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In this Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014 photo, Boston Celtics guard Rajon Rondo (9) drives during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Orlando Magic in Boston. The Celtics traded point guard Rajon Rondo to Dallas on Thursday night, Dec. 18, 2014, cutting ties with the last remnant of Boston's last NBA championship while giving Dirk Nowitzki and the Mavericks a chance at another title.  (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

Celtics trade Rajon Rondo to Mavericks

- Associated Press

The Boston Celtics traded point guard Rajon Rondo to Dallas on Thursday night, cutting ties with the last remnant of their last NBA championship while giving Dirk Nowitzki and the Mavericks a chance at another title.

Washington Capitals' Eric Fehr (16) is off-balance after scoring an NHL hockey game-winning goal in overtime against Columbus Blue Jackets goalie Sergei Bobrovsky (72), Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014, in Columbus, Ohio. Washington won 5-4. (AP Photo/Mike Munden)

Eric Fehr’s overtime goal lifts Capitals over Blue Jackets

- Associated Press

Fehr scored 42 seconds into overtime to lead Washington to a 5-4 victory over Columbus on Thursday night, extending the Capitals’ point streak to seven games and snapping the Blue Jackets’ winning streak at seven.

Virginia guard Malcolm Brogdon, left, dunks over Cleveland State forward Derek Sloan during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Charlottesville, Va., Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

No. 6 Virginia easily handles Cleveland State

- Associated Press

Justin Anderson scored 14 of his 16 points in the second half, helping Virginia shake off the rust of an 11-day layoff for exams and defeat Cleveland State, 70-54.

Jacksonville Jaguars running back Jordan Todman (30) smiles as he runs 62 yards for a touchdown against the Tennessee Titans during the fourth quarter of an NFL football game Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014, in Jacksonville, Fla. (AP Photo/Stephen B. Morton)

Jaguars hold off Titans late, win 21-13 in home finale

- Associated Press

Jordan Todman juked one defender and stiff-armed another on his way to a 62-yard touchdown run that helped the Jacksonville Jaguars beat the Tennessee Titans 21-13 on Thursday night.

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Padres, Dodgers finalize Kemp trade

- Associated Press

Slugger Matt Kemp has joined the Padres after San Diego and the Los Angeles Dodgers finalized a five-player trade Thursday night.

Pacific holds off Nevada 69-65

Associated Press

T.J. Wallace scored 16 points and Pacific held off Nevada's comeback bid to win 69-65 on Thursday.

LSU comes back against UAB 79-70

Associated Press

After watching his team trail UAB for nearly the entire first half, LSU coach Johnny Jones decided to let his team run wild in the second. The Tigers responded with a flurry of fast-break baskets, and a 79-70 comeback victory over the Blazers.

Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kevin Durant (35) shoots between Golden State Warriors' Andre Iguodala, left, and Draymond Green (23) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

Durant leaves Thunder game with ankle injury

Associated Press

Oklahoma City Thunder star Kevin Durant sat out the second half of a 114-109 loss at the Golden State Warriors on Thursday night after spraining his right ankle.

Documentary features Liberal boy's heart surgery

- Associated Press

Like many his age, Nelijah Tatum enjoys taking part in sports, and as a student at Liberal's Sunflower Intermediate, he had participated in many competitions in various athletic pursuits.

A's trade All-Star catcher Derek Norris to Padres

- Associated Press

The revamping Oakland Athletics made yet another trade of a star player this offseason, sending catcher Derek Norris and minor league right-hander Seth Streich to the San Diego Padres on Thursday night for righties Jesse Hahn and R.J. Alvarez along with an international signing bonus slot.

Louisville forward Myisha Hines-Allen shoots over Grand Canyon guard August Touchard during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)

Moore, No. 10 Louisville beat Grand Canyon 65-51

- Associated Press

Louisville coach Jeff Walz lectured his team so long after the game that he missed his radio interview. Fans hoping to talk to Cardinals players had to exit the arena before he was through in the locker room.

Fullerton cruises past Dominguez Hills 72-50

Associated Press

Alex Harris had 16 points, Steve McClellan had 15 and 10 rebounds and Cal State Fullerton defeated Division II Cal State Dominguez Hills 72-50 on Thursday.

Stanford head coach John Dunning claps on the sideline during an NCAA college volleyball tournament semifinal against Penn State in Oklahoma City, Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

Courtney leads Penn State past Stanford

- Associated Press

Megan Courtney had 23 kills and defending champion Penn State beat top-seeded Stanford 25-16, 23-25, 25-22, 25-21 on Thursday night to reach the NCAA women's volleyball final.

Oregon State's Victor Robbins takes a shot over DePaul's Tommy Hamilton IV in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014, in Corvallis, Ore. (AP Photo/The Gazette-Times, Andy Cripe)

Oregon State rolls past DePaul 90-59.

- Associated Press

Oregon State guard Malcolm Duvivier said the Beavers have had a major shift this season under new coach Wayne Tinkle.

NHL Capsules

- Associated Press

Blake Comeau scored 2:24 into overtime to give the Pittsburgh Penguins a 1-0 victory over the Colorado Avalanche on Thursday night.

IN this Dec. 18, 2014 photo, figure skaters perform at the kick off ceremony for the Iceworld Sports Land skating park where Chinese sports officials attended to raise publicity for China's bid for the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing, China. Beijing is ramping up its bid for the 2022 Winter Olympics with series of international athletic competitions and promotional events, seeking to stir public support and cement its status as the front-runner to hold the games. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)

Beijing ramping up bid for 2022 Winter Olympics

- Associated Press

Beijing is ramping up its bid for the 2022 Winter Olympics with a series of international sports competitions and promotional events, seeking to stir public support and cement its status as the front-runner to hold the games.

Colorado State interim head coach Dave Baldwin talks to the media after NCAA college football practice, Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014 in Las Vegas. Colorado State is scheduled to play Utah in the Las Vegas Bowl on Saturday. (AP Photo/Las Vegas Review Journal, Sam Morris)

39 bowl games and a reason to watch every one

- Associated Press

Over the next three weeks, 38 bowl games and a national championship game will be played from Boise to the Bahamas and various points in between. You should watch them all. Here's why:

BYU, left, and Texas, right, play during an NCAA college volleyball tournament semifinal in Oklahoma City, Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

BYU upsets Texas, reaches NCAA volleyball final

- Associated Press

Jennifer Hamson had 22 kills and Alexa Gray added 19 to help BYU beat Texas 25-23, 25-16, 17-25, 26-24 in the NCAA women's volleyball semifinals Thursday night.