Denver–The so-called experts don’t give the Denver Broncos much of a chance to beat the Pittsburgh Steelers in this Sunday’s Wild Card playoff game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. The 12 and 4 Steelers are 9 and a half point favorites. Kick off is set for 2:30 under, what else?…sunny skies.
Denver–The Denver Nuggets host the Sacramento Kings tonight at the Pepsi Center.
Elsewhere in sports…
NEW YORK (AP) – We get word out of New York that Joe Torre is
quitting his job as a MLB vice president.
The man who led the Yankees to four World Series titles from
1996 to 2007 is joining a group hoping to buy the Dodgers franchise
he managed from 2008-10. Torre retired after the 2010 campaign and
joined MLB last February as a top aide to Commissioner Bud Selig
The Dodgers have been put up for sale by owner Frank McCourt,
who put the team into bankruptcy last year as he battled former
team executive Jamie McCourt in divorce court.
Initial bids for the team are due Jan. 23.
COLLEGE FOOTBALL-SUGAR BOWL
Wolverines outlast Hokies in New Orleans
NEW ORLEANS (AP) – Last night’s Sugar Bowl sure was sweet for
The 13th-ranked Wolverines edged No. 17 Virginia Tech 23-20 on
Brendan Gibbons’ 37-yard field goal in overtime.
Michigan ends up 11-2 after Brady Hoke’s first season in Ann
Arbor. The Hokies return to Blacksburg with an 11-3 mark.
COLLEGE FOOTBALL-ORANGE BOWL
ACC vs. Big East tonight in Florida
MIAMI (AP) – Fourteenth-ranked Clemson and No. 23 West Virginia
will meet tonight in the Orange Bowl.
The ACC champion Tigers are making their first appearance in a
major bowl game since Jan. 1982, when they beat Nebraska in the
Orange Bowl for their lone national title. Clemson will be looking
to tack another win onto its 10-3 record.
The Mountaineers will be looking to improve to 3-0 in BCS bowl
games. They come into tonight’s game with a 9-3 record.