(Undated)  —  Here is the latest sports news:  Jerry Jones getting opposition in Goodell fight.  Panthers rough up Dolphins on MNF.  Yankees’ Judge, Dodgers’ Bellinger runaway RoY winners.  Astros’ Beltran calls it a career.  Cavs pull off big comeback at MSG.

>>Committee Wants Cowboys’ Jones To End Lawsuit Threat Over Goodell Negotiations

(New York, NY)  —  The NFL wants Cowboys owner Jerry Jones to stop threatening to sue over commissioner Roger Goodell’s potential contract extension.  The “New York Times” reports the league’s Compensation Committee has issued a cease-and-desist warning to Jones.  It comes after the committee held a conference call on Monday to discuss Goodell’s contract.

>>Panthers Clobber Dolphins On MNF

(Charlotte, NC)  —  Cam Newton threw for 254 yards, rushed for 95, and tossed four touchdowns as the Panthers crushed the Dolphins 45-21 on “Monday Night Football” in Charlotte.  Carolina piled up a franchise record 548 yards from scrimmage as they improved to 7-and-3.  The 4-and-5 Dolphins have dropped three-straight.

>>Yankees’ Judge, Dodgers’ Bellinger Win Unanimous Rookie Honors

(Secaucus, NJ)  —  Major League Baseball’s Rookie of the Year Awards are both unanimous selections.  Yankees outfielder Aaron Judge and Dodgers first baseman Cody Bellinger both received all 30 first-place votes to take home the honor on Monday.  Judge hit a rookie-record 52 home runs this year, while Bellinger blasted 39.

>>Astros’ Beltran Announces Retirement

(Houston, TX)  —  Houston Astros outfielder Carlos Beltran is calling it a career.  The 40-year-old slugger has announced his retirement on The Players’ Tribune website.  Beltran said he’s blessed to have played this game for 20 seasons and for so many great organizations.  The nine-time All-Star punctuated his career with a World Series championship this season.

>>Cavs Rally To Beat Knicks

(New York, NY)  —  The Cavaliers erased a 23-point deficit to beat the Knicks, 104-101, at Madison Square Garden.  Cleveland outscored New York by during the fourth quarter behind Kyle Korver making five threes.  Korver scored 19 of his 21 points during the final 12 minutes.  The Cavs are 7-and-7.



Carolina Panthers 45, Miami Dolphins 21

Washington Wizards 110, Sacramento Kings 92
Cleveland Cavaliers 104, New York Knicks 101
Milwaukee Bucks 110, Memphis Grizzlies 103
New Orleans Pelicans 106, Atlanta Hawks 105
Minnesota Timberwolves 109, Utah Jazz 98
Los Angeles Lakers 100, Phoenix Suns 93
Portland Trail Blazers 99, Denver Nuggets 92
Philadelphia 76ers 109, LA Clippers 105
Golden State Warriors 110, Orlando Magic 100

Carolina Hurricanes 5, Dallas Stars 1
Calgary Flames 7, St. Louis Blues 4

Top-25 College Basketball  (“USA Today” Coaches’ Poll)
#7 Florida Gators 116, Gardner-Webb Bulldogs 74
#8 Wichita State Shockers 81, Charleston Cougars 63
#11 USC Trojans 75, North Dakota State Bison 65
#13 Cincinnati Bearcats 102, Western Carolina Catamounts 51
#14 Notre Dame Fighting Irish 88, Mt. St. Mary’s Mountaineers 62  (Maui Jim Maui on the Mainland)
#15 Minnesota Golden Gophers 86, Providence Friars 74
#17 Xavier Musketeers 101, Rider Broncs 75  (Las Vegas Invitational – Campus Game)
#20 Northwestern Wildcats 75, Saint Peter’s Peacocks 66  (Hall of Fame Tip-Off – Campus Game)
#22 St. Mary’s Gaels 92, New Mexico State Aggies 74
#24 Baylor Bears 70, Texas A&M CC Islanders 46


TUESDAY’S SCHEDULE  (All times are Eastern)

7:30 p.m. – Boston Celtics at Brooklyn Nets
8:00 p.m. – Toronto Raptors at Houston Rockets
8:30 p.m. – San Antonio Spurs at Dallas Mavericks

7:00 p.m. – Buffalo Sabres at Pittsburgh Penguins
7:30 p.m. – Dallas Stars at Florida Panthers
7:30 p.m. – Columbus Blue Jackets at Montreal Canadiens
8:00 p.m. – Arizona Coyotes at Winnipeg Jets
8:00 p.m. – Philadelphia Flyers at Minnesota Wild
8:00 p.m. – Washington Capitals at Nashville Predators
9:00 p.m. – Vegas Golden Knights at Edmonton Oilers
10:30 p.m. – Vancouver Canucks at Los Angeles Kings

Top-25 College Basketball  (“USA Today” Coaches’ Poll)
7:00 p.m. – #1 Duke Blue Devils vs. #2 Michigan State Spartans  (Champions Classic at Chicago, IL)
9:30 p.m. – #3 Kansas Jayhawks vs. #4 Kentucky Wildcats  (Champions Classic at Chicago, IL)
6:30 p.m. – #6 Villanova Wildcats host Nicholls Colonels
9:00 p.m. – #19 Gonzaga Bulldogs host Howard Bison
8:30 p.m. – #21 Purdue Boilermakers at Marquette Golden Eagles  (Gavitt Tipoff Games)