Cincinnati Reds third baseman Todd Frazier was named the Players Choice outstanding National League rookie yesterday. Frazier hit .273 with 19 homers and 76 RBIs. Frazier beat out Diamondbacks hurler Wade Miley and Washington outfielder Bryce Harper. The award is given out after a vote is taken from MLB players.
The Cleveland Cavaliers topped the LA Clippers yesterday, 108-101. The Cavs held a small lead of three points after one behind a 16-point performance in the first by Kyrie Irving. Cleveland would add to their lead before the half, heading into the intermission up by seven over the Clippers. After a neck and neck third quarter, the Cavs pulled away late in the fourth for their second win. Cleveland shot 48 percent from behind the arc on the night and were led in scoring by rookie Dion Waiters with 28 points on 7 of 10 from deep and Kyrie Irving with 24 points. The Cavs will now head to Golden State on Wednesday at 10:30.
Elsewhere in the NBA, San Antonio handled Indiana, 101-79. Dallas toppled Portland, 114-91. Memphis bested Utah, 103-94. Miami blasted Phoenix, 124-99. Minnesota topped Brooklyn, 107-96. New York dominated Philadelphia, 110-88 and Sacramento clipped Golden State, 94-92.
In other NBA news, J.J. Barea of the Minnesota Timberwolves and Donald Sloan of the Cleveland Cavaliers were handed the first flopping warnings of the NBA season as a part of the league’s new anti-flopping rule. Both instances occurred in the fourth quarter of games on Friday. The second offense requires a $5,000 fine and the third is a $10,000 fine.
In NFL action last night, New Orleans bested Philadelphia, 28-13.
In other NFL news, Indianapolis Colts head coach Chuck Pagano is winning his battle with leukemia. His doctor told media yesterday that the illness that has kept him away from the game is in “complete remission.” The doctor said the bone marrow and white blood cell count tests were normal and the Colts hope that he could be back on the sidelines coaching for the regular season finale on December 30th. The Colts are 5-3 and take on Jacksonville on Thursday.
The NHL and its Players Association are scheduled to resume bargaining talks today. The two sides had previously met on Saturday. The league recently cancelled the Winter Classic at Michigan Stadium and the lockout will reach its 52nd day today. The last deal that was offered was a 50/50 split in hockey related revenue. The league has already cancelled all games through November and the possibility of a full 82-game schedule is all but gone at this point.
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