Sports agate — Dec. 18, 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 7 0 .538 377 421

Denver 5 8 0 .385 257 347

L.A. Chargers 5 9 0 .357 327 389

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 30, Las Vegas 27

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

Wednesday’s Games

New York 100, Cleveland 93

Chicago 124, Oklahoma City 103

Denver 126, Portland 95

L.A. Lakers 112, Phoenix 107

Thursday’s Games

Charlotte 123, Orlando 115

Detroit 97, Washington 86

Memphis 128, Atlanta 106

Houston 128, San Antonio 106

Minnesota 129, Dallas 127, OT

Golden State 113, Sacramento 109

Utah at L.A. Clippers, late

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.

Saturday’s Games

Charlotte at Orlando, 7 p.m.

Detroit at Washington, 7 p.m.

Atlanta at Memphis, 8 p.m.

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COLLEGE BASKETBALL

Thursday’s Scores

East

Bryant 81, Wagner 75

Creighton 94, St. John’s 76

Drexel 81, Saint Joseph’s 77

Sacred Heart 87, LIU 72

South

Appalachian St. 87, Greensboro 47

Coastal Carolina 99, Delaware St. 73

ETSU 96, Columbia International 54

North Alabama 99, Crowley’s Ridge 51

Midwest

Nebraska 110, Doane 64

S. Illinois 85, North Dakota 64

Valparaiso 89, Purdue University Northwest 71

Southwest

New Mexico 90, LeTourneau 58

Kansas 58, Texas Tech 57

LPGA Tour

$3M CME Group Tour Championship

Thursday

At Tiburon Golf Club

Naples, Fla.

Par 72

First Round

Lexi Thompson 32-33_65  -7

Nanna Koerstz Madsen 34-32_66  -6

Sei Young Kim 34-33_67  -5

Caroline Masson 35-32_67  -5

Megan Khang 33-34_67  -5

Minjee Lee 33-35_68  -4

Maria Fassi 36-32_68  -4

Anna Nordqvist 34-34_68  -4

Carlota Ciganda 32-36_68  -4

Cristie Kerr 34-34_68  -4

Jin Young Ko 35-33_68  -4

Austin Ernst 34-35_69  -3

Georgia Hall 36-33_69  -3

Ashleigh Buhai 36-33_69  -3

Hannah Green 34-35_69  -3

Moriya Jutanugarn 37-33_70  -2

Jasmine Suwannapura 36-34_70  -2

Jodi Ewart Shadoff 34-36_70  -2

Mina Harigae 38-32_70  -2

Cydney Clanton 35-35_70  -2

Jennifer Kupcho 36-34_70  -2

Stephanie Meadow 36-34_70  -2

Perrine Delacour 36-34_70  -2

Home team in caps

PRO FOOTBALL

Favorite Points Underdog

Saturday

GREEN BAY 81/2 Carolina

Buffalo 6 DENVER

Sunday

INDIANAPOLIS 71/2 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 6 NY GIANTS

ARIZONA 61/2 Philadelphia

Kansas City 3 N. ORLENS

San Francisco 3 DALLAS

Monday

Pittsburgh 13 CINCINN

COLLEGE FOOTBALL

Favorite Points Underdog

Nebraska 61/2 RUTGERS

Conference USA
Championship Game

John C. Edwards Stadium
Huntington, WV.

MARSHALL 5 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 121/2 Minnesota

PENN ST 15 Illinois

UTAH 101/2 Wash St

UCLA 7 Stanford

Arizona St 7 OREGN 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 20 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 3 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

E. Washington 12 N. ARIZNA

W. MICHIGAN 11/2 C. Michigan

S. ILLINOIS 71/2 N. Dakota

NIAGARA 6 Fairfield

SAN DIEGO ST 71/2 Byu

St. Peter’s 1 MNMUTH

MOREHEAD ST 61/2 SIU Edwrds

Drake 5 S. DAKOTA

RHODE ISLAND 51/2 Davidson

Belmont 9 TENN ST

RIDER 11/2 Iona

N. ILLINOIS 161/2 Chicago St

C. O. CHARLES 3 W. Carolina

TENN 27 Tenn Tech

SE MISSOURI ST 6 Tenn Martin

Santa Clara 7 S. JOSE ST

WASH ST 5 Montana St

UTAH 22 Idaho

W. VIRGINIA 151/2 Iowa St

UTAH ST 11 N. Colorado

NEVADA 12 Air Force

PORTLAND ST 21/2 Weber St

RICHMOND 31/2 Loyola Chi

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Thursday

BASEBALL

Major League Baseball

National League

CHICAGO CUBS — Agreed to terms with RHP Jonathan Holder on a 2021 non-guaranteed contract.

BASKETBALL

National Basketball Association

NBA FOUNDATION— Named Greg Taylor executive director.

HOUSTON ROCKETS — Signed F Trey Mourning to a training camp deal.

FOOTBALL

National Football League

CAROLINA PANTHERS — Placed OT Greg Little on injured reserve.

CINCINNATI BENGALS — Signed QB Kyle Shurmur to the practice squad.

DETROIT LIONS — Signed CB Tramaine Brock to the practice squad. Released CB Dee Virgin. Placed CB Jeff Okudah on injured reserve.

HOUSTON TEXANS — Claimed CB Mark Fields III from Minnesota waivers. Placed G Hjalte Froholdt on the reserve/COVID-19 list.

JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS — Placed LB Kamalei Correa on the exempt/left squad list.

LOS ANGELES CHARGERS — Promoted LB B.J. Bello, DE Jessie Lemonier and S Jaylen Watkins to the active roster. Waived RB Troymaine Pope.

MIAMI DOLPHINS — Signed WR Marcus Kemp. Placed DE Tyshun Render on the reserve/COVID-19 list.

NEW YORK GIANTS — Announced offensive coordinator Jason Garrett tested positive for COVID-19 and Freddie Kitchens will serve as offensive play caller for Sunday’s game. Placed CB James Bradberry on the reserve/COVID-19 list. Activated Devonta Freeman from the reserve/COVID-19 list.

SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS — Signed TE Chase Harrell to the practice squad. Placed WR Shawn Poindexter to the practice squad injured reserve list. Place RB Austin Walter on the reserve/COVID-19 list. Announced DL Kevin Grimes roster exemption was lifted.

WASHINGTON FOOTBALL TEAM — Signed RB Lamar Miller from Chicago practice squad. Placed S Deshazor Everett on injured reserve.

HOCKEY

National Hockey League

ST LOUIS BLUES — Announced the retirement of F Alexander Steen after 15 seasons due to back injury.

WINNIPEG JETS — Signed G Mikhail Berdin to a two-year, one-way contract extension for 2021-22 and a two-way contract extension for 2022-23.

SOCCER

Major League Soccer

ATLANTA UNITED — Acquired D Andrew Gutman from FC Cincinnati in stage 1 of the 2020 MLS Re-Entry Process.

COLORADO RAPIDS — Signed F Jonathan Lewis to a multi-year contract through the 2024 season.

FC DALLAS — Traded W Fafa Picault to Houston in exchange for 2021-22 general allocation money.

LOS ANGELES FC — Acquired MF Raheem Edwards from Minnesota United FC in stage 1 of 2020 MLS Re-Entry Process.

NEW YORK CITY FC — Announced MF Alex Ring was traded to Austin FC for 2021-22 general allocation money.

PORTLAND TIMBERS — Acquired D Claudio Bravo from Argentinian (Liga Professional de FA’tbol side Club Atla’tico Banfield) and signed him to a multi-year contract using targeted allocation money.

SPORTING KANSAS CITY SC — Acquired G Kendall McIntosh in stage 1 of the 2020 MLS Re-Entry Process.

COLLEGE

PURDUE UNIVERSITY — Announced Jeff Brohm will not return as defensive coordinator and linebacker coach for 2021 season.

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