(Undated) — Here is the latest sports news: Giants suspend Apple. Chiefs to start rookie Mahomes. Steelers pissed off at Harrison. Rondo dishes out 25 assists. Deion Sanders could join FSU coaching staff.

[[ Following story says “ESPN Radio New York” ]]

>>Giants Suspend Eli Apple For Finale

(East Rutherford, NJ) — Things keep getting worse for Eli Apple. The Giants announced they’ve suspended the second-year corner for the final game of the regular season for a multitude of issues. According to ESPN, Apple got into an argument with coaches at practice yesterday. New York safety Landon Collins had called Apple a “cancer” in an interview on ESPN Radio New York earlier in the week.

>>Chiefs To Start QB Mahomes Sunday

(Kansas City, MO) — Rookie quarterback Patrick Mahomes the Second will make his debut for the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday. Mahomes was the 10th overall pick in this year’s NFL Draft, but has yet to play in a regular season game. Alex Smith has served as the Chiefs’ starter and guided them to the fourth-seed in the AFC playoffs.

>>Steelers Angry At Harrison

(Pittsburgh, PA) — Some of James Harrison’s former teammates aren’t taking him signing with the Patriots well. Steelers center Maurkice Pouncey said Harrison has ruined his reputation with his old organization. Some Pittsburgh players felt Harrison forced his way out due to a limited role. Harrison signed with New England earlier this week after he was released.

>>Pelicans Soar Past Nets Behind Rondo

(New Orleans, LA) — Rajon Rondo set a franchise record by dishing out a career-best 25 assists to help lead the Pelicans past the Nets 128-113 in New Orleans. Rondo is the first player to reach the 25 assists since Jason Kidd did for the Mavericks back in 1996. Former Magic guard Scott Skiles has the all-time record with 30.

>>Deion Sanders Could Join FSU Coaching Staff

(Tallahassee, FL) — New Florida State head coach Willie Taggart is thinking about making a flashy hire. According to 247Sports, Taggart is considering brining on former Seminoles great Deion Sanders as his defensive back coach. Sanders play at FSU in 1987 and 1988. He was at the Seminoles’ Independence Bowl win over Southern Miss yesterday. Sanders currently is an analyst at NFL Network.



Boston Celtics 102, Charlotte Hornets 91
Dallas Mavericks 98, Indiana Pacers 94
Atlanta Hawks 113, Washington Wizards 99
Oklahoma City Thunder 124, Toronto Raptors 107
Minnesota Timberwolves 128, Denver Nuggets 125 (OT)
Chicago Bulls 92, New York Knicks 87
New Orleans Pelicans 128, Brooklyn Nets 113
Sacramento Kings 109, Cleveland Cavaliers 95
Memphis Grizzlies 109, Los Angeles Lakers 99
Golden State Warriors 126, Utah Jazz 101

New Jersey Devils 3, Detroit Red Wings 1
Carolina Hurricanes 3, Montreal Canadiens 1
Pittsburgh Penguins 5, Columbus Blue Jackets 4 (SO)
New York Islanders 3, Buffalo Sabres 2 (OT)
Boston Bruins 5, Ottawa Senators 1
New York Rangers 1, Washington Capitals 0 (SO)
Winnipeg Jets 4, Edmonton Oilers 3
Minnesota Wild 4, Dallas Stars 2
Nashville Predators 2, St. Louis Blues 1
Arizona Coyotes 3, Colorado Avalanche 1
Vegas Golden Knights 4, Anaheim Ducks 1

College Football Bowl Games (CFP Rankings)
Florida State Seminoles 42, Southern Miss Golden Eagles 13 (Independence Bowl at Shreveport, LA)
Iowa Hawkeyes 27, Boston College Eagles 20 (Pinstripe Bowl at Bronx, NY)
Purdue Boilermakers 38, Arizona Wildcats 35 (Foster Farms Bowl at Santa Clara, CA)
Texas Longhorns 33, Missouri Tigers 16 (Texas Bowl at Houston, TX)

Top-25 College Basketball (“USA Today” Coaches’ Poll)
#1 Villanova Wildcats 103, DePaul Blue Demons 85
#5 Xavier Musketeers 91, Marquette Golden Eagles 87


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

7:00 p.m. – Detroit Pistons at Orlando Magic
8:00 p.m. – Minnesota Timberwolves at Milwaukee Bucks
8:00 p.m. – Houston Rockets at Boston Celtics
8:30 p.m. – New York Knicks at San Antonio Spurs
10:30 p.m. – Philadelphia 76ers at Portland Trail Blazers

7:30 p.m. – Philadelphia Flyers at Florida Panthers
7:30 p.m. – Montreal Canadiens at Tampa Bay Lightning
7:30 p.m. – Boston Bruins at Washington Capitals
9:00 p.m. – Toronto Maple Leafs at Arizona Coyotes
10:00 p.m. – Vegas Golden Knights at Los Angeles Kings
10:00 p.m. – Chicago Blackhawks at Vancouver Canucks
10:30 p.m. – Calgary Flames at San Jose Sharks

College Football Bowl Games (CFP Rankings)
9:00 p.m. – #13 Stanford Cardinal vs. #15 TCU Horned Frogs (Valero Alamo Bowl at San Antonio, TX)
9:00 p.m. – #16 Michigan State Spartans vs. #18 Washington State Cougars (Holiday Bowl at San Diego, CA)
5:15 p.m. – #19 Oklahoma State Cowboys vs. #22 Virginia Tech Hokies (Camping World Bowl at Orlando, FL)
1:30 p.m. – Virginia Cavaliers vs. Navy Midshipmen (Military Bowl at Annapolis, MD)

Top-25 College Basketball (“USA Today” Coaches’ Poll)
9:00 p.m. – #19 Gonzaga Bulldogs host Pacific Tigers
6:30 p.m. – #23 Creighton Bluejays at #24 Seton Hall Pirates