(Undated) — Here is the latest sports news: Patriots sign Harrison. Giants’ player goes after teammate on the radio. Arians denies report he’s made decision about future. Blake Griffin could return later this week. Rosen doesn’t play in UCLA loss.

>>Ex-Steeler Harrison Signs With Patriots

(Foxboro, MA) — Veteran linebacker James Harrison is joining the New England Patriots after being released by the Pittsburgh Steelers over the weekend. The Pats have signed Harrison to an undisclosed deal. Harrison is the Steelers’ all-time leader with 80-and-a-half sacks. The 39-year-old, however, has appeared in just five games with Pittsburgh this year.

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>>Giants’ Collins Takes Shot At Apple

(Undated) — Dysfunction continues to be attached to the Giants’ 2017 season. New York safety Landon Collins took shots at cornerback Eli Apple in an appearance on 98.7 ESPN New York. Collins called Apple a “cancer.” The 2-and-12 Giants end the year facing the Redskins at home on Sunday.

>>Arians Denies Rumors

(Phoenix, AZ) — Cardinals Head Coach Bruce Arians is denying rumors he’s getting sacked. There are several reports that say Arians’ time with the Red Birds will end next week. “Pro Football Weekly” says Arians and the team have agreed to part ways after the Cards take on the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday. Arians called the story “fake news” and says he’s yet to make a decision about his future.

>>Clippers Could Get Griffin Back On Friday

(Los Angeles, CA) — Clippers star Blake Griffin is nearing a return to the court. Head coach Doc Rivers says it’s possible Griffin could play on Friday when LA plays the Lakers as the road team at STAPLES Center. The starting power forward has been out since November 27th with a sprained left medial collateral ligament.

>>UCLA Loses Bowl Game Without Rosen

(Phoenix, AZ) — UCLA quarterback Josh Rosen did not play in their 35-17 loss to Kansas State in the Cactus Bowl at Chase Field. Rosen had two concussions in four weeks in November. The Bruins finished the season 6-and-7. UCLA’s star QB hasn’t made a decision whether to enter the 2018 NFL Draft yet.

 

>>TUESDAY’S SCOREBOARD

NBA
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Detroit Pistons 107, Indiana Pacers 83
Dallas Mavericks 98, Toronto Raptors 93
Miami Heat 107, Orlando Magic 89
Chicago Bulls 115, Milwaukee Bucks 106
San Antonio Spurs 109, Brooklyn Nets 97
Phoenix Suns 99, Memphis Grizzlies 97
Denver Nuggets 107, Utah Jazz 83
Los Angeles Clippers 122, Sacramento Kings 95

 

CFB
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Utah Utes 30, West Virginia Mountaineers 14 (Zaxby’s Heart of Dallas Bowl)
Duke Blue Devils 36, Northern Illinois Huskies 14 (Quick Lane Bowl)
Kansas State Wildcats 35, UCLA Bruins 17 (Cactus Bowl)

 

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

NBA
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7:00 p.m. – Boston Celtics at Charlotte Hornets
7:00 p.m. – Dallas Mavericks at Indiana Pacers
7:30 p.m. – Washington Wizards at Atlanta Hawks
8:00 p.m. – Toronto Raptors at Oklahoma City Thunder
8:00 p.m. – Denver Nuggets at Minnesota Timberwolves
8:00 p.m. – New York Knicks at Chicago Bulls
8:00 p.m. – Brooklyn Nets at New Orleans Pelicans
10:00 p.m. – Cleveland Cavaliers at Sacramento Kings
10:30 p.m. – Memphis Grizzlies at Los Angeles Lakers
10:30 p.m. – Utah Jazz at Golden State Warriors

NHL
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7:00 p.m. – Detroit Red Wings at New Jersey Devils
7:00 p.m. – Montreal Canadiens at Carolina Hurricanes
7:00 p.m. – Columbus Blue Jackets at Pittsburgh Penguins
7:00 p.m. – Buffalo Sabres at New York Islanders
7:00 p.m. – Ottawa Senators at Boston Bruins
8:00 p.m. – Washington Capitals at New York Rangers
8:00 p.m. – Edmonton Oilers at Winnipeg Jets
8:00 p.m. – Dallas Stars at Minnesota Wild
8:00 p.m. – Nashville Predators at St. Louis Blues
9:00 p.m. – Arizona Coyotes at Colorado Avalanche
10:00 p.m. – Vegas Golden Knights at Anaheim Ducks

College Football Bowl Games (CFP Rankings)
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1:30 p.m. – Southern Miss Golden Eagles vs. Florida State Seminoles (Independence Bowl at Shreveport, LA)
5:15 p.m. – Iowa Hawkeyes vs. Boston College Eagles (Pinstripe Bowl at Bronx, NY)
8:30 p.m. – Arizona Wildcats vs. Purdue Boilermakers (Foster Farms Bowl at Santa Clara, CA)
9:00 p.m. – Texas Longhorns vs. Missouri Tigers (Texas Bowl at Houston, TX)

Top-25 College Basketball (“USA Today” Coaches’ Poll)
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7:30 p.m. – #1 Villanova Wildcats at DePaul Blue Demons
8:30 p.m. – #5 Xavier Musketeers at Marquette Golden Eagles