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UNDATED (AP) — Kansas has jumped up three spots to number-six in this week’s AP Top 25 college basketball poll. Missouri moved up from 12th to seventh. Both teams are 10-1 on the season. Kansas State is 9-2 and is ranked 25th this week.
ST. LOUIS (AP) — The St. Louis Rams are out of playoff contention but could clinch their first winning season since 2003 by defeating Seattle on the road Sunday. They’re 7-7-1 with one game to play. Running back Steven Jackson needs just 10 yards to reach 1,000 yards rushing for the eighth consecutive season.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The 2-13 Kansas City Chiefs are tied with the Jacksonville Jaguars for the worst record in the NFL heading into the season’s final week. The 2-13 Chiefs are at Denver on Sunday while the Jaguars visit Tennessee.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — An assistant coach for the Kansas City Chiefs has received a citation for suspected driving while intoxicated. Police said Adam Zimmer was alone in his vehicle and unhurt in the accident Sunday night. He was arrested and given a municipal citation and was released about five hours later on cash bond.
HONOLULU (AP) — SMU entered its Hawaii Bowl matchup with Fresno State as a two touchdown underdog. The Mustangs walked off the field in Honolulu after beating the Bulldogs 43-10, finishing a game over .500 at 7-6. Fresno State ends up 9-4.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Authorities say former NFL Pro Bowl linebacker Joey Porter was released from a California jail after paying $70,000 owed to the Hard Rock Casino in Las Vegas. A spokeswoman with the Kern County jail in Bakersfield says the 35-year-old Porter was arrested during the weekend on a theft and bad check complaint filed earlier this year.
UNDATED (AP) —The NBA’s hottest team will be playing at home in Los Angeles, and it’s the Clippers, not the Lakers.
There’s a finals rematch in Miami, a holiday matinee in Brooklyn, Kobe vs. the Knicks and the 20th anniversary of one of Michael Jordan’s most memorable games in Chicago.
Welcome to Christmas, NBA style.
A five-game slate makes up the NBA’s Christmas schedule, which this year comes with the additional bonus of not being the first day back after a lockout forced the cancellation of the opening portion of last season.
Schedule-makers set the matchups long ago, and the league always tries to get some marquee meetings.
This year, they pretty much struck gold.