The Morning Roundup 1/23/19

The only sports action last night was from the world of basketball, but there was plenty of news. The NFL announced that it will continue certain rules discussions while the 2019 MLB Hall of Fame class was announced.  Let’s get on with it, and get you caught up on what you might have missed.

NBA

The Oklahoma City Thunder defeated the Portland Trail Blazers and leapfrogged them in the standings as a result. The biggest upset of the night was the defeat of the Los Angeles Clippers by the Dallas Mavericks. The win pulls the Mavericks closer to .500 and the number eight seed in the Western Conference.

Toronto Raptors 120-105 Sacramento Kings
Oklahoma City Thunder 123-114 Portland Trail Blazers
Dallas Mavericks 106-98 Los Angeles Clippers
Minnesota Timberwolves 118-91 Phoenix Suns

Current standings

NCAA Men’s Basketball

There were four upsets in college basketball as Buffalo, Auburn, Texas Tech, and Ole Miss were all upset by unranked teams. Buffalo and Auburn had the closest games as the others were blowouts. In the only ranked battle of the night, Kentucky proved that they deserved their vault up the rankings this week.

South Carolina 80-77 No. 16 Auburn
No. 5 Michigan 59-57 Minnesota
No. 8 Kentucky 76-55 No. 22 Mississippi State
Kansas State 58-45 No. 14 Texas Tech
No. 18 Villanova 80-72 Butler
Northern Illinois 77-75 No. 14 Buffalo
No. 2 Duke 79-64 Pittsburgh
No. 3 Virginia 68-45 Wake Forest
Alabama 74-53 No. 20 Ole Miss

Current rankings

NFL (News only)

According to league sources, the NFL will discuss reviewing pass interference calls (read here)

The Mercedez-Benz Stadium will keep its fan-first pricing model which will see cheaper concessions than many equivalent sporting events (read here)

Following their loss to the New England Patriots, the Kansas City Chiefs announced that they are firing defensive coordinator Bob Sutton (read here)

MLB (News only)

The Texas Rangers and Asdrubal Cabrera reportedly agreed to a one-year $5 million contract (read here)

Nick Markakis has agreed to re-sign with the Atlanta Braves as the two sides agreed on a one-year contract (read here)

The Manny Machado saga continues to unfold as there continue to be numerous mystery teams circling the superstar free agent (read here)

The Hall of Fame Class of 2019 has been announced with Mariano Rivera being the first ever unanimous selection into the Hall (read here)

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