J.R. Smith Unsure of His Future with the Knicks

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-01_8ec087564e.jpgJim McIssac/Getty Images (NEW YORK) -- It's been a rough week for New York Knicks guard J.R. Smith. First he was fined by the NBA for his on-the-court antics, and Thursday night against the Miami Heat, Smith was benched. It has left him questioning his role with the team going forward. "Honestly, I don't even know at this point," Smith said. "At one point I was for sure, and now it's rocking the boat," Smith said Thursday night.

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Louisville's Kevin Ware Takes Medical Redshirt, Will Miss Rest of Season

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-01_8bd47eaa5f.jpgAndy Lyons/Getty Images (NEW YORK) -- After a triumphant return to the court, Louisville guard Kevin Ware will take a medical redshirt and miss the rest of the season, head coach Rick Pitino announced. Ware played in just nine games this season and the NCAA states that a player can qualify for medical redshirt if he plays in fewer than 30 percent of his team's games.

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(1) Arizona Remains Unbeaten, Ties Best Start

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-01_512d01048e.jpgChristian Petersen/Getty Images (LOS ANGELES) -- The top-ranked team in college basketball had to withstand a late rally on the road, but Arizona pulled out a 79-75 win over UCLA on Thursday night. The Wildcats tied the best start in program history by improving to 16-0, last done in the 1931-32 season. UCLA (12-3) would not make it easy on their Pac-12 rivals, erasing a 13-point deficit in the second half and threatening to pull off the upset.

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Football Hall of Fame Finalists Announced

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-01_83dd6d9a62.jpgAl Messerschmidt/Getty Images (CANTON) -- The Pro Football Hall of Fame announced the 15 modern-era finalists for induction on Thursday. Tony Dungy, Derrick Brooks, Marvin Harrison and Walter Jones were the four first-year finalists named to this year's ballot. Dungy, a Super Bowl-winning coach with Indianapolis, coached Harrison when he was with the Colts, and also coached Brooks in Tampa Bay. Jones was an offensive tackle for the Seattle Seahawks.

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Auburn's Mason to Enter NFL Draft

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-01_2b409ec6a2.jpgiStockphoto (AUBURN) -- Less than one week after losing the BCS National Championship game, the Auburn Tigers have also lost their top running back. Junior Tre Mason, who led Southeastern Conference with 1,816 rushing yards, has decided to forego his senior season and enter the NFL draft.

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