Tuesday (12/15) SportsBreak

HS BASKETBALL (BOYS): Seneca downed Abbeville 84-79 on Monday. The Bobcats are now 3-0 on the season.

HS BASKETBALL (GIRLS): Seneca defeated Abbeville 60-25 on Monday. Jess Sparks led all scorers with 18 points.

RECRUITING: Two big recruiting commitments for the Clemson Tiger football team on Monday. Standout defensive lineman Dexter Lawrence announced he is going to be a Tiger. And, 2017 QB Hunter Johnson (6-3 197) of Brownsburg, IN,who had been committed to Tennessee, backed off that pledge and committed to the Tigers.

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: A record six Clemson football players have been named to various All-America squads. The previous record for selections was five set by Clemson’s 1981 National Championship team. All-Americans so far this season are Deshaun Watson, Shaq Lawson, Jayron Kearse, Jordan Leggett, Mackensie Alexander and Greg Huegel.

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: South Carolina junior Pharoh Cooper has been selected to the Associated Press All-SEC first-team as a wide receiver and garnered second-team honors as an all-purpose back, while junior linebacker Skai Moore earned second-team accolades.

NFL: Andrew Luck spoke to reporters on Monday saying he’ll hopefully return to practice this week with the goal of returning to play before the end of the season.  The Colts franchise quarterback was sidelined in a week nine win over the Denver Broncos with a lacerated kidney.

NFL: Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton is expected to miss the remainder of the regular season after fracturing the thumb on his throwing hand Sunday in the team’s loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers.  The Bengals announced that Dalton would forgo surgery in hopes of returning for a playoff run and is listed as week-to-week.

NFL: The New York Giants have lept into a three-way tie for first place in the NFC East with a 31-24 victory over the Miami Dolphins on Monday Night Football.

MLB: The San Francisco Giants signed former Royals starting pitcher Johnny Cueto to a six-year, $130 million deal Monday adding the World Series champion to an already stacked rotation.

MLB: Pete Rose’s appeal to be reinstated into baseball has been denied by MLB commissioner Rob Manfred.