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Wednesday
Jan092019

Scoreboard roundup -- 1/8/19

iStock(NEW YORK) -- Here are the scores from Tuesday's sports events:

NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION
Indiana 123, Cleveland 115
Philadelphia 132, Washington 115
Toronto 104, Atlanta 101
Denver 103, Miami 99
Minnesota 119, Oklahoma City 117
Phoenix 115, Sacramento 111
Golden State 122, NY Knicks 95
L.A. Clippers 128, Charlotte 109

NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE
Boston 4, Minnesota 0
Carolina 4, NY Islanders 3
Pittsburgh 5, Florida 1
Buffalo 5, New Jersey 1
Washington 5, Philadelphia 3
Tampa Bay 4, Columbus 0
Montreal 3, Detroit 2
Dallas 3, St. Louis 1
Winnipeg 7, Colorado 4
Vegas 4, NY Rangers 2
San Jose 7, Edmonton 2

TOP-25 COLLEGE BASKETBALL
(1) Duke 87, Wake Forest 65
(3) Tennessee 87, Missouri 63
(6) Michigan St. 77, Purdue 59
(8) Texas Tech 66, (23) Oklahoma 59
(12) North Carolina 90, (15) NC State 82
OT South Carolina 87, (14) Mississippi St. 82
(18) Kentucky 85, Texas A&M 74
(19) Buffalo 110, Toledo 80
Baylor 73, (20) Iowa St. 70
Villanova 76, (24) St. John's 71

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Tuesday
Jan082019

Report: Packers to hire Matt LaFleur as next head coach

33ft/iStock(GREEN BAY, Wis.) -- The Green Bay Packers have reportedly chosen their next head coach.

Citing sources, ESPN reports the Packers will hire Matt LaFleur, the offensive coordinator for the Tennessee Titans, to lead the team.

LaFleur, 39, would succeed Mike McCarthy, who was fired mid-season by Green Bay. Joe Philbin stepped in as the interim head coach, and the team finished the season 6-9-1.

A source tells ESPN LaFleur will likely consider keeping Philbin on staff as well as defensive coordinator Mike Pettine.

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Tuesday
Jan082019

Clemson overpowers Alabama in championship game, wins 44-16

Phil Ellsworth / ESPN Images(SANTA CLARA, Calif.) -- The Clemson Tigers dominated the Alabama Crimson Tide in Monday night’s College Football Playoff National Championship game.

Clemson beat Alabama 44-16 to take home its second national championship in the past three seasons. Alabama, ranked No. 1, had been the favorite to win.

With the victory, Clemson finished its season 15-0, becoming the first Division I/FBS team to end with a perfect record since Penn in 1897, according to ESPN.

The Tigers will celebrate their win at home on Saturday with a victory parade beginning at 9 a.m. ET followed by a celebration at Clemson Memorial Stadium at 10:30 a.m.

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Tuesday
Jan082019

Scoreboard roundup -- 1/7/19

iStock(NEW YORK) -- Here are the scores from Monday's sports events:

COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYOFF NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP
(2) Clemson 44, (1) Alabama 16

NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION
San Antonio 119, Detroit 107
Boston 116, Brooklyn 95
New Orleans 114, Memphis 95
Milwaukee 114, Utah 102
Houston 125, Denver 113
L.A. Lakers 107, Dallas 97
Portland 111, NY Knicks 101
Sacramento 111, Orlando 95

NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE
Nashville 4, Toronto 0
St. Louis 3, Philadelphia 0
Minnesota 1, Montreal 0
Calgary 4, Chicago 3
San Jose 3, L.A. Kings 1

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Monday
Jan072019

Timberwolves fire head coach Tom Thibodeau 

Michael Reaves/Getty Images(MINNEAPOLIS) -- Tom Thibodeau has been let go as the president of basketball operations and head coach of the Minnesota Timberwolves, the team announced on Sunday.

The shakeup came following Minnesota's 108-86 win over the Los Angeles Lakers Sunday. League sources told ESPN Thibodeau had no idea he was going to be relieved of his duties.

“We would like to thank Tom for his efforts and wish him all the best,” Timberwolves owner Glen Taylor said in a statement. “These decisions are never easy to make, but we felt them necessary to move our organization forward.”

Along with Thibodeau, the Timberwolves also fired assistant coach Andy Greer.

Assistant coach Ryan Saunders will step in as Minnesota's interim head coach for the remainder of this season, the team said, while Scott Layden will stay put as general manager. However, sources tell ESPN Layden's future with the team remains uncertain.

Nearly halfway through the season, the Timberwolves are in 11th place in the Western Conference standings with a record of 19-21.

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Monday
Jan072019

Report: Grizzlies, forward Chandler Parsons agree to separation

Tar_Heel_Rob/iStock(MEMPHIS, Tenn.) -- Chandler Parsons' time with the Memphis Grizzlies appears to have come to an end.

Citing league sources, ESPN reports the team and the 30-year-old forward agreed to separate on Sunday.

The Grizzlies and Parsons' agent will work on placing him in another team and structuring a resolution on his future, the sources told ESPN.

Per his four-year, $94 million contract with Memphis, Parsons is owed $38 million, including $25.1 million for this season, according to ESPN.

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Monday
Jan072019

Scoreboard roundup -- 1/6/19

iStock(NEW YORK) -- Here are the scores from Sunday's sports events:

NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION
Minnesota 108, L.A. Lakers 86
Washington 116, Oklahoma City 98
Toronto 121, Indiana 105
Brooklyn 117, Chicago 100
Atlanta 106, Miami 82
Charlotte 119, Phoenix 113

NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE
Arizona 5, NY Rangers 0
Vegas 3, New Jersey 2
Washington 3, Detroit 2
Winnipeg 5, Dallas 1
Edmonton 4, San Jose 0
Chicago 5, Pittsburgh 3

NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE PLAYOFFS
Indianapolis 21, Houston 7
Dallas 24, Seattle 22
San Diego 23, Baltimore 17
Philadelphia 16, Chicago 15

TOP-25 COLLEGE BASKETBALL
(16) Marquette 70, Xavier 52
(2) Michigan 74, Indiana 63
(25) Iowa 93, (24) Nebraska 84
(19) Houston 90, Memphis 77
(22) Wisconsin 71, Penn State 52

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Saturday
Jan052019

North Dakota State wins record seventh National Championship 

Bo Rader/Wichita Eagle/TNS via Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- North Dakota State Bison have won their seventh Football Championship Subdivision National Championship in the past eight years with a 38-24 win over Eastern Washington.

The seven FCS national championships breaks the FCS record that was previously held by Georgia Southern.

It was the final game for fifth year head coach Chris Klieman, who is taking over at Kansas State. Klieman joins former Youngstown State head coach Jim Tressel as the only four-time winners.

Defensive coordinator Matt Entz has been named the next head coach.

Quarterback Easton Stick improved to 49-3 as a starter, breaking former NDSU QB Brock Jensen's record for the most wins by an FCS QB.

The title was the school's fifteenth total title, with three coming from their time in the College Divisions and five Division II crowns.

The Bison finish the season 15-0. They won 21 straight games, the current longest streak in Division One.

Since the Bison's first title season in 2011, they're 111-8.

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Saturday
Jan052019

Knicks center Enes Kanter to skip trip to London

Matthew Stockman/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- New York Knicks Center Enes Kanter will not travel with the team to London when the team face's the Washington Wizards on January 17 due to his ongoing going clash with Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

Kanter, a native of Turkey, told the media he fears for his life.

"I talked to the front office and said I'm not going because of that freaking lunatic, the Turkish President," he said following the Knicks 119-112 of the Lakers on Friday night. "There's a chance that I could get killed out there."

In 2016, Kanter spoke out against Erdogan following a bombing in Turkey's capital.

The following year, his Turkish passport was canceled and he was held at the Bucharest airport upon landing in Romania.

Kanter also believes his father has been a target of the government because of Kanter's stance against it.

Asked if he really believes he would be killed if he traveled Kanter said, "Oh yeah easy."

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Saturday
Jan052019

Scoreboard roundup -- 1/4/19

iStock(NEW YORK) -- Here are the scores from yesterday's sports events:
   
NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION
 Final  Utah           117  Cleveland     91
 Final  Minnesota      120  Orlando      103
 Final  Miami          115  Washington   109
 Final  Brooklyn       109  Memphis      100
 Final OT  Indiana        119  Chicago      116
 Final  Boston         114  Dallas        93
 Final  Milwaukee      144  Atlanta      112
 Final  L.A. Clippers  121  Phoenix      111
 Final  N-Y Knicks     119  L.A. Lakers  112
 Final  Oklahoma City  111  Portland     109

NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE
 Final  Pittsburgh   4  Winnipeg      0
 Final OT  Detroit      4  Nashville     3
 Final  Carolina     4  Columbus      2
 Final OT  Dallas       2  Washington    1
 Final SO  New Jersey   3  Arizona       2
 Final  Colorado     6  N-Y Rangers   1
 Final  Vegas        3  Anaheim       2

 TOP-25 COLLEGE BASKETBALL
 Final  (20) Buffalo   74  E. Michigan   58

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