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Scoreboard

NFL standings
National Football League
AMERICAN CONFERENCE
East
W L T Pct PF PA
y-New England 10 5 0 .667 398 322
Miami 7 8 0 .467 302 391
Buffalo 5 10 0 .333 227 357
N.Y. Jets 4 11 0 .267 330 403
South
W L T Pct PF PA
x-Houston 10 5 0 .667 382 313
Indianapolis 9 6 0 .600 400 327
Tennessee 9 6 0 .600 293 270
Jacksonville 5 10 0 .333 242 296
North
W L T Pct PF PA
Baltimore 9 6 0 .600 363 263
Pittsburgh 8 6 1 .567 412 347
CLEVELAND 7 7 1 .500 335 366
CINCINNATI 6 9 0 .400 355 439
West
W L T Pct PF PA
x-Kansas City 11 4 0 .733 530 418
x-L.A. Chargers 11 4 0 .733 405 320
Denver 6 9 0 .400 320 326
Oakland 4 11 0 .267 287 432
NATIONAL CONFERENCE
East
W L T Pct PF PA
y-Dallas 9 6 0 .600 303 289
Philadelphia 8 7 0 .533 343 348
Washington 7 8 0 .467 281 335
N.Y. Giants 5 10 0 .333 334 376
South
W L T Pct PF PA
y-New Orleans 13 2 0 .867 490 320
Atlanta 6 9 0 .400 380 391
Carolina 6 9 0 .400 343 368
Tampa Bay 5 10 0 .333 364 430
North
W L T Pct PF PA
y-Chicago 11 4 0 .733 397 273
Minnesota 8 6 1 .567 350 317
Green Bay 6 8 1 .433 376 369
Detroit 5 10 0 .333 293 360
West
W L T Pct PF PA
y-L.A. Rams 12 3 0 .800 479 352
x-Seattle 9 6 0 .600 401 323
San Francisco 4 11 0 .267 310 387
Arizona 3 12 0 .200 201 398
x-clinched playoff spot
y-clinched division
Saturday, Dec. 22
Tennessee 25, Washington 16
Baltimore 22, L.A. Chargers 10
Sunday, Dec. 23
CLEVELAND 26, CINCINNATI 18
Jacksonville 17, Miami 7
Indianapolis 28, N.Y. Giants 27
Dallas 27, Tampa Bay 20
New England 24, Buffalo 12
Atlanta 24, Carolina 10
Minnesota 27, Detroit 9
Philadelphia 32, Houston 30
Green Bay 44, N.Y. Jets 38, OT
L.A. Rams 31, Arizona 9
Chicago 14, San Francisco 9
New Orleans 31, Pittsburgh 28
Seattle 38, Kansas City 31
Monday, Dec. 24
Oakland 27, Denver 14
Sunday, Dec. 30
Miami at Buffalo, 1 p.m.
Atlanta at Tampa Bay, 1 p.m.
Jacksonville at Houston, 1 p.m.
Dallas at N.Y. Giants, 1 p.m.
Detroit at Green Bay, 1 p.m.
N.Y. Jets at New England, 1 p.m.
Carolina at New Orleans, 1 p.m.
Arizona at Seattle, 4:25 p.m.
L.A. Chargers at Denver, 4:25 p.m.
Oakland at Kansas City, 4:25 p.m.
San Francisco at L.A. Rams, 4:25 p.m.
Philadelphia at Washington, 4:25 p.m.
Chicago at Minnesota, 4:25 p.m.
CINCINNATI at Pittsburgh, 4:25 p.m.
CLEVELAND at Baltimore, 4:25 p.m.
Indianapolis at Tennessee, 8:20 p.m.

NBA standings
National Basketball Association
EASTERN CONFERENCE
Atlantic Division
W L Pct GB
Toronto 26 10 .722 —
Philadelphia 22 13 .629 3 1/2
Boston 20 13 .606 4 1/2
Brooklyn 17 19 .472 9
New York 9 26 .257 16 1/2
Southeast Division
W L Pct GB
Charlotte 16 17 .485 —
Miami 16 17 .485 —
Orlando 14 19 .424 2
Washington 13 22 .371 4
Atlanta 9 24 .273 7
Central Division
W L Pct GB
Milwaukee 23 10 .697 —
Indiana 23 12 .657 1
Detroit 16 16 .500 6 1/2
Chicago 9 26 .257 15
Cleveland 8 27 .229 16
WESTERN CONFERENCE
Southwest Division
W L Pct GB
Houston 18 15 .545 —
San Antonio 19 16 .543 —
Memphis 18 16 .529 1/2
Dallas 16 17 .485 2
New Orleans 15 20 .429 4
Northwest Division
W L Pct GB
Denver 21 11 .656 —
Oklahoma City 21 12 .636 1/2
Portland 19 15 .559 3
Utah 17 18 .486 5 1/2
Minnesota 16 18 .471 6
Pacific Division
W L Pct GB
Golden State 23 12 .657 —
L.A. Lakers 20 14 .588 2 1/2
L.A. Clippers 19 14 .576 3
Sacramento 18 15 .545 4
Phoenix 9 26 .257 14
Monday’s Games
No games scheduled
Tuesday’s Games
Milwaukee 109, New York 95
Houston 113, Oklahoma City 109
Boston 121, Philadelphia 114, OT
L.A. Lakers 127, Golden State 101
Utah 117, Portland 96
Wednesday’s Games
Detroit 106, Washington 95
Phoenix 122, Orlando 120, OT
Brooklyn 134, Charlotte 132, 2OT
Indiana 129, Atlanta 121
Toronto 106, Miami 104
Memphis 95, Cleveland 87
Minnesota 119, Chicago 94
San Antonio 111, Denver 103
Dallas 122, New Orleans 119
Sacramento at L.A. Clippers, 10:30 p.m.
Thursday’s Games
Boston at Houston, 8 p.m.
New York at Milwaukee, 8 p.m.
L.A. Lakers at Sacramento, 10 p.m.
Philadelphia at Utah, 10:30 p.m.
Portland at Golden State, 10:30 p.m.
Friday’s Games
Brooklyn at Charlotte, 7 p.m.
Chicago at Washington, 7 p.m.
Detroit at Indiana, 7 p.m.
Toronto at Orlando, 7 p.m.
Atlanta at Minnesota, 8 p.m.
Cleveland at Miami, 8 p.m.
Dallas at New Orleans, 8 p.m.
Oklahoma City at Phoenix, 9 p.m.
San Antonio at Denver, 9 p.m.
L.A. Clippers at L.A. Lakers, 10:30 p.m.
Saturday’s Games
Brooklyn at Milwaukee, 5 p.m.
Charlotte at Washington, 7 p.m.
Houston at New Orleans, 7 p.m.
Cleveland at Atlanta, 7:30 p.m.
Boston at Memphis, 8 p.m.
New York at Utah, 8 p.m.
Denver at Phoenix, 9 p.m.
Golden State at Portland, 10 p.m.
San Antonio at L.A. Clippers, 10:30 p.m.

Cavaliers’ box
Sunday’s Game
CLEVELAND (87)
Osman 4-10 2-3 10, Nance Jr. 2-8 2-2 6, Zizic 2-8 2-2 6, Sexton 6-15 4-4 16, Burks 2-9 1-2 7, Jones 2-4 1-2 5, Blossomgame 2-5 0-0 5, Dellavedova 1-5 0-0 2, Frye 2-9 0-0 6, Clarkson 10-20 0-0 24. Totals 33-93 12-15 87.
MEMPHIS (95)
Anderson 5-6 4-5 15, Jackson Jr. 5-10 1-2 11, Gasol 6-13 7-7 20, Conley 6-16 3-3 15, Temple 4-7 0-0 11, Green 3-7 0-0 6, Noah 2-2 1-3 5, Mack 2-3 2-2 6, Selden 2-5 0-0 4, D.Brooks 1-3 0-2 2. Totals 36-72 18-24 95.
Cleveland 9 23 21 34 = 87
Memphis 21 24 20 30 = 95
3-Point Goals—Cleveland 9-29 (Clarkson 4-7, Burks 2-3, Frye 2-7, Blossomgame 1-2, Nance Jr. 0-1, Sexton 0-2, Jones 0-2, Dellavedova 0-2, Osman 0-3), Memphis 5-22 (Temple 3-5, Anderson 1-1, Gasol 1-4, Selden 0-1, Mack 0-1, D.Brooks 0-1, Jackson Jr. 0-1, Green 0-3, Conley 0-5). Fouled Out—None. Rebounds—Cleveland 53 (Zizic 11), Memphis 34 (Gasol 9). Assists—Cleveland 19 (Sexton 6), Memphis 22 (Conley 8). Total Fouls—Cleveland 21, Memphis 16. Technicals—Cleveland coach Cavaliers (Defensive three second). A—16,424 (18,119).

NHL standings
National Hockey League
EASTERN CONFERENCE
Atlantic Division
GP W L OT Pts GF GA
Tampa Bay 37 28 7 2 58 154 106
Toronto 37 25 10 2 52 140 103
Buffalo 37 21 11 5 47 111 105
Boston 37 20 13 4 44 105 96
Montreal 37 19 13 5 43 115 117
Florida 35 15 14 6 36 115 125
Detroit 38 15 17 6 36 109 126
Ottawa 37 15 18 4 34 118 144
Metropolitan Division
GP W L OT Pts GF GA
Washington 35 22 10 3 47 129 103
Columbus 36 21 12 3 45 117 109
Pittsburgh 36 18 12 6 42 119 110
N.Y. Islanders 35 18 13 4 40 101 98
N.Y. Rangers 35 15 14 6 36 102 115
Carolina 35 15 15 5 35 90 103
Philadelphia 35 15 16 4 34 104 125
New Jersey 35 12 16 7 31 102 125
WESTERN CONFERENCE
Central Division
GP W L OT Pts GF GA
Winnipeg 36 24 10 2 50 128 101
Nashville 37 22 13 2 46 111 95
Colorado 37 19 12 6 44 129 115
Dallas 37 18 16 3 39 99 102
Minnesota 35 17 15 3 37 103 99
St. Louis 34 14 16 4 32 96 114
Chicago 39 13 20 6 32 111 145
Pacific Division
GP W L OT Pts GF GA
Calgary 37 22 12 3 47 127 103
San Jose 38 19 12 7 45 124 115
Vegas 39 20 15 4 44 117 112
Anaheim 38 19 14 5 43 95 109
Edmonton 36 18 15 3 39 102 111
Vancouver 39 17 18 4 38 117 125
Arizona 36 16 18 2 34 93 101
Los Angeles 37 14 20 3 31 86 112
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.
Monday’s Games
No games scheduled
Tuesday’s Games
No games scheduled
Wednesday’s Games
No games scheduled
Thursday’s Games
New Jersey at Boston, 7 p.m.
Columbus at N.Y. Rangers, 7 p.m.
Detroit at Pittsburgh, 7 p.m.
Carolina at Washington, 7 p.m.
Philadelphia at Tampa Bay, 7:30 p.m.
Buffalo at St. Louis, 8 p.m.
Calgary at Winnipeg, 8 p.m.
Dallas at Nashville, 8 p.m.
Minnesota at Chicago, 8:30 p.m.
Vancouver at Edmonton, 9 p.m.
Colorado at Vegas, 10 p.m.
Anaheim at San Jose, 10:30 p.m.
Arizona at Los Angeles, 10:30 p.m.
Friday’s Games
Montreal at Florida, 7 p.m.
Toronto at Columbus, 7 p.m.
Ottawa at N.Y. Islanders, 7 p.m.
Saturday’s Games
Carolina at New Jersey, 1 p.m.
San Jose at Edmonton, 4 p.m.
Minnesota at Winnipeg, 4 p.m.
Vegas at Los Angeles, 4 p.m.
Boston at Buffalo, 7 p.m.
N.Y. Islanders at Toronto, 7 p.m.
Montreal at Tampa Bay, 7 p.m.
Philadelphia at Florida, 7 p.m.
Washington at Ottawa, 7 p.m.
Pittsburgh at St. Louis, 8 p.m.
Detroit at Dallas, 8 p.m.
N.Y. Rangers at Nashville, 8 p.m.
Chicago at Colorado, 9 p.m.
Arizona at Anaheim, 10 p.m.
Vancouver at Calgary, 10 p.m.

AP men’s poll
The top 25 teams in The Associated Press’ men’s college basketball poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through Dec. 23, total points based on 25 points for a first-place vote through one point for a 25th-place vote and last week’s ranking:
Record Pts Pvs
1. Duke (35) 11-1 1,529 2
2. Michigan (9) 12-0 1,472 4
3. Tennessee (12) 10-1 1,471 3
4. Virginia (4) 11-0 1,427 5
5. Kansas (4) 10-1 1,386 1
6. Nevada 12-0 1,316 6
7. Gonzaga 11-2 1,199 8
8. Michigan St. 10-2 1,146 10
9. Florida St. 11-1 1,061 11
10. Virginia Tech 10-1 924 13
11. Texas Tech 10-1 845 12
12. Auburn 10-2 770 7
13. Ohio St. 11-1 737 15
14. North Carolina 8-3 678 9
15. Wisconsin 10-2 673 16
16. Kentucky 9-2 664 19
17. Arizona St 9-2 626 18
18. Marquette 10-2 538 20
19. Mississippi St. 11-1 518 17
20. NC State 11-1 292 –
21. Buffalo 11-1 279 14
22. Houston 12-0 274 21
23. Indiana 11-2 247 22
24. Iowa 10-2 178 23
25. Oklahoma 11-1 163 –
Others receiving votes: Nebraska 160, Kansas St 69, St. John’s 67, Villanova 44, Cincinnati 11, Iowa St. 11, TCU 6, Seton Hall 5, Louisville 4, Purdue 3, Furman 2, Belmont 2, NJIT 1, Penn 1, San Francisco 1.

USA Today poll
The top 25 teams in the USA Today men’s college basketball poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through Dec. 23, points based on 25 points for a first-place vote through one point for a 25th-place vote and previous ranking:
Record Pts Pvs
1. Virginia (10) 11-0 757 3
2. Duke (9) 11-1 755 2
3. Tennessee (7) 10-1 734 4
4. Michigan (4) 12-0 722 5
5. Kansas (2) 10-1 670 1
6. Nevada 12-0 659 6
7. Michigan State 10-2 587 8
8. Gonzaga 11-2 576 9
9. Florida State 11-1 508 12
10. Virginia Tech 10-1 475 13
11. Auburn 10-2 418 7
11. Ohio State 11-1 418 14
13. Texas Tech 10-1 391 11
14. North Carolina 8-3 334 10
15. Kentucky 9-2 331 18
16. Wisconsin 10-2 288 17
17. Arizona State 9-2 278 19
17. Mississippi State 11-1 278 16
19. Houston 12-0 203 20
20. Marquette 10-2 167 23
21. Iowa 10-2 128 21
22. Buffalo 11-1 117 15
23. Nebraska 10-2 113 22
24. N.C. State 11-1 112 —
25. Indiana 11-2 90 —
Others receiving votes: Oklahoma 71, St. John’s 39, Cincinnati 34, Villanova 30, Maryland 28, Iowa State 22, Kansas State 21, TCU 17, Furman 9, UCF 8, Louisville 3, North Texas 3, Seton Hall 3, Belmont 1, Pennsylvania 1, San Francisco 1.

AP women’s poll
The top 25 teams in The Associated Press’ women’s college basketball poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through Dec. 23, total points based on 25 points for a first-place vote through one point for a 25th-place vote and last week’s ranking:
Record Pts Pvs
1. UConn (31) 11-0 775 1
2. Notre Dame 11-1 740 2
3. Louisville 12-0 714 3
4. Maryland 11-0 647 5
5. Oregon 11-1 642 7
6. Stanford 9-1 618 8
7. Baylor 8-1 588 6
8. Mississippi St. 11-1 584 4
9. NC State 12-0 524 10
10. Tennessee 9-1 493 9
11. Oregon St. 9-2 446 11
12. Minnesota 11-0 399 13
13. Texas 9-2 394 12
14. California 9-1 377 14
15. Syracuse 11-2 332 15
16. Iowa 9-2 302 16
17. Arizona St. 9-2 241 17
18. Kentucky 12-1 233 18
19. DePaul 9-3 194 20
20. Gonzaga 11-1 163 21
21. Michigan St. 10-1 152 22
22. Marquette 9-3 142 19
23. Texas A&M 10-2 127 23
24. Miami 11-2 79 24
25. South Carolina 7-4 59 25
Others receiving votes: Iowa St. 31, Virginia Tech 28, Florida St. 25, Utah 11, South Dakota 7, Indiana 6, West Virginia 1, Southern Cal 1.

Big 10 standings
Big Ten Conference
Men’s Basketball Standings
Conference All Games
W L PCT W L PCT
Michigan 2 0 1.000 12 0 1.000
Ohio St. 2 0 1.000 11 1 .917
Indiana 2 0 1.000 11 2 .846
Wisconsin 2 0 1.000 10 2 .833
Michigan St. 2 0 1.000 10 2 .833
Nebraska 1 1 .500 10 2 .833
Minnesota 1 1 .500 10 2 .833
Maryland 1 1 .500 9 3 .750
Purdue 1 1 .500 7 5 .583
Iowa 0 2 .000 10 2 .833
Northwestern 0 2 .000 8 4 .667
Rutgers 0 2 .000 6 5 .545
Penn St. 0 2 .000 6 6 .500
Illinois 0 2 .000 4 8 .333

MAC standings
Mid-Amerian Conference
Men’s Basketball Standings
EAST
Conference All Games
W L PCT W L PCT
Buffalo 0 0 .000 11 1 .917
Kent St. 0 0 .000 9 2 .818
Ohio 0 0 .000 7 4 .636
Bowling Green 0 0 .000 7 5 .583
Miami (Ohio) 0 0 .000 7 5 .583
Akron 0 0 .000 7 5 .583
EAST
Conference All Games
W L PCT W L PCT
Toledo 0 0 .000 11 1 .917
Cent. Michigan 0 0 .000 10 2 .833
Ball St. 0 0 .000 8 4 .667
N. Illinois 0 0 .000 7 5 .583
E. Michigan 0 0 .000 6 6 .500
W. Michigan 0 0 .000 5 7 .417

C-USA standings
Conference USA
Men’s Basketball Standings
Conference All Games
W L PCT W L PCT
North Texas 0 0 .000 12 1 .923
Louisiana Tech 0 0 .000 10 3 .769
Old Dominion 0 0 .000 10 3 .769
FIU 0 0 .000 9 3 .750
Southern Miss. 0 0 .000 8 4 .667
FAU 0 0 .000 8 4 .667
UAB 0 0 .000 7 5 .583
Marshall 0 0 .000 7 5 .583
W. Kentucky 0 0 .000 6 6 .500
UTEP 0 0 .000 5 6 .455
UTSA 0 0 .000 5 7 .417
Rice 0 0 .000 5 8 .385
Charlotte 0 0 .000 3 8 .273
Middle Tenn. 0 0 .000 3 9 .250

ACC standings
Atlantic Coast Conference
Men’s Basketball Standings
Conference All Games
W L PCT W L PCT
Virginia 0 0 .000 11 0 1.000
Duke 0 0 .000 11 1 .917
Florida St. 0 0 .000 11 1 .917
NC State 0 0 .000 11 1 .917
Virginia Tech 0 0 .000 10 1 .909
Boston College 0 0 .000 9 2 .818
Louisville 0 0 .000 9 3 .750
Notre Dame 0 0 .000 9 3 .750
Pittsburgh 0 0 .000 9 3 .750
Clemson 0 0 .000 9 3 .750
North Carolina 0 0 .000 8 3 .727
Syracuse 0 0 .000 8 4 .667
Miami 0 0 .000 7 4 .636
Wake Forest 0 0 .000 6 4 .600
Georgia Tech 0 0 .000 6 5 .545

SEC standings
Southeastern Conference
Conference All Games
W L PCT W L PCT
Mississippi St. 0 0 .000 11 1 .917
Tennessee 0 0 .000 10 1 .909
Auburn 0 0 .000 10 2 .833
Mississippi 0 0 .000 9 2 .818
Kentucky 0 0 .000 9 2 .818
LSU 0 0 .000 9 3 .750
Alabama 0 0 .000 8 3 .727
Arkansas 0 0 .000 8 3 .727
Missouri 0 0 .000 8 3 .727
Vanderbilt 0 0 .000 7 3 .700
Georgia 0 0 .000 7 4 .636
Florida 0 0 .000 7 4 .636
Texas A&M 0 0 .000 6 4 .600
South Carolina 0 0 .000 4 7 .364