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      === News Summaries from The Sports Network - Sunday, December 21 ===
                === Muhammad Ali hospitalized with pneumonia ===
 Louisville, KY (SportsNetwork.com) - Boxing legend Muhammad Ali has been
 hospitalized with a mild case of pneumonia, according to several media
 The 72-year-old, three-time world heavyweight champion, who has been battling
 Parkinson's disease for 30 years, went to an undisclosed hospital Saturday
 morning. His prognosis is "good" for recovery, spokesman Bob Gunnell said in a
 statement to several media outlets.
 Ali, who retired from boxing in 1981, has traveled the globe on humanitarian
 missions. He was the final Summer Olympic torchbearer in 1996.
               === Winston cleared of FSU conduct violations ===
 (SportsNetwork.com)  - Florida  State quarterback Jameis Winston was found not
 to  have violated  the  university's  conduct code  over  allegations that  he
 sexually assaulted a fellow student in December 2012.
 Winston's  attorney,  David  Cornwell,  relayed  via  Twitter  the  concluding
 statement  from  former Florida  Supreme Court Justice  Major Harding, who was
 presiding  over  the hearing  into  whether  the  2013 Heisman  Trophy  winner
 committed any infractions of Florida State's student policy.
 "In  sum,  the preponderance  of  the  evidence has  not  shown  that you  are
 responsible  for any of the charge violations of the Code. Namely, I find that
 the  evidence before  me is insufficient to satisfy the burden of proof," read
 Harding's statement.
 Winston  had  previously been cleared of  any criminal activity by the Florida
 state  attorney's office  in December of 2013. However, the redshirt sophomore
 still faced an investigation from the university due to Title IX policies.
 His accuser filed a complaint alleging that Winston raped her in an off-campus
 apartment  two years  ago,  which  the star  quarterback  maintained  to be  a
 consensual  sexual encounter. The charges were ultimately dropped, in part due
 to  the  discovery of  a DNA  sample of  second, unknown,  male on the alleged
 victim's clothes.
 Winston's  accuser  can file an  appeal of  Harding's ruling within five class
 days,  which  would be  until Jan.  13 with Florida  State currently on winter
 break.  Winston  also could  still face a  civil suit from  the woman over the
 According  to USA  Today, which received Harding's letter to Winston regarding
 his decision, Harding came to his conclusion based on several factors.
 He  noted that  statements from two other Florida State players, Chris Cashner
 and Ronald Darby, were consistent with Winston's account of the incident being
 consensual.  A nurse that examined the woman following the encounter testified
 that  she  found it  inconclusive as  to whether  or not  a sexual assault had
 Additionally,  Harding found no evidence that the woman involuntary got into a
 taxi to go to Winston's apartment after meeting him at a Tallahassee bar.
 Winston  reportedly did  not directly answer questions from Harding during the
 hearing,  instead reading  from a prepared statement which gave his account of
 the events.
 Florida  State  is  currently  preparing  for  its  College  Football  Playoff
 semifinal  game against Oregon  in the Rose Bowl, which will take place on New
 Year's Day.
         === NFL flexes Bengals-Steelers into primetime for Week 17 ===
 New  York,  NY (SportsNetwork.com) -  The NFL  announced Sunday night that the
 AFC North showdown between the Cincinnati Bengals and Pittsburgh Steelers will
 be the NBC primetime game for Week 17.
 The league leaves the primetime spot open for Week 17 and makes their decision
 for  the  game when most  of the Week  16 slate has  been complete in order to
 schedule the best game.
 The  winner of the  game will win the North. Pittsburgh has already clinched a
 playoff  spot,  while  the  Bengals  can still  play  themselves  out  of  the
 postseason  with consecutive  losses.  Cincinnati, which  currently leads  the
 division, plays the Denver Broncos on Monday night.
                  === Nuggets' Gallinari out indefinitely ===
 Denver,  CO  (SportsNetwork.com) -  Denver  Nuggets  forward Danilo  Gallinari
 has  been  diagnosed with  a  meniscus  tear in  his  right  knee and  is  out
 The  news  was unexpected, as  Gallinari scored 19  points and helped lead the
 Nuggets  to a win over the Pacers on Saturday. He had been limited this season
 with knee soreness.
 Gallinari is expected to undergo surgery.
 The  sixth-year forward  is  averaging 7.8  points and  3.0  rebounds in  18.8
 minutes per game, the lowest totals since his rookie year.
                 === Louisville's Harrell suspended one game ===
 Greensboro,  NC  (SportsNetwork.com) - Louisville forward Montrezl Harrell has
 been suspended one game for the flagrant-2 foul he received on Saturday.
 The Atlantic Coast Conference issued the suspension.
 Harrell  was ejected from Louisville's 76-67 win over Western Kentucky late in
 the  first half for throwing an elbow during a scrum under the basket. He will
 miss Tuesday's game against CSU-Northridge.
 The  junior big  man is one of  the leading candidates for Player of the Year,
 averaging 16.7 points and 10.0 rebounds per game for the unbeaten Cardinals.
 12/21 23:09:23 ET