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Target hits on all cylinders in the fourth quarter

NEW YORK (AP) — Target’s expanded online delivery options, new brands and updated stores helped drive shoppers to spend more during the critical holiday shopping season. Target, which is trying to narrow the gap between itself and online leader Amazon, enjoyed a 31 percent spike in online sales. Comparable sales, which include sales at stores … Continue reading Target hits on all cylinders in the fourth quarter

DALLAS | Mavs deal Barnes to Kings, LeBron blasts timing of trade

DALLAS (AP) — Harrison Barnes stayed on the bench in the fourth quarter after news broke that the Dallas Mavericks forward had been traded to Sacramento. The seventh-year player lingered on the floor a few extra moments after the game to chat up some Charlotte opponents, then walked through a throng of fans who seemed … Continue reading DALLAS | Mavs deal Barnes to Kings, LeBron blasts timing of trade

EUGENE, Ore | No. 7 Oregon Ducks down No. 4 Mississippi State 82-74

EUGENE, Ore.  — Sabrina Ionescu scored 29 points, including all 17 of her free throws, and No. 7 Oregon handed No. 4 Mississippi State its first loss this season, 82-74 on Tuesday night. The Bulldogs (10-1) had won 46 regular-season nonconference games, but couldn’t catch up once the Ducks (9-1) started to pull away in … Continue reading EUGENE, Ore | No. 7 Oregon Ducks down No. 4 Mississippi State 82-74

HOUSTON | Harden’s 47 points lead Rockets over Jazz 102-97

HOUSTON  — James Harden scored 47 points to help the Houston Rockets hold off the Utah Jazz 102-97 on Monday night for their fourth straight win. It was Houston’s first victory over the Jazz this season after dropping the first two meetings. The team’s current winning streak comes following a three-game skid. Houston led by … Continue reading HOUSTON | Harden’s 47 points lead Rockets over Jazz 102-97

FOXBOROUGH, Mass | Patriots have issues to address after 2 straight losses

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — The Patriots were able to downplay the significance of their defeat at Miami in Week 14 mostly because of the crazy final play it took for the Dolphins to grab the victory in the closing seconds. But after showing multiple shortcomings in its 17-10 loss at Pittsburgh on Sunday , New England … Continue reading FOXBOROUGH, Mass | Patriots have issues to address after 2 straight losses

The Latest: Seahawks and 49ers headed to overtime

The Latest on NFL’s Week 15 (all times Eastern): 7:10 p.m. The Seattle Seahawks and San Francisco 49ers are headed to overtime tied at 23. Chris Carson tied the game early in the fourth quarter for Seattle when he scored on fourth-and-goal from the 1. He appeared to be stuffed at the line by D.J. … Continue reading The Latest: Seahawks and 49ers headed to overtime

NEW YORK  | Dallas RB Elliott 1st offensive player fined for helmet use

NEW YORK  — Dallas Cowboys star running Ezekiel Elliott has been fined $26,739 for unnecessary roughness for leading with his helmet and making contact with the Eagles’ Corey Graham in a Week 14 game. The fine, announced by the NFL on Saturday, makes Elliott the first offensive player docked money under the league’s new helmet … Continue reading NEW YORK  | Dallas RB Elliott 1st offensive player fined for helmet use

LAS VEGAS | Rivers, Fresno State top Arizona State in Las Vegas Bowl

LAS VEGAS— Ronnie Rivers rushed for 212 yards and two touchdowns, Anthoula “Tank” Kelly had a 70-yard interception return for a touchdown and No. 19 Fresno State beat Arizona State 31-20 in the Las Vegas Bowl on Saturday. Marcus McMaryion rushed for a touchdown and was 15-of-29 passing for 176 yards to help the Bulldogs … Continue reading LAS VEGAS | Rivers, Fresno State top Arizona State in Las Vegas Bowl

DENVER | Westbrook, Murray tussle as Nuggets beat Thunder 109-98

DENVER — Nikola Jokic scored 24 points, Jamal Murray had 19 and the Denver Nuggets beat the Oklahoma City Thunder 109-98 on Friday night after Murray and Russell Westbrook had a heated exchange. Westbrook and Murray pushed each other and argued after lining up next to each other for a jump ball in the final … Continue reading DENVER | Westbrook, Murray tussle as Nuggets beat Thunder 109-98

BOSTON | Kyrie Irving scores 24 points, Celtics beat Hawks 129-108

BOSTON — Kyrie Irving scored 24 points in three quarters and the Boston Celtics beat the Atlanta Hawks 129-108 on Friday night for their eighth straight victory. Irving also had five assists, five rebounds and four steals. He scored 12 points in the first quarter and helped Boston race to a 23-5 lead. The Celtics … Continue reading BOSTON | Kyrie Irving scores 24 points, Celtics beat Hawks 129-108

KANSAS CITY, Mo | Chiefs left to stew over missed chances against Chargers

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Kansas City Chiefs will have 10 days to stew over Mike Williams‘ touchdown catch, Philip Rivers’ wave as he trotted off the field and the golden opportunity they let slip away Thursday night. They had led the Los Angeles Chargers nearly wire-to-wire, taking an early 14-0 lead and looking every … Continue reading KANSAS CITY, Mo | Chiefs left to stew over missed chances against Chargers

Verizon loses bet on digital ads, takes $4.6B accounting hit

Verizon‘s big bet on digital advertising isn’t panning out. The wireless company spent more than $4 billion to buy AOL and nearly $5 billion to buy Yahoo as part of an effort to compete with Facebook and Google in a growing market for digital advertising. Now, Verizon is slicing the value of those two businesses … Continue reading Verizon loses bet on digital ads, takes $4.6B accounting hit

SEATTLE | Seahawks on brink of playoffs after 21-7 win over Vikings

SEATTLE — Bobby Wagner blocked Dan Bailey’s field goal attempt midway through the fourth quarter, sparking the Seahawks to two late touchdowns and a 21-7 win over the Minnesota Vikings on Monday night, Seattle’s fourth straight victory. Chris Carson followed the blocked kick with a 2-yard TD run with 2:53 left, and Justin Coleman provided … Continue reading SEATTLE | Seahawks on brink of playoffs after 21-7 win over Vikings

TORONTO | Leonard scores 36 points as Raptors beat 76ers 113-102

TORONTO — Kawhi Leonard had 36 points, Jonas Valanciunas scored 18 of his season-high 26 in the fourth quarter and the Toronto Raptors beat Philadelphia 113-102 on Wednesday night, handing the 76ers their 13th consecutive loss in Canada. Serge Ibaka added 18 points as the Raptors bounced back from Monday’s loss to Denver to win … Continue reading TORONTO | Leonard scores 36 points as Raptors beat 76ers 113-102

Business News: Chubb Announces Preliminary Fourth Quarter 2018 Net Catastrophe Loss Estimates Related to the California Wildfires of Approximately $225 Million Pre-Tax, or $195 Million After Tax

ZURICH – Chubb Limited (NYSE: CB) today announced preliminary net loss estimates in the fourth quarter of 2018 attributable to the California wildfires of approximately $225 million pre-tax, or $195 million after tax.  These estimates do not include losses from Hurricane Michael or other weather events occurring globally in the quarter.  The company believes its … Continue reading Business News: Chubb Announces Preliminary Fourth Quarter 2018 Net Catastrophe Loss Estimates Related to the California Wildfires of Approximately $225 Million Pre-Tax, or $195 Million After Tax

PITTSBURGH | Rivers rallies Chargers past Steelers 33-30

PITTSBURGH — Michael Badgley kicked a 29-yard field goal on the final play to lift the Los Angeles Chargers to a 33-30 victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday night. Badgley initially missed a 39-yard kick but Pittsburgh was called for offsides. Badgley’s ensuing 34-yard attempt was blocked, but the Steelers were again flagged jumping … Continue reading PITTSBURGH | Rivers rallies Chargers past Steelers 33-30

SANTA CLARA, Calif | No. 10 Washington beats No. 17 Utah 10-3 for Pac-12 title

SANTA CLARA, Calif. — Byron Murphy returned a deflected interception 66 yards for the game’s only touchdown to lead No. 10 Washington to a 10-3 victory over No. 17 Utah in an offensively challenged Pac-12 championship game Friday night. In a matchup of the two stingiest defenses in the conference, neither offense could get much … Continue reading SANTA CLARA, Calif | No. 10 Washington beats No. 17 Utah 10-3 for Pac-12 title

PULLMAN, Wash | Snow Dawgs: No. 16 Washington topples No. 7 Wazzu 28-15

PULLMAN, Wash. — Myles Gaskin broke free for an 80-yard touchdown run early in the fourth quarter, and No. 16 Washington won its second Pac-12 North Division title in three years, beating No. 7 Washington State 28-15 on a snowy Friday night. On a blustery cold night with snow falling and blanketing the turf at … Continue reading PULLMAN, Wash | Snow Dawgs: No. 16 Washington topples No. 7 Wazzu 28-15

KANSAS CITY, Mo. | Chiefs take confidence from shootout loss to Rams

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Kansas City Chiefs walked out of Memorial Coliseum in Los Angeles late Monday night confident that they could beat the Rams if they should get a rematch in the Super Bowl. If only they don’t have to beat themselves, too. For all the positives the Chiefs did during their 54-51 … Continue reading KANSAS CITY, Mo. | Chiefs take confidence from shootout loss to Rams

CHARLOTTE, N.C | Walker new NBA scoring leader, Hornets top Celtics 117-112

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The NBA’s new scoring leader was determined his latest big night wouldn’t go to waste. Kemba Walker scored 43 points, giving him 103 in his last two games, and the Charlotte Hornets battled back to beat the Boston Celtics 117-112 on Monday night. Walker followed up his NBA season-best, 60-point effort in … Continue reading CHARLOTTE, N.C | Walker new NBA scoring leader, Hornets top Celtics 117-112

MIAMI | LeBron James scores 51 points, Lakers roll past Heat 113-97

MIAMI— LeBron James scored 51 points against his former club and the Los Angeles Lakers beat the Miami Heat 113-97 on Sunday night. James had 19 points in the first quarter to set the tone, the Lakers led by as many as 21 and never trailed. The 51 points were a season high for James, … Continue reading MIAMI | LeBron James scores 51 points, Lakers roll past Heat 113-97

JACKSONVILLE, Fla | Roethlisberger leads Steelers to comeback win over Jags

JACKSONVILLE, Fla.— Ben Roethlisberger was far from perfect until the fourth quarter, and that was all that mattered for the Pittsburgh Steelers. One week after Roethlisberger had a perfect quarterback rating, he overcame three interceptions and a 16-0 deficit by leading two late scoring drives. He lunged in from the 1 for the winning score … Continue reading JACKSONVILLE, Fla | Roethlisberger leads Steelers to comeback win over Jags

BOSTON | Harvard beats Yale 45-27 as The Game sets scoring record

BOSTON — Tom Stewart threw for 312 yards and three touchdowns before being wheeled off on a stretcher in the fourth quarter, leading Harvard to a 45-27 victory over Yale on Saturday at Fenway Park in the highest-scoring matchup in the 143-year history of The Game. The senior, playing his last game, scrambled for 1 … Continue reading BOSTON | Harvard beats Yale 45-27 as The Game sets scoring record

BOSTON | Kyrie scores 43, Celtics beat Raptors 123-116 in OT

BOSTON — Kyrie Irving had a season-high 43 points, scoring 17 in the last 8:06 of the fourth quarter to force overtime and then making or recording an assist on every basket in the extra period Friday night to lead the Boston Celtics to a 123-116 victory over the Toronto Raptors. Irving had 11 assists, … Continue reading BOSTON | Kyrie scores 43, Celtics beat Raptors 123-116 in OT

SEATTLE | Wilson caps Seattle’s rally past Green Bay for 27-24 win

SEATTLE— Russell Wilson threw for 225 yards and his 15-yard touchdown pass to Ed Dickson with 5:08 left was the difference in the Seattle Seahawks’ 27-24 victory over the Green Bay Packers on Thursday night. In a key matchup in the race for the two NFC wild-card spots, Seattle (5-5) snapped a two-game losing streak … Continue reading SEATTLE | Wilson caps Seattle’s rally past Green Bay for 27-24 win

TUSCALOOSA, Ala | Saban has no plans to sit ‘Bama QB Tau Tagovailoa this week

TUSCALOOSA, Ala  — Alabama coach Nick Saban says he has no plans not to play quarterback Tua Tagovailoa this week against The Citadel. Tagovailoa has been bothered by a right knee injury in recent weeks and left the Mississippi State game after getting hit on it. The top-ranked Crimson Tide hosts huge underdog The Citadel … Continue reading TUSCALOOSA, Ala | Saban has no plans to sit ‘Bama QB Tau Tagovailoa this week

The Latest: Eagles, already thin at CB, lose Darby to injury

The Latest on Week 10 in the NFL (all times EST): 10:45 p.m. Eagles cornerback Ronald Darby is out for the rest of the game against Dallas because of a knee injury. The Eagles were forced to go with backup Chandon Sullivan, an undrafted free agent. Starting cornerback Jalen Mills has a foot injury and … Continue reading The Latest: Eagles, already thin at CB, lose Darby to injury

Rams lose Kupp to potentially serious knee injury

Rams receiver Cooper Kupp suffered a potentially serious knee injury on Sunday — a blow to a team that has stayed remarkably healthy on the way to a 9-1 start. Kupp went down in the fourth quarter of Los Angeles‘ win over Seattle clutching his left knee, which sidelined him for two games earlier this … Continue reading Rams lose Kupp to potentially serious knee injury

The Latest: Patriots sit Brady while trailing Titans

The Latest on Week 10 in the NFL (all times EST): 3:50 p.m. The New England Patriots have pulled quarterback Tom Brady while trailing the Titans 34-10 in the fourth quarter. The Titans sacked Brady a season-high three times, and former New England cornerback Logan Ryan broke up a Brady pass to Julian Edelman on … Continue reading The Latest: Patriots sit Brady while trailing Titans

LUBBOCK, Texas | Ehlinger’s 4th TD lifts No. 15 Texas to 41-34 win at Tech

LUBBOCK, Texas — Sam Ehlinger had gotten No. 15 Texas down the field with some nifty runs. The sophomore quarterback then took a shot at the end zone — and got the winning pass. Lil’Jordan Humphrey outleaped a defender inside the 5 and then pulled him along to the end zone for a 29-yard touchdown … Continue reading LUBBOCK, Texas | Ehlinger’s 4th TD lifts No. 15 Texas to 41-34 win at Tech