James Reimer is earning his teammates’ confidence with starter Roberto Luongo on the shelf.


Reimer stopped 37 shots for his second shutout in three games and the Florida Panthers beat the Montreal Canadiens 2-0 on Saturday night.

It’s been a busy month for Reimer since Luongo was injured Dec. 4, and he capped December with another stellar show. He also beat Ottawa 1-0 a week ago with a 38-save effort. The Panthers won their fifth straight game with Reimer in goal.

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Philadelphia has won two straight and three of four. It is the Sixers’ first winning streak since they took three in a row (Nov. 20-25).

The Sixers received more good news Tuesday, when rookie guard Markelle Fultz, the top overall pick in the 2017 draft, played four-on-four in practice. It is the most he has done since he was shut down four games into the season because of a shoulder injury. Though no definitive timetable has been announced for his return, he is in the “final stage of his return-to-play program,” according to a news release.

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Newton was 0 for 9 before finally completing his final seven passes of the first half.


Newton completed his first pass to McCaffrey — for a loss of 3 yards — midway through the second quarter.

Jones caught a 14-yard pass midway through the third quarter to reach 9,000 career yards faster than any receiver since the 1970 merger.

The two-time All-Pro and five-time Pro Bowl selection last month set the league mark with the most catches and yards receiving in a receiver’s first 90 games.

Jones finished with five catches for 80 yards. He survived an injury scare after he took a big hit from Carolina strong safety Mike Adams on the opening drive. He returned to the field on the same drive, which ended with Ryan’s touchdown pass to Freeman.

Kirk Cousins, who also might be playing his last game for the Redskins, scored on a 12-yard run for Washington (7-9), which has missed the playoffs the past two years. He was 20 of 37 for 158 yards and three interceptions.

“We have to have stability at that position, somehow, some way. Not everybody has it,” Redskins coach Jay Gruden said.

“That’s the way it is in pro football nowadays. If you’ve got one, you’d like to keep one. We’ll have to make that decision here pretty soon. Kirk will also. It’s not totally up to us. Kirk’s got to buy in also.”

Cousins, who finished with his third consecutive 4,000-yard passing season, sidestepped questions about his future.

“I need to catch my breath. We’ll have plenty of time,” he said, adding he might have more to say on a radio show Friday.lions_012

Garoppolo might not even be starting today barring a leg injury suffered in Week 12 by rookie C.J. Beathard,


The Patriots didn’t play well Monday night. Tom Brady and Bill Belichick were visibly unhappy with what happened in Miami. But that only means they’ll go “on to Pittsburgh” with a clear focus. Nothing related to the Patriots’ bigger goal was lost against the Dolphins. Rob Gronkowski is back to wreak havoc on the Steelers like he always does. The Patriots will have their hands full with Le’Veon Bell and Antonio Brown, but their depth, versatility and diversity will allow them to win an expected shootout, as Brady and Belichick will continue to have Mike Tomlin’s number.

The Patriots and Bills get their two meetings in a span of four weeks, unfortunate for a Buffalo team that will need help down the stretch to make the playoffs. The Bills have managed to beat the Patriots twice in the last four seasons and five meetings … and have lost their coach at the end of the season each time (Doug Marrone, Rex Ryan). Last year’s win, of course, was during Tom Brady’s suspension. That suspension is over.

Yet in some ways, Garoppolo wasn’t much better off than Trubisky upon joining the 49ers at midseason despite having three and a half years of NFL experience as a backup in New England.

Garoppolo might not even be starting today barring a leg injury suffered in Week 12 by rookie C.J. Beathard, who drew praise from Lynch for his efforts this season under trying circumstances on a rebuilding team.

A good (and rare) Thanksgiving rematch, with the Lions having won last year on a last-second field goal. The Lions have won four straight on their traditional Thanksgiving date, a little treat for those who are perpetually looking for a reason to fire Jim Caldwell. It’s a tall order to pull off this year with the way the Vikings are playing right now on both sides of the ball. Matthew Stafford’s Lions still have a habit of putting themselves in position to have to come back late; they can’t get away with that against this team.chargers_023-180x180

The damage for this fiasco will linger long after Manning is playing elsewhere or even retiring if so inclined.


The Saints and Panthers are even with an 8-3 record, but the Saints won earlier in Charlotte and can complete a season sweep next week in New Orleans. The Saints dominated the earlier game and will be favored to win next week.

Sean McVay is a lock for Coach of the Year — Even if the Rams don’t win another game this season, McVay will be the NFL’s Coach of the Year and deservingly so. The Rams will not have a losing season for the first time since 2006 and, with just one more victory, they will clinch their first winning season since 2003.

In a weak top of the draft, offensive lineman always rise. Taking a guard in the top five looks crazy, but the Redskins don’t seem to regret Brandon Scherff. The Broncos will likely look to free agency to find their quarterback.

The Bears need young talent on their defense, and James can find a role alongside Eddie Jackson in the defensive backfield. With James and Jackson, the Bears can begin to star their defensive rebuild.

Asked whether he had spoken to Mara, Manning responded, “He hadn’t been in today, but he knows what’s going on. I’ll probably try to speak with him tomorrow at some time.”

That’s far too late.

If the Giants can treat Manning — the face of the franchise, the two-time Super Bowl MVP, the guy who was universally respected by past and present teammates for his work ethic and leadership — like a nobody, why should any player believe the “family” narrative New York, like every NFL club, tries to spout in team-building?nike_chargers_541-180x180

Chubb rushed for 77 yards on 13 carries and passed Kevin Faulk for third all-time on the SEC rushing list.


Kayvon Webster, CB, Los Angeles Rams: Webster was carted off the field during the first quarter with what looked like a right ankle injury after grabbing at the ankle while down on the field. Webster missed time early in the season because of a shoulder injury and was knocked out of the Week 11 game against Minnesota with a concussion. The team declared him doubtful to return because of the injury, before downgrading him to out.

Nick Chubb, RB, Georgia — Chubb is big and strong and durable, and honestly with missing a year with a knee injury he was able to save some tread on his tires for when he inevitably gets a chance with an NFL team.

Riley Ferguson, QB, Memphis — Ferguson did his best to will the Tigers to an AAC Championship, and while it didn’t ultimately works as the Tigers fell to UCF 62-55 in double overtime, his numbers showed his effort. Ferguson went 30-of-42 passing for 471 yards and four touchdowns.

They’ve lost 11 of their past 12 and their splashy early-season move — essentially swapping venerable Kyle Turris for a younger, more talented center in Matt Duchene — isn’t panning out yet. Duchene’s stats in Ottawa: 14 games, two goals, two assists, a minus-11 rating. Join me for a resounding: woof.

I can’t blame them. Manning turns 37 on Jan. 3. By the time New York fixes the flawed roster Reese assembled, Manning’s best days likely would be over. Some would argue they already are.

With a high 2018 pick in the offing, starting fresh at quarterback makes sense during the pending rebuild. Even so, the way Manning’s demotion was handled reflects the systemic dysfunction inside the organization that began when McAdoo became head coach after Tom Coughlin was forced out after the 2015 season.lakers_006

The Falcons wouldn’t trail for the rest of the game.


“We don’t actually practice that throw and catch in practice,” Ryan said with a laugh. “It’s the first time I’ve ever really seen it.

“Maybe it’s better they didn’t practice it so they don’t over-think it. Mo just launched it, and it was as good a throw as I’ve ever seen. That was a huge play for us.”

Credit coach Hue Jackson, much improved from what he was doing with his team earlier in the season, for realizing he had to get that talent on the field to help his young passer. It was a big step in the right direction for Jackson to simply stick with Kizer as the starter and take his lumps for several games without the fear of being benched.

Now that Kizer’s big arm is equipped with Gordon, Jackson’s team is bound to be rewarded with what what has eluded it all season — a victory.

The Angels’ combination of a promising core and a beautiful West Coast location may have appealed to the 23-year-old Ohtani, who has confounded baseball experts at almost every step of his move to North America as one of the most coveted free agents in years.

Jackson slams same old Kizer: The winless Browns continue to set new standards for disappointment, blowing a 21-7 lead against the Packers to lose in overtime. Key to the Packers’ revival was an overtime interception thrown by DeShone Kizer, his second of what had to that point been the best game of his young career.

Afterward coach Hue Jackson said: “The two picks, it’s still the same old, ‘If you turn the ball over, you’re going to lose'” Jackson is correct but, when players keeping the same mistakes, some of the blame has fall on a coach who has one win in nearly two seasons.panthers_123

The two were reunited this week when the Texans claimed Andre off waivers from the Cardinals.


“He’s fun to be around,” Andre said of Bruce Ellington, who has 25 receptions for 294 yards and two touchdowns this season. “He’s a pleasure. I’m sure the guys love him out here and hopefully he can keep that personality going.”

San Antonio has managed to fare rather well without Leonard, going 19-8 and riding and four-game win streak into Dallas, including a 105-102 win over the Eastern Conference-leading Boston Celtics.

At the end of the team’s Monday practice, reporters observed a sweat-soaked Leonard, a clear indication that he is certainly on the cusp of playing.

Regarding the Grizzlies talking with each other about the overall problems, Gasol said: “I don’t think talk does much. It’s doing. I always believe that talk is great, and we’re going to say the right things, and we can sit down and sing `Kumbaya,’ but it’s more about grabbing it and taking ownership of the things we have to do.”

“I am embarrassed by the situation and my actions on Saturday,” McDowell wrote in a statement posted to Twitter. “I would like to apologize to the Atlanta Police Department, SL Lounge, the entire Seattle Seahawks organization and my teammates. I am a young man who made a mistake and am constantly working towards getting better.”

The Seahawks had no immediate comment on McDowell’s arrest when news of it broke just before kickoff of their game Sunday at Jacksonville. Coach Pete Carroll said Monday that he and general manager John Schneider met separately with McDowell since the incident and that McDowell is “very remorseful.”
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Titans move closer to goal of storming the South with late win over Bengals


Wesley Woodyard’s response when told Tennessee now has its first four-game winning streak since 2009?

Sanu makes unreal TD grabMatt Ryan lofts one up to Mohamed Sanu and the receiver controls the ball with his right hand before bringing it into his body to add to Atlanta’s lead.

NBC apparently reconsidered those downsides. Its statement last week touted the idea of SkyCam being the primary viewing angle as innovative.

“We are excited to present a game with the majority of live-action coverage coming from SkyCam,” Gaudelli said. “After pivoting out of necessity to SkyCam in the New England fog, we’ve been aggressively planning and testing with the intent of utilizing the system for a full game.

Larry Fitzgerald moved into fifth place in career receiving yards, another milestone in another loss in what is becoming a lost season for the future Hall of Famer.

If the Bills lose this week in Kansas City, you might as well stick a fork in their playoff hopes.

After winning in Denver for the first time in more than 40 years, the Bengals play host to the winless Browns as they try to keep alive their playoff aspirations.

The Bucs beat the struggling Dolphins, but they won’t have Jameis Winston for a third straight game when they play the Falcons in a key NFC South matchup.

“Our goal is to storm the South,” said Woodyard, echoing a Titans team mantra. “That’s what we’re heading out to do.”

Anaheim’s goaltending has been a big factor in recent games. Goaltender John Gibson posted a 50-save performance to beat the Florida Panthers 3-2 at home Sunday night.nike_bills-111

The Chiefs were simply hoping to get lucky on the final play of the first half against the Cowboys


Seemingly every Laker who played meaningful minutes contributed. While this win over a lowly team might not matter much in the big picture, it’s one that could go a long way for a roster full of young players still very much coming together and learning nightly lessons on what it takes to win. In the fourth quarter, it was easy to see how much focus and fight the Lakers had and how well they all played together.

“It kind of comes in waves for me,” said Spytek, who joined Tampa Bay in the 2016 offseason. “There are times I feel wonderful about it and know it’s a blessing to be able to try and move the needle to help other people. But it’s emotionally challenging a lot of the time because it’s a constant reminder that Evelyn had CMV and we lost her because of it.

Former team president John Hart was moved to a senior adviser role when a new general manager, Alex Anthopoulos, was hired on Nov. 13. Hart left the team on Friday.

“The senior baseball operations officials responsible for the misconduct are no longer employed by the Braves,” Manfred said. He also said the Braves “cooperated throughout the investigation.”

The Chiefs were simply hoping to get lucky on the final play of the first half against the Cowboys, but Tyreek Hill took a short dump-off pass from Alex Smith and weaved his way through a soft Dallas defense for a 56-yard touchdown. The Chiefs were unable to carry the momentum into the second half as the Cowboys pulled away for a 28-17 win.
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I would definitely use the word embarrassing.


Coppolella, a magna cum laude graduate of Notre Dame in business management, was hired by the New York Yankees as a baseball operations assistant in 2000. He spent seven years with the Yankees, including time as assistant director of pro scouting.

He was credited with helping to improve the Braves’ farm system, which was rated No. 1 this year by Baseball America.

Saints coach Sean Payton on Buccaneers receiver Mike Evans hitting Saints cornerback Marshon Lattimore near the sideline between plays: “If there’s not an ejection in that situation then I don’t know when there’s supposed to be an ejection.”

Giants safety Landon Collins on the blowout loss to the Rams: “I would definitely use the word embarrassing.”

“It is always nice to get a win like that first off, but anytime you get to go out and compete and you look to your right and your left and everybody on the team is competing just as hard as you, it is always going to be fun out there,” said Ball, whose first 18 NBA games has been filled with roller coaster-like dips and climbs. “It makes it a lot better when we win.”

The Lakers (8-10) have won two straight for the second time this season. A major component in this Lakers’ winning streak has been Ball’s relentless rebounding. Assistant coach Brian Shaw suggested that Ball focus on hitting the glass because when he rebounds, he has the ball in his hands quicker, he’s playing more aggressively, moving and pushing the pace and it seems to ignite the rest of his game.nike_bills-077