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Senior 69, Hempstead 48

Wahlert 62, Western Dubuque 55, 2OT

Cascade 53, Wellman 40

Maquoketa 61, Marion 44

West Branch 68, Bellevue 35

Girls basketball scores

Hempstead 55, Senior 37

Western Dubuque 49, Wahlert 39

Dyersville Beckman 52, Solon 18

Bellevue 46, West Branch 40

Cascade 50, Wellman 27

Fighting Saints Hockey

Sioux City 5, Dubuque 4

National Sports from the Associated Press

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – Damian Lillard had 24 points and the Portland Trail Blazers snapped a two-game slide with a 128-122 victory over the NBA-leading Toronto Raptors. Zach Collins scored 16 points and Seth Curry added a season-high 13, including three key 3-pointers at the start of the fourth quarter. Kawhi Leonard had 28 points for the Raptors, who fell to 23-8.

DENVER (AP) – Nikola Jokic scored 24 points and Jamal Murray contributed 19 in the Denver Nuggets’ 109-98 victory over Oklahoma City. Murray also got into a shoving match with Thunder guard Russell Westbrook after lining up next to each other for a jump ball in the final seconds. Paul George had a team-high 32 for the Thunder, but Westbrook finished with just 13 on 5-for-15 from the field.

BOSTON (AP) – The Boston Celtics cruised to their eighth straight win as Kyrie Irving delivered 24 points, five assists, five rebounds and four steals in just three quarters of a 129-108 pounding of the Hawks. Irving scored 12 points in the first quarter and helped Boston race to a 23-5 lead. Jayson Tatum had 22 points for Boston, Marcus Morris added 20 and Gordon Hayward had 19 with five assists.

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) – Alex Ovechkin  registered his second straight hat trick and Jakub Vrana scored in the sixth round of a shootout to send the Washington Capitals to a 6-5 win at Carolina. Ovechkin leads the NHL with 28 goals following his 22nd career hat trick, which helped the Capitals win for the 11th time in 13 games. The Washington left wing has nine goals in his last five games and owns a 13-game point streak that matches a career high.

UNDATED (AP) – The Winnipeg Jets have taken over first place in the NHL’s Central Division, one point ahead of Nashville and three ahead of Colorado. Mark Scheifele  scored the first and last goals in the Jets’ 4-3 win over the Blackhawks. Ryan O’Reilly scored a short-handed goal 2:05 into overtime to lift the St. Louis Blues over the Avalanche, 4-3.

Area Scoreboard from Thursday (12-13)

HIGH SCHOOL

BOYS BASKETBALL

Wisconsin

  • Fennimore 63, Cuba City 60
  • Platteville 50, Prairie du Chien 42
  • Richland Center 50, Lancaster 45
  • River Valley 72, Dodgeville 71
  • Mineral Point 80, Boscobel 44
  • Southwestern 44, Iowa Grant 32
  • Benton 61, Belmont 50
  • Shullsburg 55, Cassville 49

Iowa

  • MFL MarMac 45, Clayton Ridge, Guttenberg 36

GIRLS BASKETBALL

Illinois

  • Dakota 44, Galena 32

Iowa

  • MFL-Mar-Mac 64, Clayton Ridge 26

WRESTLING

  • Hempstead 51, Iowa City Liberty 27
  • Cedar Falls 53, Senior 21
  • Cedar Rapids Kennedy 56, Wahlert 14
  • Western Dubuque 66, Cedar Rapids Washington 12
  • Tipton 57.0 Cascade 24.0
  • Cascade 53.0 Durant 9.0
  • Bellevue 48.0 Northeast Community 21.0

 

COLLEGE

MENS BASKETBALL

  • Loras 104, Buena Vista 85

WOMENS BASKETBALL

  • Loras 73, Buena Vista 62

W.D’s Goodman Commits to Iowa/ Hempstead’s Holesinger to UNI

Western Dubuque senior Sam Goodman has announced he will be playing baseball next year at the University of Iowa. Goodman made the announcement via Twitter this morning. Goodman, a three sport athlete at W.D. helped lead the Bobcats to the state semi-finals last season on the mound with a 9-and-1 record, recording 113 strikeouts and an E.R.A. of 0.65. Goodman is the second Dubuque County senior to commit to Iowa, Dubuque Senior’s Sam Link has already signed a letter of intent to go to Iowa and play baseball. The two were teammates helping lead the Dubuque County American Legion team to the Legion World Series this past summer.

Hempstead senior David Holesinger announced  yesterday he is committing to run cross country at the University of Northern Iowa in the fall. Holesinger had a fifth place individual finish at the state cross country meet this fall while leading Hempstead to a team runner up finish in Class 4-A.

Former Wahlert All Stater Plondke Dies

Former Wahlert High School basketball first team all-state selection Scott Plondke died earlier this week following an extended illness. The 53-year old Plondke was a 1983 Wahlert grad and went on to play college basketball at Wisconsin, Northern Iowa and then U-W Platteville. Plondke led the Golden Eagles in scoring and rebounding in 1982 and 1983.  After his playing career, Plondke was a high school coach in Wisconsin at Wauzeka, River Ridge and Fennimore High Schools.

Funeral services for Plondke were held yesterday in his hometown of Prairie du Chien

Fighting Saints Fall at Sioux Falls

The Dubuque Fighting Saints fell to the Sioux Falls Stampede, 5-4 at Denny Sanford Premier Center on Thursday night. Dubuque looked to be in control heading in to the third period, but four unanswered goals by Sioux Falls gave them the comeback victory. Dubuque did manage to get a point in overtime, but late penalties cost the Fighting Saints two. The Fighting Saints are now 3-1-2 in their last six, with the only regulation loss coming against the Muskegon Lumberjacks.

Dubuque will play again tonight and tomorrow night at Sioux City.

Chargers rally past Chiefs…Foles could start Sunday…M’s, Indians, Rays swing 3-team swap

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) – Philip Rivers tossed a pass to Mike Williams for a two-point conversion with four seconds remaining to complete the Los Angeles Chargers’ comeback in a 29-28 win over the Chiefs in Kansas City. The Chargers trailed 28-14 with under four minutes remaining before Justin Jackson scored on a three-yard run. Rivers later hit Williams for a one-yard TD before their conversion left both teams tied for first in the AFC West at 11-3.

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – It appears the Philadelphia Eagles are prepared to start quarterback and reigning Super Bowl MVP Nick Foles when they take on the Rams in Los Angeles on Sunday night. Carson Wentz sat out practice for the second straight day because of a back injury that could be serious, but no definitive determination has been made regarding his status, pending further evaluation. Two people familiar with the Philadelphia Eagles quarterback’s injury have confirmed reports that Wentz has a fractured vertebra.

LAS VEGAS (AP) – The Indians, Mariners and Rays have worked out a three-team deal that sends first baseman Carlos Santana back to Cleveland and moves slugger Edwin Encarnacion  to Seattle. The Rays got infielder Yandy Diaz and minor league right-hander Cole Sulser from Cleveland, the Indians acquired first baseman Jake Bauers from Tampa Bay and the Mariners wound up with a competitive balance round B draft pick. Tampa Bay will send $5 million to Seattle and the Mariners will pay $6 million to Cleveland.

LAS VEGAS (AP) – Jeurys Familia is back with the New York Mets after the two sides worked out a three-year, $30 million package for the free-agent reliever. Familia had spent his entire career with New York before being traded to Oakland last July. He set a team record with a National League-leading 51 saves in 2016, and he was 8-6 with 18 saves in 24 chances for the Mets and Athletics this year.

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Manny Diaz has been introduced as Temple’s new football coach after serving as Miami’s defensive coordinator this season. Diaz replaces Geoff Collins, who guided the Owls to a 15-10 record over two seasons before leaving last week to become head coach at Georgia Tech. Diaz will finish out the season for Miami in the Pinstripe Bowl against Wisconsin on Dec. 27, and Temple tight ends coach Ed Foley will run the team against Duke in the Independence Bowl the same day.

National Scoreboard from Thursday (12/13)

NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION

Final Houston 126 L.A. Lakers 111
Final San Antonio 125 L.A. Clippers 87
Final Orlando 97 Chicago 91
Final Phoenix 99 Dallas 89


NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE

Final Buffalo 3 Arizona 1
Final Columbus 4 L.A. Kings 1
Final Tampa Bay 4 Toronto 1
Final Montreal 6 Carolina 4
Final OT Nashville 4 Vancouver 3
Final OT Winnipeg 5 Edmonton 4
Final Minnesota 5 Florida 1
Final San Jose 3 Dallas 2


NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE

Final L.A. Chargers 29 Kansas City 28


TOP-25 COLLEGE BASKETBALL

Final (16) Wisconsin 101 Savannah St. 60

Area Scoreboard from Wednesday (12/12)

HIGH SCHOOL

BOYS BASKETBALL

  • Galena 59, Unity 23

GIRLS BASKETBALL

  • East Dubuque 50, Lena-Winslow 40

 

COLLEGE

MENS BASKETBALL

  • Wheaton 99, UW Platteville 77

WOMENS BASKETBALL

  • Augustana 61, Dubuque 54

Regional

  • Wisconsin 85, Chicago State 38

Hempstead Volleyball Coach Wills Contract Not Renewed

The Hempstead High School volleyball program will have a new head coach next season. Travis Wills who coached Hempstead the last five seasons will not be back on the sideline after the Dubuque Community School Board approved a decision not to renew Wills contract at their meeting on Monday night.
Hempstead was 15-17 this past season and bowed out in the regional semi-finals after three straight trips to the state from 2015 thru 2017.

Loras Men’s Volleyball to Join CCIW

The Loras College Men’s Volleyball Program will be competing in a new conference starting in 2020 season. The Duhawks, currently members of the Midwest Collegiate Volleyball Conference have been accepted as a volleyball member of the College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin or CCIW.

Five current CCIW institutions will compete in men’s volleyball by the winter of 2020 including Augustana, Carthage, Millikin, North Central and North Park. Loras getting ready for their 5th season as a program will also be joined by Greenville College into the league for men’s volleyball.

Tannehill should play Sunday…Jackson gets another start for Ravens…Kick line in Steel City

DAVIE, Fla. (AP) – Miami Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill is expected to play Sunday at Minnesota despite a right ankle injury that sidelined him briefly during Sunday’s win over New England. Tannehill was limited in practice Wednesday, but he jogged and said his ankle is improving. Coach Adam Gase said Tannehill will play barring a setback as the 7-6 Dolphins aim for an AFC wild-card berth.

OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) – Lamar Jackson will make his fifth consecutive start when the Baltimore Ravens take on the visiting Buccaneers on Sunday. The Ravens have gone 3-1 with Jackson under center after dropping their previous three games under longtime starter Joe Flacco, who is finally healthy after suffering a right hip injury last month. He has been a starter since his rookie season in 2008 and was Super Bowl MVP when the Ravens beat San Francisco to end the 2012 season.

PITTSBURGH (AP) – The Pittsburgh Steelers brought in Kai Forbath and Matt McCrane to kick after practice yesterday as potential replacements for Chris Boswell after he missed two more kicks during Sunday’s 24-21 loss at Oakland. One of Boswell’s misses was a 40-yard field-goal attempt on the final snap during which his left foot slipped on the turf and the ball smacked into the wall at the line of scrimmage. Boswell has made just 10 of 16 field goals and 39 of 44 extra points this season.

LAS VEGAS (AP) – A person familiar with the agreement tells The Associated Press that All-Star pitcher Charlie Morton has accepted a two-year, $30 million with the Tampa Bay Rays. The 35-year-old Morton was a first-time All-Star last season when he went 15-3 for Houston. He had a 3.13 ERA in a career-high 30 starts. The right-hander joins a staff led by AL Cy Young Award winner Blake Snell.

UNDATED (AP) – A person familiar with the negotiations tells The Associated Press that Temple has hired Miami defensive coordinator Manny Diaz as its next head football coach. Diaz has directed defenses that ranked in the top 15 nationally in yards per play with the Hurricanes each season since joining them in 2016. He would replace Geoff Collins, who left Temple after two seasons to become coach at Georgia Tech last week.

National Scoreboard from Wednesday (12/12)

NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION

Final Indiana 113 Milwaukee 97
Final OT Boston 130 Washington 125
Final Cleveland 113 N-Y Knicks 106
Final Charlotte 108 Detroit 107
Final Brooklyn 127 Philadelphia 124
Final New Orleans 118 Oklahoma City 114
Final Memphis 92 Portland 83
Final Dallas 114 Atlanta 107
Final Utah 111 Miami 84
Final Sacramento 141 Minnesota 130
Final Toronto 113 Golden State 93


NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE

Final Vegas 3 N-Y Islanders 2
Final Chicago 6 Pittsburgh 3
Final OT Calgary 6 Philadelphia 5
Final Anaheim 6 Dallas 3


TOP-25 COLLEGE BASKETBALL

Final (11) Texas Tech 79 Northwestern St. 44
Final (24) Houston 82 LSU 76

Area Scoreboard from Tuesday (12/11)

HIGH SCHOOL

BOYS BASKETBALL

  • #1 Iowa City, West 53, #10 Dubuque, Senior 51
  • Wahlert, Dubuque 56, Iowa City, City High 48
  • Xavier, Cedar Rapids 68, Dubuque, Hempstead 57
  • Iowa City Liberty 61, Western Dubuque 59
  • West Delaware 55, Beckman Catholic, Dyersville 42
  • Sumner-Fredericksburg 64, Clayton Ridge 45
  • Cascade 67, North Cedar 46
  • Bellevue Marquette Catholic 46, Lisbon 32

Wisconsin

  • Darlington 51, Dodgeville 36

GIRLS BASKETBALL

Iowa

  • Xavier, Cedar Rapids 60, Dubuque, Hempstead 41
  • Iowa City, City High 74, Wahlert, Dubuque 46
  • Iowa City, West 51, Dubuque, Senior 41
  • Western Dubuque 64, Iowa City Liberty 49
  • Beckman, Dyersville 47, West Delaware, Manchester 20
  • Cascade 68, North Cedar 35
  • Bellevue Marquette Catholic 60, Lisbon 33

Wisconsin

  • Cuba City 61, Fennimore 44
  • Darlington 64, Southwestern 57
  • Highland 58, Benton 50
  • Potosi/Cassville 49, Belmont 35
  • River Ridge 74, Seneca 16

Illinois

  • Galena 54, Durand 40
  • River Ridge/Scales Mound 38, East Dubuque 33

WRESTLING

  • Lancaster 66, Cuba City/Benton/Southwestern 7
  • Fennimore 49, Sparta 27

AP source says Phils land McCutchen…Jays cut Tulo…Big Ben has bruised ribs…Cavs lose Thompson

LAS VEGAS (AP) – A person familiar with the negotiations tells The Associated Press that the Philadelphia Phillies have worked out a three-year, $50 million contract with five-time All-Star outfielder Andrew McCutchen, subject to a successful physical. The 32-year-old McCutchen hit .255 with 20 home runs and 65 RBIs in 155 games for the San Francisco Giants and New York Yankees this season. McCutchen was an All-Star each season from 2011-15, and the National League MVP in 2013.

LAS VEGAS (AP) – The Toronto Blue Jays have released oft-injured shortstop Troy Tulowitzki with two years and $38 million remaining on his contract. The 34-year-old Tulowitzki hasn’t played in the majors since July 2017, missing all of last season following right ankle surgery performed last spring. He has been a disappointment since coming to the Blue Jays in a trade with Colorado, batting .250 with 31 home runs and 105 RBIs in 197 games.

PITTSBURGH (AP) – Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger  believes he’ll play Sunday against New England despite bruised ribs suffered in Sunday’s loss at Oakland. Roethlisberger took a shot in the ribs and missed most of the second half of Sunday’s game before leading a potential game-tying drive that ended with a botched field-goal attempt by Chris Boswell. Head coach Mike Tomlin indicated pain management will be the biggest concern.

CLEVELAND (AP) – Cleveland Cavaliers forward Tristan Thompson could miss a month with a sprained left foot suffered in Monday’s loss in Milwaukee. He made 6 of 7 shots and added six rebounds in 18 minutes before he twisted his foot in the third quarter. Thompson is averaging 12 points and a career-high 11.6 rebounds in 27 games. The Cavs are also without All-Star forward Kevin Love, who is recovering from toe surgery and isn’t expected to return until sometime in January.

UNDATED (AP) – An autopsy report states that ex-Clemson running back C.J. Fuller died of a blood clot that lodged in an artery in his lungs. Pickens County Coroner Kandy Kelley said in a report released yesterday that the 22-year-old Fuller died from a “Pulmonary thromboembolism and deep vein thrombosis.” Fuller died on Oct. 3. The report said Fuller had surgery on his leg on Sept. 19, two weeks before he died.

National Scoreboard from Tuesday (12/11)

NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION

Final Houston 111 Portland 104
Final San Antonio 111 Phoenix 86
Final Toronto 123 L.A. Clippers 99


NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE

Final Toronto 4 Carolina 1
Final OT Buffalo 4 L.A. Kings 3
Final Vancouver 3 Columbus 2
Final Boston 4 Arizona 3
Final Washington 6 Detroit 2
Final Minnesota 7 Montreal 1
Final Nashville 3 Ottawa 1
Final Winnipeg 6 Chicago 3
Final St. Louis 4 Florida 3
Final Edmonton 6 Colorado 4


TOP-25 COLLEGE BASKETBALL

Final Penn 78 (17) Villanova 75
Final (23) Furman 77 Charleston Southern 69

Former Loras Coach Klieman to Kansas State

A former Loras College head football coach will be wearing purple again at his new coaching stop. North Dakota State head coach Chris Klieman has been introduced as the new head football coach at Kansas State University taking over for Bill Snyder who announced his retirement last week. Klieman is 67-6 in six seasons as the head coach of the Bison and won three FCS national championships and the team is preparing to play in the semi-finals this Saturday.

At Loras Klieman was defensive coordinator from 2002-04 before taking over as head coach for the 2005 season. The Waterloo native returned to Northern Iowa in 2006 as an assistant coach before being elevated to defensive coordinator for the 2009 and 2010 seasons.

Geraghty Hall of Famer

Recently retired boys high school basketball coach Dennis Geraghty will be inducted into the Iowa High School Basketball Hall of Fame in March at the state tournament in Des Moines.

Geraghty, one of two coaches chosen for induction this time around retired last spring at Western Dubuque after hitting 500 total wins in 39 seasons as a head coach. The New York native made stops at Tipton, Dubuque Hempstead, Creston, Parkersburg, Preston, and Columbus Lakeview (Nebraska) before taking West Delaware to state in 1999 and 2000 and Western Dubuque in 2010 and 2012. West Delaware was Class 3A runner-up in 2000 and Western Dubuque in 2012.

Players being inducted include Jason Bohnanon, Nick Collison, Kirk Henrich, Kyle McCann, Dennis Paulding, Grant Stout, and Brian Wildebour.

The new inductees will be honored on March 8th at Wells Fargo Arena.

Seahawks stuff Vikings…Raiders drop McKenzie…Royals get speedster Hamilton

SEATTLE (AP) – The Seattle Seahawks are 8-5 after scoring touchdowns off two Minnesota miscues in a 21-7 win over the Vikings. The Seahawkxs led just 6-0 until Chris Carson scored on a two-yard run with 2:53 remaining following a blocked field goal attempt. Just 18 seconds later, Justin Coleman brought back a fumble 29 yards for the game-clinching TD.

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) – The Oakland Raiders have fired general manager Reggie McKenzie, who was the NFL executive of the year in 2016 and was in his seventh season at the position. The Raiders seemed like contenders when they went 12-4 in 2016, but they find themselves 3-10 this season after compiling a 6-10 record last year. McKenzie’s status was in doubt ever since coach Jon Grudenwas given a 10-year contract last January to take charge of the football operation for the Raiders.

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) – A person familiar with the negotiations says the Kansas City Royals and outfielder Billy Hamilton have agreed to a $5.25 million contract for next season that includes up to $1 million in incentives. Hamilton was the everyday center fielder for the Reds last season, but he was not tendered a contract for 2019. Although a lifetime .236 hitter, he stole at least 50 bases four straight seasons before dipping to 34 last year.

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) – Northern Arizona has hired Memphis defensive coordinator Chris Ball as its next football coach. Ball led a defense that forced the fifth-most turnovers in the FBS over a three-year span and was third nationally in 2017 with 31. He replaces Jerome Souers, who stepped down after 21 years to take another position within the athletic department.

UNDATED (AP) – Kansas is back atop The Associated Press men’s basketball poll, just ahead of Duke, Tennessee, Gonzaga and Michigan State. The Jayhawks received 57 of 65 first-place votes despite struggling to a three-point win over New Mexico State on Saturday. The Blue Devils picked up four first-place votes, while the Vols, Bulldogs, Wolverines and No. 6 Virginia received one each. Wisconsin is ranked 16th and Iowa is rated 22nd.

National Scoreboard from Monday (12/10)

NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION

Final Philadelphia 116 Detroit 102
Final Indiana 109 Washington 101
Final Boston 113 New Orleans 100
Final Milwaukee 108 Cleveland 92
Final Sacramento 108 Chicago 89
Final Oklahoma City 122 Utah 113
Final Dallas 101 Orlando 76
Final OT L.A. Clippers 123 Phoenix 119
Final Denver 105 Memphis 99
Final Golden State 116 Minnesota 108
Final L.A. Lakers 108 Miami 105


NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE

Final SO Pittsburgh 2 N-Y Islanders 1
Final Tampa Bay 6 N-Y Rangers 3
Final Detroit 3 L.A. Kings 1
Final San Jose 5 New Jersey 2


NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE

Final Seattle 21 Minnesota 7

Iowa State extends Campbell’s deal through 2024

AMES, Iowa (AP) – Iowa State is extending coach Matt Campbell’s contract through 2024, a sign that one of the hottest names in the annual coaching carousel is staying put.

The Cyclones announced Campbell’s extension on Sunday, also saying they will allocate an extra $1 million for assistant coaches and support staff.

Terms of Campbell’s new deal were not disclosed. But he and Iowa State agreed to a 6-year, $22.5 million contract last November.

The No. 25 Cyclones (8-4) have posted back-to-back eight-win seasons, and their six victories in the Big 12 Conference were the most in school history.

Iowa State will close the season on Dec. 28 when it faces No. 12 Washington State (10-2) in the Alamo Bowl.

Haliburton’s 17 assists lead Iowa State past Southern

AMES, Iowa (AP) – Freshman Tyrese Haliburton set a new Iowa State record with 17 assists, Marial Shayok had 20 of his 26 points in the second half and the Cyclones cruised past Southern 101-65 on Sunday. Haliburton also scored 15 points his first career double-double for the Cyclones (8-2), who The Cyclones shot a scorching 70.2 percent from the field.

UP NEXT: Iowa State plays Drake on a neutral floor in Des Moines on Saturday.

NFL Recaps

Saints clinch division…Dolphins stun Pats…Bears silence Rams

UNDATED (AP) – The New Orleans Saints became the second NFL team to clinch a division title by rallying to victory at Tampa.

The Saints trailed 14-3 at halftime before Drew Brees threw for a touchdown and ran for another in a 28-14 decision over the Buccaneers. He shrugged off a pair of turnovers to throw a 1-yard TD pass to Zach Line, then scored on a 1-yard sneak. Brees completed 24 of 31 passes for 201 yards and one interception.

Michael Thomas had 11 receptions for 98 yards as the Saints avenged a season-opening loss to Bucs and also rebounded from a defeat the previous week at Dallas.

The 11-2 Saints claimed the NFC South and moved closer to wrapping up a first-round bye in the playoffs.

The best finish of the day belonged to the Miami Dolphins as they pulled out a 34-33 win over the Patriots on the game’s final play. The Pats were 16 seconds away from a 33-28 victory until Miami scored on a pass and double-lateral that was capped by Kenyan Drake’s 52-yard run.

Ryan Tannehill was 14 of 19 for 265 yards, the last 14 of which allowed Miami to improve to 7-6 and drop the Patriots to 9-4.

Tom Brady had 358 yards passing and three touchdowns for the Patriots, who failed to clinch the AFC East.

Elsewhere around the league:

– The 9-4 Bears stifled the Rams in a battle of NFC division leaders as Eddie Goldman led a dominant defensive effort in Chicago’s 15-6 victory at Soldier Field. Los Angeles quarterback Jared Goff threw a career-high four interceptions and was sacked three times, with Goldman getting to him for a tiebreaking safety early in the third quarter. Bradley Sowell became the first Bears offensive lineman in 11 years with a touchdown reception when he caught a 2-yarder from Mitchell Trubisky in the third quarter. The Rams were held to 214 total yards and dropped to 11-2, tying them with the Saints for the top record in the conference.

– The Chiefs clinched an AFC playoff berth with a 27-24 win over the Ravens on Harrison Butker’s 36-yard field goal in overtime. Patrick Mahomes threw for 377 yards and two touchdowns, including a 5-yard pass to Damien Williams that tied the game with 53 seconds left in regulation. Tyreek Hill caught eight passes for 139 yards for the 11-2 Chiefs, including three in overtime to set up the eventual winning field goal. The 7-6 Ravens ended a three-game winning streak and stayed a half-game behind Pittsburgh for first place in the AFC North.

– Derek Carr threw a 6-yard touchdown pass to Derek Carrier with 21 seconds left before Chris Boswell slipped on a potential game-tying, 40-yard field goal attempt on the final play of the Raiders’ 24-21 win over the Steelers. Ben Roethlisberger returned from a rib injury to lead a go-ahead touchdown drive that Carr answered for the Raiders. Roethlisberger finished 25 for 29 for 282 yards and two TDs, but the Steelers dipped to 7-5-1 with their third straight loss.

– The Chargers improved to 10-3 and took a major step toward earning an AFC playoff berth by holding off the Bengals, 26-21. Philip Rivers threw for 220 yards and Michael Badgley kicked four field goals, including a team-record 59-yarder that helped Los Angeles stay two games behind the AFC West-leading Chiefs. Austin Ekeler rushed for 66 yards on 15 carries for the Chargers with Melvin Gordon missing his second straight game due to a knee injury.

– The Texans’ nine-game winning streak is over, and their lead in the AFC South is down to two games after Andrew Luck threw for 399 yards and two touchdowns to lead the Colts to a 24-21 win at Houston. T.Y. Hilton had 199 receiving yards and Zach Pascal grabbed a 12-yard TD pass that put the Colts up 24-14. Deshaun Watson threw for 267 yards and a late fourth-quarter touchdown for the 9-4 Texans.

– The Cowboys stayed atop the NFC East as Dak Prescott threw his third touchdown pass to Amari Cooper on the first possession of overtime to complete a 29-23 victory against the Eagles. The Cowboys finished with 576 yards, their most since gaining 578 against the St. Louis Cardinals in 1973. Carson Wentz threw for three touchdowns, including a pair of tying scores in the fourth quarter.

– The Panthers continued to play themselves out of the NFC playoff hunt with their fifth straight loss, 26-20 to the Browns. Jarvis Landry caught a touchdown pass and ran for one to help Cleveland keep its faint playoff hopes alive. Baker Mayfield finished 18 of 22 for 238 yards, including his 51-yard TD to Landry.

– Aaron Rodgers threw two touchdown passes and set an NFL record for interception-free football while leading the Packers past the Falcons, 34-20 in Green Bays’s first game under interim coach Joe Philbin. Aaron Jones ran for a 29-yard score in the third quarter, while the defense limited quarterback Matt Ryan following a game-opening touchdown drive. The Packers moved to 5-7-1 and sent the Falcons to their fifth consecutive loss, clinching Atlanta’s first losing season in four years.

– Denver damaged its playoff hopes with a 20-14 loss to San Francisco as George Kittle became the 49ers’ first tight end with a 1,000-yard season. Kittle caught an 85-yard touchdown pass on the way to 210 yards receiving, four shy of the NFL record held by Shannon Sharpe. His long TD reception on a pass from Nick Mullens early in the second quarter put the Niners up 13-0 against the 6-7 Broncos.

– Saquon Barkley ran for a 78-yard touchdowns and Eli Manning threw for three scores while the Giants were building a 40-0 lead in a 40-16 shellacking of the Redskins. Barkley finished with 170 yards rushing and the Giants’ defense recorded three interceptions and five sacks in the team’s fourth win in five games since a 1-7 start. The 6-7 Redskins dropped their fourth in a row and did little under starting quarterback Mark Sanchez, who was 6 of 14 for 38 yards and two picks before being pulled in favor of Josh Johnson.

– Darius Slay returned an interception 67 yards for a touchdown in the Lions’ 17-3 win at Arizona. Zach Zenner’s 1-yard touchdown run with 4:05 to play put the game out of reach. The 5-8 Lions dropped the Cardinals to 3-10 by winning in Arizona for the first time in nine tries since 1993.

– Elijah McGuire scored on a fourth-and-goal run from the 1 with 1:17 remaining to push the Jets past the Bills, 27-23. Sam Darnold returned to the game and completed three of five passes for 52 yards on the go-ahead drive to help New York end a six-game losing streak. Buffalo quarterback Josh Allen ran for 101 yards and a TD and was 18 of 36 for 206 yards and two interceptions.

Baseball Hall adds Baines, Smith…Clinchers for Saints, Chiefs…Murray apologizes for Tweets

LAS VEGAS (AP) – Harold Baines and Lee Smith have been voted into the baseball Hall of Fame by the 16-member Today’s Game Era Committee at the winter meetings. Baines was named on the required 12 votes after hitting .289 with 384 home runs and 1,628 RBIs in a 22-year career spent mostly with the Chicago White Sox. The committee unanimously selected Smith, who recorded 478 saves and was 71-92 with a 3.03 ERA and seven All-Star berths in 18 seasons.

UNDATED (AP) – The New Orleans Saints and Kansas City Chiefs put together clinching victories yesterday. The 11-2 Saints wrapped up the NFC South as Drew Brees (breez) threw for a touchdown and ran for another in the second half of a 28-14 comeback win at Tampa Bay. Patrick Mahomes  threw for 377 yards and two touchdowns, but the 11-2 Chiefs needed a field goal by Harrison Butker in overtime to beat Baltimore, 27-24 and wrap up an AFC postseason berth.

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) – Kansas City Chiefs chairman Clark Hunt said the organization was aware of three separate off-field incidents that led to the release of star running back Kareem Hunt, including the alleged assault in a Cleveland hotel that was capture on a security camera. Hunt said he was shocked by security camera footage showing Hunt shoving and kicking a woman in the hotel. The team’s owners also said the NFL was made aware of each of the cases.

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) – Heisman Trophy winner Kyler Murray is apologizing for anti-gay tweets posted to his Twitter account several years ago, when he was 14 and 15. The Oklahoma quarterback tweeted that they don’t reflect who he is or what he believes. The Sooners junior has signed a $4.66 million contract with the Oakland Athletics after he was selected in the first round of the Major League Baseball draft in June.

UNDATED (AP) – Iowa State is extending football coach Matt Campbell’s contract through 2024. The Cyclones also say they’ll allocate an extra $1 million for assistant coaches and support staff. Terms of Campbell’s new deal were not disclosed. He and Iowa State agreed to a 6-year, $22.5 million contract last November.

National Scoreboard from Sunday (12/9)

NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE

Final Cleveland 26 Carolina 20
Final New Orleans 28 Tampa Bay 14
Final N-Y Giants 40 Washington 16
Final Indianapolis 24 Houston 21
Final OT Kansas City 27 Baltimore 24
Final Green Bay 34 Atlanta 20
Final N-Y Jets 27 Buffalo 23
Final Miami 34 New England 33
Final San Francisco 20 Denver 14
Final L.A. Chargers 26 Cincinnati 21
Final Detroit 17 Arizona 3
Final OT Dallas 29 Philadelphia 23
Final Oakland 24 Pittsburgh 21
Final Chicago 15 L.A. Rams 6

NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION

Final New Orleans 116 Detroit 108
Final Milwaukee 104 Toronto 99
Final San Antonio 110 Utah 97
Final Charlotte 119 N-Y Knicks 107

NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE

Final Vancouver 6 St. Louis 1
Final Winnipeg 7 Philadelphia 1
Final OT Boston 2 Ottawa 1
Final Montreal 3 Chicago 2
Final SO Anaheim 6 New Jersey 5
Final Edmonton 1 Calgary 0
Final Vegas 4 Dallas 2

TOP-25 COLLEGE BASKETBALL

Final (7) Tennessee 76 (1) Gonzaga 73
Final (4) Virginia 57 VCU 49
Final (6) Nevada 74 Grand Canyon 66
Final (15) Virginia Tech 81 SC State 44

Saturday College Basketball and Football results

TOP-25 COLLEGE  BASKETBALL

 

Final    (2)  Kansas                          63    New  Mexico  St.            60

Final    (3)  Duke                              91    Yale                                58

Final    (5)  Michigan                      89    South  Carolina            78

Final    (6)  Nevada                          72    (20)  Arizona  St.        66

Final    (8)  Auburn                          82    Dayton                            72

Final  OT    Seton  Hall                          84    (9)  Kentucky                83

Final    (10)  Michigan  St.            63    Florida                          59

Final    (11)  Florida  St.              79    UConn                            71

Final  OT    Marquette                            74    (12)  Wisconsin            69

Final    Tulsa                                    47    (16)  Kansas  St.          46

Final    (17)  Buffalo                      80    St.  Bonaventure          62

Final    (21)  Villanova                  70    Saint  Joseph’s            58

Final    (22)  Mississippi  St.      82    Clemson                          71

Final    (23)  Maryland                    55    Loyola  of  Chicago      41

Final    (24)  Nebraska                    94    Creighton                      75

Final    (25)  Furman                        SC-Upstate                    60

College Football

Final    (22)  Army      17    Navy      10

HIGHSCHOOL SPORTS SCORES

Iowa HS Girls Basketball

Western Dubuque-48 Hempstead-44

Beckman, Dyersville-45, Williamsburg-37

Cascade-45 West Branch-33

Maquoketa-57 South Tama-53

Dubuque-47 River Ridge-38

Illinois HS Girls Basketball

Galena-58 Orangeville-38

Iowa HS Boys Basketball

Hempstead-55  Western Dubuque-41

Senior-59 Wahlert Dubuque-54

Wisconsin HS Boys Basketball

Dodgeville-41 Prairie du Chien-73

Lancaster-56 River Valley-59

Platteville-64 Richland Center-43

Cuba City-44 Darlington-50

Iowa-Grant-58 Boscobel-49

Mineral Point-82 Fennimore- 71

Riverdale-30 Southwestern-81

Shullsburg-51 Highland-33

Illinois Boys Basketball

East Dubuque-47 River Ridge-38

Area Scoreboard from Wednesday (12/5)

COLLEGE

MENS BASKETBALL

  • #21 Loras 91, Wartburg 90
  • Dubuque 78, Luther 77

WOMENS BASKETBALL

  • #17 Wartburg 76, Loras 64
  • Luther 89, Dubuque 54
  • U-W Platteville 73, Carroll 66

Regional

  • Iowa 73, Iowa State 70 (Tania Davis with a 3 pointer with 2.3 seconds left, Kathleen Doyle led Iowa with 22 points, Bridget Carleton with 21 to lead Iowa State. )
  • Illinois 75, Indiana State 57

WRESTLING

  • U-W Stevens Point 26, U-W Platteville 21

Iowa’s T.J. Hockenson Wins John Mackey Award

IOWA CITY, Iowa — University of Iowa tight end T.J. Hockenson is the recipient of the 2018 John Mackey Award going to the top tight end in college football

The Mackey Award will be presented tonight.

Hockenson, a redshirt sophomore from Chariton is the second Iowa tight end to earn the award..

Hockenson is the first sophomore to win the award, and Iowa is one of two schools to have multiple winners of the award. Hockenson is the fifth Big Ten player to be recognized.

Hockenson leads Iowa with 46 receptions for 717 yards and six receiving touchdowns. He also has one rushing touchdown.

Goldschmidt in the Cards…Broncos lose Sanders…Trubisky, Newton hopeful for Sunday

PHOENIX (AP) – The St. Louis Cardinals have acquired All-Star first baseman Paul Goldschmidt in a deal that sends three players and a 2019 draft pick to the Arizona Diamondbacks. The 31-year-old Goldschmidt was among the top players available in the trade market after hitting .290 with 33 home runs and 83 RBIs last season. The Diamondbacks receive pitcher Luke Weaver, catcher Carson Kelly and minor league infielder Andy Young in the swap.

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) – The Denver Broncos will continue their postseason push without Emmanuel Sanders. The team’s leading wide receiver ruptured his left Achilles tendon yesterday during a non-contact drill at the beginning of practice, making him the Broncos’ sixth opening-day offensive starter to suffer a major injury. Sanders had 71 catches for 868 yards and four touchdowns in a bounce-back year.

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) – Chicago Bears quarterback Mitchell Trubisky said he is “really close to 100 percent” and expects to play Sunday night against the Los Angeles Rams after missing the past two games because of a right shoulder injury. He went through a full practice yesterday, and coach Mike Nagy says he has a strong feeling that Trubisky would play. The Bears split their games started by Chase Daniel, losing to the New York Giants on Sunday following a Thanksgiving Day victory at Detroit.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) – Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton says he’ll be ready to play against the Browns on Sunday despite lingering pain in his throwing shoulder. Newton continues to experience discomfort in his right shoulder more than 20 months after undergoing rotator cuff surgery. Newton has thrown downfield fewer times this year than at any point in his career, but he’s also completed a career-high 69.5 percent of his passes due in part to the shorter throws.

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) – Mel Tucker is the new head football coach at Colorado after serving as Georgia’s defensive coordinator. The 46-year-old Tucker replaces Mike MacIntyre, who was 30-44 in almost six full seasons for the Buffs and had just one winning campaign. Tucker had several stints as an NFL defensive coordinator and was instrumental in head coach Kirby Smart’s ability to rebuild the Bulldogs into a national contender.

National Scoreboard from Wednesday (12/5)

NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION

Final OT Denver 124 Orlando 118
Final Golden State 129 Cleveland 105
Final Washington 131 Atlanta 117
Final Oklahoma City 114 Brooklyn 112
Final Toronto 113 Philadelphia 102
Final New Orleans 132 Dallas 106
Final Minnesota 121 Charlotte 104
Final Memphis 96 L.A. Clippers 86
Final Milwaukee 115 Detroit 92
Final L.A. Lakers 121 San Antonio 113

NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE

Final SO Edmonton 3 St. Louis 2
Final Anaheim 4 Chicago 2
Final San Jose 5 Carolina 1


TOP-25 COLLEGE BASKETBALL

Final (1) Gonzaga 81 Washington 79
Final (3) Duke 84 Hartford 54
Final (13) Texas Tech 65 Ark.-Pine Bluff 47
Final (14) North Carolina 97 UNC-Wilmington 69
Final (15) Virginia Tech 89 VMI 68
Final (17) Buffalo 89 Le Moyne 55
Final (19) Ohio St. 77 Illinois 67
Final (21) Villanova 69 Temple 59
Final Minnesota 85 (24) Nebraska 78

Area Scoreboard from Tuesday (12/4)

HIGH SCHOOL

BOYS BASKETBALL

Iowa

  • Wahlert 74, Decorah 50
  • Cascade 54, Bellevue 28
  • Maquoketa Valley 58, Bellevue Marquette 46
  • Clayton Ridge 53, Lansing Kee 51

Wisconsin

  • Southwestern 62, Boscobel 51
  • Shullsburg 66, Benton 47
  • Cuba City 101, Riverdale 28
  • Platteville 105, Wisconsin Heights 91 (6 OT Game)
  • Darlington 63, Mineral Point 53
  • Fennimore 76, Iowa Grant 46
  • Potosi 73, Highland 35
  • Reedsburg 73, River Valley 64
  • Albany 63, Belmont 51
  • River Ridge 60, Cassville 57 

GIRLS BASKETBALL

Iowa

  • Senior 58, Iowa City Liberty 37
  • #3 5A Iowa City High 66, #11 5A Dubuque, Hempstead 57
  • Cedar Rapids Xavier 74, Wahlert, Dubuque 44
  • #7 5A Iowa City West 64, #6 4A Western Dubuque 50
  • #11 2A Bellevue 50, #5 2A Cascade 42
  • Bellevue Marquette Catholic 77, Maquoketa Valley 64
  • Dyersville Beckman 55, Vinton-Shellsburg 31

Wisconsin

  • Darlington 76, Richland Center 58
  • Prairie du Chien 53, Cuba City 28

Illinois

  • Eastland 61, Galena 40

WRESTLING

  • Cascade 42, North Cedar 34
  • Don Bosco 72, Cascade 12
  • Cascade 48, Brooklyn BGM 30

 

COLLEGE

MENS BASKETBALL

  • UW Platteville 95, Cardinal Stritch 60

WOMENS BASKETBALL

  • Wisconsin 67, Marshall 49
  • Northern Iowa 64, North Dakota 60 (For UNI Former Western Dubuque prep Megan Maahs suffered a knee injury 2 minutes into the game and will be evaluated today, another former  W.D. Bobcat Rose Simon Ressler had 4 points and 3 rebounds)

Mavericks on a roll…Panther’s Luongo moves up shutout list…NFL official suspended

DALLAS (AP) – Luka Doncic  scored 21 points and Wesley Matthews added 17 as the Dallas Mavericks won for the ninth time in 11 games, beating the Portland Trail Blazers 111-102 Tuesday night. DeAndre Jordan added 12 points and 17 rebounds for Dallas, which won its eighth straight at home for the first time since its championship season of 2010-11.

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) – Roberto Luongo made 33 saves in his 77th career shutout, Mike Hoffman scored twice and the Florida Panthers beat the Boston Bruins 5-0. Luongo, who returned to the lineup after missing five games with a knee injury, passed Ed Belfour and Tony Esposito for sole possession of ninth place on the NHL’s shutout list.

NEW YORK (AP) – The NFL has placed official Roy Ellison on administrative leave while it investigates an accusation that he called Bills defensive end Jerry Hughes a vulgar name during Buffalo’s game at Miami on Sunday. Hughes confronted Ellison in the tunnel near the locker room following Buffalo’s 21-17 loss, and video of the incident shows him accusing the umpire of using a derogatory term.

PITTSBURGH (AP) – A dispute involving three fans in the stands at Sunday’s game between the Steelers and the Chargers is being investigated by the NFL. Photos published by the Pittsburgh Current and video presented to KDKA-TV shows a woman who intervened in an argument between two men was grabbed by the throat by one of the men.

LUMBERTON, N.C. (AP) – One of two men serving a life sentence for the 1993 murder of Michael Jordan’s father is slated to begin his latest bid to convince a court that he didn’t do it. A Wednesday hearing in North Carolina will consider the argument by Daniel Green that he helped dump James Jordan’s body but didn’t kill him. Green was convicted of first-degree murder, and two state courts upheld the conviction.

National Scoreboard from Tuesday (12/4)

NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION

Final Indiana 96 Chicago 90
Final Orlando 105 Miami 90
Final Dallas 111 Portland 102
Final Sacramento 122 Phoenix 105
Final Utah 139 San Antonio 105


NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE

Final Winnipeg 3 N-Y Islanders 1
Final Florida 5 Boston 0
Final Calgary 9 Columbus 6
Final Pittsburgh 6 Colorado 3
Final Montreal 5 Ottawa 2
Final SO Tampa Bay 6 Detroit 5
Final OT Toronto 4 Buffalo 3
Final Vegas 5 Washington 3
Final Minnesota 3 Vancouver 2
Final Arizona 2 L.A. Kings 1


TOP-25 COLLEGE BASKETBALL

Final (2) Kansas 72 Wofford 47
Final (5) Michigan 62 Northwestern 60
Final (8) Auburn 67 UNC-Asheville 41
Final (22) Mississippi St. 90 McNeese St. 77
Final (25) Furman 98 Elon 77

Area Scoreboard from Monday (12/3)

HIGH SCHOOL

BOYS BASKETBALL

Iowa

  • Beckman Catholic, Dyersville 48, Vinton-Shellsburg 35
  • Durant 73, Bellevue Marquette Catholic 50

GIRLS BASKETBALL

Iowa

  • Bellevue Marquette Catholic 70, Durant 38

Wisconsin

  • Black Hawk 42, Platteville 39
  • Lancaster 67, Potosi-Cassville 32
  • Mineral Point 67, Barneveld 24
  • Fennimore 49, Belmont 34

Cascade’s Otting to Walk-On at ISU

Cascade High School senior Logan Otting has announced he will be headed to Iowa State to continue playing football. Otting will be a preferred walk-on in the fall for the Cyclones after making the announcement yesterday. Otting a two way player for the Cougars was the leading tackler the past two seasons and as a tight end had 900 yards receiving and eight touchdowns.

U-W Platteville Names Harris Head Baseball Coach

The University of Wisconsin Platteville has a new head baseball coach. Chad Harris most recently pitching coach and assistant coach at the University of Dubuque has been named the Pioneer head coach.  Prior to coming to Dubuque, Harris was the inaugural head coach at A.I.B. in Des Moines and was there for two seasons where his teams won 49 games and the Midwest Collegiate Conference title in 2015.

Harris brings 17 years college coaching experience six years at Clarke University from 2006 thru 2012.

U-D’s McDaniel Recognized by the ARC

University of Dubuque guard Marcus McDaniel is this week’s American Rivers Conference Men’s Basketball Player of the Week. Last week in a Spartan win over 19th ranked Loras and a loss to top ranked Nebraska Wesleyan, Mc Daniel scored 20 points and 32 points respectively. The 32 point performance against Nebraska Wesleyan included a single game school record of nine three-pointers.

Hawks Fall at MSU, Cyclones win 4th straight, Badgers Hold Off Rutgers

Nick Ward scores 26, No. 10 Michigan State beats Iowa

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) – Nick Ward made all 10 of his shots, scored a career-high 26 points and grabbed nine rebounds to lead No. 10 Michigan State to a 90-68 win over No. 18 Iowa on Monday night.

The Spartans (7-2, 2-0 Big Ten) trailed for more than six minutes in the first half and were behind by as much as six points before a Ward-led surge gave them a 43-33 lead at halftime.

The Hawkeyes (6-2, 0-2) had no hope for a comeback because they missed 18 of 19 shots to open the second half.

Iowa’s Tyler Cook scored 15 points, Isaiah Moss had 13 points and Jordan Bohannon added 11. Freshman Joe Wieskamp exited the game after suffering an ankle injury.

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Iowa State rolls past North Dakota State

AMES, Iowa (AP) – Marial Shayok scored 20 points, Michael Jacobson had 15 with 10 rebounds and Iowa State rolled past North Dakota State 81-59 for its fourth straight win.

Nick Weiler-Babb scored 11 points with eight rebounds for the Cyclones (7-1), who shot 50 percent from the floor.

Next: Iowa State plays at No. 18 Iowa on Thursday.

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Happ scores 20, rallies No. 12 Badgers past Rutgers

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Ethan Happ scored 20 points and D’Mitrik Trice added 14 as No. 12 Wisconsin rallied to beat Rutgers 69-64 on Monday night.

Nate Reuvers finished with 10 points, and Happ, who scored 12 second-half points, shot 10 of 17 from the field as Wisconsin (8-1, 2-0 Big Ten) closed out the win by hitting five of its last six shots.

Eugene Omoruyi scored 17 points and had eight rebounds for the Scarlet Knights (7-2, 0-2), who lost to a ranked opponent for the second straight game.

Next: Wisconsin plays intrastate rival Marquette on Saturday at the Fiserv Forum in Milwaukee.

QB needed in Washington…No interest in former Chiefs running back…Red Sox to visit White House

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Quarterbacking for the Washington Redskins is proving very risky. Coach Jay Gruden says quarterback Colt McCoy suffered a fractured fibula in his right leg in the second quarter of a 28-13 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles on Monday night. Gruden says McCoy will miss the rest of the season. He had replaced Alex Smith, who suffered a broken right leg just weeks ago that has threatened his career. Veteran Mark Sanchez has taken over signal calling.

KANSAS CITY (AP) – Kareem Hunt went unclaimed on NFL waivers three days after he was released by the Kansas City Chiefs. The star running back was cut Friday after TMZ released a video showing him pushing and kicking a woman during a February incident at a Cleveland hotel. Police did not charge Hunt with a crime, but the Chiefs released him for being untruthful with them about what happened.

ATLANTA (AP) – Stephen Curry scored 30 points, Kevin Durant had 28 and Klay Thompson chipped in with 27 as the Golden State Warriors cruised past the Atlanta Hawks 128-111 to snap a six-game losing streak on the road. With Curry scoring 18 points in the opening quarter, this one was never in doubt. Golden State raced to a 34-17 lead in the first 12 minutes as Curry outscored the Hawks by himself.

NASHVILLE (AP) – Kevin Fiala scored the tiebreaking goal late in the second period and the Nashville Predators beat the Buffalo Sabres 2-1. Ryan Ellis also scored and Pekka Rinne stopped 20 shots to help the Predators win their second straight. Rinne denied a slap shot from the Sabres’ Jack Eichel with 15.4 seconds remaining to preserve the victory.

BOSTON (AP) – The Boston Red Sox have accepted an invitation to the White House to celebrate their World Series championship. A date hasn’t been set yet. The traditional champions’ visit has become more politicized, with some declining invitations from President Donald Trump. Team president Sam Kennedy says it’s up to players to decide whether they want to attend. Manager Alex Cora has called for Trump to do more after Hurricane Maria devastated the island.

National Scoreboard from Monday (12/3)

NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION

Final Oklahoma City 110 Detroit 83
Final Denver 106 Toronto 103
Final Washington 110 N-Y Knicks 107
Final Golden State 128 Atlanta 111
Final Cleveland 99 Brooklyn 97
Final L.A. Clippers 129 New Orleans 126
Final Minnesota 103 Houston 91


NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE

Final Tampa Bay 5 New Jersey 1
Final Nashville 2 Buffalo 1
Final Dallas 4 Edmonton 1


NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE

Final Philadelphia 28 Washington 13


TOP-25 COLLEGE BASKETBALL

Final (4) Virginia 83 Morgan St. 45
Final (10) Michigan St. 90 (18) Iowa 68
Final (11) Florida St. 83 Troy 67
Final (12) Wisconsin 69 Rutgers 64

Hawkeyes, Cyclones, and Badgers Learn Bowl Destinations

  • Iowa will face Mississippi State in the Outback Bowl on New Year’s Day in Tampa. The Hawkeyes are making their 32nd bowl game appearance, and their sixth appearance at the Outback Bowl. It’s the first ever meeting between the two schools.

 

  • 25th ranked Iowa State will square off against #12 Washington State at the Alamo Bowl on Friday, December 28th in San Antonio. It will be the Cyclones first-ever appearance in the Alamo Bowl.

 

  • Wisconsin will battle Miami in the Pinstripe Bowl Thursday, December 27th at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx. The Badgers will play in a bowl game for the 17th consecutive season.

Bama, Clemson, ND and Oklahoma in CFP semifinals…Tua needs ankle surgery…Rahm Wins Hero World Challenge

UNDATED (AP) – It will be Alabama against Oklahoma and Clemson versus Notre Dame in the CFP semifinals on Dec. 29 after the Sooners moved ahead of Georgia in the final rankings. The Alabama-Oklahoma Orange Bowl will be a matchup of Heisman Trophy-contending quarterbacks in Kyler Murray for the Sooners and the Tide’s Tua Tagovailoa . The Tigers will take on the Irish in the Cotton Bowl, with the winner heading to the Jan. 7 championship game.

UNDATED (AP) – Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa will have surgery on his right ankle and is expected to need two weeks to recover. Crimson Tide coach Nick Saban tells ESPN that Tagovailoa has a high ankle sprain and will have it scoped. Saban is hoping Tagovailoa will be back by the time No. 1 Alabama starts practice for the Orange Bowl semifinal game against No. 4 Oklahoma on Dec. 29.

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) – Golden State Warriors center Damian Jones has been sidelined for a significant amount of time because of a torn left pectoral muscle. Jones got hurt with 5.7 seconds remaining in the third quarter of a loss Saturday at Detroit. He is averaging 5.4 points and 3.1 rebounds per game.

NASSAU, Bahamas (AP) – Jon Rahm closed with a 7-under 65 to earn a five-stroke victory in the PGA’s Hero World Challenge. Starting in a three-way tie with Tony Finau and Henrik Stenson, Rahm took the lead when Finau made bogey on the par-3 eighth hole, and the Spaniard never trailed the rest of the way. Rahm has won three titles in each of his first two years on the PGA Tour. Tiger Woods shot 73 and finished 17th in the 18-man field.

NFL Recaps

Rams clinch NFC West title

UNDATED (AP) – The Los Angeles Rams put together a fourth-quarter push to clinch the NFC West and moving ahead of New Orleans for the best record in the conference.

Todd Gurley ran for 132 yards and two touchdowns as the Rams knocked off the Lions, 30-16 in Detroit. Los Angeles led just 16-13 until Gurley scored on fourth-quarter runs of 13 and two yards.

Jared Goff had a quiet afternoon for the high-powered Rams, completing 17 of 33 for 207 yards, one TD and one interception.

Aaron Donald helped seal the win by forcing Matthew Stafford to fumble midway through the fourth quarter, leading to Gurley’s first touchdown.

The Rams are 11-1 and one game ahead of the Saints in the battle for home-field advantage throughout the NFC playoffs.

In other NFL  action:

– The Chiefs are an AFC-best 10-2 after Patrick Mahomes threw for 295 yards and four more touchdowns in a 40-33 shootout win over the Raiders in Oakland. He connected on two short touchdown passes to Travis Kelce in the first half and joined Peyton Manning and Tom Brady to throw for 40 TDs through 12 games. Spencer Ware ran for 47 yards and a score in his first start since Kansas City released running back Kareem Hunt over his assault of a woman in February.

– Bill Belichick earned his 250th coaching victory and Tom Brady threw for 311 yards and a score as the Patriots dumped the Vikings, 24-10. Brady is now tied with Peyton Manning for the most scoring passes in the regular season and playoffs with 579, and he’s tied for third with 508 regular-season TD passes. James Develin added a career-high two touchdown runs as the 9-3 Patriots won for the eighth time in nine games and dropped the Vikings to 6-5-1.

– Michael Badgley kicked a 29-yard field goal as time expired to send the Chargers to a 33-30 victory at Pittsburgh. Badgely had three attempts to win it, but the Steelers were called for offsides on the first two tries before he sent the 9-3 Chargers to victory. Philip Rivers completed 26 of 36 passes for 299 yards and two touchdowns, and Keenan Allen caught 14 passes for 148 yards and a score. Ben Roethlisberger threw for 281 yards and two scores for the Steelers, whose lead in the AFC North is down to a half-game over Baltimore.

– Rookie Lamar Jackson ran for a touchdown and the Ravens’ defense turned in a dominating performance, leading to a 26-16 victory over the feeble Falcons. Justin Tucker kicked four field goals and Tavon Young scored after scooping up a fumble by Matt Ryan. Baltimore held the Falcons to just 131 total yards and improved to 3-0 since Jackson replaced the injured Joe Flacco.

– The Bears scored 10 points over the final 73 seconds of regulation, only to suffer a 30-27 overtime loss to the Giants. Aldrick Rosas drilled a go-ahead, 44-yard field goal in OT before New York stopped Chicago on downs to end the Bears’ five-game winning streak. Odell Beckham Jr. grabbed a short TD pass on fourth down and tossed his second scoring strike of the season by hitting Russell Shepard on a 49-yard option throw.

– Deshaun Watson threw a touchdown pass and the Texans intercepted rookie Baker Mayfield three times, returning one for a score in their ninth straight win, 29-13 over the Browns. Lamar Miller had 103 yards rushing and DeAndre Hopkins had seven receptions for 91 yards. Houston extended its team-record winning streak and became the first team to win nine in a row immediately following an 0-3 start.

– The Seahawks blew past the 49ers, 43-16 as Russell Wilson threw three first-half touchdowns on just four completions. Wilson also had a fourth TD toss and was 11 of 17 for 185 yards. The 7-5 Seahawks stayed in the middle of the NFC playoff race by jumping to a 20-0 lead and cruising to their ninth straight victory over their NFC West foe.

– The Jaguars delivered one of the most dominant defensive performances in franchise history, carrying the team to a 6-0 victory against Andrew Luck and the Indianapolis Colts. The Jaguars needed that kind of effort to make up for a lackluster offense and end a seven-game skid while also snapping Indy’s five-game winning streak. Luck completed 33 of 52 passes for 248 yards and an interception. He was sacked three times.

-Zane Gonzalez kicked a 44-yard field goal with 1:41 left before Green Bay’s Mason Crosby missed a 49-yard attempt as time expired to send the Cardinals to a 20-17 victory. Crosby pushed his kick wide right, with the flags atop Lambeau Field blowing in toward the field at the time of the kick.

– The Titans erased a 16-point deficit and downed the Jets, 26-22 on Marcus Mariota’s  11-yard scoring pass to Corey Davis with 36 seconds left. Mariota heard boos midway through the game before finishing 20 of 35 for 282 yards, two TDs and an interception that was returned for a touchdown. Mariota also led the 6-6 Titans with 42 yards rushing and helped Tennessee send the 3-9 Jets to their sixth consecutive loss.

– Rookie Phillip Lindsay ran for a career-high 157 yards and a pair of touchdowns as the Broncos got their third straight victory, 24-10 over the Bengals. Denver has improved to 6-6 by knocking off the Chargers, the Steelers and the Bengals since its bye week to stay in contention in December.

– Jameis Winston threw for 249 yards and two touchdowns to lead the Buccaneers to a 24-17 victory over the reeling Panthers. The Bucs won for the second straight time since Winston regained his starting job with team mired in a four-game losing streak. The Panthers have lost four straight after a 6-2 start.

– Jordan Phillips drew a costly penalty for taunting his former team, setting up a touchdown with nine minutes left that helped the Dolphins rally past the Bills 21-17. Miami turned away two Bills drives down the stretch.

McCarthy fired by Packers

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) – A 20-17 home loss to the lowly Cardinals has prompted the Packers to make a coaching change.

Mike McCarthy has been fired with the team in serious danger of missing the playoffs for the second straight year. Offensive coordinator Joe Philbin was promoted to interim head coach.

The 2016 Packers opened 4-6 but won eight straight to reach the NFC championship game, but the team was 7-9 last year and has fallen to 4-7-1 this season.

Packers president Mark Murphy issued a statement saying the 2018 season “has not lived up to the expectations and standards of the Green Bay Packers.”

National Scoreboard from Sunday (12/2)

NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE

Final OT N-Y Giants 30 Chicago 27
Final Baltimore 26 Atlanta 16
Final Arizona 20 Green Bay 17
Final L.A. Rams 30 Detroit 16
Final Denver 24 Cincinnati 10
Final Miami 21 Buffalo 17
Final Houston 29 Cleveland 13
Final Tampa Bay 24 Carolina 17
Final Jacksonville 6 Indianapolis 0
Final Kansas City 40 Oakland 33
Final Tennessee 26 N-Y Jets 22
Final Seattle 43 San Francisco 16
Final New England 24 Minnesota 10
Final L.A. Chargers 33 Pittsburgh 30

NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION

Final L.A. Lakers 120 Phoenix 96
Final New Orleans 119 Charlotte 109
Final Philadelphia 103 Memphis 95
Final Miami 102 Utah 100
Final Dallas 114 L.A. Clippers 110
Final San Antonio 131 Portland 118


NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE

Final Anaheim 6 Washington 5
Final SO Winnipeg 4 N-Y Rangers 3
Final San Jose 3 Montreal 1
Final Colorado 2 Detroit 0
Final Calgary 3 Chicago 2
Final L.A. Kings 2 Carolina 0


TOP-25 COLLEGE BASKETBALL

Final (6) Tennessee 79 Texas A&M-CC 51
Final (16) Ohio St. 79 Minnesota 59

College Basketball Scorecard

TOP-25 COLLEGE  BASKETBALL

 

Final    (1)  Gonzaga                  103    Creighton                  92

Final  OT    (2)  Kansas                      90    Stanford                    84

Final    (3)  Duke                        113    Stetson                      49

Final    (5)  Nevada                      73    Southern  Cal            61

Final    (7)  Michigan                  76    (19)  Purdue              57

Final    (10)  Kentucky                78    UNC-Greensboro        61

Final    Marquette                        83    (12)  Kansas  St.      71

Final    (13)  Virginia  Tech      94    CCSU                            40

Final    Houston                            65    (18)  Oregon              61

Final    (20)  Texas  Tech            78    Memphis                      67

Final    (21)  Buffalo                  85    San  Francisco          81

Final    (23)  Villanova              85    La  Salle                    78

Final    (24)  Maryland                66    Penn  St.                    59

 

Other  Men’s Basketball Action

Winona St. 72, Upper Iowa 50

Dakota St. 82, N. Iowa 50

San Diego St. 75, Illinois St. 65

College Football Scorecard

UNDATED (AP) – No. 1 Alabama has won the SEC crown and secured its position in the CFP semifinals. And fifth-ranked Oklahoma made its case for moving into the top four when the CFP rankings are released on Sunday. Jalen Hurts saved the Crimson Tide’s unbeaten season by rallying them in the fourth quarter of a 35-28 win over fourth-ranked Georgia.

Second-ranked Clemson cruised to their fourth straight ACC championship as Travis Etienne ran for 156 yards and two touchdowns in a 42-10 thrashing of Pittsburgh. The Tigers ran for 301 yards and four touchdowns while averaging nine yards per carry. Trevor Lawrence threw two short scoring passes to Tee Higgins and helped Clemson move to 13-0, locking up a national semifinal spot.

Like Oklahoma, No. 6 Ohio State is at the mercy of CFP officials after rolling to a 45-24 win against 21st-rated Northwestern in the Big Ten championship game. Dwayne Haskins added five more touchdown passes to his single-season conference record while completing 34 of his 41 passes for 499 yards and one interception.

Darriel Mack shrugged off two early turnovers to rush for three second-half touchdowns and rally No. 7 UCF to a 56-41 victory over Memphis in the American Athletic Conference championship game.

No. 24 Iowa State eked out a 27-24 win against Drake as David Montgomery ran for 145 yards and two touchdowns.

Ronnie Rivers scored on a 1-yard run in overtime to give No. 25 Fresno State a 19-16 victory over No. 19 Boise State for the Mountain West crown. Marcus McMaryion was 20 of 32 for 170 yards and one touchdown, and Rivers led the Bulldogs on the ground with 63 yards.

Local Sports Scorecard

Men’s College Basketball:

Benedictine 88, Clarke 52

Nebraska Wesleyan Univ. 92, Univ. of Dubuque 78

Women’s Basketball

Nebraska Wesleyan Univ. 77, Univ. of Dubuque 53

Clarke 67, No. 22 Benedictine 60

Girls basketball

Galena 71 Benton  52

Hockey

Dubuque Fighting Saints 7, Green Bay Gamblers 1

 

Local and National Sports News and Updates

Local Scores from last night

Boys High School Basketball Scores

Davenport Central 66, Dubuque Senior 59

Alburnett 57, Bellevue Marquette Catholic 46

Anamosa 58, Bellevue 38

Cascade 67, Camanche 36

Clayton Ridge 61, Central Elkader 49

Monticello 53, North Cedar, Stanwood 42

Prince of Peace Prep, Clinton 64, Maquoketa 33

South Tama County, Tama 44, DyersvilleBeckman 40

Galena 52, Lena-Winslow 47

Mineral Point 63, Wisconsin Dells 65

Lancaster 61, Boscobel 45

Girls High School Basketball Scores

Cedar Falls 50, Hempstead 36

Linn-Mar 46, Dubuque Senior 43, OT

Waterloo West 54, Western Dubuque 48

Dubuque Wahlert 78, Waterloo East 72 (OT)

Lanark Eastland 56, East Dubuque 42

Platteville over Lancaster, 52-44

Iowa Grant 55, Fennimore 54

Darlington 55, Mineral Point 54

Here is the latest Iowa sports news from The Associated Press

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) – D’Mitrik Trice scored 20 points, including a crucial 3 with 20 seconds left, and 22nd-ranked Wisconsin held off No. 14 Iowa 72-66 in the Big Ten opener for both teams. Ethan Happ had 13 points and seven boards for the Badgers, who handed the resurgent Hawkeyes their first loss of the season.

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) – Iowa junior tight end Noah Fant says he is leaving school early to enter the NFL draft. Fant announced on his Instagram page that he intends to skip his final season of eligibility to turn pro. Fant, a native of Omaha, Nebraska, also told the Omaha World-Herald that he plans to skip Iowa’s upcoming bowl game.

Here is the latest Illinois sports news from The Associated Press

DETROIT (AP) – Andre Drummond had 19 points and 19 rebounds and Blake Griffin added 20 points and 10 rebounds as the Detroit Pistons beat the Chicago Bulls 107-88 Friday night. Reggie Jackson added 20 points for the Pistons, who have won four straight. Wendall Carter scored a career-high 28 points for the Bulls, who lost their fifth straight.

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) – Urban Meyer arrived in Indianapolis on Friday with one goal – heading home with another Big Ten championship trophy. He treated everything else like a sideshow as the Buckeyes prepare to face No. 21 Northwestern on Saturday. Meyer ignored speculation about his coaching future and deflected talk about what No. 6 Ohio State would need to earn a spot in the College Football Playoff. Instead, Meyer stuck to the same message he’s relayed to his team all week: Just focus on football.

DETROIT (AP) – Marcus Childers threw a touchdown pass – his fourth of the game – to D.J. Brown with 1:09 to go and Northern Illinois rallied from a 19-point, second-half deficit to take a 30-29 victory over Buffalo in the Mid-American Conference championship game. The 35-yard TD pass came on the eighth play of a 70-yard drive that took a little more than two minutes following a punt forced by Sutton Smith’s sack of Bulls quarterback Tyree Jackson.

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) – New York Giants defensive coordinator James Bettcher had no intention of designing two game plans this week even though Chicago Bears starting quarterback Mitchell Trubisky has a shoulder injury. Bettcher is getting the Giants ready to face the Bears’ offense, and it doesn’t matter whether Trubisky is back at the helm Sunday at MetLife Stadium or veteran backup Chase Daniel is again running the show for Chicago.

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) – Chicago Bears quarterback Mitchell Trubisky was listed as doubtful and likely will miss his second straight game because of a right shoulder injury when the NFC North leaders visit the New York Giants on Sunday. Trubisky was hurt sliding late in a win over Minnesota on Nov. 18.

CHICAGO (AP) – The Chicago Cubs have offered suspended shortstop Addison Russell a 2019 contract while maintaining his future with the team is not uncertain. Russell is serving a 40-game domestic violence suspension following allegations by his ex-wife. Russell accepted a 40-game suspension last October for violating Major League Baseball’s domestic violence policy. The decision followed allegations made by his ex-wife Melisa Reidy.

Here is the latest Wisconsin sports news from The Associated Press

MILWAUKEE (AP) – The Brewers allowed former All-Star second baseman Jonathan Schoop to go free, failing to offer a 2019 contract. The 27-year-old spent his entire career with Baltimore before Milwaukee acquired him at the July 31 trade deadline for second baseman Jonathan Villar and a pair of prospects, right-handed pitcher Luis Ortiz and infielder Jean Carmona.

BELFAST, Northern Ireland (AP) – Jeremy Harris scored 21 points, Nick Perkins added 20 with nine rebounds and No. 21 Buffalo beat Milwaukee 96-77 in the Basketball Hall of Fame Belfast Classic in Northern Ireland. CJ Massinburg had 16 points as the Bulls improved to 6-0 for the first time since the 1930-31 season. Buffalo will meet San Francisco in the championship game of the Goliath bracket on Saturday.

Chiefs drop Hunt…Huskies take conference crown…Sixers clobber Wizards

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) – The Kansas City Chiefs have released running back Kareem Hunt following the NFL’s decision to place him on the exempt list. The moves came after video surfaced that showed the NFL’s reigning rushing champion knocking over and kicking a woman in a Cleveland hotel hallway last Feb. 10. The video acquired and published by TMZ shows Hunt lunging toward a woman and several others in the hotel hallway, and the second-year pro being restrained several times.

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) – Tenth-ranked Washington has won the Pac-12 championship game by grinding out a 10-3 win over No. 17 Utah. The lone TD was scored by Byron Murphy, who returned a deflected interception 66 yards late in the third quarter. The Huskies dominated the time of possession, keeping the ball for 38  1/2 minutes. Washington’s defense picked off Jason Shelley three times and limited the Utes to 51 yards rushing and 188 for the game.

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – The Philadelphia 76ers are 12-1 on their home court following a 123-98 dismantling of the Washington Wizards. Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons each had double-doubles before the pair sat out the final period with the game out of reach. Embiid finished with 16 points and 15 rebounds, while Simmons added 13 points and 10 assists to Philadelphia’s third straight win and seventh in eight games.

PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) – Ninth-ranked Michigan State opened its Big Ten schedule with a road win as Cassius Winston had team highs of 22 points and six assists to lead a 78-69 decision at Rutgers. Nick Ward added 20 points for the Spartans, who didn’t take control of the game until they built a 13-point lead midway through the second half. Michigan State improved to 5-2 and bounced back from a loss at Louisville in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge on Tuesday.

Iowa TE Noah Fant to declare for NFL Draft, skip bowl game

Iowa junior tight end Noah Fant says he’s leaving school early to enter the NFL draft. Fant announced on his Instagram page on Friday that he intends to forego his final season of eligibility to turn pro. Fant caught 39 passes for 519 yards and a team-high seven TDs this season. Fant earned first-team All-Big Ten honors and could be selected in the first round next spring. The 6-foot-5, 240-pound Fant caught 78 passes in three seasons with the Hawkeyes, including 19 for touchdowns.

Fant, a native of Omaha, Nebraska, also told the Omaha World-Herald that he plans to skip Iowa’s upcoming bowl game.

White Lands Spot with Commanders

Former University of Dubuque cornerback Oscar White has earned a spot on the San Antonio Commanders of the new Alliance of American Football League which begins in February.  White played on the Spartans 2015 conference championship team and was First Team All-Iowa Conference and  named the team’s Defensive MVP that season.  So far White is just one of 10 players from NCAA Division III to make a AAFL roster.

Area Scoreboard from Thursday (11/29)

HIGH SCHOOL

BOYS BASKETBALL

  • Wahlert 62, Davenport Assumption 61

Wisconsin

  • Darlington 52, Barneveld 42
  • Southwestern 68, Cassville 40
  • Fennimore 79, River Ridge 42
  • Royall 73, Riverdale 35
  • River Valley 64, Viroqua 51

Illinois

  • East Dubuque 59, Galena 33

GIRLS BASKETBALL

Wisconsin

  • Argyle 63, Benton 40

WRESTLING

Iowa

  • Cedar Rapids Kennedy 39, Hempstead 38 (Kennedy wins on criteria)
  • Cedar Rapids Prairie 60, Senior 24
  • Linn-Mar 66, Wahlert 16
  • Cedar Falls 40, Western Dubuque 28
  • Cascade 42, Bellevue 36
  • Bellevue 39, Iowa City Regina 33
  • West Liberty 66, Cascade 18

  COLLEGE

MENS BASKETBALL

  • William Penn 78, Clarke 72

WOMENS BASKETBALL

  • William Penn 84, Clarke 68

Regional

  • #1 Notre Dame 105, #14 Iowa 71

COLLEGE WRESTLING

  • Luther36, Dubuque 3

 

NCAA VOLLEYBALL TOURNAMENT

  • Wisconsin 3, Green Bay 0 (Badgers 23-6 meet Pepperdine tonight at 7pm at the UW Fieldhouse)
  • Pepperdine 3, UNI 2

Cowboys stifle Saints…Flacco practices…Cobb works out again…Angels get La Stella

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) – The Dallas Cowboys picked up their fourth straight win and ended New Orleans’ 10-game winning streak by silencing the Saints, 13-10. The Saints managed just 176 total yards and had just 127 passing from Drew Brees , 39 coming in the opening half. Ezekiel Elliott ran for 76 yards and scored the Cowboys’ only touchdown on a 16-yard hookup with Dak Prescott.

OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) – Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco has returned to the practice field for the first time since injuring his right hip on Nov. 4. Flacco threw passes yesterday and worked on handoffs with fellow quarterbacks Lamar Jackson and Robert Griffin III during an indoor practice. Although coach John Harbaugh has not named a starting quarterback for Sunday’s game in Atlanta, it appears likely Jackson will get the call.

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) – Green Bay Packers coach Mike McCarthy says wide receiver Randall Cobb practiced again yesterday as the team prepares for Sunday’s game against the Arizona Cardinals. Cobb has been out since Week 9 because of a hamstring injury that has also hampered the Packers’ offense. Green Bay is 4-6-1 this season and ranks 24th in the NFL on third down conversions at 37 percent.

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) – The Los Angeles Angels have acquired infielder Tommy La Stella from the Chicago Cubs for $100,000 or a player to be named. La Stella batted .266 this year while appearing in a career-high 123 games. He was one of baseball’s top hitters off the bench, leading the majors with 24 pinch-hits and a .312 average while tying for the lead with 11 pinch-hit RBIs.

NASSAU, Bahamas (AP) – Tiger Woods will start from way down the leaderboard in the second round of the Hero World Challenge in the Bahamas. Woods struggled in his first round of the PGA season yesterday, shooting a 1-over 73 that leaves him just one stroke out of last place and eight behind co-leaders Patrick Cantlay and Patrick Reed. Henrik Stenson and Dustin Johnson share second at minus-4, three shots off the lead.

National Scoreboard from Thursday (11/29)

NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION

Final OT Toronto 131 Golden State 128
Final L.A. Clippers 133 Sacramento 121
Final L.A. Lakers 104 Indiana 96


NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE

Final Columbus 4 Minnesota 2
Final Ottawa 3 N-Y Rangers 0
Final Tampa Bay 5 Buffalo 4
Final SO Boston 2 N-Y Islanders 1
Final Winnipeg 6 Chicago 5
Final Arizona 3 Nashville 0
Final Edmonton 3 L.A. Kings 2
Final Vegas 4 Vancouver 3


NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE

Final Dallas 13 New Orleans 10

Area Scoreboard from Wednesday (11/2)

HIGH SCHOOL

GIRLS BASKETBALL

  • Stockton 58, Galena 56
  • East Dubuque 46, West Carroll 34

 

COLLEGE

MENS BASKETBALL

  • Dubuque 78, #19 Loras 72

WOMENS BASKETBALL

  • Loras 93, Dubuque 71

Regional

  • Duke 60, Wisconsin 53
  • Clemson 69, Illinois 67
  • South Dakota 64, Iowa State 59

UNI Panther Men Fall at Utah State

The UNI men’s basketball fell to the Utah State Aggies 71-52 last night.

The Panthers started the game slow, trailing by as many as ten points in the opening ten minutes. Fighting back, the Panthers managed to cut the lead to four before the Aggies added nine points in the final five minutes of the first half. UNI’s shot poorly the entire game at just 31 percent for the night.

The Panthers were led in scoring by for Dubuque Senior prep Luke McDonnell who finished with 14 points. Former Western Dubuque Spencer Haldeman contributed eight points off the bench.

Several Cyclone Gain All Big 12 Honors-Campbell Coach of the Year Again

The Big 12 football coaches selected their All-Big 12 teams yesterday, and 17 Cyclones were awarded postseason honors for their exploits on the gridiron in 2018.

Sophomore Greg Eisworth (S) was named First-Team All-Big 12, while junior David Montgomery (RB), junior Hakeem Butler (WR), freshman Charlie Kolar (TE), sophomore Kene Nwangwu (KR), junior JaQuan Bailey (DE), junior Ray Lima (DT) and senior Brian Peavy (CB) were named to the second team.

 

Senior Spencer Benton (DE), senior Willie Harvey (LB), junior Josh Knipfel (OL), junior Julian Good-Jones (OL), junior Bryce Meeker (OL), freshman Brock Purdy (QB), freshman Mike Rose (LB), senior Sam Seonbuchner (FB) and junior Marcel Spears (LB) were honorable mention selections.

For the second straight season, Iowa State head coach Matt Campbell was selected as the Big 12 Coach of the Year.

Big Ten: Buckeyes’ Dwayne Haskins offensive player of year

ROSEMONT, Ill. (AP) – Ohio State quarterback Dwayne Haskins, who set Big Ten records for passing yards and touchdowns in a single season, is the conference’s offensive player of the year.

The Big Ten yesterday announced postseason offensive awards based on voting by coaches and media.

Purdue’s Rondale Moore is freshman of the year and receiver of the year. National rushing leader Jonathan Taylor of Wisconsin was voted running back of the year, Iowa’s T.J. Hockenson is top tight end and Wisconsin’s Michael Deiter top offensive lineman.

The coaches’ all-conference first team is made up of Haskins, Isaiah Prince and Parris Campbell of Ohio State; Hockenson and Noah Fant of Iowa; Karan Higdon and Jon Runyan of Michigan; Tyler Biadasz, Beau Benzschawel, Deiter and Taylor of Wisconsin; and Purdue’s Moore.

Iowa suspends play-by-play broadcaster for hot mic comments

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) – Learfield Sports has suspended Iowa play-by-play broadcaster Gary Dolphin for two games for negative comments directed at Hawkeyes guard Maishe Dailey that inadvertently made it to the air during a commercial break on Tuesday.

Iowa announced yesterday that Dolphin, who has broadcast Hawkeyes games for over 20 years, will miss Friday’s game against No. 22 Wisconsin and Monday’s game at No. 9 Michigan State after comments about Dailey’s play aired during Tuesday’s 69-68 win over Pittsburgh.

Iowa athletic director Gary Barta says the suspension is because of those comments “as well as some ongoing tensions that have built up over the past couple of years.”

Dolphin apologized for his comments after the win over the Panthers.

Dolphin did not swear or use inappropriate language but sounded exasperated as he criticized Dailey for dribbling with his head down into a double team.

Purdue keeps Brohm…Tech coach retires…Jazz acquire Korver…Fournette suspension sticks

UNDATED (AP) – Purdue football coach Jeff Brohm has told athletic director Mike Bobinski that he intends to keep his job with the Boilermakers rather than take the head coaching job at his alma mater, Louisville. Brohm is 13-12 in two seasons and has taken the Boilermakers to back-to-back bowl games for the first time since 2011-12. He beat rival Indiana both years and pulled off one of this season’s most shocking upsets in October with a 29-point rout of then-No. 2 Ohio State.

ATLANTA (AP) – Georgia Tech football coach Paul Johnson has retired after 11 seasons and an 82-59 record with the Yellow Jackets. The 61-year-old Johnson is the school’s longest-serving football coach in a half-century, leading the Yellow Jackets to eight bowl appearances and three trips to the ACC championship game. Georgia Tech finished its regular season 7-5 despite a 1-3 start, winning four straight games before a 45-21 loss at Georgia last Saturday.

UNDATED (AP) – Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa and Oklahoma quarterback Kyler Murray are among the five finalists named for the Walter Camp national player of the award. Joining the two Heisman Trophy contenders as finalists are West Virginia quarterback Will Grier, Washington State quarterback Gardner Minshew and Kentucky linebacker Josh Allen. The winner will be announced Dec. 6.

CLEVELAND (AP) – The Cleveland Cavaliers are sending veteran forward Kyle Korver to the Utah Jazz for guard Alec Burks and two future second-round draft picks, according to a person familiar with the deal. The 37-year-old Korver is one of the best long-range shooters in NBA history, ranking fourth in NBA history with 2,238 3-pointers and hitting 43 percent of his attempts from beyond the arc. He played for the Jazz from 2007-10.

NEW YORK (AP) – Leonard Fournette’s appeal of a one-game suspension for fighting has been denied, leaving the Jacksonville Jaguars running back unavailable against the Colts. Fournette was suspended without pay for leaving the sideline, running across the field and punching Bills defensive end Shaq Lawson during Sunday’s loss at Buffalo. The Jaguars could also be without cornerback Jalen Ramsey, who missed practice yesterday because of a knee injury and might not do any on-field work all week.

National Scoreboard from Wednesday (11/28)

NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION

Final Philadelphia 117 N-Y Knicks 91
Final Charlotte 108 Atlanta 94
Final Utah 101 Brooklyn 91
Final Dallas 128 Houston 108
Final Oklahoma City 100 Cleveland 83
Final New Orleans 125 Washington 104
Final Minnesota 128 San Antonio 89
Final Milwaukee 116 Chicago 113
Final Portland 115 Orlando 112
Final L.A. Clippers 115 Phoenix 99


NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE

Final Detroit 4 St. Louis 3
Final Anaheim 3 Florida 2
Final Toronto 5 San Jose 3
Final OT Dallas 4 Calgary 3
Final Colorado 6 Pittsburgh 3


TOP-25 COLLEGE BASKETBALL

Final (4) Virginia 76 (24) Maryland 71
Final (6) Tennessee 95 E. Kentucky 67
Final (7) Michigan 84 (11) North Carolina 67
Final (8) Auburn 99 St. Peter’s 49
Final (10) Kentucky 90 Monmouth (NJ) 44
Final (15) Florida St. 73 (19) Purdue 72
Final Syracuse 72 (16) Ohio St. 62

Area Scoreboard from Tuesday (11/28)

HIGH SCHOOL

BOYS BASKETBALL

Iowa

  • Davenport Central 68, Hempstead 62
  • Benton Community 76, Dyersville Beckman Catholic 66
  • Maquoketa 67, Vinton-Shellsburg 42
  • Postville 33, Clayton Ridge 31

Wisconsin

  • Southwestern 58, Galena 46
  • Cuba City 78, Pecatonica 53
  • Mineral Point 91, Dodgeville 67
  • Adams-Friendship 52, River Valley 48
  • Wauzeka-Steuben 64, Cassville 52
  • Seneca 45, Boscobel 37
  • Darlington 59, Shullsburg 43

Illinois

  • East Dubuque 59, Winnebago 50

GIRLS BASKETBALL

Iowa

  • Beckman, Dyersville 52, Benton 43
  • Bellevue Marquette Catholic 61, Central City 48
  • Bellevue 41, Monticello 31
  • Maquoketa 54, Vinton-Shellsburg 25

Wisconsin

  • Platteville 56, Darlington 42
  • Prairie du Chien 55, River Ridge 41
  • River Valley 41, Weston 19
  • Richland Center 56, Riverdale 43
  • Black Hawk 68, Cuba City 44
  • Fennimore 74, Highland 65
  • Southwestern 52, Shullsburg 40
  • Albany 63, Belmont 43
  • Wauzeka-Steuben 59, Benton 39

Illinois

  • East Dubuque 45, Byron 34

BOYS SWIMMING

  • Cedar Rapids Kennedy 90, Senior 79

Wieskamp helps No. 14 Iowa hold off Pittsburgh

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) – Freshman guard Joe Wieskamp had 18 points and 11 rebounds, Nicholas Baer scored 14 of his 16 points in the second half and 14th-ranked Iowa held off Pittsburgh 69-68 on Tuesday night for its third win over a power program this season.

Jordan Bohannon had 12 points and six steals for the Hawkeyes (6-0), who’ve also taken down Oregon and Connecticut this month.

Pitt (6-1) put itself in position for the upset – only to miss two shots in the final 10.4 seconds that would’ve given the Panthers the win.

The Hawkeyes announced just before tip-off that junior forward Cordell Pemsl will have season-ending surgery next month. Iowa head coach Fran McCaffery says they will explore seeking a medical hardship waiver for Pemsl.

Iowa hosts Wisconsin on Friday in its Big Ten opener.

Happ helps No. 22 Badgers withstand NC State

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Ethan Happ had 19 points and 11 rebounds, D’Mitrik Trice hit a long jumper with 23.6 seconds left and No. 22 Wisconsin withstood North Carolina State’s in-your-face defense to rally for a 79-75 win last night.

Wisconsin’s Brad Davison drew a charging call on Markell Johnson on the perimeter with 16 seconds left. Davison hit two foul shots with 8 seconds left for a four-point lead for Wisconsin (6-1), and a last-gasp 3-point try for the Wolfpack sailed harmlessly off the backboard at the other end.

Wisconsin: Travels to No. 14 Iowa for Big Ten opener on Friday.

Georgia cracks top 4 in CFP rankings…Brown back with Heels…Gardner-Johnson leaving Gators

UNDATED (AP) – Alabama, Clemson and Notre Dame continue to hold the top three spots in the latest CFP rankings, but Georgia has supplanted Michigan as the No. 4 team. The Bulldogs grabbed the final semifinal slot with a victory over Georgia Tech and the Wolverines’ blowout loss to Ohio State. Oklahoma is fifth and the Buckeyes moved up to sixth with one more ranking to go.

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) – Football coach Mack Brown is back with North Carolina after signing a five-year, $17.5 million deal to replace Larry Fedora, who was fired Sunday after seven seasons. Brown was 69-46-1 with five bowl appearances in ten seasons with the Tar Heels from 1988-97. He left Chapel Hill to take over at Texas, where he won the 2009 BCS Championship and went to bowl games in each of his first 12 seasons with the team.

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) – Florida defensive back Chauncey Gardner-Johnson is leaving school early and entering the NFL draft, although he plans to play in the Gators’ bowl game. Gardner-Johnson has been one of Florida’s most improved players in 2018, posting 66 tackles, including nine for a loss. The 11th-ranked Gators are expected to have several players leave early, including defensive end Jachai Polite, linebacker Vosean Joseph and offensive tackle Jawaan Taylor.

MILWAUKEE (AP) – Milwaukee Brewers catcher Erik Kratz has agreed to a one-year contract that avoids salary arbitration. Kratz hit .236 with six homers and 23 RBIs in 219 plate appearances during the 2018 regular season. He also excelled in Milwaukee’s division series win over the Colorado Rockies, going 5-for-8 in two games.

PITSBURGH (AP) – Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher Chris Archer has undergone surgery to repair a hernia but should be ready in time for spring training. Archer is expected to take six weeks off to recuperate before resuming his offseason program. Also in Pittsburgh, outfielder Lonnie Chisenhall has agreed to a $2.75 million, one-year contract with the Pirates.

National Scoreboard from Tuesday (11/27)


NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION

Final Detroit 115 N-Y Knicks 108
Final Atlanta 115 Miami 113
Final Toronto 122 Memphis 114
Final Denver 117 L.A. Lakers 85
Final Indiana 109 Phoenix 104


NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE

Final OT Buffalo 3 San Jose 2
Final Ottawa 4 Philadelphia 3
Final Anaheim 3 Tampa Bay 1
Final Carolina 2 Montreal 1
Final Pittsburgh 4 Winnipeg 3
Final Vegas 8 Chicago 3
Final Colorado 3 Nashville 2
Final Arizona 4 Minnesota 3
Final OT Edmonton 1 Dallas 0
Final OT L.A. Kings 2 Vancouver 1


TOP-25 COLLEGE BASKETBALL

Final (3) Duke 90 Indiana 69
Final (5) Nevada 79 Loyola of Chicago 65
Final OT Louisville 82 (9) Michigan St. 78
Final Penn St. 63 (13) Virginia Tech 62
Final (14) Iowa 69 Pittsburgh 68
Final (22) Wisconsin 79 NC State

Area Scoreboard from Monday (11/26)

HIGH SCHOOL

BOYS BASKETBALL

Iowa

  • West Delaware 48, Western Dubuque 46

Wisconsin

  • Platteville 61, Edgerton 60
  • Lancaster 47, River Ridge 44
  • Fennimore 70, Highland 26
  • North Crawford 62, Riverdale 32
  • Benton 70, Argyle 63

GIRLS BASKETBALL

Iowa

  • Western Dubuque 47, Mount Vernon 33

Wisconsin

  • Potosi/Cassville 79, Desoto 47

Iowa Cracks Top 15/Pemsl Out of Lineup Again

Iowa Cracks Top 15

The Iowa men’s basketball team is now in the top 15 of the new Associated Press weekly college basketball rankings.

Iowa, unbeaten at 5-0 moved from 20th a last week and are 14th this week. Iowa will be back in action tomorrow night when they host Pittsburgh as part of the ACC-Big 10 Challenge. The Panthers are 6-and-0 on the season, but unranked. Iowa head coach Fran McCaffery said yesterday junior Cordell Pemsl will not be in the line-up again tomorrow night. The former Wahlert prep has been recovering from an injury sustained in practice following the game against UMKC on November 8th.

Wisconsin also has moved up in the poll despite their first loss. The Badgers are 22nd this week up three spots. Iowa State received consideration votes again this week.

The new number one is Gonzaga after their victory over previous number one Duke last week. Kansas is ranked 2nd followed by Duke, Virginia, and Nevada rounding out the top five. Tennessee is 6th followed by Michigan, Auburn, Michigan State, and Kentucky.

Shayok scores 18 pts to lead Iowa St. past Omaha

AMES, Iowa (AP) – Marial Shayok scored 18 points, freshman Tyrese Haliburton had 16 and Iowa State cruised past Nebraska-Omaha 82-55 on Monday night for its third straight win.

Michael Jacobson scored 13 points with 10 rebounds for his first double-double with the Cyclones (6-1), who never trailed in disposing of the Mavericks.

Iowa State showed no signs of fatigue after spending last week at the Maui Invitational, scoring the game’s first 11 points and jumping ahead 41-28 by the break. Freshman Talen Horton-Tucker then buried back-to-back 3s to make it a 60-36 game with just over 14 minutes left.

Terrence Lewis scored 15 points and Horton-Tucker had 14 points, six rebounds and five steals for Iowa State. The Cyclones outrebounded the Mavs 46-33.

Rea Released by Padres

The San Diego Padres have parted ways with Cascade native Colin Rea by releasing the right hander pitcher after he was designated for assignment last week. He is now available to any team for his services after passing through waivers untouched.

The 28 year old Rea was a 12th round draft pick of the Padres in 2011. He made his major league debut in August of 2015 and pitched for the Padres for much of the rest of that season and the first half of 2016. But an elbow injury required him to have Tommy John Surgery, and miss the entire 2017 season. He spent this past season in the minor leagues, compiling a 3-5 record with an E.R.A. of 5.73 in 15 starts.

Texans take Tiitans…Ditka recovering…NHL milestone

HOUSTON (AP) – The Houston Texans are now the first team in NFL history to win eight games in a row after starting 0-3. The latest victory came Monday night at home against the Tennessee Titans. Deshaun Watson threw for 210 yards and two touchdowns and ran for a third in a 34-17 blowout. The Texans lead Indianapolis by two games in the AFC South.

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) – San Francisco 49ers coach Kyle Shanahan says the team was unaware that police were called for another possible incident of domestic violence involving linebacker Reuben Foster. The 49ers released Foster on Sunday morning after he was arrested for domestic violence. The team learned later Sunday that police were called for an incident involving the same alleged victim on Oct. 12.

CHICAGO (AP) – Hall of Fame tight end and former Chicago Bears coach Mike Ditka has been released from a hospital after being treated for a mild heart attack last week. Steve Mandell, Ditka’s agent, confirmed a report by the Chicago Sun-Times that the former coach was sent home.

WASHINGTON (AP) – Kemba Walker and Jeremy Lamb each had 21 points, and the Charlotte Hornets held on to beat the Milwaukee Bucks 110-107 on Monday night after nearly squandering a 25-point, third-quarter lead. Marvin Williams added 16 points and eight rebounds, and Tony Parker had 15 points off the bench for the Hornets.

TORONTO (AP) – Mitch Marner had three assists and Patrick Marleau celebrated his 1,600th NHL game as the Toronto Maple Leafs beat the Boston Bruins 4-2 on Monday night. Each teams scored twice in a frenetic second period that saw Boston outshoot Toronto 18-9.

National Scoreboard from Monday (11/26)

NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION

Final Charlotte 110 Milwaukee 107
Final OT Washington 135 Houston 131
Final Minnesota 102 Cleveland 95
Final San Antonio 108 Chicago 107
Final Boston 124 New Orleans 107
Final Indiana 121 Utah 88
Final Golden State 116 Orlando 110


NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE

Final Washington 4 N-Y Islanders 1
Final N-Y Rangers 4 Ottawa 2
Final OT Florida 4 New Jersey 3
Final Toronto 4 Boston 2
Final Columbus 7 Detroit 5


NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE

Final Houston 34 Tennessee 17


TOP-25 COLLEGE BASKETBALL

Final (1) Gonzaga 102 N. Dakota St. 60
Final Texas Southern 89 (18) Oregon 84
Final (25) Mississippi St. 88 Alcorn St. 65

NFL Recaps from Sunday (11/25)

Pats win as Brady breaks passing yards mark

UNDATED (AP) – Tom Brady broke another NFL passing record while moving the New England Patriots one step closer to one more AFC East title.

Brady became the all-time leader in total passing yards in regular season and playoff games while going 20 of 31 throws for 283 yards and two touchdowns in the Patriots’ 27-13 win over the Jets at the Meadowlands. The 41-year-old Brady now has 79,416 yards and became the third quarterback in league history with 16 straight seasons of at least 3,000 yards.

Rookie Sony Michel ran for a season-best 133 yards and a TD as the Pats improved to 8-3.

The Jets are 3-8 following their fifth consecutive loss.

Also around the NFL:

– The Broncos pulled off an upset win for the second straight week as Phillip Lindsay rushed for 110 yards and the game-deciding touchdown in Denver’s 24-17 victory over the Steelers. Nose tackle Shelby Harris picked off Ben Roethlisberger’s 2-yard pass to Antonio Brown in the end zone with 1:03 remaining to end Pittsburgh’s six-game winning streak. Roethlisberger was 41 of 56 for 462 yards, but he was intercepted twice and the Steelers lost two fumbles in falling to 7-3-1.

– Philip Rivers completed 25 straight passes while going 28 of 29 for 259 yards and three touchdowns in just three quarters of the Chargers’ 45-10 mauling of the Cardinals. The 25 straight completions broke an NFL record for the start of a game and tied the mark for any point in a game. He also broke the NFL mark for completion percentage as Los Angeles moved to 8-3.

– The Colts won their fifth in a row since a 1-5 start as Andrew Luck threw for three touchdowns and Adam Vinatieri drilled a 32-yard field goal as time expired to complete a 27-24 triumph over the Dolphins. Luck was 30 of 37 for 343 yards against Miami, which led 24-14 after Kenyan Drake’s 14-yard TD run with 8:26 remaining. The 5-6 Dolphins have dropped 10 of their last 11 road games.

– The Vikings kept the heat on the NFC North-leading Bears as Kirk Cousins completed 29 of his 38 passes for 342 yards and three TDs without a turnover to lead a 24-17 victory against the Packers. Dalvin Cook, Stefon Diggs and Adam Thielen made scoring grabs and Sheldon Richardson had two sacks to help Minnesota drop Green Bay’s road record to 0-6. Aaron Rodgers threw a touchdown pass to Davante Adams and Aaron Jones scored on a short run for a 14-7 lead early before the Vikes improved to 6-4-1.

– Russell Wilson threw for 339 yards and two touchdowns and Sebastian Janikowski kicked a 31-yard field goal as time expired to lift the Seahawks to a 30-27 come-from-behind victory at Carolina. After Graham Gano  missed a 52-yard field goal with 1:40 left, Wilson moved around in the pocket until finding Tyler Lockett downfield for a 43-yard completion, setting up the winning kick. Lockett finished with five catches for 107 yards and a touchdown, while David Moore had four receptions for 103 yards and a score. Both teams are 6-5.

– Gus Edwards rushed for 118 yards and Lamar Jackson accounted for two TDs as the Ravens knocked off the Raiders, 31-17 to improve to 6-5. Jackson ran for a TD and passed for a score to help Baltimore improve to 2-0 since he replaced the injured Joe Flacco. The Ravens also scored touchdowns on Cyrus Jones’ 70-yard punt return and Terrell Suggs’ 43-yard fumble return.

– Jake Elliott’s 43-yard field goal with 22 seconds remaining gave the Eagles a 25-22 victory over the Giants. Josh Adams ran for 84 yards, one touchdown and a two-point conversion to help the 5-6 Eagles storm back from a 19-3, first-half deficit. Saquon Barkley grabbed a TD pass and ran for a 51-yard score before finishing with 101 yards rushing, almost all of it in the opening half.

– The Browns’ 25-game road losing streak is over after Baker Mayfield threw a career-high four touchdown passes in a 35-20 victory at Cincinnati. Mayfield finished 19 of 26 for 258 yards as the Browns improved to 4-6-1 and dealt the 5-6 Bengals their fifth loss in six games. The Bengals finished the game without quarterback Andy Dalton, who was just 10 of 17 for 100 yards with a touchdown and an interception before suffering a thumb injury in the third quarter.

– Josh Allen scored the go-ahead touchdown on a 14-yard run in the fourth quarter, and the Bills beat the Jaguars 24-21 in a game marred by a fight that led to the ejections of Jacksonville running back Leonard Fournette and Buffalo defensive end Shaq Lawson. Fournette finished with 95 yards on 18 carries and scored two touchdowns before he was thrown out with 2:57 left in the third.

– Jameis  Winston threw for 312 yards and two touchdowns to help the Buccaneers snap a four-game losing streak with a 27-9 victory over the 49ers. Winston completed 29 of 38 passes without an interception in his first start since Oct. 28. Ryan Smith and Isaiah Johnson coming up with Tampa Bay’s first interceptions since a loss to Pittsburgh on Sept. 24.

Brady breaks passing yards mark…Buckeyes climb, Bulldogs in top 4…Kingsbury fired, Helton staying

NEW YORK (AP) – New England’s Tom Brady has become the NFL’s career leader in total yards passing in both regular-season and playoff games. The Patriots quarterback entered yesterday’s game against the New York Jets needing 147 yards to pass Peyton Manning’s mark of 79,279. He accomplished the feat with a 16-yard pass to Josh Gordon early in the second quarter.

UNDATED (AP) – Ohio State’s 62-39 rout of Michigan pushed the Buckeyes up four spots and dropped the Wolverines four places in the newest Associated Press college football poll. The Buckeyes climbed to sixth, behind Alabama, Clemson, Notre Dame, Georgia and Oklahoma. The Wolverines slipped to eighth, one spot behind unbeaten UCF. No. 9 Texas and Washington round out the top 10.  Iowa State moved up one spot to 24th this week.

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) – Kliff Kingsbury has been fired at Texas Tech after the former record-setting Red Raiders quarterback had a losing overall record in his six seasons as their head coach. Tech finished on a five-game losing streak following a 5-2 start this year. Kingsbury finished with a 35-40 overall record, a .467 winning percentage that is better than only two of the other 14 Texas Tech coaches in the program’s history.

LOS ANGELES (AP) – Clay Helton will remain Southern California’s head coach despite the Trojans’ first losing season since 2000. USC athletic director Lynn Swann made the announcement yesterday, one day after the Trojans finished 5-7 with a loss to Notre Dame. Helton is 32-17 in his first head coaching job. His Trojans won the Rose Bowl two seasons ago to cap a nine-game winning streak, and they won the Pac-12 title last season.

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) – Villanova has come away with the AdvoCare Invitational championship just a week after the defending national champions fell from the AP men’s basketball poll. Collin Gillespie had 17 points, including a pair of late free throws with 11.2 seconds left to push the Wildcats past No. 14 Florida State, 66-60. Eric Paschall had 15 points and Phil Booth chipped in 12 for Villanova, who slid out of the poll with last week’s home losses to Michigan and Furman.

National Scoreboard from Sunday (11/25)

NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE

Final Baltimore 34 Oakland 17
Final New England 27 N-Y Jets 13
Final Philadelphia 25 N-Y Giants 22
Final Tampa Bay 27 San Francisco 9
Final Cleveland 35 Cincinnati 20
Final Seattle 30 Carolina 27
Final Buffalo 24 Jacksonville 21
Final L.A. Chargers 45 Arizona 10
Final Indianapolis 27 Miami 24
Final Denver 24 Pittsburgh 17
Final Minnesota 24 Green Bay 17

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NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION

Final Orlando 108 L.A. Lakers 104
Final Detroit 118 Phoenix 107
Final Toronto 125 Miami 115
Final Philadelphia 127 Brooklyn 125
Final Atlanta 124 Charlotte 123
Final N-Y Knicks 103 Memphis 98
Final Utah 133 Sacramento 112
Final L.A. Clippers 104 Portland 100


NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE

Final Calgary 6 Arizona 1
Final Tampa Bay 5 New Jersey 2
Final Nashville 5 Anaheim 2
Final L.A. Kings 5 Edmonton 2

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TOP-25 COLLEGE BASKETBALL

Final Villanova 66 (14) Florida St. 60
Final Oklahoma St. 90 (19) LSU 77

 

Local Sports

Mens College Football

Iowa-31 vs Nebraska-28

 

Mens College Basketball

Clarke-66 vs Missouri Baptist-69

Wisconsin-46 vs Xavier-53

Northern Iowa-65 vs Old Dominion-72

 

Womens College Basketball

Iowa-84 vs West Virginia-81

UNI-71 vs Long Beach State-64

Illinois-74 vs Cal-Poly-51

Wisconsin-57 vs Pittsburgh-42

Hawkeyes meet Huskers for the Heroes Trophy

The Iowa Hawkeyes will attempt to win their fourth straight against the Nebraska Cornhuskers when the two meet later today at Kinnick Stadium. The Huskers are playing their best football as of late with head coach Scott Frost in his first year in Lincoln. After a 0-6 start, Nebraska has won four of its last five. Hawkeye head coach Kirk Ferentz. Ferentz says Nebraska’s offensive attack starts with freshman quarterback Adrian Martinez, who enters the game 2,910 yards of total offense and a vastly improved defense.

The game marks the final game at home for 14 Hawkeye seniors and a chance to take the Heroes Trophy each year of their career. Kickoff will be at 11 o’clock.

No. 4 Virginia, No. 25 Wisconsin meet for Atlantis title

PARADISE ISLAND, Bahamas (AP) – Fourth-ranked Virginia and No. 25 Wisconsin will meet for the championship on the final day of the Battle 4 Atlantis.

The Cavaliers and Badgers headline the four-game schedule today. The list includes Oklahoma meeting Dayton for third place, Butler playing Florida in the fifth-place game and Stanford meeting Middle Tennessee in the seventh-place game to end the day.

There have been multiple records broken in the first two days of the tournament. Wisconsin’s Nate Reuvers set the Atlantis record with nine blocked shots in the first-round win against Stanford.

On Thursday, Wisconsin’s D’Mitrik Trice hit a tournament-record seven 3-pointers. Butler’s Sean McDermott tied that record in the day’s final game, while Butler hit an Atlantis-record 16 3-pointers in the win against Middle Tennessee in the consolation bracket.

Saints extend win streak…Cowboys top Redskins…Bears beat Lions…Bulldogs win Egg Bowl

NEW ORLEANS (AP) – Drew Brees threw four touchdown passes and the New Orleans Saints earned their 10th straight win by slamming the Falcons, 31-17. Alvin Kamara’s 89 yards rushing helped New Orleans stay unbeaten since a season-opening loss to Tampa Bay. The Saints’ defense surrendered just 26 yards rushing, had a season-high six sacks and was helped out by three Atlanta fumbles inside the New Orleans 20.

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) – Amari Cooper had scoring receptions of 90 and 40 yards as the Dallas Cowboys beat the Washington Redskins, 31-23. Ezekiel Elliott ran for 121 yards and a touchdown to help the 6-5 Cowboys earn their third straight win and pull into a tie with the Redskins for first place in the NFC East. Dak Prescott was 22 of 31 for 289 yards and no interceptions.

DETROIT (AP) – Chase Daniel set single-game career highs in all major passing categories and Eddie Jackson returned an interception for a touchdown for the second straight game to lead the 8-3 Chicago Bears to a win over the Lions in Detroit, 23-16. Daniel was 27 of 37 for 230 yards, two touchdowns and no interceptions to lead Chicago’s offense while No. 1 QB Mitchell Trubisky sat out the game with a shoulder injury. But the game was tied at 16 until Jackson brought back an interception 41 yards for a touchdown with six minutes left.

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) – Nick Fitzgerald and Kylin Hill combined for 225 yards rushing as No. 22 Mississippi State cruised to victory in the Egg Bowl, 35-3 over Mississippi. Fitzgerald ran for 117 yards two touchdowns and threw for another score as the Bulldogs improved to 8-4. The game was marred by a brawl at the end of the third quarter, leading to the ejections of four players.

PARADISE ISLAND, Bahamas (AP) – Fourth-ranked Virginia and No. 25 Wisconsin have advanced to the Battle 4 Atlantis title game. DeAndre Hunter matched his career high with 23 points, including a big 3-pointer with 53.1 seconds left in the Cavaliers’ 66-59 win against Dayton. D’Mitrik Trice nailed seven 3-pointers in eight attempts while scoring a career-high 25 points to highlight the Badgers’ 78-58 rout of Oklahoma.

National Scoreboard from Thursday (11/22)

TOP-25 COLLEGE FOOTBALL

Final (22) Mississippi St. 35 Mississippi 3


NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE

Final Chicago 23 Detroit 16
Final Dallas 31 Washington 23
Final New Orleans 31 Atlanta 17


TOP-25 COLLEGE BASKETBALL

Final (4) Virginia 66 Dayton 59
Final (6) Nevada 96 Tulsa 86
Final Texas 92 (7) North Carolina 89
Final (11) Michigan St. 87 (17) UCLA 67
Final (14) Florida St. 81 UAB 63
Final (19) LSU 67 Coll. of Charleston 55
Final (25) Wisconsin 78 Oklahoma 58

Zags Knock Off #1 Duke…#2 Kansas, #5 Tennessee Meet in NIT Final…LeBron Wins in Return to Cleveland

LAHAINA, Hawaii (AP) – Third-ranked Gonzaga has beaten No. 1 Duke to win the Maui Invitational. Rui Hachimura scored 20 points and No. 3 Gonzaga blocked four shots in the final 46 seconds to complete an 89-87 win over the Blue Devils. Duke erased a 16-point, second-half deficit before losing in the tournament for the first time in 18 games.

NEW YORK (AP) – Second-ranked Kansas and No. 5 Tennessee have advanced to the NIT Season Tip-Off title game in Brooklyn. Grant Williams scored 24 points to lead five Tennessee players in double-figures as the Vols handled Louisville, 92-81. Dedric Lawson had a double-double with 26 points and 12 rebounds as the Jayhawks rallied past Marquette, 77-68.

CLEVELAND (AP) – LeBron James made his return to Quicken Loans Arena on Wednesday and received a hero’s welcome before helping the Los Angeles Lakers knock off his old team. James finished with 32 points, 14 rebounds and seven assists in the Lakers’ 109-105 win over the Cavaliers. He scored or assisted on 11 straight points as Los Angeles overcame a 99-91 deficit in the final period.

TORONTO (AP) – Kyle Lowry posted his first triple-double of the season with 21 points, 17 assists and 12 rebounds as the Toronto Raptors thumped the Atlanta Hawks, 124-108. Jonas Valanciunas had season-high totals of 24 points and 13 rebounds for the 15-4 Raptors, while Pascal Siakam added 22. Former Raptor Vince Carter went over 25,000 career points with a slam in the final second.

MILWAUKEE (AP) – Giannis Antetokounmpo matched his season high of 33 points in the Milwaukee Bucks’ 143-100 trouncing of the Portland Trail Blazers. Antetokounmpo added 16 rebounds and nine assists in 30 minutes as the 13-4 Bucks avenged an early season loss to Portland in a rematch of teams off to fast starts. CJ McCollum and Damian Lillard each had 22 points for the Trail Blazers, who entered with the best record in the NBA’s Western Conference before slipping to 12-6.

National Scoreboard (11/22)

NHL

Capitals 4, Blackhawks 2

Wild 6, Senators 4

Carolina 5, Toronto 2

Rangers 5, Islanders 0

Pittsburgh 5, Dallas 1

New Jersey 5, Montreal 2

Tampa Bay 7, Florida 3

Buffalo 5, Philadelphia 2

Detroit 3, Boston 2 (OT)

Nashville 4, St. Louis 1

Vegas 3, Arizona 2 (OT)

Calgary 6, Winnipeg 3

Anaheim 4, Vancouver 3

Colorado 7, Kings 3

NBA

Charlotte 127, Indiana 109

Philadelphia 121, New Orleans 120

Toronto 124, Atlanta 108

Knicks 117, Boston 109

Chicago 124, Phoenix 116

Milwaukee 143, Portland 100

Lakers 109, Cleveland 105

Houston 126, Detroit 124

Denver 103, Minnesota 101

Dallas 119, Brooklyn 113

Memphis 104, San Antonio 103

Sacramento 119, Utah 110

Oklahoma City 123, Golden State 95

Top 25 MBB

#3 Gonzaga 89, #1 Duke 87

#2 Kansas 77, Marquette 68

#4 Virginia 74, Middle Tennessee 52

#5 Tennessee 92, Louisville 81

#8 Auburn 73, Arizona 57

#10 Kentucky 87, Winthrop 74

#15 Mississippi State 61, Saint Mary’s 57

Creighton 87, #16 Clemson 82

#22 Buffalo 110, Dartmouth 71

 

Fighting Saints Fall to Madison, Drop Below .500

The Dubuque Fighting Saints fell below the .500 mark as they dropped a 2-1 Thanksgiving Eve matchup against Madison at the Mystique Community Ice Center last night. The loss sinks the Saints’ record to 7-8-1 on the season. James Sanchez notched the lone Dubuque goal in the first period, but Madison scored in both the 2nd and 3rd periods to take the victory. The Saints will be back in action Saturday when they visit Sioux Falls.

College Basketball Roundup

The 20th ranked Iowa basketball team ran its record to 5-0 with 105-78 win over Alabama State in Iowa City last night. Luka Garza led the Hawkeyes with 22 points, while freshman Joe Weiskamp poured in a career high 20. Iowa will put its unbeaten record on the line against Pitt in the ACC-Big Ten Challenge next Tuesday before opening Big Ten action a week from tomorrow against Wisconsin.

Iowa State won another blowout as they wrapped up the Maui Invitational, defeating San Diego State 87-57. That win comes after the Cyclones beat Illinois by 16 in their previous outing. The 5-1 Cyclones return to Hilton Coliseum on Monday when they face Nebraska-Omaha.

As for Illinois, the Fighting Illini took another loss in their final game in Hawaii, falling to Xavier 83-74. Illinois is now just 1-4 on the season.

Wisconsin built on a four point halftime advantage to advance to 4-0 with a 62-46 win over Stanford in the Bahamas. Ethan Happ led the Badgers with a double-double, scoring 16 points to go along with a dozen rebounds. Wisconsin advances to take on Oklahoma in a game that tips off at 11:30 this morning.

Ryan DiCanio’s free throws with no time remaining on the clock sent Loras’ men’s basketball team to an upset victory over 3rd ranked Augustana, 74-73 last night. DiCanio led the Duhawks with 25 points to help Loras stay unbeaten on the season. Loras will now enjoy a full week off before opening American Rivers Conference action against crosstown rival UD next Wednesday.

Area Scoreboard from Tuesday (11/20)

HIGH SCHOOL

BOYS BASKETBALL

Wisconsin

  • Horeb 60, Platteville 44
  • Southwestern 55, Shullsburg 44
  • Fennimore 66, Cassville 45

GIRLS BASKETBALL

  • Dubuque, Senior 42, Davenport, Central 30
  • Dyersville Beckman Catholic 54, Independence 24
  • Bellevue 62, North Cedar 17
  • Cascade 58, Northeast, Goose Lake 22
  • Bellevue Marquette Catholic 44, Easton Valley 42

Wisconsin

  • Mineral Point 66, River Valley 39
  • Darlington 80, Belmont 43
  • Black Hawk 86, Potosi/Cassville 33

Illinois

  • Galena 58, Durand 34

 

COLLEGE

MENS BASKETBALL

  • Grand View 80, Clarke 68

WOMENS BASKETBALL

  • Wheaton 67, Loras 59
  • Clarke 81, Grand View 78 (OT)
  • Carleton 98, Dubuque 93

Iowa State Defeats Illinois in Maui

Talen Horton-Tucker had 26 points and 14 rebounds, Michael Jacobson added 23 points and Iowa State ran away from Illinois in the second half for an 84-68 victory Tuesday in the Maui Invitational.  Down to eight scholarship players due to injuries and suspensions, Iowa State (4-1) bounced back from an opening loss to No. 3 Gonzaga with a strong game at both ends.     The Cyclones used their pressure defense to keep it close in the first half, then went on an 18-2 run early in the second to build a nine-point lead. Iowa State kept boosting the lead from there, making 16 of 28 shots to earn a spot in Wednesday’s fifth-place game against San Diego State.   Trent Frazier had 15 points to lead Illinois (1-3), which will face Xavier in the seventh-place game.

Big Second Half Gives UNI Women Win over Creighton

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – Megan Maahs notched her second double-double of the season and UNI women’s basketball used a big third quarter to overcome a slow start to earn a 65-55 win over former Missouri Valley Conference foe Creighton Tuesday evening at the McLeod Center.

The Panthers trailed 23-20 at the half but outscored the Blue Jays 22-10 in the third and 45-32 in the second half to earn the 10-point win.

Maahs scored 15 of her 17 points in the second half and grabbed a game-high 11 boards. Rose Simon-Ressler added 3 points and 1 rebound.

Trubisky could be sidelined…Tannehill returning…Beltre retires…Oilers change coaches

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) – Chase Daniel could be the starting quarterback when the Chicago Bears face the Lions in Detroit tomorrow. Mitchell Trubisky hasn’t practiced since suffering a right shoulder injury during the fourth quarter of Sunday night’s 25-20 win over the Vikings. Coach Matt Nagy is holding out hope Trubisky can play even without practice, but he adds he’s very comfortable using Daniel if necessary.

DAVIE, Fla. (AP) – The Miami Dolphins plan to start quarterback Ryan Tannehill for the first time in seven weeks Sunday at Indianapolis. Coach Adam Gase said Tannehill has progressed enough in his recovery from a throwing shoulder injury to rejoin the lineup, and said the quality of his passes at yesterday’s practice appears to be 100 percent. Tannehill should provide a boost for a team that has dropped five of its past seven games to fall to 5-5.

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) – Texas Rangers third baseman Adrian Beltre has retired after 21 seasons and 3,166 hits. The four-time All-Star and five-time Gold Glove recipient batted .286 with 477 home runs and 1,707 RBIs in a career that began with the 1998 Los Angeles Dodgers. He also spent time with Seattle and Boston before an eight-year run with Texas, where he made his only World Series appearance in his first season with the ballclub.

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) – Ken Hitchcock is an NHL head coach once again after replacing Todd McLellan at Edmonton. Hitchcock is 823-506-88 in a 21-year coaching career, winning a Stanley Cup with the 1999 Stars and making stops at Philadelphia, Columbus and St. Louis before returning to Dallas last season. The Oilers had dropped six of seven before beating San Jose, 4-3 last night on Leon Draisaitl’s  goal 51 seconds into overtime.

LANSING, Mich. (AP) – Former Michigan State University President Lou Anna Simon has been charged with lying to police during an investigation of the handling of serial sexual abuser Larry Nassar. Simon is the third current or former campus official other than Nassar to face criminal charges in the scandal. Hundreds of girls and women have said Nassar molested them when he was a physician, including while he worked at Michigan State and Indianapolis-based USA Gymnastics.

National Scoreboard from Tuesday (11/20)

NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION

Final Toronto 93 Orlando 91
Final Washington 125 L.A. Clippers 118
Final Brooklyn 104 Miami 92
Final Portland 118 N-Y Knicks 114


NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE

Final OT Edmonton 4 San Jose 3


TOP-25 COLLEGE BASKETBALL

Final (1) Duke 78 (8) Auburn 72
Final (3) Gonzaga 91 Arizona 74
Final (16) Clemson 64 Georgia 49
Final Lipscomb 73 (18) TCU 64
Final (21) Oregon 83 Green Bay 72
Final (23) Ohio St. 68 Samford 50

Padres Designate Rea for Assignment

Rea

Cascade native Colin Rea was one of the casualties in a series of roster moves made by the San Diego Padres on Tuesday. That was the deadline for the Padres to protect some of their top minor league prospects from the Rule 5 draft. To make room for those players, the Padres traded or designated seven players. Rea was one of those designated for assignment. With that move, the Padres now have ten days to decide whether to return Rea to their 40-man roster, trade him, or release him. Rea was a 12th round draft pick of the Padres in 2011. He made his major league debut in August of 2015 and pitched for the Padres for much of the rest of that season and the first half of 2016. But an elbow injury required him to have Tommy John Surgery, and miss the entire 2017 season. He spent 2018 in the minor leagues, compiling a 3-5 record in 15 starts.

Area Scoreboard from Monday (11/19)

HIGH SCHOOL

BOYS BASKETBALL

  • East Dubuque 61, Galena 35

GIRLS BASKETBALL

Iowa

  • Platteville 73, Hempstead 59
  • Bellevue Marquette Catholic 59, Wahlert Catholic 52

Wisconsin

  • Shullsburg 53, Iowa Grant 42
  • Benton 59, Barneveld 36

Illinois

  • Galena 63, Orangeville 23
  • East Dubuque 56, Warren 18

 

 

COLLEGE

WOMENS BASKETBALL

Regional

  • Wisconsin 65, IUPUI 64

Regional College Basketball from Monday (11/19)

Cyclones and Illini Fall at Maui Invitational

  • Justin Coleman scored 18 points and Arizona rallied from a 10-point second-half deficit to knock off short-handed Iowa State 71-66 in the Maui Invitational. The Cyclones led by seven at halftime and stretched it to10 midway through the second half before Arizona rallied. Marial Shayok led Iowa State with 19 points.
  • Rui Hachimura scored 23 points, Zach Norvell Jr. added 15 and No. 3 Gonzaga held off Illinois 84-78 in the opening round of the Maui Invitational. Gonzaga (4-0) withstood Illinois’ 10-0 run to go up nine with 97 seconds left, but Trent Frazier scored on a four-point play to pull the Illini within 80-78.     Illinois forced Gonzaga into a difficult shot and got the ball back with 30 seconds left, but Frazier air-balled a long 3-pointer.
  • Iowa State and Illinois will meet at 4 o’clock today.

 

Panthers Win in Paradise

The UNI Panthers finished their three-game slate at the Paradise Jam with a victory over Old Dominion University. The Panthers narrowly defeated the Monarchs 54-53 in the lowest scoring game of the season. For the Panthers: former Senior prep Luke McDonnell with 5 points and 3 rebounds and former Western Dubuque prep Spencer Haldeman with 9 points and 5 rebounds.

Rams outscore Chiefs…Redskins get a QB…Yanks snare Paxton from M’s…Suzuki back with Nats

LOS ANGELES (AP) – Jared Goff hit Gerald Everett for a 40-yard scoring touchdown with 1:49 remaining to send the Los Angeles Rams past the Kansas City Chiefs, 54-51. Goff passed for 413 yards and four touchdowns as the 10-1 Rams won the highest-scoring NFL game this season. Patrick Mahomes  threw for six TDs but was picked off twice in the final 78 seconds as the Chiefs fell to 9-2.

ASHBURN, Va. (AP) – The Washington Redskins have signed former first-round pick Mark Sanchez to back up quarterback Colt McCoy, who became the starter when Alex Smith broke his right tibia and fibula. Sanchez has played 77 NFL games since being taken by the New York Jets in 2009, completing 57 percent of his passes for 15,219 yards, 86 touchdowns and 86 interceptions. Smith was injured while being sacked in the third quarter of Sunday’s 23-21 loss to the Houston Texans.

NEW YORK (AP) – The New York Yankees have acquired lefty James Paxton from the Seattle Mariners for southpaw Justus Sheffield and two other prospects. Paxton turned 30 on Nov. 6 and went 11-6 with a 3.76 ERA in 28 starts last season, including a no-hitter at Toronto on May 8. He joins a rotation projected to include right-handers Luis Severino and Masahiro Tanaka and left-hander CC Sabathia .

WASHINGTON (AP) – A source tells The Associated Press that catcher Kurt Suzuki has accepted a two-year, $10 million contract with the Nationals, pending a physical. He became a free agent after batting .271 with 12 homers and 50 RBIs in 2018 as Atlanta won the NL East. Suzuki also played for Washington in 2012 and ’13.

UNDATED (AP) – Duke and Kansas remain 1-2 in the newest Associated Press men’s basketball poll. Third-ranked Gonzaga and No. 4 Virginia are followed by Tennessee, Nevada, North Carolina, Auburn, Michigan and Kentucky to round out the top 10. Villanova and Syracuse slid all the way out of the Top 25. Iowa is ranked 20th and Wisconsin is ranked 25th.

National Scoreboard from Monday (11/19)

NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION

Final Philadelphia 119 Phoenix 114
Final Charlotte 117 Boston 112
Final Detroit 113 Cleveland 102
Final Indiana 121 Utah 94
Final L.A. Clippers 127 Atlanta 119
Final New Orleans 140 San Antonio 126
Final Memphis 98 Dallas 88
Final Milwaukee 104 Denver 98
Final Sacramento 117 Oklahoma City 113

NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE

Final N-Y Rangers 2 Dallas 1
Final Toronto 4 Columbus 2
Final OT Buffalo 5 Pittsburgh 4
Final OT Washington 5 Montreal 4
Final Florida 7 Ottawa 5
Final Nashville 3 Tampa Bay 2
Final L.A. Kings 2 St. Louis 0
Final Calgary 7 Vegas 2
Final Winnipeg 6 Vancouver 3

NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE

Final L.A. Rams 54 Kansas City 51

TOP-25 COLLEGE BASKETBALL
Final (1) Duke 90 San Diego St. 64
Final (3) Gonzaga 84 Illinois 78
Final (6) Nevada 90 California Baptist 55
Final (7) North Carolina 101 St. Francis (Pa.) 76
Final OT (8) Auburn 88 Xavier 79
Final (12) Kansas St. 82 Missouri 67
Final (14) Florida St. 93 Canisius 61
Final Arizona St. 72 (15) Mississippi St. 67
Final (16) Clemson 72 Akron 69
Final (17) UCLA 80 Presbyterian 65

NFL Recaps From Sunday (11/18)

Steelers stun Jags…Redskins lose QB, fall to Texans

UNDATED (AP) – The Pittsburgh Steelers are winners of six straight following a remarkable comeback in a 20-16 win over the Jaguars in Jacksonville.

The Jags led 16-0 late in the third quarter and were ahead 16-7 with 2 1/2 minutes remaining, but Pittsburgh finally went in front on Ben Roethlisberger’s one-yard keeper with five seconds to play. Roethlisberger also hit Vance McDonald for an 11-yard scoring with 2:28 remaining before the Jags went 3-and-out on their next possession.

Antonio Brown hauled in a 78-yard scoring strike from Roethlisberger, who passed for 314 yards but was intercepted three times.

Pittsburgh is 7-2-1, while the Jaguars are 3-7.

Meanwhile, the Redskins are in big trouble as they battle the Cowboys for the NFC East lead.

The Redskins lost quarterback Alex Smith to a gruesome leg injury while being sacked in the third quarter of a 23-21 loss to the red-hot Texans. Coach Jay Gruden says Smith is done for the year because of a broken tibia and fibula in his right leg.

Justin Reid returned an interception 101 yards to help Houston overcome a mistake-prone Deshaun Watson and earn its seventh consecutive victory since an 0-3 start.

Washington is 6-4 and just a game ahead of Dallas heading into their Thanksgiving Day clash with the Cowboys. Colt McCoy replaced Smith and will be the likely starter in Thursday’s battle for the NFC East lead.

The Cowboys gained ground on the Redskins as Brett Maher shook off a missed extra point and kicked a 42-yard field goal on the final play to give Dallas a 22-19 victory over the Falcons. The winning kick came after the Cowboys squandered a 10-point lead in the fourth quarter.

Ezekiel Elliott had a huge day for the Cowboys in what was a defensive slugfest until the teams combined for 26 points in a wild fourth quarter. He had 122 yards rushing and a touchdown on 23 carries.

In other NFL games:

– The Saints won their ninth in a row as Drew Brees  completed 22 of 30 passes for 363 yards and four touchdowns in a 48-7 dismantling of the Eagles. Tre’Quan Smith finished with 10 catches for 157 yards, while Michael Thomas’ four catches for 92 yards made him the first receiver in New Orleans history to surpass 1,000 yards receiving in each of his first three seasons. Mark Ingram rushed 16 times for 103 yards, including touchdowns of 14 yards and 1 yard.

– The Bears earned their fourth straight win and tightened their grip on the NFC North lead by downing the second-place Vikings, 25-20. Khalil Mack had a sack and fumble recovery, Eddie Jackson returned an interception for a touchdown while Chicago limited Minnesota to 268 total yards. Mitchell Trubisky was 20 of 31 for 165 yards and a touchdown for the 7-3 Bears, who dropped the Vikings to 5-4-1. Vikes quarterback Kirk Cousins was picked off twice while throwing for 262 yards and two fourth-quarter TDs.

– The Chargers’ six-game winning streak ended when Brandon McManus nailed a 34-yard field goal as time expired to lift the Broncos past Los Angeles, 23-22. Case Keenum orchestrated a seven-play, 76-yard drive on the final series and finished 19 of 32 for 205 yards. Philip Rivers threw for 401 yards and two touchdowns for the 7-3 Chargers, while Melvin Gordon had 158 yards from scrimmage.

– Rookie quarterback Lamar Jackson juked and sprinted for 117 yards in his first NFL start, Gus Edwards ran for 115 and the Ravens ground out a 24-21 victory over the Bengals to end a three-game losing streak. Flashing the moves that enabled him to win the 2016 Heisman Trophy at Louisville, Jackson zipped in and out of the pocket for 27 carries. Jackson also completed 13 of 19 passes for 150 yards with an interception. Both teams are 5-5.

– Cam Newton threw an incomplete pass on a 2-point conversion with 1:07 left, letting the Lions hold on for a 20-19 win over the Panthers on Sunday. Newton had time and receiver Jarius Wright open in the end zone, but the star quarterback sailed the pass high. Carolina coach Ron Rivera went for the win perhaps because usually reliable kicker Graham Gano missed an extra point and a field goal earlier in the game.

– Saquon Barkley ran for a career-high 142 yards and scored three touchdowns as the Giants picked up their second straight win since a 1-7 start, 38-35 over the Buccaneers. Eli Manning was 17 of 18 for two touchdowns and linebacker Alec Ogletree returned one of the Giants’ four interceptions 15 yards for another score in New York’s biggest point output of the season. Jameis  Winston replaced an erratic Ryan Fitzpatrick and engineered four straight touchdown drives to help Tampa Bay get within a field goal before falling to 3-7.

– Andrew Luck threw three touchdown passes and Marlon Mack and Jordan Wilkins both ran for scores to help the Colts rout the Titans 38-10. The 5-5 Colts have won four straight for the first time since November 2014, and Luck is unbeaten in 10 starts against the Titans. He shredded the league’s best scoring defense by going 23 of 29 with 297 yards with two TD passes to T.Y. Hilton.

– The Raiders’ five-game losing streak is over after Daniel Carlson drilled a 35-yard field goal on the final play of Oakland’s 23-21 victory at Arizona. Derek Carr threw for two touchdowns and had completions of 32 and 20 yards on the final drive that led to Carlson’s winning kick. Carlson also had field goals of 49 and 21 yards in the second half as the 2-8 Raiders since the 2-8 Cardinals to their fifth consecutive loss.

Jayhawks hire Miles…Buffs drop coach…Army cracks T25…Logano takes NASCAR title

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) – Former LSU coach Les Miles has been hired to lead Kansas’ downtrodden football program. The 65-year-old Miles spent 11 years at LSU, winning a national championship in 2007. The quirky Miles has been out of coaching since 2016, when he was fired by LSU after a 2-2 start. He replaces David Beaty, who was fired two weeks ago and is 6-31 in four seasons with the program.

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) – Colorado has fired football coach Mike MacIntyre after the team lost six straight games in his sixth season at the school. Athletic director Rick George says he will name an interim head coach for Colorado’s final game Saturday against California. MacIntyre was voted AP college football coach of the year in 2016 after he led the Buffaloes to a Pac-12 South title and 10 victories. That was his only winning season at Colorado.

UNDATED (AP) – Army is ranked for the first time since 1996. The 9-2 Black Knights have moved into The Associated Press college football poll at No. 23 as they begin preparations to face rival Navy on Dec. 8. The top six in this week’s poll are unchanged, with Alabama a unanimous No. 1, followed by Clemson, Notre Dame, Michigan, Georgia and Oklahoma.

HOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) – Joey Logano has won the NASCAR championship by grabbing a late lead before pulling away to victory at Homestead-Miami Speedway. It’s the first title for Logano as he became the second Cup champion for Team Penske and the first since 2004. Defending champion Martin Truex Jr. was second, followed by Kevin Harvick and Kyle Busch.

ST. SIMONS ISLAND, Ga. (AP) – Charles Howell III has ended his nearly 12-year victory drought by sinking a 15-foot birdie on the second playoff hole to beat Patrick Rodgers in the RSM Classic. Howell closed with a 3-under 67, sinking three straight birdies on the back nine before capturing his first title since February 2007. Rodgers shot 61-62 on the weekend to catch Howell at 19 under.

NFL/NBA/NHL/TOP 25 CBB Scoreboard from Sunday (11/18)

NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE

Final Houston 23 Washington 21
Final Baltimore 24 Cincinnati 21
Final Indianapolis 38 Tennessee 10
Final Pittsburgh 20 Jacksonville 16
Final Detroit 20 Carolina 19
Final Dallas 22 Atlanta 19
Final N-Y Giants 38 Tampa Bay 35
Final Oakland 23 Arizona 21
Final Denver 23 L.A. Chargers 22
Final New Orleans 48 Philadelphia 7
Final Chicago 25 Minnesota 20

NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION

Final Memphis 100 Minnesota 87
Final Portland 119 Washington 109
Final Orlando 131 N-Y Knicks 117
Final L.A. Lakers 113 Miami 97
Final San Antonio 104 Golden State 92


NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE

Final Dallas 6 N-Y Islanders 2
Final Carolina 2 New Jersey 1
Final Chicago 3 Minnesota 1
Final Vegas 6 Edmonton 3
Final OT Colorado 4 Anaheim 3

TOP-25 COLLEGE BASKETBALL

Final (10) Kentucky 92 VMI 82
Final (11) Michigan St. 101 Tennessee Tech 33
Final (12) Kansas St. 64 Penn 48
Final (16) Virginia Tech 89 (23) Purdue 83
Final (18) Michigan 66 Providence 47

Local Sports

Men’s College Basketball

Clarke University 78, Baker 68

Univ. Dubuque 86, St. Scholastica 75

Women’s College Basketball

Loras Tip-Off Classic – Loras 91, Lake Forest 78

Baker 71, Clarke University 67

Hockey

On military appreciation night –the Dubuque Fighting Saints couldn’t stay out of the box and the Team USA U-18’s used four power play goals and a shorthanded goal to skate past Dubuque 7-4 on Saturday night. The Fighting Saints closed the deficit to one goal multiple times, but the U-18’s pulled away early in the third period

College Football

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) – Nate Stanley passed for 178 yards and three touchdowns while Mekhi Sargent and Toren Young added two rushing touchdowns each as Iowa rolled over Illinois 63-0 on Saturday. It tied the largest margin of defeat in Illinois history, matching a 63-0 loss to the University of Chicago in 1906.

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) – Jonathan Taylor rushed for a career-high 321 yards and scored three times including the decisive 17-yard run in triple overtime to give Wisconsin a 47-44 come-from-behind victory at Purdue on Saturday. Wisconsin has won 13 straight in the series dating to 2004

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) – Karan Higdon ran for a go-ahead touchdown early in the third quarter and Jake Moody set a school record with six field goals, helping No. 4 Michigan beat Indiana 31-20.

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) – Ninth-ranked Ohio State went to overtime to avoid one of the most stunning upsets in this college football season, defeating Maryland 52-51 when the Terrapins failed to convert a 2-point conversion after the potential game-tying score.

PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) – Trace McSorley has become the winningest quarterback in Penn State history with a 20-7 victory over Rutgers. The win was No. 30 for McSorley as a starter

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Isaiah Bowser rushed for 85 yards and two touchdowns, and No. 24 Northwestern turned three turnovers by Minnesota quarterback Tanner Morgan into 10 points on the way to a 24-14 victory that stretched its program-record road winning streak to eight games

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) – Barret Pickering kicked three field goals in the fourth quarter, the last one a 47-yarder with 5:13 left, as Nebraska came from behind to beat Michigan State 9-6. It was the first time Nebraska had won a game without scoring a touchdown since a 3-0 victory over Kansas State in 1937.

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) – Texas defense smothered Iowa State freshman quarterback Brock Purdy in a 24-10 victory Saturday night

UNDATED (AP) N. Iowa 37, Missouri St. 0

Local Sports

College Mens Basketball

Olivet College-84   Dubuque-77

Loras- 81       St. Scholastica-80

UW-Platteville-74  Concordia- 60

Regional Basketball

Iowa-91  UConn-72 @ Madison Square Garden

Pennsylvania-78 UNI-71 @ Paradise Jam in Virgin Islands

College Womens Basketball

Loras-82 Beloit-58

Edgewood-78 Lake Forest-72

UW Stevens Point-87  U of Dubuque-56

Local Hockey

Dubuque Fighting Saints -2 Fargo Force-4

Wisconsin HS Girls Basketball

Dodgeville- 40 Mineral Point-61

Fennimore-26 Prairie Du Chien-42

Darlington-56  New Glarus-48

Illinois HS Girls Basketball

  1. Dbq-45 Galena-36

Iowa HS Girls Basketball

  1. Dbq Epworth-61 W. Delaware-25