This is the second morning roundup of 2019, and with lots of great sports action from yesterday, let’s get down to business.
There were several upsets in the New Year’s Day slate of bowls as Kentucky, LSU, Iowa, and Texas all defeated teams that were ranked above them in the final AP Coaches Poll. Ohio State managed to hang on after No. 9 Washington turned up the pressure during the second half. UCF’s defeat means that the Golden Knights have only lost one game in the previous two seasons, including bowls.
Outback Bowl: Iowa 27-22 No. 18 Mississippi State
VRBO Citrus Bowl: No. 14 Kentucky 27-24 No. 12 Penn State
Playstation Fiesta Bowl: No. 11 LSU 40-32 No. 8 UCF
Rose Bowl: No. 6 Ohio State 28-23 No. 9 Washington
Allstate Sugar Bowl: No. 15 Texas 28-21 No. 5 Georgia
There were only three games last night, but St. John’s upset No. 16 Marquette beating them by 20 points.
There were five games in yesterday’s NBA action. The biggest margin of defeat was suffered by the Detroit Pistons as they lost by 23 to the Milwaukee Bucks. The Jazz, Kings, and Knicks all played close games against opponents who were in the upper echelons of their respective conferences.
Toronto Raptors 122-116 Utah Jazz
Milwaukee Bucks 121-98 Detroit Pistons
Denver Nuggets 115-108 New York Knicks
Portland Trail Blazers 113-108 (OT) Sacramento Kings
Philadelphia 76ers 119-113 Los Angeles Clippers
English Premier League
Everton’s misery continued into the new year as they were booed off the pitch following their defeat to Leicester. Arsenal closed the gap to Chelsea in fourth by two points with their win, but Chelsea still have a match in hand. The last match of the day saw a dominant Tottenham extend their stay in the number two spot in the Premier League for at least another week.
MLB (News only)
The New York Yankees have been closing in on a deal with shortstop Troy Tulowitzki who had been released by the Toronto Blue Jays earlier this offseason (read here)
The Colorado Rockies and outfielder Michael Saunders agreed to a minor league contract as Saunders looks to break back into the big leagues for the first time since 2017 (read here)