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Scoreboard

NFL standings
National Football League
AMERICAN CONFERENCE
East
W L T Pct PF PA
New England 9 4 0 .692 364 293
Miami 7 6 0 .538 278 333
Buffalo 4 9 0 .308 201 320
N.Y. Jets 4 9 0 .308 270 330
South
W L T Pct PF PA
Houston 9 4 0 .692 323 259
Indianapolis 7 6 0 .538 349 300
Tennessee 7 6 0 .538 251 254
Jacksonville 4 9 0 .308 212 273
North
W L T Pct PF PA
Pittsburgh 7 5 1 .577 367 306
Baltimore 7 6 0 .538 321 241
CLEVELAND 5 7 1 .423 292 332
CINCINNATI 5 8 0 .385 307 397
West
W L T Pct PF PA
x-Kansas City 11 3 0 .786 499 380
L.A. Chargers 11 3 0 .786 395 298
Denver 6 7 0 .462 290 282
Oakland 3 10 0 .231 244 388
NATIONAL CONFERENCE
East
W L T Pct PF PA
Dallas 8 5 0 .615 276 246
Philadelphia 6 7 0 .462 281 295
Washington 6 7 0 .462 249 297
N.Y. Giants 5 8 0 .385 307 331
South
W L T Pct PF PA
y-New Orleans 11 2 0 .846 447 283
Carolina 6 7 0 .462 324 332
Tampa Bay 5 8 0 .385 332 383
Atlanta 4 9 0 .308 316 367
North
W L T Pct PF PA
Chicago 9 4 0 .692 359 247
Minnesota 6 6 1 .500 282 291
Green Bay 5 7 1 .423 315 307
Detroit 5 8 0 .385 271 319
West
W L T Pct PF PA
y-L.A. Rams 11 2 0 .846 425 313
Seattle 8 5 0 .615 340 266
Arizona 3 10 0 .231 178 327
San Francisco 3 10 0 .231 275 350
x-clinched playoff spot
y-clinched division
Thursday, Dec. 13
Los Angeles Chargers 29, Kansas City 28
Saturday, Dec. 15
Houston at New York Jets, 4:30 or 8:20 p.m. (NFLN)
CLEVELAND at Denver, 4:30 or 8:20 p.m. (NFLN)
Sunday, Dec. 16
Arizona at Atlanta, 1 p.m. (FOX)
Tampa Bay at Baltimore, 1 p.m. (FOX)
Detroit at Buffalo, 1 p.m. (FOX)
Green Bay at Chicago, 1 p.m. (FOX)
Oakland at CINCINNATI, 1 p.m. (CBS)
Dallas at Indianapolis, 1 p.m. (FOX)
Washington at Jacksonville, 1 p.m. (FOX)
Miami at Minnesota, 1 p.m. (CBS)
Tennessee at New York Giants, 1 p.m. (CBS)
Seattle at San Francisco, 4:05 p.m. (FOX)
New England at Pittsburgh, 4:25 p.m. (CBS)
x-Philadelphia at Los Angeles Rams, 8:20 p.m. (NBC)
Monday, Dec. 17
New Orleans at Carolina, 8:15 p.m. (ESPN)
Saturday, Dec. 22
Washington at Tennessee, 4:30 p.m.
Baltimore at L.A. Chargers, 8:20 p.m.
Sunday, Dec. 23
Atlanta at Carolina, 1 p.m.
Houston at Philadelphia, 1 p.m.
N.Y. Giants at Indianapolis, 1 p.m.
Green Bay at N.Y. Jets, 1 p.m.
Minnesota at Detroit, 1 p.m.
Buffalo at New England, 1 p.m.
CINCINNATI at CLEVELAND, 1 p.m.
Jacksonville at Miami, 1 p.m.
Tampa Bay at Dallas, 1 p.m.
L.A. Rams at Arizona, 4:05 p.m.
Chicago at San Francisco, 4:05 p.m.
Pittsburgh at New Orleans, 4:25 p.m.
Kansas City at Seattle, 8:20 p.m.
Monday, Dec. 24
Denver at Oakland, 8:15 p.m.

NBA standings
National Basketball Association
EASTERN CONFERENCE
Atlantic Division
W L Pct GB
Toronto 23 7 .767 —
Philadelphia 19 10 .655 3 1/2
Boston 17 10 .630 4 1/2
Brooklyn 11 18 .379 11 1/2
New York 8 21 .276 14 1/2
Southeast Division
W L Pct GB
Charlotte 14 13 .519 —
Orlando 13 15 .464 1 1/2
Miami 11 16 .407 3
Washington 11 17 .393 3 1/2
Atlanta 6 21 .222 8
Central Division
W L Pct GB
Milwaukee 18 9 .667 —
Indiana 18 10 .643 1/2
Detroit 13 13 .500 4 1/2
Cleveland 7 21 .250 11 1/2
Chicago 6 23 .207 13
WESTERN CONFERENCE
Southwest Division
W L Pct GB
Memphis 16 11 .593 —
Dallas 15 11 .577 1/2
San Antonio 15 14 .517 2
New Orleans 15 15 .500 2 1/2
Houston 13 14 .481 3
Northwest Division
W L Pct GB
Denver 18 9 .667 —
Oklahoma City 17 9 .654 1/2
Portland 15 13 .536 3 1/2
Utah 14 15 .483 5
Minnesota 13 15 .464 5 1/2
Pacific Division
W L Pct GB
Golden State 19 10 .655 —
L.A. Clippers 17 11 .607 1 1/2
L.A. Lakers 17 11 .607 1 1/2
Sacramento 15 12 .556 3
Phoenix 4 24 .143 14 1/2
Wednesday’s Games
Boston 130, Washington 125, OT
Brooklyn 127, Philadelphia 124
Charlotte 108, Detroit 107
Cleveland 113, New York 106
Indiana 113, Milwaukee 97
Memphis 92, Portland 83
New Orleans 118, Oklahoma City 114
Dallas 114, Atlanta 107
Utah 111, Miami 84
Sacramento 141, Minnesota 130
Toronto 113, Golden State 93
Thursday’s Games
Houston 126, L.A. Lakers 111
San Antonio 125, L.A. Clippers 87
Orlando 97, Chicago 91
Dallas at Phoenix, 10:30 p.m.
Friday’s Games
Atlanta at Boston, 7 p.m.
New York at Charlotte, 7 p.m.
Indiana at Philadelphia, 7:30 p.m.
Milwaukee at Cleveland, 7:30 p.m.
Washington at Brooklyn, 7:30 p.m.
Miami at Memphis, 8 p.m.
Golden State at Sacramento, 10 p.m.
Oklahoma City at Denver, 10 p.m.
Toronto at Portland, 10 p.m.
Saturday’s Games
Utah vs. Orlando at Mexico City, 5 p.m.
Boston at Detroit, 7 p.m.
L.A. Lakers at Charlotte, 7 p.m.
Houston at Memphis, 8 p.m.
Chicago at San Antonio, 8:30 p.m.
L.A. Clippers at Oklahoma City, 9 p.m.
Minnesota at Phoenix, 9 p.m.
Sunday’s Games
Atlanta at Brooklyn, 3 p.m.
Philadelphia at Cleveland, 3:30 p.m.
New York at Indiana, 5 p.m.
L.A. Lakers at Washington, 6 p.m.
Miami at New Orleans, 7 p.m.
Sacramento at Dallas, 7 p.m.
Toronto at Denver, 8 p.m.

NHL standings
National Hockey League
EASTERN CONFERENCE
Atlantic Division
GP W L OT Pts GF GA
Tampa Bay 33 25 7 1 51 134 92
Toronto 32 21 10 1 43 114 89
Buffalo 32 19 9 4 42 98 92
Boston 31 17 10 4 38 85 79
Montreal 32 16 11 5 37 103 105
Detroit 32 14 14 4 32 93 107
Ottawa 32 13 15 4 30 106 125
Florida 30 11 13 6 28 97 110
Metropolitan Division
GP W L OT Pts GF GA
Washington 30 18 9 3 39 112 92
Columbus 31 17 12 2 36 106 103
N.Y. Islanders 30 14 12 4 32 85 88
Pittsburgh 30 13 11 6 32 101 98
N.Y. Rangers 30 14 13 3 31 88 98
Carolina 30 13 13 4 30 76 87
Philadelphia 29 12 13 4 28 91 107
New Jersey 29 10 13 6 26 88 105
WESTERN CONFERENCE
Central Division
GP W L OT Pts GF GA
Nashville 32 21 10 1 43 102 81
Winnipeg 31 20 9 2 42 112 87
Colorado 31 17 9 5 39 112 94
Minnesota 31 17 12 2 36 100 89
Dallas 31 16 12 3 35 86 84
St. Louis 29 11 14 4 26 82 97
Chicago 33 10 18 5 25 93 124
Pacific Division
GP W L OT Pts GF GA
Calgary 32 20 10 2 42 113 90
Anaheim 33 17 11 5 39 87 97
Edmonton 32 17 12 3 37 92 96
San Jose 32 16 11 5 37 102 98
Vegas 33 18 14 1 37 99 93
Vancouver 34 14 16 4 32 101 115
Arizona 30 13 15 2 28 77 83
Los Angeles 33 11 20 2 24 72 102
NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss. Top three teams in each division and two wild cards per conference advance to playoffs.
Wednesday’s Games
Vegas 3, N.Y. Islanders 2
Chicago 6, Pittsburgh 3
Calgary 6, Philadelphia 5, OT
Anaheim 6, Dallas 3
Thursday’s Games
Buffalo 3, Arizona 1
Columbus 4, Los Angeles 1
Tampa Bay 4, Toronto 1
Montreal 6, Carolina 4
Nashville 4, Vancouver 3, OT
Winnipeg 5, Edmonton 4, OT
Minnesota 5, Florida 1
Dallas at San Jose, 10:30 p.m.
Friday’s Games
Vegas at New Jersey, 7 p.m.
Boston at Pittsburgh, 7 p.m.
Arizona at N.Y. Rangers, 7 p.m.
Ottawa at Detroit, 7:30 p.m.
Washington at Carolina, 7:30 p.m.
Colorado at St. Louis, 8 p.m.
Winnipeg at Chicago, 8:30 p.m.
Philadelphia at Edmonton, 9 p.m.
Saturday’s Games
Calgary at Minnesota, 1:30 p.m.
Anaheim at Columbus, 7 p.m.
Ottawa at Montreal, 7 p.m.
Detroit vs. N.Y. Islanders at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, 7 p.m.
Buffalo at Washington, 7 p.m.
Los Angeles at Pittsburgh, 7 p.m.
Toronto at Florida, 7 p.m.
New Jersey at Nashville, 8 p.m.
Dallas at Colorado, 9 p.m.
Philadelphia at Vancouver, 10 p.m.
Sunday’s Games
Vegas at N.Y. Rangers, 12:30 p.m.
Arizona at Carolina, 1 p.m.
Calgary at St. Louis, 3 p.m.
Buffalo at Boston, 5 p.m.
Tampa Bay at Winnipeg, 7 p.m.
San Jose at Chicago, 7 p.m.
Edmonton at Vancouver, 10 p.m.

Blue Jackets’ box
Los Angeles 1 0 0 = 1
Columbus 2 2 0 = 4
First Period—1, Los Angeles, Brown 9 (Iafallo), 3:54. 2, Columbus, Sedlak 1 (Bjorkstrand, Wennberg), 5:31. 3, Columbus, Panarin 8 (Atkinson, Dubois), 10:13. Penalties—Savard, CBJ, (tripping), 1:09.
Second Period—4, Columbus, Panarin 9 (Jones, Atkinson), 16:25 (pp). 5, Columbus, Anderson 13 (Foligno, Savard), 16:45. Penalties—Kopitar, LA, (holding), 2:02; Jones, CBJ, (tripping), 9:53; Fantenberg, LA, (slashing), 15:05.
Third Period—None. Penalties—Nutivaara, CBJ, (interference), 2:05; Doughty, LA, (hooking), 2:27.
Shots on Goal—Los Angeles 8-11-11—30. Columbus 12-16-13—41.
Power-play opportunities—Los Angeles 0 of 3; Columbus 1 of 3.
Goalies—Los Angeles, Quick 2-8-1 (41 shots-37 saves). Columbus, Bobrovsky 12-10-0 (30-29).
A—15,087 (18,500). T—2:29.
Referees—Gord Dwyer, Justin St Pierre. Linesmen—Brad Kovachik, Jesse Marquis.

Rule 5 draft
2018 Baseball Rule 5 Draft List
Thursday
Major League Phase
Round 1
1. Orioles: SS Richie Martin (Athletics)
2. Royals: RHP Sam McWilliams (Rays)
3. White Sox: RHP Jordan Romano (Blue Jays)
4. Marlins: RHP Riley Ferrell (Astros)
5. Tigers: RHP Reed Garrett (Rangers)
6. Reds: C Connor Joe (Dodgers)
7. Rangers: RHP Chris Ellis (Cardinals)
8. Giants: LHP Travis Bergen (Blue Jays)
9. Blue Jays: RHP Elvis Luciano (Royals)
10. Mets: RHP Kyle Dowdy (Indians)
11. Phillies: SS Drew Jackson (Dodgers)
12. Diamondbacks: RHP Nick Green (Yankees)
13. Mariners: RHP Brandon Brennan (Rockies)
Round 2
14. Giants: CF Andrew Ferguson (Astros)
Triple-A Phase
Round 1
1. Orioles: RHP Taylor Grover (Reds)
2. Royals: C Chris Rabago (Yankees)
3. White Sox: 1B Jordan George (Pirates)
4. Tigers: CF Tyler Hill (Red Sox)
5. Padres: RHP Cristofer Melendez (White Sox)
6. Rangers: RHP Jeffeson Medina (Orioles)
7. Giants: 3B Peter Maris (Rays)
8. Blue Jays: RHP David Garner (Cubs)
9. Mets: LF Braxton Lee (Marlins)
10. Twins: RHP Dusten Knight (Giants)
11. Phillies: RHP Gilmael Troya (Yankees)
12. Angels: RHP Matt Esparza (Indians)
13. Diamondbacks: OF Jeffrey Baez (Giants)
14. Nationals: CF Chuck Taylor (Mariners)
15. Pirates: OF Randolph Gassaway (Orioles)
16. Cardinals: RHP John Fasola (Rangers)
17. Braves: RHP Jason Creasy (Diamondbacks)
18. Rays: RHP Ryan Thompson (Astros)
19. Indians: LHP Yapson Gomez (Cubs)
20. Cubs: LHP Luis Lugo (Royals)
21. Brewers: SS Julio Garcia (Angels)
22. Athletics: 2B Corban Joseph (Orioles)
23. Yankees: RHP Adonis De La Cruz (Mariners)
24. Astros: C Alejandro Flores (Nationals)
25. Red Sox: RHP Anyelo Gomez (Yankees)
Round 2
26. Giants: LHP Sam Moll (Blue Jays)
27. Mets: RHP Chris Mazza (Mariners)
28. Pirates: RHP Winston Nicacio (Cardinals)
29. Cardinals: SS Alberto Triunfel (Angels)
30. Braves: RHP Rafael De Paula (Reds)
31. Rays: RHP Ian Gardeck (Giants)
32. Indians: 1B Wilson Garcia (Orioles)
33. Cubs: C Rafelin Lorenzo (Pirates)
34. Brewers: C Alexander Alvarez (Rays)
35. Athletics: CF Mark Payton (Yankees)
36. Red Sox: RHP Andrew Schwaab (Tigers)
Round 3
37. Mets: C Mitch Ghelfi (Angels)
38. Braves: SS Riley Unroe (Angels)
39. Rays: RHP Cristofer Ogando (Diamondbacks)
40. Cubs: RHP Alexander Vargas (Yankees)
41. Athletics: RHP Anthony Miller (Indians) Round 4
42. Rays: RHP Hector Figueroa (Indians)

College scores
Thursday’s College Basketball Scores
EAST
Dartmouth 78, Boston U. 68
Duquesne 72, Md.-Eastern Shore 57
SOUTH
Campbell 100, Central Penn College 53
FIU 102, North Florida 89
Gardner-Webb 81, Kennesaw St. 77, OT
Longwood 81, Averett 57
McNeese St. 77, NC Central 61
North Alabama 90, Huntingdon 58
Samford 77, Morehead St. 72, OT
MIDWEST
Milwaukee 69, UMKC 66
Wisconsin 101, Savannah St. 60
Wright St. 91, Northwestern Ohio 52
SOUTHWEST
Rice 78, St. Edwards 73
Tulsa 70, New Orleans 60
FAR WEST
San Francisco 85, E. Washington 63
Santa Clara 82, MVSU 54

Free agents
NEW YORK (AP) — The 145 remaining free agents (q-rejected $17.9 million qualifying offer):
NATIONAL LEAGUE
ARIZONA (8) — Clay Buchholz, rhp; Randall Delgado, rhp; Daniel Descalso, inf; Jake Diekman, lhp; Jon Jay, of; q-A.J. Pollock, of; Chris Stewart, c; Brad Ziegler, rhp.
ATLANTA (8) — Brad Brach, rhp; Lucas Duda, 1b; Ryan Flaherty, inf; Nick Markakis, of; Brandon McCarthy, rhp; Peter Moylan, rhp; Rene Rivera, c; Anibal Sanchez, rhp.
CHICAGO (5) — Jorge De La Rosa, lhp; Jaime Garcia, lhp; Daniel Murphy, 2b; Bobby Wilson, c; Justin Wilson, lhp;
CINCINNATI (1) — Matt Harvey, rhp.
COLORADO (6) — Drew Butera, c; Carlos Gonzalez, of; Matt Holliday, of; DJ LeMahieu, 2b; Adam Ottavino, rhp; Gerardo Parra, of.
LOS ANGELES (6) — John Axford, rhp; Brian Dozier, 2b; q-Yasmani Grandal, c; Daniel Hudson, rhp; Manny Machado, ss; Ryan Madson, rhp.
MILWAUKEE (6) — Gio Gonzalez, lhp; Curtis Granderson, of; Jordan Lyles, rhp; Wade Miley, lhp; Mike Moustakas, 3b; Joakim Soria, rhp.
NEW YORK (6) — Jerry Blevins, lhp; Austin Jackson, of; Jose Lobaton, c; Devin Mesoraco, c; A.J. Ramos, rhp; Jose Reyes, inf.
PHILADELPHIA (4) — Jose Bautista, of; Asdrubal Cabrera, 2b; Aaron Loup, lhp, Wilson Ramos, c.
PITTSBURGH (2) — Josh Harrison, 2b; Jordy Mercer, ss.
ST. LOUIS (3) — Matt Adams, 1b; Bud Norris, rhp; Tyson Ross, rhp.
SAN DIEGO (2) — A.J. Ellis, c; Freddy Galvis, ss.
SAN FRANCISCO (4) — Gregor Blanco, of; Derek Holland, lhp; Nick Hundley, c; Hunter Pence, of.
WASHINGTON (8) — Joaquin Benoit, rhp; Tim Collins, lhp; q-Bryce Harper, of; Jeremy Hellickson, rhp; Kelvin Herrera, rhp; Greg Holland, rhp; Mark Reynolds, 1b; Matt Wieters, c.
AMERICAN LEAGUE
BALTIMORE (2) — Adam Jones, of; Colby Rasmus, of.
BOSTON (5) — Joe Kelly, rhp; q-Craig Kimbrel, rhp; Ian Kinsler, 2b; Brandon Phillips, 2b; Drew Pomeranz, lhp.
CHICAGO (4) — Jeanmar Gomez, rhp; Miguel Gonzalez, rhp; Hector Santiago, lhp; James Shields, rhp.
CLEVELAND (9) — Cody Allen, rhp; Michael Brantley, of; Melky Cabrera; of; Rajai Davis, of; Brandon Guyer, of; Andrew Miller, lhp; Oliver Perez, lhp; Adam Rosales, inf; Josh Tomlin, rhp.
DETROIT (4) — Jose Iglesias, ss; Francisco Liriano, lhp; Victor Martinez, dh; Jarrod Saltalamacchia, c.
HOUSTON (6) — Evan Gattis, of; Marwin Gonzalez, inf-of; q-Dallas Keuchel, lhp; Martin Maldonado, c; Charlie Morton, rhp; Tony Sipp, lhp.
KANSAS CITY (2) — Alcides Escobar, ss; Jason Hammel, rhp.
LOS ANGELES (5) — Jim Johnson, rhp; Blake Wood, rhp; Junichi Tazawa, rhp; Chris Young, of; Eric Young Jr., of,
MINNESOTA (6) — Matt Belisle, rhp; Logan Forsythe, 2b; Chris Gimenez, c; Joe Mauer, 1b; Logan Morrison, 1b; Ervin Santana, rhp,
NEW YORK (7) — Zach Britton, lhp; J.A. Happ, lhp; Adeiny Hechavarria, ss; Lance Lynn, rhp; Andrew McCutchen, of; David Robertson, rhp; Neil Walker, inf.
OAKLAND (8) — Brett Anderson, lhp; Trevor Cahill, rhp; Jeurys Familia, rhp; Edwin Jackson, rhp; Matt Joyce, of; Shawn Kelley, rhp; Jed Lowrie, 2b; Jonathan Lucroy, c.
SEATTLE (8) — Gordon Beckham, 2b; Nelson Cruz, dh; Zach Duke, lhp; Cameron Maybin, of; David Phelps, rhp; Andrew Romine, inf-of; Denard Span, of; Adam Warren, rhp.
TAMPA BAY (2) — Carlos Gomez, of; Sergio Romo, rhp.
TEXAS (6) — Tony Barnette, rhp; Adrian Beltre, 3b; Bartolo Colon, rhp; Doug Fister, rhp; Yovani Gallardo, rhp; c; Martin Perez, lhp.
TORONTO (2) —Tyler Clippard, rhp; Marco Estrada, rhp,