Manziel leads Aggies over Sooners...Paul paces Clippers over Lakers...Browns close in on Oregon's Kelly
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Heisman Trophy winner Johnny Manziel (man-ZEHL') ran for two touchdowns, threw for two more and had a Cotton Bowl-record 516 total yards as 10th-ranked Texas A&M rolled past No. 12 Oklahoma 41-13. Manziel set an FBS bowl record with his 229 yards rushing on 17 carries, and completed 22 of 34 passes for 287 yards.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Chris Paul scored 30 points and added 13 assists to lead the Clippers to a 107-102 win over the Lakers in the battle of L.A. Paul scored the Clippers final eight points of the game after the Lakers had closed a 19-point deficit to just two with 89 seconds left.
CLEVELAND (AP) — Chip Kelly is closer to taking his fast-paced offense to the NFL. A person familiar with the negotiations said the Cleveland Browns are nearing a deal with Oregon's offensive mastermind to be their next coach. The Browns interviewed Kelly on Friday and the Oregon coach also is scheduled to meet with the Philadelphia Eagles and Buffalo Bills in Arizona.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings have listed quarterback Christian Ponder and cornerback Antoine Winfield as questionable for their playoff game today against Green Bay after both missed practice time with injuries this week. Coach Leslie Frazier says he expects Ponder to play and Winfield says he will be ready to play.
NEW YORK (AP) — A federal mediator spent about 12 hours shuttling back and forth between the NHL and it's players union Friday in an effort to bring an end to the 111-day old lockout. The two sides never met face-to-face. Talks are scheduled to resume Saturday morning.