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Wednesday’s Sports Minute

A look at some of the biggest sports stories making news today, Wednesday, March 18. HAMPTON WINS, GETS KENTUCKY NEXT…

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Tim McGraw to narrate documentary about Shaq

The country superstar is also a huge basketball fan.

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Dallas Seavey wins third Iditarod, beating his father

The 28-year-old was the first to cross the finish line of the 1,000-mile Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race.

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49ers’ Chris Borland retires, fearing head trauma

The standout rookie announces his retirement after just one season, shocking the sports world and sparking another conversation about concussions.

Mississippi coach Andy Kennedy, right, yells at guard Jarvis Summers during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Arkansas on Saturday, Jan. 17, 2015, in Fayetteville, Ark. Mississippi defeated Arkansas 96-82.

First Dance: Ole Miss rallies past BYU & Hampton downs Manhattan

Ole Miss comes back from 17-point deficit to knock off BYU. Johnson, Chievous score 15 to keep Pirates alive.

Oklahoma City Thunder forward Serge Ibaka (9) reacts to a dunk during an NBA basketball game between the Los Angeles Clippers and the Oklahoma City Thunder in Oklahoma City, Sunday, Feb. 8, 2015.

Thunder forward Serge Ibaka out 4-6 weeks after knee surgery

Thunder general manager Sam Presti said the procedure shaved off damaged cartilage from under Ibaka's kneecap that had caused discomfort and swelling. I

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Champions League: Monaco, Atletico reach quarterfinals, Arsenal knocked out

After a 3-1 loss at home at first leg, Arsenal needed at least three goals to become the first team in the history of the Champions League to progress after losing a first leg by two goals in their own stadium.

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NFL Free Agency: Oakland and Chargers work out deals

Trent Richardson goes to the Raiders after stops in Cleveland and Indianapolis.

Groundhog Punxsutawney Phil makes his team selection in a bracket-picking contest for the NCAA Tournament against famed basketball analyst Dick Vitale, Tuesday, March 17, 2015, in Indianapolis. Vitale picked Kentucky to win the tournament while Phil selected Villanova.

ESPN’s Dick Vitale versus Punxsutawney Phil in NCAA bracket challenge

The ESPN college basketball analyst puts his prognostication skills on the line against the famous winter vs. spring-predicting groundhog.

FILE - This March 19, 2006 file photo shows an NCAA tournament game between George Mason and North Carolina being played at Dayton Arena in Dayton, Ohio. Dayton will host the NCAA First Four games this season and the NCAA has ruled that if Dayton is ruled eligible to be one of the First Four teams that they would be allowed to play on their home court.

First Four doubleheader on KPUG tonight

Hampton battles Manhattan in game one and BYU faces Ole Miss in game two. You can hear all the action beginning at 3:30 p.m. on KPUG 1170.

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New Jersey back in court in fight to legalize sports betting

The four professional sports leagues and the NCAA are heading to court in their years long battle over legalized sports gambling.

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MLB Commissioner hears from Rose, addresses Oakland ballpark

Pete Rose has submitted a new request to be reinstated to baseball.

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Tuesday’s Sports Minute

A look at the big sports news making headlines today, Tuesday, March 17.

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Police describe gun battle with Boston Marathon bombers

Three police officers testified that Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev hurled explosives at them during a violent confrontation days after the deadly attack.

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Refs cheer new high-def replay system for NCAA tournaments

The NCAA is going all in on high-def video reviews during March Madness.

Alfons Hoermann, President of the German Olympic Sports Confederation DOSB makes a statement to the media, after a meeting in Frankfurt, Germany, Monday, March 16, 2015. German Olympic officials have selected Hamburg over Berlin to bid for the 2024 Olympics. The eight-member board of Germany's national Olympic committee announced its recommendation on Monday.

German officials pick Hamburg to bid for 2024 Olympics

Hamburg picked over Berlin for 2024 Olympics

Connecticut head coach Geno Auriemma walks the court against Stanford during the first half of the semifinal game in the Final Four of the NCAA women's college basketball tournament, Sunday, April 6, 2014, in Nashville, Tenn.

UConn earns No. 1 overall seed in women’s NCAA Tournament

The Huskies are the top overall seed in the women's NCAA Tournament and Monday night were placed in the Albany Region.

Former Cincinnati Reds great Pete Rose walks onto the field during ceremonies honoring the starting eight of the 1975-76 World Series-champion Reds, following a baseball game between the Reds and the Los Angeles Dodgers, Friday, Sept. 6, 2013, in Cincinnati.

Pete Rose submits application for reinstatement to Manfred

Pete Rose has submitted a new request to be reinstated to baseball, according to new Commissioner Rob Manfred.

New England Patriots defensive tackle Vince Wilfork (75) during the first half of NFL Super Bowl XLIX football game Sunday, Feb. 1, 2015, in Glendale, Ariz.

Former Patriots nose tackle Wilfork joins Texans

Longtime New England nose tackle Vince Wilfork has signed with the Houston Texans.

Oklahoma City Thunder forward Serge Ibaka (9) reacts to a dunk during an NBA basketball game between the Los Angeles Clippers and the Oklahoma City Thunder in Oklahoma City, Sunday, Feb. 8, 2015.

Thunder F Serge Ibaka out with knee soreness

Thunder forward Serge Ibaka will be out indefinitely with lingering soreness in his right knee.

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Top-seeded Wisconsin & Arizona hang on to advance to Elite 8

Arizona forward Rondae Hollis-Jefferson, left, passes the ball as head coach Sean Miller watches during practice, Wednesday, March 25, 2015, in Los Angeles, for a college basketball regional semifinal game in the NCAA Tournament. Arizona is scheduled to play Xavier on Thursday.

Top-seeded Wisconsin rallied in the final 10 minutes to hold off North Carolina 79-72 Thursday night and advance to the final eight of the NCAA Tournament.

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Kentucky overwhelms West Virginia & Notre Dame beats up Wichita State to move on to Elite 8

Kentucky's Dakari Johnson answers questions during a news conference before practice at the NCAA college basketball tournament in Cleveland, Wednesday, March 25, 2015. Kentucky plays West Virginia in a regional semifinal on Thursday.

Demetrius Jackson scored 20 points and the third-seeded Irish dominated Wichita State 81-70 in the Midwest regional semifinals on Thursday night to advance to the Elite Eight for the first time in 36 years.

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NCAA concerned with Indiana religious objections bill

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

NCAA President Mark Emmert says the association is concerned about an Indiana law that could allow businesses to discriminate against gay people.

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‘Downton Abbey’ to end after season six

This photo released by PBS and Carnival Film and Television Limited shows, from left, Lesley Nicol as Mrs. Patmore, and Sophie McShera as Daisy, in a scene from season four of the Masterpiece TV series, "Downton Abbey." As it returns for its much-awaited fourth season, it remains a series about elegance, tradition and gentility, and the pressures of preserving them. The show premieres Sunday, January 5, 2014 at 9 pm ET on PBS.

Producers confirm that the next season of "Downton Abbey" will be the last.

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