(Undated)  —  Here is the latest sports news:  NFL Thanksgiving tripleheader on tap.  Lions add Freeney, Chiefs ink Reavis.  Celtics’ winning streak ends at 16.  Trump continues Twitter blasts.  Chip Kelly deciding between UCLA and Florida.

>>NFL Thanksgiving Tripleheader On Tap

(Undated)  —  It will be a feast for football fans today with an NFL Thanksgiving tripleheader.  It starts with the Vikings and Lions in an NFC North battle this afternoon in Detroit.  Minnesota leads the Lions by two games in the division.  That’s followed by the Chargers and Cowboys in Dallas.  The night game features an NFC East tussle between the Giants and Redskins at Washington.

>>Lions Add Freeney, Chiefs Ink Reavis

(Undated)  —  A pair of NFL teams eying the playoffs are bringing in some veteran help for the stretch run.  The Lions have claimed pass rusher Dwight Freeney off waivers.  The 37-year-old was released by the Seahawks this week.  Meanwhile, the Chiefs have signed cornerback Darrelle Reavis [[ REE-viss ]].  The 32-year-old had been unsigned after being with the Jets last year.

>>Celtics’ Winning Streak Ends At 16

(Miami, FL)  —  The Celtics’ winning streak melted against the Heat with a 104-98 loss at Miami.  Boston had won 16 straight games after an 0-and-2 start, but came up three shy of the franchise record of 19 straight wins in 2008.  Kyrie Irving scored 23 points in defeat.  It was the first loss for the Celtics since October 18th against Milwaukee.  Boston will host Orlando tomorrow.

>>Trump Continues Twitter Blasts

(Washington, DC)  —  President Trump is taking more shots at sports figures via Twitter.  He blasted NFL commissioner Roger Goodell about a reported plan to keep players in the locker room during the national anthem next season, saying it’s almost as bad as kneeling.  Trump also berated LaVar Ball again for downplaying his role in getting Ball’s son out of jail for shoplifting in China.

>>Chip Kelly Deciding Between UCLA, Florida

(Undated)  —  Former NFL and college coach Chip Kelly is trying to determine his future.  He is reportedly deciding whether to take the head coaching gig at UCLA or Florida.  Kelly is expected to make a decision in the next few days.  He had great success at Oregon before two failed NFL stints with the Eagles and 49ers.  The Tennessee Volunteers have also reportedly made a lucrative offer.

 

>>WEDNESDAY’S SCOREBOARD

NBA
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Charlotte Hornets 129, Washington Wizards 124  (OT)
Cleveland Cavaliers 119 Brooklyn Nets 109
Philadelphia 76ers 101, Portland Trail Blazers 81
LA Clippers 116, Atlanta Hawks 103
Miami Heat 104, Boston Celtics 98
New York Knicks 108, Toronto Raptors 100
Houston Rockets 125, Denver Nuggets 95
Dallas Mavericks 95, Memphis Grizzlies 94
Minnesota Timberwolves 124, Orlando Magic 118
New Orleans Pelicans 107, San Antonio Spurs 90
Oklahoma City Thunder 108, Golden State Warriors 91
Milwaukee Bucks 113, Phoenix Suns 107  (OT)
Utah Jazz 110, Chicago Bulls 80
Sacramento Kings 113, Los Angeles Lakers 102

NHL
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Minnesota Wild 5, Buffalo Sabres 4
Edmonton Oilers 6, Detroit Red Wings 2
Florida Panthers 2, Toronto Maple Leafs 1  (SO)
Boston Bruins 3, New Jersey Devils 2  (SO)
New York Islanders 4, Philadelphia Flyers 3  (OT)
Vancouver Canucks 5, Pittsburgh Penguins 2
Washington Capitals 5, Ottawa Senators 2
New York Rangers 6, Carolina Hurricanes 1
Columbus Blue Jackets 1, Calgary Flames 0  (OT)
Tampa Bay Lightning 3, Chicago Blackhawks 2  (OT)
Nashville Predators 3, Montreal Canadiens 2  (SO)
Colorado Avalanche 3, Dallas Stars 0
San Jose Sharks 3, Arizona Coyotes 1
Vegas Golden Knights 4, Anaheim Ducks 2
Winnipeg Jets 2, Los Angeles Kings 1

Top-25 College Basketball  (USA Today Coaches’ Poll)
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#3 Villanova Wildcats 66, Western Kentucky 58  (Battle 4 Atlantis)
North Carolina State Wolfpack 90, #4 Arizona Wildcats 84  (Battle 4 Atlantis)
#12 Notre Dame Fighting Irish 67, #6 Wichita State Shockers 66  (Maui Jim Maui Invitational at Maui, HI)
#8 Kentucky Wildcats 86, Fort Wayne Mastodons 67
#10 USC Trojans 88, Lehigh Mountain Hawks 63
#11 Miami Hurricanes 57, La Salle Explorers 46  (at Reading, PA)
#13 Cincinnati Bearcats 78, Wyoming Cowboys 53  (Cayman Islands Classic at George Town, Cayman Islands)
Tennessee Volunteers 78, #16 Purdue Boilermakers 75  (OT)  (Battle 4 Atlantis)

 

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

NFL
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12:30 p.m. – Minnesota Vikings at Detroit Lions
4:30 p.m. – Los Angeles Chargers at Dallas Cowboys
8:30 p.m. – New York Giants at Washington Redskins

NBA
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No Games Scheduled

NHL
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No Games Scheduled

Top-25 College Football  (College Playoff Rankings)
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7:30 p.m. – #14 Mississippi State Bulldogs host Ole Miss Rebels

Top-25 College Basketball  (“USA Today” Coaches’ Poll)
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4:30 p.m. – #1 Duke Blue Devils vs. Portland State Vikings  (PK80 – Motion at Portland, OR)
12:30 p.m. – #3 Villanova Wildcats vs. Tennessee Volunteers  (Battle 4 Atlantis at Nassau, Bahamas)
9:30 p.m. – #4 Arizona Wildcats vs. SMU Mustangs  (Battle 4 Atlantis at Nassau, Bahamas)
11:30 p.m. – #5 Michigan State Spartans vs. DePaul Blue Demons  (PK80 – Victory at Portland, OR)
10:00 p.m. – #7 Florida Gators vs. Standford Cardinal  (PK80 – Motion at Portland, OR)
2:30 p.m. – #9 North Carolina Tar Heels vs. Portland Pilots  (PK80 – Victory at Portland, OR)
5:00 p.m. – #14 Xavier Musketeers vs. George Washington  (Las Vegas Invitational at Las Vegas, NV)
7:00 p.m. – #16 Purdue Boilermakers vs. Western Kentucky Hilltoppers  (Battle 4 Atlantis at Nassau, Bahamas)
11:59 p.m. – #17 Gonzaga Bulldogs vs. Ohio State Buckeyes  (PK80 – Motion at Portland, OR)
8:30 p.m. – #20 West Virginia Moutaineers vs. Marist Red Foxes  (Advocare Inviational at Orlando, FL)
4:00 p.m. – #21 Saint Mary’s Gaels vs. Harvard Crimson  (Wooden Legacy at Fullerton, CA)
6:00 p.m. – #22 Seton Hall Pirates vs. Rhode Island Rams  (NIT Season Tip Off at Brooklyn, NY)