(Undated)  —  Here is the latest sports news:  Ravens hold off Texans on “MNF.”  New College Football Playoff rankings out tonight.  Browns planning to play WR Gordon Sunday against Chargers.  UCLA, Florida introduce new football coaches.  Grizzlies fire Fizdale amid eight-game skid.

>>Ravens Hold Off Texans On “MNF”

(Baltimore, MD)  —  The Ravens forced three turnovers and held off the Texans 23-16 on “Monday Night Football” in Baltimore.  Javorius Allen and Alex Collins each had rushing touchdowns for Baltimore, which has won three of its last four games to improve to 6-and-5.  Tom Savage was picked off twice and also lost a fumble for Houston, which dropped to 4-and-7.

>>Browns Planning To Play WR Gordon Sunday Against Chargers

(Berea, OH)  —  The return of Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon is slated for this weekend.  Head coach Hue Jackson says he plans to play his star pass catcher as much as he can handle Sunday against the Chargers in Los Angeles.  Gordon has been suspended each of the last two seasons for multiple drug infractions.  He led the NFL in receiving yards in 2013.

>>New College Football Playoff Rankings Out Tonight

(Undated)  —  The second-to-last College Football Playoff rankings will be released tonight.  Top-ranked Alabama will wait to see if it drops out of the top-four playoff spots following Saturday’s loss to Auburn.  Clemson, Oklahoma, Wisconsin and Auburn hold the top-four spots in the Coaches’ Poll.  The College Football Playoff national semifinals will be revealed this Sunday.

>>UCLA, Florida Introduce New Football Coaches

(Undated)  —  UCLA and Florida have new head football coaches in place.  The Bruins introduced former Oregon and NFL coach Chip Kelly on Monday.  He signed a five-year contract to take over for the fired Jim Mora.  Meanwhile, the Gators introduced former Mississippi State head coach Dan Mullen.  He replaces Jim McElwain, who was fired in October after a 3-and-4 start.

>>Grizzlies Fire Fizdale Amid Eight-Game Skid

(Memphis, TN)  —  David Fizdale is out as head coach of the Memphis Grizzlies.  He was let go on Monday with the team in the midst of an eight-game losing streak.  Associate head coach J.B. Bickerstaff has been named interim coach.  Fizdale led the team to a 43-and-39 record and a Western Conference playoff berth last season, but Memphis is just 7-and-12 this season.

 

>>MONDAY’S SCOREBOARD

NFL
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Baltimore Ravens 23, Houston Texans 16

NBA
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Cleveland Cavaliers 113, Philadelphia 76ers 91
Indiana Pacers 121, Orlando Magic 109
Portland Trail Blazers 103, New York Knicks 91
Detroit Pistons 118, Boston Celtics 108
Houston Rockets 117, Brooklyn Nets 103
San Antonio Spurs 115, Dallas Mavericks 108
LA Clippers 120, Los Angeles Lakers 115
Sacramento Kings 110, Golden State Warriors 106

NHL
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Pittsburgh Penguins 5, Philadelphia Flyers 4  (ot)
Florida Panthers 3, New Jersey Devils 2
Montreal Canadiens 3, Columbus Blue Jackets 1
Winnipeg Jets 7, Minnesota Wild 2
Chicago Blackhawks 7, Anaheim Ducks 3

Top-25 College Basketball  (“USA Today” Coaches’ Poll)
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#9 Cincinnati Bearcats 83, Alabama State Hornets 51
#15 Virginia Cavaliers 49, Wisconsin Badgers 37

 

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

NBA
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7:00 p.m. – Miami Heat at Cleveland Cavaliers
8:00 p.m. – Washington Wizards at Minnesota Timberwolves
8:00 p.m. – Phoenix Suns at Chicago Bulls
10:00 p.m. – Denver Nuggets at Utah Jazz
10:00 p.m. – Milwaukee Bucks at Sacramento Kings

NHL
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7:00 p.m. – Carolina Hurricanes at Columbus Blue Jackets
7:00 p.m. – San Jose Sharks at Philadelphia Flyers
7:00 p.m. – Florida Panthers at New York Rangers
7:00 p.m. – Vancouver Canucks at New York Islanders
7:00 p.m. – Tampa Bay Lightning at Buffalo Sabres
7:30 p.m. – Los Angeles Kings at Detroit Red Wings
8:00 p.m. – Chicago Blackhawks at Nashville Predators
9:00 p.m. – Arizona Coyotes at Edmonton Oilers
9:00 p.m. – Toronto Maple Leafs at Calgary Flames
10:00 p.m. – Dallas Stars at Vegas Golden Knights

Top-25 College Basketball  (“USA Today” Coaches’ Poll)
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8:00 p.m. – #2 Kansas Jayhawks host Toledo Rockets  (HoopHall Miami Invitational)
8:00 p.m. – #8 Wichita State Shockers host Savannah State Tigers
6:30 p.m. – #16 Baylor Bears at #20 Xavier Musketeers
8:00 p.m. – #17 Louisville Cardinals at Purdue Boilermakers  (ACC/Big Ten Challenge)