The Morning Roundup 12/31/18

Wow! This is officially the final morning roundup of 2018, and it’s been a bit of a ride. We hit the airwaves in the spring as a radio show, and by mid-December, we re-branded ourselves as a fully-functioning website. We hope to continue providing you content through 2019, and hope that you will continue to support us as our wonderful adventure continues. With all of that jazz out of the way, let’s get down to business and give you your morning roundup.

NCAA Men’s Basketball

No. 2 Michigan 74-52 Binghamton

Current rankings

NFL

The playoff picture was confirmed yesterday as wins for the Ravens, Eagles, and Colts all punched their playoff tickets. Black Monday also had a few doorbusters as the Buccaneers and Jets fired both Dirk Koetter and Todd Bowles yesterday following their team’s losses.

Dallas Cowboys 36-35 New York Giants
Buffalo Bills 42-17 Miami Dolphins
Detroit Lions 31-0 Green Bay Packers
New England Patriots 38-3 New York Jets
Carolina Panthers 33-14 New Orleans Saints
Atlanta Falcons 34-32 Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Houston Texans 20-3 Jacksonville Jaguars
Baltimore Ravens 26-24 Cleveland Browns
Los Angeles Chargers 23-9 Denver Broncos
Kansas City Chiefs 35-3 Oakland Raiders
Los Angeles Rams 48-32 San Francisco 49ers
Chicago Bears 24-10 Minnesota Vikings
Pittsburgh Steelers 16-13 Cincinnati Bengals
Seattle Seahawks 27-24 Arizona Cardinals
Philadelphia Eagles 24-0 Washington Redskins
Indianapolis Colts 33-17 Tennessee Titans

Playoff schedule:
Indianapolis Colts @ Houston Texans 4:35 p.m. ET (can be seen on ESPN)
Seattle Seahawks @ Dallas Cowboys 8:15 p.m. ET (can be seen on Fox)
Los Angeles Chargers @ Baltimore Ravens 1:05 p.m. ET (can be seen on CBS)
Philadelphia Eagles @ Chicago Bears 4:40 p.m. ET (can bee seen on NBC)

NBA

The biggest upset of the day was the Dallas Mavericks overcoming the Oklahoma City Thunder in a close contest. In an East vs. West matchup, the underdog Portland Trail Blazers defeated the Philadelphia 76ers.

Orlando Magic 109-107 Detroit Pistons
Minnesota Timberwolves 113-104 Miami Heat
Toronto Raptors 95-89 Chicago Bulls
Dallas Mavericks 105-103 Oklahoma City Thunder
Portland Trail Blazers 129-95 Philadelphia 76ers
Los Angeles Lakers 121-114 Sacramento Kings

Current standings

Soccer

English Premier League

Burnley completed a surprise defeat of West Ham United at home while Bournemouth continued to ship goals like belated Christmas presents to their opponents. Bournemouth’s only consolations of the match were a stoppage time Nathan Aké goal in the first half and that they finished the match with more men on the field than Manchester United.

Crystal Palace 0-1 Chelsea
Burnley 2-0 West Ham United
Southampton 1-3 Man City
Manchester United 4-1 Bournemouth

Current table

MLB (News only)

Clayton Richard swapped teams and timezones when he was traded yesterday to the Toronto Blue Jays along with cash for minor league outfielder Connor Panas (read here)

The deadline to sign Japanese phenom Yusei Kikuchi is Jan. 2, and he is expected to sign before that posting deadline (read here)

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