Sports Roundup December 20

LOCAL SPORTS

Rural League Scores: Heatherton 5 Outlaws 3      St Croix 2 Pleasantdale 0


NATIONAL SPORTS

Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers threw a touchdown pass and had a rushing touchdown of his own in a 24-16 win over the Carolina Panthers. Panthers’ Q-B Teddy Bridgewater completed 21 passes for 258 passing yards in the loss. Despite the loss, the Panthers sacked Rodgers five times.


A 25-year wait is over for Buffalo Bills fans. Josh Allen threw for over 350 passing yards in a 48-19 win over the Denver Broncos. The victory makes the Bills A-F-C East Division champions. Buffalo head coach Sean McDermott said he received a congratulatory email from former Bills and Montreal Alouettes head coach Marv Levy, who was the last Bills coach to win the division.


Exhibition games for the world junior hockey championship in Edmonton, scheduled for today and tomorrow, have been called off because of positive COVID-19 test results on both the German and Swedish teams. Canada was scheduled to face the Swedes at Rogers Place on Monday. Despite the current cancellations, Canada’s warmup game on Wednesday against the Russians remains on the schedule.


Two Canadians were honoured at the Sports Illustrated Awards tonight. Denver Nuggets guard Jamal Murray was named winner of the “Breakout of the Year” award while Tampa Bay Lightning captain Steven Stamkos won “Play of the Year”. This comes after Kansas City Chiefs offensive lineman Laurent Duvernay-Tardif was named Sportsperson of the Year alongside Patrick Mahomes, LeBron James, Naomi Osaka and Breonna Stewart.


Canadian Mark-Anthony Kaye and L-A-F-C defeated Club America 3-1 in the semi-finals of the CONCACAF Champions League last night. Carlos Vela scored twice while Latif Blessing added an insurance marker in the 90th minute. L-A-F-C will play against Tigres in the C-C-L final.


Saturday’s Games

NFL

Buffalo 48 Denver 19
Green Bay 24 Carolina 16


NBA Pre-Season

Orlando 120 Charlotte 117
Washington 99 Detroit 96
Atlanta 117 Memphis 116


Sunday’s Games (All Times Eastern)

NFL

San Francisco vs. Dallas, 1:00 p.m.
Seattle vs. Washington, 1:00 p.m.
Chicago vs. Minnesota, 1:00 p.m.
New England vs. Miami, 1:00 p.m.
Jacksonville vs. Baltimore, 1:00 p.m.
Tampa Bay vs. Atlanta, 1:00 p.m.
Detroit vs. Tennessee, 1:00 p.m.
Houston vs. Indianapolis, 1:00 p.m.
Philadelphia vs. Arizona, 4:05 p.m.
New York Jets vs. Los Angeles Rams, 4:05 p.m.
Kansas City vs. New Orleans Saints, 4:25 p.m.
Cincinnati vs. New York Giants, 8:20 p.m.