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TV SCHEDULE, STANDINGS & MORE - DEC. 21

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TV, RADIO

TODAY

Noon - Women's College Basketball: California at Kentucky (SEC NETWORK).

6:05 p.m. - Talk Show: Sports Talk (WDXY-FM 105.9, WDXY-AM 1240).

7 p.m. - College Basketball: Farleigh Dickinson at Maryland (ESPNU).

7 p.m. - College Basketball: American at Marquette (FOX SPORTS 1).

7 p.m. - College Basketball: Western Illinois at Butler (FOX SPORTS SOUTHEAST).

7 p.m. - College Basketball: Drexel at Loyola (Md.) (SPECTRUM 1250).

7 p.m. - Women's College Basketball: South Carolina at Temple (WNKT-FM 107.5).

8 p.m. - College Football: Gasparilla Bowl from St. Petersburg, Fla. - Temple vs. Florida International (ESPN).

8 p.m. - NHL Hockey: Carolina at Nashville (FOX SPORTSOUTH).

8 p.m. - NBA Basketball: Boston at New York (TNT).

9 p.m. - College Basketball: Idaho State at Brigham Young (BYUTV).

9 p.m. - College Basketball: Connecticut at Arizona (ESPN2).

9 p.m. - College Basketball: Alabama A&M at Michigan (ESPNU).

9 p.m. - College Basketball: Miami (Ohio) at DePaul (FOX SPORTS 1).

9 p.m. - College Basketball: Buffalo at Texas A&M (SEC NETWORK).

10 p.m. - College Basketball: Gonzaga at San Diego State (CBS SPORTS NETWORK).

10:30 p.m. - NBA Basketball: San Antonio at Utah (TNT).

11 p.m. - College Basketball: Sacramento Showcase from Sacramento, Calif. - Kansas vs. Stanford (ESPN2).

NFL STANDINGS

AMERICAN CONFERENCE

East

WLTPctPFPA

y-New England1130.786395274

Buffalo860.571264306

Miami680.429252342

N.Y. Jets590.357285342

South

WLTPctPFPA

x-Jacksonville1040.714374209

Tennessee860.571296319

Houston4100.286319380

Indianapolis3110.214225368

North

WLTPctPFPA

y-Pittsburgh1130.786344278

Baltimore860.571345256

Cincinnati590.357233305

Cleveland0140.000207362

West

WLTPctPFPA

Kansas City860.571359302

L.A. Chargers770.500311255

Oakland680.429281324

Denver590.357254328

NATIONAL CONFERENCE

East

WLTPctPFPA

y-Philadelphia1220.857438279

Dallas860.571336311

Washington680.429305359

N.Y. Giants2120.143228355

South

WLTPctPFPA

New Orleans1040.714401282

Carolina1040.714331286

Atlanta950.643318282

Tampa Bay4100.286285336

North

WLTPctPFPA

y-Minnesota1130.786343242

Detroit860.571358339

Green Bay770.500309333

Chicago4100.286234294

West

WLTPctPFPA

L.A. Rams1040.714438272

Seattle860.571321294

Arizona680.429246337

San Francisco4100.286253337

x-clinched playoff spot

y-clinched division

Saturday's Games

Indianapolis at Baltimore, 4:30 p.m.

Minnesota at Green Bay, 8:30 p.m.

Sunday's Games

Cleveland at Chicago, 1 p.m.

Atlanta at New Orleans, 1 p.m.

Denver at Washington, 1 p.m.

Tampa Bay at Carolina, 1 p.m.

Miami at Kansas City, 1 p.m.

L.A. Rams at Tennessee, 1 p.m.

L.A. Chargers at N.Y. Jets, 1 p.m.

Detroit at Cincinnati, 1 p.m.

Buffalo at New England, 1 p.m.

Jacksonville at San Francisco, 4:05 p.m.

N.Y. Giants at Arizona, 4:25 p.m.

Seattle at Dallas, 4:25 p.m.

Monday's Games

Pittsburgh at Houston, 4:30 p.m.

Oakland at Philadelphia, 8:30 p.m.

Sunday, Dec. 31

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

N.Y. Jets at New England, 1 p.m.

Carolina at Atlanta, 1 p.m.

Houston at Indianapolis, 1 p.m.

Cleveland at Pittsburgh, 1 p.m.

Green Bay at Detroit, 1 p.m.

Dallas at Philadelphia, 1 p.m.

Chicago at Minnesota, 1 p.m.

Buffalo at Miami, 1 p.m.

Jacksonville at Tennessee, 1 p.m.

Cincinnati at Baltimore, 1 p.m.

New Orleans at Tampa Bay, 1 p.m.

Oakland at L.A. Chargers, 4:25 p.m.

San Francisco at L.A. Rams, 4:25 p.m.

Arizona at Seattle, 4:25 p.m.

Kansas City at Denver, 4:25 p.m.

NBA STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE

Atlantic Division

WLPctGB

Boston267.788-

Toronto208.7143

New York1614.5338

Philadelphia1416.46710

Brooklyn1118.37913

Southeast Division

WLPctGB

Washington1714.548-

Miami1515.5001

Charlotte1119.3675

Orlando1120.3556

Atlanta723.2339

Central Division

WLPctGB

Cleveland239.719-

Detroit1713.5675

Milwaukee1613.5525

Indiana1714.5485

Chicago920.31012

WESTERN CONFERENCE

Southwest Division

WLPctGB

Houston254.862-

San Antonio2110.6775

New Orleans1516.48411

Memphis921.30016

Dallas823.25818

Northwest Division

WLPctGB

Minnesota1813.581-

Portland1614.5331

Denver1614.5331

Oklahoma City1515.5002

Utah1417.4524

Pacific Division

WLPctGB

Golden State246.800-

L.A. Clippers1118.37912

L.A. Lakers1018.35713

Phoenix1121.34414

Sacramento1020.33314

Tuesday's Games

Sacramento 101, Philadelphia 95

Washington 116, New Orleans 106

Milwaukee 119, Cleveland 116

Wednesday's Games

Toronto at Charlotte, 7 p.m.

Indiana at Atlanta, 7:30 p.m.

Miami at Boston, 7:30 p.m.

Sacramento at Brooklyn, 7:30 p.m.

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

Orlando at Chicago, 8 p.m.

Utah at Oklahoma City, 8 p.m.

Detroit at Dallas, 8:30 p.m.

Minnesota at Denver, 9 p.m.

San Antonio at Portland, 10 p.m.

Memphis at Golden State, 10:30 p.m.

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

Today's Games

Chicago at Cleveland, 7 p.m.

Toronto at Philadelphia, 7 p.m.

Boston at New York, 8 p.m.

Memphis at Phoenix, 9 p.m.

San Antonio at Utah, 10:30 p.m.

Friday's Games

New Orleans at Orlando, 7 p.m.

New York at Detroit, 7 p.m.

Washington at Brooklyn, 7:30 p.m.

Atlanta at Oklahoma City, 8 p.m.

Charlotte at Milwaukee, 8 p.m.

Dallas at Miami, 8 p.m.

L.A. Clippers at Houston, 8 p.m.

Denver at Portland, 10 p.m.

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

Saturday's Games

Philadelphia at Toronto, 5 p.m.

Brooklyn at Indiana, 7 p.m.

Milwaukee at Charlotte, 7 p.m.

Orlando at Washington, 7 p.m.

Chicago at Boston, 7:30 p.m.

Dallas at Atlanta, 7:30 p.m.

L.A. Clippers at Memphis, 8 p.m.

New Orleans at Miami, 8 p.m.

Oklahoma City at Utah, 8 p.m.

Denver at Golden State, 8:30 p.m.

Minnesota at Phoenix, 9 p.m.

Portland at L.A. Lakers, 9:30 p.m.

San Antonio at Sacramento, 10 p.m.

NHL STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE

Atlantic Division

GPWLOTPtsGFGA

Tampa Bay3324725012684

Toronto35211314311798

Boston3217105399687

Montreal34151543494108

Detroit33131373392106

Florida34131653198117

Ottawa32111472989109

Buffalo3481972372114

Metropolitan Division

GPWLOTPtsGFGA

Washington352212145112101

New Jersey3319954310599

Columbus3420131419793

N.Y. Rangers34191234111297

N.Y. Islanders341813339121120

Pittsburgh351715337101112

Carolina33141273591106

Philadelphia3314127359294

WESTERN CONFERENCE

Central Division

GPWLOTPtsGFGA

Nashville3321844611291

St. Louis35221124610788

Winnipeg35201054511898

Chicago33171153910286

Minnesota34181333910099

Dallas351814339102103

Colorado331615234105109

Pacific Division

GPWLOTPtsGFGA

Vegas33229246116100

Los Angeles35211044610782

San Jose3217114388880

Calgary34171433797102

Anaheim35141383692104

Vancouver35151643493113

Edmonton341517232101110

Arizona3672451980125

NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss. Top three teams in each division and two wild cards per conference advance to playoffs.

Tuesday's Games

Toronto 8, Carolina 1

Minnesota 6, Ottawa 4

Detroit 6, N.Y. Islanders 3

N.Y. Rangers 4, Anaheim 1

Boston 3, Buffalo 0

Winnipeg 6, Nashville 4

Washington 4, Dallas 3, OT

Florida 3, Arizona 2

Vegas 4, Tampa Bay 3

Montreal 7, Vancouver 5

Wednesday's Games

Toronto at Columbus, 7:30 p.m.

Detroit at Philadelphia, 8 p.m.

St. Louis at Calgary, 9:30 p.m.

Today's Games

Columbus at Pittsburgh, 7 p.m.

N.Y. Rangers at New Jersey, 7 p.m.

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

Winnipeg at Boston, 7 p.m.

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

Carolina at Nashville, 8 p.m.

Chicago at Dallas, 8:30 p.m.

St. Louis at Edmonton, 9 p.m.

Colorado at Los Angeles, 10:30 p.m.

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

Friday's Games

Philadelphia at Buffalo, 7 p.m.

Minnesota at Florida, 7:30 p.m.

Montreal at Calgary, 9 p.m.

Washington at Arizona, 9 p.m.

Saturday's Games

Detroit at Boston, 1 p.m.

Winnipeg at N.Y. Islanders, 1 p.m.

Montreal at Edmonton, 7 p.m.

Anaheim at Pittsburgh, 7 p.m.

Chicago at New Jersey, 7 p.m.

Minnesota at Tampa Bay, 7 p.m.

Ottawa at Florida, 7 p.m.

Buffalo at Carolina, 7 p.m.

Philadelphia at Columbus, 7 p.m.

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

Colorado at Arizona, 8 p.m.

Nashville at Dallas, 8 p.m.

Washington at Vegas, 8 p.m.

Los Angeles at San Jose, 10 p.m.

St. Louis at Vancouver, 10 p.m.

COLLEGE BASKETBALL

MEN'S TOP 25 RESULTS

Wednesday

1. Villanova (11-0) did not play. Next: vs. Hofstra, Friday.

2. Michigan State (11-1) did not play. Next: vs. Long Beach State, Thursday.

3. Arizona State (11-0) did not play. Next: vs. Pacific, Friday.

4. Duke (12-1) beat Evansville 104-40. Next: vs. No. 24 Florida State, Saturday, Dec. 30.

5. North Carolina (10-1) vs. Wofford. Next: vs. Ohio State, Saturday.

6. Miami (9-0) did not play. Next: at Hawaii, Friday.

7. Kentucky (9-1) did not play. Next: vs. UCLA, Saturday.

8. Texas A&M (10-1) did not play. Next: vs. Buffalo, Thursday.

9. Xavier (11-1) did not play. Next: at Northern Iowa, Friday.

10. West Virginia (9-1) vs. Coppin State. Next: vs. Fordham, Saturday.

11. Wichita State (9-2) did not play. Next: vs. Florida Gulf Coast, Friday.

12. Gonzaga (10-2) did not play. Next: at San Diego State, Thursday.

13. Virginia (10-1) did not play. Next: vs. Hampton, Friday.

14. Kansas (9-2) did not play. Next: vs. Stanford, Thursday.

15. TCU (11-0) did not play. Next: vs. William & Mary, Friday.

16. Purdue (11-2) did not play. Next: vs. Tennessee State, Thursday.

17. Oklahoma (9-1) did not play. Next: at Northwestern, Friday.

18. Arizona (9-3) did not play. Next: vs. UConn, Thursday.

18. Baylor (9-2) vs. Southern University. Next: at No. 21 Texas Tech, Friday, Dec. 29.

20. Cincinnati (10-2) did not play. Next: vs. Cleveland State, Thursday.

21. Tennessee (7-2) vs. Furman. Next: at Wake Forest, Saturday.

21. Texas Tech (10-1) did not play. Next: vs. Abilene Christian, Friday.

23. Seton Hall (10-2) beat Wagner 89-68. Next: vs. Manhattan, Saturday.

24. Florida State (10-1) did not play. Next: vs. Southern Miss., Thursday.

25. Creighton (9-2) vs. SC Upstate. Next: vs. No. 25 Creighton, Thursday, Dec. 28.

WOMEN'S TOP 25 RESULTS

Wednesday

1. UConn (9-0) did not play. Next: vs. Duquesne, Friday.

2. Notre Dame (11-1) beat Marquette 91-85, OT. Next: vs. Syracuse, Thursday, Dec. 28.

3. Louisville (14-0) beat Air Force 62-50. Next: at Georgia Tech, Thursday, Dec. 28.

4. South Carolina (10-1) did not play. Next: at Temple, Thursday.

5. Mississippi State (12-0) beat UNLV 103-63. Next: vs. Syracuse, Thursday. Next: vs. MVSU, Thursday.

6. Baylor (10-1) did not play. Next: at Kansas State, Thursday, Dec. 28.

7. Tennessee (11-0) did not play. Next: at No. 18 Stanford, Thursday.

8. Texas (9-1) did not play. Next: at Oklahoma, Thursday, Dec. 28.

9. West Virginia (11-0) did not play. Next: vs. Morehead State, Thursday.

10. Oregon (9-2) did not play. Next: vs. No. 19 Texas A&M, Thursday.

11. UCLA (9-2) beat Fordham 67-30. Next: at No. 18 Stanford, Friday, Dec. 29.

12. Ohio State (11-2) did not play. Next: at Nebraska, Thursday, Dec. 28.

13. Florida State (10-1) did not play. Next: at Creighton, Thursday.

14. Duke (9-2) did not play. Next: vs. Wyoming, Thursday.

15. Maryland (11-2) beat Coppin State 113-48. Next: vs. Illinois, Thursday, Dec. 28.

16. Missouri (11-1) did not play. Next: vs. Illinois, Friday.

17. Oregon State (8-2) vs. UC Davis. Next: vs. Washington, Friday, Dec. 29.

18. Stanford (6-5) did not play. Next: vs. No. 7 Tennessee, Thursday.

19. Texas A&M (10-2) beat Hawaii 103-59. Next: vs. No. 10 Oregon, Thursday.

20. Villanova (10-0) beat La Salle 76-49. Next: at Creighton, Thursday, Dec. 28.

21. Green Bay (10-1) did not play. Next: at Wright State, Thursday, Dec. 28.

22. South Florida (9-2) vs. Dayton. Next: vs. Michigan State, Thursday.

23. Michigan (10-2) did not play. Next: vs. Delaware State, Thursday.

24. California (8-2) did not play. Next: at Kentucky, Thursday.

25. Iowa (11-1) did not play. Next: vs. Drake, Thursday.

COLLEGE FOOTBALL

FCS Playoffs

First Round

Saturday, Nov. 25

Furman 28, Elon 27

Stony Brook 59, Lehigh 29

New Hampshire 14, CCSU 0

Kennesaw St. 28, Samford 17

South Dakota 38, Nicholls 31

Weber State 21, Western Illinois 19

Northern Iowa 46, Monmouth (NJ) 7

San Diego 41, Northern Arizona 10

Second Round

Saturday, Dec. 2

James Madison 26, Stony Brook 7

Kennesaw State 17, Jacksonville State 7

Wofford 28, Furman 10

South Dakota State 37, Northern Iowa 22

New Hampshire 21, Central Arkansas 15

Sam Houston St. 54, South Dakota 42

North Dakota State 38, San Diego 3

Weber State 30, Southern Utah 13

Quarterfinals

Friday, Dec. 8

James Madison 31, Weber State 28

Saturday, Dec. 9

North Dakota State 42, Wofford 10

South Dakota State 56, New Hampshire 14

Sam Houston State 34, Kennesaw State 27

Semifinals

Friday, Dec. 15

North Dakota State 55, Sam Houston State 13

Saturday, Dec. 16

James Madison 51, South Dakota State 16

Championship

Saturday, Jan. 6

At Toyota Stadium

Frisco, Texas

North Dakota State (13-1) vs. James Madison (14-0), Noon

TRANSACTIONS

WEDNESDAY

MLB American League

HOUSTON ASTROS - Traded OF Preston Tucker to Atlanta for a player to be named or cash.

MINNESOTA TWINS - Named Joel Skinner manager and Mike McCarthy bullpen coach of Rochester (IL), Tommy Watkins manager and Alan Rail trainer of Chattanooga (SL), Ramon Borrego manager and Steve Taylor trainer of Fort Myers (FSL), Toby Gardenhire manager and Davey LaCroix trainer of Cedar Rapids (MWL), Takashi Mihyoshi coach of Elizabethton (Appalachian), Dan Ramsay manager of the GCL Twins, Robbie Robinson manager of the DSL Twins, Edgar Varela minor league field coordinator, Pete Maki minor league pitching coordinator, J.P. Martinez assistant minor league pitching coordinator, Mike Quade minor league outfield coordinator, Tanner Swanson minor league catching coordinator, Bob McClure and Joel Lepel senior advisers to player development, Axel Lopez Latin American medical coordinator, Jose Marzan Latin American operations coordinator.

SEATTLE MARINERS - Agreed to terms with RHP Juan Nicasio on a two-year contract.

TAMPA BAY RAYS - Traded 3B Evan Longoria and cash to San Francisco for OF Denard Span, INF Christian Arroyo, RHP Stephen Woods and LHP Matt Krook.

MLB National League

ATLANTA BRAVES - Designated RHP Luke Jackson for assignment.

LOS ANGELES DODGERS - Agreed to terms with RHP Tom Koehler on a one-year contract.

MILWAUKEE BREWERS - Promoted Mike Schwartz to vice president/strategy and analytics.

PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES - Agreed to terms with 1B Carlos Santana on a three-year contract.

National Football League

CHICAGO BEARS - Placed LB Pernell McPhee on injured reserve. Signed LB Jonathan Anderson. Signed WR Mekale McKay from the practice squad.

CINCINNATI BENGALS - Placed OT Andre Smith on injured reserve. Signed OT Justin Murray off New Orleans practice squad and LB Connor Harris to the practice squad.

CLEVELAND BROWNS - Waived LB Deon King. Claimed LB Jeremy Cash off waivers from the N.Y. Giants.

GREEN BAY PACKERS - Signed C Dillon Day from Denver's practice squad.

LOS ANGELES RAMS - Placed QB Brandon Allen on injured reserve. Signed LB Kasim Edebali.

MIAMI DOLPHINS - Placed OL Jermon Bushrod and TE Julius Thomas on injured reserve. Signed TE Thomas Duarte from the practice squad. Activated OT Eric Smith from injured reserve.

OAKLAND RAIDERS - Waived LB Xavier Woodson-Luster. Signed C James Stone.

SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS - Signed DB Trovon Reed to the practice squad.

TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS - Placed S Justin Evans, LB Adarius Glanton, CB Vernon Hargreaves, TE O.J. Howard and G J.R. Sweezy on injured reserve. Signed OL Adam Gettis and CB David Rivers. Signed LB Nigel Harris, S Isaiah Johnson and DL Channing Ward from the practice squad and FB Austin Johnson, WR Devin Lucien and OL Avery Young to the practice squad.

National Hockey League

NHL - Fined Detroit F Justin Abdelkader $5,000 for spearing N.Y. Islanders D Scott Mayfield.

ANAHEIM DUCKS - Reassigned C Joseph Blandisi to San Diego (AHL).

ARIZONA COYOTES - Recalled G Sean Maguire from Tucson (AHL) to Fort Wayne (ECHL).

LOS ANGELES KINGS - Recalled D Kevin Gravel from Ontario (AHL).

VEGAS KNIGHTS - Assigned F Tomas Hyka to Chicago (AHL).

WASHINGTON CAPITALS - Claimed F Nathan Walker off waivers from Edmonton.

OLYMPIC SPORTS

USADA - Announced American weightlifter Michael Zoda accepted a two-year sanction after admitting to possession and use of prohibited substances.

Major League Soccer

MLS - Awarded an expansion franchise to Nashville, Tenn.

NEW YORK RED BULLS - Signed M Florian Valot.

PHILADELPHIA UNION - Re-signed D Fabinho and Ms Fabian Herbers and Ilsinho.

COLLEGE

GEORGIA - Named Darrice Griffin deputy director of administration

NOTRE DAME - Suspended WR Kevin Stephenson and RB C.J. Holmes indefinitely.