NFL SUNDAY

Tampa Bay 35 Atlanta 22

Buffalo 20 Denver 3

Chicago 19 NY Giants 14

Pittsburgh 16 Cincinnati 10

Cleveland 41 Miami 24

New Orleans 34 Carolina 31

NY Jets 34 Oakland 3

Seattle 17 Philadelphia 9

Washington 19 Detroit 16

Tennessee 42 Jacksonville 20

New England 13 Dallas 9

San Francisco 37 Green Bay 8

 

UPCOMING SCHEDULE

Week 13 Games

Thursday November 28, 2019

Chicago @ Detroit12:30pm

Buffalo @ Dallas4:30pm

New Orleans @ Atlanta8:20pm

 

Sunday December 1, 2019

Cleveland @ Pittsburgh1:00pm

Jets @ Cincinnati1:00pm

Green Bay @ Giants1:00pm

San Francisco @ Baltimore1:00pm

Washington @ Carolina1:00pm

Tennessee @ Indianapolis1:00pm

Tampa Bay @ Jacksonville1:00pm

Philadelphia @ Miami1:00pm

Rams @ Arizona4:05pm

Chargers @ Denver4:25pm

Oakland @ Kansas City4:25pm

New England @ Houston8:20pm

 

Monday December 2, 2019

Minnesota @ Seattle8:15pm

All game times Eastern

 

 

NBA SCOREBOARD

Dallas 137 Houston 123

Brooklyn 103 New York 101

Sacramento 113 Washington 106

Denver 116 Phoenix 104

LA Clippers 134 New Orleans 109

 

UPCOMING SCHEDULE

Today

Brooklyn @ Cleveland                    7:00 pm               FS-OH

Orlando @ Detroit                           7:00 pm               FS-DET

Memphis @ Indiana                        7:00 pm               FS-IN

Minnesota @ Atlanta                     7:30 pm               FS-SE

Sacramento @ Boston                   7:30 pm               NBCS-CA

Charlotte @ Miami                          7:30 pm               SUN

Philadelphia @ Toronto                 7:30 pm               Sportsnet

Portland @ Chicago                         8:00 pm               NBCS-CHI

Utah @ Milwaukee                         8:00 pm               NBA TV

LA Lakers @ San Antonio              8:30 pm               SportsNet LA

Oklahoma City @ Golden State  10:30 pm             NBA TV

 

Tue Nov 26, 2019

LA Clippers @ Dallas                        8:30 pm               NBA TV

Washington @ Denver                    9:00 pm               ALT

 

Wed Nov 27, 2019

Brooklyn @ Boston                         7:00 pm               ESPN

Detroit @ Charlotte                        7:00 pm               FS-DET+

Orlando @ Cleveland                     7:00 pm               FS-OH

Utah @ Indiana                                 7:00 pm               FS-IN

Sacramento @ Philadelphia         7:00 pm               NBCS-CA

New York @ Toronto                      7:30 pm               TSN

Miami @ Houston                           8:00 pm               SportsNet SW

LA Clippers @ Memphis                 8:00 pm               FS-SE

Atlanta @ Milwaukee                    8:00 pm               FS-WI

Minnesota @ San Antonio           8:30 pm               FS-N

Washington @ Phoenix                 9:00 pm               FS-AZ

LA Lakers @ New Orleans             9:30 pm               ESPN

Oklahoma City @ Portland           10:00 pm             NBCS-NW

Chicago @ Golden State                10:30 pm             NBCS-BA

 

MEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL

#2 Louisville 82 Akron 76

#7 Virginia 48 Arizona State 45

#9 Kentucky 81 Lamar 56

#12 Texas Tech 96 Long Island 66

#14 Arizona 104 Long Beach State 67

#15 Utah State 68 N. Texas 59

#24 Baylor 87 #17 Villanova 78

Florida 70 #18 Xavier 65

#23 Colorado 56 Wyoming 41

#25 Washington 88 San Diego 69

Evansville 115 Morgan State 112 3OT

Tulane 65 Utah 61

Eastern Michigan 58 North Carolina A&T 54

Mississippi State 81 Coastal Carolina 56

Connecticut 80 Miami Florida 55

Creighton 76 N. Florida 67

Eastern Tennessee 70 Southern Utah 58

Lafayette 80 Fairleigh Dickinson 75

Western Carolina 70 stats and 64

Texas Arlington 85 Arkansas Tech 68

LSU 96 Rhode Island 83

George Washington 66 Milwaukee 63

North Carolina Greensboro 74 VMI 63

Detroit 86 UC Irvine 74

Fort Wayne 81 Ohio Northern 47

Southern Miss 83 William Carey 64

South Dakota State 84 Mississippi Valley 54

Eastern Illinois 72 UIW 63

Sacred Heart 97 Quinnipiac 80

Indiana State 84 Air Force 74

Colgate 64 Cal State Northridge 56

Iowa 85 Cal Poly 59

Nevada 84 Valparaiso 59

Buffalo 75 Missouri State 74

St. John 78 Massachusetts 63

Towson 76 St. Joseph’s 64

Duquesne 71 Loyola Marymount 50

Ohio 75 Middle Tennessee 63

Minnesota 79 North Dakota 56

Bowling Green 91 Cincinnati 84 OT

Hofstra 79 Cal State Fullerton 57

Liberty 62 Kansas City 49

Nicholls 82 Maryland Baltimore County 72

Clemson 62 TCU 60 OT

Hawaii 79 New Orleans 71

 

TV SCHEDULE

Monday, Nov. 25

Yale vs. Western Michigan (Orlando, FL) | 12 p.m. | ESPNU

Seattle U vs. Bucknell (Orlando FL) | 2 p.m. | ESPNU

Georgia vs. Dayton (Maui Invitational) | 2:30 p.m. | ESPN2

Virginia Tech vs. Michigan State (Maui Invitational) | 5 p.m. | ESPN2

Pitt vs. Kansas State (Fort Myers, FL) | 6 p.m. | FS1

Kent State at Ohio State | 6:30 p.m. | Big Ten Network

Chattanooga at Tennessee | 7 p.m. | SEC Network

Alabama State at VCU | 7 p.m. | ESPN+

Chicago State at Florida State | 7 p.m. | ACC Network Extra

Butler vs. Missouri (Kansas City, MO) | 7 p.m. | ESPNU

Wisconsin vs. Richmond (Brooklyn, NY) | 7 p.m. | ESPN2

Lipscomb at Tennessee Tech | 7 p.m. | ESPN+

Pfeiffer at Winthrop | 7 p.m. | ESPN+

Midway at Northern Kentucky | 7 p.m. | ESPN3

Arkansas at Georgia Tech | 7 p.m. | ACC Network

SE Lousiana at Vanderbilt | 8 p.m. | SEC Network+

Oakland at Northern Illinois | 8 p.m. | ESPN+

Abilene Christian at Texas State | 8 p.m. | ESPN+

South Carolina State at Austin Peay | 8 p.m. | ESPN+

Jacksonville at Campbell | 8 p.m. | ESPN+

Louisiana Tech at Indiana | 8:30 p.m. | Big Ten Network

Kansas at Chaminade (Maui Invitational) | 9 p.m. | ESPNU

Auburn vs. New Mexico (Brooklyn, NY) | 9:30 p.m. | ESPNN

Stanford vs. Oklahoma (Kansas City, MO) | 9:30 p.m. | ESPN2

BYU vs. UCLA (Maui Invitational) | 11:30 p.m. | ESPN2

 

Tuesday, Nov. 26

Brown at UMass Lowell | 5 p.m. | ESPN+

Caldwell at Norfolk State | 5 p.m. | ESPN+

Wichita State vs. South Carolina (Cancun, Mexico) | 6 p.m. | CBSSN

Western Illinois at Ball State | 6 p.m. | ESPN3

Appalachian State at East Tennessee State | 7 p.m. | ESPN+

Greensboro at High Point | 7 p.m. | ESPN+

Fairleigh Dickinson at Notre Dame | 7 p.m. | ACC Network Extra

Bryant at New Hampshire | 7 p.m. | ESPN3

Arizona State at Princeton | 7 p.m. | ESPN+

Mercer at St. Bonaventure | 7 p.m. | ESPN+

Florida Tech at Florida Gulf Coast | 7 p.m. | ESPN+

Florida College at Stetson | 7 p.m. | ESPN+

Oneonta State at Binghamton | 7 p.m. | ESPN3

NJIT at Rutgers | 7 p.m. | Big Ten Network

Goucher at VMI | 7 p.m. | ESPN3

Brevard College at The Citadel | 7 p.m. | ESPN+

Radford at Monmouth | 7:30 p.m. | ESPN+

Northwestern State at UL Monroe | 8 p.m. | ESPN+

Houston Baptist at Houston | 8 p.m. | ESPN3

Canisius at UIC | 8 p.m. | ESPN+

North Carolina Central at Southern Illinois | 8 p.m. | ESPN+

West Virginia vs. Northern Iowa (Cancun, Mexico) | 8:30 p.m. | CBSSN

Stephen F. Austin at Duke | 9 p.m. | ACC Network Extra

UC Davis at California | 10 p.m. | Pac-12 Network

Sam Houston State at CSU Bakersfield | 10:30 p.m. | ESPN+

 

 

WOMEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL

#1 Oregon 81 #17 Syracuse 64

#3 Stanford 88 Buffalo 69

#4 Connecticut 73 Ohio State 62

#5 South Carolina 84 Clemson 48

#8 Louisville 98 Boise State 82

#9 Maryland 107 Quinnipiac 52

#14 North Carolina State 87 St. Mary’s 70

#15 Michigan State 79 Hartford 34

California 84 #20 Arkansas 80

#22 S. Florida 62 St. Francis PA 23

George Mason 78 Penn State 68

Purdue 68 Northern Illinois 63

Creighton 79 Nebraska 74

Illinois 69 Bryant 55

LSU 64 Rutgers 58

Kent State 82 Robert Morris 81

Florida Atlantic 80 Western Michigan 79

Memphis 83 Toledo 76

Valparaiso 95 Bowling Green 90 OT

 

NHL SCOREBOARD

Buffalo 5 Florida 2

Carolina 2 Detroit 0

Edmonton 4 Arizona 3

 

UPCOMING SCHEDULE

Today’s Games

NY Islanders (54%) @ Anaheim (46%)10:00PM

Ottawa (47%) @ Columbus (53%)7:00PM

Vegas (42%) @ Dallas (58%)8:30PM

San Jose (47%) @ Los Angeles (53%)10:30PM

St. Louis (47%) @ Nashville (53%)8:00PM

Minnesota (43%) @ NY Rangers (57%)7:00PM

Vancouver (46%) @ Philadelphia (54%)7:00PM

Calgary (36%) @ Pittsburgh (64%)7:00PM

Buffalo (42%) @ Tampa Bay (58%)7:00PM

 

November 26, 2019

Dallas (50%) @ Chicago (50%)8:00PM

Boston (50%) @ Montreal (50%)7:00PM

Minnesota (47%) @ New Jersey (53%)7:00PM

 

November 27, 2019

Anaheim (40%) @ Arizona (60%)9:30PM

Calgary (41%) @ Buffalo (59%)7:00PM

Philadelphia (49%) @ Columbus (51%)7:00PM

Edmonton (44%) @ Colorado (56%)10:00PM

Toronto (56%) @ Detroit (44%)7:00PM

NY Islanders (57%) @ Los Angeles (43%)10:30PM

Vegas (45%) @ Nashville (55%)8:00PM

Carolina (48%) @ NY Rangers (52%)7:00PM

Boston (53%) @ Ottawa (47%)7:00PM

Vancouver (41%) @ Pittsburgh (59%)7:00PM

Winnipeg (48%) @ San Jose (52%)10:30PM

St. Louis (44%) @ Tampa Bay (56%)7:00PM

Florida (42%) @ Washington (58%)7:00PM

* Estimated win probability in parentheses.

All game times Eastern

 

 

MEN’S COLLEGE SOCCER – NCAA TOURNAMENT/2ND ROUND

Indiana 3 Kentucky 0

Georgetown 5 Pittsburgh 0

Virginia 2 Campbell 0

Michigan 0 Wright State 0 (Michigan wins on penalty kick)

Marshall 2 West Virginia 1

UC Santa Barbara 4 St. Mary’s 0

Louisville 1 UC Davis 0

Virginia Tech 4 New Hampshire 1

St. John’s 2 Syracuse 1

Providence 3 Penn State 2 OT

Wake Forest 3 Maryland 0

Clemson 2 Charlotte 1 OT

Central Florida 2 Missouri State 1 OT

SMU 1 Coastal Carolina 0 2OT

Stanford 1 Seattle 1 (Stanford wins on penalty kick)

Washington 2 Boston College 0

 

WOMEN’S COLLEGE SOCCER – NCAA TOURNAMENT/3RD ROUND

Florida State 2 S. Florida 1

North Carolina 4 Michigan 0

Stanford 2 Penn State 0

South Carolina 2 Kansas 0

USC 1 Santa Clara 0

Washington state 3 West Virginia 0

UCLA 2 Wisconsin 0

 

COLLEGE VOLLEYBALL

Illinois 3 Ohio State 1

Penn State 3 Rutgers 0

Georgia Tech 3 Notre Dame 2

Indiana 3 Michigan State 0

Wisconsin 3 Nebraska 0

Central Florida 3 Cincinnati 2

Ball State 3 Bowling Green 2

 

COLLEGE HOCKEY

Miami Ohio 4 Omaha 1

Michigan State 3 Notre Dame 2

Ohio State 4 Penn State 3

Wisconsin 3 Minnesota 3 (Wisconsin wins in shootout)

New Hampshire 3 Michigan 2 OT

 

HIGH SCHOOL STATE FINALS MATCHUPS

Friday, Nov. 29, 2019

Class A State Championship | 12 pm ET / 11 am CT

Lafayette Central Catholic (11-3) vs. Indianapolis Lutheran (13-0)

 

Class 3A State Championship | 3:30 pm ET / 2:30 pm CT

Indianapolis Bishop Chatard (13-1) vs. Heritage Hills (14-0)

 

Class 5A State Championship | 7 pm ET / 6 pm CT

Valparaiso (13-0) vs. New Palestine (13-0)

 

Saturday, Nov. 30, 2019

Class 2A State Championship | 12 pm ET / 11 am CT

Eastbrook (12-2) vs. Western Boone (13-1)

 

Class 4A State Championship | 3:30 pm ET / 2:30 pm CT

East Noble (14-0) vs. Evansville Memorial (12-1)

 

Class 6A State Championship | 7 pm ET / 6 pm CT

Carmel (10-3) vs. Center Grove (8-5)

 

BOYS HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL THIS WEEK

NCC

Tuesday, Nov. 26

Central at Hamilton SE, 7:30 pm

Pendleton Heights at Anderson, 7:30 pm

Peru at Logansport, 7:30 pm

Western at Kokomo, 7:30 pm

 

Wednesday, Nov. 27

Harrison at Rossville, 7:30 pm

Metropolitan at Lafayette Jeff, 7:30 pm

McCutcheon at West Lafayette, 7:30 pm

Mississinewa at Marion, 7:30 pm

Warren Central at Tech, 7:30 pm

 

Friday, Nov. 29

Anderson at Lapel, 7:30 pm

 

Saturday, Nov. 30

Marion at North Side, 7:30 pm

Central at Yorktown, 7:30 pm

Richmond at Jay County, 7:30 pm

Westfield at Kokomo, 7:30 pm

 

TEC

Tuesday, Nov. 26

Hagerstown at Jay County, 7:30 pm

Winchester at New Castle, 7:30 pm

 

Wednesday, Nov. 27

Centerville at Eastern Hancock, 7:30 pm

Seton Catholic at Northeastern, 7:30 pm

Tri at Knightstown © , 7:30 pm

Union City vs. Lincoln , 2:15 pm, Bankers Life

Union County at Connersville, 7:30 pm

 

Friday, Nov. 29

Randolph Southern at Winchester, 7:30 pm

 

Saturday, Nov. 30

Cowan at Hagerstown, 7:30 pm

Seton Catholic at Centerville, 7:30 pm

Tri at Wapahani, 7:30 pm

Crosspointe Christian at Lincoln, 11 am, Lincoln

 

MEC

Tuesday, Nov. 26

Blue River at Burris, 7:30 pm

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

Wapahani at Southwood, 7:45 pm

 

Wednesday, Nov. 27

Centerville at Eastern Hancock, 7:30 pm

Shenandoah at Daleville , 7:30 pm

 

Friday, Nov. 29

Randolph Southern at Winchester, 7:30 pm

 

Saturday, Nov. 30

Blue River at Shenandoah , 7:30 pm

Cowan at Hagerstown, 7:30 pm

Elwood at Wes-Del, 7:30 pm

Tri at Wapahani, 7:30 pm

Scecina vs. Daleville, noon, Lincoln

 

EASTERN INDIANA

Tuesday, Nov. 26

Milan at Franklin County, 7:30 pm

Rising Sun at South Dearborn, 7:30 pm

 

Wednesday, Nov. 27

Rushville at Shelbyville, 7:30 pm

Union County at Connersville, 7:30 pm

 

Saturday, Nov. 30

Delta at Connersville, 7:30 pm

East Central at Jennings County, 7:30 pm

Jac-Cen-Del at Batesville, 7:30 pm

South Dearborn at Franklin County , 7:30 pm

 

GIRLS HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL – THIS WEEK

NCC

Monday, Nov. 25

Plymouth at Logansport, 7:30 pm

 

Tuesday, Nov. 26

Anderson at North Central, 7:30 pm

Ben Davis at Lafayette Jeff, 7:30 pm

Westfield at McCutcheon, 7:30 pm

 

Wednesday, Nov. 27

Warren Central at Tech, 6 pm

 

Saturday, Nov. 30

Anderson at Kokomo , 1:30 pm

Harrison vs. South Side, 2:30 pm, Hoosier Gym

Marion at Tech , noon

Penn at Lafayette Jeff, 3 pm

Richmond at Central , 1:30 pm

 

TEC

Tuesday, Nov. 26

Lincoln at Centerville , 7:30 pm

Northeastern at Monroe Central, 7:30 pm

Oldenburg at Union County, 7:30 pm

 

Wednesday, Nov. 27

Hagerstown at Winchester , 7:30 pm

Tri at Knightstown , 6 pm

 

Saturday, Nov. 30

Knightstown at North Decatur, noon

Northeastern at Daleville, 1:30 pm

Union County at Randolph Southern, 7:30 pm

Winchester at New Castle, 4:45 pm, New Castle

 

MEC

Monday, Nov. 25

Wapahani at Wes-Del , 7:30 pm

 

Tuesday, Nov. 26

Blue River at Burris, 6 pm

Cowan at Eastbrook, 7:30 pm

Eastern Hancock at Shenandoah, 7:30 pm

Northeastern at Monroe Central, 7:30 pm

Union at Randolph Southern , 6 pm

 

Saturday, Nov. 30

Blackford at Blue River, 1:30 pm

Cloverdale vs. Monroe Central, 3 pm, New Castle

Elwood at Wes-Del, 6 pm

Frankton vs. Shenandoah, 11:30 am, New Castle

Northeastern at Daleville, 1:30 pm

Union County at Randolph Southern, 7:30 pm

Wapahani at Eastern Hancock , 1:30 pm

 

EASTERN INDIANA

Tuesday, Nov. 26

New Palestine at Rushville, 7:30 pm

 

Wednesday, Nov. 27

East Central at Greensburg , 7:30 pm

Franklin County at Lawrenceburg , 7:30 pm

 

Friday, Nov. 29

Batesville at Jac-Cen-Del, 7:30 pm

South Dearborn at Lawrenceburg , 7:30 pm

 

Saturday, Nov. 30

Greensburg at Seymour, 1:30 pm

Mt. Vernon at East Central, 1:30 pm

Rushville at Jennings County, 1:30 pm

 

The Centerville Boys Bowling team took on a double header matchup this last Saturday at Legends Lanes. First taking on New Castle and winning 17 to 3. Following that match, the boys faced Rushville and got them 15 to 5.
Scoring for the Bulldogs..
Hunter Morgan 237, 223, 243, 200
Dylan Mollo 224, 181, 189, 215
Patrick Hoch 197, 213, 168
Mitch French 202, 150, 177, 169
Jeremy Devers 124
Brent Cones 129
Evan Silvia 170
Noah Strate 171, 175
The Bulldog Bowling team bumps their regular season record up-to 8-0

 

TOP HEADLINES

49ers start 3-game gauntlet with 37-8 win over Packers

A strip sack on the opening drive that set up a touchdown got the San Francisco 49ers off to a rousing start to a grueling three-game stretch.

A near flawless performance by Jimmy Garoppolo and a dominant performance by the defense finished off Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers.

Garoppolo threw two long touchdown passes and the San Francisco harassed Rodgers into one of the worst performances of his brilliant career, leading the 49ers to a 37-8 victory over the Packers on Sunday in the first of three straight games against first-place teams.

“Apparently nobody has to play us. We just have to play everybody. We’re just the punching bag people come punch on,” said cornerback Richard Sherman, clearly piqued by the talk of how difficult San Francisco’s upcoming opponents are.

“We don’t worry about the outside noise. We understand what kind of team we have and we don’t worry about the opponent because you can’t control what they do.”

Garoppolo connected on a 42-yard touchdown strike to Deebo Samuel in the second quarter and a 61-yarder to George Kittle in the third to start this stretch for San Francisco (10-1) off on a high note.

Following this game against the first-place Packers (8-3), the Niners will travel to Baltimore (8-2) and New Orleans (9-2) the next two weeks in a stretch that will go a long way to determining whether San Francisco will be able to hold off Seattle (9-2) in a tight NFC West race.

“We crave every single game,” defensive tackle DeForest Buckner said. “Every week is a new challenge. The good thing about this team is we don’t get scared of who our next opponent is or `Oh this team is supposed to be a top team.’ It’s just another team. We know how good we are. We just have to show it every chance we get.”

Rodgers lost a fumble on the opening drive one of the five sacks he took and failed to convert a single third down on 13 tries before getting pulled late in the fourth quarter. He finished 20 for 33 for 104 yards and Green Bay averaged an anemic 1.7 yards per pass play when he was in the game.

“There wasn’t a whole lot positive tonight,” Rodgers said. “A lot of the stuff we talked about during the week, eliminating negative yardage plays, obviously we didn’t do that. They got after us up front, and the coverage was good on the back end.”

 

Pats hold Cowboys’ No. 1 offense without TD in 13-9 win

Few teams have had success scoring touchdowns against the Patriots this season.

Add the NFL’s top-ranked offense to that list.

The Patriots held the Cowboys without a TD for the first time this season, Tom Brady threw a touchdown pass and New England beat Dallas 13-9 on Sunday.

It was New England’s 18th straight regular-season victory at home. The Patriots (10-1) have won 10 games in 17 consecutive seasons dating back to 2003 and surpassed the San Francisco 49ers (16 seasons from 1983-98) for the most consecutive years with at least 10 wins.

Dallas (6-5) had a chance to take the lead late. But facing fourth-and-11 on its own 25 with 1:50 left, Dak Prescott’s 20-yard completion to Amari Cooper was nullified after an official review.

The Patriots, who struggled offensively in their win over Philadelphia last week, played without two key receivers after Mohamed Sanu and Phillip Dorsett were ruled out with injuries. Brady made the most of what he had, tossing a first-quarter touchdown pass to rookie N’Keal Harry and completing a 32-yard pass to rookie Jakobi Meyers.

Brady finished 17 of 37 for 190 yards. Julian Edelman caught eight passes for 93 yards. Sony Michel rushed 20 times for 85 yards.

Brady has been critical of the offense’s output in recent weeks. Coming away with wins is enough for him right now.

“I think every team develops at different times,” Brady said. “I think we take the challenges as they come and try to do the best we can. … I’m happy we came away with more points than them.”

Cowboys coach Jason Garrett said the wet and windy conditions on the field, which included temperatures that dipped into the 30s, played a factor.

“Obviously no excuses. But the weather had an impact on both offenses,” he said. “A lot of balls on the ground, a lot of balls going off receivers’ hands. I thought our guys handled it better and better as the game went on.”

But not well enough.

 

Lutz’s kick lifts Saints to dramatic 34-31 win over Panthers

Saints quarterback Drew Brees, receiver Michael Thomas and kicker Wil Lutz celebrated a decisive string of late-game successes that put New Orleans on the cusp of a third straight NFC South crown.

The Carolina Panthers could only lament the first-and-goal they squandered just moments earlier in a third straight loss that has placed their playoff prospects in jeopardy.

Lutz kicked a 33-yard field goal as time expired, and New Orleans beat Carolina 34-31 on Sunday to take a four-game lead in the NFC South with five games left.

“It’s exciting. It’s butterflies. But also, it’s confidence,” said Brees, who led the Saints from their own 14-yard line with 1:51 left to the Carolina 15 with 3 seconds remaining. “It’s unity. You feel like everybody knows the challenge ahead. Everybody knows what we need to do in order to accomplish whatever it is we need to accomplish to go win the game. Everybody just kind of locks in and goes.”

Lutz’s second game-winning kick this season capped a contest filled with late momentum shifts and critical errors – none bigger than Carolina kicker Joey Slye’s missed field goal from 28 yards with 2 minutes left.

Carolina trailed from early in the first quarter until 9:23 remained in the fourth quarter, when D.J. Moore reached up with his right hand to corral a fourth-and-goal pass in the back of the end zone to tie it at 31.

Soon after, Panthers safety Eric Reid stuffed Alvin Kamara on fourth-and-1 from the New Orleans 45. That set up a dramatic sequence in which Carolina coach Ron Rivera successfully challenged officials’ decision not to call pass interference on a third-down incomplete pass, giving Carolina a first down on the 3 with 2:21 left.

Christian McCaffrey’s run was stuffed, Kyle Allen threw incomplete on second down and Allen was sacked on third down by Marcus Davenport, setting the stage for the end of a difficult day for Slye, who’d also missed two extra-point kicks.

“I feel terrible,” Slye said. “We needed this win.”

 

Penny runs for 129 yards, Seahawks beat Eagles 17-9

Rashaad Penny stayed patient on the sideline, waited for an opportunity and made the most of it.

Penny ran for a career-best 129 yards, including a 58-yard touchdown, Russell Wilson threw one TD pass and the Seattle Seahawks beat the Philadelphia Eagles 17-9 Sunday.

A 2018 first-round pick, Penny has 158 fewer carries than Chris Carson, who is closing in on 900 yards this season.

“It’s been a big test,” Penny said about his backup role. “Just staying poised, waiting my turn and trying to prove I can play but I know I got a great running back in front of me in Chris.”

The Seahawks (9-2) remain undefeated on the road in six games.

Missing their top three wide receivers, leading rusher and two Pro Bowl offensive linemen, the Eagles (5-6) couldn’t do much on offense and hurt themselves with three turnovers inside Seattle territory and another near midfield.

The Eagles didn’t have wideouts DeSean Jackson, Alshon Jeffery, Nelson Agholor, running back Jordan Howard and right tackle Lane Johnson from the start. Right guard Brandon Brooks left the game in the first quarter. Rookie first-round pick Andre Dillard made his first career start at right tackle after playing the left side all season and was benched at halftime.

“I thought we had a good week of preparation, guys were focused,” Eagles coach Doug Pederson said. “That was no indication of the performance today.”

The Seahawks were without star defensive end Jadeveon Clowney.

Philadelphia’s defense did its best to keep it close, sacking Wilson six times.

But Carson Wentz struggled again and the offense was awful. Wentz was 33 of 45 for 256 yards, one TD, two interceptions and lost two fumbles, including one on a handoff exchange.

 

Bills improve to 8-3 following 20-3 win over Broncos

There was no holding back Shaq Lawson on the field.

And there was certainly no way to stop the ever-talkative Buffalo Bills defensive end from expressing his excitement following a convincing 20-3 win over the Denver Broncos on Sunday.

Lawson had two of Buffalo’s four sacks and the Bills improved to 8-3 to match their best record through 11 games since Hall of Fame quarterback Jim Kelly’s final season in 1996.

“Eight and three? That feels good to me,” Lawson said. “I ain’t never been 8-3 in the NFL.”

A vast majority of the fourth-year player’s teammates could say the same thing.

For a franchise that began the 2000s bumbling through a 17-year postseason drought, the new-look Bills suddenly have a shot to make the playoffs for the second time in three years.

And they’re doing so by delivering on the methodical plan to rebuild through youth put into place following the arrival of general manager Brandon Beane and coach Sean McDermott in 2017.

Signs of the Bills acquiring an identity continue to be evident on both sides of the ball.

A defense that returned 10 starters limited the Broncos to 134 yards and nine first downs while forcing eight punts. Denver’s lone score came on Brandon McManus’ 45-yard field goal that cut Buffalo’s lead to 13-3 early in the third quarter.

The game-turning play came near the end of the first half, when cornerback Tre’Davious White snuffed out a touchdown threat by intercepting Brandon Allen’s pass intended for Courtland Sutton at the Buffalo 8.

And the Josh Allen-led offense, featuring nine new starters, is showing signs of having found a rhythm since coordinator Brian Daboll introduced a hurry-up element to its attack in a 37-20 win at Miami a week earlier.

 

Darnold leads Jets to third straight win, 34-3 over Raiders

Jamal Adams and the New York Jets heard all the rowdy Raiders fans during pregame warmups, booing them and acting as if they were in Oakland.

Then the Jets silenced them quickly with a dominant home victory.

Sam Darnold threw two touchdown passes and ran for another score, leading the Jets past the Raiders 34-3 on Sunday for their first three-game winning streak in over two years.

“I’m not going to lie to you, when we came on to the field, we felt disrespected,” Adams said. “We got booed in our own home stadium by the Oakland fans. We came back into this locker room and it was a hell of a talk.”

Adams wouldn’t divulge what was said, but the playmaking safety acknowledged he “sparked it off.”

Whatever was said, it worked.

Brian Poole returned an interception 15 yards for a TD and the rest of the defense made things miserable for Derek Carr, who was pulled by coach Jon Gruden with just under two minutes left in the third quarter.

The Raiders (6-5) came into a rain-soaked MetLife Stadium on a three-game winning streak with an eye on a possible AFC West first-place showdown at Kansas City next week. Instead, they got outplayed by a suddenly resurgent Jets (4-7) team that pulled away in the second half.

“We got our butts kicked,” Carr said. “There’s no other way around that. They got after us from start to finish. Hopefully, it’s an eye opener.”

Darnold was 20 of 29 for 315 yards – the fourth 300-yard game of his career – with TDs to Robby Anderson and Ryan Griffin in another efficient outing that helped New York to its first three-game winning streak since Weeks 3-5 of the 2017 season. The Jets didn’t punt until the 2-minute mark of the third quarter.

Coach Adam Gase took Darnold out in the closing minutes and had backup David Fales finish.

 

Duck Time: Hodges leads Steelers over winless Bengals 16-10

Devlin “Duck” Hodges took over for struggling Mason Rudolph and threw a 79-yard touchdown pass Sunday, sparking the depleted Pittsburgh Steelers to a 16-10 victory that kept the Cincinnati Bengals the only winless team in the NFL.

Hodges connected with James Washington on the game-turning play in the third quarter, leaving Pittsburgh (6-5) with a quarterback decision as it moves forward without Ben Roethlisberger.

The Steelers’ defense has steadied them through the transition, and it had a major impact in Pittsburgh’s 10th straight win over the hapless Bengals (0-11), who set franchise records for worst start and longest losing streak.

Tyler Boyd made a catch and was stripped by Devin Bush at the Steelers 8-yard line in the fourth quarter, preserving the lead. Bud Dupree sacked Ryan Finley and forced a fumble that he recovered with 2:38 left, closing it out.

What’s left of the Steelers’ offense – hollowed out by injuries and a suspension – struggled in the first half and prompted coach Mike Tomlin to switch from Rudolph to Hodges, who provided an immediate boost. His touchdown pass to Washington gave the Steelers a 10-7 lead and got thousands of Terrible Towels twirling at Paul Brown Stadium.

Hodges filled in for one game after Rudolph suffered a concussion and directed a 24-17 win over the Chargers on Oct. 13. Tomlin went back to Rudolph as soon as he was healthy.

Now, he’s got a big decision as the Steelers try to stay in the playoff chase.

Hodges ran an offense missing three stars after a 21-7 loss to Cleveland that ended with ugliness – Myles Garrett clubbing Rudolph with the QB’s own helmet. Steelers center Maurkice Pouncey served the first of his two-game suspension Sunday for kicking and punching Garrett in the melee.

 

Steelers’ Rudolph ‘couldn’t believe’ claim of racial slur

Steelers quarterback Mason Rudolph says he “couldn’t believe” a claim that he used a racial slur against Browns defensive lineman Myles Garrett before their altercation in Cleveland.

Garrett was suspended indefinitely for yanking off Rudolph’s helmet and hitting him with it near the end of the Browns’ 21-7 victory on Nov. 14. ESPN reported that during his suspension hearing, Garrett told NFL officials that Rudolph had used a racial slur.

After Pittsburgh’s 16-10 win over Cincinnati on Sunday, Rudolph repeated that he didn’t make any such comment.

“It’s totally untrue and I couldn’t believe it and I couldn’t believe he would go that route after the fact, but it is what it is,” Rudolph told reporters. “I think I’ve moved on.”

NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy said last week that the league investigated Garrett’s claim and “found no such evidence” of the slur. The teams have a rematch next week in Pittsburgh.

 

10 biggest disappointments of NFL Week 12

Week 12 of the NFL season saw some surprising teams win, a few lopsided scores, and one owner lose it over his team’s coaching in a loss. There was some bad kicking, turnovers, and a quarterback benching as well that were all part of the disappointments from the week of games. Here are the biggest disappointments of NFL Week 12.

Jason Garrett, head coach, Cowboys

It’s hard not to point the finger at Jason Garrett after seeing some of the coaching decisions he made in the Cowboys’ loss to the Patriots. He kicked a field goal down 13-6 on a 4th-and-7 rather than go for the touchdown, which was likely Dallas’ best chance of tying or winning the game. He started off the game passing the ball despite the wet and windy conditions rather than go run-heavy early. The kick return game was abysmal and a reflection or poor coaching. It’s no surprise Jerry Jones was so upset afterwards.

Oakland Raiders

Woof, what an ugly game for the Raiders. After playing three straight at home and winning them all, the Raiders headed back onto the road, and it did not go well in any phase of the game. They lost 34-3 and did not score after a field goal on their opening possession. Derek Carr threw a pick-six and did so little in the game he was replaced by Mike Glennon in the second half. The Raiders may end up back at .500 after next week’s game at Kansas City.

Mason Rudolph, QB, Steelers

The fight with Myles Garrett resulted in much of the attention from the Steelers’ loss to the Browns being focused on the incident rather than Rudolph’s poor play. This week, Rudolph’s poor play resulted in him getting benched. Rudolph was 8/16 for 85 yards and an interception before giving way to Duck Hodges, who promptly threw a touchdown and gave the Steelers almost all the offense they needed to win the game. Mike Tomlin knows who will be the starter but would not share it on Sunday.

Green Bay Packers

The Packers had an extra week to prepare for San Francisco and this is the best they could do? Green Bay got smashed 37-8 on Sunday night and never made it a game. Aaron Rodgers threw for just 104 yards and was sacked five times, losing one fumble that turned into immediate points for the Niners. They had trouble moving the ball and allowed a few long touchdowns to San Francisco (42 and 61 yards). Green Bay is now 8-3, has lost two of three, and suddenly does not look to be among the best teams in the league.

Chris Carson, RB, Seahawks

Chris Carson’s fumbling continues to be his downfall. Carson fumbled on two straight plays in the fourth quarter of Seattle’s win in Philadelphia on Sunday. He recovered the first fumble (on first down). The next play was a botched exchange between him and Russell Wilson. Wilson was charged with the lost fumble, as the Eagles recovered this one. Rashaad Penny got the rest of the carries thereafter and finished with 129 yards and a touchdown. Carson has fumbled seven times this year.

Detroit Lions

The Lions went from looking like a solid team at the beginning of the season to looking pretty horrible ever since. They’ve lost seven of their last eight games and allowed a pathetic Washington squad to beat them. Backup quarterback Jeff Driskel threw three interceptions and Bo Scarbrough lost a fumble in the defeat. The turnovers led to six points, which was the difference in the 19-16 loss. Detroit’s season has been effectively over since Matthew Stafford’s back injury prevented him from playing.

Joey Slye, kicker, Panthers

Slye had a rough game in the Panthers’ loss to the Saints. He missed two extra points, which was already bad, but then it got worse. The Panthers set up for him to kick a 28-yard chip shot to take a lead with two minutes left, and he missed it. The Saints got the ball and drove for a field goal to win it 34-31. Slye is now 22/26 on extra point attempts this season and 19/26 on field goals.

Jacksonville Jaguars’ rushing defense

Does anyone own a team more than Derrick Henry does the Jacksonville Jaguars when facing them at home? He beasted for 159 yards on 19 carries against them in a lopsided 42-20 win for Tennessee. The last time Henry faced them at home, he rushed for 238 yards and four touchdowns. All told, Tennessee rushed for 219 yards and four touchdowns against the Jags defense and turned the game into a laugher with 28 points in the third quarter.

Brandon Allen, QB, Broncos

Allen managed to look *capable* in his first two games this season. All it took was a game against the Buffalo Bills’ defense to make him look like the marginal third-stringer he really is. Allen went 10/25 for 82 yards and an interception as the Broncos were held to three points in a 20-3 defeat. Of Denver’s 10 possessions, eight ended in a punt, one on a turnover, and one resulted in points. That is not winning football.

Kalen Ballage, RB, Dolphins

Nobody is expecting much from the Miami Dolphins this season, but that still should not take away from just how little Ballage has done this season. On Sunday, he rushed for just 13 yards on seven carries, matching his season average of 1.9 yards per attempt. Remarkably, the 13 yards actually were the fourth time he’s hit double figures in rushing yards for a game. Yes, he’s been held under 10 yards rushing seven times despite having multiple carries per game.

 

 

No NFL teams have expressed interest in Colin Kaepernick since workout

Colin Kaepernick got some positive feedback on his physical condition and throwing ability following the workout he held in front of scouts from several NFL teams last weekend, but that has not translated into any potential employment opportunities.

No NFL teams have reached out to Kaepernick to bring him in for a private workout or interview since last Saturday, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports. The approach from teams has been no different in the wake of Kaepernick’s workout than it has been over the past three years, according to Schefter.

There are apparently talent evaluators out there who believe Kaepernick is good enough to be on an NFL roster, but the issue is likely that teams still don’t feel he could provide enough on the field to justify all the media attention and potential distractions he attracts. Kaepernick is now 32 and has been out of football for nearly three full seasons, and teams have opted against signing him even with a ton of injuries at the position early this year.

Kaepernick was expected to work out in front of roughly 25 NFL teams at the event the league set up for him in Atlanta, but he changed the location at the last second due to issues over media access and a waiver the NFL asked him to sign. Only a handful of teams chose to drive to the new location, which was located about 60 miles from the Falcons’ facility.

Many have questioned the NFL’s motive in trying to set up a workout for Kaepernick, and we believe we know why the league suddenly came up with the idea. Still, Kaepernick would have had an opportunity to throw in front of more team representatives if he did not change the location of the workout. That may have hurt his chances of finding a job.

 

 

AP Top 25: No. 2 Ohio State gains on LSU; Oregon drops to 14

No. 2 Ohio State gained some ground on No. 1 LSU in The Associated Press college football poll and Oregon dropped out of the top 10 after being upset by Arizona State.

The Tigers remained No. 1 for the fifth straight week in the AP Top 25 presented by Regions Bank, receiving 50 first-places votes. The Buckeyes got nine first-place votes, up from five last week. No. 3 Clemson received three first-place votes. No. 4 Georgia and No. 5 Alabama also held their spots.

Ohio State is coming off a 28-17 victory over Penn State that dropped the Nittany Lions two spots to No. 11.

Oregon dropped eight spots to No. 14 after losing 31-28 at Arizona State. That allowed Utah to move up a spot to No. 6 and Oklahoma to No. 7. Florida, Minnesota and Michigan round out the top 10.

POLL POINTS

Alabama has now been ranked for 209 consecutive weeks, starting with the 2008 preseason poll, tying Florida (Sept. 9, 1990-Oct. 5, 2002) for the third-longest streak in poll history. Nebraska has the longest streak at 348 weeks (21 years, Oct. 12, 1981-Sept. 22, 2002) and Florida State is second with 211 weeks (12 years, Sept. 24, 1989-Nov. 11, 2001).

The Tide should tie Bobby Bowden’s Seminoles this season and surpass them in next year’s preseason poll. There are typically 16 polls in a season, counting preseason and final. At that rate, Alabama would pass the record Nebraska set under coach Tom Osborne in Week 5 of the 2029 season.

FYI, Nick Saban would be about a month shy of his 78th birthday.

IN

– No. 24 Navy jumped into the rankings, knocking out American Athletic Conference rival SMU.

– No. 25 Southern California finished its regular season by beating rival UCLA and jumping back into the rankings. The Trojans have had two previous one-week stays in the poll this season.

OUT

– Texas A&M fell out after a brief return to the AP Top 25. The Aggies lost for the fourth time, this time to Georgia. All of A&M’s losses have come against teams ranked in the current top 16. It gets no easier for the Aggies next week. They will face No. 1 LSU and become the first team in the history of the AP poll, which dates to 1936, to face a No. 1 three times in one season. Playing the No. 1 team twice in one season has happened 30 times previously, and that’s including seven teams that played one of those games in the postseason.

Texas A&M lost to No. 1 Clemson 24-10 in September and to No. 1 Alabama 47-28 in October.

CONFERNCE CALL

Big Ten – 6 (Nos. 2, 9, 10, 12, 13, 19).

SEC – 5 (Nos. 1, 4, 5, 8, 16).

American – 3 (Nos. 17, 18, 24).

Big 12 – 3 (Nos. 7, 11, 21).

Pac 12 – 3 (Nos. 6, 14, 25).

ACC – 2 (Nos. 3, 23).

Mountain West – 1 (No. 20).

Sun Belt – 1 (No. 22).

Independent – 1 (No. 15).

RANKED vs. RANKED

No. 2 Ohio State at No. 10 Michigan. Is THIS the year Jim Harbaugh finally breaks through against the Buckeyes?

No. 5 Alabama at No. 16 Auburn. All eyes on Alabama backup quarterback Mac Jones in the Iron Bowl.

No. 7 Oklahoma at No. 21 Oklahoma State. Bedlam is for bragging rights and the Sooners’ playoff hopes.

No. 13 Wisconsin at No. 9 Minnesota. The winner goes to the Big Ten championship game as West Division champion.

No. 18 Cincinnati at No. 17 Memphis. The Tigers need a victory to clinch the AAC West – and a rematch at home with the Bearcats the next week.

 

 

Doncic, Hardaway Jr. lead Mavs to 137-123 rout of Rockets

Dallas coach Rick Carlisle didn’t want his team to get overexcited about its convincing victory over the Houston Rockets on Sunday.

He was, however, quick to note the importance of the victory.

“This is a big win. There’s no question about that,” Carlisle said. “You come in here, this is a big-time place to play and you’re playing against great players. So our guys deserve credit but this is a process and it’s day by day and week by week and we’ve got to continue to go for daily improvement.”

Luka Doncic scored 41 points, Tim Hardaway Jr. added a season-high 31 and the Mavericks never trailed in the 137-123 romp.

The Mavericks scored 45 points in the first quarter and were up 78-60 at halftime. Hardaway had 19 in the half, Doncic 17 and Kristaps Porzingis 15.

“That first quarter killed us,” Houston’s P.J. Tucker said.

James Harden was asked what Houston did wrong defensively.

“Everything,” he said. “We allowed them to do whatever they wanted to do from the beginning of the game and when you give a team like that comfort … they gain confidence. And that’s what they did.”

The Mavericks has won five straight, scoring at least 137 in the last three. Houston has lost three straight after winning eight in a row.

Dallas knew that the Rockets had a quick turnaround after playing a game in Los Angeles on Friday night and focused on getting off to a good start.

“It was important,” Hardaway said. “We wanted to make sure we came out of the gate with some firepower, some energy.”

The Mavericks got a dunk from Dwight Powell to push the lead to 11 early in the fourth quarter. Houston used a 6-0 run after that shot to get to 110-105 with 9 minutes to go.

 

 

Do MLB Players Care That The Astros Cheated?

It is pretty clear by all accounts that those in the front offices of Major League Baseball teams want the Houston Astros punished for how it appeared they cheated to win the 2017 World Series.  One player who just signed his free agent deal doesn’t seem to be all that upset by how Houston stole signs electronically in order to win so many games; does this player, catcher Yasmani Grandal, represent how most of the players feel, and did he express how the league feels about what the Houston Astros did?

Cuban-born Yasmani Grandal just signed his four-year, $73 Million free agent contract with the Chicago White Sox, and as part of his announcement did a radio interview with “The Score.”   During the Thursday interview, the 31-year-old was asked about the Houston Astros electronic sign stealing investigation that is hanging over Major League Baseball this off-season.  “They’re doing whatever they can to win.  If you’re not cheating, you’re not trying, I guess.  It got them a ring. … The past is the past.  It happened.  People found out.  Now, let’s do something to fix it and keep on going.”

Grandal’s answer is interesting because he was a member of the 2017 Los Angeles Dodgers who the Houston Astros defeated to win the World Series.  The answer implies that the ends justify the means when it comes to bending or, in this case, breaking the rules when it comes to winning in sports.  Perhaps, while the owners and the general managers are outraged about the Houston Astros using cameras and garbage cans to relay signs to hitters, players understand that any advantage gained could be the difference between finishing second or forever being known as a World Series Champion.

With former players Alex Cora and Carlos Beltrán linked to the sign stealing scandal, the focus of those venting about the Houston Astros cheating is not coming from opposing dugouts, just the front offices.  It really doesn’t seem like players care about this issue as much as those in three-piece suits do.  For me, this only proves that stealing signs does a lot deeper than the game will ever admit to, with the only question being are they coloring outside the lines by using electronic devices, which MLB commissioner Rob Manfred banned the use.

The saying “If you’re not cheating, you’re not trying” has been around for as long as baseball itself has.  So, at least for now, it appears that executives are the only ones upset with the Houston Astros, while the rest of Major League Baseball trying to figure out three things: How to stop them from doing it next year, how they can cheat better than them in 2020, and how to avoid getting caught doing so.  All of which should add a little spice to the upcoming season.

 

 

PURDUE IMPROVES TO 4-0 WITH 68-63 WIN OVER NORTHERN ILLINOIS

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Kayana Traylor dished out a career-high nine assists, as the Purdue women’s basketball team held off a late charge by Northern Illinois to win 68-63 Sunday at Mackey Arena. The Boilermakers saw their lead shrink to two points with 19 seconds to play, before Tamara Farquhar put the game out of reach with a pair of free throws.

In a tale of two halves, the Boilermakers (4-0) found themselves trailing 35-30 after the opening 20 minutes after Northern Illinois (2-3) connected on eight 3-pointers behind a 57.1% shooting from the outside. Purdue’s halftime adjustments cooled off the Huskies’ hot shooting, allowing just one 3-pointer the rest of the way

The Boilermakers opened the second half on an 11-2 run with back-to-back 3-pointers by Dominique Oden. Purdue went 4-of-6 from the field to start the fourth quarter to create a 14-point advantage with 6:56 to play, a gap that proved too much for the Huskies’ 17-8 run to overcome at the end.

Traylor played the role of stat stuff all afternoon. In addition to her nine helpers, the sophomore scored a season-high 16 points, went 6-of-8 at the line, connected on a pair of 3-pointers and recorded one steal.

Oden joined Traylor in double figures with 15 points, her fourth double-digit game of the year. Karissa McLaughlin also poured in 12 points on the afternoon.

Ae’Rianna Harris kept the paint protected, as she hauled down 10 rebounds and turned away a season-best five shots. Farquhar brought down eight boards, while Roxane Makolo tallied seven rebounds in 12 minutes of action.

GOOD FROM DOWNTOWN

The Boilermakers matched their season high with nine 3-pointers against Northern Illinois. Purdue shot 36% from behind the line. McLaughlin led the way with a trio of triples, while Oden, Traylor and Cassidy Hardin each chipped in with two.

QUOTABLES

Head coach Sharon Versyp on the defensive shift between halves…

“I think Tamara Farquhar is our defensive stopper. She got two quick fouls, and she normally sets the tone defensively. In the second half, you saw her rebounding, getting her hands the ball and making steals. The game totally changed with her in it on both ends of the floor. We’re still a work in progress with getting others to step up in certain situations. The other thing was that they were hitting 3-pointers with our hands in their face.”

Versyp on the 3-point shooting…

“For some of our players, their job is to shoot from the outside. Kayana and Dominique were 2-for-3. Karissa was 3-for-11. She took a lot of shots. Cassidy Hardin played very well. She knocked down a couple of 3-pointers, which was huge for her.”

Dominique Oden on the how the team stepped up in the second half…

“The talk in the locker room was be aggressive and guard the three. We can’t allow people to just shoot in our faces. We need to be up on the ball. We just told ourselves that we need to get everything together, and I thought we went out and executed well.”

NOTES

  • Purdue leads the all-time series against Northern Illinois 6-0.
  • Cassidy Hardin went 2-for-7 from downtown in her 2019-20 debut.
  • Jenelle Grant picked up an assist in her first career game as a Boilermaker.
  • The Boilermakers held Northern Illinois to 1-of-7 from behind the arc over the final 20 minutes.
  • Traylor finished one assist shy of her first career double-double.
  • Makolo’s seven rebounds were a career high.
  • The five blocks for Harris were her most since six rejections at Minnesota on Feb. 14 last season. It was her 16th career game with at least five blocks.
  • Harris is now five blocks away from joining the 300-rejection club, which would make her the first Boilermaker to achieve the feat.

UP NEXT

The Boilermakers will head to Estero, Fla., next weekend for the Gulf Coast Showcase. The tournament opens Friday at 7:30 p.m. against Drake.

 

 

Chase Young Walter Camp National Defensive PoW … Again!

Exceptional 2019 season now features 38 tackles, including 19.5 TFLs, 16.5 sacks and 7 forced fumbles 

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ohio State defensive end Chase Young is the Walter Camp national defensive player of the week for the second time this season after his dominant effort in the Buckeyes 28-17 victory over No. 8 Penn State Saturday in Columbus, Ohio.

Young propelled an Ohio State defense with a career-high nine tackles, including four tackles-for-loss, three quarterback sacks and two more forced fumbles in Ohio State’s huge victory, its third this season over a current CFP Top 25 team (No. 14 Wisconsin and No. 17 Cincinnati).

The three sacks allowed Young to set the Ohio State single season record with 16.5 heading into this week’s game at Michigan. This is the most sacks by a Big Ten player in 21 years.

The truly exceptional 2019 season for Young now includes 38 tackles, 19.5 TFLs for losses totaling 122 yards and 16.5 quarterback sacks for losses totaling 117 yards. He has seven forced fumbles. Nationally:

  • Young leads the nation with 2.2 TFLs per game and is second in TFL yardage.
  • Young also leads the nation with 16.6 QB sacks, with 1.83 sacks per game and with 117 yards lost via sacks.

Young, from Upper Marlboro, Md., and DeMatha Catholic High School, has been named a finalist for the Bronko Nagurski Trophy.

 

 

No. 25 Purdue Wrestling Sweeps Boilermaker Duals

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – The No. 25 Purdue wrestling team won 27-of-30 matches Sunday to post a 3-0 mark at the 2019 Boilermaker Duals in Holloway Gymnasium. The Boilermakers defeated Indianapolis 45-0, Clarion 34-6 and Northern Illinois 31-8 to improve to 6-1 in dual competition on the year.

The Boilermakers picked up 12 bonus-point victories in the trio of duals, including two each from sophomore Parker Filius and junior Devin Schroder. Filius earned his second fall of the season, sticking Clarion’s Taylor Ortz in 4:21 and needing just 3:31 to secure a 16-0 technical fall over NIU’s Nathan Swartz. Schroder added his fifth and sixth technical falls of the season, both coming at 16-0, and his 20 back points Sunday surged him to third all-time at Purdue with 322 to his credit, passing Alex Griffin and Chris Fleeger on the Boilermakers’ career list.

The biggest news of the day came for the Boilermakers at 133 and 197 pounds where freshman Travis Ford-Melton and senior Christian Brunner saw their first varsity action of the season. Ford-Melton was 3-0 on the day with a fall, a decision and a forfeit, improving to 7-1 on the season, while Brunner was 2-0 with a fall and a decision, taking his record to 10-1 on the year.

Other undefeated marks for the Boilermakers belonged to junior Griffin Parriott, freshmen Kendall Coleman and Emil Soehnlen and senior Dylan Lydy. Parriott picked up a monster win in the Clarion dual, downing senior Brock Zacherl 4-2, using a first-period takedowns and two escapes to defeat the nation’s No. 5 wrestler according to FloWrestling. Coleman rolled out 16 takedowns in his three wins, improving his season total to a team-high 44 on the season, while Lydy had eight takedowns Sunday to push his career total to 219 and move into 20th place all-time at Purdue.

Northern Illinois took two of their three duals on the day, defeating Indianapolis 36-9 and edging Clarion 19-17, while Clarion took down Indianapolis in their finale 34-10.

The Boilermakers are off next weekend, but return to action Dec. 6 at the 2019 Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational.

 

MATCH RESULTS

Round 1

Purdue 45, Indianapolis 0

141: Alec White (PUR) def. Matt McKinney (UINDY), D 6-1

149: Nate Limmex (PUR) def. Tylan Tucker (UINDY), TF 18-3 (5:58)

157: No. 7 Kendall Coleman (PUR) def. Blaze Lowery (UINDY), MD 16-5

165: Emil Soehnlen (PUR) def. Jack Eiteljorge (UINDY), D 9-4

174: No. 9 Dylan Lydy (PUR) def. No. 12 Gleason Mappes (UINDY), MD 13-5

184: Max Lyon (PUR) def. No. 9 Brody Conner (UINDY), D 8-3

197: Thomas Penola (PUR) def. Zach Fry (UINDY), Fall 6:36

285: David Eli (PUR) def. Jack Williams (UINDY), Fall 1:43

125: No. 10 Devin Schroder (PUR) def. Nick Brady (UINDY), TF 16-0 (5:49)

133: Travis Ford-Melton (PUR) def. No. 11 Ana Abduljelil (UINDY), Fall 1:29

Clarion 17 vs. Northern Illinois 19

141: Taylor Ortz (CLA) def. Nathan Swartz (NIU), TF 17-0

149: No. 7 Brock Zacherl (CLA) def. McCoy Kent (NIU), D 5-3

157: Mason Kauffman (NIU) def. Avery Shay (CLA), D 3-2

165: Izzak Olejnik (NIU) def. Michael Bartolo (CLA), D 9-5

174: Kenny Moore (NIU) def. Max Wohlabaugh (CLA), D 6-3

184: Brit Wilson (NIU) def. Luke Funck (CLA), MD 19-7

197: Gage Braun (NIU) def. No. 19 Greg Bulsak (CLA), D 11-4

285: Ty Bagoly (CLA) def. Max Ihry (NIU), D 4-2

125: Bryce West (NIU) def. Jake Gromacki (CLA), D 4-2

133: Seth Koleno (CLA) won by forfeit 6-0

Round 2

Purdue 34, Clarion 6

141: Parker Filius (PUR) def. Taylor Ortz (CLAR), Fall (4:21)

149: No. 13 Griffin Parriott (PUR) def. No. 7 Brock Zacherl (CLAR), D 4-2

157: No. 7 Kendall Coleman (PUR) def. Avery Shay (CLAR), D 13-7

165: Emil Soehnlen (PUR) def. Michael Bartolo (CLAR), D 8-3

174: No. 7 Dylan Lydy (PUR) def. Max Wohlabaugh (CLAR), D 6-2

184: Max Lyon (PUR) def. Luke Funck (CLAR), MD 14-1

197: Christian Brunner (PUR) def. No. 19 Greg Bulsak (CLAR), Fall (5:15)

285: Ty Bagoly (CLAR) def. Thomas Penola (PUR), Fall (1:07)

125: No. 10 Devin Schroder (PUR) def. Jake Gromacki (CLAR), D 9-2

133: Travis Ford-Melton (PUR) def. Seth Koleno (CLAR), D 11-7

Northern Illinois 36, Indianapolis 9

141: Nathan Swartz (NIU) def. Matt McKinney (UIndy), Fall 1:39

149: Anthony Gibson (NIU) def. Tylan Tucker (UIndy), Fall 1:54

157: Dylan Thurston (NIU) def. Clay Jones (UIndy), D 9-5

165: Jack Eitelijorge (UIndy) def. Zack Velasquez (NIU), D 6-5

174: Caden McWhirter (NIU) def. No. 12 Gleason Mappes (UIndy), D 11-4

184: Brit Wilson (NIU) def. No. 9 Brody Conner (UIndy), D 5-2

197: Gage Braun (NIU) def. Griffin Stine (UIndy), TF 22-5 (6:10)

285: Terrese Aaron (NIU) def. Jack Williams (UIndy), Fall 2:06

125:  Bryce West (NIU) def. Nick Brady (UIndy), MD 12-3

133: No. 11 Ana Abdulijelil (UIndy) won by forfeit

Round 3

Purdue 31, Northern Illinois 8*

141: Parker Filius (PUR) def. Nathan Swartz (NIU), TF 16-0 (3:31)

149: No. 13 Griffin Parriott (PUR) def. McCoy Kent (NIU), D 8-7

157: No. 7 Kendall Coleman (PUR) def. Mason Kaufman (NIU), D 8-4

165: Emil Soehnlen (PUR) def. Izzak Olejnik (NIU), D 3-2

174: No. 7 Dylan Lydy (PUR) def. Kenny Moore (NIU), D 5-2

184: Caden McWhirter (NIU) def. Max Lyon (PUR), Fall 5:50

197: Christian Brunner (PUR) def. Gage Braun (NIU), D 7-2

285: Terrese Aaron (NIU) def. Thomas Penola (PUR), D 4-9

125: No. 10 Devin Schroder (PUR) def. Bryce West (NIU), TF 16-0 (4:50)

133: Travis Ford-Melton (PUR) wins by forfeit

* – Northern Illinois docked one team point for throwing headgear at 184 pounds

Clarion 34, Indianapolis 10

141: Roshaun Cooley (Clarion) def. Matt McKinney (UIndy), D 8-3

149: Jalin Hankerson (Clarion) def. Tylan Tucker (UIndy), Fall 1:13

157: Hunter Michaels (Clarion) def. Clay Jones (UIndy), Fall 0:43

165: Jack Eitelijorge (UIndy) def. Mike Vernagallo (Clarion), D 8-6

174: No. 12 Gleason Mappes (UIndy) def. Christian Sequete (Clarion), MD 17-7

184: No. 9 Brody Conner (UIndy) def. Luke Funck (Clarion), D 6-0

197: No. 19 Greg Bulsak (Clarion) def. Zach Fry (UIndy), MD 14-1

285: Ty Bagoly (Clarion) def. Jack Williams (UIndy), D 5-2

125: Cameron Butler (Clarion) def. Nick Brady (UIndy), Fall 4:21

133: Seth Koleno (Clarion) def. No. 11 Ana Abduljelil (UIndy), Fall 1:19

All rankings via InterMat

 

 

Purdue Alum Tyler Duncan Wins First Career PGA Event

ST. SIMONS ISLAND, Ga. – Winning on the PGA TOUR didn’t seem possible a few months ago. Tyler Duncan was just worried about regaining his TOUR card.

He needed an 11th-hour Hail Mary, a T4 in the final event of the recent Korn Ferry Tour Finals, to do it.

Professional golfers are always days away from a life-changing achievement, though. And that was the case for Duncan, who won his first PGA TOUR title Sunday at The RSM Classic. The 30-year-old turned pro in 2012. This was his first win in more than 150 starts on PGA TOUR-sanctioned tours.

“You never know, this is a crazy game,” Duncan said, “It can go several different directions.”

His biggest win before this week was the Indiana State Amateur. Duncan started the week ranked 378th in the world. On Sunday, he held off the highest-ranked player in the field and the hottest player on the PGA TOUR. Duncan made a 25-foot birdie putt on the final hole of regulation, then birdied the second hole of a sudden-death playoff with Webb Simpson to win his first PGA TOUR title.

A 2012 Purdue alum, Duncan earned 1.18 million dollars for win, moved from 151st to 11th in the FedExCup standings and earned invitations to events such as the Sentry Tournament of Champions, THE PLAYERS Championship, the Masters and the PGA Championship. He also is exempt on the PGA TOUR through the end of the 2022 season.

Duncan finished at 19-under 263, shooting a first-round 67 at Sea Island’s Plantation Course before shooting 61-70-65 in the final three rounds on the Seaside Course. He posted the low round of the tournament in the second and final rounds. He birdied three of the final four holes to catch Webb Simpson in the clubhouse, before rolling in a 12-foot birdie putt on the second playoff hole for his first career victory.

Duncan led at the halfway point after shooting a second-round 61 that included a hole-out from 106 yards. He made 18 pars on a low-scoring Saturday at Sea Island, though, and got lapped by Brendon Todd’s 62.

The final round was played in cold, windy conditions, which played to the strengths of the Duncan, who grew up in colder climes. His 65 matched the low round of the day.

“When I saw (the forecast), I was like it’s going to be great because you just go out and play solid golf. And one of my strengths is ball‑striking, controlling my ball and I did a pretty good job of that,” Duncan said. “Anytime there’s wind, you have to be able to really control your ball and it definitely worked in my favor.”

Duncan has to rely on accuracy to succeed. Listed at 5-foot-8 and 150 pounds, he ranked 150th in driving distance last season (288.2 yards). He missed just one fairway and two greens Sunday, and finished the week ranked fourth in greens hit and sixth in driving accuracy.

He spent most of the final day outside the spotlight, though. Todd was seeking to become the first player since Tiger Woods to win three consecutive PGA TOUR events. He blocked his approach into the marsh on the fifth hole, though, and made double-bogey. His 2-over 72 ended a streak of 12 consecutive rounds of 68 or lower. He will enter the new year with a 140-point lead in the FedExCup after finishing fourth.

Simpson, the former U.S. Open and PLAYERS champion who is soon to represent the U.S. in the Presidents Cup, took a two-shot lead into the back nine. Recent winner Sebastián Muñoz caught Simpson in the middle of the back nine, but Simpson holed a 22-footer for birdie on 16 to take a one-shot lead. He stared down the putt before pumping his fist when it dropped in the hole.

After Simpson teed off on 17, a roar went up from 18 for Duncan’s closing birdie. Simpson holed five-foot par putts on the final two holes to tie Duncan.

Duncan hit his approach inside Simpson on each playoff hole. Duncan missed from 22 feet on the first extra hole before making a 13-footer for the win.

He made his only bogey of the week on the first hole Sunday, but made six birdies and no bogeys the rest of the day. He preceded his birdie on 18 by holing a 7-foot birdie putt on the 192-yard, par-3 17th.

“He’s very strong mentally,” said his caddie, Zach Guthrie, who was the assistant coach at Illinois while Duncan was playing for Purdue.

Duncan proved that Sunday and it resulted in his first PGA TOUR title, an accomplishment that once felt far away.

 

 

SPORTS EXTRA

THIS DAY IN SPORTS-1980

NEW ORLEANS-Nothing much was happening in the eighth round when Roberto Duran turned away from Sugar Ray Leonard and waved a glove at the referee in a signal to cease and desist. Leonard, aware only that the welterweight champion of the World Boxing Council was not defending himself, hit him a shot to the belly, but Duran did not respond.
“No mas, no mas,” Roberto told the referee. “No more box.” He walked to his corner, and when Leonard realized that Duran had surrendered the title to him he sprang up like a squirrel on the top rope in a neutral corner. It was 2 minutes 44 seconds into the round, and suddenly the ring was utter confusion. One of Leonard’s seconds charged Duran and took a swing at him. Swirling bodies eddied and elbowed. A report flew around that Duran had not quit but had merely misunderstood the referee about something, nobody knew what. There was another that Duran had told his corner he had cramps all over his body.
“Roberto told me,” José Sulaiman, president of the W.B.C., said a few minutes later, “that when he threw a right hand in that round, something happened to his shoulder.”
Still later, Duran said: “I don’t want to fight any more. I’ve been fighting for a long time.” In fact, it has been almost 14 years. He said that in the fifth round he began to feel cramps in his stomach and that the pain spread and grew progressively worse.
This was the first time a champion had voluntarily surrendered his title since Sonny Liston quit to Muhammad Ali, then Cassius Clay, in 1964, claiming a shoulder injury. He ratified the action a year later by taking a dive for Ali in Lewiston, Me. A much more similar denouncement, however, took place in 1949 in Detroit when Marcel Cerdan, middleweight champion, tore the supraspinatus muscle in his right shoulder defending his title against Jake LaMotta. Cerdan, though, fought on lefthanded until his seconds persuaded him to retire.
None of those was so startling as this, for Duran was known as the most dedicated, intense warrior in the ring. He had held the lightweight championship for years and had lost only one decision in 72 bouts before taking the 147-pound title from Leonard last June 20 in Montreal. It was said that he could not conceive of losing, and his idolators in his native Panama believed he never would.
When the match ended, officially a knockout in the eighth, Leonard was ahead on the cards of all three judges. Acting as his own judge, Leonard obviously felt that he had it all the way. In the third round when Duran lunged at him and fell far short, Leonard laughed and stuck out his tongue. In the seventh he thrust his face out toward Duran and taunted him with a grimacing, shoulder shrugging boogaloo. He was not a spectacularly gracious winner.

 

TODAY IN BASEBALL HISTORY

1930       Giants first baseman Bill Terry (.401, 14, 117) is selected by the Sporting News as the NL’s MVP, and Senator shortstop Joe Cronin (.346, 13, 126) receives the honor for the American League. The first official BBWAA Most Valuable Player ballots will start next season, but the Associated Press also names Joe Cronin as it’s unofficial AL MVP, the Baseball Writers Association awards the National’s MVP to Hack Wilson, with the Cubs presenting him with the $1000 bonus for receiving the honor.

1941       Replacing Roger Peckinpaugh, who is moved up to the front office, Lou Boudreau, with only three years of major league experience, is named as the Indians’ new manager. The 24 year-old shortstop is the youngest skipper of this century but is a year older than Jim McCormick, a right-handed pitcher who managed the Cleveland Blues in 1879 at the age of 23.

1944       Baseball’s only commissioner, Judge Kenesaw Mountain Landis, dies at the age of 74. The former federal judge served in baseball’s top post for 24 years.

1949       Red Sox outfielder Ted Williams (.343, 43, 159), who barely lost the Triple Crown when his average was .0002 below that of Tiger third baseman George Kell, is selected as the American League MVP by an overwhelming vote.

1970       Thurman Munson is named American League Rookie of the Year. The young Yankee backstop receives twenty-three of the twenty-four first place ballot votes cast, with Indian outfielder Roy Foster named on the other.

1980       Gene Michael becomes the 25th manager of the Yankees, replacing Dick Howser, who led New York to a first-place finish in the American League East after compiling a 103-59 record. ‘Stick’ will guide the Bronx Bombers to the American League pennant during his first two seasons with the team.

1981       Brewer hurler Rollie Fingers becomes the first relief pitcher ever to win the American League MVP Award. The 34 year-old right-hander, who also wins the Cy Young award, narrowly beats former A’s teammate Rickey Henderson by 11 points.

1986       Jose Canseco wins the American League’s Rookie of the Year Award. The Cuban-American is the first Oakland A’s player to win the honor and the first to accomplished the feat for the franchise since right-hander Harry Byrd (15-15, 3.31) copped the award in 1952 when the team played in Philadelphia.

2002       The Red Sox hire the youngest general manager in major league history. Twenty-eight year-old Theo Epstein, a lifetime Red Sox fan who grew up about a mile from Fenway Park, becomes the team’s 11th GM since the club first established the position in 1933.

2003       The Cubs trade first baseman Hee Seop Choi (.210, 10, 32) and a minor league player to be named later (Mike Nannini) to the World Champion Marlins in exchange for Gold Glove first baseman Derrek Lee (.271, 31, 92).

2004       After spending $67 million to acquire its former president’s shares of the Mariners, the Nintendo’s U.S. subsidiary now owns more than 50 percent of the Northwest franchise. Due to the presence of Japanese superstar Ichiro Suzuki, Seattle is one of the favorite U.S. major league teams in the Land of the Rising Sun.

2005       The Phillies trade Jim Thome (.207, 7, 30) to the World Champion White Sox for center fielder Aaron Rowand (.270, 13, 69) and a pair of southpaw pitching prospects, Daniel Haigwood and Giovany Gonzalez. The 35 year-old injury-ridden first baseman completed three seasons of his six-year $85 million deal with Philadelphia, helping the franchise to establish creditability when the team moved to a new ballpark in 2004.

2008       Chase Utley is expected to need four to six months to recover from arthroscopic hip surgery performed today at New York’s Hospital for Special Surgery. Despite battling the injury for much of the year, the All-Star Phillies second baseman, played a pivotal role in the team’s World Championship this season.

2008       The Marlins will endure a one-year delay in building their 37,000-seat, retractable-roof stadium, now set to open in 2012. Club president David Samson cites recent litigation slowed down the start of construction, and now it would not be cost-effective to keep to the original timeline.

2009       Citing his age and the lack of stamina needed to do the job well, legendary Yankee public address announcer Bob Sheppard indicates he will not be returning to the Bronx to do any games. The 99 year-old ‘Voice of Yankee Stadium’ spent more than 50 seasons behind the microphone introducing lineups which have included Joe DiMaggio, Mickey Mantle, and Derek Jeter.

 

SUPER BOWL HISTORY

1994: Super Bowl 29

Site: Miami

Result: San Francisco 49ers 49 San Diego Chargers 26

MVP: Steve Young (QB, San Francisco)

Summary: San Francisco was favored by a record (-19) and they spent the game showing why. Young threw touchdown passes of 44 yards and 51 yards in the first quarter and had his team ahead 28-10 by halftime. The Chargers, built on the running game, couldn’t get it going and were quickly forced out of their gameplan. Young went 24/36 for 325 yards and threw a record six touchdown passes. It was sweet redemption for the quarterback who fought for acceptance as Montana’s replacement.

 

COLLEGE FOOTBALL’S TOP GAMES

Nebraska 35, Oklahoma 31

Nov. 25, 1971; Norman, Okla.

Forty-six years later, watch this game and it is impossible to fully feel the magnitude of Thanksgiving 1971, No. 1 Cornhuskers vs. No. 2 Sooners, two teams that, to this point, had not won a game by fewer than 13 points. But make no mistake, this was a Game of the Century that lived up to the billing from start to finish, beginning with one of the most famous plays in college football history: Early in the first quarter, Oklahoma punted to Johnny Rodgers, who fielded it amid traffic at his own 28-yard line, made a few moves, somehow eluded defenders and burst downfield for a breathtaking 72-yard touchdown. The rest of the Cornhuskers and Sooners followed suit by raising their level of play to meet the Game of the Century hype.

Jon Harrison caught a 24-yard touchdown pass from Jack Mildren late in the second quarter to give the Sooners a 17-14 halftime lead. Nebraska responded with the first two touchdowns of the third quarter, both Jeff Kinney runs. Oklahoma battled back with two touchdowns of its own, a Mildren run after a big reverse pass thrown by Harrison, then a beautiful 16-yard pass from Mildren to Harrison to put Oklahoma ahead 31-28 with 7:10 left. Of course Nebraska rose to the occasion in response, Big 8 and national championship on the line. Jerry Tagge, Rodgers and Kinney mounted an impressive 12-play drive, and Kinney — who rushed for 171 yards — punched it in from two yards out for the four-point Nebraska lead with 1:38 to play.

Oklahoma finished with 467 total yards, but it wasn’t enough to overcome three lost fumbles and the early heroics of Rodgers, a punt return that effectively launched him to the 1972 Heisman Trophy. Undefeated No. 2 Alabama still awaited Nebraska in the Orange Bowl on New Year’s Day, but by the end of that 38-6 blowout Cornhuskers win, it was abundantly clear that the real national championship, a classic game that checked a lot of boxes — all-time great players, all-time great plays, No. 1 vs. No. 2, a game fully worthy of the hype — happened on Thanksgiving in Norman.

 

NFL STANDINGS

American Football Conference
  W L T Pct GB PF PA Home Road vs. Conf vs. Div Streak
New England Patriots 10 1 0 .909 0.0 300 117 5 – 0 – 0 5 – 1 – 0 6 – 1 – 0 4 – 0 – 0 2 W
Baltimore Ravens 8 2 0 .800 0.0 341 196 4 – 1 – 0 4 – 1 – 0 6 – 2 – 0 3 – 1 – 0 6 W
Houston Texans 7 4 0 .636 0.0 265 249 4 – 1 – 0 3 – 3 – 0 6 – 2 – 0 3 – 1 – 0 1 W
Kansas City Chiefs 7 4 0 .636 0.0 308 256 2 – 3 – 0 5 – 1 – 0 5 – 3 – 0 3 – 0 – 0 1 W
Buffalo Bills 8 3 0 .727 0.0 231 173 4 – 2 – 0 4 – 1 – 0 6 – 2 – 0 3 – 1 – 0 2 W
Pittsburgh Steelers 6 5 0 .545 0.0 216 212 4 – 2 – 0 2 – 3 – 0 5 – 3 – 0 2 – 2 – 0 1 W
Oakland Raiders 6 5 0 .545 0.0 228 284 5 – 1 – 0 1 – 4 – 0 4 – 3 – 0 2 – 1 – 0 1 L
Indianapolis Colts 6 5 0 .545 0.0 244 226 4 – 2 – 0 2 – 3 – 0 5 – 5 – 0 3 – 1 – 0 1 L
Tennessee Titans 6 5 0 .545 0.0 245 217 4 – 2 – 0 2 – 3 – 0 4 – 4 – 0 1 – 2 – 0 2 W
Cleveland Browns 5 6 0 .455 1.0 233 252 3 – 3 – 0 2 – 3 – 0 5 – 3 – 0 2 – 0 – 0 3 W
Jacksonville Jaguars 4 7 0 .364 2.0 209 264 2 – 3 – 0 2 – 4 – 0 4 – 5 – 0 1 – 4 – 0 3 L
Los Angeles Chargers 4 7 0 .364 2.0 224 218 2 – 4 – 0 2 – 3 – 0 2 – 6 – 0 0 – 3 – 0 2 L
New York Jets 4 7 0 .364 2.0 198 258 3 – 3 – 0 1 – 4 – 0 1 – 6 – 0 0 – 4 – 0 3 W
Denver Broncos 3 8 0 .273 3.0 175 217 2 – 3 – 0 1 – 5 – 0 3 – 5 – 0 1 – 2 – 0 2 L
Miami Dolphins 2 9 0 .182 4.0 163 346 1 – 5 – 0 1 – 4 – 0 2 – 7 – 0 1 – 3 – 0 2 L
Cincinnati Bengals 0 11 0 .000 6.0 157 292 0 – 5 – 0 0 – 6 – 0 0 – 7 – 0 0 – 4 – 0 11 L
National Football Conference
  W L T Pct GB PF PA Home Road vs. Conf vs. Div Streak
San Francisco 49ers 10 1 0 .909 0.0 332 163 5 – 1 – 0 5 – 0 – 0 7 – 1 – 0 3 – 1 – 0 2 W
New Orleans Saints 9 2 0 .818 0.0 272 230 5 – 1 – 0 4 – 1 – 0 7 – 2 – 0 3 – 1 – 0 2 W
Green Bay Packers 8 3 0 .727 0.0 258 242 5 – 1 – 0 3 – 2 – 0 5 – 2 – 0 3 – 0 – 0 1 L
Dallas Cowboys 6 5 0 .545 0.0 295 210 3 – 2 – 0 3 – 3 – 0 5 – 3 – 0 4 – 0 – 0 1 L
Seattle Seahawks 9 2 0 .818 0.0 292 263 3 – 2 – 0 6 – 0 – 0 6 – 1 – 0 3 – 0 – 0 4 W
Minnesota Vikings 8 3 0 .727 0.0 289 205 5 – 0 – 0 3 – 3 – 0 6 – 2 – 0 1 – 2 – 0 2 W
Los Angeles Rams 6 4 0 .600 1.5 243 198 3 – 2 – 0 3 – 2 – 0 4 – 3 – 0 0 – 2 – 0 1 W
Chicago Bears 5 6 0 .455 3.0 188 188 3 – 3 – 0 2 – 3 – 0 4 – 4 – 0 2 – 1 – 0 1 W
Philadelphia Eagles 5 6 0 .455 3.0 243 247 3 – 3 – 0 2 – 3 – 0 3 – 5 – 0 1 – 1 – 0 2 L
Carolina Panthers 5 6 0 .455 3.0 259 291 2 – 3 – 0 3 – 3 – 0 2 – 6 – 0 1 – 3 – 0 3 L
Tampa Bay Buccaneers 4 7 0 .364 4.0 312 335 1 – 4 – 0 3 – 3 – 0 4 – 6 – 0 2 – 3 – 0 1 W
Detroit Lions 3 7 1 .318 4.5 260 291 2 – 3 – 0 1 – 4 – 1 2 – 5 – 1 0 – 3 – 0 4 L
Arizona Cardinals 3 7 1 .318 4.5 248 317 1 – 3 – 1 2 – 4 – 0 2 – 6 – 1 0 – 3 – 0 4 L
Atlanta Falcons 3 8 0 .273 5.0 242 297 1 – 4 – 0 2 – 4 – 0 3 – 5 – 0 2 – 1 – 0 1 L
New York Giants 2 9 0 .182 6.0 217 308 1 – 4 – 0 1 – 5 – 0 2 – 6 – 0 1 – 2 – 0 7 L
Washington Redskins 2 9 0 .182 6.0 144 269 1 – 5 – 0 1 – 4 – 0 1 – 6 – 0 0 – 3 – 0 1 W

 

NBA STANDINGS

Eastern Conference
  W L Pct Conf GB Home Road Div Conf Last 10 Streak
Milwaukee 13 3 .813 5-1 8-2 5-0 8-2 9-1 7 W
Boston 11 4 .733 1.5 5-0 6-4 3-1 7-1 7-3 2 L
Miami 11 4 .733 1.5 6-0 5-4 2-0 7-1 7-3 1 L
Toronto 11 4 .733 1.5 6-0 5-4 0-1 6-2 7-3 3 W
Philadelphia 11 5 .688 2.0 7-0 4-5 2-0 8-1 6-4 4 W
Indiana 9 6 .600 3.5 6-2 3-4 3-4 8-5 7-3 2 W
Brooklyn 8 8 .500 5.0 5-3 3-5 2-0 4-3 6-4 3 W
Orlando 6 9 .400 6.5 6-3 0-6 1-1 4-6 4-6 2 L
Washington 5 9 .357 7.0 3-4 2-5 1-1 2-4 4-6 1 L
10 Charlotte 6 11 .353 7.5 3-5 3-6 0-1 4-6 2-8 4 L
11 Chicago 6 11 .353 7.5 3-6 3-5 2-4 5-9 4-6 1 W
12 Cleveland 5 11 .313 8.0 3-4 2-7 2-2 4-9 3-7 1 W
13 Detroit 5 11 .313 8.0 4-3 1-8 2-4 5-10 3-7 1 L
14 Atlanta 4 12 .250 9.0 2-6 2-6 1-2 2-7 1-9 6 L
15 New York 4 13 .235 9.5 3-6 1-7 0-5 2-10 3-7 3 L
Western Conference
  W L Pct Conf GB Home Road Div Conf Last 10 Streak
LA Lakers 14 2 .875 8-1 6-1 3-1 10-1 9-1 7 W
Denver 12 3 .800 1.5 7-2 5-1 2-0 7-2 9-1 5 W
LA Clippers 12 5 .706 2.5 11-1 1-4 2-1 8-4 7-3 5 W
Dallas 11 5 .688 3.0 6-3 5-2 4-0 6-2 7-3 5 W
Utah 11 5 .688 3.0 8-1 3-4 2-1 8-5 7-3 3 W
Houston 11 6 .647 3.5 6-2 5-4 3-1 8-3 7-3 3 L
Phoenix 8 8 .500 6.0 5-5 3-3 3-2 5-6 4-6 1 L
Minnesota 8 8 .500 6.0 3-6 5-2 1-2 3-5 4-6 2 L
Sacramento 7 8 .467 6.5 4-3 3-5 1-2 3-5 7-3 1 W
10 San Antonio 6 11 .353 8.5 4-4 2-7 0-2 3-6 2-8 1 W
11 New Orleans 6 11 .353 8.5 4-4 2-7 0-3 5-7 5-5 2 L
12 Memphis 5 10 .333 8.5 3-7 2-3 1-2 3-7 4-6 3 L
13 Oklahoma City 5 10 .333 8.5 5-4 0-6 0-2 3-7 4-6 3 L
14 Portland 5 12 .294 9.5 1-4 4-8 1-1 4-7 2-8 4 L
15 Golden State 3 14 .176 11.5 1-6 2-8 0-3 3-12 1-9 2 L

 

NHL STANDINGS

Eastern Conference
  GP W L OTL Pts ROW GF GA Home Road L10
Washington Capitals 25 16 4 5 37 13 91 75 6-2-4 10-2-1 6-2-2
Boston Bruins 23 15 3 5 35 15 83 60 9-0-4 6-3-1 5-2-3
New York Islanders 21 16 3 2 34 14 68 51 10-2-1 6-1-1 8-0-2
Carolina Hurricanes 24 15 8 1 31 14 83 68 8-4-0 7-4-1 6-4-0
Florida Panthers 24 12 7 5 29 9 88 89 6-3-2 6-4-3 5-4-1
Montreal Canadiens 23 11 7 5 27 9 80 75 6-4-2 5-3-3 4-3-3
Pittsburgh Penguins 23 12 7 4 28 11 78 60 8-3-2 4-4-2 4-2-4
Philadelphia Flyers 23 11 7 5 27 8 70 71 6-1-4 5-6-1 5-2-3
Toronto Maple Leafs 25 11 10 4 26 10 81 85 6-3-4 5-7-0 4-5-1
10 Buffalo Sabres 23 11 9 3 25 10 67 68 6-3-2 5-6-1 2-7-1
11 Tampa Bay Lightning 20 11 7 2 24 10 75 66 5-2-1 6-5-1 6-4-0
12 Ottawa Senators 23 11 11 1 23 11 65 71 7-4-0 4-7-1 7-3-0
13 New York Rangers 21 10 9 2 22 10 71 76 6-4-2 4-5-0 5-4-1
14 Columbus Blue Jackets 22 9 9 4 22 9 58 73 6-5-1 3-4-3 4-4-2
15 New Jersey Devils 22 8 10 4 20 7 57 79 4-4-4 4-6-0 5-5-0
16 Detroit Red Wings 26 7 16 3 17 7 59 98 4-7-1 3-9-2 3-5-2
Western Conference
  GP W L OTL Pts ROW GF GA Home Road L10
Edmonton Oilers 26 16 7 3 35 14 85 73 7-2-2 9-5-1 6-3-1
St. Louis Blues 24 14 5 5 33 14 72 66 7-3-3 7-2-2 6-2-2
Arizona Coyotes 25 14 8 3 31 11 71 58 6-5-1 8-3-2 5-4-1
Dallas Stars 24 14 8 2 30 13 68 57 8-3-1 6-5-1 9-0-1
Winnipeg Jets 24 14 9 1 29 12 68 73 6-5-1 8-4-0 7-2-1
Vancouver Canucks 24 12 8 4 28 9 78 69 5-2-3 7-6-1 3-5-2
Colorado Avalanche 23 13 8 2 28 13 81 69 6-3-1 7-5-1 5-5-0
Vegas Golden Knights 25 11 10 4 26 9 75 73 6-5-3 5-5-1 3-5-2
San Jose Sharks 24 12 11 1 25 10 69 80 8-5-0 4-6-1 8-2-0
10 Calgary Flames 26 11 12 3 25 8 65 80 6-3-2 5-9-1 3-6-1
11 Nashville Predators 22 10 9 3 23 10 78 76 6-5-2 4-4-1 2-6-2
12 Chicago Blackhawks 23 9 9 5 23 9 66 69 6-5-2 3-4-3 5-3-2
13 Anaheim Ducks 24 10 11 3 23 10 65 75 6-4-2 4-7-1 2-5-3
14 Minnesota Wild 23 9 11 3 21 9 64 77 5-1-2 4-10-1 5-2-3
15 Los Angeles Kings 23 9 13 1 19 9 60 79 7-5-0 2-8-1 5-4-1