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11:45 AM: Cincinnati Bearcats basketball coach Mick Cronin will not be at Tuesday's game against North Carolina State. It will be the third game Cronin will miss after being diagnosed with a brain aneurysm.

11:30 AM: Dallas Mavericks player Dirk Nowitzki said he thought coach Rick Carlisle "had a few beers" when he started Nowitzki at center for Sunday's game against the Oklahoma City Thunder. Nowitzki ended up scoring 30 points in the Mavericks' 112-107 win.

11:15 AM: Toronto Maple Leafs forward Carter Ashton played against the Florida Panthers Sunday in his first game back since serving a 20-game NHL suspension for testing positive for PEDs. Ashton had no points in the Leafs' 6-4 loss.

11:00 AM: Buffalo Bills QB Kyle Orton has announced his retirement from the NFL: "I just have been going at it for 10 years and it's just a family decision and I've decided to get home and be a dad and call it a day."

10:45 AM: NFL.com's Jeff Darlington reports that Miami Dolphins receiver Mike Wallace told coach Joe Philbin he didn't want to play in the second half of Sunday's game against the Miami Dolphins.

10:30 AM: The Detroit Free Press tweeted after using a photo of John Harbaugh in a printed headline about *Jim* Harbaugh taking the Michigan job.

10:15 AM: The Chicago Bears have fired head coach Marc Trestman & general manager Phil Emery.

10:00 AM: The New York Jets on Monday officially announced they have fired head coach Rex Ryan & GM John Idzik. And the Atlanta Falcons announced they have fired head coach Mike Smith.

8:00 PM: Skier Lindsey Vonn posts an Instagram photo of herself at Sunday's Broncos-Raiders game in Denver.

7:45 PM: In Nashville for the Music City Bowl against Notre Dame, LSU linebacker said he missed Saturday night's curfew by five minutes because he got lost in the Opryland Hotel.

7:30 PM: Cleveland Browns owner Jimmy Haslam says that some of his players need to "grow up" and "be responsible to their teammates": "I think a player who can't show up for meetings, can't make practice, can't make weight-lifting, disrespects himself."

7:15 PM: Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt became the first player in NFL history to record at least 20 sacks in two separate seasons.

7:00 PM: Miami Dolphins RB Lamar Miller set a new record for the longest run from scrimmage in franchise history with a 97-yard TD run during Sunday's game against the New York Jets. Miller also reached 1,000 rushing yards on the season.

6:45 PM: Indianapolis Colts radio announcer Bob Lamey missed his first game since 1995 after experiencing shortness of breath before Sunday's game against the Tennessee Titans.

6:30 PM: After upsetting Michigan State 71-64 in East Lansing last week, Texas Southern defeated Kansas State 58-56 in Manhattan on Sunday. The Tigers improved to 3-9 on the season.

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