Sports News For 1/21/10

NFL NEWS

New York Jets wide receiver Braylon Edwards just informed the organization that he wants to stay in New York for the rest of his career. The Jets are set to take on the high-powered Indianapolis Colts this Sunday in the AFC Championship game. People were speculating that Edwards would be looking for a better deal somewhere else after the season was over, but Edwards put a stop to all the rumors early and is hoping he gets a long term deal with his current team.

The Dallas Cowboys have given head coach Wade Phillips a 2 year contract extension after the Cowboys won their first postseason game in 13 years by knocking of the Philadelphia Eagles in the first round. The Cowboys went on to get dismantled by Brett Favre and the Minnesota Vikings in the second round. Despite the loss Cowboys owner Jerry Jones was impressed with Wades coaching job this year and expects the Cowboys to be Super Bowl contenders next year.

COLLEGE FOOTBALL NEWS

Boston College is happy to welcome back 2008 ACC defensive player of the year Mark Herzlich back after his battle with cancer. Herzlich was diagnosed with Ewing's Sarcoma cancer last spring and missed all of the 2009 season while going through chemotherapy. After successfully surviving and showing no more signs Herzlich will be suiting back up for the Eagles this up coming football season.

NBA NEWS

The NBA Hall of Fame is planning on honoring the 1992 Olympic Basketball team also known as the "Dream Team" this August at the 2010 inductee ceremony. The team is considered to be the best basketball team ever put together. The team included stars like Michael Jordan, Magic Johnson, David Robinson, Patrick Ewing, Larry Bird, Charles Barkley, Scottie Pippen, Karl Malone, John Stockton and many more. The team finished the summer Olympics 8-0 and won each game in the knockout stage by at least 30 points.

NBA GAMES RESULTS FROM 1/20/10

108, Sacramento 97
Orlando 109, Indiana 98
Portland 98, Philadelphia 90
Dallas 94, Washington 93
Charlotte 104, Miami 65
Detroit 92, Boston 86
New Orleans 113, Memphis 111
Milwaukee 113, Toronto 107
Oklahoma City 94, Minnesota 92
Phoenix 118, New Jersey 94
Utah 105, San Antonio 98
Denver 123, Golden State 118 (OT)
LA Clippers 104, Chicago 97

NBA GAMES TODAY

8:00 PM ET Lakers at Cleveland TNT
10:30 PM ET LA Clippers at Denver TNT

COLLEGE BASKETBALL NEWS

The University of Memphis men's basketball team was unable to hold on to their three point halftime lead in the second half thanks to a tremendous team work effort by the University of Texas El Paso players. The loss stopped Memphis 64 game conference winning streak that started back in 2006. The 64 games winning streak is tied for the longest in basketball history with the 1945-50 Kentucky Wildcats.

COLLEGE BASKETBALL TOP 25 SCORES FROM 1/20/10

(3) Kansas 81, Baylor 75
(4) Villanova 94, Rutgers 68
North Carolina State 88, (6) Duke 74
(7) Michigan State 70, Iowa 63
(14) Georgetown 74, (11) Pittsburgh 66
(12) West Virginia 68, Marshall 60
(13) Brigham Young 81, Wyoming 66
(17) Temple 77, Xavier 72
(19) Wisconsin 54, Michigan 48
(21) Connecticut 75, St. John's 59
Wake Forest 82, (23) North Carolina 69
(24) Mississippi 66, South Carolina 57

TOP 25 GAMES TODAY

9:00 PM ET Pepperdine at (10) Gonzaga
8:00 PM ET (20) Butler at Loyola (IL)

NHL NEWS

Tonight features a rematch that NHL fans have been waiting for since last years eastern conference playoff finals, that's right the Pittsburgh Penguins will be taking on the DC Capitols. Last years playoff series went all the way to game 7 with the penguins eventually winning the game 6-2 on their way to winning the Stanley cup. Tonight's game is not just about two top teams battling it out; it's about two young stars Sidney Crosby and Alex Ovechkin looking to keep their heated rivalry going for many years to come.

NHL SCORES FROM 1/20/10

New Jersey 2, Florida 0
St. Louis 4, Montreal 3 (OT)
Vancouver 3, Edmonton 2 (OT

NHL GAMES ON TODAY

7:00 PM ET Columbus at Boston NESN
7:00 PM ET Florida at NY Islanders
7:00 PM ET St. Louis at Ottawa RDS
7:00 PM ET NY Rangers at Philadelphia COMCAST
7:00 PM ET Toronto at Tampa Bay SUN NET TSN
7:00 PM ET Carolina at Atlanta
7:30 PM ET Washington at Pittsburgh FOX PITT
8:00 PM ET Detroit at Minnesota KSTC
9:00 PM ET Nashville at Phoenix
9:30 PM ET Chicago at Calgary TSN
10:00 PM ET Dallas at Vancouver
10:30 PM ET Buffalo at Los Angeles FOX WEST
10:30 PM ET Anaheim at San Jose FOX BAY

Figure Skating

After winning the silver medal at the 2006 Olympic winter games US figure skater Sasha Cohen retired. Now Cohen is trying to make a comeback and complete her dream of winning a gold medal at the Olympics. There are only two US qualifying spots open, and Cohen will be competing against younger talent with not much international experience, that gives Cohen a good chance to make it.

By: Frank Bilotta


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