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MONDAY’S BROADCAST HIGHLIGHTS:
NHL: NY Islanders at Boston, 1 p.m. (NESN)
NHL: Washington at Pittsburgh, 7 p.m. (NBCSN)
NBA: Charlotte at Boston, 7:30 p.m. (CSN)
NBA: Atlanta at New York, 1 p.m. (NBATV)
NBA: New Orleans at Indiana, 4 p.m. (NBATV)
NBA: Cleveland at Golden State, 8 p.m. (TNT)
NBA: Oklahoma City at LA Clippers, 10:30 p.m. (TNT)
College basketball: Marquette at Butler, 12 p.m. (FS1)
College basketball: Creighton at Xavier, 2 p.m. (FS1)
College basketball: UT Arlington at South Alabama, 3 p.m. (ESPN2)
College basketball: DePaul at St. John’s, 4:30 p.m. (FS1)
College basketball: Seton Hall at Villanova, 6:30 p.m. (FS1)
College basketball: Boston University at Loyola Maryland, 7 p.m. (CBSSN)
College basketball: N.C. Central at Hampton, 7 p.m. (ESPNU)
College basketball: Syracuse at North Carolina, 7 p.m. (ESPN)
College basketball: Jackson State at Texas Southern, 9 p.m. (ESPNU)
College basketball: Kansas at Iowa State, 9 p.m. (ESPN)
College basketball: Providence at Georgetown, 9 p.m. (FS1)
Women’s college basketball: Notre Dame at Tennessee, 7 p.m. (ESPN2)
Women’s college basketball: Wisconsin at Penn State, 7 p.m. (Big Ten Network)
AROUND THE WEB:
— WWE Hall of Famer Jimmy Snuka has died at the age of 73 his daughter, Tamina, announced on Sunday on her Twitter account. It was reported in December Snuka was in hospice with six months to live.
Snuka was the legendary WWE character “Superfly” but was charged in 2015 with the 1983 murder of his then-girlfriend, Nancy Argentino. The charges were dropped earlier this month when he was found incompetent to stand trial.
Because of this, reaction to his death was both positive and negative in social media.
Jimmy Snuka is a murderer. His place in wrestling history is cemented but no one’s legacy in a business outweighs murder. Come on, simple. — TOMÁS RÍOS (@TheTomasRios) January 15, 2017
— Following the Chiefs’ 18-16 playoff loss to the Steelers Sunday night, Kansas City tight end Travis Kelce criticized referee Carl Cheffers for the holding call on tackle Eric Fisher that cost the Chiefs a two-point conversion that would have tied the game.
“Referee No. 51 shouldn’t even be able to wear a zebra jersey ever again,” Kelce said. “He shouldn’t even be able to work at f—ing Foot Locker. For it to end like that, with the referee literally taking it out of our hands, that hurt. You try to play this game with integrity, to the end of the whistle, and when the refs want to take over the game and make it their own platform, there’s nothing you can do about it. That wasn’t a hold on my guy Eric Fisher. I hope [Fisher] doesn’t go the entire offseason thinking it was his fault. That was horses—, flat out.”
“There was an unbelievable play called on the last drive,” Kelce continued. “Alex just drove us down there [to] fourth down, making plays, making plays. Momentum is getting on our side, and we just get our jugulars ripped out because the refs felt bad for James Harrison falling on the ground.”
QUOTE OF THE DAY: “You can’t do things that are defined by the rules as illegal. You can’t do them, period. There’s no right thing to do [by getting involved]. The rule is the rule. You have to play the game by the rules. Obviously, we’ve got to do a better job of coaching it, do a better job of coaching all the rules.” — Bill Belichick, on Eric Rowe’s 15-yard penalty for pulling Houston’s Ryan Griffin off a pile during the Patriots’ 34-16 win over the Texans Saturday
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