Scores for January 9, 2013

Hall of Fame
For the first time since 1996, the Baseball Writers’ Association of America will not be electing anyone to the Hall of Fame. Eligible candidates needed to be named on 75 percent of the 569 ballots submitted by members of the BBWAA, meaning 427 votes were necessary for election. Houston Astros second baseman Craig Biggio came closest by nabbing 68 percent of the vote, falling just 39 votes short of election. This is the eighth time a a Hall of Famer was not produced. This was Dale Murphy’s 15th and final year of eligibility for election into the hall of fame.


Atlanta 83
Cleveland « 99

Josh Smith stuffed the stat sheet with 17 points, eight rebounds, six blocks and four assists for the Hawks, in Atlanta’s fourth straight loss.

Utah « 112
Charlotte 102


LA Lakers 105
San Antonio « 108


Dallas 93
LA Clippers « 99


Phoenix 79
Boston « 87

College Basketball

Final Score
Georgia 44
11 Florida « 77


Final Score
South Carolina 54
Miss State « 56


Final Score
Georgia Tech 70
20 NC State « 83

The National Hockey League has ratified a new Collective Bargaining Agreement. The Board of Governors voted its approval on Wednesday by a 30-0 vote. The last remaining step towards an official start to the 2012-13 season will be the Player’s Association’s ratification of that same agreement.