2:15 PM: Blackpool soccer club chairman Karl Oyston said about responding to texts after his mobile phone number was posted on a social media site: "I regret stooping to the level of those threatening and abusing my family. Given my position, I should have acted with more responsibility."
1:45 PM: Chicago Blackhawks forward Patrick Sharp said about playing Sunday after the death of assistant equipment manager Clint Reif: "It was very quiet on the bench, very quiet in the locker room and we wanted to make sure we had a good game for Clint and his family." The Blackhawks beat Toronto 4-0.
1:30 PM: Oakland Raiders QB Derek Carr has 330 completions on the season, moving past Peyton Manning to third place on the NFL rookie season list. The top two are Sam Bradford (354) & Andrew Luck (339).
1:15 PM: NFL Network's Andrew Siciliano notes that the Carolina Panthers coach Ron Rivera is 14-3 in December including a current six-game winning streak.
12:00 PM: Oakland Raiders right tackle Menelik Watson donated his Sunday $36,944 game check to the family of Ava Urrea, a four-year-old girl who suffers from hypoplastic left heart syndrome and has already undergone 14 surgeries in her life.
11:45 AM: New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick won his 230th career game Sunday, moving past Curly Lambeau to fourth place on the NFL all-time list. The top three: Don Shula (347), George Halas (324) & Tom Landry (270).
11:30 AM: Former Clemson QB Chad Kelly, nephew of former Buffalo Bills QB Jim Kelly, was arrested on multiple charges for punching a bouncer at a Buffalo bar & fighting with police early Sunday morning. Chad reportedly told the bar bouncers he was going to "get my AK-47 and spray this place".
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