(Undated) — Here is the latest sports news: McDaniels’ agent quits. Colts HC search continues. Pacers-Pelicans postponed. Ohio State stuns Purdue. Spring training almost here.
>>McDaniels’ Agent Quits
(Indianapolis, IN) — Agent Bob LaMonte, who represented both Colts general manger Chris Ballard and Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels, terminated his relationship with the coach Wednesday. ESPN reports LaMonte was stunned when McDaniels informed him he wouldn’t take the job. Multiple reports state Patriots owner Robert Kraft had a role in keeping McDaniels with New England as a way to take a shot at Indianapolis. It was the Colts who initiated the “deflategate” scandal when they reported New England to the NFL.
>>Colts HC Search Continues
(Indianapolis, IN) — The Colts continue their head coaching search and plan to interview Eagles offensive coordinator Frank Reich on Friday. Indianapolis will still hire Dallas Cowboys linebackers coach Matt Eberflus as its defensive coordinator. Eberflus was originally supposed to join Josh McDaniels staff.
(New Orleans, LA) — Wednesday’s Pacers-Pelicans NBA matchup was postponed due to a leaky roof at the Smoothie King Center in New Orleans. Tip-off was scheduled for 8 p.m. Eastern, but after multiple delays, the league decided to postpone the game. A makeup date has not yet been announced. Indiana will visit the Celtics tomorrow night.
>>Ohio State Stuns Purdue
(West Lafayette, IN) — Isaac Haas missed a jumper at the buzzer as number-16 Ohio State stunned number-three Purdue 64-63 in West Lafayette. Carsen Edwards led Purdue with 28 points in defeat. The Boilermakers’ 19-game win streak is over. They’ll visit number-four Michigan State on Saturday.
>>Spring Training Almost Here
(Bradenton, FL) — Spring training is fast approaching for the Pittsburgh Pirates. Pitchers and catchers report on Monday. The rest of the team gets to town on the 18th and the first full-squad practice is on Monday the 19th. The Indianapolis Indians have served as Pittsburgh’s Triple-A affiliate since 2005. The Pirates’ first spring training game is on February 23rd against the Rays.