The Morning Roundup 1/4/2019

Yesterday had some exciting sports news and action, and we’re here to make sure you know what you need to know from the previous day in sports. Let’s get down to business, shall we?

NCAA Men’s Basketball

In yesterday’s men’s college basketball action, No. 25 Iowa was upset by Purdue. No. 22 Wisconsin suffered an upset as well as they fell to Minnesota in a close game. No.18 NC State managed to pull out a win against Miami after being behind for most of the game.

No. 2 Michigan 68-55 Penn State
No. 18 NC State 87-82 Miami
No. 21 Indiana 73-65 Illinois
Purdue 86-70 No. 25 Iowa
Minnesota 59-52 No. 22 Wisconsin

Current rankings

NBA

The San Antonio Spurs were not kind hosts to a returning Kawhi Leonard as they defeated to a Raptors team that sits near the top of the Eastern conference. In the late game, the Warriors blew a 20-point lead before being downed by the Rockets in overtime. During overtime, the officials missed an obvious out of bound call, but James Harden hit the game-winning shot, a contested three-point shot to give the Rockets the lead with one second remaining.

San Antonio Spurs 125-107 Toronto Raptors
Denver Nuggets 117-113 Sacramento Kings
Houston Rockets 135-134 Golden State Warriors

Soccer

English Premier League

Manchester City 2-1 Liverpool

Current table

La Liga BBVA

Villarreal 2-2 Real Madrid

Current table

NCAA Football (news only)

Clemson learned today that their three players who sat out their win against Notre Dame will also miss the College Football Playoff Championship game due to violating the NCAA performance-enhancing drug policy (read here)

People for Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) lodged a protest against the use of live mascots following an incident at the Sugar Bowl where Bevo, the mascot for the University of Texas at Austin, broke free from his enclosure and disturbed a photo shoot for the bulldog for the University of Georgia. Thankfully, nobody was harmed. (read here)

NFL (news only)

The NFL announced the finalists for the Hall of Fame ballot today with Champ Bailey, Tony Gonzalez, and Ed Reed being among the finalists (read here)

Embattled Redskins linebacker Reuben Foster discovered today that the domestic violence charges brought against him have been dropped (read here)

MLB (news only)

David Robertson agreed to a two-year $23 million contract with the Philadelphia Phillies (read here)

The Chicago White Sox have officially offered free agent Manny Machado a contract (read here)

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