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ST. PAUL -- Dmitry Orlov scored two goals and added one assist as the visiting Washington Capitals defeated the Minnesota Wild 5-2 on Tuesday night, Nov. 13. Andre Burakovsky added a goal and an assist, while Lars Eller had two assists. Rookie goalie Pheonix Copley finished with 26 saves and earned his third career victory.
SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- Sterling Shepard hauled in a 3-yard touchdown pass from Eli Manning with 53 seconds remaining Monday night, giving the New York Giants a 27-23 victory over the San Francisco 49ers in Santa Clara, Calif. Manning, who earlier had thrown two TD passes to Odell Beckham Jr., drove the Giants (2-7) 75 yards in nine plays after Robbie Gould's third field goal of the game, a 30-yarder with 2:46 remaining, had given the 49ers a 23-20 lead.
MINNEAPOLIS -- Karl-Anthony Towns totaled 25 points and 21 rebounds Monday night as the Minnesota Timberwolves halted a five-game losing streak and overcame a season-worst 23 turnovers in a 120-113 victory in Minneapolis over the Brooklyn Nets, who ended a four-game road trip and lost Caris LeVert to an apparent serious right leg injury.
PHILADELPHIA -- Quarterback Dak Prescott threw for one touchdown and rushed for another as the Dallas Cowboys defeated the host Philadelphia Eagles 27-20 Sunday night, Nov. 11. Ezekiel Elliott caught the touchdown pass and also rushed for one as the Cowboys (4-5) snapped a two-game losing streak. Prescott was 26 of 36 for 270 yards, while Elliott rushed 19 times for 151 yards. Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz, who was 32 of 44 for 360 yards, tossed a pair of touchdown passes to Zach Ertz, but the Eagles fell to 4-5. Ertz had 14 catches for 145 yards.
AVONDALE, Ariz. — Kyle Busch moved to the lead for a final time with 36 laps to go, survived a couple of late restarts, and went on to win the Can-Am 500 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at ISM Raceway in Avondale on Sunday, Nov. 11. The victory secured the Joe Gibbs Racing driver a berth in next weekend's four-driver, season-ending, championship-deciding race at Homestead-Miami Speedway in South Florida.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Willie Cauley-Stein scored 25 points to help the Sacramento Kings deliver a 121-110 victory over the visiting Minnesota Timberwolves on Friday night, Nov. 9. Iman Shumpert scored 17 points, De'Aaron Fox had 16 points and 10 assists and Buddy Hield added 15 points and 10 rebounds for the Kings. Nemanja Bjelica tallied 14 points against his former team.
LOS ANGELES — Zach Parise scored the go-ahead goal and added an assist as the visiting Minnesota Wild continued their winning ways on a seven-city road trip with a 3-1 victory over the Los Angeles Kings on Thursday, Nov. 8. The Wild won for the eighth time in their past 10 games to remain one of the hottest teams in the NHL. Minnesota is now 3-2-0 on its two-week trip with games at Anaheim and St. Louis still to come.
PITTSBURGH -- Ben Roethlisberger threw touchdown tosses to five different teammates Thursday, and the Pittsburgh Steelers rolled over the visiting Carolina Panthers 52-21 for their fifth consecutive win. Roethlisberger threw for 328 yards on 22-of-25 passing for Pittsburgh (6-2-1). Antonio Brown made six catches for 96 yards and a touchdown.
LOS ANGELES — LeBron James scored 24 points, and Kyle Kuzma and Josh Hart had 21 apiece as the Los Angeles Lakers held on in a back-and-forth affair Wednesday, Nov. 7, to earn a 114-110 victory over the visiting Minnesota Timberwolves. James added 10 rebounds and nine assists, just missing out on his second triple-double as a member of the Lakers. Brandon Ingram scored 20 points for Los Angeles, which won for the third time in the past four games.
For the second time, NBA captains will draft All-Star teams before the game is played in 2019. For the first time, the draft will be televised, the New York Times reported Wednesday. Five starters from the East and five from the West will be selected as per tradition by fan balloting. Captains to be named will choose teams to fill out the rosters. The NBA opted not to televise the draft in 2018, when Stephen Curry and LeBron James served as team captains. Both players disclosed their decisions to media members over time.