Chargers lead Pro Bowl selections with 7

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NEW YORK (AP) The Los Angeles Chargers placed seven players in the Pro Bowl, including safety Derwin James, one of six rookies across the league to make the game.

James, a first-round draft choice, will be joined on the AFC squad by veteran quarterback Philip Rivers, wide receiver Keenan Allen, running back Melvin Gordon, defensive end Melvin Ingram, center Mike Pouncey and special-teamer Adrian Phillips for the game, which will be played Jan. 27 in Orlando. James and Phillips are the only starters, though.

Rivers is a backup to Kansas City's Patrick Mahomes, one of 29 first-time Pro Bowlers. That, of course, includes all the rookies: James, Giants running back Saquon Barkley, Seahawks punter Michael Dickson, Broncos running back Phillip Lindsay, Indianapolis guard Quenton Nelson and Cleveland cornerback Denzel Wads. Lindsay is an undrafted player.

Buffalo wins at Syracuse, moves to 11-0

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) All Buffalo coach Nate Oats had to do was pull out the tape from last year's game at Syracuse. His rising Bulls did the rest.

CJ Massinburg scored 25 points, Jeremy Harris added 18, and No. 14 Buffalo rallied past the Orange 71-59 on Tuesday night to remain unbeaten. (MORE)

Memphis' Hardaway blasts Vols' Barnes

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) The verbal jabs between Memphis coach Penny Hardaway and Tennessee's Rick Barnes continued Tuesday with Hardaway saying "it was kind of low class" for the Vols coach to imply the Tigers were flopping during their game on Saturday.

"I don't know who Rick Barnes thinks I am, but I'm not a dude who likes to mess around about anything," Hardaway said during his media availability Tuesday afternoon. "I just call it how I see it, no matter how he's trying to make things seem. I think it's kind of low class, how he's trying to downgrade my guys for flopping and all that. Come on, give me a break." (MORE)

Angels, Harvey agree to 1-yr., $11M deal

NEW YORK (AP) Matt Harvey has agreed to an $11 million, one-year contract with the Los Angeles Angels, returning to the team that drafted him out of high school but failed to sign the pitcher.

Harvey's deal was disclosed by a person familiar with the negotiations who spoke Tuesday to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the agreement had not yet been announced. (MORE)

Flyers' Hart, Gordon win in NHL debuts

PHILADELPHIA (AP) Carter Hart had a night he'll never forget, and the rest of the Philadelphia Flyers had a night they really needed.

Hart made 22 saves in his NHL debut and Shayne Gostisbehere and James van Riemsdyk each had a goal and an assist as Philadelphia defeated the Detroit Red Wings 3-2 on Tuesday night and made interim coach Scott Gordon a winner in his first game. (MORE)

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