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Mon December 16, 2013

Panthers In NFC South First-Place Tie, Brady Intercepted In Pats Loss To Miami

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In the NFL, the Carolina Panthers have moved into a first-place tie with New Orleans in the NFC South. Cam Newton threw for 273 yards and a touchdown as the Panthers won 30-20 over the New York Jets.

The Miami Dolphins had a 24-20 breakthrough victory over the AFC East-leading New England Patriots. A fourth-down pass from Patriots quarterback Tom Brady was intercepted by reserve safety Michael Thomas in the end zone with 2 seconds left, and Miami held on to win.

The Seahawks walked all over the Giants 23-0 as the defense picked off New York quarterback Eli Manning five times. The loss assures the Giants of their first losing record since 2004 as they are 5-9.

EJ Manuel threw two touchdown passes and ran for another score as the Bills got by the Jaguars in Jacksonville 27-20. Chicago defeated Cleveland 38-31. Indianapolis crushed Houston 25-3. Minnesota topped Philadelphia 48-30. San Francisco beat Tampa Bay 33-14. Atlanta beat Washington 27-26. Kansas City had a 56-31 win over Oakland. Arizona defeated Tennessee 37-34 in overtime. Green Bay defeated Dallas 37-36. St. Louis won against New Orleans 27-16 and Cincinnati fell to Pittsburgh 30-20.

Following their loss to NAVY Saturday, Army has fired football coach Rich Ellerson after five seasons at West Point.

Checking news on the ice, it was the NY Rangers over Calgary 4-3 in a shootout. Tampa Bay blanked Detroit 3-0. Washington beat Philadelphia 5-4 in a shootout. Florida defeated Montreal 2-1. Chicago beat Los Angeles 3-1 and it was Anaheim over Edmonton 3-2.

In the NBA, Sacramento edged ahead of Houston 106-91. Minnesota topped Memphis 101-93. It was Portland over Detroit 111-109 in overtime. Oklahoma City beat Orlando 101-98. Phoenix knocked off Golden State 106-102 and Denver defeated New Orleans 102-93.

In college basketball, No. 2 Syracuse beat St. John’s 68-63 and LaSalle fell to tenth-ranked Villanova 73-52.

In women’s college basketball, Quinnipiac had a 74-53 win over UAlbany.

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