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Scoreboard: Jan. 1

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BASEBALL

American League

TORONTO BLUE JAYS—Signed LHP Aaron Laffey, RHP Jerry Gil, RHP Garret Mock, RHP Robert Coello and SS Brian Bocock to minor league contracts.

National League

SAN DIEGO PADRES—Acquired OF Carlos Quentin from the Chicago White Sox for RHP Simon Castro and LHP Pedro Hernandez.

BASKETBALL

National Basketball Association

MEMPHIS GRIZZLIES—Re-signed C Hamed Haddadi.

FOOTBALL

National Football League

ARIZONA CARDINALS—Placed OT Brandon Keith on injured reserve. Signed CB Marshay Green from the practice squad.

KANSAS CITY CHIEFS—Signed LB Brandon Siler to a one-year contract extension.

HOCKEY

National Hockey League

NHL—Fined Phoenix F Raffi Torres $2,500 for elbowing Colorado D Jan Hejda in a Dec. 29 game. Fined New York Rangers D Michael Del Zotto and Florida F Tomas Kopecky $2,500 apiece, for their respective actions during an altercation in a Dec. 30 game.

COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETS—Recalled D David Savard from Springfield (AHL).

FLORIDA PANTHERS—Reassigned RW Evgenii Dadonov to San Antonio (AHL).

NEW YORK RANGERS—Announced C Sean Avery cleared waivers and assigned him to Connecticut (AHL).

ST. LOUIS BLUES—Assigned F Adam Cracknell to Peoria (AHL).

COLLEGE

MARSHALL—Suspended freshman men's basketball G Justin Coleman indefinitely.

WASHINGTON—Fired defensive coordinator Nick Holt, linebackers coach Mike Cox and safeties coach Jeff Mills.

Basketball

NBA

EASTERN CONFERENCE

Atlantic Division

W L Pct GB

New York 1 2 .333 —

Philadelphia 1 2 .333 —

Toronto 1 2 .333 —

Boston 1 3 .250 ½

New Jersey 1 3 .250 ½

Southeast Division

Miami 4 0 1.000 —

Atlanta 3 0 1.000 ½

Orlando 3 1 .750 1

Charlotte 1 2 .333 2½

Washington 0 3 .000 3½

Central Division

Chicago 3 1 .750 —

Indiana 3 1 .750 —

Milwaukee 2 1 .667 ½

Cleveland 1 2 .333 1½

Detroit 1 3 .250 2

WESTERN CONFERENCE

Southwest Division

W L Pct GB

New Orleans 2 1 .667 —

San Antonio 2 1 .667 —

Houston 1 2 .333 1

Memphis 1 2 .333 1

Dallas 1 3 .250 1½

Northwest Division

Oklahoma City 4 0 1.000 —

Portland 3 0 1.000 ½

Denver 2 2 .500 2

Utah 1 2 .333 2½

Minnesota 0 3 .000 3½

Pacific Division

Golden State 2 1 .667 —

L.A. Lakers 3 2 .600—

L.A. Clippers 1 2 .333 1

Phoenix 1 2 .333 1

Sacramento 1 2 .333 1

Saturday's games

L.A. Lakers 92, Denver 89

Detroit 96, Indiana 88

Atlanta at Houston (n)

New York at Sacramento (n)

Phoenix at Oklahoma City (n)

Utah at San Antonio (n)

Philadelphia at Golden State (n)

Sunday's games

New Jersey at Cleveland, 6 p.m.

Charlotte at Miami, 6 p.m.

Toronto at Orlando, 6 p.m.

Boston at Washington, 6 p.m.

Dallas at Minnesota, 7 p.m.

L.A. Lakers at Denver, 8 p.m.

Memphis at Chicago, 8 p.m.

New Orleans at Sacramento, 9 p.m.

Portland at L.A. Clippers, 9:30 p.m.

Monday's games

Golden State at Phoenix, 3:30 p.m.

Washington at Boston, 7:30 p.m.

Indiana at New Jersey, 7:30 p.m.

Orlando at Detroit, 7:30 p.m.

Atlanta at Miami, 7:30 p.m.

Toronto at New York, 7:30 p.m.

San Antonio at Minnesota, 8 p.m.

Oklahoma City at Dallas, 8:30 p.m.

Milwaukee at Denver, 9 p.m.

New Orleans at Utah, 9 p.m.

lakers 92, nuggets 89

DENVER (89) — Gallinari 3-12 1-2 7, Nene 5-10 3-5 13, Mozgov 4-7 0-0 8, Lawson 3-8 2-4 9, Afflalo 4-10 3-5 13, Miller 5-9 3-4 13, Harrington 8-17 2-2 21, Fernandez 1-6 0-0 3, Andersen 1-1 0-0 2. Totals 34-80 14-22 89.

L.A. LAKERS (92) — Barnes 3-7 0-0 7, Gasol 7-10 3-4 17, Bynum 13-18 3-3 29, Fisher 3-7 0-0 6, Bryant 6-18 5-6 17, Murphy 0-0 0-0 0, World Peace 0-8 0-0 0, Blake 2-9 1-2 5, Kapono 2-6 0-0 5, McRoberts 3-3 0-0 6. Totals 39-86 12-15 92.

Denver 23 22 26 18—89

L.A. Lakers 22 24 23 23—92

Three-point goals—Denver 7-26 (Harrington 3-8, Afflalo 2-5, Lawson 1-3, Fernandez 1-5, Miller 0-1, Gallinari 0-4), L.A. Lakers 2-24 (Barnes 1-3, Kapono 1-4, Gasol 0-1, Fisher 0-2, World Peace 0-3, Bryant 0-5, Blake 0-6). Fouled out—Fisher. Rebounds—Denver 44 (Mozgov 10), L.A. Lakers 60 (Bynum 13). Assists—Denver 22 (Lawson 8), L.A. Lakers 24 (Bryant 9). Total fouls—Denver 17, L.A. Lakers 20. Technicals—Bryant. A—18,997 (18,997).

Pistons 96, Pacers 88

INDIANA (88) — Granger 4-15 2-2 11, West 4-11 2-2 10, Hibbert 4-7 1-2 9, Collison 4-6 5-6 15, George 2-5 2-3 7, Hansbrough 5-14 6-7 16, Hill 7-11 1-2 16, Jones 0-3 4-4 4, Amundson 0-1 0-0 0, Stephenson 0-3 0-0 0. Totals 30-76 23-28 88.

DETROIT (96) — Prince 5-13 0-0 12, Jerebko 8-14 1-3 20, Monroe 8-12 3-4 19, Stuckey 5-12 4-4 15, Gordon 6-12 2-2 16, Knight 3-8 0-0 6, Maxiell 3-5 0-0 6, Wallace 1-1 0-0 2, Daye 0-3 0-0 0, Wilkins 0-2 0-0 0. Totals 39-82 10-13 96.

Indiana 18 26 20 24—88

Detroit 21 31 30 14—96

Three-point goals—Indiana 5-15 (Collison 2-3, George 1-2, Hill 1-3, Granger 1-4, Stephenson 0-1, West 0-1, Jones 0-1), Detroit 8-15 (Jerebko 3-4, Prince 2-3, Gordon 2-4, Stuckey 1-1, Daye 0-1, Knight 0-2). Fouled out—None. Rebounds—Indiana 44 (Hibbert, Hansbrough, Collison, West, Hill 5), Detroit 53 (Jerebko 12). Assists—Indiana 17 (Collison 8), Detroit 25 (Stuckey 7). Total fouls—Indiana 19, Detroit 23. Technicals—Indiana defensive three-second 2. A—8,824 (22,076).

College Men

Saturday's Scores

SEC

No. 3 Kentucky 69No. 4 Louisville 62

No. 10 Florida 90 Yale 70

No. 15 Mississippi St. 66 Utah St. 64

OVC

Eastern Ky. 73. Tennessee St. 68

Morehead St. 68 Austin Peay 64

SIU-Edwardsville 66 Jacksonville St. 61

Tennessee St. 85 Tenn.-Martin 62

STATE

Fla. International 81 Western Ky. 63

Georgetown 81 Miami-Hamilton 51

Indiana-SE 90 Cumberlands 61TOP 25

No. 13 Indiana 74No. 2 Ohio St. 70

No. 9 Connecticut 83 St. John's 69

Iowa 72No. 11 Wisconsin 65

No. 12 Georgetown 49 Providence 40

No. 16 Michigan St. 68 Nebraska 55

No. 17 Kansas 84 North Dakota 58

No. 19 UNLV Hawaii (n)

No. 21 Creighton 68 Wichita St. 61

No. 24 Harvard 74 St. Joseph's 69

Sunday's Games

(All times p.m.)

SEC—Georgia at Auburn, 8

TOP 25No. 1 Syracuse at DePaul, 5; Monmouth at No. 5 North Carolina, 3; Pennsylvania at No. 7 Duke, 5; Villanova at No. 14 Marquette, 1; Minnesota at No. 18 Michigan, 4; Cincinnati at No. 22 Pittsburgh, 7

College Women

Saturday's Scores

STATE

Murray St. 80 SE Missouri 75

Pomona-Pitzer 76 Transylvania 65

Morehead St. 74 Austin Peay 67

Eastern Ky. 79 Tennessee St. 59

TOP 25

No. 4 Stanford 77 UCLA 50

No. 18 Green Bay 76 Loyola-Chicago 49

No. 21 DePaul 65 Northern Illinois 46

Sunday's Games

(All times p.m.)

SECNo. 6 Kentucky at Florida, 1; Arkansas at No. 17 Georgia, 2; Alabama at South Carolina, 3; Louisiana St. at Mississippi, 3; No. 7 Tennessee at Auburn, 3

high school boys

saturday's scores

Beth Haven 70 Trigg Co. 42

Carroll Co. 76 Brown 43

Scott Co. 61 Miami Senior, Fla. 49

St. Augustine, Fla. 63 Lou. Ballard 57

Waggener 84 Portland Christian 54

Scott Co. 61Miami Senior (Fla.) 49

At Myrtle Beach, N.C.

Miami Senior — Jimenez 9, Thomas 6, Milo 13, Thompkins 5, Baez 12, Rijos 2, Villalon 2.

Scott Co. — Haddix 7, Richardson 2, Gilbert 13, Harris 10, Ivey 16, Manning 9, Short 2, Crank 2.

Miami Senior (Fla.) 17 32—49

Scott Co. 31 30—61

high school girls

saturday's scores

Breathitt Co. 84 Jackson City 57

Frederick Fraize 47 Christian Fellowship 6

Football

NFL

Injury Report

The updated National Football League injury report, as provided by the league:

BUFFALO BILLS at NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS — BILLS: OUT: T Demetrius Bell (knee), WR Brad Smith (hamstring), G Kraig Urbik (knee). PROBABLE: WR Ruvell Martin (hamstring), RB Johnny White (concussion). PATRIOTS: OUT: G Logan Mankins (knee), T Sebastian Vollmer (back, foot). QUESTIONABLE: CB Kyle Arrington (foot), WR Deion Branch (groin), S Patrick Chung (foot), G Dan Connolly (groin), WR Julian Edelman (back), LB Dane Fletcher (thumb), S James Ihedigbo (shoulder), T Matt Light (ankle), CB Devin McCourty (shoulder), LB Rob Ninkovich (hip), WR Matthew Slater (shoulder), LB Brandon Spikes (knee), RB Shane Vereen (hamstring), G Brian Waters (ankle), WR Wes Welker (knee), LB Tracy White (abdomen). PROBABLE: QB Tom Brady (left shoulder).

TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS at ATLANTA FALCONS — BUCCANEERS: OUT: T Jeremy Trueblood (concussion). QUESTIONABLE: WR Arrelious Benn (neck), DE Michael Bennett (toe), DT Albert Haynesworth (knee), DT Brian Price (ankle). PROBABLE: DE Adrian Clayborn (hamstring), LB Geno Hayes (finger), LB Adam Hayward (foot), DT Roy Miller (back), WR Preston Parker (concussion), WR Sammie Stroughter (knee). FALCONS: DOUBTFUL: WR Kerry Meier (groin), LB Stephen Nicholas (toe). QUESTIONABLE: DE Ray Edwards (knee), CB Brent Grimes (knee), QB Chris Redman (illness). PROBABLE: DE John Abraham (not injury related), WR Harry Douglas (groin, shoulder), TE Tony Gonzalez (not injury related), WR Julio Jones (ankle), TE Reggie Kelly (back), LB Curtis Lofton (ankle), C Todd McClure (not injury related), CB Christopher Owens (hand), TE Michael Palmer (knee), T Will Svitek (groin), RB Michael Turner (groin).

CHICAGO BEARS at MINNESOTA VIKINGS — BEARS: DOUBTFUL: RB Marion Barber (calf). QUESTIONABLE: LB Brian Urlacher (knee). PROBABLE: LB Lance Briggs (ankle), TE Kellen Davis (illness), WR Devin Hester (ankle), LB Nick Roach (shin), C Chris Spencer (back), DE Corey Wootton (concussion). VIKINGS: OUT: CB Chris Cook (not injury related). DOUBTFUL: TE Mickey Shuler (ankle). PROBABLE: CB Asher Allen (shoulder, concussion), G Anthony Herrera (back), QB Christian Ponder (concussion), S Jamarca Sanford (shoulder), CB Benny Sapp (shoulder).

CAROLINA PANTHERS at NEW ORLEANS SAINTS — PANTHERS: OUT: WR Legedu Naanee (foot), DT Andre Neblett (head), S Jordan Pugh (head). DOUBTFUL: DE Charles Johnson (back). PROBABLE: S Charles Godfrey (shoulder), G Travelle Wharton (not injury related). SAINTS: OUT: TE John Gilmore (toe), RB Mark Ingram (toe), WR Lance Moore (hamstring). QUESTIONABLE: S Malcolm Jenkins (neck), LB Jonathan Vilma (knee). PROBABLE: LB Jonathan Casillas (knee), CB Patrick Robinson (hip).

NEW YORK JETS at MIAMI DOLPHINS — JETS: QUESTIONABLE: LB Garrett McIntyre (knee). PROBABLE: CB Marquice Cole (knee), CB Antonio Cromartie (hamstring), DE Mike DeVito (knee), T D'Brickashaw Ferguson (foot), RB Shonn Greene (rib), RB Joe McKnight (shoulder, elbow), G Brandon Moore (hip), DE Ropati Pitoitua (hand), S Eric Smith (knee), RB LaDainian Tomlinson (quadriceps), DE Muhammad Wilkerson (knee). DOLPHINS: OUT: RB Reggie Bush (knee). DOUBTFUL: CB Jimmy Wilson (hamstring). QUESTIONABLE: WR Clyde Gates (groin). PROBABLE: T Marc Colombo (ankle), LB Karlos Dansby (not injury related), CB Vontae Davis (elbow), TE Anthony Fasano (head), WR Brandon Marshall (knee), RB Daniel Thomas (knee).

INDIANAPOLIS COLTS at JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS — COLTS: OUT: LB A.J. Edds (ankle), QB Peyton Manning (neck), T Joe Reitz (ankle). QUESTIONABLE: TE Dallas Clark (neck), WR Anthony Gonzalez (illness). JAGUARS: OUT: WR Cecil Shorts (hamstring). DOUBTFUL: S Dwight Lowery (shoulder), TE Zach Potter (calf). QUESTIONABLE: T Eugene Monroe (ankle). PROBABLE: DT Tyson Alualu (not injury related), RB Maurice Jones-Drew (ankle), RB Greg Jones (hamstring), S Dawan Landry (illness), TE Marcedes Lewis (hamstring), CB Kevin Rutland (calf), T Guy Whimper (knee).

BALTIMORE RAVENS at CINCINNATI BENGALS — RAVENS: DOUBTFUL: WR Anquan Boldin (knee), LB Dannell Ellerbe (head), G Marshal Yanda (chest). QUESTIONABLE: K Billy Cundiff (left calf), DE Cory Redding (ankle), CB Cary Williams (head). BENGALS: DOUBTFUL: S Taylor Mays (hamstring), LB Dontay Moch (illness). QUESTIONABLE: DE Carlos Dunlap (hamstring). PROBABLE: T Anthony Collins (not injury related), S Chris Crocker (knee), CB Brandon Ghee (toe), WR A.J. Green (shoulder), DE Frostee Rucker (neck), T Andrew Whitworth (knee).DETROIT LIONS at GREEN BAY PACKERS — LIONS: DOUBTFUL: CB Aaron Berry (shoulder), S Louis Delmas (knee). QUESTIONABLE: DT Nick Fairley (foot), CB Chris Houston (hand, knee), S Amari Spievey (knee), DT Corey Williams (hip), DE Willie Young (ankle). PROBABLE: DE Cliff Avril (back), WR Calvin Johnson (Achilles), RB Kevin Smith (ankle), S John Wendling (illness). PACKERS: OUT: WR Randall Cobb (groin), WR Greg Jennings (knee), RB James Starks (knee, ankle). DOUBTFUL: T Bryan Bulaga (knee). QUESTIONABLE: LB Clay Matthews (ankle), CB Charles Woodson (knee). PROBABLE: T Chad Clifton (hamstring, back), TE Jermichael Finley (knee), DE Ryan Pickett (concussion).

PITTSBURGH STEELERS at CLEVELAND BROWNS — STEELERS: OUT: C Doug Legursky (shoulder), RB Mewelde Moore (knee). DOUBTFUL: LB LaMarr Woodley (hamstring). QUESTIONABLE: LB Chris Carter (hamstring). PROBABLE: LB James Harrison (neck), S Troy Polamalu (knee), C Maurkice Pouncey (ankle), QB Ben Roethlisberger (ankle), WR Emmanuel Sanders (foot), WR Mike Wallace (ankle). BROWNS: OUT: QB Colt McCoy (head), WR Jordan Norwood (head), T Tony Pashos (ankle, illness). QUESTIONABLE: LB Kaluka Maiava (hand), DT Scott Paxson (hand, calf). PROBABLE: WR Joshua Cribbs (groin), RB Peyton Hillis (elbow), T Shawn Lauvao (ankle), RB Owen Marecic (ankle), WR Mohamed Massaquoi (foot), CB Dimitri Patterson (hand), LB Quinton Spears (head).

DALLAS COWBOYS at NEW YORK GIANTS — COWBOYS: QUESTIONABLE: NT Josh Brent (knee), WR Andre Holmes (hamstring), RB Felix Jones (hamstring), LB Sean Lee (wrist, illness), S Danny McCray (ankle), WR Kevin Ogletree (knee). PROBABLE: CB Mike Jenkins (shoulder), P Mat McBriar (left foot), NT Jay Ratliff (ribs), WR Laurent Robinson (shoulder), QB Tony Romo (right hand), LB DeMarcus Ware (neck). GIANTS: OUT: TE Jake Ballard (knee), LB Mark Herzlich (ankle). QUESTIONABLE: DE Osi Umenyiora (ankle, knee). PROBABLE: RB Ahmad Bradshaw (foot), WR Mario Manningham (knee), WR Hakeem Nicks (hamstring).

SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS at ST. LOUIS RAMS — 49ERS: OUT: TE Delanie Walker (jaw). QUESTIONABLE: CB Chris Culliver (shoulder), WR Ted Ginn Jr. (ankle), RB Bruce Miller (knee), CB Carlos Rogers (knee), WR Kyle Williams (concussion), LB Patrick Willis (hamstring). RAMS: DOUBTFUL: QB Sam Bradford (ankle), QB A.J. Feeley (right thumb). QUESTIONABLE: DE Chris Long (ankle). PROBABLE: CB Josh Gordy (abdomen), RB Jerious Norwood (illness), LB Brady Poppinga (illness).

WASHINGTON REDSKINS at PHILADELPHIA EAGLES — REDSKINS: QUESTIONABLE: T Jammal Brown (hip), RB Roy Helu (toe, knee). PROBABLE: DE Adam Carriker (chest), LB London Fletcher (ankle), S DeJon Gomes (knee), WR Niles Paul (shoulder), P Sav Rocca (left ankle), WR Donte' Stallworth (ankle). EAGLES: OUT: CB Asante Samuel (hamstring). QUESTIONABLE: RB LeSean McCoy (ankle). PROBABLE: G Todd Herremans (ankle), DT Trevor Laws (knee).

TENNESSEE TITANS at HOUSTON TEXANS — TITANS: DOUBTFUL: DE Jason Jones (ankle). QUESTIONABLE: TE Daniel Graham (illness), WR Lavelle Hawkins (ankle), RB Chris Johnson (ankle), LB Gerald McRath (knee, ankle), DT Shaun Smith (knee). TEXANS: OUT: G Mike Brisiel (ankle), CB Sherrick McManis (ankle), S Troy Nolan (ankle). PROBABLE: CB Jason Allen (thumb), NT Shaun Cody (knee), TE Owen Daniels (knee), TE Joel Dreessen (knee), RB Arian Foster (knee), WR Andre Johnson (hamstring), WR Bryant Johnson (thigh), WR Jeff Maehl (hamstring), NT Earl Mitchell (knee), C Chris Myers (knee), T Derek Newton (knee), T Eric Winston (calf), QB T.J. Yates (right shoulder).

KANSAS CITY CHIEFS at DENVER BRONCOS — CHIEFS: OUT: RB Jackie Battle (foot). DOUBTFUL: S Jon McGraw (ankle). PROBABLE: WR Jeremy Horne (illness). BRONCOS: DOUBTFUL: S Brian Dawkins (neck). PROBABLE: S David Bruton (Achilles), S Quinton Carter (hip), CB Chris Harris (neck), LB Von Miller (thumb).

SAN DIEGO CHARGERS at OAKLAND RAIDERS — CHARGERS: OUT: LB Travis LaBoy (knee). QUESTIONABLE: RB Ryan Mathews (calf). PROBABLE: LB Andrew Gachkar (hamstring), T Jared Gaither (ankle), TE Antonio Gates (not injury related), WR Vincent Jackson (groin), LB Shaun Phillips (back), RB Mike Tolbert (hamstring). RAIDERS: OUT: QB Jason Campbell (collarbone), DT John Henderson (knee), RB Darren McFadden (foot). QUESTIONABLE: WR Jacoby Ford (foot), S Michael Huff (hamstring), RB Taiwan Jones (hamstring). PROBABLE: WR Louis Murphy (groin), DT Richard Seymour (illness), CB DeMarcus Van Dyke (concussion).

SEATTLE SEAHAWKS at ARIZONA CARDINALS — SEAHAWKS: QUESTIONABLE: T Breno Giacomini (abdominal), DE Anthony Hargrove (calf). PROBABLE: CB Kennard Cox (hamstring), LB David Hawthorne (knee), QB Tarvaris Jackson (pectoral), S Jeron Johnson (illness), DT Clinton McDonald (concussion), WR Ben Obomanu (knee), LB Malcolm Smith (concussion). CARDINALS: OUT: T Brandon Keith (ankle). QUESTIONABLE: S Rashad Johnson (knee), QB Kevin Kolb (head), CB Patrick Peterson (Achilles), S Kerry Rhodes (ankle), RB LaRod Stephens-Howling (hamstring), RB Beanie Wells (knee). PROBABLE: CB Michael Adams (shoulder), S Sean Considine (foot).

Playoff Scenarios

For the final week of the regular season:

American Football Conference

CLINCHED: New England, East Division and first-round bye; Houston, South Division; Baltimore and Pittsburgh, wild-card spots.

NEW ENGLAND clinches home-field advantage throughout AFC playoffs with win or tie OR Baltimore loss or tie AND Pittsburgh loss or tie

BALTIMORE clinches AFC North Division and first-round bye with win OR tie AND Pittsburgh loss or tie OR Pittsburgh loss; clinches home-field advantage throughout AFC playoffs with win AND New England loss

PITTSBURGH clinches AFC North Division and first-round bye with win AND Baltimore loss or tie OR tie AND Baltimore loss; clinches home-field advantage throughout AFC playoffs with win AND Baltimore loss or tie AND New England loss

DENVER clinches AFC West Division with win OR tie AND Oakland loss or tie OR Oakland loss

OAKLAND clinches AFC West Division with win AND Denver loss or tie OR tie AND Denver loss; clinches wild-card spot with win AND Cincinnati loss AND Tennessee loss or tie OR win AND Cincinnati loss AND N.Y. Jets win

CINCINNATI clinches wild-card spot with win or tie, PLUS EITHER N.Y. Jets loss OR tie AND Oakland loss or tie OR N.Y. Jets loss or tie AND Denver loss or tie

N.Y. JETS clinch wild-card spot with win AND Cincinnati loss AND Tennessee loss or tie AND Oakland loss or tie; win AND Cincinnati loss AND Tennessee loss or tie AND Denver loss or tie

TENNESSEE clinches wild-card spot with win AND Cincinnati loss AND N.Y. Jets win AND Oakland loss or tie; win AND Cincinnati loss AND N.Y. Jets win AND Denver loss or tie; win AND Cincinnati loss AND N.Y. Jets loss or tie AND Oakland win AND Denver win

National Football Conference

CLINCHED: Green Bay-North Division and home-field advantage throughout NFC playoffs; New Orleans-South Division; San Francisco-West Division; Atlantaand Detroit-wild-card spots.

SAN FRANCISCO clinches first-round bye with win OR New Orleans loss OR tie AND New Orleans tie

NEW ORLEANS clinches first-round bye with win and San Francisco loss or tie OR tie and San Francisco loss

N.Y. GIANTS clinch NFC East Division with win or tie

DALLAS clinches NFC East Division with wincollege

FCS PLAYOFFS

Finals

Saturday, Jan. 7

At Frisco, Texas

N. Dakota St. vs. Sam Houston St., 1 p.m.

saturday's scores

Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl

Illinois 20 UCLA 14

Liberty Bowl

Cincinnati 31 Vanderbilt 24

Meineke Car Care Bowl

Texas A&M 33 Northwestern 22

Sun Bowl

Utah 30 Georgia Tech 27 (OT)

Chick-fil-A Bowl

Virginia Auburn (n)

cincinnati 31, vanderbilt 24

Liberty Bowl at Memphis

Cincinnati 0 14 0 17 — 31

Vanderbilt 7 0 7 10 — 24

First quarter: Van—Stacy 7 run (Fowler kick), 7:34. Second quarter: Cin—Winn 69 run (Miliano kick), 14:17. Cin—McClung 8 pass from Collaros (Miliano kick), :12. Third quarter: Van—J.Seymour 5 run (Fowler kick), 3:53. Fourth quarter: Cin—FG Miliano 44, 14:41. Van—Boyd 68 pass from Smith (Fowler kick), 14:03. Cin—Abernathy 90 kickoff return (Miliano kick), 13:51. Cin—Pead 12 run (Miliano kick), 1:52. Van—FG Fowler 35, :24.

A—57,103.

Cin Van

First downs 20 14

Rushes-yards 44-221 36-127

Passing 80 168

Comp-att-int 12-29-2 12-34-2

Return yards 16 33

Punts-avg. 7-42.9 8-42.3

Fumbles-lost 3-0 2-1

Penalties-yards 5-55 6-39

Time of possession 30:37 29:14

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS

RUSHING—Cincinnati, Pead 28-149, Winn 6-78, McClung 1-4, Team 1-(minus 2), Collaros 8-(minus 8). Vanderbilt, Stacy 18-57, Rodgers 9-33, Kent 1-17, Smith 5-17, J.Seymour 2-5, Team 1-(minus 2).

PASSING—Cincinnati, Collaros 12-29-2-80. Vanderbilt, Smith 8-19-1-142, Rodgers 4-14-1-26, Stacy 0-1-0-0.

RECEIVING—Cincinnati, Robinson 4-16, Kelce 3-29, Pead 3-15, Chisum 1-12, McClung 1-8. Vanderbilt, Matthews 4-56, Barden 3-20, Boyd 2-69, Stacy 2-11, Tate 1-12.

mississippi st. 23, wake forest 17

Friday's Music City Bowl at Nashville

Mississippi St. 7 9 0 7 — 23

Wake Forest 7 0 7 3 — 17

First quarter: Wake—Pendergrass 14 run (Newman kick), 4:24. MSSt—Ballard 60 run (DePasquale kick), 3:04. Second quarter: MSSt—Clark 31 pass from Relf (kick failed), 12:41. MSSt—FG DePasquale 33, 5:44. Third quarter: Wake—Bohanon 1 run (Newman kick), 11:00. Fourth quarter: MSSt—Ballard 72 run (DePasquale kick), 12:53. Wake—FG Newman 46, 3:27.

A—55,208.

MSSt Wake

First downs 14 21

Rushes-yards 39-253 38-63

Passing 129 224

Comp-att-int 12-20-2 26-48-0

Return yards 23 23

Punts-avg. 5-41.2 8-40.0

Fumbles-lost 3-2 0-0

Penalties-yards 6-48 5-39

Time of possession 24:10 35:50

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS

RUSHING—Mississippi St., Ballard 14-180, Relf 15-64, Perkins 6-15, Team 2-(minus 2), Bumphis 2-(minus 4). Wake Forest, Pendergrass 24-73, Reynolds 2-8, Givens 2-6, Bohanon 1-1, Team 1-(minus 1), Price 8-(minus 24).

PASSING—Mississippi St., Relf 12-19-2-129, Team 0-1-0-0. Wake Forest, Price 24-46-0-214, Davis 1-1-0-9, Wulfeck 1-1-0-1.

RECEIVING—Mississippi St., C.Smith 5-47, Clark 2-38, Ballard 2-9, M.Johnson 1-37, Perkins 1-1, Bumphis 1-(minus 3). Wake Forest, Campanaro 10-128, Givens 9-54, Pendergrass 2-19, Parker 2-9, Price 1-9, Dembry 1-4, Bush 1-1.

Hockey

NHL

EASTERN CONFERENCE

Atlantic Division

W L OT Pts GF GA

N.Y. Rangers 23 9 4 50 107 77

Philadelphia 22 10 4 48 123 106

Pittsburgh 21 13 4 46 121 100

New Jersey 21 15 1 43 103 105

N.Y. Islanders 13 17 6 32 84 113

Northeast Division

Boston 24 9 1 49 121 64

Toronto 18 14 5 41 116 122

Ottawa 18 15 5 41 117 131

Buffalo 17 17 3 37 98 109

Montreal 14 17 7 35 97 107

Southeast Division

Florida 19 12 7 45 100 105

Winnipeg 18 14 5 41 101 105

Washington 19 15 2 40 107 107

Tampa Bay 17 17 3 37 104 122

Carolina 13 21 6 32 103 135

WESTERN CONFERENCE

Central Division

W L OT Pts GF GA

Chicago 24 10 4 52 125 107

Detroit 23 13 1 47 120 84

St. Louis 21 11 5 47 95 82

Nashville 20 14 4 44 100 105

Columbus 10 22 5 25 91 124

Northwest Division

Vancouver 24 12 2 50 128 92

Minnesota 21 13 6 48 95 95

Calgary 18 16 5 41 96 106

Colorado 20 18 1 41 104 113

Edmonton 15 19 3 33 100 104Pacific Division

W L OT Pts GF GA

Phoenix 19 16 4 42 102 103

San Jose 19 11 4 42 99 83

Los Angeles 18 14 6 42 82 89

Dallas 20 15 1 41 96 105

Anaheim 10 20 6 26 85 120

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

Saturday's games

N.Y. Islanders 4, Edmonton 1

New Jersey 3, Pittsburgh 1

Tampa Bay 5, Carolina 2

Phoenix 4, Minnesota 2

Montreal at Florida (n)

Ottawa at Buffalo (n)

Toronto at Winnipeg (n)

St. Louis at Detroit (n)

Washington at Columbus (n)

Boston at Dallas (n)

Colorado at Anaheim (n)

Vancouver at Los Angeles (n)

Sunday's game

Calgary at Nashville, 6 p.m.

Monday's games

N.Y. Rangers vs. Philadelphia, 1 p.m.

New Jersey at Ottawa, 7:30 p.m.

San Jose at Vancouver, 8 p.m.

Edmonton at Chicago, 8:30 p.m.

Colorado at Los Angeles, 10:30 p.m.

Tuesday's games

Edmonton at Buffalo, 7 p.m.

Tampa Bay at Toronto, 7 p.m.

Calgary at Washington, 7 p.m.

N.Y. Islanders at Carolina, 7 p.m.

Phoenix at St. Louis, 8 p.m.

Detroit at Dallas, 8 p.m.

Outdoors

solar-lunar table

This table lists top fishing times and days for the coming weeks. For best results, begin fishing one hour before and continue one hour after the times given. Times apply to all time zones (bold indicates best days).

January 1-7

Sunday 6:30 p.m. 6:50 a.m.

Monday 7:10 p.m. 7:30 a.m.

Tuesday 7:55 p.m. 8:20 a.m.

Wednesday 8:45 p.m. 9:05 a.m.

Thursday 9:30 p.m. 9:55 a.m.

Friday 10:25 p.m. 10:50 a.m.

Saturday 11:15 p.m. 11:40 a.m.

January 8-15

Sunday 12:10 a.m. —

Monday — 12:35 p.m.

Tuesday 1:00 a.m. 1:25 p.m.

Wednesday 1:50 a.m. 2:15 p.m.

Thursday 2:40 a.m. 3:05 p.m.

Friday 3:30 a.m. 3:55 p.m.

Saturday 4:20 a.m. 4:45 p.m.

Sunday 5:10 a.m. 5:35 p.m.

Odds

Glantz-Culver Line

NCAA Football

MONDAY

TicketCity Bowl at Dallas

Favorite Open Sat. Underdog

Houston 7 7 Penn St.

Outback Bowl at Tampa, Fla.

Georgia 3 3 Michigan St.

Capital One Bowl at Orlando, Fla

South Carolina 1 2½ Nebraska

Gator Bowl at Jacksonville, Fla.

Florida 1 2 Ohio St.

Rose Bowl at Pasadena, Calif.

Oregon 4½ 6 Wisconsin

Fiesta Bowl at Glendale, Ariz.

Oklahoma St. 3 3½ Stanford

Tuesday

Sugar Bowl at New Orleans

Michigan 1 2½ Virginia Tech

Wednesday

Orange Bowl at Miami

Clemson pk 3 West Virginia

Friday

Cotton Bowl at Arlington, Texas

Arkansas 7½ 7½ Kansas St.

Saturday, Jan. 7

BBVA Compass Bowl at Birmingham, Ala.

Pittsburgh 5½ 3½ SMU

Sunday, Jan. 8

GoDaddy.com Bowl at Mobile, Ala.

Arkansas St. 1 1½ N. Illinois

Monday, Jan. 9

BCS National Championship at New Orleans

Alabama 1 1 LSU

NFL

Favorite Open Sat. Underdog

at Philadelphia 9 8½ Washington

at Atlanta 10½ 10½ Tampa Bay

San Francisco 10½ 10½ at St. Louis

at Minnesota 1 1½ Chicago

Detroit 3 4 at Green Bay

at N.Y. Giants 3 3 Dallas

at New Orleans 9 8 Carolina

Tennessee 1½ 2 at Houston

Baltimore 3 2 at Cincinnati

Pittsburgh 6½ 6½ at Cleveland

at Jacksonville 5 3½ Indianapolis

at Miami 2 3 N.Y. Jets

at New England 13 10½ Buffalo

at Oakland 3 3 San Diego

at Denver 3 3 Kansas City

at Arizona 3 3 Seattle

NCAA Basketball

Favorite Line Underdog

at South Florida 3 Rutgers

at Marquette 11 Villanova

Illinois St. 1 at S. Illinois

at Marshall 9 Akron

at Michigan 6 Minnesota

Syracuse 13 at DePaul

at Duke 22 Penn

at Pittsburgh 6 Cincinnati

at Northwestern 7½ Penn St.

at N. Iowa 13½ Evansville

at Fairfield 17½ Canisius

at North Carolina 41 Monmouth, N.J.

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