Week 17 will be filled with teams jockeying for position.
The Wildcats (12-0) got every first-place vote for the third week in a row Monday, the latest balloting coming two days after their 83-44 romp over UCLA.
The Chargers still won't say how severe quarterback Philip Rivers' injuries are. He's reportedly battling a bulging disc in his back.
Odell Beckham Jr., James Rodriguez, Richard Sherman and Aaron Harrison were among those who put their distinctive stamp on sports in 2014 with shots, catches and plays that nearly broke the Internet and led off all the highlight shows.
Tennessee's Devon Baulkman scored a career-high 22 points off the bench Monday as Tennessee held Mercer without a basket for an 11-minute stretch in the Volunteers' 64-54 victory.
In court documents unsealed Monday, a woman said that former San Francisco 49ers defensive lineman Ray McDonald sexually assaulted her after a night of drinking and after she injured her head in a fall by his swimming pool.
In its second season, Battle basketball is trying to find its rhythm.
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Other top stories included a two-story fall by a student during a house party and the Columbia City Council's vote to raise the purchase age for tobacco products.
Since 1914, Hickman (then called Columbia High School) has used the Kewpie, a smiling naked baby doll, as its mascot. Sure, a tiger or an eagle would be more likely to evoke fear in opponents, but Hickman's sports teams have used the naked baby as a symbol of pride in its 100-year history.
While Pittsburgh is heading to the postseason after a two-year absence, Kansas City needs to beat San Diego next week and hope for plenty of help to salvage a playoff berth.
Gaines, a former Missouri Tiger, was sidelined with a left shoulder injury earlier in the first quarter, but returned in the second quarter. The Rams were examining him for a concussion after the second injury.
New York won handily despite committing 12 penalties for 141 yards — 96 of them in the first half.
An Illinois buzzer-beater sunk Wes Clark and Missouri.
The most complete game the Tigers have played all season ended in agony, thanks to a last-second fadeaway 3-pointer from Illinois' Rayvonte Rice.
Bruins, Kewpies finish first and second.
The Missouri women's basketball team went on the road to beat Wake Forest 79-64.
The Columbia women's basketball team won by 18 over Lindenwood University-Belleville.
Missouri divers Lauren Callin and Kendra Kieser ended the team's competition at USA Diving Winter Nationals in the finals of the 3-meter springboard.
If Pittsburgh loses, the Steelers (9-5) will be home in January yet again. But at least they have some wiggle room. If it loses, Kansas City (8-6) will need a victory over San Diego in the regular season finale and plenty of help.
The Rams (6-8) have not allowed a touchdown in three straight games, a franchise record. After consecutive shutouts against the Raiders and Redskins, they surrendered four field goals in a 12-6 loss to NFC West-leading Arizona last week.
Of course they're confident.