Sports : Monday, 1/30/17
Men’s College Basketball:
Michigan State 70, Michigan 62
Nebraska 83, Purdue 80
Northwestern 68, Indiana 55
Oakland 79, Milwaukee 70 (OT)
Detroit 93, Green Bay 92
Women’s College Basketball:
Indiana 78, Wisconsin 54
Creighton 80, Marquette 77
The AFC came out on top in the Pro Bowl at Orlando.
The junior conference took a 20-7 lead before a late interception secured a 20-13 win over the NFC. Alex Smith threw a 26-yard touchdown pass to Delanie Walker, and Andy Dalton found Travis Kelce for a 23-yard score to put the AFC in control. The outcome hung on the balance until Lorenzo Alexander picked off Kirk Cousins deep in AFC territory with just over a minute to play.
Fox Sports football analyst John Lynch has been hired as the new general manager of the San Francisco 49ers. The three-time All Pro selection replaces Trent Baalke and inherits a franchise that was 2-14 this season, matching the worst in team history. Lynch comes into the job with no front-office experience, having gone straight from the playing field to the broadcast booth in 2008.
The Indianapolis Colts have hired former Kansas City executive Chris Ballard as their new general manager, replacing Ryan Grigson. Ballard was hired by the Chiefs in 2013 as the director of player personnel and was promoted to director of football operations under current Kansas City GM John Dorsey. Like Grigson, Ballard has never been an NFL GM before joining the Colts.
Florida forward Wayne Simmonds and Blue Jackets forward Cam Atkinson scored five seconds apart as the Metropolitans turned a 3-2 deficit into a 4-3 win over the Pacific Division in the midwinter classic in Los Angeles.
Simmonds’ third goal of the day came with 5:02 remaining and prevented the Pacific from winning the All-Star game for the second consecutive year. Atkinson also had three goals after being a late addition to the Metropolitan roster. The Pacific beat the Blackhawk-dominated Central Division team 10-3 in the first 20-minute semifinal. The Metropolitan team beat the Atlantic Division 10-6 in the second. The Metropolitans scored three goals in 19 seconds during their semifinal, including two goals five seconds apart by Blue Jackets defenseman Seth Jones and Devils forward Taylor Hall.
Spaniard Jon Rahm eagled two of his final six holes to win the PGA’s Farmers Insurance Open by three shots over Charles Howell III and C.T. Pan. Rahm closed with a 5-under 67 that was capped by a 60-foot eagle putt from the back fringe of the par-5 18th. The 22-year-old became the youngest tournament champion and the first player in 26 years to get his initial PGA Tour title at Torrey Pines.
At the age of 35, Roger Federer has won the Australian Open. The five-set victory over longtime nemesis Rafael Nadal is Federer’s 18th in a Grand Slam event and first since 2012 when he won Wimbledon.
The scores of the match, which Federer called “epic,” were 6-4, 3-6, 6-1, 3-6, 6-3. Federer had lost six of the previous eight Grand Slam finals he’d played against Nadal and was 11-23 in their career meetings.
Sports on the air tonight, Girls High School Basketball as Fond du Lac hosts Hortonville. Coverage begins just after 7, tipoff scheduled for 7:15 on KFIZ.