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Basketball

HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS

Hopkins at Esko, 7:15 p.m.

Northland at Cromwell, 7:15 p.m.

Two Harbors at Cloquet, 7:15 p.m. (WKLK-FM 96.5)

Hockey

HIGH SCHOOL BOYS

Moose Lake Area at Eveleth-Gilbert, 7 p.m.

Mora/Hinckley-Finlayson at Proctor, 7:30 p.m.

HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS

Moose Lake Area at Pequot Lakes Area, 7 p.m.

Silver Bay Area at Superior (Superior Ice Arena), 8 p.m.

Wrestling

HIGH SCHOOL

Chetek-Weyerhaeuser/Prairie Farm at Northwestern, 7 p.m.

Cumberland at Superior, 7 p.m.



BASKETBALL

NBA

EASTERN CONFERENCE

Atlantic Division

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Brooklyn104.714--

New York104.714--

Philadelphia96.6001½

Boston87.5332½

Toronto313.1888

Southeast Division

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Miami103.769--

Atlanta94.6921

Charlotte77.5003½

Orlando59.3575½

Washington112.0779

Central Division

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Milwaukee76.538--

Chicago77.500½

Indiana78.4671

Detroit511.3133½

Cleveland312.2005

WESTERN CONFERENCE

Southwest Division

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Memphis112.846½

San Antonio133.813--

Houston78.4675½

Dallas79.4386

New Orleans410.2868

Northwest Division

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Oklahoma City124.750--

Utah97.5633

Denver87.5333½

Minnesota67.4624½

Portland69.4005½

Pacific Division

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Golden State86.571--

L.A. Clippers86.571--

L.A. Lakers78.4671½

Phoenix79.4382

Sacramento410.2864

Tuesday's Results

Phoenix 91, Cleveland 78

Philadelphia 100, Dallas 98

Houston 117, Toronto 101

Minnesota 97, Sacramento 89

Indiana 79, L.A. Lakers 77

Wednesday's Results

San Antonio 110, Orlando 89

Washington 84, Portland 82

Brooklyn 95, Boston 83

Atlanta 94, Charlotte 91

Detroit 117, Phoenix 77

Chicago 101, Dallas 78

Memphis 103, Toronto 82

Utah 96, New Orleans 84

Oklahoma City 120, Houston 98

New York 102, Milwaukee 88

Minnesota at L.A. Clippers, night

Today's Games

San Antonio at Miami, 7 p.m.

Denver at Golden State, 9:30 p.m.

COLLEGE MEN

Midwest

Wednesday's Results

Boise St. 83, Creighton 70

Bradley 82, Cent. Michigan 65

Cent. Arkansas 74, E. Illinois 72

Cleveland St. 69, Ball St. 63

Kent St. 85, Youngstown St. 78, OT

Loyola of Chicago 81, Tennessee Tech 78

Ohio 69, St. Bonaventure 64

S. Illinois 57, Fresno St. 54

Toledo 80, Texas A&M-CC 68

Virginia 60, Wisconsin 54

Weber St. 62, Dayton 61

Wichita St. 86, Tulsa 60



FOOTBALL

NFL

AMERICAN CONFERENCE

East

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New England830.727

Miami560.455

N.Y. Jets470.364

Buffalo470.364

South

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Houston1010.909

Indianapolis740.636

Tennessee470.364

Jacksonville290.182

North

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Baltimore920.818

Pittsburgh650.545

Cincinnati650.545

Cleveland380.273

West

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Denver830.727

San Diego470.364

Oakland380.273

Kansas City1100.091

NATIONAL CONFERENCE

East

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N.Y. Giants740.636

Washington560.455

Dallas560.455

Philadelphia380.273

South

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Atlanta1010.909

Tampa Bay650.545

New Orleans560.455

Carolina380.273

North

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Chicago830.727

Green Bay740.636

Minnesota650.545

Detroit470.364

West

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San Francisco821.773

Seattle650.545

St. Louis461.409

Arizona470.364

Today's Game

New Orleans at Atlanta, 7:20 p.m.

Sunday's Games

Seattle at Chicago, Noon

Minnesota at Green Bay, Noon

San Francisco at St. Louis, Noon

Carolina at Kansas City, Noon

Houston at Tennessee, Noon

Arizona at N.Y. Jets, Noon

Indianapolis at Detroit, Noon

Jacksonville at Buffalo, Noon

New England at Miami, Noon

Tampa Bay at Denver, 3:05 p.m.

Cleveland at Oakland, 3:25 p.m.

Cincinnati at San Diego, 3:25 p.m.

Pittsburgh at Baltimore, 3:25 p.m.

Philadelphia at Dallas, 7:20 p.m.

Monday's Game

N.Y. Giants at Washington, 7:30 p.m.

COLLEGE

Top 25 Schedule

Friday's Games

No. 8 Stanford vs. No. 17 UCLA, Pac-12 championship, 7 p.m.

No. 18 Kent State vs. No. 19 Northern Illinois, MAC championship at Detroit, 6 p.m.

Saturday's Games

No. 2 Alabama vs. No. 3 Georgia, SEC championship at Atlanta, 3 p.m.

No. 7 Kansas State vs. No. 23 Texas, 7 p.m.

No. 12 Oklahoma at TCU, Noon

No. 13 Florida State vs. Georgia Tech, ACC championship at Charlotte, N.C., 7 p.m.

No. 14 Nebraska vs. Wisconsin, Big Ten championship at Indianapolis, 7:15 p.m.

No. 16 Oregon State vs. Nicholls State, 1:30 p.m.

No. 24 Oklahoma State at Baylor, Noon

No. 25 Boise State at Nevada, 2:30 p.m.

Big Ten

Saturday's Championship

At Indianapolis

Wisconsin vs. Nebraska, 7:17 p.m. (KQDS-Ch. 21/WDSM-AM 710)

NCAA FCS Tournament

Saturday's Second Round

New Hampshire (8-3) at Wofford (8-3), 1 p.m.

Central Arkansas (9-2) at Georgia Southern (8-3), 1 p.m.

Coastal Carolina (8-4) at Old Dominion (10-1), 1 p.m.

Illinois State (8-3) at Appalachian State (8-3), 1 p.m.

Cal Poly (9-2) at Sam Houston State (8-3), 3 p.m.

South Dakota State (9-3) at North Dakota State (10-1), 3 p.m.

Wagner (9-3) at Eastern Washington (9-2), 5 p.m.

Stony Brook (10-2) at Montana State (10-1), 6 p.m.

Quarterfinals

Friday, Dec. 7, or Saturday, Dec. 8

Times TBD

South Dakota State-North Dakota State winner vs. New Hampshire-Wofford winner

Central Arkansas-Georgia Southern winner vs. Coastal Carolina-Old Dominion winner

Stony Brook-Montana State winner vs. Cal Poly-Sam Houston State winner

Illinois State-Appalachian State winner vs. Wagner-Eastern Washington winner

Semifinals

Friday, Dec. 14, or Saturday, Dec. 15

Quarterfinal winners, times TBD

Championship

Saturday, Jan. 5

At FC Dallas Stadium

Frisco, Texas

Semifinal winners, noon

NCAA Division II Tournament

Saturday's Quarterfinals

Missouri Western State (12-1) at Minnesota State-Mankato (12-0), noon

West Texas A&M (11-2) at Colorado State-Pueblo (12-0), 1 p.m.

Indiana (Pa.) (12-1) at Winston-Salem (12-0), 11 a.m.

Carson-Newman (9-2) at Valdosta State (9-2), 11 a.m.

Semifinals

Saturday, Dec. 8

Quarterfinal winners, times TBD

Championship

Saturday, Dec. 15

At Braly Municipal Stadium

Florence, Ala.

Semifinal winners, noon

Mineral Water Bowl

At Excelsior Springs, Mo.

Lindenwood vs. Winona State, noon

NCAA Division III Tournament

Saturday's Quarterfinals

Hobart (12-0) at St. Thomas (12-0), noon

Wisconsin-Oshkosh (12-0) at Linfield (11-0), 2 p.m.

Wesley (10-1) at Mary Hardin-Baylor (12-0), noon

Widener (11-0) at Mount Union (12-0), 11 a.m.

Semifinals

Saturday, Dec. 8

Quarterfinal winners, times TBD

Championship

Amos Alonzo Stagg Bowl

Friday, Dec. 14

At Salem Stadium

Salem, Va.

Semifinal winners, 6 p.m.



HOCKEY

COLLEGE MEN

WCHA

Denver (9-3)7-1-0 14

St. Cloud St. (7-5)5-3-0 10

Minnesota (9-2-2)4-2-2 10

Neb.-Omaha (8-3-1)4-1-1 9

Colo. College (7-6-1)4-2-0 8

North Dakota (6-4-2)3-1-2 8

MS-Mankato (5-5-2)3-5-0 6

Michigan Tech (4-6)3-5-0 6

Bemidji St. (3-5-2)2-4-2 6

Minn. Duluth (3-7-2)1-5-2 4

Wisconsin (1-7-2)1-5-2 4

Alaska Anchorage (2-4-4)0-3-3 3

Friday's Games

Minnesota Duluth at Michigan Tech, 6:07 p.m. (KZIO-FM 94.1)

Nebraska-Omaha at Minnesota, 7:07 p.m.

Bemidji State at Minnesota State-Mankato, 7:37 p.m.

North Dakota at Colorado College, 8:37 p.m.

Wisconsin at Denver, 9:07 p.m.

St. Cloud State at Alaska-Anchorage, 10:07 p.m.

Saturday's Games

Minnesota Duluth at Michigan Tech, 6:07 p.m. (KZIO-FM 94.1)

Nebraska-Omaha at Minnesota, 7:07 p.m.

Bemidji State at Minnesota State-Mankato, 7:07 p.m.

North Dakota at Colorado College, 8:07 p.m.

Wisconsin at Denver, 8:07 p.m.

St. Cloud State at Alaska-Anchorage, 10:07 p.m.

NCHA

Eau Claire (9-0-1)5-0-1 11

St. Norbert (8-2-1)4-1-1 9

Superior (7-2)4-2-0 8

Stevens Point (4-4-1)1-4-1 3

Stout (4-3-2)1-3-0 2

St. Scholastica (3-5)1-3-0 2

River Falls (4-3-1)0-3-1 1

Friday's Games

St. Scholastica at Stout, 7:30 p.m.

Superior at River Falls, 7:05 p.m.

Stevens Point at Eau Claire, 7 p.m.

Saturday's Games

St. Scholastica at Stout, 4 p.m.

Superior at River Falls, 7:05 p.m.

Stevens Point at Eau Claire, 7 p.m.

COLLEGE WOMEN

WCHA

Minnesota (16-0)10-0-0-0 30

Ohio St. (11-5)8-4-0-0 24

North Dakota (9-5)8-4-0-0 24

Wisconsin (10-4-2)6-4-2-2 22

Minn. Duluth (5-8-1)4-7-1-0 13

MS-Mankato (5-9-2)3-7-2-1 12

Bemidji St. (3-9-2)2-7-1-0 7

St. Cloud St. (4-11-1)2-10-0-0 6

Friday's Games

St. Cloud State at Lindenwood (Mo.), 7 p.m.

Ohio State at Minnesota State-Mankato, 7:07 p.m.

Rochester Institute (N.Y.) at North Dakota, 7:07 p.m.

Saturday's Games

Minnesota Duluth at Bemidji State, 7:07 p.m.

Wisconsin at Minnesota, 2:07 p.m.

St. Cloud State at Lindenwood (Mo.), 2 p.m.

Ohio State at Minnesota State-Mankato, 3:07 p.m.

Rochester Institute (N.Y.) at North Dakota, 7:07 p.m.

Sunday's Games

Minnesota Duluth at Bemidji State, 4:07 p.m.

Wisconsin at Minnesota, 2:07 p.m.

NCHA

Stevens Point (5-1-2)4-0-2 10

Adrian (7-2)4-2-0 8

Superior (6-3)4-2-0 8

River Falls (4-1-2)3-1-2 8

St. Norbert (3-1-2)2-1-1 5

St. Scholastica (3-1-2)2-1-1 5

Marian (3-3-1)2-1-1 5

Eau Claire (1-5-2)1-3-2 4

Lake Forest (1-1-3)0-0-3 3

Concordia, Wis. (0-7-2)0-5-2 2

Finlandia (0-6)0-6-0 0

Friday's Games

Adrian at St. Scholastica, 7 p.m.

Stevens Point at River Falls, 3:05 p.m.

Concordia (Wis.) at Finlandia, 6 p.m.

Saturday's Games

Adrian at St. Scholastica, 7 p.m.

Concordia (Wis.) at Finlandia, 1 p.m.

Stevens Point at River Falls, 2:05 p.m.

Marian at Lake Forest, 7 p.m.

Sunday's Games

Marian at Lake Forest 2 p.m.

St. Norbert at Eau Claire, 2 p.m.

Tuesday, Dec. 4

Superior at St. Catherine, 7 p.m.



VOLLEYBALL

COLLEGE

NCAA Division II Tournament

At Gangelhoff Center, St. Paul

Today's Quarterfinals

No. 3 Nebraska-Kearney (33-2) vs. No. 6 Washburn (31-3), noon

No. 2 Southwest Minnesota State (29-2) vs. No. 7 Truman (27-6), 2:30 p.m.

No. 4 Central Missouri (26-6) vs. No. 5 Minnesota Duluth (28-4), 5 p.m.

No. 8 Wayne (Neb.) State (22-9) at No. 1 Concordia-St. Paul (27-4), 7:30 p.m.

Friday's Semifinals

Quarterfinal winners, 5 and 7:30 p.m.

Saturday's Championship

Semifinal winners, 7 p.m.



TRANSACTIONS

BASEBALL

American League

BALTIMORE ORIOLES--Designated 1B Joe Mahoney for assignment.

BOSTON RED SOX--Traded RHP Zach Stewart to Pittsburgh for a player to be named; RHP Sandy Rosario to Oakland for a player to be named or cash considerations; and 3B Danny Valencia to Baltimore for cash considerations. Named Greg Colbrunn hitting coach.

CLEVELAND INDIANS--Reinstated LHP Nick Hagadone. Designated LHP Rafael Perez for assignment.

KANSAS CITY ROYALS--Announced RHP Chris Volstad and C Brayan Pena refused outright assignment and elected free agency.

LOS ANGELES ANGELS--Agreed to terms with RHP Ryan Madson on a one-year contract.

NEW YORK YANKEES--Agreed to terms with LHP Andy Pettitte on a one-year contract. Designated C Eli Whiteside for assignment.

OAKLAND ATHLETICS--Agreed to terms with RHP Pat Neshek on a one-year contract. Designated OF Jermaine Mitchell for assignment.

SEATTLE MARINERS--Released OF Chone Figgins.

TEXAS RANGERS--Agreed to terms with INF Yangervis Solarte and RHP Collin Balester on minor league contracts.

National League

CHICAGO CUBS--Designated RHP Casey Coleman for assignment.

CINCINNAT REDS--Agreed to terms with RHP Jonathan Broxton on a three-year contract.

PITTSBURGH PIRATES--Traded RH Luis Rico and LHP Luis Santos to Kansas City for RHP Vin Mazzaro and 1B Clint Robinson. Designated INF Jamaico Navarro and INF Matt Hague for assignment. Named Ricky Bennett, Carlos Berroa, Ron Hopkins and John Kosciak professional scouts.

SAN DIEGO PADRES--Traded RHP Cory Burns to Texas for a player to be named or cash considerations. Agreed to terms with OF Travis Buck, RHP Daniel Stange, RHP Jason Ray and C Eddy Rodriguez on minor league contracts.

BASKETBALL

National Basketball Association

DENVER NUGGETS--Promoted Pete D'Alessandro to vice president of basketball operations and Mike Bratz to director of player personnel.

LOS ANGELES LAKERS--Assigned C Robert Sacre to Los Angeles (NBADL).

FOOTBALL

National Football League

NFL--Fined Detroit DT Ndamukong Suh $30,000 for kicking Houston QB Matt Schaub in the groin during Sunday's game.

BUFFALO BILLS--Signed DE Corbin Bryant to the practice squad.

CHICAGO BEARS--Signed LB Patrick Trahan from the practice squad and DE Aston Whiteside to the practice squad.

DALLAS COWBOYS--Released DL Tevita Finau from the practice squad. Signed WR Andre Holmes to the practice squad.

INDIANAPOLIS COLTS--Placed DT Josh Chapman and DE Fili Moala on injured reserve. Signed DT Kellen Heard. Signed CB Delano Howell from Buffalo's practice squad.

JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS--Claimed DE Jason Babin off waivers from Philadelphia. Placed RB Jalen Parmele and CB William Middleton on injured reserve. Released WR Micheal Spurlock and CB Chris Harris. Signed WR Quan Cosby and DB Antwaun Molden. Signed WR Toney Clemons and RB Jordan Todman from the practice squad.

KANSAS CITY CHIEFS--Released LB Bryan Kehl.

MIAMI DOLPHINS--Released G Ryan Durand.

NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS--Signed RB James Develin from the practice squad and WR Jeremy Ebert to the practice squad.

NEW ORLEANS SAINTS--Released G Scott Winnewisser. Signed G Ryan Lee to the practice squad.

NEW YORK JETS--Signed WR Mardy Gilyard. Signed WR Eddie McGee and OL Dennis Landolt to the practice squad.

OAKLAND RAIDERS--Signed LB Jerrell Harris to the practice squad.

SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS--Placed WR Kyle Williams and RB Kendall Hunter on injured reserve. Released DB Eddie Whitley from the practice squad. Signed WR Chad Hall to the practice squad.

TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS--Signed OL Derek Hardman. Released WR Diondre Borel from the practice squad. Signed LB Joe Holland to the practice squad.

TENNESSEE TITANS--Signed RB Lennon Creer to the practice squad.

WASHINGTON REDSKINS--Released LB Darryl Gamble from the practice squad.

COLLEGE

ATLANTIC COAST CONFERENCE--Announced Louisville has been elected as a member.

CAPITAL--Named Bill Olin men's lacrosse coach.

CLEMSON--Suspended men's basketball F Milton Jennings one game.

LIMESTONE--Named Remington Steele women's assistant lacrosse coach.

LSU--Agreed to terms with football coach Les Miles on a seven-year contract.

UCLA--Announced junior C Joshua Smith will leave the men's basketball program