Best 15 Minutes in Sports–Monday
Chiefs-W-49ers (31-20)….QB-Patrick Mahomes leads Chiefs to 3-TD-scoring drives in a 7-minute span triggering come-from behind Super Bowl win…Mahomes threw TD passes to TE-Travis Kelce and RB-Damien Williams in the 4th quarter-then Williams scored on a 38Y-TD run in the final minute to seal the win….Chiefs defense forced Niners to a 3-and-out…stopped them on 4th down and then intercepted a pass on final 3-drives to preserve the win….San Francisco lost (20-10) lead in the game after dominating from 1st quarter into early 4th quarter….Mahomes (286P-2TD-2 Int-4 QB sacks)….Damien Williams (104R)….Tyreek Hill-Sammy Watkins combined for (14R-203Y) in the win…SF-QB-Jim Garoppolo (219P) TD-2Int-1QB sack) in loss…
Pro Football Hall of Fame…Name 4-for enshrinement in Canton
..Steve Atwater..S-Denver Broncos-27 career interceptions
..Edgerrin James.RB-Colts..(12,246Y) rushing
..Troy Polamalu..S-Steelers..8X Pro Bowler
..Issac Bruce-WR-Rams…92-TD catches
..Steve Hutchinson..OT-Seahawks..Legendary OLineman
..Rookie of Year..QB-Kyler Murray-Cardinals-Offense
..Rookie of Year..DE-Nick Bosa-49ers-Defense
..Coach of Year..John Harbaugh-Baltimore
New Orleans Saints….Associated Press goes to court to ask for release of Emails from the Benson Family ownership to the Diocese of New Orleans…The Diocese had asked for guidance from the Benson family how the Diocese should handle allegations of coverups in the Priests-Sex Scandals in Louisiana….The Saints refuse to answer questions about the advice they provided to the Bishop’s office. The Benson family are devout Catholics.
Buffalo…Informs Erie County it will not use escape clause on lease to leave its stadium for 2020-but wants to meet to talk about who pays for much needed renovations to ancient stadium.
Washington..QB -Alex Smith reveals doctors wanted to amputate his leg because of infections…he went thru 17-surgeries to repair shattered leg since last year.
Antonio Brown…Apologizes to NFL and Hollywood, Florida police for recent incidents of domestic abuse-assaults-harassment in the last month.
Cincinnati…Longtime QB-Carson Palmer criticizes Bengals ownership..’Not committed to winning’.
Cleveland..QB-Baker Mayfield says he will pay attention to football..not the noise around the struggling team.
Dallas…QB-Dak Prescott will not sign a franchise-tag 1-year deal..wants 31M a year on a multi year deal.
Detroit..Coach Matt Patricia says rebuilding team is on right track despite (9-22-1) record.
Washington..Former QB-Alex Smith says doctors wanted to amputate his badly injured leg because of infections…Smith has 17-surgeries to save his leg.
Green Bay…LB-Za’Darius Smith says disappointed in team…’was not mentally ready to play in any of its 3-West Coast losses this year’
Browns..Hire Callie Bronerson-ex Bills-Director FB-Ops
Denver..Hire John Pagano-ex Houston-as LB coach
Houston..Hire Deon Broomfield-Indiana State as DB coach
Giants..Hire Sean Spencer-Penn State as OL coach
Colts..Hire Mike Groh-QB coach-ex Eagles Off Coord
49ers..Will interview Kris Richard-ex Cowboys for DB job
Eagles..Interview Press Taylor for Off Coord job
Aztecs…Hire Jeff Hecklinski as Off Coord…Spent 5-years at Ball State…4-years at Michigan with Brady Hoke…was QB-coach at Kansas last year with Les Miles.
Aztecs..Hire Kurt Mattix as Def Coord….last 4-years a 1AA-Eastern Kentucky…spent 4Y-at Michigan with Hoke.
Hawaii…Hire GK Kinne-ex Tulsa-as Off Coord on Rainbows Staff of new coach Todd Grahame.
Wisconsin..Gives coach Paul Chryst-extenskon thru )2015)
Howard University…Hire Larry Scott-Florida assistant as head coach
UCLA..TE-Evidence Njoku transfers in from Miami
Arizona State..OG-Henry Hattis transfers in from Stanford
Arkansas..DT-Xavier Kelly visits-transfer out of Clemson
Navy…Top CB-Mike McMorris announces he is transferring.
Oklahoma..WR-Theo Howard-transfer-UCLA…tears achilles in off season workouts
Aztecs-W-Utah State (80-68)….Matt Mitchell scores 24-points in leading 2nd half comeback….Hit 3-3’s in 5-minute span…scored 15-points in 10-minute span in second half…..SDSU lost 8-point lead…had 1-basket in 14-possesions as USU took 10-point lead in game…..Aztecs hit 14-3’s in the win at jam packed Viejas…….Utah State shot 55% and hit 7-3’s in opening half…but couldn’t keep up pace in 2nd half….SDSU (23-0)….Aggies (17-7)…Electric crowd roared as they retired Kawhi Leonard jersey….Clippers owner Steve Ballmer, coach Doc Rivers….and entire team came in for ceremony.
Gonzaga…2nd ranked Bulldogs survive scare on road-finally beating USF (83-79)
Kansas…3rd ranked Jayhaws came from behind to beat Texas Tech to stay infront of SDSU in polls due out on Monday.
USD-L-Pacific (66-58)……..Toreros serial down continues…..Shot 36%…..now (8-16)
Lakers…..Emotional outpouring in Friday night Memorial Service for Kobe Bryant and his daughter at Staples Center.
..LeBron James-Anthony Davis wept during National Anthem
..NBA players-coaches around league wept during Friday ceremonies
..Lakers distributed a “KB Logo” on the team floor and jerseys
..Lakers players all wore #24-in remembrance of Bryant
..Lakers players all introduced wearing #24-Kobe Bryant
..Recording artist ‘Usher’ sang Amazing Grace
..Lakers spotlighted Kobe’s retired jerseys at Staples Center
..Lakers had 2-seats on bench for #24..#2..with jerseys-Kobe-Gigi
..Times Square in NY had Purple-Gold lights on Friday
..LeBron James emotional speech…”We are grieving-let’s make this a celebration of his 20-years with Lakers..the NBA and the Lakers Family are grieving..Lakers nation of fans is a family…We should all continue his legacy to the game…Mamba Out-Mamba Forever.”
Lakers-L-Portland (127-119)..Damien Lillard (48P)..Hassan Whiteside (30) in Blazers win…LeBron-Anthony Davis combined (59) in loss…Blazers shot 50% from floor.
Lakers-W-Sacramento (129-113)….LeBron James-Anthony Davis combined (59P) in road win…Lakers scored 81-points in first half…..Saturday night…..Lakers (37-11)
Clippers-W-Minnesota (118-106)…Kawhi Leonard (31P)..Paul George (21P) in win on Saturday…Clippers (34-15)
Brooklyn..G-Kyrie Irving-MRI-sprained knee..out 2-weeks
Golden State..G-Steph Curry told needs 4-more weeks rehab-fractured hand
Pacers..G-TJ Warren-hospitalized-head injury-concussion
Hawks..G-Trae Young-sprained knee in Saturday game
Dallas…F-Luka Doncic-out 2W-ankle.
Toronto…Lose G-Norm Powell-4W-fractured hand (15P-4R)
Atlanta-Houston..Trade talks for Rockets C-Clint Cappella.
Padres-Red Sox….Mookie Betts trade talks stall as San Diego refuses to pay some 30M of the 61M-owed to Wil Myers.
Padres…MLB sources say team looking at possible signing of ex Dodgers OF-Yasiel Puig on 1Y-5M deal to serve as one of teams corner outfielders.
Dodgers-Red Sox…Trade talks continue thru weekend….LA trying to determine if they want to take on combined contracts Mookie Betts (27M) and David Price (96M) in exchange for 3-players.
Angels..Sign FA-P-Micheal Korn-ex Diamondbacks
Twins..Sign FA-P-Jhoulys Chacin-ex Milwaukee-Red Sox-Padres
Giants..Sign FA-P-Nick Vincent-ex Mariners-Padres-Phillies
Mets..Sign FA-1B-Matt Adams-ex Braves
Pirates..Sign FA-P-Robbie Erlin-ex Padres
Pirates..Sign FA-P-Derek Holland-ex Giants-Cubs-Rockies
Pirates..Sign FA-2B-JT Riddle-ex Marlins
Pirates..Sign FA-OF-Charley Tilson-ex White Sox
Pirates..Sign FA-C-Anthony Susac-ex Giants-Orioles
Phillies..Sign FA-2B-Logan Forsythe-ex Tampa Bay-Twins-Texas
Brewers..Sign FA-SS-Andres Blanco-ex Braves
Rockies..Sign FA-P-Zac Rosscup-ex Dodgers
Cubs..Sign FA-2B-Corban Joseph-ex Orioles-Rangers
Orioles..Sign FA-P-Travis Lakins-ex Cubs.
Phillies..Sign FA-P-Reg McClain-ex Phillies
Seattle..Opens talks with FA-P-Taijuan Walker-ex Mariners
Indians..SS-Francisco Lindor says Cleveland has not offered his ‘star money’ to sign extension
Rockies..Sign SS-Trevor Story (2Y-27M) extension
Miami..Veteran OF-Curtis Grandson announces retirement.
Red Sox..Interview Luis Urueta-Arizona bench coach-for Boston managerial job.
White Sox…2-staff members indicted for stealing 35,000-ticket coupons and selling them to a broker for re-sale and kickbacks…Stole tickets for 3-years…cost club 1M in revenue.
Ducks-Boston….Open trade talks for veteran RW-David Backes…owed (6M) on contract….has 206-career goals.
Rangers…8-trade offers for veteran RW-Chris Krieder.
Arizona Coyotes…NHL investigation of Coyotes making illegal contact with junior hockey players in Canada to set up private physical testing….Coyotes facing 250,000-fine.
Vancouver..Lose F-Tyler Motte-6W-sprained shoulder.
Edmonton..F-James Neal-out with foot injury
Florida..Lose F-Aleksander Barkov-knee injury…MRI on Monday
Winnipeg..D-Dusty Byfuglien-setback recovering ankle surgery
Calgary-Edmonton…Fines coming for goalies Cam Talbot-Mike Smith-who brawled on Saturday night
Kings-L-Ducks (3-1)…Max Jones-Derek Grant score early for Anaheim…Saturday night hockey….Ducks won 4-of-6…..Kings lost 9-of-11
Gulls-L-Ontario (5-4) in OT…..Reign tie game with (:29) left…then win in OT-cooling off San Diego……Saturday night AHL hockey….Gulls (19-17-5)…Gulls fall further behind 4th place Ontario in fight for final playoff spot.
Gulls-W-San Jose (5-3) on Friday night…Keifer Sherwood scores 2-shorthanded goals and breakaway goal in career night.
PGA-Phoenix Open…Webb Simpson birdied 17th-18th holes to force playoff..then birdied playoff hole to eliminate Tony Finau to win tourney in Scottsdale…
..Novak Djokovic-W-Dominic Thiem…Wins Mens Title…17th Grand Slam title of career…came from behind to win (6-4, 4-6..2-6..6-3..6-4)
..Sophia Kenin come from behind relentless victory over Gordene Muguruza 4-6, 6-2, 6-2 emotional outing…completing wild 2-weeks of upsets…Kenin first Grand Slam win.
Australian Open….War of Words continues as groups try to get Margaret Court name removed from Center Court honors…Court continued homophobic comments about gays-lesbians…Court won 24-Grand Slam titles including 4-in one year…has continued tirades that “Lesbianism is a sin….it is work of devil”….Martina Navratilova-John McEnroe outspoken in criticism of her.
Soccer….Team USA-World Cup team-W-Costa Rica (1-0)…US scores on penalty shot in 50th minute for first win of 2020 using almost an entire MLS roster……Saturday friendly game
English Premier League-Scores
..Liverpool-W-Southampton..Mo Salah-2 goals..Liverpool (24-0-1)
..Manchester United-Tie-Wolverhampton…Fans storm home of Exec Director of franchise in protest of (9-8-8) season.
..Manchester City-L-Hot Spur….City upset-Tottenham scores goals (63′-77′).. City (16-6-3)
..Arsenal–Tie-Burnley..Gunners drought continues-not won match since January 1st.
..Chelsea-Tie-Leicester…Antonio Rudigier 2-goals for Blues
..Newcastle-Tie-Norwich…City goalie makes 4-clutch saves
..West Ham-Tie-Brighton..Ham blows (3-1) lead-falls into relegation
..Sheffield-W-Crystal Palace…CP goalie makes save-falls behind line
..Everton-W-Watford..Theo Walcott scores (90′)
..Bounemouth-W-Aston Villa..Scores 2-goals in 7-minutes
NASCAR….Tony Stewart..Waddell Wilson….Joe Gibbs…Buddy Baker enshrined into Hall of Fame in Charlotte.