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Posted on January 25, 2014 at 5:00 AM

Updated Saturday, Jan 25 at 5:02 AM

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The St. Louis-based company that installed the turf for the Super Bowl is suing the operators of MetLife Stadium, claiming it's still owed money. Taylor Turf Installation is seeking $292,000. A MetLife Stadium spokeswoman says in a statement to The Associated Press the matter is between Taylor Turf and the Georgia company that hired it for the job.

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Eventually, Joel Embiid could be an NBA lottery pick. There's even some speculation he could go No. 1 overall. But for now, the 7-foot freshman from Cameroon says he's not sure if he's ready for the next level. Besides, he's having too much fun lead the No. 8 Kansas Jayhawks pursue their 10th straight Big 12 championship.

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — The Oklahoma Sooners enter today's game at Texas Tech tied for second place in the Big 12 in men's basketball. After losing their top three scorers from last season, the Sooners had been picked to finish in the middle of the pack. Yet Oklahoma already has wins over ranked opponents Iowa State and Baylor.

CHICAGO (AP) — Robin Ventura is staying with the Chicago White Sox as manager for at least a few more years. The team says the two sides haves agreed to a deal but didn't disclose terms. Ventura turned down an extension before the 2013 season, leading to speculation that he might not stick around much longer.

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