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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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  • Novak’s 40-yard FG lifts Chargers past 49ers

    SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Philip Rivers looked at the 21-point deficit on the scoreboard at halftime and even he wondered whether the San Diego Chargers had it in them to come back. The season…

  • World Cup races moved within Austria due to lack of snow

    VIENNA (AP) — The International Ski Federation is moving two women’s World Cup races in Austria from Semmering to Kuehtai because of a lack of snow. FIS initially canceled a giant slalom scheduled for Sunday…

  • Hirscher beats Ligety for 3rd career win on Gran Risa

    ALTA BADIA, Italy (AP) — Marcel Hirscher beat Olympic champion Ted Ligety by a large margin to post his third career win on the Gran Risa course Sunday in a World Cup giant slalom race.…

  • Goergl beats Fenninger to win WCup super-G; Vonn crashes

    VAL D’ISERE, France (AP) — Elisabeth Goergl beat Anna Fenninger by .05 seconds to lead an Austrian 1-2 in a women’s super-G race on Sunday, while American Lindsey Vonn crashed during her bid for a…

  • AP News in Brief at 5:58 a.m. EST

    2 NYPD officers fatally shot by gunman who vowed to kill cops; shooter takes his own life NEW YORK (AP) — A gunman who vowed online to shoot two “pigs” in retaliation for the police…

  • Wright scores 17 as No. 14 Utah beats UNLV 59-46

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — Thanks to the Utah football team, the Utes basketball team had plenty of support in their game at UNLV on Saturday night. After a sluggish first half, No. 14 Utah pulled…

  • Lauren Jackson returns from 11-month injury layoff

    CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Seattle Storm forward and former WNBA most valuable player Lauren Jackson played her first competitive match in 11 months on the weekend, admitting she was “terrible” while scoring 13 points to…

  • Top 25 Capsules

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — Devin Booker had 19 points and No. 1 Kentucky scored the game’s first 24 points in an 83-44 victory over UCLA on Saturday. Aaron Harrison added 15 points, and the Wildcats…

  • Burns gives Sharks 3-2 win over Blues in OT

    SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Joe Thornton figured he would just toss the puck into a dangerous area and trust that someone would be there. Brent Burns scored a power-play goal 4:22 into overtime after…

  • South Alabama falters in loss to Bowling Green

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A young South Alabama program battled Bowling Green down to the last minute, and coach Joey Jones had the wounds to prove it. With cuts on his nose and chin from…

  • Tanev lifts Canucks over skidding Flames 3-2 in OT

    VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Chris Tanev celebrated his 25th birthday in style Saturday night with a game-winning goal that snapped the Canucks out of their slump. Tanev scored 18 seconds into overtime and Vancouver…

  • Haws scores 24 as BYU holds off Stanford, 79-77

    PROVO, Utah (AP) — A week earlier he was carried off the court with a severely sprained left ankle. He didn’t practice all week and wasn’t expected to play. But Tyler Haws scored 24 points…

  • Paul, Griffin lift Clippers over Bucks 106-102

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The schedule maker hasn’t been kind to the Los Angeles Clippers in December. Still, they have found a way to win some narrow victories against tough opponents. Chris Paul scored nine…

  • Late TD lifts Bowling Green past South Alabama

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — James Knapke and Roger Lewis kicked Bowling Green’s quick-strike offense up to its highest gear at just the right time. Lewis caught a 78-yard touchdown pass from Knapke with 1:04 remaining…

  • Saturday’s College Basketball

    EAST Albany (NY) 64, Yale 60 American U. 46, Mount St. Mary’s 45 Belmont 73, Fairfield 61 Columbia 82, Hofstra 77 Duquesne 79, Mass.-Lowell 63 Fairleigh Dickinson 76, Delaware 74 Georgetown 81, Charlotte 78 La…