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Los Angeles Dodgers baseball player Howie Kendrick takes questions from the media at an introductory news conference at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles Friday, Dec. 19, 2014. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)
Los Angeles Dodgers baseball player Howie Kendrick takes questions from the media at an introductory news conference at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles Friday, Dec....
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Lindsey Vonn of United States competes during training for an alpine ski, women's World Cup downhill in Val d'Isere, France, Friday, Dec. 19, 2014. Austrian skier Anna Fenninger posted the fastest time in a World Cup downhill training run ahead of countrywoman Regina Sterz and Lindsey Vonn on Friday. (AP Photo/Pier Marco Tacca)
Lindsey Vonn of United States competes during training for an alpine ski, women's World Cup downhill in Val d'Isere, France, Friday, Dec. 19, 2014. Austrian skier...
Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard shoots during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the San Antonio Spurs, Friday, Dec. 19, 2014, in San...
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Dressed as Santa Claus, Denver Nuggets mascot Rocky the mountain lion, right, entertains fans in the courtside seats as the Nuggets host the Los Angeles Clippers in the first quarter of an NBA basketball game Friday, Dec. 19, 2014, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
Dressed as Santa Claus, Denver Nuggets mascot Rocky the mountain lion, right, entertains fans in the courtside seats as the Nuggets host the Los Angeles Clippers...
Jarrod Lacey (5) joins teammates in celebration on Saturday, Dec. 13, 2014 in Pueblo, Colo. after Colorado State University-Pueblo defeated University of West Georgia 10-7 NCAA college football game to advance to the Division II national championship. (AP Photo/The Pueblo Chieftain, Chris McLean)
Jarrod Lacey (5) joins teammates in celebration on Saturday, Dec. 13, 2014 in Pueblo, Colo. after Colorado State University-Pueblo defeated University of West...
Air Force quarterback Kale Pearson meets Nevada's defensive back Duran Workman before getting past him to score a touchdown in the 4th quarter. Air Force defeated Nevada 45-38 in overtime on Saturday, November 15, 2014 at Falcon Stadium in Colorado Springs, Colorado. (The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)
Air Force quarterback Kale Pearson meets Nevada's defensive back Duran Workman before getting past him to score a touchdown in the 4th quarter. Air Force defeated...
Air Force mascot The Bird dances with young fans Friday, Dec. 19, 2014, during the Mash Bash rally in downtown Boise the night before the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl.   (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Air Force mascot The Bird dances with young fans Friday, Dec. 19, 2014, during the Mash Bash rally in downtown Boise the night before the Famous Idaho Potato...
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Detroit Pistons guard Brandon Jennings (7) blocks a shot by Toronto Raptors guard Kyle Lowry (7) during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Auburn Hills, Mich., Friday, Dec. 19, 2014. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)
Detroit Pistons guard Brandon Jennings (7) blocks a shot by Toronto Raptors guard Kyle Lowry (7) during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Auburn Hills,...
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