KWBG Sports for December 23rd

Posted on 23 December 2013 by KWBG

UNDATED (AP) — The Denver Broncos, New England Patriots and Cincinnati Bengals were crowned AFC division champs yesterday. The Broncos took the West with a 37-13 rout of Houston, the Bengals claimed the North with their 42-14 win over Minnesota and Baltimore’s 41-7 loss to New England, while Miami’s 19-0 loss at Buffalo gave the AFC East title to the Patriots. The Dolphins, Ravens, San Diego and Pittsburgh are still alive in the battle for the final AFC wild-card berth.

UNDATED (AP) — All four NFC division championships remain up for grabs, although Seattle will take the West if San Francisco loses tonight against visiting Atlanta. Carolina beat New Orleans 17-13 to take a one-game lead in the NFC South, Philadelphia blasted Chicago 54-11, Dallas edged Washington 24-23, Green Bay fell 38-31 to Pittsburgh and Arizona knocked off the Seahawks 17-10. The Eagles and Cowboys will meet in Dallas next Sunday to decide the NFC East championship, the Bears will host the Packers for the NFC North title and the Panthers can wrap up the NFC South with a victory in Atlanta or a Saints loss to Tampa Bay.

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indiana Pacers improved to 13-1 at home while stretching their lead in the NBA’s Eastern Conference to 1 1/2 games over Miami. Paul George scored 24 points and Lance Stephenson recorded his third triple-double of the season as the Pacers hammered Boston 106-79. Stephenson had 12 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists in the Pacers’ second straight win.

UNDATED (AP) — Shabazz Napier scored 15 of his 20 points in the second half and grabbed six rebounds to lead No. 10 Connecticut to an 82-70 victory over Washington. Darius Carter scored 19 points and No. 11 Wichita State survived Jeremy Ingram’s 37-point night in a 77-66 win over North Carolina Central. In other top-25 action, 12th-ranked Baylor whipped Southern University 81-56, No. 17 Iowa State beat George Mason 79-67 and No. 25 Iowa rolled to an 85-61 victory over Arkansas-Pine Bluff.

INGLEWOOD, Calif. (AP) — Fans waited in a long line to get into Betfair Hollywood Park for the last time. The track closed for good yesterday, ending 75 years of racing that featured such thoroughbred stars as Seabiscuit, Triple Crown winners Citation, Seattle Slew and Affirmed, and superstar mare Zenyatta. The track will be turned into a residential and retail development starting next year.

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