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>>Bulls Best Cavs In Cleveland

(Cleveland, OH)  --  Marco Belinelli scored 23 points and Luol Deng had 22 as the Bulls beat the Cavaliers
95-85 last night at The Q.  Joakim Noah racked up 13 points and 15 rebounds for
Chicago, which has won three-of-four to move above the .500 mark at 9-and-8. 
The Bulls battle the Pistons tomorrow in Detroit.

>>Amendola, Jackson, Haggan Limited For Rams

(Earth City, Mo.)  -- Injured wide receiver Danny Amendola and linebacker Mario Haggan practiced
for the St. Louis Rams Wednesday on a limited basis. "The St. Louis Post
Dispatch" also reported that running back Steven Jackson was limited. The Rams
hope to have all three available when they play the Buffalo Bills on Sunday.

>>Rams' Zuerlein Wins NFC Weekly Honor

(New York, NY) -- St. Louis Rams kicker Greg Zuerlein [[ Zer-line ]] was named the NFC Special
Teams Player of the Week. The rookie made two field goals of more than 50 yards
in the Rams' win over the San Francisco 49ers last Sunday. The second kick was
the overtime game winner. This is the second such award for the rookie.

>>Cardinals Agree To Three-Year Deal With Choate

(Nashville, Tenn.)  --  The St. Louis Cardinals and veteran left-hander Randy Choate agreed to terms on a three-year contract Wednesday at baseball's winter
meetings. Choate appeared in 38 games for the Los Angeles Dodgers last season
after coming over in a trade with the Miami Marlins. Choate's deal is worth 7.5
million dollars.

>>Kobe Reaches 30,000 Career Points In Lakers Win

(New Orleans, LA)  --  Kobe Bryant scored 29 points to surpass 30,000 for his career in the
Lakers' 103-87 win over the Hornets.  The 34-year-old Bryant becomes the
youngest player to reach the milestone and fifth overall in NBA history, joining
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Karl Malone, Michael Jordan and Wilt Chamberlain.

>>Arkansas Introduces Bielema As New Football Coach

(Fayetteville, AR)  --  Wisconsin's Bret Bielema [[ BEE-luh-muh ]] is
the new head football coach at the University of Arkansas.  The Razorbacks
formally introduced the 42-year-old on Wednesday.  Bielema led the Badgers to
their third straight trip to the Rose Bowl following an 8-and-5 season that was
capped off with a win over Nebraska in the Big Ten Championship Game.

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