PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - LaMarcus Aldridge had 31 points and a career-high 25 rebounds to lead the Trail Blazers' 111-104 victory over the Houston Rockets last night. Dwight Howard had 32 points and 17 rebounds for the Rockets.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - David Legwand had a goal and an assist to lead the Nashville Predators to a 3-1 victory over the Dallas Stars last night. Erik Cole had the goal for Dallas, which has lost three of four.
COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) - Texas A&M coach Kevin Sumlin signed a six-year contract extension worth $5 million a year yesterday after the Texas A&M System Board of Regents unanimously approved the deal. The deal runs through 2019 and has buyout clauses for both Sumlin and the school. Sumlin must pay the school $5 million if he leaves before the end of the 2016 season. The school's buyout clause runs the length of the contract. Sumlin is 19-6 in two seasons with the Aggies (8-4) heading into the Chick-Fil-A Bowl on Dec. 31. In six seasons as a head coach at Houston and Texas A&M, Sumlin is 54-23.
HOUSTON (AP) - Johnny Manziel isn't sure if he'll declare for the NFL draft next month. But if he does he's thought a lot about his legacy and wants to be remembered as one of the best to have ever played and someone who made a major impact for Texas A&M. He's made a pretty compelling argument for both. Johnny Football is a finalist for the Heisman Trophy again, with a chance to join Archie Griffin as the second player to win the award twice.
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