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                                              Steelers facing a rugged schedule in 2008
     Ron                               By ASSOCIATED PRESS                                   STEELERS ’08 OPPONENTS                               every team in the AFC South                            (10-6), Washington (9-7) and                          that went 13-3 or better this
   Willison                               PITTSBURGH — The Pitts-                                                                                 and NFC East as part of the                            Philadelphia (8-8).                                   season, missing only the Green
                                       burgh Steelers had one of the                              Home: Baltimore, Cincinnati,                    NFL’s annual schedule rotation.                          Most of the trips are about an                      Bay Packers (13-3).
                                       NFL’s easiest schedules this                            Cleveland, Houston, Indianapo-                        Times and dates won’t be set                        hour’s flight from Pittsburgh,                          The Steelers and Redskins
                                                                                               lis, Dallas, N.Y. Giants, San                      for three more months, but the                         and the Steelers will play no                         meet regularly in the presea-
                                       season. That figures to change                          Diego                                              Steelers’ home opponents will                          road game west of Nashville.                          son, but this will be Pitts-
                                       next season, unless a number                               Away: Baltimore, Cincinnati,                    be the Cowboys (13-3), Colts (13-                        The Steelers, who won the
New year                               of teams that were very good
                                       quickly go bad.
                                          By winning the AFC North,
                                                                                               Cleveland, Jacksonville, Ten-
                                                                                               nessee, Philadelphia, Washing-
                                                                                               ton, New England
                                                                                                                                                  3), Chargers (11-5), Giants (10-6)
                                                                                                                                                  and Houston Texans (8-8), plus
                                                                                                                                                                                                         AFC North and made the play-
                                                                                                                                                                                                         offs despite losing three of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               burgh’s first regular-season trip
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               to Washington since 1988. The
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Steelers play in Philadelphia
                                                                                                                                                  AFC North opponents Cleve-                             their final four, played six
wishes for                             the Steelers (10-6) must play a
                                       first-place schedule in 2008,
                                       which means games against
                                                                                             Eight of the Steelers’ 16
                                                                                           games in 2008 will be against
                                                                                                                                                  land (10-6), Cincinnati (7-9) and
                                                                                                                                                  Baltimore (5-11).
                                                                                                                                                                                                         games this season against
                                                                                                                                                                                                         teams with five or fewer wins
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               for the first time since 1997 and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Dallas travels to Pittsburgh for
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               the first time since that season.
                                                                                                                                                     Their travel-friendly road                          in 2006. They lost to the Jets,
bowling                                AFC division winners New Eng-
                                       land, Indianapolis and San
                                       Diego. The Steelers played a
                                                                                           playoff teams: Dallas, Indi-
                                                                                           anapolis, San Diego, the New
                                                                                           York Giants, Jacksonville, Ten-
                                                                                                                                                  schedule consists of the Patri-
                                                                                                                                                  ots (16-0) in Foxborough for the
                                                                                                                                                                                                         beat the Dolphins, 49ers and
                                                                                                                                                                                                         Rams, and split with the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 The Giants haven’t played in
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Pittsburgh since winning there
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               23-20 in 1991, the Steelers’ last
                                                                                                                                                  second season in a row, their                          Ravens.
season                                 second-place schedule this sea-
                                       son.
                                                                                           nessee, New England and
                                                                                           Washington. They will play
                                                                                                                                                  three division opponents and
                                                                                                                                                  Jacksonville (11-5), Tennessee
                                                                                                                                                                                                           Next season, the Steelers
                                                                                                                                                                                                         play three of the four teams
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               loss in a Monday night home
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               game.
   I would like to take this time
to wish everyone a very happy
and healthy New Year. I have
some wishes for the rest of the
                                                                                                                                                          SC OREB OARD
bowling season. Here’s a few of                                                          FOOTBALL                                                                                                           HOCKEY
them:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            ON THE AIR
   ■ The PBA continues to                                                         z-clinched wild card                                            Sun Bowl                                                               Phoenix at Colorado, 9 p.m.
prosper. It’s good to see that NFL Standings                                                  Saturday’s Game                                At El Paso, Texas               NHL Standings                               N.Y. Rangers at Calgary, 9 p.m.                Tuesday
                                                                                  New England 38, N.Y. Giants 35                           Payout: $1.9 million                                                          Columbus at Anaheim, 10 p.m.
the Professional Bowler’s Tour                  Final Glance
                                         By The Associated Press                              Sunday’s Games                      Oregon 56, South Florida 21
                                                                                                                                                                                     By The Associated Press
                                                                                                                                                                                          All Times EST
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  COLLEGE FOOTBALL
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           11 a.m.
continues to have strong spon-           AMERICAN CONFERENCE                      Atlanta 44, Seattle 41
                                                                                  Green Bay 34, Detroit 13
                                                                                                                                            Humanitarian Bowl
                                                                                                                                              At Boise, Idaho
                                                                                                                                                                                     EASTERN CONFERENCE                  Hockey Today                                     ESPN — Outback Bowl, Wisconsin vs.
                                                    East                                                                                                                                 Atlantic Division                                                              Tennessee, at Tampa, Fla.
sor support and good exposure                     W L T Pct PF              PA    Cincinnati 38, Miami 25                                    Payout: $750,000                                W L OT Pts GF GA                           SCOREBOARD
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Tuesday, Jan. 1                                   11:30 a.m.
                                                                                  Chicago 33, New Orleans 25                      Fresno State 40, Georgia Tech 28           New Jersey 21 14 3 45 92 91
on ESPN. The bowlers contin- x-New England16 0 0 1.000 589
                                  Buffalo          7 9 0 .438 252
                                                                           274
                                                                           354    Houston 42, Jacksonville 28                                Music City Bowl                 N.Y. Rangers 20 15 4 44 97 94
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Pittsburgh at Buffalo (1 p.m. EST). The       FOX — Cotton Bowl, Missouri vs.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Arkansas, at Dallas
                                                                                                                                            At Nashville, Tenn.                                                          Penguins and Sabres face off in the
ue to be some of the hardest N.Y. Jets             4 12 0 .250 268         355    Philadelphia 17, Buffalo 9
                                                                                  Carolina 31, Tampa Bay 23                                Payout: $1.6 million
                                                                                                                                                                             N.Y. Islanders 20 16 2 42 93 103            Winter Classic at Ralph Wilson Stadium.                           1 p.m.
                                  Miami            1 15 0 .063 267         437                                                                                               Pittsburgh     20 16 2 42 109 111                                                            ABC — Capital One Bowl, Michigan
working athletes in sports                         South                          Cleveland 20, San Francisco 7                   Kentucky 35, Florida State 28              Philadelphia 19 14 4 42 115 105
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             STARS
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Monday                     vs. Florida, at Orlando, Fla.
                                                                                  Washington 27, Dallas 6                                       Insight Bowl                            Northeast Division
today.                                            W L T Pct PF
                                  y-Indianapolis 13 3 0 .813 450
                                                                            PA
                                                                           262    San Diego 30, Oakland 17                                    At Tempe, Ariz.                                W L OT Pts GF GA
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            ■ Rick Nash, Blue Jackets, scored             CBS — Gator Bowl, Virginia vs. Texas
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Tech, at Jacksonville, Fla
   ■ I hope Eagle sports editor z-Jacksonville 11 5 0 .688 411             304    N.Y. Jets 13, Kansas City 10, OT
                                                                                  Baltimore 27, Pittsburgh 21
                                                                                                                                           Payout: $1.25 million
                                                                                                                                  Oklahoma State 49, Indiana 33
                                                                                                                                                                             Ottawa         25 9 4 54 136 104
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         three times to lift Columbus over Edmon-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         ton, 4-2.                                                         5 p.m.
                                  z-Tennessee 10 6 0 .625 301              297                                                                                               Montreal       19 13 7 45 116 109              ■ Manny Legace, Blues, made 31                ABC — Rose Bowl, Illinois vs. South-
John Enrietto finally bags that Houston            8 8 0 .500 379          384    Denver 22, Minnesota 19, OT                                 Chick-fil-A Bowl
                                                                                                                                                  At Atlanta
                                                                                                                                                                             Boston         19 16 4 42 102 105           saves for his 20th career shutout to help      ern Cal, at Pasadena, Calif.
                                                                                  Arizona 48, St. Louis 19                                                                   Buffalo        19 16 2 40 114 105                                                                           8:30 p.m.
elusive perfect game. John is a                     North
                                                  W L T Pct PF              PA    Tennessee 16, Indianapolis 10                            Payout: $2.9 million              Toronto        15 16 8 38 111 123
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         St. Louis get past NHL-leading Detroit, 2-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          FOX — Sugar Bowl, Hawaii vs. Geor-
                                                                                           End Regular Season                     Auburn 23, Clemson 20, OT                                                              0.
big supporter of bowling and y-Pittsburgh 10 6 0 .625 393                  269                                                                Tuesday, Jan. 1
                                                                                                                                                                                        Southeast Division                  ■ Radim Vrbata, Coyotes, scored two         gia, at New Orleans
                                  Cleveland       10 6 0 .625 402          382                                                                                                               W L OT Pts GF GA                                                                MEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL
travels to Allegheny County to Cincinnati          7 9 0 .438 380          385    NFL Playoffs                                                 Outback Bowl
                                                                                                                                               At Tampa, Fla.
                                                                                                                                                                             Carolina       20 18 3 43 126 132
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         power-play goals and scored in the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         shootout to help Phoenix squeak by Col-                         2:30 p.m.
                                                                                                                                                                             Atlanta        19 20 1 39 111 132                                                            ESPN — Cincinnati at Louisville
bowl with family and friends Baltimore             5 11 0 .313 275
                                                    West
                                                                           384          By The Associated Press                            Payout: $3.1 million              Florida        18 18 3 39 98 106
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         orado, 4-3.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       NHL HOCKEY
                                                                                              All Times EST                       Wisconsin (9-3) vs. Tennessee (9-4),                                                      ■ Dan Ellis, Predators, stopped 22
in a league every week. That’s                    W L T Pct PF              PA             Wild-card Playoffs                   11 a.m. (ESPN)
                                                                                                                                                                             Washington 15 19 5 35 106 122
                                                                                                                                                                             Tampa Bay      15 21 3 33 112 130
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         shots for his third career shutout and                            1 p.m.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          NBC — Pittsburgh at Buffalo
                                  y-San Diego 11 5 0 .688 412              284                                                                                                                                           Nashville edged Dallas, 1-0.
impressive, based on his Denver                    7 9 0 .438 320          409
                                                                                            Saturday, Jan. 5                                    Cotton Bowl                          WESTERN CONFERENCE                     ■ Marc-Andre Bergeron, Islanders,
schedule.                         Kansas City      4 12 0 .250 226         335
                                                                                    Washington at Seattle, 4:30
                                                                                  (NBC)
                                                                                                                        p.m.                      At Dallas
                                                                                                                                            Payout: $3 million
                                                                                                                                                                                         Central Division
                                                                                                                                                                                             W L OT Pts GF GA
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         had two goals and an assist in New             Wednesday
                                  Oakland          4 12 0 .250 283         398      Jacksonville at Pittsburgh, 8       p.m.      Missouri (11-2) vs. Arkansas (8-4),                                                    York’s 4-1 victory over Carolina.
   ■ That all leagues will take          NATIONAL CONFERENCE                      (NBC)                                         11:30 a.m. (FOX)
                                                                                                                                                                             Detroit
                                                                                                                                                                             St. Louis
                                                                                                                                                                                            29 8 3 61 141 88
                                                                                                                                                                                            19 14 4 42 94 96
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        ON THE ROAD
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 COLLEGE FOOTBALL
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         8:15 p.m.
                                                    East                                                                                     Capital One Bowl                                                               Joe Thornton and Milan Michalek each
a hard look at their setups and                   W L T Pct PF              PA
                                                                                               Sunday, Jan. 6
                                                                                    N.Y. Giants at Tampa Bay, 1         p.m.                  At Orlando, Fla.               Columbus       18 15 6 42 98 94             had a pair of assists to lead San Jose
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         FOX — Fiesta Bowl, Oklahoma vs.
                                  x-Dallas        13 3 0 .813 455          325                                                                                               Chicago        19 15 3 41 112 104                                                          West Virginia, at Glendale, Ariz.
try to include as many teams z-N.Y. Giants 10 6 0 .625 373                 351
                                                                                  (FOX)                                                    Payout: $4.25 million
                                                                                                                                                                             Nashville      18 18 2 38 103 114
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         over Minnesota 3-2 on Monday for its
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         10th consecutive road win. The Sharks,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           MEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL
                                                                                    Tennessee at San Diego, 4:30        p.m.      Michigan (8-4) vs. Florida (9-3), 1 p.m.                                                                                                                7 p.m.
in the playoffs as possible. Yes, z-Washington 9 7 0 .563 334              310    (CBS)                                         (ABC)                                                   Northwest Division
                                                                                                                                                                                             W L OT Pts GF GA
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         who last lost a road game on Nov. 9, are        ESPN2 — Rutgers at South Florida
                                  Philadelphia     8 8 0 .500 336          300                                                                   Gator Bowl                                                              now tied with four other teams for sec-
most folks bowl for the fun of                     South                                      Divisional Playoffs                          At Jacksonville, Fla.             Vancouver      22 14 4 48 105 93            ond on the NHL’s list for consecutive
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          8 p.m.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         ESPN — Kent St. at North Carolina
                                                  W L T Pct PF              PA                                                                                               Minnesota      22 15 2 46 103 107
it and might not care if they y-Tampa Bay 9 7 0 .563 334                   270
                                                                                               Saturday, Jan. 12                           Payout: $2.25 million
                                                                                                                                                                             Colorado       21 15 3 45 115 112
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         road wins. Detroit won 12 straight on the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         road in March and April of 2006. San
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          9 p.m.
                                                                                    Seattle, Tampa Bay or N.Y. Giants at          Virginia (9-3) vs. Texas Tech (8-4), 1                                                                                                 ESPN2 — Penn St. at Northwestern
make a playoff, but it’s even Carolina             7 9 0 .438 267          347    Green Bay, 4:30 p.m. (FOX)                    p.m. (CBS)                                   Calgary
                                                                                                                                                                             Edmonton
                                                                                                                                                                                            19 14 7 45 116 117
                                                                                                                                                                                            16 20 4 36 103 122
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Jose will have a chance to tie the Red                       NHL HOCKEY
                                  New Orleans      7 9 0 .438 379          388      Pittsburgh, Jacksonville, Tennessee at                       Rose Bowl                                                               Wings’ record when they visit Anaheim
more fun if you’re bowling for Atlanta             4 12 0 .250 259         414    New England, 8 p.m. (CBS)                                 At Pasadena, Calif.                          Pacific Division                and Phoenix in the middle of January.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          7 p.m.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         VERSUS — Atlanta at Carolina
                                                    North                                                                                                                                    W L OT Pts GF GA                      NEW YEAR’S EVE LUCK
a playoff spot at the end of the                  W L T Pct PF              PA
                                                                                                Sunday, Jan. 13                             Payout: $17 million
                                                                                                                                  Southern California (10-2) vs. Illinois    Dallas         23 13 4 50 122 100              Daymond Langkow had two assists to
                                                                                    San Diego, Pittsburgh or Jacksonville
season.                           y-Green Bay 13 3 0 .813 435              291    at Indianapolis, 1 p.m. (CBS)                 (9-3), 4:30 p.m. (ABC)                       San Jose
                                                                                                                                                                             Anaheim
                                                                                                                                                                                            22 12 5 49 100 89
                                                                                                                                                                                            19 17 5 43 101 112
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         help Calgary edge Vancouver 2-1 on
                                  Minnesota
   ■ I hope that more people Detroit
                                                   8 8 0 .500 365
                                                   7 9 0 .438 346
                                                                           311
                                                                           444
                                                                                    Tampa Bay, N.Y. Giants or Washington
                                                                                  at Dallas, 4:30 p.m. (FOX)
                                                                                                                                                 Sugar Bowl
                                                                                                                                              At New Orleans                 Phoenix        18 18 1 37 94 101
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Monday. Since first hosting a New Year’s
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Eve game in 1987, the Flames have                       EVENTS
                                                                                                                                                                             Los Angeles 14 24 2 30 107 131              won nine times, lost five and tied three
continue to discover a sport Chicago               7 9 0 .438 334          348                                                              Payout: $17 million
                                                                                                                                                                             Two points for a win, one point for over-
that absolutely everyone can
                                                    West
                                                  W L T Pct PF              PA
                                                                                  Bowl Results                                    Hawaii (12-0) vs. Georgia (10-2), 8:30
                                                                                                                                p.m. (FOX)                                   time loss or shootout loss.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         against opposing teams. It’s the first time
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         they have matched up against the                               Wednesday
                                  y-Seattle       10 6 0 .625 393          291            By The Associated Press                           Wednesday, Jan. 2                            Monday’s Games                  Canucks on New Year’s Eve.                                   Boys Basketball
do, no matter your ability, Arizona                8 8 0 .500 404          399                 Monday, Dec. 31                                   Fiesta Bowl                 Boston 5, Atlanta 2                                          MILESTONE                        Knoch at Perry, 7:30 p.m.
                                  San Francisco 5 11 0 .313 219            364               Armed Forces Bowl                                                               Columbus 4, Edmonton 2                         Boston ended a six-game skid (0-5-1)
handicap, age or size.            St. Louis        3 13 0 .188 263         438               At Fort Worth, Texas
                                                                                                                                             At Glendale, Ariz.
                                                                                                                                            Payout: $17 million              St. Louis 2, Detroit 0                      with a 5-2 win over Atlanta on Monday.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Pine-Richland at Mars, 7:30 p.m.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Venango Catholic at Karns City, 6
                                       x-clinched conference                                   Payout: $750,000                   West Virginia (10-2) vs. Oklahoma (11-     San Jose 3, Minnesota 2                     The Bruins’ first goal of the game — a
              Trivia                                                                                                                                                         Phoenix 4, Colorado 3, SO                                                                  p.m.
                                       y-clinched division                          California 42, Air Force 36                 2), 8 p.m. (FOX)                                                                         power-play score by Dennis Wideman —
                                                                                                                                                                             N.Y. Islanders 4, Carolina 1                was the team’s 18,000th, making Boston            A-C Valley at Union, 6 p.m.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Frew Mill at Grove City, 6 p.m.
   The Seven-Up team of St.                                                                                                                                                  Nashville 1, Dallas 0
                                                                                                                                                                             Calgary 2, Vancouver 1
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         the second NHL team to reach that
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Girls Basketball
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         mark. Montreal has 18,886. The win
Louis holds the USBC record                                                           BASKETBALL                                                                                        Tuesday’s Games                  snapped the Bruins’ worst stretch since           Knoch at North Allegheny, 5 p.m.
                                                                                                                                                                             Pittsburgh vs. Buffalo at Ralph Wilson      they ended last season 0-6-0.                     Pine-Richland at Mars, 6 p.m.
for greatest game-to-game                                                                                                                                                    Stadium, 1 p.m.                                               SPEAKING                        Karns City at Venango Catholic, 6
decrease in league play. They                                                       Cornell 86, Quinnipiac 84, OT               one point for a 25th-place vote and pre-
                                                                                                                                                                             Ottawa at Washington, 4 p.m.                   “Once your face gets a little numb you      p.m.
opened a night in 1950 with a NBA Standings
                                                                                                                                                                             Tampa Bay at Toronto, 7:30 p.m.             feel fine. The ears were cold a little bit,       Redbank Valley at Moniteau, 6 p.m.
                                                                                    Georgetown 82, Fordham 55                   vious ranking:                               Chicago at Los Angeles, 10:30 p.m.          maybe a little frostbite on them, but that’s      Union at A-C Valley, 6 p.m.
                                      EASTERN CONFERENCE                            Penn St. 81, Lehigh 68                                                                             Wednesday’s Games                 all right.” — Buffalo defenseman Brian
1,238 team scratch series. How             Atlantic Division                        Providence 83, St. Peter’s 78                                         Record Pts Pvs     Atlanta at Carolina, 7 p.m.                 Campbell, after the Sabres practiced at
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Wrestling
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Avonworth at Butler, 7 p.m.
                                                                                                                                 1. North Carolina (45)    13-0 1,772 1
many pins to you think they                      W      L    Pct          GB        Saint Joseph’s 69, Drexel 51
                                                                                    Seton Hall 77, Delaware St. 54               2. Memphis (26)           11-0 1,744 2
                                                                                                                                                                             Florida at New Jersey, 7 p.m.
                                                                                                                                                                             Dallas at Detroit, 7:30 p.m.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Ralph Wilson Stadium in advance of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Tuesday’s Winter Classic against Pitts-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Shaler at Knoch, 7 p.m.
                               Boston           26      3 .897             —                                                     3. Kansas (1)             13-0 1,667 3                                                                                                    Slippery Rock at Hickory, 6 p.m.
dropped in the second game? Toronto             17     15 .531           10¹⁄₂      Siena 89, Dartmouth 54
                                                                                                                                 4. Washington St.         12-0 1,534 4
                                                                                                                                                                             Edmonton at St. Louis, 8:30 p.m.            burgh.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Grove City at Reynolds, 7:15 p.m.
                                                                                                    SOUTH
Answer at the end of the col- New Jersey
                               Philadelphia
                                                14
                                                14
                                                       16 .467
                                                       17 .452
                                                                         12¹⁄₂
                                                                           13       Kentucky 92, Fla. International 49           5. UCLA                   12-1 1,499 5
                                                                                                                                                                                                               DEALS                                                                      Thursday
                                                                                    Marshall 76, San Diego 60                    6. Michigan St.           12-1 1,419 7                                                                                                               Boys Basketball
umn.                           New York           8    21 .276
                                         Southeast Division
                                                                           18
                                                                                    Stetson 76, Charleston Southern 70           7. Georgetown              9-1 1,324 8                                                                                                    Moniteau at Redbank Valley, 6 p.m.
                                                                                    The Citadel 71, Cornell, Iowa 63             8. Tennessee              12-1 1,259 11                                                                                                   Slippery Rock at Fort LeBoeuf, 6
                                                          W     L    Pct GB
       Tip of the Week                 Orlando           22    11 .667      —       UNC Asheville 94, Montreat 64                9. Duke
                                                                                                                                10. Marquette
                                                                                                                                                           10-1 1,252 10
                                                                                                                                                           10-1 1,157 12
                                                                                                                                                                                   Monday’s Sports Transactions          Jenkins, C Norm Katnik, CB Christian           p.m.
                                       Atlanta           15    13 .536 4¹⁄₂         Vanderbilt 97, Iona 73                                                                            By The Associated Press            Morton, TE Brett Pierce, WR Clifford                         Girls Basketball
                                                                                                                                11. Indiana                11-1 1,054 13
  The arrows and dots on the           Washington        15    14 .517       5      William & Mary 71, Fairfield 50             12. Texas A&M              12-1 1,000 14
                                                                                                                                                                                             BASEBALL                    Russell, S Vickiel Vaughn and RB Mar-             Hampton at Knoch, 6 p.m.
                                       Charlotte          11   18 .379       9                     MIDWEST                                                                               American League                 quis Weeks.                                       Kittanning at Mars, 6 p.m.
lanes are commonly referred            Miami               8   23 .258 13           Ball St. 69, IPFW 62
                                                                                                                                13. Pittsburgh             11-1 875    6        KANSAS CITY ROYALS—Signed RHP              MIAMI DOLPHINS—Fired Randy                      Greensburg Central at Freeport, 6
                                                                                                                                14. Texas                  11-2 857    9     Chin-Hui Tsao to a minor league con-        Mueller, general manager. Announced
to as targets. If you find that                     Central Division                Notre Dame 77, North Florida 58
                                                                                    Xavier 103, Kansas St. 77
                                                                                                                                15. Vanderbilt             12-0 780 15       tract.                                      Mike Baugh, assistant director of player
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        p.m.
                                                          W     L    Pct GB                                                     16. Butler                 12-1 720 16                                                                                                     Moniteau at Clarion-Limestone, 6:30
rolling the ball at them is a bit      Detroit           24      7 .774     —                    SOUTHWEST                      17. Villanova              10-1 601 18
                                                                                                                                                                                             BASKETBALL                  personnel, and Rick Thompson, college
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        p.m.
                                       Indiana           15    17 .469 9¹⁄₂         Baylor 84, Florida A&M 61                                                                      National Basketball Association       scouting coordinator, will not return.
too challenging, try rolling at        Cleveland         14    17 .452 10           Oklahoma St. 82, Northwestern St. 36
                                                                                                                                18. Mississippi
                                                                                                                                19. Clemson
                                                                                                                                                           12-0 464 22
                                                                                                                                                           11-1 424 21
                                                                                                                                                                                NEW JERSEY NETS—Named Kiki                 NEW YORK GIANTS—Placed S Craig                                 Wrestling
                                                                                                                                                                             Vandeweghe special assistant to the         Dahl on injured reserve. Signed CB                Mars at Kittanning, 7 p.m.
an area on the lane instead.           Chicago
                                       Milwaukee
                                                          11
                                                          11
                                                               18 .379 12
                                                               19 .367 12¹⁄₂
                                                                                    Texas A&M 68, Rice 41
                                                                                                  FAR WEST
                                                                                                                                20. Dayton                 11-1 385 —        president.                                  Geoffrey Pope from the practice squad.                          Swimming
                                                                                                                                21. Arizona                 9-3 306 17
  Pick out a two- to three-                    WESTERN CONFERENCE                   Gonzaga 61, Utah 59                         22. Southern Cal            9-3 264 24
                                                                                                                                                                                WASHINGTON WIZARDS—Waived G
                                                                                                                                                                             Mike Wilks.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          HOCKEY
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  National Hockey League
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           North Hills at Butler, 6 p.m.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Seneca Valley at Pine-Richland, 6
                                                  Southwest Division                Nevada 104, CS Stanislaus 75
board area just beyond the                                W     L    Pct GB         New Mexico St. 86, Alcorn St. 58
                                                                                                                                23. Rhode Island
                                                                                                                                24. Stanford
                                                                                                                                                           13-1 257 25
                                                                                                                                                           11-1 242 —
                                                                                                                                                                                              FOOTBALL                     LOS ANGELES KINGS—Signed F                   p.m.
                                                                                                                                                                                       National Football League          Wayne Simmonds to three-year entry-               Mars at Shady Side Academy, 6 p.m.
arrows or the dots and roll the        San Antonio
                                       Dallas
                                                         21
                                                         20
                                                                 8 .724
                                                               11 .645
                                                                            —
                                                                             2
                                                                                    Utah Valley St. 73, San Francisco 61
                                                                                    Washington 82, Idaho St. 50
                                                                                                                                25. Wisconsin              10-2 223             BALTIMORE RAVENS—Fired Brian             level contract.                                                   Hockey
ball to the area. You can still        New Orleans       20    11 .645       2                  TOURNAMENT
                                                                                                                                Others receiving votes: Saint Mary’s,
                                                                                                                                                                             Billick, coach.
                                                                                                                                                                                BUFFALO BILLS—Announced the res-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           NEW YORK RANGERS—Assigned G
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Chris Holt to Charlotte (ECHL).
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Butler at Canon McMillan, 7:30 p.m.
                                       Houston           15    16 .484       7               UCF Holiday Classic                                                                                                                                                           Westmont Hilltop vs. Freeport, 8:15
use the dots or arrows as a            Memphis             8   22 .267 13¹⁄₂                      Third Place                   Calif. 85, Miami 59, Oklahoma 46, BYU        ignation of Marv Levy, general manager.       OTTAWA SENATORS—Recalled C
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        p.m., at Belmont Arena
                                                                                    Texas-Pan American 76, N.J. Tech 61         27, Baylor 19, West Virginia 15, Virginia       DENVER BRONCOS—Signed DT                 Cody Bass from Binghamton (AHL).
guide, but rolling the ball to                    Northwest Division
                                                          W     L    Pct GB                       Third Place                   11, Xavier 11, Houston 10, Drake 8,          Antwon Burton, S Marviel Underwood,                          COLLEGE                                   College Basketball
                                                                                                                                                                             DT Michael Bozeman, WR Carlton Brew-          OBERLIN—Named Michael Mancini                   Mercyhurst-North East at Butler
an area that’s two or three            Denver            18    12 .600      —       UCF 78, Long Island U. 69                   Massachusetts 8, Arizona St. 6, Gonza-
                                                                                                                                ga 5, Notre Dame 3, Oregon 3, Florida        ster, WR Marquay McDaniel, G Mark           sports information director.                   County Community College, 8 p.m.
                                       Portland          18    13 .581      ¹⁄₂
boards wide might not seem             Utah              17    16 .515 2¹⁄₂       Top 25 Schedule                               2, Louisville 1, New Mexico 1, Sam           Fenton, TE Chad Upshaw, DE Nic                WESTERN CAROLINA—Named Den-                     Slippery Rock (women) at Gannon,
                                                                                                                                Houston St. 1.                               Clemons, FB Steven Jackson, DE Julian       nis Wagner football coach.                     7 p.m.
quite as daunting compared to          Seattle
                                       Minnesota
                                                           9
                                                           4
                                                               22 .290 9¹⁄₂
                                                               26 .133 14                By The Associated Press
hitting an arrow on one partic-                     Pacific Division                            All Times EST
                                                                                               Tuesday’s Game
                                                          W     L    Pct GB
ular board.                            Phoenix           22      9 .710     —       No. 19 Clemson at Alabama, 4:30
                                       L.A. Lakers       19    11 .633 2¹⁄₂       p.m.
          Top Scorers                  Golden State      19    13 .594 3¹⁄₂                 Wednesday’s Games
                                                                                    No. 1 North Carolina vs. Kent State, 8
                                       Sacramento         11   18 .379 10
                                                                                  p.m.
  There were plenty of great           L.A. Clippers     10    19 .345 11
                                                   Monday’s Games                   No. 11 Indiana at Iowa, 9:05 p.m.
scores in the last couple of           Orlando 112, Chicago 110, OT                 No. 13 Pittsburgh vs. Lafayette, 7 p.m.
                                       Charlotte 107, Indiana 103, OT               No. 14 Texas vs. TCU, 5 p.m.
weeks. Here’s this week’s              Detroit 114, Milwaukee 69                    No. 18 Mississippi vs. Alabama A&M,


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                                       Golden State 112, Houston 95               8 p.m.
roundup:                               Utah 111, Portland 101                       No. 20 Dayton vs. Akron, 7 p.m.
  ■ Coins League: Linda Smith          Toronto 97, New Orleans 92                   No. 23 Rhode Island vs. Fairleigh
                                                                                  Dickinson, 7 p.m.
                                       L.A. Clippers 91, Minnesota 82
took high game (214) and high          Philadelphia 98, Seattle 90                  No. 25 Wisconsin at Michigan, 7 p.m.



                                                                                                                                                           BUTLER COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL
                                                   Tuesday’s Games                           Thursday’s Games
series (587) recently.                 No games scheduled                           No. 2 Memphis vs. Siena, 9 p.m.
  ■ Firearms League: Chris                       Wednesday’s Games                  No. 5 UCLA at No. 24 Stanford, 10:30
                                                                                  p.m.
                                       New Jersey at Orlando, 7 p.m.
Switzer, 256 (668), Wayne Dun-         Memphis at Indiana, 7 p.m.                   No. 10 Marquette vs. Providence, 9



                                                                                                                                                           BASKETBALL HEADQUARTERS
                                       Detroit at Washington, 7 p.m.              p.m.
lke, 236 (621), Sharon Hilliard,       Atlanta at Cleveland, 7 p.m.                 No. 15 Vanderbilt vs. Rice, 8 p.m.
198 (520), Mike Hilliard, 279          Chicago at Charlotte, 7 p.m.
                                       Milwaukee at Miami, 7:30 p.m.
                                                                                    No. 17 Villanova at DePaul, 9 p.m.
                                                                                    No. 21 Arizona vs. Oregon State, 8:30
(689), Greg Reen, 278 (688),           Houston at Boston, 7:30 p.m.               p.m.
                                       Sacramento at New York, 7:30 p.m.            No. 22 Southern Cal at California,
Beth Ozella, 225 (572)                 Portland at Minnesota, 8 p.m.              10:30 p.m.
  ■ Armco C League: Bob                Golden State at Dallas, 8:30 p.m.

Gardner, 290 (714), Scott
                                       Philadelphia at Utah, 9 p.m.               Men’s Top 25
                                       New Orleans at L.A. Clippers, 10:30 p.m.
Emmel, 267 (680), Bill Schultz, College Scores
                                                                                         By The Associated Press
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                                                                                                                                                     SCHOOL
                                                                                  The top 25 teams in The Associated
                                                                                  Press’ college basketball poll, with first-
259 game, Tim Hoffman, 245           By The Associated Press                      place votes in parentheses, records
(656), Trent Slater, 270 (721),                EAST
                                 Canisius 81, Maine 70
                                                                                  through Dec. 30, total points based on
                                                                                  25 points for a first-place vote through
Chuck Dight, 264 (652)
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Dan Manning, 268 (687), Kevin
Pritts, 265 game, Kurt Weaver,                                               B OWLIN G
246 (681), John Boozel II, 226
(670).                                            Firearms                                            Winter Bouquets
                                         Standings: Benelli 42-22, Stoeger                   Standings: Clematis 4-0, Foxglove
           Upcoming                    42-22, Ruger 35-29, Savage 32.5-                    4-0, Peonies 4-0, Balsam 3-1, Dahlia
  The Butler County Bowling            31.5, Colt 45 32-32, Winchester 30.5-               1-3, Aster 0-4, Larkspur 0-4, Jasmine
Association’s annual mixed
                                       32.5, Springfield 29-35, Browning 28-               0-4                                                                                                             Every week a Varsity
                                       36, Remington 25-39, Mossberg 24-                     High women’s series-Kate Beck
                                                                                                                                                                                                          Cheerleading squad is
doubles tournament is coming
up on Jan. 19, 20, 26, and 27 at
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times are at 2 p.m. on Satur-            High men’s game-Greg Reen 278
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days, and at 9 a.m. and noon           Courtney Baird 189-534                                            Fruit Loops
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available at area county cen-
                                         High team game and series-
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                                                                                              Standings: Dingleberries 41-19,
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ters or online at butlercounty-
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                                         Div. A Standings: Chevette 35-13,
                                                                                           27, Blackberries 30-30, Tomatoes 30-
                                                                                           30, Apricots 25-35, Razzberries 23-
                                                                                           37, Rhubarbs 21.5-38.5
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  The Seven-Up team started
                                       Sonata 34.5-13.5, Camero SS 34-14,
                                       Trailblazer 27.5-20.5, Corvair 19-29,               189
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                                       Seville 18-30, Avalanche 9.5-38.5                      High women’s series-Tina Clay-
out on fire with a 1,238 team
game, but fell to an 808 team
                                         Div. B Standings: Impala 36-12,
                                       Escalade 27.5-20.5, Chevelle SS
                                                                                           poole 493
                                                                                              High men’s single-Carl Ealy 266                       • School Spirit                                                   Summit Academy • Grove City • Union • Moniteau
game in the second game of             25.5-22.5, El Camino 22.5-25.5, Nova                   High men’s series-Daryl Thomp-
the set, a decrease of 430 pins,       18-30, Silverado 15-33, Malibu 14-34
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