CKXS Sports Briefs: December 27, 2012

Football news

Wallaceburg Tartans running back Jonah Pataki has been chosen for the Team Ontario Selects under-19 football team. The Ontario Selects will play Feb. 1-7 in Austin, Texas, at a tournament run by Football USA. Pataki, a Grade 12 student, helped WDSS win back-to-back Kent and SWOSSAA championships.

World Junior Hockey

Ryan Nugent-Hopkins led the way with five points as Canada defeated Germany 9-3 in their opening game at the World Junior Hockey Championship.

Other scores from the tourney

Finland 5 vs 1 Latvia
Sweden 4 vs 1 Czech Republic
Russia 3 vs 2 Slovakia (OT)

Today

Latvia vs Switzerland
Germany vs USA

Canada is back in action tomorrow when they face Slovakia.

NHL

The lockout enters day 103 today. Back in 1995, a CBA was reached on the 103rd day of a lockout, and a season began 9 days later, starting a 48 game season. Currently, there are no talks scheduled between both sides.

MLB

The Red Sox have acquired All-Star closer Joel Hanrahan from the Pittsburgh Pirates in a six-player deal. Boston completed the trade yesterday, also receiving infielder Brock Holt.

NFL

The Pro Bowl rosters were announced, and Wallaceburg’s Shaun Suisham came up a bit short. Making the AFC squad was Cleveland Browns kicker Phil Dawson, who earned his first nod of his 14 year career.

NBA

Toronto 80 at 100 San Antonio
Detroit 119 at 126 Atlanta
Miami 105 at 92 Charlotte
Cleveland 87 at 84 Washington
New Orleans 97 at 94 Orlando
Houston 87 at 84 Minnesota
Philadelphia 99 at 89 Memphis
Brooklyn 93 at 108 Milwaukee
New York 99 at 97 Phoenix
Golden State 94 at 83 Utah
LA Lakers 114 at 126 Denver
Sacramento 91 at 109 Portland

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