(Undated)  —  Here is the latest sports news:  College Football Playoffs set.  Malzahn isn’t leaving Auburn.  Tigers Woods plays well in return to action.  Browns’ Gordon has strong debut.  Marlins have deals in place for Stanton.

>>Clemson, Oklahoma, Georgia, Alabama Named CFP Semifinalists

(Undated)  —  Clemson, Oklahoma, Georgia and Alabama are the top four in the final College Football Playoff rankings and are headed to the national semifinals.  Second-ranked Oklahoma faces number-three Georgia in the Rose Bowl on New Year’s Day.  Top-ranked Clemson and number-four Alabama square off in the Sugar Bowl.  The winners will meet in the College Football Playoff National Championship game on January 8th in Atlanta.

>>Report: Malzahn Staying At Auburn

(Auburn, AL)  —  Auburn is making sure head coach Gus Malzahn is sticking around.  According to multiple outlets, Malzahn has agreed to a seven-year deal worth 49-million-dollars to remain with the Tigers.  Auburn lost to Georgia 28-7 in the SEC Championship Game to fall just short of the College Football Playoff semifinals.  Arkansas was rumored to be making a big push for Malzahn as the replacement for Brett Bielema.

>>Rickie Fowler Rallies To Win Hero World Challenge

(New Providence, Bahamas)  —  Rickie Fowler fired a course-record 11-under 61 in the final round to rally for a win at the Hero World Challenge in the Bahamas.  Tiger Woods shot a four-under 68 in his final round.  He finished in a tie for ninth with Matt Kuchar at eight-under.  This was the first competitive action for Woods since withdrawing from the Dubai Desert Classic in February.

>>Browns’ Gordon Plays Well In Season Debut

(Carson, CA)  —  The Browns fell to 0-and-12 on Sunday, but there is a bright spot coming from the loss to the Chargers.  Cleveland wide receiver Josh Gordon made his return and had four catches for 85 yards.  It was Gordon’s first game since December 21st, 2014.  He has been suspended for 54 of the Browns’ last 59 games for breaking the NFL’s substance abuse policy.  Gordon has had issues with drugs going back to his time in college.

>>Report: Marlins Have Multiple Stanton Deals Done

(Miami, FL)  —  Giancarlo Stanton might not be with the Marlins for much longer.  MLB Network reported on Sunday that Miami has the framework of trades done with both the Giants and Cardinals.  Stanton, who has a no-trade clause, would need to agree to join one of the teams to get something finished.  He was the 2017 NL MVP, hitting .281 with 59 home runs and 132 RBI.

 

>>SUNDAY’S SCOREBOARD

NFL
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New York Jets 38, Kansas City Chiefs 31
Minnesota Vikings 14, Atlanta Falcons 9
Tennessee Titans 24, Houston Texans 13
New England Patriots 23, Buffalo Bills 3
San Francisco 49ers 15, Chicago Bears 14
Baltimore Ravens 44, Detroit Lions 20
Miami Dolphins 35, Denver Broncos 9
Jacksonville Jaguars 30, Indianapolis Colts 10
Green Bay Packers 26, Tampa Bay Buccaneers 20  (OT)
Los Angeles Chargers 19, Cleveland Browns 10
Oakland Raiders 24, New York Giants 17
New Orleans Saints 31, Carolina Panthers 21
Los Angeles Rams 32, Arizona Cardinals 16
Seattle Seahawks 24, Philadelphia Eagles 10

NBA
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Orlando Magic 105, New York Knicks 100
Oklahoma City Thunder 90, San Antonio Spurs 87
Minnesota Timberwolves 112, Los Angeles Clippers 106
Golden State Warriors 123, Miami Heat 95
Houston Rockets 118, Los Angeles Lakers 95

NHL
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Winnipeg Jets 5, Ottawa Senators 0
Los Angeles Kings 3, Chicago Blackhawks 1
Dallas Stars 7, Colorado Avalanche 2
Vegas Golden Knights 3, Arizona Coyotes 2  (OT)

Top-25 College Basketball  (“USA Today” Coaches’ Poll)
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#3 Michigan State Spartans 86, Nebraska Cornhuskers 57
#5 Notre Dame Fighting Irish 71, St. Francis Brooklyn Terriers 53
#11 North Carolina Tar Heels 97, Tulane Green Wave 73
#12 Minnesota Golden Gophers 89, Rutgers Scarlet Knights 67
#17 Seton Hall Pirates 79, #17 Louisville Cardinals 77
#25 UCLA Bruins 106, Detroit Mercy Titans 73

PGA
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Hero World Challenge  (at Albany, New Providence, Bahamas)
1. Rickie Fowler  (-18)
2. Charley Hoffman  (-14)
T3. Jordan Spieth  (-12)
T3. Tommy Fleetwood  (-12)

 

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

NFL
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8:30 p.m. – Pittsburgh Steelers at Cincinnati Bengals

NBA
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7:00 p.m. – Phoenix Suns at Philadelphia 76ers
7:00 p.m. – Orlando Magic at Charlotte Hornets
7:00 p.m. – New York Knicks at Indiana Pacers
7:30 p.m. – Milwaukee Bucks at Boston Celtics
7:30 p.m. – Brooklyn Nets at Atlanta Hawks
8:00 p.m. – Golden State Warriors at New Orleans Pelicans
8:00 p.m. – Minnesota Timberwolves at Memphis Grizzlies
8:00 p.m. – Cleveland Cavaliers at Chicago Bulls
8:30 p.m. – Detroit Pistons at San Antonio Spurs
8:30 p.m. – Denver Nuggets at Dallas Mavericks
9:00 p.m. – Washington Wizards at Utah Jazz

NHL
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7:00 p.m. – San Jose Sharks at Washington Capitals
7:30 p.m. – New York Islanders at Florida Panthers
8:00 p.m. – Boston Bruins at Nashville Predators
9:00 p.m. – Philadelphia Flyers at Calgary Flames

Top-25 College Basketball  (“USA Today” Coaches’ Poll)
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9:00 p.m. – #6 Florida Gators host Florida State Seminoles
8:00 p.m. – #16 Baylor Bears host Sam Houston State Bearkats