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Scoreboard

NFL standings
National Football League
AMERICAN CONFERENCE
East
W    L    T    Pct    PF    PA
New England    11    3    0    .786    395    274
Buffalo    8    6    0    .571    264    306
Miami    6    8    0    .429    252    342
N.Y. Jets    5    9    0    .357    285    342
South
W    L    T    Pct    PF    PA
x-Jacksonville    10    4    0    .714    374    209
Tennessee    8    6    0    .571    296    319
Houston    4    10    0    .286    319    380
Indianapolis    3    11    0    .214    225    368
North
W    L    T    Pct    PF    PA
y-Pittsburgh    11    3    0    .786    344    278
Baltimore    8    6    0    .571    345    256
Cincinnati    5    9    0    .357    233    305
Cleveland    0    14    0    .000    207    362
West
W    L    T    Pct    PF    PA
Kansas City    8    6    0    .571    359    302
L.A. Chargers    7    7    0    .500    311    255
Oakland    6    8    0    .429    281    324
Denver    5    9    0    .357    254    328
NATIONAL CONFERENCE
East
W    L    T    Pct    PF    PA
y-Philadelphia    12    2    0    .857    438    279
Dallas    8    6    0    .571    336    317
Washington    6    8    0    .429    305    359
N.Y. Giants    2    12    0    .143    228    355
South
W    L    T    Pct    PF    PA
New Orleans    10    4    0    .714    401    282
Carolina    10    4    0    .714    331    286
Atlanta    9    5    0    .643    318    282
Tampa Bay    4    10    0    .286    285    336
North
W    L    T    Pct    PF    PA
y-Minnesota    11    3    0    .786    343    242
Detroit    8    6    0    .571    358    339
Green Bay    7    7    0    .500    309    333
Chicago    4    10    0    .286    234    294
West
W    L    T    Pct    PF    PA
L.A. Rams    10    4    0    .714    438    272
Seattle    8    6    0    .571    321    294
Arizona    6    8    0    .429    246    337
San Francisco    4    10    0    .286    253    337
x-clinched playoff spot
y-clinched division
Saturday, Dec. 23
Indianapolis at Baltimore, 4:30 p.m. (NFLN)
Minnesota at Green Bay, 8:30 p.m. (NBC)
Sunday, Dec. 24
Tampa Bay at Carolina, 1 p.m. (FOX)
Cleveland at Chicago, 1 p.m. (CBS)
Detroit at Cincinnati, 1 p.m. (FOX)
Miami at Kansas City, 1 p.m. (CBS)
Buffalo at New England, 1 p.m. (CBS)
Atlanta at New Orleans, 1 p.m. (FOX)
Los Angeles Chargers at New York Jets, 1 p.m. (CBS)
Los Angeles Rams at Tennessee, 1 p.m. (FOX)
Denver at Washington, 1 p.m. (CBS)
Jacksonville at San Francisco, 4:05 p.m. (CBS)
New York Giants at Arizona, 4:25 p.m. (FOX)
Seattle at Dallas, 4:25 p.m. (FOX)
Monday, Dec. 25
Pittsburgh at Houston, 4:30 p.m. (NBC/NFLN/Amazon)
Oakland at Philadelphia, 8:30 p.m. (ESPN)
Sunday, Dec. 31
Carolina at Atlanta, 1 p.m. (FOX)
Cincinnati at Baltimore, 1 p.m. (CBS)
Green Bay at Detroit, 1 p.m. (FOX)
Houston at Indianapolis, 1 p.m. (CBS)
Buffalo at Miami, 1 p.m. (CBS)
Chicago at Minnesota, 1 p.m. (FOX)
New York Jets at New England, 1 p.m. (CBS)
Washington at New York Giants, 1 p.m. (FOX)
Dallas at Philadelphia, 1 p.m. (FOX)
Cleveland at Pittsburgh, 1 p.m. (CBS)
New Orleans at Tampa Bay, 1 p.m. (FOX)
Jacksonville at Tennessee, 1 p.m. (CBS)
Kansas City at Denver, 4:25 p.m. (CBS)
Oakland at Los Angeles Chargers, 4:25 p.m. (CBS)
San Francisco at Los Angeles Rams, 4:25 p.m. (FOX)
Arizona at Seattle, 4:25 p.m. (FOX)

NBA standings
National Basketball Association
EASTERN CONFERENCE
Atlantic Division
W    L    Pct    GB
Boston    26    9    .743    —
Toronto    22    8    .733      1 1/2
New York    17    14    .548      7
Philadelphia    14    17    .452    10
Brooklyn    11    19    .367    12 1/2
Southeast Division
W    L    Pct    GB
Washington    17    14    .548    —
Miami    16    15    .516      1
Charlotte    11    20    .355      6
Orlando    11    21    .344      6 1/2
Atlanta    7    24    .226    10
Central Division
W    L    Pct    GB
Cleveland    24    9    .727    —
Indiana    18    14    .563      5 1/2
Milwaukee    16    13    .552      6
Detroit    17    14    .548      6
Chicago    10    21    .323    13
WESTERN CONFERENCE
Southwest Division
W    L    Pct    GB
Houston    25    5    .833    —
San Antonio    22    10    .688      4
New Orleans    15    16    .484    10 1/2
Memphis    9    22    .290    16 1/2
Dallas    9    23    .281    17
Northwest Division
W    L    Pct    GB
Minnesota    19    13    .594    —
Portland    16    15    .516    2 1/2
Oklahoma City    16    15    .516    2 1/2
Denver    16    15    .516    2 1/2
Utah    14    18    .438    5
Pacific Division
W    L    Pct    GB
Golden State    25    6    .806    —
L.A. Clippers    12    18    .400    12 1/2
L.A. Lakers    11    18    .379    13
Sacramento    11    20    .355    14
Phoenix    11    22    .333    15
Wednesday’s Games
Toronto 129, Charlotte 111
Indiana 105, Atlanta 95
Miami 90, Boston 89
Sacramento 104, Brooklyn 99
Chicago 112, Orlando 94
L.A. Lakers 122, Houston 116
Oklahoma City 107, Utah 79
Dallas 110, Detroit 93
Minnesota 112, Denver 104
San Antonio 93, Portland 91
Golden State 97, Memphis 84
L.A. Clippers 108, Phoenix 95
Thursday’s Games
Cleveland 115, Chicago 112
Toronto 114, Philadelphia 109
New York 102, Boston 93
Memphis at Phoenix, 9 p.m.
San Antonio at Utah, 10:30 p.m.
Friday’s Games
New Orleans at Orlando, 7 p.m.
New York at Detroit, 7 p.m.
Washington at Brooklyn, 7:30 p.m.
Atlanta at Oklahoma City, 8 p.m.
Charlotte at Milwaukee, 8 p.m.
Dallas at Miami, 8 p.m.
L.A. Clippers at Houston, 8 p.m.
Denver at Portland, 10 p.m.
L.A. Lakers at Golden State, 10:30 p.m.
Saturday’s Games
Philadelphia at Toronto, 5 p.m.
Brooklyn at Indiana, 7 p.m.
Milwaukee at Charlotte, 7 p.m.
Orlando at Washington, 7 p.m.
Chicago at Boston, 7:30 p.m.
Dallas at Atlanta, 7:30 p.m.
L.A. Clippers at Memphis, 8 p.m.
New Orleans at Miami, 8 p.m.
Oklahoma City at Utah, 8 p.m.
Denver at Golden State, 8:30 p.m.
Minnesota at Phoenix, 9 p.m.
Portland at L.A. Lakers, 9:30 p.m.
San Antonio at Sacramento, 10 p.m.
Sunday’s Games
No games scheduled.
Monday’s Games
Philadelphia at New York, 12 p.m.
Cleveland at Golden State, 3 p.m.
Washington at Boston, 5:30 p.m.
Houston at Oklahoma City, 8 p.m.
Minnesota at L.A. Lakers, 10:30 p.m.

Cavaliers’ box
CHICAGO (112)
Valentine 7-10 0-0 18, Markkanen 11-17 2-2 25, Lopez 7-11 0-0 14, Dunn 5-11 0-0 10, Holiday 3-7 0-0 8, Zipser 2-4 0-0 5, Portis 3-7 0-0 6, Mirotic 5-9 2-4 15, Grant 3-4 2-2 9, Nwaba 1-5 0-0 2. Totals 47-85 6-8 112.
CLEVELAND (115)
James 12-23 8-8 34, Frye 1-2 0-0 2, Love 9-15 5-5 27, Calderon 3-5 0-0 8, Crowder 2-6 0-0 4, Osman 0-2 0-2 0, Green 3-6 4-4 10, Thompson 2-4 1-2 5, Korver 5-7 1-1 15, Wade 5-12 0-0 10, Smith 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 42-82 19-22 115.
Chicago     27    29    23    33    =    112
Cleveland    29    29    24    33    =    115
3-Point Goals—Chicago 12-31 (Valentine 4-7, Mirotic 3-6, Holiday 2-5, Grant 1-1, Zipser 1-3, Markkanen 1-4, Dunn 0-2, Nwaba 0-3), Cleveland 12-29 (Korver 4-6, Love 4-8, Calderon 2-4, James 2-5, Frye 0-1, Osman 0-1, Green 0-1, Wade 0-3). Fouled Out—None. Rebounds—Chicago 35 (Holiday 7), Cleveland 35 (Love 7). Assists—Chicago 34 (Dunn 14), Cleveland 25 (James 9). Total Fouls—Chicago 19, Cleveland 14. A—20,562 (20,562).

NHL standings
National Hockey League
EASTERN CONFERENCE
Atlantic Division
GP    W    L    OT    Pts    GF    GA
Tampa Bay    34    25    7    2    52    130    87
Toronto    36    21    14    1    43    119    102
Boston    33    18    10    5    41    98    88
Montreal    34    15    15    4    34    94    108
Detroit    34    13    14    7    33    95    110
Florida    34    13    16    5    31    98    117
Ottawa    33    11    14    8    30    92    113
Buffalo    34    8    19    7    23    72    114
Metropolitan Division
GP    W    L    OT    Pts    GF    GA
New Jersey    34    20    9    5    45    109    102
Washington    35    22    12    1    45    112    101
Columbus    36    21    13    2    44    103    98
N.Y. Rangers    35    19    12    4    42    115    101
N.Y. Islanders    35    18    13    4    40    125    125
Pittsburgh    36    18    15    3    39    104    114
Philadelphia    34    15    12    7    37    96    97
Carolina    34    15    12    7    37    95    107
WESTERN CONFERENCE
Central Division
GP    W    L    OT    Pts    GF    GA
Nashville    34    21    9    4    46    113    95
Winnipeg    36    20    10    6    46    119    100
St. Louis    37    22    13    2    46    110    93
Dallas    36    19    14    3    41    106    103
Minnesota    34    18    13    3    39    100    99
Chicago    34    17    12    5    39    102    90
Colorado    33    16    15    2    34    105    109
Pacific Division
GP    W    L    OT    Pts    GF    GA
Vegas    33    22    9    2    46    116    100
Los Angeles    35    21    10    4    46    107    82
Calgary    35    18    14    3    39    99    103
San Jose    32    17    11    4    38    88    80
Anaheim    36    15    13    8    38    97    108
Edmonton    35    16    17    2    34    104    112
Vancouver    35    15    16    4    34    93    113
Arizona    36    7    24    5    19    80    125
NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss.
Wednesday’s Games
Columbus 4, Toronto 2
Philadelphia 4, Detroit 3
Calgary 2, St. Louis 1
Thursday’s Games
Pittsburgh 3, Columbus 2, SO
New Jersey 4, N.Y. Rangers 3, SO
Anaheim 5, N.Y. Islanders 4, OT
Boston 2, Winnipeg 1, SO
Tampa Bay 4, Ottawa 3, SO
Carolina 4, Nashville 1
Dallas 4, Chicago 0
Edmonton 3, St. Louis 2
Colorado at Los Angeles, 10:30 p.m.
Vancouver at San Jose, 10:30 p.m.
Friday’s Games
Philadelphia at Buffalo, 7 p.m.
Minnesota at Florida, 7:30 p.m.
Montreal at Calgary, 9 p.m.
Washington at Arizona, 9 p.m.
Saturday’s Games
Detroit at Boston, 1 p.m.
Winnipeg at N.Y. Islanders, 1 p.m.
Montreal at Edmonton, 7 p.m.
Anaheim at Pittsburgh, 7 p.m.
Chicago at New Jersey, 7 p.m.
Minnesota at Tampa Bay, 7 p.m.
Ottawa at Florida, 7 p.m.
Buffalo at Carolina, 7 p.m.
Philadelphia at Columbus, 7 p.m.
Toronto at N.Y. Rangers, 7 p.m.
Colorado at Arizona, 8 p.m.
Nashville at Dallas, 8 p.m.
Washington at Vegas, 8 p.m.
Los Angeles at San Jose, 10 p.m.
St. Louis at Vancouver, 10 p.m.
Sunday’s Games
No games scheduled

Blue Jackets’ box
Columbus    0    1    1    0    =    2
Pittsburgh    0    0    2    0    =    3
Pittsburgh won shootout 2-1
First Period—None. Penalties—Reaves, PIT, Major (fighting), 15:27; Sedlak, CBJ, Major (fighting), 15:27; Sedlak, CBJ, served by Bjorkstrand, (roughing), 15:27; Crosby, PIT, (delay of game), 18:26.
Second Period—1, Columbus, Dubois 8 (Panarin, Carlsson), 7:09. Penalties—Hornqvist, PIT, (elbowing), 9:04; Jones, CBJ, (interference), 12:55; Foligno, CBJ, Major (fighting), 19:31; Malkin, PIT, Major (fighting), 19:31; Jones, CBJ, (roughing), 20:00; Crosby, PIT, (roughing), 20:00; Jones, CBJ, (roughing), 20:00; Jenner, CBJ, served by Milano, Major (cross checking), 20:00; Letang, PIT, (roughing), 20:00; Jenner, CBJ, Misconduct (misconduct), 20:00; Crosby, PIT, (roughing), 20:00.
Third Period—2, Pittsburgh, Hornqvist 12 (Kessel, Letang), 2:25 (pp). 3, Pittsburgh, Malkin 12 (Crosby), 15:03 (pp). 4, Columbus, Panarin 8 (Dubois, Jones), 16:14 (pp). Penalties—Sheary, PIT, (hooking), 9:35; Letang, PIT, (cross checking), 14:20; Anderson, CBJ, (roughing), 14:20; Columbus bench, served by Panarin (faceoff violation), 14:46; Pittsburgh bench, served by Sheary (too many men on the ice), 15:51.
Overtime—None. Penalties—None.
Shootout—Columbus 1 (Atkinson G, Panarin NG, Johnson NG, Bjorkstrand NG), Pittsburgh 2 (Malkin G, Crosby NG, Kessel NG, Letang G).
Shots on Goal—Columbus 8-11-8-5—32. Pittsburgh 15-15-10-1—41.
Power-play opportunities—Columbus 1 of 4; Pittsburgh 2 of 5.
Goalies—Columbus, Bobrovsky 17-10-2 (41 shots-39 saves). Pittsburgh, Murray 13-9-1 (32-30).
A—18,625 (18,387). T—2:53.
Referees—Wes McCauley, Francois St Laurent. Linesmen—Michel Cormier, Derek Nansen.

Bowl schedule
2017-18 College Football Bowl Schedule
Saturday, Dec. 16
Celebration Bowl
NC A&T 21, Grambling State 14
New Orleans Bowl
Troy 50, North Texas 30
Cure Bowl
Orlando, Fla.
Georgia State 27, Western Kentucky 17
Las Vegas Bowl
Boise State 38, Oregon 28
New Mexico Bowl
Marshall 31, Colorado State 28
Camellia Bowl
Middle Tennessee 35, Arkansas State 30
Tuesday, Dec. 19
Boca Raton Bowl (7 p.m., ESPN): Akron vs. FAU
Wednesday, Dec. 20
Frisco Bowl: Louisiana Tech 51, SMU 10
Thursday, Dec. 21
Gasparilla Bowl: Temple 28, FIU 3
Friday, Dec. 22
Bahamas Bowl (12:30 p.m., ESPN): UAB vs. Ohio
Famous Idaho Potato Bowl (4 p.m., ESPN): Central Michigan vs. Wyoming
Saturday, Dec. 23
Birmingham Bowl (12 p.m., ESPN): USF vs. Texas Tech
Armed Forces Bowl (3:30 p.m., ESPN): San Diego State vs. Army
Dollar General Bowl (7 p.m., ESPN): Appalachian State vs. Toledo
Sunday, Dec. 24
Hawaii Bowl (8:30 p.m., ESPN): Fresno State vs. Houston
Tuesday, Dec. 26
Heart of Dallas Bowl (1:30 p.m., ESPN): Utah vs. West Virginia
Quick Lane Bowl (5:15 p.m., ESPN): Duke vs. NIU
Cactus Bowl (9 p.m., ESPN): Kansas State vs. UCLA
Wednesday, Dec. 27
Independence Bowl (1:30 p.m., ESPN): Florida State vs. Southern Miss
New Era Pinstripe Bowl (5:15 p.m., ESPN): Boston College vs. Iowa
Foster Farms Bowl (8:30 p.m., Fox): Arizona vs. Purdue
Texas Bowl (9 p.m., ESPN): Texas vs. Missouri
Thursday, Dec. 28
Military Bowl (1:30 p.m., ESPN): Virginia vs. Navy
Camping World Bowl (5:15 p.m., ESPN): Oklahoma State vs. Virginia Tech
Alamo Bowl (9 p.m., ESPN): Stanford vs. TCU
Holiday Bowl (9 p.m., FS1): Michigan State vs. Washington State
Friday, Dec. 29
Belk Bowl (1 p.m., ESPN): Texas A&M vs. Wake Forest
Sun Bowl (3 p.m., CBS): Arizona State vs. NC State
Music City Bowl (4:30 p.m., ESPN): Kentucky vs. Northwestern
Arizona Bowl (5:30 p.m., CBSSN): New Mexico State vs. Utah State
Cotton Bowl Classic (8:30 p.m., ESPN): Ohio State vs. USC
Saturday, Dec. 30
TaxSlayer Bowl (12 p.m., ESPN): Mississippi State vs. Louisville
Liberty Bowl (12:30 p.m., ABC): Iowa State vs. Memphis
Fiesta Bowl (4 p.m., ESPN): Penn State vs. Washington
Orange Bowl (8 p.m., ESPN): Wisconsin vs. Miami
Monday, Jan. 1
Outback Bowl (12 p.m., ESPN2): Michigan vs. South Carolina
Peach Bowl (12:30 p.m., ESPN): Auburn vs. UCF
Citrus Bowl (1 p.m., ABC): Notre Dame vs. LSU
Rose Bowl (5 p.m., ESPN): Oklahoma vs. Georgia
Sugar Bowl (8:45 p.m., ESPN): Clemson vs. Alabama
Monday, Jan. 8
College Football Playoff National Championship (8 p.m., ESPN)

Notre Dame box
NOTRE DAME 86, SE LOUISIANA 50
SE LOUISIANA (6-7)
Currington 3-10 0-0 6, Capps 7-15 2-4 17, Filmore 1-8 0-0 2, Veal 2-7 0-0 6, Singleton 0-2 0-0 0, Gonzalez 0-0 0-0 0, Greenwood 4-7 0-2 8, Charleston 1-7 2-4 4, Thomas 0-2 1-2 1, Polanco 2-9 0-0 6. Totals 20-67 5-12 50.
NOTRE DAME (10-3)
Geben 2-6 2-2 6, Colson 6-13 2-2 16, Gibbs 6-14 6-6 18, Farrell 6-10 3-4 17, Pflueger 5-10 4-4 17, Burns 0-0 0-0 0, Torres 2-3 0-0 4, Gregory 0-1 0-0 0, Mooney 1-4 1-2 3, Nelligan 1-1 0-0 2, Harvey 1-7 1-2 3. Totals 30-69 19-22 86.
Halftime—Notre Dame 37-29. 3-Point Goals—SE Louisiana 5-20 (Veal 2-3, Polanco 2-6, Capps 1-2, Charleston 0-1, Thomas 0-1, Singleton 0-1, Filmore 0-6), Notre Dame 7-26 (Pflueger 3-6, Colson 2-4, Farrell 2-6, Mooney 0-1, Harvey 0-3, Gibbs 0-6). Fouled Out—None. Rebounds—SE Louisiana 40 (Veal 7), Notre Dame 47 (Geben, Colson 10). Assists—SE Louisiana 15 (Veal 4), Notre Dame 11 (Gibbs 5). Total Fouls—SE Louisiana 11, Notre Dame 8.

H.S. basketball
Ohio High School Athletic Association
Thursday’s Girls’ Basketball Scores
Albany Alexander 64, Wellston 21
Coal Grove 57, Lincoln County, W.Va. 36
Jackson 51, Athens 38
Lucasville Valley 59, Portsmouth W. 32
Lynchburg-Clay 72, Hillsboro 66
Nelsonville-York 81, Bidwell River Valley 46
Minford 77, McDermott Scioto NW 26
Oak Hill 49, Waverly 22
S. Webster 54, Wheelersburg 47
Seaman N. Adams 75, Bainbridge Paint Valley 43
Vinton County 66, Pomeroy Meigs 56
Washington C.H. Miami Trace 50, Southeastern 46
Wahama, W.Va. 40, Glouster Trimble 28
Waterford 64, Belpre 18