(Undated)  —  Here is the latest sports news:  Finals extension for Goodell.  Marlins trade another All-Star.  Tigers ship Kinsler to Angels.  Paul George victorious back in Indiana.  Pacers to host 2021 NBA All-Star Game.

>>NFL Says Goodell’s Recent Extension Will Be His Last

(Irving, TX)  —  NFL commissioner Roger Goodell will not get another extension when his new contract expires in 2024.  NFL spokesman Joe Lockhart tells NFL Network that Goodell’s recent extension will be his last.  The 58-year-old inked a five-year extension last week to remain commissioner, a position he’s held since 2006.  Goodell disputed the report when speaking with the media.

>>Marlins Shipping Ozuna To Cardinals

(Lake Buena Vista, FL)  —  The Marlins are trading away another All-Star as they continue to rebuild.  Multiple outlets report they’ve dealt outfielder Marcell Ozuna to the Cardinals, pending a physical.  The “Miami Herald” reports the Fish are getting a package of prospects in return, including pitcher Sandy Alcantara.  Ozuna had a career-year in 2017, hitting .312 with 37 home runs and 124 RBI.

>>Report:  Angels Acquire Kinsler From Tigers

(Undated)  —  The Angels are shoring up their middle infield.  According to multiple reports, Los Angeles has acquired second baseman Ian Kinsler from the Tigers for minor leaguers Troy Montgomery and Wilkel Hernandez.  Kinsler hit .236 with 22 home runs and 52 RBI last season.  The 35-year-old spent the last four years in Detroit after starting his career with the Texas Rangers.

>>Paul George Wins In Return To Indianapolis

(Indianapolis, IN)  —  Boos rained down on Paul George during his return to Indianapolis, but the Thunder were able to come away with a 100-95 win over the Pacers at Bankers Life Fieldhouse.  It was George’s first game back in Indiana since forcing a trade away from the Pacers in the offseason.  George scored 12 points on 3-of-14 shooting, with five assists and four turnovers.

>>Indiana Pacers To Host 2021 NBA All-Star Game

(Indianapolis, IN)  —  The NBA All-Star Game is returning to Indianapolis for the first time since 1985.  Commissioner Adam Silver made the announcement yesterday that the Indiana Pacers will host the event in 2021 at Bankers Life Fieldhouse.  This year’s All-Star Game will be played in Los Angeles in February, followed by Charlotte in 2019 and Chicago in 2020.

 

>>WEDNESDAY’S SCOREBOARD

NBA
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Washington Wizards 93, Memphis Grizzlies 87
LA Clippers 106, Orlando Magic 95
Oklahoma City Thunder 100, Indiana Pacers 95
Portland Trail Blazers 102, Miami Heat 95
Boston Celtics 124, Denver Nuggets 118
Chicago Bulls 103, Utah Jazz 100
New Orleans Pelicans 115, Milwaukee Bucks 108
Toronto Raptors 115, Phoenix Suns 109
Houston Rockets 108, Charlotte Hornets 96

NHL
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Dallas Stars 5, New York Islanders 2
Ottawa Senators 3, New York Rangers 2
Boston Bruins 3, Detroit Red Wings 2  (OT)
Nashville Predators 7, Vancouver Canucks 1

Top-25 College Basketball  (“USA Today” Coaches’ Poll)
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#1 Villanova Wildcats 87, Temple Owls 67
#10 Texas A&M Aggies 113, Savannah State Tigers 66

 

>>THURSDAY’S SCHEDULE  (All times are Eastern)

NFL
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8:25 p.m. – Denver Broncos at Indianapolis Colts

NBA
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7:30 p.m. – New York Knicks at Brooklyn Nets
7:30 p.m. – Detroit Pistons at Atlanta Hawks
8:00 p.m. – Sacramento Kings at Minnesota Timberwolves
8:00 p.m. – Los Angeles Lakers at Cleveland Cavaliers
10:30 p.m. – Dallas Mavericks at Golden State Warriors

NHL
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7:00 p.m. – Buffalo Sabres at Philadelphia Flyers
7:00 p.m. – New York Islanders at Columbus Blue Jackets
7:00 p.m. – Washington Capitals at Boston Bruins
7:30 p.m. – New Jersey Devils at Montreal Canadiens
8:00 p.m. – Chicago Blackhawks at Winnipeg Jets
8:00 p.m. – Anaheim Ducks at St. Louis Blues
8:00 p.m. – Toronto Maple Leafs at Minnesota Wild
9:00 p.m. – Tampa Bay Lightning at Arizona Coyotes
9:00 p.m. – Nashville Predators at Edmonton Oilers
9:00 p.m. – San Jose Sharks at Calgary Flames
9:00 p.m. – Florida Panthers at Colorado Avalanche
10:00 p.m. – Pittsburgh Penguins at Vegas Golden Knights

Top-25 College Basketball  (“USA Today” Coaches’ Poll)
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8:30 p.m. – #21 Baylor Bears host Texas Southern Tigers