>>Hawks Rally By Bulls
(Chicago, IL) — Big nights from Jimmy Butler and Dwyane Wade weren’t enough as the Hawks rallied for a 119-114 win over the Bulls in Chicago. Butler scored 40 points and Wade added 33 for Chicago, which dropped to 23-and-24. The Bulls host the Heat tomorrow night.
>>Cavs Reportedly Rejected ‘Melo For Love Trade
(Undated) — The Cavaliers are shooting down a potential Carmelo Anthony for Kevin Love trade. ESPN reports the Knicks approached the Cavs about a deal, but were told they’re not interested. Knicks president Phil Jackson is reportedly looking to move ‘Melo before the February 23rd trade deadline.
>>Illinois Knocks Off Iowa
(Champaign, IL) — Illinois raced out to a 16-point halftime lead and hung on from there to beat Iowa 76-64 at the State Farm Center. Michael Finke led a balanced attack with 17 points off the bench. The Fighting Illini are 13-and-8 overall and 3-and-5 in the Big Ten. The Illini play Saturday afternoon at Penn State.
>>FSU, UCLA Upset
(Undated) — The upsets keep coming in college hoops. Number-seven UCLA was beaten by rival USC, 84-76. Georgia Tech trounced eighth-ranked Florida State 78-56, while number-16 Creighton was blown out by Georgetown, 71-51.
>>NFL Announces Super Bowl Officials
(Undated) — Carl Cheffers will serve as referee for Super Bowl 51. He will lead the seven-man crew during the February 5th game between the Patriots and Falcons in Houston. Cheffers’ crew has 93 years of experience as NFL officials, including 64 playoff games.
>>Woods Returns To PGA Tour Today
(La Jolla, CA) — Tiger Woods is making his long-awaited return to the PGA Tour today. He will tee off at the Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines. The 41-year-old is playing in a Tour event for the first time since August 2015. Woods is paired with third-ranked Dustin Johnson and world number-one Jason Day.
>>Musburger Leaving ESPN
(Bristol, CT) — Longtime sports broadcaster Brent Musburger is exiting the booth. The 77-year-old Musburger says he’s leaving ESPN at the end of this month. He will call his final game for the network on January 31st.