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Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

Rams CB Trumaine Johnson was fined $18,231 for pulling the facemask of Patriots RB LeGarrette Blount in Sunday's game. Johnson wasn't penalized on the play.

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

Rams running back Todd Gurley was fined $9,115 for a chop block on Patriots LB Dont'a Hightower in Sunday's game. While Hightower was upset during the game, pointing towards Rams players, he said after the game that he spoke with Gurley and didn't believe it was intentional.

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BPI has UCLA cruising by Michigan

Expect to see a lot of long-range shooting Saturday night between Michigan and UCLA, writes Myron Medcalf. But one team is shooting the 3 more efficiently. ESPN's BPI has the Bruins rolling to a 10th straight victory, continuing their unbeaten season. Medcalf's weekend picks

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Snead said he was "aware" that extensions for him and Rams coach Jeff Fisher were "in the works" and that ownership wanted them to "continue partnering" to get the team on track. "I was aware that we both were in the same boat in terms of getting an extension. At that point in time, didn't know the details of each other's. I didn't know his details, and vice-versa."

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Snead, on Fisher: "I have immense respect for what he's done and how he's handled this situation." On the team, he said they're "very, very close" to being contenders, but that they've "been competitive too long."

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Rams GM Les Snead called reports of a "toxic" relationship between him and head coach Jeff Fisher "very false" and "definitely inaccurate."

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Justin Verrier ESPN Staff Writer 

Pelicans coach Alvin Gentry said the chances of Jrue Holiday (left turf toe) and E'Twaun Moore (right toe contusion) playing tomorrow in Los Angeles against the Clippers is "probably not good." Gentry said Holiday is less likely than Moore. The New Orleans guards have missed the past two games

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Bowen: Austin is NFL's toughest tackle in space

There's a reason the Rams use Tavon Austin all over the field, in addition to his return duties. The slippery receiver is a constant threat to break your ankles, Matt Bowen writes. Bowen's best WRs (Insider)

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Will the Dodgers land Kenley Jansen?

Don't expect Los Angeles to offer Kenley Jansen a five-year deal -- president of baseball operations Andrew Freidman doesn't think it's smart business, Jim Bowden writes. Instead, the Dodgers might try to pursue a trade for Rays closer Alex Colome. What we learned from winter meetings (Insider)

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FPI favors USC in the Rose Bowl

Penn State was left out of the College Football Playoff, but they'll get a chance to take their aggression out on USC on Jan. 2. ESPN's FPI gives USC a 62 percent chance of winning the Rose Bowl, however.

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Buckeyes, Fighting Irish lead the way

Ohio State and Notre Dame lead all schools in Heisman Trophy winners in college football history. QB Troy Smith was the last Buckeye to win the award, in 2006, while WR Tim Brown won it for the Fighting Irish in 1987.

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Betting advice on Week 14 NFL games

Where does the betting value lie in NFL Week 14? Chalk's experts provide comprehensive against-the-spread and over/under advice for Week 14 contests in one handy file.

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