Sunday , 21 December 2014

National Sports

Rangers Give Talbot 1-Year Extension

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Jupiterimages/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Goalie Cam Talbot agreed to a one-year, 1.45 million contract extension with the New York Rangers that will keep him with the team through the 2015-16 season. The 27-year-old Talbot has served as Henrik Lundqvist’s backup for the past two seasons. During that time he’s appeared in 28 games posting a 14-9-2 record with a 1.80 goals-against ... Read More »

Top-Ranked Kentucky Annihilates UCLA

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Mitchell Layton/Getty Images(CHICAGO) — Kentucky started off the game on a 24-0 run and never looked back as the top-ranked Wildcats annihilated UCLA 83-44 Saturday. Eight Wildcats scored at least five points with freshman Devin Booker leading the way with 19. “People can watch these guys in 20 minutes and know how really good they are,” Kentucky head coach John ... Read More »

Pats Rule Out Edelman and Blount for Sunday's Showdown with Jets

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Jim Rogash/Getty Images(EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J.) — The New England Patriots (11-3) will be without leading receiver Julian Edelman and running back LeGarrette Blount for their important road game versus the New York Jets (3-11) Sunday, the team announced Saturday. Blount is dealing with a shoulder injury and was a limited participant in practice all week. Without Blount, the Pats should ... Read More »

Eagles Playoff Chances Darkened After Getting Clipped by Skins

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Doug Pensinger/Getty Images(LANDOVER, Md.) — Kai Forbath connected on a 26-yard game-winning field goal with five seconds to play as the Washington Redskins sunk the Philadelphia Eagles 27-24 Saturday. The loss means the Eagles (9-6) can be eliminated from playoff contention Sunday if the Dallas Cowboys (10-4) beat the Indianapolis Colts. Forbath’s field goal was set up after the Redskins ... Read More »

Scoreboard Roundup - 12/20/14

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Hemera/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — College Bowl Games: Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl: (22) Utah 45 (9-4) – Colorado State 10 (10-3) R&L Carrier Bowl New Orelans Bowl: LA-Lafayette 16 (9-4) – Nevada 3 (7-6) Gildan New Mexico Bowl: Utah State 21 (10-4) – UTEP 6 (7-6) Top 25 College Basketball: (1) Kentucky 83 (12-0) – UCLA 42 (8-4) (4) Louisville ... Read More »

Seahawks Sign Avril to 4-Year Extension

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Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — The Seattle Seahawks signed defensive end Cliff Avril to a four-year contract extension Friday. ESPN NFL Insider John Clayton reports the deal is worth $28.5 million, with $16 million guaranteed. “I’m just happy to be in a situation where the team is as good as it is and to be a part of it and ... Read More »

ESPN: C.J. Spiller Expected to Play Sunday

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Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images(ORCHARD PARK, N.Y.) — Buffalo Bills running back C.J. Spiller is expected to play Sunday against the Oakland Raiders, according to ESPN’s Adam Caplan. Spiller has been out since suffering a broken collarbone that required surgery in Week 7. Spiller was taken off the injured reserve Friday after he was a limited participant in practice all week. The ... Read More »

Report: Cubs Agree to 2-Year Deal with David Ross

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Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Catcher David Ross has agreed to a two-year, $5 million deal with the Chicago Cubs, according to ESPN Chicago’s Jesse Rogers. The 37-year-old Ross has spent the last two seasons with the Boston Red Sox, winning the World Series in 2013. Ross is reunited with new Cubs pitcher Jon Lester. The two played most of ... Read More »

Pirates Agree to 1-Year Deal with 1B Hart

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Mike McGinnis/Getty Images(PITTSBURGH) — Pittsburgh Pirates have agreed to a one-year, $2.5 million deal with first baseman Corey Hart. The 32-year-old Hart can also earn $2.5 million in performance bonuses. Hart has dealt with multiple injuries the past two seasons. He didn’t play at all in 2013 after having surgery on both knees. In 2014, Hart played in only 68 ... Read More »

Scoreboard Roundup - 12/19/14

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Hemera/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — NBA: Utah Jazz 101 (8-19) – Orlando Magic 94 (10-19) Charlotte Hornets 109 (7-19) – Philadelphia 76ers 91 (2-23) Boston Celtics 114 (10-14) – Minnesota Timberwolves 98 (5-20) Toronto Raptors 110 (20-6) – Detroit Pistons 100 (5-21) Cleveland Cavaliers 95 (15-10) – Brooklyn Nets 91 (10-15) Washington Wizards 105 (19-6) – Miami Heat 103 (12-15) Chicago ... Read More »