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Scoreboard

 

NFL standings

National Football League

AMERICAN CONFERENCE

East

W L T Pct PF PA

y-New England 12 3 0 .800 455 295

N.Y. Jets 10 5 0 .667 370 292

Buffalo 7 8 0 .467 357 342

Miami 5 10 0 .333 290 379

South

W L T Pct PF PA

Houston 8 7 0 .533 309 307

Indianapolis 7 8 0 .467 303 384

Jacksonville 5 10 0 .333 370 418

Tennessee 3 12 0 .200 275 393

North

W L T Pct PF PA

y-Cincinnati 11 4 0 .733 395 263

Pittsburgh 9 6 0 .600 395 307

Baltimore 5 10 0 .333 312 377

Cleveland 3 12 0 .200 266 404

W L T Pct PF PA

x-Denver 11 4 0 .733 328 276

x-Kansas City 10 5 0 .667 382 270

Oakland 7 8 0 .467 342 376

San Diego 4 11 0 .267 300 371

NATIONAL CONFERENCE

East

W L T Pct PF PA

y-Washington 8 7 0 .533 354 356

Philadelphia 6 9 0 .400 342 400

N.Y. Giants 6 9 0 .400 390 407

Dallas 4 11 0 .267 252 340

South

W L T Pct PF PA

y-Carolina 14 1 0 .933 462 298

Atlanta 8 7 0 .533 322 325

Tampa Bay 6 9 0 .400 332 379

New Orleans 6 9 0 .400 388 459

North

W L T Pct PF PA

x-Green Bay 10 5 0 .667 355 303

x-Minnesota 10 5 0 .667 345 289

Detroit 6 9 0 .400 334 380

Chicago 6 9 0 .400 315 373

West

W L T Pct PF PA

y-Arizona 13 2 0 .867 483 277

x-Seattle 9 6 0 .600 387 271

St. Louis 7 8 0 .467 264 311

San Francisco 4 11 0 .267 219 371

x-clinched playoff spot

y-clinched division

Thursday, Dec. 24

Oakland 23, San Diego 20, OT

Saturday, Dec. 26

Washington 38, Philadelphia 24

Sunday, Dec. 27

Houston 34, Tennessee 6

Kansas City 17, Cleveland 13

N.Y. Jets 26, New England 20, OT

Indianapolis 18, Miami 12

Detroit 32, San Francisco 17

Buffalo 16, Dallas 6

Chicago 26, Tampa Bay 21

Atlanta 20, Carolina 13

Baltimore 20, Pittsburgh 17

New Orleans 38, Jacksonville 27

St. Louis 23, Seattle 17

Arizona 38, Green Bay 8

Minnesota 49, N.Y. Giants 17

Monday, Dec. 28

Denver 20, Cincinnati 17, OT

Sunday, Jan. 3

Jacksonville at Houston, 1 p.m.

Washington at Dallas, 1 p.m.

Detroit at Chicago, 1 p.m.

N.Y. Jets at Buffalo, 1 p.m.

New England at Miami, 1 p.m.

New Orleans at Atlanta, 1 p.m.

Baltimore at Cincinnati, 1 p.m.

Pittsburgh at Cleveland, 1 p.m.

Tennessee at Indianapolis, 1 p.m.

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

St. Louis at San Francisco, 4:25 p.m.

San Diego at Denver, 4:25 p.m.

Seattle at Arizona, 4:25 p.m.

Oakland at Kansas City, 4:25 p.m.

Tampa Bay at Carolina, 4:25 p.m.

Minnesota at Green Bay, 8:30 p.m.

 

Bengals’ stats

Cincinnati 7 7 0 3 0 — 17

Denver 0 3 7 7 3 — 20

First Quarter

Cin—Green 5 pass from McCarron (Nugent kick), 7:26.

Second Quarter

Cin—Sanu 6 run (Nugent kick), 10:51.

Den—FG McManus 23, :14.

Third Quarter

Den—Sanders 8 pass from Osweiler (McManus kick), 10:14.

Fourth Quarter

Den—Anderson 39 run (McManus kick), 11:17.

Cin—FG Nugent 52, 6:46.

Overtime

Den—FG McManus 37, 10:00.

A—76,868.

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Cin Den

First downs 22 22

Total Net Yards 294 390

Rushes-yards 33-108 21-113

Passing 186 277

Punt Returns 4-8 2-20

Kickoff Returns 2-34 3-68

Interceptions Ret. 0-0 0-0

Comp-Att-Int 22-35-0 27-39-0

Sacked-Yards Lost 2-14 3-22

Punts 5-47.4 5-43.4

Fumbles-Lost 1-1 1-1

Penalties-Yards 6-45 5-40

Time of Possession 37:28 27:50

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INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS

RUSHING—Cincinnati, Hill 19-63, McCarron 4-21, Bernard 8-14, Sanu 2-10. Denver, Anderson 9-73, Hillman 9-35, Osweiler 3-5.

PASSING—Cincinnati, McCarron 22-35-0-200. Denver, Osweiler 27-39-0-299.

RECEIVING—Cincinnati, Green 5-57, Kroft 4-46, Bernard 4-29, M.Jones 3-33, Sanu 3-29, Hill 2-(minus 2), Burkhead 1-8. Denver, Thomas 7-59, Daniels 5-70, Sanders 4-67, Hillman 4-37, Norwood 4-37, Fowler 1-13, Anderson 1-8, Green 1-8.

MISSED FIELD GOALS—Cincinnati, Nugent 45 (WR). Denver, McManus 45 (WL).

 

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

Western Michigan 45, Middle Tennessee 31

Hawaii Bowl

Honolulu

San Diego State 42, Cincinnati 7

Saturday, Dec. 26

St. Petersburg (Fla.) Bowl

Marshall 16, UConn 10

Sun Bowl

El Paso, Texas

Washington State 20, Miami, Fla., 14

Heart of Dallas Bowl

Washington 44, Southern Mississippi 31

Pinstripe Bowl

Bronx, N.Y.

Duke 44, Indiana 41, OT

Independence Bowl

Shreveport, La.

Virginia Tech 55, Tulsa 52

Foster Farms Bowl

Santa Clara, Calif.

Nebraska 37, UCLA 29

Monday, Dec. 28

Military Bowl

Annapolis, Md.

Navy 44, Pittsburgh 28

Quick Lane Bowl

Detroit

Minnesota 21, Central Michigan 14

Tuesday, Dec. 29

Armed Forces Bowl

Fort Worth, Texas

Air Force (8-5) vs. California (7-5), 2 p.m. (ESPN) Russell Athletic Bowl

Orlando, Fla.

North Carolina (11-2) vs. Baylor (9-3), 5:30 p.m. (ESPN)

Arizona Bowl

Tucson

Nevada (6-6) vs. Colorado State (7-5), 7:30 p.m. (ASN)

Texas Bowl

Houston

Texas Tech (7-5) vs. LSU (8-3), 9 p.m. (ESPN)

Wednesday, Dec. 30

Birmingham (Ala.) Bowl

Auburn (6-6) vs. Memphis (9-3), Noon (ESPN)

Belk Bowl

Charlotte, N.C.

NC State (7-5) vs. Mississippi St. (8-4), 3:30 p.m. (ESPN)

Music City Bowl

Nashville, Tenn.

Louisville (7-5) vs. Texas A&M (8-4), 7 p.m. (ESPN) Holiday Bowl

San Diego

Wisconsin (9-3) vs. Southern Cal (8-5), 10:30 p.m. (ESPN)

Thursday, Dec. 31

Peach Bowl

Atlanta

Houston (12-1) vs. Florida State (10-2), Noon (ESPN) Orange Bowl (Playoff Semifinal)

Miami Gardens, Fla.

Clemson (13-0) vs. Oklahoma (11-1), 4 p.m. (ESPN) Cotton Bowl Classic (Playoff Semifinal)

Arlington, Texas

Alabama (12-1) vs. Michigan State (12-1), 8 p.m. (ESPN)

Friday, Jan. 1

Outback Bowl

Tampa, Fla.

Northwestern (10-2) vs. Tennessee (8-4), Noon (ESPN2)

Citrus Bowl

Orlando, Fla.

Michigan (9-3) vs. Florida (10-3), 1 p.m. (ABC)

Fiesta Bowl

Glendale, Ariz.

Notre Dame (10-2) vs. Ohio State (11-1), 1 p.m. (ESPN)

Rose Bowl

Pasadena, Calif.

Iowa (12-1) vs. Stanford (11-2), 5 p.m. (ESPN)

Sugar Bowl

New Orleans

Oklahoma State (10-2) vs. Mississippi (9-3), 8:30 p.m. (ESPN)

Saturday, Jan. 2

TaxSlayer Bowl

Jacksonville, Fla.

Penn St. (7-5) vs. Georgia (9-3), Noon (ESPN)

Liberty Bowl

Memphis, Tenn.

Kansas St. (6-6) vs. Arkansas (7-5), 3:20 p.m. (ESPN) Alamo Bowl

San Antonio

Oregon (9-3) vs. TCU (10-2), 6:45 p.m. (ESPN)

Cactus Bowl

Phoenix

West Virginia (7-5) vs. Arizona State (6-6), 10:15 p.m. (ESPN)

Monday, Jan. 11

College Football Championship Game

Glendale, Ariz.

Orange Bowl winner vs. Cotton Bowl winner, 8:30 p.m. (ESPN)

Saturday, Jan. 23

East-West Shrine Classic

At St. Petersburg, Fla.

East vs. West, 4 p.m.

(NFLN) NFLPA Collegiate Bowl

At Carson, Calif.

National vs. American, 6 p.m. (ESPN2)

Saturday, Jan. 30

Senior Bowl

At Mobile, Ala.

North vs. South, 2:30 p.m. (NFLN)

 

NHL standings

National Hockey League

EASTERN CONFERENCE

Atlantic Division

GP W L OT Pts GF GA

Montreal 38 21 14 3 45 110 95

Florida 36 20 12 4 44 98 83

Detroit 36 18 11 7 43 93 94

Boston 35 19 12 4 42 108 94

Ottawa 36 18 12 6 42 108 105

Tampa Bay 37 18 15 4 40 95 88

Buffalo 36 15 17 4 34 85 94

Toronto 34 13 14 7 33 89 94

Metropolitan Division

GP W L OT Pts GF GA

Washington 35 27 6 2 56 110 72

N.Y. Rangers 37 20 13 4 44 107 98

N.Y. Islanders 36 19 12 5 43 97 85

New Jersey 36 17 14 5 39 84 90

Pittsburgh 35 17 15 3 37 79 86

Philadelphia 35 15 13 7 37 76 96

Carolina 36 15 16 5 35 85 103

Columbus 38 13 22 3 29 92 120

WESTERN CONFERENCE

Central Division

GP W L OT Pts GF GA

Dallas 37 27 7 3 57 129 91

St. Louis 38 22 12 4 48 95 90

Minnesota 35 19 10 6 44 95 84

Chicago 37 20 13 4 44 97 89

Nashville 36 18 12 6 42 97 92

Colorado 37 18 17 2 38 106 102

Winnipeg 35 16 17 2 34 93 104

Pacific Division

GP W L OT Pts GF GA

Los Angeles 35 22 11 2 46 93 79

Arizona 35 17 15 3 37 95 109

Vancouver 38 14 15 9 37 93 109

San Jose 35 17 16 2 36 96 100

Calgary 35 17 16 2 36 96 116

Edmonton 37 15 19 3 33 95 113

Anaheim 34 13 15 6 32 66 87

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

Monday’s Games

Montreal 4, Tampa Bay 3, SO

Washington 2, Buffalo 0

Nashville 5, N.Y. Rangers 3

Minnesota 3, Detroit 1

Los Angeles 5, Vancouver 0

Colorado 6, San Jose 3

Tuesday’s Games

Ottawa at Boston, 7 p.m.

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

Carolina at New Jersey, 7 p.m.

Dallas at Columbus, 7 p.m.

Montreal at Florida, 7:30 p.m.

Nashville at St. Louis, 8 p.m.

Detroit at Winnipeg, 8 p.m.

Anaheim at Calgary, 9 p.m.

Los Angeles at Edmonton, 9 p.m.

Chicago at Arizona, 9 p.m.

Wednesday’s Games

Toronto at Pittsburgh, 7 p.m.

Buffalo at Washington, 7 p.m.

New Jersey at Ottawa, 7:30 p.m.

N.Y. Rangers at Tampa Bay, 8 p.m.

Philadelphia at San Jose, 10:30 p.m.

 

NBA standings

National Basketball Association

EASTERN CONFERENCE

Atlantic Division

W L Pct GB

Toronto 19 13 .594 —

Boston 18 13 .581 1/2

New York 14 18 .438 5

Brooklyn 9 22 .290 9 1/2

Philadelphia 2 31 .061 17 1/2

Southeast Division

W L Pct GB

Atlanta 20 13 .606 —

Miami 18 12 .600 1/2

Orlando 18 13 .581 1

Charlotte 17 13 .567 1 1/2

Washington 14 15 .483 4

Central Division

W L Pct GB

Cleveland 20 9 .690 —

Indiana 18 12 .600 2 1/2

Chicago 17 12 .586 3

Detroit 17 14 .548 4

Milwaukee 12 20 .375 9 1/2

WESTERN CONFERENCE

Southwest Division

W L Pct GB

San Antonio 27 6 .818 —

Dallas 18 13 .581 8

Memphis 17 16 .515 10

Houston 16 16 .500 10 1/2

New Orleans 10 21 .323 16

Northwest Division

W L Pct GB

Oklahoma City 21 10 .677 —

Utah 13 16 .448 7

Portland 13 20 .394 9

Denver 12 19 .387 9

Minnesota 11 20 .355 10

Pacific Division

W L Pct GB

Golden State 29 1 .967 —

L.A. Clippers 19 13 .594 11

Sacramento 12 19 .387 17 1/2

Phoenix 12 21 .364 18 1/2

L.A. Lakers 5 27 .156 25

Monday’s Games

Indiana 93, Atlanta 87

Orlando 104, New Orleans 89

L.A. Clippers 108, Washington 91

Charlotte 108, L.A. Lakers 98

Brooklyn 111, Miami 105

Chicago 104, Toronto 97

San Antonio 101, Minnesota 95

Dallas 103, Milwaukee 93

Utah 95, Philadelphia 91

Cleveland 101, Phoenix 97

Golden State 122, Sacramento 103

Tuesday’s Games

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

Miami at Memphis, 8 p.m.

Atlanta at Houston, 8 p.m.

Milwaukee at Oklahoma City, 8 p.m.

Cleveland at Denver, 9 p.m.

Wednesday’s Games

Brooklyn at Orlando, 7 p.m.

L.A. Clippers at Charlotte, 7 p.m.

Washington at Toronto, 7:30 p.m.

L.A. Lakers at Boston, 7:30 p.m.

Indiana at Chicago, 8 p.m.

Utah at Minnesota, 8 p.m.

Phoenix at San Antonio, 8:30 p.m.

Golden State at Dallas, 8:30 p.m.

Philadelphia at Sacramento, 10 p.m.

Denver at Portland, 10 p.m.

 

Cavaliers’ box

CLEVELAND (101)

James 4-10 5-9 14, Love 6-11 1-1 16, Thompson 2-3 1-3 5, Irving 7-16 6-6 22, Smith 5-11 2-2 17, Dellavedova 2-4 2-2 8, Mozgov 2-5 0-0 4, Shumpert 2-3 0-0 5, R.Jefferson 2-4 1-2 7, Jones 1-4 0-0 3. Totals 33-71 18-25 101.

PHOENIX (97)

Tucker 6-11 0-0 14, Leuer 4-8 4-4 14, Len 1-5 3-4 5, Knight 7-18 2-2 18, Booker 5-6 0-0 10, Chandler 1-3 4-8 6, Weems 1-2 0-0 2, Teletovic 2-7 0-0 5, Warren 9-15 1-2 23, Price 0-4 0-0 0. Totals 36-79 14-20 97.

Cleveland 34 26 21 20 — 101

Phoenix 30 24 19 24 — 97

3-Point Goals—Cleveland 17-41 (Smith 5-11, Love 3-6, Dellavedova 2-2, R.Jefferson 2-4, Irving 2-7, Shumpert 1-2, Jones 1-4, James 1-5), Phoenix 11-25 (Warren 4-5, Tucker 2-3, Leuer 2-3, Knight 2-6, Teletovic 1-4, Booker 0-1, Price 0-3). Fouled Out—None. Rebounds—Cleveland 41 (Thompson 10), Phoenix 53 (Chandler 8). Assists—Cleveland 21 (James 7), Phoenix 20 (Leuer, Knight 4). Total Fouls—Cleveland 18, Phoenix 23. A—18,319 (18,055).

 

H.S. boys’ scores

Ohio High School Athletic Association

Monday’s Boys’ Basketball Scores

Cols. St. Charles 87, Williamsport Westfall 60

Lewis Center Olentangy 50, Logan 43

Pickerington Cent. 79, Chillicothe 45

Latham Western 59, Piketon 46

Waverly 70, Beaver Eastern 67, OT

Lucasville Valley 60, Portsmouth 52

Minford 48, Ironton 45

Portsmouth Notre Dame 67, Rose Hill Christian, Ky. 32

 

H.S. girls’ scores

Ohio High School Athletic Association

Monday’s Girls’ Basketball Scores

Greenfield McClain 65, Mowrystown Whiteoak 42

Huntington, W.Va. 72, Cle. E. Tech 59

Ironton 53, Russell, Ky. 44

Jackson 52, Athens 29

McArthur Vinton County 71, Federal Hocking 33

Oak Hill 51, Circleville Logan Elm 42

Pomeroy Meigs 54, Wahama, W.Va. 18

Reedsville Eastern 60, Ironton St. Joseph 36

S. Point 70, Willow Wood Symmes Valley 46

S. Webster 58, Albany Alexander 49

Southeastern 65, Leesburg Fairfield 46

St. Patrick, Ky. 35, Franklin Furnace Green 27

Washington C.H. Miami Trace 48, Jonathan Alder 27

Waterford 50, Nelsonville-York 44

Williamstown, W.Va. 72, Racine Southern 52

Ashville Teays Valley 53, Logan 40

Shaker Hts. 46, Chillicothe 41

Minford 61, Wellston 28

Parkersburg, W.Va. 88, Belpre 36

Vincent Warren 68, Grafton, W.Va. 56

 

Men’s AP poll

The top 25 teams in The Associated Press’ 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. Michigan St. (64) 13-0 1,623 1

2. Kansas (1) 10-1 1,534 2

3. Oklahoma 11-0 1,498 3

4. Maryland 11-1 1,428 4

5. Virginia 10-1 1,351 5

6. Xavier 12-0 1,296 6

7. North Carolina 10-2 1,219 7

8. Arizona 12-1 1,081 8

9. Butler 10-1 984 9

10. Kentucky 10-2 963 12

11. Iowa St. 10-1 938 11

12. Providence 12-1 923 10

13. Miami 10-1 867 13

14. Purdue 12-1 818 14

15. Duke 9-2 781 15

16. Villanova 9-2 643 17

17. SMU 11-0 636 18

18. Louisville 11-2 516 16

19. West Virginia 10-1 500 19

20. Texas A&M 9-2 371 21

21. Utah 10-2 224 24

22. Cincinnati 10-3 199 22

23. Baylor 9-2 195 23

24. South Carolina 11-0 175 25

25. UCLA 9-4 51 —

Others receiving votes: UConn 49, Oregon 45, Gonzaga 44, Pittsburgh 42, George Washington 40, Dayton 19, Colorado 15, Monmouth (NJ) 11, Northwestern 11, Vanderbilt 10, Iowa 7, Texas Tech 6, Florida 4, Texas 4, Saint Joseph’s 2, Mississippi 1, Saint Mary’s (Cal) 1.

 

Men’s USA Today

The top 25 teams in the USA Today men’s college basketball poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through Dec. 27, 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. Michigan State (27) 13-0 771 1

2. Oklahoma (3) 11-0 730 2

3. Kansas (1) 10-1 715 3

4. Maryland 11-1 683 4

5. Virginia 10-1 648 5

6. Xavier 12-0 610 6

7. Arizona 12-1 544 8

8. North Carolina 10-2 530 7

9. Iowa State 10-1 480 9

10. Butler 10-1 471 12

11. Kentucky 10-2 465 11

12. Duke 9-2 434 10

13. Providence 12-1 396 14

14. Purdue 12-1 378 13

15. Miami 10-1 367 16

16. Villanova 9-2 309 17

17. West Virginia 10-1 299 18

18. Louisville 11-2 249 15

19. Texas A&M 9-2 220 19

20. South Carolina 11-0 157 23

21. Baylor 9-2 146 22

22. Utah 10-2 94 —

23. Cincinnati 10-3 90 21

24. Gonzaga 10-3 79 24

25. Pittsburgh 10-1 49 —

Others receiving votes: UConn 47, George Washington 25, UCLA 20, Oregon 17, Notre Dame 15, Vanderbilt 10, Dayton 7, Colorado 5, Texas 4, California 3, Indiana 3, Monmouth 2, Saint Mary’s 1, Southern Cal 1, Texas Tech 1.