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Scoreboard: Dec. 21

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BASEBALL

MLB—Suspended Baltimore LHP Troy Patton 25 games, without pay, after testing positive for an amphetamine in violation of Major League Baseball's Joint Drug Prevention and Treatment Program. American League

CLEVELAND INDIANS—Named Jim Rickon hitting coach and Chad Wolfe athletic trainer for Columbus (IL); David Wallace manager, Rouglas Odorm hitting coach, Jeff Harris Pitching coach and Jeremy Heller athletic trainer for Akron (EL); Scooter Tucker manager, Tony Mansolino hitting coach and Steve Karsay pitching coach for Carolina (Carolina); Mark Budzinski manager, Shaun Larkin hitting coach and Rigo Beltran pitching coach for Lake County (MWL); Phil Clark hitting coach and Greg Hibbard pitching coach for Mahoning Valley (NYP); Mark Allen pitching coach for Arizona (GCL) and Jesus Sanchez pitching coach for Indians (DSL). Named Luis Ortiz minor league assistant field coordinator and Edwin Rodriguez minor league special assistant.

NEW YORK YANKEES—Named Gary Tuck bullpen coach; Trey Hillman special assistant, major and minor league operations; Mike Quade roving outfield and baserunning instructor, and Matthew Krause strength and conditioning coordinator.

OAKLAND ATHLETICS—Claimed C Chris Gimenez off waivers from the Tampa Bay. Agreed to terms with 1B Daric Barton on a one-year contract. Released LHP Pedro Figueroa.

TEXAS RANGERS—Agreed to terms with INF Kensuke Tanaka, LHP Ryan Feierabend and RHP Daniel McCutchen on minor league contracts.

National League

ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS—Agreed to terms with INF Eric Chavez on a one-year contract and RHP Brad Ziegler on a two-year contract.

CHICAGO CUBS—Agreed to terms with LHPs Jonathan Sanchez, Tsuyoshi Wada and Tommy Hottovy and OF Mitch Maier on minor league contracts.

CINCINNATI REDS—Agreed to terms with RHPs Jose Diaz and Chien-Ming Wang, LHP Lee Hyde, Cs Corky Miller, Rossmel Perez and Max Ramirez, INFs Argenis Diaz, Reynaldo Navarro and Kristopher Negron, and OF Jason Bourgeois on minor league contracts.

SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS—Designated LHP Eric Surkamp for assignment. Added RHP Ryan Vogelsong to the 40-man roster.

BASKETBALL

National Basketball Association

GOLDEN STATE WARRIORS—Assigned G Nemanja Nedovic to Santa Cruz (NBADL).

LOS ANGELES LAKERS—Signed G Kendall Marshall.

FOOTBALL

National Football League

NFL—Fined Philadelphia QB Nick Foles $10,000 for an illegal peel-back block on Minnesota LB Erin Henderson; Arizona LB Marcus Benard $15,750 for roughing the passer on a hit on Tennessee QB Ryan Fitzpatrick; Cardinals LB Daryl Washington $5,000 for unsportsmanlike conduct and Tennesse DE Kamerion Wimbley $10,000 for hitting Arizona QB Carson Palmer in the knee area in games last week.

COLLEGE

ALABAMA—Suspended junior LB Xzavier Dickson and freshman RB Alvin Kamara from the football team and neither will play in the Sugar Bowl on Jan. 2.

NORTH CAROLINA—Announced it won't seek the reinstatement of junior basketball G P.J. Hairston from the NCAA after the junior committed several rule violations.

NORTH CAROLINA CENTRAL—Named Jerry Mack football coach.

UTAH—Named Dave Christensen offensive coordinator. Demoted Dennis Erickson to running backs coach.

Basketball

NBA

EASTERN CONFERENCE

Atlantic Division

W L Pct GB

Boston 12 15 .444 —

Toronto 9 14 .391 1

Brooklyn 9 17 .346 2½

New York 8 17 .320 3

Philadelphia 8 19 .296 4

Southeast Division

Miami 20 6 .769 —

Atlanta 15 12 .556 5½

Charlotte 13 14 .481 7½

Washington 11 13 .458 8

Orlando 8 18 .308 12

Central Division

Indiana 21 5 .808 —

Detroit 13 15 .464 9

Cleveland 10 15 .400 10½

Chicago 9 16 .360 11½

Milwaukee 5 21 .192 16

WESTERN CONFERENCE

Southwest Division

W L Pct GB

San Antonio 21 5 .808 —

Houston 17 10 .630 4½

Dallas 15 10 .600 5½

New Orleans 11 13 .458 9

Memphis 10 15 .400 10½

Northwest Division

Oklahoma City 21 4 .840 —

Portland 22 5 .815 —

Denver 14 10 .583 6½

Minnesota 13 13 .500 8½

Utah 7 22 .241 16

Pacific Division

L.A. Clippers 18 9 .667 —

Phoenix 14 10 .583 2½

Golden State 14 13 .519 4

L.A. Lakers 12 13 .480 5

Sacramento 7 18 .280 10

Friday's games

Philadelphia 121, Brooklyn 120 (OT)

Cleveland 114, Milwaukee 111 (OT)

Miami 122, Sacramento 103

Atlanta 118, Utah 85

Charlotte 116, Detroit 106

Indiana 114, Houston 81

Toronto at Dallas (n)

Phoenix at Denver (n)

Minnesota at L.A. Lakers (n)

Saturday's games

Memphis at New York, 12 p.m.

Washington at Boston, 1 p.m.

Sacramento at Orlando, 7 p.m.

Houston at Detroit, 7:30 p.m.

Utah at Charlotte, 7:30 p.m.

Cleveland at Chicago, 8 p.m.

Philadelphia at Milwaukee, 8:30 p.m.

Oklahoma City at San Antonio, 8:30 p.m.

Dallas at Phoenix, 9 p.m.

New Orleans at Portland, 10 p.m.

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

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

Sunday's games

Boston at Indiana, 6 p.m.

Toronto at Oklahoma City, 7 p.m.

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

pacers 114, rockets 81

HOUSTON (81) — Parsons 6-8 2-6 14, Jones 4-8 1-3 10, Howard 9-16 1-3 19, Beverley 3-5 2-2 8, Harden 3-14 5-6 12, Casspi 1-10 0-0 3, Brooks 0-7 1-2 1, Garcia 2-6 0-0 5, Smith 3-6 0-0 6, Motiejunas 1-3 1-2 3, Brewer 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 32-84 13-24 81.

INDIANA (114) — George 7-16 7-8 24, West 6-8 0-0 12, Hibbert 3-8 3-6 9, G.Hill 5-8 0-0 12, Stephenson 7-16 0-0 16, Granger 1-7 2-2 5, Scola 5-7 2-2 13, Watson 3-3 0-2 8, Mahinmi 4-4 2-2 10, Butler 0-1 0-0 0, Copeland 1-1 0-0 3, Sloan 1-1 0-0 2, Johnson 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 43-81 16-22 114.

Houston 20 25 20 16— 81

Indiana 25 31 31 27—114

Three-point goals—Houston 4-22 (Jones 1-3, Garcia 1-4, Harden 1-5, Casspi 1-7, Brooks 0-1, Parsons 0-1, Beverley 0-1), Indiana 12-26 (George 3-7, Watson 2-2, G.Hill 2-4, Stephenson 2-5, Scola 1-1, Copeland 1-1, Granger 1-4, Johnson 0-1, Butler 0-1). Rebounds—Houston 46 (Howard 12), Indiana 61 (George 9). Assists—Houston 10 (Parsons, Harden, Howard 2), Indiana 29 (Stephenson 6). Total fouls—Houston 18, Indiana 21. A—18,165 (18,165).

College Men

Friday's Scores

TOP 25

No. 2 Syracuse 75 High Point 54

saturday's games

(All times p.m.)

SEC—Belmont at No. 19 Kentucky, noon; W.Carolina at Georgia, 2; Georgia Tech at Vanderbilt, 4; Fresno St. at No. 16 Florida, 4:30; UAB at Louisiana St., 5; Illinois at No. 23 Missouri, 5:30; Oklahoma vs. Texas A&M at Houston, 7; Xavier at Alabama, 7; South Alabama at Arkansas, 8

OVC—E.Illinois at IPFW, 2; Murray St. at Western Ky., 2; Austin Peay at E.Tenn. St., 4; Miami (Ohio) at Tennessee St., 5; SE Louisiana at Tenn.-Martin, 5; SE Missouri St. at No. 15 Memphis, 8

STATE—Navy at Northern Ky., noon; Wittenberg at Thomas More, 3; Spalding at Transyvlania, 4; No. 6 Louisville at Fla. International, 6; Ky. Wesleyan at Southern Indiana, 7:30

TOP 25—Notre Dame at No. 3 Ohio St., 7:30; No. 5 Michigan St. at Texas, 4; No. 7 Oklahoma St. vs. No. 20 Colorado at Las Vegas, 11:30; Rider at No. 8 Villanova, 4; BYU at No. 13 Oregon, 10:30; Davidson at No. 14 North Carolina, 5; Georgetown, D.C. at No. 18 Kansas, noon; No. 21 Gonzaga at Kansas St., 3:30; No. 22 Massachusetts at Florida St., 2; McNeese St. at No. 24 San Diego St., 10

College Women

Friday's Scores

SEC

Alabama 113 Troy 105 (OT)

Arkansas 79 Tennessee Tech 53

Florida 86 Tennessee St. 56

No. 10 South Carolina 69 Winthrop 61

Mississippi St. 109 SE Louisiana 57

N.C. State 89No. 12 Louisiana St. 79

STATE

Stetson 103 Murray St. 72

Wayne St. 70 Bellarmine 60

Western Ky. 66 Belmont 46

TOP 25

No. 24 Florida St. Pacific (n)

western Ky. 66, belmont 46

At Carolina, Puerto Rico

WESTERN KY. (7-3) — Means 0-2 0-0 0, Jones 0-2 0-0 0, Govan 9-14 2-2 20, McGee 5-9 2-2 14, Gooch 8-12 4-4 21, Crawford 1-4 0-0 3, GAines 1-3 2-2 4, Noble 1-4 0-0 2, Muhammad 0-1 0-0 0, Savickaite 0-1 0-0 0, Johnson 1-1 0-0 2. Totals 26-53 10-10 66.

BELMONT (3-9) — Tarrence 2-5 0-0 4, Carroll 2-10 0-0 5, Luffman 3-9 0-0 7, Thompson 3-9 2-2 8, Zander 3-6 0-0 6, Perry 1-1 0-2 2, Mills 1-6 0-0 3, Joubran 2-4 0-0 4, Roman 1-2 0-0 2, Blevins 0-0 0-0 0, Cohlmeyer 0-0 0-0 0, Vaught 2-4 0-0 5, Bryce 0-4 0-0 0. Totals 20-60 2-4 46.

Halftime—Western Ky. 31-29. Three-point goals—Western Ky. 4-12 (McGee 2-5, Crawford 1-1, Gooch 1-1), Belmont 4-24 (Vaught 1-2, Luffman 1-4, Mills 1-6, Carroll 1-9, Tarrence 0-1, Roman 0-1, Bryce 0-1). Rebounds—Western Ky. 30 (Govan 9), Belmont 38 (Luffman 7, Thompson 7). Assists—Western Ky. 14 (Govan 7), Belmont 12 (Mills 4). Total fouls—Western Ky. 7, Belmont 7. A—240.

Saturday's Games

(All times p.m.)

SEC—UNC Asheville at Vanderbilt, 12:30; No. 16 Georgia at Rutgers, 2; UCLA vs. Auburn at Minneapolis, Minn., 3; No. 3 Tennessee at No. 6 Stanford, 4:30

STATE—Georgetown, D.C. vs. Western Ky. at Carolina, Puerto Rico, noon; No. 11 Colorado at No. 7 Louisville, 1; Lindsey Wilson at Mobile, 1; Ball St. at Northern Ky., 2:30; Murray St. vs. Bethune-Cookman at Deland, Fla., 3; Mo.-St. Louis at Ky. Wesleyan, 6:30; Trevecca Nazarene at Bellarmine, 7:15; Cumberlands vs. TBA at New York City, TBA

TOP 25No. 13 Oklahoma St. vs. Georgia Tech at Carolina, Puerto Rico, 5; High Point at No. 14 North Carolina, 1; South Dakota at No. 19 Nebraska, 3:30; No. 20 Oklahoma at Marist, 7; Drake at No. 22 Iowa, 5; St. Joseph's at No. 23 Syracuse, 1; No. 25 Gonzaga at Washington St., 2:30

Football

NFL

AMERICAN CONFERENCE

East

W L T Pct PF PA

New England 10 4 0 .714 369 311

Miami 8 6 0 .571 310 296

N.Y. Jets 6 8 0 .429 246 367

Buffalo 5 9 0 .357 300 354

South

yIndianapolis 9 5 0 .643 338 319

Tennessee 5 9 0 .357 326 355

Jacksonville 4 10 0 .286 221 399

Houston 2 12 0 .143 253 375

North

Cincinnati 9 5 0 .643 354 274

Baltimore 8 6 0 .571 296 277

Pittsburgh 6 80 .429 321 332

Cleveland 4 10 0 .286 288 362

West

xDenver 11 3 0 .786 535 372

xKansas City 11 3 0 .786 399 255

San Diego 7 7 0 .500 343 311

Oakland 4 10 0 .286 295 393

NATIONAL CONFERENCE

East

W L T Pct PF PA

Philadelphia 8 6 0 .571 364 349

Dallas 7 7 0 .500 393 385

N.Y. Giants 5 9 0 .357 251 357

Washington 3 11 0 .214 305 434

South

New Orleans 10 4 0 .714 359 270

Carolina 10 4 0 .714 328 208

Tampa Bay 4 10 0 .286 258 324

Atlanta 4 10 0 .286 309 388

North

Chicago 8 6 0 .571 406 391

Green Bay 7 6 1 .536 353 362

Detroit 7 7 0 .500 362 339

Minnesota 4 9 1.321 363 425

West

xSeattle 12 2 0 .857 380 205

San Francisco 10 4 0 .714 349 228

Arizona 9 5 0 .643 342 291

St. Louis 6 8 0 .429 316 324

x-clinched playoff spot; y-clinched division

Thursday, Dec. 12

San Diego 27, Denver 20

Sunday, Dec. 15

Minnesota 48, Philadelphia 30

Atlanta 27, Washington 26

San Francisco 33, Tampa Bay 14

Seattle 23, N.Y. Giants 0

Chicago 38, Cleveland 31

Indianapolis 25, Houston 3

Buffalo 27, Jacksonville 20

Miami 24, New England 20

Kansas City 56, Oakland 31

Carolina 30, N.Y. Jets 20

Arizona 37, Tennessee 34 (OT)

St. Louis 27, New Orleans 16

Green Bay 37, Dallas 36

Pittsburgh 30, Cincinnati 20

Monday, Dec. 16

Baltimore 18, Detroit 16

Sunday's games

Tampa Bay at St. Louis, 1 p.m.

Indianapolis at Kansas City, 1 p.m.

Denver at Houston, 1 p.m.

Miami at Buffalo, 1 p.m.

New Orleans at Carolina, 1 p.m.

Dallas at Washington, 1 p.m.

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

Minnesota at Cincinnati, 1 p.m.

Tennessee at Jacksonville, 1 p.m.

Arizona at Seattle, 4:05 p.m.

N.Y. Giants at Detroit, 4:05 p.m.

Oakland at San Diego, 4:25 p.m.

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

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

Chicago at Philadelphia, 8:30 p.m.

Monday's game

Atlanta at San Francisco, 8:40 p.m.Hockey

NHL

EASTERN CONFERENCE

Atlantic Division

W L OT Pts GF GA

Boston 23 10 2 48 96 74

Tampa Bay 21 11 3 45 97 84

Montreal 21 13 3 45 92 81

Detroit 16 12 9 41 94 101

Toronto 18 16 3 39 101 106

Ottawa 14 17 6 34 103 122

Florida 14 18 5 33 87 117

Buffalo 9 23 3 21 63 100

Metropolitan Division

W L OT Pts GF GA

Pittsburgh 26 10 1 53 117 80

Washington 19 13 3 41 111 104

Philadelphia 16 15 4 36 86 97

Carolina 14 14 7 35 81 98

New Jersey 14 15 7 35 85 90

N.Y. Rangers 16 18 2 34 82 100

Columbus 14 17 4 32 91 100

N.Y. Islanders 10 19 7 27 90 124

WESTERN CONFERENCE

Central Division

W L OT Pts GF GA

Chicago 25 7 6 56 140 105

St. Louis 23 7 4 50 119 81

Colorado 23 10 1 47 100 80

Minnesota 20 12 5 45 86 88

Dallas 17 12 5 39 99 102

Winnipeg 16 16 5 37 100 108

Nashville 16 16 3 35 80 99

Pacific Division

W L OT Pts GF GA

Anaheim 25 7 5 55 119 93

Los Angeles 24 8 4 52 101 69

San Jose 21 8 6 48 113 88

Vancouver 21 11 6 48 104 92

Phoenix 18 10 6 42 106 105

Calgary 13 16 6 32 88 111

Edmonton 11 23 3 25 95 127

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

Friday's games

Vancouver 3, Chicago 2 (SO)

Anaheim 3, New Jersey 2 (OT)

N.Y. Islanders 5, N.Y. Rangers 3

Washington 4, Carolina 2

Winnipeg 5, Florida 2

Saturday's games

Calgary at Pittsburgh, 1 p.m.

Phoenix at Ottawa, 2 p.m.

Colorado at Los Angeles, 4 p.m.

New Jersey at Washington, 7 p.m.

Philadelphia at Columbus, 7 p.m.

Montreal at Nashville, 7 p.m.

Buffalo at Boston, 7 p.m.

Detroit at Toronto, 7 p.m.

Carolina at Tampa Bay, 7 p.m.

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

St. Louis at Edmonton, 10 p.m.

Dallas at San Jose, 10:30 p.m.

Sunday's games

Minnesota at N.Y. Rangers, 7:30 p.m.

Winnipeg at Vancouver, 8 p.m.

Sports Calendar

Basketball

TOURNAMENTS

Jan. 25-26 — Mason Co. Winter Shootout. Boys grades 2-6, $100 entry fee or $75 for multiple teams. 3-game guarantee. Ryan Hamm (606) 584-9014 or Ryan.hamm@mason.kyschools.us.

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Odds

Glantz-Culver Line

NCAA Football

New Mexico Bowl at Albuquerque

Favorite Open Fri. Underdog

Washington St. 4½ 5 Colorado St.

Las Vegas Bowl

Southern Cal 4½ 6 Fresno St.

Famous Idaho Potato Bowl at Boise, Idaho

San Diego St. 1½ 1 Buffalo

New Orleans Bowl

at Tulane pk 1½ La.Lafayette

NFL

SUNDAY

Favorite Open Fri. Underdog

Miami 2½ 3 at Buffalo

at Carolina 3 3 New Orleans

Dallas 2½ 2½ at Washington

at St. Louis 5½ 4½ Tampa Bay

at Philadelphia 4 3 Chicago

at N.Y. Jets 1 2 Cleveland

at Kansas City 6½ 7½ Indianapolis

at Cincinnati 7 7½ Minnesota

Denver 9½ 10½ at Houston

Tennessee 5½ 5 at Jacksonville

at Seattle 9½ 10½ Arizona

at Detroit 9½ 9 N.Y. Giants

at San Diego 7½ 10 Oakland

at Green Bay 2½ 3 Pittsburgh

at Baltimore 2 2½ New England

Monday

at San Francisco 10½ 13 Atlanta

NCAA Basketball

Favorite Line Underdog

at Kansas 8½ Georgetown

at N.C. State 11½ East Carolina

at TCU 3½ Tulsa

at Oakland 3 E. Michigan

at Cincinnati 7½ Middle Tenn.

at UNC Wilmington 2½ Old Dominion

at St. John's 13 Youngstown St.

at Toledo 9 Cleveland St.

Florida St. - a 2½ Massachusetts

Butler 2 at Evansville

at Coll. of Charleston 1 Kent St.

Gonzaga 7½ Kansas St. - b

at Virginia 10½ N. Iowa

at Pittsburgh 17 Cal Poly

Michigan St. 4½ at Texas

at Vanderbilt 3 Georgia Tech

Florida - a 18 Fresno St.

Houston - c 4 Rice

at LSU 9 UAB

VCU - d 11½ Virginia Tech

Missouri - e 1½ Illinois

at UC Davis 2 Air Force

Louisville 19½ at FIU

at Arizona St. 12 Texas Tech

Oklahoma 4½ Texas A &M - c

at Alabama 4 Xavier

at Marshall 2½ Arkansas St.

Ohio St. - f 7½ Notre Dame

at S. Illinois 7½ Ball St.

Arkansas - g 10½ South Alabama

at Washington St. 2½ UTEP

Michigan - h 3 Stanford

New Mexico - i 1 Marquette

at Oregon 5½ BYU

Oklahoma St. - i 4½ Colorado

at Tulane 5½ Alabama St.

Northeastern - j 1 Milwaukee

UC Santa Barbara - k 10½ W. Illinois

at Utah St. 17 Troy

Pacific - l 6 Bradley

Princeton - l 4½ Portland

at Kentucky 17 Belmont

Fordham 3½ at Monmouth

at Green Bay 16 Fairfield

at Western Ky. 8 Murray St.

at IPFW 12 E. Illinois

at Georgia 8½ W. Carolina

at Wake Forest 17½ UNC Greensboro

Manhattan - h 6½ Buffalo

at Indiana St. 17 IUPUI

at Villanova 20 Rider

at Denver 5 UC Irvine

St. Bonaventure 2½ at Niagara

at San Diego 21 S. Utah

at North Carolina 19½ Davidson

at North Dakota 4½ S. Dakota St.

at Cal St. - Fullerton 9½ Sacramento St.

at N. Dakota St. 13½ Towson

at Memphis 18½ SE Missouri

at Tennessee St. pk Miami (Ohio)

at Nebraska 23 The Citadel

James Madison - d 3½ Hampton

a-at Sunrise, Fla.; b-at Wichita, Kan.; c-at Toyota Center, Houston; d-at Richmond Coliseum; e-at St. Louis; f-at New York; g-at Little Rock, Ark.; h-at Brooklyn, N.Y.; i-at MGM Grand Arena, Las Vegas; j-at New Orleans; k-at Logan, Utah; l-at South Point Arena, Las Vegas

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