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Kansas City Chiefs offensive coordinator Eric Bieniemy has removed himself from consideration for the head coaching job at the University of Colorado, according to Mike Klis of 9News. Bieniemy, a Colorado alumnus, has been pursued by the school since previous head coach Mel Tucker bolted for a job at Michigan State last week. Bieniemy told the school Wednesday night he was no longer interested in the position and rebuffed further efforts from the school on Thursday.
Harrison Barnes scored a season-high 32 points and matched his career high with seven 3, De'Aaron Fox added 26 and Sacramento beat the Memphis Grizzlies 129-125 on Thursday night. "No matter what you have to try to start this second part of the season with a win," Hield said. "Every game is a must-win and (we) have to play every game like our back is against the wall if we want to make things interesting, and we can."
For the second time this season, San Francisco led second-ranked Gonzaga at halftime, and for the second time the Bulldogs needed a big second half to rally for a victory. Gonzaga coach Mark Few had a few words for his team at halftime Thursday night. ''Just be us,'' Few said after the Zags beat San Francisco 71-54.
Russell Westbrook vowed to better control his emotions down the stretch of the regular season. James Harden had 29 points and 10 assists, Westbrook added 21 points and 10 assists before being ejected, and the Houston Rockets beat the cold-shooting Golden State Warriors 135-105 on Thursday night in the teams' first game back from the All-Star break. Things got testy with 6:04 to play when Westbrook tussled with several Warriors, including bumping Damion Lee but ''it wasn't on purpose.'' After a replay review, Westbrook received his second technical of the night and was ejected.
The Warriors (12-43) played perhaps their best game of the season the last time they faced the Houston Rockets (34-20), handily beating them on Christmas Day. No such miracles happened Thursday, however, as the Rockets easily beat the Warriors 135-105. James Harden scored 32 points, while Russell Westbrook turned in a double-double as Houston handed Golden State its fifth straight loss.
The Warriors and Rockets saved the fireworks for the end. The superior Rockets coasted to a 135-105 victory, and led by double digits for the vast majority of the contest. The Warriors had trouble containing Houston's star backcourt of James Harden and Russell Westbrook, who combined for 50 points in the victory.
Alec Burks didn't have much trouble when it came to scoring Thursday night. One of the newest Sixers gave the team exactly what it needed, pouring in 19 points - including five of the team's nine points in OT - in a comeback win over the Nets (see observations). Burks did have issues with the team's postgame locker room celebration, though.
A few weeks before the All-Star break, Joel Embiid said he wasn't having much fun on the basketball floor this season. Embiid was back to his old self Thursday night, flapping his arms to the crowd, smiling from ear to ear and taking over a game at critical moments. Embiid had 39 points and 16 rebounds, Alec Burks and Shake Milton added big baskets in overtime and the Philadelphia 76ers extended their dominance at home with a 112-104 victory over the Brooklyn Nets.
The Boston Red Sox have had a rough offseason. The latest news concerning the Red Sox is in relation to the contract that Brock Holt signed with the Milwaukee Brewers. Holt, a team leader who had spent almost all of his major league career with the Red Sox, left the team in free agency, but it wasn't because he wanted to leave.
NFL Free Agency kicks off on March 18th, which means we are inching closer to one of the most impactful days on the league's calendar. Few players are likely going to draw as much attention on the open market as New Orleans Saints quarterback Teddy Bridgewater. With Drew Brees announcing he will return for another season, it seems likely that Bridgewater will test free agency. There are definitely some teams that could use his talents.
Texans star J.J. Watt shot down the league's proposed collective bargaining agreement, which may hint that many other players will vote against it.
Damon “Snacks” Harrison held out of OTAs and minicamps during last year's offseason to get a contract extension from the Detroit Lions. Now, the team is cutting the former All-Pro defensive tackle, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. One of the top interior run-stuffers in the league for years, Harrison posted 49 total tackles last season — his lowest total since his rookie year — for a Detroit defense that was 13th in the league against the run.