Buzzer Beaters: Top Sports Stories for January 29
Today’s biggest sports news: Tiger Woods in the lead, the Wolverines return to the top, the world’s richest sports team, and more.
When play was suspended for darkness on Sunday, Tiger Woods held a six-shot lead at Torrey Pines in San Diego. He is in good position to win this tourney, which he has done seven previous times. [CBS]
Michigan is ranked number one in the men’s basketball A.P. poll for the first time since the days of the Fab Five in 1992. Kansas, Indiana, Florida and Duke round out the top five. [ESPN]
The Los Angeles Dodgers completed their television deal with Time Warner Cable, which will pay the team a stunning $7 billion over the next 25 years. In other words, the Dodgers will get about $280 million a year from this arrangement. [S.I.]
Manchester United has become the first sports franchise valued at over $3 billion. [Forbes]
Baltimore Ravens safety Bernard Pollard is having quite a fun time in the lead-up to the Super Bowl. This week, we found out that he loves to do interviews without wearing his pants, and that he thinks the NFL won’t exist in 30 years. [GuySpeed]