprotected leg with his left foot, violating unnecessary roughness rules, the league said in a statement. He will miss Sunday's wild-card playoff game against Dallas.

Lions DT Suh suspended for playoff game

The league announced Monday that Suh was suspended for stepping on Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers' left leg twice

Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le'Veon Bell (26) is hit by Cincinnati Bengals free safety Reggie Nelson (20) in the second quarter of an NFL football game, Sunday, Dec. 28, 2014, in Pittsburgh. Bell was injured on the play.

Bell’s uncertain status leaves Steelers vulnerable

The Pittsburgh Steelers may have to start the playoffs without running back Le'Veon Bell.

Kentucky mascot performs before the start of an NCAA Midwest Regional final college basketball tournament game against Michigan Sunday, March 30, 2014, in Indianapolis.

Kentucky still unanimous No. 1 in AP Top 25

The Wildcats got all 65 first-place votes Monday, marking the fourth week in a row they were No. 1 on every ballot cast

FILE - In this Aug. 15, 2014, file photo, Pennsylvania's Mo'ne Davis delivers in the fifth inning against Tennessee during a baseball game in United States pool play at the Little League World Series tournament in South Williamsport, Pa. Davis, who became an instant celebrity in August when she became the first girl to win a Little League World Series game, is The Associated Press 2014 Female Athlete of the Year.

Davis wins AP Female Athlete of the Year honors

Little League star Mo'ne Davis is The Associated Press 2014 Female Athlete of the Year.

Miami Dolphins wide receiver Mike Wallace (11) sits on the bench during the second half of an NFL football game against the New York Jets, Sunday, Dec. 28, 2014, in Miami Gardens, Fla. The Jets defeated the Dolphins 37-24.

Wallace’s future with Dolphins in doubt after benching

Mike Wallace has three years left on a $60 million, five-year contract, but his future with the Miami Dolphins is suddenly in doubt.

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Jets, Bears, Falcons can head coaches

Rex Ryan, Mike Smith, and Marc Trestman have been fired after disappointing seasons.

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Monday’s Sports Minute

Here is a look at the big sports stories making headlines today, Monday, Dec. 29.

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Michael Sam: There are other gay NFL players

Michael Sam, the first openly gay player drafted by an NFL team, says he is not the only homosexual in pro football.

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Harbaugh leaving 49ers

The San Francisco 49ers and head coach Jim Harbaugh have parted ways.

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Seahawks take NFC top seed, Packers, Panthers win

The defending Super Bowl champions claimed the top seed in the NFC playoffs.

San Francisco 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh, foreground, stands on the sideline during the fourth quarter of an NFL football game against the Indianapolis Colts in San Francisco, Sunday, Sept. 22, 2013.

Jim Harbaugh, 49ers part ways

49ers, Jim Harbaugh decide to cut ties

Cleveland Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon talks with reporters after a voluntary minicamp workout at the NFL football team's facility in Berea, Ohio Tuesday, April 29, 2014.

Browns suspend receiver Josh Gordon for violation

The Browns have suspended troubled wide receiver Josh Gordon for a violation of team rules one day before the season finale at Baltimore.

Dallas Cowboys Michael Sam walks on the field before the first half of an NFL football game against the San Francisco 49ers, Sunday, Sept. 7, 2014, in Arlington, Texas.

Sam: Coming out was right thing to do

Michael Sam says in a TV documentary airing Saturday night that coming out as gay was the right thing to do.

Kentucky head coach John Calipari speaks to reporters during the team's NCAA college basketball media day, Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014, in Lexington, Ky.

No. 1 Kentucky holds off No. 4 Louisville

Tyler Ulis shook off a bloody cut by his right eye to score 12 key second-half points and lead top-ranked Kentucky to a hard-fought 58-50 victory over No. 4 Louisville on Saturday.

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Super Bowl XLIX: Carroll, Belichick excelled after failing the first time

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Official game balls for the NFL football Super Bowl XLIX wait for final inspection at the Wilson Sporting Goods Co. in Ada, Ohio, Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015. The New England Patriots will play the Seattle Seahawks in the Super Bowl on Feb. 1 in Glendale, Arizona.

The two men vying to put their fingerprints on the Lombardi Trophy are testament to the axiom that men who flop in their first NFL head coaching job can subsequently flourish.

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Maria Sharapova beats Peng in 4th round at Australian Open

Maria Sharapova of Russia chases down on a shot to Petra Martic of Croatia during their first round match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Monday, Jan. 19, 2015.

Second-seeded Maria Sharapova is through to the Australian Open quarterfinals after a 6-3, 6-0 win over China's Peng Shuai on Sunday.

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Cubs great Ernie Banks dies

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The Chicago Cubs say Hall of Famer and two-time MVP Ernie Banks was 83 when he died Friday night. The team did not provide a cause of death.

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Belichick on deflated balls

New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick on the sidelines in the first half of an NFL preseason football game against the Carolina Panthers, Friday, Aug. 22, 2014, in Foxborough, Mass.

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick is defending the way his team preps its game balls…

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This weekend in entertainment history

In this film publicity image released by 20th Century Fox, the character Neytiri, voiced by Zoe Saldana, left, and the character Jake, voiced by Sam Worthington are shown in a scene from, "Avatar." The film was nominated Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2010 for an Oscar for best picture. The 82nd Academy Awards will be presented on March 7.

A look back on some of Hollywood's most notable headlines.

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