Best 15 Minutes in Sports–Monday

Posted by on January 9th, 2017  •  0 Comments  • 

……………(Football)…………..

Chargers…4-member Front office led by Dean Spanos-John Spanos-Tom Telesco interview candidates for vacant coaching job…Spent 2-hours with Patriots defensive coordinator Matt Patricia in Foxboro on Saturday…Interviewed Chiefs special teams coach Doug Taob on Sunday in Kansas City…Interviewed Sean McDermott of Carolina on Friday in Providence…spent 4-hours in Thursday interview with ex-Falcons head coach Mike Smith.

Chargers…also received permission to talk to Bills coach Anthony Lynn,will interview Detroit’s Teryl Austin on Tuesday, then Miami’s Vance Joseph mid-week..

NFL…Will hold 2-days of meeting-expanded schedule-Wednesday-Thursday in New York to try and solve Stadium issues in San Diego-Oakland-Las Vegas…Raiders owner Mark Davis expected to file application as early as today to seek approval to move to Las Vegas.

(Wildcard Weekend)

Houston-W-Raiders (27-14)…Texans defense intercepts rookie QB-Connor Cook 3-times…3-QB sacks…holds Raiders to (2-of-16) on 3rd downs…Brock Osweiler throws for 1-TD..runs for 1-TD..Raiders held to (223Y) offense.

Seahawks-W-Lions (26-6)..RB-Thomas Rawls (161Y) rushing..Russell Wilson 2-TD passes..Paul Richardson 3-amazing catches in game…Matthew Stafford (3QBX-1 Int)…Stafford playing with injured index finger-last 5G..(3TD-6Int-13QBX)…Detroit lost 4-of-final 5-games.

Packers-W-Giants (38-13)..Aaron Rodgers throws 2TDs in (2:20) just before halftime-including 42Y-Hail Mary pass to Randall Cobb at halftime…finishes with 4TD and (362P) as Packers win 7th game in row..Eli Manning (299P-TD-2 Int-Fumble-2QB sacks) in loss…

Steelers-W-Miami (26-6)..Ben Roethlisberger throws 50-62Y-TD passes to Antonio Brown in first 8-minutes…Le’Veon Bell (167Y) rushing in lopsided win..Brown finishes with (5R-124Y) receiving..Steelers defense 5-QB sacks-3-takeaways in win.

Playoff Schedule next week….Steelers-at-Kansas City….Houston-at-New England…Green Bay-at-Dallas..Seattle-at-Atlanta….

(NFL)

NFL Attendance…Final attendance figures for NFL
…Dallas-1st..(92,540) per game
…Rams-2nd..(83,165)

…Chargers 31st (57,025)….Attendance 2nd lowest since Stadium expansion 2000…Attendance plunge continues…dropped from (68,138) in 2008 to (57,025) this year…Dropped over (9,700) per game since last year.

NFL-TV Ratings…Drop (8%) across board from a year ago.
…Sunday Night Football…down (10%)
…Monday Night Football…down (12%)
…Thursday Night Football..down (16%)
…CBS telecast……………..down (7%)
…Fox telecast………………down (6%)
…ESPN telecast…………..down (16%)

Falcons..NFL Fine DE-Courtney Upshaw (9,115) for abuse of officials
Packers..NFL Fine WR-Davante Adams (12,154) celebrating
Miami..NFL Fine WR-Jarvis Landry (48,168) for obscene celebrations
Patriots..NFL Fine RB-LeGarrett Blount (18,231) facemask penalties

Eagles..OT-Lane Johnson sues Union-League-Unfair Labor Practice violations of CBA over protcol of drug testing…doctors administering test…hiring of arbitrators in hearing…seeking overturn of 10G suspension he served this year.

Pittsburgh…LB-Coach Joey Porter arrested Sunday night assaulting police officer in restaurant.

Giants..WR-Odell Beckham punches hole in wall..bangs head on locker after loss to Packers in Green Bay

(Roster)

Baltimore..WR-Steve Smith announces retirement
Miami..Release DE-Jason Jones
Redskins..Sign FA-NT-Phil Taylor-ex Cleveland Browns
Tampa Bay..Sign CFL-FA-WR-Derel Walker-Edmonton Eskimos..had (198R-16TD) in 2Y.

(Coaching)

Bills..Interview Kris Richard-Seahawks Def Coor on Sunday night
Broncos..Interview Miami Def Coor-Vance Joseph today.
Browns…Hire-Gregg Williams-Def Coor-Rams..fire Ray Horton-Def Coor
Browns..QB-Coach Pep Hamilton resigns to take Off Coor job at Michigan-Jim Harbaugh
Denver..Interview Kyle Shanahan-Atlanta..Dave Toub-Chiefs over weekend
Jaguars..Interview Doug Marrone-interim coach-for head coaching job
Jets..Hire Clint Hurrt-LB-coach-ex Bears.
Rams..Interview Sean McVay-Off Coor-Redskins
Rams..Interview with Kyle Shanahan cancelled by weather problems.
49ers..Interview Josh McDaniels-Patriots…Kyle Shanahan-Falcons on Saturday
Redskins..Interview Gus Bradley-ex Jaguars..Steve Wilks-Carolina for Def Coor job.
Vikings..Will bring back Pat Shurmur as Off Coor next year

(College Football)

Alabama-Clemson…National championship game in Tampa tonight…Crimson Tide-averaging (460YPG) on offense-Tigers (402YPG)…
…Alabama QB-Jalen Hurts (3511APY-33TD)…
…Clemson QB-Deshaun Watson (4,754APY-45TD)…
…Tide RBs-Damien Harris-Bo Scarbrough (1,732R) combined
…Tigers RB-Wayne Gallman (1,087R)
…Bama defense allowing (244YPG)
…Clemson defense (303YPG)….
…Alabama defense 49-QB sacks…110-tackles for loss..23-takeaways…
…Clemson defense 50-QB sacks…30-takeaways.
…Alabama has scored 15-touchdowns on defense and special teams.
…Nick Saban (106-12) at Alabama
…Dabo Sweeney (88-28) at Clemson

California..Fire Coach Sonny Dykes (19-30)..will talk to Chip Kelly about job.
Minnesota..Hire PJ Fleck-Western Michigan-signs (6Y-21M) deal..was (13-1) Western Michigan.
UNLV..Searching for AD-Tina Kinzer-Murphy stepping aside in June-becomd Foundation Director

1AA Playoffs..James Madison-W-Youngstown State (28-14)..RB-Khalid Abdullah (101R)..QB-Brian Schor (102P)…Dukes defense 5-QB sacks, interception, fumble..held Penguins to (31C-21Y) rushing.

USC…Star WR-JuJu Smith-Shuster files for NFL draft..caught (213R-25TD) in career.

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………….(Basketball)……………

Aztecs-l-Boise State (78-66)…Broncos 6-11-F-Zach Haney comes off bench to score 17P early…..Aztecs had early lead then died midway thru the first half into the second half…Scored 1-basket on 23-possesions midway thru game…Fell behind by 12-never recovered…SDSU now (0-3) in Mountain West Conference…only winless team in league…(8-7) overall……

USD-W-Pepperdine..Toreros pull off road win in Malibu…Olin Carter-Tim Williams combine (36P) in win..USD now (8-8) on season.

UCLA-W-Stanford (89-75)…UCLA hits 11-3’s…4-in double figures..Bruins build 18P-lead in first half…now (16-1)

Duke…Coach Mike Krzyzewski out 4-weeks-surgery fragmented disc in back
Butler…2nd time in a week-major problems with charter flight..Aircraft grounded at Washington, DC…last week team plane made emergency landing loss of cabin pressure in Pittsburgh.

Lakers-W-Orlando…Brandon Ingram score 13-off bench early…Lakers build 18P lead in bowlout win over Magic on Sunday
Clippers-W-Miami..Chris Paul-JJ Redick combine (44P) ..Sunday

Hawks-Cavaliers…Trade..Atlanta deals F-Kyle Korver to Cleveland for #1-pick..Mike Dunleavy…8M-expiration of Moe Williams contract.

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…………….(Baseball)………………

(Roster Moves)

Padres…Open negotiations with FA-P-Doug Fister-ex Houston-Tigers-Washington…was (12-13) with Astros last season…also contact ex-Texas-Pirates P-Neftali Feliz (3.22-ERA) in careeer.

Dodgers..Negotiate with FA-P-Neftali Feliz-ex Rangers
Orioles..Negotiate with FA-P-Jason Hammell-ex Cubs..FA-DH-Brandon Moss-ex Cardinals.

Mariners-Royals…Trade..Seattle deals P-Nate Karns to KC for OF-Jarrod Dyson.
Mariners-Orioles..Trade..Seattle ships OF-Seth Smith to Baltimore for P-Yovani Gallardo.

White Sox..Sign FA-SS-Evreth Cabrera-ex Padres-Orioles..Sign FA-C-Geo Soto-ex Angels.
Texas..Sign FA-C-Steve Lerud-ex Giants..Sign FA-Of-Travis Snider-ex Jays-Pirates-Orioles
White Sox..Sign FA-3B-Cody Asche-ex Phillies
White Sox..Sign FA-OF-Wily Garcia-ex Pirates
Dodgers..Sign FA-C-Bobby Wilson-ex Tigers
Cubs..Sign FA-C-Carlos Corporan-ex Astros
Boston..Sign FA-OF-Brian Bogusevic-played in Japan
Washington..Sign FA-P-Josh Outman-ex Indians-A’s
Dodgers..Sign FA-P-Steve Geltz-ex Giants
Royals..Sign FA-P-Chris Withrow-ex Dodgers
Milwaukee..Sign FA-OF-Cody Decker-ex Royals-Padres
Royals..Sign FA-P-Brandon League-ex Dodgers-Mariners..P-Al Albuquerque-ex Tigers-Angels

(MLB)

Washington..Hire DeJon Watson-Assistant to President..ex-Dodgers-Arizona exec.
Pirates..Ray Searage-Pitching Coach-will not allow Bucs pitchers to play in World Baseball Classic.
Cubs..1B-Anthony Rizzo confirms parents were in baggage area at Ft-Lauderdale Airport when shootings took place-killing 5-wounding 8….Parent unhurt.

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……………(Hockey)…………………….

Ducks-L-Minnesota Wild (2-1)..Wild score 2-goals in (1:42) span in 2nd period and win…
Ducks..F-Ryan Getzlaf remains out of lineup with lower body injury-out since New Years day..

San Gulls-San Antonio…Split weekend series..Gulls draw over 18,000-fans..now 3rd in attendance in AHL, over 8,100 per game.

Dallas Stars…Team charter makes emergency landing 5-minutes after takeoff-smoke in cockpit.

Montreal..Lose F-Brandon Gallagher-8W-surgery-broken hand..
Winnipeg..F-Patrick Laine-lst round pick-suffers concussion open ice hit to head-triggers bench clearing brawl vs Sabres.

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…………(General)……………

Tournament of Champions…Kaapalua…Justin Thomas cards (69) final round..staves off challenger Hidecki Matsuyama to win…Finished 22-under par…Matsuama (-19)…Jordan Spieth rallies to (-16) tied with Pat Perez. ..

Team USA…Coach Bruce Arena unveils World Cup roster….32-invited to January camp…roster includes 12-new players from MLS…invited back (34Y) F-DeMarcus Beasley….not included F-Clint Dempsey-G-Tim Howard-recovering from injuries.

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