>>Thunder Dominate Bulls
(Oklahoma City, OK) — The Bulls’ offense was dreadful in a 92-79 loss against the Thunder in Oklahoma City. Chicago shot just under 35-percent from the field on its way to 2-and-10. The lone bright spot was rookie Lauri Markkanen, who put up 16 points and six rebounds. The Bulls host the Hornets tomorrow night.
>>Embiid Shines In Sixers Win Versus Lakers
(Los Angeles, CA) — The future is becoming the now for the 76ers. Joel Embiid [[ jo-ELL em-BEED ]] made history in their 115-109 win over the Lakers in LA. He became the first player in history to record 46 points, 15 rebounds, seven assists and seven blocks. Ben Simmons just missed a triple-double with 18 points, 10 assists, nine boards and five steals. Philadelphia swept its LA trip to move to 8-and-6.
>>Warriors Face Celtics
(Boston, MA) — The NBA’s two longest winning streaks square off tonight in Boston. The Warriors face the Celtics in a battle of the best of the Western and Eastern conferences. Golden State has won seven straight to get to 11-and-3. Boston has won 13 in-a-row since an 0-and-2 start. Steph Curry is probable after missing the Warriors’ last game.
>>Indians’ Kluber, Nationals’ Scherzer Win Cy Young Awards
(Secaucus, NJ) — The Indians’ Corey Kluber [[ KLOO-ber ]] and Nationals’ Max Scherzer [[ SURE-zur ]] are Major League Baseball’s Cy Young Award winners this season. Kluber claimed his second career American League honor, beating out fellow finalists in Boston’s Chris Sale and the Yankees’ Luis Severino. Scherzer won in the National League for the second straight year. It’s his third career Cy Young.
>>Cardinals Inquire About Rays’ Closer Colome
(Orlando, FL) — In need of a closer, the Cardinals are reaching out to the Rays for a possible trade. MLB Network reports the Cardinals and Rays have had discussions about a possible deal for Alex Colome [[ KAH-loh-may ]]. The 28-year-old was 2-and-3 with a 3.24 ERA and 47 saves for Tampa Bay this year. Colome is arbitration eligible for the first time.
>>UCLA Suspends Three Hoopsters Accused Of China Shoplifting
(Los Angeles, CA) — UCLA is suspending the three basketball players who were accused of shoplifting in China. Head coach Steve Alford says LiAngelo Ball, Jalen Hill and Cody Riley are on indefinite suspension while they go through the university’s disciplinary review process. They will not travel with the team nor will they suit up for home games. UCLA beat Central Arkansas in overtime last night.
>>Blackhawks Cool Off Rangers
(Chicago, IL) — The Blackhawks scored five times in the third period to cool off the Rangers with a 6-3 win at the United Center. Artem Anisimov [[ ah-NEE-sih-mov ]] notched a hat trick in the final frame for Chicago. He and John Hayden scored 46 seconds apart early in the third to break a 1-all tie and put the Blackhawks ahead for good. Chicago is at the Penguins on Saturday.
>>Blues At Oilers Tonight
(Edmonton, Alberta) — The Blues make the middle stop on their three-game road trip tonight in Edmonton. They skate against Connor McDavid and the Oilers at 8 o’clock. The Blues began the trek with a 7-4 loss at Calgary on Monday and will finish up Saturday at Vancouver. The Blues have lost two straight, but lead the Western Conference with 27 points.
>>Titans Take On Steelers On “TNF”
(Pittsburgh, PA) — “Thursday Night Football” features a battle of division leaders this week as the Tennessee Titans take on the Pittsburgh Steelers at Heinz Field. Tennessee has won four in-a-row to improve to 6-and-3, tied with Jacksonville atop the AFC South. It’s the Titans’ best start since 2008. The Steelers are also riding a four-game winning streak that has them on top of the AFC North at 7-and-2.
>>Ford Ecoboost 400 Set For Sunday
(Charlotte, NC) — The final race of the NASCAR season gets going Sunday with the Ford Ecoboost 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway. The Championship Four consists of Kevin Harvick, Martin Truex Junior, Kyle Busch, and Brad Keselowski. The 267-lap race will decide the NASCAR Cup Series champion.