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MELBOURNE, Australia -- Captain Tiger Woods and his two most beleaguered players set the tone for a historic comeback to win the 13th Presidents Cup on Sunday, Dec. 15. With his team trailing 10-8 entering Sunday's singles play at the Royal Melbourne Golf Club, Woods needed his United States team to win at least eight of the 12 matches to win the Cup for the eight consecutive time.
ST. PAUL -- Eric Staal scored two goals and Alex Stalock finished with 17 saves as the Minnesota Wild extended their home point streak to 12 games with a 4-1 victory over the Philadelphia Flyers on Saturday night, Dec. 14, in Saint Paul.
NEW YORK -- LSU quarterback Joe Burrow won the 85th Heisman Trophy in record-setting fashion on Saturday night, Dec. 14. The redshirt senior, who transferred from Ohio State following spring practice in 2018 after failing to win the starting job, has led the Tigers to a 13-0 record and the No. 1 seed in the College Football Playoff. He set a record for highest percentage of points in the balloting -- 93.8, breaking the record set by Ohio State quarterback Troy Smith, who earned 91.63% of the point total in 2006.
MELBOURNE, Australia -- The United States' comeback attempt at the President Cup stalled late in the Saturday, Dec. 14, foursome matches, and the International team holds a 10-8 lead heading into the final day. After the Internationals won 2.5 of the available four points in four-ball matches early Saturday at Royal Melbourne Golf Club, the U.S. team was ahead on all four foursome matches through the 14th hole later Saturday.
MINNEAPOLIS -- Paul George scored 46 points and Kawhi Leonard added 42 as the visiting Los Angeles Clippers showed off their star power Friday and held on for a 124-117 victory Friday over the Minnesota Timberwolves. Leonard and George became the first duo in Clippers history to each score at least 40 points in a game. Montrezl Harrell added 18 points off the bench as the Clippers won despite playing without a true point guard. Patrick Beverley sat out after leaving Wednesday's game at Toronto with a concussion, while Lou Williams also was sidelined with a sore right calf.
BALTIMORE -- Lamar Jackson broke Michael Vick's single-season record for most rushing yards by a quarterback and also threw a career-best five touchdown passes for the third time this season to lead the Baltimore Ravens to a 42-21 victory over the visiting New York Jets on Thursday night, Dec. 12.
ST. PAUL -- Eric Staal, Jordan Greenway, Jason Zucker and Luke Kunin each had a goal and an assist as the Minnesota Wild extended their home point streak to 11 games with a wild 6-5 victory over the Edmonton Oilers on Thursday night, Dec. 12. Marcus Foligno and Ryan Donato also scored goals for Minnesota, which improved to 8-0-3 in its past 11 home games, the second-longest home point streak in team history. The Wild had a 13-game streak (10-0-3) from Dec. 27, 2017 to Feb. 13, 2018.
MINNEAPOLIS -- Donovan Mitchell scored 30 points, dished out six assists and collected five rebounds to lift the visiting Utah Jazz to a 127-116 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Wednesday night, Dec. 11. Rudy Gobert finished with 20 points and 16 rebounds to help the Jazz win for just the third time in nine games. Joe Ingles added 23 points, five rebounds and five assists. Six players scored in double figures for Utah.
The rise in home runs in 2019 wasn't because of a juiced ball, but rather due, in part, to inconsistent seam height on the baseball combined with "player behavior," according to preliminary results of a study commissioned by Major League Baseball. The early findings of the 27-page report were released Wednesday. The authors were a committee of professors charged with looking into the record number of home runs -- 6,776 -- in the past season. The committee concluded that ball manufacturer Rawlings hadn't made any purposeful changes to the ball to increase offense.
ST. PAUL -- Rickard Rakell scored in regulation and again in the shootout to lift the Anaheim Ducks to a 3-2 win over the Minnesota Wild on Tuesday, Dec. 10. Cam Fowler also scored, and John Gibson made 22 saves for the Ducks, who won for the first time this season when outshooting their opponent. Ryan Hartman and Ryan Donato scored, and Kaapo Kahkonen made 31 saves for the Wild, who rallied from a two-goal deficit but couldn't capitalize on an overtime power play.