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No creatures stirring in NBA, NHL...Bowling in the Bahamas and Hawaii

By The Associated Press | Posted - Dec. 24, 2014 at 7:50 a.m.



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UNDATED (AP) — It'll be a silent night in the NBA with no games scheduled on Christmas Eve. But it's only a one-day break for the league, which has a five-game Christmas Day feast that features league-leading Golden State visiting the Clippers and Central Division-leading Chicago hosting the Lakers.

UNDATED (AP) — All is calm in the NHL tonight through Friday, as the league takes time out for a three-day Christmas break. The stars are brightly shining on the Anaheim Ducks, who top the league with 51 points and top the Pacific Division by eight points.

NASSAU, Bahamas (AP) — Jack Frost won't be nipping at anyone's nose when Western Kentucky and Central Michigan match 7-5 records in the inaugural Bahamas Bowl today. Hilltoppers quarterback Brandon Doughty leads the nation with 4,344 passing yards and 44 touchdowns for an offense that averaged 44 points per game in the regular season. The Hilltoppers give up 39.2 points per game but the Chippewas haven't scored more than 38 in a game this season.

HONOLULU (AP) — Rice and Fresno State got a nice present with a trip to tonight's Hawaii Bowl despite both opening the season by losing their first three games. The 7-5 Owls are playing in a bowl game for a school record third straight year. The 6-7 Bulldogs are the only team with a losing record to play in a bowl this season.

UNDATED (AP) — Wichita State players aren't home for Christmas but Honolulu isn't a bad second choice. The 11th-ranked Shockers will spend part of Christmas Eve getting ready to take on George Washington in the championship game of the Diamond Head Classic tomorrow.

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