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Scoreboard

 

NFL standings

National Football League

AMERICAN CONFERENCE

East

W L T Pct PF PA

y-New England 12 2 0 .857 435 269

N.Y. Jets 9 5 0 .643 344 272

Buffalo 6 8 0 .429 341 336

Miami 5 9 0 .357 278 361

South

W L T Pct PF PA

Houston 7 7 0 .500 275 301

Indianapolis 6 8 0 .429 285 372

Jacksonville 5 9 0 .357 343 380

Tennessee 3 11 0 .214 269 359

North

W L T Pct PF PA

x-Cincinnati 11 3 0 .786 378 243

Pittsburgh 9 5 0 .643 378 287

Baltimore 4 10 0 .286 292 360

Cleveland 3 11 0 .214 253 387

W L T Pct PF PA

Denver 10 4 0 .714 308 259

Kansas City 9 5 0 .643 365 257

Oakland 6 8 0 .429 319 356

San Diego 4 10 0 .286 280 348

NATIONAL CONFERENCE

East

W L T Pct PF PA

Washington 7 7 0 .500 316 332

Philadelphia 6 8 0 .429 318 362

N.Y. Giants 6 8 0 .429 373 358

Dallas 4 10 0 .286 246 324

South

W L T Pct PF PA

y-Carolina 14 0 0 1.000 449 278

Atlanta 7 7 0 .500 302 312

Tampa Bay 6 8 0 .429 311 353

New Orleans 5 9 0 .357 350 432

North

W L T Pct PF PA

x-Green Bay 10 4 0 .714 347 265

Minnesota 9 5 0 .643 296 272

Detroit 5 9 0 .357 302 363

Chicago 5 9 0 .357 289 352

West

W L T Pct PF PA

y-Arizona 12 2 0 .857 445 269

x-Seattle 9 5 0 .643 370 248

St. Louis 6 8 0 .429 241 294

San Francisco 4 10 0 .286 202 339

x-clinched playoff spot

y-clinched division

Thursday, Dec. 24

San Diego at Oakland, 8:25 p.m.

Saturday, Dec. 26

Washington at Philadelphia, 8:25 p.m.

Sunday, Dec. 27

Carolina at Atlanta, 1 p.m.

Dallas at Buffalo, 1 p.m.

San Francisco at Detroit, 1 p.m.

Cleveland at Kansas City, 1 p.m.

Indianapolis at Miami, 1 p.m.

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

Jacksonville at New Orleans, 1 p.m.

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

Chicago at Tampa Bay, 1 p.m.

Houston at Tennessee, 1 p.m.

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

St. Louis at Seattle, 4:25 p.m.

Pittsburgh at Baltimore-x, 8:30 p.m.

Monday, Dec. 28

Cincinnati at Denver, 8:30 p.m.

 

NFL TD passes

NFL Career Touchdown Passes

Through Dec. 13, 2015

Quarterbacks who have thrown 250 or more NFL touchdown passes (x-active):

1. x-Peyton Manning 539

2. Brett Favre 508

3. x-Tom Brady 425

4. x-Drew Brees 421

5. Dan Marino 420

6. Fran Tarkenton 342

7. John Elway 300

8. Warren Moon 291

9. Johnny Unitas 290

10. x-Eli Manning 283

11. x-Philip Rivers 275

11. Vinny Testaverde 275

13. Joe Montana 273

14. x-Ben Roethlisberger 266

15. Dave Krieg 261

16. Sonny Jurgensen 255

17. x-Carson Palmer 255

18. Dan Fouts 254

18. x-Aaron Rodgers 254

20. Drew Bledsoe 251

 

NBA standings

National Basketball Association

EASTERN CONFERENCE

Atlantic Division

W L Pct GB

Toronto 18 12 .600 —

Boston 16 13 .552 1 1/2

New York 14 16 .467 4

Brooklyn 8 21 .276 9 1/2

Philadelphia 1 30 .032 17 1/2

Southeast Division

W L Pct GB

Atlanta 19 12 .613 —

Miami 16 11 .593 1

Orlando 17 12 .586 1

Charlotte 15 13 .536 2 1/2

Washington 13 14 .481 4

Central Division

W L Pct GB

Cleveland 19 7 .731 —

Chicago 15 11 .577 4

Indiana 16 12 .571 4

Detroit 17 13 .567 4

Milwaukee 12 18 .400 9

WESTERN CONFERENCE

Southwest Division

W L Pct GB

San Antonio 25 5 .833 —

Dallas 16 13 .552 8 1/2

Memphis 16 15 .516 9 1/2

Houston 15 15 .500 10

New Orleans 9 19 .321 15

Northwest Division

W L Pct GB

Oklahoma City 20 9 .690 —

Utah 12 15 .444 7

Denver 12 17 .414 8

Minnesota 11 18 .379 9

Portland 11 20 .355 10

Pacific Division

W L Pct GB

Golden State 27 1 .964 —

L.A. Clippers 16 13 .552 11 1/2

Sacramento 12 17 .414 15 1/2

Phoenix 12 19 .387 16 1/2

L.A. Lakers 5 24 .172 22 1/2

Tuesday’s Games

Memphis 104, Philadelphia 90

Toronto 103, Dallas 99

Detroit 93, Miami 92

L.A. Lakers 111, Denver 107

Wednesday’s Games

Cleveland 91, New York 84

Sacramento 108, Indiana 106

Orlando 104, Houston 101

Washington 100, Memphis 91

Boston 102, Charlotte 89

Dallas 119, Brooklyn 118, OT

San Antonio 108, Minnesota 83

New Orleans 115, Portland 89

Milwaukee 113, Philadelphia 100

Atlanta 107, Detroit 100

Denver 104, Phoenix 96

Golden State 103, Utah 85

Oklahoma City 120, L.A. Lakers 85

Thursday’s Games

No games scheduled

Friday’s Games

New Orleans at Miami, 12 p.m.

Chicago at Oklahoma City, 2:30 p.m.

Cleveland at Golden State, 5 p.m.

San Antonio at Houston, 8 p.m.

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

 

Top NBA scorers

NBA 25000 Point Scorers

(x-active)

Player Points

1. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar 38,387

2. Karl Malone 36,928

3. x-Kobe Bryant 32,916

4. Michael Jordan 32,292

5. Wilt Chamberlain 31,419

6. x-Dirk Nowitzki 28,609

7. Shaquille O’Neal 28,596

8. Moses Malone 27,409

9. Elvin Hayes 27,313

10. Hakeem Olajuwon 26,946

11. Oscar Robertson 26,710

12. Dominique Wilkins 26,668

13. John Havlicek 26,395

14. x-Tim Duncan 26,213

15. x-Kevin Garnett 26,027

16. x-Paul Pierce 26,010

17. Alex English 25,613

18. x-LeBron James 25,572

19. Reggie Miller 25,279

20. Jerry West 25,192

 

College bowls

2015-16 College Football Bowl Schedule

Saturday, Dec. 19

Celebration Bowl

Atlanta

NC A&T 41, Alcorn State 34

New Mexico Bowl

Albuquerque

Arizona 45, New Mexico 37

Las Vegas Bowl

Utah 35, BYU 28

Camelia Bowl

Montgomery, Ala.

Appalachian State 31, Ohio 29

Cure Bowl

Orlando, Fla.

San Jose State 27, Georgia State 16

New Orleans Bowl

Louisiana Tech 47, Arkansas State 28

 

Monday, Dec. 21

Miami Beach Bowl

South Florida (8-4) vs. Western Kentucky 45, South Florida 35

 

Tuesday, Dec. 22

Famous Idaho Potato Bowl

Boise

Akron 23, Utah State 21

Boca Raton (Fla.) Bowl

Toledo 32, Temple 17

 

Wednesday, Dec. 23

Poinsettia Bowl

San Diego

Boise State 55, Northern Illinois 7

GoDaddy Bowl

Mobile, Ala.

Georgia Southern 58, Bowling Green 27

 

Thursday, Dec. 24

Bahamas Bowl

Nassau

Middle Tennessee (7-5) vs. Western Michigan (7-5), Noon (ESPN)

Hawaii Bowl

Honolulu

Cincinnati (7-5) vs. San Diego State (10-3), 8 p.m. (ESPN)

 

Saturday, Dec. 26

St. Petersburg (Fla.) Bowl

Marshall (9-3) vs. UConn (6-6), 11 a.m. (ESPN)

Sun Bowl

El Paso, Texas

Miami (8-4) vs. Washington State (8-4), 2 p.m. (CBS)

Heart of Dallas Bowl

Washington (6-6) vs. Southern Mississippi (9-4), 3:20 p.m. (ESPN)

Pinstripe Bowl

Bronx, N.Y.

Duke (7-5) vs. Indiana (6-6), 3:30 p.m. (ABC)

Independence Bowl

Shreveport, La.

Virginia Tech (6-6) vs. Tulsa (6-6), 5:45 p.m. (ESPN)

Foster Farms Bowl

Santa Clara, Calif.

Nebraska (5-7) vs. UCLA (8-4), 9:15 p.m. (ESPN)

 

NHL standings

National Hockey League

EASTERN CONFERENCE

Atlantic Division

GP W L OT Pts GF GA

Montreal 36 20 13 3 43 105 89

Boston 33 19 10 4 42 104 85

Florida 35 19 12 4 42 95 81

Detroit 34 17 10 7 41 89 89

Ottawa 35 17 12 6 40 105 104

Tampa Bay 35 17 15 3 37 87 82

Buffalo 34 14 16 4 32 79 89

Toronto 33 12 14 7 31 86 93

Metropolitan Division

GP W L OT Pts GF GA

Washington 33 25 6 2 52 105 71

N.Y. Rangers 36 20 12 4 44 104 93

N.Y. Islanders 35 19 11 5 43 96 82

New Jersey 35 17 13 5 39 83 87

Philadelphia 34 15 12 7 37 74 92

Pittsburgh 33 16 14 3 35 76 84

Carolina 34 13 16 5 31 80 101

Columbus 36 13 20 3 29 88 112

WESTERN CONFERENCE

Central Division

GP W L OT Pts GF GA

Dallas 35 26 7 2 54 124 88

St. Louis 36 21 11 4 46 92 85

Chicago 36 20 12 4 44 96 87

Minnesota 33 18 9 6 42 91 80

Nashville 34 17 11 6 40 90 86

Colorado 35 17 17 1 35 99 97

Winnipeg 34 15 17 2 32 92 104

Pacific Division

GP W L OT Pts GF GA

Los Angeles 33 20 11 2 42 84 76

San Jose 34 17 15 2 36 93 94

Vancouver 36 13 14 9 35 91 103

Arizona 33 16 15 2 34 90 104

Calgary 34 16 16 2 34 91 113

Edmonton 35 15 18 2 32 91 106

Anaheim 33 12 15 6 30 62 85

NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss.

Tuesday’s Games

Florida 2, Ottawa 1, SO

St. Louis 2, Boston 0

N.Y. Rangers 3, Anaheim 2, OT

New Jersey 4, Detroit 3

Vancouver 2, Tampa Bay 1

Minnesota 2, Montreal 1

Dallas 4, Chicago 0

Calgary 4, Winnipeg 1

Arizona 3, Toronto 2

San Jose 5, Los Angeles 3

Wednesday’s Games

No games scheduled

Thursday’s Games

No games scheduled

Friday’s Games

No games scheduled

 

MLB free agents

NEW YORK (AP) — The 104 remaining free agents (q-did not accept qualifying offer):

AMERICAN LEAGUE

BALTMORE (4) — q-Wei-Yin Chen, lhp; q-Chris Davis, 1b; Gerardo Parra, of; Steve Pearce, of.

BOSTON (1) — Craig Breslow, lhp.

CHICAGO (2) — Matt Albers, rhp; Alexei Ramirez, ss.

CLEVELAND (3) — Gavin Floyd, rhp; Ryan Raburn, dh; Ryan Webb, rhp.

DETROIT (3) — Joe Nathan, rhp; Alfredo Simon, rhp; Randy Wolf, lhp.

HOUSTON (1) — Scott Kazmir, lhp.

KANSAS CITY (5) — Jonny Gomes, of; q-Alex Gordon, of; Jeremy Guthrie, rhp; Franklin Morales, lhp; Alex Rios, of.

LOS ANGELES (7) — David DeJesus, of; David Freese, 3b; Matt Joyce, of; Mat Latos, rhp; David Murphy, of; Shane Victorino, of; Wesley Wright, lhp.

MINNESOTA (4) — Blaine Boyer, rhp; Neal Cotts, lhp; Brian Duensing, lhp; Torii Hunter, of.

NEW YORK (2) — Chris Capuano, lhp; Stephen Drew, 2b.

OAKLAND (1) — Barry Zito, lhp.

SEATTLE (1) — Joe Beimel, lhp.

TAMPA BAY (1) — Grady Sizemore, of.

TEXAS (6) — q-Yovani Gallardo, rhp; Colby Lewis, rhp; Mike Napoli, 1b; Ross Ohlendorf, rhp; Drew Stubbs, of; Will Venable, of.

TORONTO (5) — Mark Buehrle, lhp; Jeff Francis, lhp; Maicer Izturis, 2b; LaTroy Hawkins, rhp; Munenori Kawasaki, inf.

NATIONAL LEAGUE

ATLANTA (2) — Edwin Jackson, rhp; Peter Moylan, rhp.

CHICAGO (6) — Chris Denorfia, of; q-Dexter Fowler, of; Dan Haren, rhp; Tommy Hunter, rhp; Austin Jackson, of; Fernando Rodney, rhp.

CINCINNATI (4) — Burke Badenhop, rhp; Sean Marshall, lhp; Manny Parra, lhp; Skip Schumaker, inf-of.

COLORADO (2) — Kyle Kendrick, rhp; Justin Morneau, 1b.

LOS ANGELES (5) — Bronson Arroyo, rhp; q-Howie Kendrick, 2b; Joel Peralta, rhp; Jimmy Rollins, ss.

MIAMI (2) — Don Kelly, 3b; Casey McGehee, 3b.

MILWAUKEE (1) — Kyle Lohse, rhp.

NEW YORK (7) — Yoenis Cespedes, of; Tyler Clippard, rhp; Kelly Johnson, of; q-Daniel Murphy, 2b; Eric O’Flaherty, lhp; Bobby Parnell, rhp; Juan Uribe, 3b.

PHILADELPHIA (5) — Chad Billingsley, rhp; Jeff Francoeur, of; Aaron Harang, rhp; Cliff Lee, lhp; Jerome Williams, rhp.

PITTSBURGH (5) — Antonio Bastardo, lhp; Joe Blanton, rhp; A.J. Burnett, rhp; Corey Hart, 1b; Aramis Ramirez, 3b.

ST. LOUIS (3) — Matt Belisle, rhp; Randy Choate, lhp; Carlos Villanueva, rhp.

SAN DIEGO (5) — Clint Barmes, ss; Josh Johnson, rhp; q-Ian Kennedy, rhp; Brandon Morrow, rhp; q-Justin Upton, of.

SAN FRANCISCO (5) — Jeremy Affeldt, lhp; Marlon Byrd, of; Tim Hudson, rhp; Tim Lincecum, rhp; Marco Scutaro, 2b.

WASHINGTON (7) — q-Ian Desmond, ss; Doug Fister, rhp; Casey Janssen, rhp; Nate McLouth, of; Denard Span, of; Matt Thornton, lhp; Dan Uggla, 2b.

 

Highest salaries

NEW YORK (AP) — Baseball contracts with average annual values of $25 million or more. There is no distinction for deferred money (x-joined club in June and received prorated salary of $17,442,637:

Player, Club Years Avg. Salary

Zack Greinke, Ari 2016-21 $34,416,667

David Price, Bos 2016-22 $31,000,000

Clayton Kershaw, LAD 2014-20 $30,714,286

Max Scherzer, Was 2015-21 $30,000,000

Miguel Cabrera, Det 2014-23 $29,200,000

x-Roger Clemens, NYY 2007 $28,000,022

Alex Rodriguez, NYY 2008-17 $27,500,000

Jon Lester, Cubs 2015-20 $25,833,333

Justin Verlander, Det 2013-19 $25,714,286

Alex Rodriguez, Tex-NYY 2001-10 $25,200,000

Largest Baseball Contract Packages

Player, Club Years Total

Giancarlo Stanton, Mia 2015-27 $325 M

Miguel Cabrera, Det 2014-23 $292 M

Alex Rodriguez, NYY 2008-17 $275 M

Alex Rodriguez, Tex-NYY 2001-10 $252 M

Joey Votto, Cin 2012-23 $251.5 M

Albert Pujols, LAA 2012-21 $240 M

Robinson Cano, Sea 2014-23 $240 M

David Price, Bos 2016-22 $217 M

Clayton Kershaw, LAD 2014-20 $215 M

Prince Fielder, Det-Tex 2012-20 $214 M

Max Scherzer, Was 2015-21 $210 M

Zack Greinke, Ari 2016-21 $206.5 M