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December 12, 2017
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TOP STORIES

FBN--PATRIOTS-DOLPHINS FOLO

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. — The Miami Dolphins wore their perfect season uniforms, and for at least one game in 2017, they looked the part. Tom Brady was intercepted twice by Xavien Howard and held without a third-down conversion, and Miami snapped the New England Patriots’ eight-game winning streak with a surprising 27-20 victory. By Steven Wine. SENT: 500 words, photos.

BBO--UMPIRE RETIRES-CONCUSSIONS

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — As a big league umpire, Dale Scott saw maybe 1 million pitches from the field. His final call, it turned out, was the easiest of all. Rather than risk yet another concussion, Scott has decided to retire at 58. By Baseball Writer Ben Walker. SENT: 750 words, photos.

NFL

FBN--HOME AWAY FROM HOME

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The Tennessee Titans are out of town this week, and veteran linebacker Brian Orakpo couldn’t be happier. The franchise decided once the NFL schedule came out in mid-April to spend the week between back-to-back road games against the Cardinals and the San Francisco 49ers in Arizona. The main reason? Cut down the travel to keep players a bit fresher for the final month of the season. By Pro Football Writer Teresa M. Walker. SENT: 850 words, photos.

— Also:

— PHILADELPHIA — FBN--Eagles-Wentz Hurt. By Pro Football Writer Rob Maaddi. SENT: 750 words, photos.

— COSTA MESA, Calif. — FBN--Chargers-Rolling Rivers. By Greg Beacham. SENT: 800 words, photos.

— PITTSBURGH — FBN--Resilient Steelers. By Will Graves. SENT: 750 words, photos.

— EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. — FBN--Vikings Stumble. By Pro Football Writer Dave Campbell. SENT: 600 words, photos.

— PHILADELPHIA — FBN--Week 14 Overreactions. By Pro Football Writer Rob Maaddi. SENT: 400 words.

— FBN--Behind The Call. By Pro Football Writer Arnie Stapleton. SENT: 750 words, photos.

COLLEGE BASKETBALL

BKC--T25-TOP 25 THIS WEEK

RALEIGH, N.C. — Villanova coach Jay Wright has seen his team deal with all the things that go along with being the nation’s top-ranked school, from the extra attention to handling an upset loss. It’s why Wright figures his Wildcats — who are sitting atop the AP Top 25 for the third straight season — are prepared for what awaits. By Basketball Writer Aaron Beard. SENT: 650 words, photos.

BASEBALL

BBO--MARLINS-YANKEES TRADE

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — Giancarlo Stanton eased his 6-foot-6 frame into a pinstriped No. 27 jersey, ready to join 6-foot-7 Aaron Judge as the Towers of Power on the resurgent New York Yankees. “They’re winners,” Stanton said after his trade from the Miami Marlins to New York was finalized. By Baseball Writer Ronald Blum. SENT: 800 words, photos.

— With:

— MIAMI — BBN--Marlins-Jeter. New Marlins CEO Derek Jeter says Stanton didn’t want to be part of rebuilding. By Steven Wine. SENT: 500 words, photos.

— LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — BBO--Winter Meetings. By Baseball Writer Ben Walker. SENT: 600 words, photos.

COLLEGE FOOTBALL

FBC--T25-ALL-AMERICA TEAM

No. 2 Oklahoma will bring three All-Americans into the College Football Playoff. Heisman Trophy winner Baker Mayfield and two teammates lead the AP’s All-America team. Oklahoma is the only school with more than two players on the first team. By College Football Writer Ralph D. Russo. SENT: 500 words, photos. With list.

— Also:

— FBC--SMU-Dykes. By College Football Writer Ralph D. Russo. SENT: 300 words.

ALSO

— LOS ANGELES — US--Obit-Bruce Brown. By Andrew Dalton. SENT: 500 words, photos.

— AUSTIN, Texas — FBC--Texas-Athletic Director-Del Conte. By Jim Vertuno. SENT: 700 words, photos.

— NEW YORK — BKN--Nets-Okafor. By Michael Scotto. SENT: 550 words.

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Tuesday’s Time Schedule

College Basketball

Top 25

Men

No. 15 Seton Hall vs. Saint Peter’s at Walsh Gym, South Orange, N.J., 7 p.m.

No. 25 Cincinnati vs. Mississippi State, 7 p.m.

Women

No. 3 Louisville vs. Tennessee State, 7 p.m.

No. 23 Michigan vs. North Florida, 7 p.m.

NBA

Atlanta at Cleveland, 7 p.m.

Denver at Detroit, 7 p.m.

L.A. Lakers at New York, 7 p.m.

Washington at Brooklyn, 7:30 p.m.

San Antonio at Dallas, 8:30 p.m.

Philadelphia at Minnesota, 9:30 p.m.

Phoenix at Sacramento, 10 p.m.

NHL

Edmonton at Columbus, 7 p.m.

Ottawa at Buffalo, 7 p.m.

Toronto at Philadelphia, 7 p.m.

Colorado at Washington, 7 p.m.

Los Angeles at New Jersey, 7 p.m.

Calgary at Minnesota, 8 p.m.

Tampa Bay at St. Louis, 8 p.m.

Florida at Chicago, 8:30 p.m.

Carolina at Vegas, 10 p.m.

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