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FBC--OHIO ST-PLAYER MISSING
COLUMBUS, Ohio — An Ohio State football player who disappeared after sending his parents a text message about his concussions was found in a trash bin, the victim of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound, police said. A woman and her son looking for items in a dumpster found the body around 2:30 p.m. Sunday and contacted the authorities. By Rusty Miller and Lisa Cornwell. SENT: 680 words, photos and audio.
FBN--JANAY RICE SPEAKS
Janay Rice says NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell wasn't telling the truth when he said Ray Rice was "ambiguous" about hitting her in an elevator in February. Her remarks come in an interview to be broadcast by NBC's "Today" show. By Pro Football Writer Rob Maaddi. SENT: 400 words, photos.
GREEN BAY, Wis. — Aaron Rodgers started peeking ahead to the playoffs. Tom Brady stewed about missed opportunities. Had it not been for a late Green Bay sack, the star quarterbacks could have reversed roles. But the Packers prevailed in a 26-21 thriller Sunday night over the New England Patriots that had all the makings of a potential Super Bowl preview. By Genaro C. Armas. UPCOMING: 760 words, photos.
Winning was not enough to keep Florida State No. 1. Alabama took the top spot in the AP poll in an especially tight vote. The Seminoles and their fans will no doubt take it as a slight, but they are still just a victory away from making it to the College Football Playoff. By College Football Writer Ralph D. Russo. SENT: 800 words, photos.
— FBC--T25-COLLEGE FB POLL — By Ralph D. Russo. SENT: 350 words, photos.
LINCOLN, Neb. — Bo Pelini is fired as Nebraska's football coach after a seven-year stint marked by an inability to restore the program to national prominence and too many embarrassing defeats. He never won a conference championship and his teams lost four games in every season he completed. By College Football Writer Eric Olson. SENT: 800 words, photos. SENT: 900 words, photos.
— FBC--NEBRASKA-WHO'S NEXT. By College Football Writer Ralph D. Russo. UPCOMING: 645 words, photos.
In case you missed it, the AP takes a look at the top topics after the NFL's 13th Sunday, including how the first NFL matchup between Tom Brady and Aaron Rodgers could have a sequel soon, and Johnny Manziel's chance to play for the Browns. By Pro Football Writer Howard Fendrich. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — C.J. Anderson proved that his performance against Miami wasn't a fluke. The unheralded running back got the start because of injuries to Montee Ball and Ronnie Hillman and ran for 168 yards against the Kansas City Chiefs, pulling in one of two touchdown passes from Peyton Manning and leading the Denver Broncos to a 29-16 victory on Sunday night. By Dave Skretta. UPCOMING: 750 words, photos.
— FBN--NFL RDP. UPCOMING: 1,700 words, photos.
— FBN--DOLPHINS-JETS-RIVALRY — By Dennis Waszak Jr. SENT: 750 words, photos.
FBC--T25-SEC-SURVIVING THE CHAOS
MONTGOMERY, Ala. — The chaotic SEC season comes down to this: Alabama vs. Missouri. And the powerhouse league is assured a playoff spot only if the Crimson Tide wins. By John Zenor. SENT: 600 words, photos.
FBC--T25-ACC TITLE SHOWDOWN
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — A matchup against surging Georgia Tech in the ACC title game is all that stands between Florida State and the College Football Playoffs. The Seminoles completed the first back-to-back undefeated regular seasons in school history. By Kareem Copeland. SENT: 600 words, photos.
FBC--T25--BIG TEN CHAMPIONSHIP
COLUMBUS, Ohio — One team won while losing its star quarterback. The other was pushed into a corner before escaping. Ohio State won't have quarterback J.T. Barrett for Saturday's Big Ten title game against Wisconsin, which had to rally past Minnesota. By Rusty Miller. SENT: 650 words, photos.
It's a rematch. Although Oregon always preaches the next "nameless, faceless opponent," even Ducks coach Mark Helfrich knows that won't fly now. His team is playing for the Pac-12 championship against Arizona, which sent Oregon to its lone loss this season. By Anne M. Peterson. SENT: 700 words, photos.
— FBC--STAT WATCH. By Eric Olson. UPCOMING: 500 words, photos.
BKN--AROUND THE NBA
Good luck, Philadelphia. The 76ers will need it to avoid NBA ignominy. To avoid getting off to the first 0-19 start in NBA history, Philadelphia must beat San Antonio, Minnesota or Oklahoma City before Friday. As if things weren't bad enough, they're mired in a seven-game skid against the Spurs, a five-game slide against the Timberwolves and have lost 10 straight against the Thunder. No, the odds are not with Philadelphia right now, and the sheer magnitude of the losing is staggering. By Basketball Writer Tim Reynolds. UPCOMING: 610 words, photos.
ASPEN, Colo. — Mikaela Shiffrin leads after the first run of a slalom in her bid for her first World Cup victory in her home country. The Olympic slalom champion leads Tina Maze of Slovenia by 0.11 seconds heading into the final run. Kathrin Zettel of Austria is third. By Pat Graham. SENT: 700 words, photos.
— SKI--WCUP-MEN'S SUPER-G — Men's World Cup super-G in Lake Louise, Alberta. SENT: 300 words, photos.
SAI--VOLVO OCEAN RACE-BOAT AGROUND
Nine crewmen from Team Vestas Wind are rescued after abandoning their 65-foot sloop that ran aground on a reef off Mauritius in the Indian Ocean during the Volvo Ocean Race. The sailors will stay on a remote island, where there is a house. There were no injuries. By Bernie Wilson. SENT: 600 words, photos.
MADRID — One man dies and 11 others are injured in fighting among fans outside Atletico Madrid's stadium hours before a game. Police say they made two dozen arrests. The Spanish league says it tried to prevent the game between Atletico and Deportivo La Coruna from proceeding. By Harold Heckle. SENT: 400 words, photos.
— SOC--BRAZIL-PELE — Pele's condition improves; no longer receiving kidney treatment. By Tales Azzoni. SENT: 350 words.
— SOC--EURO RDP — Manchester City reaches second place in Premier League with 3-0 victory over Southampton. SENT: 500 words, photos.
OLY-2024 GAMES-LOS ANGELES
LOS ANGELES — Whether the city's long past with the Olympics will help or hurt is something the U.S. Olympic Committee must reconcile when it decides whether to give Los Angeles a shot at hosting its third Summer Games. By Beth Harris. SENT: 700 words, photos. First sent Nov. 25.
— GLF--AUSTRALIAN OPEN — Jordan Spieth wins Australian Open by six strokes. By Dennis Passa. SENT: 600 words, photos.
— CAR--BARRICHELLO-STOCK CARS — Former Formula One driver Rubens Barrichello wins stock car title in Brazil. SENT: 130 words.
— FIG--NHK TROPHY — Canadians Kaitlyn Weaver, Andrew Poje win ice dance at NHK Trophy, gain spot in Grand Prix Final. By Jim Armstrong. SENT: 250 words, photos.
— LUG--LUGE WORLD CUP — Two-time Olympic luge champ Felix Loch wins men's World Cup opener in Austria. SENT: 130 words, photos.
— NOR--NORDIC COMBINED WORLD CUP — Norway wins team sprint at Nordic Combined World Cup in Finland. SENT: 100 words, photos.
— XXC--CROSS COUNTRY WORLD CUP — Finland's Iivo Niskanen wins World Cup cross-country opener in home country. SENT: 300 words, photos.
— BIA-BIATHLON WORLD CUP — France wins mixed relay in opening biathlon World Cup event in Sweden. SENT: 130 words, photos.
Monday's Time Schedule (EST)
Miami at N.Y. Jets, 8:30 p.m.
TOP 25 BASKETBALL
No. 1 South Carolina vs. North Carolina Central, 7 p.m.
No. 22 Syracuse vs. Vermont, 7 p.m.
San Antonio at Philadelphia, 7 p.m.
Miami at Washington, 7 p.m.
Denver at Utah, 9 p.m.
Minnesota at L.A. Clippers, 10:30 p.m.
Tampa Bay at N.Y. Rangers, 7 p.m.
Florida at Columbus, 7 p.m.
Montreal at Colorado, 9 p.m.
Arizona at Edmonton, 9:30 p.m.
Boston at Anaheim, 10 p.m.