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(Undated) — Here is the latest sports news: Clippers deal Griffin to Pistons. NFL Opening Night begins Super Bowl week. Indians going away from Chief Wahoo in 2019. Canelo-GGG rematch on Cinco De Mayo. NHL returns from All-Star break.

>>Clippers Trade Griffin To Pistons

(Los Angeles, CA) — Blake Griffin’s time with the Clippers has come to a shocking end. ESPN reports LA has agreed to trade Griffin to the Pistons in a six-player swap that includes Tobias Harris and Avery Bradley from Detroit. Draft picks are also involved. Griffin signed a five-year deal worth more than 170-million-dollars this offseason. He was drafted by LA with the first pick in 2009.

>>NFL Opening Night Tips Off Super Bowl Week

(St. Paul, MN) — Super Bowl week is underway. It kicked off with Super Bowl Opening Night on Monday at Xcel Energy Center in Saint Paul. The Patriots and Eagles took part in the circus formerly known as Media Day. New England headliners Bill Belichick and Tom Brady will meet with the media again today at the Mall of America. The Eagles will follow the Patriots’ group.

>>Cleveland Indians Retiring Chief Wahoo

(Cleveland, OH) — Chief Wahoo is going into retirement. The Indians say their controversial smiling Indian logo will be removed from team uniforms in 2019. It’s drawn criticism and lawsuits from Native American groups who consider it racist. Chief Wahoo in one form or another has been worn on Indians uniforms since 1947. MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred has been a vocal critic of the logo.

>>Canelo And GGG To Have Rematch

(Undated) — Another major boxing event is on the horizon. Unified middleweight world champion Gennady Golovkin and former champion Canelo Alvarez will have a rematch on May 5th. A site has yet to be announced. The first fight was a draw, but “GGG” was widely considered to get the best of Alvarez. The initial match was on September 16th, 2017 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

>>NHL Back From All-Star Break

(Undated) — The NHL All-Star break is over. The league returns to action tonight with 12 games on the slate as the 2017-18 regular season begins the second half. The Tampa Bay Lightning lead the NHL with 71 points, while the expansion Vegas Golden Knights sit atop the Western Conference with 68 points. Tampa is at Winnipeg tonight, while Vegas visits Calgary.


Indiana Pacers 105, Charlotte Hornets 96
Atlanta Hawks 105, Minnesota Timberwolves 100
Memphis Grizzlies 120, Memphis Grizzlies 109
Milwaukee Bucks 107, Philadelphia 76ers 95
Miami Heat 95, Dallas Mavericks 88
Boston Celtics 111, Denver Nuggets 110

No Games Scheduled (NHL All-Star Break)

Top-25 College Basketball (“USA Today” Coaches’ Poll)
#5 Duke Blue Devils 88, Notre Dame Fighting Irish 66
#7 Kansas Jayhawks 70, Kansas State Wildcats 56
#25 Michigan Wolverines 58, Northwestern Wildcats 47

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

7:00 p.m. – Oklahoma City Thunder at Washington Wizards
7:30 p.m. – Minnesota Timberwolves at Toronto Raptors
7:30 p.m. – Brooklyn Nets at New York Knicks
8:00 p.m. – Orlando Magic at Houston Rockets
8:00 p.m. – Cleveland Cavaliers at Detroit Pistons
8:00 p.m. – Sacramento Kings at New Orleans Pelicans
8:30 p.m. – Denver Nuggets at San Antonio Spurs
9:00 p.m. – Golden State Warriors at Utah Jazz
10:30 p.m. – Portland Trail Blazers at LA Clippers

7:00 p.m. – New Jersey Devils at Buffalo Sabres
7:00 p.m. – Minnesota Wild at Columbus Blue Jackets
7:00 p.m. – Ottawa Senators at Carolina Hurricanes
7:00 p.m. – San Jose Sharks at Pittsburgh Penguins
7:00 p.m. – Florida Panthers at New York Islanders
7:00 p.m. – Anaheim Ducks at Boston Bruins
8:00 p.m. – Montreal Canadiens at St. Louis Blues
8:00 p.m. – Tampa Bay Lightning at Winnipeg Jets
8:00 p.m. – Chicago Blackhawks at Nashville Predators
8:30 p.m. – Los Angeles Kings at Dallas Stars
9:00 p.m. – Vegas Golden Knights at Calgary Flames
10:00 p.m. – Colorado Avalanche at Vancouver Canucks

Top-25 College Basketball (“USA Today” Coaches’ Poll)
8:30 p.m. – #6 Xavier Musketeers at St. John’s Red Storm
9:00 p.m. – #13 Auburn Tigers at Ole Miss Rebels
9:00 p.m. – #15 Oklahoma Sooners host Baylor Bears
7:00 p.m. – #17 North Carolina Tar Heels at #20 Clemson Tigers
7:00 p.m. – #18 Ohio State Buckeyes host Indiana Hoosiers
6:30 p.m. – #21 Rhode Island Rams at Massachusetts Minutemen
9:00 p.m. – #22 Kentucky Wildcats host Vanderbilt Commodores
7:00 p.m. – #24 Florida Gators at Georgia Bulldogs

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