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Update on the latest in sports:

December 2, 2018


Oklahoma moves up to number 4

UNDATED (AP) — The Associated Press poll voters have put Oklahoma at No. 4 in the final regular-season Top 25, behind No. 1 Alabama, No. 2 Clemson and No. 3 Notre Dame.

Georgia dropped from fourth to sixth, behind No. 5 Ohio State, after the Bulldogs lost the Southeastern Conference championship game to the Crimson Tide. The Sooners and Buckeyes won their league championship games.

The rankings were mostly unchanged with only a few games on championship weekend. Unbeaten UCF remained No 7, with Michigan, Washington and Florida rounding out the top 10.

The only team to drop out of the rankings was Northwestern, which lost to Ohio State in the Big Ten title game. Missouri made its season debut at No. 24.


High-scoring game expected in Pittsburgh

UNDATED (AP) — The scoreboard might heat up tonight in Pittsburgh as the Los Angeles Chargers visit the Steelers. Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers set an NFL record for highest completion rate and tied the mark for consecutive completions in last week’s rout of Arizona. For the Steelers, Ben Roethlisberger’s 97-yard touchdown pass to Juju Smith-Schuster last week gave him four passes of 90-plus yards, most in NFL history. The Steelers have won four of the past five meetings, and they’re 15-and-3 at home against the Chargers.

Also on the NFL schedule (all times Eastern):

L.A. Rams at Detroit, 1 p.m.

Carolina at Tampa Bay, 1 p.m.

Arizona at Green Bay, 1 p.m.

Denver at Cincinnati, 1 p.m.

Baltimore at Atlanta, 1 p.m.

Chicago at N.Y. Giants, 1 p.m.

Cleveland at Houston, 1 p.m.

Indianapolis at Jacksonville, 1 p.m.

Buffalo at Miami, 1 p.m.

N.Y. Jets at Tennessee, 4:05 p.m.

Kansas City at Oakland, 4:05 p.m.

San Francisco at Seattle, 4:25 p.m.

Minnesota at New England, 4:25 p.m.


Hunt apologizes in interview

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Running back Kareem Hunt has acknowledged lying to the Kansas City Chiefs about his role in a February assault in a Cleveland hotel that ultimately led to his release this week.

During a live interview with ESPN on Sunday, the NFL’s reigning rushing champion also said that league officials never spoke to him about the incident while conducting their own investigation.

Hunt was preparing to play Oakland this week when TMZ Sports posted the grainy, graphic security video Friday. In the course of a few hours, Hunt was sent home from the facility, placed on the NFL’s Commissioner Exemption List, and finally released by the AFC West-leading Chiefs.

Hunt said during the interview that he may have anger issues and is seeking professional help, and that he isn’t sure another NFL team will give him an opportunity.

He said several times he was “embarrassed” by the video and insisted, “I know right from wrong.”


UNDATED (AP) — The Dallas Mavericks are 8-and-2 at home, but they’re facing a Los Angeles Clippers team that’s won nine of its last ten games. The Clippers have scored 100 points or more in 20 of their 21 games this season.

Also on the NBA schedule (all times Eastern):

Phoenix at L.A. Lakers, 3:30 p.m.

New Orleans at Charlotte, 5 p.m.

Memphis at Philadelphia, 6 p.m.

Utah at Miami, 6 p.m.

Portland at San Antonio, 7 p.m.


Caps look for eighth straight

UNDATED (AP) — The defending Stanley Cup champion Washington Capitals have won seven in a row heading into a meeting with the Anaheim Ducks. The Caps’ Tom Wilson has seven goals and 13 points in nine games since coming back from a lengthy suspension -- but he was ejected again Friday night for a questionable hit in Washington’s 6-3 win over the New Jersey Devils.

Also on the NHL schedule (all times Eastern):

Winnipeg at N.Y. Rangers, 6 p.m.

San Jose at Montreal, 7 p.m.

Colorado at Detroit, 7 p.m.

Calgary at Chicago, 7 p.m.

Carolina at Los Angeles, 10:30 p.m.

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