Tuesday 18th January 2022

Sports Update for 1/12/22

Grizzlies Win 10th Straight, Beat Warriors

(Memphis, TN) — Ja Morant lifted the Grizzlies to a 10th straight win as they beat the Warriors 116-108 in Memphis. Morant scored a game-high 29 points and dished out eight assists for Memphis, which improved to 29-and-14. Tyus Jones shot a perfect 5-for-5 from deep as he added 17 points off the bench. The Grizzlies extended their franchise record to 10 wins in a row. Steph Curry tallied 27 points, 10 assists and 10 rebounds for his ninth career triple double. Memphis hosts the Minnesota Timberwolves tomorrow night.

Duchene Lifts Preds Over Avs In Overtime

(Nashville, TN) — Matt Duchene scored in overtime to lift the Predators to a 5-4 win over Colorado in Nashville. Nashville has won five straight and improves to 24-11-and-2. The Preds host the Buffalo Sabres tomorrow night.

Report: MLB, MLBPA To Hold First Meeting Since Lockout On Thursday

(New York, NY) — ESPN is reporting Major League Baseball will meet with the players association on Thursday as they try to end a lockout. It began in early December and this is the first meeting since then. The report says the league approached the union to set up Thursday’s gathering. Spring training games are set to start in late February with the regular season beginning in late March.

Young Nets Fourth OVC POTW Award

For the fourth time this season, Katelyn Young of the Murray State women’s basketball team has been named as the OVC Player of the Week, the league office announced Tuesday.

The Oakwood, Illinois native scored 19 points and pulled down eight rebounds in Murray State’s lone game of the week, a 70-45 win over Tennessee Tech. Young has now won two consecutive Player of the Week awards and four total. A Murray State player has now won five of the nine awards so far this season, with Macey Turley also earning the honor in week two.
The Murray State basketball has a men’s/women’s double header tomorrow night as they return to action against Tennessee State at the CFSB Center. The women’s game can be heard on WNBS with a 4:30 start time, the Men’s game will follow on Froggy 103.7, with airtime at 6:30.

UK Claws Commodores, Prepares For Tennessee

(Nashville, TN) – The UK basketball team is on a two game winning streak. The Wildcats beat Vanderbilt, 78-66, in Nashville last night. The ‘Cats improved to 13-and-3 overall and 3-and-1 in the SEC. They’ll face Tennessee at Rupp Arena on Saturday afternoon.

 

TUESDAY’S SCOREBOARD

Murray wins 87-52over CCA. Grant Whitaker led 12-2 Murray with 21 points as they advance to the All-A Region 1.

NBA
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Washington Wizards 122, Oklahoma City Thunder 118
Phoenix Suns 99, Toronto Raptors 95
Memphis Grizzlies 116, Golden State Warriors 108
New Orleans Pelicans 128, Minnesota Timberwolves 125
Chicago Bulls 133, Detroit Pistons 87
LA Clippers 87, Denver Nuggets 85

NHL
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Tampa Bay Lightning 6, Buffalo Sabres 1
Florida Panthers 5, Vancouver Canucks 2
Chicago Blackhawks 4, Columbus Blue Jackets 2
Nashville Predators 5, Colorado Avalanche 4 (OT)
Toronto Maple Leafs 4, Vegas Golden Knights 3 (SO)
Pittsburgh Penguins 4, Anaheim Ducks 1
San Jose Sharks 3, Detroit Red Wings 2 (OT)
Carolina Hurricanes at Philadelphia Flyers (Postponed)
New York Islanders at Calgary Flames (Postponed)

Men’s College Basketball (Top-25 Coaches Poll)
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#19 Texas Tech Red Raiders 65, #1 Baylor Bears 62
#4 Auburn Tigers 81, #25 Alabama Crimson Tide 77
Stanford Cardinal 75, #7 USC Trojans 69
#10 Kansas Jayhawks 62, #16 Iowa State Cyclones 61
#17 Kentucky Wildcats 78, Vanderbilt Commodores 66
#22 Texas Longhorns 66, Oklahoma Sooners 52
#23 Tennessee Volunteers 66, South Carolina Gamecocks 46
#24 Illinois Fighting Illini 81, Nebraska Cornhuskers 71
#5 Purdue Boilermakers at Michigan Wolverines (Postponed)
#20 Providence Friars at Creighton Bluejays (Postponed)

National Sports Headlines

New York Giants Fire Head Coach Joe Judge

(New York, NY) — The New York Giants are in the market for a new head coach. The team fired Joe Judge on Tuesday after going four-and-13 this season, including losing their last six games by double-digits. Judge went 10-and-23 in his two seasons with the team after coming over from New England. where he coached special teams and wide receivers.

Top-Ranked Baylor Handed Its First Loss

(Waco, TX) — Baylor is taking its first loss of the season. The top-ranked Bears were upset by Number-19 Texas Tech 65-62 in Waco. Adonis Arms led the way with 14 points and nine rebounds as the Red Raiders snapped Baylor’s 21-game winning streak. The Bears were the final undefeated team in Division-1 men’s basketball after Number-7 USC lost earlier in the day. Texas Tech trailed by as many as 15, before pulling off the upset victory.

Report: Cavaliers Signing GM Altman To Extension

(Cleveland, OH) — The Cleveland Cavaliers are making sure their general manager isn’t going anywhere. ESPN is reporting that Cleveland has agreed to a contract extension with general manager Koby Altman through the 2027-2028 season. Altman is credited with drafting guard Darius Garland and forward Evan Mobley, along with trading for center Jarrett Allen. The Cavaliers are 23-and-18 as of Tuesday and could make the playoffs for the first time after LeBron James left in 2018.

Report: Alabama’s Jameson Williams Suffered Torn ACL

(Undated) — Alabama is receiving some tough news after coming up short in the National Championship game. ESPN reports wide receiver Jameson Williams suffered a torn ACL in the Crimson Tide’s 33-18 loss to Georgia on Monday night. Williams will reportedly undergo surgery on the injured left knee within the next 10 days. He is expected to make a full recovery. Williams is ranked by ESPN as the top receiving prospect for this year’s NFL Draft. Though a decision has yet to be announced as to whether or not he’ll return to Alabama for his senior season.

Report: MLB, MLBPA To Hold First Meeting Since Lockout On Thursday

(New York, NY) — ESPN is reporting Major League Baseball will meet with the players association on Thursday as they try to end a lockout. It began in early December and this is the first meeting since then. The report says the league approached the union to set up Thursday’s gathering. Spring training games are set to start in late February with the regular season beginning in late March.

Berry Says Browns Expect To Keep Mayfield

(Berea, OH) — The Cleveland Browns general manager doesn’t seem to be interested in a quarterback change. Cleveland GM Andrew Berry said Tuesday that the Browns “fully expect” Baker Mayfield to return as the starting quarterback in 2022. Mayfield struggled in 2021 for the 8-and-9 Browns, but also played with a torn labrum in his left, non-throwing shoulder which he injured in Week 2. Mayfield finished the season with 3,010 passing yards, 17 touchdowns and 13 interceptions.

Grievance Hearing Pending Over Evander Kane Contract

(San Jose, CA) — The NHL Players Association has requested an expedited hearing over the grievance filed against the San Jose Sharks. The two sides are at odds over the Sharks termination of forward Evander Kane’s contract. The team is claiming breach of contract, and they are pulling the plug on the more than 22-million-dollars that was still owed to Kane. Despite all of his recent troubles, a change of scenery for the talented 30-year-old could make him an attractive addition for a contending team.

Mets To Retire Keith Hernandez’s Number

(Flushing, NY) — The Mets are retiring Keith Hernandez’s number next season. The team announced today that Number 17 will be retired. Hernandez, who played for the Mets from 1983 to 1989, was also part of the Mets’ 1986 world championship team. He joins Casey Stengel, Gil Hodges, Tom Seaver, Mike Piazza and Jerry Koosman to be honored.

Olympian, Texas A&M Volunteer Track Coach Killed In Car Crash

(College Station, TX) — Olympian and Texas A&M volunteer track coach Deon Lendore is dead. The university says the Trinidad and Tobago native was killed in a Monday car crash after driving home from practice. The 29-year-old won The Bowerman award in 2014 as the top collegiate track and field athlete. He also represented Trinidad and Tobago in three Olympics winning a bronze medal in 2012. Aggies Track & Field Head Coach Pat Henry says Lendore’s death really hurts because he was considered part of Henry’s family.

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