Sports agate — Jan. 14


National Football League

Wild-card Playoffs

Saturday, Jan. 9

Buffalo 27, Indianapolis 24

Los Angeles Rams 30, Seattle 20

Tampa Bay 31, Washington 23

Sunday, Jan. 10

Baltimore 20, Tennessee 13

New Orleans 21, Chicago 9

Cleveland 48, Pittsburgh 37

Divisional Playoffs

Saturday, Jan. 16

Los Angeles Rams at Green Bay, 4:35 p.m.

Baltimore at Buffalo, 8:15 p.m.

Sunday, Jan. 17

Cleveland at Kansas City, 3:05 p.m.

Tampa Bay at New Orleans, 6:40 p.m.

National Basketball Association

Wednesday’s Games

Dallas 104, Charlotte 93

Milwaukee 110, Detroit 101

Brooklyn 116, New York 109

L.A. Lakers 128, Oklahoma City 99

Memphis 118, Minnesota 107

New Orleans at L.A. Clippers, late

Portland at Sacramento, late

Orlando at Boston, ppd.

Utah at Washington, ppd.

Atlanta at Phoenix, ppd.

Thursday’s Games

Miami at Philadelphia, 7 p.m.

Charlotte at Toronto, 7:30 p.m.

Houston at San Antonio, 7:30 p.m.

Golden State at Denver, 10 p.m.

Indiana at Portland, 10 p.m.

Friday’s Games

Washington at Detroit, 7 p.m.

Dallas at Milwaukee, 7:30 p.m.

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

Orlando at Boston, 7:30 p.m.

Chicago at Oklahoma City, 8 p.m.

Memphis at Minnesota, 8 p.m.

Atlanta at Utah, 9 p.m.

Golden State at Phoenix, 9 p.m.

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

New Orleans at L.A. Lakers, 10 p.m.

Saturday’s Games

Houston at San Antonio, 5 p.m.

Orlando at Brooklyn, 6 p.m.

Charlotte at Toronto, 7:30 p.m.

Detroit at Miami, 8 p.m.

Philadelphia at Memphis, 8 p.m.

Indiana at Phoenix, 9 p.m.

Atlanta at Portland, 10 p.m.



Wednesday’s Scores


St. Bonaventure 68, Fordham 54

UMass 80, Rhode Island 78, OT

VCU 84, George Washington 77


Auburn 95, Georgia 77

Chattanooga 83, Mercer 80

Florida St. 105, NC State 73

Furman 94, The Citadel 88

George Mason 75, La Salle 42

Louisville 77, Wake Forest 65

LSU 92, Arkansas 76

Norfolk St. 80, NC Wesleyan 58

Virginia 80, Notre Dame 68

Wofford 80, VMI 78


Sam Houston St. 96, Lamar 71


Dayton 72, Duquesne 63

Ohio St. 81, Northwestern 71

Wichita St. 72, Tulsa 53

Tuesday’s Summary

North Carolina 81, Syracuse 75


Dolezaj 2-3 2-2 6, Griffin 6-12 1-2 16, Guerrier 9-18 4-5 23, Boeheim 7-15 0-0 18, Girard 2-7 0-0 6, Richmond 1-2 0-0 2, Braswell 1-3 2-2 4, Edwards 0-0 0-1 0. Totals 28-60 9-12 75.


Brooks 5-12 6-6 16, Bacot 7-13 1-3 15, Love 2-10 2-2 7, Walton 4-9 0-0 9, Black 1-7 3-4 5, Davis 3-8 4-4 12, Platek 3-5 0-0 7, Sharpe 3-6 2-4 8, Kessler 1-2 0-0 2, Johnson 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 29-73 18-23 81.

Halftime_40-40. 3-Point Goals_Syracuse 10-29 (Boeheim 4-9, Griffin 3-8, Girard 2-4, Guerrier 1-6, Braswell 0-2), North Carolina 5-24 (Davis 2-6, Platek 1-3, Love 1-5, Walton 1-5, Johnson 0-1, Black 0-4). Fouled Out_Guerrier. Rebounds_Syracuse 28 (Guerrier 11), North Carolina 43 (Bacot 12). Assists_Syracuse 13 (Boeheim 4), North Carolina 18 (Black 7). Total Fouls_Syracuse 16, North Carolina 17.

National Hockey League

Wednesday’s Games

Philadelphia 6, Pittsburgh 3

Toronto 5, Montreal 4, OT

Chicago at Tampa Bay, late

Vancouver at Edmonton, late

St. Louis at Colorado, late

Thursday’s Games

Boston at New Jersey, 7 p.m.

N.Y. Islanders at N.Y. Rangers, 7 p.m.

Washington at Buffalo, 7 p.m.

Carolina at Detroit, 7:30 p.m.

Calgary at Winnipeg, 8 p.m.

Columbus at Nashville, 8 p.m.

San Jose at Arizona, 9 p.m.

Vancouver at Edmonton, 9 p.m.

Anaheim at Vegas, 10 p.m.

Minnesota at Los Angeles, 10 p.m.

Dallas at Florida, ppd.

Friday’s Games

Chicago at Tampa Bay, 7 p.m.

Pittsburgh at Philadelphia, 7 p.m.

Toronto at Ottawa, 7 p.m.

Washington at Buffalo, 7 p.m.

St. Louis at Colorado, 9 p.m.

Dallas at Florida, ppd.



Wednesday’s Score

American International 5, Long Island 2

Northeastern 7, New Hampshire 0

Home team in caps


Favorite Points Underdog

Divisional Playoffs


GREEN BAY 61/2 LA Rams

BUFFALO 21/2 Baltimore


KANSAS CITY 10 Cleveland



Favorite Points Underdog


TORONTO 7 Charlotte

SAN ANTONIO 21/2 Houston

DENVER 51/2 Golden St

PORTLAND 11/2 Indiana


Favorite Points Underdog

Central Florida 3 TEMPLE

COLORADO 15 California

Santa Clara 1 PACIFIC

Stanford 11/2 UTAH

GONZAGA 251/2 Pepperdine

UCLA 10 Wash St

FLORIDA INTL 5 Fla Atlantic

MONTANA 111/2 No. Arizona

INDIANA 3 Purdue

Houston 81/2 S. FLA

San Francisco 12 PORTLAND

MONTANA ST 8 Portland St

J’VILLE ST 71/2 Tennessee St

UTAH ST 2 San Diego St

Murray St 7 SE MISS ST

Northern Colorado 8 IDAHO

Belmont 12 TENN TECH

Sacramento St 1 IDAHO ST

IOWA 81/2 Michigan St


E. ILLINOIS 6 Morehead St

Colorado St 181/2 S. JOSE ST

SOUTHERN CAL 15 Washington


Arizona 61/2 ORGON ST

NC Greensboro 6 SAMFORD


Favorite Goals Underdog

Boston 1/2-1 N. JERSEY

Washington Even-1/2 BUFFALO

Islanders Even-1/2 RANGERS

Carolina 1/2-1 DETROIT

Calgary Even-1/2 WINNIPEG

NASHVILLE Even-1/2 Columbus

ARIZONA Even-1/2 San Jose

EDMONTON Even-1/2 Vancouver

Minnesota Even-1/2 L.A. Kings

VEGAS 1/2-1 Anaheim

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Major League Baseball

American League

TORONTO BLUE JAYS — Signed Mark Shapiro to a five-year contract extension as president/chief executive officer.

TEXAS RANGERS — Agreed to terms with RHP Justin Anderson on a two-year minor league contract and C Drew Butera on a one-year contract.


National Football League

CLEVELAND BROWNS — Activated CBs Kevin Johnson and Denzel Ward from the reserve/COVID-19 list.

DENVER BRONCOS — Agreed to terms with George Paton to be general manager.

GREEN BAY PACKERS — Placed T Jared Veldheer on the reserve/COVID-19 list.

KANSAS CITY CHIEFS — Signed QB Jordan Ta’amu and WR Marcus Kemp to the practice squad. Released DT Tyler Clark. Placed CB Deandre Baker on the practice squad injured reserve.

NEW ORLEANS SAINTS — Designated WR Tre’Quan Smith to return from injured reserve. Signed WRs Austin Carr and Jake Kumerow and DT Anthony Zettel to the practice squad. Released LS John Denney, WR Jake Lampman and K Blair Walsh.

NEW YORK JETS — Signed WR Manasseh Bailey to a reserve/futures contract for the 2021 season.

SEATTLE SEAHAWKS — Signed WR John Ursua to a reserve/futures contract for the 2021 season.

PHILADELPHIA EAGLES — Signed P Arryn Siposs and WR Khalil Tate to reserve/futures contracts for the 2021 season.

TENNESSEE TITANS — Agreed to terms with TE Jared Pinkney to a reserve/futures contract for the 2021 season.

WASHINGTON FOOTBALL TEAM — Signed LB Justin Phillips to a reserve/futures contract for the 2021 season.


National Hockey League

ANAHEIM DUCKS — Assigned G Olle Eriksson Ek, Cs Sam Carrick, Trevor Zegras and Andrew Agozzino to San Diego (AHL). Designated Ds Andy Welinski and Kodie Curran, G Anthony Stolarz, RW Vinni Lettieri, C David Backes and LW Max Comtois for assignment taxi squad. Placed LW Max Jones on undisclosed injury.

ARIZONA COYOTES — Released D Jordan Schmaltz and Zane McIntyre. Designated Ds Victor Soderstrom and Jordan Gross, LW Dryden Hunt, Cs Frederik Gauthier and Michael Chaput and RW Hudson Fasching for assignment taxi squad. Assigned LWs Nate Sucese, Michael Bunting and Brayden Burke, Cs Blake Speers, Lane Pederson and Ryan McGregor, G Ivan Prosvetov, Ds Aaron Ness, Dysin Mayo, Cam Dineen and Cam Crotty to Tucson (AHL)

BOSTON BRUINS — Waived C Par Lindholm. Designated G Dan Vladar, D Urho Vaakanainen, Cs Jack Studnicka, Greg McKegg and Trent Fredric for assignment taxi squad. Assigned D Nick Wolff, Stehen Kampfer and Jack Ahcan, Gs Jeremy Swayman and Callum Booth, Cs Oskar Steen and Cameron Hughes, RWs Zach Senyshyn, Paul Carey and Robert Lantosi, LWs Matt Filipe and Anton Blidh to Providence (AHL).

BUFFALO SABRES — Designated C Casey Mittelstadt, G Jonas Johansson, Ds Brandon Davidson and William Borgen, RW Rasmus Asplund and LW Brandon Biro for assignment taxi squad.

CALGARY FLAMES — Assigned C Connor Zary, G Dustin Wolf and C Mathias Emilio Pettersen to Stockton (AHL). Assigned LW Jakob Pelletier to junior club Moncton (QMJHL).

COLORADO AVALANCHE — Designated G Hunter Miska, D Dennis Gilbert, RWs Martin Kaut, Kiefer Sherwood and Logan O’Connor, C Shane Bowers for assignment taxi squad.

COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETS — Designated LWs Stefan Matteau, Nathan Gerbe, Ds Andrew Peeke, Adam Clendening, RW Ryan Macinnis for assignment taxi squad. Assigned RWs Kole Sherwood, Cliff Pu and Trey Fix-Wolansky, G Cam Johnson, C Zac Dalpe, Ds Jake Christiansen and Gavin Bayreuther to Cleveland (AHL).

DALLAS STARS — Designated LW Riley Tufte, Ds Ryan Shea and Joseph Cecconi, Gs Colton Point and Lando Bow and C Tye Felhaber for assignment taxi squad. Assigned D Dawson Barteaux to Texas (AHL).

EDMONTON OILERS — Signed C Devin Shore to a one-year, two-way contract.

FLORIDA PANTHERS — Waived C Rodrigo Abols. Designated LW Mason Marchment, D Brady Keeper, C Aleksi Heponiemi and G Philippe Desrosiers for assignment taxi squad. Assigned LWs Scott Wilson and Grigori Denisenko, RW Cole Schwindt and D Chase Priskie to Syracuse (AHL)

LOS ANGELES KINGS — Designated D Austin Strand, G Matt Villalta, Cs Lias Andersson and Jaret Anderson-Dolan for assignment taxi squad. Assigned RW Arthur Kaliyev and C Quinton Byfield to Ontario (AHL).

MINNESOTA WILD — Designated Cs Kyle Rau and Luke Johnson, Ds Dakota Mermis, Louie Belpedio and Matt Bartkowski and G Andrew Hammond for assignment taxi squad.

NASHVILLE PREDATORS — Designated RWs Eeli Tovanen and Mathieu Olivier, LW Cole Smith, G Connor Ingram and D Alexandre Carrier for assignment taxi squad. Assigned Cs Josh Wilkins and Anthony Richard, Rem Pitlick, Tommy Novak, Sean Malone, Patrick Harper and Michael McCarron, Ds Tyler Lewington, Ben Harpur, Brandon Fortunato and Jeremy Davies, Gs Kasimir Kaskisuo and Connor Ingram and LW Tanner Jeannot to Chicago (AHL). Assigned RW Luke Evangelista to junior club London (OHL)

NEW JERSEY DEVILS — Designated G Giles Senn, RW Nicholas Merkley, LWs Mikhail Maltsev and Nolan Foote for assignment taxi squad. Assigned Ds Colton White and Josh Jacobs, LW Ben Street, Michael Carcone and C Brandon Gignac to Binghamton (AHL).

NEW YORK ISLANDERS — Waived LW Dmytro Timashov. Designated G Jakub Skarek, Cs Otto Koivula, Tanner Fritz and Cole Bardreau, RWs Austin Czarnik, Kieffer Bellows and Simon Holmstrom, Ds Parker Wotherspoon, Bode Wilde, Grant Hutton and Samuel Bolduc, LWs Andrew Ladd and A.J. Greer to Bridgeport (AHL). Placed LW Michael Dal Colle and D Sebastian Aho on undisclosed injury.

OTTAWA SENATORS — Designated C Matthew Peca, LW Michael Haley and Filip Chlapik, G Joey Daccord and D Jonathan Aspirot for assignment taxi squad. Assigned Ds Lassi Thomson, Christian Jaros, Erick Brannstrom and Olle Alsing, LWs Egor Sokolov and Alex Formenton, RWs Logan Shaw and Jonothan Davidsson, Gs Kevin Mandolese and Filip Gustavsson, Cs Zachary Magwood, Parker Kelly, Mark Kastelic, Ridly Greig, Logan Brown and J.C. Beaudin to Belleville (AHL).

St. LOUIS BLUES — Promoted LW MacKenzie MacEachern and RW Jordan Kyrou to the active roster.

SAN JOSE SHARKS — Designated Ds Brinson Pasichnuk and Nicolas Meloche, G Alexei Melnichuk, LW John Leonard, C Fredrik Handemark and RW Noah Gregor for assignment taxi squad. Assigned LW Jeffrey Viel and C Sasha Chmelevski to San Jose (AHL) Assigned D Artemi Kniazev to the junior club Chicoutimi(QMJHL).

TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING — Designated RW Tyler Johnson, LW Gemel Smith, D Luke Schenn, G Christopher Gibson for assignment taxi squad. Assigned RW Luke Witkowski, Ds Daniel Walcott and Ben Thomas, G Spencer Martin and C Otto Somppi to Syracuse (AHL).

TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS — Designated Ds Rasmus Sandin and Mikko Lehtonen, LW Nicholas Robertson, C Adam Brooks and RW Travis Boyd for assignment taxi squad. Assigned Ds Calle Rosen and Martin Marincin and LW Kenny Agostino to Toronto (AHL).

VANCOUVER CANNUCKS — Designated Ds Jake Rathbone and Brogan Rafferty, LW ils Noglander and RW Justin Bailey for assignment taxi squad. Assigned Ds Ashton Sautner and Guillaume Grisebois, LW Marc Michaelsi, C Tyler Gravac and G Arturs Silvos to Utica (AHL). Placed RW Jayce Hawryluk on undisclosed injury.

VEGAS GOLDEN KNIGHTS — Designated C Gage Quinney, LW Tomas Jurco, Ds Nick Holden, Nicolas Hague and Dylan Coghlan, G Oscar Dansk for assignment taxi squad.

WASHINGTON CAPITALS — Signed G Craig Anderson to a one-year contract. Assigned C Connor McMichael to Hershey (AHL). Designated C Brian Pinho, Gx Zach Fucale and Pheonix Copley, D Martin Fehervary and LW Daniel Carr for assignment taxi squad.

WINNIPEG JETS — Designated Ds Dylan Sandberg and Logan Stanley, LW Mathieu Perrault, C David Gustafsson and G Mikhail Berdin for assignment taxi squad. Assigned LW C.J. Suess, Ds Nelson Nogler and Ville Heinola to Manitoba (AHL). Placed LW Marko Dano on undisclose injury.


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