NFL commissioner signs 5-year contract extension

FILE - In this Oct. 15, 2017, file photo, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell watches from the sidelines before an NFL football game between the Minnesota Vikings and Green Bay Packers in Minneapolis. Goodell has signed a five-year contract extension to keep him as commissioner of the NFL through 2024. A memo from the NFL's compensation committee to team owners and obtained by The Associated Press confirms that Goodell and committee chairman Arthur Blank, owner of the Atlanta Falcons, have signed the extension. Goodell took over for Paul Tagliabue in 2006. (AP Photo/Bruce Kluckhohn, File)

NEW YORK — Roger Goodell has signed a five-year contract extension to remain commissioner of the NFL through 2024.

NFL to look at video reviews for targeting

FILE - In this Nov. 16, 2017, file photo, Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster (19) smiles on he sideline during an NFL football game against the Tennessee Titans, in Pittsburgh. Pittsburgh Steelers rookie wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster and Cincinnati Bengals cornerback George Iloka have been suspended one game each by the NFL for violating league safety rules. Smith-Schuster was flagged for unnecessary roughness and taunting after a blindside hit on Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict in the fourth quarter of Pittsburgh's 23-20 victory Monday night, Dec. 5. Iloka was penalized for unnecessary roughness for a helmet-to-helmet hit on Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic, File)

NEW YORK — The NFL will look into adding targeting as a specific category for video review.

Westbrook’s triple-double leads Thunder past Jazz 100-94

Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook (0) dunks in front of Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert, right, in the second quarter of an NBA basketball game in Oklahoma City, Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — With all the excitement about the Oklahoma City Thunder’s new Big Three this season, Steven Adams had become a bit of an afterthought.

Rangers find way to edge Penguins 4-3

New York Rangers goalie Ondrej Pavelec (31) stops a shot by the Pittsburgh Penguins during the second period of an NHL hockey game in Pittsburgh, Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Ondrej Pavelec stopped 41 shots while filling in for late scratch Henrik Lundqvist to help the New York Rangers to a 4-3 victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins on Tuesday night.

Kremlin to analyze IOC ban before taking any steps

Samuel Schmid, President of the IOC Inquiry Commission and former President of Switzerland, reacts during a media conference after an Executive Board meeting, in Lausanne, Switzerland, Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017. Russian athletes will be allowed to compete at the upcoming Pyeongchang Olympics as neutrals despite orchestrated doping at the 2014 Sochi Games, the International Olympic Committee said Tuesday. (Jean-Christophe Bott/Keystone via AP)

MOSCOW (AP) — The Kremlin needs to analyze the International Olympic Committee’s ruling to bar Russia and its sports officials from the upcoming Pyeongchang Games before making any decisions regarding the country’s participation, a spokesman for President Vladimir Putin said Wednesday.

Chen looking to fine-tune program at Grand Prix Final

FILE - In this Nov. 25, 2017 file photo, Nathan Chen, of the United States, performs during the men's free skate at the 2017 Bridgestone Skate America, in Lake Placid, N.Y. The world's top figure skaters will be looking to sharpen their routines at this weekend's Grand Prix Final in Japan, the last major international competition before the Pyeongchang Olympics. Chen headlines the men's program. The 18-year-old emerging star secured his place in the Final with a win at Skate America in Lake Placid, New York, last month. Chen, who won silver in last year's GP Final, struggled on a few of his five quad attempts at Skate America and will be looking for improvement in Nagoya. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson, File)

TOKYO (AP) — The world’s top figure skaters will be looking to sharpen their routines at this weekend’s Grand Prix Final in Japan, the last major international competition before the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea.

Beyonce presents Kaepernick with SI’s Muhammad Ali Award

FILE - In this Oct. 2, 2016, file photo, San Francisco 49ers outside linebacker Eli Harold, left, quarterback Colin Kaepernick, center, and safety Eric Reid kneel during the national anthem before the team's NFL football game against the Dallas Cowboys in Santa Clara, Calif. Kaepernick accepted Sports Illustrated's Muhammad Ali Legacy Award from Beyonce on Tuesday night, Dec. 5, 2017, and promised that "with or without the NFL's platform, I will continue to work for the people." Beyonce thanked Kaepernick for his "personal sacrifice," and 2016 Ali Award winner Kareem Abdul-Jabbar called Kaepernick a "worthy recipient" during a video tribute.(AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)

NEW YORK (AP) — Beyonce presented Colin Kaepernick with Sports Illustrated’s Muhammad Ali Legacy Award on Tuesday night, and Kaepernick promised that “with or without the NFL’s platform, I will continue to work for the people.”

Discipline starts fallout from Steelers-Bengals

Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown celebrates his touchdown with his teammates in the second half of an NFL football game against the Cincinnati Bengals, Monday, Dec. 4, 2017, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/Frank Victores)

CINCINNATI — Two players carted off, two others suspended, many fines to follow. One of the NFL’s nastiest rivalries set new lows in prime time, forcing fans to avert their eyes.

Jazz run away from Wizards 116-69

Utah Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell (45) celebrates a basket against the Washington Wizards in the first half during of an NBA basketball game Monday, Dec. 4, 2017, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Alex Goodlett)

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Utah Jazz looked lottery bound two weeks ago after losing 8 of 10. They’ve rebounded with six straight wins, including their most lopsided victory of the season.

Brown, Boswell lead Steelers to 23-20 win over Bengals

Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown celebrates his touchdown with his teammates in the second half of an NFL football game against the Cincinnati Bengals, Monday, Dec. 4, 2017, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/Frank Victores)

CINCINNATI (AP) — No matter how high the stakes, how big the deficit or how late in the game, Ben Roethlisberger and his tough-to-catch playmakers always find a way to leave the Bengals wondering what just happened.

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