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Scoreboard

NFL standings
National Football League
AMERICAN CONFERENCE
East
W L T Pct PF PA
New England 9 5 0 .643 374 310
Miami 7 7 0 .500 295 374
Buffalo 5 9 0 .357 215 333
N.Y. Jets 4 10 0 .286 292 359
South
W L T Pct PF PA
Houston 10 4 0 .714 352 281
Indianapolis 8 6 0 .571 372 300
Tennessee 8 6 0 .571 268 254
Jacksonville 4 10 0 .286 225 289
North
W L T Pct PF PA
Pittsburgh 8 5 1 .607 384 316
Baltimore 8 6 0 .571 341 253
CLEVELAND 6 7 1 .464 309 348
CINCINNATI 6 8 0 .429 337 413
West
W L T Pct PF PA
x-Kansas City 11 3 0 .786 499 380
x-L.A. Chargers 11 3 0 .786 395 298
Denver 6 8 0 .429 306 299
Oakland 3 11 0 .214 260 418
NATIONAL CONFERENCE
East
W L T Pct PF PA
Dallas 8 6 0 .571 276 269
Philadelphia 7 7 0 .500 311 318
Washington 7 7 0 .500 265 310
N.Y. Giants 5 9 0 .357 307 348
South
W L T Pct PF PA
y-New Orleans 12 2 0 .857 459 292
Carolina 6 8 0 .429 333 344
Atlanta 5 9 0 .357 356 381
Tampa Bay 5 9 0 .357 344 403
North
W L T Pct PF PA
y-Chicago 10 4 0 .714 383 264
Minnesota 7 6 1 .536 323 308
Green Bay 5 8 1 .393 332 331
Detroit 5 9 0 .357 284 333
West
W L T Pct PF PA
y-L.A. Rams 11 3 0 .786 448 343
Seattle 8 6 0 .571 363 292
San Francisco 4 10 0 .286 301 373
Arizona 3 11 0 .214 192 367
x-clinched playoff spot
y-clinched division
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.
Sunday, Dec. 30
CLEVELAND at Baltimore, 1 p.m. (CBS)
Miami at Buffalo, 1 p.m. (CBS)
Detroit at Green Bay, 1 p.m. (FOX)
Jacksonville at Houston, 1 p.m. (CBS)
Oakland at Kansas City, 1 p.m. (CBS)
Chicago at Minnesota, 1 p.m. (FOX)
New York Jets at New England, 1 p.m. (CBS)
Carolina at New Orleans, 1 p.m. (FOX)
Dallas at New York Giants, 1 p.m. (FOX)
CINCINNATI at Pittsburgh, 1 p.m. (CBS)
Atlanta at Tampa Bay, 1 p.m. (FOX)
Indianapolis at Tennessee, 1 p.m. (CBS)
Philadelphia at Washington, 1 p.m. (FOX)
Los Angeles Chargers at Denver, 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
Toronto 24 9 .727 —
Philadelphia 21 12 .636 3
Boston 18 12 .600 4 1/2
Brooklyn 15 18 .455 9
New York 9 24 .273 15
Southeast Division
W L Pct GB
Charlotte 15 15 .500 —
Orlando 14 16 .467 1
Miami 14 16 .467 1
Washington 12 20 .375 4
Atlanta 7 23 .233 8
Central Division
W L Pct GB
Milwaukee 21 9 .700 —
Indiana 20 12 .625 2
Detroit 15 14 .517 5 1/2
Cleveland 8 24 .250 14
Chicago 7 25 .219 15
WESTERN CONFERENCE
Southwest Division
W L Pct GB
San Antonio 17 15 .531 —
Dallas 15 14 .517 1/2
Memphis 16 15 .516 1/2
Houston 16 15 .516 1/2
New Orleans 15 17 .469 2
Northwest Division
W L Pct GB
Denver 21 9 .700 —
Oklahoma City 20 10 .667 1
Portland 18 13 .581 3 1/2
Utah 15 17 .469 7
Minnesota 14 17 .452 7 1/2
Pacific Division
W L Pct GB
Golden State 21 11 .656 —
L.A. Lakers 18 13 .581 2 1/2
L.A. Clippers 17 13 .567 3
Sacramento 16 15 .516 4 1/2
Phoenix 8 24 .250 13
Wednesday’s Games
Charlotte 110, Cleveland 99
Philadelphia 131, New York 109
San Antonio 129, Orlando 90
Phoenix 111, Boston 103
Toronto 99, Indiana 96
Brooklyn 96, Chicago 93
Detroit 129, Minnesota 123, OT
Houston 136, Washington 118
Milwaukee 123, New Orleans 115
Utah 108, Golden State 103
Oklahoma City 132, Sacramento 113
Portland 99, Memphis 92
Thursday’s Games
Miami 101, Houston 99
Dallas at L.A. Clippers, 10:30 p.m.
Friday’s Games
Cleveland at Toronto, 7 p.m.
Detroit at Charlotte, 7 p.m.
Atlanta at New York, 7:30 p.m.
Indiana at Brooklyn, 7:30 p.m.
Milwaukee at Boston, 8 p.m.
Orlando at Chicago, 8 p.m.
Minnesota at San Antonio, 8:30 p.m.
Memphis at Sacramento, 10 p.m.
Utah at Portland, 10 p.m.
New Orleans at L.A. Lakers, 10:30 p.m.
Saturday’s Games
Denver at L.A. Clippers, 5 p.m.
Phoenix at Washington, 7 p.m.
Toronto at Philadelphia, 7:30 p.m.
Milwaukee at Miami, 8 p.m.
San Antonio at Houston, 8 p.m.
Dallas at Golden State, 8:30 p.m.
Oklahoma City at Utah, 9 p.m.
Sunday’s Games
Atlanta at Detroit, 4 p.m.
Washington at Indiana, 5 p.m.
Charlotte at Boston, 6 p.m.
Chicago at Cleveland, 6 p.m.
Miami at Orlando, 6 p.m.
New Orleans at Sacramento, 6 p.m.
Phoenix at Brooklyn, 6 p.m.
Minnesota at Oklahoma City, 8 p.m.
L.A. Clippers at Golden State, 8:30 p.m.
Dallas at Portland, 9 p.m.
Memphis at L.A. Lakers, 9:30 p.m.

Cavaliers’ box
CLEVELAND (99)
Hood 5-11 1-1 12, Osman 6-10 0-0 13, Nance Jr. 4-7 2-2 10, Sexton 5-16 0-0 11, Nwaba 1-3 1-1 3, Blossomgame 6-7 0-0 15, Zizic 3-4 1-3 7, Burks 3-8 2-3 8, Clarkson 8-19 0-2 20. Totals 41-85 7-12 99.
CHARLOTTE (110)
Batum 5-8 0-0 12, Williams 8-13 0-0 18, Zeller 2-3 0-0 4, Walker 11-26 4-5 30, Lamb 8-16 0-0 18, Kidd-Gilchrist 6-10 0-1 12, Bridges 1-3 0-0 2, Kaminsky 0-0 0-0 0, Hernangomez 1-3 0-0 2, Parker 5-10 2-3 12. Totals 47-92 6-9 110.
Cleveland 25 21 29 24 = 99
Charlotte 16 25 41 28 = 110
3-Point Goals—Cleveland 10-23 (Clarkson 4-10, Blossomgame 3-4, Sexton 1-2, Osman 1-3, Hood 1-3, Burks 0-1), Charlotte 10-25 (Walker 4-12, Batum 2-3, Williams 2-4, Lamb 2-4, Bridges 0-1, Hernangomez 0-1). Fouled Out—None. Rebounds—Cleveland 35 (Nance Jr. 15), Charlotte 51 (Lamb 12). Assists—Cleveland 24 (Nance Jr. 7), Charlotte 24 (Walker 6). Total Fouls—Cleveland 18, Charlotte 14. Technicals—Cleveland coach Larry Drew 2, Walker. A—15,179 (19,077).

NHL standings
National Hockey League
EASTERN CONFERENCE
Atlantic Division
GP W L OT Pts GF GA
Tampa Bay 36 27 7 2 56 148 103
Toronto 35 23 10 2 48 130 96
Buffalo 35 20 10 5 45 107 103
Boston 35 19 12 4 42 97 89
Montreal 36 18 13 5 41 111 114
Detroit 36 15 16 5 35 104 119
Ottawa 35 15 16 4 34 116 135
Florida 33 13 14 6 32 107 121
Metropolitan Division
GP W L OT Pts GF GA
Washington 33 20 10 3 43 123 102
Columbus 34 19 12 3 41 110 106
Pittsburgh 35 17 12 6 40 116 110
N.Y. Islanders 33 17 12 4 38 96 93
N.Y. Rangers 33 15 13 5 35 97 107
Carolina 33 14 14 5 33 85 97
Philadelphia 33 14 15 4 32 98 119
New Jersey 33 11 15 7 29 97 120
WESTERN CONFERENCE
Central Division
GP W L OT Pts GF GA
Winnipeg 34 22 10 2 46 122 98
Nashville 36 22 12 2 46 109 90
Colorado 35 19 10 6 44 124 107
Dallas 35 17 15 3 37 96 98
Minnesota 34 17 15 2 36 102 97
St. Louis 32 13 15 4 30 92 108
Chicago 37 12 19 6 30 106 138
Pacific Division
GP W L OT Pts GF GA
Calgary 36 22 11 3 47 126 100
San Jose 35 19 11 5 43 116 103
Anaheim 37 19 13 5 43 95 106
Vegas 36 19 15 2 40 107 102
Edmonton 35 18 14 3 39 99 105
Vancouver 37 16 17 4 36 112 123
Arizona 34 14 18 2 30 83 94
Los Angeles 35 12 20 3 27 79 107
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.
Thursday’s Games
Pittsburgh 2, Minnesota 1
Detroit 4, Carolina 1
Boston 3, Anaheim 1
Columbus 2, New Jersey 1
Toronto 6, Florida 1
Philadelphia 2, Nashville 1
Chicago 5, Dallas 2
Montreal 2, Arizona 1
Tampa Bay 5, Calgary 4, SO
St. Louis at Vancouver, 10 p.m.
N.Y. Islanders at Vegas, 10 p.m.
Winnipeg at San Jose, 10:30 p.m.
Friday’s Games
Buffalo at Washington, 7 p.m.
Ottawa at New Jersey, 7 p.m.
Chicago at Colorado, 9 p.m.
Saturday’s Games
Nashville at Boston, 1 p.m.
Columbus at Philadelphia, 1 p.m.
Florida at Detroit, 2 p.m.
St. Louis at Calgary, 4 p.m.
Montreal at Vegas, 4 p.m.
Los Angeles at San Jose, 4 p.m.
Colorado at Arizona, 7 p.m.
Anaheim at Buffalo, 7 p.m.
Washington at Ottawa, 7 p.m.
Pittsburgh at Carolina, 7 p.m.
N.Y. Rangers at Toronto, 7 p.m.
Dallas at Minnesota, 8 p.m.
Winnipeg at Vancouver, 10 p.m.
Tampa Bay at Edmonton, 10 p.m.
Sunday’s Games
Columbus at New Jersey, 12:30 p.m.
Boston at Carolina, 5 p.m.
Florida at Chicago, 7 p.m.
Philadelphia at N.Y. Rangers, 7 p.m.
Detroit at Toronto, 7:30 p.m.
N.Y. Islanders at Dallas, 8 p.m.
Los Angeles at Vegas, 8 p.m.
Arizona at San Jose, 8 p.m.

Blue Jackets’ box
New Jersey 0 1 0 = 1
Columbus 1 1 0 = 2
First Period—1, Columbus, Foligno 9 (Jones, Dubois), 4:17. Penalties—Palmieri, NJ, (interference), 11:58; Boyle, NJ, (roughing), 17:45; Dubinsky, CBJ, Major (fighting), 17:45; Seney, NJ, Major (fighting), 17:45.
Second Period—2, Columbus, Atkinson 20, 1:15. 3, New Jersey, Hall 9 (Palmieri), 10:39. Penalties—Severson, NJ, Penalty Shot (interference on breakaway (penalty shot)), 1:15; Vatanen, NJ, (holding), 2:39; Werenski, CBJ, (high sticking), 10:57; Palmieri, NJ, (tripping), 17:57.
Third Period—None. Penalties—Jenner, CBJ, (holding), 7:49.
Shots on Goal—New Jersey 5-10-15—30. Columbus 17-10-11—38.
Power-play opportunities—New Jersey 0 of 2; Columbus 0 of 4.
Goalies—New Jersey, Blackwood 0-1-0 (38 shots-36 saves). Columbus, Bobrovsky 14-10-1 (30-29).
A—15,595 (18,500). T—2:29.
Referees—Frederick L’Ecuyer, Tim Peel. Linesmen—Trent Knorr, Brian Mach.

Notre Dame box
NOTRE DAME 100, JACKSONVILLE 74
JACKSONVILLE (7-6)
Hogan 9-20 2-2 20, Rubio 0-1 0-0 0, Davis 5-11 3-4 14, Santos 2-7 2-2 7, Hinton 0-5 2-2 2, Workman 1-2 2-2 4, Bell 5-8 0-0 10, Forrest 0-1 0-0 0, Notae 6-15 0-0 17, Fitzgerald 0-2 0-0 0, McCallum 0-3 0-0 0, Romich 0-0 0-0 0, Flowers 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 28-75 11-12 74.
NOTRE DAME (9-3)
Mooney 6-6 3-4 16, Durham 2-5 1-1 5, Gibbs 7-11 0-0 18, Hubb 1-7 0-0 3, Harvey 6-11 3-4 19, Laszewski 4-6 0-0 12, Nelligan 0-1 0-0 0, Djogo 3-4 0-1 8, Goodwin 8-11 1-1 19. Totals 37-62 8-11 100.
Halftime—Notre Dame 57-43. 3-Point Goals—Jacksonville 7-21 (Notae 5-8, Davis 1-3, Santos 1-5, Forrest 0-1, Rubio 0-1, Fitzgerald 0-1, McCallum 0-2), Notre Dame 18-32 (Harvey 4-5, Laszewski 4-6, Gibbs 4-7, Goodwin 2-3, Djogo 2-3, Mooney 1-1, Hubb 1-6, Nelligan 0-1). Fouled Out—None. Rebounds—Jacksonville 30 (Hogan, Notae 6), Notre Dame 36 (Mooney, Laszewski 7). Assists—Jacksonville 14 (Notae 7), Notre Dame 24 (Gibbs, Hubb 7). Total Fouls—Jacksonville 10, Notre Dame 8.

H.S. basketball
Ohio High School Athletic Association
Thursday’s Girls Basketball Scores
Belpre 74, Racine Southern 33
Chillicothe 44, Ironton 31
Chillicothe Huntington 66, Chillicothe Zane Trace 21
Chillicothe Unioto 54, Piketon 25
Latham Western 51, New Boston Glenwood 45
Lucasville Valley 35, Portsmouth W. 32
Minford 56, McDermott Northwest 28
Nelsonville-York 47, Wellston 38
Oak Hill 63, Waverly 40
Portsmouth 46, Manchester 36
Portsmouth Clay 67, Portsmouth Sciotoville 21
Portsmouth Notre Dame 61, Franklin Furnace Green 15
Reedsville Eastern 56, Crown City S. Gallia 20
Wheelersburg 57, S. Webster 38
Willow Wood Symmes Valley 60, Beaver Eastern 51

FA signings
NEW YORK (AP) — The 32 free agents who have signed, with name, position, former club if different, and contract. The contract information was obtained by The Associated Press from player and management sources. For players with minor league contracts, letter agreements for major league contracts are in parentheses:
AMERICAN LEAGUE
BOSTON (2) — Re-signed Steve Pearce, 1b-of, to a $6.25 million, one-year contract; re-signed Nathan Eovaldi, rhp, to a $68 million, four-year contract.
DETROIT (3) — Signed Matt Moore, lhp, Texas, to a $2.5 million, one-year contract; signed Tyson Ross, rhp, St. Louis, to a $5.75 million, one-year contract; signed Jordy Mercer, ss, Pittsburgh, to a $5.25 million, one-year contract.
HOUSTON (2) — Signed Robinson Chirinos, c, Texas, to a $5.75 million, one-year contract; signed Michael Brantley, of, Houston, to a $32 million, two-year contract.
LOS ANGELES (1) — Signed Trevor Cahill, rhp, Oakland, to a $9 million, one-year contract.
NEW YORK (3) — Re-signed Brett Gardner, of, to a $7.5 million, one-year contract; re-signed CC Sabathia, lhp, to an $8 million, one-year contract; re-signed J.A. Happ, lhp, to a $34 million, two-year contract.
TEXAS (3) — Signed Jeff Mathis, c, Arizona, to a $6.25 million, two-year contract; signed Jesse Chavez, rhp, Chicago Cubs, to an $8 million, two-year contract; signed Lance Lynn, rhp, New York Yankees, to a $30 million, three-year contract.
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NATIONAL LEAGUE
ATLANTA (2) — Signed Brian McCann, c, Houston, to a $2 million, one-year contract; signed Josh Donaldson, 3b, Cleveland, to a $23 million, one-year contract,
CHICAGO (1) — Signed Daniel Descalso, if, Arizona, to a $5 million, two-year contract.
LOS ANGELES (3) — Re-signed David Freese, 1b-3b, to a $4.5 million, one-year contract; re-signed Clayton Kershaw, lhp, to a $93 million, three-year contract; announced Hyun-Jin Ryu, lhp, accepted $17.9 million qualifying offer.
NEW YORK (3) — Signed Jeurys Familia, rhp, Oakland, to a $30 million, three-year contract; signed Wilson Ramos, c, Philadelphia, to a $19 million, two-year contract; signed Rajai Davis, of, Cleveland, to a minor league contract.
ST. LOUIS (1) — Re-signed Adam Wainwright, rhp, to a $2 million, one-year contract.
SAN DIEGO (1) — Signed Ian Kinsler, 2b, Boston, to an $8 million, two-year contract.
PHILADELPHIA (1) — Signed Andrew McCutchen, of, New York Yankees, to a $50 million, three-year contract.
PITTSBURGH (3) — Re-signed Jung Ho Kang, inf, to a $3 million, one-year contract; signed Lonnie Chisenhall, of, Cleveland, to a $2.75 million, one-year contract; signed Jordan Lyles, rhp, Milwaukee, to a $2.05 million, one-year contract.
SAN DIEGO (1) — Signed Garrett Richards, rhp, Los Angeles Angels, to a $15.5 million, two-year contract.
WASHINGTON (2) — Signed Kurt Suzuki, c, Atlanta, to a $10 million, two-year contract; signed Patrick Corbin, lhp, Arizona, to a $140 million, six-year contract.