(Undated)  —  Here is the latest sports news:  Broncos cut down Colts on “TNF.”  Steelers’ Shazier starts rehab, remains hospitalized.  LeBron’s triple-double carries Cavs past Lakers.  NBA All-Star balloting begins December 21st.  MLB Winter Meetings come to a close.

>>Broncos Cut Down Colts On “TNF”

(Indianapolis, IN)  —  Brock Osweiler [[ OSS-why-ler ]] threw for two touchdowns and ran for another to lead the Broncos past the Colts 25-13 on “Thursday Night Football” in Indianapolis.  Osweiler replaced Trevor Siemian, who left in the first quarter with a shoulder injury.  Denver improved to 5-and-9.  The Colts dropped their fifth straight to fall to 3-and-11.

>>Steelers’ Shazier Starts Rehab, Remains Hospitalized

(Pittsburgh, PA)  —  Steelers linebacker Ryan Shazier is beginning the rehab process as he remains hospitalized following spinal stabilization surgery last week.  The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center issued a statement through the team regarding his status.  Shazier was hurt during Pittsburgh’s 23-20 win over the Bengals in Cincinnati on December 4th.

>>LeBron’s Triple-Double Carries Cavs Past Lakers

(Cleveland, OH)  —  LeBron James’ triple-double carried the Cavaliers to a 121-112 win over the Lakers in Cleveland.  James tallied 25 points, 12 rebounds and 12 assists.  The Cavs have won 16 of their last 17 games to improve to 21-and-8.  Lonzo Ball just missed a triple-double with 13 points, 11 assists and eight rebounds for LA, which slipped to 10-and-17.

>>NBA All-Star Balloting Begins December 21st

(New York, NY)  —  NBA All-Star voting will begin next week.  Fans can vote on NBA.com or with the NBA App starting Thursday, while voting begins on other platforms starting Christmas Day.  There will be five 2-for-1 days where votes count double on NBA.com or the NBA App.  They are December 31st, January 4th, 11th, 12th and the 15th, when voting ends.

>>MLB Winter Meetings Come To A Close

(Lake Buena Vista, FL)  —  Baseball’s Winter Meetings are over in Florida.  They ended yesterday with the annual Rule 5 Draft, in which the Yankees lost four players.  Meanwhile, the Twins have reportedly signed closer Fernando Rodney to a one-year deal and the Cardinals traded outfielder Stephen Piscotty to the A’s to be closer to his mother, who has ALS.

 

>>THURSDAY’S SCOREBOARD

NFL
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Denver Broncos 25, Indianapolis Colts 13

NBA
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New York Knicks 111, Brooklyn Nets 104
Detroit Pistons 105, Atlanta Hawks 91
Minnesota Timberwolves 119, Sacramento Kings 96
Cleveland Cavaliers 121, Los Angeles Lakers 112
Golden State Warriors 112, Dallas Mavericks 97

NHL
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Philadelphia Flyers 2, Buffalo Sabres 1
Columbus Blue Jackets 6, New York Islanders 4
Washington Capitals 5, Boston Bruins 3
Montreal Canadiens 2, New Jersey Devils 1  (OT)
Chicago Blackhawks 5, Winnipeg Jets 1
Anaheim Ducks 3, St. Louis Blues 1
Minnesota Wild 2, Toronto Maple Leafs 0
Tampa Bay Lightning 4, Arizona Coyotes 1
Nashville Predators 4, Edmonton Oilers 0
San Jose Sharks 3, Calgary Flames 2
Colorado Avalanche 2, Florida Panthers 1
Vegas Golden Knights 2, Pittsburgh Penguins 1

Top-25 College Basketball  (“USA Today” Coaches’ Poll)
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#21 Baylor Bears 99, Texas Southern Tigers 68

 

>>FRIDAY’S SCHEDULE  (All times are Eastern)

NBA
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7:00 p.m. – Portland Trail Blazers at Orlando Magic
7:00 p.m. – Miami Heat at Charlotte Hornets
7:00 p.m. – LA Clippers at Washington Wizards
7:00 p.m. – Oklahoma City Thunder at Philadelphia 76ers
7:00 p.m. – Detroit Pistons at Indiana Pacers
7:30 p.m. – Utah Jazz at Boston Celtics
7:30 p.m. – Brooklyn Nets at Toronto Raptors
8:00 p.m. – Atlanta Hawks at Memphis Grizzlies
8:00 p.m. – Chicago Bulls at Milwaukee Bucks
9:00 p.m. – New Orleans Pelicans at Denver Nuggets
9:30 p.m. – San Antonio Spurs at Houston Rockets

NHL
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7:00 p.m. – Los Angeles Kings at New York Rangers
7:00 p.m. – Dallas Stars at New Jersey Devils
7:00 p.m. – Carolina Hurricanes at Buffalo Sabres
7:30 p.m. – Toronto Maple Leafs at Detroit Red Wings
10:00 p.m. – San Jose Sharks at Vancouver Canucks

Top-25 College Basketball  (“USA Today” Coaches’ Poll)
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No Games Scheduled