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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.

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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.

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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

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The Virginia Women’s Basketball Team Defeats Delaware State

The Cavalier Women improve to 6-2, with a victory over Delaware State.

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The Virginia Men’s Basketball Team Defeats VCU 74-57

Tony Bennett's Hoos remain unbeaten.

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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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Peterson appeal hearing ends

A decision in the appeal of Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson's suspension is expected in about a week.

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Cowboys tame Bears to remain perfect on road

Dallas QB Tony Romo picked apart the Chicago defense with a 41-28 victory over the Bears on Thursday.

Oregon State head football coach Mike Riley during an NCAA college football game against Washington State in Corvallis, Ore., Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014.

Nebraska hires Oregon State’s Mike Riley

Nebraska replaces Bo Pelini with Oregon State's Mike Riley as it's new football coach.

Colorado State head coach Jim McElwain accepts the winners trophy after the NCAA New Mexico Bowl college football game against Washington State, Saturday, Dec. 21, 2013, in Albuquerque, N.M. Colorado State won 48-45.

Florida to announce Jim McElwain as new football coach

Florida to announce Colorado State's Jim McElwain as new football coach.

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U.S., Cuba to restore diplomatic relations after 50 years

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The major policy shift will end decades of hostile ties with the communist-ruled island.

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Brangelina hired a cyber security firm for their kids

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The "Tomb Raider" star and her husband are taking precautions to protect their six children as they grow up in a digital world.