There were several good matchups yesterday across basketball and soccer. Additionally, Major League Baseball held its first press conference with the newest Hall of Famers, and there were big money transfers in soccer. Let’s get you caught up with your morning roundup!
James Harden carried the Houston Rockets to victory over the New York Knicks as he racked up a career-high 61 points at Madison Square Garden. Meanwhile, the Indiana Pacers got bad news as they learned that Victor Oladipo could be done for the season after he got hurt in the team’s win over the Toronto Raptors.
Indiana Pacers 110-106 Toronto Raptors
Boston Celtics 123-103 Cleveland Cavaliers
Brooklyn Nets 114-110 Orlando Magic
Los Angeles Clippers 111-99 Miami Heat
Houston Rockets 114-110 New York Knicks
Philadelphia 76ers 122-120 San Antonio Spurs
Atlanta Hawks 121-101 Chicago Bulls
Charlotte Hornets 118-107 Memphis Grizzlies
Detroit Pistons 98-94 New Orleans Pelicans
Utah Jazz 114-108 Denver Nuggets
NCAA Men’s Basketball
The Tennessee Volunteers needed overtime to defeat Vanderbilt, and preserve their status as the highest-ranked team in the country for longer than one game. The last time Tennessee was ranked number one, they lost their next game to Vanderbilt.
Soccer (Transfer News)
Barcelona has agreed to buy midfielder Frenkie De Jong from Ajax for a fee of €75 million, and he will join Barcelona in the summer (read here)
Chelsea have agreed to sign former Mauricio Sarri prodigy Gonzalo Higuain on loan from Juventus for the remainder of the season (read here)
Nimes 3-1 Angers
NFL (News only)
The Arizona Cardinals announced that veteran wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald will return for his 16th season with the team (read here)
A day after reports emerged that Bob Sutton was fired by the Kansas City Chiefs, it appears that Steve Spagnuolo is the favorite to succeed Sutton (read here)
MLB (News only)
The San Francisco Giants have signed left-handed pitcher Drew Pomeranz to a one-year contract (read here)
The Seattle Mariners and franchise icon, Ichiro Suzuki, agreed to a Minor league contract (read here)