>>Steelers Stomp Titans Behind “Big Ben”
(Pittsburgh, PA) — Ben Roethlisberger threw four touchdown passes as the Steelers stomped the Titans 40-17 on “Thursday Night Football’ in Pittsburgh. Antonio Brown caught 10 passes for 144 yards and three of those scores as the Steelers won their fifth straight to lead the AFC at 8-and-2. Marcus Mariota threw four interceptions as Tennessee tumbled to 6-and-4.
>>Celtics Rally Past Warriors For 14th Straight Win
(Boston, MA) — The Celtics winning streak is now at 14 games. They rallied from 17 down to knock off the defending champion Warriors 92-88 in Boston. Jaylen Brown had 22 points to lead the Celtics, who improved to an NBA-best 14-and-2. Steph Curry scored just nine points on 3-for-14 shooting for Golden State, which had its winning streak stopped at seven.
>>Marlins’ Stanton, Astros’ Altuve Win MVP Awards
(Secaucus, NJ) — Marlins outfielder Giancarlo [[ zjon-CAR-lo ]] Stanton and Astros second baseman Jose Altuve [[ al-TOO-vay ]] are MLB’s Most Valuable Players this season. Stanton beat Reds first baseman Joey Votto by just two total points in the National League. Altuve claimed 27-of-30 first-place votes to beat Yankees outfielder Aaron Judge in the American League.
>>Nine MLB Free Agents All Reject One-Year Qualifying Offers
(New York, NY) — Nine MLB free agents are all rejecting the one-year qualifying offers they received from their previous teams. They are pitchers Jake Arrieta, Wade Davis, Lance Lynn, Alex Cobb and Greg Holland, first basemen Eric Hosmer and Carlos Santana, third baseman Mike Moustakas, and outfielder Lorenzo Cain. The one-year offer was worth 17.4-million-dollars.
>>Blues Cruise Past Oilers
(Edmonton, Alberta) — Alexander Steen broke a 1-all tie in the second period and the Blues went on to beat the Oilers 4-1 in Edmonton. Brayden Schenn added a pair of third-period scores as St. Louis snapped a two-game skid. The Blues lead the Western Conference with 29 points. They finish their three-game Canadian road swing tomorrow in Vancouver.
>>NFL Owners To Have Special Meeting To Discuss Goodell Extension
(Irving, TX) — NFL owners will sit down for a special meeting December 13th in Irving, Texas to discuss the proposed contract extension for commissioner Roger Goodell. The session was scheduled after Cowboys owner Jerry Jones requested to meet with the league’s full ownership group this month. Jones has threatened to sue the NFL if an extension for Goodell is approved.
>>Colts On Bye Week
(Indianapolis, IN) — The Colts are off this week with a bye. Indy sits at 3-and-7 on the season following a 20-17 loss to Pittsburgh this past Sunday. The Colts will host the Titans next Sunday. Jacksonville leads the division at 6-and-3, while Tennessee is 6-and-4. Houston is 3-and-6.
>>Bears Host Lions Sunday
(Chicago, IL) — The Bears welcome the Lions to the Windy City on Sunday as the NFC North rivals battle at Soldier Field. The Bears have lost back-to-back games to the Saints and Packers to fall to 3-and-6. The teams will rematch in Week 15 in Detroit. The Lions have won two in-a-row over the Packers and Browns to improve to 5-and-4 on the season.
>>Illinois Hosts DePaul Tonight
(Champaign, IL) — Illinois will try to make it three straight wins to start the season tonight when they host DePaul at the State Farm Center. The Fighting Illini are 2-and-0 after Sunday’s 77-74 win over Tennessee-Martin. Illinois slammed Southern 102-55 in its opener last Friday. The Blue Demons are 1-and-1 after dominating Delaware State 81-57 on Monday.
>>Ford Ecoboost 400 Set For Sunday
(Charlotte, NC) — The final race of the NASCAR season gets going Sunday with the Ford Ecoboost 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway. The Championship Four consists of Kevin Harvick, Martin Truex Junior, Kyle Busch, and Brad Keselowski. The 267-lap race will decide the NASCAR Cup Series champion.