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REPORTS: REID FIRED BY EAGLES

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — Andy Reid was out after 14 seasons as Eagles coach, multiple outlets reported after Sunday's season-ending loss to the Giants.

The Philadelphia Inquirer reported that Reid was actually told Friday that he will not be the coach next season. Multiple sources said owner Jeffrey Lurie is expected to announce the decision today.

The Eagles' 12 losses are the most since the team went 3-13 in 1998, a season that prompted Lurie to fire Ray Rhodes and hire Reid.

"We weren't very good," Reid said. "That's my responsibility and I take complete blame for it."

Team spokesman Derek Boyko denied the reports that Reid had been fired.

Newtown families have day at game

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — They carried signs expressing gratitude and love. They exchanged high-fives with players and ringed the field during the national anthem.

About 400 residents of Newtown, Conn., attended Sunday's Giants-Eagles game. Among them were a few families who lost children in this month's school massacre, the Giants said. One was the family of Jack Pinto, the 6-year-old boy buried in a No. 80 jersey of Giants receiver Victor Cruz. The families arrived in nine chartered buses. There were some 200 students from the school system to which Sandy Hook Elementary School belongs.

"It was awesome," Giants DE Osi Umenyiora said after his team won 42-7. "Imagine what they went through on that horrific day. For them to come out here and support us as they did, it was an unbelievable feeling."

On Dec. 14, 20 children and six adults were slain at Sandy Hook Elementary in one of the deadliest school shootings in U.S. history.

BILLS: Players had the sticker "WWFD" on the back of their helmets, honoring two West Webster (N.Y.) Fire Department firefighters who were shot and killed Monday while responding to a fire in the Rochester suburb.

LIONS: Matthew Stafford set a season record for pass attempts. He had 42 against Chicago for 727 total, surpassing Drew Bledsoe (691 for the 1994 Patriots).

RAVENS: Justin Tucker was 1-for-2 to finish 30 of 33 on field-goal tries; at 90.9 percent he set an NFL record for a rookie.

TEXANS: Andre Johnson (12 catches, 141 yards) was the second player with three seasons of 100 or more catches and 1,500 yards, joining Marvin Harrison.

TITANS: They set a franchise mark and league high for points allowed, 471.

NUMBER OF THE DAY I

7 Consecutive seasons that the Super Bowl champion failed to win a playoff game the next year

NUMBER OF THE DAY II

7,042 Yards allowed this season by the Saints, breaking the record of 6,793 by the 1981 Baltimore Colts

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Ryan Callahan injury makes Lightning win ‘bittersweet’

Ryan Callahan injury makes Lightning win ‘bittersweet’

The Lightning's 4-1 victory over the Coyotes Thursday night still featured the usual post-game music in the dressing room.But there was more of a somber tone with veteran right wing Ryan Callahan's right arm in a sling. Callahan, who got hurt on a na...
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USF football journal: Add an audible to the Quinton Flowers legend

USF football journal: Add an audible to the Quinton Flowers legend

Bulls fans who believe QB Quinton Flowers wasn't afforded enough latitude in the 2017 offense got some figurative fuel for their argument Thursday.Or more specifically, kerosene in the form of a conversion. That game-tying two-point play in the wanin...
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USF football journal: Add an audible to the Quinton Flowers legend

USF football journal: Add an audible to the Quinton Flowers legend

Bulls fans who believe QB Quinton Flowers wasn't afforded enough latitude in the 2017 offense got some figurative fuel for their argument Thursday.Or more specifically, kerosene in the form of a conversion. That game-tying two-point play in the wanin...
Updated: 29 minutes ago
Lightning routs Coyotes for sixth straight win

Lightning routs Coyotes for sixth straight win

GLENDALE, Ariz. — As much as the Lightning has been rolling, it remembered how it lost twice last season to the Coyotes.That included blowing a one-goal third-period lead at home down the stretch, with Tampa Bay missing the playoffs by a point."You l...
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Lightning’s Mikhail Sergachev earns more minutes, praise

Lightning’s Mikhail Sergachev earns more minutes, praise

GLENDALE, Ariz. — Coyotes center Clayton Keller is very familiar with fellow rookie Mikhail Sergachev, the dynamic Lightning defenseman. They both were top 10 picks in 2016, Keller at No. 7 and Sergachev No. 9 to Montreal. They faced each other in th...
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Cavs ride LeBron’s triple double vs. Lakers

Cavs ride LeBron’s triple double vs. Lakers

CLEVELAND — LeBron James recorded his 59th career triple double in front of Lonzo Ball and his brothers, Kevin Love scored 28 and the Cavaliers won for the 16th time in 17 games, 121-112 over the Lakers on Thursday. James finished with 25 points, 12 ...
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Friday’s sports on TV/radio

TODAYBoxingSuper lightweights: Vargas vs. Herrera10 p.m.FS1College basketballWomen: Southern at USF7 p.m.1040-AMMaryland-Eastern Shore at Creighton8 p.m.FS1College footballDivision III, final: Mount Union (Ohio) vs. Mary Hardin-Baylor (Texas)7 p.m.ES...
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Caps continue to dominate Bruins

BOSTON — Alex Chiasson scored two third-period goals, the second on a shorthanded breakaway with 8:29 left, and the Capitals beat the Bruins 5-3 on Thursday night. Patrice Bergeron scored twice for Boston, moving past Bobby Orr on the team’s all-time...
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Stephan Jiggetts’ 20 points lead USF basketball over Bethune-Cookman

Stephan Jiggetts’ 20 points lead USF basketball over Bethune-Cookman

TAMPA — USF used a 21-3 run midway through the second half en route to an 83-63 win over Bethune-Cookman on Thursday night before an announced 2,091 at the Sun Dome.The victory halted a four-game losing streak for the Bulls (5-6), who scored the last...
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High school scoreboard for Dec. 14

Thursday’s scoreboardGirls soccerLargo 4, Boca Ciega 1
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