Best 15 Minutes in Sports–Monday

Posted by on January 30th, 2017  •  0 Comments  • 

…….(Golf)……….

Farmers Insurance Open…Jon Rahm-former #1-Amateur in World from Spain, blows away the field on the back nine to pull away and win his 1st tournament ever…Rahm hits 30-foot eagle putt at 13…cans a 65’foot eagle on the 18th hole….Rahm-who played at Arizona State…wound up (13-under-275)…Charles Howell III hit a 65’foot eagle to climb into contention-finished second (278) tied with CT Pan….Pat Perez led a big group (279) for his best finish ever…..Brandt Snedeker faded on back nine-went from lst place tie to finishing (280)…Phil Mickeson-strong last two days (281)….Tiger Woods-Jason Day-Ricky Fowler among big names failed to make the cut.

Phil Mickelson…Says very confident he can continue consistent play…no problems coming off double hernia surgrey.

Tiger Woods…Played steady second round-giving him confidence going forward..headed to LA Open-Riviera…then abroad to play next…wants to play 4-tourneys in 5-weeks to gauge health.

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Australian Open…Serena Williams outlasts sister Venus to win women’s singles title (6-4,6-4)….Serena wins 23rd Grand Slam title-breaking Steffi Graff all time record…Survived 4-double fautls…there were 6-service breaks in big hitting game…Serena (17-11) vs Venus in finals.

Australian Open…Roger Federer outslugged Rafael Nadal to win Men’s singles title in 4-hour display of power and shot making…Federer (35Y) becomes the 2nd oldest player to win a Grand Slam event….wins his 18th of his career…Federer coming off knee-back issues..Nadal coming back from wrist injuries…..

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………….(Football)…………..

Chargers…Purge of employees continues…Lead trainer James Collins to be removed from position after 31-years with franchise.

Chargers…New coach Anthony Lynn says staying in Buffalo was his first choice, but felt San Diego job was the best of all NFL openings.

Chargers…offensive assistant coach Chris Shula leaves to take job with Rams.

Chargers..RB-Melvin Gordon says players “feel helpless” over team move to LA…does not believe San Diego fans will give up supporting the team.

(Teams)

49ers…Stun the NFL by hiring former star player John Lynch as General Manager…given 6Y-contract…Starred with Tampa Bay Bucs and Denver Broncos…currently Fox Sports analyst.

49ers..Interview Kyle Shanahan on Saturday-expected to take head coaching job after the Super Bowl….Father-Mike Shanahan may be hired as a coaching consultant.

Jets..Hire Hall of Fame LB-Kevin Greene as LB-coach-had been in Green Bay..Hire Johnny Morton-Saints as Off Coor..

Jaguars..Hire Scott Milanovich-QB coach-was head coach CFL-Toronto Argonauts.

Arizona..Hire longtime QB-Byron Leftwich as quarterback coach.

Colts..Hire Chris Ballard-Kansas City-as General Manager replacing Ryan Grigson.

Eagles..Fire Rick Mueller-Player Personnel Director

Carolina…Doctors say OT-Michael Oher remains in concussion protocol-4 months after suffering concussion in game in September.

(NFL)

Raiders…NFL informs them there will be (200M) territorial transfer fee to Las Vegas..on top of 300M-Raiders planned to contribute…Raiders ask Las Vegas to give them a 1-dollar a year lease.

New England..Tom Brady Sr-father of Pats QB- says Roger Goodell was on ‘witch hunt’ to get his son during Deflategate probe.

Pro Bowl…Lions kicker Matt Prater kicks 76Y-FG off a tee in Orlando…after Ravens Justin Tucker kicked a 75Y-FG off a tee.

Pro Bowl-Orlando….AFC-W-NFC (20-13)…QB-Andy Dalton-Alex Smith combine (173Y) passing-2TDs…Philip Rivers 4-QB sacks…Drew Brees TD-Interception for NFC

(College)

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Senior Bowl…South-W-North (16-15)…Aztecs RB-DJ Purmphrey (83APY)..rushing-receiving-punt returns in win…Had 23Y-punt return…11-yard run and 44Y-in receptions.

Alabama…Bill Napier leaves Tide to become Off Coor-Arizona State…3rd assistant to leave Nick Saban staff in last 20-days.

Colorado..LB-coach Joe Tumpkin resigns after court order issued…girlfriend charged 3-years of abuse including choking incidents this past fall.

Clemson..Head coach Dabo Swinney and assistants paid a combined (2.8M) in bonuses for winning National championship.

Baylor…Attorneys from Waco, Austin and Oklahoma City file a major lawsuit charging Baylor hostesses on recruiting trips were urged to have sex with recruits…says there were 52-acts of rape committed by 31-players-recruits from 2011-to-2014….Art Briles and assistants deny they were ever involved in operation of Baylor Bruins hostest program.

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…………(Basketball)……………….

Aztecs-L-Colorado State (78-77)….Rams wipe out 13-point lead in 2nd half and win on driving layup with (:06) left at Viejas Arena…Gian Clavell finishes with (37P)…scored 12-in a row to fuel comeback….Aztecs did not score basket on final 9-possessions…Game had 9-lead changes and 10-ties…G-Trey Kell-Jeremy Hensley went combined (10-29) shooting…SDSU now (11-9)…(3-5) in conference..Rams had lost 13-in row at Viegas Arena…F-Zylan Cheatem ailing with stress reaction in his foot…remains out.

USD-W-Portland..Olin Carters scores (24P) in Torerro road win..USD now (11-11).

Gonzaga…Bulldogs go to (22-0) with blowout win over Pepperdine-posted 47P-win..expected to be ranked #1 in polls later today.

North Carolina State…Charles Shackleford-former lst round draft pick..star forward..found dead at home in Kinston, North Carolina…6’10-F-had played for Nets-76ers-Hornets in NBA career.

Duke..coach Mike Kryzezewski has team meeting at home after (3-4) conference start…orders players not to wear Duke Blue Devils gear on campus.

(NBA)

NYKnicks-Clippers…Trade talks…Knicks shopping Carmelo Anthony to Clippers for G-JJ Redick-Jamal Crawford and draft picks….Must find 3rd team to take on Crawford contract…Anthony contract escalates to 29M-if he is traded.

Oklahoma City…C-Enis Kanter breaks forearm punching chair in anger during game.
Denver…MRI-C-Nikola Jock-hip-hernia injury
Chicago…Criticism G-Dwayne Wade-missing too many practices at age 35.

Clippers-L-Golden State…..Warriors post 46-point blowout win…Golden State scores 86-points in 24-minute span…Steph Curry has 43-in 3-quarters…Warriors hit 17-3’s in win…Saturday night game…LA (30-28)…have lost 5-of-6 since Chris Paul injury…Warriors (40-7) record

Atlanta-W-Knicks (142-139) in 4OT…Paul Millsaps (37P) in win..Kristas Porzingas (45P) for NY in loss..Knicks hit 18-3’s still lost…

Lakers…Internal staff meetings during All Star break…LA (16-34) in bad midseason slide.

Cavaliers…F-Kevin Love headed to doctors for MRI on back
Knicks..G-Derrick Rose out again sprained ankle.

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……………….(Baseball)……………………

Padres…Legendary pitcher Randy Jones confirms has had chemo treatment for throat cancer since early December…brought on by use of chewing tobacco.

Indians..Commissioner Rob Manfred meets with Indians owners to discuss dropping “Chief Wahoo” logo, used since 1940s.

Hall of Fame…says it will not consider changes to language on Hall of Fame ballot to reference any player from steroid era….says words “character-integrity-sportsmanship” will remain on the ballot.

Royals..Santo Domingo police say P-Ace Ventura was killed instantly when ejected from SUV last weekend in auto accident…Deny he was robbed by passer bys and allowed to die on the highway.

Dodgers..P-Hyun Jin-Ryu completes 4-bullpen sessions in Japan-no shoulder problems..ready to report to Cactus League camp in Arizona.

(Roster Moves)

Dodgers..sign FA-1B-Ike Davis-ex Mets-Yankees-Pirates-A’s.
Tampa Bay..Open talks with FA-1B-Ryan Howard-hit (382HR) with Phillies
Kansas City..Open talks with FA-P-Jason Hammel-after death of Yordano Ventura
Washington..Open talks with FA-P-Travis Wood-ex-Cubs

Royals..Sign FA-1B-Brandon Moss-ex Cardinals
Washington..Sign FA-P-Vance Worley-ex Phillies-Pirates-Orioles
Mariners..Sign FA-C-Tuffy Gosewich-ex Arizona
White Sox..Sign FA-OF-Peter Bourjos-ex-Cardinals-Angels
Braves..Sign FA-P-Kris Medlin-ex-Royals
Cubs..Sign FA-P-Manny Parra-ex-Reds-Brewers..FA-P-Casey Kelly-ex Padres
Arizona..Sign FA-2B-Jake Goebbert-ex Padres
Texas..Sign FA-P-Wes Wright-ex Cubs-Astros-Red Sox
Washington..Sign FA-P-Grant Green-2B-ex-Angels
Indians..Sign FA-OF-Richie Shaffer-ex Reds

A’s-Mariners..Trade-Oakland deals P-Dillon Overton to Mariners.
Colorado..DFA-P-Eddie Butler-failed to make jump to AAA-had (6:50-ERA) Rockies

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…….(Hockey)…………

NHL All Star Game…Metropolitan Division-W-Pacific Division (4-3)…Wayne Simmonds scores key 3rd period goal.

NHL…All Star festitivities honor 100-greatest NHL players of all time on 100th anniversary of NHL founding.

San Diego Gulls-W-Tucson….Gulls sweep 3-game series in Tucson..climb into 3rd place in Pacific Division behind hot goalie Jhonas Enroth….Enroth now (7-1) with (1.76GAA)….Gulls (8-0-1) last 9-games…(10-1-1) in last 12…Play 12-games in 26-day stretch in February.

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…….(General)……….

US World Cup Soccer….Team USA-Ties-Serbia (0-0)….US plays tepid game till middle 2nd half…then gets aggressive…Just over 20,000-fans showup at Qualcomm Stadium,…Sunday friendly…debut of Bruce Arean team

Tijuana XOLOs-W-Cruz Azul….XOLOs win on header free kick at 80th minute..Move into lst place in in Liga Mexico.

MLS…Commissioner Don Garber meets Monday with prospective owners of Expansion team to review plans for MLS-Aztecs Stadium.

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