Saturday, November 16, 2013
WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) — Dustin Byfuglien had two power-play goals and Bryan Little scored the winner in the shootout to give the Winnipeg Jets a 3-2 victory over the Philadelphia Flyers last night. The Jets extended their winning streak to four games and ended Philadelphia's at three.
ATLANTA (AP) — Jeff Teague had a career-high 33 points and 10 assists, Al Horford added 20 points and the Atlanta Hawks beat the Philadelphia 76ers 113-103 last night. DeMarre Carroll finished with a career-high 21 points for Atlanta, which has won three of four.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — James Neal and Brandon Sutter each had a goal and an assist, and the Pittsburgh Penguins snapped a three-game losing streak with a 4-1 win over the Nashville Predators on Friday night. Playing in his fourth game of the season, Neal — a former 40-goal scorer — netted his first of the season late in the first period to give the Penguins a lead they didn't relinquish against the road-weary Predators.
NEW YORK (AP) — Branden Frazier scored 24 points and grabbed 10 rebounds as Fordham held off Lehigh 80-72 last night. The Rams jumped out to an early 10-0 lead capped off by a layup and three free throws from Jon Severe. Mackey McKnight had a game-high 31 points for Lehigh.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Rookie Eagles safety Earl Wolff has been ruled out for Philadelphia's game against Washington tomorrow, and the Eagles could be without two more defensive starters. Wolff left last Sunday's 27-13 victory at Green Bay with a knee injury. Veteran Patrick Chung, who was rotating with Wolff and Nate Allen at the safety positions, will start.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Three starters are expected to be out of the lineup when the Pittsburgh Steelers face the NFC North-leading Detroit Lions tomorrow: linebacker LaMarr Woodley, defensive end Brett Keisel and guard Ramon Foster. They all missed yesterday's practice, Foster with an ankle injury, Woodley with a calf problem and Keisel with a foot injury. None practices this week.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh takes on surging North Carolina this afternoon. The Panthers upset Notre Dame last Saturday. Pitt is looking to become bowl eligible for the sixth straight year. After a 1-5 start to the season, North Carolina has ripped off three straight wins by an average of 21 points.
DENVER (AP) — Two people with knowledge of the situation say a U.S. Olympic Committee delegation is taking quick trips to Philadelphia and more than a half-dozen other cities that have expressed interest in hosting the 2024 Games, including Boston, Dallas, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Washington. The federation has until the end of next year to decide whether it wants to bid. The 2024 host will be selected in 2017.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Hall of Fame offensive lineman and former Eagles coach Mike McCormack died yesterday in California. McCormack spent 12 seasons with the Browns, helping the franchise win NFL championships in 1954 and 1955. He later coached the Eagles to a 16-25 record between 1973 and 1975.