..Chiefs-Bengals..Sunday..Matchup Patrick Mahomes-vs-Joe Burrow…Matchup of big play WRs-Tyreek Hill-Travis Kelce-vs-Ja’Marr Chase-Tyler Boyd-Tre Higgins…..Bengals will have to contain KC pass rush Chris Jones-Frank Clark-Melvin Ingram.
..Rams-49ers…SF has beaten LA-6 straight times in match;up of Sean McVay-vs-Kyle Shanahan…Rams lost 17-point lead earlier in season in blowing game to SF…49ers must handle pass rush of Aaron Donald-Von Milleer to protect QB-Jim Garoppolo…SF has to defend Rams big 3-pass catchers..Cooper Kupp-Odell Beckham-Tyler Higbee
49ers..OT-Trent Williams missed practical-ankle issues
Chiefs..S-Tyrann Mathieu-cleared to practice-concussion
Rams..WR-Van Jefferson-knee..DT-Greg Gaines-thumb miss practice
Jaguars…Hiring Adrian Wilson-Cardinals as GM…Byron Leftwich-Tampa-coach
Jaguars..Fire GM-Trent Baalke
Jaguars..Did interview Vic Fangio-Denver for Def Coord job
Bears..Hire Matt Eberflus-Colts as head coch
Denver..Hire Nathaniel Hackett-Green Bay as coach
Denver..Will interview Adam Stenavich-Packers for Off Coord job…Ejiro Evero-Cowboys for Def Coord jobs
Raiders..Friday interview with Josh McDaniels-Patriots for head job
Giants..Interview Brian Flores-Miami for head job on Friday
Giants..Interviewed Leslie Frazier-Buffalo-2nd time on Thursday
Miami..2nd interviews with Brian Daboll-Bills..Kellen Moore-Dallas
Dallas..Ownership meets with Mike McCarthy-end of season review
Dallas..Dan Quinn withdraws from interviews-will remain with Cowboys
Ravens..Will interview Joe Cullen-ex Jaguars..Mike Caldwell-Tampa Bay for Def Coord jobs
Indianapolis..Fire Brian Baker-Def Line coach
New Orleans..Sean Payton says he will not coach this year..was contacted this week by 2-NFL team
Pittsburgh…Ben Roethlisberger officially retires…says he was ‘Blessed’ to play for the Rooney Family…Bill Cowher…Mike Tomlin.
Farmers Insurance Open…3-way tie heading to 3rd round
..(-13)..Adam Schenk-Indiana..rips off 8-birdies in a row on Thursday
..(-13)..Justin Thomas-9 birdie day
..(-13)..Jon Rahm..3-birds on opening 4-holes..had bogey at 18
..(-12)..Cam Tringale had early eagle
..(-8)..Billy Hoseschel had double bogey-3 bogeys fall from lead
..(-8)..Jason Day-strong back nine
..(-4)..Xander Schauffele cooled off
..(-1)..Ricky Fowler..2-double bogeys
..(-E)..Bryson DeChambeau 5-bogey day
..(+3)..Phil Mickelson 4-bogeys missed cut
Aztecs…Off weekend..host New Mexico on Monday…SDSU (11-5)..Lobos (7-13)
USD-Pepperdine..Thursdaylate game..Toreros (11-9)
UCLA-W-Cal (72-59)…Bruins lose G-Johnny Jurzang-tests positive Covid before game.
USC-Stanford…late Thursday game
ESPN..Doctors to perform throat surgery for lesions on vocal chords of Broadcaster Dick Vitale..will miss rest of the season.
Lakers-L-76ers (105-87)….LeBron James held out-knee soreness…Anthony Davis (31P-12R) in loss…Joel Embiid (26P-9R)….Tobias Harris (23P) in win…….Thursday game…Lakers (24-25)
Lakers-at Charlotte…Friday game
Charlotte….Score (158P) in win over Indiana….NBA recoird is (162) set by Syracuse Nationals in 1963
Dallas..F-Kristaps Porzingas fined (15,000) for sideline tantrum on court
Charlotte..G-PJ Washington fined (15,000) for throwing punch-Toronto game
Portland..G-Nassir Little-torn labrum
Houaton..Rookie Usman Garbua-surgery-wrist
Union-MLB…expected to return to bargaining table early in week after two negotiating sessions stalled out over Luxury Tax thresholds….Changes in Arbitration rules…and Revenue Sharing requests.
Gene Clines..Longtime Pirates OF..ex coach Mets-Texas-Cubs..passes away (79Y)
Tigers..Hire Gary Jones as 1st base coach..worked for Padres-Cubs-A’s-Red Sox in minor leagues
Giants..Longtime coach Ron Wotus returns to team as Asst GM
Giants..Sign FA-P-Matt Carasi-ex Mariners-Rockies
Ducks-W–Montreal (5-4)…Trevor Zegras 2-goals..Troy Terry 24th goal of year…..Montreal now (8-27-7)…..Thursday game
Kings-W-NY Islanders (3-2)..Quentin Byfield scores 1st goal in Kings win..
Gulls-at-Iowa…Friday-Saturday AHL road games…Gulls (13-16-2)..playoff hopes slipping away.
Edmonton…Oilers sign controversial F-Evander Kane to free agent contract…had been released by San Jose Sharks after Covid violations and 21-game suspension.
Buffalo..G-Aaron Dell-suspended 3-games for stick swinging incident
Vancovuer..Ex-Canucks F-Jake Virtanen-charged with sexual assault in 2017 incident..he currently plays for Spartak-KHL-Russia
Arizona Coyotes…Negotiating to move home games next year to Arizona State hockey rink in Tempe for 3-years…Arena seats only 5,000-per game..Coyotes average (11,575) per game….NHL says renovations at ASU would take place before the move approved while new Arena built.
Penguins..Sign veteran RW-Jeff Carter to 3-year extension.
Soccer-World Cup qualifying games:
..USA-W-El Salvador (1-0)..Anthony Robinson scores 52′ with rocket shot off a deflected header…US allowed no shots on goal in win…stay in 2nd place in group
..Mexico-W-Jamaica (2-1)..El Tri rallies scoring in 81st-83rd minute in comeback win..to remain in 3rd spot in group
..Canada-W-Honduras (2-0) to remain in lst place in group
Soccer…Arsenal-EPL signs Team USA-goalie Matt Turner….will pay MLS-New England Revolution 6M-transfer fee.