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Buzzer Beaters: Flacco’s Big-Money Deal, Gonzaga Tops Polls and More

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Today’s top sports stories:

Baltimore quarterback Joe Flacco signed a six-year $120 million contract on Monday, making him the NFL’s highest paid player. The Ravens QB just led his team to a Super Bowl title, which proves what we’ve been trying to tell people: if you win the Super Bowl, it’s good for you, like, money-wise. [ABC]

Gonzaga reached number one in the A.P. poll for the very first time, switching places with last week’s top team, Indiana. Duke, Kansas and Georgetown round out the top five. [Yahoo]

Last week Dennis Rodman visited North Korea for some reason. The former All-Star forward / current international-relations expert says that the communist country’s dictator, Kim Jong Un, told him he wants President Obama to call him. The White House wasn’t too happy about the whole thing. [ESPN]

The Miami Heat overcame a 14-point halftime deficit against the New York Knicks on Sunday, giving them 14 straight wins. They’re three wins away from tying the L.A. Clippers for the season’s best winning streak. [S.I.]

File this under Really Tough Days to Be an Athlete: the Washington Nationals cut pitcher Will Ohman in the middle of a game he pitched in. [GuySpeed]

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