National Football League
The Associated Press
AMERICAN CONFERENCE
East
    W    L    T    Pct    PF    PA
x-New Eng.    10    5    0    .667    400    251
N.Y. Jets    8    7    0    .533    311    236
Miami    7    8    0    .467    336    360
Buffalo    5    10    0    .333    228    319
South
    W    L    T    Pct    PF    PA
x-Indian.    14    1    0    .933    409    277
Houston    8    7    0    .533    354    306
Jacksonville    7    8    0    .467    273    357
Tennessee    7    8    0    .467    337    389
North
    W    L    T    Pct    PF    PA
x-Cincinnati    10    5    0    .667    305    254
Baltimore    8    7    0    .533    370    248
Pittsburgh    8    7    0    .533    338    300
Cleveland    4    11    0    .267    222    358
West
    W    L    T    Pct    PF    PA
x-San Diego    12    3    0    .800    431    300
Denver    8    7    0    .533    302    280
Oakland    5    10    0    .333    184    358
Kansas City    3    12    0    .200    250    400
NATIONAL CONFERENCE
East
    W    L    T    Pct    PF    PA
y-Phila.    11    4    0    .733    429    313
y-Dallas    10    5    0    .667    337    250
N.Y. Giants    8    7    0    .533    395    383
Washington    4    11    0    .267    246    313
South
    W    L    T    Pct    PF    PA
x-New Orl.    13    2    0    .867    500    318
Atlanta    8    7    0    .533    343    315
Carolina    7    8    0    .467    292    298
Tampa Bay    3    12    0    .200    234    380
North
    W    L    T    Pct    PF    PA
x-Minnesota    11    4    0    .733    426    305
y-Green Bay    10    5    0    .667    428    290
Chicago    6    9    0    .400    290    352
Detroit    2    13    0    .133    239    457
West
    W    L    T    Pct    PF    PA
x-Arizona    10    5    0    .667    368    292
San Fran.    7    8    0    .467    302    275
Seattle    5    10    0    .333    267    373
St. Louis    1    14    0    .067    169    408
x-clinched division
y-clinched playoff spot
Friday’s Game
San Diego 42, Tennessee 17
Sunday’s Games
Atlanta 31, Buffalo 3
Houston 27, Miami 20
Green Bay 48, Seattle 10
Carolina 41, N.Y. Giants 9
Pittsburgh 23, Baltimore 20
Tampa Bay 20, New Orleans 17, OT
Cleveland 23, Oakland 9
Cincinnati 17, Kansas City 10
New England 35, Jacksonville 7
San Francisco 20, Detroit 6
Arizona 31, St. Louis 10
N.Y. Jets 29, Indianapolis 15
Philadelphia 30, Denver 27
Dallas 17, Washington 0
Monday’s Game
Chicago 36, Minnesota 30, OT
Sunday, Jan. 3
Chicago at Detroit, Noon
Pittsburgh at Miami, Noon
New England at Houston, Noon
Indianapolis at Buffalo, Noon
San Francisco at St. Louis, Noon
Atlanta at Tampa Bay, Noon
New Orleans at Carolina, Noon
Jacksonville at Cleveland, Noon
N.Y. Giants at Minnesota, Noon
Tennessee at Seattle, 3:15 p.m.
Philadelphia at Dallas, 3:15 p.m.
Washington at San Diego, 3:15 p.m.
Kansas City at Denver, 3:15 p.m.
Baltimore at Oakland, 3:15 p.m.
Green Bay at Arizona, 3:15 p.m.
Cincinnati at N.Y. Jets, 7:30 p.m.
The AP Top 25
By The Associated Press
The Top 25 teams in The Associated Press college football poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through Dec. 5, total points based on 25 points for a first-place vote through one point for a 25th-place vote, and previous ranking:
    Rec.    Pts    Pvs
 1. Alabama (58)    13-0    1,498    2
 2. Texas (2)    13-0    1,425    3
 3. TCU    12-0    1,376    4
 4. Cincinnati    12-0    1,302    5
 5. Florida    12-1    1,253    1
 6. Boise St.    13-0    1,237    6
 7. Oregon    10-2    1,128    7
 8. Ohio St.    10-2    1,080    8
 9. Georgia Tech    11-2    952    12
10. Iowa    10-2    925    9
11. Penn St.    10-2    883    10
12. Virginia Tech    9-3    866    11
13. LSU    9-3    686    15
14. Miami    9-3    660    17
15. BYU    10-2    658    16
16. Oregon St.    8-4    524    13
17. Pittsburgh    9-3    514    14
18. West Virginia    9-3    447    24
19. Stanford    8-4    390    23
20. Nebraska    9-4    371    21
21. Oklahoma St.    9-3    349    22
22. Arizona    8-4    323    —
23. Utah    9-3    151    —
24. Wisconsin    9-3    133    —
25. Cent. Mich.    11-2    64    —
Others receiving votes: East Carolina 53, Houston 50, Texas Tech 44, Southern Cal 38, Northwestern 35, Clemson 31, California 14, Mississippi 14, North Carolina 7, Oklahoma 7, Tennessee 6, Missouri 4, Georgia 1, Montana 1


National Basketball Association
At A Glance
By The Associated Press
All Times CST
EASTERN CONFERENCE
Atlantic Division
    W    L    Pct    GB
Boston    23    6    .793    —
Toronto    15    17    .469    91⁄2
New York    11    19    .367    121⁄2
Philadelphia    8    22    .267    151⁄2
New Jersey    2    29    .065    22
Southeast Division
    W    L    Pct    GB
Orlando    22    8    .733    —
Atlanta    21    8    .724    1⁄2
Miami    16    12    .571    5
Charlotte    12    17    .414    91⁄2
Washington    10    19    .345    111⁄2
Central Division
    W    L    Pct    GB
Cleveland    24    8    .750    —
Milwaukee    12    17    .414    101⁄2
Chicago    11    17    .393    11
Detroit    11    19    .367    12
Indiana    9    20    .310    131⁄2


WESTERN CONFERENCE
Southwest Division
    W    L    Pct    GB
Dallas    22    9    .710    —
San Antonio    17    11    .607    31⁄2
Houston    18    13    .581    4
Memphis    14    16    .467    71⁄2
New Orleans    13    15    .464    71⁄2
Northwest Division
    W    L    Pct    GB
Denver    20    12    .625    —
Portland    20    13    .606    1⁄2
Utah    17    13    .567    2
Okla. City    16    14    .533    3
Minnesota    7    24    .226    121⁄2
Pacific Division
    W    L    Pct    GB
L.A. Lakers    24    6    .800    —
Phoenix    20    12    .625    5
Sacramento    14    16    .467    10
L.A. Clippers    13    17    .433    11
Golden State    8    21    .276    151⁄2
Sunday’s Games
Toronto 102, Detroit 95
Cleveland 108, Houston 83
San Antonio 95, New York 88
Miami 114, Indiana 80
Dallas 104, Denver 96
L.A. Clippers 92, Boston 90
Monday’s Games
Charlotte 94, Milwaukee 84
Oklahoma City 105, New Jersey 89
Memphis 116, Washington 111, OT
Phoenix 118, L.A. Lakers 103
Sacramento 106, Denver 101
Philadelphia 104, Portland 93
Boston at Golden State, late
Today’s Games
Oklahoma City at Washington, 6 p.m.
Cleveland at Atlanta, 6 p.m.
New York at Detroit, 6:30 p.m.
Indiana at Chicago, 7 p.m.
New Orleans at Houston, 7:30 p.m.
Minnesota at San Antonio, 7:30 p.m.
Golden State at L.A. Lakers, 9:30 p.m.
Wednesday’s Games
Milwaukee at Orlando, 6 p.m.
Memphis at Indiana, 6 p.m.
Atlanta at Cleveland, 6 p.m.
Charlotte at Toronto, 6 p.m.
New York at New Jersey, 6:30 p.m.
Miami at New Orleans, 7 p.m.
Utah at Minnesota, 7 p.m.
Boston at Phoenix, 8 p.m.
L.A. Clippers at Portland, 9 p.m.
Philadelphia at Sacramento, 9 p.m.
NBA Development League
The Associated Press
All Times CST
Eastern Conference
W    L    Pct    GB
Iowa    9    1    .900    —
Maine    8    2    .800    1
Sioux Falls    6    4    .600    3
Fort Wayne    5    5    .500    4
Dakota    5    6    .455    41⁄2
Erie    3    8    .273    61⁄2
Springfield    1    9    .100    8
West Conference
    W    L    Pct    GB
Rio Grande V.    8    3    .727    —
Los Angeles    6    3    .667    1
Idaho    6    4    .600    11⁄2
Austin    7    5    .583    11⁄2
Utah    6    5    .545    2
Tulsa    6    6    .500    21⁄2
Reno    5    5    .500    21⁄2
Albuquerque    2    7    .222    5
Bakersfield    1    11    .083    71⁄2
Saturday’s Games
Maine 105, Bakersfield 82
Iowa 99, Erie 90
Fort Wayne 108, Dakota 91
Sioux Falls 105, Springfield 93
Rio Grande Valley 99, Austin 95
Idaho 97, Utah 96
Reno 102, Tulsa 87
Sunday’s Games
Iowa 100, Erie 95, OT
Bakersfield 115, Maine 98
Fort Wayne 96, Dakota 90
Sioux Falls 107, Springfield 105
Tulsa 100, Reno 95
Albuquerque 115, Los Angeles 111
Monday’s Games
Utah at Idaho, late
Today’s Games
Albuquerque at Los Angeles, 5:30 p.m.
Bakersfield at Erie, 6 p.m.
Fort Wayne at Iowa, 7 p.m.
Monday’s College Basketball
Major Scores
By The Associated Press
MEN
EAST
Brown 74, Kean 63
George Washington 70, Holy Cross 68
Harvard 88, MIT 61
Loyola, Md. 55, Bucknell 49
N.J. Tech 65, Wagner 56
Pittsburgh 65, DePaul 52
St. Peter’s 67, Stony Brook 46
Temple 63, Bowling Green 39
Vermont 72, Marist 62
SOUTH
Alabama St. 62, West Alabama 59
Centenary 73, Louisiana-Lafayette 68
Davidson 79, Penn 50
Florida 76, American U. 60
Lehigh 89, Longwood 78
Louisiana-Monroe 99, Southwest 70
Marshall 78, Troy 75
Memphis 87, IUPUI 67
Mississippi St. 73, MVSU 45
North Carolina 81, Rutgers 67
Richmond 66, UNC Wilmington 64
Samford 63, Chicago St. 46
Talladega 86, Southern U. 84
Wake Forest 75, UNC Greensboro 60
MIDWEST
Ball St. 56, Md.-Eastern Shore 47
Detroit 82, Shawnee St. 53
IPFW 101, Purdue-N. Central 55
Indiana 90, Bryant 42
Loyola of Chicago 63, St. Francis, Ill. 46
Morehead St. 66, South Dakota 64
UMKC 63, SIU-Edwardsville 54
Wright St. 88, Sam Houston St. 48
SOUTHWEST
N. Arizona 64, Texas-Pan American 59
North Texas 71, Texas Southern 69
Texas A&M-Corpus Christi 97, Okla. Panhandle St. 67
FAR WEST
BYU 99, Arizona 69
Cal St.-Fullerton 77, CS Bakersfield 70
Fresno St. 73, Colorado St. 50
Gonzaga 94, E. Washington 52
Idaho St. 63, Montana Tech 55
N. Colorado 72, Denver 57
Nevada 78, Portland 69
New Mexico St. 95, Prairie View 76
Oregon 73, Ark.-Pine Bluff 53
San Jose St. 78, UC Irvine 68


TOURNAMENTS
Colliers International
Golden Bear Classic
First Round
California 85, Utah Valley 51
UC Santa Barbara 72, Furman 60
Don Haskins Sun Bowl Invitational
First Round
UTEP 93, Norfolk St. 56
WOMEN
EAST
Iona 85, St. Francis, NY 51
New Hampshire 42, Canisius 40
Penn St. 77, Iowa 73, OT
Robert Morris 57, Santa Clara 56
Sacred Heart 76, Yale 67
Syracuse 67, Rider 46
W. Kentucky 74, George Washington 65
SOUTH
Connecticut 78, Florida St. 59
Duke 117, N.C. Central 28
Florida 78, Ohio 49
Georgia 59, Clemson 47
High Point 81, Mercer 71
Louisiana-Monroe 76, Nicholls St. 53
Memphis 70, Jackson St. 48
Middle Tennessee 57, Kentucky 51
N.C. State 68, Seton Hall 57
South Alabama 61, Lipscomb 50
UNC Wilmington 85, Stony Brook 51
Va. Commonwealth 84, Longwood 64
Vanderbilt 96, ETSU 83
MIDWEST
DePaul 63, Illinois St. 61, OT
Loyola of Chicago 86, Colgate 57
Missouri 71, North Texas 44
Northwestern 63, Michigan 59
Ohio St. 76, Illinois 47
Purdue 51, Minnesota 43
S. Dakota St. 71, N. Iowa 58
Temple 55, Akron 43
Wis.-Green Bay 75, S. Illinois 64
Wisconsin 62, Michigan St. 54
SOUTHWEST
Ark.-Little Rock 87, SE Missouri 55
New Mexico St. 63, UTEP 56
Oral Roberts 82, Evangel 66
Rice 51, Northwestern St. 44
SMU 66, Hofstra 65
Texas A&M 89, Prairie View 48
Texas A&M-Corpus Christi 81, Houston 76
Tulsa 78, Cal St.-Fullerton 58
FAR WEST
Arizona St. 74, Furman 37
Idaho 47, UC Santa Barbara 40
UCLA 73, Loyola Marymount 52
TOURNAMENT
FIU Sun & Fun Classic
First Round
Fla. International 68, Bryant 60
Georgia Tech 63, Hampton 54
Fordham Holiday Classic
First Round
UMBC 66, East Carolina 58
Hatter Classic
First Round
American U. 54, Buffalo 43
St. Francis, Pa. 63, Stetson 61
Hawk Classic
First Round
Boston U. 68, South Carolina 67
Saint Joseph’s 65, Brown 36
Maggie Dixon Classic
First Round
San Diego 72, Nevada 60
Marriott Cavalier Classic
First Round
Liberty 70, Cornell 40
Virginia 69, Samford 60
San Diego Surf N Slam
First Round
Auburn 51, Valparaiso 50
San Diego St. 63, Wake Forest 62
Tulane Doubletree Classic
First Round
Texas Tech 81, North Dakota 61
Tulane 82, Long Island U. 59
UM Holiday Tournament
First Round
Miami 93, Quinnipiac 48
Texas 94, Cent. Michigan 83
Wildcat Christmas Classic
First Round
Drexel 69, Loyola, Md. 58
Villanova 67, San Francisco 35
The Top Twenty Five
By The Associated Press
The top 25 teams in The Associated Press’ college basketball poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through Dec. 27, total points based on 25 points for a first-place vote through one point for a 25th-place vote and previous ranking:
    Rec.    Pts    Pvs
 1. Kansas (52)    11-0    1,607    1
 2. Texas (11)    11-0    1,556    2
 3. Kentucky (1)    13-0    1,476    3
 4. Purdue    11-0    1,407    4
 5. Syracuse (1)    12-0    1,398    5
 6. West Virginia    10-0    1,309    6
 7. Duke    9-1    1,241    7
 8. Villanova    11-1    1,177    8
 9. No. Carolina    9-3    1,033    10
10. Connecticut    9-2    1,002    11
11. Michigan St.    9-3    910    9
12. Kansas St.    11-1    892    12
13. Georgetown    9-1    813    14
14. Tennessee    9-2    664    16
15. Ohio St.    10-2    605    17
16. Mississippi    10-2    544    15
17. Washington    9-2    490    22
18. Temple    9-2    403    21
19. New Mexico    12-1    352    13
20. Texas Tech    10-1    334    23
21. Clemson    11-2    300    24
22. Florida St.    11-2    252    —
23. Wisconsin    10-2    180    —
24. UAB    11-1    178    —
25. Northwestern    10-1    144    —
Others receiving votes: Gonzaga 129, Georgia Tech 102, Dayton 94, Texas A&M 91, Florida 76, Miami 60, BYU 55, Oklahoma St. 37, Wichita St. 35, Southern Cal 27, UNLV 26, Butler 19, Memphis 16, Mississippi St. 13, Wake Forest 12, St. John’s 10, Baylor 7, California 7, Cincinnati 7, Virginia Tech 7, Cornell 5, Missouri St. 5, N. Iowa 5, Rhode Island 5, William & Mary 5, Seton Hall 2, Army 1.
The Women’s Top Twenty Five
The Associated Press
The top 25 teams in the The Associated Press’ women’s college basketball poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through Dec. 27, total points based on 25 points for a first-place vote through one point for a 25th-place vote and previous ranking:
    Rec.    Pts    Pvs
1. Conn. (40)    10-0    1,000    1
2. Stanford    9-1    942    2
3. Notre Dame    10-0    923    3
4. Tennessee    10-1    873    4
5. Baylor    11-1    819    5
6. Ohio St.    13-1    752    6
7. No. Carolina    9-1    725    7
8. Duke    9-2    716    8
9. Georgia    11-0    704    9
10. Texas A&M    9-1    636    10
11. LSU    10-1    613    11
12. Florida St.    11-1    483    12
13. Nebraska    11-0    461    14
14. Oklahoma    9-2    458    13
15. Xavier    9-2    411    15
16. Michigan St.    9-3    372    16
17. Texas    7-3    331    17
18. Vanderbilt    10-1    308    19
19. Arizona St.    7-3    300    18
20. Pittsburgh    10-1    222    20
21. Kansas    9-2    185    21
22. Wis.-Gr.Bay    10-0    159    22
23. Virginia    7-3    138    23
24. Georgia Tech    10-2    122    24
25. J.Madison    8-1    55    25
Others receiving votes: DePaul 45, Oklahoma St. 44, Dayton 38, West Virginia 38, St. John’s 23, Syracuse 22, Kentucky 12, Maryland 12, TCU 10, Miami 8, St. Bonaventure 8, Texas Tech 8, Northwestern 7, California 6, Michigan 5, Iowa St. 4, Georgetown 2.


National Hockey League
At A Glance
By The Associated Press
All Times CST
EASTERN CONFERENCE
Atlantic Division
    W    L    OT    Pts    GF    GA
New Jersey    27    9    1    55    110    81
Pittsburgh    26    12    1    53    127    101
N.Y. Rangers    18    16    4    40    105    106
Philadelphia    18    18    2    38    106    109
Islanders    15    18    7    37    97    125
Northeast Division
    W    L    OT    Pts    GF    GA
Buffalo    23    11    4    50    103    87
Boston    19    12    7    45    99    94
Ottawa    20    15    4    44    109    115
Montreal    19    19    3    41    107    114
Toronto    14    17    9    37    113    139
Southeast Division
    W    L    OT    Pts    GF    GA
Washington    24    9    6    54    142    109
Atlanta    18    16    4    40    124    121
Florida    16    17    7    39    113    128
Tampa Bay    15    15    9    39    99    118
Carolina    10    22    7    27    99    143
WESTERN CONFERENCE
Central Division
    W    L    OT    Pts    GF    GA
Chicago    26    9    3    55    117    79
Nashville    22    14    3    47    112    114
Detroit    19    14    6    44    100    101
St. Louis    17    16    5    39    99    107
Columbus    15    18    7    37    108    136
Northwest Division
    W    L    OT    Pts    GF    GA
Colorado    22    12    6    50    119    115
Calgary    21    12    5    47    107    95
Vancouver    23    16    0    46    123    96
Minnesota    20    16    3    43    104    110
Edmonton    15    20    4    34    110    131
Pacific Division
    W    L    OT    Pts    GF    GA
San Jose    23    8    7    53    127    99
Phoenix    24    13    2    50    103    87
Los Angeles    22    14    3    47    116    115
Dallas    16    11    11    43    111    117
Anaheim    15    16    7    37    105    122
NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss.
Sunday’s Games
Boston 2, Florida 1
Philadelphia 2, N.Y. Islanders 1
Buffalo 5, St. Louis 3
Chicago 5, Nashville 4
Toronto 4, Pittsburgh 3
Vancouver 5, Calgary 1
Monday’s Games
New Jersey 3, Atlanta 2
Columbus 1, Detroit 0, OT
Carolina 6, Washington 3
Ottawa 4, Montreal 2
Tampa Bay 2, Boston 1
Calgary 4, Edmonton 1
Minnesota 4, Los Angeles 3
Phoenix at San Jose, late.
Tuesday’s Games
Pittsburgh at Buffalo, 6 p.m.
Columbus at N.Y. Islanders, 6 p.m.
Nashville at St. Louis, 7 p.m.
Chicago at Dallas, 7 p.m.
Vancouver at Phoenix, 8 p.m.
Minnesota at Anaheim, 9 p.m.
Wednesday’s Games
Atlanta at Boston, 6 p.m.
Colorado at Ottawa, 6 p.m.
Montreal at Tampa Bay, 6 p.m.
Philadelphia at N.Y. Rangers, 6 p.m.
Pittsburgh at New Jersey, 6 p.m.
Toronto at Edmonton, 8:30 p.m.
Los Angeles at Calgary, 8:30 p.m.
Washington at San Jose, 9 p.m.


Monday’s Sports Transactions
The Associated Press
BASEBALL
National League
ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS — Agreed to terms with RHP Bob Howry on a one-year contract.
NEW YORK METS — Agreed to terms with RHP Kelvim Escobar on a one-year contract.
WASHINGTON NATIONALS — Agreed to terms with 1B Josh Whitesell and INF Eric Bruntlett on minor league contracts.
American Association
WICHITA WINGNUTS — Signed OF Michael L. Campbell, C Jeff Giacomini and C Kent Wright.
Can-Am League
WORCESTER TORNADOES — Claimed RHP John Kelly off waivers from Brockton.
BASKETBALL
National Basketball Association
NBA — Fined New York G Nate Robinson $25,000 for public statements detrimental to the NBA.
FOOTBALL
National Football League
CHICAGO BEARS — Signed P Richmond McGee to a two-year contract. Placed DE Adewale Ogunleye on injured reserve.
HOCKEY
National Hockey League
ANAHEIM DUCKS — Placed LW Kyle Calder on waivers. Recalled RW Troy Bodie from Toronto (AHL).
CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS — Reassigned LW Bryan Bickell to Rockford (AHL).
LOS ANGELES KINGS — Recalled F Scott Parse from Manchester (AHL). Loaned F Corey Elkins to Manchester. Placed F Justin Williams on injured reserve.
NASHVILLE PREDATORS — Reassigned D Alexander Sulzer to Milwaukee (AHL).
NEW JERSEY DEVILS — Activated RW David Clarkson from injured reserve. Sent D Matt Corrente to Lowell (AHL).
TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING — Reassigned G Riku Helenius to Norfolk (AHL).
VANCOUVER CANUCKS — Recalled C Alexandre Bolduc from Manitoba (AHL).
WASHINGTON CAPITALS — Acquired LW Jason Chimera from Columbus for RW Chris Clark and D Milan Jurcina.
American Hockey League
MANITOBA MOOSE — Released F Mark McCutcheon.
NORFOLK ADMIRALS — Released G Shane Connelly.
PROVIDENCE BRUINS — Announced F Yannick Riendeau has been assigned to the team by Boston (NHL).
SPRINGFIELD FALCONS — Signed F Rob Hisey.
COLLEGE
CALIFORNIA — Announced the contract of special teams coordinator and tight ends coach Pete Alamar will not be renewed.
DUKE — Named Jim Knowles defensive coordinator/safeties coach. Promoted Marion Hobby to assistant head coach/defensive coordinator and Jim Collins to assistant defensive coordinator/linebackers.
MALONE — Named Eric Hehman football coach.
NEBRASKA — Announced G Adrien Coleman is leaving the men’s basketball team and planning to transfer.
TEXAS TECH — Suspended football coach Mike Leach indefinitely. Named Ruffin McNeill interim football coach.