(Undated)  —  Here is the latest sports news:  Chargers carve up Cowboys in “Big D.”  Vikings fend off Lions in Motown.  Redskins foil Giants at FedEx.  Number-14 Mississippi State upset by Ole Miss.  Top-ranked Duke rallied past Portland State.

>>Chargers Carve Up Cowboys In “Big D”

(Arlington, TX)  —  Phillip Rivers passed for 434 yards and three touchdowns as the Chargers carved up the Cowboys 28-6 on Thanksgiving Day in Dallas.  Desmond King returned an interception 90 yards for a score as LA won for the fifth time in seven games to improve to 5-and-6.  Dak Prescott was picked off twice as Dallas dropped its third straight to fall to 5-and-6.

>>Vikings Fend Off Lions In Motown

(Detroit, MI)  —  Case Keenum threw two touchdown passes and also ran for a score as the Vikings held off the Lions 30-23 on Turkey Day in Detroit.  Minnesota built a 27-10 lead in the third quarter and held on to win its seventh in-a-row.  The Vikes lead the NFC North at 9-and-2.  Matthew Stafford injured an ankle for Detroit, which is now three games back at 6-and-5.

>>Redskins Foil Giants At FedEx

(Landover, MD)  —  The Redskins held the Giants to just 170 yards of offense in a 20-10 win at FedEx Field in the finale of the NFL’s Thanksgiving tripleheader.  Kirk Cousins passed for 242 yards and two touchdowns as Washington snapped a two-game skid to remain in the playoff hunt at 5-and-6.  New York dropped to 2-and-9 overall and 0-and-8 in the conference.

>>Number-14 Mississippi State Upset By Ole Miss

(Starkville, MS)  —  A fourth-quarter rally fell short as 14th-ranked Mississippi State lost 31-28 at home to Ole Miss.  The Bulldogs also lost quarterback Nick Fitzgerald to an ankle injury during a first-quarter run.  His lower right leg was put in an air cast and he was carted off the field.  MSU trailed 24-6 in the fourth quarter.  The Bulldogs are 8-and-4.  The Rebels are 6-and-6.

>>Top-Ranked Duke Rallies Past Portland State

(Portland, OR)  —  Top-ranked Duke trailed at the half before blowing past Portland State 99-81 in the Phil Knight Invitational in Portland.  The Blue Devils were down 49-45 at the break before outscoring the Vikings 54-to-32 in the second half.  Trevon Duval scored 22 points to lead the way.  Marvin Bagley the Third added 18 points and 15 boards as Duke moved to 6-and-0.

 

>>THURSDAY’S SCOREBOARD

NFL
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Minnesota Vikings 30, Detroit Lions 23
Los Angeles Chargers 28, Dallas Cowboys 6
Washington Redskins 20, New York Giants 10

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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Ole Miss Rebels 31, #14 Mississippi State Bulldogs 28

Top-25 College Basketball  (“USA Today” Coaches’ Poll)
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#1 Duke Blue Devils 99, Portland State Vikings 81  (PK80 – Motion at Portland, OR)
#3 Villanova Wildcats 85, Tennessee Volunteers 76  (Battle 4 Atlantis at Nassau, Bahamas)
SMU 66, #4 Arizona Wildcats 60  (Battle 4 Atlantis at Nassau, Bahamas)
#5 Michigan State Spartans 73, DePaul Blue Demons 51  (PK80 – Victory at Portland, OR)
#7 Florida Gators 108, Standford Cardinal 87  (PK80 – Motion at Portland, OR)
#9 North Carolina Tar Heels 102, Portland Pilots 78  (PK80 – Victory at Portland, OR)
#14 Xavier Musketeers 83, George Washington 64  (Las Vegas Invitational at Las Vegas, NV)
Western Kentucky Hilltoppers 77, #16 Purdue Boilermakers 73  (Battle 4 Atlantis at Nassau, Bahamas)
#17 Gonzaga Bulldogs 86, Ohio State Buckeyes 59  (PK80 – Motion at Portland, OR)
#20 West Virginia Mountaineers 84, Marist Red Foxes 78  (Advocare Invitational at Orlando, FL)
#21 Saint Mary’s Gaels 89, Harvard Crimson 71  (Wooden Legacy at Fullerton, CA)
Rhode Island Rams 75, #22 Seton Hall Pirates 74  (NIT Season Tip Off at Brooklyn, NY)

 

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

NBA
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12:00 p.m. – Portland Trail Blazers at Brooklyn Nets
7:30 p.m. – Orlando Magic at Boston Celtics
7:30 p.m. – New York Knicks at Atlanta Hawks
8:00 p.m. – Detroit Pistons at Oklahoma City Thunder
8:00 p.m. – Miami Heat at Minnesota Timberwolves
8:00 p.m. – Toronto Raptors at Indiana Pacers
8:00 p.m. – Charlotte Hornets at Cleveland Cavaliers
9:00 p.m. – New Orleans Pelicans at Phoenix Suns
9:00 p.m. – Memphis Grizzlies at Denver Nuggets
10:30 p.m. – Chicago Bulls at Golden State Warriors

NHL
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1:00 p.m. – Pittsburgh Penguins at Boston Bruins
4:00 p.m. – Winnipeg Jets at Anaheim Ducks
4:00 p.m. – New York Islanders at Philadelphia Flyers
4:00 p.m. – Colorado Avalanche at Minnesota Wild
5:00 p.m. – Tampa Bay Lightning at Washington Capitals
6:00 p.m. – San Jose Sharks at Vegas Golden Knights
7:00 p.m. – Vancouver Canucks at New Jersey Devils
7:00 p.m. – Ottawa Senators at Columbus Blue Jackets
7:00 p.m. – Detroit Red Wings at New York Rangers
7:00 p.m. – Edmonton Oilers at Buffalo Sabres
7:30 p.m. – Toronto Maple Leafs at Carolina Hurricanes
8:00 p.m. – Nashville Predators at St. Louis Blues
9:00 p.m. – Calgary Flames at Dallas Stars
9:00 p.m. – Los Angeles Kings at Arizona Coyotes

Top-25 College Football  (College Football Playoff Rankings)
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12:00 p.m. – #2 Miami Hurricanes at Pittsburgh Panthers
12:00 p.m. – #12 TCU Horned Frogs host Baylor Bears
3:30 p.m. – #15 UCF Knights host South Florida Bulls
8:00 p.m. – #25 Virginia Tech Hokies at Virginia Cavaliers

Top-25 College Basketball  (“USA Today” Coaches’ Poll)
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5:30 p.m.  #1 Duke Blue Devils vs. Texas Longhorns  (PK80 – Motion at Portland, OR)
8:00 p.m. – #2 Kansas Jayhawks host Oakland Golden Grizzlies  (HoopHall Miami Invitational – Campus Game)
12:00 p.m. – #3 Villanova Wildcats vs. Northern Iowa Panthers  (Battle 4 Atlantis at Nassau, Bahamas)
9:30 p.m. – #4 Arizona Wildcats vs. #16 Purdue Boilermakers
3:30 p.m. – #9 North Carolina Tar Heels vs. Arkansas Razorbacks  (PK80 – Victory at Portland, OR)
5:30 p.m. – #14 Xavier Musketeers vs. Arizona State Sun Devils  (Las Vegas Invitational at Las Vegas, NV)
12:00 p.m. – #15 Minnesota Golden Gophers vs. Massachusetts Minutemen  (Barclays Center Classic at Brooklyn, NY)
7:00 p.m. – #18 Louisville Cardinals host Saint Francis (PA) Red Flash
9:00 p.m. – #19 Texas A&M Aggies host Pepperdine Waves  (Legends Classic – Regional Game)
5:00 p.m. – #20 West Virginia Mountaineers vs. UCF Knights  (Advocare Invitational at Orlando, FL)
1:30 p.m. – #21 Saint Mary’s Gaels vs. Washington State Cougars  (Wooden Legacy at Fullerton, California)