Best 15 Minutes in Sports–Monday

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……………..(Football)………….

Chargers-L-Raiders (24-17)…QB-Derek Carr (26-30) 291P….leads Raiders on 3-clock draining drives for TDs..WR-Hunter Renfrow (7R-107Y)…RB-DeAndre Washington (85R)….Philip Rivers (279P-0TD)…Bolts Res (16C-19Y) in ugly loss….Reports that 90% of fans were Raiders fans…….Bolts (5-10)…Raiders (7-8)-had lost 4-in a row

Chargers…QB-Philip Rivers says he intends to play next year-not ready to retire…..did say ‘we felt like visitors on our own field’…….and followed up ‘we know what a home field used to be like’.

Chargers…Finish 3-years in Carson (11-11) home field record….Finish last in home attendance (25,354).

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(Scoreboard)

Patriots-W-Bills (24-17)…New England defense holds on downs at 15Y with (1:05) left in game preserve win…Tom Brady (271P-TD)…RB-Sonny Michel (98R)….Josh Allen (211P-2TD) 4-sacks in loss…Pats (416-218Y) in offense…New England (12-3)…Buffalo (10-5)..Pats win AFC-East

Rams-L-49ers (34-31)…Robbie Gould 33FG (:02) for win…Niners convert 2-long 3rd and 16 plays on final drive….QB-Jim Garoppolo (248P-TD-2Int-6 sacks)…Fred Warner 46Y-TD-Interceptions for SF…..Jared Goff (323P-2TD)..Robert Woods (8R-117Y) in loss…Rams eliminated from playoff race……LA (8-7)…San Francisco (12-3)

Houston-W-Tampa Bay (23-20)…Texans defense 4-interceptions 3-sacks…..Kai Fairbairn 3FGs…Deshaun Watson (184P-0TD-5 sacks)..Brad Robey 27TD-Intereception for Houston..Texans¬†(10-5)….Bucs (7-8)…Houston wins AFC-South

Jacksonville-L-Atlanta (24-12)..QB-Matt Ryan (389Y-TD)..RB-Devonta Freeman (127APY) in win…Gardner Minshew (181P) in loss…..Jaguars (5-10)….Falcons (6-9)

Ravens-W-Browns (31-15)..QB-Lamar Jackson (238P-103R)…Ravens (243Y)-rushing in win…TE-Mark Andrews 14-39Y TD catches…..Baker Mayfield (192P-2TD) in loss..Baltimore (13-2)…Cleveland (6-9)…Ravens get home field advantage for AFC playoffs

Saints-W-Titans (38-28)…Drew Brees (279-tED)…WR-Mike Thomas (12R-136Y)…Thomas sets NFL single season receptions record-now has (145-receptions)…Ryan Tannehill (273P-3TD)-5 sacks……New Orleans (12-3)…Tennessee (8-7)

Colts-W-Carolina (38-6)..Colts punt returner Nyhjeim Hynes 71-84Y-TD returns….RB-Marlin Mack (95R)_….Colts defense 3-picks-5 sacks of rookie QB-Will Grier…..Panthers (5-10)…Indy (7-8)

Bengals-L-Miami (38-35)….QB-Ryan Fitzpatrick (419P-4TD)…WR-Davante Parker (5R-111)….Andy Dalton (398P-4TD) in loss…..Cincinnati (1-14)….Dolphins (4-11)

Steelers-L-Jets (16-10)…Jets defense 4-sacks-2 interceptions…Sam Darnold (183P)…Devin Hodges benched at quarterback then had to return……Pittsburgh (8-7)…NY (6-9)

Giants-W-Redskins (41-35)….QB-Daniel Jones (352P-5TD)…RB-Saquon Barkley (189R)….including 67Y-TD run….NY (4-11)…Washington (3-12)

Denver-W-Detroit (27-17)…QB-Drew Lock (192P-TD)..RB-Philip Lindsey (109R)…Broncos held QB-David Blough (111P)…..Broncos (6-9)….Lions (3-11-1)…Detroit is (1-11) since October 1st.

Eagles-W-Cowboys (17-9),,,QB-Carson Wentz (319P-TD)…RB-Miles Sanders (122R)….Dak Prescott (265P)…Zeke Elliott only (47R)….Eagles (431Y) offense…Kai Farbath 3-field goals in loss. …Dallas (7-8)…Philly (8-7)..Eagles win NFC East..Cowboys out of playoffs.

Arizona-W-Seattle (27-13)…RB-Kenyan Drake (266R-2TD)…QB-Kyler Murray (228P-40R)….Seattle QB-Russell Wilson (189P-0TD-5 sacks in loss)…Cardinals (5-9-1)…Seahawks (11-4),,,Seattle falls into 2nd place in NFC West.

Chiefs-W-Bears (26-3)…QB-Patrick Mahomes (251P-2TD)….Mitch Tribusky (157P) in lopsided loss…KC (11-4)…Chicago (7-8)–Sunday night football

Packers-Vikings…Monday Night Football..Green Bay (11-3)….Minnesota (10-4)..QB-Aaron Rodgers (24TD-2 Int) in red hot season…Vikings QB-Kirk Cousins (3,481P-15TD-5Int)…Cousins is (0-8) in Monday Night games.

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(NFL)

Joe Horn…former Saints WR-turns himself in-pleads guilty for stealing money from NFL-Health care program for ailing retired players…Horn was part of 10-player group indicted for pilfering nearly 4M- to purchase bogus health euipment.

Giants..WR-Golden Tate could lose (7.9M) contract guaranteed money for next season after his NFL-PED drug suspension.

Pittsburgh…S-Kam Kelly arrested after bar incident with security guard and police officer..Steelers released him hours after 4-30am arrest.

Rams…Reports the Wade Philips could be removed as Rams Def Coord at end of season

49ers…QB-CJ Beathard leaves team…brother Clay stabbed to death in incident in Nashville-2 others wounded…Grandson of former Charges GM-Bobby Beathard.

Carolina..CB-Vic Butler ejected from game for punching a player and giving Colts crowd the finger

Dallas…Cowboys team stranded on tarmac in Philadelphia when team charter not cleared to fly…no specific reason given

Carolina…Pro Bowl tight end Greg Olson calls the season a ‘collective failure of the organization…hitting rock bottom’.

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(Injuries)

Steelers..RB-James Conner-thigh injury..QB-Mason Rudolph-neck…C-Maurkice Pouncey-hip…DE-Cam Hayward-knee
Ravens..RB-Mark Ingram-calf
Seahawks..RB-Chris Carson-hip-possible fracture…RB-CJ Promise-Broken arm
Seahawks..OT-Duane Brown-bicep injury

Raiders..S-Trayvon Mullen-neck injury
Arizona..QB-Kyler Murray-hamstring injury.
Eagles..CB-Ron Darby-hip….CB-Jalen Mills-ankle
Detroit..CB-Jahlani Tavi-back
Washington..TE-Terry McLaurin-shoulder…S-Montae Nicholson-neck..QB-Dwayne Haskins-ankle
Miami..WR-Alan Hurns-shoulder…LB-Vince Siegel-Elbow..RB-Myles Gaskin-ankle..CB-Jomal Wiltz-shoulder
Bengals..CB-William Jackson-shoulder
Titans..WR-Corey Davis-Concussion
Saints..CB-Eli Apple-ankle..CB-Marcus Williams-groin
Giants..OT-Mike Remmers-concussion
Browns..RB-Dontrelle Hilliard-knee

Lions..Activate RB-Kerryon Johnson from IR
Browns..WR-Jarvis Landry confirms need for hip surgery.
Atlanta..IR-OT-James Carpenter-concussion.
Carolina..LB-Shaq Thompson-ankle
Raiders..OG-Richie Incognito-shoulder..LB-Marauell Lee-hamstring
Titans..S-Adoree Jackson-foot
Seattle..RB-Rashaad Penney-surgery-torn ACL-knee.of season

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(Roster Move)

Eagles..RB-KR-Darren Sproles retires…Had (8,392 APY) in career.

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(College Football Bowls)

New Mexico Bowl…Aztecs-W-Central Michigan (44-11)..QB-Ryan Agnew (287P-3TD)..WR-Jesse Matthews (3R-111Y)…Aztecs defense 3-interceptions 2-fumble recoveries-3 sacks-4 tackles loss)….Aztecs (520Y) offense…(38:19) Time of possession ….QB-Ryan Agnew finished career with (15-4) record….Rocky Long now (81-38) as head coach….SDSU (10-3)…Chippewas (8-6)…Attendance announced 18,823…Reports say less than 7,000 in stadium.

Bahamas Bowl..Buffalo-W-Charlotte…RB-Jarrett Patterson (173R) for Bulls.

Frisco Bowl..Kent State-W-Utah State..Flashes QB-Dustin Crum (436APY) in KSU win…Aggies QB-Jordan Love (312P-3TD) in loss

New Orleans Bowl….Appalachian State-W-UAB…Moutaineers rally from (14-0) deficit…RB-Darrynton Evans (157R) in Appy win.

Las Vegas Bowl…Boise State-L-Washington (38-7)…QB-Jacob Eason ()210P-TD)…Huskies defense 2-Interceptions in final game of coach Chris Peterson

Camella Bowl..Florida International-L-Arkansas State..QB-Lane Hatcher (393P-4TD) in State win

Boca Raton Bowl..SMU-L-Florida Atlantic ..QB-Chris Robison (305P-2TD) in FAU win…QB-Shane Beuchele (303-TD) in Mustangs loss.

Cure Bowl…Liberty-W-Georgia Southern//QB-Steve Calvert (270P-2TD)..RB-=Frankie Hickson (120R) in Flames win.

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(Schedule)..Monday

Gasparilla Bowl….Marshall-vs-Central Florida

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(1AA Playoffs)

James Madison-W-Weber State (30-14)…QB-Brian DiNucci (255P-2TD)..Dukes (467Y) offense to get to finals

North Dakota State-W-Montana State (42-14)…QB-Trey Lance (223P-3-TD) in Bison win to move to final round match with James Madison.

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(Division II)..Championship Game

Minnesota State-L-West Florida..QB-dustin Reed (523P-6TD) in upset win in title game…Minnesota State had been (14-0)

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(Division III)..Championship Game

Wisconsin Whitewater-L-North Central-Illinois….QB-Brock Rutten (263P-2TD) in North Central upset win over perennial power Whitewater.

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(College Notes)

Army-Navy…Clear students of any code violation…said players were playing a ‘circle game’ by making 3-ring sign with hands…was not a white power message.

Joe Burrow….LSU-QB-Heisman Trophy winner….has raised (461,000) for his hometown Athens Food Pantry thru Friday.

Washington..Fires Off Poor-Bush Hamden..TE-coach Jordan Paopao-will not be part of new Coach Jim Lake’s staff.

Arizona..Hire Paul Rhodes-Def Coor-former UCLA assistant
Arizona State..Hire Tony White-Def Coor-ex Aztecs
SMU..Contract extension for coach Sonny Dhykes after (10-2) season

Wyoming..Expel DT-Javaree Jakson fron program for academic reasons.

Oregon State..Files 1.5M-lawsuit against former AD-Todd Stansbury for quitting to take Georgia Tech AD job last year.

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……………..(Baseball)………….

Padres..2B-Ian Kinsler retires…hit (.217) in injury campaign…Career (.269-hitter-1,999) career hits with 4-clubs.
Padres…Sign FA-P-Chih-Wei Hu…ex Tampa Bay Rays…(6.89-ERA)

Padres..Sign FA-P-Jim Yacobanis..ex Orioles (5.75)

Angels..Sign FA-P-Julio Teheran-ex Braves
Angels..Sign FA-P-Noe Ramirez…ex Blue Jay-been with 6-teams
Angels..Sign FA-SS-Elliot Soto-ex Cubs

Dodgers…Continue negotiations with FA-P-Hyun Jin-Ryu…Agent Scott Boras is asking for a (4Y-80M)…Atlanta-Minnesota-Toronto are also involved.

Dodgers….Cleveland Plain Dealer says Dodgers have approached Indians about deal for P-Mike Clevinger…deal would include P-Dustin May and 2-other prospects.

Indians…Put Sunday deadline on teams to make final trade offers for SS-Francisco Lindor….Dodgers to make final proposal by Sunday night.

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(Roster Moves)

White Sox..Sign FA-P-Dallas Keuchel-ex Braves-Astros
Phillies..Sign FA-1B-TJ Rivera-ex Nationals
Cardinals-Texas..Trade..Rangers acquire OF-Adolis Garcia

Reds…Sign FA-P-David Carpenter-ex Texas
Twins..Sign FA-P-Ty Clippard-ex Yankees-Twins
Twins..Sign FA-2B-Will Tovar-ex Angels
Tigers..Sign FA-P-Zach Bodley-ex Arizona
Tigers..Sign FA-1B-CJ Cron-ex Twins
Tigers..Sign FA-2B-Jon Schoop-ex Twins
Miami..Sign FA-P-Yimi Garcia-ex Dodgers
Yankees..Sign FA-C-Eric Kratz-ex Phillies
Texas..Sign FA-P-Edinson Volquez-ex Reds-Padres
Red Sox..Sign FA-C-Jeff Bandy-ex Angels
Red Sox..Sign FA-P-Mike Keckham-ex Marlins
Red Sox..Sign FA-P-RJ Alvarez-ex Miami-Angels
Cubs..Sign FA-P-Ryan Tapera-ex White Sox

Miami..DFA-P-Kyle Keller

Houston..Re-sign FA-C-Martin Maldonado.

Blue Jays..Open talks with FA-1B-Edwin Encanarcion
White Sox..Open talks with FA-1B-Edwin Encarnarciom
Washington…Offer 3B-Josh Donaldson (4Y-80M) deal..ex Braves
Seattle..Open talks with FA-P-Taijuan Walker-ex Arizona
Yankees..Open talks with FA-2B-Joe Panik-ex Giants

Toronto-Boston…Blue Jays preparing trade offer for Red Sox P-David Price…Boston would pay portion of 32M a year still owed on final 3-years of contract.

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(MLB)

Anaheim….City Council approves sale of Property around Angels Stadium for 325M-to Halos owner Arte Moreno.

MLB..Announces total revenue for season at record (10.7B)

Baltimore..Hire Darrin Holmes-bullpen coach-ex Rockies.
Pirates..Hire Tarrick Brock-1st base coach-ex Padres
Reds..Hire Joe Mather-Assistant hitting coach-ex Arizona
Toronto..Hire Shane Farrell-Scouting Director-ex Cubs

MLB…Report team spent 1.5Billlion on signed contact last week at Winter Meetings.

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………(Basketball)…………..

Aztecs-W-Utah (80-52)…SDSU jumps out to (15-2) lead at start…smokes Utes..G-Malachi Flynn (16P) in win…SDSU held Utah 22% shooting in first half-forced 11-turnovers in 15 minutes in building 15-point lead…….Saturday game Staples Center….SDSU (12-0)….Utes (9-3)

USD-L-Stanford (62-59)….Ty Terry 13P in 2nd half for Cardinal..Toreros (6-8) after Saturday game.

New Mexico…Suspends 2-starters for possible NCAA violations…F-Carlton Bragg…G-JJ Caldwell….Specifics not revealed.

Clippers-W-San Antonio (134-109)…Montrzl Harrell-Lou Williams combine (41P)…Kawhi Leonard (26P)…..Saturday game

Clippers-L-Oklahoma City (118-112)….G-Shai Gilgrous-Alexander scores (32P) against his former team…Clippers (22-10)…Sunday night game
Lakes-L-Denver(128-104)…Nuggets put 6-in double figures….Denver euprts for 73-points in 2nd half….Lakers without G-LeBron James in game….Sunday night matchup

NBA…Makes formal proposal to union…Cut schedule to (78-games)…Adapt play in games to decide 7th-8th place teams in each conference….Re-seed Final 4-teams in each conference….Play November tourney as part of schedule…Each winning player gets (1M) ¬†bonus…Each coaching staff gets (1.5M) bonus for winning tourney.

Memphis-Dallas…Trade talks for veteran F-Andre Iguodala cease…Has 1Y-17.5M left on contract…has yet to play this Eason.

Brooklyn…Lose G-David Nwabu-torn Achilles
Toronto..Lose G-:Pascal Siakam-groin injury…C-Marc Gasol-hmstring
Lakers..G-LeBron James ailing-rib cage injury

Boston..G-Isaiah Thomas suspended 2-games for confront fans in stands in Philadelphia who were checking him.
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………….(Hockey)…………..

Ducks-W-NY Islanders (6-5) OT-shootout…Sam Carrick-Max Comtois score goals…Comtois-Jakob Silfverberg score goals also in shootout…Sunday night game

Ducks-L-NY Rangers (5-1)..Chris Krieder 2-goals for NY…Ducks (15-18-4)..Sunday game

Kings-Blues…Monday night hockey

Gulls-W-Stockton (4-3)…Jack Kopacka 2-goals in game..then shootout goal in win..Saturday night…
Gulls-L-San Jose (4-2)….Friday night…Barracuda reel off 4-goals in row.

Gulls..Sign FA-LW-Brett Pollocak from ECHL-Allen, Texas team..has 27-points in 28-games
Gulls…Lose LW-Daniel Spong-7G…recalled by Ducks to NHL.

Arizona Coyotes..Lose G-Darcy Kuemper-groin injury (.923 Saves)
San Jose..Sign FA-LW-Stefan Noesen-ex Penguins
Columbus..Lose D-Andrew Peeke-6W-dislocated finger
Minnesota…F-Jason Zucker-ouyt 6W-surgery-fractured leg

Ottawa…G-Anders Nilsson enters concussion protocol.

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…………….(General)………….

NASCAR….Legendary Hall of Fame driver-owner Junior Johnson passes away (88Y)….Won 50-races as driver in 1950s…then won 132-races as owner of teams…Cale Yarborough was one of his top drivers.

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English Premier League

..Liverpool-West Ham…..Postponed…Liverpool (16-0-1)
..Manchester City-W-Leicester….City (12-4-2)..Leicester (12-3-3)

..Manchester United-L-Watford…Red Devils (6-5-7) after upset
..Hot Spurs-L-Chelsea…Game marred by racial taunts directed at players…Spurs (7-6-5)..Blues (10-6-2)

..Burnley-W-Bournemouth…Game winner scored (89′)
..Sheffield-W-Brighton..United moves into 5th place in standings
..Arsenal-Everton…finish is (0-0) tie..Gunners (5-5-8)

..Southampton-W-Aston Villa…Danny Ings 2-goals
..Newcastle-W-Crystal Palace…Miguel Almron scores (83′)
..Wolverhampton-W-Norwich..Raul Jimenez 16th goal of year.

Arsenal.Hire Mike Artela as new coach-was assistant at Manchester City.

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