Sports

Thursday, Dec 3, 2020

Ben Roethlisberger’s one-yard TD pass to JuJu Smith-Schuster early in the fourth quarter was the difference as the Steelers beat the Ravens 19-14 in Pittsburgh. Joe Haden had a pick-six for the Steelers, who remain unbeaten at 11-and-0. Baltimore fell to 6-and-5.

The NFL is considering all options for the upcoming playoffs, but a “bubble” is not likely. Commissioner Roger Goodell said during a conference call nothing has been ruled out, but downplayed the idea of the NFL using a postseason “bubble” similar to the NBA.

A pair of NBA All-Stars are on the move. Multiple reports say the Rockets are trading guard Russell Westbrook to the Wizards for guard John Wall and a first-round draft pick. Westbrook and fellow star guard James Harden have both been looking to get out of Houston.

LeBron James will be sticking with the Lakers a while longer. His agent says the NBA superstar has agreed to a two-year max extension worth 85-million-dollars. The deal keeps James in the fold through the 2022-23 season. James turns 36 on December 30th.

The NBA is already dealing with COVID-19 issues before the season gets going. Multiple reports say, out of 546 tests taken, 48 players tested positive during the week of November 24th through the 30th. Some positives were expected as players return to their markets.

WEDNESDAY’S SCOREBOARD

NFL
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Pittsburgh Steelers 19, Baltimore Ravens 14

Top-25 Men’s Basketball (Coaches’ Poll)
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#1 Baylor Bears 82, #10 Illinois Fighting Illini 69 (Jimmy V Classic at Indianapolis, IN)
#2 Gonzaga Bulldogs 87, #15 West Virginia Mountaineers 82 (Jimmy V Classic at Indianapolis, IN)
#3 Villanova Wildcats host Saint Joseph’s Hawks (Postponed)
#22 Texas Longhorns 69, #16 North Carolina Tar Heels 67 (Maui Invitational at Asheville, NC)
#18 (tie) Florida State Seminoles 86, North Florida Ospreys 59
Missouri Tigers 83, #20 Oregon Ducks 75 (at Omaha, NE)
#24 Ohio State Buckeyes 77, Morehead State Eagles 44
#25 Alabama Crimson Tide 88, Providence Friars 71 (Maui Invitational at Asheville, NC)

THURSDAY’S SCHEDULE (All times are Eastern)

NFL
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8:20 p.m. – Dallas Cowboys at Baltimore Ravens (Postponed)

Top-25 College Football
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No Games Scheduled

Top-25 College Basketball (Coaches’ Poll)
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#3 Villanova Wildcats host Temple Owls (Postponed)
8:00 p.m. – #5 Kansas Jayhawks host Washburn
8:00 p.m. – #6 Iowa Hawkeyes host Western Illinois Leathernecks
#13 Texas Tech Red Raiders host St. John’s Red Storm (Big East-Big 12 Battle (Canceled)
10:00 p.m. – #17 Arizona State Sun Devils at California Golden Bears

PGA
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Mayakoba Golf Classic (at Quintana, Mexico)



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