1. The Clippers beat the Lakers 111-106 Wednesday night.
2. The Lakers’ LeBron James aggravated a groin injury in the first quarter of the game and could miss time going forward.
3. Louisiana Tech beat Miami 14-0 in the Walk On’s Independence Bowl.
4. College Football Playoff Semifinal, Saturday December 28, ESPN: #1 LSU vs. #4 Oklahoma Chick-Fil-A Peach Bowl 1:00 p.m.; #2 Ohio State vs. #3 Clemson Playstation Fiesta Bowl 5:00 p.m.
5. USC vs. Iowa, Holiday Bowl, Friday December 27 5:00 p.m. ESPN.
6. Former Angel Kole Calhoun signed a two-year, $16 million deal with the Arizona Diamondbacks.
7. AP College Basketball Top 5: 1. Gonzaga 2. Ohio St. 3. Louisville 4. Duke 5. Kansas.
8. Clippers guard Patrick Beverly.
9. Gonzaga HC Mark Few and Kansas HC Bill Self both turn 57 today.
10. On this date in 1974 Ohio St. running back Archie Griffin was named the winner of the 40th Heisman Trophy award.