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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 25 9 .735 —
Philadelphia 21 12 .636 3 1/2
Boston 18 13 .581 5 1/2
Brooklyn 15 19 .441 10
New York 9 25 .265 16
Southeast Division
W L Pct GB
Charlotte 16 15 .516 —
Miami 14 16 .467 1 1/2
Orlando 14 17 .452 2
Washington 12 20 .375 4 1/2
Atlanta 8 23 .258 8
Central Division
W L Pct GB
Milwaukee 22 9 .710 —
Indiana 21 12 .636 2
Detroit 15 15 .500 6 1/2
Cleveland 8 25 .242 15
Chicago 8 25 .242 15
WESTERN CONFERENCE
Southwest Division
W L Pct GB
San Antonio 18 15 .545 —
Memphis 16 15 .516 1
Houston 16 15 .516 1
Dallas 15 15 .500 1 1/2
New Orleans 15 17 .469 2 1/2
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 18 .438 8
Pacific Division
W L Pct GB
Golden State 21 11 .656 —
L.A. Lakers 18 13 .581 2 1/2
L.A. Clippers 18 13 .581 2 1/2
Sacramento 16 15 .516 4 1/2
Phoenix 8 24 .250 13
Thursday’s Games
Miami 101, Houston 99
L.A. Clippers 125, Dallas 121
Friday’s Games
Charlotte 98, Detroit 86
Toronto 126, Cleveland 110
Atlanta 114, New York 107
Indiana 114, Brooklyn 106
Chicago 90, Orlando 80
Milwaukee 120, Boston 107
San Antonio 124, Minnesota 98
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.
Monday’s Games
No games scheduled.
Tuesday’s Games
Milwaukee at New York, 12 p.m.
Oklahoma City at Houston, 3 p.m.
Philadelphia at Boston, 5:30 p.m.
L.A. Lakers at Golden State, 8 p.m.
Portland at Utah, 10:30 p.m.

Cavaliers’ box
CLEVELAND (110)
Hood 2-4 2-2 6, Osman 4-8 4-5 12, Nance Jr. 6-7 4-5 16, Sexton 6-17 5-5 17, Nwaba 2-5 0-0 6, Blossomgame 2-4 0-0 5, Zizic 5-9 1-2 11, Dellavedova 3-5 1-2 8, Clarkson 6-14 4-4 20, Burks 3-8 2-5 9. Totals 39-81 23-30 110.
TORONTO (126)
Leonard 12-16 11-12 37, Anunoby 9-14 0-0 21, Siakam 6-17 1-3 15, VanVleet 6-10 1-1 14, Wright 3-9 2-2 8, Miles 1-6 0-0 2, Powell 5-7 1-2 11, Boucher 0-1 2-2 2, Monroe 3-5 3-4 9, Brown 3-6 0-0 7, Richardson 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 48-91 21-26 126.
Cleveland 28 24 41 17 = 110
Toronto 34 25 40 27 = 126
3-Point Goals—Cleveland 9-24 (Clarkson 4-9, Nwaba 2-3, Blossomgame 1-2, Burks 1-2, Dellavedova 1-3, Sexton 0-1, Hood 0-1, Osman 0-3), Toronto 9-31 (Anunoby 3-7, Leonard 2-4, Siakam 2-5, Brown 1-2, VanVleet 1-2, Monroe 0-1, Powell 0-2, Wright 0-3, Miles 0-5). Fouled Out—Sexton. Rebounds—Cleveland 40 (Nance Jr. 12), Toronto 43 (Siakam 10). Assists—Cleveland 20 (Dellavedova 6), Toronto 21 (VanVleet 8). Total Fouls—Cleveland 23, Toronto 23. Technicals—Wright. A—19,800 (19,800).

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 36 20 11 5 45 108 105
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 36 15 17 4 34 118 140
Florida 33 13 14 6 32 107 121
Metropolitan Division
GP W L OT Pts GF GA
Washington 34 21 10 3 45 125 103
Columbus 34 19 12 3 41 110 106
Pittsburgh 35 17 12 6 40 116 110
N.Y. Islanders 34 17 13 4 38 98 97
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 34 12 15 7 31 102 122
WESTERN CONFERENCE
Central Division
GP W L OT Pts GF GA
Winnipeg 35 23 10 2 48 127 101
Nashville 36 22 12 2 46 109 90
Colorado 36 19 11 6 44 125 109
Dallas 35 17 15 3 37 96 98
Minnesota 34 17 15 2 36 102 97
Chicago 38 13 19 6 32 108 139
St. Louis 33 13 16 4 30 93 113
Pacific Division
GP W L OT Pts GF GA
Calgary 36 22 11 3 47 126 100
San Jose 36 19 12 5 43 119 108
Anaheim 37 19 13 5 43 95 106
Vegas 37 20 15 2 42 111 104
Edmonton 35 18 14 3 39 99 105
Vancouver 38 17 17 4 38 117 124
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
Vancouver 5, St. Louis 1
Vegas 4, N.Y. Islanders 2
Winnipeg 5, San Jose 3
Friday’s Games
Washington 2, Buffalo 1
New Jersey 5, Ottawa 2
Chicago 2, Colorado 1
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.
Monday’s Games
No games scheduled

MLB average salary
NEW YORK (AP) — Average baseball salary as compiled by the Major League Baseball Players Association and the minimum salary. For 1979-2000, salary deferrals without interest are discounted at 9 percent per year. For 1987-2000, signing bonuses are increased at 9 percent per year. From 1987-2000, salary deferrals, buyouts and signing bonuses are increased or discounted to the prime rate in effect on the Nov. 1 following the season. From 2001-13, the interest rate in the Basic Agreement is used for signing bonuses, deferrals and buyouts. Since 2014, the interest rate in the Basic Agreement is used for advanced or deferred payments:
Year Minimum Average
1967 $6,000 $19,000
1968 10,000 NA
1969 10,000 24,909
1970 12,000 29,303
1971 12,750 31,543
1972 13,500 34,092
1973 15,000 36,566
1974 15,000 40,839
1975 16,000 44,676
1976 19,000 51,501
1977 19,000 76,066
1978 21,000 99,876
1979 21,000 113,558
1980 30,000 143,756
1981 32,500 185,651
1982 33,500 241,497
1983 35,000 289,194
1984 40,000 329,408
1985 60,000 371,571
1986 60,000 412,520
1987 62,500 412,454
1988 62,500 438,729
1989 68,000 497,254
1990 100,000 597,537
1991 100,000 851,492
1992 109,000 1,028,667
1993 109,000 1,076,089
1994 109,000 1,168,263
1995 109,000 1,110,766
1996 122,667 1,119,981
1997 150,000 1,336,609
1998 170,000 1,398,831
1999 200,000 1,611,166
2000 200,000 1,895,630
2001 200,000 2,138,896
2002 200,000 2,295,649
2003 300,000 2,372,189
2004 300,000 2,313,535
2005 316,000 2,476,589
2006 327,000 2,699,292
2007 380,000 2,824,751
2008 390,000 2,925,679
2009 400,000 2,996,106
2010 400,000 3,014,572
2011 414,000 3,095,183
2012 480,000 3,213,479
2013 490,000 3,386,212
2014 500,000 3,818,923
2015 507,500 3,952,252
2016 507,500 3,966,020
2017 535,000 4,097,122
2018 545,000 4,095,686

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.

H.S. basketball
Ohio High School Athletic Association
Friday’s Boys’ Basketball Scores
Athens 49, Albany Alexander 39
Beaver Eastern 64, New Boston Glenwood 62, 3OT
Cambridge 63, Marietta 59, OT
Chillicothe Unioto 62, Bainbridge Paint Valley 47
Chillicothe Zane Trace 83, Williamsport Westfall 44
Crown City S. Gallia 60, Glouster Trimble 60, OT
Frankfort Adena 57, Chillicothe Huntington 49
Jackson 73, Pomeroy Meigs 63
Latham Western 59, Franklin Furnace Green 50
Lucasville Valley 54, McDermott Northwest 36
Lynchburg-Clay 70, Manchester 64
McArthur Vinton County 67, Nelsonville-York 66
Oak Hill 45, S. Webster 33
Piketon 57, Southeastern 37
Peebles 62, Whiteoak 39
Portsmouth Clay 63, Symmes Valley 58
Portsmouth Sciotoville 63, Portsmouth Notre Dame 50
Racine Southern 59, Wahama, W.Va. 48
Ripley-Union-Lewis-Huntington 62, Seaman N. Adams 50
Spring Valley, W.Va. 70, S. Point 46
W. Union 58, Sardinia Eastern Brown 54
Waverly 60, Minford 53
Wellston 46, Bidwell River Valley 36
Wheelersburg 78, Portsmouth West 46