Daily Roundup: Jan. 9


Jan 9, 2019

Here’s a recap of the latest sports news:

  • The Los Angeles Times is adding a new position with a familiar name. LZ Granderson, probably best known nationally for his appearances on various ESPN platforms, has been named the paper’s Sports and Culture columnist. Poynter’s Tom Jones spoke to him and L.A. Times sports editor Angel Rodriguez about Granderson’s new gig.
  • Down judge Sarah Thomas will make history on Sunday when she becomes the first woman to officiate an NFL postseason game, according to Football Zebras.
  • NBC Sports Washington’s alternate Wizards broadcasts could be the future of sports betting on TV, The Washington Post reports.
  • The Cardinals decided to follow the blueprint other teams have benefited from, and Kliff Kingsbury appeared to be the gamble the franchise couldn’t pass up, writes Yahoo! Sports’ Charles Robinson.

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