Tuesday 18th January 2022

Sports Update for 1/3/22

Racers Edged By Tennessee Tech

Home winning streak halted at eight
The Murray State women’s basketball team saw its eight-game home winning streak come to an end Saturday with a 65-62 loss to Tennessee Tech at the CFSB Center in Murray, Kentucky. The Racers hit the road for two games next week when they travel to Eastern Illinois Thursday, followed by SIUE Saturday.

Hill’s Monster First Half Pushes Racers To Victory In OVC Opener vs SEMO

The Murray State Racers broke from the gate and never looked back in winning their 2021 Ohio Valley Conference opener 106-81 over the Southeast Missouri Redhawks at the CFSB Center in Murray, Kentucky. Murray State started the second half on an 11-0 run to get a 74-45 lead. MSU’s largest lead was 29 points with 16:05 remaining as they opened OVC play in front of 3,630 at The Bank. Tis week the Racers hit the road for Eastern Illinois Thursday and SIUE on Saturday.

Titans Blast Dolphins To Clinch AFC South

(Nashville, TN) — The Titans exploded for a big win over the Dolphins and clinched the AFC South in the process. Tennessee picked up a 34-3 win over the Dolphins in Nashville and moved to 11-and-5. The Titans leaned on the ground game as D’Onta Foreman rushed for 132 yards and a touchdown. Ryan Tannehill had a solid game, throwing for 120 yards and two touchdowns. It was a rough game for Tua Tagovailoa who completed 18-of-38 passes for 205 yards and an interception. The Dolphins dropped to 8-and-8 and were eliminated from playoff contention.

Grizzlies Play Nets In Brooklyn

(Brooklyn, NY) — The Grizzlies hit the road to face an Eastern Conference contender. Memphis plays the Nets in Brooklyn tonight. In other Grizzlies news, Kyle Anderson entered health and safety protocols, becoming the sixth Memphis player on the list. The Grizzlies also signed Killian Tillie to a two-year contract worth four million dollars over the weekend.

Preds Play Golden Knights Tomorrow Night

(Las Vegas, NV) — The Predators hit the road to Sin City. Nashville plays the Golden Knights in Las Vegas tomorrow night. The Predators beat the Blackhawks 6-1 on Saturday to improve to 20-11-and-2.

Blues Visit Pittsburgh Wednesday

(Pittsburgh, PA) — The Blues are off the ice a few more days after winning Saturday’s Winter Classic. St. Louis will return to action Wednesday in Pittsburgh against the Penguins. The Blues will then return home for five straight in St. Louis. The Blues have won seven of their last nine overall after their 6-4 triumph over the Wild on Saturday.

UK Clips Iowa In Citrus Bowl

(Orlando, FL) — The Kentucky Wildcats are celebrating a win in the Citrus Bowl. The ‘Cats came from behind to beat Iowa, 20-17, in Orlando on Saturday. UK finished the season 10-and-3 with the win. The program has won four consecutive bowl games.

High School Hoops

The Calloway County Lakers are back in action tonight with a twin bill, you can hear that game on WBZB with 5:45 airtime. The Murray High boys host Graves, that game can be heard on WNBS tonight with a 7pm airtime.

SUNDAY’S SCOREBOARD

NFL
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Buffalo Bills 29, Atlanta Falcons 15
Chicago Bears 29, New York Giants 3
Cincinnati Bengals 34, Kansas City Chiefs 31
Tennessee Titans 34, Miami Dolphins 3
Las Vegas Raiders 23, Indianapolis Colts 20
New England Patriots 50, Jacksonville Jaguars 10
Tampa Bay Buccaneers 28, New York Jets 24
Philadelphia Eagles 20, Washington Football Team 16
Los Angeles Rams 20, Baltimore Ravens 19
Los Angeles Chargers 34, Denver Broncos 13
San Francisco 49ers 23, Houston Texans 7
Arizona Cardinals 25, Dallas Cowboys 22
New Orleans Saints 18, Carolina Panthers 10
Seattle Seahawks 51, Detroit Lions 29
Green Bay Packers 37, Minnesota Vikings 10

NBA
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Toronto Raptors 120, New York Knicks 105
Boston Celtics 116, Orlando Magic 111 (OT)
Cleveland Cavaliers 108, Indiana Pacers 104
Sacramento Kings 115, Miami Heat 113
Phoenix Suns 133, Charlotte Hornets 99
Dallas Mavericks 95, Oklahoma City Thunder 86
Los Angeles Lakers 108, Minnesota Timberwolves 103

NHL
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New York Rangers 4, Tampa Bay Lightning 0
Pittsburgh Penguins 8, San Jose Sharks 5
Boston Bruins 5, Detroit Red Wings 1
New Jersey Devils 4, Washington Capitals 3 (OT)
Colorado Avalanche 4, Anaheim Ducks 2
Winnipeg Jets 5, Vegas Golden Knights 4 (OT)
Calgary Flames 5, Chicago Blackhawks 1
Dallas Stars at Arizona Coyotes (Postponed)

NCAA Men’s Basketball (Top-25 Coaches Poll)
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#10 Michigan State Spartans 73, Northwestern Wildcats 67
#12 Ohio State Buckeyes 87, Nebraska Cornhuskers 79
#14 Houston Cougars 66, Temple Owls 61
#7 Arizona Wildcats at #9 USC Trojans (Postponed)

Packers Clinch First Round Bye With Win Over Vikings

(Green Bay, WI) — The NFC’s road to the Super Bowl will run through Green Bay. The Packers crushed the Vikings 37-10 on a frigid Sunday night at Lambeau Field. Aaron Rodgers threw a pair of touchdown passes in the win, and AJ Dillon scored twice on the ground. Green Bay clinches the number-one seed in the NFC with the victory, while the Vikings are eliminated from postseason contention with the loss.

Steelers Host Browns On Monday Night Football

(Cleveland, OH) — It could be the last time Ben Roethlisberger takes a regular season snap at Heinz Field as the Steelers host the Browns on Monday Night Football. Roethlisberger told reporters this could be it for him as he gets ready for the final home game of the season for Pittsburgh. The Steelers are 7-7-and-1 clinging to slim playoff hopes. The Browns fell to the Steelers earlier at home this season and enter at 7-and-8.

Bucs’ Arians: Antonio Brown Done With Tampa Bay

(East Rutherford, NJ) — Buccaneers coach Bruce Arians says receiver Antonio Brown’s career with Tampa Bay is over. The Buccaneers head coach made the announcement after Tampa came back to beat the Jets 28-24 in East Rutherford following Brown’s sideline tantrum. The wide receiver was upset on the sideline and stripped off his uniform before running down the field waving to the crowd and eventually exiting the field.

Five NFL Teams Vie For Final Four Playoff Spots

(Undated) — Five teams are vying for the final three playoff spots heading into Week 18 of the NFL season. In the AFC, the Colts, Chargers, and Raiders are all trying to snag one of the final two spots. The Bolts visit Las Vegas on Sunday Night Football, while Indy travels to face Jacksonville. With the Eagles clinching a playoff berth on Sunday, the final NFC spot is down to San Francisco and New Orleans. The 49ers will visit the Rams, while the Saints are at Atlanta.

Bengals Take AFC North With Win Over Chiefs

(Cincinnati, OH) — Joe Burrow and Ja’Marr Chase could not be stopped in the Bengals 34-31 win over the Chiefs at Paul Brown Stadium. The Bengals won the game on Evan McPherson’s 20-yard field goal as time expired after being down 28-17 at the half. Burrow passed for 446 yards and four touchdowns, while Chase caught 11 passes for 266 yards and three touchdowns in the win. The 10-and-6 Bengals clinched the AFC North with the win.

Michael Gallup Has Likely Torn ACL

(Arlington, TX) — According to Cowboys owner and general manager Jerry Jones, wide receiver Michael Gallup has likely suffered a torn ACL. The injury occurred during the second quarter of Dallas’ 25-22 loss to the Arizona Cardinals. Jones said that Gallup will undergo an MRI on his left knee on Monday to determine the severity of the injury. The 25-year-old was able to walk off the field but left the stadium on crutches.

Robert Quinn Sets Bears Single-Season Sack Record

(Chicago, IL) — Bears defensive end Robert Quinn is celebrating a record-breaking season after becoming the new single-season sack leader in Chicago. Quinn recorded his 18th sack of the year during Sunday’s win over the New York Giants. He says he appreciates the recognition for breaking the sack record. The 31-year-old broke the record of former Super Bowl MVP Richard Dent, who set the record with 17-and-a-half sacks during the 1984 season.

No Fans Hurt After Railing Collapses At FedEx Field

(Landover, MD) — Eagles quarterback Jalen Hurts is causing fans to jump out of their seats, quite literally. After Sunday’s game against Washington, Hurts was walking to the visiting locker room at FedEx Field when a railing on the side of the tunnel collapsed. That caused fans to spill into the tunnel, though none appeared to be hurt or needed treatment, according to statement from the Washington Football Team. The fans fell approximately six feet and Hurts was able to avoid the falling aficionados and was unhurt.

Thunder Rookie Josh Giddey Makes NBA History

(Oklahoma City, OK) — Josh Giddey is etching his name into the NBA history books. The Oklahoma City Thunder rookie became the league’s youngest player to record a triple-double after he racked up 17 points, 14 assists and 13 rebounds in Sunday’s loss to the Dallas Mavericks. He broke the record that was set by Charlotte Hornets guard LaMelo Ball last season. Giddey set the new record at 19 years and 84 days old.

Celtics Outduel Magic In Overtime

(Boston, MA) — The Celtics earned a second straight win after topping the Orlando Magic in overtime with a 116-111 victory in Boston. Jaylen Brown led all scorers with 50 points and collected a team-high 11 rebounds in the win. Dennis Schroder and Marcus Smart also scored in double digits for the C’s. Terrence Ross scored a team-high 33 points off the bench for the Magic. The Celtics are now 18-and-19 while the Magic slip to 7-and-30.

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