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December 14, 2018

NFL-CHARGERS/CHIEFS

Chargers score 2 TDs in last 3:49 to beat Chiefs

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Things got a little more interesting in the AFC West after Philip Rivers engineered a very late comeback.

The Los Angeles Chargers scored two touchdowns in the final 3:49 before Rivers hit Mike Williams for a two-point conversion with just four seconds left to lead a 29-28 win over the Chiefs in Kansas City.

The Chiefs led 28-14 and were looking at their 10th straight win over the Chargers until Justin Jackson scored on a three-yard run. Following a Kansas City punt, Rivers kept the winning drive alive with a fourth-down pass to Travis Benjamin, and Los Angeles received some help from a questionable pass interference call that gave the Chargers first-and-goal at the Kansas City 1 with eight seconds remaining.

Rivers was 26 of 38 for 313 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions as the Chargers moved into a virtual tie with Kansas City for the division lead at 11-3. Williams accounted for 20 points with three touchdowns and the game-winning conversion catch that allowed Los Angeles to clinch a playoff berth.

Patrick Mahomes (mah-HOHMZ’) threw for a pair of first-quarter touchdowns and was 24 of 34 for 243 yards and no picks.

NFL-WORLD BOWL

HS football in Mexico City to include college choices

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The first high school all-star game to be played outside the United States will take place Dec. 22 in Mexico City, three days after many of the players involved will reveal which colleges they will attend.

The Pro Football Hall of Fame World Bowl will be at Azul Stadium, with players chosen by a selection team of scouts, Hall of Famers and former NFL executives. Rod Woodson, the outstanding defensive back and special teams player who entered the Hall of Fame in 2009, will serve as host.

More than 30 All-Americans will show their choices, and CBS Sports Network will televise the proceedings.

WORLD CUP-MEN’S SUPER-G

Svindal claims record-extending 7th victory in Val Gardena

SELVA DI VAL GARDENA, Italy (AP) — Norwegian skier Aksel Lund Svindal narrowly edged Italian rival Christof Innerhofer to win a World Cup super-G on Friday and extend his record to seven career victories in Val Gardena.

In sub-freezing conditions, Svindal finished 0.05 seconds ahead of Innerhofer and 0.27 in front of Norwegian teammate Kjetil Jansrud.

Svindal has now won five super-Gs and two downhills on the Saslong course and he can add to his record by defending his downhill title on Saturday.

It was Svindal’s 36th career World Cup win, tying him with retired Austrian Benny Raich for seventh place on the all-time list.

WORLD CUP-LUITZ

FIS intends to strip Luitz of win for using oxygen mask

SELVA DI VAL GARDENA, Italy (AP) — The International Ski Federation intends to strip German racer Stefan Luitz of his first World Cup win for using an oxygen mask but will not seek a further ban.

FIS secretary general Sarah Lewis said Friday that the German Ski Association has been notified that the rules call for “disqualification from the race at the event where the offense occurred.”

Racing in a giant slalom in Beaver Creek, Colorado, this month that started at an altitude of 10,340 feet, Luitz was seen using an oxygen tank between runs. He won by retaining his first-run lead.

The victory ended runner-up Marcel Hirscher’s five-race winning streak in the event but the Olympic champion in giant slalom could yet be awarded the win.

DOPING-ZUBKOV

Bobsled body suspends 5 Russians in fallout of Sochi doping

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Russian bobsled federation president Alexander Zubkov and four others have been provisionally suspended for doping in fallout from the Sochi Olympics.

The International Bobsled and Skeleton Federation says it has imposed interim bans on the five Russians “based on the reasoned awards issued by the Court of Arbitration for Sport.”

CAS this year upheld the five disqualifications from the Sochi Games by an IOC disciplinary panel for benefiting from a state-backed scheme to swap steroid-tainted samples for clean urine.

Zubkov was stripped his two-man and four-man bobsled titles. The other Russians provisionally suspended are Alexey Voevoda, Alexander Kasyanov, Aleksei Pushkarev and Ilvir Khuzin.

Kasyanov and Pushkarev competed last weekend in a two-man World Cup event in Latvia. They placed 13th.

WADE-UNION-DISCRIMINATION CLAIM

School defends expulsion of Wade family friend

PLANTATION, Fla. (AP) — A South Florida prep school at the center of a dispute over the expulsion of a student who is friends with NBA star Dwayne Wade and actress Gabrielle Union says its handbook explicitly states that any student who uses profanity toward a staff member will be expelled.

Wade and Union released a statement Thursday supporting senior Cyrus Nance, who was a basketball player at American Heritage High in Plantation, Florida. He was expelled last month after a verbal altercation with a coach of another team at the school. Wade’s son also plays at the school.

Nance’s attorney, Benjamin Crump, says discrimination was involved in the expulsion.

The school said in a statement Friday those allegations are untrue.

The school says their investigation shows the evidence supports the school’s disciplinary action.

HIGH SCHOOL WRESTLING-HAZING ARRESTS

4 high school students arrested over wrestling team hazing

ELMER, N.J. (AP) — Four New Jersey high school students have been arrested in connection with a hazing incident involving the school wrestling team.

Investigators say they are accused of stripping the victim in a shower area of Arthur P. Schalick High School in Elmer, restraining the victim and threatening to assault the victim with a broomstick.

The Salem County Prosecutor’s Office says the four juveniles have been charged with aggravated assault, conspiracy to commit aggravated assault, criminal restraint, hazing, possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose, and related offenses.

Salem County Prosecutor John Lenahan said in a statement Thursday that in an effort to protect the victim, no other details can be released.

Pittsgrove Township School District says it’s working with law enforcement and assures parents no students are currently at risk.

CATFISH HUNTER’S DAUGHTER DIES

N. Carolina teacher, MLB player’s daughter dies after drill

(Information in the following story is from: The Virginian-Pilot, http://pilotonline.com )

HERTFORD, N.C. (AP) — Authorities in North Carolina say a fifth-grade teacher who was also the daughter of baseball star Jim “Catfish” Hunter died after falling ill during a school fire drill.

Perquimans (PUR’-kih-mihnz) County Schools assistant superintendent James Bunch tells The Virginian-Pilot that 45-year-old Kim Hunter Daugherty died Thursday morning of an undisclosed medical emergency at Hertford Grammar School.

Daugherty had taught for 20 years and was the daughter of Major League Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher Jim “Catfish” Hunter, who played for the Oakland Athletics and was on five World Series-winning teams.

The newspaper reports Daugherty was the first girl in Perquimans County to play on the previously all-boy Little League teams.

Bunch said she was “a great teacher, a great colleague and she was loved.”

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