Best 15 Minutes in Sports-Friday

Posted by on January 20th, 2023  •  0 Comments  • 


(NFL Playoffs)

49ers-Dallas…NFL showdown..Niners have won 11-in a row…Brock Purdy now (6-0) as starter..,,,Niners defense 47-sacks-33 takeaways…Dak Prescott coming off (25-33) 4TD outing..Cowboys defense (56-sacks-34 takeaways) paced by LB-Micah Parsons.

Giants-Eagles…Philadelphia¬†coming off bye week…Allowed QB-Jalen Hurts..OG-Lane Johnson additional weak to get healthy….Hurts (4461APY)…WRs Davonte Smith-AJ Brown combined (173R-18TD)….Giants QB-Daniel Jones (4294APY)…Eagles defense (70-sacks…27-takeaways…38%-3rd down defense conversion rate)

Chiefs-Jaguars…Kansas City won 10-of-11 games…QB-Patrick Mahomes (72-19) career record…Record setting season (5250Y-41TD)…Chiefs (413YPG) offense…49%-on 3rd down…Jaguars won 6-in a row…7-of-8…..Trevor Lawrence (4401P-29TD)…

Bills-Bengals…Josh Allen (4635P-38TD-22Int)….Bills scored (54TD)…Defense has (44-sacks-29-takeaways-including ¬†17-turnovers)….Bengals won 8-in row…won 10-of-11)…Joe Burrow (4684P-36TD-48 sacks)…Cinn converting 49%-3rd downs
(NFL Notes)

Chargers…GM-Tom Telesco End of Season press conference:
..Brandon Staley’s job was never in jeopardy-with was a media thing
..Players-Organization believe in him
..Staley is a fighter-learned so much as head coach
..Justin Herbert-couldn’t be more proud of his growth
..He is a mentally tough person who has learned to cope with adversity
..We have not yet opened contract extension talks with him
..He will have input into our hiring of next Off Coord
..Trey Pipkins is a tough guy-handled knee injury-developed alot
..Jam Salyer saved us at left tackle
..JC Jackson has family issue to solve
..Can’t say whether he will be ready for opening game of season
..He is rehabbing a unique injury
..Disappointing season-yes
..Playoff loss like this is painful
..We let 200 people who work in this organization down-we let fans down too
..You feel like dying inside
..We have mentally tough people who will withstand this situation
..The manner in which we lost-stings
..Disagree with former Coach Anthony Lynn-we have resources to spend
..We are moving into a new building in 2-years
..We went thru a hard relocation..moving..3-years in soccer stadium
..We gave up alot of explosive plays this year
..We will have a new vision on offense
..Will never be a 50-50 balance team-we want to throw the ball
..We must be top 10 in yards per carry
..We will not have as much cap space as last year
..We do not have an epidemic of injury
..We will not play scared in hiring people-don’t fear impact of changes
..Want alot of good players rather than alot of salary cap space

Chargers..Ask permission to interview Vikings QB-coach Wes Phillips and Browns LB-coach Jeff Howard.

Rams…Will interview Justin Outten-Denver for Off Coord job
Tampa Bay…Fire Off Coord-Byron Leftwich and 8-other assistant coaches from Todd Bowles staff..also axed RB-coach Todd McNair…QB-coach Clyde Christianson retires

Miami..Fire Josh Boyer-Def Coord….S-Steven Gregory among 4-coaches axed
Baltimore..Fire Greg Roman-Off Coord
Vikings..Fire Ed Donatell-Def Coord

Patriots..Interview Sean Jefferson-Arizona..Adrian Klemm-Oregon for Off Coor
Patriots..Interview Bill O’Brien-Alabama for Off Coor
Tampa Bay..Will interview Todd Monken-Georgia for Off Coor
Washington..Interview Charles London-Atlanta for Off Coor
Tennessee..Will interview Eric Bienemey-Chiefs for Off Coor
Denver…Interviews DeMeco Ryans-49ers for head job
Arizona..Interview Frank Reich-ex Colts for head job
Arizona..Will interview DeMeco Ryans on Friday for head job
Arizona..Will interview Bryan Flores-Steelers for Def Coor job
Colts..Will interview Bill Callahan-Bengals for head job
Colts..Complete interview with Jeff Saturday who went (1-7) as interim coach
New Orleans..Fire RB-coach Dan Roushar

Denver..Report that QB-Russell Wilson called Sean Payton and said he wanted him to take Broncos head coaching job.

Raiders..Report Las Vegas has stockpiled 11-draft picks and hopes to add to that by trading QB-Derek Carr.

Ravens..GM-Eric DeCosta says he’s 200% certain Lamar Jackson will return as QB next year.

Chicago…Sign FA-WR-Joe Reed-ex Chargers
Dallas..LT-Jason Peters misses workouts-hip injury
(College Football)

Michigan…ESPN reports that Jim Harbaugh ‘lied’ to NCAA investigators about his knowledge of illegal recruiting contacts made by his coaches during the Covid blackout¬†period.

Arkansas..hires Dan Enos as Off Coord-had been at Maryland.

Royals..Sign FA-P-Aroldis Chapman-ex Yankees-has 315-career saves
Red Sox..Sign FA-OF-Ramil Tapia-ex Rockies-Toronto
Giants..Sign FA-1B-Ron Guzman-ex Texas
Mariners..Sign FA-2B-Tom LaStella-ex Giants
Orioles..Sign FA-P Reed Garrett-ex-Washington

Toronto..P-David Phelps-retires
Yankees..P-Adam Warren retires
Miami..DFA-P-Dan Castano

Tigers..Hire Tim Fedorowicz as bullpen coach-ex Dodgers-Cubs

Lakers–vs-Memphis…Friday game…Grizzlies won 11-in a row..LA (20-25)
Clippers-at-San Antonio…Friday….LA (23-24)

Aztecs-at-Air Force…Saturday game..SDSU (14-4)

USD-L-Portland (88-83)…USD wastes Marcellus Earlington (32P) night….Toreros (9-12)…Thursday game
USD…Off weekend

Gonzaga….76-game home court winning streak snapped…lose to Loyola-Marymont in Spokane.

Dallas…Lose C-Christian Wood-broken thumb..averaging (18P-8R)
Knicks..Surgery C-Mitchell Robinson thumb-out 3 weeks
Charlotte..G-LaMelo Ball sprains ankle for 3rd time

Notre Dame..Coach Mike Brey says he will retire end of year…been with Irish for 29-years…coaching record (472-259)

Ducks-W-Columbus (5-3)….Ducks rally from (3-0) deficit…Trevor Zegras-Adam Henrique each with goal-assist…John Gibson comes off bench to make 18-saves in 2-period shutout….Thursday Night

Kings-Dallas Stars…Stars led (4-0) in 3rd period in LA

Gulls-at-San Jose…Friday game…Gulls (11-27) in AHL

Kings..Callup D-Tobias Bjornfot..F-Sam Fagemo-Alex Turcotte from AHL

Kings..IR-F-Carl Gundstrom-lower body injury
Ducks…Lose C-Mason McTavish with lower body injury..has 27P in 45-games
Arizona..Calls up F-Mike Carcone-had (57P-32G) for Tucson

Florida..NHL fines Coach Paul Maurice (25,000) for criticism refs

San Jose-Detroit…TRADE..Sharks ship F-Jesper Weatherley for F-Kyle Criscuolo

Columbus-Rangers…Discuss trade D-Vlad Gavrikov for #1 pick

PGA-American Express Tourney-La Quinta
..(-10)..Davis Thompson-2 eagles and 4-birdies on front nine
..(-8)..Jon Rahm heads up 4-way tie
..(-7)..Xander Schauffele leads 9-way tie

LIV..Saudi Super League signs deal to televise all 14-tourneyes on CW-Network
English Premier League-Scoreboard-Schedule
..Manchester City-W-Hot Spur..Erling Haaland scores 25th goal of season

..Manchester United-Arsenal…Sunday
..Manchester City-Wolverhampton…Sunday
NASCAR…Hall of Fame Induction-Charlotte..Friday night…Enshrine 20-year veteran driver Matt Kenseth…95-year old driver-owner Herschel McGriff…legendary crew chief Kirk Shemeldine.
Tennis-Australian Open
..Novak Djokovic battled with ailing hamstring to post 2nd round win…also had heckler expelled from the stadium.
..Top seed Rafael Nadal lost with an ailing hip
..2nd seed Casper Ruud was upset
..Andy Murray came from 2-sets down to win in match that went till 4:05am



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