>>Alabama Rallies In Second Half To Beat Georgia For CFP Title
(Atlanta, GA) — Alabama freshman quarterback Tua Tagovailoa came in after halftime to lead Alabama to a 26-23 overtime win over Georgia to win the College Football Playoff National Championship Game in Atlanta. Tagovailoa threw three touchdown passes, including a 41-yard, game-winning strike to DeVonta Smith in OT. It’s the Crimson Tide’s fifth national title under head coach Nick Saban.
>>Atlanta Deals With Heartbreak Again
(Atlanta, GA) — It was another rough night for Atlanta area sports fans. Georgia blew 20-7 lead in the third quarter of their National Championship Game loss to Alabama. This was coming on the heels of the Falcons not being able to hold a 28-3 third quarter lead against the Patriots in Super Bowl 51. The Falcons hope for some better luck when they play at the Eagles in the NFC Divisional Round on Saturday.
>>Bears Hire Nagy To Be Next Head Coach
(Lake Forest, IL) — The Bears are hoping they found a new head coach to help quarterback Mitchell Trubisky grow into a star. Chicago will introduce Chiefs offensive coordinator Matt Nagy as the replacement to John Fox today. Fox went 14-and-34 in three seasons in charge of the Bears. Nagy has been with Andy Reid for the last 10 seasons in Philadelphia and Kansas City.
>>Colts Continue HC Search
(Indianapolis, IN) — The Colts’ search for a new head coach marches on. Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels interviewed for the job last week, and Chiefs offensive coordinator Matt Nagy interviewed on Sunday before being named head coach in Chicago. Panthers defensive coordinator Steve Wilks is scheduled to interview for the head coaching position on Thursday.
>>Rockets Light Up Bulls With 20 Threes
(Chicago, IL) — Chris Paul and Eric Gordon led the way in the Rockets’ 116-107 win over the Bulls at the United Center. Both had 24 points and nine assists. Bobby Portis paced Chicago with 22 points off the bench. Kris Dunn chipped in with 19 points and eight assists for the Bulls, who have dropped five-of-six. They visit the Knicks tomorrow night.
>>Blackhawks At Senators
(Ottawa, Ontario) — The Blackhawks hit the road tonight to take on the Senators. Chicago beat the Oilers 4-1 on Sunday to improve to 20-15-and-6. The Blackhawks are in last in the Central Division with 46 points. Ottawa is second-to-last in the Atlantic.
>>Blues Play Panthers At Scottrade Tonight
(St. Louis, MO) — The Blues make a brief pit stop at home tonight to play the Panthers. They just finished a two-game road trip and will be back out on the road for two more games starting Tuesday at Toronto. The Blues lost at Philadelphia on Saturday and in overtime at Washington on Sunday. They are second in the Central with 55 points, two behind the Jets.
>>Illinois Hosts Iowa On Thursday
(Champaign, IL) — Illinois takes another shot at its first Big Ten win on Thursday against Iowa in Champaign. The Fighting Illini are 10-and-7 and 0-and-4 after losing at Michigan over the weekend. Iowa is 9-and-9 and 0-and-5.
>>Cavs’ Thomas Gets Ejected For Hitting Wiggins
(Minneapolis, MN) — It was a frustrating Monday night for the Cavaliers as they were mauled by the Timberwolves 127-99 in Minnesota. Cleveland point guard Isaiah Thomas didn’t get to see the end of it as he was ejected for clotheslining Andrew Wiggins in the neck area in the third quarter. Thomas was assessed a flagrant-two. He later apologized for the play and Wiggins accepted.
>>Warriors’ Green Fined For Criticizing Officials
(New York, NY) — Warriors forward Draymond Green is the latest NBA player to be fined for criticizing officials. Green’s wallet is 25-thousand-dollars lighter after his comments on “The Athletic” that the issues between the refs and players are “ruining the game.” He made the statement after Saturday’s win against the Clippers that saw Green get his 11th technical foul of the season.
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