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Published: Thursday, 1/3/2013

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Playoffs

Wild-card Playoffs

Saturday

Cincinnati at Houston, 4:30 p.m. (NBC)

Minnesota at Green Bay, 8 p.m. (NBC)

Sunday

Indianapolis at Baltimore, 1 p.m. (CBS)

Seattle at Washington, 4:30 p.m. (FOX)

Divisional Playoffs

Saturday, Jan. 12

Baltimore, Indianapolis or Cincinnati at Denver, 4:30 p.m. (CBS)

Washington, Seattle or Green Bay at San Francisco, 8 p.m. (FOX)

Sunday, Jan. 13

Washington, Seattle or Minnesota at Atlanta, 1 p.m. (FOX)

Baltimore, Indianapolis or Houston at New England, 4:30 p.m. (CBS)

Conference Championships

Sunday, Jan. 20

AFC, TBA (CBS)

NFC, TBA (FOX)

Pro Bowl

Sunday, Jan. 27

At Honolulu

AFC vs. NFC, 7 p.m. (NBC)

Super Bowl

Sunday, Feb. 3

At New Orleans

AFC champion vs. NFC champion, 6 p.m. (CBS)

Final Leaders

AFC Individual Leaders

Quarterbacks

Att Com Yds TD Int

P. Manning, Den 583 400 4659 37 11

Brady, NE 637 401 4827 34 8

Roethlisb'ger, Pit 449 284 3265 26 8

Schaub, Hou 544 350 4008 22 12

P. Rivers, SD 527 338 3606 26 15

Flacco, Bal 531 317 3817 22 10

Dalton, Cin 528 329 3669 27 16

C. Palmer, Oak 565 345 4018 22 14

Fitzpat'k, Buf 505 306 3400 24 16

Gabbert, Jac 278 162 1662 9 6

Rushers

Att Yds Avg LG TD

J. Charles, Kan 285 1509 5.29 91t 5

A. Foster, Hou 351 1424 4.06 46 15

Ridley, NE 290 1263 4.36 41 12

Spiller, Buf 207 1244 6.01 62 6

Chr. Johnson, Ten 276 1243 4.50 94t 6

R. Rice, Bal 257 1143 4.45 46 9

Green-Ellis, Cin 278 1094 3.94 48 6

Greene, NYj 276 1063 3.85 36 8

Re. Bush, Mia 227 986 4.34 65t 6

T. Richardson, CLE 267 950 3.56 32t 11

Receivers

No Yds Avg LG TD

Welker, NE 118 1354 11.5 59 6

And. Johnson, Hou 112 1598 14.3 60t 4

Wayne, Ind 106 1355 12.8 33 5

A.. Green, Cin 97 1350 13.9 73t 11

De. Thomas, Den 94 1434 15.3 71t 10

Decker, Den 85 1064 12.5 55 13

Stevi. Johnson, Buf 79 1046 13.2 63 6

B. Myers, Oak 79 806 10.2 29 4

Hartline, Mia 74 1083 14.6 80t 1

B. Lloyd, NE 74 911 12.3 53 4

Punters

No Yds LG Avg

Fields, Mia 74 3715 67 50.2

Scifres, SD 81 3914 66 48.3

McAfee, Ind 73 3500 64 47.9

Anger, Jac 91 4353 73 47.8

Kern, Ten 81 3855 71 47.6

D. Jones, Hou 88 4150 66 47.2

Lechler, Oak 81 3826 68 47.2

Koch, Bal 83 3911 60 47.1

D. Colquitt, Kan 83 3887 71 46.8

Huber, Cin 76 3540 69 46.6

Punt Returners

No Yds Avg LG TD

McKelvin, Buf 23 431 18.7 88t 2

Reynaud, Ten 31 410 13.2 81t 2

M. Thigpen, Mia 26 316 12.2 72t 1

K. Martin, Hou 22 267 12.1 71 0

Cribbs, CLE 38 457 12.0 60 0

Ad. Jones, Cin 26 301 11.6 81t 1

Hilton, Ind 26 300 11.5 75t 1

T. Holliday, Den 31 334 10.8 76t 1

Welker, NE 25 243 9.7 31 0

Jac. Jones, Bal 37 341 9.2 63t 1

Kickoff Returners

No Yds Avg LG TD

Jac. Jones, Bal 38 1167 30.7 108t 2

McKnight, NYj 39 1072 27.5 100t 1

Cribbs, CLE 43 1178 27.4 74 0

M. Thigpen, Mia 38 1040 27.4 96t 1

C. Rainey, Pit 39 1035 26.5 68 0

Br. Tate, Cin 32 795 24.8 45 0

D. McCourty, NE 27 654 24.2 104t 1

K. Martin, Hou 31 741 23.9 54 0

Francies, Oak 20 475 23.8 32 0

Reynaud, Ten 53 1240 23.4 105t 1

Scoring

Touchdowns

TD Rush Rec Ret Pts

A. Foster, Hou 17 15 2 0 102

Decker, Den 13 0 13 0 78

T. Richardson, CLE 12 11 1 0 72

Ridley, NE 12 12 0 0 72

A.. Green, Cin 11 0 11 0 66

R. Gronkowski, NE 11 0 11 0 66

R. Rice, Bal 10 9 1 0 60

De. Thomas, Den 10 0 10 0 60

H. Miller, Pit 8 0 8 0 50

Re. Bush, Mia 8 6 2 0 48

Kicking

PAT FG LG Pts

Gostkowski, NE 66-66 29-35 53 153

S. Graham, Hou 45-45 31-38 51 138

M. Prater, Den 55-55 26-32 53 133

Tucker, Bal 42-42 30-33 56 132

Janikowski, Oak 25-25 31-34 57 118

Suisham, Pit 34-34 28-31 52 118

P. Dawson, CLE 29-29 29-31 53 116

Vinatieri, Ind 37-37 26-33 53 115

Bironas, Ten 35-35 25-31 53 110

Lindell, Buf 39-39 21-24 50 102

NFC Individual Leaders

Quarterbacks

Att Com Yds TD Int

A. Rodgers, Gby 552 371 4295 39 8

Griffin III, Was 393 258 3200 20 5

R. Wilson, Sea 393 252 3118 26 10

M. Ryan, Atl 615 422 4719 32 14

Brees, Nor 670 422 5177 43 19

Romo, Dal 648 425 4903 28 19

E. Manning, NYg 536 321 3948 26 15

C. Newton, Car 485 280 3869 19 12

S. Bradford, Stl 551 328 3702 21 13

Jo. Freeman, Tam 558 306 4065 27 17

Rushers

Att Yds Avg LG TD

A. Peterson, Min 348 2097 6.03 82t 12

Morris, Was 335 1613 4.81 39t 13

M. Lynch, Sea 315 1590 5.05 77t 11

Do. Martin, Tam 319 1454 4.56 70t 11

Gore, Snf 258 1214 4.71 37 8

Forte, Chi 248 1094 4.41 46 5

S. Jackson, Stl 257 1042 4.05 46 4

Bradshaw, NYg 221 1015 4.59 37 6

L. McCoy, Phl 200 840 4.20 34 2

Griffin III, Was 120 815 6.79 76t 7

Receivers

No Yds Avg LG TD

Cal. Johnson, Det 122 1964 16.1 53 5

B. Marshall, Chi 118 1508 12.8 56 11

Witten, Dal 110 1039 9.4 36 3

Gonzalez, Atl 93 930 10.0 25 8

D. Bryant, Dal 92 1382 15.0 85t 12

R. White, Atl 92 1351 14.7 59 7

Cruz, NYg 86 1092 12.7 80t 10

M. Crabtree, Snf 85 1105 13.0 49t 9

J. Graham, Nor 85 982 11.6 46 9

Colston, Nor 83 1154 13.9 60 10

Punters

No Yds LG Avg

Morstead, Nor 74 3707 70 50.1

A. Lee, Snf 67 3226 66 48.1

Weatherford, NYg 58 2757 68 47.5

Bosher, Atl 60 2827 63 47.1

McBriar, Phl 55 2560 66 46.5

Zastudil, Ari 112 5209 70 46.5

Hekker, Stl 82 3756 68 45.8

J. Ryan, Sea 65 2963 73 45.6

Koenen, Tam 76 3440 64 45.3

Kluwe, Min 72 3237 59 45.0

Punt Returners

No Yds Avg LG TD

Dw. Harris, Dal 22 354 16.1 78t 1

Da. Johnson, Phl 26 291 11.2 98t 1

Ginn Jr., Snf 32 326 10.2 38 0

Parrish, Tam 30 298 9.9 39 0

Cobb, Gby 31 292 9.4 75t 1

Logan, Det 33 300 9.1 48 0

Sherels, Min 32 287 9.0 77t 1

L. Washington, Sea 41 356 8.7 52 0

P. Peterson, Ari 51 426 8.4 26 0

D. Hester, Chi 40 331 8.3 44 0

Kickoff Returners

No Yds Avg LG TD

L. Washington, Sea 27 784 29.0 98t 1

D. Wilson, NYg 57 1533 26.9 97t 1

Cadet, Nor 26 690 26.5 75 0

D. Hester, Chi 24 621 25.9 40 0

J. Rodgers, Atl 23 592 25.7 77 0

Cobb, Gby 38 964 25.4 46 0

W. Powell, Ari 21 507 24.1 65 0

Banks, Was 22 527 24.0 55 0

Givens, Stl 23 539 23.4 48 0

B. Boykin, Phl 45 1037 23.0 44 0

Scoring

Touchdowns

TD Rush Rec Ret Pts

Jam. Jones, Gby 14 0 14 0 84

A. Peterson, Min 13 12 1 0 80

Morris, Was 13 13 0 0 78

D. Bryant, Dal 12 0 12 0 74

M. Lynch, Sea 12 11 1 0 72

Do. Martin, Tam 12 11 1 0 72

B. Marshall, Chi 11 0 11 0 66

M. Turner, Atl 11 10 1 0 66

Colston, Nor 10 0 10 0 60

Cruz, NYg 10 0 10 0 60

Kicking

PAT FG LG Pts

Tynes, NYg 46-46 33-39 50 145

M. Bryant, Atl 44-44 33-38 55 143

Walsh, Min 36-36 35-38 56 141

Ja. Hanson, Det 38-38 32-36 53 134

Akers, Snf 44-44 29-42 63 131

D. Bailey, Dal 37-37 29-31 51 124

Barth, Tam 39-39 28-33 57 123

Hauschka, Sea 46-48 24-27 52 118

Crosby, Gby 50-50 21-33 54 113

Hartley, Nor 57-57 18-22 53 111

GLANTZ-CULVER LINE

NCAA Football

Tonight

Fiesta Bowl

At Glendale, Ariz.

FAVORITE OPEN TODAY O/U UNDERDOG

Oregon 9½ 8½ (75½) Kansas St.

Tomorrow

Cotton Bowl

At Arlington, Texas

Texas A&M 3 3½ (72½) Oklahoma

Saturday

Compass Bowl

At Birmingham, Ala.

Mississippi 1½ 3½ (52½) Pittsburgh

Sunday

GoDaddy.com Bowl

At Mobile, Ala.

Arkansas St. +1 4 (61½) Kent St.

Monday

BCS National Championship

At Miami

Alabama 7½ 10 (41) Notre Dame

NFL Playoffs

Saturday

FAVORITE OPEN TODAY O/U UNDERDOG

at Houston 5 4½ (43) Cincinnati

at Green Bay 8 7½ (46) Minnesota

Sunday

at Baltimore 7 6½ (46) Indianapolis

Seattle 1½ 3 (46) at Washington

NCAA Basketball

FAVORITE LINE UNDERDOG

at Wisconsin 19 Penn St.

at FAU 1½ La. Lafayette

at Wright St. 2½ Green Bay

at George Mason 8 Northeastern

at Detroit 17 Milwaukee

Michigan 9½ at Northwestern

at Arizona 11½ Colorado

at North Texas 12 Troy

Middle Tenn. 6 at Arkansas St.

at UALR Pk W. Kentucky

South Alabama 7 at La. Monroe

at BYU 14 Loyola Marymount

at Denver 17 Texas St.

at New Mexico St. 14 UTSA

at Utah St. 12½ Seattle

Gonzaga 15 at Pepperdine

Stanford 1½ at Southern Cal

at San Jose St. 1½ Idaho

at UC Santa Barbara 3½ UC Irvine

at Cal Poly 3½ Long Beach St.

at CS Northridge 14½ UC Riverside

at San Diego 4½ Portland

at UCLA 7 California

at Hawaii 1 Cal St. Fullerton

at Oakland 20 Nebraska-Omaha

at Morehead St. 9½ SIU-Edwrdsvlle

at E. Kentucky 14 E. Illinois

at Canisius 4½ Fairfield

at Niagara 11 Marist

Tennessee St. 1 at Tennessee Tech

Murray St. 13 at UT-Martin

at SE Missouri 11½ Austin Peay

N. Dakota St. 10 at South Dakota

S. Dakota St. 8 at Mo. Kansas City

Belmont 7 at Jacksonville St.

at N. Arizona 1½ Sacramento St.

at Montana 11½ E. Washington

at Montana St. 1 Portland St.

at Weber St. 11½ N. Colorado

at Idaho St. 3 North Dakota

at UNLV 33 Chicago St.

NBA

FAVORITE LINE UNDERDOG

at New York 2 San Antonio

at Denver 7 Minnesota

ECHL

EASTERN CONFERENCE

Atlantic Division

W L OL SL Pts GF GA

Reading 23 7 1 1 48 115 87

Elmira 15 14 1 2 33 104 101

Trenton 14 13 2 2 32 96 100

Wheeling 13 12 2 4 32 89 99

North Division

W L OL SL Pts GF GA

Cincinnati 19 10 2 0 40 98 84

Toledo 18 13 0 2 38 114 96

Fort Wayne 17 14 1 1 36 102 114

Kalamazoo 13 15 2 1 29 90 96

Evansville 11 20 0 3 25 90 126

South Division

W L OL SL Pts GF GA

Gwinnett 22 12 1 0 45 99 84

Greenville 20 13 2 1 43 118 115

Florida 14 12 2 4 34 113 122

S. Carolina 15 16 1 3 34 97 102

Orlando 14 15 2 2 32 92 102

WESTERN CONFERENCE

Mountain Division

W L OL SL Pts GF GA

Alaska 26 8 0 0 52 119 85

Idaho 20 7 1 3 44 121 87

Colorado 16 14 1 2 35 118 111

Utah 13 11 2 3 31 98 114

Pacific Division

W L OL SL Pts GF GA

Ontario 21 8 1 1 44 124 90

Stockton 17 10 4 3 41 118 110

Las Vegas 14 13 1 3 32 85 91

San Francisco 12 17 1 3 28 96 129

Bakersfield 7 23 1 2 17 79 130

Note: Two points are awarded for a win, one point for an overtime or shootout loss.

WEDNESDAY

Fort Wayne 4, Gwinnett 2

Stockton at Utah, 9:05

Idaho at Bakersfield, 10

Ontario at Las Vegas, 10:05

Colorado at San Francisco, 10:15

TUESDAY

Las Vegas 3, Ontario 2

TODAY

No games scheduled

high school basketball

BOYS

Tonight

Toledo Area Athletic Conf.

Ottawa Hills at Delta

Other Northwest Ohio

North Central at Fayette

Hilltop at Pettisville

Holgate at Tinora

Friday

City League

Bryan at Bowsher

Start at Wauseon

Three Rivers Athletic Conf.

Central Catholic at Fremont Ross

St. John's at Clay

Findlay at St. Francis

Whitmer at Lima Senior

Northern Lakes League

Bowling Green at Anthony Wayne, 7:30

Napoleon at Maumee, 7:30

Perrysburg at Northview, 7:30

Springfield at Southview, 7:30

Northern Buckeye Conf.

Elmwood at Eastwood

Woodmore at Fostoria

Rossford at Genoa

Lake at Otsego

Northwest Ohio Athletic League

Liberty Center at Paulding

Miller City at Patrick Henry

Other Northwest Ohio

Fremont St. Joseph at Tiffin Calvert

Fostoria St. Wendelin at Mohawk

Hopewell-Loudon at Lakota

Seneca East at North Baltimore

Arcadia at Leipsic

Hardin Northern at Liberty-Benton

Sandusky Perkins at Oak Harbor

Clyde at Port Clinton

Van Buren at Cory-Rawson

Southeast Michigan

Erie Mason at Summerfield

Saturday

City League

Rogers at St. Francis

Scott at Detroit Consortium

Start at Bowling Green

Three Rivers Athletic Conf.

Bedford at Whitmer

Findlay at Defiance

Northern Lakes League

Wauseon at Maumee

Northern Buckeye Conf.

Elmwood at Hopewell-Loudon

Bellevue at Genoa

Old Fort at Lake

Liberty Center at Otsego

Toledo Area Athletic Conf.

Danbury at Cardinal Stritch

Emmanuel Christian at Maumee Valley

Northwood at Gibsonburg

Ottawa Hills at Toledo Christian

Northwest Ohio Athletic League

Archbold at Fairview

Bryan at Tinora

Edgerton at Delta

Ayersville at Montpelier

Patrick Henry at Pettisvlle

Swanton at North Central

GIRLS

Tonight

Three Rivers Athletic Conf.

Central Catholic at Whitmer

Findlay at Clay

Fremont Ross at St. Ursula

Notre Dame at Lima Senior

.Northern Buckeye Conf.

Eastwood at Fostoria

Otsego at Genoa

Lake at Woodmore

Rossford at Elmwood

Toledo Area Athletic Conf.

Toledo Christian at Evergreen

Northwest Ohio Athletic League

Tinora at Liberty Center

Other Northwest Ohio

North Baltimore at Fremont St. Joseph

Lakota at Fostoria St. Wendelin

Arcadia at Van Buren

Vanlue at Liberty-Benton

Southeast Michigan

Jefferson at Erie Mason

Friday

Northern Lakes League

Bowling Green at Anthony Wayne, 6

Napoleon at Maumee, 6

Perrysburg at Northview, 6

Springfield at Southview, 6

Toledo Area Athletic Conf.

Northwood at Cardinal Stritch

Danbury at Maumee Valley

Gibsonburg at Ottawa Hills

Emmanuel Christian at Toledo Christian

Saturday

City League

Bowsher at Lake Ridge Academy

Fremont Ross at Scott

Southview at Start

Waite at Dublin Coffman

Three Rivers Athletic Conf.

Bryan at Clay

Findlay at Lima Shawnee

Lima Senior at Elida

Bedford at Whitmer

Northern Buckeye Conf.

Lakota at Eastwood

Hopewell-Loudon at Fostoria

Elmwood at Van Buren

Toledo Area Athletic Conf.

Danbury at Cardinal Stritch

Emmanuel Christian at Maumee Valley

Northwood at Gibsonburg

Ottawa Hills at Toledo Christian

Northwest Ohio Athletic League

Ottawa-Glandorf at Wauseon

Other Northwest Ohio

Liberty-Benton at Ada

Port Clinton at Oak Harbor

NOTE: To area high school athletic directors, and head girls and boys basketball coaches. The Blade will begin publishing league basketball standings and statistical leaders beginning Jan. 10-11. Weekly deadline for girls stats is each Tuesday by noon, starting Jan. 8. Weekly deadline for boys stats is each Wednesday by noon, starting Jan. 9. Coaches should report scoring (9.0 points per game or higher) and rebounding (5.0 rebounds or more) leaders along with team's league and overall records. All reports should be sent be email to The Blade Sports department at highschoolstats@theblade.com.

SPORTS NOTE

BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT: Northwest Ohio Basketball is hosting the Mid-January Mayhem basketball tournament at St. John's Jesuit High School Jan. 12-13 for 3rd-8th grade boys and girls. Schedule flexibility is offered. Three games are guaranteed. Contact Vince at 419-283-5296.

Cardinal Stritch Catholic High School has an opening on its varsity football coaching staff. A knowledge of defensive schemes is a must. High school coaching experience is preferred. Candidates must be able to pass all coaching certifications. Any person interested should email a resume and three references to the Athletic Director, Craig Meinzer at cmeinzer@katerischools.org or by mail to 3225 Pickle Rd., Oregon, OH 43616. The deadline for this position is January 31st by 5 p.m.

NBA

EASTERN CONFERENCE

Atlantic Division

W L Pct GB

New York 21 10 .677 —

Brooklyn 17 15 .531 41/2

Philadelphia 15 17 .469 61/2

Boston 14 17 .452 7

Toronto 12 20 .375 91/2

Southeast Division

W L Pct GB

Miami 22 8 .733 —

Atlanta 20 10 .667 2

Orlando 12 20 .375 11

Charlotte 8 23 .258 141/2

Washington 4 26 .133 18

Central Division

W L Pct GB

Indiana 19 13 .594 —

Chicago 17 13 .567 1

Milwaukee 16 14 .533 2

Detroit 12 22 .353 8

Cleveland 7 26 .212 121/2

WESTERN CONFERENCE

Southwest Division

W L Pct GB

San Antonio 26 8 .765 —

Memphis 20 9 .690 31/2

Houston 18 14 .563 7

Dallas 13 20 .394 121/2

New Orleans 7 25 .219 18

Northwest Division

W L Pct GB

Oklahoma City 24 7 .774 —

Denver 18 15 .545 7

Minnesota 14 13 .519 8

Portland 16 15 .516 8

Utah 15 17 .469 91/2

Pacific Division

W L Pct GB

L.A. Clippers 25 7 .781 —

Golden State 21 10 .677 31/2

L.A. Lakers 15 16 .484 91/2

Sacramento 12 20 .375 13

Phoenix 11 21 .344 14

Wednesday

Toronto 102, Portland 79

Sacramento 97, Cleveland 94

Indiana 89, Washington 81

Chicago 96, Orlando 94

Memphis 93, Boston 83

Miami 119, Dallas 109, OT

San Antonio 117, Milwaukee 110

Brooklyn 110, Oklahoma City 93

Houston 104, New Orleans 92

Philadelphia at Phoenix, 9

Minnesota at Utah, 9

L.A. Clippers at Golden State, 10:30

Tuesday

Dallas 103, Washington 94

Portland 105, New York 100

Detroit 103, Sacramento 97

Atlanta 95, New Orleans 86

Denver 92, L.A. Clippers 78

Philadelphia 103, L.A. Lakers 99

Today

San Antonio at New York, 7:30

Minnesota at Denver, 9

Sacramento 28 24 22 23 – 97

Cleveland 25 28 18 23 – 94

Sacramento: Thompson 8-16 3-4 19, Garcia 6-13 0-0 14, Cousins 7-17 4-4 18, Salmons 3-6 0-0 7, Thomas 3-8 2-3 8, Brooks 6-10 1-2 13, Hayes 1-5 0-0 2, Johnson 2-6 4-5 8, Fredette 1-5 4-5 6, Robinson 1-2 0-0 2. Totals 38-88 18-23 97.

Cleveland: Gee 5-10 5-6 16, Thompson 4-12 1-2 9, Zeller 3-7 2-2 8, Irving 8-18 5-6 22, Miles 4-13 3-3 12, Waiters 8-19 3-3 20, Walton 2-7 0-0 5, Livingston 0-1 2-2 2, Jones 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 34-87 21-24 94.

Leaders

THROUGH TUESDAY

Scoring

G FG FT PTS AVG

Bryant, LAL 31 323 227 939 30.3

Anthony, NYK 25 249 164 729 29.2

Durant, OKC 30 277 249 854 28.5

James, MIA 29 295 132 762 26.3

Harden, HOU 30 229 266 783 26.1

Westbrook, OKC 30 224 156 646 21.5

Aldridge, POR 28 237 115 589 21.0

Wade, MIA 25 194 114 509 20.4

Lee, GOL 31 260 102 622 20.1

Curry, GOL 31 215 99 621 20.0

Pierce, BOS 30 197 148 598 19.9

Ellis, MIL 29 211 122 570 19.7

Parker, SAN 31 234 114 597 19.3

Holiday, PHX 28 211 75 528 18.9

Lillard, POR 30 193 98 553 18.4

DeRozan, TOR 31 210 129 565 18.2

Mayo, DAL 32 206 97 583 18.2

Walker, CHA 31 206 111 560 18.1

Gay, MEM 27 185 87 485 18.0

Bosh, MIA 28 191 117 505 18.0

Rebounds

G OFF DEF TOT AVG

Varejao, CLE 25 138 223 361 14.4

Randolph, MEM 28 132 218 350 12.5

Howard, LAL 31 115 254 369 11.9

Asik, HOU 31 95 271 366 11.8

Lee, GOL 31 94 247 341 11.0

Hickson, POR 29 119 199 318 11.0

Vucevic, ORL 31 99 225 324 10.5

Noah, CHI 29 102 198 300 10.3

Faried, DEN 33 135 200 335 10.2

Chandler, NYK 31 134 180 314 10.1

Assists

G AST AVG

Rondo, BOS 26 302 11.6

Paul, LAC 32 298 9.3

Holiday, PHX 28 250 8.9

Vasquez, NOR 31 274 8.8

Westbrook, OKC 30 260 8.7

Calderon, TOR 31 236 7.6

Williams, BRO 30 226 7.5

Parker, SAN 31 226 7.3

James, MIA 29 203 7.0

Lawson, DEN 32 221 6.9

TENNIS

Doha Tournament

Doha, Qatar

Singles

Second Round

Nikolay Davydenko, Russia, d. Mikhail Youzhny (4), Russia, 7-5, 6-3.

Paolo Lorenzi, Italy, d. Lukas Rosol, Czech Republic, 6-0, 6-4.

Daniel Brands, Germany, d. Mohamed Safwat, Egypt, 4-6, 6-3, 6-2.

Lukas Lacko, Slovakia, d. Viktor Troicki (6), Serbia, 6-3, 7-5.

Simone Bolelli, Italy, d. Lukasz Kubot, Poland, 2-6, 6-4, 6-4.

Gael Monfils, France, d. Philipp Kohlschreiber (3), Germany, 6-4, 2-6, 6-4.

Richard Gasquet (2), France, d. Grega Zemlja, Slovenia, 6-7 (7), 6-4, 7-6 (3).

David Ferrer (1), Spain, d. Tobias Kamke, Germany, 6-3, 6-2.

Doubles

Quarterfinals

Julian Knowle, Austria, and Filip Polasek (2), Slovakia, d. Fabio Fognini, Italy, and David Marrero, Spain, 6-4, 6-4.

Dustin Brown, Germany, and Jonathan Marray, Britain, d. Jonathan Erlich, Israel, and Mikhail Youzhny, Russia, 7-6 (3), 7-6 (6).

Daniele Bracciali, Italy, and Oliver Marach (3), Austria, d. Jeremy Chardy, France, and Lukasz Kubot, Poland, 7-6 (10), 4-6, 10-6.

PREP WRESTLING

Gibsonburg 42, Van Buren 24

113: Collins (G) p. Corey (0:58); 120: Schmeltz (G) p. Lewis (1:57); 126: Campbell (G) by forfeit; 132: Webb (G) by forfeit; 145: Ickes (G) by forfeit; 152: Blausey (G) p. Frost (1:53); 170: Sonnenberg (V) p. Henline (2:42); 182: Auld (G) p. Whitticar (0:42); 195: Atchinson (V) p. Kreais (5:30); 220: Oler (V) by forfeit; 285: Sexton (V) by forfeit.

Gibsonburg 47, Cory Rawson 30

113: Collins (G) p. Meyer (1:15); 120: Schmeltz (G) TF Eck 15-0; 126: Smith (C) p. Campbell (0:25); 132: Webb (G) by forfeit; 138: Brown (C) by forfeit; 145: Ickes (G) p. Butler (2:55); 152: Hartman (C) p. Gomez (0:53); 160: Blausey (G) by forfeit; 170: Henline (G) by forfeit; 182: Auld (G) by forfeit; 195: Kreais (G) by forfeit; 220: Oler (C) by forfeit; 285: Winelan (C) by forfeit.

COLLEGE FOOTBALL

Bowls

Tuesday

Heart of Dallas Bowl

At Dallas

Oklahoma State 58, Purdue 14

Gator Bowl

At Jacksonville, Fla.

Northwestern 34, Mississippi State 20

Capital One Bowl

At Orlando, Fla.

Georgia 45, Nebraska 31

Outback Bowl

At Tampa, Fla.

South Carolina 33, Michigan 28

Rose Bowl

At Pasadena, Calif.

Stanford 20, Wisconsin 14

Orange Bowl

At Miami

Florida State 31, Northern Illinois 10

Wednesday

Sugar Bowl

At New Orleans

Florida (11-1) vs. Louisville (10-2), late

Today

Fiesta Bowl

At Glendale, Ariz.

Kansas State (11-1) vs. Oregon (11-1), 8:30 p.m. (ESPN)

Friday

Cotton Bowl

At Arlington, Texas

Texas A&M (10-2) vs. Oklahoma (10-2), 8 p.m. (FOX)

Saturday, Jan. 5

BBVA Compass Bowl

At Birmingham, Ala.

Pittsburgh (6-6) vs. Mississippi (6-6), 1 p.m. (ESPN)

Sunday, Jan. 6

GoDaddy.com Bowl

At Mobile, Ala.

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

Monday, Jan. 7

BCS National Championship

At Miami

Notre Dame (12-0) vs. Alabama (12-1), 8:30 p.m. (ESPN)

Saturday, Jan. 19

RAYCOM College Football All-Star Classic

At Montgomery, Ala.

Stars vs. Stripes, 3 p.m. (CBSSN)

East-West Shrine Classic

At St. Petersburg, Fla.

East vs. West, 4 p.m. (NFLN)

Saturday, Jan. 26

Senior Bowl

At Mobile, Ala.

North vs. South, 4 p.m. (NFLN)

ORANGE BOWL

N. Illinois 3 0 7 0 – 10

Florida St. 7 7 3 14 – 31

FSU–Pryor 60 run (Hopkins kick), 5:28.

NIU–FG Sims 25, 1:41.

FSU–Greene 6 pass from Manuel (Hopkins kick), :11.

FSU–FG Hopkins 25, 11:48.

NIU–Mart.Moore 11 pass from Lynch (Sims kick), 9:55.

FSU–Manuel 9 run (Hopkins kick), 14:56.

FSU–Pryor 37 run (Hopkins kick), 10:33.

A–72,073..

TEAM STATS

NIU FSU

First downs 17 23

Rushes-yards 32-83 37-243

Passing 176 291

Comp-Att-Int 15-41-1 26-38-0

Return Yards 6 20

Punts-Avg. 7-42.1 5-36.8

Fumbles-Lost 1-1 1-1

Penalties-Yards 5-40 8-96

Time of Possession 25:52 34:08

INDIVIDUAL STATS

RUSHING–N. Illinois, Lynch 23-44, Maxwell 1-35, Daniels 3-15,

Lewis 2-9, J.Wells 1-1, Team 1-(minus 1), D.Brown 1-(minus 20).

Florida St., Pryor 5-134, Wilder 11-52, Freeman 14-30, Manuel 6-26,

Dent 1-1.

PASSING–N. Illinois, Lynch 15-41-1-176. Florida St.,

Manuel 26-38-0-291..

RECEIVING–N. Illinois, Lewis 5-61, Mart.Moore 4-29, Ashford 4-19,

Daniels 2-67. Florida St., Shaw 6-61, Greene 5-45, Freeman 3-43,

Dent 3-42, R.Smith 3-41, Pryor 3-17, O'Leary 2-29, Benjamin 1-13.

SPORTLIGHT

Jan. 3

1920–Boston Red Sox owner Harry Frazee sells pitcher-outfielder Babe Ruth to the New York Yankees for $125,000 plus a $350,000 loan. The loan is used to turn the play "No, No, Nannette" into a hit.

1931–Nels Stewart of the Montreal Maroons scores two goals four seconds apart in the third period of a 5-3 victory over the Boston Bruins.

1973–A 12-member group headed by George Steinbrenner buys the New York Yankees from the Columbia Broadcasting System for $10 million.

1991–Wayne Gretzky scores three goals, including his 700th, as the Los Angeles Kings beat the New York Islanders 6-3.

1993–The Buffalo Bills stage pro football's biggest comeback to beat the Houston Oilers 41-38 in overtime in the first round of the NFL playoffs.

1995–Nebraska, the fourth team to finish 13-0 in Division I-A football history, wins its first national football title since 1971 as the Cornhuskers are the overwhelming choice in The Associated Press poll.

1998–Michigan wins its first national championship since 1948 as the Wolverines are officially declared No. 1 in the final Associated Press poll. The coaches poll jumps Nebraska to the No. 1 spot, creating a split national championship for the third time in the 1990s.

1999–Brian Bellows of the Washington Capitals, has a goal and an assist, including the 1,000th point of his NHL career, to lead Washington past Toronto 5-2.

2003–Ohio State completes an unlikely, unbeaten run to its first national title in 34 years with a 31-24 double-overtime win over Miami at the Fiesta Bowl. The Buckeyes' upset ends the Hurricanes' bid for a second straight title and their winning streak at 34.

Transactions

BASEBALL

American League

TAMPA BAY RAYS – Agreed to terms with LHP David Price on a one-year contract.

National League

CHICAGO CUBS – Agreed to terms with RHP Edwin Jackson on a four-year contract.

NEW YORK METS – Agreed to terms with OF Andrew Brown on a minor league contract.

Frontier League

GATEWAY GRIZZLIES – Signed INF Jet Butler, RHP Chris Enourato and INF Brett Zawacki to contract extensions.

JOLIET SLAMMERS – Named Mike Breyman manager. Signed RHP Jonathan Gonzalez.

BASKETBALL

National Basketball Association

NBA – Fined Detroit F Charlie Villanueva $25,000 for a flagrant foul during Tuesday's game.

GOLDEN STATE WARRIORS – Recalled G-F Kent Bazemore and F-C Jeremy Tyler from Santa Cruz (NBADL).

FOOTBALL

National Football League

ATLANTA FALCONS – Re-signed offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter to a contract extension.

BALTIMORE RAVENS – Announced the retirement of LB Ray Lewis, effective after the Ravens last playoff game.

CHICAGO BEARS – Signed DE Cheta Ozougwu to a reserve/future contract.

NEW YORK JETS – Signed WR Joseph Collins, DE Claude Davis, WR Emmanuel Arceneaux and S Bret Lockett to reserve/future contracts.

OAKLAND RAIDERS – Signed G Jason Foster, LB Jerrell Harris, DB Akwasi Owusu-Ansah, WR Travionte Session, TE Mickey Shuler and T Jason Slowey to reserve/future contracts.

PHILADELPHIA EAGLES – Signed DE Everette Brown and CB Trevard Lindley to two-year contracts.

Canadian Football League

WINNIPEG BLUE BOMBERS – Signed SB Cory Watson and G Chris Greaves to contract extensions.

HOCKEY

National Hockey League

BOSTON BRUINS – Reassigned F Jared Knight and F Tyler Randell from Providence (AHL) to South Carolina (ECHL).

DETROIT RED WINGS – Reassigned RW Andrej Nestrasil from Toledo (ECHL) to Grand Rapids (AHL).

OTTAWA SENATORS – Reassigned F Darren Kramer from Binghamton (AHL) to Elmira (ECHL).

American Hockey League

AHL – Suspended Manchester C Andy Andreoff three games.

BINGHAMTON SENATORS – Loaned D Danny New to Elmira (ECHL).

COLLEGE

EASTERN MICHIGAN – Dismissed G Miranda Tatee from the women's basketball team.

TEXAS A&M – Named Terry Schweikert director of softball operations.

UTAH – Announced DE Joe Kruger will enter the NFL draft.

COLLEGE BASKETBALL

Women

EAST

Boston U. 72, Stony Brook 61

Brown 48, Army 45

Bucknell 64, Cornell 39

Delaware 60, St. John's 59, OT

Dowling 50, Pace 31

Georgetown 66, Temple 58

Gettysburg 62, Alvernia 50

Harvard 85, UMass 59

Rutgers 54, La Salle 50

Rutgers-Newark 65, York (NY) 27

SUNY-IT 76, Utica 70

Sacred Heart 67, Yale 62

Vermont 63, New Hampshire 60, OT

SOUTH

East Carolina 71, George Mason 53

FAU 79, Louisiana-Lafayette 44

FIU 70, Florida A&M 69

Florida Gulf Coast 70, Mercer 41

Hampton 60, Boston College 57

Jacksonville 58, Lipscomb 45

North Florida 59, N. Kentucky 55

Pittsburgh 55, Old Dominion 54

Prairie View 64, Alcorn St. 52

Roanoke 65, Hollins 53

Winthrop 81, William & Mary 70

Xavier (NO) 75, Bethel (Tenn.) 67, 2OT

MIDWEST

Cornerstone 61, Aquinas 55

Davenport 79, Michigan-Dearborn 40

E. Illinois 72, Loyola of Chicago 69

Iowa St. 73, Texas 65, OT

Kansas 72, Kansas St. 63

Kent St. 73, Bethune-Cookman 55

Madonna 80, Lawrence Tech 54

Marquette 78, Cent. Michigan 74

Nebraska 70, Wisconsin 52

Siena Heights 72, Lourdes 37

SOUTHWEST

Baylor 74, TCU 35

MVSU 71, Ark.-Pine Bluff 64

Middle Tennessee 72, Arkansas St. 70

North Texas 87, Troy 71

Oklahoma 71, West Virginia 68

Texas Tech 64, Oklahoma St. 59

Men

EAST

Albany (NY) 65, UMBC 48

Bucknell 72, Cornell 56

Columbia 66, Colgate 59

Hartford 71, Binghamton 68

Lafayette 83, NJIT 66

Maine 63, Boston U. 58

Syracuse 78, Rutgers 53

Vermont 64, New Hampshire 51

SOUTH

Auburn 78, Florida St. 72

Campbell 86, East Carolina 81, OT

Charlotte 71, UNC Asheville 63, OT

Delaware St. 53, Marshall 51

Drexel 77, Georgia St. 60

Duke 67, Davidson 50

FIU 88, Florida A&M 72

Georgia Tech 74, Chattanooga 58

Jacksonville 85, Lipscomb 71

James Madison 58, Old Dominion 55

Kentucky 90, E. Michigan 38

Louisville 80, Providence 62

Mercer 77, Florida Gulf Coast 70, OT

N. Kentucky 65, North Florida 52

NC A&T 81, Radford 77

Richmond 91, Air Force 68

SC-Upstate 68, Hampton 49

South Florida 65, UCF 56

Stetson 70, Kennesaw St. 60

Towson 79, UNC Wilmington 74

UAB 65, Georgia Southern 61

VCU 109, ETSU 58

VMI 110, Shenandoah 54

Vanderbilt 64, William & Mary 50

Wake Forest 66, Xavier 59

MIDWEST

Akron 91, Coppin St. 63

Ball St. 62, Norfolk St. 61

Bradley 66, S. Illinois 60

Butler 70, Penn 57

Creighton 79, Illinois St. 72

IPFW 68, Navy 63

Ill.-Chicago 65, Youngstown St. 60

Indiana St. 65, N. Iowa 61

Kent St. 72, Cleveland St. 55

Loyola of Chicago 63, Valparaiso 54

Ohio St. 70, Nebraska 44

UMass 70, Miami (Ohio) 69

Wichita St. 75, Drake 63

SOUTHWEST

Boise St. 64, Texas-Arlington 46

Tulsa 63, Buffalo 57

Wyoming 59, SMU 56



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