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S PORTS 4C USA TODAY WEDNESDAY, JA NUARY 13 , 2 0 21 ❚ ❚ E2 ODDS SPONSORED BY BETMGM.COM FOR THE RECORD All times ET Tuesday’s Games do (8-3) 37; Xavier (10-2) 31; Drake (13-0) 29; Boise State (10-1) 29; San Diego State (9-2) 22; Stanford (8-3) 18; Oklahoma State (8-3) 16; Michigan State (8-4) 13; Arkansas (10-2) 8; Richmond (9-3) 2; Seton Hall (9-5) 1. Miami at Philadelph­ia Denver at Brooklyn Utah at Cleveland L.A. Lakers at Houston San Antonio at Oklahoma City Indiana at Golden State Boston at Chicago, ppd NFL The Amway Top 25 football poll, with firstplace votes in parenthese­s, final records, total points based on 25 points for first place through one point for 25th, and previous ranking: Women’s Coaches Poll Wild-card Playoffs Saturday’s Games The USA TODAY Sports Top 25 women’s basketball poll, with first-place votes received, team’s records through Monday, total points based on 25 for first place through one point for 25th and ranking in last week’s poll: W-L Pts LW 1. Stanford (31) 10-0 799 1 2. Louisville (1) 10-0 761 2 3. NC State 10-0 731 3 4. South Carolina 8-1 697 4 5. Connecticu­t 7-0 658 5 6. Baylor 8-1 628 6 7. Texas A&M (1) 12-0 606 7 8. UCLA 7-2 563 9 9. Maryland 9-1 523 12 10. Oregon 9-2 488 11 11. Kentucky 9-3 448 8 12. Michigan 9-0 446 14 13. Arizona 8-2 415 10 14. Mississipp­i State 8-2 397 15 15. Ohio St. 6-0 349 16 16. Arkansas 10-4 289 13 17. South Florida 9-1 254 19 18. Indiana 7-3 240 18 19. Gonzaga 10-2 197 21 20. Texas 8-2 170 17 21. Syracuse 5-1 154 20 22. DePaul 6-3 136 22 23. Northweste­rn 6-2 116 23 24. Tennessee 8-1 63 32 25. Missouri St. 4-2 61 25 Dropped out: No. 24 Michigan State (8-2). Others receiving votes: South Dakota State (9-2) 49; Georgia (10-1) 41; Washington State (7-1) 40; Iowa (8-2) 25; Florida State (4-1) 15; Michigan State (8-2) 14; IUPUI (8-1) 7; West Virginia (8-2) 6; Clemson (8-4) 5; Dayton (5-1) 4; Florida Gulf Coast (7-2) 2; Wake Forest (6-3) 1; Delaware (7-1) 1; Arizona State (7-3) 1. For the latest lines, picks and expert analysis, go to Buffalo 27, Indianapol­is 24 Los Angeles Rams 30, Seattle 20 Tampa Bay 31, Washington 23 Wednesday’s Games Dallas at Charlotte, 7 p.m. Milwaukee at Detroit, 7 p.m. Utah at Washington, 7 p.m. Brooklyn at New York, 7:30 p.m. Orlando at Boston, 7:30 p.m. L.A. Lakers at Oklahoma City, 8 p.m. Memphis at Minnesota, 8 p.m. Atlanta at Phoenix, 9 p.m. New Orleans at L.A. Clippers, 10 p.m. Portland at Sacramento, 10 p.m. sportsbook­wire.com W-L Pts LW 1. Alabama (60) 13-0 1500 1 2. Ohio State 7-1 1432 3 3. Clemson 10-2 1349 2 4. Texas A&M 9-1 1317 5 5. Notre Dame 10-2 1247 4 6. Oklahoma 9-2 1219 7 7. Georgia 8-2 1146 9 8. Cincinnati 9-1 1031 6 9. Iowa State 9-3 997 12 10. Northweste­rn 7-2 919 13 11. Brigham Young 11-1 796 15 12. Florida 8-4 766 10 13. Indiana 6-2 762 8 14. Coastal Carolina 11-1 649 11 15. Iowa 6-2 606 16 16. Louisiana-Lafayette 10-1 596 17 17. North Carolina 8-4 538 14 18. Liberty 10-1 476 23 19. Oklahoma State 8-3 456 21 20. Texas 7-3 402 24 21. Southern California 5-1 400 19 22. Miami 8-3 275 18 23. Ball State 7-1 157 NR 24. San Jose State 7-1 100 20 25. Buffalo 6-1 51 NR Dropped out: No. 22 North Carolina State (8-4); No. 25 Tulsa (6-3). Others receiving votes: Wisconsin (4-3) 38; Oregon (4-3) 36; North Carolina State (8-4) 35; Army (9-3) 34; Tulsa (6-3) 30; Appalachia­n State (9-3) 30; Nevada (7-2) 17; Auburn (6-5) 17; Memphis (8-3) 14; Utah (3-2) 11; Mississipp­i (5-5) 10; West Virginia (6-4) 7; SMU (7-3) 7; Missouri (5-5) 6; Colorado (4-2) 6; Boise State (5-2) 6; Alabama-Birmingham (6-3) 4; Washington (3-1) 2; Marshall (7-3) 2; Kentucky (5-6) 1. Sunday’s Games Baltimore 20, Tennessee 13 New Orleans 21, Chicago 9 Cleveland 48, Pittsburgh 37 Visit BetMGM.com for a risk-free first bet up to $500. Use bonus code ROAR Divisional Playoffs Saturday’s Games Los Angeles Rams at Green Bay, 4:35 p.m. Baltimore at Buffalo, 8:15 p.m. Pregame.com Line NBA Wednesday Rhode Island GEORGIA LSU Louisville GEORGETOWN Boise St. TEXAS MISSISSIPP­I ST. New Mexico 11⁄ 1 2 71⁄ 1 91⁄ 3 6 1 UMASS Auburn Arkansas WAKE FOREST Depaul WYOMING Texas Tech Texas A&M DIXIE STATE 2 Thursday’s Games Sunday’s Games Charlotte at Toronto, 7:30 p.m. Miami at Philadelph­ia, 7:30 p.m. Houston at San Antonio, 8:30 p.m. Golden State at Denver, 10 p.m. Indiana at Portland, 10 p.m. Cleveland at Kansas City, 3:05 p.m. Tampa Bay at New Orleans, 6:40 p.m. 2 Favorite Line O/U Underdog Milwaukee 101⁄ (2261⁄ Dallas 5 (221) WASHINGTON OFF OFF Brooklyn 5 (2181⁄ OKLA. CITY OFF (OFF) MINNESOTA 2 219 PHOENIX 5 228 Portland 41⁄ (236) LA CLIPPERS 6 (2201⁄ 2) DETROIT CHARLOTTE Utah NEW;YORK LA Lakers Memphis Atlanta SACRAMENTO New Orleans 2 2 SOCCER Friday’s Games 2) Washington at Detroit, 7 p.m. Dallas at Milwaukee, 7:30 p.m. New York at Cleveland, 7:30 p.m. Orlando at Boston, 7:30 p.m. Chicago at Oklahoma City, 8 p.m. Memphis at Minnesota, 8 p.m. Atlanta at Utah, 9 p.m. Golden State at Phoenix, 9 p.m. L.A. Clippers at Sacramento, 10 p.m. New Orleans at L.A. Lakers, 10 p.m. English Premier League National Hockey League Wednesday GP W 17 11 17 9 17 10 17 10 16 8 15 8 17 8 15 8 17 7 17 7 17 7 17 7 17 6 18 6 17 5 16 4 17 2 15 2 17 1 18 1 D 3 6 2 2 5 5 5 2 5 5 2 2 4 4 4 4 8 5 5 2 L GF GA Pts 3 34 24 36 2 37 21 33 5 31 21 32 5 28 21 32 3 29 15 29 2 24 13 29 4 26 19 29 5 29 16 26 5 32 21 26 5 24 21 26 8 20 19 23 8 30 33 23 7 22 29 22 8 19 26 22 8 18 27 19 8 9 21 16 7 21 28 14 8 13 23 11 11 11 39 8 15 9 29 5 Man United Liverpool Leicester Everton Tottenham Man City Southampto­n Aston Villa Chelsea West Ham Arsenal Leeds Crystal Palace Wolverhamp­ton Newcastle Burnley Brighton Fulham West Brom Sheffield Utd Favorite Line Underdog Line 2 2) PHILADELPH­IA TORONTO TAMPA BAY EDMONTON COLORADO -115 -134 -255 -125 -138 Pittsburgh Montreal Chicago Vancouver St. Louis +105 +124 +225 +115 +128 COLLEGE BASKETBALL Wednesday Favorite Line Underdog St. Bonaventur­e Va Cmmonwlth Nc Greensboro VIRGINIA FLORIDA ST. Wofford DAYTON Mercer Furman GRGE MASON WICHITA ST. OHIO STATE 111⁄ 9 31⁄ 11 31⁄ 51⁄ 4 1 15 4 2 7 FORDHAM GEORGE WASH. W. CAROLINA Notre Dame NC State VMI Duquesne CHTTNOOGA CITADEL La Salle Tulsa Northweste­rn 2 NHL NFL Saturday 2 Favorite O T O/U Underdog Wednesday’s Games GREEN BAY BUFFALO 7 61⁄ 3 2 451⁄ 50 LA Rams Baltimore 2 2 2 2 Pittsburgh at Philadelph­ia, 5:30 p.m. Montreal at Toronto, 7 p.m. Chicago at Tampa Bay, 8 p.m. Vancouver at Edmonton, 10 p.m. St. Louis at Colorado, 10:30 p.m. Sunday Favorite O T O/U Underdog KANSAS CITY NEW ORLEANS 10 10 56 31⁄ 3 52 Cleveland Tampa Bay Thursday’s Games NBA 2 Boston at New Jersey, 7 p.m. N.Y. Islanders at N.Y. Rangers, 7 p.m. Washington at Buffalo, 7 p.m. Carolina at Detroit, 7:30 p.m. Calgary at Winnipeg, 8 p.m. Columbus at Nashville, 8 p.m. San Jose at Arizona, 9 p.m. Vancouver at Edmonton, 9 p.m. Anaheim at Vegas, 10 p.m. Minnesota at Los Angeles, 10 p.m. Dallas at Florida, ppd Monday’s Game Tuesday’s Games EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Southampto­n 1, Liverpool 0 Odds are subject to change. BetMGM.com does not offer lines for New Jersey-based college sports teams. Gannett may earn revenue from audience referrals to betting services. Newsrooms are independen­t of this relationsh­ip and there is no influence on news coverage. W 7 7 5 5 2 L 3 4 6 6 8 Pct .700 .636 .455 .455 .200 GB — ½ 2½ 2½ 5 Sheffield United 1, Newcastle 0 Wolverhamp­ton 1, Everton 2 Burnley 0, Man United 1 Boston Philadelph­ia Brooklyn New York Toronto Wednesday’s Games Man City vs. Brighton, 1 p.m. Tottenham vs. Fulham, 3:15 p.m. Aston Villa vs. Tottenham, ppd Southeast Friday’s Games W 6 6 4 5 3 L 5 5 4 5 8 Pct .545 .545 .500 .500 .273 GB — — ½ ½ 3 Chicago at Tampa Bay, 7 p.m. Pittsburgh at Philadelph­ia, 7 p.m. Toronto at Ottawa, 7 p.m. Washington at Buffalo, 7 p.m. St. Louis at Colorado, 9 p.m. Dallas at Florida, ppd Thursday’s Game Orlando Charlotte Miami Atlanta Washington Arsenal vs. Crystal Palace, 3 p.m. Gordon to a reserve/futures contract for the 2021 season. LOS ANGELES RAMS — Release LB Jachai Polite from the practice squad. MIAMI DOLPHINS — Signed RB Jordan Scarlett to a reserve/futures contract for the 2021 season. NEW YORK GIANTS — Signed LB Cale Garrett to a reserve/futures contract for the 2021 season. PITTSBURGH STEELERS — Waived RB Trey Edmunds from injured reserve. SEATTLE SEAHAWKS — Signed GM John Schneider on a contract extension through the 2027 draft. WASHINGTON FOOTBALL TEAM — Signed DE Daniel Wise, DB DeMarkus Acy and DB Torry McTyer to reserve/futures contracts for the 2021 season. and Adam Huska, RW Austin Rueschhoff, Ds Tarmo Reunanen and Darren Raddysh, C Patrick Khodorenko and LW Tim Gettinger to Hartford (AHL). Waived RW Leo Komarov. PHILADELPH­IS FLYERS — Assigned Ds Egor Zamula, Wyatte Wylie, Tyler Wotherspoo­n, Derrick Pouliot, Mason Millman, Chris Bigras, Gs Felix Sandstrom and Roddy Ross, RWs Linus Sandin, Zayde Wisdom and Tyson Foerster, LW Matthew Strome and C Pascal Laberge to Lehigh Valley (AHL). Designated D Nate Prosser, C Connor Bunnaman, LWs Carsen Twarynski, Samuel Morin and Andy Andreoff G Alex Lyon for assignment taxi squad. SAN JOSE SHARKS — Assigned RW Kurtis Gabriel, C Antti Suomela, Ds Fredrik Claesson, Trevor Carrick and Nick DeSimone to San Jose (AHL). Claimed LW Rudolfs Balcers from waivers. TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING — Signed C Boo Nieves to a one-year, two-way contract. VANCOUVER CANUCKS — Assigned Ds Jett Woo and Josh Teves, RWs Will Lockwood and Kole Lind, LW Jonah Gadjovich and G Jake Kielly to Utica (AHL). VEGAS GOLDEN KNIGHTS — Assigned C Paul Cotter to Henderson (AHL) COLLEGE BASKETBALL Central W 7 6 5 4 2 L 4 4 6 7 8 Pct .636 .600 .455 .364 .200 GB — ½ 2 3 4½ Ferris Mowers Men’s Basketball Coaches Poll DEALS Milwaukee Indiana Cleveland Chicago Detroit Ferris Mowers Top 25 Men’s Basketball Coaches Poll with records through Sunday, total points based on 25 for first through one for 25th, first-place votes received and last week’s ranking: W-L Pts LW 1. Gonzaga (29) 12-0 797 1 2. Baylor (3) 11-0 771 2 3. Villanova 8-1 722 3 4. Texas 10-1 703 4 5. Michigan 10-0 599 9 6. Creighton 10-2 597 5 7. Kansas 10-2 587 6 8. Iowa 11-2 586 7 9. Wisconsin 10-2 556 10 10. Tennessee 9-1 535 8 11. Houston 10-1 496 11 12. Clemson 9-1 374 18 13. Illinois 7-2 347 12 14. West Virginia 9-4 272 16 15. Texas Tech 9-4 255 19 16. Missouri 7-2 243 13 17. Oregon 9-2 205 15 18. Louisvile 8-1 192 25 19. Minnesota 10-4 166 17 20. Virginia Tech 9-2 162 20 21. UCLA 9-2 148 NR 22. Virginia 7-2 147 21 23. Duke 5-2 124 24 24. Saint Louis 7-1 114 23 25. Alabama 9-3 114 NR Dropped out: No. 14 Rutgers (7-4); No. 22 Florida State (5-2). Others receiving votes: Ohio State (9-3) 112; Conn. (6-1) 91; Rutgers (7-4) 68; Florida State (5-2) 67; Southern California (8-2) 44; Colora- BASEBALL Major League Baseball American League WESTERN CONFERENCE Southwest TORONTO BLUE JAYS — Agreed to terms with RHP A.J. Cole to a minor league contract. W 5 5 4 4 3 L 4 5 5 6 5 Pct .556 .500 .444 .400 .375 GB — ½ 1 1½ 1½ National League Dallas San Antonio New Orleans Memphis Houston PITTSBURGH PIRATES — Claimed OF Troy Stokes Jr. from Detroit waivers. Designated LHP Nik Turley for assignment. BASKETBALL HOCKEY National Hockey League NBA — Fined F Markieff Morris from the LA Lakers and C DeMarcus Cousins from Houston for their roles in an altercatio­n on Jan. 10. Northwest W 6 6 5 5 3 L 4 4 4 5 7 Pct .600 .600 .556 .500 .300 GB — — ½ 1 3 BUFFALO SABRES — Assigned Fs Andrew Oglevie and Arttu Ruotsalain­en, Ds Jacob Bryson and Mattias Samuelson to Rocheseter (AHL). CAROLINA HURRICANES — Claimed G Anton Forsberg from waivers. Waived G Alex Nedeljkovi­c. MONTREAL CANADIENS — Assigned RW Jordan Weal, LWs Lukas Vejdemo and Joel Teasdale, Gs Cayden Primeau, Michael McNiven and Vasili Demchenko, Ds Xavier Ouellet, Gustav Olofsson and Otto Leskinen, LWs Jake Lucchini and Brandon Baddock, Cs Laurent Dauphin and Joseph Blandisi and RW Alex Belzile to Laval (AHL). NASHVILLE PREDATORS — Claimed D Luca Sibisa from waivers. NEW JERSEY DEVILS — Claimed G Eric Comrie from waivers. Signed C Cam Darcy to minor league contract at Binghamton (AHL) NEW YORK RANGERS — Assigned Gs Tyler Wall Utah Portland Oklahoma City Denver Minnesota FOOTBALL National Football League BALTIMORE RAVENS — Signed C Greg Mancz and OT Jordan Mills to the practice squad. BUFFALO BILLS — Placed RB Zack Moss on injured reserve. Promoted OL Jordan Devey to the active roster. Signed RB Devonta Freeman to the practice squad. CLEVELAND BROWNS — Placed G Michael Dunn and CB Robert Jackson on injured reserve. Placed CB A.J. Green on the practice squad/injured reserve list. Signed CB Donovan Olumba. INDIANAPOL­IS COLTS — Announced T Anthony Castonzo retired after ten seasons. Signed OT Jake Benzinger, CB Anthony Chesley and OT Elijah Nkansah to reserve/futures contracts for the 2021 season. KANSAS CITY CHIEFS — Signed QB Anthony Pacific SOCCER Major League Soccer W 8 7 7 6 5 L 3 4 4 4 6 Pct .727 .636 .636 .600 .455 GB — 1 1 1½ 3 L.A. Lakers L.A. Clippers Phoenix Golden State Sacramento LA GALAXY — Acquired D Jorge Villafana and a second round (16th overall) pick in the 2021 MLS SuperDraft from Portland in exchange for a first round (8th overall) pick. ORLANDO PRIDE — Named Ian Fleming general manager. PORTLAND TIMBERS — Signed D Larrys Mabiala to a multi-year contract extension. Monday’s Games Milwaukee 121, Orlando 99 Charlotte 109, New York 88 Washington 128, Phoenix 107 Memphis 101, Cleveland 91 Atlanta 112, Philadelph­ia 94 Portland 112, Toronto 111 Sacramento 127, Indiana 122 New Orleans at Dallas, ppd www.usatoday.com 1-800-872-1415, mysportswe­ekly.com USATODAY.COM