>>Hall Of Fame Broadcaster Dick Enberg Dies At 82
(Undated) — The sports world is mourning the loss of Hall of Fame broadcaster Dick Enberg. Family members say he passed away at the age of 82 at his home in La Jolla, California. A heart attack is believed to be the cause of death, but has not been confirmed. Enberg worked for NBC, CBS and ESPN. He called 10 Super Bowls, 28 Wimbledons and eight NCAA men’s college basketball championship games.
>>MLB Executive Out Over Alleged Misconduct
(New York City, NY) — A top baseball executive is out of a job. The “Wall Street Journal” reports Bob Bowman stepped down last month after accusations of misconduct. He’s accused of propositioning co-workers, promoting heavy drinking off the clock and having consensual sexual relationships with individuals who reported to him. Bowman worked as the head of the MLB Advanced Media department for 17 years.
>>Colts Visit Ravens Tomorrow
(Baltimore, MD) — The Colts look to snap a five-game slide as they visit the Baltimore Ravens tomorrow. Indy’s last win came on November 5th at Houston. The Colts are 3-and-11 on the season and are in line for a top-five pick in next year’s NFL Draft. The 8-and-6 Ravens are still fighting for a playoff spot.
>>Bears Host Browns On Sunday
(Chicago, IL) — The Bears welcome the winless Browns to Soldier Field on Sunday. Chicago is 4-and-10 after losing 20-10 to the Lions during Week 15. The Browns are 0-and-14. It’s the final Bears’ home game of the season. They close out the year at the Vikings next weekend.
>>Cavs End Bulls Winning Streak
(Cleveland, OH) — LeBron James and the Cavaliers put an end to the Bulls seven-game wining streak with a 115-112 victory at Quicken Loans Arena. James piled up 34 points, nine assists and six rebounds. Lauri Markkanen had a team-high 25 points, while Denzel Valentine chipped in 18 in the loss. Chicago is 10-and-21 and at the Celtics tomorrow night.
>>Stars Blank Blackhawks
(Dallas, TX) — Ben Bishop turned away all 24 shots he faced as the Stars dumped the Blackhawks 4-0 in Dallas. Corey Crawford gave up all four scores on 22 shots. The Stars scored three in the second period to pull away. Chicago’s five-game winning streak came to an end. They’re at the Devils tomorrow night.
>>Blues Lose Late To Oilers
(Edmonton, Alberta) — Drake Caggiula [[ kah-JOO-lah ]] scored with 50 seconds left to lift the Oilers to a 3-2 win over the Blues in Edmonton. Tage Thompson and Patrik Berglund had goals for St. Louis, which failed to protect leads of 1-0 and 2-1. The Blues have lost three in-a-row and five of their last six. They finish their four-game road trip tomorrow in Vancouver.
>>Nash, Kidd Highlight First-Timers On Naismith Basketball HoF Ballot
(Springfield, MA) — Former point guards Steve Nash and Jason Kidd are among six former NBA players who are first-time eligibles for the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame. Other NBA first-timers on the ballot are Ray Allen, Grant Hill, Chauncey Billups and Richard Hamilton. Finalists will be announced in February during All-Star Weekend in Los Angeles.
>>Seahawks Fined For Violating Concussion Protocol
(New York, NY) — The Seahawks are facing punishment for how they handled concussion protocol during their November 9th game against the Cardinals. Seattle has been fined 100-thousand dollars for not going through the proper procedure with quarterback Russell Wilson. They’re the first team to be fined over this issue. The Seahawks are not arguing against the punishment, stating they just didn’t know the rule.
>>Rockets’ Paul Won’t Play Against Clippers
(Houston, TX) — Chris Paul isn’t going to get to play against his old team tonight. The Rockets are ruling “CP3” out when they host the Clippers due to a strained left adductor. It was the first time Paul was set to square off with LA since he was traded to Houston in the offseason. The teams will play again in Los Angeles on January 15th. Paul left the Rockets’ loss to the Lakers on Wednesday after playing 25 minutes.
>>Missouri, Illinois Meet In Braggin Rights Game Tomorrow
(St. Louis, MO) — The annual Braggin Rights Game between Missouri and Illinois is just a day away. The Tigers and Fighting Illini face off tomorrow night at Scottrade Center. Mizzou has won five straight games to improve to 10-and-2. Illinois comes in at 8-and-5. The Illini won last year’s game, 75-66.