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Josh Anderson scores in OT, Blue Jackets win 5th straight
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Josh Anderson scored two minutes into overtime to give the Columbus Blue Jackets their fifth straight win, 1-0 over the Calgary Flames on Wednesday night. The Flames, however, dominated puck possession in the first 90 seconds of overtime before the Jackets pushed into the offensive zone. Anton Khudobin made 40 saves as Boston improved to 9-7-4 with its third straight win - all with Khudobin in goal.
Notre Dame clips Wichita State in thrilling Maui Invitational final
Notre Dame Fighting Irish forward Bonzie Colson (35) takes a shot against Wichita State Shockers forward Rashard Kelly (0) in the first half during the championship game of the Maui Invitational. Notre Dame pulled within one, but Landry Shamet, having a quiet scoring night, put the Shockers up 64-61 with a running jumper with 1:24 left. The Maui Invitational has a history of having marquee matchups in the title game and this one was no different.
'Never take a backward step', Socceroos laud Postecoglou legacy
This for me sets Ange apart as someone that stayed strong to his values of changing the game in Australia. Postecoglou's determination to prove to the world that Australians could play decent football clearly rubbed off on his players. The belief and confidence he's instilled in this team that will keep us on the path to great things.
N.F.L. Picks Week 12: Lions over Vikings, Rams over Saints
Line: Rams by 2.5 That this game is not the Sunday night or Monday night game is a bit of a travesty. One team trying to get to nine consecutive wins while the other tries to atone for last week's painful loss. It is not just the best matchup of this week, but one of the best matchups of the season. That could help the Rams (7-3) survive without Robert Woods, who has been a breakout star at wide receiver in recent weeks.
Butler ties season high with 26, Wolves beat Magic 124-118
Jimmy Butler tied a season high with 26 points, Taj Gibson scored a season-best 24, and Minnesota held off the Orlando Magic 124-118 on Wednesday night. Karl-Anthony Towns had 18 points and 13 rebounds for his 14th double-double, which tied DeMarcus Cousins for the league lead. Minnesota shot just 26.9 percent and was outscored 34-22 in the final period in Monday's 118-106 loss in Charlotte. Aaron Gordon scored 26 points and added nine rebounds for the Magic, who have lost six straight.
For Kitasan Black, the Finish Line Draws Near
Kitasan Black is now the people's horse, Goda said. Many Japanese, who are not so much interested in horse racing in general, are aware of Kitasan Black. After the Japan Cup, Kitasan Black will be pointed toward the Arima Kinen on Christmas Eve, which will serve as his final career start. Another major competitor will come in the form of Satono Crown, who finished second by a neck to Kitasan Black in the Tenno Sho (Autumn).
Knicks outscore Raptors 41-10 in 3rd, win 108-100
Kristaps Porzingis added 22 points and 12 rebounds for the Knicks, who outscored the Raptors 41-10 in the decisive period. Kyle Lowry scored 25 points and DeMar DeRozan had 18 for the Raptors, who had their four-game winning streak snapped. The Knicks trailed 59-48 at halftime and were down 62-52 after Lowry's two free throws with 10:47 left in the third quarter. The Knicks still led by 18 when the Raptors went on a 12-0 run of their own to cut the deficit to 94-88.
France's strength in depth gives them the edge against Goffin's Belgium
France's strength in depth makes them the favorites for this week's Davis Cup final against Belgium, who will need David Goffin to be at his very best to stand a chance in the three-day showdown in Lille. Steve Darcis and Goffin will play the singles for Belgium, with Ruben Bemelmans and Arthur De Greef set to play the doubles in the 27,500-seater Pierre Mauroy stadium. I think the French team are the favorite, Belgium captain Johan Van Herck said.
Howard, Hornets rally to beat Wizards 129-124 in overtime
Howard had 26 points and 13 rebounds, including a key block at the end of regulation and a crucial offensive rebound in overtime, in the Hornets' 129-124 victory over the Washington Wizards on Wednesday night. The Hornets battled back behind the gritty play of Kemba Walker and Jeremy Lamb, who each finished with 24 points. Howard blocked Beal's baseline jumper at the end of regulation to send the game into overtime.
Mississippi St. beats Stephen F. Austin behind Carter
Tyson Carter poured in a career-high 25 points on Wednesday to lead Mississippi State to an 80-75 win over previously unbeaten Stephen F Austin at Humphrey Coliseum. Shannon Bogues had 20 to lead Stephen F Austin (4-1) and TJ Holyfield had 19. The first half featured five ties and five lead changes in the first ten minutes before Stephen F Austin gained control. Stephen F Austin shot 41.6 percent in the half and led 40-32 lead at the break.
Russell Westbrook outduels Kevin Durant, Thunder roll past Warriors
Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook (0) takes the floor prior to action against the Golden State Warriors at Chesapeake Energy Arena. OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Russell Westbrook scored a season-high 34 points and added 10 rebounds and nine assists to help the Oklahoma City Thunder roll past the Golden State Warriors, 108-91 on Wednesday night. It was Oklahoma City's first win over the Warriors since Kevin Durant left the Thunder to join the Warriors after the 2015-16 season.
Davis, Cousins, power Pelicans' 107-90 rout of Spurs
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Anthony Davis had 29 points and 11 rebounds, Demarcus Cousins added 24 points and 15 rebounds, and the New Orleans Pelicans beat the San Antonio Spurs 107-90 on Wednesday night. Jrue Holiday scored 13 points and Darius Miller chipped in 13 on four 3-pointers for the Pelicans, who've won two straight. The Spurs shot only 39.8 percent and went 6 of 24 from 3-point range.
Instant analysis: Nick Richards the latest Kentucky Wildcats' freshman to emerge
Kentucky Wildcats forward Nick Richards (4) shoots the ball as Fort Wayne Mastodons guard John Konchar (55) defends in the first half at Rupp Arena. Mandatory Credit: Mark Zerof-USA TODAY Sports LEXINGTON, Ky. - Nick Richards was the Kentucky newcomer who barged into the breakout role on Wednesday. The freshman forward had 25 points, 15 rebounds and two blocks in the No 8 Wildcats' 86-67 Thanksgiving Eve victory against Fort Wayne at Rupp Arena.
It's over: Celtics' 16-game winning streak snapped by Heat
Boston Celtics guard Kyrie Irving (11) reacts to a call against the Miami Heat during the first half at American Airlines Arena. MIAMI (AP) - Goran Dragic scored 27 points, Dion Waiters had 26 with a pair of big 3-pointers in the final minutes and the Miami Heat held on to beat Boston 104-98 on Wednesday night, snapping the Celtics' 16-game winning streak.
Finke's double-double helps Illinois beat D-III Augustana
Michael Finke had his second career double-double and four more Illinois players scored in double figures to help the Illini beat Division III Augustana (IL) 96-62 on Wednesday night. Finke finished with 20 points and 10 rebounds - both season highs - and Leron Black had 15 points on 5-of-7 shooting for Illinois (5-0). Finke and Mark Alstork hit back-to-back 3s to cap an 8-0 game-opening run and the Illini never trailed.
Alston's 20 leads Georgia Tech past UT Rio Grande Valley
Junior guard Brandon Alston scored a career-high 20 points, and short-handed Georgia Tech beat UT Rio Grande Valley, 78-68, Wednesday night with three players sidelined by NCAA suspensions. Alston, a graduate transfer from Lehigh University, poured in 13 points after halftime as the Yellow Jackets (2-1) expanded a 32-27 halftime lead in McCamish Pavilion. All five of UTRGV's reserves scored in the first half, and they outscored Tech bench players 36-12.
Are President Trump's tweets at LaVar Ball racially charged?
John Garamendi, D-Calif., said Wednesday evening that President Donald Trump's criticism of LaVar Ball on Twitter was racially charged. He's been going after African-Americans in many, many ways and minorities generally, Garamendi said on CNN's The Situation Room, according to The Hill. Garamendi said Trump's latest remarks follow a trend of belittling minorities that goes on and on, one minority after another. In fact, he started his campaign for President going after minorities, Garamendi said.

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