Aztecs….Coach Rocky Long to begin evaluation of is football program in wake of losing 5-of last 6-games…worst stretch since he took over-and worst bowl loss in school history (27-0) setback to Ohio….Reports there will be coaching staff shakeup.
Aztecs..Sign 14th recruit…RB-Brionne Penny-Norwalk (29TDF-28G) in high school…brother of SDSU star Rashaad Penny.
Gasparilla Bowl….Marshall-W-South Florida…Thundering Herd QB-Isaih Green (221P)…Marshall RBs (228Y) rushing in lopsided win.
Bahamas Bowl..Toledo-Florida International
Idaho Potato Bowl..Western Michigan-BYU
Birmingham Bowl..Memphis-Wake Forest
Armed Force Bowl…Army-Houston
Dollar Mobile Bowl..Buffalo-Troy State
Hawaii Bowl…Hawaii-Louisiana Tech
Michigan..RB-Karan Higdon-bypass Peach Bowl-prepare for NFL
Mississippi State..DT-Jeff Simmons-files for NFL draft
Minnesota..Hires Maine head coach Joe Harasymiak as assistant
Nevada..WR-McLane Minnix-transfers to Texas Tech..(50R-17.5YPC)
Cal…QB-Ross Bowers-transfers (3,039P-18TD) in 2017-not play 2018.
Wisconsin..QB-Alex Hornibrook-concussion symptoms-out of Pinstripe Bowl in NY.
Chargers-Ravens…Saturday Night Game….Bolts (11-3) can take over first place win a win and a Kansas City loss…Baltimore (8-6) in 3-way tie for 2nd AFC wildcard spot.
..Chargers (392YPG) on offense…(270YPG) passing
..Chargers defense 29-sacks..15-takeaways..40% on 3rd downs
..Philip Rivers (3,951P-31TD-8Int-28 Sacks-112QBRating)
..Michael Badgley (14-14) on field goals
..WR-Keenan Allen may play-practiced some Thursday
..RB-Melvin Gordon will start-full practices this week.
..Ravens (369YPG) on offense…(141YPG) rushing..32Min-TOP
..Ravens (290YPG) on defense..
..Ravens #1- defense..#3 pass defense..#3 run defense
..Ravens allowed (34%) on 3rd down conversions..Opposing QB (58%)…39-sacks-11 takeways
..Ravens allow 29TD in 14-games…allow 18TD passes-14-games
..QB-Lamar Jackson (818P-566R)…8-TD-3Int-11 sacks..(5.0YPC)
..FG-Justin Tucker (28-30FG)
Washington-Tennessee…Saturday night-QB-Josh Johnson-ankle..QB-Marcus Mariota foot issues
Atlanta-Carolina..Falcons (4-9)..Panthers lost 6-row..QB-Cam Newton to sit with shoulder injury
Houston-Philadelphia..Texans (10-4)-Eagles (7-7) still fighting for 2nd wildcard spot
Giants-Colts..Indianpolis (8-6) still in wildcard race
Packers-Jets..Aaron Rodgers wil start despite knee-ankle issues
Minnesota-Detroit..Vikings sacked Matthew Stafford 10-times last game
Bills-New England..Tom Brady-vs-Bills pass rush
Bengals-Browns..Cleveland (5W) under interim coach Greg Williams
Jaguars-Miami..Jacksonville lost 10-of-11..Miami must win keep wildcard hopes alive
Rams-Arizona…LA lost 2-in row..Todd Gurley-knee issues..Cardinals (3-11) in disaster season.
Bears-San Francisco..Chicago defense 32-takeaways-42 sacks
Steelers-New Orleans..Pittsburgh could lose 1st place in division with loss..Saints (12-2)…Steelers lost 3-of-4.
Chiefs-Seattle..Seahawks running football vs 30th ranked KC defense…Chiefs in danger of blowing AFC-West..
Denver-Oakland…Monday Night game…Could be last game ever played in Oakland…Broncos coach Vance Joseph on brink being fired…Raiders (3-11)…Denver (6-8)
Saints..Coach Sean Payton implores NFL owners to go to 53-man rosters on gamely next year because of injury crisis.
Denver..Report coach Vance Joseph about to be fired…(11-19) in two years..John Elway would be hiring his 4th head coach.
Buffalo..Workout FA-QB-Bo Levi Mitchell-CFL-Calgary
Chicago..Workout FA-QB-Bo Levi Mitchell
Bengals..players back Coach Marvin Lewis despite (13-17) record last two years.
Philadelphia…Ex-WR-Dorial Green-Beckham-arrested in Missouri-possession of 8-pounds marijuana…Meth…THC oil.
Detroit…Ex-WR-Titus Young released from Mental Health prison in Stockton…served 2Y of 4Y-prison sentence for violent acts…Treated for bi-polar disorder….has had 20-different charges filed against him since 2013 for off field problems.
Patriots…WR-Josh Gordon suspended for 4th time by NFL for drug violation….has played just 17-of-82 games since 2015…had (40R-720Y) this year.
Saints..Release OT-Derek Newton-knee problems
Saints..Workout OT-Menelik Watson-ex Raiders
Chargers..Release DE-Chris Landrum
Redskins..Workout LB-Dexter McCoil-ex Chargers
Bills..QB-Derek Anderson cleared from concussion protocol-been out 6W
Lions..Activate CB-Jamal Agnew from IR.
Chiefs..WR-Sammy Watkins-misses practice again
Jets..IR-LB-Jerry Attaochu…IR-OT-Brandon Shell
Carolina..activate QB-Kyle Allen
Padres…DFA-P-Clayton Richard-has 3M owed on contract….(4.79-5.33ERA) last two years…makes room on roster for 2B-Ian Kinsler-ex Tigers.
Angels..Sign FA-P-Trevor Cahill…(3.79-ERA) with A’s..(1Y-10M)
Angels..Sign FA-P-Matt Harvey..ex Reds-Mets…(7-7) last year
Dodgers-Indians..Trade talks for Corey Kluber stalled…Tribe wants P-Dustin May included in package with OF-Alex Verdugo..P-Alex Wood.
Yankees..Meet 4-hours with SS-Manny Machado to discuss his contract demands (10Y-300M).
Cardinals..Sign FA-P-Andrew Miller-ex Indians
Washington..Sign FA-P-Anibal Sanchez-Atlanta (2Y-19M)
Colorado..Sign FA-1B-2B-Daniel Murphy-ex Cubs..hit (.299) last year
A’s…Sign FA-P-Joakim Soria-ex Brewers
Phillies..Sign FA-OF-Shane Robinson-Cardinals
Seattle..Sign FA-P-Zac Rosscup-ex Dodgers
Texas..Opens talks with FA-P-Derek Holland-ex Giants
Cubs..P-Yu Darvish begins throwing program in Arizona-coming off elbow surgery.
Astros..P-Joe Smith-Emergency surgery-ruptured Achilles tendon.
Clippers-W-Dallas…(125-121)…LA survives 39P-fourth quarter by Mavs….Lou Williams (26) off bench..Mont Harrell (18) off bench…Mavs rookie Luca Doncic (32P) in loss….Clippers (18-14…
Lakers-New Orleans…Friday matchup….Pelicans (16-17) led by superstar center Anthony Davis-in final year of contract before Free Agency.
New Orleans…Say they are not taking any trade offers for Anthony Davis.
Detroit..F-Blake Griffin-restrained from going after fan heckling him at game…3rd fan-player incident in NBA in a week.
Houston…Rockets set NBA record…go (26-56) from 3-point line in hammering Washington Wizards.
Chicago..G-Bobby Portis-out 4W-sprained ankle.
Boston..F-Aaron Baynes-out 4W-broken hand
Rick Pitino…hired to coach Greek League team Panathenaikas…year after being fired at Louisville.
USC…Former assistant Tony Bland-plea bargains guilty to a role in Adidas Slush Fund scandal….will not be given jail time…will cooperate in testimony…was facing 4-felony bribe counts for transferring 13,000 to USC recruits to steer them towards a marketing agent.
BYU..Reinstates G-Nick Emery after year and half suspension for taking 12,000 from 4-BYU boosters….School put on 2-years probation by NCAA.
Aztecs-BYU…Saturday afternoon game…State (6-4)…Cougars (8-5)
USD-Washignton State..Saturday matchup..Toreros (9-3)
Ducks-L-Boston Bruins (3-1)…G-Jaroslav Halak 24-saves…Dave Pasternak Goal-2 assists….
Ducks-at Buffalo….Saturday road game as East Coast trip continues
Kings-at-San Jose….LA (11-20-1) on season.
Gulls…Host Ontario Reign in AHL action on Friday night-seek 3rd win row
Gulls-at-Ontario on Saturday night
Gulls…Allow G-Jared Coreau..F-Adam Cracknell to join Team Canada on Christmas week for Spengler Cup tourney in Europe.
English Premier League…top games
Manchester City (14-1-2)-vs-Crystal Palace
Chelsea (11-2-4)-vs-Leicester City
Hot Spur (13-4)-vs-Edverton
Manchester United (7-5-5)-vs-Cardiff..first game since firing coach Josie Mourinho.