1. Lakers forward LeBron James is expected to miss multiple games with a significant left groin strain league sources said Thursday.
2. The LA Galaxy have hired Argentine Guillermo Barros Schelotto as their next head coach.
3. The Minnesota Twins signed slugger Nelson Cruz to a one-year, $14.3 million deal.
4. Italian club Fiat Torino has dismissed head coach Larry Brown after a 5-19 start.
5. Baylor Beat Vanderbilt 45-38 in the Academy Sports Outdoors Texas Bowl Thursday night.
6. Wisconsin beat Miami 35-3 in the New Era Pinstripe Bowl Thursday.
7. #3 Notre Dame vs #2 Clemson, Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic, College Football Playoff – Saturday 1:00 p.m. ESPN.
8. The Warren Head Football Coach search.
9. On this date in 1975 Roger Staubach hit Drew Pearson on “The Hail Mary” – 50 yard touchdown pass – with 32 seconds left to give the Dallas Cowboys a 17-14 win over the Minnesota Vikings in the NFC Divisional Playoff game.
10. Also on this day in 1958 the Baltimore Colts beat the New York Giants 23-17 in “The Greatest Game Ever Played” in the first ever sudden death overtime game in NFL history.