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This week’s top sports shots

A look at the week's biggest plays and best photos in sports.

FILE - In this file photo taken Sept. 17, 2012, the NHL logo is seen on a goal at a Nashville Predators practice rink in Nashville, Tenn. The NHL eliminated 16 more days from the regular-season schedule Monday, Dec. 10, 2012, and if a deal with the players' association isn't reached soon the whole season could be lost. The league wiped out all games through Dec. 30 in its latest round of cancellations. Negotiations between the league and the players' association broke off last week, but NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly said Sunday the sides are trying to restart talks this week.

NHL’s fancy stats go mainstream with website overhaul

The league announced Friday it is overhauling the statistics on its website to include advanced metrics.

Driver Kurt Busch, left, with his girlfriend Ashley Van Metre before getting in his car during qualifying for the Daytona 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series auto race at Daytona International Speedway, Sunday, Feb. 15, 2015, in Daytona Beach, Fla.

NASCAR suspends driver Kurt Busch just before Daytona 500

NASCAR suspended Kurt Busch on Friday, after a Delaware judge said the former champion committed an act of domestic violence against an ex-girlfriend.

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NASCAR effort focuses on math, science for kids

You need a lot of geometry and physics to get a race car to go 200 laps.

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MLB plans to speed up games

The league hopes to shorten the time it takes to play a game of baseball.

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Heat: Chris Bosh still undergoing more tests at hospital over blood clot concerns

Heat coach Erik Spoelstra told reporters in New York that "it's too early for an ultimate diagnosis." Spoelstra says the team will have more information either later Friday or sometime Saturday.

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U.S. cross-country skiers bring ‘Uptown Funk’ to the slopes

The American team makes moon-walking in ski boots look good.

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Bird is not impressed with stadium webcam

A giant raven discovers a webcam at Levi's Stadium - home of the San Francisco 49ers - and is not shy about voicing his opinion.

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Chargers, Raiders plan shared L.A. stadium

The San Diego Chargers and the Oakland Raiders on Thursday proposed a plan that would have the teams share a new stadium.

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Garnett returns to Wolves during trade deadline frenzy

A deal that has All-Star forward Kevin Garnett headed back to his original team headlined a late flurry of moves.

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Friday’s Sports Minute Feb. 20

Here's a look at some of the big sports stories making news today.

Phoenix Suns head coach Jeff Hornacek talks with Goran Dragic, of Slovenia, during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Memphis Grizzlies, Monday, Feb. 2, 2015, in Phoenix.

Goran Dragic headlines deals at NBA trade deadline

Goran Dragic is getting out of Phoenix, like he wanted, the Trail Blazers get a big name in a trade with Denver, Garnett returns to the T-Wolves, and many more deals are made at the deadline.

Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota answers a question during a news conference at the NFL football scouting combine in Indianapolis, Thursday, Feb. 19, 2015.

Marcus Mariota becomes feature attraction at NFL combine

Oregon alum making case for #1 overall pick

Brooklyn Nets' Kevin Garnett (2) is congratulated during a timeout after scoring against the Golden State Warriors during the second half of an NBA basketball game Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014, in Oakland, Calif. The Warriors won 107-99.

AP Source: Garnett returning to Minnesota in deadline deal

Kevin Garnett is headed back to where it all began

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Vegas dims lights to honor legendary coach Jerry Tarkanian

The UNLV coach is only the eighth person to be honored with the lights going out in Sin City.

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Thursday’s Sports Minute

A look at some of the top sports stories making headlines today, Thursday, Feb. 19.

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Hernandez’s attorney questions handling of evidence

Attorneys for the former New England Patriots star questioned police at the first of two murder trials he will face this year.

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Lance Armstrong admits to reckless driving

The 43-year-old disgraced professional cyclist side swiped parked cars but his girlfriend initially took the blame.

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Knicks top scorer Anthony to have season-ending surgery

Carmelo Anthony, whose recovery is expected to take from four to six months, will miss New York's final 29 games.

Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski, left, and North Carolina coach Roy Williams speak prior to an NCAA college basketball game in Durham, N.C., Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2013.

Cook leads No. 4 Duke past No. 15 UNC

Quinn Cook scored 22 points and No. 4 Duke beat No. 15 North Carolina 92-90 in overtime on Wednesday night and Syracuse upsets No. 12 Louisville in the Carrier Dome.

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Thunder’s Russell Westbrook has surgery on cheekbone

Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook smiles as he answers a question during a news conference during media day for the NBA basketball team in Oklahoma City, Friday, Sept. 27, 2013.

Thunder guard Russell Westbrook had surgery to repair a fracture to his right cheek after getting hit by a teammate's knee.

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Knicks say former player Anthony Mason has died

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The New York Knicks say Anthony Mason, a rugged power forward who was a defensive force for several NBA teams in the 1990s, has died. He was 48.

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This weekend in entertainment history

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A look at some of Hollywood's most memorable headlines.

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Turn it down: Study says millions at risk for hearing loss

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A new study shows almost half of all 12 to 35-year-olds listen to unsafe levels of music on their personal audio devices or cellphones.

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Travis Kvapil’s NASCAR car stolen from hotel before race

NASCAR driver Travis Kvapil uses a cell phone in the garage at Atlanta Motor Speedway Friday, Feb. 27, 2015, in Hampton, Ga. Kvapil's NASCAR Sprint Cup car was stolen early Friday, forcing him to withdraw from a race this weekend at Atlanta Motor Speedway.

Police say Travis Kvapil's NASCAR Sprint Cup car has been stolen ahead of a race this weekend near Atlanta.

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