Tanguay scores 2 goals, Avalanche beat Sabres 5-1

Colorado Avalanche left winger Cody McLeod (55) scores a short-handed goal on Buffalo Sabres goaltender Jhonas Enroth (1), of Sweden, during the first period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, Dec. 20, 2014, in Buffalo, N.Y. (AP Photo/Gary Wiepert)

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Calvin Pickard backstopped the Colorado Avalanche to their most complete victory of the season.

Muhammad Ali hospitalized with pneumonia

FILE - In this Monday, Dec. 3, 2012, file photo, the former heavyweight boxing champion Muhammad Ali, center, is crowned "King of Boxing" while accompanied by his wife, Lonnie, right, and Argentine boxer Sergio Martinez during the 50th convention of the World Boxing Council in Cancun, Mexico. Spokesman Bob Gunnell said Saturday, Dec. 20, 2014, that the 72-year-old boxing great has been hospitalized with a mild case of pneumonia and is in stable condition. (AP Photo/Israel Leal, File)


Meyers Taylor, Humphries race against men

Canada's Kaillie Humphries, Dan Dale, Joey Nemet, and Douglas McLelland compete in the men's World Cup 4-man bobsled event in Calgary, Saturday, Dec. 20, 2014. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Jeff McIntosh)

CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — American Elana Meyers Taylor and Canada’s Kaillie Humphries became the first women to race in a four-person event in World Cup bobsled history Saturday.

49ers squander 21-point lead in 4th straight loss

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick passes against the San Diego Chargers during the second quarter of an NFL football game in Santa Clara, Calif., Saturday, Dec. 20, 2014. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Colin Kaepernick jumped into the open arms of his leaping coach and all seemed right with the San Francisco 49ers for a few hours Saturday night.

Jazz defeat Magic 101-94

Utah Jazz guard Rodney Hood, left, drives past Orlando Magic guard Ben Gordon (7) during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Orlando, Fla., Friday, Dec. 19, 2014.(AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — It took nearly two months, but the Utah Jazz finally has a winning streak going — modest as it might be.

Lillard scores 43 as Blazers beat Spurs in 3 OT

Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard shoots during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the San Antonio Spurs, Friday, Dec. 19, 2014, in San Antonio. (AP Photo/Darren Abate)

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.

Hoffman scores 2, Senators beat Ducks 6-2

Ottawa Senators right wing Bobby Ryan is sent crashing into Anaheim Ducks goalie Ilya Bryzgalov by right wing Tim Jackman and left wing Dany Heatley, front left, during the second period of an NHL hockey game Friday, Dec. 19, 2014, in Ottawa, Ontario. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Adrian Wyld)

OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Mike Hoffman and Kyle Turris seem to have found their scoring touch again, and that’s good news for the Ottawa Senators.

Gold medalist Michael Phelps pleads guilty to DUI

Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps walks into a courthouse for a trial on drunken driving and other charges, Friday, Dec. 19, 2014, in Baltimore. Documents show that the 29-year-old was leaving Baltimore's Horseshoe Casino Sept. 30 when he was pulled over for speeding and crossing the double yellow line on a highway. Police say Phelps registered a .14 per cent on a blood-alcohol test. The legal limit to drive is .08 per cent in Maryland. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

BALTIMORE (AP) — Olympic gold medal swimmer Michael Phelps avoided jail time on Friday when a judge placed him on probation for pleading guilty to a drunken driving charge for the second time in 10

Tiebreakers and scenarios take center stage

Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown(84) celebrates making a first down reception against Atlanta Falcons cornerback Desmond Trufant (21) during the first quarter of the NFL football game on Sunday, Dec. 14, 2014, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Curtis Compton) MARIETTA DAILY OUT; GWINNETT DAILY POST OUT; LOCAL TELEVISION OUT; WXIA-TV OUT; WGCL-TV OUT

(AP) - Let’s see, if these guys beat those guys, and that team over there loses its game …

Tiebreakers and scenarios. It must be the final two weeks of the NFL schedule.


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