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Friday night, Chris Paul called out Minnesota's Jordan Bell on that letter-of-the-law rule, got his team a technical foul, hit the free throw, and that opened the door for the Thunder to force overtime and beat the Timberwolves. Referees called two letter-of-the-law delay-of-game penalties on the Thunder, resulting in a free throw for Portland. The second occurred as Thunder players took off their sweats as they checked into the game, briefly stepping on the court while wearing said sweats.
Author: NBC Sports
Posted: December 9, 2019, 4:23 pm
Miami Dolphins coach Brian Flores ran across the field after his team lost, went right to the nearest official and told him with an expletive what he thought of a pass-interference reversal that cost his team a win. On Sunday they deserved every word Flores said to them, and whatever Bill Belichick said to them too. Fans often believe officials call games to favor the Patriots, but the officials showed Sunday that their mistakes have no bias.
Author: Yahoo Sports
Posted: December 9, 2019, 3:28 pm
The Steelers are currently the No. 6 seed in the AFC playoff picture, and they're right on the playoff bubble: Win at least two of their remaining three games and they're in. Given that two of their final three opponents — the Bills and Ravens — have better records than the Steelers, it doesn't look like an easy path to the postseason. If that's what happens, the Ravens would likely sit Lamar Jackson and other key players in the final game of the season, giving the Steelers a much easier path to the playoffs.
Author: ProFootball Talk on NBC Sports
Posted: December 9, 2019, 2:52 pm
The team that vanquished Alabama vs. the quarterback who left the Crimson Tide. Top-ranked LSU (13-0) will return to Atlanta on Dec. 28 to face Jalen Hurts and No. 4 Oklahoma (12-1) at the Peach Bowl semifinal in the College Football Playoff. The CFP selection committee announced the pairings Sunday, with the only drama surrounding which team would be the top seed: LSU or Ohio State.
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: December 9, 2019, 2:09 pm
Vikings running back Dalvin Cook wasn't on the field for the fourth quarter of Sunday's 20-7 win over the Lions, but it wasn't because of the chest injury he was dealing with in the days leading up to the game. Cook sat because the Vikings had a comfortable lead and a capable option to close out the win in Alexander Mattison. Cook ran 18 times for 62 yards and a touchdown and caught two passes for 13 yards before taking a seat.
Author: ProFootball Talk on NBC Sports
Posted: December 9, 2019, 1:57 pm
New England, now 10-3, has issues, and they start with Tom Brady and the offense. But history is on the Pats' side.
Posted: December 9, 2019, 4:36 pm
More confident and more comfortable taking charge, Megan Walker came into the season prepared for more responsibility. The junior has delivered.
Posted: December 9, 2019, 3:42 pm
The four playoff teams were obvious. The order at the top was not.
Posted: December 9, 2019, 3:28 pm
Patriots QB Tom Brady wasn't focused on miscues by the referees as much as on the ones by his own team after Sunday night's loss to the Chiefs.
Posted: December 9, 2019, 3:27 pm
Colts veteran kicker Adam Vinatieri will undergo season-ending knee surgery and will be placed on injured reserve, a source told ESPN's Adam Schefter.
Posted: December 9, 2019, 3:26 pm
Who are Hienghene Sport, the New Caledonian football team who could meet European champions Liverpool in the Fifa Club World Cup?
Posted: December 9, 2019, 3:29 pm
Russia is handed a four-year ban from all major sporting events - including the Tokyo 2020 Olympics and Paralympics - by the World Anti-Doping Agency.
Posted: December 9, 2019, 2:41 pm
Watch goalkeeper Lewis McMinn score from 90 yards in Brechin City's 4-2 win over Stirling Albion.
Posted: December 9, 2019, 1:14 pm
Two-time world triathlon champion Helen Jenkins announces a return to racing after more than three years.
Posted: December 9, 2019, 12:56 pm
Darren Fletcher explains how Leicester's tactical versatility is one of the reasons they can push Liverpool all the way at the top of the Premier League.
Posted: December 9, 2019, 11:49 am

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