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ASSOCIATED PRESS Indiana Pacers guard Brandon Rush, left, swats the ball from Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade (3) as center Solomon Jones (44) looks on during the first half of an NBA basketball game Monday, Nov. 22, 2010 in Miami.

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** FILE ** New Jersey Devils' Mattias Tedenby, right, scores on a penalty shot against Washington Capitals goaltender Braden Holtby during the first period of an NHL hockey game Monday, Nov. 22, 2010, in Newark, N.J. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun)

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ASSOCIATED PRESS Baltimore Ravens' Ray Lewis (52) reacts after his interception return for a touchdown against the Carolina Panthers in the second half of an NFL football game in Charlotte, N.C., Sunday, Nov. 21, 2010.

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Vikings Childress Fir_Star.jpg

ASSOCIATED PRESS FILE - This Sept. 9, 2010, file photo shows Minnesota Vikings head coach Brad Childress reacting during their NFL football game against the New Orleans Saints at the Louisiana Superdome. The Vikings fired Childress on Monday, Nov. 22, 2010, cutting ties with a head coach who had come under increasing fire from his players - and his boss - for everything from their horrid start to his 1-2 playoff record and his abrupt decisions.

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Vikings Saints Footba_Star(2).jpg

ASSOCIATED PRESS FILE - This Sept. 9, 2010, file photo shows Minnesota Vikings head coach Brad Childress reacting during their NFL football game against the New Orleans Saints at the Louisiana Superdome. The Vikings fired Childress on Monday, Nov. 22, 2010, cutting ties with a head coach who had come under increasing fire from his players - and his boss - for everything from their horrid start to his 1-2 playoff record and his abrupt decisions.

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A Swiss guard looks on during a consistory inside St. Peter's Basilica, at the Vatican, Saturday, Nov. 20, 2010. Pope Benedict XVI formally created 24 new cardinals on Saturday amid cheers in St. Peter's Basilica, bringing a mostly Italian group into the elite club that will eventually elect his successor. (AP Photo/Pier Paolo Cito)

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ASSOCIATED PRESS Washington Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan walks the sideline in the second quarter of an NFL football game against the Tennessee Titans on Sunday, Nov. 21, 2010, in Nashville, Tenn.

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Redskins Titans Footb_Star(2).jpg

ASSOCIATED PRESS Washington Redskins place kicker Graham Gano (4) celebrates as Redskins and Tennessee Titans players watch his 48-yard field goal go though the goalposts in overtime to give the Redskins a 19-16 win in an NFL football game on Sunday, Nov. 21, 2010, in Nashville, Tenn.

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ASSOCIATED PRESS Georgetown's Jerrelle Benimon, at right, falls over N.C. State's DeShawn Painter during first-half NCAA college championship game action during the ESPN Charleston Classic basketball tournament at the Carolina First Arena in Charleston, S.C., Sunday, Nov. 21, 2010.

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ASSOCIATED PRESS Washington Wizards' Gilbert Arenas (9) drives against Detroit Pistons' Will Bynum (12) in the first half of an NBA basketball game Sunday, Nov. 21, 2010, in Auburn Hills, Mich.

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ASSOCIATED PRESS New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady celebrates a touchdown against the Indianapolis Colts during the second quarter of an NFL football game in Foxborough, Mass., Sunday, Nov. 21, 2010.

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NASCAR Homestead Auto_Star.jpg

ASSOCIATED PRESS NASCAR driver Jimmie Johnson leaves the pits during the Ford 400 auto race Sunday Nov. 21, 2010 in Homestead, Fla.

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Texans Jets Football_Star(3).jpg

ASSOCIATED PRESS New York Jets wide receiver Santonio Holmes (10) runs away from Houston Texans safety Troy Nolan (33) during the third quarter of an NFL football game at New Meadowlands Stadium Sunday, Nov. 21, 2010, in East Rutherford, N.J.

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Packers Vikings Footb_Star.jpg

ASSOCIATED PRESS Minnesota Vikings quarterback Brett Favre (4) carries the ball while under pressure from Green Bay Packers linebacker Brandon Chillar (54) during the first quarter of an NFL football game Sunday, Nov. 21, 2010, in Minneapolis.

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ASSOCIATED PRESS Houston Texans running back Arian Foster (23) is tackled by New York Jets linebacker David Harris (52) during the first quarter of an NFL football game between the Houston Texans and the New York Jets at New Meadowlands Stadium Sunday, Nov. 21, 2010, in East Rutherford, N.J.

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Redskins Titans Footb_Star.jpg

ASSOCIATED PRESS Tennessee Titans cornerback Cortland Finnegan (31) brings down Washington Redskins wide receiver Santana Moss (89) in the second quarter of an NFL football game on Sunday, Nov. 21, 2010, in Nashville, Tenn.

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Ravens Panthers Footb_Star.jpg

ASSOCIATED PRESS Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco (5) throws a pass to Ray Rice (27) in the first half of an NFL football game against the Carolina Panthers in Charlotte, N.C., Sunday, Nov. 21, 2010.

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FILE-This Jan. 16, 1994 file photos shows then Toronto Maple Leafs coach Pat Burns keeping a close eye on the team during a practice session at Maple Leaf Gardens in Toronto. Burns, who enjoyed instant success wherever he coached and who capped his tumultuous career by guiding the New Jersey Devils to Stanley Cup glory in 2003, has died of cancer. He was 58. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Frank Gunn)

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FILE - This is a Feb. 28, 2010, file photo shows the United States women's soccer team coach Pia Sundhage duirng a training session in Guia, southern Portugal. Thanks to a stunning upset in CONCACAF qualifying, it's the top-ranked and two-time world champion United States that Italy gets in the two-leg playoff, which begins Saturday in Padova, Italy. (AP Photo/Armando Franca, Filoe)

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In this Sept. 18, 2010, photo, Florida Marlins' Dan Uggla bats in a baseball game against the Chicago Cubs in Miami. Uggla has been traded from the Marlins to the Atlanta Braves for infielder Omar Infante and left-hander Mike Dunn. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz)