Your Professional and College Sports news for January 22nd, 2013
Kyrie Irving dropped 40 points as Cleveland got by Boston 95 – 90
Milwaukee 110 – Philadelphia 102
Detroit 105 – Orlando 90
OKC 109 – LAC 97
The NFL reinstated New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton on Tuesday from his season-long suspension as a result of the league’s investigation into the team’s bounty program. Earlier this month, The Saints signed Payton to a five-year contract extension that runs through the 2017 season. The deal is expected to pay Payton more than $8 million annually, which should establish him as the NFL’s highest paid coach.
The Chicago Blackhawks won their home opener, beating the St. Louis Blues 3-2
Men’s College Basketball….
Ohio State coach Thad Matta has agreed to a revised contract that will give him a 10 percent increase to more than $3.2 million annually that includes bonuses based on player academics and more stringent wording about NCAA violations.
The five-time Big Ten champion coach will be under contract with the Buckeyes through July 2019.
games last night:
The Fighting Illini ended a 3-game skid by beating Nebraska in Lincoln, 71-51. DJ Richardson scored a career-high 30 points for Illinois
Michigan State got by Wisconsin 49 – 47
Ohio State beat Iowa 72 – 63
Wake Forest upset #18 NC State 86 – 84
Missouri 71 – South Carolina 65
Alabama beat Kentucky 59 - 55
unranked Villanova knocked off #5 Louisville 73 - - 64
#3 Kansas got by #11 Kansas State 59 - 55
And that’s your WHPO National Sports update….I’m Kevin Jett.