KFIZ Sports Scoreboard : 1/23/19
Mariano Rivera has become baseball’s first unanimous Hall of Fame selection, receiving all 425 votes in balloting by the Baseball Writers’ Association of America. The feared Yankees closer is the all-time saves leader with 652 and won five World Series in New York. Also getting the call from Cooperstown was designated hitter Edgar Martinez, pitcher Mike Mussina and late pitcher Roy Halladay. Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens and Curt Schilling all failed to surpass 60 percent, well short of the required 75 percent.
Men’s College Basketball:
Michigan 59, Minnesota 57
Northwestern 73, Indiana 66
Wisconsin has a Big Ten road date with Illinois tonight. The teams meet in Champaign, with the Badgers coming off an upset of then second-ranked Michigan on Saturday. Wisconsin is 12-and-6 overall and 4-and-3 in conference. The Fighting Illini come in 5-and-13 and 1-and-6. The Illini scored an upset win over Minnesota last Wednesday, before getting demolished by Iowa on the road on Sunday. Tipoff for tonight’s game is 8pm, listen on KFIZ starting at 7.
Minnesota 118, Phoenix 91
Chicago 3, NY Islanders 2
Detroit 3, Edmonton 2
The infamous no-call of an apparent pass interference penalty that helped end the Saints’ season has left New Orleans fans desperately looking for answers. Two Saints season ticket holders have asked a judge to order Roger Goodell to reverse the results of the NFC championship game that sent the Rams to the Super Bowl. Their lawsuit is highly unlikely to succeed but pleads the commissioner to implement a league rule regarding “extraordinarily unfair acts,” reversing the game’s result or rescheduling the game – in its entirety or from the point when the act occurred. Louisiana’s governor also sent a letter to Goodell requesting the league expand replay reviews to include certain penalties.