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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.

UFC President Dana White speaks at a news conference after the UFC 177 mixed martial arts event in Sacramento, Calif., Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014.

UFC introduces anti-doping policy for later this year

UFC president Dana White said he supports the proposed changes because it will force fighters to look at the risk versus reward.

Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo, right, scores the opening goal past Schalke's goalkeeper Timon Wellenreuther during the Champions League round of 16 first leg soccer match between FC Schalke 04 and Real Madrid on Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2015 in Gelsenkirchen, Germany.

Ronaldo & Real Madrid beat Schalke 2-0 in Champions League

Cristiano Ronaldo scored on a 26th-minute header off Dani Carvajal's cross, then set up Marcelo's goal from the edge of the penalty area in the 79th.

New York Knicks' Carmelo Anthony brings the ball up against the Cleveland Cavaliers in an NBA basketball game Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013, in Cleveland.

Knicks’ Anthony to have season-ending left knee surgery

Carmelo Anthony will have surgery on his left knee and the New York Knicks say he will miss the rest of the season.

Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald (11) leaves the field after an NFL football game against the Detroit Lions, Sunday, Nov. 16, 2014, in Glendale, Ariz. The Cardinals won 14-6 to improve to 9-1 on the season while the Detroit Lions dropped to 7-3.

WR Larry Fitzgerald stays with Arizona under 2-year deal

Wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald has agreed to a two-year deal that will keep him with Arizona.

Seven-time Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong of the US kisses his girlfriend Anna Hansen, right, prior to the prologue of the Tour de France cycling race, an individual time trial over 8,9 kilometers (5.5 miles) in the port city of Rotterdam, Netherlands, Saturday July 3, 2010.

Lance Armstrong pleads guilty to careless driving in Aspen

Lance Armstrong has pleaded guilty to careless driving for hitting two parked cars with his SUV in Aspen.

In this Aug. 16, 2014, photo, Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson (28) warms up before a NFL preseason football game against the Arizona Cardinals in Minneapolis.Millions of people using the top three fantasy football platforms have generated three different answers to the question of that top draft pick. Yahoo says LeSean McCoy of Philadelphia. ESPN says Adrian Peterson. CBS Sports says it’s Jamaal Charles of Kansas City.

Vikings GM: We ‘expect’ Adrian Peterson to be part of team

Minnesota Vikings general manager Rick Spielman says he expects star running back Adrian Peterson to stay with the team this season.

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U.S. hockey team’s ‘Miracle’ gold medal was 35 years ago

It's been more than three decades since the U.S. Olympic hockey team's Miracle on Ice.

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Detective expected back on stand in Aaron Hernandez trial

Jurors saw video of Hernandez when he was sitting in a car outside the police station.

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Beagle named Miss P wins 139th Westminster dog show

A bouncy 15-inch beagle won the top honor at the prestigious show, besting more than 2,700 competitors.

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Wednesday’s Sports Minute

A look at some of the big sports stories making news today, Wednesday, Feb. 18.

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A-Rod apologizes

The embattled Yankees slugger apologized for "the mistakes" he made that led to his suspension for taking performance-enhancing drugs.

Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant heads for the end zone after catching a 68-yard pass for a touchdown during the third quarter of an NFL football game against the St. Louis Rams, Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014, in St. Louis.

Dallas talks about tagging Bryant while working on new deal

Dallas is still debating whether to use the franchise tag on Dez Bryant even as the team attempts to work out a new, longer team deal with their top receiver.

Denver Nuggets head coach George Karl yells at his team in NBA basketball action against the Seattle SuperSonics in the second half Sunday, April 1, 2007 in Seattle.

George Karl introduced as 3rd Kings coach of season

After more than 1,100 wins, a trip to the NBA Finals, and a Coach of the Year award in his final season in Denver, George Karl still feels he has some unfinished business in the NBA.

Orlando Magic James Borrego calls out instructions during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the New York Knicks in Orlando, Fla., Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2015.

Magic interim coach Borrego to finish the season

Orlando Magic interim coach James Borrego will remain in that post at least through the end of the season.

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Today in entertainment history: March 6

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Want to hear something shocking? It has been more than 20 years since "The Cosby Show" went off the air.

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Harrison Ford hurt in plane crash

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The "Star Wars" star was seriously injured when his vintage plane crashed shortly after taking off from an L.A. airport.

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Giants’ TE Donnell feels “blessed” after scary plane landing

In this image provided by passenger Larry Donnell, a New York Giants NFL football player, passengers are evacuated after a Delta plane skidded off the runway at LaGuardia Airport during a snowstorm, Thursday, March, 5 2015, in New York. Delta Flight 1086, carrying 125 passengers and five crew members, veered off the runway at around 11:10 a.m., authorities said. Six people suffered non-life-threatening injuries, said Joe Pentangelo, a spokesman for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, which runs the airport.

New York Giants tight end Larry Donnell says he feels blessed to be safe after a scary landing today at New York's LaGuardia Airport.

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Wilfork tweets that Patriots won’t pick up his option

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.

Vince Wilfork says his time with the New England Patriots is over after 11 years.

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Peeps milk coming to an Easter basket near you

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Because why shouldn't milk taste more like marshmallows?

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