January 11, 2021

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By Al Ortiz

 It's Heisman time! The Heisman Trophy, awarded to college football's best player was awarded on Tuesday to Alabama WR DeVonta Smith, the first wide receiver to win the award since 1991 - a 30 year gap. Smith is the third Alabama player to win the award, and won it with 1,856 points. The Alabama senior leads the FBS in receptions (105), receiving yards (1,641) and receiving touchdowns (20). He has dropped only two passes all season, according to ESPN.
NBA Action was afoot on Tuesday. 

The San Antonio Spurs played a late one on Tuesday night, but ended up victorious into the wee morning hours of Wednesday, defeating Kawhi Leonard and the LA Clippers 116-113. Patty Mills, the longest tenured Spur, and the last remaining member of the 2014 championship team, drained 8 three pointers to help boost the Spurs in the contest. 

On Wednesday night, the Houston Rockets face the Indiana Pacers in the Hoosier state at 6 p.m. The Rockets are coming off of their 113-100 loss to the Mavericks and are hoping to get to 3-3 on the season. 

Some college basketball scores and schedules for you: 

  • No. 4 Texas beat Iowa State by a slim margin in a 78-72 contest. 
  • No. 18 Texas Tech defeated Kansas State 82-71 on Tuesday, upping their record to 10-3
  • No. 2 Baylor takes on Oklahoma on Wednesday night at 8 p.m. 
  • While No. 11 Houston faces the Wichita State Wheat Shockers on Wednesday at 7 p.m. 

We have some baseball news for you! Via the Dallas Morning News, the Texas Rangers completed a trade that resulted in Tampa Rays first baseman Nate Lowe coming to the Rangers. The Rangers also acquired minor league outfielder Carl Chester.