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Jan. 5 scoreboard

All Hawaii times

Glantz-Culver line

NFL playoffs


Favorite Open Today O/U Underdog

at Houston 5 4½ (43) Cincinnati

at Green Bay 8 7½ (46) Minnesota


at Baltimore 7 7 (47) Indianapolis

BCS National Championship

Monday at Miami

Favorite Open Today O/U Underdog

Alabama 7½ 9½ (40½) Notre Dame

Pro football

Wild-card playoffs


Cincinnati at Houston, 11:30 a.m. (NBC)

Minnesota at Green Bay, 3 p.m. (NBC)


Indianapolis at Baltimore, 8 a.m. (CBS)

Seattle at Washington, 11:30 a.m. (FOX)

Divisional Playoffs

Saturday, Jan. 12

Baltimore, Indianapolis or Cincinnati at Denver, 11:30 a.m. (CBS)

Washington, Seattle or Green Bay at San Francisco, 3 p.m. (FOX)

Sunday, Jan. 13

Washington, Seattle or Minnesota at Atlanta, 8 a.m. (FOX)

Baltimore, Indianapolis or Houston at New England, 11:30 a.m. (CBS)

Conference Championships

Sunday, Jan. 20



Pro Bowl

Sunday, Jan. 27

At Honolulu

AFC vs. NFC, 2 p.m. (NBC)

Super Bowl

Sunday, Feb. 3

At New Orleans

AFC champion vs. NFC champion, 1 p.m. (CBS)



American League

BALITMORE ORIOLES—Claimed C Luis Martinez off waivers from Texas.

CLEVELAND INDIANS—Agreed to terms with RHP Brett Myers on a one-year contract.

TEXAS RANGERS—Announced C Eli Whiteside cleared waivers and was assigned outright to Round Rock (PCL).

TORONTO BLUE JAYS—Claimed RHP Chad Beck off waivers from Pittsburgh.

National League

PITTSBURGH PIRATES—Named Carlos Garcia manager of Altoona (EL), Frank Kremblas manager of Bradenton (FSL), Michael Ryan manager of West Virginia (SAL), Dave Turgeon manager of Jamestown (NYP), Milver Reyes manager of the GCL Pirates and Keoni De Renne of the Dominican Summer League team.


National Basketball Association

NEW ORLEANS HORNETS—Waived F Dominic McGuire.


National Football League

CHICAGO BEARS—Signed WR Brittan Golden to a reserve/future contract.

HOUSTON TEXANS—Placed LB Tim Dobbins on injured reserve. Signed LB Cameron Collins from the practice squad.

KANSAS CITY CHIEFS—Named Andy Reid coach. Announced general manager Scott Pioli and the team have “mutually parted ways.”

NEW YORK GIANTS—Signed OT Matt McCants, OT Levy Adcock, G Stephen Goodwin, TE Larry Donnell, DE Matt Broha, CB Laron Scott, QB Curtis Painter, LB Jake Muasau, WR Brandon Collins, CB Trumaine McBride, WR Kevin Hardy, G Michael Jasper, DT Bobby Skinner to reserve-future contracts.

NEW YORK JETS—Signed CB Cliff Harris and LB Danny Lansanah to reserve/future contracts.


WASHINGTON REDSKIN—Restored CB Cedric Griffin to the 53-man roster.


Major League Soccer

CHICAGO FIRE—Acquired MF Joel Lindpere from New York for a 2013 international roster spot.

COLORADO RAPIDS—Re-signed G Steward Ceus.

NEW YORK RED BULLS—Terminated the contract of MF Victor Palsson.


FIU—Named Ron Turner football coach.

FLORIDA—Announced TE Jordan Reed will enter the NFL draft.

GEORGIA—Announced LB Jarvis Jones will enter the NFL draft.

GUILFORD- Named Philip Newton assistant men’s lacrosse coach.

HAMLINE—Suspended men’s basketball coach Nelson Whitmore indefinitely after a player was accused of punching a woman. Disissed freshman F Eugene Lawrence III from the men’s basketball team and suspended him from the university pending a hearing. Forfeited its Jan. 5 game at Gustavus Adolphus.

LSU—Announced S Eric Reid will enter the NFL draft.

SOUTHERN MISS—Named Marcus Arroyo offensive coordinator/outside receivers coach, David Duggan defensive coordinator/linebackers coach, Pete Perot offensive line coach, John Simon running back coach, Andrew Thacker safeties coach and John Wozniak inside wide receivers/special teams coach. Retained Steve Buckley as recruiting coordinator.

UTAH STATE—Named Kevin McGiven offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach.

WISCONSIN—Announced C Travis Frederick will enter the NFL draft.

College football

FBS bowl glance


Sugar Bowl

Louisville 33, Florida 23


Fiesta Bowl

Oregon 35, Kansas State 17


Cotton Bowl

Texas A&M 41, Oklahoma 13


BBVA Compass Bowl

At Birmingham, Ala.

Pittsburgh (6-6) vs. Mississippi (6-6), 8 a.m. (ESPN)

Sunday Bowl

At Mobile, Ala.

Kent State (11-2) vs. Arkansas State (9-3), 3 p.m. (ESPN)

Monday, Jan. 7

BCS National Championship

At Miami

Notre Dame (12-0) vs. Alabama (12-1), 3:30 p.m. (ESPN)


ATP: ExxonMobil Open

At Doha, Qatar

Singles semifinals

Richard Gasquet (2), France, def. Daniel Brands, Germany, 7-5, 7-5.

Nikolay Davydenko, Russia, def. David Ferrer (1), Spain, 6-2, 6-3.

Brisbane International

At Brisbane, Australia


Men’s quarterfinals

Marcos Baghdatis, Cyprus, def. Gilles Simon (3), France, 6-3, 6-4.

Kei Nishikori (5), Japan, def. Alexandr Dolgopolov (4), Ukraine, 6-4, 7-6 (3).

Grigor Dimitrov, Bulgaria, def. Jurgen Melzer (7), Austria, 6-3, 6-2.

Andy Murray (1), Britain, def. Denis Istomin, Uzbekistan, 6-4, 7-6 (3).

Women’s semifinals

Serena Williams (3), United States, def. Victoria Azarenka (1), Belarus, walkover.

Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova, Russia, def. Lesia Tsurenko, Ukraine, 4-6, 6-1, 6-2

ATP: Aircel Chennai Open

At Chennai, India

Singles quarterfinals

Benoit Paire (5), France, def. Marin Cilic 3), Croatia, 6-4, 1-6, 7-5.

Aljaz Bedene, Slovenia, def. Stanislas Wawrinka (4), Switzerland, 6-2, 7-6 (6).

Janko Tipsarevic (2), Serbia, def. Go Soeda (8), Japan, 6-2, 6-4.

Roberto Bautista-Agut, Spain, def. Tomas Berdych (1), Czech Republic, 7-5, 2-6, 6-3.

ITF Hyundai Hopman Cup

At Perth, Australia

Round Robin

Group A

Serbia 3, Germany 0

Novak Djokovic, Serbia, def. Tommy Haas, Germany, 6-2, 6-0.

Ana Ivanovic, Serbia, def. Tatjana Malek, Germany, 6-0, 6-1.

Novak Ivanovic and Ana Djokovic, Serbia, def. Thanasi Kokkinakis Australia, and Tatjana Malek, Germany, 6-2, 7-5 (score stands as 6-0, 6-0; Haas withdrew with an injury and was replaced by Kokkinakis).

Group B

South Africa 2, France 1

Chanelle Scheepers, South Africa, def. Mathilde Johansson, France, 4-6, 6-4, 6-4.

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, France, def. Kevin Anderson, South Africa, 7-6 (4), 7-6 (3).

Chanelle Scheepers and Kevin Anderson, South Africa, def. Mathilde Johansson and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, France, 6-3, 1-2, retired.

WTA: Shenzhen

Longgang Gemdale

At Shenzhen, China

Singles semifinals

Klara Zakopalova (5), Czech Republic, def. Monica Niculescu, Romania, 6-1, 6-3.

Li Na (1), China, def. Peng Shuai (6), China, 6-4, 6-0.

WTA: ASB Classic

At Auckland, New Zealand

Singles semifinals

Yanina Wickmayer (3), Belgium, def. Mona Barthel (8), Germany, def. 6-4, 1-6, 7-6 (3).

Agnieszka Radwanska (1), Poland, def. Jamie Hampton, United States, 7-6 (4), 7-6 (3).

College basketball



Coll. of Idaho 72, Corban 60

Concordia (Ore.) 84, Evergreen St. 65

E. Oregon 73, NW Christian 58


Sam Houston St. 61, Texas A&M-CC 57


Saint Louis 67, Savannah St. 59

Valparaiso 74, Cleveland St. 50


Alabama A&M 88, Jackson St. 87, 2OT

Alabama St. 69, Grambling St. 56

Georgia 52, George Washington 41

Memphis 85, Tennessee 80

Mississippi 95, Fordham 68

Southern U. 50, Prairie View 45

Texas Southern 57, Alcorn St. 48

Tulane 62, Wofford 48


Iona 66, Siena 62

Loyola (Md.) 71, Rider 65

Manhattan 55, St. Peter’s 53

Rhode Island 59, Brown 47

Yale 61, Holy Cross 54


TOP 25

No. 4 Stanford 57, No. 20 Colorado 40

No. 7 California 55, Utah 50

No. 16 UCLA 89, Oregon 80


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