Sports agate — Dec. 16, 2020

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National Football League

American Conference

East

W L T Pct PF PA

Buffalo 10 3 0 .769 359 321

Miami 8 5 0 .615 330 245

New England 6 7 0 .462 277 279

N.Y. Jets 0 13 0 .000 183 393

South

W L T Pct PF PA

Indianapolis 9 4 0 .692 372 300

Tennessee 9 4 0 .692 390 336

Houston 4 9 0 .308 295 359

Jacksonville 1 12 0 .077 261 383

North

W L T Pct PF PA

x-Pittsburgh 11 2 0 .846 349 237

Cleveland 9 4 0 .692 348 368

Baltimore 8 5 0 .615 363 273

Cincinnati 2 10 1 .192 244 338

West

W L T Pct PF PA

yx-Kansas City 12 1 0 .923 403 281

Las Vegas 7 6 0 .538 350 391

Denver 5 8 0 .385 257 347

L.A. Chargers 4 9 0 .308 297 362

National Conference

East

W L T Pct PF PA

Washington 6 7 0 .462 287 275

N.Y. Giants 5 8 0 .385 238 291

Philadelphia 4 8 1 .346 277 328

Dallas 4 9 0 .308 298 400

South

W L T Pct PF PA

x-New Orleans 10 3 0 .769 368 265

Tampa Bay 8 5 0 .615 370 294

Atlanta 4 9 0 .308 328 322

Carolina 4 9 0 .308 307 332

North

W L T Pct PF PA

yx-Green Bay 10 3 0 .769 410 323

Chicago 6 7 0 .462 282 291

Minnesota 6 7 0 .462 333 355

Detroit 5 8 0 .385 310 389

West

W L T Pct PF PA

L.A. Rams 9 4 0 .692 325 246

Seattle 9 4 0 .692 393 324

Arizona 7 6 0 .538 358 303

San Francisco 5 8 0 .385 300 311

x-clinched playoff spot

y-clinched division

Thursday’s Game

L.A. Chargers at Las Vegas, 8:20 p.m.

Saturday’s Games

Buffalo at Denver, 4:30 p.m.

Carolina at Green Bay, 8:15 p.m.

Sunday’s Games

Chicago at Minnesota, 1 p.m.

Detroit at Tennessee, 1 p.m.

Houston at Indianapolis, 1 p.m.

Jacksonville at Baltimore, 1 p.m.

New England at Miami, 1 p.m.

San Francisco at Dallas, 1 p.m.

Seattle at Washington, 1 p.m.

Tampa Bay at Atlanta, 1 p.m.

N.Y. Jets at L.A. Rams, 4:05 p.m.

Philadelphia at Arizona, 4:05 p.m.

Kansas City at New Orleans, 4:25 p.m.

Cleveland at N.Y. Giants, 8:20 p.m.

Monday’s Game

Pittsburgh at Cincinnati, 8:15 p.m.

NBA Preseason

Tuesday’s Games

Philadelphia 108, Boston 99

Houston 112, San Antonio 98

Golden State at Sacramento, late

Wednesday’s Games

Cleveland at New York, 7:30 p.m.

Chicago at Oklahoma City, 8 p.m.

L.A. Lakers at Phoenix, 9 p.m.

Portland at Denver, 9 p.m.

Thursday’s Games

Charlotte at Orlando, 7 p.m.

Detroit at Washington, 7 p.m.

Atlanta at Memphis, 8 p.m.

San Antonio at Houston, 8 p.m.

Minnesota at Dallas, 8:30 p.m.

Golden State at Sacramento, 9 p.m.

Utah at L.A. Clippers, 10 p.m.

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COLLEGE BASKETBALL

Monday’s Scores

East

Rutgers 74, Maryland 60

William & Mary 85, George Washington 84, OT

South

Austin Peay 82, McKendree 68

LSU 88, Sam Houston St. 66

McNeese St. 110, Arlington Baptist 64

Mississippi 68, Cent. Arkansas 54

Morehead St. 75, E. Kentucky 62

Presbyterian 85, Carver 46

Radford 67, Longwood 66

Midwest

Cent. Michigan 91, St. Francis (IL) 39

Marquette 89, Creighton 84

Rio Grande 89, Texas A&M International 51

Far West

Colorado 81, N. Colorado 45

Colorado St. 91, N. Arizona 52

Nevada 79, San Diego 72

Tuesday’s Scores

East

St. Francis Brooklyn 91, CCSU 86

Stony Brook 83, Point Park 39

South

Auburn 80, Texas Southern 63

Charlotte 63, Davidson 52

ETSU 65, Gardner-Webb 60

Georgia Southern 92, Carver 27

Liberty 82, SC State 52

McNeese St. 114, Arlington Baptist 50

Radford 62, Longwood 53

Stetson 78, FAU 69

Tennessee 79, Appalachian St. 38

VCU 93, W. Carolina 68

VMI 106, Campbellsville-Harrodsburg 72

Virginia Tech 66, Clemson 60

Wofford 88, Coastal Carolina 77

Midwest

Buffalo 90, Miami (Ohio) 62

Illinois 92, Minnesota 65

Illinois St. 91, Chicago St. 62

Northwestern 100, Quincy 48

St. Bonaventure 81, Akron 74

Southwest

New Mexico 104, Our Lady of the Lake 65

Rice 90, Houston Baptist 79

Far West

Stanford 82, CS Northridge 71

The AP Top 25 Women’s
Basketball Poll

The top 25 teams in The Associated Press’ women’s college basketball poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through Dec. 13, total points based on 25 points for a first-place vote through one point for a 25th-place vote and previous ranking

Record Pts Prv

1. Stanford (26) 4-0 742 1

2. Louisville (1) 5-0 692 2

3. UConn (1) 1-0 676 3

4. NC State (2) 6-0 673 4

5. South Carolina 4-1 640 5

6. Arizona 4-0 607 6

7. Baylor 3-1 544 7

7. Oregon 5-0 544 8

9. Kentucky 6-0 507 9

10. Texas A&M 6-0 470 10

11. UCLA 4-1 445 11

12. Arkansas 7-1 409 13

13. Mississippi St. 2-1 406 12

14. Maryland 3-1 356 14

15. Indiana 2-1 323 15

16. Northwestern 1-0 290 17

17. Ohio St. 4-0 220 18

18. Syracuse 4-0 211 20

19. Michigan 5-0 205 19

20. Missouri St. 3-1 192 21

21. Oregon St. 3-2 117 15

22. Texas 4-1 115 23

23. South Florida 3-1 113 -

24. DePaul 2-2 78 24

25. Gonzaga 3-2 69 25

Others receiving votes: Wake Forest 23, Iowa St. 15, Michigan St. 15, Virginia Tech 13, Georgia 12, North Carolina 5, West Virginia 5, South Dakota St. 4, Arizona St. 3, Utah 3, Villanova 2, Florida St. 2, Boston College 2, Rutgers 1, Iowa 1.

PGA Tour Statistics

Through Dec. 13

FedExCup Season Points

1, Dustin Johnson, 950. 2, Bryson DeChambeau, 698. 3, Viktor Hovland, 682. 4, Stewart Cink, 671. 5, Patrick Cantlay, 660. 6, Carlos Ortiz, 614. 7, Jason Kokrak, 596. 8, Justin Thomas, 594. 9, Matthew Wolff, 585. 10, Sergio Garcia, 548.

Scoring Average

1, Dustin Johnson, 66.989. 2, Bryson DeChambeau, 68.378. 3, Justin Thomas, 69.055. 4, Xander Schauffele, 69.135. 5, Harris English, 69.142. 6, Viktor Hovland, 69.181. 7, John Huh, 69.192. 8, Padraig Harrington, 69.365. 9, Tony Finau, 69.388. 10, Patrick Reed, 69.455.

Driving Distance

1, Bryson DeChambeau, 337.8. 2, Taylor Pendrith, 331.9. 3, Rory McIlroy, 322.7. 4, Cameron Champ, 321.7. 5, Dustin Johnson, 321.4. 6, Erik Barnes, 319.6. 7, Thomas Pieters, 319.4. 8 (tie), Lucas Herbert and Renato Paratore, 318.5. 10, Wyndham Clark, 318.0.

Driving Accuracy Percentage

1, Bernhard Langer, 87.50%. 2, Mike Weir, 82.14%. 3 (tie), Gunn Charoenkul and Naoki Sekito, 80.77%. 5, Rikuya Hoshino, 78.85%. 6, Alex Smalley, 76.79%. 7, Matt Kuchar, 74.64%. 8, Webb Simpson, 74.28%. 9, James Hahn, 73.39%. 10, Brad Kennedy, 73.08%.

Greens in Regulation Percentage

1 (tie), Austin Eckroat and Jim Furyk, 80.56%. 3, Matthew NeSmith, 78.33%. 4, Alex Smalley, 76.39%. 5, Martin Laird, 76.23%. 6, Sam Burns, 75.93%. 7, Russell Knox, 75.51%. 8, 3 tied with 75.00%.

Total Driving

1, Scottie Scheffler, 66. 2, Sam Burns, 74. 3, Willy Pumarol, 78. 4, Rory McIlroy, 80. 5, Jon Rahm, 85. 6, Jason Kokrak, 86. 7 (tie), Dustin Johnson and Joaquin Niemann, 90. 9, Stephen Stallings Jr., 94. 10, George Markham, 103.

SG-Putting

1, Andy Ogletree, 2.837. 2, Dawie van der Walt, 1.582. 3, Jason Kokrak, 1.332. 4, Peter Malnati, 1.282. 5, Lucas Herbert, 1.279. 6, Ollie Schniederjans, 1.261. 7, Sahith Theegala, 1.212. 8, Brendon Todd, 1.200. 9, Ben Taylor, 1.190. 10, Zack Sucher, 1.174.

Birdie Average

1, Patrick Reed, 5.42. 2, Bud Cauley, 5.25. 3, Ryan Palmer, 5.21. 4, Rory McIlroy, 5.13. 5, Justin Thomas, 5.05. 6, Xander Schauffele, 4.94. 7, Harris English, 4.82. 8, 6 tied with 4.75.

Eagles (Holes per)

1, Bryson DeChambeau, 36.0. 2, Cameron Champ, 41.1. 3, Matthew Wolff, 46.3. 4, Jon Rahm, 48.0. 5, Bubba Watson, 57.6. 6, Justin Suh, 60.0. 7 (tie), Keegan Bradley and Kristoffer Ventura, 61.7. 9, 3 tied with 64.8.

Sand Save Percentage

1 (tie), Erik Barnes, Isidro Benitez, Quade Cummins, Jim Furyk and Alex Smalley, 100.00%. 6, Brooks Koepka, 90.91%. 7, Bud Cauley, 83.33%. 8, Sahith Theegala, 81.82%. 9, Stephan Jaeger, 80.00%. 10, Scott Piercy, 75.86%.

All-Around Ranking

1, Dustin Johnson, 411. 2, James Hahn, 414. 3, Sam Burns, 454. 4, Viktor Hovland, 470. 5, Bud Cauley, 500. 6, Justin Thomas, 508. 7, Xander Schauffele, 512. 8, Tyrrell Hatton, 518. 9, Joaquin Niemann, 531. 10, Cameron Smith, 562.

Home team in caps

PRO FOOTBALL

Favorite Points Underdog

Thursday

Week 15

LAS VEGAS 3 Chargers

Saturday

GREEN BAY 81/2 Carolina

Buffalo 61/2 DENVER

Sunday

INDIANAPOLIS 7 Houston

TENNESSEE 11 Detroit

LA RAMS 17 NY Jets

Tampa Bay 6 ATLANTA

MIAMI 21/2 N. England

Seattle 51/2 WASH

MINNESOTA 3 Chicago

BALTIMORE 131/2 J’ville

Cleveland 4 NY GIANTS

ARIZONA 6 Philadelphia

Kansas City 3 N. ORLNS

San Francisco 3 DALLAS

Monday

Pittsburgh 121/2 CINCINN

COLLEGE FOOTBALL

Favorite Points Underdog

Friday

Nebraska 61/2 RUTGERS

Conference USA
Championship Game

John C. Edwards Stadium
Huntington, WV.

MARSHALL 51/2 Ala-Birming

MAC Championship Game

Ford Field-Detroit, MI.

Buffalo 131/2 Ball St

Pac-12 Championship Game

LA Memorial Coliseum
Las Angeles, CA.

USC 3 Oregon

Saturday

W. FOREST 61/2 Florida St

Air Force 21/2 ARMY

WISCONSIN 12 Minnesota

PENN ST 15 Illinois

MARYLAND 21/2 Michigan St

UTAH 101/2 Wash St

UCLA 7 Stanford

Arizona St 7 OREGN ST

Texas A&M 14 TENN

Mississippi 1 LSU

Missouri 1 MISS ST

Big Ten Championship Game

Lucas Oil Stadium
Indianapolis, IN.

Ohio St 201/2 N’western

Big 12 Championship Game

AT&T Stadium-Arlington, TX.

Oklahoma 51/2 Iowa St

Sun Belt Championship Game

Brooks Stadium-Conway, SC.

C. CAROLINA 31/2 UL Lafaytte

ACC Championship Game

Bank of America Stadium
Charlotte, NC.

Clemson 101/2 Notre Dame

American Championship Game

Nippert Stadium-Cincinnati, OH.

CINCINNATI 141/2 Tulsa

SEC Championship Game

Mercedes-Benz Stadium
Atlanta, GA.

Alabama 171/2 Florida

Mountain West
Championship Game

Sam Boyd Stadium
Las Vegas, NV.

Boise St 61/2 San Jose St

COLLEGE BASKETBALL

Favorite Points Underdog

Richmond 6 VANDY

Massachusetts 31/2 LA SALLE

OREGON ST 71/2 T. S. Antnio

COLORADO 21 Neb Omaha

MARSHALL 71/2 Toledo

MIAMI-FLORIDA 21/2 Pittsburgh

San Diego 41/2 C. PLY SLO

GEORGIA ST 5 Mercer

PURDUE 4 Ohio St

CINCINNATI 81/2 S. Florida

Memphis 10 TULANE

ARIZONA 21 Cal Baptist

VILLANOVA 121/2 Butler

Samford 11/2 TROY

Mississippi 12 M. T. ST

Northern Colorado 7 DENVER

Drake 51/2 S. DAKOTA

OKLAHOMA 171/2 O. Roberts

SMU 12 E. Carolina

JACKSONVILLE ST 8 Tenn Tech

Duke 41/2 N. DAME

OKLAHOMA ST 51/2 Tcu

ARIZONA ST 141/2 Utep

WASHINGTON 8 Montana

SYRACUSE 17 N’eastern

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Monday

BASEBALL

Major League Baseball

American League

BOSTON RED SOX — Agreed to terms on a one-year contract with OF Hunter Renfroe.

KANSAS CITY ROYALS — Agreed to terms on a one-year contract with RHP Greg Holland.

TEXAS RANGERS — Signed RHP’s Jharel Cotton and Edubray Ramos and OF Jason Martin to minor league contracts.

National League

PITTSBURGH PIRATES — Named Tony Leo assistant athletic trainer at the major league level.

FOOTBALL

National Football League

BUFFALO BILLS — Signed CB Lafayette Pitts to the practice squad.

CLEVELAND BROWNS — Promoted WR Ja’Marcus Bradley to the active roster.

HOUSTON TEXANS — Released K Brett Maher from the practice squad.

LOS ANGELES RAMS — Placed TE Kendall Blanton on the practice squad reserve/COVID-19 list.

MINNESOTA VIKINGS — Activated TE Hale Hentges from exempt list. Waived WR Tajae Sharpe. Signed RB Khalfani Muhammad to the practice squad.

PHILADELPHIA EAGLES — Signed OL Ross Pierschbacher from Washington’s practice squad.

SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS — Waived DL Alex Barret and CB Briean Boddy-Calhoun.

HOCKEY

National Hockey League

ANAHEIM DUCKS — Assigned G Roman Durney to Tulsa (ECHL).

ST. LOUIS BLUES — Named Ryan Miller assistant general manager of hockey operations.

American Hockey League

ROCKFORD ICEHOGS — Assigned G Tom Aubrun and F’s Riley McKay and D.J. Busdeker to Indy Fuel (ECHL).

SOCCER

Major League Soccer

COLUMBUS CREW — Acquired G Evan Bush from Vancouver in exchange for $125,000 in general allocation money.

SEATTLE SOUNDERS — Exercised the contract options for F Will Bruin, G Stephan Frei, M Shandon Hopeau, D’s Nouhou, Shane O’Neill and Alex Roldan. Declined the contract options of F Justin Dhillon, M Miguel Ibarra and Joevin Jones.

COLLEGE

TEXAS TECH — Released offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach David Yost.

Tuesday

BASEBALL

Major League Baseball

American League

TEXAS RANGERS — Acquired RHP Jose Corniell and player to be named later from Seattle in exchange for RHP Rafael Montero. Agreed to terms with OF David Dahl on a one-year contract.

National League

NEW YORK METS — Agreed to terms with C James McCann on a four-year contract.

BASKETBALL

National Basketball Association

MEMPHIS GRIZZLIES — Signed G Zhaire Smith and F Bennie Boatwright. Waived Gs Jahill Tripp and Marko Guduric.

FOOTBALL

National Football League

BALTIMORE RAVENS — Activated WR Dez Bryant and DB Terrell Bonds from the reserve/COVID-19 list. Placed QB Trace McSorley on injured reserve. Released FB Tommy Bohanon and DT Braxton Hoyett from the practice squad.

BUFFALO BILLS — Designated WR John Brown to return from injured reserve.

CAROLINA PANTHERS — Re-signed LB Chris Orr to the practice squad. Activated DT Bruce Hector from the practice squad reserve/COVID-19 list.

CLEVELAND BROWNS — Released RB John Kelly from the practice squad.

DENVER BRONCOS — Re-signed FB Jeremy Cox to the practice squad.

DETROIT LIONS — Released RB Dalyn Dawkins from the practice squad.

GREEN BAY PACKERS — Signed DL Brian Price to the practice squad. Activated RB Dexter Williams to the practice squad. Released T Ryan Pope from the practice squad. Placed DL Delontae Scott on the practice squad injured reserve.

HOUSTON TEXANS — Claimed RB Dontrell Hilliard from Cleveland waivers. Signed LS Anthony Kukwa to the practice squad.

INDIANAPOLIS COLTS — Signed LB Chris Covington to the practice squad.

JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS — Signed C Evan Boehm to the practice squad. Placed OL Ben Bartch on the reserve/COVID-19 list.

KANSAS CITY CHIEFS — Waived WR Marcus Kemp.

LAS VEGAS RAIDERS — Placed WR Henry Ruggs III on the reserve/COVID-19 list. Designated DE Takk McKinley to return from injured reserve. Signed DE Vic Beasley to the active roster and WR Marcell Ateman to the practice squad.

LOS ANGELES CHARGERS — Placed S Derwin James on the reserve/COVID-19 list.

LOS ANGELES RAMS — Signed P Brandon Wright to the practice squad.

MIAMI DOLPHINS — Signed WR Andre Patton to the practice squad. Placed WR Kirk Merritt on the practice squad/COVID-19 list.

MINNESOTA VIKINGS — Activated CB Mark Fields II from injured reserve. Signed S Curtis Riley to the practice squad. Placed CB Kris Boyd on injured reserve. Released K Tristan Vizcaino from the practice squad.

NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS — Signed OL Earl Watford to the practice squad. Released DB Dayan Lake.

NEW ORLEANS SAINTS — Claimed OL Patrick Omameh from Las Vegas waivers.

NEW YORK GIANTS — Waived DB Brandon Williams.

NEW YORK JETS — Waived K Sergio Castillo.

PHILADELPHIA EAGLES — Signed C Ross Pierschbacher.

PITTSBURGH STEELERS — Signed OL Danny Isidora from Kansas City practice squad.

SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS — Waived S Johnathan Cyprien. Released DE Willie Henry from the practice squad.

SEATTLE SEAHAWKS — Released LB Ray-Ray Armstrong from the practice squad.

TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS — Placed P Bradley Pinion, K Ryan Succop and LS Zach Triner on the reserve/COVID-19 list.

TENNESSEE TITANS — Activated DL Teair Tart. Placed LB Tuzar Skipper on the practice squad injured reserve. Activated CB Kristian Fulton from injured reserve. Placed OLB Tuzar Skipper on injured reserve.

HOCKEY

National Hockey League

SAN JOSE SHARKS — Announced LW Melker Karlsson signed with Sweden (Skelleftea AIK).

SOCCER

Major League Soccer

ATLANTA UNITED — Signed G Erik Lopez, F Phillip Goodrum, D Jack Gurr and G Ben Lundgaard to short-term contracts.

AUSTIN FC — Selected D Kamal Miller from Orlando City FC and F Danny Hoesen from San Jose Earthquakes in 2020 expansion draft.

CHARLOTTE FC — Named Nick Kelly club president.

COLORADO RAPIDS — Agreed to terms with D Lalas Abubakar on a new contract through the 2024 season.

SAN DIEGO LOYAL — Signed D Ebenezer Ackon pending league and federation approval.

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