Sunday 22nd May 2022

Sports Update for 1/20/22

Racers Host Eastern Illinois For Rare Double Dip

It has only happened four times for the Racers in Ohio Valley Conference regular season play. That is the Racers playing a league opponent in back-to-back games. The Racers host the Eastern Illinois Panthers Thursday for the second time this week. The air time is set for 6:30 on Froggy 103.7 at the CFSB Center This is the second game of a doubleheader day at the Bank. The MSU women’s team plays the first game with airtime at 4:30 on WNBS.

Derrick Henry Takes Part In Padded Practice

(Nashville, TN)  —  Derrick Henry is one step closer to getting back on the field.  Henry participated in a padded practice with the Titans on Tuesday.  Tennessee had some defensive players bang into Henry as he went through running back drills to imitate on-field contact.  ESPN is reporting that the Titans’ decision to activate Henry will be made on Friday.  Henry went on injured reserve after breaking his foot in Week 8 against the Colts.  Top-seeded Tennessee hosts the 4th-seeded Cincinnati Bengals in the Divisional Round on Saturday.

Grizzlies Fall To Bucks In Milwaukee

(Milwaukee, WI)  —  Memphis hung tough in their loss to the defending NBA champs.  The Grizzlies lost to the Bucks 126-114 in Milwaukee.  Ja Morant led Memphis with 33 points and 14 assists, Jaren Jackson Jr. scored 29 and Brandon Clarke added 14 points off the bench.  Giannis Antetokounmpo finished with 33 points for Milwaukee.  Memphis dropped to 31-and-16 with the loss.  The Grizzlies play the Nuggets in Denver tomorrow night.

Cards Snap 3-Game Losing Skid

(Louisville, KY) – The UofL basketball team’s three-game losing streak is over. The Cardinals beat Boston College, 67-54, last night at the KFC Yum! Center. The Cards improved to 11-and-7 overall and 5-and-3 in ACC-play with the win. The game was delayed by over an hour due to a leak in the roof of the KFC Yum! Center.

UK Extends Winning Streak To 4 Games

(College Station, TX) – The UK basketball team is streaking. The Wildcats won their fourth-consecutive game last night, beating Texas A-and-M, 64-58, in College Station. The ‘Cats improved to 15-and-3 overall and 5-and-1 in SEC-play with the win. They’ll face number-two Auburn on the Plains Saturday afternoon.

WEDNESDAY’S SCOREBOARD

NBA
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Philadelphia 76ers 123, Orlando Magic 110
Brooklyn Nets 119, Washington Wizards 118
Atlanta Hawks 134, Minnesota Timberwolves 122
Charlotte Hornets 111, Boston Celtics 102
Miami Heat 104, Portland Trail Blazers 92
Chicago Bulls 117, Cleveland Cavaliers 104
Milwaukee Bucks 126, Memphis Grizzlies 114
San Antonio Spurs 118, Oklahoma City Thunder 96
Dallas Mavericks 102, Toronto Raptors 98
Houston Rockets 116, Utah Jazz 111
Detroit Pistons 133, Sacramento Kings 131
Denver Nuggets 130, LA Clippers 128 (OT)
Indiana Pacers 111, Los Angeles Lakers 104

NHL
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Arizona Coyotes 4, New Jersey Devils 1
New York Rangers 6, Toronto Maple Leafs 3
Colorado Avalanche 2, Anaheim Ducks 0

Men’s College Basketball (Top-25 Coaches Poll)
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#2 Auburn Tigers 83, Georgia Bulldogs 60
Marquette Golden Eagles 57, #11 Villanova Wildcats 54
#12 Kentucky Wildcats 64, Texas A&M Aggies 58
Alabama Crimson Tide 70, #16 LSU Tigers 67
#20 Xavier Musketeers 68, DePaul Blue Demons 67

Top Sports Headlines

Derrick Henry Takes Part In Padded Practice

(Nashville, TN) — Derrick Henry is one step closer to getting back on the field. Henry participated in a padded practice with the Titans on Tuesday. Tennessee had some defensive players bang into Henry as he went through running back drills to imitate on-field contact. ESPN is reporting that the Titans’ decision to activate Henry will be made on Friday. Henry went on injured reserve after breaking his foot in Week 8 against the Colts. Top-seeded Tennessee hosts the 4th-seeded Cincinnati Bengals in the Divisional Round on Saturday.

Browns’ Mayfield Undergoes Shoulder Surgery

(Undated) — Baker Mayfield is undergoing surgery for the torn labrum in his left shoulder. The Browns quarterback underwent the procedure Wednesday and says he’s on track to return to his “true self”. Mayfield suffered the injury in Week 2, but managed to play through the injury. He missed only three games for Cleveland, which was eliminated from playoff contention in Week 17. ESPN reports Mayfield is expected to be cleared by training camp or possibly sooner. His estimated time of recovery is 4-to-6 months.

Bruce Arians Fined For Swiping Hand At Safety

(Tampa, FL) — The NFL is fining Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Bruce Arians 50-thousand-dollars for swiping his hand at safety Andrew Adams’ helmet during the wild-card game against the Philadelphia Eagles. Arians was seen slapping Adams’ helmet hard with an open hand and then elbowing him after he was trying to pull a player out of a pile. A note to Arians stated that he displayed conduct directed towards your players that fell below standards expected of an NFL head coach. Arians said that he will appeal the fine.

Nuggets Top Clippers In Overtime

(Denver, CO) — The Nuggets are pulling off a thrilling win in overtime. Aaron Gordon hit a go-ahead three in the waning seconds as the Nuggets defeated the Clippers 130-128 in Denver. Nikola Jokic [[ KNEE-cola YOH-kitch ]] posted a triple-double with 49 points, 14 rebounds, and 10 assists. Gordon finished with 28 points. Ivica Zubac led the Clippers with 32 points in defeat. Reggie Jackson added 28 points in the setback.

NHL Announces Regular Season Schedule Updates

(Undated) — The NHL has announced new dates for games that have been postponed due to the leaguewide COVID outbreak. The league will play 95 games during the three-week stretch that had been designated for a pause to allow players to participate in the Olympics. The updated schedules will still allow all 32 teams to complete their 82-game season by the original end date of April 29th. The new schedule includes new dates for 98 games that were postponed from November 18th to January 18th, and date changes to 23 other games to accommodate the new dates for postponed games.

Bennett Returns To Georgia, Daniels And Burton Enter Portal

(Athens, GA) — The Georgia Bulldogs’ quarterback room is rounding into form. Stetson Bennett announced Wednesday that he is returning to Georgia. JT Daniels, the Bulldogs’ starting quarterback at the beginning of the season, announced that he is entering the transfer portal. Bennett took over early in the season when Daniels was dealing with oblique and lat muscle injuries. Daniels began his career at USC, but transferred to Georgia after the 2019 season. Georgia receiver Jermaine Burton also put his name in the transfer portal Wednesday. Both Daniels and Burton are Southern California natives.

Report: Gary Patterson Joining Texas Football Staff

(Undated) — Steve Sarkisian is adding a former head coach to his staff ahead of next season. ESPN reports Gary Patterson is joining Texas in an off-field position as a special assistant to the head coach. Patterson comes over after serving 21 seasons as the head coach at TCU. The 61-year-old notably had success against the Longhorns, leading his team to six wins in a seven-year stretch. He was let go by the Horned Frogs after a 3-and-5 start last season.

The American Express Tournament

(La Quinta, CA) — The 2022 PGA Tour season continues with the first round of the American Express in La Quinta, California. The tournament is taking place at three different courses in the area including the La Quinta Country Club, Jack Nicklaus Tournament Course, and Pete Dye Stadium Course. Si Woo Kim is the defending champion after squeaking past Patrick Cantlay last year with a one stroke win.

Australian Open Day Four Recap

(Melbourne) — The year’s first Grand Slam continues at the Australian Open. On the men’s side, Number-3 seed Alexander Zverev [[ zeh-ruhv ]] cruised into the third round with a straight set win over John Millman. Americans Maxime Cressy and 20th-seeded Taylor Fritz also punched their tickets to the next round. Fritz defeated fellow American Frances Tiafoe to advance. On the women’s side, defending champion Naomi Osaka dominated in a straight set win over Madison Brengle. Third-seeded Garbine Muguruza became the highest seed to fall as she was upset by Alize Cornet. Also getting kicked from the tournament was Number-6 seed Anett Kontaveit, who fell to Clara Tauson.

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