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The Congressional Gold Medal for retired professional golfer Jack Nicklaus is displayed in the rotunda on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, March 24, 2015, before House and Senate leaders will present it to Nicklaus "in recognition of his many contributions to the game of golf and his service to the community and the nation."

Emotional Nicklaus awarded congressional gold medal

Congress has awarded its highest civilian honor to golfing great Jack Nicklaus, who accepted the gold medal with a few tears, humility and humor.

Arizona State coach Herb Sendek speaks with Kodi Justice (44) and Bo Barnes (33) during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Oregon State in Corvallis, Ore., Thursday, Jan. 8, 2015. Oregon State won 55-47.

Sun Devils fire coach Herb Sendek after 9 seasons

Sendek went 159-137 at Arizona State with two NCAA Tournament appearances. He previously coached at North Carolina State and Miami (Ohio).

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NFL names overseer for player discipline

The league has had several high-profile issues with player conduct and its investigative processes recently.

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Tuesday’s Sports Minute

A look at some of the big sports stories making news today, Tuesday, March 24.

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NFL doles out extra draft picks

NFC champion Seattle, Denver ,and Kansas City are among the teams getting compensatory picks in this year's draft.

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Armstrong’s attempt at reduced ban ‘almost too late’

Cycling officials say Lance Armstrong's latest attempt for rehabilitation is coming too late.

Philadelphia Phillies manager Ryne Sandberg, left, a 2005 Hall of Fame inductee, and Minnesota Twins manager Paul Molitor, a 2004 Hall of Fame inductee, throw out the ceremonial first pitches together before a spring training baseball game between the Phillies and the Twins in Clearwater, Fla., Monday, March 23, 2015. It is the first time in Major League Baseball history two current Hall of Famers have managed a game against each other.

Hall of Famers Molitor, Sandberg manage against each other

Twins and Phillies square off in unique matchup

A Wilson A2000 glove and a Louisville slugger bat sit on the field prior to a spring training baseball game between the San Diego Padres and the Chicago White Sox Monday, March 23, 2015, in Peoria, Ariz. Hillerich & Bradsby Co., the company that made bats for a who's who of baseball greats, including Babe Ruth and Ted Williams, announced a deal Monday to sell its Louisville Slugger brand to rival Wilson Sporting Goods Co. for $70 million.

Louisville Slugger maker announces deal to sell iconic brand

Wilson Sporting Goods Co. set to purchase Louisville Slugger brand for $70 million

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The NFL won’t blackout games this season

Team owners voted to suspend the league's blackout policy.

Workers add team names to a 2015 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship bracket that is displayed on the side of the JW Marriott, Monday, March 16, 2015, in Indianapolis. The championship game will be played Monday, April 6, in Indianapolis.

NCAA Tournament ratings enjoy record opening weekend

The networks announced Monday that the weekend's third-round coverage of the NCAA Tournament across TBS, CBS, TNT and truTV delivered a 7.3/16 overnight rating/share. That's a 7 percent increase from last year.

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.

Mo’ne Davis: Reinstate baseball player after offensive tweet

Davis told ESPN on Monday she emailed Bloomsburg University in Pennsylvania to request it reinstate first baseman Joey Casselberry.

Former NFL safety Darren Sharper, center, with his attorneys, Lisa Wayne, left, and Leonard Levine, right, appear in Los Angeles Superior Court on Monday, March 23, 2015. Sharper was sentenced to nine years in federal prison Monday immediately after he pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting a woman in Arizona, marking the first change of plea of the day for the former safety accused of drugging and assaulting women in four states.

Darren Sharper pleads no contest in Los Angeles rape case 

Sharper pleads guilty to sexual assault, no contest to rape charge

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Watch March Madness sportscasters imitate each other

These Marv Albert and Charles Barkley impressions are impressive.

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MLB Spring Training: Long deal for Marlins outfielder

Outfielder Christian Yelich has signed a seven-year contract extension said to be worth $49.5 million.

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Monday’s Sports Minute

A look at some of the big sports headlines making news today, Monday, March 23.

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Ex-NFL player Sharper gets 9 years in Arizona sex assault

Former NFL All-Pro Darren Sharper pleaded guilty to sexual assault and attempted sexual assault.

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March Madness: How ‘sweet’ it is

It was a wild weekend of basketball, with the NCAA men's basketball tournament down to the "Sweet 16."

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Brad Keselowski holds off Harvick late, wins at Fontana

Brad Keselowski roared past Kurt Busch on the final lap and held off streaking Kevin Harvick to win at Fontana on Sunday, earning his first NASCAR victory of the season in a wild finish.

In this Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014, photo, Duke's Jahlil Okafor reacts during an NCAA college basketball scrimmage at Cameron Indoor Stadium in Durham, N.C. With a lineup stacked with four blue-chip freshmen talented enough to jump to the NBA after one year, these Blue Devils look an awful lot like some recent Kentucky teams.

Duke, Oklahoma, Wisconsin & Louisville secure Sweet 16 berths

Duke beat San Diego State and Oklahoma beat Dayton on Sunday in the NCAA Tournament, sending the Blue Devils and Sooners back to the Sweet 16.

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Kentucky remains undefeated after beating Notre Dame & moves on to Final Four

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Kentucky's Trey Lyles, left, and Karl-Anthony Towns, right, listen to Willie Cauley-Stein during the team's news conference at the NCAA men's basketball tournament regional, Friday, March 27, 2015, in Cleveland. Kentucky plays Notre Dame in the final Saturday, hoping to extend their unbeaten streak and reach the Final Four.

Andrew Harrison hit two free throws with six seconds left as the Wildcats survived a 68-66 win over third seed Notre Dame.

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Wisconsin heads to Final Four after win over Arizona

Wisconsin Badgers Head Coach Bo Ryan works with the team during the first round of the NCAA Midwest Regional basketball game in Omaha, Neb., Thursday, March 20, 2008

The Badgers (35-3) denied the Wildcats (34-4) a Final Four berth for the second straight year, having beaten them by one point in overtime in Anaheim a year ago when their seeds were reversed.

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AP sources: Texas fires coach Barnes after 17 years

The NCAA logo is on the court as work continues at The Consol Energy Center in Pittsburgh, Wednesday, March 18, 2015, for the NCAA college basketball second and third round game. Second round games start on Thursday.

Texas has fired coach Rick Barnes after 17 seasons, people with knowledge of the situation told The Associated Press.

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Hot Rod Hundley, former NBA player and Jazz announcer, dies

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The Jazz said Hundley died at his home in the Phoenix area Friday night.

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NCAA on KPUG: Notre Dame looking for luck of the Irish vs. Kentucky

The Notre Dame mascot performs during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Miami in the quarterfinals of the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament in Greensboro, N.C., Thursday, March 12, 2015.

NCAA Tournament on KPUG: Arizona vs. Wisconsin at 3pm, Notre Dame vs. Kentucky at 5:50pm.

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