Saints set to battle Cowboys...Flacco returns to practice... Not a great day for Tiger
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints try for an 11th straight win when they visit Dallas tonight. The 10-1 Saints can wrap up the NFC South title with four games remaining with a win and a Carolina loss at Tampa Bay on Sunday. The 6-5 Cowboys are coming off a Thanksgiving win over Washington that vaulted them to a tie for the NFC East lead with the Redskins.
OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) — Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco has returned to the practice field for the first time since injuring his right hip on Nov. 4. Flacco threw passes and worked on handoffs with fellow quarterbacks Lamar Jackson and Robert Griffin III during an indoor practice today. . Although coach John Harbaugh has not named a starting quarterback for Sunday’s game in Atlanta, it appears likely Jackson will get the call.
CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cavaliers finalized their trade with Utah and sent Kyle Korver to the Jazz. The teams agreed to the deal on Wednesday and completed the transaction today following a conference call with NBA officials. Cleveland shipped Korver to the Jazz for guard Alec Burks and second-round draft picks in 2020 and 2021. One of the league’s most accurate outside shooters, Korver had asked the rebuilding Cavs to send him to a contender.
UNDATED (AP) — The Carolina Hurricanes have placed Scott Darling on waivers, while the Arizona Coyotes claimed fellow goaltender Calvin Pickard off waivers from the Philadelphia Flyers. Darling went on waivers today with two years left on his contract beyond this season at a salary-cap hit of $4.15 million. Darling became Carolina’s third goaltender behind Petr Mrazek and Curtis McIlhenney.
NASSAU, Bahamas (AP) — Tiger Woods’ return to tournament competition didn’t start nearly as well as his last one ended. Woods had a chip roll back into the hazard for a triple bogey today, leading to a 1-over 73 that left him eight shots behind world-traveling Patrick Reed and late-entry Patrick Cantlay in the Hero World Challenge in Nassau, Bahamas. Woods was never under par at any point and was one of just three players in the 18-man field who were over par.