Sports agate — Dec. 17, 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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

College Football Playoff Rankings

Record

1. Alabama 10-0

2. Notre Dame 10-0

3. Clemson 9-1

4. Ohio State 5-0

5. Texas A&M 7-1

6. Iowa State 8-2

7. Florida 8-2

8. Georgia 7-2

9. Cincinnati 8-0

10. Oklahoma 7-2

11. Indiana 6-1

12. Coastal Carolina 11-0

13. Southern Cal 5-0

14. Northwestern 6-1

15. North Carolina 8-3

16. Iowa 6-2

17. BYU 10-1

18. Miami 8-2

19. Louisiana-Lafayette 9-1

20. Texas 6-3

21. Oklahoma State 7-3

22. NC State 8-3

23. Tulsa 6-1

24. San Jose State 6-0

25. Colorado 4-1

The playoff semifinals match the No. 1 seed vs. the No. 4 seed, and No. 2 will face No. 3. The semifinals will be hosted at the Sugar Bowl and Rose Bowl on Jan. 1, 2021. The championship game will be played on Jan. 11, 2021 at Miami Gardens, Fla.

College Football National Signings

Syracuse

Duce Chestnut, cb, 5-11, 180, Camden, Camden, N.J.

Enrique Cruz, ot, 6-5, 252, Willowbrook, Villa Park, Ill.

Kalan Ellis, og, 6-5, 350, St Louis School, Honolulu, Hawaii

Malcolm Folk, s, 6-1, 191, Episcopal Academy, Newtown Square, Pa.

Elijah Fuentes, dt, 6-3, 260, Cardinal Hayes, Bronx, N.Y.

Oronde Gadsden II, wr, 6-4, 190, American Heritage, Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

Jatius Geer, sde, 6-5, 260, Belton-Honea Path, Honea Path, S.C.

Umari Hatcher, wr, 6-3, 175, Freedom, Woodbridge, Va.

Wes Hoeh, og, 6-4, 250, Glenbard West, Glen Ellyn, Ill.

Josh Hough, rb, 6-2, 235, Beaver Falls, Beaver Falls, Pa.

Austyn Kauhi, ot, 6-5, 260, Kamehameha, Honolulu, Hawaii

Justin Lamson, dual, 6-3, 210, Oak Ridge, El Dorado Hills, Calif.

Terry Lockett, dt, 6-1, 255, Springfield Central, Springfield, Mass.

Kendall Long, wr, 6-3, 215, River Bluff, Lexington, S.C.

Tyler Magnuson, ot, 6-5, 260, Wayzata, Minneapolis, Minn.

Malik Matthew, olb, 6-3, 210, Herbert H Lehman, Bronx, N.Y.

Derek McDonald, te, 6-4, 230, Marist School, Atlanta, Ga.

Landon Morris, te, 6-5, 210, Fishers, Fishers, Ind.

Austin Roon, olb, 6-4, 220, Byron Center, Byron Center, Mich.

NBA Preseason

Tuesday’s Games

Philadelphia 108, Boston 99

Houston 112, San Antonio 98

Sacramento 114, Golden State 113

Wednesday’s Games

New York 100, Cleveland 93

Chicago 124, Oklahoma City 103

L.A. Lakers at Phoenix, late

Portland at Denver, late

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.

Friday’s Games

Philadelphia at Indiana, 6 p.m.

Miami at Toronto, 7 p.m.

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

Brooklyn at Boston, 8 p.m.

Chicago at Oklahoma City, 8 p.m.

Milwaukee at New Orleans, 8 p.m.

Portland at Denver, 9 p.m.

L.A. Lakers at Phoenix, 10:30 p.m.

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COLLEGE BASKETBALL

Wednesday’s Scores

East

Bryant 74, Wagner 62

CCSU 78, St. Francis Brooklyn 59

LIU 75, Sacred Heart 55

Syracuse 62, Northeastern 56

Toledo 96, Marshall 87, OT

UMass 85, La Salle 66

Villanova 85, Butler 66

South

Chattanooga 69, UNC-Asheville 66

Elon 66, Campbell 56

FIU 85, Florida Gulf Coast 69

Georgia St. 88, Mercer 81

Grambling St. 78, Louisiana-Monroe 61

Liberty 91, Carver 38

Mississippi St. 81, Cent. Arkansas 65

Pittsburgh 70, Miami 55

Richmond 78, Vanderbilt 67

South Alabama 103, Flagler 81

South Florida 74, Cincinnati 71

William & Mary 75, Hampton 58

Midwest

Duke 75, Notre Dame 65

Purdue 67, Ohio St. 60

Southwest

TCU 77, Oklahoma St. 76

Far West

Colorado 91, Nebraska-Omaha 49

Oregon St. 73, UTSA 61

San Diego 70, Cal Poly 61

Wednesday’s Summary

Syracuse 62, Northeastern 56

NORTHEASTERN (1-2)

Eboigbodin 1-3 0-0 2, Strong 3-6 2-2 9, Stucke 3-11 0-0 9, Walker 2-5 2-2 7, Walters 2-8 2-2 6, Telfort 5-9 3-4 16, Cubrilo 1-4 2-2 5, Doherty 1-1 0-2 2. Totals 18-47 11-14 56.

SYRACUSE (5-1)

Dolezaj 7-13 0-0 14, Griffin 0-4 0-0 0, Guerrier 6-10 6-9 18, Boeheim 1-12 0-0 2, Girard 5-16 9-9 21, Richmond 0-4 5-6 5, Newton 0-1 2-2 2. Totals 19-60 22-26 62.

Halftime_Syracuse 32-31. 3-Point Goals_Northeastern 9-28 (Telfort 3-4, Stucke 3-9, Cubrilo 1-3, Strong 1-4, Walker 1-4, Walters 0-4), Syracuse 2-18 (Girard 2-9, Dolezaj 0-1, Newton 0-1, Richmond 0-1, Boeheim 0-3, Griffin 0-3). Fouled Out_Walters. Rebounds_Northeastern 30 (Eboigbodin 10), Syracuse 33 (Guerrier 16). Assists_Northeastern 13 (Stucke 5), Syracuse 8 (Girard 3). Total Fouls_Northeastern 22, Syracuse 14.

COLLEGE HOCKEY

Tuesday’s Scores

East

American International 4, Army West Point 1

Quinnipiac 2, Sacred Heart 1, OT

Midwest

Denver 3, W. Michigan 2

Colorado College 4, Miami 1

Wednesday’s Scores

East

Mercyhurst 3, Niagara 3, OT (Mercyhurst wins shootout)

Midwest

Omaha 2, Minnesota Duluth 2, OT (Omaha wins shootout)

N. Michigan 5, Ferris St. 4

LPGA Tour Statistics

Through Dec. 13

Scoring

1, Sei Young Kim, 68.111. 2, Brooke M. Henderson, 69.207. 3, Danielle Kang, 69.585. 4, Nasa Hataoka, 69.667. 5, Inbee Park, 69.757. 6, Nelly Korda, 70.086. 7, Lydia Ko, 70.154. 8, Carlota Ciganda, 70.297. 9, Moriya Jutanugarn, 70.429. 10, Lexi Thompson, 70.486.

Driving Distance

1, Bianca Pagdanganan, 284.655. 2, Anne van Dam, 281.849. 3, Maria Fassi, 280.352. 4, Nelly Korda, 272.609. 5, Lexi Thompson, 271.740. 6, Nanna Koerstz Madsen, 270.197. 7, Jessica Korda, 269.410. 8, Linnea Strom, 268.326. 9, Brooke M. Henderson, 266.810. 10, Madelene Sagstrom, 266.409.

Greens in Regulation

1, Sei Young Kim, 78.40%. 2, Brooke M. Henderson, 77.40%. 3, Carlota Ciganda, 74.50%. 4, Danielle Kang, 73.20%. 5, Nelly Korda, 72.90%. 6, Lexi Thompson, 72.20%. 7 (tie), Ally Ewing and Jodi Ewart Shadoff, 72.10%. 9, Esther Henseleit, 72.00%. 10, Moriya Jutanugarn, 71.80%.

Putts per GIR

1, Sei Young Kim, 1.730. 2, Danielle Kang, 1.750. 3, Inbee Park, 1.751. 4, Su Oh, 1.758. 5, Jennifer Song, 1.764. 6, Lydia Ko, 1.768. 7, Madelene Sagstrom, 1.772. 8, Dottie Ardina, 1.776. 9, Angela Stanford, 1.779. 10, Nasa Hataoka, 1.780.

Birdies

1 (tie), Ally Ewing and Yealimi Noh, 181. 3, Minjee Lee, 179. 4, Jennifer Song, 178. 5, Stacy Lewis, 176. 6 (tie), Danielle Kang and Angela Stanford, 171. 8, Austin Ernst, 169. 9, Xiyu Lin, 168. 10, Mel Reid, 167.

Eagles

1 (tie), Maria Fassi and Anne van Dam, 7. 3 (tie), Cydney Clanton, Perrine Delacour, Minjee Lee, Xiyu Lin, Madelene Sagstrom, Alena Sharp and Patty Tavatanakit, 5. 10, 13 tied with 4.

Sand Save Percentage

1, Klara Spilkova, 68.89%. 2, Minjee Lee, 67.16%. 3, Lydia Ko, 65.31%. 4, Brittany Lang, 63.83%. 5 (tie), Hannah Green and Jing Yan, 61.91%. 7, Jennifer Song, 61.11%. 8, Sei Young Kim, 60.87%. 9, Dottie Ardina, 60.47%. 10, Celine Boutier, 59.42%.

Rounds Under Par

1, Sei Young Kim, 77.78%. 2, Brooke M. Henderson, 68.97%. 3, Danielle Kang, 65.85%. 4, Minjee Lee, 64.15%. 5, Nasa Hataoka, 64.10%. 6, Nelly Korda, 62.86%. 7, Carlota Ciganda, 62.16%. 8, Marina Alex, 61.54%. 9, Inbee Park, 59.46%. 10, Ally Ewing, 57.14%.

Home team in caps

PRO FOOTBALL

Favorite Points Underdog

LAS VEGAS 3 Chargers

Saturday

GREEN BAY 9 Carolina

Buffalo 61/2 DENVER

Sunday

INDIANAPOLIS 7 Houston

TENNESSEE 111/2 Detroit

LA RAMS 171/2 NY Jets

Tampa Bay 6 ATLANTA

MIAMI 2 N. England

Seattle 51/2 WASH

MINNESOTA 3 Chicago

BALTIMORE 13 J’ville

Cleveland 41/2 NY GIANTS

ARIZONA 61/2 Philadelphia

Kansas City 3 N. ORLENS

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

WAKE 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 OREGON ST

Texas A&M 14 TENN

Mississippi 21/2 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

S. ILLINOIS 8 N. Dakota

Creighton 61/2 ST. JOHN’S

DREXEL 11/2 St. Joseph’s

TEXAS TECH 2 Kansas

WYOMING 71/2 Neb Omaha

MARQUETTE 41/2 Seton Hall

SOUTHERN UTAH 101/2 Dixie St

LOYOLA MARY 51/2 Cal Irvine

OREGON 8 San Fran

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Wednesday

BASEBALL

American League

LOS ANGELES ANGELS — Agreed to terms with LHP Alex Claudio to a one-year contract.

SEATTLE MARINERS — Signed RHP Keynan Middleton to a major league contract. Designate OF Phillip Ervin was for assignment.

TAMPA BAY RAYS — Signed C Mike Zunino to a one-year contract. Agreed to terms with RHPs David Hess and Andrew Kittredge and C Joseph Odom to minor league contracts.

TEXAS RANGERS — Acquired minor league INF Jose Acosta from Cincinnati in exchange for OF Scott Heineman. Signed RHP Luis Ortiz to a minor league contract.

National League

CHICAGO CUBS — Named Willie Harris third base coach, Chris Valaika assistant hitting coach, Craig Driver first base/catching coach, Andy Green bench coach, Tommy Hottovy pitching coach, Anthony Iapoce, hitting coach, Chris Young bullpen coach, Mike Borzello assistant pitching/catching and strategy coach, Mike Napoli quality assurance coach, Kyle Evans senior director of major league data and development, Juan Cabreja staff assistant and Chad Noble bullpen catcher coach.

COLORADO ROCKIES — Signed RHP Chi Chi Gonzalez to one-year retaining minor league contract.

MILWUAKEE BREWERS — Signed OF Dustin Peterson to a minor league contract.

NEW YORK METS — Named Dave Jauss as bench coach.

PITTSBURGH PIRATES — Named David Burke executive vice president of sales & business development.

SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS — Signed RHP Anthony DeSclafani to a one-year contract.

BASKETBALL

National Basketball Association

MEMPHIS GRIZZLIES — Signed G Christian Vital and Shaq Buchanan to an undisclosed contract. Waived G Zhaire Smith.

MIAMI HEAT — Waived the contracts of G Breein Tyree and F Paul Eboua.

FOOTBALL

National Football League

ARIZONA CARDINALS — Designated TE Darrell Daniels and DL Josh Mauro to return from injured reserve.

BALTIMORE RAVENS — Placed WRs Marquise Brown, James Proche and Miles Boykin on the reserve/COVID-19 list. Designated DB Terrell Bonds to return from injured reserve.

CAROLINA PANTHERS — Activated WR D.J. Moore from the reserve/COVID-19 list.

CINCINNATI BENGALS — Placed DT Geno Atkins on injured reserve. Promoted DE Amani Bledsoe to the active roster from reserve/COVID-19 list.

CLEVELAND BROWNS — Signed RB John Kelly to the practice squad.

DALLAS COWBOYS — Designated CB Trevon Diggs to return from injured reserve. Re-signed C Adam Redmond to practice squad.

DENVER BRONCOS — Activated QB Jeff Driskel and practice squad DL Darius Kilgo from the reserve/COVID-19 lists. Placed CBs Duke Dawson Jr. and Kevin Toliver II on injured reserve. Signed CB Parnell Motley from San Francisco practice squad.

DETROIT LIONS — Signed RB Jordan Scarlett and QB Jordan Ta’Amu to the practice squad. Released RB Dalyn Dawkins and P Arryn Siposs. Designated OL Halapoulivaati Vaitai to return from injured reserve. Placed CB Jeff Okudah on injured reserve.

HOUSTON TEXANS — Activated RB David Johnson from the reserve/COVID-19 list. Placed S Justin Reid and DT Brandon Dunn on injured reserve.

INDIANAPOLIS COLTS — Placed S Ibraheim Campbell on the practice squad COVID-19 list.

JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS — Designated G Andrew Norwell and CB Chris Claybrooks to return from injured reserve. Placed CB Tre Herndon on the reserve/COVID-19 list. Placed C Brandon Linder on injured reserve.

KANSAS CITY CHIEFS — Designated WR Byron Pringle to return from injured reserve.

LOS ANGELES RAMS — Activated TE Kendall Blanton from the reserve/COVID-19 list.

MIAMI DOLPHINS — Activated RB Matt Breida from the reserve/COVID-19 list.

MINNESOTA VIKINGS — Waived CB Mark Fields II. Signed LB Blake Lynch to the active roster.

NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS — Designated WR Julian Edelman and DE Shilique Calhoun to return from injured reserve.

NEW ORLEANS SAINTS — Designated QB Drew Brees to return from injured reserve.

NEW YORK GIANTS — Designated DB Adrian Colbert to return from injured reserve.

NEW YORK JETS — Designated RB La’Mical Perine and K Sam Ficken to return from injured reserve. Placed OLB Jordan Jenkins and S Saquan Hampton on injured reserve.

PHILADELPHIA EAGLES — Placed S Rodney McLeod on injured reserve. Promoted DB Elijah Riley to the active roster. Signed S Blake Countess to the practice squad.

SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS — Designated TE George Kittle to return from injured reserve. Placed OL Colton McKivitz on reserve/COVID-19 list. Signed DL Alex Barrett, CB Briean Boddy-Calhoun, DL Daeshon Hall, OLs Aaron Neary and Isaiah Williams to the practice squad. Released TE Chase Harrell.

SEATTLE SEAHAWKS — Designated TE Greg Olsen to return from injured reserve. Activated DT Bryan Mone form the reserve/COVID-19 list (Mone remains on injured reserve list.

TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS — Placed RB Ronald Jones II on the reserve/COVID-19 list.

WASHINGTON FOOTBALL TEAM — Signed RB Lamar Miller from Chicago practice squad.

Canadian Football League

CFL — Announced DLs Woody Baron (Montreal), Anthony Johnson (Calgary) and Julian Howsare (Hamilton), OL Donald Hawkins (Montreal), DBs Will Likely (Hamilton), Najee Murray (Montreal), Jumal Rolle Hamilton), Marcus Sayles (Winnipeg) and Randall Evans (Ottawa), WRs Rodney Smith (Edmonton), Lucky Whitehead (Winnipeg) and WR/KR Janarion Grant (Winnipeg) were unveiled from their respective clubs negotiation lists.

HOCKEY

National Hockey League

CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS — Named Danny Wirtz chief executive officer, Jaime Faulkner president of business operations and Stan Bowman president of hockey operations and general manager.

SOCCER

Major League Soccer

COLORADO RAPIDS SC— Signed D Auston Trusty to a contract through the 2023 season.

FC CINCINNATI — Selected MF/F Ben Mines from the 2020 End-of-Year Waivers draft and now possess the winger’s MLS rights and can initiate contract negotiations.

FC DALLAS — Re-signed Alan Avila to represent the club as its official eMLS athlete for the 2021 season in the EA SPORTS FIFA 21 Global Series.

SAN JOSE EARTHQUAKES — Signed Ben Remez as the club’s official eMLS competitor to represent the club in Major League Soccer’s EA Sports FIFA League for the 2021 season.

VANCOUVER WHITECAPS FC — Signed Alex Gonzalez on Xbox and Erfan Hosseinithe on Playstation to represent the club as eSports athletes in 2021.

National Women’s Soccer League

SKY BLUE FC — Signed MF Nahomi Kawasumi to a contract 2021 season.

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