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  • Arkansas’ Williams to return for senior season

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  • Seton Hall guard Whitehead has stress fracture

    SOUTH ORANGE, N.J. (AP) — Highly touted Seton Hall freshman Isaiah Whitehead is going to be sidelined with a stress fracture in his right foot. The Big East Conference school announced the injury Wednesday, saying…

  • Derek Carr returns to practice with Raiders

    ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — Of all the lessons Derek Carr has learned in his first NFL season, having a strong relationship with the offensive line has been maybe the most important. The Raiders’ rookie quarterback…

  • Peyton Manning intends to return for 18th season in 2015

    ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — NFL fans and fantasy football owners debating Peyton Manning’s prowess and problems can continue that discussion well into the new year. The five-time MVP says he plans to return to the…

  • Central Michigan falls to Western Kentucky, 49-48

    NASSAU, Bahamas (AP) — For Central Michigan, there was a comeback, a record, a miracle and a gamble. They’re now all part of Chippewa lore. They just weren’t enough for a bowl win. Storming back…

  • 49ers’ Crabtree doesn’t know what future holds

    SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Prospective free agent wide receiver Michael Crabtree hardly sounds convinced his future is with the San Francisco 49ers. The team’s 10th overall pick in the 2009 draft out of Texas…

  • Western Kentucky tops Central Michigan 49-48

    NASSAU, Bahamas (AP) — Western Kentucky knows its defensive blunders on what became the final touchdown of the Bahamas Bowl will stay on highlight reels for a long, long time. That’s fine with the Hilltoppers…

  • LeBron set for Christmas homecoming against Heat

    MIAMI (AP) — LeBron James doesn’t have any apprehension for this homecoming. There’s nothing to fear, no real worries about his safety, unlike what awaited him the last time he had one of these return…

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  • Rookie Thomas becomes 4th Cardinals QB of season

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