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Scoreboard Roundup 12/08/18

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By Louis Milman

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Here are the scores for Wednesday’s sports events:

NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION
Philadelphia 117-111 Detroit
Charlotte 113-107 Denver
Indiana 112-90 Orlando
Sacramento 129-110 Cleveland
Brooklyn 106-105 Toronto (Overtime)
Chicago 114-112 Oklahoma City
Memphis 107-103 New Orleans
San Antonio 133-120 L.A. Lakers
Miami 115-98 Phoenix
Golden State 105-95 Milwaukee

NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE
St. Louis 1-0 Winnipeg
Dallas 3-2 San Jose
Edmonton 7-2 Minnesota
Carolina 4-1 Anaheim

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West Virginia quarterback Will Grier to skip bowl game, prepare for NFL Draft

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By Louis Milman

Photo by Donald Page / ESPN Images(MORGANTOWN, W. Va.) — West Virginia University quarterback Will Grier will skip his team’s game in the Camping World Bowl as he prepares for the upcoming NFL Draft.

Grier announced that decision on Saturday, thanking his coaches, teammates and fans for their support. He tallied nearly 4,000 yards and 37 passing touchdowns for the Mountaineers. The team went 8-3, finishing in third place in the Big 12 Conference.

“While we did not win every time we took the field, and I shoulder that responsibility,” Grier said in a statement, “I can assure you that we tried.”

The senior began his career at the University of Florida, where he was suspended for a season for violating the NCAA’s policy on performance-enhancing drugs. He spent his final two seasons at West Virginia.

Grier is the fifth ranked quarterback on ESPN’s Mel Kiper’s projected draft board. He could be selected in the first or second round of April’s draft.

“Will and I spoke at length about the bowl game,” West Virginia head coach Dana Holgorsen said in a statement. “And I am fully supportive of his decision to begin preparing for the NFL Draft.”

“While we will miss him in Orlando, Will’s commitment and service to WVU Football over the last three years will be talked about for many years to come.”

Grier is the second key player on the Mountaineers to announce he will not play in the bowl game, after offensive tackle Yodny Cajuste made his announcement on Friday.

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Georgia Tech to introduce Temple's Geoff Collins as next head football coach

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Photo by Joe Faraoni / ESPN Images(ATLANTA) — Just over a week after Georgia Tech head football coach Paul Johnson announced he would retire from that job at the end of the season, the Yellow Jackets have named Temple University’s Geoff Collins their next head coach.

Collins led Temple to a 15-10 record and two bowl appearances in his two-year tenure. No coach in Temple history won as many games in his first two seasons at the school.

Collins is from the Atlanta area, and has had two stints on the Georgia Tech coaching staff. Prior to his time at Temple, he also served as a defensive coordinator at the University of Florida, Mississippi State University, Florida International University and Western Carolina University.

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Former MLB players confirmed dead in car crash

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Photozek07/iStock(CARACAS, Venezuela) — Venezuelan baseball team, Cardenales de Lara, has confirmed the deaths of Luis Valbuena and Jose Castillo, both former Major League Baseball players.

Valbuena, 33, and Castillo, 37, were on the current Cardenales de Lara roster and crashed after playing in a Venezuelan Professional Baseball League game at University Stadium in Caracas Thursday night, ESPN reports. The two baseball players were traveling to Barquisimeto for a Friday game against Bravos de Margarita, when their vehicle went to the opposite side of the road during an attempt to avoid sliding rock, authorities said.

During his 11 MLB years, Valbuena played for the Seattle Mariners, Cleveland Indians, Chicago Cubs and the Houston Astros. He spent his final two MLB seasons with the Los Angeles Angels before that team released him in August, ESPN reports.

Castillo divided his four years with MLB playing with the Pittsburgh Pirates, San Francisco Giants and the Astros before leaving the league in 2008.

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Mets introduce Cano, Diaz at Citi Field

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Phil Ellsworth/ESPN Images(NEW YORK) — The New York Mets unveiled the two newest Mets on Tuesday: second baseman Robinson Cano and closer Edwin Diaz.

The Mets sent top prospect Jarred Kelenic, prospect Justin Dunn, veteran outfielder Jay Bruce, right-hander Gerson Bautista, and reliever Anthony Swarzak to the Mariners in exchange for the duo.

“This trade should be a signal to our players and our fans that words alone will not define this franchise,” general manager Brodie Van Wagenen told reporters at Citi Field. “Rather it will be hard work, collaboration, and unwavering commitment.”

Cano is an eight-time All Star and won one World Series ring with the Yankees in 2009. He was suspended for 80 games last season after violating Major League Baseball’s joint drug policy. He still managed to play in 80 games, batting .303 with 50 RBIs.

Cano’s second stint in New York will be different. The Mets are coming off of a 77-85 season, finishing fourth in the NL East. He’ll call Queens home instead of the Bronx, but he says he’s just happy to be back in the “Big Apple.”

“I’m more than happy,” Cano said. “I would say blessed to be able to wear this uniform, this franchise, history… and also happy to be back in New York.”

Diaz, just 24 years old, joins his new team as one of the most coveted trade targets of the offseason. He led the league in saves with 57 and posted a sterling 1.96 ERA on the season.

“I came here to win,” he said. “To the Mets fans, we came here to win and try to reach the World Series and get the ring.”

Despite the big trade, Van Wagenen insists the Mets plan on making more moves to bolster their roster.

“Hopefully we can continue to add more talent around guys like this,” Van Wagenen said. “That’s our mission.”

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