Best 15-Minutes in Sports-Friday

Posted by on January 27th, 2023  •  0 Comments  • 


Chiefs-Bengals…AFC Championship Game-Arrowhead Stadium
..Patrick Mahomes practices all week-will start
..Chiefs will have to hold up against JaMarr Chase-Tee Higgins-Ty Boyd
..Bengals without 3-OL-will they be able to contain Chris Jones
..Will Bengals blitz a stationary Mahomes
..Will Bengals double Travis Kelce-make WR’s beat them
..Can Chris Jones-Frank Clark disrupt Burrow’s rhythm
..Mahomes is (0-3) vs Bengals in his career
..Burrows is (5-1) in playoffs

49ers-Eagles…NFC Championship Game-Philadelphia
..Eagles defense 75-QB sacks this year-can it get to Brock Purdy
..Purdy coming off lowest QB rating in last playoff game
..Christian McCaffrey-Deebo Samuel banged up
..Niners defense 48-sacks-35 takeaways
..Eagles coming off (268Y) rushing day from RBs
(NFL Notes)

Carolina..Hire Frank Reich-ex Colts coach..was (40-33-1) in Indianapolis

Denver..Will interview DeMeco Ryans-49ers-possibly Monday
Denver..2nd interview Brian Shaw-Stanford
Denver..2nd interview Dan Quinn-Dallas..Pulled out-cancelled interview

Dallas..Fire 6-assistants on Mike McCarthy staff including DB-coach George Stewart…OL coach Joe Philbin..RB coach Skip Peete…DL coach Leon Lett

Dallas..Def Coordinator pulls out of interviews-will remain with Cowboys

Jets..Hire Nathan Hackett-Off Coord-ex Broncos coach
Jets..Hire Keith Carter-OL coach-ex Titans
Washington..interview Anthony Lynn-49ers-for Off Coord job
Washington..will interview Eric Bienemey-Chiefs for Off Coord job
Vikings..Interview Brian Flores-Steelers for Def Coord job
Vikings..Interview Mike Pettine-ex Browns-Jets for Def Coord job

Bills..Fire safeties coach Jim Salgado

Jesse Lemonier-LB-passes away (25Y)..ex Chargers-Lions-Arizona..possible heart issue…Had just signed to play this spring in USFL.

Jets..Announce they will deal to pick up a veteran QB for the roster to work with
young QBs-Zach Wilson-Mike White.
(College Football)

Aztecs…Hire Jon Kraus-WR coach-ex UNLV-Oregon….Bojay Filimoeatu-Def Line coach-ex UNLV-USU-Weber State

UCLA…Former star TE-Mike Seidmann found guilty of DUI-homicide in death in Thousand Oaks…Sentenced to 4-years in prison


Padres….Lawyer for P-Mike Clevinger ’emphatically denies’ domestuc abuse choking charges revealed by his girlfriend and denies abuese of 10-month old child in incidents last summer.

Padres..Announce they will cap season ticket sales at 24,000 on February 4th to retain single game tickets for rest of the fans in the market…Will be an all time season ticket record for team.

Bally Sports….Report Regional sports networks are about to file for bankruptcy…Bally bought ownership of Fox Sports-San Diego as part of purchase of some 31-regional sports networks that have baseball rights.
(MLB Notes)

Astros..Hire Dana Brown as GM…former  VP Scouting-Braves
Japan..Jung Hoo-Lee-1B-Hires Scott Boras to represent him next year as FA

Ray Herbert…longtime pitcher passes away (93Y)…Won 104-games in 1950s-60s with Tigers-White Sox-A’s..All Star…Won 20-games also
(Roster Moves)

A’s-Orioles..TRADE…Oakland deals starting P-Cole Irwin and minor leaguer to Baltimore for 3B-Darrell Herniez-minor league prospect

Arizona..Sign FA-P-Jeurys Familia-ex Mets-Phillies
Arizona..Sign FA-P-Austin Adams-ex Padres (3.90-ERA)
Arizona..Sign FA-P-Eric Yardley-ex Padres-Brewers
Arizona..Sign FA-P-Jess Biddle-Orix Buffaloes-Japan
Miami..Sign FA-P-Enrique Burgos-ex Detroit
Tampa Bay..Sign FA-Jamie Schultz-ex Mariners
Seattle..Sign FA-OF-Jason Vosler-ex Giants
Tigers..Sign FA-2B-Cesar Hernandez-ex Washington
Cubs..Sign FA-C-Luis Torrens-ex Mariners-Padres

Ken Giles..Former Astros-Blue Jays reliever to hold Showcast workout in February 8th-has not pitched for two years.

Aztecs-San Jose State…Saturday game..SDSU (16-4)

USD-W-Pepperdine (87-78)..Marcellus Earlington (30P)…Thursday game..Toreros (10-12)

USD-USF..Saturday game

UCLA-L-USC..(77-64)…Trojans wipe out 12-point lead…Boogie Ellis (31P)…scored 27 in 2nd half……Thursday game…Bruins (17-4)…Trojans (15-6)

Clippers-W-San Antonio (138-100)….Clippers scored 78 in opening half…Paul George-Kawhi Leonard combined (62P)…Thursday game


Portland..Damain Lillard-scores 60P in electric outing
76ers-Nets…Philadelphia wild (137-133) win

Ducks-W-Colorado (5-2)…Frank Vatrano 3-goal hat trick in win on road…..Thursday game

Kings-at-Florida…Friday game
Kings-at-Tampa Bay…Saturday game
Ducks-Arizona..Saturday game

Gulls-Bakersfield…Saturday AHL game..Gulls (12-29) this season

Vancovuer..Sign C-Andrei Kuzmenko to (2Y-11M0 extension
Vancouver..Coach Rick Tocchett says his roster is ‘full of soft players’

Arizona..Lose D-Shayne Gostibehere for 6W-rib injuries
Nashville..Lose F-Alex Carrier-6W-shoulder
Ottawa..Lose G-Cam Talbot-groin
Vancouver..Lose F-Will Lockwood-concussion

Farmers Open….Cold-High Winds buffett Torrey Pines in 2nd round:
(-12)..Sam Ryder 5-birdies to take lead
(-9)..Brandon Steele
(-5)..Jason Day-Colin Morikawa
(-4)..Jon Rahm..Eagle-3Birdies in a row in 4-hole span
(-1)..Xander Schaufele 3-bogeys in a row


Nick Faldo..Rips LIV as it begins its second year
..LIV players will not be allowed on Ryder Cup
..LIV tour is meaningless
..Greg Norman has wrecked his golf reputation

Gerry Coetzee..former WBA-heavyweight champ-passes away (67Y)…South African star was critic of Apartheid…becmae close friends with Nelson Mandela..Won title in 1983-beating Leon Spinks and Michael Dokes

Dr. Richard Steadman-Legendary Olympic surgeon-pioneered microfracture surgery and rehab for athletes..was (85Y)

USA Soccer…Earnie Stewart resigns as Sporting Director to take GM-job in Netherlands with Eindhoven…Resignation leaves USA without Director-GM-Coach.

English Premier League:  Top games:
..Arsenal (16-1-2)-vs-Everton
..Manchester City (14-3-3)-vs-Hot Spur
..Manchester United (12-5-3)-vs-Crystal Palace
..Newcastle (10-1-9)-vs-West Ham

Tennis..Australian Open
..Elena Rybakina upsets Victoria Azarenka…9-aces in straight set win
..Aryna Sabalenka wins other semi final to move to finals

..Novak Djokovic-vs-Tommy Paul…Friday semi final

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