EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) - With the New York Giants facing a difficult decision on his coaching future after four straight years out of the playoffs, Tom Coughlin walked away gracefully, doing what was best for him.
SANTA CLARA (AP) - San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick has a torn ligament in the thumb on his throwing hand and surgery has been recommended. That could happen as soon as this week once he receives a second opinion on the injury.
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) - Clemson coach Dabo Swinney says he is "very optimistic" All-American Shaq Lawson will play in the national title game against Alabama after the defensive end missed most of the Tigers' semifinal victory with a knee injury.
ALAMEDA (AP) - Heading into the offseason with uncertainty is old hat for the Oakland Raiders, who have had nine head coaches and 17 starting quarterbacks during a 13-year stretch of no winning record or playoff berths.
OAKLAND (AP) - Draymond Green became the second Warriors player ever to post three straight triple-doubles and Golden State rolled to its 35th straight regular-season home win, 111-101 over the Charlotte Hornets on Monday night.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - DeMarcus Cousins had 33 points and a season-high 19 rebounds, and the Sacramento Kings took advantage of Kevin Durant being out of the lineup to beat the Oklahoma City Thunder 116-104 on Monday night.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Chiefs owner Clark Hunt expects at least one NFL franchise to be play in Los Angeles next season, though he declined to speculate Sunday whether the Raiders, Chargers or Rams are the leading candidate.
CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) - Clemson's offensive line has conquered challenges all season. Its final one - and perhaps biggest - will come in the national championship game against Alabama's dominating defense.