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Today’s top sports stories:

Kevin Durant will not play tonight, meaning Carmelo Anthony will end Durant’s three-year reign as NBA Scoring Champion. Durant would have needed 70 points to surpass Anthony anyway, so even if he had played it would be very unlikely. [ESPN]

The Green Bay Packers and linebacker Clay Matthews agreed to a six-year, nearly $70 million contract extension, which should keep the star defenseman in the land of cheese and milk through his prime years. [USA Today]

Center-fielder Michael Bourn, who inked a four-year contract with the Cleveland Indians in the off-season, went on the disabled list with a lacerated thumb, suffered when he slid head-first into first base and a pitcher spiked his finger. [Plain Dealer]

The NHL will hold five additional outdoor games next season, similar to its Winter Classic series. The cities that will see games are Los Angeles, New York (which will have two), Chicago and Vancouver. [Bloomberg]

Fans at baseball games have been doing as swell job catching foul balls … with their beer cups. Here are five of those precious moments. [GuySpeed]

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