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Published on NewsOK Modified: November 21, 2014 at 2:26 pm •  Published: November 21, 2014
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TOP STORIES

FBN--WINTRY WEATHER-BILLS

ALLEN PARK, Mich. — Far from their snowbound stadium, the Bills practice at the Lions' facility for Monday night's game against the Jets. The game had been set for Sunday but was moved to Detroit because of the snowstorm that battered Buffalo. By Noah Trister. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos by 8:30 p.m. Practice starts 7:15 p.m.

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— FBN--RELOCATION BLUES — By John Wawrow. UPCOMING: 550 words, photos by 6 p.m.

— FBN-JETS-GOING INDOORS — By Dennis Waszak Jr. UPCOMING: 700 words by 6 p.m.

BOX--PACQUIAO-ALGIERI

MACAU — Manny Pacquiao is taking a risk when he fights Chris Algieri for the welterweight title in this gambling enclave. He must not only win but look good while doing so if there is to be any hope of a megafight with Floyd Mayweather Jr. By Boxing Writer Tim Dahlberg. SENT: 700 words, photos.

FBC--MOST-PLAYED RIVALRY

NEW YORK — Lehigh and Lafayette offer no athletic scholarships at a time when the excess of big-time college football has never been clearer. On Saturday at Yankee Stadium these small Division I schools with a rich history play for the 150th time. No other schools in college football have met more often. By College Football Writer Ralph D. Russo. SENT: 700 words, photos, video.

NEW/DEVELOPING

SPORTS BETTING

TRENTON, N.J. — A judge is expected to rule Friday on whether New Jersey horse tracks and casinos can accept bets on sports in defiance of major sports leagues and the federal government. By Geoff Mulvihill. UPCOMING: 500 words by 6 p.m.

TEN--DAVIS CUP FINAL

LILLE, France — Roger Federer, coming off a back injury, loses in straight sets to Gael Monfils, leaving France and Switzerland at 1-1 after the first day of the Davis Cup final. In opening singles, Stan Wawrinka beats Jo-Wilfried Tsonga. Switzerland is eyeing its first Davis Cup title; France is going for its 10th. By Samuel Petrequin. SENT: 750 words, photos.

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— TEN--DAVIS CUP-TSONGA — Tsonga criticizes French crowd for lack of support. By Samuel Petrequin. SENT: 350 words, photos.

FBN--VIKINGS-PETERSON APPEAL

MINNEAPOLIS — Adrian Peterson's hearing for the appeal of his suspension will be Dec. 2, and it will not be in front of NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell. Hearing officer Harold Henderson will preside. Goodell suspended the Vikings' star for the rest of the season after his no-contest plea in a child abuse case. By Jon Krawczynski. SENT: 150 words. UPCOMING: 400 words, photos by 5 p.m.

GLF--LPGA TOUR CHAMPIONSHIP

NAPLES, Fla. — Stacy Lewis is three shots off the lead going into the second round of the CME Group Tour Championship, trying to move closer to a $1 million bonus. By Golf Writer Doug Ferguson. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos by 5 p.m.

SOC--FIFA-RUSSIA

SOCHI, Russia — A top FIFA executive says a boycott of the 2018 World Cup in Russia would be "nonsense." Some European politicians have suggested that European countries could boycott the World Cup over the conflict in Ukraine, which many Western governments accuse Russia of provoking. SENT: 400 words.

BBO--MLB-DRUG INVESTIGATION

MIAMI — The lawyer for a former University of Miami pitching coach wants to see documents from Major League Baseball for his client's upcoming trial on charges of distributing performance-enhancing drugs, including details of an immunity deal given to Alex Rodriguez. By Legal Affairs Writer Curt Anderson. SENT: 450 words, photos.

BKN--CELTICS-GRIZZLIES

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — The Memphis Grizzlies, 10-2 and off to the best start in the NBA, have seven players ailing with a stomach virus and may be short-handed when they play the Boston Celtics. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game starts 8 p.m.

COMMENTARY

FBN--PAUL NEWBERRY-112114

The woeful teams of the NFC South are making no apologies for having a shot at the playoffs. But the NFL should do something about this ridiculous situation. By National Writer Paul Newberry. UPCOMING: 800 words, photos by 5 p.m.

BBO--SCHMIDT-STANTON'S CONTRACT

In the 1970s and again in the '80s, I signed that era's version of the Giancarlo Stanton contract, making me the highest-paid player in baseball. Stanton has the potential to be the best player in the league for many years, but I'd have waited till the end of 2015 to offer him that deal. By Mike Schmidt, for the AP. UPCOMING: 800 words, photos by 4 p.m.

NFL

FBN--RAIDERS-SPARANO

Finally, for the first time in more than a year, the Raiders get to enjoy a victory. They ended a 16-game skid Thursday night by beating Kansas City and bouncing their rivals out of first place. Says Oakland coach Tony Sparano: "We've been in this end of the pool a long time." By Josh Dubow. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos by 7 p.m.

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