(Undated)  —  Here is the latest sports news:  Giants’ Spagnuolo names Manning starter.  Cavs win 13th straight.  Washington upsets #2 Kansas. NFL’s Goodell signs extension.  Steelers’ Shazier transferred to Pittsburgh hospital.

>>Giants’ Spagnuolo Names Manning Starting QB

(East Rutherford, NJ)  —  The New York Giants are turning back to Eli Manning at quarterback.  Interim head coach Steve Spagnuolo [[ spag-NO-lo ]] says Manning will start Sunday against Dallas at MetLife Stadium.  Spagnuolo took over after head coach Ben McAdoo and GM Jerry Reese were fired on Monday.  Manning was benched last Sunday by McAdoo in favor of Geno Smith, ending a streak of 210 consecutive starts.

>>Cavaliers Get Past Kings For 13th Straight Win

(Cleveland, OH)  —  LeBron James guided the Cavaliers to their 13th straight win as they got past the Kings 101-95 in Cleveland.  James nailed a three-pointer with 15 seconds left to close out the game and finished with 32 points, 11 rebounds and nine assists.  Kevin Love added 18 points and 13 boards for the Cavs, whose 13-game winning streak tied the franchise record.

>>Washington Upsets Second-Ranked Kansas

(Kansas City, MO)  —  Washington knocked Kansas from the ranks of the unbeaten with a 74-65 upset at the Sprint Center in Kansas City.  Matisse Thybulle [[ muh-TEESE  THY-bull ]] led the Huskies with 19 points, while Jaylen Nowell finished with 17.  Noah Dickerson contributed 13 points and 14 rebounds as Washington improved to 7-and-2.  LaGerald Vick paced the Jayhawks with a career-best 28 points.

>>NFL Commissioner Goodell Signs Extension

(Undated)  —  NFL commissioner Roger Goodell is signing a contract extension to remain in his position through 2024.  ESPN reports the five-year deal is expected pay Goodell about 40-million-dollars per year.  Goodell has served as commissioner of the league since 2006, earning more than 200-million-dollars over that time.

>>Steelers’ Shazier Transferred To Pittsburgh Hospital

(Pittsburgh, PA)  —  Injured Steelers linebacker Ryan Shazier is back in Pittsburgh.  He’s been transferred from University of Cincinnati Medical Center to the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center for treatment and further testing on his spinal injury.  Shazier was hurt during Monday’s win at Cincinnati while making a tackle on Bengals wide receiver Josh Malone in the first quarter.

 

>>WEDNESDAY’S SCOREBOARD

NBA
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Orlando Magic 110, Atlanta Hawks 106  (OT)
Indiana Pacers 98, Chicago Bulls 96
Cleveland Cavaliers 101, Sacramento Kings 95
New York Knicks 99, Memphis Grizzlies 88
Boston Celtics 97, Dallas Mavericks 90
Golden State Warriors 101, Charlotte Hornets 87
Milwaukee Bucks 104, Detroit Pistons 100
New Orleans Pelicans 123, Denver Nuggets 114
Miami Heat, San Antonio Spurs 117, Miami Heat 105
Minnesota Timberwolves 113, LA Clippers 107

NHL
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Toronto Maple Leafs 2, Calgary Flames 1  (SO)
Washington Capitals 6, Chicago Blackhawks 2
Philadelphia Flyers 4, Edmonton Oilers 2
Anaheim Ducks 3, Ottawa Senators 0

Top-25 College Basketball  (“USA Today” Coaches’ Poll)
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Washington Huskies 74, #2 Kansas Jayhawks 65  (Jayhawk Shootout at Kansas City, MO)
Loyola-Chicago Ramblers 65, #5 Florida Gators 59
#10 North Carolina Tar Heels 104, Western Carolina Catamounts 61
#14 Xavier Musketeers 96, Kent State Golden Flashes 70

 

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

NFL
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8:25 p.m. – New Orleans Saints at Atlanta Falcons

NBA
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8:00 p.m. – Los Angeles Lakers at Philadelphia 76ers
9:00 p.m. – Washington Wizards at Phoenix Suns
10:00 p.m. – Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Brooklyn Nets  (at Mexico City, Mexico)
10:30 p.m. – Houston Rockets at Utah Jazz

NHL
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7:00 p.m. – New York Islanders at Pittsburgh Penguins
7:00 p.m. – Arizona Coyotes at Boston Bruins
7:30 p.m. – Winnipeg Jets at Florida Panthers
7:30 p.m. – Colorado Avalanche at Tampa Bay Lightning
7:30 p.m. – Calgary Flames at Montreal Canadiens
8:00 p.m. – Dallas Stars at St. Louis Blues
10:00 p.m. – Philadelphia Flyers at Vancouver Canucks
10:30 p.m. – Carolina Hurricanes at San Jose Sharks
10:30 p.m. – Ottawa Senators at Los Angeles Kings

Top-25 College Basketball  (“USA Today” Coaches’ Poll)
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6:30 p.m. – #21 Purdue Boilermakers host Valparaiso Crusaders