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December 24, 2018

RENTON, Wash. (AP) — Seattle Seahawks coach Pete Carroll is sticking around through the 2021 season after signing a three-year contract extension. Carroll was first approached about an extension last week and finished the deal this week. The contract will take Carroll through his 70th birthday in September 2021. Carroll is in his ninth season as Seattle’s coach and clinched his seventh playoff berth with the Week 16 victory over Kansas City. He is 97-59-1 overall in his tenure.

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Clemson coach Dabo Swinney says star defensive tackle Dexter Lawrence and two other players failed NCAA tests for performance enhancing drugs and might not be able to play in the Cotton Bowl against No. 3 Notre Dame. Swinney told reporters at a news conference at AT&T Stadium that the NCAA informed Clemson trace amounts of ostarine were found in samples given by Lawrence and reserve offensive tackle Zach Giella and freshman tight end Braden Galloway.

HOUSTON (AP) — The Houston Rockets have signed free agent guard Austin Rivers. Rivers appeared in 29 games with two starts for the Washington Wizards this season. The 26-year-old was the 10th overall pick in the 2012 draft by New Orleans. He has appeared in 437 games and averaged 9.3 points, 2.4 assists and 2.1 rebounds in his career. He had his best season last year, when he averaged 15.1 points with four assists and 2.4 rebounds per games for the Clippers.

LOS ANGELES (AP) — LeBron James is sorry for posting a lyric that referenced “Jewish money.” The Los Angeles Lakers star says he simply got caught up in the music, thought the lyric was a “compliment” and offers “apologies, for sure.” The lyric comes from the song “ASMR” by rapper 21 Savage. James shared it over the weekend on his Instagram account, which has nearly 46 million followers.

UNDATED (AP) — In Monday night football tonight, it’s Denver at Oakland. The Raiders might be playing their final game ever at the rundown Oakland Coliseum in the 2018 home finale against the Broncos. The Raiders are moving to Las Vegas in 2020 and have no lease for next year. With Oakland officials having sued the team for the move, the Raiders are looking for temporary homes for 2019.

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