Curry back in form...Cardinals get a big hitter...Titans host Jaguars
CLEVELAND (AP) — The Golden State Warriors have won a rematch of last season’s NBA Finals against the Cleveland Cavaliers. The Warriors beat the Cavs 129-105 last night in Cleveland. Stephen Curry scored 42 points in his third game back in the lineup after missing 11 straight with a strained groin. The two-time MVP scored nine points in less than a minute of the fourth quarter and finished with nine rebounds and seven assists.
PHOENIX (AP) — The St. Louis Cardinals have struck gold in their search for a big hitter, getting All-Star first baseman Paul Goldschmidt from the Arizona Diamondbacks in a multi-player trade. The Cardinals sent pitcher Luke Weaver, catcher Carson Kelly, minor league infielder Andy Young and a 2019 draft pick to Arizona in the deal.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Titans host the Jacksonville Jaguars in the Thursday night NFL game. The 4-8 Jaguars have fallen quickly, from being a win away from their first Super Bowl berth in January to last in the AFC South in December. The 6-6 Titans desperately want to avoid joining Jacksonville as a one-and-done playoff team, especially after sweeping the Jaguars last season.
NEW YORK (AP) — Julius Peppers, Von Miller and Vernon Davis are among the 32 nominees announced today for the NFL’s Walter Payton Man of the Year award. The award honors outstanding community service off the field, as well as excellence on it. One player from every NFL team is a finalist. The winner will be announced at the NFL Honors show Feb. 2 in Atlanta.
SEATTLE (AP) — The price tag for the building Seattle’s NHL team will eventually call home has grown by $200 million in the day since Seattle was awarded the league’s 32nd franchise. The cost now is $850 million for the new arena at Seattle Center, according to Oak View Group CEO Tim Leiweke (lih-WIHK’-ee). A ceremonial groundbreaking was held yesterday, and construction expected to get started almost immediately.