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Sorting out the mess of the NFC South

The NFC South is a hot mess, with all four teams sporting losing records entering the final two weeks of the season.

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  • Lillard scores 43 as Blazers beat Spurs in 3 OT

    SAN ANTONIO (AP) — The Portland Trail Blazers know firsthand how cold and methodical the veteran San Antonio Spurs can be when they have a team in trouble. So when the defending champions failed to…

  • Friday’s College Basketball

    EAST American International 68, Chestnut Hill 67 Bentley 80, Caldwell 70 Bucknell 88, Case Reserve 65 Buffalo 88, Niagara 62 Dartmouth 58, N. Illinois 55, OT Princeton 77, Lipscomb 55 St. John’s 53, Saint Mary’s…

  • Thunder hold off Kobe’s Lakers 104-103 without KD

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Russell Westbrook scored 31 points and hit a key jumper with 38 seconds left, and the Oklahoma City Thunder overcame the absence of NBA MVP Kevin Durant for a 104-103 victory…

  • Cal beats Eastern Washington 78-67 for seventh straight win

    BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — Cuonzo Martin wasn’t expecting much out of forward Christian Behrens when he first took over as California’s coach in the spring. Expectations have certainly changed since then, both for Behrens and…

  • Thunder-Lakers, Box

    OKLAHOMA CITY (104) Jones 0-2 0-0 0, Ibaka 6-17 2-3 16, Adams 4-9 1-5 9, Westbrook 9-22 13-13 31, Roberson 4-7 0-2 10, Collison 2-4 0-0 4, Jackson 9-15 4-4 25, Morrow 2-5 2-2 7,…

  • Thunder-Lakers, Box

    OKLAHOMA CITY (104) Jones 0-2 0-0 0, Ibaka 6-17 2-3 16, Adams 4-9 1-5 9, Westbrook 9-22 13-13 31, Roberson 4-7 0-2 10, Collison 2-4 0-0 4, Jackson 9-15 4-4 25, Morrow 2-5 2-2 7,…

  • Friday’s Women’s Major Basketball Scores

    EAST Bucknell 73, Yale 66 Princeton 104, Portland St. 33 Seton Hall 74, NJIT 62 Siena 62, Binghamton 53 Stony Brook 60, Lafayette 58 UConn 98, DePaul 64 SOUTH Baylor 74, Syracuse 72 Belmont 86,…

  • Women’s Top 25 Capsules

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — Breanna Stewart scored 25 points and No. 2 UConn returned from a 13-day break to rout No. 25 DePaul 98-64 on Friday night. Kia Nurse had 19 points and Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis…

  • No. 16 Oregon State women rally in 71-55 win over S Illinois

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Ruth Hamblin scored 16 points to lead No. 16 Oregon State to a 71-55 comeback win over Southern Illinois in the opening round of the New Orleans Shootout on Friday night.…

  • Hutchinson makes 30 saves, Jets beat Bruins

    WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) — Boston draft pick Michael Hutchinson had some fun at the Bruins’ expense. Hutchinson made 30 saves and Mathieu Perreault broke a tie with 23 seconds left in the second period in…

  • A’s release infielder Nick Punto

    OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The Oakland Athletics have released infielder Nick Punto. The A’s made the announcement Friday, saying Punto was released to clear room on the 40-man roster. A day earlier, Oakland acquired right-handers…

  • Giants acquire 3B Casey McGehee from Marlins

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The San Francisco Giants acquired third baseman Casey McGehee on Friday night from the Miami Marlins for a pair of right-handed minor league pitchers, finding their replacement for departed slugger Pablo…

  • Dodgers release Brian Wilson, eat nearly $10 mill

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Brian Wilson was released by the Los Angeles Dodgers on Friday night, three days after the heavily bearded reliever was designated for assignment. Los Angeles must pay at least the balance…

  • Kehres takes some blame after latest Stagg Bowl loss

    SALEM, Va. (AP) — Vince Kehres has been a head coach for 30 games in his career, and part of the staff at Mount Union for 10 of its 11 national championships. He doesn’t have…

  • New video shows Rice and fiancee in aftermath of punch

    ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — A video released Friday shows Ray Rice’s then-fiancee crying and kissing him while they are both handcuffed and being taken to jail by police officers after Rice punched her in…