Scoreboard


Pro basketball

National Basketball Association

EASTERN CONFERENCE

Atlantic Division

W L Pct GB

New York 20 7 .741 —

Brooklyn 14 12 .538 5½

Boston 13 13 .500 6½

Philadelphia 13 15 .464 7½

Toronto 9 19 .321 11½

Southeast Division

W L Pct GB

Miami 18 6 .750 —

Atlanta 16 9 .640 2½

Orlando 12 15 .444 7½

Charlotte 7 20 .259 12½

Washington 3 22 .120 15½

Central Division

W L Pct GB

Chicago 15 11 .577 —

Indiana 16 12 .571 —

Milwaukee 14 12 .538 1

Detroit 9 21 .300 8

Cleveland 6 23 .207 10½

WESTERN CONFERENCE

Southwest Division

W L Pct GB

San Antonio 21 8 .724 —

Memphis 18 7 .720 1

Houston 14 12 .538 5½

Dallas 12 16 .429 8½

New Orleans 5 22 .185 15

Northwest Division

W L Pct GB

Oklahoma City 21 5 .808 —

Denver 15 13 .536 7

Portland 13 12 .520 7½

Minnesota 13 12 .520 7½

Utah 15 14 .517 7½

Pacific Division

W L Pct GB

L.A. Clippers 21 6 .778 —

Golden State 18 10 .643 3½

L.A. Lakers 13 14 .481 8

Phoenix 11 17 .393 10½

Sacramento 8 18 .308 12½

Saturday’s Games

Atlanta 92, Chicago 75

Detroit 96, Washington 87

Miami 105, Utah 89

Houston 121, Memphis 96

Indiana 81, New Orleans 75

Cleveland 94, Milwaukee 82

Denver 110, Charlotte 88

Portland 96, Phoenix 93

L.A. Lakers 118, Golden State 115, OT

Sunday’s Games

Brooklyn 95, Philadelphia 92

New York 94, Minnesota 91

Utah 97, Orlando 93

San Antonio 129, Dallas 91

L.A. Clippers 103, Phoenix 77

Portland at Sacramento, late

Monday’s Games

No games scheduled

Today’s Games

Boston at Brooklyn, 7 a.m.

New York at L.A. Lakers, 10 a.m.

Oklahoma City at Miami, 12:30 p.m.

Houston at Chicago, 3 p.m.

Denver at L.A. Clippers, 5:30 p.m.

College basketball

AP Men’s Top 25

The top 25 teams in The Associated Press’ 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 Prv

1. Duke (63) 11-0 1,623 1

2. Michigan (2) 12-0 1,551 2

3. Arizona 11-0 1,463 4

4. Louisville 11-1 1,422 5

5. Indiana 11-1 1,383 6

6. Kansas 10-1 1,309 9

7. Missouri 10-1 1,157 12

8. Cincinnati 12-0 1,144 11

9. Syracuse 10-1 1,140 3

10. Ohio St. 9-2 965 7

11. Minnesota 12-1 878 13

12. Illinois 12-1 875 10

13. Gonzaga 11-1 824 14

14. Florida 8-2 772 8

15. Georgetown 10-1 674 15

16. Creighton 11-1 589 17

17. San Diego St. 11-1 557 18

18. Butler 9-2 512 19

19. Michigan St. 11-2 416 20

20. UNLV 11-1 382 21

21. Notre Dame 12-1 337 22

22. Oklahoma St. 10-1 318 24

23. NC State 9-2 264 25

24. Pittsburgh 12-1 189 —

25. Kansas St. 9-2 152 —

Others receiving votes: New Mexico 66, Kentucky 37, Temple 36, Wyoming 28, North Carolina 16, VCU 16, Wichita St. 11, Maryland 7, Oregon 6, UConn 6.

AP Women’s Top 25

The top 25 teams in the 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 Prv

1. Stanford (24) 11-0 982 1

2. UConn (14) 10-0 964 2

3. Baylor (2) 9-1 931 3

4. Duke 10-0 883 4

5. Notre Dame 9-1 824 5

6. Georgia 12-0 790 6

7. Kentucky 9-1 774 7

8. California 9-1 687 8

9. Maryland 8-2 671 9

10. Penn St. 10-2 621 11

11. Purdue 11-1 537 13

12. Louisville 11-2 522 14

13. Tennessee 7-3 517 10

14. Oklahoma St. 8-0 466 15

15. Dayton 12-0 454 16

16. North Carolina 11-1 349 17

17. UCLA 7-2 307 12

18. Oklahoma 9-2 286 18

19. South Carolina 11-1 254 21

20. Texas 8-2 195 20

21. Florida St. 10-1 183 23

22. Kansas 9-2 162 19

23. Colorado 10-0 156 25

24. Texas A&M 8-4 118 22

25. Arkansas 10-1 107 —

Others receiving votes: Nebraska 52, Iowa St. 39, Miami 32, Ohio St. 25, West Virginia 23, Vanderbilt 20, Duquesne 19, Michigan St. 14, Michigan 11, Syracuse 10, Villanova 6, Iowa 4, Toledo 2, UTEP 2, Utah 1.

Monday’s Sports

Transactions

BASEBALL

Frontier League

RIVER CITY RASCALS — Exercised the 2013 contract options on INF Will Block and RHP Steven Grife.

ROCKFORD RIVERHAWKS — Exercised the 2013 contract options on OF Brandon Anderson, RHP Nick Anderson, LHP Andrew Armstrong, INF Evan Button, RHP Mickey Cassidy, RHP Nelson Curry, RHP Jordan Goldschmidt, RHP Garrett Granitz, INF Matt Greener, RHP Cody Hallahan, OF Michael Hur, INF Carlos Luciano, INF Ted Obregon, RHP Drew Rucinski, C Michael Thomas, C Greg Van Horn, LHP Ziggie VanderWall, INF Trevor Whyte, RHP Jordan Cudney, LHP Jon Gulbransen, LHP Nick Cicio, LHP Darrin Tew, LHP Alex Szymanski, LHP Brad Schnitzer, OF Devin Shepherd and RHP Brett Scarpetta. Declined options on INF Justino Cuevas, RHP Tyree Hayes and OF Rudy Wilson.

SOUTHERN ILLINOIS MINERS — Sent INF Will Block and RHP Steven Grife to River City to complete earlier trades.

BASKETBALL

National Basketball Association

SACRAMENTO KINGS — Reinstated C DeMarcus Cousins.

FOOTBALL

National Football League

BUFFALO BILLS — Placed TE Scott Chandler on injured reserve.

CHICAGO BEARS — Released WR Dane Sanzenbacher. Signed LS Patrick Mannelly to a one-year contract extension.

NEW YORK JETS — Waived WR Mardy Gilyard.

COLLEGE

ARKANSAS — Named Joel Thomas running backs coach.

TEXAS TECH — Suspended CB Cornelius Douglas, LB Chris Payne and DT Leon Mackey from the Meineke Car Care Bowl.

College football

FBS bowl glance

Thursday

Poinsettia Bowl

At San Diego

BYU 23, San Diego State 6

Friday

Beef ‘O’ Brady’s Bowl

At St. Petersburg, Fla.

Central Florida 38, Ball State 17

Saturday

New Orleans Bowl

Louisiana-Lafayette 43, East Carolina 34

MAACO Bowl

Las Vegas

Boise State 28, Washington 26

Monday

Hawaii Bowl

At Honolulu

SMU (6-6) vs. Fresno State (9-3), late

Wednesday, Dec. 26

Little Caesars Pizza Bowl

At Detroit

Central Michigan (6-6) vs. Western Kentucky (7-5), 2:30 p.m. (ESPN)

Thursday, Dec. 27

Military Bowl

At Washington

Bowling Green (8-4) vs. San Jose State (10-2), 10 a.m. (ESPN)

Belk Bowl

At Charlotte, N.C.

Duke (6-6) vs. Cincinnati (9-3), 1:30 p.m. (ESPN)

Holiday Bowl

At San Diego

Baylor (7-5) vs. UCLA (9-4), 4:45 p.m. (ESPN)

Friday, Dec. 28

Independence Bowl

At Shreveport, La.

Louisiana-Monroe (8-4) vs. Ohio (8-4), 9 a.m. (ESPN)

Russell Athletic Bowl

At Orlando, Fla.

Virginia Tech (6-6) vs. Rutgers (9-3), 12:30 p.m. (ESPN)

Meineke Car Care Bowl

At Houston

Minnesota (6-6) vs. Texas Tech (7-5), 4 p.m. (ESPN)

Pro football

NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE

AMERICAN CONFERENCE

East

W L T Pct PF PA

y-New Eng.11 4 0 .733 529 331

Miami 7 8 0 .467 288 289

N.Y. Jets 6 9 0 .400 272 347

Buffalo 5 10 0 .333 316 426

South

W L T Pct PF PA

y-Houston 12 3 0 .800 400 303

x-Indy 10 5 0 .667 329 371

Tennessee 5 10 0 .333 292 451

Jacksonville 2 13 0 .133 235 406

North

W L T Pct PF PA

y-Baltimore 10 5 0 .667 381 321

x-Cincinnati 9 6 0 .600 368 303

Pittsburgh 7 8 0 .467 312 304

Cleveland 5 10 0 .333 292 344

West

W L T Pct PF PA

y-Denver 12 3 0 .800 443 286

San Diego 6 9 0 .400 326 329

Oakland 4 11 0 .267 269 419

Kansas City 2 13 0 .133 208 387

NATIONAL CONFERENCE

East

W L T Pct PF PA

Washington 9 6 0 .600 408 370

Dallas 8 7 0 .533 358 372

N.Y. Giants 8 7 0 .533 387 337

Philadelphia 4 11 0 .267 273 402

South

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y-Atlanta 13 2 0 .867 402 277

New Orleans 7 8 0 .467 423 410

Tampa Bay 6 9 0 .400 367 377

Carolina 6 9 0 .400 313 325

North

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y-Green Bay 11 4 0 .733 399 299

Minnesota 9 6 0 .600 342 314

Chicago 9 6 0 .600 349 253

Detroit 4 11 0 .267 348 411

West

W L T Pct PF PA

x-San Fran.10 4 1 .700 370 260

x-Seattle 10 5 0 .667 392 232

St. Louis 7 7 1 .500 286 328

Arizona 5 10 0 .333 237 330

x-clinched playoff spot

y-clinched division

Saturday’s Game

Atlanta 31, Detroit 18

Sunday’s Games

Green Bay 55, Tennessee 7

Indianapolis 20, Kansas City 13

New Orleans 34, Dallas 31, OT

Minnesota 23, Houston 6

Carolina 17, Oakland 6

Miami 24, Buffalo 10

Cincinnati 13, Pittsburgh 10

New England 23, Jacksonville 16

Washington 27, Philadelphia 20

St. Louis 28, Tampa Bay 13

San Diego 27, N.Y. Jets 17

Denver 34, Cleveland 12

Chicago 28, Arizona 13

Baltimore 33, N.Y. Giants 14

Seattle 42, San Francisco 13

Sunday, Dec. 30

Jacksonville at Tennessee, 8 a.m.

Green Bay at Minnesota, 8 a.m.

Carolina at New Orleans, 8 a.m.

N.Y. Jets at Buffalo, 8 a.m.

Miami at New England, 8 a.m.

Baltimore at Cincinnati, 8 a.m.

Cleveland at Pittsburgh, 8 a.m.

Houston at Indianapolis, 8 a.m.

Philadelphia at N.Y. Giants, 8 a.m.

Dallas at Washington, 8 a.m.

Chicago at Detroit, 8 a.m.

Tampa Bay at Atlanta, 8 a.m.

Oakland at San Diego, 11:25 a.m.

Arizona at San Francisco, 11:25 a.m.

St. Louis at Seattle, 11:25 a.m.

Kansas City at Denver, 11:25 a.m.

 

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