(Undated)  —  Here is the latest sports news:  NFL gets deal done with players on social justice issues.  Cowboys and Redskins meet on TNF.  ASU going with Herm Edwards for its next head coach.  ACC crushes Big Ten.  Warriors need OT to be Lakers.

>>NFL And Players Reach Agreement On Social Justice Issues

(Undated)  —  The NFL and a group of players have come to an agreement on a plan to work on social injustices in African-American communities.  ESPN reports the NFL will give around 100-million-dollars over seven years for social justice causes.  It will include money for criminal justice reform, law enforcement-community relations and education.  The deal was struck during a conference call last night.

>>Cowboys Host Redskins On “Thursday Night Football”

(Arlington, TX)  —  The NFC East is featured on “Thursday Night Football.”  The Cowboys and Redskins meet at AT&T Stadium with both teams trying to end a free fall.  Dallas has dropped three in-a-row to put them at 5-and-6.  Washington had lost four-of-five before beating the Giants last week.  The Skins are also 5-and-6.

>>Reports:  ASU To Hire Herm Edwards

(Tempe, AZ)  —  Arizona State University has found its new football coach.  Multiple reports say ASU plans to hire Herm Edwards, pending approval from university president Michael Crow.  The 63-year-old Edwards is a former NFL head coach with the Chiefs and Jets.  In eight seasons, he was 54-and-74 with a 2-and-4 playoff record.  Edwards has not coached at all since being fired by Kansas City after the 2008 season.

>>ACC Hammers Big Ten On Wednesday

(Undated)  —  The ACC got the best of the Big Ten in the Big Ten/ACC Challenge last night.  The ACC won five-of-six games, including the three headliners.  North Carolina handled Michigan 86-71, Duke took down Indiana 91-81 and Miami defeated Minnesota, 86-81.  The event concludes tonight with Michigan State hosting Notre Dame in a top-five matchup.

>>Warriors Push Past Lakers In OT

(Los Angeles, CA)  —  Steph Curry came to life during overtime and helped the Warriors beat the Lakers 127-123 at the STAPLES Center.  Curry scored 13 of his 28 points during the extra five minutes.  Kevin Durant chipped in 29, while Draymond Green added 15 points, 11 rebounds, nine assists and four steals.  Golden State is 5-and-2 in its last seven games to improve to 16-and-6.

 

>>WEDNESDAY’S SCOREBOARD

NBA
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Philadelphia 76ers 118, Washington Wizards 113
Orlando Magic 121, Oklahoma City Thunder 108
Detroit Pistons 131, Phoenix Suns 107
Toronto Raptors 126, Charlotte Hornets 113
Miami Heat, New York Knicks
Houston Rockets 118, Indiana Pacers 97
Minnesota Timberwolves 120, New Orleans Pelicans 102
San Antonio Spurs 104, Memphis Grizzlies 95
Brooklyn Nets 109, Dallas Mavericks 104
Golden State Warriors 127, Los Angeles Lakers 123  (OT)

NHL
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Montreal Canadiens 2, Ottawa Senators 1
Boston Bruins 3, Florida Panthers 2
Anaheim Ducks 3, St. Louis Blues 2
Colorado Avalanche 3, Winnipeg Jets 2  (OT)

Top-25 College Basketball  (“USA Today” Coaches’ Poll)
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#1 Duke Blue Devils 91, Indiana Hoosiers 81  (Big Ten/ACC Challenge)
#4 Villanova Wildcats 90, Penn Quakers 62
#11 North Carolina Tar Heels host Michigan Wolverines  (Big Ten/ACC Challenge)
#13 Miami (FL) Hurricanes 86, #12 Minnesota Golden Gophers 81  (Big Ten/ACC Challenge)
#14 Gonzaga Bulldogs 103, Incarnate Word Cardinals 68
#25 UCLA Bruins 75, CSU Bakersfield Roadrunners 66

 

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

NFL
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8:25 p.m. – Washington Redskins at Dallas Cowboys

NBA
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7:30 p.m. – Philadelphia 76ers at Boston Celtics
7:30 p.m. – Cleveland Cavaliers at Atlanta Hawks
9:00 p.m. – Chicago Bulls at Denver Nuggets
10:00 p.m. – Milwaukee Bucks at Portland Trail Blazers
10:30 p.m. – Utah Jazz at LA Clippers

NHL
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7:00 p.m. – Los Angeles Kings at Washington Capitals
7:30 p.m. – Montreal Canadiens at Detroit Red Wings
8:00 p.m. – Vegas Golden Knights at Minnesota Wild
8:00 p.m. – Vancouver Canucks at Nashville Predators
8:30 p.m. – Dallas Stars at Chicago Blackhawks
9:00 p.m. – Toronto Maple Leafs at Edmonton Oilers
9:00 p.m. – Arizona Coyotes at Calgary Flames

Top-25 College Basketball  (“USA Today” Coaches’ Poll)
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7:00 p.m. – #3 Michigan State Spartans host #5 Notre Dame Fighting Irish  (Big Ten/ACC Challenge)
8:00 p.m. – #10 Texas A&M Aggies host Texas-Rio Grande Valley Vaqueros
7:00 p.m. – #19 West Virginia Mountaineers host NJIT Highlanders
6:30 p.m. – #22 Texas Tech Red Raiders vs. Seton Hall Pirates  (Under Armour Reunion at New York, NY)

PGA
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Hero World Challenge  (at Albany, New Providence, Bahamas)