Your Professional and College Sports news for January 23rd, 2013
The family of Junior Seau has sued the NFL, claiming the former linebacker’s suicide was the result of brain disease caused by violent hits he sustained while playing football. Helmet manufacturer Riddell Inc., also is being sued by the Seau’s. Junior Seau was one of the best linebackers during his 20 seasons in the NFL. He retired in 2009.
The Bulls got by Detroit 85 – 82
The Pacers lost to the Trailblazers 100 – 80
Brooklyn beat Minnesota
Denver beat Houston
The Memphis Grizzles beat the struggling LA Lakers
Miami got by Toronto in OT
Atlanta beat Charlotte
Phoenix won at Sacramento
Utah over Washington
Golden State beat OKC
San Antonio beat New Orleans
speaking of The New Orleans Hornets – they are moving ahead with plans to change their name to the “Pelicans” next season.
Men’s College Basketball….
#1 Duke was routed by Miami last night 90 – 63
Indiana handled Penn State 72 – 49
Florida over Georgia
LaSalle upset #9 Butler 54 – 53
New Mexico beat Colorado State
#17 Creighton lost to Drake 74 – 69
and Northwestern continues to surprise…as they beat #12 Minnesota 55 – 48
And that’s your WHPO National Sports update….I’m Kevin Jett.