Prep basketball

Thursday's Scores

Redding, Calif. Tournament

Sac. Foothill, Calif. 73, Ashland 63

Pro basketball

National Basketball Association

EASTERN CONFERENCE

Atlantic Division

W L Pct GB

Boston 15 4 .789 —

Toronto 7 13 .350 81/2;

Philadelphia 5 14 .263 10

New York 4 15 .211 11

New Jersey 0 18 .000 141/2;

Southeast Division

W L Pct GB

Orlando 15 4 .789 —

Atlanta 13 5 .722 11/2;

Miami 10 8 .556 41/2;

Charlotte 7 10 .412 7

Washington 7 10 .412 7

Central Division

W L Pct GB

Cleveland 13 5 .722 —

Milwaukee 9 8 .529 31/2;

Chicago 7 9 .438 5

Indiana 6 10 .375 6

Detroit 6 12 .333 7

WESTERN CONFERENCE

Southwest Division

W L Pct GB

Dallas 14 5 .737 —

Houston 11 8 .579 3

San Antonio 9 7 .563 31/2;

New Orleans 7 11 .389 61/2;

Memphis 7 12 .368 7

Northwest Division

W L Pct GB

Denver 14 5 .737 —

Portland 12 8 .600 21/2;

Utah 10 7 .588 3

Oklahoma City 10 8 .556 31/2;

Minnesota 2 16 .111 111/2;

Pacific Division

W L Pct GB

L.A. Lakers 14 3 .824 —

Phoenix 14 5 .737 1

Sacramento 9 8 .529 5

L.A. Clippers 8 11 .421 7

Golden State 6 12 .333 81/2;

Thursday's Games

Boston 90, San Antonio 83

Houston 111, Golden State 109

Denver 114, Miami 96

Friday's Games

Toronto at Washington, 4 p.m.

New York at Atlanta, 4:30 p.m.

Dallas at Memphis, 5 p.m.

Charlotte at New Jersey, 5 p.m.

Boston at Oklahoma City, 5 p.m.

Chicago at Cleveland, 5 p.m.

Minnesota at New Orleans, 5 p.m.

Milwaukee at Detroit, 5 p.m.

Indiana at Utah, 6 p.m.

Miami at L.A. Lakers, 7:30 p.m.

Saturday's Games

Philadelphia at Charlotte, 4 p.m.

Utah at Minnesota, 5 p.m.

Toronto at Chicago, 5 p.m.

Denver at San Antonio, 5:30 p.m.

Sacramento at Phoenix, 6 p.m.

Atlanta at Dallas, 6 p.m.

Houston at Portland, 7 p.m.

Orlando at Golden State, 7:30 p.m.

Indiana at L.A. Clippers, 7:30 p.m.

College basketball

Men's Top 25 Fared

Thursday

No. 1 Florida (12-0) did not play. Next: vs. No. 2 Alabama, SEC Championship, Saturday.

No. 2 Alabama (12-0) did not play. Next: vs. No. 1 Florida, SEC Championship, Saturday.

No. 3 Texas (12-0) did not play. Next: vs. No. 21 Nebraska, Big 12 Championship, Saturday.

No. 4 TCU (12-0) did not play. Next: TBD.

No. 5 Cincinnati (11-0) did not play. Next: at No. 14 Pittsburgh, Saturday.

No. 6 Boise State (12-0) did not play. Next: vs. New Mexico State, Saturday.

No. 7 Oregon (10-2) beat No. 13 Oregon State 37-33. Next: vs. No. 8 Ohio State, Rose Bowl, Jan. 1.

No. 8 Ohio State (10-2) did not play. Next: vs. No. 7 Oregon, Rose Bowl, Jan. 1.

No. 9 Iowa (10-2) did not play. Next: TBD.

No. 10 Penn State (10-2) did not play. Next: TBD.

No. 11 Virginia Tech (9-3) did not play. Next: TBD.

No. 12 Georgia Tech (10-2) did not play. Next: vs. No. 25 Clemson, ACC Championship, Saturday.

No. 13 Oregon State (8-4) lost to No. 11 Oregon 37-33. Next: TBD.

No. 14 Pittsburgh (9-2) did not play. Next: vs. No. 5 Cincinnati, Saturday.

No. 15 LSU (9-3) did not play. Next: vs. TBD.

No. 16 BYU (10-2) did not play. Next: vs. TBD.

No. 17 Miami (8-3) did not play. Next: vs. TBD.

No. 18 Houston (10-2) did not play. Next: at East Carolina, Conference USA Championship, Saturday.

No. 19 California (8-3) did not play. Next: at Washington, Saturday.

No. 20 Southern Cal (8-3) did not play. Next: vs. Arizona, Saturday.

No. 21 Nebraska (9-3) did not play. Next: vs. No. 3 Texas, Big 12 Championship, Saturday.

No. 22 Oklahoma State (9-3) did not play. Next: TBD.

No. 23 Stanford (8-4) did not play. Next: TBD.

No. 24 West Virginia (8-3) did not play. Next: at Rutgers, Saturday.

No. 25 Clemson (8-4) did not play. Next: vs. No. 12 Georgia Tech, ACC Championship, Saturday.

Women's Top 25 Fared

Thursday

1. Connecticut (7-0) beat Vermont 84-42. Next: vs. Hartford, Thursday.

2. Stanford (6-0) did not play. Next: vs. No. 21 DePaul, Sunday, Dec. 13.

3. Ohio State (8-1) lost to No. 11 Duke 83-67. Next: vs. Wisconsin, Sunday.

4. North Carolina (5-1) lost to No. 22 Michigan State 72-66. Next: vs. St. John's, Sunday.

5. Notre Dame (7-0) did not play. Next: vs. IPFW, Tuesday.

6. Tennessee (6-0) did not play. Next: vs. No. 17 Texas, Sunday.

7. LSU (6-0) did not play. Next: vs. New Orleans, Sunday, Dec. 13.

8. Baylor (6-1) did not play. Next: vs. Louisiana Tech, Saturday.

9. Xavier (6-0) beat Middle Tennessee 80-63. Next: vs. Cincinnati, Sunday.

10. Texas A&M (4-0) did not play. Next: vs. Southern Illinois, Saturday.

11. Duke (6-1) beat No. 3 Ohio State 83-67. Next: vs. Southern Cal, Sunday.

12. Florida State (7-0) beat Indiana 82-74. Next: vs. Alcorn State, Sunday.

13. Georgia (7-0) did not play. Next: vs. No. 23 Georgia Tech, Sunday.

14. Virginia (6-1) beat Purdue 56-49. Next: vs. James Madison, Sunday.

15. Arizona State (4-1) did not play. Next: vs. Idaho State, Friday.

16. Vanderbilt (7-0) did not play. Next: vs. Bowling Green, Friday.

17. Texas (5-2) did not play. Next: at No. 6 Tennessee, Sunday.

18. Oklahoma (5-2) beat Texas-Arlington 100-67. Next: vs. Arkansas, Saturday.

19. Pittsburgh (6-0) did not play. Next: vs. Western Michigan, Saturday.

20. California (3-2) did not play. Next: vs. Colorado State, Saturday.

21. DePaul (5-2) did not play. Next: vs. Illinois-Chicago, Friday.

22. Michigan State (5-2) beat No. 4 North Carolina 72-66. Next: vs. Indiana, Sunday.

23. Georgia Tech (5-1) did not play. Next: at No. 13 Georgia, Sunday.

24. Kansas (4-2) beat UCLA 52-46. Next: vs. Northern Colorado, Sunday.

25. Dayton (6-1) did not play. Next: vs. Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Friday.

Football

National Football League

AMERICAN CONFERENCE

East

W L T Pct PF PA

New England 7 4 0 .636 307 202

N.Y. Jets 6 6 0 .500 249 208

Miami 5 6 0 .455 256 275

Buffalo 4 8 0 .333 199 261

South

W L T Pct PF PA

x-Indianapolis 11 0 0 1.000 304 184

Jacksonville 6 5 0 .545 202 255

Tennessee 5 6 0 .455 229 289

Houston 5 6 0 .455 259 243

North

W L T Pct PF PA

Cincinnati 8 3 0 .727 231 174

Baltimore 6 5 0 .545 257 188

Pittsburgh 6 5 0 .545 248 204

Cleveland 1 10 0 .091 122 279

West

W L T Pct PF PA

San Diego 8 3 0 .727 312 219

Denver 7 4 0 .636 196 189

Kansas City 3 8 0 .273 183 282

Oakland 3 8 0 .273 115 258

NATIONAL CONFERENCE

East

W L T Pct PF PA

Dallas 8 3 0 .727 255 182

Philadelphia 7 4 0 .636 293 228

N.Y. Giants 6 5 0 .545 272 261

Washington 3 8 0 .273 170 205

South

W L T Pct PF PA

New Orleans 11 0 0 1.000 407 221

Atlanta 6 5 0 .545 272 245

Carolina 4 7 0 .364 199 256

Tampa Bay 1 10 0 .091 181 314

North

W L T Pct PF PA

Minnesota 10 1 0 .909 342 203

Green Bay 7 4 0 .636 296 215

Chicago 4 7 0 .364 216 261

Detroit 2 9 0 .182 193 335

West

W L T Pct PF PA

Arizona 7 4 0 .636 267 217

San Francisco 5 6 0 .455 228 213

Seattle 4 7 0 .364 223 250

St. Louis 1 10 0 .091 130 297

x-clinched division

Thursday's Games

N.Y. Jets 19, Buffalo 13

Sunday's Games

St. Louis at Chicago, 10 a.m.

Oakland at Pittsburgh, 10 a.m.

Denver at Kansas City, 10 a.m.

Philadelphia at Atlanta, 10 a.m.

Detroit at Cincinnati, 10 a.m.

New England at Miami, 10 a.m.

New Orleans at Washington, 10 a.m.

Tennessee at Indianapolis, 10 a.m.

Tampa Bay at Carolina, 10 a.m.

Houston at Jacksonville, 10 a.m.

San Diego at Cleveland, 1:05 p.m.

Dallas at N.Y. Giants, 1:15 p.m.

San Francisco at Seattle, 1:15 p.m.

Minnesota at Arizona, 5:20 p.m.

Monday's Game

Baltimore at Green Bay, 5:30 p.m.

Thursday, Dec. 10

Pittsburgh at Cleveland, 5:20 p.m.

Hockey

National Hockey League

Thursday's Games

Edmonton 4, Detroit 1

Washington 6, Florida 2

Toronto 6, Columbus 3

N.Y. Islanders 4, Atlanta 1

Buffalo 6, Montreal 2

Vancouver 3, Philadelphia 0

Pittsburgh 4, Colorado 1

Dallas 3, Anaheim 1

Phoenix 2, Calgary 1

St. Louis 3, San Jose 2, SO

Los Angeles 6, Ottawa 3

Friday's Games

Tampa Bay at New Jersey, 4 p.m.

Boston at Montreal, 5 p.m.

Anaheim at Minnesota, 5 p.m.

Nashville at Chicago, 5:30 p.m.

Saturday's Games

Vancouver at Carolina, 10:30 a.m.

Edmonton at Dallas, 11 a.m.

St. Louis at Los Angeles, 1 p.m.

Detroit at New Jersey, 4 p.m.

N.Y. Rangers at Buffalo, 4 p.m.

Toronto at Boston, 4 p.m.

Atlanta at Florida, 4 p.m.

Colorado at Columbus, 4 p.m.

Washington at Philadelphia, 4 p.m.

N.Y. Islanders at Tampa Bay, 4:30 p.m.

Chicago at Pittsburgh, 4:30 p.m.

Minnesota at Nashville, 5 p.m.

Calgary at San Jose, 7 p.m.

Ottawa at Phoenix, 7 p.m.

Transactions

Baseball

American League

OAKLAND ATHLETICS—Traded RHP Jeff Gray, OF Matt Spencer and RHP Ronny Morla to the Chicago Cubs for 3B Jake Fox, 2B Aaron Miles and cash considerations.

TAMPA BAY RAYS—Released RHP Ramon Ramirez.

TEXAS RANGERS—Named Mike Micucci minor league field coordinator Steve Buechele manager and Jeff Andrews pitching coach of Frisco (Texas) Bill Richardson manager and Jason Hart hitting coach of Hickory (SAL) Brian Dayette and Josue Perez hitting coaches of Spokane (NWL) and Jayce Tingler manager, Ryan O'Malley and Jose Jaimes pitching coaches, Oscar Bernard hitting coach and Hector Ortiz coach of the Rangers (Arizona).

National League

ATLANTA BRAVES—Agreed to terms with RHP Takashi Saito on a one-year contract.

NEW YORK METS—Agreed to terms with C-1B Chris Coste and C Henry Blanco on one-year contracts.

PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES—Agreed to terms with INF Placido Polanco on a three-year contract and INF Juan Castro on a one-year contract.

PITTSBURGH PIRATES—Named Tyrone Brooks director of baseball operations, Mike Basso major league scout and Toshi Nagahara assistant trainer. Promoted baseball operations assistant Kevan Graves to assistant director for baseball operations.

WASHINGTON NATIONALS—Named Phil Rizzo senior advisor to the general manager.

Basketball

Women's National Basketball Association

NEW YORK LIBERTY—Promoted interim coach Anne Donovan to coach.

Football

National Football League

NFL—Fined St. Louis RB Steven Jackson $5,000 for throwing a ball into the stands during Sunday's game against Seattle.

SEATTLE SEAHAWKS—Announced the resignation of president and general manager Tim Ruskell.

Hockey

National Hockey League

NHL—Named Brendan Shanahan vice president of hockey and business development.

ATLANTA THRASHERS—Assigned D Noah Welch to Chicago (AHL).

BUFFALO SABRES—Sent G Patrick Lalime to Portland (AHL) for a two-game conditioning assignment. Recalled G Jhonas Enroth from Portland.

CAROLINA HURRICANES—Acquired F Jiri Tlusty from Toronto for the rights to C Philippe Paradis and assigned Tlusty to Albany (AHL). Recalled D Bryan Rodney from Albany.

CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS—Agreed to terms with D Duncan Keith on a 13-year contract extension and RW Patrick Kane and C Jonathan Toews on five-year contracts.

COLORADO AVALANCHE—Recalled G Tyler Weiman from Lake Erie (AHL).

NASHVILLE PREDATORS—Recalled F Ryan Jones from Milwaukee (AHL). Reassigned G Mark Dekanich to Cincinnati (ECHL) and G Jeremy Smith from Cincinnati to Milwaukee.

NEW YORK RANGERS—Recalled G Chad Johnson and D Ilkka Heikkinen from Hartford (AHL). Assigned G Steve Valiquette to Hartford.

SAN JOSE SHARKS—Recalled F Ryan Vesce from Worcester (AHL).

American Hockey League

ALBANY RIVER RATS—Recalled F Jacob Micflikier from Florida (ECHL). Reassigned F Matthew Pistilli to Florida.

HERSHEY BEARS—Recalled D Dylan Yeo from South Carolina (ECHL). Reassigned F Trevor Bruess to South Carolina.

MANITOBA MOOSE—Reassigned D Taylor Ellington to Victoria (ECHL).

MILWAUKEE ADMIRALS—Recalled F Matt Pierce from Cincinnati (ECHL).

SPRINGFIELD FALCONS—Signed F Adam Henrich.

ECHL

ELMIRA JACKALS—Loaned F Maxime Gratchev to Binghamton (AHL). Announced F Josh Aspenlind has been assigned to the team by Lake Erie (AHL).

International Hockey League

BLOOMINGTON PRAIRIE THUNDER—Signed F Michael Liambas.

LACROSSE

National Lacrosse League

CALGARY ROUGHNECKS—Signed G Matt King to a three-year contract.

SOCCER

Major League Soccer

KANSAS CITY WIZARDS—Named Octavio Zambrano assistant coach.

PHILADELPHIA UNION—Acquired Danny Califf from FC Midtjylland (Danish Superliga).

COLLEGE

ARIZONA STATE—Fired offensive coordinator Rich Olson.

COLLEGE OF CHARLESTON—Named Vince Benigni NCAA faculty athletics representative.

DELAWARE—Named Stacey Bunting-Thompson associate director of athletics for external relations.

FORDHAM—Fired men's basketball coach Dereck Whittenburg. Promoted assistant men's basketball coach Jared Grasso to interim head coach.

HOFSTRA—Announced it is dropping its football program.

KANSAS—Announced the resignation of football coach Mark Mangino.

KANSAS STATE—Agreed to terms with women's basketball coach Deb Patterson on a five-year contract.

RHODE ISLAND COLLEGE—Named Jackie Ventre women's assistant gymnastics coach.

SHENANDOAH—Named Dr. Wayne Edwards athletics director.