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Scoreboard

NFL standings
National Football League
All Times EST
AMERICAN CONFERENCE
East
W    L    T    Pct    PF    PA
y-New England    12    3    0    .800    432    290
Buffalo    8    7    0    .533    280    343
Miami    6    9    0    .400    265    371
N.Y. Jets    5    10    0    .333    292    356
South
W    L    T    Pct    PF    PA
y-Jacksonville    10    5    0    .667    407    253
Tennessee    8    7    0    .533    319    346
Houston    4    11    0    .267    325    414
Indianapolis    3    12    0    .200    241    391
North
W    L    T    Pct    PF    PA
y-Pittsburgh    12    3    0    .800    378    284
Baltimore    9    6    0    .600    368    272
Cincinnati    6    9    0    .400    259    322
Cleveland    0    15    0    .000    210    382
West
W    L    T    Pct    PF    PA
y-Kansas City    9    6    0    .600    388    315
L.A. Chargers    8    7    0    .533    325    262
Oakland    6    9    0    .400    291    343
Denver    5    10    0    .333    265    355
NATIONAL CONFERENCE
East
W    L    T    Pct    PF    PA
y-Philadelphia    13    2    0    .867    457    289
Dallas    8    7    0    .533    348    332
Washington    7    8    0    .467    332    370
N.Y. Giants    2    13    0    .133    228    378
South
W    L    T    Pct    PF    PA
x-New Orleans    11    4    0    .733    424    295
x-Carolina    11    4    0    .733    353    305
Atlanta    9    6    0    .600    331    305
Tampa Bay    4    11    0    .267    304    358
North
W    L    T    Pct    PF    PA
y-Minnesota    12    3    0    .800    359    242
Detroit    8    7    0    .533    375    365
Green Bay    7    8    0    .467    309    349
Chicago    5    10    0    .333    254    297
West
W    L    T    Pct    PF    PA
y-L.A. Rams    11    4    0    .733    465    295
Seattle    9    6    0    .600    342    306
Arizona    7    8    0    .467    269    337
San Francisco    5    10    0    .333    297    370
x-clinched playoff spot
y-clinched division
Sunday, Dec. 31
NOTE TIME CHANGES
Carolina at Atlanta, 4:25 p.m. (FOX)
Cincinnati at Baltimore, 4:25 p.m. (CBS)
Green Bay at Detroit, 1 p.m. (FOX)
Houston at Indianapolis, 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)
Buffalo at Miami, 4:25 p.m. (CBS)
New Orleans at Tampa Bay, 4:25 p.m. (FOX)
Jacksonville at Tennessee, 4:25 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
All Times EST
EASTERN CONFERENCE
Atlantic Division
W    L    Pct    GB
Boston    29    10    .744    —
Toronto    24    10    .706      2 1/2
New York    17    18    .486    10
Philadelphia    15    19    .441    11 1/2
Brooklyn    13    22    .371    14
Southeast Division
W    L    Pct    GB
Washington    20    16    .556    —
Miami    18    17    .514      1 1/2
Charlotte    12    22    .353      7
Orlando    12    24    .333      8
Atlanta    9    26    .257    10 1/2
Central Division
W    L    Pct    GB
Cleveland    24    11    .686    —
Detroit    19    15    .559      4 1/2
Milwaukee    19    15    .559      4 1/2
Indiana    19    17    .528      5 1/2
Chicago    13    22    .371    11
WESTERN CONFERENCE
Southwest Division
W    L    Pct    GB
Houston    25    9    .735    —
San Antonio    25    11    .694      1
New Orleans    18    17    .514      7 1/2
Dallas    12    25    .324    14 1/2
Memphis    11    24    .314    14 1/2
Northwest Division
W    L    Pct    GB
Minnesota    22    14    .611    —
Oklahoma City    20    16    .556    2
Denver    19    16    .543    2 1/2
Portland    18    16    .529    3
Utah    15    21    .417    7
Pacific Division
W    L    Pct    GB
Golden State    28    7    .800    —
L.A. Clippers    14    19    .424    13
Phoenix    14    23    .378    15
Sacramento    12    23    .343    16
L.A. Lakers    11    22    .333    16
Thursday’s Late Games
San Antonio 119, New York 107
Portland 114, Philadelphia 110
Friday’s Games
Washington 121, Houston 103
Toronto 111, Atlanta 98
Brooklyn 111, Miami 87
Chicago 119, Indiana 107
Dallas 128, New Orleans 120
Milwaukee 97, Oklahoma City 95
Phoenix 111, Sacramento 101
Charlotte at Golden State, 10:30 p.m.
L.A. Clippers at L.A. Lakers, 10:30 p.m.
Saturday’s Games
Miami at Orlando, 7 p.m.
New York at New Orleans, 7 p.m.
San Antonio at Detroit, 7 p.m.
Portland at Atlanta, 7:30 p.m.
Cleveland at Utah, 8 p.m.
Memphis at Golden State, 8:30 p.m.
Philadelphia at Denver, 9 p.m.
Sunday’s Games
Chicago at Washington, 3:30 p.m.
Minnesota at Indiana, 5 p.m.
Brooklyn at Boston, 5:30 p.m.
Charlotte at L.A. Clippers, 7 p.m.
Dallas at Oklahoma City, 7 p.m.
L.A. Lakers at Houston, 7 p.m.
Memphis at Sacramento, 7 p.m.
Philadelphia at Phoenix, 8 p.m.
Monday’s Games
Milwaukee at Toronto, 7:30 p.m.
Orlando at Brooklyn, 7:30 p.m.
L.A. Lakers at Minnesota, 8 p.m.
Portland at Chicago, 8 p.m.

Blue Jackets’ box
Columbus    0    3    1    =    4
Ottawa    0    3    2    =    5
First Period—None. Penalties—Oduya, OTT, (slashing), 0:34; Panarin, CBJ, (tripping), 7:38; Oduya, OTT, (high sticking), 11:09.
Second Period—1, Columbus, Milano 7 (Jenner, Nutivaara), 4:15. 2, Ottawa, Brassard 10 (Stone, Karlsson), 5:42. 3, Columbus, Anderson 14 (Panarin), 7:11. 4, Columbus, Milano 8 (Jones), 7:24. 5, Ottawa, Paul 1 (Phaneuf, Thompson), 14:14. 6, Ottawa, Duchene 7 (Oduya), 18:52. Penalties—Ryan, OTT, (delay of game), 2:14.
Third Period—7, Ottawa, Stone 15 (Phaneuf), 7:41. 8, Ottawa, Ryan 5 (Karlsson), 9:21. 9, Columbus, Werenski 11 (Anderson, Dubois), 19:28 (pp). Penalties—Karlsson, OTT, (slashing), 1:06; Phaneuf, OTT, (tripping), 18:44.
Shots on Goal—Columbus 10-7-8—25. Ottawa 9-8-11—28.
Power-play opportunities—Columbus 1 of 5; Ottawa 0 of 1.
Goalies—Columbus, Bobrovsky 18-11-3 (28 shots-23 saves). Ottawa, Condon 3-4-4 (25-21).
A—17,031 (18,572). T—2:26.
Referees—Gord Dwyer, Ian Walsh. Linesmen—Matt MacPherson, Tony Sericolo.

NHL standings
National Hockey League
All Times EST
EASTERN CONFERENCE
Atlantic Division
GP    W    L    OT    Pts    GF    GA
Tampa Bay    37    27    8    2    56    139    93
Toronto    39    23    14    2    48    132    112
Boston    36    20    10    6    46    109    94
Florida    37    16    16    5    37    106    121
Montreal    38    16    18    4    36    100    120
Detroit    37    14    16    7    35    100    118
Ottawa    36    12    16    8    32    98    123
Buffalo    38    10    20    8    28    84    126
Metropolitan Division
GP    W    L    OT    Pts    GF    GA
New Jersey    37    22    9    6    50    119    108
Washington    39    23    13    3    49    118    111
Columbus    39    22    14    3    47    113    109
N.Y. Rangers    38    20    13    5    45    120    107
N.Y. Islanders    38    20    14    4    44    135    133
Carolina    37    18    12    7    43    104    111
Pittsburgh    39    19    17    3    41    110    124
Philadelphia    38    16    14    8    40    106    109
WESTERN CONFERENCE
Central Division
GP    W    L    OT    Pts    GF    GA
Winnipeg    39    22    11    6    50    129    110
Nashville    37    22    10    5    49    120    104
St. Louis    40    23    15    2    48    116    100
Dallas    39    21    15    3    45    116    112
Minnesota    38    20    15    3    43    110    110
Chicago    37    18    14    5    41    109    102
Colorado    37    18    16    3    39    117    119
Pacific Division
GP    W    L    OT    Pts    GF    GA
Vegas    36    25    9    2    52    126    103
Los Angeles    38    22    11    5    49    111    88
San Jose    35    20    11    4    44    98    86
Calgary    37    18    15    4    40    103    109
Anaheim    38    16    14    8    40    102    112
Edmonton    38    17    18    3    37    114    121
Vancouver    38    16    17    5    37    103    123
Arizona    40    9    26    5    23    92    141
NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss.
Thursday’s Late Games
Vegas 3, Los Angeles 2, OT
Vancouver 5, Chicago 2
San Jose 3, Calgary 2, SO
Friday’s Games
Buffalo 4, New Jersey 3, OT
Detroit 3, N.Y. Rangers 2, SO
Philadelphia 5, Tampa Bay 3
Carolina 2, Pittsburgh 1
Ottawa 5, Columbus 4
Minnesota 4, Nashville 2
Winnipeg 4, N.Y. Islanders 2
Dallas 4, St. Louis 2
Colorado 4, Toronto 3, OT
Chicago 4, Edmonton 3, OT
Calgary at Anaheim, 10 p.m.
Saturday’s Games
Boston at Ottawa, 7 p.m.
New Jersey at Washington, 7 p.m.
Montreal at Florida, 7 p.m.
Minnesota at Nashville, 8 p.m.
Carolina at St. Louis, 8 p.m.
Los Angeles at Vancouver, 10 p.m.
Sunday’s Games
Toronto at Vegas, 3:30 p.m.
Arizona at Anaheim, 4 p.m.
Tampa Bay at Columbus, 6 p.m.
Pittsburgh at Detroit, 7 p.m.
Winnipeg at Edmonton, 7 p.m.
San Jose at Dallas, 8 p.m.
N.Y. Islanders at Colorado, 8 p.m.
Chicago at Calgary, 9 p.m.
Monday’s Games
N.Y. Rangers at Buffalo, 1 p.m.

Ohio State stats
COTTON BOWL
Southern Cal    0    7    0    0    =    7
Ohio St.    7    17    0    0    =    24
First Quarter
OSU—Barrett 1 run (Nuernberger kick), 12:25
Second Quarter
OSU—FG Nuernberger 26, 14:55
OSU—Webb 23 interception return (Nuernberger kick), 14:42
OSU—Barrett 28 run (Nuernberger kick), 5:27
USC—R.Jones 1 run (McGrath kick), 1:59
———
USC    OSU
First downs    24    13
Rushes-yards    36-57    38-163
Passing    356    114
Comp-Att-Int    26-45-1    11-17-0
Return Yards    80    1
Punts-Avg.    6-34.16    7-42.71
Fumbles-Lost    3-3    1-1
Penalties-Yards    3-35    3-30
Time of Possession    34:56    25:04
———
INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS
RUSHING—Southern Cal, R.Jones 19-64, Ware 3-9, Malepeai 1-2, Carr 2-0, Darnold 11-(minus 18). Ohio St., Barrett 16-66, Campbell 3-42, Dobbins 13-39, Weber 5-18, (Team) 1-(minus 2).
PASSING—Southern Cal, Darnold 26-45-1-356. Ohio St., Barrett 11-17-0-114.
RECEIVING—Southern Cal, Burnett 12-139, Vaughns 6-119, Pittman 3-69, D.Imatorbhebhe 2-25, Malepeai 1-3, Petite 1-2, Carr 1-(minus 1). Ohio St., Baugh 4-40, Mack 3-56, Weber 1-16, K.Hill 1-3, McLaurin 1-2, Campbell 1-(minus 3).
MISSED FIELD GOALS—Southern Cal, McGrath 28.

Bowl schedule
2017-18 College Football Bowl Schedule
All Times EST
Saturday, Dec. 16
Celebration Bowl: NC A&T 21, Grambling State 14
New Orleans Bowl: Troy 50, North Texas 30
Cure Bowl: 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 (Fla.) Bowl: FAU 50, Akron 3
Wednesday, Dec. 20
Frisco Bowl: Louisiana Tech 51, SMU 10
Thursday, Dec. 21
Gasparilla Bowl: Temple 28, FIU 3
Friday, Dec. 22
Bahamas Bowl: Ohio 41, UAB 6
Famous Idaho Potato Bowl: Wyoming 37, Central Michigan 14
Saturday, Dec. 23
Birmingham Bowl: South Florida 38, Texas Tech 34
Armed Forces Bowl: Army 42, San Diego State 35
Dollar General Bowl: Appalachian State 34, Toledo 0
Sunday, Dec. 24
Hawaii Bowl: Fresno State 33, Houston 27
Tuesday, Dec. 26
Heart of Dallas Bow: Utah 30, West Virginia 14
Quick Lane Bowl: Duke 36, Northern Illinois 14
Cactus Bowl: Kansas State 35, UCLA 17
Wednesday, Dec. 27
Independence Bowl: Florida State 42, Southern Mississippi 13
New Era Pinstripe Bowl: Iowa 27, Boston College 20
Foster Farms Bowl: Purdue 38, Arizona 35
Texas Bowl: Texas 33, Missouri 16
Thursday, Dec. 28
Military Bowl: Navy 49, Virginia 7
Camping World Bowl: Oklahoma State 30, Virginia Tech 21
Alamo Bowl: TCU 39, Stanford 37
Holiday Bowl: Michigan State 42, Washington State 17
Friday, Dec. 29
Belk Bowl: Wake Forest 55, Texas A&M 52
Sun Bowl: N.C. State 52, Arizona State 31
Music City Bowl: Northwestern 24, Kentucky 23
Arizona Bowl: New Mexico State 26, Utah State 20
Cotton Bowl Classic: Ohio State 24, Southern Cal 7
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)

FCS playoffs
NCAA FCS Playoffs
All Times EST
First Round
Saturday, Nov. 25
Furman 28, Elon 27
Stony Brook 59, Lehigh 29
New Hampshire 14, CCSU 0
Kennesaw St. 28, Samford 17
South Dakota 38, Nicholls 31
Weber State 21, Western Illinois 19
Northern Iowa 46, Monmouth (NJ) 7
San Diego 41, Northern Arizona 10
Second Round
Saturday, Dec. 2
James Madison 26, Stony Brook 7
Kennesaw State 17, Jacksonville State 7
Wofford 28, Furman 10
South Dakota State 37, Northern Iowa 22
New Hampshire 21, Central Arkansas 15
Sam Houston St. 54, South Dakota 42
North Dakota State 38, San Diego 3
Weber State 30, Southern Utah 13
Quarterfinals
Friday, Dec. 8
James Madison 31, Weber State 28
Saturday, Dec. 9
North Dakota State 42, Wofford 10
South Dakota State 56, New Hampshire 14
Sam Houston State 34, Kennesaw State 27
Semifinals
Friday, Dec. 15
North Dakota State 55, Sam Houston State 13
Saturday, Dec. 16
James Madison 51, South Dakota State 16
Championship
Saturday, Jan. 6
At Toyota Stadium
Frisco, Texas
North Dakota State (13-1) vs. James Madison (14-0), Noon

Ohio U. box
OHIO 65, NORTHWESTERN OHIO 58
NORTHWESTERN OHIO (0-1)
Pierce 4-14 1-1 10, Page 4-9 0-0 8, Bello 3-13 0-0 9, Smart 2-6 0-0 4, Bradley 5-10 1-2 13, Lemon 0-2 0-0 0, Mackey 5-6 0-0 11, Andrews 0-0 0-0 0, Perez 0-1 0-0 0, Lessing 0-3 0-0 0, Guilliam 1-3 0-0 3, McCallum 0-0 0-0 0, Landin 0-0 0-0 0, Mercer 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 24-68 2-3 58.
OHIO (7-5)
Taylor 4-7 1-2 9, Dartis 3-9 1-1 8, Kirk 5-13 3-5 14, Laster 4-10 2-4 12, Block 1-7 0-0 3, Mickle 7-13 1-2 15, Gollon 2-4 0-0 4. Totals 26-63 8-14 65.
Halftime—Ohio 36-30. 3-Point Goals—Northwestern Ohio 8-30 (Bello 3-9, Bradley 2-5, Mackey 1-1, Guilliam 1-3, Pierce 1-6, Lemon 0-1, Mercer 0-1, Lessing 0-2, Smart 0-2), Ohio 5-18 (Laster 2-5, Kirk 1-2, Block 1-3, Dartis 1-4, Taylor 0-1, Mickle 0-1, Gollon 0-2). Fouled Out—None. Rebounds—Northwestern Ohio 38 (Page 11), Ohio 41 (Kirk 14). Assists—Northwestern Ohio 14 (Bello 7), Ohio 10 (Block 4). Total Fouls—Northwestern Ohio 13, Ohio 6.

H.S. basketball
Ohio High School Athletic Association
Friday’s Boys’ Scores of Interest
Chillicothe 41, Thomas Worthington 37
Chillicothe Huntington 55, Portsmouth Clay 51
Chillicothe Unioto 56, Greenfield McClain 29
Circleville 70, Williamsport Westfall 25
Circleville Logan Elm 54, Holy Trinity Episcopal, Fla. 50
Logan 77, Pataskala Watkins Memorial 57
Lynchburg-Clay 68, Bainbridge Paint Valley 55
McArthur Vinton County 80, Southeastern 50
Nelsonville-York 53, Racine Southern 49
Oak Hill 44, Albany Alexander 39
Wheelersburg 83, Wellston 44
Willow Wood Symmes Valley 60, Ironton Rock Hill 56
Proctorville Fairland 61, Myrtle Beach, S.C. 53
Mt. Orab Western Brown 55, Sardinia Eastern Brown 50
Seaman N. Adams 69, Peebles 63, 2OT
W. Union 84, Manchester 55
Marietta 93, Belpre 65
Pomeroy Meigs 58, Wood County Christian, W.Va. 54
Beaver Eastern 69, Piketon 62
Waverly 61, Latham Western 48 Chesapeake 51, Lucasville Valley 46
New Hope Christian 71, Minford 65
Athens vs. Jackson, ppd.
Thornville Sheridan 67, Hebron Lakewood 36
Georgetown 64, Fayetteville-Perry 26
Washington C.H. vs. Frankfort Adena, ppd.