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Jaguars clinch AFC playoff berth — 1st in a decade — with rout of Texans

Jacksonville Jaguars owner Shad Khan waited until the final few minutes to start celebrating. Had he uncorked the Champagne when the game was essentially over, Khan would have been drinking by [Read entire story]

Chiefs rout Chargers to all but sew up AFC West, playoff berth

The Kansas City Chiefs saw their bandwagon empty during a midseason swoon, fans jumping ship almost as quickly as Kareem Hunt hitting a hole or Tyreek Hill speeding to the end zone. The players never [Read entire story]

No. 25 Boise State tops Oregon 38-28 in Las Vegas Bowl

Cedrick Wilson caught 10 passes for 221 yards and a touchdown, Kekaula Kaniho returned an interception 53 yards for a score and No. 25 Boise State beat Oregon 38-28 in the Las Vegas Bowl on Saturday. [Read entire story]

Thunder edge 76ers in triple overtime

Russell Westbrook had 27 points, 17 rebounds and 15 assists, and Oklahoma City and the Philadelphia 76ers went basket-for-basket in a three-overtime thriller before the visiting Thunder pulled out a 119-117 victory on [Read entire story]

Cristobal leads Oregon against Boise State in Las Vegas Bowl

Oregon players made it known they wanted Mario Cristobal to be their next head coach, with left tackle Tyrell Crosby circulating a petition that was signed by more than 70 teammates. The Ducks (7-5) will [Read entire story]

6.5 quake hits Indonesia, topples buildings

JAKARTA, Indonesia — A strong, 6.5 magnitude earthquake shook Indonesia’s densely populated Java island on Friday night, killing two people and severely damaging dozens of homes near the epicenter. [Read entire story]

LeBron James leads Cavs over Lonzo Ball, Lakers

Lonzo Ball got an up-close look at the biggest baller of them all. LeBron James recorded his 59th career triple-double in front of Ball and his brothers, Kevin Love scored 28 points and the Cavaliers [Read entire story]

Flyers top Sabres for fifth win in a row

Philadelphia’s Valtteri Filppula scored the winner with 2½ minutes left in the second period and Travis Sanheim netted his first career goal to help the Flyers win their fifth straight game, 2-1 over Buffalo in [Read entire story]

WADA shares Moscow lab evidence with Olympic sports bodies

Evidence from a Moscow laboratory database has been shared by World Anti-Doping Agency investigators with international sports bodies who must decide on prosecuting Russian athletes for doping. Described [Read entire story]

Explainer: What net neutrality is and why it matters

“Net neutrality” regulations, designed to prevent Internet service providers like Verizon, AT&T, Comcast and Charter from favoring some sites and apps over others, were repealed Thursday by the Federal Communications [Read entire story]

No. 1 Villanova overwhelms Temple

Jalen Brunson scored 22 of his 31 points in No. 1 Villanova’s dominating first half and Omari Spellman added 27 points as the Wildcats rolled to an 87-67 rout of host Temple on Wednesday night in Philadelphia. [Read entire story]

Senators beat Rangers to snap five-game skid

Ottawa’s Craig Anderson made 27 saves Wednesday to stop his seven-game losing streak and the host Senators snapped a five-game skid with a 3-2 win over the New York Rangers. Bobby Ryan, Cody Ceci and [Read entire story]

Paul George hears boos in return to Indiana, makes Pacers pay

Paul George made a winning return to Indiana, hitting the clinching free throws with 10.7 seconds left in Oklahoma City’s 100-95 victory over the Pacers on Wednesday night. Steven Adams had 23 points [Read entire story]

Letter confirms criminal probe in Uber case

The government has opened a criminal investigation over allegations that a former Uber executive stole self-driving car technology from a Google spin-off, a letter from the U.S. Attorney’s office has confirmed. [Read entire story]

Navajo Nation sues Wells Fargo for alleged predatory tactics

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. — The Navajo Nation is suing Wells Fargo for allegedly engaging in predatory and unlawful banking practices that targeted and harmed tribal members. In a statement, Navajo Nation [Read entire story]

Colin Kaepernick visit rankles officers at NY’s Rikers Island jail facility

A visit by former 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick to New York’s Rikers Island jail facility has drawn a rebuke from the union representing city correction officers. Kaepernick began kneeling during [Read entire story]

Lightning top Blues in matchup of NHL’s best teams

Tampa Bay goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy erased the memory of a bad outing in St. Louis with one solid performance. Vasilevskiy stopped 32 shots, Nikita Kucherov and Brayden Point scored and the visiting [Read entire story]

Last-place Mavs spoil Kawhi Leonard’s return, beat Spurs

Kawhi Leonard strolled to the locker room late in third quarter, just as J.J. Barea was starting a Dallas rally that spoiled the season debut of San Antonio’s forward. Leonard missed the first 27 [Read entire story]

Packers’ Aaron Rodgers announces he’s cleared to return

Aaron Rodgers has been cleared to return after missing seven games with a broken right collarbone, the Packers’ quarterback announced on Instagram Tuesday night. Rodgers was hurt during a loss to [Read entire story]

Shorthanded Celtics dominated by Bulls

Nikola Mirotic and Bobby Portis are starting to draw attention for their play together instead of their fight with each other. Mirotic scored 24 points, Portis added a career-high 23 and the Bulls blew [Read entire story]