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Obama entertains NBA champ Lakers at White House

President Barack Obama welcomed the NBA champion Los Angeles Lakers to the White House on Monday, praising the team for their accomplishments on the basketball court and their service in the community.

Women's groups urge CBS to drop Tebow Super Bowl ad

A national coalition of women's groups called on CBS on Monday to scrap its plan to broadcast an ad during the Super Bowl featuring college football star Tim Tebow and his mother, which critics say is likely to convey an anti-abortion message.

White House brass splits on job stats

White House advisers appearing on the Sunday talk shows gave three different estimates of how many jobs could be credited to President Obama’s Recovery Act.

Five Jets assistants won't be back in 2010

New York Jets coach Rex Ryan says five assistant coaches will not be back with the team next season, including assistant quarterbacks coach John DeFilippo.

Vikings All-Pro DT Williams '50-50' on retirement

Defensive tackle Pat Williams said Monday he's "50-50" on whether he'll return for the final year of his contract.

Crittenton pleads guilty to gun charge, gets probation

Washington Wizards guard Javaris Crittenton has been sentenced to a year of unsupervised probation after pleading guilty to a misdemeanor gun charge stemming from a dispute with teammate Gilbert Arenas.

Non-BCS schools get record $$$, but still no comparison

The five non-Bowl Championship Series college athletic conferences will receive a record $24 million from this year's BCS bowl games, according to BCS figures obtained by The Associated Press Monday.