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Thursday’s Sports Minute

Here is a look at some of the sports headlines you'll be talking about today, Thursday, Nov. 20.

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NBA suspends Taylor for domestic violence

Charlotte Hornets forward Jeff Taylor was suspended after pleading guilty to misdemeanor domestic violence assault.

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Lawyers for NFL, players defend concussion deal

A proposed multimillion-dollar settlement for concussions sustained while playing football has been criticized for being "inadequate."

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Seattle’s media-shy Lynch fined $50K for silence

Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch has been fined for not speaking to reporters after Sunday's loss.

San Antonio Spurs power forward Tim Duncan (21) reacts to a foul call in the second half during an NBA basketball game against the Dallas Mavericks, Thursday, Dec. 26, 2013, in Dallas.

Spurs top LeBron again

Tim Duncan and Boris Diaw scored 19 points apiece and the San Antonio Spurs beat Cleveland for the 10th straight time

Sue Radka helps shovel out a friends driveway on Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014, in Lancaster, N.Y. Lake-effect snow pummeled areas around Buffalo for a second straight day, leaving residents stuck in their homes as officials tried to clear massive snow mounds with another storm looming.

Bills unsure stadium can be cleared of snow by Sunday kickoff

The Buffalo Bills are looking for anyone with a snow shovel and plenty of spare time.

Brooklyn Nets' Jason Collins during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Milwaukee Bucks Saturday, March 1, 2014, in Milwaukee.

Collins, NBA’s 1st openly gay player, to retire

Jason Collins, the NBA's first openly gay player, announced his retirement on Wednesday.

Miami Marlins baseball team owner Jeffrey Loria, left, smiles as he watches Giancarlo Stanton sign his record $325 million, 13-year contract at a news conference Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014, in Miami. The contract is the most lucrative for an American athlete and the longest in baseball history.

Stanton signs record $325M deal at news conference

Giancarlo Stanton has signed his record $325 million, 13-year contract with the Miami Marlins at a news conference formally announcing the deal.

Cleveland Browns running back Ben Tate (44) runs during an NFL football game against the Oakland Raiders Sunday, Oct. 26, 2014, in Cleveland. Cleveland won 23-13.

Vikings claim running back Ben Tate off waivers

The Minnesota Vikings have claimed running back Ben Tate off waivers from the Cleveland Browns.

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Jason Collins, first openly gay NBA player, retires

Collins, a 7-foot defensive specialist, played for six teams during his 13-year NBA career.

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Wednesday’s Sports Minute

Here's a look at some of the big sports headlines you'll be talking about today, Wednesday, Nov. 19.

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Tide takes top spot

The Tide has turned in the latest College Football Playoff ranking.

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Tiger Woods lashes out over Jenkins’ parody

The veteran golfer shot back at writer Dan Jenkins for penning a satirical interview, calling it "a grudge-fueled piece of character assassination."

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NBA’s Dwight Howard being investigated for child abuse

Authorities in Georgia are investigating allegations against the Houston Rockets star Dwight Howard.

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

Champions Classic double-header

No. 1 Kentucky rolls to win over No. 5 Kansas and Okafor leads No. 4 Duke past No. 19 Michigan State in a double header in the Champions Classic

Alabama head coach Nick Saban, left, and defensive coordinator Kirby Smart call in a defense during the second half of an NCAA college football game against Tennessee in Tuscaloosa, Ala., Saturday, Oct. 26, 2013.

Alabama rolls to No. 1 in playoff rankings

Alabama is the new No. 1 in the College Football Playoff rankings and Mississippi State is still in the top four after losing to the Crimson Tide.

Golfer Tiger Woods speaks at a Quicken Loans National PGA tournament media day news conference at Congressional Country Club, Monday, May 19, 2014, in Bethesda, Md. Woods said his back injury was so debilitating that it caused him to doubt whether he would play golf again. While the surgery he had March 31 erased those doubts, he still has no timetable for his return.

Tiger Woods complains about Dan Jenkins parody

Tiger Woods is criticizing Hall of Fame writer Dan Jenkins for a parody in which Jenkins fakes an interview with him.

Pittsburgh Pirates catcher Russell Martin tips his helmet to the cheering fans after his last at-bat against the San Francisco Giants, in the ninth inning of the NL wild-card playoff baseball game Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014, in Pittsburgh. The Giants won 8-0, advancing to the division series.

Martin, Jays finalize $82 million, 5-year contract

Free agent catcher Russell Martin and the Toronto Blue Jays have finalized an $82 million, five-year contract.

Pittsburgh Steelers running back LeGarrette Blount (27) warms up before an NFL football game against the Houston Texans, Monday, Oct. 20, 2014 in Pittsburgh.

Steelers, Browns and Panther make roster moves

The Steelers have released LeGarrette Blount, the Browns have released Ben Tate, and the Panthers have released veteran Jason Avant.

United States' Alfredo Morales, right, wins the ball from Republic of Ireland's David Meyler during the international friendly soccer match between the at the Aviva stadium, Dublin, Ireland, Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014.

USA winless in 4 straight games

The United States' winless streak stretched to four games Tuesday night with a year-ending 4-1 loss to a second-string Ireland team.

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Oklahoma’s Perine runs for record 427 yards & Top 25 scoreboard

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Oklahoma freshman Samaje Perine set a major college record by running for 427 yards in a driving rainstorm, scoring five touchdowns and leading the No. 23 Sooners over Kansas 44-7 Saturday.

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This weekend in entertainment history

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A look at the Hollywood headlines that went down in history.

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USC coach confirms Josh Shaw will play vs UCLA

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Cornerback Josh Shaw will play for Southern California in its rivalry showdown against UCLA, although his role hasn't been determined.

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Wizards hand Cavaliers 3rd straight loss

Washington Wizards' John Wall (2) in action during the second half of game 2 of the Eastern Conference semifinal NBA basketball playoff series against the Indiana Pacers Wednesday, May 7, 2014, in Indianapolis. Indiana defeated Washington 86-82.

The hustling Washington Wizards clamped down for a 91-78 win over LeBron James and the mostly flatfooted Cleveland Cavaliers.

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Judge denies sports betting in New Jersey

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A federal judge says New Jersey cannot partially lift a prohibition on sports betting in an effort to boost the state's struggling horse racing and casino industries.

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