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#SportsReport: Troy, Glens Falls, And Cambridge Are State Champions

NFL football


In the NFL, the Giants won against Cleveland 27-21, New England bested the Jets 22-17, Buffalo topped Jacksonville 28-21, Oakland beat Carolina 35-32, Kansas City defeated Denver 30-27, Tampa Bay edged Seattle 14-5, Tennessee won against Chicago 27-21, Miami trumped San Francisco 31-24, Baltimore beat Cincinnati 19-14, San Diego topped Houston 21-13, New Orleans won against Los Angeles 49-21, and it was Atlanta over Arizona 38-19.

Eli Manning threw two touchdown strikes to Odell Beckham Jr. and Jason Pierre-Paul returned a fumble for a score as the New York Giants beat Cleveland 27-13 yesterday. The win puts the Giants in good position to make the playoffs for the first time since 2011 as they advance to 8-3.

Tom Brady got his 200th career win and tied Peyton Manning for the most ever by a quarterback in a 22-17 win over the New York Jets. Ryan Fitzpatrick was 22-of-32 on the day for 269 yards.

The first openly gay player to be drafted by an NFL team is heading to Massachusetts to talk about his life. Michael Sam is scheduled to deliver a lecture at Clark University in Worcester on Tuesday. "From Hitchcock High to the NFL" will chronicle Sam's experiences as a water boy in high school, to an All-American playing career at the University of Missouri to his selection by the St. Louis Rams in the 2014 NFL draft.


In the NBA, Sacramento beat Brooklyn 122-105, Cleveland bested Philadelphia 112-108, Denver won against Phoenix 120-114, Milwaukee beat Orlando 104-96, Indiana defeated the Clippers 91-70, Dallas topped New Orleans 91-81, Houston crushed Portland 130-114, and it was the Lakers over Atlanta 109-94.


In the NHL, Boston beat Tampa Bay 4-1, Ottawa shut out the Rangers 2-0, Philadelphia won against Calgary 5-3, Carolina edged Florida 3-2, Arizona skated by Edmonton 2-1, and it was Winnipeg over Nashville 3-0.

The Florida Panthers lost a hockey game on Sunday. Gerard Gallant lost his job. A person familiar with the decision tells The Associated Press that the Panthers have fired Gallant as head coach and will replace him with first-year GM Tom Rowe. The move followed a 3-2 loss to Carolina that dropped Florida to 11-10-1 this season, 10th-best in the NHL's Eastern Conference. The Panthers won the Atlantic Division title last season at 47-26-9 before falling to the New York Islanders in the Eastern Conference quarterfinals.


David Nichols scored a career-high 29 points, including three 3-pointers, and Albany held off Siena for an 81-72 win Sunday night. Nichols was 10 of 20 from the field, and 6 for 9 from the free-throw line. Joe Cremo added 20 points and Mike Rowley had 10 for Albany (4-2), which shot 52 percent from the floor and was 6 for 12 from long range. The Great Danes took the lead for good early in the first half with one of Nichols' 3-pointers, which made it 12-9 and sparked an 8-2 spurt that stretched into a 38-20 halftime advantage. Siena (2-4) chipped away in the second half and pulled into striking distance with Nico Clareth's jumper, shaving the deficit to 76-72 with just over a minute to play. Albany sealed it with a layup and 3 of 4 free throws. Marquis Wright's 18 points led four Siena players in double figures.

Michael Kessens and Donte McGill pumped in 18 points each to lead Florida International past Binghamton for a 74-57 win Sunday night.

Brooke Schulte scored 21 points, Jacqui Grant added 19 and No. 18 DePaul easily beat No. 11 Syracuse 108-84 in the third-place game at the Gulf Coast Showcase on Sunday night.

Chris Brady scored 21 points on 9-of-12 shooting and Monmouth downed Holy Cross 80-77. Monmouth closed the game on an 8-0 run to get the win after being down by five with 18 seconds left. Justin Robinson scored 14 points with 10 assists.

Tanner Leissner scored 22 points and pulled down 14 rebounds as New Hampshire beat Winthrop 65-60 at the NIT Season Tip-Off. Jaleen Smith added 20 points, 11 rebounds and six assists.

Derail Green hit a 3-pointer with 19 seconds left to help North Texas edge Hartford 81-78 in the Scarlet Knight Showcase in Texas. Jalen Ross led Hartford with 20 points and was 11-of-22 from the field.

In women's college basketball, Albany beat Siena for it's 7th straight win in the Albany Cup 88-86. 

In college football, Alabama remains a unanimous No. 1 and Ohio State is No. 2 in the new Associated Press college football poll after wins Saturday. Clemson moves up a spot to No. 3 and Washington jumps two to No. 4. Michigan drops two to fifth after its double-overtime loss to Ohio State. No. 6 Wisconsin is followed by Oklahoma, Penn State, Colorado and Southern California.

San Jose State has fired football coach Ron Caragher after four non-winning seasons. Caragher was 6-6 in his first year at the helm and won a bowl game last season, but the team was 4-8 overall and 3-5 in the Mountain West this year.


Argentina has won its first Davis Cup title when Federico Delbonis swept past Ivo Karlovic 6-3, 6-4, 6-2 to complete a stunning 3-2 comeback win over Croatia. Argentina headed into the reverse singles trailing 2-1 before Juan Martin Del Potro rallied from two sets down to beat Marin Cilic.


Nico Rosberg lost the race, but won the title. The German finished second to Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton in the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, but that was good enough for Rosberg to capture his first Formula One championship. Hamilton ignored team orders to speed up toward the end of the race, as he tried to keep Rosberg from finishing in the top three and clinching the title.

Skiing World Cup:

Mikaela Shiffrin has won her fifth straight World Cup slalom after building a healthy lead in the first run at Killington, Vermont. The overall World Cup leader finished in a combined 1 minute, 27.95 seconds.

High School Football:

Troy has won the New York State Public High School Athletic Association Class AA championships. The Flying Horses topped Victor 21-20. Meanwhile Glens Falls football team came out on top in the Class B final, besting Chenango Forks 47-39. Cambridge were champions in the Class D finals over Maple Grove 22-21.

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