LOS ANGELES (AP) — Blake Griffin had 22 points and 12 rebounds to pace the Clippers to a 111-103 win over Oklahoma City. Jamal Crawford added 20 for the Clippers who had six players in double figures for their third win in a row. Kevin Durant's 33 points and 10 assists paced Oklahoma City.
HOUSTON (AP) — Texans coach Gary Kubiak plans to return to the sidelines for Sunday's game against Oakland after suffering a mini-stroke during a game Nov. 3. Kubiak is back with the team this week after sitting out last Sunday's game. Houston will be trying to end a franchise-record seven-game losing streak.
DENVER (AP) — Peyton Manning sat out Broncos practice on Wednesday in an effort to give his tender ankles some time to heal before Denver takes on the unbeaten Kansas City Chiefs with their league-leading 36 sacks. Manning says he expects to get back to practice before the week is out and if necessary, could play in Sunday's game without any practice.
UNDATED (AP) — Baylor football coach Art Briles has been given a 10-year contract extension that will take effect after the season. Briles has the Bears unbeaten in eight games this season and No. 5 in the BCS standings. He's 41-30 in six seasons at Baylor.
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — The Buffalo Sabres fired long-time general manager Darcy Regier (reh-GEER') and rookie coach Ron Rolston after the team opened the season with a league-worst 4-15-1 record. Former Sabres star and Hall of Famer Pat Lafontaine has been named director of hockey operations and Ted Nolan returns as the Sabres interim coach through the end of the season.