Monday’s Sports Minute

Monday’s Sports Minute

WHAT A CATCH!:New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. (13) makes a one-handed catch for a touchdown against Dallas Cowboys cornerback Brandon Carr (39) in the second quarter of an NFL football game, Sunday, Nov. 23, in East Rutherford, N.J. Photo: Associated Press/Kathy Willens

Here’s a look at some of the biggest sports stories making headlines today, Monday, Nov. 24.


It was just another garden-variety, fourth-quarter Mile High miracle for Peyton Manning. Manning directed the Denver Broncos to 22 points in the fourth quarter in orchestrating a 39-36 come-from-behind victory over upset-minded Miami.

Manning completed 28 of 35 passes for 257 yards and four touchdowns, including three to Demaryius Thomas. C.J. Anderson ran for 167 yards and the go-ahead score for the AFC West-leading Broncos.

Manning became the third player in NFL history with touchdown passes in 50 consecutive games. He joined Drew Brees (54) and Tom Brady (52).

In other Week 12 results:

  • Josh Huff returned the opening kickoff 107 yards, LeSean McCoy ran for 130 yards and the Philadelphia Eagles blew away the Tennessee Titans 43-24. Mark Sanchez threw for 307 yards and one TD. The 8-3 Eagles now can focus on their first place showdown in Dallas on Thanksgiving Day against the 8-3 Cowboys.
  • Tom Brady threw for 349 yards and two touchdowns in a pass-heavy offense against the NFL’s stingiest rushing defense and the New England Patriots stretched their winning streak to seven games with a 34-9 rout of Detroit. The AFC East-leading Pats are 9-2 while the Lions fell to 7-4, being held without a touchdown for the second straight week.
  • Brian Hoyer shook off three interceptions and led the Cleveland Browns down the field in the final minute to set up Billy Cundiff’s 37-yard field goal as time expired for a 26-24 victory over the Atlanta Falcons. The Browns are 7-4 while Atlanta dropped to 4-7.
  • Eddie Lacy rushed for 125 yards on 25 carries, both season highs to help Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers beat the Minnesota Vikings 24-21. The 8-3 Pack took over sole possession of first in the NFC North. The Vikes are 4-7.
  • Andy Dalton threw for 233 yards and a touchdown and A.J. Green had 121 yards receiving on a career-high 12 receptions to give the Cincinnati Bengals a 22-13 win over the Houston Texans. The Bengals are 7-3-1 and in the thick of the AFC North race.

    On NHL ice, the St. Louis Blues ended their four-game road trip with a 4-2 win at Winnipeg. Ryan Reaves scored the game-winner in his hometown at 2:25 of the third period.

    Jaden Schwartz and David Backes (BAK’-ehs) each scored on the power play for St. Louis. Paul Stastny added an empty-netter. Alexander Steen, who’s also from Winnipeg, and Alex Pietrangelo each had a pair of assists.

    In other hockey:

  • Jannik Hansen notched his first career hat trick in the Vancouver Canucks’ 4-1 win over Chicago. It’s the Canucks’ first hat trick since Daniel Sedin turned the trick nearly three years ago.
  • The New York Rangers blanked NHL-leading Montreal 5-0. Henrik Lundqvist stopped 21 shots for his fourth shutout. Martin St. Louis had a goal and assist.
  • Kyle Palmieri and Patrick Maroon each scored a goal, and Ryan Kesler had two assists in the Anaheim Ducks’ 2-1 victory over the Arizona Coyotes.

    LaMarcus Aldridge had 20 points and 14 rebounds, reserve Chris Kaman scored 16 points and the Portland Trail Blazers ran their winning streak to seven games with a 94-88 victory over the Boston Celtics.

    Damian Lillard added 12 points and five assists for Portland, which began a brief East swing. Nicolas Batum also had 12 points.

    In other NBA:

  • The Denver Nuggets needed overtime to beat the L.A. Lakers 101-94. Danilo Gallinari hit a big three-pointer with 1:28 left in OT and finished with 10 points. The Nuggets have won four straight and five of six. Kobe Bryant had 27 in a losing cause for the Lakers, who dropped to 3-11.
  • Marc Gasol hit for 30 in the Memphis Grizzlies’ 107-91 victory over the L.A. Clippers. The Grizzlies lead the West with a 12-2 record, including 8-0 at home.
  • Marreese Speights scored 28 points to help the Golden State Warriors beat the Oklahoma City Thunder 91-86. Klay Thompson scored 20 for the 10-2 Warriors.

    Devin Booker scored a career-best 18 points, Aaron Harrison added 14 and No. 1 Kentucky held Montana State scoreless for several stretches in an 86-28 victory over the overmatched Bobcats. Kentucky is 5-0 while Montana State is 0-4.

    Kentucky finished just 29 of 67 from the field (43 percent), but still rolled. That cold shooting was offset by a defensive effort that forced the Montana State into 21 turnovers and held the visitors to 20 percent shooting.

    In other Top-25 basketball action:

  • The 11th-ranked Wichita State Shockers ran all over Newman 105-57. Ron Baker scored 16 of his 18 points in the first half leading the Shockers to the win over a Division II opponent.
  • Juwan Staten had 23 points and West Virginia held off several second-half runs to beat No. 17 Connecticut 78-68 in the championship game of the Puerto Rico Tip-Off.
  • 18th-ranked Oklahoma got 20 points from Isaiah Cousins in a 90-68 win over Northwestern State. The Sooners came out flat before seizing control of the game during the final 10 minutes of the first half, extending a one-point lead to a 50-30 advantage by halftime.
  • D’Angelo Russell scored 32 points and Shannon Scott set a school record with 16 assists to lead 20th-ranked Ohio State to a 106-48 win against overmatched Sacred Heart.

    Longtime LSU coach Dale Brown and Shaquille O’Neal were inducted together into the College Basketball Hall of Fame on Sunday night in Kansas City.

    They were joined by six other luminaries, including former Duke star Grant Hill, Louisville standout Darrell Griffith, longtime Maryland coach Gary Williams, Stetson’s Glenn Wilkes Sr., Five-Star Basketball Camp founder Howard Garfinkel and the late Prairie View A&M star Zelmo Beaty.


    Roger Federer defeated Richard Gasquet 6-4, 6-2, 6-2 in the first reverse singles match to give Switzerland the Davis Cup final against France. The win put the Swiss on top 3-1 in the best of five competition.

    The 17-time Grand Slam champion gave Switzerland its first title in the team competition and added the only big trophy in tennis missing from his collection.


    Stacy Lewis is the first American in 21 years to sweep the three biggest awards on the LPGA Tour. Lewis closed with a 1-under 71 in the CME Group Tour Championship, which gave her enough points to win the points-based LPGA Tour player of the year award for the second time in three years. Lewis also won the Vare Trophy for the lowest scoring average and the LPGA Tour money title.

    The last American to sweep the LPGA Tour awards was Betsy King in 1993.

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