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Thursday’s Sports Minute

Here's a look at some of the big sports stories making headlines today, Thursday, Dec. 18.

Former Baltimore Ravens NFL running back Ray Rice and his wife Janay arrive for a hearing at a New York City office building November 5, 2014.

Ray Rice investigation heating up

Hundreds of NFL employees gave records to investigators looking into how Commissioner Roger Goodell handled evidence in the Ray Rice case.

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49ers release McDonald amid sex assault investigation

San Francisco released defensive tackle Ray McDonald after he was named a suspect in a sexual assault case.

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Judge rebuffs NCAA concussion settlement

A judge has halted a $75-million settlement that aimed to end a massive class-action lawsuit.

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Kurt Busch says he told ex-girlfriend to leave

The NASCAR driver says he repeatedly told his ex-girlfriend to leave the night she claims he assaulted her.

Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler throws before a preseason NFL football game against the Seattle Seahawks, Friday, Aug. 22, 2014, in Seattle.

Reports: Bears benching Cutler

ESPN first reported Wednesday that the Bears were switching quarterbacks, with Jimmy Clausen getting the nod over Cutler for Sunday's game against the Detroit Lions

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Judge rejects NCAA concussions deal

A federal judge has rejected a proposed $75 million head injury settlement with the NCAA as too broad.

San Francisco 49ers' defensive tackle Ray McDonald (91) against the Dallas Cowboys in an NFL football game in San Francisco, Sunday, Sept. 18, 2011.

49ers release McDonald amid further legal trouble

Defensive lineman Ray McDonald has been released by the San Francisco 49ers amid an investigation by San Jose police into McDonald on suspicion of sexual assault.

Pittsburgh head coach Paul Chryst in an NCAA football game between Pittsburgh and Miami on Friday, Nov. 29, 2013 in Pittsburgh.

Wisconsin brings Pitt’s Chryst home as coach

The school made it official on Wednesday, hiring Chryst away from Pittsburgh. The announcement ended days of speculation following the surprising departure of Gary Andersen

Tampa Bay Rays' Wil Myers hits an RBI double during the first inning of a baseball game against the Boston Red Sox in Boston, Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2014.

AP source: Rays send Myers to Padres in big deal

A person with knowledge of the deal says the San Diego Padres have acquired outfielder Wil Myers from the Tampa Bay Rays.

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Wednesday’s Sports Minute

A look at the big sports stories making news today, Wednesday, Dec. 17. GRIZZLIES HALT WARRIORS’ WIN STREAK The Golden…

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U.S. will bid for 2024 Olympic summer games

The United States is seeking to host the summer games for the first time since 1996.

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WATCH: Marcus Mariota’s ‘top 10′ thoughts on the Heisman

The Oregon Ducks QB presents a "Letterman" top 10 list.

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Bucks rookie Parker out for season with knee injury

The highly regarded Milwaukee forward tore a ligament in his left knee.

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MMA fighters sue league, allege antitrust

The lawsuit alleges the Ultimate Fighting Championship is a monopoly that limits the potential earnings of its athletes.

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Bucks F Parker out for season with knee injury

Bucks rookie Jabari Parker will miss the rest of the season after tearing the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee during Monday night's 96-94 win at Phoenix.

From left, Kentucky's Aaron Harrison, Tyler Ulis, and head coach John Calipari pause for a moment during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game, Saturday, Dec. 13, 2014. Kentucky won 84-70.

Kentucky and South Carolina continue to lead the way

Kentucky's Wildcats remain the unanimous choice as No. 1 in the A.P. Top-25 men's basketball poll. Duke, Arizona, Louisville and Wisconsin round out the top five. The Zags sit at #8

TCU head coach Gary Patterson before an NCAA college football game against Kansas in Lawrence, Kan., Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014.

TCU’s Patterson new contract after Big 12 title

TCU coach Gary Patterson has a new contract after leading the Horned Frogs to their first Big 12 title.

San Francisco Giants' Michael Morse hits an RBI single during the fourth inning of Game 7 of baseball's World Series against the Kansas City Royals Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014, in Kansas City, Mo.

AP source: Morse agrees to $16M, 2-year deal with Marlins

Mike Morse agreed to a $16 million, two-year contract with the Marlins, pending a physical, a person familiar with the negotiations said.

Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III passes the ball during the second half of an NFL football game against the Philadelphia Eagles in Philadelphia, Sunday, Nov. 17, 2013.

Back as Redskins starter, RG3 goes low-key

Robert Griffin III is staying low-key in his return as the starting quarterback for the Washington Redskins.

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Accused Boston bomber appears in court

In this courtroom sketch, Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is depicted sitting in federal court in Boston Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014, for a final hearing before his trial begins in January. Tsarnaev is charged with the April 2013 attack that killed three people and injured more than 260. He could face the death penalty if convicted.

The Boston Marathon bombing suspect told a judge that he was satisfied with his lawyers' preparations for the January start of his trial over the deadly 2013 attack.

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Third ‘Night at the Museum’ marks final film for Williams, Rooney

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The credits for "Secret of the Tomb," which opens Friday, read "In loving memory of Mickey Rooney," and "For Robin Williams - the magic never ends."

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Viva Las Vegas! WWU hoops double-header on KPUG

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South Point Holiday Hoops Classic on KPUG: The Viking women play West Texas A&M at 1pm followed by the Viking men battling Tarleton State at 3:30pm.

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Chris Pratt thought ‘Guardians’ would be a box office flop

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The "Parks and Rec" star was very, very wrong.

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Thursday’s Sports Minute

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Here's a look at some of the big sports stories making headlines today, Thursday, Dec. 18.