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IOC President Thomas Bach, right and President of the Swiss Confederation Didier Burkhalter , arrive to the 127th International Olympic Committee session in Monaco, Monday, Dec. 8, 2014.

Bach wins votes on bidding, sports and TV channel

The IOC has approved a more affordable bidding process, the creation of an Olympic television channel and a more flexible sports program

Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota throws during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Oregon State in Eugene, Ore., Friday, Nov. 29, 2013.

Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota among three finalists for Heisman Trophy

Reigning Heisman winner Jameis Winston is not a finalist for this year's award.

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Florida State’s Winston on the Heisman bubble

The quarterback has won a national championship, a Heisman Trophy ,and every collegiate game he has played.

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Monday’s Sports Minute

Here is a look at the big sports stories making headlines today, Monday, Dec. 8.

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The college football playoff field is set

The College Football Playoff selection committee has made its final decision: Ohio State is in. TCU is out.

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L.A. Galaxy beat Revolution for record fifth MLS title

The game marked MLS and U.S. national team all-time top scorer Landon Donovan’s final game before his retirement.

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NFL: Seahawks beat Eagles, Manning’s streak ends

The Seahawks used a stifling defense for a road win and their NFC West rivals the San Francisco 49ers were stunned on Sunday.

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (12) winds up for a pass in the second quarter of an NFL football game against the Pittsburgh Steelers Sunday, Nov. 3, 2013, in Foxborough, Mass. The Patriots won 55-31.

SNF on KPUG: Brady’s TD pass clinches win for Patriots

The New England Patriots beat the San Diego Chargers on Sunday night.

A football before the first half of an NFL preseason football game between the Green Bay Packers and the Seattle Seahawks Friday, Aug. 23, 2013, in Green Bay, Wis.

NFL week 14 scoreboard

All the scores from around the National Football League.

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Galaxy win MLS Cup

Landon Donovan retired as a champion Sunday with the LA Galaxy's 2-1 victory over the New England Revolution in the MLS Cup.

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Mom says Woods aiming to escape last place

Tiger Woods, 38, returned to competitive golf after four months off to rehabilitate from back problems

This Monday, July 14, 2014 photo shows the College Football Playoff National Championship Trophy in Irving, Texas. A rising gold football-shaped trophy will be the prize for the national champion in the new College Football Playoff.

Alabama, Oregon, FSU, Ohio State are in playoff

Alabama, Oregon, Florida State and Ohio State have been selected to play in the first College Football Playoff.

Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston throws a pass during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Florida in Tallahassee, Fla., Saturday, Nov. 29, 2014.

Winston, No. 2 FSU tops No. 12 Georgia Tech & Top 25 scoreboard

Second-ranked Florida State held off No. 12 Georgia Tech 37-35 Saturday night to win its third consecutive ACC championship.

Former Olympic and world swimming champion Michael Phelps of the US attends the unveiling of a mosaic installed in his honour at the FINA Swimming World Championships in Barcelona, Spain, Sunday, July 28, 2013.

Coach: Phelps plans to race after suspension ends

Michael Phelps is back in training and will return to competition after his six-month suspension ends in March.

Dallas Cowboys strong safety Barry Church (42) tackles Chicago Bears wide receiver Brandon Marshall (15) during the first half of an NFL football game Thursday, Dec. 4, 2014, in Chicago. Marshall was injured in this play.

Bears WR Marshall fractures ribs, out vs Saints

Chicago Bears wide receiver Brandon Marshall has been ruled out for the team's Dec. 15 home game against New Orleans due to two fractured ribs

FILE - This is a 2014 photo of Kevin Cash of the Cleveland Indians baseball team. Cash was hired as the new manager of the Tampa Bay Rays on Friday, Dec. 5, 2014.

Rays select Kevin Cash as new manager

Kevin Cash is the new manager of the Tampa Bay Rays.The team announced the former Cleveland Indians bullpen coach as Joe Maddon's replacement on Friday

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This week’s best sports shots

A look at some of this week's biggest plays and best moments in sports.

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Galaxy seek record fifth MLS title in Donovan’s sendoff

The L.A. Galaxy hope to give Landon Donovan a fairytale finish to a storied career.

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Friday’s Sports Minute

A look at some of the big sports stories making news today, Friday, Dec. 5.

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Ravens Ngata out 4 games for drugs

The five-time Pro Bowler will be eligible to return after the team’s final regular season game on Dec. 28.

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Documents: QB Winston cleared in conduct hearing

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Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston throws a pass during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Florida in Tallahassee, Fla., Saturday, Nov. 29, 2014.

Documents obtained by The Associated Press show that Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston has been cleared of the allegations he faced at a student code of conduct hearing this month.

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NFL week 16 scoreboard

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NFL logo on the field before an NFL football game between the Detroit Lions and the New England Patriots in Detroit, Thursday, Aug. 22, 2013.

All the scores from week 16 in the NFL.

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No. 1 Kentucky scores first 24 points, beats UCLA

From left, Kentucky's Aaron Harrison, Tyler Ulis, and head coach John Calipari pause for a moment during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game, Saturday, Dec. 13, 2014. Kentucky won 84-70.

Devin Booker had 19 points, and No. 1 Kentucky scored the game's first 24 points in an 83-44 victory over UCLA on Saturday.

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Washington & San Diego secure wins on Saturday

San Diego Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers (17) looks for a receiver during the second half of an NFL football game against the Kansas City Chiefs Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013, in Kansas City, Mo. The Chargers won the game 41-38.

The Philadelphia Eagles are on the brink of elimination from the playoff race after a 27-24 loss to the Washington Redskins on Saturday.

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Saturday’s college football bowl game round-up

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LA-Lafayette, Utah State, Utah, Air Force and Bowling Green earned bowl game wins on Saturday.

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