- NFL..Probe “Deflate-Gate” explodes…ESPN reporting that 11-of-12 balls from the Patriots game day bag that were seized were under-inflated by 2-pounds or more of air…Looking at video to see if Patriots sideline ball boys might have exchanged softer balls for original 12-approved balls after the playoff game began…Referees team had certified all 12-balls were fully inflated just prior to game…NFL officials angry-distraught at evidence that surfaced Tuesday night..New England refusing comment on the revelation…Patriots hire ball boys who handle the ‘game balls’ for each team on respective sidelines once refs give them ball bags at kickoff..
- CNN..Report NFL Profits grew by 1B-in 2014..Attendance up 2%..Ticket Prices up 3.5%..TV ratings dropped.
- Bears..Hire Vic Fangio-49ers-as Def Coor on John Fox staff.
- Atlanta..Hire Kyle Shanahan-Browns-as Off Coor.
- Ravens..Hire Marc Trestman-Bears-as Off Coor.
- Raiders..Hire Bill Musgrave-Eagles as Off Coor..Interview Mike Smith-ex Falcons coach for Def Coor.
- Redskins..Hire Joe Barry-LB-San Diego as Def Coor on Jay Gruden staff.
- Bills..Hire David Lee-Jets-QB coach..9th NY assistant to join Rex Ryan staff.
- Jacksonville..Hire Doug Marrone-Bills-as Off Coor.
- Saints..Hire-Dennis Allen-ex Raiders head coach as assistant to Rob Ryan on defense.
- Saints..Hire Jeff Ireland-ex Dolphins GM as scout.
- Browns..Interview Mike Martz-ex Rams coach for Off Coor job.
- Broncos..Interview Alex Gibbs-come out retirement as Off consultant-teach zone blocking.
- 49ers..Interview Rob Chudzinski-Colts for Off Coor job…Interview-Lane Kiffin-Alabama
- Saints..Fire Director of Scouting Rick Reiprish.
- Denver..Coach Gary Kubiak says offer from John Elway to ‘come home’ was game-changer..Spent 21Y with Broncos as player-coach..will retain 4-Broncos assistants..still open to talking to Adam Gase about returning as offensive coordinator.
- Tony Verna..TV producer-invented Instant Replay-1960s-passes away.
- Penn State…AD apologizes to Hockey team for wearing :”409″ patch on uniform to salute Joe Paterno-getting victories restored to career record by NCAA.
- Auburn..QB-Nick Marshall moves to CB-at Senior Bowl.
- Seattle..Ex-Seahawks TE-Jerramy Stevens-arrested again-LA-DUI..Wife-Hope Salo-nearly arrested again by police for interfering..both have history alcohol-domestic abuse issues.
- Boston-Washington..Discuss trade-Xander Bogaerts-SS for P-Jordan Zimmerman.
- Texas-Milwaukee..Trade-P-Yovanni Gallardo for 2B-Luis Sardinas-P-Cory Knebel-P-Marcos Diplan.
- Phillies..GM Ruben Amaro says club is taking P-Cole Hamels off the trading block.
- Houston..Sign FA-OF-Colby Rasmus-Toronto…Negotiate-Giants-P-Ryan Vogelsong…Release C-Carlos Coproran
- Yankees..Private workout Cuban FA-1B-Yoak Moncada
- Miami..Open talks with FA-P-James Shields-Royals..Yankees-Boston-Giants-Detroit-out of bidding.
- Angels..Sell P-Yoslan Herrera to Yokohama Stars despite (2.70-ERA-Anaheim)
- MLB..Propose cutting :30 of TV time between each half inning…limiting between inning breaks to 1:30 to speed up game.
- Aztecs-W-Air Force (77-45)..SDSU jumps to (41-18) lead at halftime..Aztecs hit 13-3 point shots..G-Aqeel Quinn (17P) including 5-three pointers..State goes to (15-4) on year.
- Lakers-at-New Orleans..LA (12-30)…Kobe Bryant missed 8-of-15 games.
- Atlanta-Indiana…Hawks go after 13th win in row.
- Golden State-Houston..Warriors (33-6)..Rockets (29-10).
- Knicks-76ers..Teams combined (14-69) this year.
- Ducks-Flames..Anaheim (30-10-6)..Flames won 6-road games in row heading into tonite’s game..
- Kings-San Jose..LA coming off (1-4-2) homestand..LA lost 8-row in overtimes..(2-12) this year in games in overtime-shootouts.
- Coyotes..Leading scorer Mikkel Boedker-emergency surgery-injured spleen-out 3W.
- Dustin Johnson..taken off PGA Tour last year because of 3-positive drug tests-says he will likely debut at Torrey Pines..says he does not have cocaine addiction but binge drinking problem.
- Australian Open..Tomas Berdych-3rd seed, gets win…Serena Williams cruises in her match into 3rd round.