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January 11, 2014 12:27 PM EST | AP

Some of the sports stories The Associated Press is covering Saturday. A full Sports Digest will be sent at about 3 p.m. All times EST.

— STATE COLLEGE, Pa. — Penn State hires Vanderbilt's James Franklin as football coach

— NEW YORK — Arbitrator reduces Alex Rodriguez's suspension to 162 games.

SEATTLE — Russell Wilson, Richard Sherman and the Seattle Seahawks look to live up to their billing as the No. 1 seed in the NFC when they host Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints in the NFC divisional playoff game

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — Tom Brady leads the New England Patriots as they try to reach the AFC championship game for the third straight season. Andrew Luck and the Indianapolis Colts stand in their way

— DENVER — No quarterback has been to the playoffs more than Peyton Manning. And none have experienced more heartache, either. —

—HONOLULU — Brian Stuard had a one-shot lead going into the weekend at the Sony Open. Masters champion Adam Scott was among those three behind.

— BRECKENRIDGE, Colo. — Shaun White will be in for a long day with the slopestyle and halfpipe finals both being held Saturday at the U.S. Grand Prix. The slopestyle competition was pushed back because of heavy snow and low visibility. White is trying to make the Olympic team in both disciplines.

—ARCADIA, Calif. — Midnight Hawk and I'll Wrap It Up head a six-horse field for the $100,000 Sham Stakes, Santa Anita's first 3-year-old prep race of the season.