Sports Illustrated has revealed its Sportsman of the Year, and there's little surprise here -- it's LeBron James. LeBron's year is basically without historical parallel. He won his first NBA championship, he was the league MVP, he was the NBA Finals MVP and he brought home an Olympic gold from London.
In Los Angeles, a landlord proved that he was no Scrooge. The landlord taped a note to every tenant's door in the apartment complex. After some nice words about the holidays, it said: "Please deduct $70 from your regular rent for the month of December and perhaps use those monies to purchase a gift for someone special in your life."
Chet talks with military analysts Mike Lyons on the Syrian situation.
-Flu season is up and running.
-Two officers and a suspect were struck by a car.
-Rochester involved in pilot project to lengthen school day.
Washington ended a 10-game home losing streak in Monday night games
Robert Griffin III threw for one touchdown and had a fumble turn into another score, and the Washington Redskins pulled within one game of the NFC East lead with a 17-16 win over the New York Giants on Monday night... Griffin completed 13 of 21 passes for 163 yards and ran five times for 72 yards...Pierre Garcon had eight receptions for 106 yards and a touchdown
ALFRED MORRIS ran for 124 yards on 22 carries
ELI MANNING 20-33 280 YDS ..THE GIANTS had won 26 in a row on the road when holding a halftime lead.
AHMAD BRADSHAW ran for 103 yards on 24 carries, and Victor Cruz had five catches for 104 yards for the Giants, who were uncharacteristically penalty-prone, getting flagged nine times for 73 yards.
New York defensive tackle Linval Joseph yanked at Redskins center Will Montgomery s leg. Montgomery kicked at Joseph in response, and Joseph stomped at Montgomery. Joseph and a Redskins
The Redskins improved to 6-6 with their third straight victory, tied with the Dallas Cowboys and on the heels of the Giants, who have lost three of four to fall to 7-5.
Center Eric Wood (left knee) will miss between two and four weeks....Wood said tests showed he tore his MCL, an injury that will not require surgery.
Right tackle Chris Hairston (right ankle) is not expected to play Sunday, when the Bills (5-7) host St. Louis (5-6-1).
The Buffalo Bills have released veteran linebacker Kirk Morrison...Morrison had been inactive for all 12 games this season. The Bills re-signed the eighth-year player to a two-year, $4 million contract in March to provide them a veteran backup behind Nick Barnett.
Rex Ryan is undecided on his starting quarterback for the New York Jets' next game, a day after he benched Mark Sanchez in favor of third-stringer Greg McElroy in the team's win over Arizona... Ryan says Monday he needs ``a little more time to make that decision,'' adding that he wants to consult with his coaching staff...THE JETS VISIT JACKSONVILLE THIS WEEKEND
San Francisco 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh says that Colin Kaepernick (KAP'-ur-nik) will remain the team's starting quarterback for Sunday's game against Miami despite an overtime loss to the Rams
The average price for a ticket for Buffalo's ``home'' game against the Seattle Seahawks on Dec. 16 in Toronto will be $99. That's down from about $160 in 2008, when the series began.
The game against the Seahawks is the finale of the five-year deal reached between the Bills and Rogers, the Toronto-based communications company giant.
Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel, Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te'o and Kansas State quarterback Collin Klein are the finalists for the Heisman Trophy.
Michael Carter-Williams had 11 points and 11 assists, freshman Jerami Grant had a season-high 11 points and two blocks, and No. 4 Syracuse beat Eastern Michigan 84-48 on Monday night... Syracuse (6-0) has won 48 straight nonconference games and boosted its home winning streak to 26 games... Eastern Michigan had 24 turnovers and was outscored 31-9 on the miscues.
SIENNA VISITS ST. BONAVENTURE TONIGHT
The New York Yankees say Alex Rodriguez will have surgery on his left hip and will miss the start of the season and possibly the entire first half... A-Rod had right hip surgery on March 9, 2009, and returned that May 8. The Yankees said this operation will be ``similar but not identical.''
catcher Mike Napoli and the Boston Red Sox have agreed to a $39 million, three-year contract
The NHL labor talks are set to resume Tuesday with six owners and players scheduled to meet
STEPHEN GIONTA OF GREECE HAS SIGNED A CONTRACT TO PLAY FOR THE ALBANY DEVILS
LeBron selected SI’s Sportsman of the Year
BROOKYN HOST OKLAHOMA CITY