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BASEBALL

American League

MINNESOTA TWINS—Agreed to terms with RHP Phil Hughes on a five-year contract.

BASKETBALL

National Basketball Association

NBA—Fined New York C Samuel Dalembert $15,000 for elbowing Toronto C Jonas Valanciunas during Sunday's game.

DETROIT PISTONS—Released F Josh Smith.

FOOTBALL

National Football League

NFL—Suspended Detroit C Dominic Raiola one game for a violation of safety-related playing rules during Sunday's game.

BUFFALO BILLS—Released WR Mike Williams.

SAN DIEGO CHARGERS—Placed G Johnnie Troutman on injured reserve. Re-signed OL Kenny Wiggins.

COLLEGE

CHARLESTON SOUTHERN—Announced DL Gerald Turner is transferring from South Carolina.

ST. JOHN'S—Signed women's basketball coach Joe Tartamella to a contract extension through the 2019-20 season.

Baseball

major league

calendar

Jan. 6, 2015 — Baseball Writers' Association of America Hall of Fame voting results announced.

Jan. 13 — Salary arbitration filing.

Jan. 14-15 — Owners' meetings, Paradise Valley, Ariz.

Jan. 16 — Salary arbitration figures exchanged.

Feb. 19 — Voluntary reporting date for pitchers, catchers and injured players.

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

Feb. 24 — Voluntary reporting date for other players.

March 3 — Mandatory reporting date.

March 18 — Last day to place a player on unconditional release waivers and pay 30 days termination pay instead of 45 days.

April 1 — Last day to request unconditional release waivers on a player without having to pay his full 2014 salary.

April 5 — Opening day, St. Louis at Chicago Cubs. Active rosters reduced to 25 players.

June 8 — Amateur draft begins.

July 14 — All-Star game, Cincinnati.

July 17 — Last day to sign for amateur draft picks subject to deadline.

July 26 — 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.

Basketball

nba

EASTERN CONFERENCE

Atlantic Division

W L Pct GB

Toronto 22 7 .759 —

Brooklyn 11 15 .423 9½

Boston 10 15 .400 10

New York 5 25 .167 17½

Philadelphia 3 23 .115 17½

Southeast Division

Atlanta 19 7 .731 —

Washington 19 7 .731 —

Miami 13 15 .464 7

Orlando 10 20 .333 11

Charlotte 9 19 .321 11

Central Division

Chicago 18 9 .667 —

Cleveland 16 10 .615 1½

Milwaukee 14 14 .500 4½

Indiana 9 19 .321 9½

Detroit 5 23 .179 13½

WESTERN CONFERENCE

Southwest Division

W L Pct GB

Memphis 21 7 .750 —

Houston 20 7 .741 ½

Dallas 20 8 .714 1

San Antonio 17 11 .607 4

New Orleans 14 13 .519 6½

Northwest Division

Portland 22 7 .786 —

Oklahoma City 13 15 .464 8½

Denver 12 16 .429 9½

Utah 9 20 .310 13

Minnesota 5 21 .192 15½

Pacific Division

Golden State 22 3 .880 —

L.A. Clippers 19 8 .704 4

Phoenix 15 14 .517 9

Sacramento 12 15 .444 11

L.A. Lakers 8 19 .296 15

Monday's games

Charlotte 110, Denver 82

Houston 110, Portland 95

Utah 97, Memphis 91

Chicago 129, Toronto 120

Atlanta at Dallas (n)

L.A. Clippers at San Antonio (n)

Sacramento at Golden State (n)

Tuesday's games

Chicago at Washington, 7 p.m.

Boston at Orlando, 7 p.m.

New Orleans at Indiana, 7 p.m.

Minnesota at Cleveland, 7 p.m.

L.A. Clippers at Atlanta, 7:30 p.m.

Philadelphia at Miami, 7:30 p.m.

Denver at Brooklyn, 7:30 p.m.

Portland at Oklahoma City, 8 p.m.

Charlotte at Milwaukee, 8 p.m.

Dallas at Phoenix, 9 p.m.

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

Wednesday's games

No games scheduled

Christmas Day games

Washington at New York, noon

Oklahoma City at San Antonio, 2:30 p.m.

Cleveland at Miami, 5 p.m.

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

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

hornets 110, nuggets 82

DENVER (82) — Chandler 3-4 0-0 6, Faried 2-3 4-5 8, Mozgov 1-4 0-0 2, Lawson 8-15 0-0 18, Afflalo 4-12 1-2 9, Hickson 1-3 0-2 2, Gee 4-8 7-7 15, Robinson 3-14 0-0 6, Nurkic 3-9 2-2 8, Harris 0-4 4-6 4, Green 2-6 0-0 4. Totals 31-82 18-24 82.

CHARLOTTE (110) Kidd-Gilchrist 2-4 1-2 5, Zeller 4-7 2-4 10, Jefferson 10-13 2-4 22, Walker 5-12 6-6 18, Henderson 2-5 0-0 4, Biyombo 3-3 0-0 6, Williams 1-5 2-2 4, Neal 5-8 2-2 13, Hairston 4-11 0-0 10, Roberts 3-5 0-0 7, Pargo 2-3 0-0 6, Maxiell 2-2 1-2 5, Taylor 0-2 0-2 0. Totals 43-80 16-24 110.

Denver 18 22 17 25— 82

Charlotte 28 30 26 26—110

Three-point goals—Denver 2-18 (Lawson 2-3, Gee 0-1, Faried 0-1, Chandler 0-1, Harris 0-3, Afflalo 0-3, Robinson 0-6), Charlotte 8-19 (Pargo 2-3, Hairston 2-5, Walker 2-5, Neal 1-1, Roberts 1-1, Taylor 0-1, Williams 0-3). Fouled out—None. Rebounds—Denver 47 (Faried 9), Charlotte 55 (Hairston 10). Assists—Denver 11 (Lawson 4), Charlotte 23 (Walker 9). Total fouls—Denver 20, Charlotte 21. A—16,913 (19,077).

jazz 97, grizzlies 91

UTAH (97) — Hayward 7-12 5-8 21, Favors 5-12 5-6 15, Kanter 6-11 0-0 13, Burke 3-8 1-1 8, Burks 7-14 7-8 23, Gobert 1-6 0-0 2, Exum 2-3 0-0 6, Hood 2-8 2-4 7, Ingles 1-1 0-0 2. Totals 34-75 20-27 97.

MEMPHIS (91) Prince 0-3 0-0 0, Koufos 2-4 1-2 5, Gasol 10-22 4-4 24, Conley 12-22 0-0 28, Lee 6-14 1-1 13, Udrih 0-3 0-0 0, Carter 4-7 2-2 12, Leuer 2-9 0-0 4, Adams 2-2 0-0 5. Totals 38-86 8-9 91.

Utah 19 25 26 27—97

Memphis 22 21 25 23—91

Three-point goals—Utah 9-19 (Hayward 2-2, Exum 2-3, Burks 2-4, Kanter 1-1, Burke 1-4, Hood 1-5), Memphis 7-23 (Conley 4-6, Carter 2-4, Adams 1-1, Prince 0-1, Gasol 0-1, Leuer 0-1, Udrih 0-2, Lee 0-7). Fouled out—None. Rebounds—Utah 59 (Gobert 16), Memphis 38 (Gasol 12). Assists—Utah 20 (Hayward, Burks, Burke, Hood 4), Memphis 22 (Gasol 5). Total fouls—Utah 15, Memphis 18. A—16,991 (18,119).

rockets 110, trail blazers 95

PORTLAND (95) — Batum 1-3 0-0 2, Leonard 5-11 0-0 13, Freeland 1-3 2-2 4, Lillard 6-16 6-6 18, Matthews 5-10 1-1 14, Blake 3-6 0-0 8, Kaman 4-7 1-2 9, Robinson 0-2 0-0 0, McCollum 6-9 3-3 17, Wright 0-1 4-4 4, Crabbe 0-1 0-0 0, Barton 2-6 0-0 4, Claver 1-1 0-0 2. Totals 34-76 17-18 95.

HOUSTON (110) — Ariza 3-9 0-0 7, Motiejunas 4-9 1-2 10, Howard 7-11 2-2 16, Beverley 4-9 0-0 11, Harden 14-26 12-13 44, Dorsey 1-1 0-2 2, Brewer 5-10 0-1 12, Papanikolaou 0-3 0-0 0, Shved 1-4 0-0 3, Terry 2-4 0-0 5, Johnson 0-0 0-0 0, Canaan 0-1 0-0 0, Black 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 41-87 15-20 110.

Portland 33 20 23 19— 95

Houston 37 36 23 14—110

Three-point goals—Portland 10-27 (Matthews 3-5, Leonard 3-7, McCollum 2-3, Blake 2-4, Wright 0-1, Batum 0-1, Crabbe 0-1, Lillard 0-5), Houston 13-36 (Harden 4-9, Beverley 3-6, Brewer 2-4, Shved 1-2, Motiejunas 1-3, Terry 1-3, Ariza 1-6, Canaan 0-1, Papanikolaou 0-2). Fouled out—None. Rebounds—Portland 44 (Kaman 6), Houston 50 (Howard 13). Assists—Portland 19 (Lillard, McCollum, Batum 3), Houston 22 (Harden 7). Total fouls—Portland 23, Houston 22. Technicals—Matthews, McCollum, Papanikolaou, Terry. Flagrant fouls—Matthews. A—18,316 (18,023).

bulls 129, raptors 120

TORONTO (120) — J.Johnson 7-10 2-2 16, A.Johnson 1-6 0-0 2, Valanciunas 8-18 4-6 20, Lowry 12-22 6-10 34, Ross 6-16 0-0 17, Williams 3-10 6-6 12, Patterson 5-10 2-4 12, Vasquez 1-7 0-0 2, Hansbrough 0-0 3-4 3, Hayes 1-1 0-0 2. Totals 44-100 23-32 120.

CHICAGO (129) — Dunleavy 1-4 0-0 3, Gasol 2-7 10-10 14, Noah 4-4 6-8 14, Rose 12-19 5-6 29, Butler 7-16 11-11 27, Gibson 5-10 0-0 10, Hinrich 1-2 0-0 3, Brooks 6-10 4-4 17, Mirotic 2-2 7-8 12. Totals 40-74 43-47 129.

Toronto 33 33 17 37—120

Chicago 33 27 20 49—129

Three-point goals—Toronto 9-30 (Ross 5-11, Lowry 4-8, J.Johnson 0-1, Vasquez 0-3, Patterson 0-3, Williams 0-4), Chicago 6-12 (Butler 2-3, Dunleavy 1-1, Mirotic 1-1, Hinrich 1-2, Brooks 1-2, Rose 0-3). Fouled out—Ross. Rebounds—Toronto 53 (Valanciunas, Patterson 9), Chicago 50 (Butler 11). Assists—Toronto 15 (Williams, Vasquez 4), Chicago 20 (Noah, Butler 4). Total fouls—Toronto 30, Chicago 20. Technicals—Chicago Coach Thibodeau, Chicago defensive three-second. A—21,846 (20,917).

college men

monday's scores

SEC

Louisiana St. 71 Charleston 47

Mississippi 82 SE Missouri St. 51

Tennessee 64 Mercer 54

Vanderbilt 79 Pennsylvania 50

Miluwakee Arkansas (n)

OVC

Air Force 66 Jacksonville St. 65 (OT)

Butler 64 Tenn.-Martin 37

Fla. Atlantic 69 Eastern Ky. 66

Murray St. 83 Southern Ill. 71

SIU Edwardsville 63 Chicago St. 38

Tennessee Tech 81 UMKC 60

STATE

Northern Ky. 81 Idaho 68

TOP 25

No. 6 Wisconsin California (n)

Temple 77No. 10 Kansas 52

Loyola MarymountNo. 11 Wichita St. (n)

TulaneNo. 13 Washington (n)

No. 16 Notre Dame 91 N. Illinois 66

No. 17 St. John's 66Long Beach St. 49

No. 18 West Virginia 77Wofford 44

No. 19 Oklahoma 85 Weber St. 51

No. 21 Ohio St. 93 Miami-Ohio 55

No. 22 Baylor 70Southern 66

No. 24 Colorado St. 75Charleston So. 54

No. 25 TCU 80Grambling St. 39

Fla. Atlantic 69, Eastern Ky. 66

Eastern Ky. (6-5) — Stutz 5-11 2-2 13, Walden 7-16 1-2 15, Richardson 6-9 1-2 13, Babb-Harrison 0-2 0-2 0, Knipp 4-7 0-0 9, Matthews 0-0 0-0 0, McGlone 1-3 1-2 4, Powell 4-8 2-2 10, Muff 1-2 0-0 2. Totals 28-58 7-12 66.

Fla. Atlantic (6-4) — Turman 5-6 2-2 12, Penn 2-3 4-6 8, Botley 6-13 1-1 15, Trapp 6-11 1-2 19, Poole 2-4 0-0 4, Johnson 0-1 0-0 0, Massey 1-3 2-3 5, Lacunza 2-3 0-0 6. Totals 24-44 10-14 69.

Halftime—Tied 30-30. Three-point goals—Eastern Ky. 3-14 (Stutz 1-2, Knipp 1-3, McGlone 1-3, Babb-Harrison 0-1, Powell 0-2, Walden 0-3), Fla. Atlantic 11-21 (Trapp 6-10, Lacunza 2-3, Botley 2-3, Massey 1-3, Poole 0-2). Fouled out—Poole. Rebounds—Eastern Ky. 19 (Stutz 5), Fla. Atlantic 35 (Penn 14). Assists—Eastern Ky. 10 (Stutz 6), Fla. Atlantic 17 (Botley 5). Total fouls—Eastern Ky. 14, Fla. Atlantic 13. A—805.

MURRAY ST. 83, S. ILLINOIS 71

MURRAY ST. (9-4) — Fairell 1-2 0-0 2, Williams 3-8 3-4 9, Moss 4-5 10-11 21, Payne 6-13 7-7 22, Sapp 4-8 0-0 10, Langston 2-2 1-1 5, Rambo 2-2 0-3 4, Seymour 3-5 3-4 10, Flomo 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 25-45 24-30 83.

S. ILLINOIS (7-6) — Caroline 5-12 6-8 16, O'Brien 2-2 1-2 5, Pendleton 5-9 3-5 13, Smithpeters 2-2 0-0 5, Beane 6-17 6-6 19, Goodwin 2-5 0-0 6, Lavender 0-1 0-0 0, Djimde 0-2 0-0 0, Glotta 1-4 3-4 6, Olaniyan 0-0 1-3 1, Verhines 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 23-54 20-28 71.

Halftime—Murray St. 44-39. Three-point goals—Murray St. 9-21 (Moss 3-4, Payne 3-10, Sapp 2-4, Seymour 1-3), S. Illinois 5-15 (Goodwin 2-4, Smithpeters 1-1, Glotta 1-4, Beane 1-5, Pendleton 0-1). Fouled out—Sapp. Rebounds—Murray St. 31 (Moss, Williams 7), S. Illinois 25 (Caroline 13). Assists—Murray St. 11 (Payne 7), S. Illinois 8 (Beane, O'Brien, Pendleton 2). Total fouls—Murray St. 22, S. Illinois 21. Technicals—Payne, Williams. A—5,511.Northern Ky. 81, IDAHO 68

IDAHO (5-6) — Wiggs 3-13 6-6 12, Hill 5-14 2-2 14, M. Scott 8-15 6-7 25, Seck 4-7 0-0 8, Mpawe 1-3 0-2 2, Callandret 0-6 0-0 0, Sanders 0-1 0-0 0, Mkrtychyan 2-6 3-4 7, George 0-0 0-0 0, J. Scott 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 23-66 17-21 68.

Northern Ky. (6-6) — C. Jackson 1-4 1-2 3, Persons 9-17 4-4 23, White 4-11 0-0 12, Cole 0-3 0-0 0, Giesler 0-1 0-0 0, J. Jackson 0-0 1-2 1, Camps 3-5 0-0 6, Billups 4-5 2-2 10, Johnson 2-8 0-0 6, Murray 1-3 0-0 3, Monaco 4-7 5-5 17. Totals 28-64 13-15 81.

Halftime—Northern Ky. 40-34. Three-point goals—Idaho 5-24 (M. Scott 3-8, Hill 2-9, Wiggs 0-1, Sanders 0-1, Mkrtychyan 0-1, Callandret 0-4), Northern Ky. 12-34 (Monaco 4-7, White 4-9, Johnson 2-7, Murray 1-3, Persons 1-4, Camps 0-1, Cole 0-3). Fouled out—Wiggs. Rebounds—Idaho 43 (Seck 9), Northern Ky. 38 (Camps 11). Assists—Idaho 5 (M. Scott, Wiggs 2), Northern Ky. 13 (J. Jackson 7). Total fouls—Idaho 13, Northern Ky. 16. A—1,255.

tuesday's games

(All times p.m.)

SEC—Jacksonville St. at Mississippi St., 8; Texas Southern at Auburn, 8

OVC—E. Illinois at Cleveland St., 2; CS Northridge at No. 4 Louisville, 7

TOP 25No. 3 Arizona at UNLV, 10:05; New Jersey Tech at No. 7 Villanova, 7; Stanford at No. 9 Texas, 7; South Dakota St. at No. 14 Utah, 9

college women

monday's scores

SEC

E. Washington 67 Florida 56

No. 14 Georgia 62 Belmont 43

Missouri 74 Tenn.-Martin 65

STATE

Illinois 64 Murray St. 44

TOP 25

No. 16 Stanford 71 UC Davis 59

Ohio St. 96No. 21 West Virginia 54

illinois 64, murray St. 44

MURRAY ST. (4-8) — James 4-18 2-4 10, Gulledge 1-2 0-1 2, Jackson 1-3 0-2 2, Kirby 2-12 0-0 6, Cunningham 3-10 0-0 6, Smith 0-0 0-0 0, Borders 0-3 0-0 0, Wright 1-7 0-1 2, Cassell 1-1 0-0 2, Babic 1-2 0-0 3, Hosey 2-3 0-0 4, Lee 3-8 0-0 7. Totals 19-69 2-8 44.

ILLINOIS (9-3) — Grant 3-7 1-2 7, White 7-16 2-2 18, Simmons 1-6 2-2 5, Carter 3-7 0-0 7, Crawford 6-12 5-5 18, Hartwell 1-2 0-0 2, Gleason 0-1 1-1 1, Tuck 0-5 0-0 0, Oden 0-3 0-1 0, Coleman 2-8 2-2 6, McConnell 0-1 0-0 0, Kissinger 0-7 0-0 0, Cattenhead 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 23-75 13-15 64.

Halftime—Illionis 30-11. Three-point goals—Murray St. 4-26 (Kirby 2-10, Babic 1-2, Lee 1-3, Cunningham 0-1, Wright 0-1, Borders 0-3, James 0-6), Illinois 5-20 (White 2-3, Carter 1-1, Crawford 1-2, Simmons 1-4, Tuck 0-1, McConnell 0-1, Grant 0-3, Kissinger 0-5). Rebounds—Murray St. 44 (Jackson 12), Illinois 55 (White 15). Assists—Murray St. 10 (Wright 4), Illinois 11 (Simmons 4). Total fouls—Murray St. 19, Illinois 14. A—1,892.

tuesday's games

No SEC, State or Top 25 games scheduled.

Football

nfl

AMERICAN CONFERENCE

East

W L T Pct PF PA

y-New England 12 3 0 .800 459 296

Miami 8 7 0 .533 364 336

Buffalo 8 7 0 .533 326 280

N.Y. Jets 3 12 0 .200 246 377

South

y-Indianapolis 10 5 0 .667 431 359

Houston 8 7 0 .533 349 290

Jacksonville 3 12 0 .200 232 389

Tennessee 2 13 0 .133 244 411

North

Cincinnati 9 4 1 .679 311 289

x-Pittsburgh 10 5 0 .667 409 351

Baltimore 9 6 0 .600 389 292

Cleveland 7 8 0 .467 289 317

West

y-Denver 11 3 0 .786 407 303

San Diego 9 6 0 .600 341 329

Kansas City 8 7 0 .533 334 274

Oakland 3 12 0 .200 239 405

NATIONAL CONFERENCE

East

W L Pct PF PA

y-Dallas 11 4 0 .733 423 335

Philadelphia 9 6 0 .600 440 374

N.Y. Giants 6 9 0 .400 354 366

Washington 4 11 0 .267 284 394

South

Carolina 6 8 1 .433 305 371

Atlanta 6 9 0 .400 378 383

New Orleans 6 9 0 .400 378 404

Tampa Bay 2 13 0 .133 257 387

North

x-Detroit 11 4 0 .733 301 252

x-Green Bay 11 4 0 .733 456 328

Minnesota 6 9 0 .400 312 334

Chicago 5 10 0 .333 310 429

West

x-Seattle 11 4 0 .733 374 248

x-Arizona 11 4 0 .733 293 279

San Francisco 7 8 0 .467 286 323

St. Louis 6 9 0 .400 318 334

x-clinched playoff spot; y-clinched division

WEEK 16

Thursday's game

Jacksonville 21, Tennessee 13

Saturday's games

Washington 27, Philadelphia 24

San Diego 38, San Francisco 35 (OT)

Sunday's games

Houston 25, Baltimore 13

Detroit 20, Chicago 14

Atlanta 30, New Orleans 14

Miami 37, Minnesota 35

Carolina 17, Cleveland 13

Green Bay 20, Tampa Bay 3

Pittsburgh 20, Kansas City 12

New England 17, N.Y. Jets 16

N.Y. Giants 37, St. Louis 27

Oakland 26, Buffalo 24

Dallas 42, Indianapolis 7

Seattle 35, Arizona 6

Monday's game

Denver at Cincinnati (n)WEEK 17

Sunday, Dec. 28

Indianapolis at Tennessee, 1 p.m.

Detroit at Green Bay, 1 p.m.

Jacksonville at Houston, 1 p.m.

San Diego at Kansas City, 1 p.m.

Chicago at Minnesota, 1 p.m.

Carolina at Atlanta, 1 p.m.

Cleveland at Baltimore, 1 p.m.

Dallas at Washington, 1 p.m.

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

Buffalo at New England, 1 p.m.

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

New Orleans at Tampa Bay, 1 p.m.

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

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

Oakland at Denver, 4:25 p.m.

Cincinnati at Pittsburgh, 8:30 p.m.

END OF REGULAR SEASON

seahawks 35, cardinals 6

Sunday's late game

Seattle 0 14 0 21 — 35

Arizona 0 3 3 0 — 6

Second quarter: Ari—FG Catanzaro 27, 7:55. Sea—Willson 80 pass from Wilson (Hauschka kick), 7:03. Sea—Lynch 6 run (Hauschka kick), 3:41. Third quarter: Ari—FG Catanzaro 32, :59. Fourth quarter: Sea—Willson 20 pass from Wilson (Hauschka kick), 11:59. Sea—Lynch 79 run (Hauschka kick), 10:14. Sea—Wilson 5 run (Hauschka kick), 4:40.

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS

RUSHING—Seattle, Lynch 10-113, Wilson 6-88, Turbin 10-38, Michael 8-28. Arizona, Taylor 11-19, Grice 1-6, K.Williams 2-4, Hughes 1-0.

PASSING—Seattle, Jackson 1-1-0-0, Wilson 20-31-0-339. Arizona, Lindley 18-44-1-216, Thomas 0-1-0-0.

RECEIVING—Seattle, Baldwin 7-113, Richardson 5-52, Willson 3-139, Helfet 2-9, Lockette 2-5, Walters 1-13, Kearse 1-8. Arizona, Fitzgerald 4-33, Jo.Brown 3-54, Floyd 2-41, Fells 2-26, Taylor 2-25, Carlson 2-15, Housler 1-13, Ja.Brown 1-6, Grice 1-3.

MISSED FIELD GOALS—Seattle, Hauschka 52 (WR), 50 (WR), 47 (WL).

calendar

Jan. 3-4, 2015 — Wild-card playoffs.

Jan. 10-11 — Divisional playoffs.

Jan. 18 — Conference championships.

Jan. 25 — Pro Bowl, Glendale, Ariz.

Feb. 1 — Super Bowl, Glendale, Ariz.

Feb. 16 — First day for teams to designate franchise or transition players.

Feb. 17-23 — NFL combine, Indianapolis.

March 2 — Final day to designate franchise or transition players.

March 10 — All teams must be under the 2015 salary cap; all 2014 player contracts expire; free agency begins.

March 19 — Trading period for 2015 begins.

March 22-25 — Annual league meeting, Phoenix.

April 6 — Teams with new head coach can begin offseason workouts.

April 20 — Teams with returning head coach can begin offseason workouts.

April 30-May 2 — NFL draft, Chicago.

Hockey

nhl

EASTERN CONFERENCE

Atlantic Division

W L OT Pts GF GA

Montreal 21 11 2 44 92 83

Tampa Bay 20 11 4 44 113 93

Detroit 17 8 9 43 94 84

Toronto 19 12 3 41 114 102

Boston 17 14 3 37 86 88

Florida 14 9 8 36 69 79

Ottawa 14 13 6 34 89 92

Buffalo 13 18 3 29 66 109

Metropolitan Division

Pittsburgh 22 6 4 48 102 72

N.Y. Islanders 23 10 0 46 104 91

N.Y. Rangers 17 10 4 38 93 81

Washington 16 10 6 38 95 85

Philadelphia 13 14 6 32 92 99

Columbus 14 16 3 31 80 107

New Jersey 12 17 6 30 77 102

Carolina 9 20 4 22 68 92

WESTERN CONFERENCE

Central Division

W L OT Pts GF GA

Chicago 23 9 2 48 106 67

Nashville 22 8 2 46 92 65

St. Louis 21 9 3 45 100 81

Winnipeg 17 10 7 41 83 80

Minnesota 16 12 3 35 91 84

Dallas 14 13 5 33 95 109

Colorado 12 13 8 32 85 101

Pacific Division

Anaheim 22 8 5 49 101 96

San Jose 19 11 4 42 97 87

Vancouver 19 11 2 40 92 90

Los Angeles 17 11 6 40 94 84

Calgary 17 15 3 37 100 95

Arizona 11 17 4 26 74 104

Edmonton 7 20 7 21 74 116

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

Monday's games

Washington 2, Ottawa 1

Nashville 5, Columbus 1

Pittsburgh at Florida (n)

Arizona at Vancouver (n)

San Jose at Anaheim (n)

Calgary at Los Angeles (n)

Tuesday's games

Nashville at Boston, 7 p.m.

Carolina at New Jersey, 7 p.m.

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

Washington at N.Y. Rangers, 7 p.m.

Philadelphia at Minnesota, 7 p.m.

Toronto at Dallas, 7 p.m.

Buffalo at Detroit, 7:30 p.m.

Pittsburgh at Tampa Bay, 7:30 p.m.

Arizona at Edmonton, 8 p.m.

St. Louis at Colorado, 8 p.m.

Winnipeg at Chicago, 8:30 p.m. Odds

glantz-culver line

ncaa basketball

Favorite Line Underdog

at BYU 9 UMass

at Arizona St. 10 Detroit

at Hofstra 2 La Salle

at Santa Clara 4½ Cal Poly

at Louisville 26 CS Northridge

at Wright St. 6½ George Mason

at Texas 9½ Stanford

at N.C. State 5 Louisiana Tech

at Dayton 6½ Georgia Tech

Arizona 9½ at UNLV

at Richmond 17½ IUPUI

at Cleveland St. 13 E. Illinois

at Siena 8 Cornell

at Niagara pk Arkansas St.

at Memphis 16 W. Illinois

Wyoming 12 at Montana St.

at Utah 17 S. Dakota St.

ncaa football

Boca Raton (Fla.) Bowl

Favorite Open Mon. Underdog

Marshall 11 10 N. Illinois

Poinsettia Bowl at San Diego

San Diego St. pk 3 Navy

WEDNESDAY

Bahamas Bowl at Nassau

Western Ky. 1½ 3 Cent. Michigan

Hawaii Bowl at Honolulu

Rice 2 2½ Fresno St.

Friday

Heart of Dallas Bowl

Louisiana Tech 4 6 Illinois

Quick Lane Bowl at Detroit

North Carolina 3 3 Rutgers

St. Petersburg (Fla.) Bowl

UCF 3 2 NC State

Saturday

Military Bowl at Annapolis, Md.

Cincinnati 3½ 2½ Virginia Tech

Sun Bowl at El Paso, Texas

Arizona St. 9 7½ Duke

Independence Bowl at Shreveport, La.

Miami pk 3½ South Carolina

Pinstripe Bowl at Bronx, N.Y.

Boston College 2½ 2½ Penn St.

Holiday Bowl at San Diego

Southern Cal 4 7 Nebraska

Monday, December 29

Liberty Bowl at Memphis, Tenn.

West Virginia 3½ 3½ Texas A &M

Russell Athletic Bowl at Orlando, Fla.

Oklahoma pk 3½ Clemson

Texas Bowl at Houston

Arkansas 5 6 Texas

tuesday, December 30

Music City Bowl at Nashville, Tenn.

Louisiana St. 7½ 7½ Notre Dame

Belk Bowl at Charlotte, N.C.

Georgia 7 7 Louisville

Foster Farms Bowl at Santa Clara, Calif.

Stanford 13 14 Maryland

wednesday, DecEmber 31

Peach Bowl at Atlanta

TCU 3 3½ Mississippi

Fiesta Bowl at Glendale, Ariz.

Arizona 4½ 3 Boise St.

Orange Bowl at Miami Gardens, Fla.

Mississippi St. 7½ 7 Georgia Tech

thursday, January 1

Outback Bowl at Tampa, Fla.

Auburn 5½ 6½ Wisconsin

Cotton Bowl Classic at Arlington, Texas

Baylor 1 3 Michigan St.

Citrus Bowl at Orlando, Fla.

Missouri 6 5 Minnesota

Playoff semifinals:

Rose Bowl at Pasadena, Calif.

Oregon 8 9 Florida St.

Playoff semifinals:

Sugar Bowl at New Orleans

Alabama 9½ 9½ Ohio St.

friday, January 2

Armed Forces Bowl at Fort Worth, Texas

Pittsburgh 2 3 Houston

TaxSlayer Bowl at Jacksonville, Fla.

Tennessee 3 3½ Iowa

Alamo Bowl at San Antonio

UCLA 2½ 1 Kansas St.

Cactus Bowl at Tempe, Ariz.

Washington 5 5½ Oklahoma St.

saturday, January 3

Birmingham (Ala.) Bowl

Florida 7 6½ East Carolina

sunday, January 4

GoDaddy Bowl at Mobile, Ala.

Toledo 1 3½ Arkansas St.

NFL

Sunday, DEc. 28

Favorite Open Mon. Underdog

at Green Bay 7½ 7½ Detroit

at Houston 9½ 10 Jacksonville

at Pittsburgh off off Cincinnati

Indianapolis 7 7 at Tennessee

at Baltimore 9 9 Cleveland

at New England 10½ 10½ Buffalo

at Miami 6 4½ N.Y. Jets

at Atlanta 3½ 3½ Carolina

at Minnesota 7 7 Chicago

at Kansas City 3 2½ San Diego

at N.Y. Giants 1½ 2½ Philadelphia

Dallas 5 6½ at Washington

New Orleans 3½ 3½ at Tampa Bay

at Seattle 13½ 13 St. Louis

at San Francisco 4 4½ Arizona

at Denver off off Oakland

Off key — Cincinnati and Denver played Monday; Denver win on Monday clinches first-round playoff bye

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