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An NFL game of two-win teams...Newton returns...Grizzlies win again...Chryst to Wisconsin

By The Associated Press | Posted - Dec. 18, 2014 at 8:01 a.m.



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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The best that can be said about tonight's NFL game is that the loser gains a leg up on possibly securing the first pick in next year's NFL draft. The game has the 2-12 Jacksonville Jaguars at home to the 2-12 Tennessee Titans. The teams are tied for last place in the AFC South with nowhere to go but up.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Cam Newton was back at practice yesterday for the Carolina Panthers. He took part in all team drills just eight days after suffering two fractures in his lower back from a vehicular accident. His status for playing in Sunday's game against Cleveland remains up in the air.

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — The Memphis Grizzlies have knocked off, in back-to-back nights, Golden State and San Antonio. Last night they stopped the defending league champion Spurs 117-116 in triple overtime. Marc Gasol (gah-SAHL') keyed the attack with 26 points as the Grizzlies picked up their sixth straight win.

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Paul Chryst (krist) is the new head football coach at Wisconsin. He is leaving Pittsburgh for the job. Chryst, who served as an assistant with the Badgers program twice, was 19-19 in three seasons with Pitt.

UNDATED (AP) — The Atlanta Braves recently acquired outfielder Nick Markakis (mar-KAY'-kihs) with a four-year, $44 million dollar contract. Yesterday the 31-year-old underwent surgery to repair a herniated disk in his neck. The Braves say the operation was a success and that they felt the neck condition was not a serious risk.

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