Sports agate — Dec. 30, 2020

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National Football League

American Conference

East

W L T Pct PF PA

yx-Buffalo 12 3 0 .800 445 349

Miami 10 5 0 .667 378 282

New England 6 9 0 .400 298 339

N.Y. Jets 2 13 0 .133 229 429

South

W L T Pct PF PA

Indianapolis 10 5 0 .667 423 348

Tennessee 10 5 0 .667 450 401

Houston 4 11 0 .267 346 423

Jacksonville 1 14 0 .067 292 464

North

W L T Pct PF PA

yx-Pittsburgh 12 3 0 .800 394 288

Baltimore 10 5 0 .667 430 300

Cleveland 10 5 0 .667 384 397

Cincinnati 4 10 1 .300 308 386

West

W L T Pct PF PA

*zyx-Kan. City 14 1 0 .933 452 324

Las Vegas 7 8 0 .467 402 447

L.A. Chargers 6 9 0 .400 346 405

Denver 5 10 0 .333 292 414

National Conference

East

W L T Pct PF PA

Dallas 6 9 0 .400 376 450

Washington 6 9 0 .400 315 315

N.Y. Giants 5 10 0 .333 257 338

Philadelphia 4 10 1 .300 320 398

South

W L T Pct PF PA

yx-N. Orleans 11 4 0 .733 449 330

x-Tampa Bay 10 5 0 .667 448 328

Carolina 5 10 0 .333 343 369

Atlanta 4 11 0 .267 369 370

North

W L T Pct PF PA

yx-Green Bay 12 3 0 .800 474 353

Chicago 8 7 0 .533 356 335

Minnesota 6 9 0 .400 393 440

Detroit 5 10 0 .333 342 482

West

W L T Pct PF PA

yx-Seattle 11 4 0 .733 433 348

L.A. Rams 9 6 0 .600 354 289

Arizona 8 7 0 .533 403 349

San Francisco 6 9 0 .400 353 364

x-clinched playoff spot

y-clinched division

z-clinched first round bye

*-clinched home-field advantage

Sunday’s Games

Atlanta at Tampa Bay, 1 p.m.

Baltimore at Cincinnati, 1 p.m.

Dallas at N.Y. Giants, 1 p.m.

Miami at Buffalo, 1 p.m.

Minnesota at Detroit, 1 p.m.

N.Y. Jets at New England, 1 p.m.

Pittsburgh at Cleveland, 1 p.m.

Arizona at L.A. Rams, 4:25 p.m.

Green Bay at Chicago, 4:25 p.m.

Jacksonville at Indianapolis, 4:25 p.m.

L.A. Chargers at Kansas City, 4:25 p.m.

Las Vegas at Denver, 4:25 p.m.

New Orleans at Carolina, 4:25 p.m.

Seattle at San Francisco, 4:25 p.m.

Tennessee at Houston, 4:25 p.m.

Washington at Philadelphia, 8:20 p.m.

Monday’s Summary

Buffalo 38, New England 9

Buffalo 3 21 7 7 — 38

New England 3 6 0 0 — 9

First Quarter

NE_FG Folk 45, 12:44.

Buf_FG Bass 22, 6:43.

Second Quarter

Buf_Moss 5 run (Bass kick), 14:50.

NE_Newton 9 run (kick failed), 10:39.

Buf_L.Smith 4 pass from Allen (Bass kick), 5:32.

Buf_Diggs 50 pass from Allen (Bass kick), 3:55.

Third Quarter

Buf_Diggs 18 pass from Allen (Bass kick), 11:28.

Fourth Quarter

Buf_Diggs 8 pass from Allen (Bass kick), 13:16.

A_0.

Buf NE

First downs 31 11

Total Net Yards 474 201

Rushes-yards 31-130 24-145

Passing 344 56

Punt Returns 4-25 1-5

Kickoff Returns 1-49 4-74

Interceptions Ret. 0-0 0-0

Comp-Att-Int 30-40-0 9-21-0

Sacked-Yards Lost 0-0 3-22

Punts 2-56.5 7-51.7

Fumbles-Lost 1-0 0-0

Penalties-Yards 3-27 4-25

Time of Possession 39:41 20:19

Individual Statistics

RUSHING_Buffalo, Moss 12-57, Singletary 10-36, Allen 4-35, McKenzie 2-5, Barkley 3-(minus 3). New England, Michel 10-69, Taylor 6-38, Newton 4-24, White 4-14.

PASSING_Buffalo, Allen 27-36-0-320, J.Johnson 1-1-0-13, Barkley 2-3-0-11. New England, Stidham 4-11-0-44, Newton 5-10-0-34.

RECEIVING_Buffalo, Diggs 9-145, McKenzie 4-26, Knox 3-51, Davis 3-33, Beasley 3-17, L.Smith 2-31, Singletary 2-16, Roberts 2-12, Neal 1-13, Moss 1-0. New England, Meyers 4-45, White 3-23, Byrd 1-7, Harry 1-3.

MISSED FIELD GOALS_None.

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COLLEGE FOOTBALL

Tuesday, Dec. 29

Cheez-It Bowl

Orlando, Fla.

Oklahoma St. 37, No. 18 Miami 34

Alamo Bowl

San Antonio

No. 20 Texas vs. Colorado, late

Wednesday, Dec. 30

Duke’s Mayo Bowl

Charlotte, N.C.

Wisconsin vs. Wake Forest, Noon (ESPN)

Cotton Bowl Classic

Arlington, Texas

No. 8 Oklahoma vs. No. 10 Florida, 7:15 p.m. (ESPN)

Thursday, Dec. 31

Armed Forces Bowl

Fort Worth, Texas

No. 22 Tulsa vs. Mississippi St., Noon (ESPN)

Arizona Bowl

Tucson, Ariz.

No. 19 San Jose St. vs. Ball State., 2 p.m. (CBSSN)

Liberty Bowl

Memphis, Tenn.

West Virginia vs. Army, 4 p.m. (ESPN)

Friday, Jan. 1

Peach Bowl

Atlanta

No. 6 Cincinnati vs. No. 11 Georgia, Noon (ESPN)

Citrus Bowl

Orlando, Fla.

No. 15 Northwestern vs. Auburn, 1 p.m. (ABC)

College Football Playoff Semifinal Games

Arlington, Texas

No. 1 Alabama vs. No. 4 Notre Dame, 4 p.m. (ESPN)

Sugar Bowl

New Orleans

No. 2 Clemson vs. No. 3 Ohio St., 8 p.m. (ESPN)

Saturday, Jan 2

Gator Bowl

Jacksonville, Fla.

No. 24 NC State vs. Kentucky, Noon (ESPN)

Outback Bowl

Tampa, Fla.

No. 7 Indiana vs. Mississippi, 12:30 p.m. (ABC)

Fiesta Bowl

Glendale, Ariz.

No. 12 Iowa State vs. No. 25 Oregon, 4 p.m. (ESPN)

Orange Bowl

Miami Gardens, Fla.

No. 5 Texas A&M vs. No. 14 North Carolina, 8 p.m. (ESPN)

AP Player Of The Year Voting

DeVonta Smith, Alabama - 114 (26 first-place votes)

Mac Jones, Alabama - 67 (9).

Trevor Lawrence, Clemson - 49 (9).

Kyle Trask, Florida - 44 (3).

Kyle Pitts, Florida - 5.

Travis Etienne, Clemson - 3 (1).

Javonte Williams, UNC - 3 (1).

Zach Wilson, BYU - 3.

Najee Harris, Alabama - 2.

Ian Book, Notre Dame - 2.

Zaven Collins, Tulsa - 1.

Breece Hall, Iowa State - 1.

National Basketball Association

Monday’s Games

Atlanta 128, Detroit 120

Memphis 116, Brooklyn 111, OT

Utah 110, Oklahoma City 109

Denver 124, Houston 111

Portland 115, L.A. Lakers 107

Tuesday’s Games

Boston 116, Indiana 111

New York 95, Cleveland 86

Chicago 115, Washington 107

Golden State 116, Detroit 106

Philadelphia 100, Toronto 93

Milwaukee 144, Miami 97

Orlando 118, Oklahoma City 107

Denver at Sacramento, late

Minnesota at L.A. Clippers, late

New Orleans at Phoenix, late

Wednesday’s Games

Atlanta at Brooklyn, 7:30 p.m.

Memphis at Boston, 7:30 p.m.

Milwaukee at Miami, 7:30 p.m.

Charlotte at Dallas, 8:30 p.m.

L.A. Lakers at San Antonio, 8:30 p.m.

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

Thursday’s Games

Cleveland at Indiana, 3 p.m.

Chicago at Washington, 5 p.m.

Philadelphia at Orlando, 6:30 p.m.

Sacramento at Houston, 7 p.m.

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

New Orleans at Oklahoma City, 8 p.m.

Phoenix at Utah, 9 p.m.

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COLLEGE BASKETBALL

Monday’s Scores

East

Binghamton 75, UMBC 69

Monmouth (NJ) 97, Canisius 69

NJIT 81, Vermont 80, 2OT

New Hampshire 53, Hartford 51

Stony Brook 71, Mass.-Lowell 64

South

Southern Miss. 74, Loyola (NO) 54

Troy 88, Carver 35

Midwest

Drake 73, Indiana St. 66

Evansville 84, S. Illinois 72

Loyola of Chicago 86, Illinois St. 55

Maryland 70, Wisconsin 64

Minnesota 81, Michigan St. 56

N. Iowa 85, Missouri St. 75

Far West

Arizona 88, Colorado 74

CS Northridge 66, New Mexico St. 63

Colorado St. 75, Fresno St. 53

Gonzaga 88, N. Arizona 58

UC Irvine 73, UC Santa Barbara 69

Tuesday’s Scores

East

Rutgers 81, Purdue 76

West Virginia 73, Northeastern 51

South

LSU 77, Texas A&M 54

Memphis 58, South Florida 57

Virginia Tech 80, Miami 78

Wofford 78, Mercer 65

Southwest

Baylor 93, Cent. Arkansas 56

Clemson 77, Florida St. 67

Texas Tech 79, Incarnate Word 51

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. 27, 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) 7-0 744 1

2. Louisville (1) 5-0 692 2

3. NC State (2) 8-0 675 4

4. UConn (1) 5-0 674 3

5. South Carolina 5-1 641 5

6. Arizona 7-0 601 6

7. Baylor 7-1 557 7

8. Oregon 7-0 556 8

9. Texas A&M 8-0 498 9

10. Arkansas 9-1 447 11

11. UCLA 5-2 427 10

12. Mississippi St. 5-1 426 12

13. Kentucky 7-1 393 13

14. Maryland 5-1 382 14

15. Northwestern 4-0 330 15

16. Michigan 5-0 256 17

17. Ohio St. 4-0 253 16

18. DePaul 5-2 205 18

19. Texas 6-1 175 20

20. Indiana 4-2 172 19

21. South Florida 5-1 168 20

22. Syracuse 5-1 98 22

23. Gonzaga 5-2 86 23

24. Missouri St. 4-2 69 24

25. Michigan St. 7-0 66 25

Others receiving votes: Georgia 33, North Carolina 27, South Dakota St. 24, Oregon St. 20, Iowa St. 12, Tennessee 10, Arizona St. 8, Rutgers 6, Iowa 6, Wake Forest 4, Georgia Tech 4, Rice 3, Alabama 2.

COLLEGE HOCKEY

Monday’s Score

East

UConn 2, Providence 0

Tuesday’s Scores

East

Bowling Green 2, Robert Morris 1

RIT 4, Colgate 4, OT

Clarkson 6, Niagara 3

Home team in caps

Favorite Points Underdog

PRO FOOTBALL

Sunday

Washington 21/2 PHILA

INDIANAPOLIS 14 Jacksonville

Green Bay 51/2 CHICAGO

Dallas 21/2 GIANTS

CLEVELAND 10 Pittsburgh

Tennessee 71/2 HOUSTON

New Orleans 61/2 CAROLINA

NEW ENGLAND 3 Jets

Minnesota 7 DETROIT

TAMPA BAY 61/2 Atlanta

Baltimore 121/2 CINCY

BUFFALO 1 Miami

LA Chargers 31/2 K.C.

Seattle 51/2 SAN FRAN

Las Vegas 21/2 DENVER

LA RAMS 1 Arizona

COLLEGE FOOTBALL

Favorite Points Underdog

Mayo Bowl

Bank of America Stadium- Charlotte, NC.

Wisconsin 91/2 Wake Forest

Cotton Bowl

AT&T Stadium-Arlington, TX.

Florida 3 Oklahoma

Thursday

Armed Forces Bowl

Amon G. Carter Stadium- Fort Worth, TX.

Tulsa 21/2 Miss St

Liberty Bowl

Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium-Memphis, TN.

West Virginia 7 Army

Arizona Bowl

Arizona Stadium-Tucson, AZ.

San Jose St 91/2 Ball St

Friday

Peach Bowl

Mercedes-Benz Stadium- Atlanta, GA.

Georgia 7 Cincinnati

Citrus Bowl

Camping World Stadium- Orlando, FL.

Northwestern 31/2 Auburn

Rose Bowl

AT&T Stadium-Arlington, TX.

Alabama 191/2 Notre Dame

Sugar Bowl

Mercedes-Benz Superdome- New Orleans, LA.

Clemson 71/2 Ohio St

Saturday

Gator Bowl

TIAA Bank Field-Jacksonville, FL.

Kentucky 21/2 NC State

Outback Bowl

Raymond James Stadium- Tampa, FL.

Indiana 8 Mississippi

Fiesta Bowl

State Farm Stadium-Glendale, AZ.

Iowa St 4 Oregon

Orange Bowl

Hard Rock Stadium- Miami Garden, FL.

Texas A&M 71/2 N Carolina

PRO BASKETBALL

Favorite Points Underdog

BOSTON 31/2 Memphis

Milwaukee 41/2 MIAMI

BROOKLYN 61/2 Atlanta

DALLAS 8 Charlotte

LA Lakers 6 SAN ANT

LA CLIPPERS 41/2 Portland

COLLEGE BASKETBALL

Favorite Points Underdog

VA Commonwealth 101/2 ST. JOE’S

Furman 7 CHATTA

FORDHAM 31/2 Geo Wash

OHIO 41/2 Bowl Green

Smu 8 TEMPLE

RHODE ISLAND 2 St. Bona

COLORADO ST 10 Fresno St

PROVIDENCE 5 Butler

MASSACHUSETTS 51/2 Geo Mason

Virginia 6 N DAME

OHIO ST 14 Nebraska

EAST TENN ST 3 W Carolina

DAYTON 121/2 La Salle

NC Greensboro 13 CITADEL

SAINT LOUIS 9 Duquesne

BELMONT 4 Murray St

GEORGIA 31/2 Miss St

Arkansas 2 AUBURN

CENTRAL FLA 10 Tulane

DAVIDSON 2 Richmond

XAVIER 3 Seton Hall

N CAROLINA ST 91/2 Boston Co

SAMFORD 2 Vmi

North Carolina 3 GA TECH

E KENTUCKY 31/2 E Illinois

INDIANA 5 Penn St

J’VILLE ST 12 Tenn Martin

TENNESSEE TECH 2 SE MizzSt

CONNECTICUT 71/2 DePaul

Austin Peay 41/2 TENN ST

Tennessee 3 MISSOURI

Florida 7 VANDY

SEATTLE 21/2 Portland

SAINT MARY’S CA 14 Sacra St

(c) Tribune Content Agency

Monday

BASEBALL

Major League Baseball

American League

TAMPA BAY RAYS — Traded LHP Jose Alvarado to Philadelphia in exchange for LHP Garrett Cleavinger. Traded LHP Garrett Cleavinger to the Los Angeles Dodgers in exchange for minor league INF Dillon Paulson and a player to be named later.

FOOTBALL

National Football League

INDIANAPOLIS COLTS — Activated LB Jordan Glasgow from the reserve/COVID-19 list. Activated S Ibraheim Campbell and DT Rob Windsor from the practice squad COVID-19 list. Released LB Chris Covington from the practice squad.

SOCCER

Major League Soccer

FC CINCINNATI — Acquired D Ronald Matarrita from New York FC in exchange for $500,000 in general allocation money. Signed D Ronald Matarrita to a multi-year contract extension.

National Women’s Soccer League

SKY BLUE FC — Acquired two 2021 first-round picks, a conditional first-round pick in 2022 and international slots for 2021 and 2022 from Chicago in exchange for F Mallory Pugh and M Sarah Woldmoe.

WASHINGTON SPIRIT — Announced Y. Michele Kang has joined the ownership group.

Tuesday

BASEBALL

Major League Baseball

American League

MINNESOTA TWINS — Agreed to terms with RHP Hansel Robles on a one-year contract.

TAMPA BAY RAYS — Traded LHP Jose Alvarado to Philadelphia in exchange for LHP Garrett Cleavinger. Traded LHP Garrett Cleavinger to the Los Angeles Dodgers in exchange for minor league INF Dillon Paulson and a player to be named later. Signed C Kevan Smith to a minor league contract.

National League

LOS ANGELES DODGERS — Agreed to terms with RHP Tommy Kahnle on a two-year contract.

SAN DIEGO PADRES — Traded Cs Blake Hunt and Francisco Mejia and RHPs Cole Wilcox and Luis Patino to Tampa Bay in exchange for LHP Blake Snell.

FOOTBALL

National Football League

CINCINNATI BENGALS — Re-signed S Trayvon Henderson to the practice squad.

CLEVELAND BROWNS — Placed TE Harrison Bryant and S Andrew Sendejo on the reserve/COVID-19 list.

DALLAS COWBOYS — Waived OT Jordan Mills.

DETROIT LIONS — Signed DB Josh Hawkins to the practice squad. Placed CB Alex Myres on the practice squad injured list.

INDIANAPOLIS COLTS — Activated LB Jordan Glasgow from the reserve/COVID-19 list. Activated S Ibraheim Campbell and DT Rob Windsor from the practice squad COVID-19 list. Released LB Chris Covington from the practice squad.

LAS VEGAS RAIDERS — Activated LB Nicholas Morrow and DE David Irving from the reserve/COVID-19 list.

LOS ANGELES RAMS — Placed WR Cooper Kupp on the reserve/COVID-19 list. Placed RB Darrell Henderson on injured reserve. Signed QB Blake Bortles. Activated OT Bobb Evans from injured reserve. Released DB Dee Virgin from the practice squad.

MINNESOTA VIKINGS — Placed TE Kyle Rudolph on injured reserve. Signed G Kyle Hinton.

NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS — Released OL Earl Watford from the practice squad.

NEW YORK JETS — Activated TE Ryan Griffin from the reserve/COVID-19 list.

PITTSBURGH STEELERS — Signed OT John Leglue and LB Christian Kuntz to the practice squad.

SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS — Signed LS Colin Holba off the practice squad. Activated TE Charlie Woerner from the reserve/COVID-19 list.

SEATTLE SEAHAWKS — Released CB DeMarkus Acy and DT Myles Adams from the practice squad.

TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS — Activated RB Ronald Jones from the reserve/COVID-19 list.TENNESSEE TITANS — Placed P Brett Kern on the reserve/COVID-19 list.

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