Tuesday Tidbits You Might Have Missed
The New England Patriots officially named Alabama offensive coordinator Bill O'Brien as their 2023 OC. O'Brien spent from 2007-2011 with New England before doing a 7-year run as head coach of the Houston Texans.
San Francisco 49ers defensive lineman Charles Omenihu was arrested on Monday and booked on misdemeanor domestic violence charges. He has since been released on bail and it remains to be seen if formal charges will be filed. The 49er's in a statement said they are aware of the situation and are gathering further information.
Memphis Grizzlies center Steven Adams suffered a PCL sprain in his right knee and is expected to be out for 3-to-5 weeks, the team making the announcement on Tuesday. The 29-year-old suffered the injury in Sunday night's loss against the Phoenix Suns.
Los Angeles Lakers forward Anthony Davis is set to return to the court on Wednesday against the San Antonio Spurs. Davis has missed 20 games after suffering a foot injury in the middle of December. The Lakers went 10-10 while the 29-year-old was sidelined.
Lebron James dropped 46 points and hit a career high nine 3-pointers against the Los Angeles Clippers, however that wasn't enough to get the win. The Clippers convincingly won 133-115, hitting 19 3-pointers as a team. This was the first time that James has scored over 40 points against the Clippers, officially giving him a 40+ point game against each of the 30 NBA teams.
The Orlando Magic appear to be the Boston Celtics achilles heal this season. The Celtics, who still sit on top of the NBA dropped their 3rd loss 113-98 to the Magic on Monday night. Bam Adebayo scored 30 points and pulled down 15 rebounds for Orlando. Adebayo saying after the game:
“They booted us in the Eastern Conference finals last year. I feel like a lot of guys still carry that."
Scott Rolen has been elected into the Baseball Hall of Fame in his 6th year of eligibility. The Baseball Writers' Association of America ballot was his ticket in after receiving 76.3% of the vote. Rolen spent 17 years in MLB and was an 8-time Golden Glove winner.
The Boston Red Sox designated for assignment former All-Star closer Matt Barnes. The move was made in order to clear a roster spot for outfielder Adam Duvall. Red Sox chief baseball officer Chaim Bloom saying about the decision:
"A really, really difficult decision. The conversation itself was one of the more difficult ones I've had. The DFA process needs to play out so there's a limited amount I want to say until it does. I think this is a function of where we're at with our 40 (-man roster)."