Best 15 Minutes in Sports-Friday

Posted by on January 21st, 2022  •  0 Comments  • 

…(Football)…

Chargers…Season ending Press Conference with GM-Tom Telesco:
..I love the identity of our offense
..I overestimated our defense
..I 100% back our aggressive play calling-who we are
..There will be some changes to defensive roles
..Brandon Staley sees the game thru the eyes of the QB-Defensive Coordinator
..Justin Herbert transformed this team..Threw for 5,000-we ran for 1800
..He is gifted physically-mentally
..His preparation-work ethic-drive-poise off the charts
..We went 9-deep on the offensive line
..We were near top in protection..least sacks allowed
..Rashawn Slater gave up just 5-sacks..Storm Norton allowed 9-sacks
..We will build on our defense
..Our run defense is an 11-man job
..Kenneth Murray will be an inside LB
..Uchenna Nwosu has excelled in 2-different defenses in 2-years
..We will address Mike Williams free agent status soon
..We have 6-pro bowlers we must reward
..I believe in taking care of our own players with our cap space
..Losing to the Raiders was difficult…last play of last game of year
..In the playoffs..it’s good-vs-good..you have a weakness-it gets exposed
..Staff changes-Brandon Staley needs to coach his coaches
..Matt Araiza-SDSU-flips the field..really unique kicker with distance
..Cam Thomas-SDSU is rock solid pass rusher-very consistent

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(Playoffs)

49ers-Packers..SF is built to be a cold weather team..run the ball-play tough defense..Jim Garoppolo will start despite hand-shoulder issues..Aaron Rodgers is (86-12-1) at Lambeau Field..Rodgers (37TD-4 Int)..(4,115Y-69%-111QB Rating)…Offense 50TDs this year…Rodgers 20-TD passes in 8-home games this season.

Rams-Tampa Bay..Sean McVay (0-2)-vs-Tom Brady..Brady (45TD) passes…..Matthew Stafford (43TD)…DT-Aaron Donald dominant..LB-Von Miller 6-sacks in 5-games..Jalen Ramsey vs Mike Evans matchup.

Chiefs-Bills…Patrick Mahomes (30-7) record at Arrowhead Stadium..(57-15) in career…Andy Reid (110-48) as Chiefs coach..Josh Allen (41TD)…Bills defense allowing (271YPG-30% on 3rd down conversions)

Titans-Bengals..Joe Burrow 36TDs-been sacked 53-times..JaMarr Chase (18YPC)…Derrick Henry returns to the Tennessee lineup..Defense allows just 36% conversion on 3rd down-has 43 sacks..
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(NFL Notes)

NFL…asks that Jon Gruden lawsuit be dismissed
..Gruden sent abhorrent Emails to 7-different people over 6-years
..He degraded Women Referees..
..Made sexists-racist-homophobic comments in his Emails
..Slurred Roger Goodell-Joe Biden

Dallas..NFL fines Dak Prescott 25,000 for saying Cowboys fans had a right to throw debris at officials after playoff loss.

Arizona..Stormy end of season meetings Kliff Kingsbury-Steve Keim-Michael Bidwell..report changes will be made on coaching staff.

Indianapolis..Owner Jim Irsay..Time to put all ‘chips on table’ for next year..referencing Carson Wentz-lack of vaccine.

Raiders..Report Jim Harbaugh would leave Michigan if offered NFL job.

Chiefs..LB-Willie Gay arrested on vandalism charge after domestic incident at home of mother of his child.

Bears..Ask for permission to interview Steelers exec Omar Khan for GM job
Seattle..interviews Joe Whitt-Cowboys for Def Cood job
Denver..Interviewed Kevin O’Connell-Rams on Thursday for coaching job
Denver..Will interview Eric Bienemy-Chiefs on Friday
Houston..Ask permission to interview Kevin O’Connell-Rams
Houston..Interview Eagles Def Coord-John Gannon for head job
Giants..Ask permission interview Dan Quinn-Cowboys for head job
Carolina..Interview Jay Gruden-2nd time for Off Coord
Carolina..Interview Scotty Montgomery 2nd time for Off Coord
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(Injuries)

Chiefs..Activate LB-Ernest Jones from IR
Packers..WR-Randall Cobb full practice
Browns..Baker Mayfield-torn labrum-surgery successful..out 4-months
Bengals..DE-Trey Hendrickson cleared from concussion protocol
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(Roster Moves)

Chiefs…Sign FA-S-Damon Arnett-ex Raiders #1 pick
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(College Football)

USC..Lands RB-Austin Jones-transfer Stanford
USC..Lands B-Latrell McCutchin-transfer Oklahoma
USC..Lands CB-Mekhi Blackmon-transfer from Colorado
Georgia..QB-JT Daniels enters transfer portal
Caleb Williams..Oklahoma QB-will decide between LSU-USC on Friday
Cal..Contract extension Coach Justin Wilcox-thru 2027.
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…(Baseball)…

Padres….San Diego police say woman-child who felll to their death at Petco Park…Accident ruled as a ‘suicide’….says 40-year old Raquel Williams clutched her 2-year old child…climbed on top of a table and jumped over railing…falling 6-stories to her death before a Padres game in August.

MLB..Informs Tampa Bay owner Stewart Sternberg they will not approve a split schedule to allow Rays to play home games in Tampa-and-Montreal…Rays have lease at Tropicana Field thru 2027….Team was 28th in attendance, drew just 9800 fans a game..drew 761,000 fans for the season…Only Miami-Oakland were worse.

MLB-…Union will make vull counter proposal to owners on Monday as lockout reaches Day 55…Baseball 23-days away from opening spring training.

Oakland A’s….Oakland Planning Commission approves plans for 34,000-seat stadium at Howard Terminal waterfront sight…Approves land environmental study.

Yankees…Former P-Sergio Mitre found guilty of death of a toddler in Mexico in 2020…sentenced to 40-year prison sentence for sexually assaulting 2-year old child-who died from injuries.

MLB…says 11-teams in AAA-baseball,including El Paso, will used automated strike zone in games next season…will also experiment with robot umpire in some spring training games.

Indians..Hire Joe Torrest as assistant pitching coach..Spent 13-years in major leagues.
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(Roster Moves)

Red Sox..Sign FA-OF-Rusney Castillo..ex Red Sox.
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…(Basketball)…

Lakers-at-Orlando….Friday game…Lakers lost 4 of 5…LA (22-23)..Lakers benched G-Russell Westbrook at end of bad loss to Pacers on Wednesday

Lakers..Coach Frank Vogel says he is not under siege as head coach-does not believe job in jeopardy

Clippers-at-76ers..Friday game…Clippers (22-25) in middle of 8-game road trip..face C-Joel Embid (50P-27Min) in game on Wednesday

Clippers..F-Nick Batum on Covid list

Indiana..F-Domantas Sabonis-sprained ankle
Bulls..G-Lonzo Ball-surgery-torn meniscus..out 8-weeks
Pistons..F-Jerami Grant-on Covid list
Boston..Activate G-Marcus Smart

Brooklyn..NBA-fines G-Kyrie Irving (25,000) for obscene rant with Cleveland Cavaliers fans on road game.

Brooklyn Nets..NBA fines team 25,000…Assistant coach David Vanterpool 10,000 for interfering with play on floor while disputing refs call.

 

Aztecs-Boise State…Saturday night game…SDSU coming off 10-day layoff because of Covid…State plays 3-games in 5-days…Boise has won 10-games in a row and is playing its 3rd game in 5-nights.

USD-BYU…Thursday night game…Toreros (10-7)…Boise (15-4)

U-Connecticut…Arbitrator orders U-Conn to to pay 11.1M in damages for firing of head coach Kevin Ollie for termination of NCAA-rules violations…NCAA handed down 3-year show cause order to Ollie for violations..
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…(Hockey)….

Gulls..Coach Joel Bouchard placed in isolation with positive Covid test.

Gulls-at-Abbotsford..AHL action on Saturday-Sunday..Gulls (13-13-2) trying to fight way back into AHL playoff race.

Kings-Colorado..Avalanche led (2-1) in 3rd period at Press time on .Thursday night…LA (20-15-5)

Ducks-Tampa Bay..Friday game…Anaheim (19-16-7)…lost 4-row

Kings…Callup C-Quentin Byfield-#1 pick from AHL-Ontario

Vancouver..G-Thatcher Demko placed on Covid list
Vancouver..Callup G-Michael DiPietro fromAHL

Buffalo..Surgery D-Colin Miller-out 6W-knee scope
Buffalo..Surgery G-Malcom Subban-knee-out for year
Winnipeg..F-Nic Ehlers-knee issue
Las Vegas..F-Mark Stone…F-Nick Hague on Covid list
Rangers..Activate F-Alex Lafreniere from Covid list
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…(General)….

PGA..American Express Classic-Palm Springs…1st round
..(-10)..Lee Hodges..8-birdies and eagle
..(-10)..Patrick Cantalay..4-birdies and eagle in 5-hole span
..(-8)..KH Lee part of tie
..(-7)..Brant Snedeker heads big group
..(-6)..Jon Rahm..Graham McDowell
..(-5)..Jason Day

(+6)..Phil Mickelson-last place (78)..had 2-double bogeys..shot a 9-on a hole
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Soccer..English Premier League-Top weekend games
..Manchester City (18-2-2)-vs-Southampton
..Liverpool (13-2-6)-vs-Crystal Palace
..Manchester United (10-6-5)-vs-West Ham
..Hot Spur-vs-Chelseas
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