Best 15 Minutes in Sports–Friday. “Happy New Year”

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Chargers-Chiefs..Bolts finish up season (6-9)…Kansas City (14-1)
..Chiefs QB-Patrick Mahomes..WR-Tyreek Hill..TE-Travis Kelce not play
..Chiefs Chad Henne will start at QB
..Chargers..7-starters not practice on Thursday including Joey Bosa-Casey Hayward-Jahleel Addae-Rayshawn Jenkins-Sam Tevi-Bryan Bulaga

..Chargers QB-Justin Herbert (4,034P-28TD-10Int)..96QBR
..Chargers Defense..only 26QBX..18-takeaways-15 games
..Chiefs..QB-Patrick Mahomes finishes season (4740P-38TD-6Int-108R)
..Chiefs..TE-Travis Kelce (105R-1411Y)..WR-Tyreek Hill (14.7YPC-15TD)

..Chargers..Coach Anthony Lynn says he has had ‘no conversations’ about his status coaching next year-final year of contract.


(NFL Schedule)

Dallas-NY Giants..Cowboys go for NFC East title and 4th win row
Washington-Eagles..Alex Smith may start..Washington win go playoffs
Rams-Arizona..LA starts John Wolford at QB..Kyler Murray ailing also
Green Bay-Chicago..Aaron Rodgers (44TD-5Int)..Packers (12-3)
Miami-Buffalo..Tua Tagovailoa starts..Josh Allen (4320P-34TD)
Ravens-Bengals..Ravens in 3-way fite for wildcard spot
Vikings-Detroit..RB-Dalvin Cook to miss game-family death
Jets-Patriots..New England (6-9) season
Steelers-Cleveland..Mason Rudolph starts at QB-Browns virus issues
Colts-Jaguars..Jacksonville lost 14-in row
Raiders-Denver..Jon Gruden trying to finish (8-8)
Saints-Carolina..New Orleans still chance home field advantage
Seattle-49ers..Russell Wilson (38TD-106R-4500APY)
Titans-Houston..RB-Derrick Henry (1777R)..Titans need win playoffs



Rams..DE-Michael Brockers-positive Covid test
Miami..QB-Ryan Fitzpatrick-positive Covid test
Atlanta..OC-Alex Mack-positive Covid test
Browns..LB-Malcom Smith-positive Covid test
Browns..CB-Denzel Ward placed on Covid IR
Ravens..DE-Sam Koch placed on Covid IR
Tampa Bay..Def Coord-Todd Bowles-positive Covid test
Atlanta..Shut facility down-positive test

Washington..RB-Antonio Gibsoe-toe injury
Washington..WR-Terry McLaurin-out-ankle issue
Bengals..IR-OC-BJ Finney-abdomen issue
Arizona..WR-Larry Fitzgerald-groin issue

Browns..Activate WR-Jarvis Landry from Covid list
Browns..Activate S-Ron Harrison from IR list
Raiders..Activate S-Daryl Worley from Covid IR



Union…President JC Tretter writes letter says NFL should maintain current off season rules in place permanently…end OTA workouts..Limit mini camps..Limit contact practices..Cut preseason games…says NFL should no longer have rights to have players be in facility for 11-months of year because how gruelling game is.

Steelers..Will sit QB-Ben Roethlisberger-TJ Watt-Cam Hayward-Mike Pouncey in Sunday game-Cleveland.

Cincinnati..WR-AJ Green says he is playing last game with Bengals after 10Y career with team…was franchise tagged this season.

Miami..Sign FA-QB-Jake Rudock to roster


(College Football Schedule)

Rose Bowl…Clemson-vs-Ohio State…Playoff game…Tigers led by QB-Trevor Lawrence (36-1) as starter vs Buckeyes QB-Justin Fields.

Orange Bowl..Alabama-vs-Notre Dame…Tide QB-Mac Jones (32TD)..WR-Davontae Smith (98R)…RB-Najee Harris…irish led by QB-Ian Book..RB-Kaylen Williams…Notre Dame (0-6) in playoff games since BCS started.

Peach Bowl..Cincinnati (9-0)-vs-Georgia
Citrus Bowl..Northwestern-vs-Auburn



Armed Forces Bowl…Mississippi State-W-Tulsa (28-26)..Bulldogs 2-interceptions..survived (484Y) day from marred by ugly brawl end of game during handshake on field…18-penalties and trash talk during game.

Arizona Bowl..Ball State-W-San Jose State (34-13)..Cardinal intercept Spartans QB Nick Starkel 3-times..San Jose finishes (7-1)

Liberty Bowl…Army-L-West Virginia (24-21)…QB-Austin Kendall comes off bench to throw 2TD passes in Mountaineers come from behind win..Army had (21-10) lead


Florida..QB-Kyle Trask files for NFL draft after (40)-TD season.
Stanford..QB-Davis Mills files for draft
South Carolina..QB-Ryan Hilinski says he will transfer
Miami..QB-D’Eriq King-knee surgery

Arizona..Hires Ricky Hunley as Def Line coach-former Wildcats star

Florida..Coach Dan Mullen said Gators had only 59-players-without 8-starters for Cotton Bowl game..said UF should have opted out.



Padres…P-Yu Darvish-emotional in Zoom call about Cubs-San Diego trade
..Shocked I was traded
..Last 18-months-Best I have ever pitched
..Padres very good team

Padres…Offer P-Kirby Yates 1Y-deal 5M-with 2M-incentives-take paycut
Padres..Want OF-Jurickson Profar to take paycut from 7M-to-5M



Tampa Bay..Put OF-Kevin Kiermaier on trade block..has (2Y-26M) left on contract

Mets-Toronto..Both offered FA-OF-George Springer (5Y-100M)



Lakers-San Antonio…New Year’s Night Game..5pm.
Clippers-Utah…Friday night game

Chicago..C-Laurie Markkenan among 4-players placed in Covid protocol

Aztecs-Colorado State…SDSU (6-1)..Rams (6-1)..CSU off to (2-0) start in league..First conference game for State.

USD-L-USF..(70-62)…Toreros had 11-0 scoring run..jumped out to 10-point lead then wilted….Dons hit 18-free throws in comeback win…..West Coast Conference opener..Toreros (1-4)

UCSD-CSUN…Big West opening game cancelled-Covid issues both teams..Tritons have yet to play a game this season



Canadian Government…Issues ‘waiver’ of 14-day quarantine for NHL players to enter Canada…Players can report to camp but will be tested daily in stay in Provincial protocols with the 7-Canadian NHL teams.

Ducks..Open training camp..Coach Dallas Eakins comments:
..Will keep 3-goalies this season-likely to include Gulls G-Anthony Stolarz
..Gulls D-Simon Benoit..D-Jacob Larsson on 3rd and 4th pair defense
..Veterans Ryan Getzlaf-David Backes-strong vocal leadership in room
..Rookie Trevor Zegras-play in WJC-spoken to itself about talent
..Intends to keep 4-to-6 next best players on taxi squad-not with Gulls
..Won’t be a late season plahoff race…Playoff race starts in 2-weeks

Kings..Open camp with scrimmage..Coach Todd McLelland comments:
..C-Gabe Villardi-completely healthy-2 years rehab-really good player
..RW-Jeff Carter-completely back surgery
..D-Tobias Bjornfot-close to being 56-game player at NHL
..G-Jon Quick..will be harder goalie to run table with back to back games
..Different world type of training camp this year and compressed schedule

Kings..Sign FA-F-Jean Francois Berube-ex Islanders
Dallas..D-Stephen Jones will not play-aftermath of concussions



Indy Car…Aldo Andretti-passes away (80Y)..engine builder-twin brother of Mario Andretti.

Indy Car…John Paul-Junior passes away (60Y)..Huntingdon Disease…started in Indy 500…drove on IMSA circuit

English Premier Soccer League…(Top Games)
..Everton (9-4-2)-vs-West Ham
..Manchester United (9-3-3)-vs-Aston Villa
..Hot Spurs (7-3-5)-vs-Leeds
..Manchester City (7-2-5)-vs-Chelsea (7-4-5)
..Leicester (9-5-2)-vs-Newcastle
..Liverpool (9-1-6)-vs-Southampton


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