Best 15 Minutes in Sports—Monday

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Chargers-W-Ravens (23-17)…Michael Badgley kicks 5-FGs…Chargers defense records 7-sacks-2 fumble recoveries-1 interception-9 tackles for losses in win…Bolts build (20-3) lead then hold on for victory…LB-Melvin Ingram Fumble recovery…Forced Fumble…2-sacks-2 QB hits-tackle for loss in win…Chargers defense held Baltimore to (69Y) in first half….Ravens QB-Lamar Jackson (2-8) 11Y-passing with 0.0-rating in first half…Jackson had 3-fumbles and interception in loss…..In 1-stretch-Baltimore had run (20-plays for 38Y) in the game….Jackson threw 2-TDs in 4-minutes in 4th quarter Michael Crabtree but Bolts defense recovered fumble on final play of game …Baltimore coach John Harbaugh refused to replace Jackson with veteran Joe Flacco in the 2nd half….Bolts survived blocked field goal and blocked punt-but won game…Desmond King had 33Y-punt return and 72Y-kickoff return.

Chargers-New England…Bolts play in Foxboro next weekend…Philip Rivers is (1-7) vs Tom Brady in career.

Colts-W-Houston (21-7)…QB-Andrew Luck (222P-2TD)…RB-Marlon Mack (148R) in win…QB-Deshaun Watson (225P-76R)….Texans RBs combined (26R)….Watson 3-sacks-8-hits-Interception in loss…Houston coach Bill O’Brien (1-3) in postseason career…..Colts play in Kansas City next weekend.

Dallas-W-Seattle (24-22)….RB-Ezekiel Elliott (137R0TD)….QB-Dak Prescott (226P-TD)…WR-Amari Cooper (7R-106Y) in win….QB-Russell Wilson (233P-TD) in loss…Seattle RBs held (59R)…Seattle lost K-Sebastian Janikowski with thigh-hamstring injury at halftime…Cowboys will meet Saints next weekend.

Bears-L-Eagles (16-15)….Chicago’s K-Cody Parkey had last second field goal attempt hit upright-bounce down hit crossbar but fall short…Parkey had kicked 3-field goals earlier…Eagles QB-Nick Foles threw 2Y-TD pass to Golden Tate with (:56) left to give Eagles the lead…Foles (266P-2TD-2 Int) in win…..Mitch Trubisky (303P) in loss..WR-Alan Robinson (10R-143) for Chicago.


(NFL Coaching)

Arizona..Interview Adam Gase-ex Miami (23-25)…Jim Caldwell-ex Lions-Colts.

Bengals..Interview Zach Taylor-Rams Off Coord

Browns..Interview Mike McCarthy-ex Packers on Monday…did interview Brian Flores-Patriots..Dan Campbell-Saints over weekend

Denver..Interview Brian Flores-Patriots on Saturday..Mike Munchack-Steelers on weekend
Denver…deny NFL teams permission to talk to Gary Kubiak about Off Coord job.

Green Bay…Interviewed Brian Flores-Patriots on Friday….Adam Gase-ex Miami on Saturday…will interview Todd Monken-ex Tampa Bay on Monday.

Miami..Interviewed Dennis Allen-Saints Def Coord-ex Raiders head coach on Saturday..

Jets..Interviewed Adam Gase-ex Miami over weekend…get permission to interview Matt Rhule-Baylor

Tampa Bay…Interview Bruce Arians-ex Arizona on Saturday…George Edwards-Vikings Def Coord on Friday…reportedly want to meet with Jim Harbaugh-Michigan

Redskins..Vote of confidence-coach Jay Gruden-will return in 2019.

Steelers..Fire LB-coach Joey Porter

49ers..Fire strength coach Ray Wright..17-players on IR

Raiders..Hire Ryan Grigson-Player Personnel job-ex GM-Colts



Bills..DE-Jordan Mills-fined (13,369) excessive roughness

Dallas..CB-Antwaun Woods-fired (10,026) personal foul

Miami..Fines (30,000) to LB-Kiki Alonso-DE-Rob Quinn-CB-Minka Fitzpatrick

Rams..LB-Sam Ebukam-fined (26,739) personal fouls

Arizona…Longtime Cardinals safety Kwame Lassister dies of heart attack at (49)…Played 10-years in NFL…8-with Cardinals…had 25-career interceptions.

CFL…Hamilton TiCats GM-Eric Tillman leaves team to become GM of expansion Atlantic Schooners franchise in Halifax…..Longtime CFL exec-Jim Barker named TiCats-GM-former Toronto Argos GM



Cowboys..WR-Alan Hurns-emergency surgery-severe broken ankle in playoff game/

Seattle..K-Sebastain Janikowski-hamstring injury

Houston..DE-Jadaveon Clowney-concussion-helmt hit…WR-DeAndre Hopkins-shoulder

Colts..S-Mike Mitchell-calf..CB-Malik Hooker-foot

Chargers..Do not activate TE-Hunter Henry to playoff roster.


(Roster Moves)

Colts..Workout CFL-QB-Bo Levi Mitchell-CFL-Calgary Stampeders
Chargers..Re-sign LB-Dexter Coil-placed on developmental squad


(College Football Playoffs)

Alabama-Clemson…matchup of (14-0) teams…Dabo Swinney (54-4) at Clemson…Nick Saban (146-20) at Alabama…(237-62-1) in college coaching career with Tide-LSU-Toledo-Michigan State.

Tide-Tigers…4th meeting between schools
..Alabama has won (45-40) and (24-6)
..Clemson win (35-31)

..QB-Tua Tagovailoa (3671P-41TD)
..RBs-Damien Harris..Joshua Jacobs..Najie Harris (2,136R) combined..(5.3YPC)
..WRs-led by Jerry Judy-Jaylen Waddle
..Defense anchored by DE-Quinnen Williams (18TL-8-sacks)..Raekwon Davis
..Margin of victory this year (33PPG)

..QB-Trevor Lawrence (2,933P-2TD)..coming off (327P-3TD) win over Notre Dame
..RB-Travis Etienne (1,573R)…(6.8YPC)
..WRs-Tre Higgis-Justyn Ross
..DL-Chris Wilkens-Aces Bryant..will play without suspended DT-Dexter Lawrence with PED violation.
..Margin of victory this year (30PPG)


(College Notes)

Virginia..Mourns passing of Coach-George Welch (85Y)…(134-86-3) in 19-years with Cavaliers…also coached at Navy.

West Virginia..Hire Coach Neal Brown-ex Troy State..(31-8) last 3-years.

USC…Kliff Kingsbury may quit as Off Coord-Trojans blocked him for interviewing for 2-NFL jobs…would have to buyout contract he signed last month.

Oklahoma State..Hire Alex Grinch-Def Coord-had been at Ohio State.

Johns Hopkins…Head coach Jim Margoff passes away (58Y) heart disease..had led school to Division III playoffs this year..been at Baltimore based school for 29-years.

Ohio State..QB-Dwayne Haskins filing for NFL draft..joining DE-Nick Boss..RB-Mike Weber..C-Michael Jordan..DE-Dre Jones.

Stanford..WR-JJ Whiteside files for draft (1,059Y-14TD)

Texas AM..RB-Trae Williams files for draft (1,760R) this year.

Georgia..QB-Justin Fields transfers to Ohio State
UCLA..DE-Chiaogzie Nnorukqa-announces will transfer

1-AA..North Dakota State-W-Eastern Washington (38-24)..QB-Easton Stick (314APY-5TD)….NDSU finishes (15-0)..wins 5th 1-AA title…Stick (49-3) as a 4-year starter.




…..( Baseball)……..

Padres…Yankees end trade talks with Sonny Gray…elect to retain him because of angioplasty surgery for P-CC Sabathia and uncertainty if he will be ready to start the season.

Padres…Starting Ps-still available on open market-Clay Bucholz..Wade Miley…Jason Hammel…Doug Fister

Padres-Seattle..Reopen trade talks with Mariners about a straight up swap of P-Mike Leake for minor league P-either Michal Baez or Logan Allen

Dodgers..Sign FA-OF-Paulo Orlando-ex Royals
Dodgers..Sign FA-OF-Cam Perkins-ex Mariners


(Roster Moves)

Brewers-Mets…Trade-Milwaukee deals OF-Keon Broxton (.179-BA) to Mets for minor league P-Bob Wahl (3.49)..Adam Hill (2.35)..OF-Felix Valero (.319)

Mets-Indians…Trade-NY deals C-Kevin Pawlecki to Cleveland for P-Walker Lockett and another minor leaguers.

Mets-Houston..Trade..NY ships 3B-JD Davis (.313-AAA) to Astros for 2B-Luis Santana (.348-AA) and 2-other minor leaguers.

Yankees..DFA-P-AJ Cole

Toronto-Tampa Bay…Trade-Blue Jays deal P-Oliver Drake to Rays.
Texas..Sign FA-P-Luke Farrell-ex Angels
Mets..Sign FA-OF-Rymere Liriano-ex Padres-Milwuakee-White Sox
Mets..Sign FA-P-Arq Carminero-ex Pirates
Mets..Sign FA-P-Casey Coleman-ex Royals
Red Sox..Sign FA-P-Dom Tepia-ex Reds
Red Sox..Sign FA-P-Josh Smith-ex Reds
Orioles..Sign FA-P-Austin Brice-ex Angels
Pirates..Sign FA-P-Roberto Gomez-ex Giants
Yankees..Sign FA-OF-Billy Burns-ex A’s
Yankees..Re-sign P-Zach Britton (3Y-39M)
Giants..Sign FA-2B-Bryce Valera-ex Orioles



Tampa Bay Rays…Close off upper deck Tropicana Field…will reduce capacity of Stadium to (26,000)…Rays averaged just (14,258) last year.

Yankees..Say SS-Troy Tulowitzki got commitment to be starting SS-this year in place of injured Didi Gregorious.





Aztecs-L-Boise State (88-64)…Broncos built 21P-lead in opening half…Aztecs went (1-11) from 3-point line in opening half-outscored (18-3) in opening half on 3-point shots….SDSU finishes (3-21) on 3-point shooting…25-fouls in game…Derek Alston (30P) in Boise upset win.

Aztecs-Wyoming…SDSU hosts Cowboys on Tuesday night.

USD-W-Pacific (67-59)….Toreros hold Tigers to 36%-shooting…Isaiah Pinero (22P) in bounce back win after opening nite WCC-loss to Santa Clara.

Nevada-L-New Mexico…Wolfpack have 14-game win streak snapped with 27-point loss at Pit in Albuquerque

UCLA..Undercurrent of sentiment that Bruins should consider interviewing Rick Pitino-ex Louisville coach for UCLAS job.


Lakers-L-Minnesota (108-86)…Andrew Wiggins scores 25P in first half..Wiggins and Keith Anthony Towns combined for 58P in win….Timberwolves had (15-1) and (28-7) leads early in game….Lonzo Ball-0-points…Brandon Ingram just 5-baskets…….Sunday NBA action…Lakers (1-6) without LeBron James-Kyle Kouzma-Rajon Rondo

Lakers-at-Dallas…Road trip continues with Monday night game

Lakers…Trying to rally after Friday night loss to (9-29) NY Knicks at Staples Center….Knicks went (34-41) from free thrown line..Lakers 17-turnovers.

Lakers..Doctors say LeBron James needs to sit out another week-groin injury.

Clippers-W-Orlando (106-96)…Tobias Harris (28P)…Magic shoot just (37%) from floor……Sunday night game

Clippers-W-Suns…..LA builds (30P) lead in first half…..Suns (9-31) on year.

Golden State-Houston…Combine for NBA record 41-3 point baskets on Friday night…Warriors made (21)..Rockeets (20)

Houston..G-James Harden rips off 12-game spurt-averaged 40P a game-shot 65%-from floor

76ers…Report internal strife in lockeroom-feud between G-Jimmy Butler-Coach Brett Brown over style of offense.

Knicks..C-Enes Kanter says he will not travel to London, England for game-fears retaliation from Turkish government for political statements made against President of country.





San Diego Gulls-W-Ontario Reign (4-1)….Troy Terry scores 15th goal of season….Sam Steel-Max Jones score goals in another road win……..Gulls have won 4-in row on road….Gulls (9-0-2) hot streak..move into 3rd place in Pacific Division…now (17-11-4).

Gulls…Anahiem Ducks send down D-Jake Dotchin..Korbin Holzer and C-Ben Street to AHL-Gulls.

Ducks-Edmonton….Oilers led (4-0) at press time….Edmonton scored 3-goals in first period against John Gibson…Sunday NHL action…Ducks losing streak at 8-in row…..had scored just 11-goals in 7-games heading into Sunday action.

Ducks-L-Las Vegas…Knights pound 42-shots on goal in lopsided win on Friday night

LA Kings-W-Edmonton (4-0)….Kings score 3-goals in 10-minutes in first period…Jeff Carter-Anzi Kopitar lead onslaught….Kings hold Oilers to just 16-shots on goal in game…Saturday night game…


Ducks..Send rookie C-Isac Lundestrom back to Sweden rather than return to San Diego Gulls…1st round pick had 0-goals in 27-games with Ducks-Gulls

Gulls..Send D-Chris Forney back to Tulsa-ECHL.

Ducks…F-Maxime Comtois-ex Gulls-played in World Junior Championships with shoulder sprain…scored 5-goals..but was mocked on social media for team elimination…Agent called it Anti-Francophone profiling.

Ducks-Blues..Anahiem deals Gulls G-Jared Coreau to St Louis Blues for future considerations..had started season in San Diego.


Vancouver..Lose 22-goal scorer Elias Peterson with sprained knee on open ice hit.
Winnipeg..Lose D-Nick Ehler-shoulder injury

New Jersey…Judge forwards Federal lawsuit filed by D-Mike Peluso to federal court….Peluso suing Devils-former GM-Lou Lamoriello and 4-team doctors for withholding information from him about concussion damage he suffered in fights…had 9-Grand Mal seizures…and was allowed to continue to play….Charges Devils withheld head injury history from other clubs in trade talks.

Flyers..Claim veteran G-Mike McKenna on waivers from Vancouver..which was trying to get him into AHL…Becomes 7th goalie used by Flyers this year.





PGA-Sentry Tourney of Champions…Kapalua-Hawaii…Xander Schauffele has 2-eagles and 8-birides-shoots (62) on Sunday-holds off Gary Woodland to win….Ex-Aztecs birdied 4-of-final 5-holes to get win-first tourney on PGA schedule.

NASCAR….Chip Ganassi Racing folds its XFinity #42-team after loss of sponsorship….Rousch-Fenway Racing folds its 2-car Xfinity teams with sponsor problems…despite (138-wins) in the series.


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