NFL SCOREBOARD

Indianapolis 34 Green Bay 31 OT

Tennessee 30 Baltimore 24 OT

Carolina 20 Detroit 0

Cleveland 22 Philadelphia 17

Houston 27 New England 20

Pittsburgh 27 Jacksonville 3

New Orleans 24 Atlanta 9

Washington 20 Cincinnati 9

LA Chargers 34 NY Jets 28

Denver 20 Miami 13

Dallas 31 Minnesota 28

Kansas City 35 Las Vegas 31

MONDAY NIGHT

LA Rams @ Tampa Bay

COLLEGE FOOTBALL THIS WEEK

Week 13

Thursday, Nov. 26

Colorado State at Air Force | 2 p.m. | CBSSN

New Mexico at Utah State | 7 p.m. | FS1

Friday, Nov. 27

No. 15 Iowa State at No. 20 Texas | 12 p.m. | ABC

UMass at Liberty | 12 p.m. | ESPN3

Southern Miss at UAB | 12:30 p.m. | CBSSN

Nebraska at Iowa | 1 p.m. | FOX

No. 2 Notre Dame at No. 25 North Carolina | 3:30 p.m. | ABC

UCF at South Florida | 3:30 p.m. | ESPN

Central Michigan at Eastern Michigan | 4 p.m. | CBSSN

Wyoming at UNLV | 4 p.m. | FS1

Stanford at Cal | 4 p.m. | FOX

No. 9 Oregon at Oregon State | 7 p.m. | ESPN

Washington at Washington State | 10:30 p.m. | ESPN

San Diego State at Fresno State — CANCELED

Saturday, Nov. 28

Kentucky at No. 6 Florida | 12 p.m. | ESPN

Arkansas at Missouri | 12 p.m. | SEC Network

Texas Tech at No. 21 Oklahoma State | 12 p.m. | FOX

No. 3 Ohio State at Illinois | 12 p.m. | FS1

Maryland at No. 12 Indiana | 12 p.m. | ESPN2

Penn State at Michigan | 12 p.m. | ABC

NC State at Syracuse | 12 p.m. | ACC Network

SMU at East Carolina | 12 p.m. | ESPN+

Louisiana Tech at FIU | 12 p.m. | ESPN+

Georgia Southern at Georgia State | 12 p.m. | ESPN3

Northern Illinois at Western Michigan | 12 p.m. | ESPN+

Bowling Green at Ohio | 12 p.m. | ESPN+

Kent State at Buffalo | 12 p.m. | CBSSN

Ball State at Toledo | 12 p.m. | ESPN3

No. 24 Tulsa at Houston | 12 p.m. | ESPNU

Miami (Ohio) at Akron | 1 p.m. | ESPN3

UTEP at Rice | 1 p.m. | ESPN3

Minnesota at No. 18 Wisconsin | 2 p.m. | Big Ten Network

No. 16 Coastal Carolina at Texas State | 3 p.m. | ESPN+

Florida Atlantic at Middle Tennessee | 3 p.m. | CBSSN

No. 23 Louisiana at UL Monroe | 3 p.m. | ESPN3

North Texas at UTSA | 3 p.m. | Stadium

South Alabama at Arkansas State | 3 p.m. | ESPN3

No. 22 Auburn at No. 1 Alabama | 3:30 p.m. | CBS

Pittsburgh at No. 4 Clemson | 3:30 p.m. | ESPN

No. 11 Northwestern at Michigan State | 3:30 p.m. | ESPN2

Colorado at No. 19 USC | 3:30 p.m. | ABC

No. 7 Cincinnati at Temple | 4 p.m. | ESPNU

Mississippi State at Ole Miss | 4 p.m. | SEC Network

San Jose State at Boise State | 4 p.m. | FOX

Rutgers at Purdue | 4 p.m. | FS1

Louisville at Boston College | 4 p.m. | ACC Network

Western Kentucky at Charlotte | 6 p.m. | CBSSN

LSU at No. 5 Texas A&M | 7 p.m. | ESPN

Kansas State at Baylor | 7 p.m. | ESPN2

Duke at Georgia Tech | 7 p.m. | RSN

Memphis at Navy | 7 p.m. | TBD

No. 14 Oklahoma at West Virginia | 7:30 p.m. | ABC

No. 13 Georgia at South Carolina | 7:30 p.m. | SEC Network

Tennessee at Vanderbilt | 7:30 p.m. | SEC ALT

TCU at Kansas | 8 p.m. | FS1

Arizona at UCLA | 8 p.m. | FOX

Troy at Appalachian State | 8 p.m. | ESPNU

Virginia at Florida State | 8 p.m. | ACC Network

Nevada at Hawai’i | 11 p.m. | PPV

Sunday, Nov. 29

Utah at Arizona State | TBD

INDIANA FOOTBALL STATE FINALS

Friday, Nov. 27

Class 2A State Championship 
11 am ET | Fort Wayne Bishop Luers (8-6) vs. Western Boone (10-4)

Class 4A State Championship
3 pm ET | Hobart (11-2) vs. Roncalli (12-1)

Class 6A State Championship 
7 pm ET | Westfield (12-1) vs. Center Grove (13-0)

Saturday, Nov. 28

Class A State Championship
11 am ET | South Adams (13-0) vs. Covenant Christian (14-0)

Class 3A State Championship
3 pm ET | Indianapolis Bishop Chatard (12-1) vs. Danville (11-0)

Class 5A State Championship
7 pm ET | Zionsville (7-5) vs. Indianapolis Cathedral (12-1)

INDIANA BOYS BASKETBALL THIS WEEK

Tuesday, Nov. 24

Anderson at Pendleton Heights, 7:30 pm, ppd.

Hamilton SE at Central, 7:30 pm

Kokomo at Western, 7:30 pm

Logansport at Peru, 7:45 pm

Wednesday, Nov. 25

Tech at Warren Central, 7:30 pm

Marion at Mississinewa, 7:30 pm

West Lafayette at McCutcheon, 7:30 pm

Saturday, Nov. 28

North Side at Marion, 7:30 pm

Metropolitan at Lafayette Jeff, 7 pm

TEC

Tuesday, Nov. 24

Frankton at Hagerstown, 7:30 pm

Wednesday, Nov. 25

Eastern Hancock at Centerville, 7:30 pm

Knightstown at Tri, 7:30 pm, ppd.

Seton Catholic at Northeastern, 7:30 pm

Wes-Del at Lincoln, 7:30 pm

Friday, Nov. 27

Winchester at Randolph Southern, 7:30 pm

Saturday, Nov. 28

Monroe Central at Northeastern, 7:30 pm

Seton Catholic at Centerville, 7:30 pm

Union City at Lincoln, 7:30 pm

Waldron at Knightstown, 7:30 pm

Wapahani at Tri, 7:30 pm

Winchester at New Castle, 7:30 pm

MEC

Tuesday, Nov. 24

Burris at Blue River, 7:30 pm

Randolph Southern at Union (Modoc) , 7:30 pm

Southwood at Wapahani, 7:30 pm

Wednesday, Nov. 25

Eastern Hancock at Centerville, 7:30 pm

Wes-Del at Lincoln, 7:30 pm

Friday, Nov. 27

Winchester at Randolph Southern, 7:30 pm

Saturday, Nov. 28

Horizon Christian at Daleville, 7:30 pm

Monroe Central at Northeastern, 7:30 pm

Englewood at Union (Modoc), 4:30 pm

Shenandoah at Blue River © , 7:30 pm

Wapahani at Tri, 7:30 pm

PIONEER

Monday, Nov. 23

Central Christian at Horizon Christian, 6:30 pm

Tuesday, Nov. 24

Alexandria at Anderson Prep, 7:30 pm

IMSA at Liberty Christian, 6 pm

Burris at Blue River, 7:30 pm

Wednesday, Nov. 25

Park Tudor at Guerin Catholic, 7:30 pm

Seton Catholic at Northeastern, 7:30 pm

Saturday, Nov. 28

Greenwood Christian at Greenwood, 7:30 pm

Liberty Christian at Alexandria, 7:30 pm

Seton Catholic at Centerville, 7:30 pm

University at Shortridge, 7:30 pm

INDIANA GIRLS BASKETBALL THIS WEEK

NCC

Monday, Nov. 23

Richmond at New Castle, 7:30 pm

Tuesday, Nov. 24

Logansport at Plymouth, 7:30 pm

McCutcheon at Westfield, 7:30 pm

North Central at Anderson, 7:30 pm

Seeger at Lafayette Jeff, 7:30 pm

Wednesday, Nov. 25

Tech at Warren Central, 6 pm

Saturday, Nov. 28

Harrison at South Side, 2:30 pm, ccd.

Tech at Marion , noon

Kokomo at Anderson , 1:30 pm

Central at Richmond , 6 pm

TEC

Tuesday, Nov. 24

Centerville at Lincoln , 7:30 pm

Delta at Northeastern, 7:30 pm

Monroe Central at Northeastern, 7:30 pm, ppd.

Tipton at Union City, 7:30 pm

Wednesday, Nov. 25

Daleville at Tri, 7:30 pm

Knightstown at Tri , 6 pm, ppd.

Union City at New Castle, 7:30 pm, ppd.

Winchester at Hagerstown, 7:30 pm

Saturday, Nov. 28

New Castle at Winchester, 7:30 pm

Randolph Southern at Union County, 7:30 pm

Switzerland County at Knightstown, noon

MID-EASTERN

Monday, Nov. 23

Wes-Del at Wapahani , 7:30 pm, ppd.

Tuesday, Nov. 24

Eastbrook at Cowan, 7:30 pm

Monroe Central at Northeastern, 7:30 pm, ppd.

Burris at Blue River, 6 pm

Randolph Southern at Union, 6 pm

Shenandoah at Eastern Hancock , 7:30 pm

Wednesday, Nov. 25

Daleville at Tri, 7:30 pm

Friday, Nov. 27

Shenandoah at Frankton, 7:30 pm

Saturday, Nov. 28

Blue River at Blackford, 1:30 pm

Daleville at Alexandria, 2 pm

Eastern Hancock at Wapahani , 1:30 pm

Englewood at Union, 4 pm

Randolph Southern at Union County, 7:30 pm

Wes-Del at Elwood, 6 pm

COLLEGE FOOTBALL AP TOP 25 POLL

1 Alabama

2 Notre Dame

3 Ohio State

4 Clemson

5 Texas A&M

6 Florida

7 Cincinnati

8 BYU

9 Oregon

10 Miami Florida

11 Northwestern

12 Indiana

13 Georgia

14 Oklahoma

15 Iowa State

16 Coastal Carolina

17 Marshall

18 Wisconsin

19 USC

20 Texas

21 Oklahoma State

22 Auburn

23 Louisiana Lafayette

24 Tulsa

25 North Carolina

NFL

Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow suffered a torn ACL based on the initial diagnosis and there may be additional damage to his knee, a source told NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport.

Burrow was seen holding his knee in considerable pain after taking a hit in Cincinnati’s Week 11 loss to the Washington Football team. He was carted off the field and ruled out of the game shortly after.

The promising passer will have an MRI to confirm the extent of the injury, per Rapoport.

Players from both teams were seen comforting the rookie as he left the field and he was quickly sent well wishes on social media.

NFL

The Indianapolis defense may have turned Aaron Rodgers into a believer Sunday.

Everyone else might want to take notice, too.

After allowing three touchdown passes and 28 first-half points, the Colts gave up only three second-half points. They also forced a game-changing fumble less than a minute into overtime for a 34-31 victory over Green Bay.

Rodrigo Blankenship won it with a 39-yard field goal with 7:10 remaining.

Indy (7-3) did it with an old-school combination: The offense that played keep-away, a defense that came up with two three-and-outs and a fourth-down stop late in the fourth quarter, and the key turnover in overtime.

Philip Rivers was 24 of 35 with 288 yards, three touchdowns and one interception in his 234th consecutive start, tying Eli Manning for the 10th-longest streak in league history. Jonathan Taylor had 22 carries for 90 yards in a wild game that included Green Bay scores in the final 10 seconds of each half; Indianapolis erasing a 14-point halftime deficit, then failing to seal the win because of five holding calls on its final drive in regulation.

Rodgers took full advantage of the second chance, hooking up with Marquez Valdes-Scantling on a 47-yard pass play. That took the Packers from the 6-yard line to the Colts 47. Seven plays later, Mason Crosby tied the game at 31 with a 26-yard field goal with 3 seconds remaining.

But Green Bay won the coin toss, Valdes-Scantling lost a fumble when hit by Julian Blackmon on Green Bay’s second play. DeForest Buckner recovered and four plays later, Blankenship won it.

NFL

 Kareem Hunt hurdled Philadelphia’s Jalen Mills on a touchdown run, Olivier Vernon stepped up with star Myles Garrett out with COVID-19 by getting three sacks and a safety, and the Cleveland Browns stayed firmly in the playoff picture with a wet 22-17 victory over the Eagles.

Hunt’s leaping 5-yard score came shortly after a dazzling 54-yard run by Nick Chubb as the Browns (7-3) finally found traction in their running game in a constant downpour.

Cleveland also got a 50-yard interception return TD in the first half by second-year linebacker Sione Takitaki. The Browns constantly harassed Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz despite playing without Garrett.

Wentz’s 4-yard TD pass to Dallas Goedert pulled the Eagles (3-6-1) within 22-17, but the Browns recovered an onside kick and secured win No. 7 — one more than they had in 2019 — under first-year coach Kevin Stefanski.

NFL

Top pick Joe Burrow was carted off with a left knee injury before Alex Smith rallied Washington past the Cincinnati Bengals 20-9 Sunday to keep his team in the thick of the NFC East race.

Burrow, Cincinnati’s franchise quarterback, was injured early in the third quarter when he was hit high and low by two Washington linemen after throwing a pass. His left leg bent awkwardly, and he couldn’t put any weight on it, ending his day at 22-of-34 passing for 203 yards and a touchdown.

His season appears over, too. Burrow tweeted: “Thanks for all the love. Can’t get rid of me that easy. See ya next year.”

Burrow’s departure allowed Smith and Washington (3-7) to take over and move a half-game back of Philadelphia for first place in the NFL’s weakest division. Just after Burrow left, the 36-year-old Smith — who broke his right tibia and fibula on the same field just over two years ago — led a go-ahead, 55-yard scoring drive that ended with a 3-yard TD pass to Steven Sims.

In his second start since that gruesome injury Nov. 18, 2018, Smith was 17 of 25 for 166 yards and had a pass intercepted after it was tipped late in the first half.

Washington rookie running back Antonio Gibson ran for 94 yards and a TD.

Burrow’s replacement, Ryan Finley, couldn’t do much for Cincinnati (2-7-1), which didn’t punt once in the first half with the reigning Heisman Trophy winner at the helm. Finley was 3 of 10 for 30 yards and an interception in the final minutes.

NFL

Patrick Mahomes threw a 22-yard touchdown pass to Travis Kelce with 28 seconds to play, and the Kansas City Chiefs avenged their only loss in the last 12 months with a 35-31 victory over the Las Vegas Raiders on Sunday night.

Mahomes passed for 348 yards and led two go-ahead scoring drives in the frantic fourth quarter for the defending Super Bowl champions, who split their season series with Las Vegas (6-4) in dramatic fashion.

Kelce caught eight passes for 127 yards for the Chiefs (9-1), who are in firm control of the race for their fifth straight AFC West title — but only after another thrilling comeback led by their Super Bowl MVP, who bounced back from his second interception of the season late in the first half.

The Raiders led 24-21 on Darren Waller’s TD catch on the first play of the fourth quarter, but Mahomes led a 91-yard scoring drive midway through the period capped by Le’Veon Bell’s first TD for Kansas City.

Derek Carr and the Raiders replied with a crisp drive ending on Jason Witten’s 1-yard TD catch with 1:43 left.

But the Chiefs’ powerhouse offense needed only 75 seconds to go 75 yards for another score, with Mahomes going 6 of 7 on the drive. Kelce got open across the middle for a comfortable score.

Daniel Sorensen then picked off a heave to midfield by Carr with 19 seconds left, and the Chiefs kneeled out their 18th win in the last 19 games since Nov. 10, 2019.

Carr passed for 275 yards and three touchdowns in a strong performance, but the Raiders couldn’t match their offensive excellence in their 40-32 win at Kansas City last month. The Chiefs have won five straight since that defeat.

Nelson Agholor also caught a TD and Josh Jacobs rushed for a score for the Raiders, who dropped to 2-3 at brand-new Allegiant Stadium in their new hometown.

NFL

SEVEN FROM SUNDAY – WEEK 11

A look at seven statistical highlights from games played at 1:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. ET on Sunday, November 22, the eleventh week of the 2020 season.

The INDIANAPOLIS COLTS overcame a 14-point deficit to defeat Green Bay, 34-31, in overtime in Week 11. With two games remaining in Week 11, there have been 12 games in which a team has overcome a deficit of at least 14 points to win this season, tied with the 1996 (12) and 1979 (12) seasons for the third-most such games through Week 11 in NFL history. Only the 1987 (15 games) and 2011 (14) seasons had more.

The 2020 season joins 2015 as the only seasons in which a team has overcome a deficit of at least 13 points to win in each of the first 11 weeks of a season in NFL history.

The TENNESSEE TITANS overcame an 11-point deficit to defeat Baltimore, 30-24, in overtime. With two games remaining in Week 11, there have been 33 games in which a team has overcome a deficit of at least 10 points to win this season, the most through Week 11 in NFL history.

Tennessee running back DERRICK HENRY rushed for 133 yards, including the game-winning 29-yard touchdown in overtime, on Sunday.

Henry, who also registered a five-yard touchdown run in overtime in Week 6, is the first player with multiple overtime rushing touchdowns in a single season in NFL history.

The PITTSBURGH STEELERS advanced to 10-0 for the first time in franchise history with a 27-3 win over Jacksonville on Sunday and are the first team to win their first 10 games of the season since 2015 [CAROLINA (14-0) and NEW ENGLAND (10-0)].

Pittsburgh rookie wide receiver CHASE CLAYPOOL had a touchdown reception in Week 11 and has 10 touchdowns (eight receiving, two rushing) this season.

Claypool is the first wide receiver in the Super Bowl era and the fourth in league history with at least 10 touchdowns in his first 10 career games, joining BILLY HOWTON (11 touchdowns in 1952), BILL GROMAN (10 in 1960) and HARLON HILL (10 in 1954).

Los Angeles Chargers rookie quarterback JUSTIN HERBERT passed for a career-high 366 yards and three touchdowns with zero interceptions for a 116.5 rating while while wide receiver KEENAN ALLEN had a career-high 16 receptions for 145 yards and one touchdown in the Chargers’ 34-28 win over the New York Jets.

Herbert has five games with at least three touchdown passes this season, the most by a rookie in NFL history.

Herbert, who has 22 touchdown passes this season, is the first rookie quarterback with at least two touchdown passes in seven consecutive games in NFL history.

Herbert reached 20 touchdown passes in his ninth career game, tied with GEORGE RATTERMAN (nine games) as the fourth-fastest player to reach the mark in NFL history. Only PATRICK MAHOMES (eight games), Pro Football Hall of Famer KURT WARNER (eight) and DESHAUN WATSON (eight) reached 20 career touchdown passes in fewer games.

Herbert has five 300-yard passing games this season, tied with JOE BURROW (2020), DANIEL JONES (2019) and KYLER MURRAY (2019) for the second-most 300-yard passing games by a rookie quarterback in NFL history. Only ANDREW LUCK (six games in 2012) has more.

Allen is the fifth player in NFL history with at least 15 receptions in two career games, joining ANTONIO BROWN, BRANDON MARSHALL, WES WELKER and JASON WITTEN.

Allen has six career games with at least 13 receptions, surpassing ANTONIO BROWN (five games) and WES WELKER (five) for the most in NFL history.

Houston quarterback DESHAUN WATSON passed for 344 yards with two touchdowns and zero interceptions for a 121.9 rating and added a rushing touchdown in the Texans’ 27-20 win over New England.

Watson is the fifth quarterback to record three games with at least 300 passing yards, two touchdown passes and a rushing touchdown in his first four seasons in NFL history, joining DAUNTE CULPEPPER (four games), JOSH ALLEN (three), JEFF GARCIA (three) and CHARLEY JOHNSON (three).

New Orleans wide receiver MICHAEL THOMAS had nine receptions for 104 yards while running back ALVIN KAMARA rushed for 45 yards and a touchdown in the Saints’ 24-9 win over Atlanta.

Thomas has 489 career receptions and surpassed JARVIS LANDRY (481) for the most receptions by a player in his first five seasons in NFL history.

Kamara has 531 rushing yards and 648 receiving yards this season and is the first player with at least 500 rushing yards and 500 receiving yards in each of his first four seasons in NFL history. He is also the sixth running back with four-or-more consecutive seasons with at least 500 rushing yards and 500 receiving yards in the Super Bowl era.

Jacksonville rookie running back JAMES ROBINSON had 94 scrimmage yards (73 rushing, 21 receiving) in Week 11.

Robinson has 1,011 scrimmage yards this season and is the fifth undrafted rookie with at least 1,000 scrimmage yards in the common-draft era, joining DOMINIC RHODES (1,328 scrimmage yards in 2001), PHILLIP LINDSAY (1,278 in 2018), CLARK GAINES (1,124 in 1976) and LEGARRETTE BLOUNT (1,021 in 2010).

Dallas running back EZEKIEL ELLIOTT rushed for 103 yards and had a touchdown reception in the Cowboys’ 31-28 win over Minnesota.

Elliott, who has 45 rushing touchdowns and 10 receiving touchdowns during his five-year career, is the fifth player with at least 45 rushing touchdowns and 10 receiving touchdowns in his first five seasons in NFL history, joining SHAUN ALEXANDER, Pro Football Hall of Famer MARCUS ALLEN, CHUCK FOREMAN and TODD GURLEY.

Other notable performances from Sunday include:

New York Jets running back FRANK GORE had 71 scrimmage yards (61 rushing, 10 receiving) and a rushing touchdown on Sunday.

Gore, who has 505 scrimmage yards this season, has at least 500 scrimmage yards in each of his 16 NFL seasons, tied with LARRY FITZGERALD (16 seasons) and Pro Football Hall of Famer TONY GONZALEZ (16) for the second-most such seasons in NFL history. Only Pro Football Hall of Famer JERRY RICE (18 seasons) has more.

Green Bay wide receiver DAVANTE ADAMS had seven receptions for 106 yards and one touchdown against Indianapolis on Sunday.

Adams is the fourth player in NFL history with at least seven receptions and a touchdown catch in five consecutive games, joining Pro Football Hall of Famer CRIS CARTER (1999), T.J. HOUSHMANDZADEH (2007) and ADAM THIELEN (2018).

Making his first career NFL start, Carolina quarterback P.J. WALKER passed for 258 yards in the Panthers’ 20-0 win over Detroit.

Carolina is the first team to record a shutout for a quarterback making his first career start since Week 3 of the 2016 season, when New England shutout Houston, 27-0, in JACOBY BRISSETT’s first career start.

Cleveland defensive end OLIVIER VERNON registered three sacks, including a safety, while linebacker SIONE TAKITAKI had a 50-yard interception return for a touchdown in the Browns’ 22-17 win over Philadelphia.

Cleveland, who also recorded a safety and an interception return for a touchdown in Week 5, is the fourth team to accomplish the feat twice in a single season in NFL history, joining the 1997 KANSAS CITY CHIEFS, 1996 NEW YORK GIANTS and 1947 PITTSBURGH STEELERS.

COLLEGE FOOTBALL

Alabama is now a unanimous No. 1 in The Associated Press college football poll, and Northwestern moved up to No. 11 on Sunday for its best ranking in 24 years.

For the second straight week, the top eight teams in the poll held their spots. The Crimson Tide received all 62 first-place votes after beating Kentucky 63-3, making Alabama the first unanimous No. 1 this season and the first team to do it in the regular season since 2018.

Notre Dame was No. 2, followed by Ohio State, Clemson and Texas A&M. Florida was No. 6, and No. 7 Cincinnati and No. 8 BYU also held their spots.

The rest of the top 10 was No. 9 Miami and Oregon.

Northwestern moved up eight spots after beating Wisconsin 17-7 to improve to 5-0. The Badgers slipped eight spots to 18th.

The Wildcats were last ranked this highly in 1996. The year after their surprising run to the Rose Bowl, coach Gary Barnett’s team reached a high of No. 10.

No. 12 Indiana dropped three spots after putting a scare into Ohio State in the Big Ten’s other top-25 matchup Saturday. The Buckeyes beat the Hoosiers 42-35 after leading 35-7.

COLLEGE BASKETBALL

Auburn‘s men’s basketball program announced Sunday it will forgo postseason competition this season.

The self-imposed ban comes in the wake of Auburn’s role in the 2017 NCAA basketball scandal, which included an FBI investigation into former assistant coach Chuck Person.

“This was a difficult decision but the right decision. I hate it for our current players,” head coach Bruce Pearl said. “They lost the opportunity for the postseason last year because of COVID, and now they will miss the postseason again. It’s a two-year postseason penalty for them. However, we need to take this penalty now to put it behind us.”

The Tigers lost all five starters from last season to graduation or the NBA, and most project this season’s squad to finish in the bottom half of the SEC.

NBA

Jayson Tatum and the Boston Celtics have agreed to a five-year, $195-million designated rookie max extension, sources told ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.

With contract escalators, Tatum – who was named to the All-NBA third team last season – could earn close to $200 million. The contract comes with a player option after the fourth year, according to ESPN’s Bobby Marks.

The 22-year-old blossomed into an All-Star in 2019-20, averaging 23.4 points, seven rebounds, three assists, and 1.4 steals per game. He shot 40% from beyond the arc.

Donovan Mitchell and De’Aaron Fox – two other prominent members of the 2017 draft class – have also signed max rookie extensions since free agency opened on Friday.

NBA

The Utah Jazz and Donovan Mitchell have agreed to a maximum rookie extension worth $195 million over five years, the guard’s agents told ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.

Michell’s extension comes with a guaranteed $163 million, but the total value could rise to $195 million if he meets All-NBA criteria this season, Wojnarowski adds.

The 13th overall pick in 2017 is coming off a career year in which he averaged 24 points, 4.4 rebounds, and 4.3 assists, and Mitchell was named an All-Star for the first time. During Utah’s first-round series against the Denver Nuggets, he eclipsed 50 points in Games 1 and 4 and scored 44 in Game 6. However, the Jazz were eliminated in seven games.

Mitchell, 24, made $3.64 million last season and will earn $5.1 million in 2020-21, the final year of his rookie deal, according to Spotrac. The 2021-22 season will be the first year of his extension.

NBA

Sacramento Kings restricted free agent Bogdan Bogdanovic signed a four-year offer sheet worth $72 million from the Atlanta Hawks, according to Marc Stein of the New York Times.

The deal includes a player option for the fourth year and a 15% trade kicker, Stein adds.

The Kings get two days to match the Hawks’ offer for the Serbian guard, or they’ll lose him for no compensation.

Earlier in the week, Bogdanovic appeared bound to join the Milwaukee Bucks via a sign-and-trade, but the move was nixed because he reportedly didn’t agree to the deal.

The NBA is reportedly investigating both the Kings and Bucks for impropriety, as they worked on the potential deal prior to the league’s free-agency window opening.

Bogdanovic, 28, averaged 15.1 points per game last season, shooting 44% from the field and 37% from beyond the arc.

The Hawks have already been busy this offseason, adding Danilo Gallinari, Rajon Rondo, and Kris Dunn.

NBA

The Los Angeles Lakers are trading veteran center JaVale McGee and a future second-round pick to the Cleveland Cavaliers, sources told ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.

The Cavs will send Jordan Bell and Alfonzo McKinnie to the Lakers, a source told Cleveland.com’s Chris Fedor.

The move frees up enough salary-cap space for the Lakers to sign free-agent center Marc Gasol, a move that was reported soon thereafter.

McGee opted into the final year of his contract last week and was on the books for $4.2 million this season.

NBA

Free-agent guard Austin Rivers has joined the New York Knicks on a three-year contract worth $10 million, sources told ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.

The final two seasons of the contract are non-guaranteed, according to Ian Begley of SNY TV.

Rivers spent last season with the Houston Rockets after a trade from the Washington Wizards sent him there during the 2018-19 campaign. The 28-year-old appeared in 68 contests last year and averaged 23.4 minutes, 8.8 points, and 1.7 assists while shooting 42.1% from the field.

Doc Rivers, Austin’s father and current Philadelphia 76ers head coach, played for the Knicks for three seasons from 1992-95.