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Oakland Athletics pitcher Jon Lester (31) throws against the Seattle Mariners during the first inning of a baseball game in Oakland, Calif., Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2014.

Lester, Cubs agree to $155M, 6-year contract

Jon Lester agreed to a $155 million, six-year contract with Chicago.

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NFL backs new personal conduct policy

National Football League owners unanimously endorsed a "revised and strengthened" personal conduct policy.

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Manning, Gronkowski on All-Fundamentals team

The team recognizes NFL players who employ proper technique, which fosters safety and better on-field performance.

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Titans’ Hill being investigated for sexual assault

Tennessee's veteran defensive tackle Sammie Hill is under investigation for an alleged sexual assault.

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Wednesday’s Sports Minute

Here's a look at some of the big sports stories making headlines today, Wednesday, Dec. 10.

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Panthers QB Newton fractures back in car crash

Cam Newton was taken to a hospital where he was in fair condition with minor back fractures.

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Little-known Latvian has unlikely lead in All-Star voting

Zemgus Girgensons is the unlikely runaway leader in NHL All-Star fan voting.

NCAA President Mark Emmert answers a question at a news conference Sunday, April 6, 2014, in Arlington, Texas.

NCAA chief: UAB cutting football is ‘troubling’

Mark Emmert says he believes Olympic sports are more vulnerable to cuts as schools look at athletic budgets.

Oakland Athletics' Jeff Samardzija works against the Texas Rangers in the first inning of a baseball game Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014, in Oakland, Calif.

Samardzija traded to the White Sox

Right-hander Jeff Samardzija has been traded from Oakland to the Chicago White Sox, the third major player dealt by the Athletics during an offseason roster purge.

Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel warms up before an NFL football game against the Indianapolis Colts Sunday, Dec. 7, 2014, in Cleveland. The Colts won 25-24.

Johnny Time: Browns’ Manziel to make first start

Browns rookie quarterback Johnny Manziel will make his first NFL start on Sunday versus the Bengals.

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Panthers QB Newton hurt in car wreck

Cam Newton was taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, police said.

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No fines for NBA players in ‘I Can’t Breathe’ protest

No fines or reprimands will be given to players who wore protest shirts during the pre-game warmup.

A towing-operator works to upright the damaged truck driven by Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton after the quarterback was involved in an accident, Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2014, in Charlotte, N.C. Newton was taken to the hospital. It's unclear how badly the 25-year-old he was injured.

Panthers QB Newton staying at hospital after being involved in auto accident

Panthers' Cam Newton suffers lower back fractures in a car crash in Charlotte.

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Tuesday’s Sports Minute

Here is a look at some of the big sports stories making headlines today, Tuesday, Dec. 9.

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Mariota, Cooper, Gordon are Heisman finalists

Oregon quarterback, an Alabama receiver, and a Wisconsin running back have earned a trip to New York this week.

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Chiefs’ Eric Berry diagnosed with lymphoma

The Kansas City safety has been diagnosed with "very treatable and potentially curable" Hodgkin's lymphoma.

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South African prosecutor appeals Pistorius verdict

Prosecutors appealed the five-year prison term imposed on the star athlete, saying it was "shockingly inappropriate."

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Packers use early onslaught to take down Falcons

The Green Bay Packers produced a near flawless first half before holding on for a 43-37 home win over Atlanta.

Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers drops back during the first half of an NFL football game against the Carolina Panthers Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014, in Green Bay, Wis.

MNF on KPUG: Packers hold off Falcons rally

The Green Bay Packers built a 24-point lead before holding off the Atlanta Falcons for a 43-37 victory Monday night.

Oakland Athletics' Brandon Moss, right, is congratulated by teammate Josh Donaldson (20) after hitting a grand slam off Houston Astros' Anthony Bass in the sixth inning of a baseball game on Thursday, July 24, 2014, in Oakland, Calif.

Indians acquire Brandon Moss from Athletics

The Indians have acquired first baseman/outfielder Brandon Moss.

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