MONDAY, DECEMBER 9
Philadelphia at Ottawa, 7:30 p.m.
Columbus at Pittsburgh, 7:30 p.m.
L.A. Clippers at Philadelphia, 7 p.m.
MEN'S COLLEGE BASKETBALL:
LIU Brooklyn at Lehigh, 7:30 p.m.
WOMEN'S COLLEGE BASKETBALL:
Saint Peter's at Lehigh, 5 p.m.
Cy Young winner Halladay retires after 16 seasons
Two-time Cy Young Award winner Roy Halladay has retired after 16 seasons in the major leagues with Toronto and Philadelphia.
The 36-year-old right-hander signed a one-day contract Monday to retire as a member of the Blue Jays, where he spent the first 12 years of his career. He made the announcement at a news conference at the winter meetings in Orlando.
Halladay played for the Phillies from 2010-13, finishing with two injury-plagued seasons. He won an NL Cy Young Award in 2010, throwing a perfect game that season and a no-hitter in his first postseason game.
Halladay was 203-105 with an ERA of 3.38 in 416 career games, including 390 starts. He had 67 complete games and 20 shutouts.
Flyers F Lecavalier (back) could miss month
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Philadelphia Flyers forward Vinny Lecavalier could miss a month because of a non-displaced fracture in his lower back.
Lecavalier has already missed three games due to back spasms. He leads the Flyers with five power-play goals and has scored nine times overall. He is tied for fourth on the team with 14 points in 22 games.
Lecavalier signed a five-year, $22.5 million contract in the offseason. Lecavalier, a 6-foot-4, 208-pound center, spent 14 years with Tampa Bay.
Flyers go for another win over Ottawa
OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) - The Flyers look to stay undefeated against Ottawa tonight when they visit the Senators.
Philadelphia is 2-2-0 on a season high-tying six-game trip after a 5-1 loss to Dallas. The Flyers held a 1-0 edge after the first period, but Tyler Seguin tied it 39 seconds into the second and followed that with two goals 40 seconds apart late in the period. Valeri Nichushkin scored 22 seconds later.
Goalie Steve Mason is 5-2-0 with a 1.71 goals-against average in seven starts against Ottawa. He stopped 24 shots in his shutout last month. He didn't have much help Saturday as the Flyers surrendered 34 shots, the seventh time they've allowed at least that many over their last 11 games.
Pens aim for rebound vs. Columbus
PITTSBURGH (AP) - The Penguins look to return to the win column tonight when they host the Blue Jackets at Consol Energy Arena.
The Penguins are dealing with some injury issues as defenseman Brooks Orpik had to be taken off the ice on a stretcher during Saturday's 3-2 loss in Boston after being pulled down and punched by the Bruins' Shawn Thornton. Orpik was alert when he arrived at a local hospital and flew back home with the team, but it's unclear when he'll be back on the ice. Evgeni Malkin remains day-to-day after missing the last two games with a lower-body injury, and James Neal is facing a Monday phone hearing and likely suspension for striking Boston's Brad Marchand with his knee while Marchand was on the ice.
Pittsburgh blew a 2-1 lead in the final 90 seconds against Boston to lose in regulation and end a five-game winning streak.
76ers host Griffin, Clippers
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - The L.A. Clippers are looking to right the ship tonight when they pay an East Coast visit to the struggling 76ers.
The Sixers held a four-point lead at the break against Denver on Saturday, but fell apart in the second half of a 103-92 loss. Tony Wroten scored 20 points for the Sixers, who gave away the lead during a 15-2 run by the Nuggets and scored just 15 points in the fourth quarter. Philadelphia didn't even attempt a free throw in the final period. Philadelphia has lost six of its last seven and 10 of 12.
Turner, leading the team with 20.5 points per contest, failed to reach double digits for only the second time this season. The Sixers followed a 24-for-48 performance in the first half by hitting 16 of their 40 shots in the second. They went 1 for 9 from 3-point range after halftime.
Philadelphia is still without rookie point guard Michael Carter-Williams, who spent his third night in the hospital Saturday while recovering from a skin infection on his right knee. He has missed two straight games and the 76ers are 1-5 without him this season.
LITTLE CAESARS PIZZA BOWL
Bowling Green, Pitt to play in Pizza Bowl
DETROIT (AP) - MAC champion Bowling Green will return to Detroit to face Pittsburgh in the Little Caesars Pizza Bowl on Dec. 26.
The Falcons (10-3) beat previously undefeated Northern Illinois 47-27 in the MAC title game at Ford Field on Friday, their fifth straight win.
It's the third bowl bid in five seasons for Bowling Green and the 11th in school history.
Pitt will be making its sixth straight trip to a bowl game. The Panthers, who went 3-5 in their first season in the ACC, are 2-1 against Bowling Green since 1999.
AP source: Jones agrees to terms with Marlins
MIAMI (AP) - A person familiar with the negotiations says first baseman-outfielder Garrett Jones has agreed to terms on a two-year contract with the Miami Marlins.
The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Monday because the deal hadn't been finalized and Jones had yet to take his physical.
Jones, a left-handed hitter, batted .233 with 15 homers and 51 RBIs with the Pittsburgh Pirates this year. He lost his starting job late in the season and batted only twice in the playoffs.
In 2012 Jones batted .274 with a career-high 27 homers and 86 RBIs.
The deal puts Marlins first baseman Logan Morrison firmly on the trade block. He has battled injuries the past two seasons and hit .242 with six homers in 85 games in 2013.
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