Here’s a look at some of the biggest sports stories making headlines today, Monday, Nov. 24.
MANNING DIRECTS BRONCOS OVER UPSET-MINDED MIAMI
It was just another garden-variety, fourth-quarter Mile High miracle for Peyton Manning. Manning directed the Denver Broncos to 22 points in the fourth quarter in orchestrating a 39-36 come-from-behind victory over upset-minded Miami.
Manning completed 28 of 35 passes for 257 yards and four touchdowns, including three to Demaryius Thomas. C.J. Anderson ran for 167 yards and the go-ahead score for the AFC West-leading Broncos.
Manning became the third player in NFL history with touchdown passes in 50 consecutive games. He joined Drew Brees (54) and Tom Brady (52).
In other Week 12 results:
HAPPY HOMECOMING IN WINNIPEG
On NHL ice, the St. Louis Blues ended their four-game road trip with a 4-2 win at Winnipeg. Ryan Reaves scored the game-winner in his hometown at 2:25 of the third period.
Jaden Schwartz and David Backes (BAK’-ehs) each scored on the power play for St. Louis. Paul Stastny added an empty-netter. Alexander Steen, who’s also from Winnipeg, and Alex Pietrangelo each had a pair of assists.
In other hockey:
SEVEN STRAIGHT FOR BLAZERS
LaMarcus Aldridge had 20 points and 14 rebounds, reserve Chris Kaman scored 16 points and the Portland Trail Blazers ran their winning streak to seven games with a 94-88 victory over the Boston Celtics.
Damian Lillard added 12 points and five assists for Portland, which began a brief East swing. Nicolas Batum also had 12 points.
In other NBA:
WILDCATS WIN BY 58
Devin Booker scored a career-best 18 points, Aaron Harrison added 14 and No. 1 Kentucky held Montana State scoreless for several stretches in an 86-28 victory over the overmatched Bobcats. Kentucky is 5-0 while Montana State is 0-4.
Kentucky finished just 29 of 67 from the field (43 percent), but still rolled. That cold shooting was offset by a defensive effort that forced the Montana State into 21 turnovers and held the visitors to 20 percent shooting.
In other Top-25 basketball action:
COLLEGE BASKETBALL HALL OF FAME
Longtime LSU coach Dale Brown and Shaquille O’Neal were inducted together into the College Basketball Hall of Fame on Sunday night in Kansas City.
They were joined by six other luminaries, including former Duke star Grant Hill, Louisville standout Darrell Griffith, longtime Maryland coach Gary Williams, Stetson’s Glenn Wilkes Sr., Five-Star Basketball Camp founder Howard Garfinkel and the late Prairie View A&M star Zelmo Beaty.
SWISS WIN DAVIS CUP
Roger Federer defeated Richard Gasquet 6-4, 6-2, 6-2 in the first reverse singles match to give Switzerland the Davis Cup final against France. The win put the Swiss on top 3-1 in the best of five competition.
The 17-time Grand Slam champion gave Switzerland its first title in the team competition and added the only big trophy in tennis missing from his collection.
LEWIS WINS BIG
Stacy Lewis is the first American in 21 years to sweep the three biggest awards on the LPGA Tour. Lewis closed with a 1-under 71 in the CME Group Tour Championship, which gave her enough points to win the points-based LPGA Tour player of the year award for the second time in three years. Lewis also won the Vare Trophy for the lowest scoring average and the LPGA Tour money title.
The last American to sweep the LPGA Tour awards was Betsy King in 1993.