NFL remembers Newtown shooting victims...Hoke suspends 3 for Outback Bowl...Raptors-Rockets
UNDATED (AP) — NFL teams held moments of silence to remember the victims of the school shootings Friday in Newtown, Conn. In Baltimore, flags were at half-staff at M&T Bank Stadium when the Baltimore Ravens hosted the Denver Broncos. With the Maryland National Guard standing on the opposite end of the field from the flag bearers, the scoreboards went black as the public address announcer asked the crowd to observe "silent reflection" in the wake of Friday's "horrific tragedy."
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Michigan coach Brady Hoke has suspended cornerback J.T. Floyd, punter Will Hagerup and linebacker Brandin Hawthorne for a violation of team rules. Hoke says the three players will not travel with the 19th-ranked Wolverines for the Outback Bowl against No. 11 South Carolina because each of them used poor judgment. He didn't specify which team rules were broken.
UNDATED (AP) — Today's NBA schedule has begun in Toronto where the Raptors host the Houston Rockets. The Raptors come off Friday's 95-74 rout of Dallas, which ended a six-game losing streak and left them 5-17. The Rockets are 11-11 and riding a two-game winning streak after Friday's impressive victory in Boston.
UNDATED (AP) — The tenth-ranked Fighting Illini look to stay unbeaten when they host Eastern Kentucky today. Illinois comes off Tuesday's lackluster 64-54 win over Norfolk State, a game in which the Illini shot just 35 percent from the field, 26 percent from three-point range and 59 percent from the line. The other top-25 team in action today is No. 24 Oklahoma State, which puts its 7-1 record on the line against Central Arkansas.
MALELANE, South Africa (AP) — South Africa's Charl Schwartzel (SHAR'-uhl SHWORTS'-uhl) completed a 12-shot victory over Kristoffer Broberg in the Alfred Dunhill Championship. Schwartzel closed with a 3-under 69 for a 24-under total. He won by 11 strokes in Thailand last weekend.