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Lions begin Thanksgiving with parade of TDs in rout of Eagles

Matthew Stafford and Calvin Johnson combined for one of the best games of their careers, helping the surging Detroit Lions keep the Philadelphia Eagles reeling.

Stafford tied a career high with five touchdown passes. Three of them were to Johnson, who also tied a personal best, in a 45-14 rout of Philadelphia on Thursday.

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Former University of Houston coach Guy V. Lewis dies at 93

Former University of Houston men's basketball coach Guy V. Lewis, best known for leading the Phi Slama Jama teams of the 1980s, has died. He was 93.

He died at a retirement facility in Kyle, Texas, on Thanksgiving morning surrounded by family, the school said Thursday.

Lewis coached the Cougars for 30 years.

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What we learned from the Kings' 2-1 shootout loss to Tampa Bay

A few more takeaways after the Kings completed a five-game trip and earned a point on Wednesday against the Tampa Bay Lightning in a well-paced, entertaining game.

Lucic is keeping it real

All teams need a truth-teller and left wing Milan Lucic, who had the Kings’ only goal against Tampa Bay, has been filling that role almost since Day 1.

Yes, there were positive signs during the 2-2-1 trip. But ….

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NFL great Frank Gifford had degenerative brain disease, family announces

Frank Gifford, the Pro Football Hall of Famer and USC All-American who died of natural causes in August, suffered from a degenerative brain disease linked to repeated head trauma, his family announced Wednesday.

The family said in a statement that pathologists who studied Gifford's brain after he died at age 84 found evidence of chronic traumatic encephalopathy, better known as CTE.

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Browns' Mike Pettine on benching Johnny Manziel: He violated our trust

Johnny Manziel violated the Cleveland Browns trust by going out and partying last week, and that's why he's been demoted from first- to third-string quarterback, Coach Mike Pettine told reporters Wednesday.

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Angels name Scott Radinsky as their new bullpen coach

The Angels rounded out their on-field staff by hiring Scott Radinsky, a former Simi Valley High standout and major league pitcher, as their bullpen coach on Wednesday.

Radinsky, 47, spent the last three seasons as a minor-league pitching coach in the Dodgers organization, helping triple-A Oklahoma City to a Pacific Coast League-leading 86 wins in 2015.

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