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Another strong December has Panthers on playoff doorstep

Carolina Panthers' Cam Newton (1) celebrates after running for a touchdown against the Cleveland Browns in the first half of an NFL football game in Charlotte, N.C., Sunday, Dec. 21, 2014. (AP Photo/Mike McCarn)

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Carolina Panthers have used another strong December push under fourth-year coach Ron Rivera to reclaim the NFC South division lead.

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AP source: Phil Hughes, Twins agree to $58M, 5-year contract

FILE  - This Sept. 24, 2014 file photo shows Minnesota Twins pitcher Phil Hughes throwing against the Arizona Diamondbacks in the first inning of a baseball game in Minneapolis. A person familiar with the deal says the Minnesota Twins and Hughes have agreed to a $58 million, five-year contract that adds $42 million in guaranteed money from 2017-19, on Monday, Dec. 22, 2014. (AP Photo/Jim Mone, file)

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Phil Hughes finished his first season in Minnesota one out shy of a $500,000 bonus. His new deal with the Twins more than takes care of that.

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Sergio Romo finalizes $15M, 2-year deal with Giants

In a March 31, 2014, file photo San Francisco Giants' Sergio Romo celebrates the final out against the Arizona Diamondbacks during the ninth inning of an opening day baseball game  in Phoenix.  A person with knowledge of the negotiations says free agent reliever Sergio Romo is closing in on a new contract with the San Francisco Giants.   (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, file)

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Sergio Romo tested free agency, had some offers and ultimately decided he wanted to stay put in San Francisco pitching for the only team he has known.

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Pistons, eyeing younger players, waive Josh Smith

Detroit Pistons forward Josh Smith (6) drives on Toronto Raptors forward Amir Johnson during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Auburn Hills, Mich., Friday, Dec. 19, 2014. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (AP) — Stan Van Gundy kept Detroit’s awkward core of frontcourt players together during his first offseason as team president, hoping the Pistons would show signs of improvement without any drastic moves.

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Chryst among 46 applicants for Wisconsin job

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Newly hired Wisconsin football coach Paul Chryst had more competition for the job than thought.

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