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Associated Press Updated: November 22, 2014 at 5:00 am

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TOP STORY

FBN--WINTRY WEATHER-BILLS

ALLEN PARK, Mich. — After days of cabin fever, the Buffalo Bills were finally able to practice for their game against the New York Jets that was moved to Monday night in Detroit. The Bills arrived in the area Friday and held practice in the evening at the Lions' headquarters in Allen Park after more than 5 feet of snow in the Buffalo region this week put the team's schedule in flux. By Noah Trister. SENT: 745 words.

With:

— FBN--RELOCATION BLUES — By John Wawrow. SENT: 777 words.

— FBN-JETS-GOING INDOORS — By Dennis Waszak Jr. SENT: 773 words.

— FBN--WINTRY WEATHER-FREE TICKETS — SENT: 552 words.

NEW/DEVELOPING

FBN--VIKINGS-PETERSON APPEAL

MINNEAPOLIS — Adrian Peterson's hearing for the appeal of his suspension will be held on Dec. 2. And it will not be in front of NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell. The NFL announced Friday that longtime hearing officer Harold Henderson will preside over the proceedings involving the Minnesota Vikings star running back. Goodell has the authority to decide whether to hear the appeal himself or appoint someone else. By Jon Krawczynski. SENT: 529 words.

SPORTS BETTING

A federal judge ruled Friday night that New Jersey cannot partially lift a prohibition on sports betting in an effort to boost its struggling horse racing and casino industries, a finding Gov. Chris Christie's administration intends to appeal. The decision from U.S. District Judge Michael Shipp was the expected outcome since he had ruled similarly in the past. By Geoff Mulvihill. SENT: 466 words.

GLF--LPGA TOUR CHAMPIONSHIP

NAPLES, Fla. — Carlota Ciganda had five birdies — only one of them on a par 5 — in a round of 5-under 67 to take a share of the lead with Julieta Granada of Paraguay going into the weekend of the blustery CME Group Tour Championship. They were at 7-under 137 in what was shaping up as a wild weekend at Tiburon Golf Club. By Doug Ferguson. UPCOMING: 806 words.

BBO--MLB-DRUG INVESTIGATION

MIAMI — A lawyer for a former University of Miami pitching coach is seeking a wide range of Major League Baseball records for the coach's upcoming trial on illegal performance-enhancing drug distribution charges, including details of an immunity deal given to the New York Yankees' Alex Rodriguez. By Legal Affairs Writer Curt Anderson. SENT: 433 words.

BBA--WHITE SOX-ADAM LAROCHE

CHICAGO — The Chicago White Sox had one of the majors' most powerful right-handed bats last season in Jose Abreu. Now they are hoping Adam LaRoche can help balance their lineup. LaRoche agreed to a contract with the White Sox, a person familiar with the situation said Friday night. By Jay Cohen. SENT: 270 words.

NFL

FBN--EAGLES-MAGICIAN/LONG SNAPPER

PHILADELPHIA — Jon Dorenbos can take over the locker room by pulling out a deck of playing cards. Teammates, staff, even reporters flock to see Dorenbos perform various card tricks he mastered long before he reached the NFL. Football is the way the Eagles' long snapper makes his living. Magic is his passion. By Rob Maaddi. SENT: 1,100 words.

FBN--PACKERS INJURIES

GREEN BAY, Wis. — Well into his 13th NFL season and with his third team, Julius Peppers is enjoying life with the Green Bay Packers. What has Peppers excited and still highly productive at age 34 is being part of a deep and reliable group at outside linebacker. SENT: 500 words.

Also:

— FBN--CHIEFS-AVANT — By Dave Skretta. SENT: 300 words.

— FBN--RAIDERS-SPARANO — By Josh Dubow. SENT: 645 words.

— FBN--CARDINALS-FITZGERALD — By Bob Baum. SENT: 450 words.

— FBN--PATRIOTS-BLOUNT — SENT: 650 words.

COLLEGE FOOTBALL

FBC--RATING THE NATION-BEST TRAVELING TROPHIES

Sometimes in college football it seems as if everybody gets a trophy. Traveling rivalry trophies are one of the great traditions in college football. From bells to buckets, axes to Apple Cups, the amount of hardware handed out tends to go up at this time of year. A look at the top 10 traveling trophies in college football, as voted by The Associated Press' panel of voters in the Top 25 poll. SENT: 222 words, photos.

Also:

— FBC--T25-USC-UCLA — By Greg Beacham. SENT: 745 words. Game starts at 8 p.m.

— FBC--T25-WASHINGTON ST-ARIZONA ST — By Bob Baum. SENT: 730 words. Game starts at 1 p.m.

— FBC--T25-INDIANA-OHIO ST — By Rusty Miller. SENT: 690 words. Game starts at Noon.

— FBC--T25-ARIZONA-UTAH — By Anne M. Peterson. SENT: 675 words. Game starts at 3:30 p.m.

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ALSO

— BOX--PACQUIAO-ALGIERI — By Tim Dahlberg. SENT: 770 words.

— TEN--DAVIS CUP FINAL — By Samuel Petrequin. SENT: 781 words.

— TEN--DAVIS CUP-TSONGA — By Samuel Petrequin. SENT: 366 words.

— GLF--AUSTRALIAN MASTERS — SENT: 450 words.

— GLF--CALLAWAY INVITATIONAL — SENT: 289 words.

— BBO--DODGERS-RAYS TRADE — SENT: 326 words.

— BKN--PACERS-GEORGE — By Michael Marot. SENT: 660 words.

— BBA--RAYS MANAGER — SENT: 307 words.

— SPD--APOLO OHNO INVITATIONAL — SENT: 335 words.

— RAC--BREEDERS CROWN — SENT: 397 words.

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Saturday's Time Schedule

COLLEGE FOOTBALL

Top 25

No. 1 Florida State vs. Boston College, 3:30 p.m.

No. 2 Alabama vs. Western Carolina, 4 p.m.

No. 3 Oregon vs. Colorado, 4:30 p.m.

No. 4 Mississippi State vs. Vanderbilt, 7:30 p.m.

No. 6 Baylor vs. Oklahoma State, 7:30 p.m.

No. 7 Ohio State vs. Indiana, Noon

No. 8 Mississippi at Arkansas, 3:30 p.m.

No. 9 Georgia vs. Charleston Southern, Noon

No. 10 Michigan State vs. Rutgers, Noon

No. 11 UCLA vs. No. 24 Southern Cal, 8 p.m.

No. 13 Arizona State vs. Washington State, 1 p.m.

No. 14 Wisconsin at Iowa, 3:30 p.m.

No. 15 Arizona at No. 20 Utah, 3:30 p.m.

No. 16 Auburn vs. Samford, 7 p.m.

No. 18 Marshall at UAB, Noon

No. 19 Missouri at Tennessee, 7:30 p.m.

No. 21 Nebraska vs. Minnesota, Noon

No. 22 Colorado State vs. New Mexico, 1:30 p.m.

No. 23 Oklahoma vs. Kansas, Noon

NBA

Phoenix at Indiana, 7 p.m.

Miami at Orlando, 7 p.m.

Toronto at Cleveland, 7:30 p.m.

Philadelphia at New York, 7:30 p.m.

Dallas at Houston, 8 p.m.

Sacramento at Minnesota, 8 p.m.

Washington at Milwaukee, 8:30 p.m.

Brooklyn at San Antonio, 8:30 p.m.

New Orleans at Utah, 9 p.m.

COLLEGE BASKETBALL

Top 25

Men

No. 3 Wisconsin vs. Boise State, 10 p.m.

No. 4, Duke vs. Stanford at New York, 9:30 p.m.

No. 6 North Carolina vs. Davidson at Charlotte, N.C., 2 p.m.

No. 13 Gonzaga vs. St. Thomas Aquinas, 9 p.m.

No. 21 Nebraska at Rhode Island, 7 p.m.

No. 22 SMU vs. Eastern Washington, 7 p.m.

Women

No. 9 Maryland at George Washington, 3:30 p.m.

No. 13 Kentucky at Central Michigan, 8 p.m.

No. 18 DePaul vs. South Dakota State, 8 p.m.

No. 18 Iowa vs. Dayton, 8:30 p.m.

No. 20 Oregon State vs. Concordia (Ore.), 5 p.m.

No. 21 Oklahoma State vs. Missouri State, 3 p.m.

No. 22 Rutgers at LSU, 3 p.m.

No. 23 Syracuse at Jacksonville, 3 p.m.

NHL

St. Louis at Ottawa, 3 p.m.

Montreal at Boston, 7 p.m.

Detroit at Toronto, 7 p.m.

Minnesota at Tampa Bay, 7 p.m.

Pittsburgh at N.Y. Islanders, 7 p.m.

Columbus at Philadelphia, 7 p.m.

Buffalo at Washington, 7 p.m.

Florida at Nashville, 8 p.m.

Los Angeles at Dallas, 8 p.m.

Carolina at Colorado, 9 p.m.

New Jersey at Calgary, 10 p.m.

Chicago at Edmonton, 10 p.m.

Arizona at San Jose, 10:30 p.m.

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