>>Seahawks Sink Pats With Goal-Line Stand
(Foxboro, MA) — The Seahawks used a goal-line stand in the final minute to pull out a 31-24 win over the Patriots. Seattle stopped New England four times inside the five to improve to 6-2-and-1. The 7-and-2 Patriots lost for the first time since Tom Brady returned from his four-game “Deflategate” suspension.
>>Cowboys Get Wild Win Over Steelers
(Pittsburgh, PA) — Ezekiel Elliott’s 32-yard touchdown run with nine seconds left gave the Cowboys a wild 35-30 win over the Steelers. Elliott finished with three scores for Dallas, which has won eight straight since a season-opening loss to the Giants.
>>Colts Back From Bye
(Indianapolis, IN) — The Colts are back from their bye week and host the Tennessee Titans this coming Sunday. Indy is 4-and-5 on the year has alternated wins and loses since Week Two. The Colts will be on a short week next week as they host the Pittsburgh Steelers on “Thursday Night Football”.
>>Bucs Blow Out Bears
(Tampa, FL) — The Buccaneers blew out the Bears, 36-10, yesterday in Tampa. Jay Cutler threw for 182 yards and a touchdown but turned the ball over three times. Jordan Howard rushed for 100 yards in defeat. The 2-and-7 Bears will be on the road again to face the Giants on Sunday.
>>Blackhawks Clip Canadiens
(Chicago, IL) — Marian Hossa and Patrick Kane scored in the second period and the Blackhawks held on for a 3-2 win over the Canadiens. Gustav Forsling lit the lamp in the first for the Blackhawks, who improved to 11-3-and-2. Corey Crawford stopped 21 shots in the win. The ‘Hawks visit the Jets tomorrow night.
>>Several Cubs Up For Postseason Awards This Week
(New York, NY) — Several member of the World Series champion Cubs are up for postseason honors this week. Joe Maddon is one of three finalists for National League Manager of the Year, pitchers Jon Lester and Kyle Hendricks are both NL Cy Young finalists and Kris Bryant is up for MVP.
>>Shakeup Expected In Playoff Rankings
(Undated) — A major shakeup is expected in tomorrow’s new College Football Playoff rankings after number-two Clemson, third-ranked Michigan and fourth-ranked Washington all lost on Saturday. Alabama, Ohio State, Louisville and Michigan are now the top-four teams in this week’s Coaches’ Poll.
>>Illinois Football Waxed By Wisconsin
(Madison, WI) — Illinois was no match for seventh-ranked Wisconsin, losing 48-3 Saturday in Madison. Down 14-0 in the first, the Illini got their only score on a 31-yard field goal. Illinois had four turnovers and fell to 3-and-7 overall and 2-and-5 in the Big Ten. Illinois hosts Iowa this week.
>>College Basketball Roundup
(Undated) — In college basketball yesterday, Illinois knocked off Northern Kentucky, 79-64. DePaul downed Robert Morris, 78-72. Loyola hammered IU-Northwest, 100-51, while Delaware dumped Bradley, 63-49.
>>Logano Wins Can-Am 500
(Avondale, AZ) — Joey Logano took the checkered flag in the Cam-Am 500 at Phoenix International Raceway. Logano advanced to the Championship Four, where he’ll be joined by Jimmie Johnson, Carl Edwards and Kyle Busch. The Sprint Cup Series champion will be decided on Sunday at Homestead-Miami Speedway.