Aztecs-L-Utah (81-76)…Utes hit 20-of-22 Free Throws in 2nd half and add 10-3-Point baskets to hold off multiple San Diego State comebacks…Utes built 9P-lead in first half, but needed scoring spurts of (9-2) and (10-3) to retake the lead….Winston Shepard (19P) for SDSU….The Aztecs bench scored 17-points in the opening half to keep them close…Tough night for Malik Pope and Jeremy Hensley-combined (4-18) shooting….State committed 28-fouls in the game.
Lakers-L-Phoenix (120-101)….Brandon Knight and Eric Bledsoe torch LA backcourt for combined 51-points…Knight (30P-15A-10R) in triple double outing…Tough night for Lakers 1st round picks, D’Angelo Russell just 2-assists in 27-minutes…Julius Randle 2-baskets-25 minutes…Kobe Bryant did not make trip to rest ailing back and legs.
Spurs-W-Portland…San Antonio puts 5-in double figures.
Dallas-W-Philadelphia…Mavs go (7-4)…Sixers now (0-11).
Memphis-W-Oklahoma City..Mario Chalmers (29P)
Golden State-Toronto…Tonight matchup..Warriors (11-0) start.
Lamar Odom…Facing felony drug possession chargers for near-fatal drug overdose in Nevada.
Bucks…F-Jabari Parker-sprained foot.
Chargers….Begin game prep for Sunday game with Chiefs…OT-King Dunlap-wearing knee brace-limited work with trainers…OG-Orlando Franklin full running drills to test ankle….RB-Melvin Gordon says it has been strange feel to not run out of “I-formation” or have blocking back with him in backfield.
Houston-W-Bengals (10-6)….QB-TJ Yates-replacing injured Brian Hoyer throws 32TD-DeAndre Hopkins…Texans defense holds Andy Dalton (196P)-interception sacks-fumble recovery
Saints..Fire Rob Ryan-Defensive Coordinator…giving up (424YPG)..allowed 14-TD passes last 3G….ex-Raiders head coach Dennis Allen takes over as coordinator.
Browns..Owner Jim Haslem says no coaching change bye week-team is (2-8)
Lions…Ownership hires Search Firm to setup interviews for vacant Team President and GM job.
Denver…NFL says it will not suspend S-TJ Ward for punch thrown in Chiefs game on Sunday.
Cowboys…Teammates say DE-Greg Hardy has been late for meetings-but not disciplined.
Redskins…DE-Junior Galette-out this year with injury-suspended for first 2-games next year aftermath of domestic abuse arrest.
Broncos…Brock Osweiler named starting QB in place injured Peyton Manning.
Rams..Bench QB-Nick Foles-ranked 28th in passing…Case Keenum (2-8) career record-starts.
Patriots..OT-Nate Solder-a cancer survivor-confirms his young boy has kidney cancer.
Denver…Peyton Manning has partial tear of arch…MRI on ribcage damage.
Eagles..QB-Sam Bradford-sprained shoulder-concussion.
Browns..WR-Andrew Hawkins spends 1-nite in hospital-concussion.
Patriots..WR-Julian Edelman-surgery-broken foot.
Titans..S-Jason McCourty-surgery-torn groin
Giants..WR-Victor Cruz-Surgery-calf-gone for year.
Cowboys…QB-Tony Romo will start next weekend..Matt Cassell-Branden Weeden (0-7) record
Rams…Put rubber covering over cement around both benches in Domed Stadium after 2-injuries this year.
Padres…Offer hitting coach job to Allan Zinter-was on Houston Astros staff-prior to that worked as minor league hitting coach Diamondbacks…..3B-Coach Glen Hoffman returns to team with Pitching Coach Darren Balsley…..Doug Bochtler-Arizona-hired as bullpen coach.
Cubs…Kris Bryant-3B-Named National League Rookie of Year…unanimous votes (.275-26HR-99RBI.
Astros..Carlos Correar-SS-Name American League Rookie of Year…Got 17-first place votes…(.279-22HR)
Mariners-Texas…Trade…Seattle deals P-Tom Wilhelmen to Rangers for OF-Leonys Martin.
Atlanta…Denies it is shopping 1B-Freddie Freeman-has 118M -left on contract.
Mets…Deny shopping P-Zach Wheeler-Matt Harvey in potential trades.
Mets..Open negotiations with 2B-Ben Zobrist-Kansas City-Replace Daniel Murphy
Scott Boras…Agent says Union needs to do away with Tender Offers…says MLB profits have gone up 12% this year…Players given (15.8M) tender offers got only 3% raise…and clubs have to give up lst round pick if they sign Tender Players-not really free movement of players.
Dodgers…Reports team will take payroll from 288M-last year to 200M this year to avoid paying huge luxury tax bill.
Ducks-W-Carolina….Slumping Carl Hagelin G-2-Assists in road win.
Kings-at-Philadelphia…Tuesday night matchup..Kings (11-6) record.
Ducks-at-Nashville…Continuing deep south trip.
Flyers…D-Logan Pyett-diagnosed with skin cancer of leg.
Vancouver..Calls up F-Hunter Shenkaruk-10G-Utica Comets-AHL.
Gulls…Begin 3G-road trip on Wednesday…at Stockton-Grand Rapids-Milwaukee.
NASCAR…Jeff Gordon heads 4-man field heading to the Chase for the Champioship 5M prize with Miami 400-at-Homestead.
US-Trinidad…..World Cup Soccer qualifying game tonite….US coming off impressive win over Grenadine last week.