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Bucks rip Knicks

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Knicks coach David Fizdale knew his struggling team faced a huge challenge Monday night against the streaking Milwaukee Bucks. New York stumbled at the start and never had a chance as Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Bucks won their 12th straight game in a 132-88 ...

Moustakas to Cincinnati

CINCINNATI (AP) — All-Star infielder Mike Moustakas and the Cincinnati Reds have agreed to a $64 million, four-year contract, a person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press, the team’s first move to upgrade a lineup that struggled to score. For the second consecutive ...

Mayfield not to miss time

BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield is not expected to miss any time after injuring his right hand in Sunday’s loss to Pittsburgh. Mayfield played the second half with a glove helping protect and support his hand after he struck it on the facemask of Steelers linebacker ...

Blackhawks assistant out

CHICAGO (AP) — Blackhawks assistant Marc Crawford will be away from the team while it reviews his conduct with another organization. The Blackhawks didn’t provide any details about what they are examining, but former NHL forward Sean Avery recently told the New York Post that Crawford ...

No. 10 Wisconsin used bye to rally to Big 10 title game

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin needed a break. After starting the season 6-0, posting four shutouts and outscoring their opponents by a combined 255-29, the Badgers suffered a stunning 24-23 defeat at Illinois and a lopsided 38-7 loss at then-No. 3 Ohio State. It was time to ...

Islanders handle Red Wings, 4-1

DETROIT (AP) — With no goals in his first 14 games this season, Jordan Eberle was understandably frustrated. “Ever since the ankle injury, I’ve come back and had a ton of chances,” he said. “Sometimes they don’t go in.” Eberle finally ended that drought with two goals Monday ...

Brewers part with Travis Shaw, Jimmy Nelson, three others

MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Brewers declined to offer contracts to infielder Travis Shaw, right-hander Jimmy Nelson and three others Monday, making them free agents. Pitchers Alex Claudio and Junior Guerra and infielder Tyler Saladino were also let go by a Milwaukee club that has parted with a ...

Treinen, Sanchez, Russell free agents

NEW YORK (AP) — Former All-Stars Blake Treinen, Aaron Sanchez and Addison Russell were among 56 players who became free agents along with current Gold Glove second baseman Yolmer Sanchez when their teams declined to offer 2020 contracts Monday rather than make them eligible for salary ...

Rodgers tosses 4 TDs, Packers plow Giants

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — The Green Bay Packers had everything they needed to bounce back from a dismal West Coach performance: Lambeau Field weather on the road, a struggling young opponent and, of course, Aaron Rodgers. Rodgers threw four touchdown passes in the snow and the Packers ...

Pistons pound Spurs, 132-98

DETROIT (AP) — Pistons coach Dwane Casey has believed since training camp that he was the right person to unlock Christian Wood’s potential. On Sunday, he got another sign he might be right. Wood came off the bench to score a career-high 28 points in 22 minutes as Detroit routed the San ...

Backes, Pastrnak lead Bruins by Canadiens

BOSTON (AP) — David Backes scored the deciding goal in his first game in nearly a month, David Pastrnak added his league-leading 25th goal, and the Boston Bruins won their seventh straight game, beating the Montreal Canadiens 3-1 Sunday night. Backes’ first goal of the season came off a ...

NFL: Bengals get first victory, knock off Jets

CINCINNATI (AP) — Andy Dalton returned from his three-week exile Sunday and got a long-awaited win for the coach who benched him, throwing a touchdown pass during a 22-6 victory over the New York Jets that ended the longest losing streak in Cincinnati Bengals history. The Bengals (1-11) had ...

Trubisky’s 3rd TD pass lifts Bears over Detroit

DETROIT (AP) — Mitchell Trubisky started and closed strong to overcome some shaky decisions and plays in between to keep the Chicago Bears in the NFC playoff picture. Trubisky threw a go-ahead, 3-yard touchdown pass to David Montgomery with 2:17 left, lifting Chicago to a 24-20 win over the ...

Michigan upsets No. 6 North Carolina 73-64

PARADISE ISLAND, Bahamas (AP) — Eli Brooks and his Michigan teammates kept rolling off screens, whipping the ball past defenders and burying shots with ease against a flummoxed highly ranked opponent. “Share the game,” first-year coach Juwan Howard calls it. The plan is working ...

Saints beat Falcons to clinch 3rd straight NFC South title

ATLANTA (AP) — Taysom Hill’s rare moment in the spotlight came in an important game for the New Orleans Saints. Hill blocked a punt to set up his 3-yard touchdown catch before scoring again on a 30-yard run, and the New Orleans Saints clinched their third straight NFC South title by ...

Trick TD sparks Bills for 26-15 Thanksgiving win over Dallas

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Cole Beasley savored a little extra time on the field with his former teammates after what had to be one of the most satisfying days of the Buffalo receiver’s career. And to think he didn’t even have the most noteworthy play for the Bills’ pass-catchers. John ...

Davies, Grisham off to San Diego

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The rebuilding San Diego Padres rewarded free agent Drew Pomeranz for two strong months in Milwaukee’s bullpen and addressed two big needs by acquiring right-handed starter Zach Davies and lefty outfielder Trent Grisham from the Brewers on Wednesday. They were the first ...

Missed PAT costs Mississippi

STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — Luke Logan missed a 35-yard extra point after Mississippi receiver Elijah Moore was penalized for celebrating a touchdown by crawling and pretending to urinate like a dog, and Mississippi State escaped with a 21-20 victory in the 116th Egg Bowl. “That’s not who ...

Winningest coach dies

SUMMERVILLE, S.C. (AP) — John McKissick, whose 621 victories at South Carolina’s Summerville High made him the nation’s winningest football coach at any level, has died at age 93. Dorchester County Coroner Paul Brouthers says McKissick had been in hospice care and died Thursday ...

Arena Football files bankruptcy

By The Associated Press The Arena Football League has filed for bankruptcy. The indoor league was reduced to six teams before it suspended operations in October. Now, it's declaring Chapter 7 bankruptcy. The AFL dates back to 1987 and saw its heyday from 1996-2008 under then-Commissioner ...