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Australian batsman Hughes dies from head injury (Yahoo Sports)  

In this Dec. 14, 2012 file photo, Australia's Phil Hughes ducks under a bouncer from Sri Lanka's Shaminda Eranga on the first day of their cricket test match at Bellerive Oval in Hobart. Test hopeful Hughes has been taken to a Sydney hospital after being struck on the head while batting during a domestic first-class match on Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014. (AP Photo/Rick Rycroft, File)

SYDNEY (AP) -- Australian cricketer Phillip Hughes died in a Sydney hospital on Thursday from a ''catastrophic'' injury to his head, two days after being struck by a delivery during a domestic first-class match. He was 25.


No. 6 Louisville outlasts Cleveland State 45-33 (Yahoo Sports)  

Louisville head coach Rick Pitino, left, laughs at one of the photos of himself as University of Louisville Athletic Director Tom Jurich looks on as they celebrate the 700th win of his career Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014, in Louisville, Ky. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) -- Louisville coach Rick Pitino's latest milestone victory featured more drama than he would have liked.


No. 3 Arizona edges No. 15 SDSU for Maui title (Yahoo Sports)  

Arizona forward Brandon Ashley (21) post up against San Diego State forward J.J. O'Brien, left, in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game at the Maui Invitational on Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014, in Lahaina, Hawaii. (AP Photo/Eugene Tanner)

LAHAINA, Hawaii (AP) -- Stanley Johnson had shown glimpses of his precocious talent during Arizona's first five games, occasionally showing up on the highlight reels with a soaring dunk or blocked shot.


Trail Blazers win 9th in a row, top Hornets 105-97 (Yahoo Sports)  

CHARLOTTE, NC - NOVEMBER 26: Wesley Matthews #2 of the Portland Trail Blazers reacts after making a shot against the Charlotte Hornets during their game at Time Warner Cable Arena on November 26, 2014 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- Wesley Matthews said he had a funny feeling on the way to the arena that his shooting slump might be coming to end.


Anderson helps Nets beat winless 76ers 99-91 (Yahoo Sports)  

PHILADELPHIA, PA - NOVEMBER 26: Kevin Garnett #2 of the Brooklyn Nets dunks against the Philadelphia 76ers on November 26, 2014 at Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, PA. (Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images)

PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- The Brooklyn Nets needed a big fourth quarter from Alan Anderson to send the lowly Philadelphia 76ers to another loss.


AP source: Tomas in process of deal with Arizona (Yahoo Sports)  

Cuba's rightfielder Yasmany Tomas hits a three-run homer off Taiwan's pitcher Yang Yao-hsun in the fourth inning of their World Baseball Classic second round game at Tokyo Dome in Tokyo, Saturday, March 9, 2013. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)

Cuban outfielder Yasmany Tomas is in the process of agreeing to a $68.5 million, six-year contract with the Arizona Diamondbacks, according to a person familiar with the negotiations.


Houston's Fitzpatrick to start for injured Mallett (Yahoo Sports)  

Houston Texans quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick warms up before an NFL football game against the Cleveland Browns Sunday, Nov. 16, 2014, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/David Richard)

HOUSTON (AP) -- Ryan Fitzpatrick is getting a second chance to be Houston's quarterback on Sunday at Tennessee with Ryan Mallett out for the season with a chest injury.


RG3 benched: Redskins to start Colt McCoy vs. Indy (Yahoo Sports)  

FILE - In this Oct. 19, 2014, file photo, Washington Redskins quarterback Colt McCoy (16) stands on the field after an NFL football game against the Tennessee Titans in Landover, Md. A person familiar with the decision says the Redskins plan to start McCoy over Robert Griffin III on Sunday, Nov. 30, 2014, against the Indianapolis Colts. The person told The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because coach Jay Gruden had yet to announce the news to his team. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)

ASHBURN, Va. (AP) -- Robert Griffin III mingled in the locker room and made small talk about shoes and food.


Butler knocks off No. 5 North Carolina, 74-66 (Yahoo Sports)  

North Carolina head coach Roy Williams directs his team against Davidson during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Charlotte, N.C., Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)

PARADISE ISLAND, Bahamas (AP) -- Butler's shooting numbers were awful. And it didn't matter.


Smith to start at QB for Jets vs. Dolphins on MNF (Yahoo Sports)  

New York Jets quarterback Geno Smith walks off the field after their 38-3 loss to the Buffalo Bills in an NFL football game in Detroit, Monday, Nov.24, 2014. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) -- Geno Smith is getting another shot as the New York Jets' starting quarterback.


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