Sports News for Thursday January 26, 2017

Sports News for Thursday January 26, 2017

>>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.

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