Monday Sports Update – Patriots Win Super Bowl 53
Patriots Edge Rams In Defensive Battle To Win Super Bowl 53
(Atlanta, GA) — The dynasty continues for the New England Patriots. Even though it was the lowest-scoring Super Bowl ever, the defense came up big as they edged the Los Angeles Rams 13-3 at Super Bowl 53 in Atlanta. Tom Brady shook off an early interception and passed for 262 yards in the win. The Patriots now have six Super Bowl victories, which ties the Steelers for the most all-time.
Patriots’ Edelman Named Super Bowl MVP
(Atlanta, GA) — New England Patriots receiver Julian Edelman is the Most Valuable Player for Super Bowl 53. Edelman caught 10 passes for 141 yards in the victory for New England. He caught eight passes in the first half. Edelman is the first receiver to take home Super Bowl MVP honors since Santonio Holmes did so in Super Bowl 43 for Pittsburgh.
Texans Expected To Promote Kelly
(Houston, TX) — Multiple-outlets have reported the Texans will promote tight ends coach Tim Kelly to be their offensive coordinator. Will Lawing is being moved up from offensive line assistant to coach the tight ends. Head coach Bill O’Brien has called the Texans’ offensive plays the last two seasons. No word yet on who will call the plays this season.
Celtics Outlast Thunder
(Boston, MA) — Kyrie Irving racked up 30 points and 11 assists as the Celtics topped the Thunder 134-129 in Boston. Marcus Morris netted 19 points and Marcus Smart had 18 as all five Celtics starters scored in double figures. Al Horford donated 17 points and nine helpers for Boston, which has won four in-a-row and nine of its last 10 overall. Paul George poured in a game-high 37 points for OKC, which saw its seven-game winning streak come to an end. Russell Westbrook recorded his 19th triple-double of the season with 22 points, 16 assists and 12 rebounds.
Memphis Grizzlies 96, New York Knicks 84
Boston Celtics 134, Oklahoma City Thunder 129
Toronto Raptors 121, LA Clippers 103
Mavericks Expect Newcomers For Practice Today
(Dallas, TX) — The Mavericks are expecting Tim Hardaway Junior, Trey Burke and Courtney Lee for practice today. The three and Kristaps Porzingis were acquired in a Friday seven-player trade with the Knicks. Porzingis, the headliner of the deal, will not play this season after having left knee surgery last year. Dallas will return to the court Wednesday against Charlotte.
Rockets Will Play Tonight In Phoenix
(Denver, CO) — The Rockets will continue their four-game trip tonight with a stop in Phoenix. Houston is coming off a 125-98 victory over the Jazz on Saturday with James Harden scoring 43 points and grabbing 12 rebounds. The Rockets are 4-and-2 in their last six games and 11-and-14 on the road.. The Suns are 11-and-43, the worst record in the Western Conference, and 7-and-20 at home. Houston will conclude its trip Wednesday in Sacramento.
Boston Bruins 1, Washington Capitals 0
Calgary Flames 4, Carolina Hurricanes 3
Montreal Canadiens 4, Edmonton Oilers 3 (OT)
Stars Host Coyotes Tonight
(Dallas, TX) — The Stars will try to extend their winning streak to five games tonight when they host the Arizona Coyotes. Dallas has moved into sixth place in the Western Conference with 58 points. The Coyotes check in with 51 points. The Stars will open a five-game trip on Thursday in Nashville.
Fowler Wins Phoenix Open
(Scottsdale, AZ) — Rickie Fowler stumbled to a three-over 74 in Sunday’s final round but held on to win the Waste Management Phoenix Open by two strokes. Fowler finished 17-under-par at the TPC Scottsdale to earn his fifth career PGA Tour victory. Branden Grace carded a two-under 69 on Sunday to finish two shots back at minus-15. Justin Thomas was third at 14-under, while Bubba Watson, Matt Kuchar and Chez Reavie tied for fourth place at minus-12. Defending champion Gary Woodland shared seventh place with two others at 11-under. Ryan Palmer finished even par in a tie for 60th.
Devenski, Astros Agree On Contract
(Houston, TX) — The Astros and Chris Devenski have avoided an arbitration hearing. The right-handed reliever agreed to a one million, five hundred and twenty five thousand dollar contract for this season with a club option for 2020. He had a 4.18 ERA in 50 appearances last season, after compiling a 2.68 ERA in 62 outings in 2017.
College Basketball (Top-25 Coaches Poll)
#14 Villanova Wildcats 77, Georgetown Hoyas 65
#18 Purdue Boilermakers 73, Minnesota Golden Gophers 63
Baylor In First Place Tie In Big 12
(Waco, TX) — Makal Mason scored a career-high 40 points, connecting on nine treys, to lead Baylor to a 90-64 win over TCU in Fort Worth. The Bears extended their winning streak to six games. They are 6-and-2 in the Big 12, tied for first with Kansas State, and 15-and-6 overall. Baylor will play Wednesday at Texas and host Kansas State on Saturday.
College Hoops Roundup
(Undated) — In other area college hoops action over the weekend, Texas Tech lost 79-63 at Kansas in a battle of ranked teams, SMU fell 73-68 in Cincinnati, the Texas Longhorns fell 65-60 at Iowa State, Texas A&M lost 93-76 at home to number-one Tennessee, North Texas won 73-66 at Charlotte and UT-Arlington won 84-77 at Texas State. Tonight, Texas Tech will host West Virginia. On Wednesday, Oklahoma State is at TCU and Texas A&M will play at Mississippi. On Thursday, SMU will host South Florida, Marshall faces North Texas in Denton and Costal Carolina will be at UT-Arlington in a Sun Belt contest.
West Texas A&M Basketball
(Lawton, Oklahoma) – West Texas A&M head coach Kristen Mattio reached the 100 win plateau on Saturday afternoon as the #14 Lady Buffs overcame a halftime deficit to pick up a big Lone Star Conference road victory 95-78 at Cameron.
(Lawton, Oklahoma) – Freshman guard Qua Grant scored a team-high 22 points as No. 11 West Texas A&M extended their win streak to six games on Saturday afternoon with a 83-70 win over Cameron at Aggie Gym in Lawton, Oklahoma.