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TVs tune in to playoffs

NEW YORK - CBS got an overnight rating of 32.9 and a 56 share for Sunday's NFC championship between Dallas and San Francisco, up 15 percent from last year's Detroit-Washington game.

The AFC championship between Buffalo and Miami on NBC drew a mark an overnight mark of 9 with a 50 share.

Ex-players pay respects to Iba

STILLWATER, Okla. - Former players of Henry Iba joined his family, friends and coaches from around the country in paying their final respects to the coaching legend.

Mike Krzyzewski of Duke, Norm Stewart of Missouri and Don Haskins of Texas-El Paso were among the present and former coaches who attended a 40-minute funeral service in Gallagher-Iba Arena, site of many victories during Iba's 36 years as the Cowboys' coach. Iba died of heart failure Friday at age 88.

He won two NCAA titles and coached the U.S. Olympic team three times, winning gold medals in 1964 and 1968 and a disputed silver in 1972.

Rodman placed on injured list

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. - Detroit Pistons forward Dennis Rodman, the NBA's leading rebounder with a 19.3 average, has been placed on the injured list.

Rodman tore his right calf muscle in Thursday night's loss to Atlanta and is expected to be sidelined three to six weeks.

Orioles sign Anderson

BALTIMORE - The Baltimore Orioles signed outfielder Brady Anderson to a one-year contract worth $1.85 million plus incentives. At St. Louis, left-hander Joe Magrane and third baseman Craig Wilson agreed to one-year contracts with the St. Louis Cardinals.

Tocchet in for Lemieux as All-Star

TORONTO - Pittsburgh winger Rick Tocchet and San Jose center Kelly Kisio will replace sidelined teammates in next month's NHL All-Star game in Montreal. Tocchet replaces Mario Lemieux, who's expected to be sidelined at least six weeks while being treated for Hodgkin's disease. Kisio replaces Pat Falloon, who's out with a dislocated shoulder.