Alexa Guarachi and Nicole Melichar-Martinez had a successful grand slam debut in Melbourne, winning their opening round Australian Open doubles match 6-4, 6-2.
Levi Randolph and Filou Oostende won an elimination game against Igokea M:Tel 85-64 to even their Champions League Play-In Round series at 1-1. Randolph scored 21 points for Oostende in the rout. Game 3 will be next week.
Klutch Sports Group have announced the signings of both Evan Neal and Phidarian Mathis to representation contracts. Neal with be personally represented by Damarius Bilbo, while Mathis will be repped by Nicole Lynn (who also represents Quinnen Williams, Jedrick Wills, Christian Barmore, Jalen Hurts, and Deonte Brown).
LaBryan Ray has accepted an invitation to play in the East-West Shrine Game, indicating that he’s foregoing his bonus year of eligibility.
Portious Warren voiced frustration over the delay in promised funding from Trinidad & Tobago’s Ministry of Sports. Warren is training in Tuscaloosa, and the start of her indoor season, scheduled in 3 weeks, is in jeopardy.
Trey Mullinax has been named to the PGA Tour’s Players Advisory Council for 2022.
Bradley Bozeman was interviewed by Shawn Stepner of WMAR, and discussed the Ravens’ season, his charitable works, and his impending free agency.
Links to press conferences:
- Da’Shawn Hand – protected on the practice squad for the Divisional Playoff Round by the Tennessee Titans.
- Jared Mayden – signed to a Reserve / Futures contract by the Philadelphia Eagles.
- Carson Tinker – released from the practice squad by the Los Angeles Rams.
Scenes and Highlights
GOLF Bahamas Great Exuma Classic Rd 2 completed: Tom Lovelady – 76-70, +2, T55 Robby Shelton – 72-75, +3, cut Bahamas Great Exuma Classic Rd 3: Tom Lovelady – 76-70-79, +9, 67th BASKETBALL Champions League Play-In Rd Gm 2: Oostende 85, Igokea M:Tel 64 (series tied 1-1). Levi Randolph – 25 minutes, 21 points (5-10 2pg, 2-3 3pg, 5-5 FT), 5 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 foul, +21 Maccabi Ironi Ramat Gan 97, Elitzur Ashkelon 94. Ricky Tarrant – 28 minutes, 15 points (3-5 2pg, 0-1 3pg, 9-9 FT), 7 rebounds, 8 assists, 1 steal, 5 turnovers, 2 fouls. Euroleague Group Play: Monaco 100, Asvel 75. Donta Hall – DNP (knee) TENNIS (played on January 19 in Australia) Australian Open Women’s Doubles Rd 1: 5-seed Alexa Guarachi / N Melichar-Martinez defeated Plipuech / Sutjiadi 6-4, 6-2. Australian Open Women’s Doubles Rd 1: Erin Routliffe / L Fernandez lost to Cabrera / Hon 6-3, 6-1.