Scoreboard: Dec. 25

December 24, 2013 

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BASEBALL

American League

BALTIMORE ORIOLES—Claimed RHP Liam Hendriks off waivers from the Chicago Cubs.

CLEVELAND INDIANS—Assigned RHP Trey Haley outright to Columbus (IL).

HOUSTON ASTROS—Assigned RHP Rhiner Cruz outright to Oklahoma City (PCL).

SEATTLE MARINERS—Assigned RHP Chance Ruffin outright to Tacoma (PCL).

TAMPA BAY RAYS—Claimed OF Jerry Sands off waivers from Pittsburgh.

TORONTO BLUE JAYS—Agreed to terms with INF Munenori Kawasaki on a minor league contract.

National League

LOS ANGELES DODGERS—Agreed to terms with RHPs Jamey Wright and Chris Perez on one-year contracts and LHP J.P. Howell on a two-year contract.

MILWAUKEE BREWERS—Assigned RHP Michael Olmsted outright to Nashville (PCL).

NEW YORK METS—Claimed RHP Ryan Reid off waivers from Pittsburgh.

BASKETBALL

National Basketball Association

NBA—Fined Brooklyn F Paul Pierce $15,000 for making excessive and unnecessary contact with Indiana G George Hill during Monday's game.

FOOTBALL

National Football League

HOUSTON TEXANS—Placed CB Johnathan Joseph and RB Deji Karim on injured reserve. Signed FB Toben Opurum from Kansas City's practice squad and RB Ray Graham.

INDIANAPOLIS COLTS—Placed DT Montori Hughes on injured reserve. Released LB Darin Drakeford from the practice squad. Signed LB Alan Baxter to the practice squad.

KANSAS CITY CHIEFS—Signed WR Jerrell Jackson, RB Eric Kettani and LB/DE Ridge Wilson to the practice squad. Released WR Fred Williams.

MIAMI DOLPHINS—Released WR Nathan Palmer from the practice squad. Signed WR Reggie Dunn to the practice squad.

MINNESOTA VIKINGS—Signed CB Robert Steeples to the practice squad.

SAN DIEGO CHARGERS—Placed TE John Phillips on injured reserve. Signed TE Jake Byrne from Kansas City's practice squad.

WASHINGTON REDSKINS—Placed LB Nick Barnett on injured reserve. Signed LB Adrian Robinson; LB Will Compton from the practice squad; and TE Gabe Miller to the practice squad.

COLLEGE

ARMY—Named Jeff Monken football coach.

NORTH DAKOTA—Named Kyle Schwei gert football coach.

Baseball

MLB

Calendar

Jan. 8—Hall of Fame voting announced.

Jan. 14—Salary arbitration filing.

Jan. 15-16—Owners' meetings, Paradise Valley, Ariz.

Jan. 17—Salary arbitration figures exchanged.

Feb. 1-21—Salary arbitration hearings, St. Petersburg, Fla.

Feb. 13—Voluntary reporting date for pitchers, catchers and injured players.

Feb. 18—Voluntary reporting date for other players.

Feb. 25—Mandatory reporting date.

March 12—Last day to place a player on unconditional release waivers and pay 30 days termination pay instead of 45 days.

March 22-23—Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Arizona, Sydney.

March 26—Last day to request unconditional release waivers on a player without having to pay his full 2014 salary.

March 30—Opening day for other teams. Active rosters reduced to 25 players.

June 5—Amateur draft.

July 15—All-Star game, Minneapolis.

July 18—Deadline for amateur draft picks to sign.

July 27—Hall of Fame inductions, Cooperstown, N.Y.

July 31—Last day to trade a player without securing waivers.

Sept. 1—Active rosters expand to 40 players.

Sept. 30—Postseason begins.

Oct. 22—World Series begins.

November TBA—Deadline for teams to make qualifying offers to their eligible former players who became free agents, fifth day after World Series.

November TBA—Deadline for free agents to accept qualifying offers, 12th day after World Series.

Dec. 2—Last day for teams to offer 2015 contracts to unsigned players.

Dec. 8-11—Winter meetings, San Diego.

Basketball

NBA

EASTERN CONFERENCE

W L Pct GB

d-Indiana 23 5 .821 —

d-Miami 21 6 .778 1½

Atlanta 15 13 .536 8

d-Toronto 11 15 .423 11

Charlotte 14 15 .483 9½

Washington 12 13 .480 9½

Detroit 14 16 .467 10

Boston 12 17 .414 11½

Chicago 10 16 .385 12

Cleveland 10 17 .370 12½

New York 9 18 .333 13½

Brooklyn 9 18 .333 13½

Philadelphia 8 20 .286 15

Orlando 8 20 .286 15

Milwaukee 6 22 .214 17

WESTERN CONFERENCE

d-Portland 23 5 .821 —

Oklahoma City 22 5 .815 ½

d-San Antonio 22 6 .786 1

d-L.A. Clippers 20 9 .690 3½

Phoenix 17 10 .630 5½

Houston 18 11 .621 5½

Dallas 16 12 .571 7

Golden State 16 13 .552 7½

Denver 14 13 .519 8½

L.A. Lakers 13 15 .464 10

Minnesota 13 15 .464 10

New Orleans 12 14 .462 10

Memphis 12 15 .444 10½

Sacramento 8 19 .296 14½

Utah 8 23 .258 16½

d-division leader

Tuesday's games

No games scheduled

Wednesday's games

Chicago at Brooklyn, 12 p.m.

Oklahoma City at New York, 2:30 p.m.

Miami at L.A. Lakers, 5 p.m.

Houston at San Antonio, 8 p.m.

L.A. Clippers at Golden State, 10:30 p.m.

Thursday's games

Atlanta at Cleveland, 7 p.m.

Memphis at Houston, 8 p.m.

San Antonio at Dallas, 8:30 p.m.

L.A. Clippers at Portland, 10:30 p.m.

Calendar

Jan. 6—10-day contracts can be signed.

Jan. 10—Contracts guaranteed for rest of season.

Feb. 14-16—All-Star weekend, New Orleans.

Feb. 20—Trade deadline, 3 p.m. EST.

April 16—Last day of regular season.

April 19—Playoffs begin.

May 20—Draft lottery.

June 5—NBA Finals begin.

June 16—Draft early entry withdrawal deadline.

June 26—NBA draft.

College Men

Wednesday's Games

SEC—South Carolina vs. Akron at Honolulu, Hawaii, 6:30 p.m.

TOP 25No. 14 Iowa St. vs. Boise St. at Honolulu, Hawaii, 8:30

College Women

USA Today/Coaches Poll

The top 25 teams in the USA Today 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. Connecticut (32) 12-0 800 1

2. Notre Dame 10-0 736 4

3. Duke 12-1 735 2

4. Stanford 10-1 727 5

5. Tennessee 10-1 662 3

6. Kentucky 11-1 630 6

7. Louisville 12-1 622 7

8. Maryland 10-1 580 8

9. Baylor 9-1 533 9

10. Iowa St. 9-0 495 11

11. North Carolina 11-2 448 13

12. South Carolina 11-1 424 10

13. Oklahoma St. 10-0 384 16

14. Colorado 9-1 362 14

15. Nebraska 9-2 338 17

16. Louisiana St. 9-2 302 12

17. Penn St. 8-3 289 18

18. Georgia 11-1 250 15

19. Purdue 9-2 223 21

20. Florida St. 11-1 157 23

21. Gonzaga 10-2 149 22

22. California 7-3 122 20

23. Syracuse 11-1 96 —

24. Oklahoma 8-4 95 19

25. Iowa 11-2 93 25

Others receiving votes: Arkansas 29, Arizona St.28, San Diego 16, N.C. State 12, BYU 11, Middle Tenn. 10, Vanderbilt 9, Texas A&M 8, Georgia Tech 7, Texas 7, Dayton 4, Bowling Green 2, Florida 2, DePaul 1, Indiana 1, Rutgers 1.

Football

NFL

AMERICAN CONFERENCE

East

W L T Pct PF PA

y-New England 11 4 0 .733 410 318

Miami 8 7 0 .533 310 315

N.Y. Jets 7 8 0 .467 270 380

Buffalo 6 9 0 .400 319 354

South

y-Indianapolis 10 5 0 .667 361 326

Tennessee 6 9 0 .400 346 371

Jacksonville 4 11 0 .267 237 419

Houston 2 13 0 .133 266 412

North

y-Cincinnati 10 5 0 .667 396 288

Baltimore 8 7 0 .533 303 318

Pittsburgh 7 8 0 .467 359 363

Cleveland 4 11 0 .267 301 386

West

y-Denver 12 3 0 .800 572 385

x-Kansas City 11 4 0 .733 406 278

San Diego 8 7 0 .533 369 324

Oakland 4 11 0 .267 308 419

NATIONAL CONFERENCE

East

W L T Pct PF PA

Philadelphia 9 6 0 .600 418 360

Dallas 8 7 0 .533 417 408

N.Y. Giants 6 9 0 .400 274 377

Washington 3 12 0 .200 328 458

South

W L T Pct PF PA

x-Carolina 11 4 0 .733 345 221

New Orleans 10 5 0 .667 372 287

Atlanta 4 11 0 .267 333 422

Tampa Bay 4 11 0 .267 271 347

North

Chicago 8 7 0 .533 417 445

Green Bay 7 7 1 .500 384 400

Detroit 7 8 0 .467 382 362

Minnesota 4 10 1 .300 377 467

West

x-Seattle 12 3 0 .800 390 222

San Francisco 11 4 0 .733 383 252

Arizona 10 5 0 .667 359 301

St. Louis 7 8 0 .467 339 337

x-clinched playoff spot; y-clinched division

Sunday's games

St. Louis 23, Tampa Bay 13

Indianapolis 23, Kansas City 7

Denver 37, Houston 13

Buffalo 19, Miami 0

Carolina 17, New Orleans 13

Dallas 24, Washington 23

N.Y. Jets 24, Cleveland 13

Cincinnati 42, Minnesota 14

Tennessee 20, Jacksonville 16

Arizona 17, Seattle 10

N.Y. Giants 23, Detroit 20 (OT)

San Diego 26, Oakland 13

Pittsburgh 38, Green Bay 31

New England 41, Baltimore 7

Philadelphia 54, Chicago 11

Monday's game

San Francisco 34, Atlanta 24

Sunday, Dec. 29

Houston at Tennessee, 1 p.m.

Detroit at Minnesota, 1 p.m.

Carolina at Atlanta, 1 p.m.

Cleveland at Pittsburgh, 1 p.m.

Washington at N.Y. Giants, 1 p.m.

Baltimore at Cincinnati, 1 p.m.

Jacksonville at Indianapolis, 1 p.m.

N.Y. Jets at Miami, 1 p.m.

Denver at Oakland, 4:25 p.m.

Kansas City at San Diego, 4:25 p.m.

St. Louis at Seattle, 4:25 p.m.

San Francisco at Arizona, 4:25 p.m.

Green Bay at Chicago, 4:25 p.m.

Tampa Bay at New Orleans, 4:25 p.m.

Buffalo at New England, 4:25 p.m.

Philadelphia at Dallas, 8:30 p.m.

END OF REGULAR SEASON

49ers 34, Falcons 24

Atlanta 0 10 0 14—24

San Francisco 3 0 10 21—34

First quarter: SF—FG Dawson 49, 7:56. Second quarter: Atl—Jackson 2 run (Bryant kick), 9:53. Atl—FG Bryant 35, :05. Third quarter: SF—Boldin 10 pass from Kaepernick (Dawson kick), 12:03. SF—FG Dawson 30, 3:16. Fourth quarter: SF—Kaepernick 4 run (Dawson kick), 12:34. Atl—White 39 pass from Ryan (Bryant kick), 8:34. SF—Gore 1 run (Dawson kick), 5:04. Atl—Gonzalez 2 pass from Ryan (Bryant kick), 2:09. SF—Bowman 89 interception return (Dawson kick), 1:11.

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS

RUSHING—Atlanta, Jackson 16-53, Rodgers 3-10, Snelling 1-(minus 2). San Francisco, Gore 21-97, Kaepernick 6-51, Hunter 3-51.

PASSING—Atlanta, Ryan 37-48-2-348. San Francisco, Kaepernick 13-21-0-197.

RECEIVING—Atlanta, White 12-141, Gonzalez 8-63, Douglas 5-46, Dr.Davis 3-70, Rodgers 3-15, Snelling 3-15, Jackson 2-(minus 4), DiMarco 1-2. San Francisco, Boldin 6-72, Crabtree 5-102, Osgood 1-17, Gore 1-6.

Calendar

Dec. 29—Regular season ends

Jan. 4-5—Wild-card playoffs

Jan. 11-12—Division-round playoffs

Jan. 19—Conference championships

Feb. 1—NFL Honors awards show at New York

Feb. 2—Super Bowl at East Rutherford, N.J.

College

Tuesday's Game

HAWAII BOWL

Boise St. Oregon St. (n)

AP Player Of The Year History

2013—Jameis Winston, QB, Florida St.

2012—Johnny Manziel, QB, Texas A&M

2011—Robert Griffin III, QB, Baylor

2010—Cam Newton, QB, Auburn

2009—Ndamukong Suh, DT, Nebraska

2008—Sam Bradford, QB, Oklahoma

2007—Tim Tebow, QB, Florida

2006—Troy Smith, QB, Ohio State

2005—Reggie Bush, RB, Southern Cal

2004—Matt Leinart, QB, Southern Cal

2003—Jason White, QB, Oklahoma

2002—Brad Banks, QB, Iowa

2001—Rex Grossman, QB, Florida

2000—Josh Heupel, QB, Oklahoma

1999—Ron Dayne, RB, Wisconsin

1998—Ricky Williams, RB, Texas

AP Player Of The Year Voting

Votes

Jameis Winston, Florida St. 49

Jordan Lynch, Northern Ill. 3

AJ McCarron, Alabama 2

Andre Williams, Boston College 1

Darqueze Dennard, Michigan St. 1

Hockey

NHL

EASTERN CONFERENCE

GP W L OT Pts GF GA

Pittsburgh 39 27 11 1 55 121 88

Boston 37 25 10 2 52 106 77

Tampa Bay 37 23 11 3 49 106 87

Washington 37 19 14 4 42 117 112

Montreal 38 22 13 3 47 96 84

Philadelphia 37 17 16 4 38 93 104

Detroit 39 17 13 9 43 99 108

Toronto 39 18 16 5 41 106 113

N.Y. Rangers 38 18 18 2 38 88 102

New Jersey 38 15 16 7 37 92 99

Ottawa 39 15 17 7 37 111 126

Columbus 37 16 17 4 36 101 106

Carolina 37 14 15 8 36 86 105

Florida 38 14 19 5 33 88 123

N.Y. Islanders 38 11 20 7 29 96 129

Buffalo 37 10 24 3 23 66 105

WESTERN CONFERENCE

GP W L OT Pts GF GA

Anaheim 39 27 7 5 59 127 98

Chicago 39 26 7 6 58 145 107

Los Angeles 38 25 9 4 54 106 76

St. Louis 36 24 7 5 53 128 85

San Jose 37 23 8 6 52 121 94

Colorado 36 23 10 3 49 106 88

Vancouver 39 22 11 6 50 106 93

Phoenix 36 19 10 7 45 111 110

Minnesota 39 20 14 5 45 88 96

Dallas 36 18 12 6 42 106 107

Winnipeg 39 16 18 5 37 103 116

Nashville 37 16 17 4 36 85 109

Calgary 37 14 17 6 34 95 118

Edmonton 39 12 24 3 27 101 135

NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss.

Tuesday's games

No games scheduled

Wednesday's games

No games scheduled

Thursday's games

No games scheduled

Calendar

Dec. 19-27—Holiday roster freeze.

Dec. 24-26—Holiday break.

Dec. 26-Jan. 5—IIHF World Junior Championship, Malmo, Sweden.

Jan. 1—NHL Winter Classic: Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Detroit Red Wings at Michigan Stadium.

Jan. 25—NHL Stadium Series: Anaheim Ducks vs. Los Angeles Kings at Dodger Stadium.

Jan. 26—NHL Stadium Series: New York Rangers vs. New Jersey Devils at Yankee Stadium.

Jan. 29—NHL Stadium Series: New York Rangers vs. New York Islanders at Yankee Stadium.

Feb. 6-8—Olympic break begins.

Feb. 12—Olympic men's hockey tournament begins: Sochi, Russia.

Feb. 23—Olympic men's hockey gold-medal game: Sochi, Russia.

Feb. 26—NHL regular season resumes.

March 1—NHL Stadium Series: Pittsburgh Penguins at Chicago Blackhawks, Soldier Field.

March 5—Trade deadline, 3 p.m., EST.

March 10-12—NHL general managers meeting, Boca Raton, Fla.

April 13—Last day of regular season.

April 16—Stanley Cup Playoffs begin.

May 25-31—NHL combine, Toronto.

June 18—Last possible day for Stanley Cup finals.

June 25—NHL awards, Las Vegas.

June 27-28—NHL draft, Philadelphia.

July 1—Free agency begins.

July 5—Deadline for player-elected salary arbitration notification.

July 6—Deadline for club-elected salary arbitration notification.

July 20-Aug. 6—Salary arbitration hearings held.

Aug. 8—Deadline for salary arbitration decisions.

Odds

Glantz-Culver Line

NCAA Basketball

Diamond Head Classic at Honolulu

Seventh place

Favorite Line Underdog

St. Mary's (Calif) 9½ George Mason

Fifth place

Hawaii 4 Oregon St.

Third place

Akron 4 South Carolina

Championship

Iowa St. 3½ Boise St.

NFL

Sunday, dec. 29

Favorite Open Tues. Underdog

at Atlanta 8 8 Carolina

at Chicago off off Green Bay

at Tennessee 6 7 Houston

at Pittsburgh 5½ 7 Cleveland

at N.Y. Giants 3 3½ Washington

at Cincinnati 4 6 Baltimore

at Indianapolis 4 11½ Jacksonville

Philadelphia 2½ 7 at Dallas

at Miami 6½ 6½ N.Y. Jets

at Minnesota 2 3½ Detroit

at New England 7½ 9½ Buffalo

at New Orleans 12½ 12½ Tampa Bay

Denver 10½ 12½ at Oakland

at Arizona 3 3 San Francisco

at San Diego 10 10 Kansas City

at Seattle 10½ 10 St. Louis

Off key—Green Bay QB questionable

NCAA Football bowls

Little Caesars Pizza at Detroit

Bowling Green 5½ 4½ Pittsburgh

Poinsettia at San Diego

Northern Ill. 2 1½ Utah St.

Friday

Military at Annapolis, Md.

Marshall 1 2½ Maryland

Texas at Houston

Minnesota 4½ 4 Syracuse

Fight Hunger at San Francisco

Washington 3 3 BYU

Saturday

Pinstripe at New York

Notre Dame 15½ 14 Rutgers

Belk at Charlotte, N.C.

North Carolina 3 2½ Cincinnati

Russell Athletic at Orlando, Fla.

Louisville 3 3½ Miami

Buffalo Wild Wings at Tempe, Ariz.

Kansas St. 3 3½ Michigan

Monday, Dec. 30

Armed Forces at Fort Worth, Texas

Navy 6½ 6½ Middle Tenn.

Music City at Nashville, Tenn.

Mississippi 2½ 3 Georgia Tech

Alamo at San Antonio

Oregon 10½ 13½ Texas

Holiday at San Diego

Arizona St. 11½ 14 Texas Tech

Tuesday, Dec. 31

AdvoCare V100 at Shreveport, La.

Arizona 7 7½ Boston College

Sun at El Paso, Texas

UCLA 7½ 7 Virginia Tech

Liberty at Memphis, Tenn.

Mississippi St. 7 7 Rice

Chick-fil-A at Atlanta

Texas A&M 11½ 12½ Duke

wednesday, Jan. 1

Gator at Jacksonville, Fla.

Georgia 9 9 Nebraska

Heart of Dallas Bowl

North Texas 6½ 6½ UNLV

Capital One at Orlando, Fla.

Wisconsin 2 1½ South Carolina

Outback at Tampa, Fla.

LSU 7 7½ Iowa

Rose at Pasadena, Calif.

Stanford 1½ 5½ Michigan St.

Fiesta at Glendale, Ariz.

Baylor 17½ 16½ UCF

thursday, Jan. 2

Sugar at New Orleans

Alabama 14½ 15 Oklahoma

friday, Jan. 3

Cotton at Arlington, Texas

Missouri pk 1 Oklahoma St.

Orange at Miami

Ohio St. 5 2½ Clemson

saturday, Jan. 4

BBVA Compass at Birmingham, Ala.

Vanderbilt 2 2½ Houston

sunday, Jan. 5

GoDaddy.com at Mobile, Ala.

Ball St. 9 8½ Arkansas St.

monday, Jan. 6

BCS National Championship

at Pasadena, Calif.

Florida St. 9½ 8½ Auburn

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