💔 Tragedy in Kansas City

Shooting at Chiefs Super Bowl parade, NBA, NHL, college hoops, UCL, and more...

Thursday. What was supposed to be a day of celebration turned to tragedy as a mass shooting took place at the Chiefs’ Super Bowl parade, taking the life of one person and injuring at least 22 others. In the NBA, the Clippers and Cavaliers kept cooking. While in the college ranks, Auburn and Tennessee rebounded from Saturday losses with a pair of emphatic victories. On the women’s side, Caitlin Clark will take the court tonight seeking history, as the Iowa superstar is just seven points shy of breaking the NCAA women’s all-time career scoring record. And, thunder crack! Tiger’s back. Let’s go!

WTF Stat: Last night, Warriors G Stephen Curry became the first player in NBA history to make seven or more three-pointers in four consecutive games - is that good?

Written By: Ian Dardani

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🏈 One person was killed and at least 22 were shot near the conclusion of the Chiefs’ Super Bowl parade yesterday in Kansas City - three people have been detained and are under Police investigation

🏈 49ers fired DC Steve Wilks after one season with the team - San Francisco allowed the third-fewest points per game this season (17.5) under Wilks, but HC Kyle Shanahan said, “It ended up not being the right fit”

🏈 Chiefs and DC Steve Spagnuolo have agreed to a contract extension - Spagnuolo just completed his fifth season with the Chiefs and won his third Super Bowl with the franchise; the terms of the deal are undisclosed

🏀 Ohio State fired men’s basketball HC Chris Holtmann amid his seventh season with the team - over the past two years, the Buckeyes were 30-30 under Holtmann with a 9-25 conference record

Photo: West Coast Wars | Source: USA Today

NBA - Top Games

  • Los Angeles Clippers 130, Golden State Warriors 125: Things got heated in the 4th quarter when Clippers C Mason Plumlee (8 PTS, 6 REB) put a hard foul on Warriors G Brandin Podziemski (25 PTS, 8 AST), leading to a scuffle and the ejection of Los Angeles HC Ty Lue. But James Harden (26 PTS, 8 REB, 7 AST) and the Clips still managed to rally from 12 points down to steal one from Steph Curry (41 PTS, 9-19 3PT, 5 AST) and company at the Chase Center, snapping Golden State’s five-game winning streak - the Clippers (36-17) have a 28-7 record since Dec. 1

  • Cleveland Cavaliers 108, Chicago Bulls 105: Following a two-point loss to the Sixers on Monday, the red-hot Cavs erased a 17-point deficit in the first half, and although Chicago’s Coby White (32 PTS, 7 REB) hit a game-tying triple with 1:03 remaining, Donovan Mitchell (30 PTS, 6 REB, 7 AST) buried a series of clutch free throws down the stretch to boost Cleveland’s record to 18-2 since Jan. 1 - the Cavs (36-17) are second in the East, trailing only the Celtics (43-12), who blew out the Nets last night for their sixth straight win

  • Orlando Magic 118, New York Knicks 100: With starters Julius Randle (shoulder), OG Anunoby (elbow), and Donte DiVincenzo (hamstring) out, Jalen Brunson (33 PTS, 6 AST) did everything he could for the shorthanded Knicks, but Paolo Banchero (36 PTS, 7 REB, 5 AST) and the Magic were too much and handed New York their fourth consecutive loss, marking their longest losing streak this season

See the full NBA scoreboard here and the current standings here.

College Basketball - Top Games

  • NCAAM | #13 Auburn 101, #11 South Carolina 61: That’s a 40 piece! Auburn held a 50-28 lead at the half, as Jaylin Williams (23 PTS, 5-7 3PT), Johni Broome (21 PTS, 4-5 3PT), and the Tigers hammered Meechie Johnson (22 PTS, 7 REB) and South Carolina on the Plains for a huge bounce-back dub following their 81-65 loss at Florida on Saturday - Auburn shot 12-20 (60%) from three while South Carolina went 3-15 (20%)

  • NCAAM | #9 Tennessee 92, Arkansas 63: The Hogs only trailed by six at the break but were outscored 46-23 in the second half as Jonas Aidoo (23 PTS, 12 REB) and Dalton Knecht (22 PTS, 4 REB) went off to help the Vols rebound from Saturday’s 16-point loss at Texas A&M - Arkansas (12-12) is now 2-5 in their past seven games

  • NCAAW | Iowa State 96, #7 Kansas State 93 (2OT): In a shootout featuring 13 lead changes, Addy Brown (20 PTS, 7 REB, 5 AST) and Audi Crooks (20 PTS, 9 REB) dropped 20 points apiece, and the Cyclones made 10 straight free throws in the final 36 seconds of double OT to knock off Serena Sundell (20 PTS, 7 AST) and the Wildcats in Ames

  • NCAAW | #2 Ohio State 80, Nebraska 47: Not a single Cornhusker scored in double-figures, while Jacy Sheldon (23 PTS, 6 REB, 6 AST) and Cotie McMahon (20 PTS, 10 REB) led the Buckeyes offensively for their 12th dub in a row - Ohio State (22-3) hasn’t lost a single game this calendar year

See the full men’s scoreboard here and the current rankings here. See the full women’s scoreboard here and the current rankings here.

NHL - All Games

  • Florida Panthers 5, Pittsburgh Penguins 2: Matthew Tkachuk (1 G, 2 A) sparked a four-goal run for the Cats in the 2nd period to put Florida up 4-0, and Anton Lundell (2 G) made it 5-1 in the 3rd to hand the sliding Pens their third straight L - Florida (34-15-4) has 72 points, just two less than Boston (32-11-10) for the most in the East

  • Winnipeg Jets 1, San Jose Sharks 0: Kaapo Kahkonen (39 SV) kept San Jose in it, but Morgan Barron’s (1 G) 1st-period goal was enough to get the win for Winnipeg as Connor Hellebuyk (17 SV) notched his 35th career shutout to become the 10th goalie in NHL history to allow three goals or fewer for 30 consecutive games

  • Minnesota Wild 3, Arizona Coyotes 1: Times aren’t great in Tempe right now as Joel Eriksson Ek (1 G, 1 A), Marc-Andre Fleury (26 SV, 1 A), and the Wild delivered the ‘Yotes their seventh straight loss - yes, goalie Marc-Andre Fleury had an assist

See the full box scores here and the current NHL standings here.

UEFA Champions League - Round of 16 (First Leg)

  • Lazio 1, Bayern Munich 0: Bayern’s Dayot Upamecano was sent off with a red card in the 67th minute for a late challenge on Gustav Isaksen inside the box, and Ciro Immobile (69’ PK) capitalized on the penalty kick to give hosts Lazio a 1-0 victory over the German favorites in Rome

  • Paris Saint-Germain 2, Real Sociedad 0: Sociedad’s unbeaten campaign in the Champions League came to an end yesterday in Paris as Kylian Mbappe (58’) shelved an opening score in the second half and Bradley Barcola (70’) added another to give PSG a well-earned win

See the full international scoreboard here and the current UCL bracket here.

Including Patrick Mahomes, how many active NFL quarterbacks have more than one Super Bowl ring?

A. 1

B. 2

C. 3

D. 4

Photo: Bill Belichick | Source: The Chicago Tribune

On February 15, 1996, the Cleveland Browns fired Bill Belichick after five seasons as the team’s head coach. During his tenure in Cleveland, Belichick compiled a 36-44 record and led the team to one playoff win in 1994, which marked his only winning season. In his final year, the Browns started 3-1 but finished with a 5-11 record, leading to Belichick's termination before owner Art Modell moved the team to Baltimore and rebranded as the Ravens. As noted by Sports Illustrated, when he was coach of the Browns, Belichick was treated as a punching bag, often portrayed as a grumpy jerk who didn't have a clue what he was doing. Following his dismissal, Belichick rejoined Bill Parcells as his defensive coordinator for the Patriots (Belichick had served the same role under Parcells for the Giants from 1985-90, when New York won two Super Bowls). The tandem led New England to Super Bowl 31, but they lost to the Packers. Following the loss, Belichick and Parcells moved on to the Jets, and when the Big Tuna stepped down in 1999, Belichick was set to succeed him as New York's head coach. However, one day later, Belichick infamously scribbled a resignation note on a napkin that read, "I resign as HC of the NYJ." A few days later, he was introduced as the Patriots head coach, and the rest is history...


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  • Golden State Warriors @ Utah Jazz 9:00pm ET, Local

  • Minnesota Timberwolves @ Portland Trail Blazers 10:00pm ET, Local


  • Montreal Canadiens @ New York Rangers 7:00pm ET, NHLPP / ESPN+

  • Dallas Stars @ Nashville Predators 8:00pm ET, Hulu / ESPN+

  • Detroit Red Wings @ Vancouver Canucks 10:00pm ET, NHLPP / ESPN+

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College Basketball

  • NCAAM: Minnesota @ #2 Purdue 8:30pm ET, BTN

  • NCAAM: Colorado @ UCLA 9:00pm ET, ESPN

  • NCAAM: Full Schedule

  • NCAAW: #6 NC State @ #16 Notre Dame 6:00pm ET, ACCN

  • NCAAW: #1 South Carolina @ Tennessee 7:00pm ET, ESPN

  • NCAAW: Michigan @ #4 Iowa 8:00pm ET, Peacock

  • NCAAW: Full Schedule

PGA - Genesis Invitational

  • Round 1 4:00-8:00pm ET, Golf Channel

  • Tee Time: Tiger Woods, Justin Thomas, Gary Woodland, 12:25pm ET

  • Full Tee Times & Pairings

Trivia Time Answer

C. 3. The Raiders’ Jimmy Garoppolo and Chiefs’ Blaine Gabbert join Patrick Mahomes has the only active NFL quarterbacks with multiple Super Bowl rings. Mahomes, of course, earned his third ring last Sunday and his first against Garoppolo and the 49ers in Super Bowl 54. Prior to that, Jimmy G. won two titles with the Patriots while backing up Tom Brady. Gabbert also won a ring while backing up Brady, when the Bucs beat Mahomes and the Chiefs in Super Bowl 55. He won his second on Sunday as Kansas City’s backup quarterback.

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Detroit Mercy men’s basketball (1-26) got their first win of the season last night by beating IUPUI 81-66 - the number of fans that stormed the court (1) equaled the Titans’ victory total this season (1).