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NFL playoffs
NFL Playoff Schedule
Wild-card Playoffs
Saturday, Jan. 6
Tennessee at Kansas City, 4:35 p.m.
Atlanta at Los Angeles Rams, 8:15 p.m.
Sunday, Jan. 7
Buffalo at Jacksonville, 1 p.m.
Carolina at New Orleans, 4:40 p.m.
Divisional Playoffs
Saturday, Jan. 13
Host higher seed at Philadelphia
Host higher seed at Pittsburgh
Sunday, Jan. 14
Host lower seed at Minnesota
Host lower seed at New England
Conference Championships
Sunday, Jan. 21
AFC Championship Game
TBD
NFC Championship Game
TBD
Pro Bowl
Sunday, Jan. 28
At Honolulu
AFC vs. NFC, 3 p.m. Super Bowl
Sunday, Feb. 4
At Minneapolis, Minn.
AFC champion vs. NFC champion, 6 p.m.

NBA standings
National Basketball Association
EASTERN CONFERENCE
Atlantic Division
W    L    Pct    GB
Boston    31    10    .756    —
Toronto    26    10    .722      2 1/2
Philadelphia    18    19    .486    11
New York    18    20    .474    11 1/2
Brooklyn    15    23    .395    14 1/2
Southeast Division
W    L    Pct    GB
Washington    22    16    .579    —
Miami    20    17    .541      1 1/2
Charlotte    14    23    .378      7 1/2
Orlando    12    27    .308    10 1/2
Atlanta    10    27    .270    11 1/2
Central Division
W    L    Pct    GB
Cleveland    25    13    .658    —
Detroit    20    16    .556      4
Milwaukee    20    16    .556      4
Indiana    19    19    .500      6
Chicago    13    25    .342    12
WESTERN CONFERENCE
Southwest Division
W    L    Pct    GB
Houston    27    10    .730    —
San Antonio    26    13    .667      2
New Orleans    19    18    .514      8
Dallas    13    26    .333    15
Memphis    12    26    .316    15 1/2
Northwest Division
W    L    Pct    GB
Minnesota    24    15    .615    —
Oklahoma City    21    17    .553    2 1/2
Denver    20    17    .541    3
Portland    19    18    .514    4
Utah    16    22    .421    7 1/2
Pacific Division
W    L    Pct    GB
Golden State    31    8    .795    —
L.A. Clippers    17    19    .472    12 1/2
Phoenix    15    25    .375    16 1/2
Sacramento    12    25    .324    18
L.A. Lakers    11    26    .297    19
Wednesday’s Late Game
Houston 116, Orlando 98
Philadelphia 112, San Antonio 106
Washington 121, New York 103
Brooklyn 98, Minnesota 97
Miami 111, Detroit 104
Boston 102, Cleveland 88
Milwaukee 122, Indiana 101
Toronto 124, Chicago 115
Golden State 125, Dallas 122
Denver 134, Phoenix 111
New Orleans 108, Utah 98
Oklahoma City 133, L.A. Lakers 96
Thursday’s Games
Golden State 124, Houston 114
Oklahoma City at L.A. Clippers, 10:30 p.m.
Friday’s Games
Detroit at Philadelphia, 7 p.m.
Minnesota at Boston, 7 p.m.
New York at Miami, 8 p.m.
Toronto at Milwaukee, 8 p.m.
Chicago at Dallas, 8:30 p.m.
Phoenix at San Antonio, 8:30 p.m.
Utah at Denver, 9 p.m.
Washington at Memphis, 9:30 p.m.
Atlanta at Portland, 10 p.m.
Charlotte at L.A. Lakers, 10:30 p.m.
Saturday’s Games
Golden State at L.A. Clippers, 3:30 p.m.
Boston at Brooklyn, 6 p.m.
Chicago at Indiana, 7 p.m.
Cleveland at Orlando, 7 p.m.
Houston at Detroit, 7 p.m.
Milwaukee at Washington, 8 p.m.
New Orleans at Minnesota, 9 p.m.
Denver at Sacramento, 10 p.m.
Sunday’s Games
Utah at Miami, 3:30 p.m.
New York at Dallas, 7 p.m.
Oklahoma City at Phoenix, 8 p.m.
San Antonio at Portland, 9 p.m.
Atlanta at L.A. Lakers, 9:30 p.m.

NBA all-star vote
NBA All-Star Voting
Game: Feb. 18
at Staples Center, Los Angeles
Eastern Conference
Frontcourt
1, Giannis Antetokounmpo, Milwaukee, 863,416. 2, LeBron James, Cleveland, 856,080. 3, Joel Embiid, Philadelphia, 433,161. 4, Kristaps Porzingis, New York, 359,459. 5, Kevin Love, Cleveland, 221,969. 6, Al Horford, Boston, 120,016. 7, Jayson Tatum, Boston, 98,586. 8, Andre Drummond, Detroit, 85,374. 9, Enes Kanter, New York, 83,102. 10, Dwight Howard, Charlotte, 57,730.
Guards
1, Kyrie Irving, Boston, 802,834. 2, DeMar DeRozan, Toronto, 259,368. 3, Victor Oladipo, Indiana, 251,886. 4, Ben Simmons, Philadelphia, 210,085. 5, John Wall, Washington, 175,990. 6, Dwyane Wade, Cleveland, 165,163. 7, Isaiah Thomas, Cleveland, 87,680. 8, Kyle Lowry, Toronto, 85,070. 9, Bradley Beal, Washington, 71,079. 10, Jaylen Brown, Boston, 51,562.
Western Conference
Frontcourt
1, Kevin Durant, Golden State, 767,402. 2, Anthony Davis, New Orleans, 393,000. 3, DeMarcus Cousins, New Orleans, 356,340. 4, Draymond Green, Golden State, 325,612. 5, Paul George, Oklahoma City, 291,495. 6, Kawhi Leonard, San Antonio, 212,650. 7, Carmelo Anthony, Oklahoma City, 194,239. 8, Karl-Anthony Towns, Minnesota, 188,240. 9, Kyle Kuzma, L.A. Lakers, 184,338. 10, LaMarcus Aldridge, San Antonio, 153,599.
Guards
1, Stephen Curry, Golden State, 735,115. 2, James Harden, Houston, 602,040. 3, Russell Westbrook, Oklahoma City, 438,469. 4, Klay Thompson, Golden State, 359,442. 5, Manu Ginobili, San Antonio, 231,460. 6, Chris Paul, Houston, 174,343. 7, Damian Lillard, Portland, 148,622. 8, Lonzo Ball, L.A. Lakers, 120,817. 9, Devin Booker, Phoenix, 91,562. 10, Jimmy Butler, Minnesota, 88,009.

NHL standings
National Hockey League
EASTERN CONFERENCE
Atlantic Division
GP    W    L    OT    Pts    GF    GA
Tampa Bay    40    29    8    3    61    147    95
Boston    38    22    10    6    50    119    95
Toronto    42    24    16    2    50    138    122
Florida    39    17    17    5    39    109    126
Detroit    39    16    16    7    39    106    120
Montreal    41    17    20    4    38    103    127
Ottawa    38    12    17    9    33    99    130
Buffalo    40    10    21    9    29    88    135
Metropolitan Division
GP    W    L    OT    Pts    GF    GA
Washington    41    25    13    3    53    128    117
New Jersey    40    22    11    7    51    126    120
Columbus    42    23    16    3    49    115    117
N.Y. Rangers    40    21    14    5    47    125    114
Carolina    40    19    13    8    46    114    119
N.Y. Islanders    41    20    17    4    44    141    150
Pittsburgh    42    20    19    3    43    116    133
Philadelphia    40    17    15    8    42    113    118
WESTERN CONFERENCE
Central Division
GP    W    L    OT    Pts    GF    GA
St. Louis    43    26    15    2    54    124    105
Winnipeg    41    23    11    7    53    136    113
Nashville    40    23    11    6    52    125    110
Dallas    42    23    16    3    49    127    117
Minnesota    41    22    16    3    47    121    116
Colorado    40    21    16    3    45    128    122
Chicago    39    19    14    6    44    117    108
Pacific Division
GP    W    L    OT    Pts    GF    GA
Vegas    39    27    10    2    56    136    108
Los Angeles    41    24    12    5    53    123    95
San Jose    38    21    12    5    47    104    96
Anaheim    42    19    14    9    47    115    117
Calgary    40    20    16    4    44    112    117
Edmonton    41    18    20    3    39    116    132
Vancouver    40    16    19    5    37    106    132
Arizona    42    10    27    5    25    97    148
NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss.
Thursday’s Games
Carolina 4, Pittsburgh 0
Toronto 3, San Jose 2, SO
Philadelphia 6, N.Y. Islanders 4
Montreal 2, Tampa Bay 1, SO
Minnesota 6, Buffalo 2
St. Louis 2, Vegas 1
Dallas 4, New Jersey 3
Calgary 4, Los Angeles 3
Edmonton 2, Anaheim 1, SO
Colorado 2, Columbus 0
Arizona 3, Nashville 2, OT
Florida at Boston, ppd.
Friday’s Games
Pittsburgh at N.Y. Islanders, 7 p.m.
Florida at Detroit, 7:30 p.m.
San Jose at Ottawa, 7:30 p.m.
Buffalo at Winnipeg, 8 p.m.
Vegas at Chicago, 8:30 p.m.
Saturday’s Games
St. Louis at Philadelphia, 1 p.m.
Edmonton at Dallas, 3 p.m.
Carolina at Boston, 7 p.m.
Tampa Bay at Ottawa, 7 p.m.
Vancouver at Toronto, 7 p.m.
N.Y. Rangers at Arizona, 8 p.m.
Minnesota at Colorado, 9 p.m.
Anaheim at Calgary, 10 p.m.
Nashville at Los Angeles, 10:30 p.m.
Sunday’s Games
Buffalo at Philadelphia, 1 p.m.
New Jersey at N.Y. Islanders, 1 p.m.
San Jose at Winnipeg, 3 p.m.
Edmonton at Chicago, 3 p.m.
St. Louis at Washington, 3 p.m.
Florida at Columbus, 5 p.m.
Tampa Bay at Detroit, 7 p.m.
Vancouver at Montreal, 7 p.m.
Boston at Pittsburgh, 7:30 p.m.
N.Y. Rangers at Vegas, 9:30 p.m.

Blue Jackets’ box
Columbus    0    0    0    =    0
Colorado    0    1    1    =    2
First Period—None. Penalties—Colorado bench, served by Greer (too many men on the ice), 5:35; Jones, CBJ, (holding), 15:22; Dubois, CBJ, (hooking), 18:35; Comeau, COL, (cross checking), 18:35.
Second Period—1, Colorado, Rantanen 14 (Jost, Girard), 12:48 (pp). Penalties—Foligno, CBJ, (tripping), 6:41; Dubois, CBJ, (tripping), 12:23; Kerfoot, COL, (interference), 13:18; E.Johnson, COL, (kneeing), 19:23.
Third Period—2, Colorado, Nieto 7 (Rantanen, MacKinnon), 18:25. Penalties—None.
Shots on Goal—Columbus 7-11-16—34. Colorado 14-11-7—32.
Power-play opportunities—Columbus 0 of 3; Colorado 1 of 3.
Goalies—Columbus, Bobrovsky 19-12-3 (32 shots-30 saves). Colorado, Bernier 8-7-1 (34-34).
A—13,763 (18,007). T—2:26.
Referees—Francis Charron, Pierre Lambert. Linesmen—Shane Heyer, Kiel Murchison.

Early entries
2018 NFL Draft Early Entries
Olasunkanmi Adeniyi, de, Toledo
Jaire Alexander, cb, Louisville
Josh Allen, qb, Wyoming
Saquon Barkley, rb, Penn State
Taven Bryan, dt, Florida
Jack Cichy, lb, Wisconsin
Simmie Cobbs, wr, Indiana
Keke Coutee, wr, Texas Tech
Carlton Davis, cb, Auburn
Michael Dickson, p, Texas
DeShon Elliott, s, Texas
Nick Gates, ol, Nebraska
Rashaan Gaulden, db, Tennessee
Frank Ginda, lb, San Jose State
Taylor Hearn, g, Clemson
Quadree Henderson, wr, Pittsburgh
Holton Hill, cb, Texas
Sam Hubbard, de, Ohio State
Hayden Hurst, te, South Carolina
Ryan Izzo, te, Flroida State
J.C. Jackson, cb, Maryland
Josh Jackson, cb, Iowa
Derwin James, s, Florida State
Richie James, wr, Middle Tennessee
Malik Jefferson, lb, Texas
Kerryon Johnson, rb, Auburn
John Kelly, rb, Tennessee
Christian Kirk, wr, Texas A&M
Tanner Lee, qb, Nebraska
Hercules Mata’afa, dt, Washington State
Kolton Miller, ot, UCLA
DJ Moore, wr, Maryland
Ryan Nall, rb, Oregon State
Nick Nelson, cb, Wisconsin
Quenton Nelson, g, Notre Dame
Isaiah Oliver, cb, Colorado
Brian O’Neill, ot, Pittsburgh
Eddy Pineiro, k, Florida
Byron Pringle, wr, Kansas State
Trey Quinn, wr, SMU
D.J. Reed, cb, Kansas State
Korey Robertson, wr, Southern Mississippi
Dalton Schultz, te, Stanford
Andre Smith, lb, North Carolina
Breeland Speaks, dl, Mississippi
Courtland Sutton, wr, SMU
Maea Teuhema, g, Southeastern Louisiana
Leighton Vander Esch, lb, Boise State
Vita Vea, dt, Washington
Mark Walton, rb, Miami
Denzel Ward, cb, Ohio State
Jordan Whitehead, s, Pittsburgh
Connor Williams, rb, Texas

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: 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: Mississippi State 31, Louisville 27
Liberty Bowl: Iowa State 21, Memphis 20
Fiesta Bowl): Penn State 35, Washington 28
Orange Bowl: Wisconsin 34, Miami 24
Monday, Jan. 1
Outback Bowl: South Carolina 26, Michigan 19
Peach Bowl: UCF 34, Auburn 27
Citrus Bowl: Notre Dame 21, LSU 17
Rose Bowl: Georgia 54, Oklahoma 48, 2OT
Sugar Bowl: Alabama 24, Clemson 6
Monday, Jan. 8
College Football Championship
Atlanta, Ga.
Georgia (13-1) vs. Alabama (12-1), 8 p.m. (ESPN)

Leagues in bowls
2017-18 Conference Bowl Records
Through Jan. 1
Conference    W    L    Pct.
Independents    2    0    1.000
Big Ten    7    1    .875
Sun Belt    4    1    .800
Big 12    5    3    .625
American Athletic    4    3    .571
Mountain West    3    3    .500
Conference USA    4    5    .444
Southeastern    4    5    .444
Atlantic Coast    4    6    .400
Mid-American    1    4    .200
Pac-12    1    8    .111

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 State box
OHIO ST. 92, IOWA 81
OHIO ST. (12-4)
Tate 6-11 5-7 18, Bates-Diop 10-17 5-6 27, K.Wesson 4-6 2-2 10, Jackson 5-10 1-2 12, Williams 5-8 0-1 13, A.Wesson 0-1 1-2 1, Young 0-1 1-2 1, Potter 3-7 0-0 6, Dakich 1-2 0-1 2, Jallow 1-2 0-0 2. Totals 35-65 15-23 92.
IOWA (9-8)
Garza 4-7 6-8 15, Baer 4-7 0-0 10, Cook 7-15 7-8 21, Bohannon 6-13 2-2 15, Moss 3-10 0-2 7, Pemsl 0-1 1-2 1, Nunge 1-3 0-0 3, Wagner 0-0 0-1 0, Kriener 0-0 0-0 0, Ellingson 0-2 0-0 0, Dailey 4-11 0-0 9. Totals 29-69 16-23 81.
Halftime—Ohio St. 46-32. 3-Point Goals—Ohio St. 7-19 (Williams 3-6, Bates-Diop 2-6, Tate 1-1, Jackson 1-3, A.Wesson 0-1, Jallow 0-1, Potter 0-1), Iowa 7-18 (Baer 2-4, Nunge 1-1, Moss 1-2, Garza 1-3, Dailey 1-3, Bohannon 1-5). Fouled Out—Baer, K.Wesson. Rebounds—Ohio St. 37 (Bates-Diop 13), Iowa 37 (Cook 9). Assists—Ohio St. 16 (Dakich 6), Iowa 17 (Bohannon 10). Total Fouls—Ohio St. 22, Iowa 20.

Notre Dame box
NOTRE DAME 88, NC STATE 58
NC STATE (10-5)
L.Freeman 4-6 2-3 10, Yurtseven 2-8 0-2 4, Dorn 3-5 3-4 9, A.Freeman 5-16 0-1 13, Beverly 3-11 0-0 8, Abu 2-6 0-2 4, Hunt 1-1 0-0 3, Batts 2-6 3-3 7, Kirk 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 22-60 8-15 58.
NOTRE DAME (12-3)
Geben 4-9 2-2 10, Gibbs 6-12 7-8 22, Pflueger 5-9 4-6 16, Farrell 3-5 0-0 9, Harvey 6-9 2-4 17, Mooney 1-4 2-2 4, Gregory 0-0 0-0 0, Burns 1-2 1-2 3, Torres 2-2 1-1 5, Djogo 1-4 0-0 2, Nelligan 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 29-56 19-25 88.
Halftime—Notre Dame 48-36. 3-Point Goals—NC State 6-18 (A.Freeman 3-8, Beverly 2-7, Hunt 1-1, Kirk 0-1, Batts 0-1), Notre Dame 11-25 (Harvey 3-4, Farrell 3-5, Gibbs 3-6, Pflueger 2-5, Djogo 0-1, Burns 0-1, Geben 0-1, Mooney 0-2). Fouled Out—None. Rebounds—NC State 28 (Dorn 5), Notre Dame 41 (Geben 13). Assists—NC State 12 (Beverly 5), Notre Dame 20 (Gibbs 5). Total Fouls—NC State 21, Notre Dame 14. A—7,563 (9,149).