(Undated) — Here is the latest sports news: Final day of media availability for Eagles and Pats. Broncos’ Miller wants Cousins. C.J. McCollum scores career-high. Blake Griffin set to make Pistons’ debut. Betts gets his money.

>>Final Media Availability For Super Bowl 52

(Minneapolis, MN) — Super Bowl 52 featuring the Patriots versus the Eagles is only days away. Thursday will be the final time each squad will have media availability scheduled. It’s taking place at the Mall of America. New England and Philadelphia square off on Sunday at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis.

>>Broncos’ Miller: “We Need Kirk Cousins”

(Denver, CO) — Following the Alex Smith trade to the Redskins, one NFL player has an idea where current Washington quarterback Kirk Cousins should end up. Denver Broncos linebacker Von Miller told “The Dan Patrick Show” on Wednesday that he wants Cousins on their team and has even expressed that to him. Cousins is set to become a free agent, and Washington moved on by trading for Smith on Tuesday.

>>McCollum Goes For 50 In Three Quarters

(Portland, OR) — It was a special night for Trail Blazers guard C.J. McCollum at the Moda Center on Wednesday. McCollum went for a career-high 50 points in only three quarters as Portland defeated the Bulls, 124-108. He broke a franchise record for points in a quarter with 28 in the opening 12 minutes.

>>Blake Griffin To Make Debut For Pistons Tonight

(Detroit, MI) — Blake Griffin is expected to make his debut for the Pistons tonight against the Grizzlies at Little Caesars Arena. Detroit acquired Griffin from the Clippers earlier in the week in a blockbuster deal. The Pistons sent Tobias Harris, Avery Bradley, Boban Marjanovic and draft picks to LA.

>>Boston’s Betts Wins Arbitration Ruling

(Boston, MA) — Boston Red Sox outfielder Mookie Betts will get the money he wants this season. Betts won his arbitration hearing against the Red Sox and will make 10-and-a-half million dollars for 2018. Boston was only willing to pay seven-and-a-half, but a three-judge panel ruled in Betts’ favor Wednesday at the hearing in Phoenix.


Orlando Magic 127, Los Angeles Lakers 105
Indiana Pacers 105, Memphis Grizzlies 101
Brooklyn Nets 116, Philadelphia 76ers 108
Cleveland Cavaliers 91, Miami Heat 89
Charlotte Hornets 123, Atlanta Hawks 110
Boston Celtics 103, New York Knicks 73
Portland Trail Blazers 124, Chicago Bulls 108
Phoenix Suns 102, Dallas Mavericks 88

Toronto Maple Leafs 5, New York Islanders 0
Washington Capitals 5, Philadelphia Flyers 3
Detroit Red Wings 2, San Jose Sharks 1 (SO)

Top-25 College Basketball (“USA Today” Coaches’ Poll)

#2 Virginia Cavaliers 74, Louisville Cardinals 64
#3 Purdue Boilermakers 75, Maryland Terrapins 67
#4 Michigan State Spartans 76, Penn State Nittany Lions 68
#8 Cincinnati Bearcats 80, Houston Cougars 70
#9 Arizona Wildcats 100, Washington State Cougars 72
#10 Texas Tech Red Raiders 73, Texas Longhorns 71 (OT)
Iowa State Cyclones 93, #11 West Virginia Mountaineers 77
#19 Tennessee Volunteers 84, LSU Tigers 61

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

7:00 p.m. – Toronto Raptors at Washington Wizards
7:00 p.m. – Memphis Grizzlies at Detroit Pistons
8:00 p.m. – Houston Rockets at San Antonio Spurs
8:00 p.m. – Milwaukee Bucks at Minnesota Timberwolves
10:30 p.m. – Oklahoma City Thunder at Denver Nuggets

7:00 p.m. – Florida Panthers at Buffalo Sabres
7:00 p.m. – Anaheim Ducks at Ottawa Senators
7:00 p.m. – Montreal Canadiens at Carolina Hurricanes
7:00 p.m. – Toronto Maple Leafs at New York Rangers
7:00 p.m. – Philadelphia Flyers at New Jersey Devils
7:00 p.m. – St. Louis Blues at Boston Bruins
8:00 p.m. – Vegas Golden Knights at Winnipeg Jets
8:30 p.m. – Los Angeles Kings at Nashville Predators
9:00 p.m. – Dallas Stars at Arizona Coyotes
9:00 p.m. – Colorado Avalanche at Edmonton Oilers
9:00 p.m. – Tampa Bay Lightning at Calgary Flames
10:00 p.m. – Chicago Blackhawks at Vancouver Canucks

Top-25 College Basketball (“USA Today” Coaches’ Poll)
6:30 p.m. – #1 Villanova Wildcats host Creighton Bluejays
9:00 p.m. – #12 Gonzaga Bulldogs host San Diego Toreros
11:00 p.m. – #14 Saint Mary’s Gaels host San Francisco Dons
7:00 p.m. – #16 Wichita State Shockers at Temple Owls
11:00 p.m. – #23 Arizona State Sun Devils at Washington Huskies

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