News

Turkey Day full of pigskin fun

Turkey Day full of pigskin fun

PIGSKIN & PIE: Have a side of football with your Thanksgiving feast. Photo: Associated Press

DETROIT (AP) — Detroit hosts Green Bay to kick off the traditional NFL Thanksgiving feast with a critical game for the Lions in the NFC North race.

Detroit will be trying to snap a two-game losing streak that’s left the Lions at 6-5 and tied with Chicago for first in the division.

Dallas will be thankful if they get a home win today over Oakland that would allow the Cowboys, at a minimum, to hold onto a share of the lead in the NFC East. Dallas goes into today’s game against the 4-7 Raiders tied with Philadelphia for the top spot in the division.

Pittsburgh and the Ravens enter tonight’s critical showdown needing a win to stay in the post-season chase. Both teams enter the game a disappointing 5-6, two games back of Cincinnati in the NFC North, but still in contention for a playoff spot.

NBA fans will have to go cold turkey today with no hoops on the table, but the NHL has two games set.

Vancouver will try to break out of a 1-7 sllde when they visit Ottawa in a non-Thanksgiving Day game north of the border. Edmonton is at Nashville in a battle of two of the bottom four teams in the Western Conference.

And college basketball will be played. Second-ranked Kansas helps tip off the eight-team, three-day Battle 4 Atlantis basketball fest in the Bahamas. The 4-0 Jayhawks take on Wake Forest, while No. 23 Iowa puts its 5-0 record on the line against Xavier as part of the quarterfinal action.

Recent Headlines

17 hours ago in National

Trump looks to unify Republicans; Kasich reported dropping out

17-overlay

Billionaire Donald Trump assumed the mantle of presumptive Republican presidential nominee on Wednesday with a message on unity that also suggested he was not going to work too hard to placate some party establishment figures angered by his outsider candidacy.

20 hours ago in National

Takata recalls millions more air bag inflators

takata16125303396828

Automakers will recall up to 40 million more air bag inflators installed by Takata Corp by 2019, expanding the largest automotive recall in American history.

21 hours ago in Sports

Deflategate: Brady gets more time

tombrady276076991807

Lawyers for the New England Patriots quarterback have been given another two weeks to appeal his "Deflategate" suspension.

21 hours ago in Sports

Kentucky Bourbon Trail offers a lesson for reviving racing’s fans

derby16124571363511

Some of the best-known farms in Kentucky's scenic horse country are borrowing from another of the state's contributions to the good life — bourbon whiskey distilleries — in an effort to win new recruits to an aging and shrinking fan base.

21 hours ago in National

School safety: Drops in bullying, violent crime on campus

schoolsafety16124794280762

The latest government snapshot of school crime paints a picture of safer schools, with declines in violent crime, bullying and harassment because of sexual orientation.