Denver–The Colorado Avalanche lost to the Dallas Stars last night at the Pepsi Center 3 to 1.

College Basketball

Boulder–The Colorado Buffaloes knocked off the Georgia Bulldogs 70 to 68 last night at the Coors Events Center.

Monday Night Football

New Orleans, LA–At Superdome in New Orleans, the Saints clobbered the New York Giants 49 -24.

Elsewhere in sports…

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) – After essentially being eliminated
from the playoffs with Sunday’s loss to Houston, the Jacksonville
Jaguars have fired coach Jack Del Rio. He was 3-8 in his ninth
season. Del Rio leaves with a 69-73 overall record and two playoff

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – Former Florida coach and native Buckeye
Urban Meyer is taking over an Ohio State football program that has
suffered through a difficult year of NCAA violations. He says Luke
Fickell will be a member of his staff. Fickell guided the team to a
6-6 record as an emergency replacement for fired coach Jim Tressel.

UNDATED (AP) – Two well-known college football coaches are out
of work. Arizona State fired Dennis Erickson and UCLA booted Bruins
alum Rick Neuheisel (noo-HY’-zul).

NEW ORLEANS (AP) – Saints quarterback Drew Brees threw four
touchdown passes and ran for a fifth score in a 49-24 steamrolling
of the visiting Giants, giving 8-3 New Orleans a one-game lead over
Atlanta in the NFC South race. New York’s third straight loss drops
them to 6-5 and a game back of NFC East leader Dallas.

HOUSTON (AP) – The Texans say Matt Leinart (LY’-nurt) is done
for the season after breaking his left collarbone during Sunday’s
win at Jacksonville. He’s the second quarterback Houston has lost
in as many games. Leinart was subbing for Matt Schaub, who suffered
a season-ending foot injury during a Nov. 13 win over Tampa Bay.