The Audubon basketball teams kicked off the season with a Monday night doubleheader at home against Coon Rapids-Bayard.
AUDUBON – “Young guy trying to figure it out.”
MAUI, Hawaii — A game-ending 12-2 run wasn’t enough as the No. 10 Creighton men’s basketball team fell 81-79 in the championship game of the Maui Jim Maui Invitational to No. 14 Arizona.
GALESBURG, ILL.—Central College erupted for a 32-point second quarter but was stymied in the second half of an 89-73 women’s basketball setback at Knox College (Ill.) Wednesday afternoon.
ELK HORN – Many of the key pieces for the Exira-EHK boys’ basketball team’s Iowa Class 1A district finalists are expected to be back this winter.
In time, the 35-second shot clock in Iowa high school basketball will seem like it’s always been a part of the game.
ELK HORN – Tom Petersen calls them a “special eight” that want to play basketball.
AUDUBON – The top two offensive leaders have graduated for Audubon, and with that the Wheelers will be seeking to turn to younger talent to carry the scoring load this winter.
HOUSTON (1-10-1) at DALLAS (9-3)
PITTSBURGH (AP) — The faces on the field keep changing. The stakes when the Pittsburgh Steelers and Baltimore Ravens meet do not.
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky running back Chris Rodriguez Jr. says on social media that he will skip the Music City Bowl to prepare for the NFL draft.
Thursday, Dec. 8
NEW HAMPSHIRE (4-7)
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LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — The Chicago Bears had the ball late in the first quarter when Justin Fields noticed Green Bay Packers outside linebacker Kingsley Enagbare crashing the line last week.
Brittney Griner's loved ones and extended basketball family were ecstatic when news broke Thursday about her release from a Russian prison and that she was on her way back to the United States.
CLEVELAND (5-7) at CINCINNATI (8-4)
Russia has freed WNBA star Brittney Griner in a dramatic high-level prisoner exchange, with the U.S. releasing notorious Russian arms dealer Viktor Bout. The swap comes at a time of heightened tensions over Ukraine and it achieved a top goal for President Joe Biden. But it also carried a heavy price, with American Paul Whelan still detained in Russia on espionage charges that his family and the U.S. government says baseless. Biden says Griner is “safe, she’s on a plane, she’s on her way home,.” He spoke from the White House, where he was accompanied by Griner’s wife, Cherelle, and administration officials. Griner's monthslong imprisonment on drug charges brought unprecedented attention to the population of wrongful detainees.
As the Baltimore Ravens continue to jockey for playoff position, a meeting with the Pittsburgh Steelers might not be a welcome sight. Baltimore has dropped four straight games against the Steelers but will look to reverse its fortunes against its AFC North rival when the teams clash on Sunday in Pittsburgh. The Ravens (8-4) are well on their way to clinching a playoff berth for the fourth time in the last five seasons, but they still have an opportunity to drastically improve their chances of making a deep run. With five games left, Baltimore sits just one game behind both Buffalo and Kansas City in the AFC. If the playoffs started now, the Ravens would face Miami in the wild-card round, but they haven't lost sight of potentially rising to the top of the conference to secure a first-round bye. However, accomplishing that just got a whole lot harder. Star quarterback Lamar Jackson exited last Sunday's 10-9 victory over the Denver Broncos with a knee injury at the end of the first quarter, and chances are he won't be suiting up against the Steelers (5-7). Jackson did not practice on Wednesday. "I would say it's kind of week-to-week," Baltimore coach John Harbaugh said of Jackson's injury status. "As the week goes on, we'll see for this week. Probably less likely for this week, but it's not impossible. After that, it'll become more and more likely." Tyler Huntley, who completed 27 of 32 passes for 187 yards and an interception against Denver, would draw the start under center if Jackson can't go. "Both quarterbacks play a similar game," Harbaugh said. "(Huntley) can throw, he can run, he operates really well. ... He'll be excited to play and our guys will be fired up." Regardless of who will be directing the offense, Pittsburgh coach Mike Tomlin knows his team has to try and keep them in the pocket. "Quarterback mobility is going to be an issue in this game, no matter who is playing. We had better be sharp in that area," Tomlin said. "We had better minimize that component of play." Although the Steelers' playoff hopes are dwindling, they are determined to finish the season on a high note. Pittsburgh had a strong showing last Sunday, beating Atlanta 19-16 for its third win in four games. Rookie quarterback Kenny Pickett continued to make strides in the right direction, playing turnover-free football for the fourth straight game while completing 16 of 28 passes for 197 yards and a touchdown against the Falcons. "That's what you have to do in December. That's what you have to do as the road gets narrower," Tomlin said. "Anybody that's committed to winning here in December better develop an appetite for that. "Hopefully we use those lessons learned as we move forward and continue to get better and grow, better define our division of labor, better understand our roles within this thing and more consistently engineer a formula that produces victory." Running back Najee Harris might not be able to help with that formula come Sunday after missing Wednesday's practice with an oblique injury. Linebacker T.J. Watt (ribs) and receiver Diontae Johnson (hip) were limited. In addition to Jackson, offensive lineman Patrick Mekari (toe) and cornerback Daryl Worley (hamstring) were held out of Baltimore's practice. Linebackers Patrick Queen (thigh) and Kristian Welch (concussion) were limited. --Field Level Media
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Outgoing NCAA President Mark Emmert had some advice for his replacement in his first public appearance since announcing in April he was stepping down from position he has held…
The U.S. House Committee on Oversight and Reform says that the Washington Commanders created a “toxic work culture” for more than two decades and downplayed sexual misconduct by men at the top levels of the organization. That's according to a report published Thursday. The report also says team owner Dan Snyder was involved in the misconduct, interfered in a separate investigation and was misleading to the House committee. The report also says the NFL minimizes "workplace misconduct across the league.”