The Morning Roundup 12/28/18

Yesterday was full of sports action. We got you covered on what you missed, and the scores you want to know. Let’s get down to business.

NCAA Football

Yesterday’s bowl action featured two blowouts with Duke handing a large loss to Temple, and Wisconsin shutting down the entire offense whose punter had a greater total of yards punted (205) compared to Miami’s yards of total offense (169). In the final bowl game of the day, Baylor and Vanderbilt found themselves in a classic shootout.

Walk On’s Independence Bowl Duke 56-27 Temple
New Era Pinstripe Bowl Wisconsin 35-3 Miami
Academy Sports+Outdoors Bowl Baylor 45-38 Vanderbilt

NCAA Basketball

No games last night in the Top 25

Current rankings

NBA

The Rockets managed to overcome the Celtics, while the Lakers lost a close contest with the Kings in their first game without LeBron. Meanwhile, the woes of the Warriors continued as they suffered an overtime defeat against the Trail Blazers with Kevin Durant missing a go-ahead jump shot that would have won the game in overtime.

Houston Rockets 127-113 Boston Celtics
Milwaukee Bucks 112-96 New York Knicks
Sacramento Kings 117-116 Los Angeles Lakers
Philadelphia 76ers 114-97 Utah Jazz
Portland Trail Blazers 110-109 (OT) Golden State Warriors

Current standings

Soccer

English Premier League

West Ham United claimed a deserved 2-1 victory over relegation candidates Southampton in a match that saw a Felipe Anderson double pile the misery on the south coast side. It was also the final fixture that marks the official halfway point in the Premier League season with this weekend’s slate of matches closing out the 2018 portion of the Premier League season.

Southampton 1-2 West Ham United

Current table

NFL (news only)

Vontaze Burfict was diagnosed with another concussion that could threaten his future career (read here)

Longtime tight end Benjamin Watson is set to retire at the end of the season (read here)

Not all is well in Tampa Bay as DeSean Jackson has announced that he no longer wants to stay (read here)

MLB (news only)

Nelson Cruz and the Minnesota Twins reached a one-year contract with an option for 2020 (read here)

The San Diego Padres are reportedly entering trade negotiations with a familiar trade partner over Cleveland Indians ace Corey Kluber (read here)

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