MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL

LA Rams 54 Kansas City 51

 

NBA SCOREBOARD

Detroit 113 Cleveland 102

Indiana 121 Utah 94

Philadelphia 119 Phoenix 114

Charlotte 117 Boston 112

LA Clippers 127 Atlanta 119

New Orleans 140 San Antonio 126

Milwaukee 104 Denver 98

Memphis 98 Dallas 88

Sacramento 117 Oklahoma City 113

 

MEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL

#1 Duke 90 San Diego State 64

#3 Gonzaga 84 Illinois 78

#6 Nevada 90 California Baptist 55

#7 North Carolina 101 St. Francis PA 76

#8 Auburn 88 Xavier 79 OT

#12 Kansas State 82 Missouri 67

#14 Florida State 93 Canisius 61

Arizona State 72 #15 Mississippi State 67

#16 Clemson 72 Akron 69

#17 UCLA 80 Presbyterian 65

Cincinnati 78 Western Michigan 52

Nebraska 85 Missouri State 62

Toledo 90 Florida Gulf Coast 62

 

WOMEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL

#5 Louisville 74 Boise State 55

#21 Missouri 59 Southern Illinois – Edwardsville 36

Michigan 95 Detroit 62

Wisconsin 65 IUPUI 64 OT

 

NHL SCOREBOARD

Toronto 4 Columbus 2

NY Rangers 2 Dallas 1

Buffalo 5 Pittsburgh 4

Washington 5 Montréal 4

Florida 7 Ottawa 5

Los Angeles 2 St. Louis 0

Nashville 3 Tampa Bay 2

Calgary 7 Vegas 2

Winnipeg 6 Vancouver 3

 

INDIANA BOYS BASKETBALL

Andrean                                             52                          Lake Central                                                    38

Culver Academy                              73                          Indianapolis HomeSchool                            58

Floyd Central                                    74                          Christian Academy                                         48

Illiana Christian                                64                          Spring Valley Hall (Ill.)                                   48

Indianapolis Howe                          78                          Irvington Prep Academy                               71

Indianapolis Manual                       79                          Lighthouse South                                           69

Rockford East (Ill.)                           76                          Pike                                                                    66

Washington Catholic                      46                          Bloomington Lighthouse                              42

 

INDIANA GIRLS BASKETBALL

Bethesda Christian                          60                          Indianapolis International                            18

Boone Grove                                    51                          Lake Station                                                     44

Boonville                                           55                          Southridge                                                       49

Carroll (Fort Wayne)                       63                          East Noble                                                       46

Christel House Academy               30                          Indiana Math & Science                               20

Daleville                                             61                          Blackford                                                          35

Elkhart Christian                              42                          South Bend Career Academy                      14

Fort Wayne Dwenger                     81                          Fort Wayne North                                          39

Fort Wayne Wayne                         61                          Fort Wayne Canterbury                                31

Gibson Southern                              68                          Evansville Bosse                                             37

Indianapolis Howe                          68                          Lighthouse South                                           24

Lighthouse CPA                               62                          Gary 21st Century                                          16

Lighthouse East                               53                          Indianapolis Washington                             18

Northfield                                         81                          Peru                                                                   40

Orleans                                              66                          Christian Academy                                         9

Owen Valley                                     48                          Eastern Greene                                               13

Parke Heritage                                 47                          Clay City                                                           38

Perry Central                                    50                          Cannelton                                                        34

Shawe Memorial                             61                          Borden                                                              53

South Putnam                                  61                          Southmont                                                       41

South Vermillion                              42                          North Putnam                                                 24

Southwestern (Shelbyville)           49                          Hauser                                                              42

Vincennes Rivet                               94                          Shoals                                                               20

Wapahani                                          67                          Wes-Del                                                            17

White River Valley                          41                          Edgewood                                                        29

Wood Memorial                              83                          Northeast Dubois                                           42

 

HIGH SCHOOL SWIMMING

BOYS

Milan 95 Hagerstown 50

GIRLS

Hagerstown 130 Milan 38

 

ASSOCIATED PRESS COLLEGE MEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL POLL

  1. Duke
  2. Kansas
  3. Gonzaga
  4. Virginia
  5. Tennessee
  6. Nevada
  7. North Carolina
  8. Auburn
  9. Michigan
  10. Kentucky
  11. Michigan State
  12. Kansas State
  13. Virginia Tech
  14. Florida State
  15. Mississippi State
  16. Clemson
  17. UCLA
  18. TCU
  19. LSU
  20. Iowa
  21. Oregon
  22. Buffalo
  23. Ohio State
  24. Purdue
  25. Wisconsin

 

 

ASSOCIATED PRESS WOMEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL POLL

  1. Notre Dame
  2. Connecticut
  3. Oregon
  4. Baylor
  5. Louisville
  6. Mississippi State
  7. Maryland
  8. Stanford
  9. Oregon State
  10. Texas
  11. Tennessee
  12. Iowa
  13. South Carolina
  14. Syracuse
  15. North Carolina State
  16. DePaul
  17. South Florida
  18. California
  19. Arizona State
  20. Texas A&M
  21. Missouri
  22. Marquette
  23. Minnesota
  24. Miami Florida
  25. West Virginia

 

 

TOP HEADLINES

Rams outlast Chiefs 54-51 in record Monday night showdown

Even before the fourth lead change of the fourth quarter, well before the 1,001st yard of combined offense was tallied, the Kansas City Chiefs and the Los Angeles Rams already knew this was a classic.

Two powerhouse NFL teams at the peak of their brilliance dueled deep into the night at an ecstatic Coliseum, racking up eye-popping numbers that stretched the box score and credulity.

There were 14 touchdowns, including three by defensive players. There were 56 first downs. There were 105 points, with 50 from each team – the first time that’s ever happened in an NFL game.

In the final moments, the Rams did just enough to leave with a win they’ll savor for years.

And if these teams meet again at the Super Bowl in 2 1/2 months, the Chiefs will remember the sting from coming up just short.

Jared Goff threw a 40-yard touchdown pass to Gerald Everett for the go-ahead score with 1:49 to play, and the Rams outlasted the Chiefs for a 54-51 victory Monday night in a showdown that somehow surpassed the hype.

“It was a crazy game, crazy game,” said Goff, who passed for 413 yards and four touchdowns and even ran for another score . “It seemed like whoever had the ball at the end was going to win the game. There was times where we felt like we were going to put the knife in and finish them, and there were times where it was the other way around, where we had to claw back into it.”

Patrick Mahomes passed for a career-high 478 yards with six touchdown passes in his latest jaw-dropping effort for the Chiefs (9-2), but he also threw two interceptions in the final 1:18 as the Rams (10-1) claimed the highest-scoring Monday night game ever played.

The highest-scoring game in the league this season was an offensive fantasia of ingenious scheming from mastermind coaches Andy Reid and Sean McVay – along with 21 combined penalties to keep things interesting. The second half was an extended thriller featuring 59 combined points.

 

Titans hope Mariota plays vs Texans; Pees to return to work

The Tennessee Titans need the extra day off before their next game both to allow injuries to heal and figure out what went wrong in their worst loss this season.

Marcus Mariota is recovering from a stinger that knocked him out of the Titans’ 38-10 loss to the Colts, not the elbow injury announced during the game. Coach Mike Vrabel said all tests were positive on defensive coordinator Dean Pees, who returned to Nashville on Monday. Pees spent a night in an Indianapolis hospital after an issue forced him from the coaches’ box early in the game.

Vrabel also said he is hopeful Mariota will play when the Titans visit Houston on Nov. 26 and Pees also will return to work, even his boss plans to limit the coordinator to banker’s hours of 9 to 5.

“I just want to make sure that he’s getting plenty of rest and that we’re not rushing anything,” Vrabel said. “We do have an extra day with the Monday night game.”

Whether Mariota misses his third start this season depends on how quickly he recovers from what Vrabel called a bad stinger with a hit to the head. Mariota was hurt when sacked for the fourth time late in the first half, and he did not return with what was announced as an injury to his elbow. Mariota was forced from the season opener after hurting his right elbow.

Mariota was hit in the head, and Vrabel said the independent neurologist evaluated the quarterback and cleared Mariota.

“Like a lot of players, he got a bad stinger,” Vrabel said. “So, we’ll have to see where he’s at.”

Vrabel said that may include Mariota getting a second opinion. Mariota did not speak to reporters after the game because he was receiving treatment, and the quarterback was not in the locker room Monday when it was open to the media. Vrabel said a stinger can leave some numbness down the arm, and Mariota dealt with some numbness in his fingers after his elbow injury.

 

Miami’s Tannehill on schedule for possible return this week

Ryan Tannehill is throwing the ball 50 yards in side sessions, and the Miami Dolphins would love to see those passes in a game.

Maybe this week.

Tannehill made progress during the team’s bye week in his rehabilitation from a throwing shoulder injury, and remains on schedule to meet his goal of returning Sunday at Indianapolis.

There are significant hurdles yet to be cleared. Coach Adam Gase said Monday he didn’t even know whether Tannehill will participate fully in practice this week, but sounded upbeat about his quarterback’s recent progress.

“I feel like it is forever since I’ve seen him throw,” Gase said. “To me he looks like what he once looked like.”

Brock Osweiler has gone 2-3 starting for Tannehill. The injury-plagued Dolphins are 5-5 and tied for sixth place in the AFC with the Colts and three other teams.

The Dolphins’ eagerness to get Tannehill back in the lineup is magnified because their offense has gone nine quarters without a touchdown. Osweiler’s most recent scoring pass came four games ago.

Tannehill has said he’s resigned to throwing with pain the rest of the year because of an injury to his shoulder capsule in Week 5. He’s now targeting receivers on the move, but his shoulder stamina remains a concern and needs to be tested by the intensity of practice, Gase said.

“He can throw it down the field now,” Gase said. “It looks good. It’s just all about how many times.”

Gase is wary of a setback and said he wants to decide soon on a starter for Sunday.

“I’m running out of time,” he said. “We can’t be wrong and start the week one way, and then flip when we get to Friday.”

 

Jets QB Sam Darnold sits out team’s first practice after bye

Sam Darnold is out of his walking boot and has started jogging. Next step for the New York Jets quarterback: getting back on the field.

Darnold sat out the team’s first practice after its bye-week break while he continues to recover from a foot strain.

The rookie wore a green Jets cap and sweats as practice began Monday, and mostly watched from the side while Josh McCown and Davis Webb threw passes in individual drills.

“The foot is really good,” Darnold said, adding that he’s experiencing no pain. “I feel really good. Like I said last week, just following protocol right now, but it feels really good. (I’ve) been walking around on it fine. It’s just stable progressions throughout the week, I think.”

Darnold was injured during the Jets’ 13-6 loss at Miami on Nov. 4. McCown started in his place the following week, a 41-10 defeat at home to Buffalo.

It’s uncertain if Darnold will be able to start against New England on Sunday.

“Right now, it’s status quo,” coach Todd Bowles said. “Day to day, week to week.”

The Jets aren’t required to submit an injury report until Wednesday, after the first official practice of the week is held. Bowles said he and the team would have to see if Darnold might be able to participate, but insisted he had no gut feeling.

“Not at this time, I don’t,” Bowles said. “Honestly, I don’t.”

If Darnold can’t go, it would be McCown starting against the Patriots at home. The 39-year-old veteran struggled in his season debut, along with the rest of the offense, in the loss to the Bills. McCown was 17 of 34 for 135 yards and two interceptions.

 

Bears say quarterback Trubisky has right shoulder injury

The Chicago Bears say quarterback Mitchell Trubisky hurt his right shoulder in their victory over the Minnesota Vikings.

Coach Matt Nagy did not mention the injury after the game or when he met with reporters on Monday. But the Bears later said Trubisky would not have participated had they practiced. They were required by NFL rules to release a hypothetical injury report because they play Thursday at Detroit.

Though it was not clear exactly when the injury occurred, Trubisky seemed in pain following a 5-yard run late in the Bears’ 25-20 victory. He slid and took a late hit to the left shoulder from Harrison Smith. That drove his throwing shoulder into the ground.

Trubisky threw one more pass and finished the game.

 

No. 1 Duke rout San Diego State to open Maui Invitational

Zion Williamson poked the ball free with a clear path to the basket, the crowd rising in anticipation before he even reached midcourt.

The voices in the Lahaina Civic Center rising with Duke’s rim-wrecking freshman, Williamson launched through the air, head well above the rim as he threw down a windmill dunk and roars echoed off their ceiling.

Duke’s soaring-and-scoring show hit paradise and it’s showing no sign of slowing down.

The top-ranked Blue Devils breezed through their Maui Invitational opener on Monday, blowing out San Diego State 90-64 to remain undefeated on the Valley Isle.

“They understand being part of something bigger than them, but still being really good,” Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski said. “The spotlight is bigger, their stuff will show if the spotlight’s on the whole team.”

Duke has been the talk of college basketball since its highly-touted freshmen shot the season out of a canon with a blowout win over then-No. 2 Kentucky. The five-time Maui champion Blue Devils arrived in paradise the favorites and played like it against the Aztecs (2-1).

Duke (4-0) built a 17-point halftime lead despite front-court foul trouble – Williamson played seven first-half minutes – and shot 52 percent, making 10 of 25 from the 3-point arc.

The position-less Blue Devils kept the crowd wondering what would happen next with a series of acrobatic moves and finishes at the rim, pushing the lead and themselves into Tuesday’s semifinals against No. 8 Auburn. Duke is 16-0 all-time in Maui.

 

Pacers hit all right notes in 121-94 blowout over Jazz

Pacers coach Nate McMillan saw exactly what he wanted Monday night.

Big men Domantas Sabonis and Myles Turner showed off their strength. Bojan Bogdanovic knocked down shots from the perimeter. Indiana shared the ball and played defense.

With All-Star guard Victor Oladipo sidelined with an injured right knee, the Pacers delivered their most complete game of the season. Bogdanovic scored 21 points, Sabonis nearly had a triple-double and Turner added 12 points and six rebounds to lead the Pacers past the Utah Jazz 121-94.

“When I talk about ball movement and you get those opportunities from the (3-point line) and all over the place and you get everybody involved, this is what we’re talking about,” McMillan said.

The result: Indiana won its third straight, all at home, and recorded its most lopsided victory since opening night.

They didn’t miss Oladipo one bit.

Bogdanovic went 9 of 14 from the field, including 3 of 4 from 3-point range. Sabonis had 19 points, nine rebounds and a career-high nine assists in 26 minutes, and Turner wound up with four assists and three blocks.

The Pacers also forced 18 turnovers, committed three and had a season-high 35 assists.

The numbers only told part of the tale.

“They executed the game plan perfectly,” McMillan said. “We needed to get pressure on Utah. They do a good job of executing their half-court offense. I thought we did that, and then we got out (on offense) and played at the tempo we wanted.”

Sure, it came against a weary opponent closing out a five-game trip.

 

Walker new NBA scoring leader, Hornets top Celtics 117-112

The NBA’s new scoring leader was determined his latest big night wouldn’t go to waste.

Kemba Walker scored 43 points, giving him 103 in his last two games, and the Charlotte Hornets battled back to beat the Boston Celtics 117-112 on Monday night.

Walker followed up his NBA season-best, 60-point effort in an overtime loss to the 76ers on Saturday night with another spectacular performance. He scored 21 points in the fourth quarter and made 14 of 25 shots overall, including seven more 3-pointers.

He finished 7 of 10 from the floor with four 3-pointers in the fourth quarter as Charlotte erased a 10-point deficit to pull even at 8-8 on the season.

“I just wanted to win, man,” Walker said. “I wanted to win a close game. We’ve been in every game for the most part. There’s a couple we haven’t been in but you know things just haven’t been going our way in those situations and tonight it did and it felt good.”

Walker passed Golden State’s guard Stephen Curry to take over the NBA scoring lead at 29.6 points per game.

Walker also passed the injured Curry for the league lead in 3-pointers made with 65.

“It means a lot but it’s still the early season,” Walker said. “I would’ve never, ever in my life thought I would be that high up in the rankings as far as scoring in the NBA. But I’m going to try to keep it up, do what I can to win games.”

Walker outdueled Boston’s Kyrie Irving, who finished with 27 points and 11 assists.

Jeremy Lamb had 18 points and Willy Hernangomez added 14 as the Hornets beat the Celtics for the first time in eight tries.

 

Hield helps Kings hold off Westbrook, Thunder 117-113

The Kings sprinted out to a big lead and used their up-and-down style to put Oklahoma City on its heels. Then they got a big lift from Buddy Hield’s perimeter shooting to finish off the Thunder.

Dave Joerger also got a bit of love from the Golden1 Center crowd after reports surfaced over the weekend that the Sacramento coach was at odds with management over the direction of the team.

Hield made three consecutive 3-pointers late in the fourth quarter and scored 25 points, Marvin Bagley III had his first career double-double and the Kings beat the Thunder 117-113 on Monday night to spoil Russell Westbrook’s return.

“We’re a hard-playing team and that’s what our reputation going around the league is,” Joerger said. “In the first half we played maybe as fast as we’ve played since at Miami (on Oct. 29). We like to play that fast but we got tired. But we kept at it and kept battling.”

Iman Shumpert scored 21 of his 23 points in the first half, Bogdan Bogdanovic added 16 points and the Kings beat the Thunder for the second time this season. Bagley, the second overall pick in the draft, had 15 points and 13 rebounds, while De’Aaron Fox had 13 assists.

Westbrook had 29 points and 13 assists in his first game back in Billy Donovan’s lineup since Nov. 5. The seven-time All-Star had missed five games with a left ankle sprain, then left the team Saturday to welcome the birth of twin daughters that same night. He flew to Sacramento and rejoined the Thunder on Monday morning.

“They were coming at us with their pace and we were kind of always backpedaling,” Donovan said. “We were never able to generate any force coming back.”

The Kings blew a 19-point lead and were up 98-96 when Hield went on a tear from the perimeter. His first 3 extended the lead to 101-96. After Jerami Grant’s floater for the Thunder, Hield made back-to-back shots beyond the arc.

 

Yankees get Paxton from Mariners for Sheffield, 2 others

James Paxton spent the first two months of the 2016 season in the minor leagues after an awful spring training caused his demotion.

When he returned to the majors, he quickly emerged as the Mariners’ ace, and now the Yankees hope he can bolster the thin rotation that contributed to New York’s loss to Boston in the AL Division Series. New York acquired the 30-year-old left-hander from the rebuilding Seattle Mariners on Monday for top prospect Justus Sheffield and two other minor leaguers.

“I think I’ll be a great fit. They seem very committed to winning, and so am I,” Paxton said.

New York sent the left-handed Sheffield to the Mariners along with right-hander Erik Swanson and outfielder Dom Thompson-Williams.

Paxton turned 30 on Nov. 6 and went 11-6 with a 3.76 ERA in 28 starts last season, including a 16-strikeout start against Oakland on May 2 and a no-hitter at Toronto six days later. He struck out 208 and walked 42 in a career-high 160 1/3 innings, allowing 23 home runs.

Paxton is 41-26 in six major league seasons, making six trips to the disabled list in the last five years. He missed nearly four months with a strained left latissimus dorsi muscle in 2014, 3+ months with a strained tendon in left middle finger in 2015, 10 days with a bruised left elbow in 2016, 3+ weeks with a strained left forearm and a month with a strained left pectoral muscle in 2017, and 2+ weeks with lower back inflammation this year.

“I continue to try to work towards being healthy for an entire season,” he said. “All the injuries that I’ve had haven’t reoccurred. I’ve learned how to make sure those things don’t happen again through exercise or whatever.”

When he went to Triple-A two years ago, he worked with former big league pitcher Lance Painter, who told him to drop his arm angle back to three-quarters. When Paxton returned to the Mariners, he studied reading swings with pitching coach Mel Stottlemyre Jr.

 

Blues fire coach Mike Yeo, name Craig Berube as interim

Amid a disappointing showing that fell well short of Stanley Cup expectations, the St. Louis Blues fired coach Mike Yeo a quarter of the way into the season and named Craig Berube as his interim replacement.

St. Louis general manager Doug Armstrong announced the change hours after Monday night’s loss to the Los Angeles Kings, the Blues’ third shutout in the last four games. At 7-9-3, the Blues are in last place in the Central Division, and their 17 points rank next-to-last in the NHL, ahead of only Los Angeles.

Something had to give for the Blues after they failed to make the playoffs last season, falling one point short when they lost to Colorado in their 82nd game. They lost in the second round under Yeo in 2017, after he was a midseason replacement for fired coach Ken Hitchcock.

After no coaches were fired last season, the 45-year-old Yeo is the third NHL coach to lose his job this month, following the Kings’ John Stevens and the Blackhawks’ Joel Quenneville. Yeo went 73-49-11 in parts of three seasons with the Blues, with one playoff series victory.

Berube had been an associate coach on Yeo’s staff since the summer of 2017. Before that, he was coach of the Blues’ AHL affiliate and has NHL head-coaching experience from parts of two seasons with Philadelphia.

The 52-year-old Berube is a midseason replacement for the second time, after replacing Peter Laviolette with the Flyers three games into the 2013-14 season. Berube played 1,054 NHL games and racked up 159 points and 3,149 penalty minutes.

Yeo joined the Blues as an assistant in 2016 after five seasons with Minnesota. The Wild made the playoffs in three of Yeo’s four full seasons, and he was fired 55 games into 2015-16.

The Blues came into the season with championship aspirations after acquiring center Ryan O’Reilly in a trade from Buffalo and signing forwards Tyler Bozak, Patrick Maroon and David Perron. Yeo was considered to be on the hot seat, and two consecutive losses led to his dismissal.