(Undated) — Here is the latest sports news: Dick Enberg passes away. MLB executive stepped down. Kidd and Nash up for Basketball HoF. Seahawks get fined for handling of concussion protocol. Paul won’t play against Clippers.

>>Hall Of Fame Broadcaster Dick Enberg Dies At 82

(Undated) — The sports world is mourning the loss of Hall of Fame broadcaster Dick Enberg. Family members say he passed away at the age of 82 at his home in La Jolla, California. A heart attack is believed to be the cause of death, but has not been confirmed. Enberg worked for NBC, CBS and ESPN. He called 10 Super Bowls, 28 Wimbledons and eight NCAA men’s college basketball championship games.

>>MLB Executive Out Over Alleged Misconduct

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(New York City, NY) — A top baseball executive is out of a job. The “Wall Street Journal” reports Bob Bowman stepped down last month after accusations of misconduct. He’s accused of propositioning co-workers, promoting heavy drinking off the clock and having consensual sexual relationships with individuals who reported to him. Bowman worked as the head of the MLB Advanced Media department for 17 years.

>>Nash, Kidd Highlight First-Timers On Naismith Basketball HoF Ballot

(Springfield, MA) — Former point guards Steve Nash and Jason Kidd are among six former NBA players who are first-time eligibles for the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame. Other NBA first-timers on the ballot are Ray Allen, Grant Hill, Chauncey Billups and Richard Hamilton. Finalists will be announced in February during All-Star Weekend in Los Angeles.

>>Seahawks Fined For Violating Concussion Protocol

(New York, NY) — The Seahawks are facing punishment for how they handled concussion protocol during their November 9th game against the Cardinals. Seattle has been fined 100-thousand dollars for not going through the proper procedure with quarterback Russell Wilson. They’re the first team to be fined over this issue. The Seahawks are not arguing against the punishment, stating they just didn’t know the rule.

>>Rockets’ Paul Won’t Play Against Clippers

(Houston, TX) — Chris Paul isn’t going to get to play against his old team tonight. The Rockets are ruling “CP3” out when they host the Clippers due to a strained left adductor. It was the first time Paul was set to square off with LA since he was traded to Houston in the offseason. The teams will play again in Los Angeles on January 15th. Paul left the Rockets’ loss to the Lakers on Wednesday after playing 25 minutes.

 

>>THURSDAY’S SCOREBOARD

NBA
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Toronto Raptors 114, Philadelphia 76ers 109
Cleveland Cavaliers 115, Chicago Bulls 112
New York Knicks 102, Boston Celtics 93
Phoenix Suns 97, Memphis Grizzlies 95
Utah Jazz 100, San Antonio Spurs 89

NHL
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Pittsburgh Penguins 3, Columbus Blue Jackets 2 (SO)
Anaheim Ducks 5, New York Islanders 4 (OT)
New Jersey Devils 4, New York Rangers 3 (SO)
Boston Bruins 2, Winnipeg Jets 1 (SO)
Tampa Bay Lightning 4, Ottawa Senators 3 (SO)
Carolina Hurricanes 4, Nashville Predators 1
Dallas Stars 4, Blackhawks 0
Edmonton Oilers 3, St. Louis Blues 2
San Jose Sharks 5, Vancouver Canucks 4 (OT)
Los Angeles Kings 2, Colorado Avalanche 1 (OT)

College Football Bowl Games (CFP Rankings)
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Temple Owls 28, FIU Golden Panthers 3 (Bad Boy Mowers Gasparilla Bowl at St. Petersburg, FL)

Top-25 College Basketball (“USA Today” Coaches’ Poll)
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#2 Michigan State Spartans 102, Long Beach State 49ers 60
#9 Texas A&M Aggies 89, Buffalo Bulls 73
#13 Kansas Jayhawks 75, Stanford Cardinal 54
San Diego State Aztecs 72, #15 Gonzaga Bulldogs 70
#16 Purdue Boilermakers 97, Tennessee State Tigers 48
#19 Arizona Wildcats 73, Connecticut Huskies 58
#22 (tie) Cincinnati Bearcats 81, Cleveland State Vikings 62
#25 Florida State Seminoles 98, Southern Mississippi Golden Eagles 45

 

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

NBA
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7:00 p.m. – New Orleans Pelicans at Orlando Magic
7:00 p.m. – New York Knicks at Detroit Pistons
7:30 p.m. – Washington Wizards at Brooklyn Nets
8:00 p.m. – Atlanta Hawks at Oklahoma City Thunder
8:00 p.m. – Charlotte Hornets at Milwaukee Bucks
8:00 p.m. – Dallas Mavericks at Miami Heat
8:00 p.m. – LA Clippers at Houston Rockets
10:00 p.m. – Denver Nuggets at Portland Trail Blazers
10:30 p.m. – Los Angeles Lakers at Golden State Warriors

NHL
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7:00 p.m. – Philadelphia Flyers at Buffalo Sabres
7:30 p.m. – Minnesota Wild at Florida Panthers
9:00 p.m. – Washington Capitals at Arizona Coyotes
9:00 p.m. – Montreal Canadiens at Calgary Flames

College Football Bowl Games (CFP Rankings)
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12:30 p.m. – UAB Blazers vs. Ohio Bobcats
(Bahamas Bowl at Nassau, NP)

4:00 p.m. – Central Michigan Chippewas at Wyoming Cowboys
(Famous Idaho Potato Bowl at Boise, ID)

Top-25 College Basketball (“USA Today” Coaches’ Poll)
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8:30 p.m. – #1 Villanova Wildcats host Hofstra Pride
3:00 p.m. – #3 Arizona State Sun Devils host Pacific Tigers
1:00 a.m. (Sat) – #7 Miami Hurricanes at Hawaii Rainbow Warriors
9:00 p.m. – #8 Xavier Musketeers at Northern Iowa Panthers
7:00 p.m. – #11 Wichita State Shockers host Florida Gulf Coast Eagles
9:00 p.m. – #12 TCU Horned Frogs host William & Mary Tribe
7:00 p.m. – #14 Virginia Cavaliers host Hampton Pirates
7:00 p.m. – #17 Oklahoma Sooners host Northwestern Wildcats
3:00 p.m. – #21 Texas Tech Red Raiders host Abilene Christian Wildcats