Burrow-less Bengals win on MNF in OT – Tuesday Morning Sports Update


NFL – National Football League – Week 13
Last Night
Cincinnati Bengals 34, Jacksonville Jaguars 31 – OT

Bengals 34, Jaguars 31 – OT – Jake Browning steals spotlight as Bengals stun Jaguars 34-31 in OT
Jake Browning threw for 354 yards and a touchdown in his second career start, and the Cincinnati Bengals stunned the Jacksonville Jaguars 34-31 in overtime Monday. Browning also ran for a score as the Bengals won on a Monday night for the first time since 1990 on Evan McPherson’s 48-yard field goal in the extra frame. This one was shocking and potentially costly for the Jaguars, who lost quarterback Trevor Lawrence to a right ankle injury late in the fourth quarter.

NFL – Jaguars QB Trevor Lawrence injures right ankle against Bengals
Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Trevor Lawrence has injured his right ankle in Monday night’s game against Cincinnati. Left tackle Walker Little stepped on Lawrence’s ankle, causing him to twist it as he was sacked. Lawrence tried to get up, but dropped to the ground, ripped off his helmet and threw it in disgust. He was helped off the field and into the tunnel for X-rays. It ended an otherwise stellar night for Lawrence, who completed 22 of 29 passes for 259 yards and two touchdowns. He also ran for a score.

NHL – National Hockey League
Detroit Red Wings at Buffalo Sabres, 7:30 p.m.
Nashville Predators at Chicago Blackhawks, 8:30 p.m.

NBA – National Basketball Association
Last Night
Indiana Pacers 122, Boston Celtics 112

Pacers 122, Celtics 112 – Haliburton’s triple-double and late 4-point play help Pacers oust Celtics
All-Star guard Tyrese Haliburton recorded the first triple-double of his career and completed a tiebreaking four-point play with 1:33 left as the surprising Indiana Pacers ousted the Boston Celtics from the NBA In-Season Tournament with a 122-112 quarterfinal victory. Haliburton finished with 26 points, 13 assists and 10 rebounds as the Pacers improved to 5-0 in the tournament. They’ll face Milwaukee or New York in Thursday’s semifinals at Las Vegas. Jayson Tatum had 32 points and Jaylen Brown added 30 for the Celtics, who tied the score seven times in the final 6 1/2 minutes before Haliburton’s big basket.

NCAAFB – Heisman finalists named
LSU’s Jayden Daniels, Oregon’s Bo Nix and Washington’s Michael Penix Jr., transfer quarterbacks who have all played at least five college seasons, and Ohio State receiver Marvin Harrison Jr. are the finalists for the Heisman Trophy. The Heisman winner will be announced Saturday in New York. With Nix and Penix, the Pac-12 has two Heisman finalists for the first time since 2010 when Stanford’s Andrew Luck was the runner-up to Auburn’s Cam Newton, and Oregon running back LaMichael James finished third in the balloting. The Pac-12 is in its final season with its current membership before 10 schools depart.

NCAAFB – Buckeyes’ McCord, OU’s Gabriel, Oregon State’s Chiles top names in portal
Ohio State’s Kyle McCord, Oklahoma’s Dillon Gabriel and Oregon State’s Aidan Chiles led a parade of quarterbacks into the transfer portal on the first day of a 30-day window football players can put their names out in search of another opportunity. Arizona State’s Drew Pyne, Utah’s Bryson Barnes and Baylor’s Blake Shapen also entered the portal. McCord threw for 3,170 yards and 24 touchdowns with six interceptions. Gabriel ranks in the top 10 in Division I history in yards passing and passing touchdowns. Recruiting website 247Sports lists Chiles as the No. 2 player in the portal.

NCAAFB – Notre Dame’s Xavier Watts wins Nagurski award as top defensive player
Notre Dame safety Xavier Watts has won the Bronko Nagurski Award given to the nation’s top defensive player. The award was presented at the annual ceremony put on by the Charlotte Touchdown Club on Monday night. Watts has an FBS-leading seven interceptions this season for the Fighting Irish, along with 47 tackles. Other finalists for the award were Iowa cornerback Cooper DeJean, Illinois defensive tackle Jer’Zhan Newton, Georgia safety Malaki Starks and North Carolina State linebacker Payton Wilson.

NCAAMBB – Men’s College Basketball
(23) Wisconsin at Michigan State, 7:00 p.m.                  Superhits 103.7 Cosy-FM 6:00
Western Michigan at Notre Dame, 7:00 p.m.
Indiana at Michigan, 9:00 p.m.                                     News/Talk/Sports 94.9 WSJM 8:30

NCAAMBB – Arizona rises to No. 1 in the AP Top 25 poll
Arizona is No. 1 in The Associated Press men’s college basketball poll. The Wildcats rose one spot to reach the top spot for the first time since January 2014. Preseason No. 1 Kansas is up to second after beating reigning NCAA champion Connecticut. Houston was No. 3, followed by Purdue after falling from No. 1 to fourth. No. 7 Gonzaga and No. 9 North Carolina each cracked the top 10 for the first time this season. No. 23 Wisconsin, No. 24 Clemson and No. 25 San Diego State were the week’s new additions. They replaced Villanova, Mississippi State and Alabama.

NCAAWBB – UConn falls to worst ranking in 30 years in women’s AP Top 25
UConn fell to its worst ranking in 30 years when the Huskies dropped to 17th in The Associated Press women’s basketball poll, The last time the Huskies were ranked this low was the second poll of the 1993-94 season when they were 18th. South Carolina remained the unanimous No. 1 choice. UCLA, N.C. State, Iowa and Texas rounded out the top five.

MLB – Tigers give manager A.J. Hinch long-term contract extension and hire 4 new coaches
The Detroit Tigers have signed manager A.J. Hinch to what the team said was a long-term contract extension and hired four new coaches for his staff. Hinch has managed the Tigers for three years after five seasons in Houston, where he led the Astros to the 2017 World Series title but was given a one-year suspension by Major League Baseball and fired by Houston ahead of the 2020 season for his role in the team’s sign-stealing scandal. The Tigers also hired Joey Cora as third base coach, Anthony Iapoce as first base coach, Ryan Sienko as catching coach and Lance Zawadzki as assistant major league hitting coach.

MLB – Leyland touched by text messages from players he cut who never reached big leagues
Of the 294 text messages Jim Leyland received in the hours after his election to the Hall of Fame, the ones that touched him most were from former minor leaguers. He says they were “guys that never made it. Guys that you had to tell them their career was over.” Leyland appeared at a news conference a day after his election by the contemporary era committee for managers, executives and umpires. As Hall of Fame managers Tony La Russa and Joe Torre watched from front-row seats, Leyland put on a cream Hall of Fame jersey. “This baby fits nice!” he gushed.

MLB – Waiting for Shohei: MLB free-agent market slow as Ohtani mulls big money
Big-name free agents appear in no hurry to strike deals at the winter meetings, biding time until Shohei Ohtani potentially breaks the record for richest contract set 4 1/2 years ago by Mike Trout. And Japanese free agent Yoshinobu Yamamoto could be holding up the starting pitching market. Ohtani, the two-way unicorn who has won two of the last three AL MVP awards for the Los Angeles Angels, is expected to get a deal topping $500 million — Trout’s contract was for $426.5 million over 12 years. And that’s with Ohtani sidelined from pitching until 2025 following elbow surgery.

Olympics – Tokyo games sullied by bid-rigging, bribery trials more than 2 years after
The bid-rigging trial around the Tokyo Olympics is playing out in a Japanese courtroom — more than two years after the Games closed — with advertising giant Dentsu and five other companies facing criminal charges. Seven individuals are also facing charges from the Tokyo district prosecutors. Tokyo spent officially $13 billion to organize the Olympics, although a government audit suggested the figure was twice that large. About 60% is taxpayer money. Dentsu has a long history of lining up sponsorships and advertising with bodies like World Athletics, headed by Sebastian Coe, and the Switzerland-based International Olympic Committee, headed by Thomas Bach.

AHL – American Hockey League
Grand Rapids Griffins at Toronto Marlies, 7:00 p.m.

MHSAA – High School Sports
Last Night
Boys Basketball
Dowagiac 81, River Valley 28
Howardsville Christian 68, Hartford 50
Lawton 38, Marcellus 23
Delton-Kellogg 60, Bellevue 59
Kalamazoo Phoenix 62, Muskegon Heights 61

Girls Basketball
St. Joseph 54, Bangor 13

  • St. Joe held Bangor off the scoreboard until the final minute of the first quarter as the Lady Bears rolled to an easy 54-13 season opening win over Bangor.  Tess Kapelke led St. Joe with a game high 13 points, while Ava Rommel scored 12 for St. Joe. Madison Marfia had 5 points to lead Bangor.

Dowagiac 40, River Valley 19
Brandywine 53, Sturgis 28
Kalamazoo Loy Norrix 54, Hastings 41
Lawton 48, Bloomingdale 24

Boys Basketball
St. Joseph at Berrien Springs, 7:00 p.m.
Brandywine at Lakeshore, 7:00 p.m.
Benton Harbor at River Valley, 7:00 p.m.
Michigan Lutheran at New Buffalo, 7:30 p.m.
Niles at South Bend Clay (IN), 7:15 p.m.
Eau Claire at Lawrence, 7:00 p.m.
Kalamazoo Hackett at Buchanan, 7:15 p.m.
Coloma at Galesburg-Augusta, 7:00 p.m.
South Haven at Gobles, 7:00 p.m.
Watervliet at Martin, 7:00 p.m.
Bridgman at Saugatuck, 7:00 p.m.
Allegan at Holland Black River, 7:00 p.m.
Fennville at Delton-Kellogg, 7:00 p.m.
Lawton at White Pigeon, 7:00 p.m.
Battle Creek Lakeview at Coldwater, 7:00 p.m.
Battle Creek Central at Jackson, 7:00 p.m.
Otsego at Portage Central, 7:00 p.m.
Kalamazoo Christian at Portage Northern, 7:00 p.m.
Plainwell at Middleville Thornapple Kellogg, 7:00 p.m.
Vicksburg at Schoolcraft, 7:00 p.m.
Parchment at Sturgis, 7:00 p.m.
Constantine at Three Rivers, 7:00 p.m.
Climax-Scotts at Comstock, 6:00 p.m.

Girls Basketball
Lakeshore at Edwardsburg, 7:00 p.m.
River Valley at Benton Harbor, 6:00 p.m.
Our Lady of the Lake at Decatur, 6:00 p.m.
Michigan Lutheran at New Buffalo, 6:00 p.m.
Berrien Springs at Niles, 7:15 p.m.
Paw Paw at Mattawan, 7:00 p.m.
Howardsville Christian at Hartford, 7:00 p.m.
Watervliet Grace Christian at Lawrence, 6:00 p.m.
Cassopolis at Dowagiac, 6:30 p.m.
Martin at Coloma, 7:00 p.m.
Gobles at Watervliet, 7:00 p.m.
Holland Black River at Fennville, 7:00 p.m.
Lawton at Marcellus, 7:00 p.m.
Delton-Kellogg at Vermontville Maple Valley, 7:00 p.m.
Galesburg-Augusta at Allegan, 7:00 p.m.
Constantine at Three Rivers, 5:30 p.m.
Portage Central at Otsego, 7:15 p.m.
Portland at Gull Lake, 7:00 p.m.
Battle Creek Lakeview at Coldwater, 5:30 p.m.
Portage Northern at Kalamazoo Christian, 7:00 p.m.
Lansing Eastern at Kalamazoo Loy Norrix, 7:00 p.m.
Kalamazoo Central at Muskegon, 7:00 p.m.