>>Report: Colts To Hire Patriots’ McDaniels
(Indianapolis, IN) — The Indianapolis Colts are set on hiring New England Patriots’ offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels as their head coach. ESPN reports the Colts offered McDaniels the job after a second interview Friday. McDaniels can’t officially accept the job until after the Super Bowl when New England’s season is complete.
>>AFC Rallies Past NFC In Pro Bowl
(Orlando, FL) — Delanie Walker caught two touchdowns, including the go-ahead score with 1:31 remaining, as the AFC rallied past the NFC 24-23 at the Pro Bowl in Orlando. The AFC trailed 20-3 in the third quarter before the comeback, led by Walker’s two touchdown catches. He won offensive MVP. Von Miller finished with a sack, forced fumble and fumble recovery to win defensive MVP.
>>Bucks Whack Bulls
(Chicago, IL) — The Bulls were no match for the Bucks in a 110-96 loss at the United Center. Milwaukee knocked down 13 threes as they sent Chicago to a fourth straight defeat. Denzel Valentine scored 18 off the bench for the 18-and-32 Bulls. They’re at the Trail Blazers on Wednesday.
>>Blues Host Habs Tomorrow
(St. Louis, MO) — The Blues enjoy today off before starting the second-half of the season tomorrow night. They kick things off at home against the Canadiens. St. Louis won two straight and four of its last five games before the All-Star break. The Blues are third in the Central Division with 63 points.
>>Blackhawks Return To Ice Tomorrow
(Nashville, TN) — The Blackhawks return from the All-Star break to play at the Predators tomorrow night. The Central Division lost to the Pacific Division 5-2 in the NHL All-Star Game on Sunday in the semifinals. Chicago winger Patrick Kane was scoreless.
>>College Basketball Roundup
(Undated) — Elsewhere around college hoops over the weekend, Seton Hall housed DePaul, 86-70. Notre Dame lost to Virginia Tech, 80-75. UT Rio Grande Valley put down Chicago State, 87-81. Tennessee State defeated Eastern Illinois, 50-47. Northern Illinois fell to Western Michigan, 79-72. UIC beat IUPUI, 71-62. North Dakota State handled Western Illinois, 80-69. Tonight, Northwestern is at Michigan, the Fighting Irish travel to face number-four Duke and the Flames visit Milwaukee.
>>Missouri Valley Conference Roundup
(Undated) — In the Missouri Valley Conference, Bradley bounced Indiana State, 81-73. Loyola-Chicago dominated Northern Iowa, 70-47. Southern Illinois snuck past Missouri State, 79-77. Illinois State earned a 76-75 win against Valpo. No one is in action tonight.
>>Rakell, Pacific Defeats Atlantic In NHL All-Star Game
(Tampa, FL) — Richard Rakell scored twice as the Pacific Division defeated the Atlantic 5-2 in the finals of the NHL All-Star Game in Tampa. The Pacific squad beat the Central team 5-2 in the semifinals to advance, while the Atlantic mopped the Metro, 7-4. Vancouver rookie Brock Boeser was named MVP.
>>Rousey Going Full-Time With WWE
(Undated) — Former UFC great Ronda Rousey is taking on a new job. According to ESPN, Rousey will join the WWE as a full-time wrestler. She was at the Royal Rumble in a surprise spot on Sunday in Philadelphia. Rousey lost the last two fights of her UFC career to Holly Holm and Amanda Nunes. She hasn’t fought since 2016. Rousey stopped fighting MMA at the age of 29.
>>NBA Increasing Earnings For ASG
(Undated) — The NBA is taking measures to try and make the 2018 NBA All-Star Game more competitive. According to ESPN, players on the winning team will each get 100-thousand-dollars versus 25-thousand for the losing team. That’s up 50-thousand-dollars for the winning squad compared to last season. The exhibition contest is at the STAPLES Center in Los Angeles on February 18th.
>>Illinois Hosts Rutgers Tomorrow
(Champaign, IL) — Illinois and Rutgers meet at the State Farm Center tomorrow night. The Fighting Illini earned their first win of Big Ten play last week when they beat Indiana by two. Illinois is 11-and-11 and 1-and-8. Rutgers sits at 12-and-11 and 2-and-8.