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The Top Twenty Five

The Top Twenty Five

The top 25 teams in The Associated Press' college basketball poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through Jan. 6, total points based on 25 points for a first-place vote through one point for a 25th-place vote and last week's ranking:

Record Pts Prv

1. Duke (62) 14-0 1,622 1

2. Michigan (3) 15-0 1,553 2

3. Louisville 13-1 1,447 4

4. Arizona 14-0 1,442 3

5. Indiana 13-1 1,381 5

6. Kansas 12-1 1,322 6

7. Syracuse 14-1 1,211 7

8. Minnesota 14-1 1,121 9

9. Gonzaga 15-1 1,064 10

10. Missouri 11-2 1,006 12

11. Florida 10-2 922 13

12. Illinois 14-2 881 11

13. Creighton 14-1 789 16

14. Butler 12-2 761 17

15. Ohio St. 11-3 710 8

16. San Diego St. 12-2 591 19

17. Notre Dame 13-1 547 21

18. Kansas St. 12-2 472 25

19. Georgetown 10-2 441 15

20. NC State 12-2 438 23

21. Cincinnati 13-2 375 14

22. Michigan St. 12-3 267 18

23. Wichita St. 14-1 135 -

24. UNLV 13-2 113 -

25. New Mexico 13-2 102 20

Others receiving votes: VCU 94, Wyoming 87, Oklahoma St. 64, Marquette 41, UCLA 41, Maryland 29, Kentucky 27, Temple 13, Oregon 11, North Carolina 4, Pittsburgh 1.

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Wizards vs Blazers featured Moe Harkless' impressive Chappelle Show themed Halloween costume

Wizards vs Blazers featured Moe Harkless' impressive Chappelle Show themed Halloween costume

The Portland Trail Blazers are setting the bar high for NBA Halloween. 

Maurice Harkless made his arrival in style turning a corner dressed as Tyrone Biggums from the American sketch comedy television series "Chapelle's Show." 

But it got better. Bosnia native and seven-footer Jusuf Nurkic turned the corner as Beast from Walt Disney's classic romance film Beauty and the Beast. 

The bar has been set. 

Washington looks for its first win tonight after falling to 0-2 right out of the gate, while Portland aims for a 3-0 start after defeating the Spurs 121-108 Saturday night. 

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With Caps in Vancouver, Jay Beagle receives his ring

With Caps in Vancouver, Jay Beagle receives his ring

On June 7 in Las Vegas, Jay Beagle was in a Capitals uniform as they hoisted their first Stanley Cup in franchise history. Three weeks later, the 33-year-old signed a four-year, $12-million contract with the Vancouver Canucks

The Capitals begin a four-game, Canadian road trip this evening in Vancouver. Beagle did not attend the Capitals ring ceremony at the Palm three weeks ago so the Caps awarded Beagle with his ring today.

Each ring contains 252 diamonds, 35 rubies and one sapphire. Beagle was impressed but isn't sure how much use the ring will get.

“Not sure I’ll wear it again. It’s like wearing my truck.”

Jay Beagle will not be on the ice tonight against his former team. Beagle broke his forearm when he blocked a shot against the Florida Panthers on October 13th. Beagle is expected to be sidelined for another five weeks.

Despite the injury, it has still been a great week for Beagle. 

A shiny, new ring AND a baby girl. Not too shabby.

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