Sports News, 01-04-19

UNDATED (01/04/19) — The Breckinridge County FIghting Tigers and Lady Tigers head to Cloverport tonight for a doubleheaders against the Aces. Coverage on 104.3, the River begins around 5:45 for the girls game with the boys game to follow. In girls basketball from last night, the Lady Tigers defeated John Hardin by the score of 63-49.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Jared Savage scored 13 points with four 3-pointers as Western Kentucky had 10 players score in its 68-50 win against Charlotte on Thursday night in a Conference USA opener. Western Kentucky used a 14-2 run in the first half to take control and led 34-25 at intermission.

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — Romeo Langford scored a career-high 28 points, Juwan Morgan added 14 points and 10 rebounds and No. 21 Indiana defeated Illinois 73-65 in a Big Ten matchup Thursday night. Langford shot 8 for 13 from the field and 11 of 15 from the line for the Hoosiers.

UNDATED (01/04/19) — In the top 25, number two Michigan beat Penn State, 68-55…18th-ranked North Carolina State topped Miami, 87-82…number 22 Wisconsin was upset by Minnesota, 59-52 and Purdue beat 25th-ranked Iowa, 86-70.

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — DeMar DeRozan torched his former team by recording his first career triple double, contributing 21 points, 14 rebounds and 11 assists in the San Antonio Spurs’ 125-107 win over Toronto. Kawhi Leonard scored 21 points on 8-for-13 shooting amid thunderous jeers from fans after forcing his way out of San Antonio last year in the trade that brought DeRozan to San Antonio.

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — James Harden recorded his fifth straight 40-point game and second triple-double of the week while leading the Houston Rockets to a 135-134 overtime triumph at Golden State. Harden nailed a contested 3-pointer with 2.7 seconds left and finished with 44 points, 15 assists and 10 rebounds in Houston’s 11th win in 12 games.

UNDATED (AP) — First-time eligibles Tony Gonzalez, Ed Reed and Champ Bailey are among 15 modern-era finalists for the Pro Football Hall of Fame’s class of 2019. A maximum of eight new members can be elected, five from the modern-era group. Balloting will take place next month.

UNDATED (AP) — A New York judge has upheld criminal charges alleging ex-Auburn associate coach Chuck Person accepted bribes from a financial adviser to steer athletes his way. U.S. District Judge Loretta Preska said federal bribery, honest services wire fraud, wire fraud and Travel Act conspiracy charges against Person were supported by detailed descriptions of the crimes.