Sports News, 11-06-18

UNDATED (11/06/18) — The college basketball season opens tonight as the Kentucky Wildcats play Duke in Indianapolis. Coverage on WXBC immediately follows our election coverage. Also tonight, Western Kentucky is at Washington and Indiana hosts Chicago State.

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — John Calipari’s son Brad will redshirt this season at Kentucky. Brad Calipari will practice and travel with the men’s basketball team and have two seasons of eligibility remaining. The 6-foot, 179-pound junior has 11 points and five rebounds in 27 career games with the Wildcats.

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Marcus Mariota threw for two touchdowns and ran for another score as the Tennessee Titans beat the Cowboys, 28-14 near Dallas. Mariota was 21 of 29 for 240 yards without an interception, although he fumbled on each of Tennessee’s first two possessions. Amari Cooper scored the Cowboys’ first TD and finished with five receptions for 58 yards in his first game since being acquired from the Raiders.

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — James Harden scored seven of his 28 points over the last 35 seconds of the Houston Rockets’ 98-94 victory at Indiana. Harden drained a tiebreaking 3-pointer with 34.8 seconds left and added four free throws. Clint Capela contributed 18 points and 10 rebounds for the Rockets, who have won three in a row since a 1-5 start.

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Klay Thompson scored 27 points and the Golden State Warriors used a 34-15 third quarter to whip the Memphis Grizzlies, 117-101. Kevin Durant added 22 points, six rebounds and six assists to help the Warriors improve to 10-1, the second-best 11-game start in team history and topped only by their 24-0 beginning of the 2015-16 season.

UNDATED (11/06/18) — Elsewhere in the NBA on Monday, Miami over Detroit, 120-115…Orlando 102, Cleveland 100…Chicago edged the New York Knicks, 116-115…Oklahoma City over New Orleans, 122-116…Denver beat Bosston, 115-107…Toronto 124, Utah 111 and the Clippers beat Minnesota, 120-109.

CLEVELAND (AP) — Cleveland Cavaliers assistant Larry Drew has agreed to a new contract to be the team’s interim coach for the remainder of this season. Drew became acting coach when Tyronn Lue was fired last week, and he asked the team to restructure his deal if he was going to be named interim head coach.

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. (AP) — Late New York Yankees owner George Steinbrenner, former managers Lou Piniella, Davey Johnson and Charlie Manuel and six former players headed by reliever Lee Smith are on the 10-man ballot for committee to consider for Baseball Hall of Fame voting. Harold Baines, Albert Belle, Will Clark, Orel Hershiser and Joe Carter also are on the ballot for the 16-man committee, which meets Dec. 9 at the winter meetings in Las Vegas.