(Undated) — Here is the latest sports news: Raiders introduce Gruden. Nagy meets with Chicago media for first time. Panthers make changes to offensive staff. Johnson and Ibaka trade punches. Trae Young goes off in second half.

>>Gruden: “Thrilled” To Be Coaching Raiders

(Alameda, CA) — Jon Gruden is back as the head coach of the Raiders. He explained at a news conference yesterday that he’s thrilled to be the coach for the Raiders again and feels there is unfinished business. He added he’s going to do everything he can to get this team right again. Gruden’s deal is reportedly worth around 100-million-dollars over the next ten seasons.

>>Matt Nagy Introduced As New Head Coach Of Chicago Bears

(Chicago, IL) — Matt Nagy is now the 16th head coach of the Bears. The former Chiefs offensive coordinator was formally introduced as Chicago’s coach yesterday, saying it’s a true honor and a dream to coach the Bears. Nagy explained the fans and team are hungry. The Bears finished 5-and-11 this past season, ranking 29th in points scored and 30th in total offense.

>>Panthers Fire OC Shula, QB Coach Dorsey

(Charlotte, NC) — The Carolina Panthers are making changes to their offensive coaching staff. They’ve fired longtime offensive coordinator Mike Shula and quarterbacks coach Ken Dorsey. Head coach Ron Rivera says they want some new ideas on that side of the ball. Shula had been with the Panthers for seven seasons, serving as OC since 2013.

>>Heat’s Johnson Ejected For Throwing Punch

(Toronto, Ontario) — The Heat’s James Johnson is putting his fighting skills on display. He traded punches with Toronto’s Serge Ibaka [[ ee-BAH-kuh ]] in the third quarter, with both players ejected. Miami’s versatile forward is well-known for his MMA work. Goran Dragic [[ GORE-on DROG-itch ]] and DeMar DeRozan also got into it after the buzzer in the testy matchup. The Heat won, 90-89.

>>OU’s Trae Young Goes Off In Second Half

(Norman, OK) — A bad first half didn’t keep Oklahoma star Trae Young down. The ninth-ranked Sooners topped number-eight Texas Tech 75-65 in Norman behind 27 points and nine assists from Young. The star point guard started the game 1-for-12. Young’s dad played at Texas Tech, which was one of the school’s the freshman passed over to play for the Sooners.


Miami Heat 90, Toronto Raptors 89
Portland Trail Blazers 117, Oklahoma City Thunder 106
Dallas Mavericks 114, Orlando Magic 99
Los Angeles Lakers 99, Sacramento Kings 86

Washington Capitals 3, Vancouver Canucks 1
Winnipeg Jets 7, Buffalo Sabres 4
Tampa Bay Lightning 5, Carolina Hurricanes 4
Chicago Blackhawks 8, Ottawa Senators 2
Calgary Flames 3, Minnesota Wild 2 (OT)
Nashville Predators 2, Edmonton Oilers 1
Florida Panthers 7, St. Louis Blues 4

Top-25 College Basketball (“USA Today” Coaches’ Poll)
#2 West Virginia Mountaineers 57, Baylor Bears 54
#3 Virginia Cavaliers 68, Syracuse Orange 61
#7 Purdue Boilermakers 70, Michigan Wolverines 69
#9 Oklahoma Sooners 75, #8 Texas Tech Red Raiders 65
#12 Kansas Jayhawks 83, Iowa State Cyclones 78
Marquette Golden Eagles 84, #15 Seton Hall Pirates 64
#18 North Carolina Tar Heels 96, Boston College Eagles 66
#20 Kentucky Wildcats 74, Texas A&M Aggies 73
#22 Creighton Bluejays 85, Butler Bulldogs 74
#23 Tennessee Volunteers 92, Vanderbilt Commodores 84
#24 Auburn Tigers 85, Ole Miss Rebels 70

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

7:00 p.m. – Utah Jazz at Washington Wizards
7:00 p.m. – Dallas Mavericks at Charlotte Hornets
7:00 p.m. – Miami Heat at Indiana Pacers
7:30 p.m. – Chicago Bulls at New York Knicks
7:30 p.m. – Detroit Pistons at Brooklyn Nets
8:00 p.m. – Portland Trail Blazers at Houston Rockets
8:00 p.m. – New Orleans Pelicans at Memphis Grizzlies
8:00 p.m. – Oklahoma City Thunder at Minnesota Timberwolves
8:00 p.m. – Orlando Magic at Milwaukee Bucks
9:00 p.m. – Atlanta Hawks at Denver Nuggets
10:30 p.m. – LA Clippers at Golden State Warriors

7:30 p.m. – Ottawa Senators at Toronto Maple Leafs
8:00 p.m. – Minnesota Wild at Chicago Blackhawks

Top-25 College Basketball (“USA Today” Coaches’ Poll)
8:00 p.m. – #1 Villanova Wildcats host #10 Xavier Musketeers
7:00 p.m. – #4 Michigan State Spartans host Rutgers Scarlet Knights
7:00 p.m. – #6 Duke Blue Devils at Pittsburgh Panthers
9:00 p.m. – #16 TCU Horned Frogs at Texas Longhorns
7:00 p.m. – #25 Notre Dame Fighting Irish at Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets

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