Miller wants to qualify for U.S. Open
Bode Miller will trade his skis for a tennis racket after the Olympics and World Cup season. Miller will attempt to qualify for the U.S. Open through a new national playoff system announced Tuesday by the USTA. Miller won the 1996 Maine state singles tennis title in high school.
CBS willing to air more Super Bowl advocacy ads
CBS responded to Monday's complaints over a conservative group's planned Super Bowl ad featuring Tim Tebow by saying that it had eased restrictions on advocacy ads and would consider "responsibly produced" ones for open spots in its Feb. 7 broadcast.
Thome, Twins agree
Michigan State nips Michigan
Kalin Lucas made a go-ahead jumper with 3.5 seconds left, lifting visiting No. 5 Michigan State (18-3, 8-0 Big Ten) to a 57-56 win over Michigan (10-10, 3-5) . . . Christine Huber, formerly of St. John the Baptist High, transferred from Rutgers to Northeastern.