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NFL logo on the field before an NFL football game between the Detroit Lions and the New England Patriots in Detroit, Thursday, Aug. 22, 2013.

Ref: Official’s ‘better view’ led to changed call

The referee who overturned a crucial pass interference penalty against Dallas in a playoff win over Detroit says another official with a "better view" thought the call should be changed.

Israel's BC Maccabi Electra head coach David Blatt gives instructions to his players during their Euroleague Top 16 basketball match against Partizan, in Belgrade, Serbia, Thursday, March 20, 2014.

Cavs GM: Blatt is staying as coach

Cavaliers general manager David Griffin said David Blatt will remain the team's head coach and that no change will be made.

Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo

Romo, Cowboys rally past Lions 24-20 in wild card

The Cowboys (12-5) wiped out an early two-touchdown deficit to earn a trip to Green Bay.

Indianapolis Colts' Andrew Luck (12) during the second half an NFL football game against the Miami Dolphins Sunday, Sept. 15, 2013, in Indianapolis.

Colts pull away from Bengals for 26-10 victory

Andrew Luck threw for 376 yards and one touchdown, Daniel "Boom" Herron ran for another score and Indianapolis dominated the second half to beat Cincinnati 26-10 in the AFC wild-card round Sunday.

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Longtime ESPN sportscaster Scott dies at 49

The network says Scott died Sunday and had fought cancer since a diagnosis in late 2007, remaining dedicated to his craft even as he underwent chemotherapy, radiation and surgery.

Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco

Ravens upend Steelers in AFC wild-card

Joe Flacco tossed two second-half touchdowns

Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton (1) works against the Atlanta Falcons during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Dec. 29, 2013, in Atlanta.

Defense leads Panthers past Cardinals

Carolina's defense set an NFL record for fewest yards allowed in a postseason game, and the Panthers defeated the Arizona Cardinals 27-16 on Saturday.

Denver Broncos interim head coach Jack Del Rio, speaks at a news conference after practice at the NFL football team's practice facility in Englewood, Colo., on Monday, Nov. 4, 2013. Del Rio, the defensive coordinator, will serve as head coach while John Fox recovers from heart surgery.

Raiders interview Del Rio for coach

The Oakland Raiders interviewed Denver Broncos defensive coordinator Jack Del Rio for their head coaching vacancy on Saturday.

Philadelphia Eagles head coach Chip Kelly speaks during a news conference at team's NFL football training facility Friday, Sept. 12, 2014, in Philadelphia.

Eagles front office shakeup: Kelly takes bigger role, Roseman promoted

The shake-up announced Friday ends speculation about Kelly's future in Philadelphia following a turbulent week that included the dismissal of vice president of player personnel Tom Gamble two days ago.

NFL logo on the field before an NFL football game between the Detroit Lions and the New England Patriots in Detroit, Thursday, Aug. 22, 2013.

Steelers back Bell ruled out of wild-card game; Bengals receiver Green doubtful

Pittsburgh Steelers coach Mike Tomlin ruled his star running back out of the first round of the playoffs on Friday after Bell missed a third straight day of practice. Bengals receiver A.J. Green didn't practice on Friday because of a concussion.

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Houston wins Armed Forces Bowl, Tennessee overwhelms Iowa in TaxSlayer Bowl, UCLA holds off Kansas State in Alamo Bowl

The other games today feature UCLA and Kansas in the Alamo Bowl in San Antonio and Oklahoma State against Washington in the Cactus Bowl in Tempe, Arizona.

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Watt, Gronkowski unanimous AP All-Pros; Dallas leads with 4

Seattle and Pittsburgh each had three All-Pros. There were 16 AFC players and 11 from the NFC.

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.

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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.

Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer watches from the sidelines during the second half of the Big Ten Conference championship NCAA college football game against Wisconsin Saturday, Dec. 6, 2014, in Indianapolis.

Sweet as Sugar: Buckeyes upset Alabama

Ezekiel Elliott ran for 230 yards, leading Ohio State to a 42-35 upset of top-ranked Alabama in the College Football Playoff semifinal Thursday night.

Oregon Ducks head coach Mark Helfrich looks on from the sidelines during the third quarter of the college football game against Wyoming at Autzen Stadium on Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014 in Eugene, Ore.

Rose Bowl rout! Oregon crushes Florida State

The Ducks rolled past the defending national champions 59-20 Thursday to turn the first College Football Playoff semifinal into a Rose Bowl rout.

Auburn running back Tre Mason (21) dances into the end zone after a touchdown run against Georgia during the first half of an NCAA college football game in Auburn, Ala., Saturday, Nov. 16, 2013.

Muschamp gets close look at Auburn’s loss to Wisconsin

Incoming Auburn defensive coordinator Will Muschamp got an eyeful in the Tigers' latest loss.

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ESPN says average 7m watched New Year’s Eve bowls

ESPN says its New Year's Eve tripleheader averaged 7.1 million viewers, making the games the best performing Dec. 31 trio in the cable network's history.

Michigan State head coach Mark Dantonio walks with his team before the first half of an NCAA college football game against Ohio State in East Lansing, Mich., Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014.

No. 7 MSU shocks No. 4 Baylor in the Cotton Bowl

Connor Cook threw a 10-yard touchdown pass to Keith Mumphery with 17 seconds left to cap a three-touchdown, fourth-quarter comeback in No. 7 Michigan State's 42-41 victory over playoff-snubbed Baylor on Thursday in the Cotton Bowl.

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No. 16 Missouri rumbles past Minnesota

Marcus Murphy ran for 159 yards, Russell Hansbrough added 114 yards and a touchdown and No. 16 Missouri beat Minnesota 33-17 on Thursday in the Citrus Bowl.

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