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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

Jim Thome has agreed to a one-year, $1.5-million contract with Minnesota. - APCOLLEGE BASKETBALL

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.

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