(Undated) — Here is the latest sports news: McDaniels spurns Colts to stay with Pats. Patriots’ Butler sticks up for himself. Kaepernick still going after NFL in court. Knicks lose Porzingis for season. Cavs continue to sink.

>>McDaniels Passes On Colts To Stay With Pats

(Foxboro, MA) — Josh McDaniels is staying with New England. The Colts confirmed the Patriots’ offensive coordinator has backed out of becoming their new head coach to remain in Foxboro. ESPN reports team owner Robert Kraft gave him a raise to keep him from leaving. The Colts had already announced an introductory press conference for McDaniels, which has since been cancelled.

>>Patriots’ Butler Refutes Reasons For Super Bowl Benching

(Foxboro, MA) — Patriots cornerback Malcolm Butler is refuting reports on why he was benched for Super Bowl 52. He posted on social media that he visited family every night, but did not attend any concerts or miss curfew. Butler did thank Mr. Kraft and the Patriots for allowing him to be part of one of the most successful organizations in sports. He is an unrestricted free agent this offseason.

>>Kaepernick Going Forward With Grievance Towards NFL

(Undated) — Colin Kaepernick [[ KAP-er-nick ]] is still going ahead with his grievance against the NFL in regards to collusion to keep him out of the league. According to CBS Sports, the NFL has given about 100-thousand documents to Kaepernick’s attorneys. The suit was filed midseason with Kaepernick never getting picked up by anyone throughout all of 2017. Kaepernick last played in the NFL for the 49ers in 2016.

>>Knicks’ Porzingis Out For Season With Torn ACL

(New York, NY) — The Knicks will be without their best player for the rest of the season. Kristaps Porzingis tore the ACL in his left knee in last night’s loss to the Bucks. He landed awkwardly following a dunk in the second quarter and immediately fell to the court clutching his knee. Porzingis ends his third season averaging 22.7 points, 6.6 rebounds and 2.4 blocks per game.

>>Magic Destroy Cavs With Big Second Half

(Orlando, FL) — Every time it seems like the Cavaliers hit rock bottom, they manage to go lower. Cleveland was outscored 65-31 in the second half of a 116-98 loss at Orlando. The Cavs led by 16 at the break, but still managed to lose by almost 20. LeBron James had 25 points, 10 rebounds and five assists for the Cavs, who have lost three-of-four. They host the T’wolves tonight.


Orlando Magic 116, Cleveland Cavaliers 98
Toronto Raptors 111, Boston Celtics 91
Milwaukee Bucks 103, New York Knicks 89
Houston Rockets 123, Brooklyn Nets 113
Atlanta Hawks 108, Memphis Grizzlies 82
Philadelphia 76ers 115, Washington Wizards 102
Los Angeles Lakers 112, Phoenix Suns 93
Oklahoma City Thunder 125, Golden State Warriors 105

Pittsburgh Penguins 5, Vegas Golden Knights 4
Washington Capitals 3, Columbus Blue Jackets 2
Philadelphia Flyers 2, Carolina Hurricanes 1 (OT)
Anaheim Ducks 4, Buffalo Sabres 3 (OT)
Boston Bruins 3, Detroit Red Wings 2
Florida Panthers 3, Vancouver Canucks 1
Ottawa Senators 5, New Jersey Devils 3
Winnipeg Jets 4, Arizona Coyotes 3
Minnesota Wild 6, St. Louis Blues 2
Calgary Flames 3, Chicago Blackhawks 2
Colorado Avalanche 3, San Jose Sharks 1

Top-25 College Basketball (“USA Today” Coaches’ Poll)
#4 Michigan State Spartans 96, Iowa Hawkeyes 93
#5 Xavier Musketeers 98, Butler Bulldogs 93 (OT)
#6 Cincinnati Bearcats 77, UCF Knights 40
#10 Kansas Jayhawks 71, TCU Horned Frogs 64
#14 Tennessee Volunteers 61, #24 Kentucky Wildcats 59
Northwestern Wildcats 61, #20 Michigan Wolverines 52
#21 Wichita State Shockers 85, Memphis Tigers 65

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

7:00 p.m. – Brooklyn Nets at Detroit Pistons
7:30 p.m. – Houston Rockets at Miami Heat
8:00 p.m. – Utah Jazz at Memphis Grizzlies
8:00 p.m. – Minnesota Timberwolves at Cleveland Cavaliers
8:00 p.m. – Indiana Pacers at New Orleans Pelicans
10:30 p.m. – San Antonio Spurs at Phoenix Suns

7:30 p.m. – Nashville Predators at Toronto Maple Leafs
8:00 p.m. – Boston Bruins at New York Rangers
10:30 p.m. – Edmonton Oilers at Los Angeles Kings

Top-25 College Basketball (“USA Today” Coaches’ Poll)
7:00 p.m. – #1 Villanova Wildcats host St. John’s Red Storm
7:00 p.m. – #2 Virginia Cavaliers at Florida State Seminoles
8:30 p.m. – #3 Purdue Boilermakers host #16 Ohio State Buckeyes
9:00 p.m. – #7 Texas Tech Red Raiders host Iowa State Cyclones
9:00 p.m. – #9 Auburn Tigers host Texas A&M Aggies
11:00 p.m. – #23 Nevada Wolf Pack host UNLV Rebels
7:00 p.m. – #25 Miami (FL) Hurricanes host Wake Forest Demon Deacons

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