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Scoreboard Roundup – 12/9/14

Scoreboard Roundup – 12/9/14

Hemera/Getty Images(NEW YORK) --  NBA: Cleveland Cavaliers 105 (13-7) – Toronto Raptors 101 (16-6)

Portland Trail Blazers 98 (17-4) – Detroit Pistons 85 (3-19)

Memphis Grizzlies 114 (17-4) – Dallas Mavericks 105 (16-7)

New Orleans Pelicans 104 (10-10) – New York Knicks 93 (4-19)

Oklahoma City Thunder 114 (8-13) – Milwaukee Bucks 101 (11-12)

Top 25 Men’s College Basketball: (7) Villanova 73 (9-0) – Illinois 59 (7-2)

(11) Wichita State 77 (6-1) – Seton Hall 68 (7-1)

(14) Iowa State 73 (6-1) – Missouri-Kansas City 56 (3-7)

(25) Notre Dame 93 (9-1) – Mount St. Mary’s 67 (2-5)

NHL: Chicago Blackhawks 3 (19-8-1; 39pts) – New Jersey Devils 2 (11-13-5; 27pts) SO

Columbus Blue Jackets 3 (10-15-2; 22pts) – Philadelphia Flyers 2 (9-13-5; 23pts) OT

Buffalo Sabres 1 (10-16-2; 22pts) – Los Angeles Kings 0 (14-9-5; 33pts)

Toronto Maple Leafs 4 (15-9-3; 33pts) – Calgary Flames 1 (17-10-2; 36pts)

Montreal Canadiens 3 (18-10-2; 38pts) – Vancouver Canucks 1 (18-9-2; 38pts)

Washington Capitals 5 (13-10-4; 30pts) – Tampa Bay Lightning 3 (18-8-3; 39tps)

Minnesota Wild 5 (15-10-1; 31pts) – New York Islanders 4 (19-9-0; 38pts) 

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NHL Fines NY Islanders F Anders Lee

NHL Fines NY Islanders F Anders Lee

Len Redkoles/NHLI via Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- The NHL fined New York Islanders forward Anders Lee, $2,286.29 on Tuesday for elbowing St. Louis Blues defenseman Carl Gunnarsson during the second period of Saturday night's game.

The fine is the maximum allowed under the Collective Bargaining Agreement.

In 21 games this season, Lee has five goals and one assist for a total of six points. During his career, Lee has 15 goals and seven assists for 22 points in 45 regular season games.

In his first season with the Blues, Gunnarsson has four assists. He spent the previous five seasons suiting up for the Toronto Maple Leafs.

The money from the fine will go into the Players' Emergency Assistance Fund.

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Report: Ravens Bring in CB Antoine Cason

Report: Ravens Bring in CB Antoine Cason


(BALTIMORE) -- The Ravens are bringing in free agent cornerback Antoine Cason to add depth to the secondary, according to the Baltimore Sun. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. The Ravens have lost five players in the secondary to injury this season, and two others were cut because of poor performance. Cason entered the season as the starting cornerback for the Carolina Panthers. The seven-year NFL veteran was released last week after being benched for the second time this season. He has 58 tackles and two interceptions in 12 games this season. The Ravens rank 15th overall in the NFL on defense. Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio


Heisman Finalists Announced

Heisman Finalists Announced

Kelly Kline/Heisman Trophy Trust via Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Three of college football's top players will soon travel to New York as part of the Heisman Trophy ceremony.

Alabama's Amari Cooper, Wisconsin's Melvin Gordon and Oregon's Marcus Mariota were named finalists Monday for college football's top honor. 

Mariota is considered the favorite to win the award after leading a Ducks team to a 12-1 record and a Pac 12 title. He has completed 68.7% of his passes for 3,783 yards with 38 touchdown passes and 2 interceptions. Mariota also has run for 14 touchdowns.

Gordon, who broke the single-game rushing record against Nebraska with 408 yards, has totaled 2,336 yards on the ground and 26 touchdowns. The record was broken the following week by Oklahoma's Samaje Perine, who ran for 427 yards. If Gordon is able to run for 293 yards against Auburn in the Outback Bowl, he will eclipse Barry Sander's single-season record of 2,628 yards, set in 1988.  

Cooper led a rejuvenated Crimson Tide passing attack with 115 catches for 1,656 yards and 14 touchdowns, as Alabama captured the No.1 seed in college football's playoff.

The Heisman Trophy will be presented on December 13.


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Chiefs’ Berry Diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma

Chiefs’ Berry Diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma

Jason O. Watson/Getty Images(KANSAS CITY, Mo.) -- Kansas City Chiefs' safety Eric Berry has been diagnosed with Hodgkin's Lymphoma on Monday.

According to his doctor, Dr. Christopher Flowers, Berry will undergo treatment with the possibility of a full recovery.

"This is a diagnosis that is very treatable and potentially curable with standard chemotherapy approaches," Flowers said, through a statement released through the Chiefs. "The goal of Mr. Berry's treatment is to cure his lymphoma and we are beginning that treatment now."

After a Nov. 20 game against the Oakland Raiders, Berry, 25, began to experience discomfort in his chest. Tests discovered a large mass that was initially diagnosed as lymphoma. 

Hodgkins Lymphoma is a type of cancer that develops in the body's white blood cells, known as lymphocytes. The main difference between Hodgkins Lymphoma and non-Hodgkins Lymphoma is the determination of what abnormal cells are present, which a doctor can determine under a microscope. Other differences include age of those affected and treatment regimens.

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White Sox Land Samardzija and Robertson

White Sox Land Samardzija and Robertson

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(CHICAGO, Il) -- The Chicago White Sox brought their pots and pans to MLB's Hot Stove.

The White Sox traded for starting pitcher Jeff Samardzija and signed free agent closer David Robertson to the up-and-coming team. Samardzija owned a 2.99 ERA last season as a member of both the Chicago Cubs and Oakland Athletics.

Samardzija was acquired from the Athletics in exchange for infielder Marcus Semien and pitcher Chris Bassit, according to Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle. 

Robertson, a free agent from the New York Yankees, signed with the White Sox for a four-year, $46 million deal, according to Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com.

The White Sox will now boast a formidable rotation including ace Chris Sale, Samardzija, and 25-year-old left-hander Jose Quintana, who posted a 3.32 ERA last season. Robertson will resume his role as a closer to shore up a bullpen that put up a poor 4.28 ERA last season.

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Packers Stay Strong at Home Against Falcons

Packers Stay Strong at Home Against Falcons

Tom Lynn /Getty Images(GREEN BAY, Wi.) -- The Green Bay Packers maintained home dominance with a 43-37 victory over the Atlanta Falcons Monday night.

Quarterback Aaron Rodgers continued his MVP-like season, completing 24 of 36 passes for 327 yards and three touchdowns. 

The Packers also leaned on their running game to keep the Falcons off balance.  Eddie Lacy and James Starks each ran for a touchdown and combined for 148 yards on 23 carries. 

The Falcons fell behind early, surrendering a 24 point lead at halftime. Julio Jones helped lead an Atlanta rally, catching a career best 259 yards on 11 catches, including a 22-yard touchdown that contributed to a 20 point Falcons fourth quarter.

Green Bay (10-3) has won all seven of their home games so far this season, scoring at least 38 points in four of their last five games in Lambeau. Their final home game will be in week 17 against the Detroit Lions, who are one game behind the Packers in the NFC North at 9-4. 


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Scoreboard Roundup – 12/8/14

Scoreboard Roundup – 12/8/14

Hemera/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- NHL: New Jersey Devils 2 (11-13-4, 26pts) - Carolina Hurricanes 1 (8-16-3, 19pts)

New York Rangers 4 (12-10-4, 28pts) - Pittsburgh Penguins 3 (18-6-3, 39pts) - OT

NBA: Atlanta Hawks 108 (14-6) - Indiana Pacers 92 (7-14)

Cleveland Cavaliers 110 (12-7) - Brooklyn Nets 88 (8-11)

Toronto Raptors 112 (16-5) - Denver Nuggets 107 (9-12) - OT

Washington Wizards 133 (14-6) - Boston Celtics 132 (7-12) - 2OT

Golden State Warriors 102 (18-2) - Minnesota Timberwolves 86 (4-16)

Top 25 College Basketball: (15) Butler 93 (8-1) - Kennesaw St. 51 (3-7)

(20) Miami 70 (9-1) - Savannah State 39 (3-7)

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Cardinals Place Andre Ellington on IR

Cardinals Place Andre Ellington on IR

Streeter Lecka/Getty Images(GLENDALE, Ariz.) -- The Arizona Cardinals have lost another offensive weapon.Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians told reporters that running back Andre Ellington will have surgery Monday to repair a sports hernia. Ellington has been placed on the injured reserve.The news of Ellington's injury comes just weeks after the team lost starting quarterback Carson Palmer for the season with a torn ACL.Ellington played in 12 games this season, gaining 1,055 all-purpose yards while scoring five touchdowns.Second-year back Kerwynn Williams is expected to get the bulk of the carries with Ellington out.

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Senators Fire Paul MacLean

Senators Fire Paul MacLean

Len Redkoles/NHLI via Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- The Ottawa Senators fired head coach Paul MacLean Monday.The Senators made the announcement on the team's Twitter account. Assistant Dave Cameron was named the new head coach.

MacLean, who is just two seasons removed from winning the Jack Adams Award, which is given annually to the best coach of the year, led the Senators to an 11-11-5 record this year before being let go.

"We continue to be a big turnover team in our zone," Senators general manager Bryan Murray said during a news conference Monday. "Our goaltending has been, to say the least, outstanding most nights to give us a chance to win hockey games. The chances against our team are, some nights, atrocious. I think there's an obligation for a lot of people, the players included, to perform better than that. But the leader of the pack always is the coach."MacLean coached 238 regular season games during his four seasons with Ottawa, posting a 114-90-45 record.

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Tennessee Extends Butch Jones

Tennessee Extends Butch Jones

American Football Field Yard Lines IStockPhoto/ Thinkstock(KNOXVILLE, Tenn.) -- The Tennessee Vols rewarded head coach Butch Jones with a contract extension through the 2020 season on Monday.

Jones will get $3.6 million per season after being targeted by Michigan, according to reports.

"It is my belief that you should reward people for performance, not whether you think others are coming after him," Athletic Director Dave Hart said.

Jones is 61-40 as a head coach and has the Vols in their first bowl game since Lane Kiffin in 2009.

"I am very honored and grateful to be the head football coach at the University of Tennessee, and I understand what this program represents," said Jones. "This has been a complete team effort as we continue to rebuild and restore the Tennessee football program to the standards and expectations that we all have. I'm extremely appreciative to Dave Hart, Chancellor Cheek, and our entire administration for all the support they have given us, and I am also thankful for the loyal support from the best and most passionate fan base in the nation."

"Butch Jones is our coach and going to be our coach for a long time," Hart said. "When building a program, you have plenty of challenges in changing a culture. We have the right man in Butch Jones. He possesses a very unique skill set. I value our relationship personally and professionally."

Tennessee will play Iowa in the TaxSlayer Bowl on Jan. 2 in Jacksonville, Florida.

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Cubs Nearing Deal with Jason Hammel

Cubs Nearing Deal with Jason Hammel

Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images(SAN DIEGO) -- The Cubs are close to bringing back pitcher Jason Hammel, a source told MLB.com on Monday.

Hammel went 8-5 in 17 starts with Chicago last year before being traded to the Oakland Athletics at the trading deadline.

Hammel is seeking a multi-year deal and struck out 104 over 108 2/3 innings.

The Cubs are also interested in free agent pitcher Jon Lester, who is weighing his options.

Red Sox owner John Henry met with Lester over the weekend, ESPN.com reports.

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Derek Carr on the Win: ‘We Just Went Out and Did Our Job’

Derek Carr on the Win: ‘We Just Went Out and Did Our Job’

Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images(OAKLAND, Calif.) -- The Oakland Raiders picked up their second win of the season after they surprised the San Francisco 49ers (7-6) and handed them a 24-13 defeat on Sunday.

Raiders rookie quarterback Derek Carr led the offense to their first back-to-back touchdown drives of the season in the victory.

"I know the kind of talent we have, I know the kind of team we have," Carr said on Sunday.  "Like I said before, we haven’t put it together, obviously, throughout the season, we’re young, we’re continuing to work hard and listen to our coaches and the game plan and knowing it in and out."

Oakland is 2-11 and headed towards another high draft pick, but Carr wants to make the most out of their final three games.

"Obviously there are still mistakes, but I think that there was just so much attention to the detail that we just went out and did our job," Carr continued. "That’s all you have to do is go out and do your job, they’ll win some plays, we’ll win some plays, but hopefully we can just execute at a higher level. I think we finally did that to obviously the best we have."

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Jordan Spieth Breaks Tigers’ Record at Hero World Challenge

Jordan Spieth Breaks Tigers’ Record at Hero World Challenge

Scott Halleran/Getty Images(WINDERMERE, Fla.) -- Jordan Spieth broke two records as he cruised to victory in the Hero World Challenge on Sunday. The second-year pro shot a 6-under 66 in the final round to finish 10 strokes better than second place Henrik Stenson.

"Whether my emotions showed it or not I'm not sure, but inside we were really very pleased with the year and how it came to a close," Spieth said. "This caps off the best golfing year that I've ever had."

Already holding a seven-stroke lead, Spieth converted three straight birdies to open his round and led by 11 after the first nine holes.

He finished the tournament at 26-under par 262, breaking the tournament record of 266 set by Tiger Woods in 2007 and Davis Love III in 2000. His 10-stroke win broke another tournament record, largest margin of victory, also previously held by Woods.

"He's playing some pretty special golf right now," said Woods, who hosted the 18-man tournament.

Spieth moved into the Top-10 in the world rankings, sitting ninth, as he picked up his second win of the season.

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Galaxy Win MLS Cup, Donovan Retires a Champion

Galaxy Win MLS Cup, Donovan Retires a Champion

Victor Decolongon/Getty Images(CARSON, Calif.) -- Robbie Keane scored in the 111th minute to give the Los Angeles Galaxy a 2-1 advantage and lift them to a victory over the New England Revolution in the MLS Cup Final.

The win marks the fifth straight MLS Cup for the Galaxy as well as the final professional game of American soccer icon Landon Donovan. 

After a scoreless first half, Los Angeles scored in the 52nd minute when Gyasi Zardes found the back of the net. Donovan had a chance to extend the lead a few moments later, but instead Keane kept possession and was unable to score again. 

The Revolution were fortunate to find an equalizer in the 72nd minute as Patrick Mullins fed Chris Tierney, who buried the ball past Jaime Penedo. Tierney had another opportunity to put his team ahead in overtime but his left-footed shot was saved by Penedo.

That opened the door for Keane's heroics.

It was the first Championship for the Galaxy since the 2012 season. Meanwhile, New England lost in the title game for the fifth time in franchise history.

Donovan ends his professional career as the leading scorer in US Men's National Team history with 57 goals, along with owning the most goals in MLS history at 136. He is a four-time MLS Cup champion and national team Player of the Year, as well as earning the MLS Most Valuable Player award in 2009.

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Rams Defeat Washington 24-0 for Second Straight Shutout

Rams Defeat Washington 24-0 for Second Straight Shutout

Leon Halip/Getty Images(LANDOVER, Md.) -- For the second straight week the St. Louis Rams shutout an opponent, the first time since 1945 that the Rams (6-7) have performed that feat. On Sunday, St. Louis beat the Washington Redskins 24-0, one week after trouncing Oakland 52-0.

After a scoreless first quarter, Shaun Hill connected with Jared Cook on a 35-yard touchdown pass to open the scoring. Despite a missed extra point, the defense prevented the Redskins (3-10) from doing anything productive on offense.

It wasn't until the third quarter that St. Louis began to put the game well out of reach. The Rams scored 18 points in the period, including another scoring catch from Cook and a 78-yard punt return to the house by Tavon Austin. Hill finished the game with 213 yards in the air and a pair of touchdown passes.

St. Louis' defense totaled seven sacks in the win and held the Redskins to just 27 rushing yards.

Washington's Colt McCoy was intercepted twice, completing 20-of-32 passes for 199 yards. Previously benched quarterback Robert Griffin, III made a late appearance and was 3-of-4 passing.

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Patriots Keep AFC’s Top Spot with Win over San Diego

Patriots Keep AFC’s Top Spot with Win over San Diego

Jim Rogash/Getty Images(SAN DIEGO) -- The New England Patriots scored 10 points in the fourth quarter while holding San Diego scoreless in the second half to come away with a 23-14 win on Sunday night. With the win, New England (10-3) keeps the top spot in the AFC as they hold the tie-breaker with Denver.

The deciding play came halfway through the fourth quarter when Julian Edelman caught a short pass from Tom Brady and ran an extra 55 yards to the end zone, extending the Patriots lead.

New England trailed 14-6 in the second quarter before a blocked punt and Rob Gronkowski's 10th touchdown catch of the year brought them within a point.

Gronkowski became the first tight end in NFL history with four seasons of double-digit touchdown catches. 

The Chargers (8-5) struggled to respond despite leading 14-13 at the half. It was a stark contrast from the first half when San Diego scored twice in a span of 2 minutes and 33 seconds. Quarterback Philip Rivers only threw for 189 yards and one touchdown, tossing a second half interception that halted a potential scoring drive. 

Brady finished the day with 317 passing yards and two touchdowns in the comeback win. New England also notched their 12th straight 10-win season.

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ABC Scoreboard Roundup 12/7/14

ABC Scoreboard Roundup 12/7/14

Hemera/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- NFL: Baltimore Ravens 28 (8-5) - Miami Dolphins 13 (7-6)

Carolina Panthers 41 (4-8) - New Orleans Saints 10 (5-8)

Houston Texans 27 (7-6) - Jacksonville Jaguars 13 (2-11)

Indianapolis Colts (9-4) - Cleveland Browns 24 (7-6)

New York Giants 36 (4-9) - Tennessee Titans 7 (2-11)

Minnesota Vikings 30 (6-7) - New York Jets 24 - (2-11) Overtime

Pittsburgh Steelers 42 (8-5) - Cincinnati Bengals 21 (8-4)

St. Louis Rams 24 (6-7) - Washington Redskins 0 (3-10)

Detroit Lions 34 (9-4) - Tampa Bay Buccaneers 17 (2-11)

Denver Broncos 24 (10-3) - Buffalo Bills 17 (7-6)

Arizona Cardinals 17 (10-3) - Kansas City Chiefs 14 (7-6)

Oakland Raiders 24 (2-11) - San Francisco 49ers 13 (7-6)

Seattle Seahawks 24 (9-4) - Philadelphia Eagles 14 (9-4)

New England Patriots 23 (10-3) - San Diego Chargers 14 (8-5)

NBA: Boston Celtics 101 (7-11) - Washington Wizards 93 (13-6)

Atlanta Hawks 96 (13-6) - Denver Nuggets 84 (9-11)

Memphis Grizzlies 103 (16-4) - Miami Heat 87 (9-11)

Oklahoma City Thunder 96 (7-13) - Detroit Pistons 94 (3-18)

Dallas Mavericks 125 (16-6) - Milwaukee Bucks 102 (11-11)

Portland Trail Blazers 103 (16-4) - New York Knicks 99 (4-18)

New Orleans Pelicans 104 (9-10) - Los Angeles Lakers 87 (4-16)

NHL: Anaheim Ducks 4 (18-6-5, 41pts) - Winnipeg Jets 3 (14-9-5, 33pts) - Overtime

Detroit Red Wings 3 (17-6-5, 39pts) - Carolina Hurricanes 1 (8-15-3, 19pts)

Ottawa Senators 4 (11-11-5, 27pts) - Vancouver Canucks 3 (18-8-2, 38pts) - Overtime

Edmonton Oilers 2 (7-15-5, 19pts) - San Jose Sharks 1 (14-11-4, 32 pts)

NCAA Men's Basketball Top-25: (1) Kentucky 82 (9-0) - Eastern Kentucky 49 (4-3)

(12) North Carolina 108 (6-2) - East Carolina 64 (4-5)

Washington 49 (7-0) - (13) San Diego State 36 (6-2)

(16) West Virginia 67 (8-1) - Northern Kentucky 42 (3-5)

Clemson 68 (5-3) - (18) Arkansas 65 (6-2)

MLS Cup Final: Los Angeles Galaxy 2 - New England Revolution 1

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Seattle Preys On Philadelphia

Seattle Preys On Philadelphia

Kevin Casey/Getty Images(PHILADELPHIA, Pa.) -- The Seattle Seahawks are peaking once again as the regular season enters its final month.

Sunday, the defending Super Bowl Champions grounded the high flying Philadelphia Eagles with a 24-14 victory.

Russell Wilson was on his game beating Philadelphia through the air and on the ground. Wilson ran for a touchdown as well as completing 22 of 37 passes for 263 yards and a pair of touchdowns to Marshawn Lynch and Doug Baldwin.

Seattle's Legion of Boom defense befuddled Mark Sanchez and the Eagles all evening. The Eagles signal caller continued his yo-yo like performance as this week he completed 10 of 20 passes for 96 yards. He also threw an interception and was sacked three times.

The Seahawks now enter a three game divisional slate to end their season.  They host a reeling 49ers team next week as part of a stretch that will likely determine the winner of the NFC West.

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Luck Rallies Colts to Down Browns

Luck Rallies Colts to Down Browns

Joe Robbins/Getty Images(CLEVELAND, Oh.) -- Andrew Luck lead a thrilling second half rally to defeat the Cleveland Browns 25-24.

Saturday, with the Indianapolis Colts trailing 21-7 entering the third quarter, Luck engineed four scoring drives to earn the Colts their ninth win. The final march went 11 plays, 90 yards and was capped by a one-yard touchdown toss to T.Y Hilton with :36 second remaining.

Luck struggled early as the Cleveland defense harrassed him to the tune of three sacks and two interceptions; including one to Browns rookie corner Justin Gilbert that was returned for a touchdown. The Colts signal caller rebounded though finishing the say completing 24 of 53 passes for 294 yards and two touchdowns. 

T.Y Hilton found his groove, connecting with Luck ten times for 150 yards and a pair of touchdowns. The speedy wideout brought the momentum back to the Colts when he escaped several defenders for a 42 yard score late in the third quarter.

The Colts will host their division rival Houston Texans next week with an opportunity to clinch the AFC South.

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