Best 15 Minutes in Sports–Monday

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…………..(NFL Playoffs)…………

Chiefs-W-Titans (35-24)….KC rallies from (17-7) deficit to earn trip to Super Bowl….QB-Patrick Mahomes engineers 5-TD drives in 6-series to trigger the win…Mahomes ran for a 27Y-TD….threw 60Y-TD pass to Sammy Watkins in comeback….Mahomes (294P-53R-3TD)…..WR-Sammy Watkins (7R-114Y)….In middle of game-Chiefs had a (30-12) snap advantage and outgained Titans (342-39) in 2nd-3rd and into 4th quarter……Titans QB-Ryan Tannehill (209P-2TD)…RB-Derrick Henry (69R)……Titans defense had 2-sacks and pressured Mahomes 17-times….Tannehill took 3-sacks and pressured 9-times……..AFC Title Game

49ers–W-Packers (37-20)….Niners punch ticket to Super Bowl-jumping out to a (27-0) lead and coasting to win….RB-Raheem Mostert (220R-4TD)-team records…QB0Jim Garoppolo (6-8) 77Y passing in easy win…..QB-Aaron Rodgers (326P-2TD02Int-3Sacks) trying to play catch-up in lopsided game….WR-Davante Adams (9R-136) in loss….Niners had (288R) on the ground….1st 49ers appearance in Super Bowl in 25-years since beating the Chargers… …NFC Title Game

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(NFL)

Chargers…ESPN reported QB-Philip Rivers has sold his Rancho Santa Fe home and has moved his family to Florida panhandle to be closer to his home in Alabama…Chargers still to make contract offer to keep Rivers rather than let him become a free agent…

Tony Dungey….Legendary coach says NFL must extend the Rooney Rule….Says of the last 20-coaches hired over last 3-years…only 2-have been minorities…..NFL has just 3-Black Head Coaches…1-Black GM in sports whose roster are made up 70% African Americans.

Chiefs..NFL fines OT-Eric Fisher (14,000) for beer celebration incident last week
Chiefs..NFL fines RB-Damien Williams (10,000) for TD taunting incident
49ers..NFL fines DE-Nick Bosa (28,000) for violent blindside block

Les Josephson…10Y-RB-LA Rams…passes away (77Y)…played in 1970s-80s.

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(Teams)

Giants…Hire Jason Garrett-ex Cowboys as Off Coord.
Giants..Hire Burton Burns-ex Alabama as RB coach
Eagles..Interview Grahame Harrell-USC for Off Coord job
Eagles..Fire DL-coach Philip Daniels.
Jaguars..Interview Ben McAdoo-ex Giants for Off Coord job
Jaguars..Interview Scott Linehan-ex Cowboys for Off Coord job
Houston..Fire John Pagano-LB coach
Houston..Romeo Crennell-Def Coord-contemplating retirement
Cowboys..Hire Adam Henry-ex Browns for WR coaching job
Cowboys..Hire Al Harris-ex Green Bay for CB coaching job
Cowboys..Hire Scott McCurley-ex Green Bay for LB coaching job
Browns..Interview Rich Scangarello-ex Broncos for Off Coord job
Browns..Interview Joe Woods-49ers for Def Coord job

Cowboys…Made 33M-per year offer to QB-Dak Prescott then halted contract talks
Tennessee…QB-Ryan Tannehill, who went (9-4) as starter..cashed in (10.5.M) incentives this year
Giants..Reports Cowboys TE-Jason Witten would consider coaching job with NY Giants

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(College Football)

Aztecs…Former head coach Rocky Long has been offered Def Coord jobs by both SDSU and New Mexico…Not ready to decide.

USC…Rams LB-Coach Joe Barry rejects offer to be Def Coord
UCLA..Hire Bryan Norwood as Assistant Head Coach-was at Navy
Nebraska..Hire Matt Lubick-ex Oregon as Off Coord
Georgia..Hire Todd Monken-ex Browns as Off Coord
Washington State…Hire 3-assistants from Wyoming including Def Coord-Jake Dickert.

Clemson..RB-Travis Etienne-bypass NFL to return to school.
LSU..WR-Thad Moss files for NFL draft…son of Randy Moss
Monmouth..RB-Pete Guerriero-files for NFL draft..(3974Y-35TD)
Central Michigan..Lands QB-Jett Duffey-transfer Texas Tech

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………….(Basketball)……………

Aztecs-W-Nevada (68-55)…C-Yanni Wetzel (17P-16R-2Blocks)…SDSU holds Wolfpack to (28%) shooting in games….clamps down allowing Nevada just (2-20) shooting in 15 minute span in 2nd half….SDSU now (19-0).

San Diego State…Coach Brian Dutcher refuses to confirm report that C-Nathan Mensah is out of lineup with blood clot…Multiple sources indicate Mensah is on blood thinners for a clot found in his lung…Recovery time is 8-to-12 weeks…Might not play rest of season.

AP Poll…Aztecs could climb to 4th spot after both Duke-Auburn were beaten twice this past week.

USD-W-Portland (77-69)…Jason Rodgriguez scores (17) off bench…Toreros hit 10-3s in win…Now (8-13) for year

Southeastern Conference..Fines Mississippi State coach Ben Howland (25,000) for abusive criticism of SEC referees.

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(NBA)

Lakers-W-Houston (124-115)…LeBron James (31P)..Kyle Kuzma (23)…held off furious comeback by Rockets…Russell Westbrook-James Hardin combined (69P) in loss….Lakers (34-8) after Saturday night win

Clippers-W-New Orleans (133-130)..Kawhi Leonard (39P)…LA (30-13) after weekend win.

Sacramento-Portland…Pull off 7-player trade….Kings acquire G-Kent Bazemore..F-Anthony Tolliver and #2-#2 picks for F-Trevor Ariza..G-Wenyan Gabriel…F-Caleb Suarnigan.

Brooklyn…C-DeAndre Jordan-out with dislocated finger.
NYKnicks..G-RJ Barrett-sprained ankle
Memphis..Lose F-Bruno Caborlo-6W-bone bruise knee
Orlando..G-DJ Augustin out 4W-nerve damage in knee
Utah..G-Mike Conley cleared to play…out 19-games-hamstring
Minnesota..C-Karl Anthony-Towns cleared to play-out since December 13th-knee issue

NBA…Says it is tabling proposal to hold a mid-season NBA tourney because logistics have yet to be worked out….Was willing to offer 1M-bonus to winning team in midseason tourney.

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……………..(Baseball)…………………

Padres..DFA-P-Nick Margevicius (6.79-ERA) to put P-Craig Stammen on 40-man roster.

Angels…MLB denies social media reports that star OF-Mike Trout has been allowed to use HGH-medication for a thyroid problems…Says there are no medical waivers for any player to use HGH.

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MLB..Denies reports that Houston Astros players wore electronic aids in their uniforms to help them obtain information about stolen signs.

Cleveland…P-Mike Clevinger goes on social media ‘tirade’ over Astros cheating scandal…”None of those mother—— will look us int the eye….They took millions of dollars off the table from other players to inflate their stats.”

Boston..Red Sox say OF-Mookie Betts will not be traded

Mets..Contact Dusty Baker set up interview for vacant managerial job.
Mets..Interviewed coach Luis Rojas on Saturday for job.

Astros..Will interview Dusty Baker on Monday for vacant manager job
Astros..Interview Will Venable-Cubs coach-for managerial job

Rockies..P-JustinLawrence suspended (80G) for PED use.

Cubs…SS-Javy Baez criticizes team about bad season last year…”Everyone was there for their own numbers.”

Kansas City….Former owner David Glass passes away (85).

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(Roster Moves)

Cubs..Sign FA-P-Casey Sadler-ex Dodgers
Cubs..Sign FA-C-Josh Phegley-ex A’s
Cubs..Sign FA-P-Tyler Olson-ex Indians
Toronto..Sign FA-2B-Joe Panik-ex Giants
Braves..Sign FA-P-Chris Rusin-ex Rockies
Texas..Sign FA-2B-Ruben Tejada-ex Mets
Texas..Sign FA-P-Juan Nicasio-ex Mariners
Reds..Sign FA-P-Jess Biddle-ex Braves
Tigers-Boston..Trade..Detroit deals P-Matt Hall to Red Sox.

Cardinals…Re-sign FA-C-Matt Wieters
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………………(Hockey)………………….

Gulls-W-Bakersfield (4-3)..Sam Carrick-Troy Terry score goals 2-minutes apart in 3rd period in come from behind win…Gulls win 5th in row…AHL action-Saturday night

Gulls-W-Tucson (4-1)….Gulls extend win streak to 4G-with Friday win

Gulls…Ducks send C-Chase DeLeo..LW-Max Jones..RW-Daniel Spong to San Diego for break during All Star week.

Ducks-W-Carolina (2-1)..Sam Steele score on breakaway in overtime for win…Ducks get to All Star break (19-24-5)..win 2nd in row on road

Kings-L-Flyers (4-1)..Travis Konecky 2-goals in win…LA gets to All Star break (18-27-5).

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NHL….Teams get to All Star Week break….Pacific Division-Vancouver moves into 1st place….5-teams separated by 1-point in Pacific Division race.

Boston…Put veteran C-David Backs on waivers..making 6M a year
Rangers-Toronto..Leafs interested in trading for NY-G-Alex Georgiev
Penguins-Dallas..Trade-Pens deal F-Oula Paloe for F-John Nyberg

Carolina..Lose D-Dougie Hamilton for 3-months-fractured leg
Florida..Lose G-Chris Driedger-groin injury

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…………(General)………….

Golf-American Express Classic-La Quinta…
..Andrew Landry-rallies to win in wild finish on weekend by 1-stroke…..Landry birdied 17th-18th holes on Sunday to get to (-26) for win…….Landry had 8-birdies on Saturday (-21) to take 3rd round lead…….faltered late on Sunday getting bogeys at 13-14-15 while Abraham Ancer reeled off 9-birdies on final round-before Landry got critical birdie….Ancer finished (-24)….Scottie Schiffer (-23) to finish third.

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LA Galaxy…Sign Mexican star Javier ‘Chichairto’ Hernandez to (3Y) contract to finalize 10M purchase from Seville-Spain.

Chelsea…F-Christian Pulisic suffers oblique injury.
Manchester United…Lose striker Marcus Ashford with fractured back-likely to need surgery.

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English Premier League

..Liverpool-W-Manchester United (2-0)…Mo Salah scored on a breakaway goal in (93′) to seal win…..Liverpool now unbeaten in last 39-matches dating to last year…….Liverpool (21-0-1)…Red Devils (9-7-7)..Sunday game….Man U report that star striker Marcus Ashford has a fracture in his back and a bone chip in an ankle-needs surgery and will be out 3-months….Man U already without F-Paul Pogboa.

..Leicester-L–Burnley…..2nd loss in a row for Leicester…City (14-6-3)

..Hot Spur-Tie-Watford..Watford gets tie on penalty shot save..Spurs not won wince December 26th…now (8-8-7)

..Arsenal-Tie-Sheffield..Johjn Fleck scores (83′) for Sheffield
..Chelsea-L-Newcastle..Issac Hayden scores on header

..Manchester City-Ties-Crystal Palace..Palace scores in (90′)…Sergio Aguero 2-goals for City

..Wolverhampton-W-Southampton..Raul Jimenez 2-goals
..Everton-Ties-West Ham..Dom Lewin scores on header to tie game
..Norwich-W-=Bournemouth..Teemus Pukki game winner goal
..Brighton-Tie-Aston Villa..Jack Grealish scores 4th goal in 4-games

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Australian Open…Begins 2-week run in fire ravaged Australia on Monday.

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