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Vikes DE Edwards misses practice, in doubt vs. Saints

Minnesota Vikings defensive end Ray Edwards is working hard to get his right knee healthy enough to play in the NFC championship game at New Orleans.

Jay-Z's charitable surprise

MTV Networks' "Hope for Haiti" telethon (airing Friday with George Clooney as host) is becoming a huge global event with more and more celebrities signing on to perform or present from over the world.

Jets DE Ellis misses practice, still expects to play

New York Jets defensive end Shaun Ellis sat out practice because of a broken left hand, but he is expected to play in the AFC championship game against the Indianapolis Colts.

Vols fan wants to rename waste treatment plant after Kiffin

Knoxville attorney Drew McElroy has filed paperwork with the Knoxville City Council's Public Properties and Facilities Naming Committee to rename a waste water treatment plant the “Lane Kiffin Sewage Center,” according to the Louisville C

Kobe retains No. 1 spot for NBA jersey sales

Kobe Bryant has retained his spot atop the list of the NBA's best-selling jerseys, while young stars Dwight Howard and Derrick Rose moved into the top five.

Shanahan installs son as Redskins O-coordinator

The Washington Redskins have hired Kyle Shanahan as offensive coordinator, Matt LaFleur as quarterbacks coach and Jon Embree as tight ends coach.

Pacquiao on Mayweather: He's 'scared to lose'

Manny Pacquiao says he wishes he could have fought Floyd Mayweather Jr., even though he's stepping into the ring with the dangerous Joshua Clottey on March 13.

'Sheed docked $35K for publicly criticizing refs

Boston Celtics forward Rasheed Wallace has been fined $35,000 by the NBA for publicly criticizing officials.

Raiders interview assistants as Cable rumors swirl

Oakland Raiders owner Al Davis has started interviewing potential assistants for next season even while he continues to mull the fate of coach Tom Cable.