(Undated) — Here is the latest sports news: ‘Bama loses three key players. MLB agent fired for video recording players in the shower. Lou Williams goes off against Warriors. NHL announces All-Star rosters. Number-one Villanova crushes number-10 Xavier.

>>’Bama Trio Turning Pro, Harris To Return

(Tuscaloosa, AL) — National champion Alabama is losing a trio of players to the NFL Draft. Wide receiver Calvin Ridley, defensive tackle Da’Ron Payne and backup running back Bo Scarbrough are all leaving school early to turn pro. Running back Damien Harris won’t be joining them, however. ESPN cites sources confirming Harris has decided to return to the Crimson Tide for another season.

>>MLB Agent Fired After Accused Of Placing Camera In Shower

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(Undated) — A Major League Baseball agent is out of work after being accused of using a camera to record clients in the shower. CSE Talent says it has fired Jason Wood. According to FanRag Sports, an unidentified player found the camera while using a shower at Wood’s home. The player confronted Wood and fired him on the spot. Wood has also been suspended by the MLB Players’ Association.

>>”Sweet Lou” Drops 50 In Clippers’ Win Over Warriors

(Oakland, CA) — Lou Williams dropped a career-high 50 points in the Clippers’ 125-106 win over the Warriors in Oakland. Williams made eight threes and also dished out seven assists. It was LA’s first 50-point game since Charles Smith in 1990. Kevin Durant scored 40 points in the loss, becoming the second-youngest player to reach 20-thousand career points behind only LeBron James.

>>NHL All-Star Rosters Released

(Undated) — The rosters for the 2018 NHL All-Star Game in Tampa are out. The host Lightning lead the way with four members selected to the Atlantic Team, including captain Steven Stamkos. Eleven players from each division make up the four teams that will compete in the 3-on-3 tournament. It will be held at Tampa’s Amalie Arena on January 28th.

>>Number-One Villanova Crushes Number-11 Xavier

(Philadelphia, PA) — Number-one Villanova exerted its Big East dominance on Wednesday night. The Wildcats dominated number-10 Xavier 89-65 at the Wells Fargo Center. Elsewhere around college hoops, number-four Michigan State barely beat Rutgers 76-72 in overtime and number-six Duke dominated Pitt, 87-52.


Utah Jazz 107, Washington Wizards 104
Dallas Mavericks 115, Charlotte Hornets 111
Miami Heat 114, Indiana Pacers 106
Chicago Bulls 122, New York Knicks 119 (2 OT)
Detroit Pistons 114, Brooklyn Nets 80
Houston Rockets 121, Portland Trail Blazers 112
Memphis Grizzlies 105, New Orleans Pelicans 102
Minnesota Timberwolves 104, Oklahoma City Thunder 88
Milwaukee Bucks 110, Orlando Magic 103
Atlanta Hawks 110, Denver Nuggets 97
LA Clippers 125, Golden State Warriors 106

Ottawa Senators 4, Toronto Maple Leafs 3
Minnesota Wild 2, Chicago Blackhawks 1

Top-25 College Basketball (“USA Today” Coaches’ Poll)
#1 Villanova Wildcats 89, #10 Xavier Musketeers 65
#4 Michigan State Spartans 76, Rutgers Scarlet Knights 72 (OT)
#6 Duke Blue Devils 87, Pittsburgh Panthers 52
Texas Longhorns 99, #16 TCU Horned Frogs 98 (2 OT)
Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets 60, #25 Notre Dame Fighting Irish 53

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

3:00 p.m. – Boston Celtics vs. Philadelphia 76ers (at London, England)
8:00 p.m. – Cleveland Cavaliers at Toronto Raptors
10:00 p.m. – LA Clippers at Sacramento Kings
10:30 p.m. – San Antonio Spurs at Los Angeles Lakers

7:00 p.m. – Carolina Hurricanes at Washington Capitals
7:00 p.m. – Columbus Blue Jackets at Buffalo Sabres
7:30 p.m. – Calgary Flames at Tampa Bay Lightning

Top-25 College Basketball (“USA Today” Coaches’ Poll)
9:00 p.m. – #5 Wichita State Shockers vs East Carolina Pirates
10:00 p.m. – #11 Arizona State Sun Devils vs Oregon Ducks
9:00 p.m. – #15 Gonzaga Bulldogs vs Portland Pilots
9:00 p.m. – #17 Arizona Wildcats vs Oregon State Beavers
9:00 p.m. – #19 Clemson Tigers vs North Carolina State Wolfpack

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