WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 11
Philadelphia at Minnesota, 8 p.m.
Philadelphia at Chicago, 8 p.m.
MEN'S COLLEGE BASKETBALL:
Penn St. vs. Duquesne at CONSOL Energy Center, Pittsburgh, 7 p.m.
WOMEN'S COLLEGE BASKETBALL:
Army at Penn, 7 p.m.
Penn St. at S. Dakota St., 8 p.m.
Unselfish play key for first-place Eagles
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - From Jason Avant's blocks to Brent Celek sliding short of the end zone to run out the clock, the Philadelphia Eagles have a group of unselfish players.
That's part of the reason they're position to go worst-to-first.
The Eagles (8-5) were in sole possession of first place in the NFC East when they took the field for their indoor practice Tuesday.
Chicago's win over Dallas on Monday night gave Philadelphia a one-game lead with three to go.
So, the Eagles control their playoff hopes. If they win out, they'll secure their first NFC East title since 2010 and at least the No. 3 seed in the conference.
It's an impressive turnaround for a team that finished 4-12 last season. But rookie coach Chip Kelly instilled a new attitude along with his innovative offense and players have bought into his philosophy from the start.
Unselfishness is a priority.
Steelers still focused on winning, not 2014
PITTSBURGH (AP) - Making the playoffs is a long shot for the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Despite that, looking ahead to 2014 is not an option.
Coach Mike Tomlin reiterated his commitment on Tuesday to finishing the season strong.
The coach said the team's focus remains on winning Sunday night against Cincinnati, not on trying to figure out who will be with the team when it begins training camp next summer.
The Steelers (5-8) lost to Miami on Sunday to fall two games behind the Dolphins and Baltimore in the race for the AFC's second wild card spot.
Though Pittsburgh is alive, Tomlin said the team understands any kind of rally is a long shot.
Tomlin put much of the blame on a 0-4 start that the Steelers have not been able to overcome.
Starks hears teasing after video goes viral
DAVIE, Fla. (AP) - Miami Dolphins defensive tackle Randy Starks says he's hearing plenty of teasing from teammates for his role in a video that has gone viral.
After Starks fell on a Pittsburgh Steelers fumble, the video shows center Cody Wallace trying to make him cough up the ball by poking him repeatedly with his left fist in the backside below the waist, an off-limits area even in the rough-and-tumble NFL.
Starks said he didn't retaliate because when he rose from the pile, he wasn't sure of the perpetrator. Wallace faces a possible fine for the incident in Miami's 34-28 victory Sunday.
NFL moves Bears-Eagles to night game
NEW YORK (AP) - The NFL will move the matchup between Chicago and Philadelphia to the prime-time slot on Sunday, Dec. 22.
The Bears (7-6) will travel to face the Eagles (8-5) at 8:30 p.m. on NBC.
The New England Patriots game against the Baltimore Ravens will move to 4:25 p.m. on CBS.
Towson overwhelms Central Pennsylvania 102-72
TOWSON, Md. (AP) - Jerrelle Benimon had a triple-double - the first in school history - to lead Towson to an overwhelming 102-72 victory over Central Pennsylvania Tuesday night.
Benimon, who had 17 points, 18 rebounds and 10 assists, led Towson (7-4) to its eleventh-straight home victory over two seasons. Timajh Parker-Rivera had a career-high 10 points on 5-for-5 shooting. Rafriel Guthrie contributed 17 points and Marcus Damas 12.
Towson held a 38-36 lead with 3:34 remaining in the first period and was up only 47-41 at the half.
Central Pennsylvania (6-4) was still only down by 69-58 midway of the final period. However the Tigers ran off with the game after that.
The Tigers hit 55.8 percent of their field goals, compared to 35.8 for the Knights. Towson also won the rebound battle, pulling down 59 compared to Central Penn's 34.
Devon Dorsey led the Knights with 20 points and 10 rebounds.
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