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Cutler to start finale for Bears with Clausen out
LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) -- Quarterback Jay Cutler is returning to the Chicago Bears' lineup and will start the final game of the season after Jimmy Clausen suffered a concussion....

2014 provides plenty of eye candy for sports fans
Some of them won the game, some of them saved the game and others made for some very impressive eye candy....

Florida State's Fisher relieved after Winston ruling
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) -- Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher says there's a sense of relief after quarterback Jameis Winston was cleared of any student code of conduct violations....

South Carolina stays No. 1 in AP women's poll
South Carolina is No. 1 in The Associated Press women's poll for the fifth straight week while Stanford has its lowest ranking in nearly nine years....

New-Look NBA: In Milwaukee, a new hope rises
MILWAUKEE (AP) -- The Associated Press will periodically look at the changing landscape of the NBA during the season from varied perspectives: A player's viewpoint, from the bench, and from the business side. In this installment, the new Milwaukee Bucks ownership group provides an inside look from the front office:...

The ins and outs of the playoff races
With five of the six playoff slots in the NFC and four in the AFC decided, some would think much of the drama of the schedule's final week has been removed....

Phil Hughes, Twins agree to $58M, 5-year contract
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Phil Hughes finished his first season in Minnesota one out shy of a $500,000 bonus. His new deal with the Twins more than takes care of that....

Skiers have reservations over airbag safety system
VAL GARDENA, Italy (AP) -- Some skiers are concerned they will turn into the puffy "Michelin Man" when they are not supposed to....

Records detail allegations against Ray McDonald
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- A woman alleges former San Francisco 49ers defensive lineman Ray McDonald sexually assaulted her after a night of drinking and after she injured her head in a fall by his swimming pool, according to court documents unsealed Monday....

Seahawks, Packers, Cowboys, Steelers in playoffs
Now that they've qualified for the postseason, there's no relaxing for the Packers, Lions, and Steelers....

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