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On Thursday Night Football, St. Louis topped Tampa Bay 31-23.

On Saturday at 8:25 p.m., the Jets will face off against the Cowboys in Dallas.

On Sunday at 1 p.m., undefeated Carolina will see the Giants in the Meadowlands, Tennessee goes head to head with New England, and Buffalo sees the Redskins in Washington. At 8:30 Arizona is in Philadelphia.


In the NBA finals, Cleveland bested Golden State 96-91 to give the Cavs a 2-1 series lead. LeBron James finished with 40 points, grabbed 12 rebounds, had eight assists and drained a big 3-pointer that put the Cavs ahead by seven with under two minutes remaining.


In baseball, in interleague play, the Yankees topped Washington 6-1, Toronto edged Miami 4-3, and it was Detroit over the Cubs 6-0.


In the NBA playoffs, Cleveland bested Chicago 94-73 to win the series 4-2 and Houston topped the Clippers 119-107 to even the series at 3 games apiece.


In baseball, in the American League, Tampa Bay defeated the Yankees 6-1, Boston edged Seattle 2-1, Houston won against Toronto 6-4, Kansas City doubled up Texas 6-3, and it was Detroit over Minnesota 13-1.

In the National League, the Cubs slid past the Mets 6-5, Philadelphia doubled up Pittsburgh 4-2, Cincinnati edged San Francisco 4-3, Colorado beat the Dodgers 5-4, and it was San Diego over Washington 8-3.

In interleague play, St. Louis beat Cleveland 2-1.


In the NCAA men’s lacrosse tournament, UAlbany goes up against No. 1 Notre Dame on Saturday at 3 p.m. No. 2 Syracuse will face Johns Hopkins at noon on Sunday.

Keith Strudler: King James Goes Home

Nov 5, 2014

Life doesn’t always go according to plan. If it did, I’d be writing this from my ski chalet in Switzerland while my 7 year old cures Cancer. Things haven’t gone exactly according to plan for the sports fans of Cleveland, either. That’s pretty much true for all of sporting history, but particularly true at this very moment, where their beloved Cavaliers are now 1-2 to start this NBA season. That wouldn’t be entirely unusual, if it weren’t for the fact that this season marked the return of the Chosen One LeBron James, who returned from Miami to finally bring a title to beleaguered city. And he brought all-star forward Kevin Love with him, who, along with point guard Kyrie Erving, would form the new holy trinity of power in the Eastern Conference, something the Heat managed for the past several seasons.

World Cup:

Mario Goetze produced the piece of individual skill that Lionel Messi couldn't muster.

With two quick, deft touches, Goetze ended Germany's 24-year wait for another World Cup title — and denied Messi the one title he needs to forever take his place among soccer's all-time greats.

Goetze scored the winning goal in extra time to give Germany a 1-0 victory over Argentina in a tight and tense World Cup final. Goetz beat Argentina goalkeeper Sergio Romero in the 113th minute.


World Cup:

In World Cup action, England scored a draw with Costa Rica 0-0, Uruguay edged Italy 1-0, Greece defeated the Ivory Coast 2-1, and Colombia beat Japan 4-1.


Union College men’s baseball team is going to the Division III NCAA tournament for the first time since 1965. This comes after winning the Liberty League title for the first time last Saturday.

The UAlbany softball team is headed the the Division I NCAA tournament on Friday.

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LeBron James has followed his career-high 61 points in Monday's win over Charlotte by scoring just 22 points in a loss at Houston. The Rockets stopped the Miami Heat’s current  8 game winning streak in the last 34 seconds.

Boston Celtics forward Gerald Wallace is sidelined for the rest of the season after undergoing arthroscopic surgeries on his left knee and left ankle.

Two weeks ago the Syracuse Orange were ranked No. 1 in The Associated Press men's basketball poll and were one of two unbeaten teams in Division I.

LeBron James Sets New High With Miami Heat

Mar 4, 2014

In the NBA, the Nets had a 96-80 rout of the Chicago Bulls in Brooklyn. Deron Williams scored 20 points and Joe Johnson had 19. The Bulls committed 28 turnovers and lost for just the second time in 11 games.

A person with knowledge of the situation says the Brooklyn Nets will sign Jason Collins to a second 10-day contract. After that, the Nets would have to sign him for the rest of the season if they wanted to keep him. Collins signed his original deal on Feb. 23, becoming the NBA's first openly gay player, and it expires today.

Keith Strudler: Sports Mount Rushmore

Feb 19, 2014

So for the record, there are no actual Mount Rushmores for sports. There’s no baseball Rushmore, with Babe Ruth and Hank Aaron chiseled into some rock ledge. And there’s no mountain with Johnny Unitas next to Jim Brown. So any discussion of the Mount Rushmore of any sport is purely hypothetical, as are many sports debates.