Best 15 Minutes in Sports–Friday

Posted by on January 8th, 2021  •  0 Comments  • 

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(Playoffs)

Colts-Bills…Indianapolis gets break with 45-degree weather and sunshine…Matchup of QB-Philip Rivers-RB-Jon Taylor-vs-QB-Josh Allen and WRs-Stefon Diggs-Cole Beasley.

Rams-Seattle..QB-Jared Goff went thru full Thursday practice-expected to start on Saturday…45-degrees-showers…Matchup of Rams defense (53 sacks-22 takeaways) vs QB-Russell Wilson (42TD) and 3-big WRs.

Tampa Bay-Washington..Tom Brady (40TD-102Rating)..Washington defense (304Y-47 sacks)..Taylor Heinike will likely start at QB

Ravens-Tennessee..RB-Derrick Henry (2027R)..QB-Ryan Tannehill (33TD-7Int)..Lamar Jackson (3762APY)..Ravens have 57TDs

Bears-Saints..Chicago anemic offense (331YPG-offense)…Saints defense allowing (310YPG)..RB-Alvin Kamara (1700APY) for Saints

Browns-Steelers…Cleveland without head coach Kevin Stefanski and 2-assistant coaches and 4-players with Covid issues…RBs-Nick Chubb-Kareem Hunt (1900R-combined)…Pittsburgh defense (56 sacks-27 takeaways)

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(NFL)

Chargers..Interview Jason Garrett..ex Cowboys head coach-was Off Coor-NY Giants last season.

Houston…Report new GM Nick Cesario not interested in Eric Bienemy-Chiefs because of poor interview…Report might talk to Patriots Off Coor-Josh McDaniels.

Houston..Interview Jim Caldwell-ex Colts-Lions head coach

Houston..Report  Texans gave Nick Cesario (6Y-36M) contract to become GM after 20-years with Patriots.

Houston..Texans deny report QB-Deshaun Watson wants to be traded after (4-12) season…Houston Chronicle reports owner Cal McNair promised Watson he would have input into hiring new GM-then ignored talking to him…Watson has full no trade clause and cap friendly contract.

Jets..Interview Robert Saleh-Def Coor-49ers
Jets..Interview Marvin Lewis-ex Bengals head coach
Jets..Interview Aaron Glenn-Saints DB coach

Atlanta..Interview Nathan Hackett-Off Coord-Packers
Carolina..Interview Brant Tilis-Player Personnel Director-Chiefs-GM job

Washington..Interview Martin Mayhew-ex Lions GM…Rick Smith-ex Houston GM,,

Miami..Interview Ken Dorsey for Off Coord job..Dorsey is QB-coach Bills
Miami..Fire Marian Hobby-Def Line coach

Bengals..Fire DL-coaches Nic Eason-Gerald Chatman
Arizona..Fire WR-coach David Raih.
Eagles..Fire Off Consultant Marty Mohrniweg and OL assistant Rich Scangarello.

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(Roster Moves)

Rams..Activate OT-Andrew Whitworth from IR-will start this weekend
Browns..IR-S-Ronnie Harrison-2nd positive Covid test
Giants..S-Antonie Bethea retires after 14Y-career.
Chiefs..Sign FA-P-Dustin Colquitt-ex Tampa Bay

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(NFL)

Raiders..RB-Josh Jacobs passed a sobriety test  when charged with DUI at 4:40am…May have fallen asleep at wheel of car when it crashed…he had head injury from impact.

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(College Football)

Ohio State-Clemson…Buckeyes refuse comment on report Covid outbreak has left them with about 60-players for championship game with Alabama…Reports CFB might delay game for 1-week.

Auburn…Hires Mike Bobo-South Carolina as Off Coord…Derek Mason-Vanderbilt as Def Coord

Tennessee-Chattanooga…Fires OL coach Chris Mason after vile tweet attacking Georgia elections…called Stacey Abrham “Fat Albert”

Texas AM…Quarterback Kellen Mond files for NFL draft.

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…………..(Basketball)……

Aztecs-W-Nevada (65-60)…SDSU goes (19-22) from free throw line after Nevada gets into foul trouble to seal win….State hit first 8-shots of game..then went (0-9)….Matt Mitchell (20P-10R)…Nathan Mensah (16P)…..Wolfpack guards Des Cambridge-Grant Sherfield both hampeted by foul troubles……SDSU (8-2)….Wolfpack (8-4)

USD-St Mary’s….cancelled…Toreros cancelled 4-games in a row with Covid.

UCSD-Cal Irvine….Tritons make long awaited debut in Big West Conference game on Friday night completing move to Division 1 in basketball.

Gonzaga-W-BYU (86-69)…Zags built 28-point lead in going (11-0) on season..Zags shot 49% from floor.

Lakers-L-San Antonio (118-109)…Lionel Aldridge (28P)…Spurs hit 16-3’s…go (16-17) from free throw line…Anthony Davis-LeBron James combine (50P) in loss…..Lakers (6-3)

Clippers-at-Golden State….Friday night matchup…LA (6-3) on season.

NY Knicks..Sign FA-F-Taj Gibson-ex Bulls
NY Knicks..Release F-Omari Spellman

Spurs…G-Drew Eubanks tests positive for virus
Washington..G-Russell Westbrook-dislocated finger
Boston…4-bench players put in isolation-contact testing

Toronto..Sign FA-F-Nic Stauskus-ex Sacramento-Cavaliers

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……………….(Baseball)………………

Padres….LA Times reports FA-P-Kirby Yates has opened contract talks with Dodgers…Padres offering Yates (1Y-5M)…with incentives..want him to take salary cut from last year.

Padres…Make last minute upgraded offer to FA-P-Tomo Sugano-Yomiuri Giants…Rejected at 5pm deadline…Sugano returning to Japan wanted (4M-60M) deal with opt out clauses

Padres..GM-AJ Preller in Dominican to open contract extension talks with SS-Fernando Tatis and agent..could be as much as (8Y-140M) to buyout arbitration and free agent years.

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(Roster Moves)

Mets-Indians…Blockbuster trade…Cleveland deals SS-Francisco Lindor and P-Carlos Carrasco to Mets for young SS-Ahmed Rosario…3B-Andres Giminez….P-Josh Golf…OF-Isaiah Green….Mets take on 18M-salary of Lindor and 12M-Carrasco…Lindor (.285-138HR) in career…Carrasco (88-73) in career…Rosario (.268) career hitter…Giminez (.263) last year.

Mets-Cubs..Open trade talks for 3B-Kris Bryant…has 1-year left on (18.6M) deal with Chicago before free agency.

Twins..sign FA-2B-JT Riddle-ex Marlins
Brewers..sign FA-OF-Pablo Reyes-ex Pirates
Detroit..sign FA-P-Miguel del Pozo-ex Pirates
Tigers..DFA-C-Eric Haase.
Houston..Sign FA-P-Ryan Stanek-ex Marlins

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……………..(Hockey)……………

Ducks..Sign G-Anthony Stolarz-ex Gulls (2Y-7.5M) contract…had (2.66GAA) with San Diego

Ducks-Kings…Informed top draft picks coming from World Junior Championships must quarantine for 8-days after coming in from Edmonton.

NJ Devils..Sign FA-D-Sami Vatenen-ex Carolina Hurricane
Colorado..Release D-Josh Anderson-ex 3rd round pick

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……………(General)……………..

English Premier League…Off weekend while teams play in FA Cup tourney.

MLS-Inter.Milan…Owner David Beckham fires coach Diego Alonso after 10th place finish in first year of team

Indy Car…Longtime owner Pat Patrick passes away….his teams won 3-Indy 500s with drivers Gordon Johncock-Emerson Fittipaldi.

PGA…Sentry T-of-C Kapalua….Harris English shot 8-under…Justin Thomas 7-under for first round leead in first tourney of year.

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