(Undated)  —  Here is the latest sports news:  President Trump starts feud with LaVar Ball.  Eagles crush Cowboys on SNF.  Bills’ Peterman throws five interceptions.  UCLA lets go of Mora.  Trues wins NASCAR Championship.

>>President Trump Firing Back Over Twitter On Just Released UCLA Players

(Washington, DC)  —  President Trump says he should have left the UCLA basketball players arrested in China in jail.  The President sounded off on LaVar Ball, the father of UCLA player LiAngelo Ball, who was one of three players arrested in China for shoplifting.  In response to comments from LaVar on ESPN, Trump wrote that LaVar “is unaccepting of what I did for his son and that shoplifting is no big deal. I should have left them in jail.”

>>Eagles Romp Cowboys On “Sunday Night Football”

(Arlington, TX)  —  The Eagles looked to be in a different class than the Cowboys when they cruised to 37-9 win at AT&T Stadium on “Sunday Night Football.”  Philadelphia’s defense forced Dak Prescott to throw three interceptions and piled up 215 rushing yards and two scores on the ground.  The Eagles are an NFL-best 9-and-1.  Dallas fell to 5-and-5.

>>Bills’ Peterman Throws Five Picks In First Start

(Carson, CA)  —  Bills head coach Sean McDermott decision to replace quarterback Tyrod Taylor with rookie fifth-round pick Nathan Peterman did not go as planned.  Peterman threw five interceptions in the first half of Buffalo’s 54-24 loss at the Chargers.  Taylor was back on the field after halftime and led two touchdown drives.  He threw a TD and ran for another.  The Bills are 5-and-5.

>>UCLA Fires Mora As Football Coach

(Los Angeles, CA)  —  Jim Mora is out as the head football coach at UCLA.  The Bruins announced on Sunday that Mora has been fired after six seasons.  Mora’s ouster comes a day after UCLA lost to cross-city rival USC.  Offensive coordinator Jedd Fisch takes over as head coach on an interim basis.  The 56-year-old Mora was 46-and-30 as the Bruins head coach.

>>Truex Wins Cup Series Title

(Homestead, FL)  —  Martin Truex Junior won his initial NASCA Cup title, holding off Kyle Busch at the Ford EcoBoost 400 at the Homestead-Miami Speedway in the final race.  It was Truex’s eighth victory of the season. Kyle Larson, who was eliminated from the playoffs last month, finished third.  It was also the final race for Dale Earnhardt Junior, who retired after his 25th-place finish.

 

>>SUNDAY’S SCOREBOARD

NFL
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New Orleans Saints 34, Washington Redskins 31  (OT)
Detroit Lions 27, Chicago Bears 24
New York Giants 12, Kansas City Chiefs 9  (OT)
Jacksonville Jaguars 19, Cleveland Browns 7
Minnesota Vikings 24, Los Angeles Rams 7
Tampa Bay Buccaneers 30, Miami Dolphins 20
Houston Texans 31, Arizona Cardinals 21
Baltimore Ravens 23, Green Bay Packers 0
Los Angeles Chargers 54, Buffalo Bills 24
New England Patriots 33, Oakland Raiders 8  (in Mexico City)
Cincinnati Bengals 20, Denver Broncos 17
Philadelphia Eagles 37, Dallas Cowboys 9

NBA
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Toronto Raptors 100, Washington Wizards 91
Indiana Pacers 120, Miami Heat 95
Golden State Warriors 118, Brooklyn Nets 111
Detroit Pistons 100, Minnesota Timberwolves 97
Phoenix Suns 113, Chicago Bulls 105
Los Angeles Lakers 127, Denver Nuggets 109

NHL
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Carolina Hurricanes 4, New York Islanders 2
Colorado Avalanche 4, Detroit Red Wings 3  (OT)
New York Rangers 3, Ottawa Senators 0
Anaheim Ducks 3, Florida Panthers 2
Vegas Golden Knights 4, Los Angeles Kings 2

Top-25 Men’s College Basketball  (USA Today Coaches’ Poll)
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#2 Michigan State Spartans 93, Stony Brook Seawolves 71
#7 Florida Gators 70, New Hampshire Wildcats 63
#11 USC Trojans 93, Vanderbilt Commodores 89  (OT)
#15 Minnesota Golden Gophers 92, Western Carolina Catamounts 64
#22 Saint Mary’s Gaels 79, San Jose State Spartans 61

NASCAR
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Ford Ecoboost 400  (at Homestead, FL)
1. Martin Truex Junior
2. Kyle Busch
3. Kyle Larson

PGA
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The RSM Classic  (at Sea Island, GA)
1. Austin Cook  (-21)
2. J.J. Spaun  (-17)
3. Brian Gay  (-16)

 

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

NFL
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8:30 p.m. – Atlanta Falcons at Seattle Seahawks

NBA
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7:00 p.m. – Indiana Pacers at Orlando Magic
7:00 p.m. – Minnesota Timberwolves at Charlotte Hornets
7:00 p.m. – Utah Jazz at Philadelphia 76ers
7:00 p.m. – Cleveland Cavaliers at Detroit Pistons
7:30 p.m. – Los Angeles Clippers at New York Knicks
8:00 p.m. – Oklahoma City Thunder at New Orleans Pelicans
8:00 p.m. – Portland Trail Blazers at Memphis Grizzlies
8:00 p.m. – Washington Wizards at Milwaukee Bucks
8:30 p.m. – Atlanta Hawks at San Antonio Spurs
8:30 p.m. – Boston Celtics at Dallas Mavericks
10:00 p.m. – Denver Nuggets at Sacramento Kings

NHL
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7:00 p.m. – Calgary Flames at Washington Capitals
7:00 p.m. – Arizona Coyotes at Toronto Maple Leafs
7:00 p.m. – Columbus Blue Jackets at Buffalo Sabres
8:00 p.m. – New Jersey Devils at Minnesota Wild
8:00 p.m. – Winnipeg Jets at Nashville Predators
10:30 p.m. – Anaheim Ducks at San Jose Sharks

Top-25 College Basketball  (“USA Today” Coaches’ Poll)
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7:00 p.m. – #1 Duke Blue Devils hosts Furman Paladins  (PK80 – campus game)
5:00 p.m. – #8 Wichita State Shockers vs California Golden Bears  (Maui Jim Maui Invitational at Maui, HI)
8:00 p.m. – #4 Kentucky Wildcats hosts Troy Trojans  (Adolph Rupp Classic)
11:30 p.m. – #9 North Carolina Tar Heels at Stanford Cardinal
7:30 p.m. – #13 Cincinnati Bearcats vs Buffalo Bulls  (Cayman Islands Classic at George Town, Cayman Islands)
9:00 p.m. – #14 Notre Dame Fighting Irish vs Chaminade Silverswords  (Maui Jim Maui Invitational at Maui, HI)
8:30 p.m. – #17 Xavier Musketeers vs Hampton Pirates  (Las Vegas Invitational – campus game)
7:00 p.m. – #18 UCLA Bruins vs Creighton Bluejays  (Hall of Fame Classic at Kansas City, MO)
9:30 p.m. – #24 Baylor Bears vs Wisconsin Badgers  (Hall of Fame Classic at Kansas City, MO)