>>Seahawks’ Sherman Calls Thursday Games “Poopfest”
(Renton, WA) — Outspoken Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman isn’t a fan of “Thursday Night Football.” Sherman called the Thursday games “terrible” and a “poopfest” while meeting with the media yesterday. Sherman’s Seahawks host the Rams tomorrow night.
>>Harbaugh Calls NFL Return Rumors “Lies”
(Ann Arbor, MI) — Michigan head coach Jim Harbaugh isn’t planning to return to the NFL in the near future. According to ESPN, Harbaugh told the team that reports of him going back to the NFL are “lies made up by our enemies.” Harbaugh’s name surfaced after the Rams fired Jeff Fisher on Monday.
>>Announcer Fired For Leaking Information
(Winston-Salem, NC) — A college football announcer is being fired for leaking game plans to opposing teams. Radio analyst Tommy Elrod has been dismissed by Wake Forest after an investigation revealed he “attempted to provide confidential and proprietary game preparations on multiple occasions, starting in 2014.”
>>Blackhawks Edge Rangers
(New York, NY) — Artem Anisimov’s goal late in the second period lifted the Blackhawks to a 2-1 win over the Rangers at Madison Square Garden. Chicago’s Trevor van Riemsdyk opened the scoring in the middle frame. Scott Darling made 33 saves for the Blackhawks, who have won three-of-four. The ‘Hawks stay in New York to face the Islanders tomorrow.
>>Blues Blow Three-Goal Lead Against Predators
(Nashville, TN) — The Blues raced out to a 3-0 lead early in the second period, but surrendered six unanswered goals in a 6-3 loss to the Predators in Nashville. Kevin Shattenkirk, Ryan Reaves and Brad Hunt scored for St. Louis, which lost three of four on its road trip. The Blues host the Devils tomorrow.
>>Lakers Switch From Trump Hotel During New York Stay
(Brooklyn, NY) — The Lakers are changing their lodging plans while in New York. The team initially intended to stay at a Trump hotel, but has since changed to a different hotel. The “LA Times” reported the switch, but a Lakers spokesperson says the change is for security reasons not political reasons.
>>T’wolves Top Bulls In Thibodeau’s Return
(Chicago, IL) — Tom Thibodeau got the win in his return to Chicago as the Timberwolves topped the Bulls, 99-94. Jimmy Butler had 27 points, nine rebounds and six assists for Chicago, which dropped to 13-and-11. The Bulls open a home-and-home set with the Bucks tomorrow in Milwaukee.
>>Colts Prep For Vikings
(Indianapolis, IN) — The Colts are back to work preparing for Sunday’s game against the Vikings in Minnesota. Indy fell to 6-and-7 with last Sunday’s 22-17 home loss to Houston. The Colts are now a game behind the Texans for first place in the AFC South.
>>Bears Turn Attention To Packers
(Lake Forest, IL) — The Bears are turning their attention to Sunday’s home game against the rival Packers. It will be the 194th all-time meeting between the teams. The Bears hold a 94-93-and-6 edge in the all-time series, but suffered a 26-10 loss in Green Bay in Week Seven. Chicago is 3-and-10 on the season.
>>Holm To Fight For Featherweight Title
(Las Vegas, NV) — Holly Holm is set to fight Germaine de Randamie in the UFC’s inaugural female featherweight championship bout. The match will take place in Brooklyn on February 11th. Holm famously knocked out UFC star Ronda Rousey to win the bantamweight title last year.
>>Illinois Plays BYU Saturday In Chicago
(Chicago, IL) — Illinois will go up against BYU Saturday in the Chicago Legends event at the United Center. The Fighting Illini have won four in-a-row on the heels of a three-game skid. Illinois also won its first four games and is 8-and-3 overall. The Cougars have won their last two games to improve to 7-and-3.