Best 15 Minutes in Sports—Monday

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………(Football)………

Chargers-W-Falcons (20-17)…..Michael Badgley kicks 43Y-FG (:03) to give Chargers win….Bolts defense intercepted Matt Ryan 3-times….killing 3-scoring drives…picks in end zone..22-26 yard lines…QB-Justin Herbert (248P-2TD)…RB-Austin Ekeler (146APY)….Matt Ryan (224P-1 TD)..Chargers won despite another diastrous mistake with 14 on field tried to kick field goal end of first half…Lost OT-Brian Bulaga..OG-Trei Turner with concussions…Keenan Allen-hamstring…Bolts (4-9)..Atlanta (4-9)

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(Scoreboard)

Steelers-Bills…Buffalo led (9-7) at halftime in defensive war. at Press Time..Taron Johnson 51Y-TD interception for Bills…..2-QBs…Ben Roethlisberger-Josh Allen were combined 20-for-46 at halftime….Pittsburgh (11-1)..Buffalo (9-3)

Arizona-W-NY Giants (26-7)…Kyler Murray (244P-TD)…..Arizona defense 8-sacks…WR-DeAndre Hopkins (9R-136Y)…Cardinals (7-6)..Giants (5-8)

Cowboys-W-Bengals (30-7)…Aldon Smith 78Y-FRecovery-TD….Andy Dalton (185P-2TD)…..Cowboys defense 3-fumble recoveries….Dallas (4-9)..Cincinnati (2-10-1)

Broncos-W-Panthers (32-27)…QB-Drew Lock (280P-4TD)…Dionatae Spencer (83Y-PReturn-TD)……Denver (5-8)..Carolina (4-9)

Houston-L-Chicago..(36-7)…Mitch Trubisky (267P-3TD)…David Montgomery 80Y-TD run…Texans (4-9)..Chicago (6-7)-Bears had lost 6-in row

Chiefs-W-Miami (33-27)….Patrick Mahomes (393P-2TD-2 Int)…Chiefs defense 4-sacks-interception…Tua Tagovailoa(316P-2TD-Int) in loss…..Kansas City (12-1)…Dolphins (8-5)

Vikings-L-Tampa Bay..(26-14)…..Tom Brady (196P-TD)….Bucs defense 6-sacks….Kirk Cousins (226P-TD-Fubmle)….Dalvin Cook (106R)…..Minnesota (6-7)..Bucs (8-5)

Titans-W-Jaguars..(31-10)….RB-Derek Henry (215P-2TD)….Ryan Tannehill (212P-2TD)…Tennessee (9-4)…Jacksonville lost 12-row

Seattle-W-Jets (40-3)…Russell Wilson (206P-4TD)….Seattle outgained NY (410-185Y) offense…..Seahawks (9-4)…Jets (0-13)

Packers-W-Lions (31-24)……Aaron Rodgers (244P-3TD)…..Packers defense 4-sacks….Green Bay (10-3)…Detroit (5-8)…QB-Matt Stafford left with rib injury

Saints-L-Eagles (24-21)…Rookie QB-Jalen Hurts (167P-107R) in first start….Miles Sandes (182Y-R)….Eagles defense 5-sacks-2 takeaways in surprise win….New Orleans (10-3)..Phi (4-8-1)

49ers-L-Washington (23-15)….Washington defense 4-sacks…2-fumble recoveries…interception…hold on for win…QB-Alex Smith-calf injury…Chase Young 47Y-TD-fumble recovery…..Kam Curl scored on 47Y-TD interception…Washington (6-7)..SF (5-8)…Washington in 1st place in NFC-East.

Browns-Ravens..Monday Night Football..Cleveland (9-3)..Baltimore (7-5)

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(NFL)

Raiders…Fire Def Coord-Paul Guenther an hour after team gives up 456-yards in loss to Colts

Raiders..NFL fines S-Jon Abram 40,000 for 2-helmet hits in Atlanta game
Carolina…Panthers fine 8-players..10,000 each for Covid violations
Dallas..coach Mike McCarthy..’better days are coming’..(3-9) season
Lions..to interview Jerry Reese-ex Giants..for GM job
Lions..to interview Marvin Lewis-ex Bengals for coaching job
Patriots..Vote confidence Cam Newton-stays QB (5TD-11 Int-4 Fumbles)

Houston..Former Texans DT-Louis Nix-shot in chest during robbery attempt at gas station in Jacksonville

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(Roster Moves)

Ravens..Workout FA-OG-Alex Boone-ex Cardinals
Jaguars..Release K-Chase McLaughlin
Vikings..Workout FA-RB-Khalid Muhammad-ex Arizona-Denver

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(Injuries)

Chiefs..RB-Clyde Hellaire-knee issue
Chiefs..WR-Tyreek Hill-flu
Chiefs..S-Tyrann Mathieu-hip

Rams…OT-Andrew Whitworth to test knee rehab this week

Lions..CB-Jeff Okudah-surgery groin
Lions..IR-DE-Everson Griffin-Covid list
Steelers..Activate OC-Maurkice Pouncey from Covid IR
Miami..IR-RB-Myles Gaskin-Covid list
Houston..IR-RB-David Johnson-Covid list
Cardinals…IR-CB-Johnathon Joseph-Covid list
Carolina..Activate WR-Curtis Samuel..DT-Derek Brown..LB-Shaq Thompson from Covid list

Falcons..WR-Julio Jones-hamstring
Eagles..OG-Jason Peters-surgery-toe
Vikings..RB-Alex Mattison-surgery-appendicitis
Packers..IR-KR-Tyler Ervin-ribs
Raiders..IR-S-Jeff Heath
Saints..IR-CB-Patrick Robinson
Cardinals..K-Zane Gonzalez-back issue

49ers…Assistant coach John Bentontests positive for Covid
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(College Football)

Aztecs-L-BYU (28-14)..Cougars QB-Zach Wilson (303P-3TD)..BYU defense 2-takeaways…stopped SDSU 3X on 4th down plays…SDSU had drives die at 1-and-8 yard line in 4th quarter…Aztecs went 7-straight possessions in game without scoring…QB-Jordan Brookshire (231P)..RB-Kaegun Williams (91R)….SDSU finishes disappointing season (4-4)…Aztecs (2-17) in games in Provo.

Aztecs..AD-JD Wicker says he will talk to Mountain West Conference about possibly scheduling an additional game for next weekend….Says ‘remote chance’ SDSU could be considered for bowl game.

USC-W-UCLA (43-38)..Trojans rally from 18-point deficit…QB-Kedon Slovis throws game winning TD pass (:16)…Slovis (344P-5TD) in win…WR-Amon St-Brown (10R)…Ty Vaughns (8R-128Y) for Trojans…UCLA-QB-Dorian Thompson (364P-4TD) in Bruins loss…
USC now (6-0)…Bruins (3-3)

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(Mountain West Conference)

Boise State-W-Wyoming (17-9)..Broncos hold Cowboys to (146Y) offense

New Mexico-W-Fresno (49-39)..RB-Bobby Cole (139R-3TD)..Bulldogs QB-Jake Haener (350P-3TD)…Lobos win 2nd in row

Hawaii-W-UNLV (38-21)..QB-Chev Cordeiro (253P-88R)…Rebels finish (0-6)

San Jose State-W-Nevada (30-20)..RB-Tyler Nevin (184R)..QB-Nick Starkel (306-2TD)…SJSU (506Y) offense..San Jose best season since 1939..Spartans (6-0)…Wolfpack (6-2)

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(Pac 12)..

Utah-W-Colorado (38-21)..RB-Ty Jordan 68Y-TD run breaks game open in snow..QB-Jake Bentley (147P)…Buffs turn ball over 3-times in loss.

Stanford-W-Oregon State (27-24)..QB-Davis Mills (292P)…RB-Aaron Jones (126R)..

Arizona State-W-Arizona (70-7)…Sun Devils defense 7-takeaways…KR-DJ Taylor 100Y-kickoff return TD…Worst modern day loss for Wildcats in Tucson.

Cal-Washington State-Cancelled
Oregon-Washington-Cancelled

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(Top Ranked Teams)

Alabama-W-Arkansas (52-3)…Tide RBs (216Y-6TD) rushing

North Carolina-W-Miami (62-26)..Tar Heels rush (544Y)

LSU-W-Florida (37-34)..Gators lose despite (474Y-2TD) passing from QB-Kyle Trask.

Army-W-Navy (15-0)..game played at West Point.

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(College Notes)

Auburn…Fires coach Gus Malzahn after (6-4) season…led Tigers to 8-bowl games…(68-34) record…School owes him record 21M-buyout.

Illinois..Fires Coach Lovie Smith after (2-5) season..

Arizona..Fires Coach Kevin Sumlin after (0-6) season…Wildcats lost 12-games in row…(9-20) in his career at UA…gets 7M-buyout

Utah State…Players opted out and refused to play against Colorado State over religious-racial insensitive comments made by USU President about assistant coach Frank Maile while conducting head coaching search.

Arkansas State..Hires Butch Jones-as head coach…was assistant at Alabama..former head coach Tennessee-Cincinnati-Central Michigna.

Texas..Vote confidence-Tom Herman returns as head coach

Nebraska..Coach Scott Frost under fire after (2-5) season…Frost is (11-20) as Cornhuskers head coachBaseb

Oklahoma State…RB-Chuba Hubbard leaves team-will file for NFL draft

Virginia-Pitt-Boston College-Stanford say they will not accept any bowl bids.

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…………….(Baseball)…………..

Padres…Draft C-Yormon Rodriguez-Toronto…hit (.360) in lower minor leagues….OF-Brett Tuta-ex Yankees…hit (.260) in AA balll…both taken in Minor League Rule 5-draft.

Dodgers..Sign FA-2B-Carlos Asuaje-ex Padres
Dodgers..Sign FA-P-Brandon Morrow-ex Cubs-Padres-Blue Jays
Dodgers..Sign FA-P-Jimmy Nelson-ex Brewers
Dodgers..Sign FA-P-JHames Pazos-ex Rockies
Dodgers..Sign FA-P-Brock Stewart-ex Toronto

Dodgers..3B-Justin Turner asks club for (3Y-45M) extension at age 36.

Angels..Hire Gene Watson as Special Assistant GM…longtime scouting Director Royals

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(MLB)

Cleveland….NY Times is reporting ownesrhip of team will drop nickname “Indians”…have caved into Native American public pressure….Has had nickname since 1915.
Phillies…Incoming President David Dombrowski says team must cut payroll.

Mets..Hire Jared Porter as GM…Was Asst GM-Arizona-Cubs-Red Sox

Johnny Bench…sells his memorabilia for 1M-to philanthropist who turns around and will donate it to Hall of Fame in Cooperstown and Reds Hall of Fame in Cincinnati.

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(Roster Moves)

Yankees..Reopen contract talks with 2B-DJ LeMahieu
Cubs..Negotiate extension 3B-Kris Bryant

Red Sox..Open talks with FA-P-Jake Odorizzi-ex Twins…P-Rich Hill-ex Twins
Tampa Bay..Open talks with FA-P-Chris Archer-ex Pirates

Mets..Sign FA-C-James McCann (4Y-40M) ex White Sox-Tigers
Texas..Sign FA-OF-David Dahl-ex Rockies-1Y deal

Reds..Acquire 2B-Luis Rivas from Angels
Texas..Sign FA-P-Edubray Ramos-ex Phillies
Brewers..Acquire P-Leo Crawford from Dodgers
Mets..Sign FA-P-Jerry Blevins-ex Atlanta

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…………..(Basketball)……………..

(NBA)

Houston-Miami…Open trade talks for G-James Harden…Package would include #1-#1…F-Andre Iguodala..F-Kelly Olynyk…G-Precious Achiuwa and Kendrick Nunn.

Houston-Philadelphia…Looking for 3rd team to include in possible trade that would send James Harden to 76ers.

Brooklyn..G-Kyrie Irving says ‘Media-bunch of pawns-not making time in my life for them’…was fined 25,000 for abuse of media last week.

Portland..F-Zach Collins-surgery-ankle issue
Golden State..F-Draymond Green-C-James Wiseman remain out Covid

NBA G-League…”Select team” will play exhibition games 12/15-12/17 against G League all star unit…”Select team” made up of high school players who bypassed college.

NBA..Mandates Daily Covid Testing for all players-coaches-staffs in camps

Denver…Name Wes Unseld-Junior as Assistant Head Coach

Lakers-W-Clippers (87-81)…Opening preseason game..Montrzl Harrell (13P-12R) for Lakers…Lakers (20-25) free throws…LeBron James-Anthony Davis-Kawhi Leonard…sat out game on Friday night

Lakers-Clippers…Lakers led (65-60) at halftime at Press time…Talen Tucker (18P) for Lakeers..Sunday night

Lakers..G-Alex Caruso-hip flexor strain

Toronto..#1 pick-Micah Flynn-ex Aztec hits 3-3’s…4-assists..2-steals in debut game
Charlotte..#1 pick-LaMelo Ball (0-5) shooting..10-rebounds in first game as a pro
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(College Basketball)

Florida…F-Keyonta Johnson remains in critical condition after collapsing on court during game against Florida State on Saturday….either had heart issue or possible stroke.

Kentucky…Wildcats (1-4)..Coach John Calipuri says play is ‘unacceptable’

Utah State..Virginia..North Carolina State-UNLV pause basketball practice because of Covid outbreak

Duke..Cancels 3-non conference games because of Covid spread.
Baylor…Cancels games this week

USD-Fullerton…Friday game cancelled because of delayed test results while Titans were enroute to play Torerors.

Aztecs..F-Kedon Johnson..G-Keith Dinwiddie…G-Che Evans could rejoin team on Monday after violating Covid testing rules last week.

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………….(Hockey)………

Pierre LaCroix…legendary GM of Colorado Avalanche-Quebec Nordiques…passes away from Covid virus in Las Vegas….Built Avs into 2X-Stanley Cup winners…also won 9-divisional races….Made trade for Montreal G-Patrick Roy and brought in Peter Forsborg-Joe Sakic and others in long run as Avs-GM

Ducks…Send rookie F-Maxim Golod to ECHL-Tulsa Oilers to start season
Kings..#1 pick D-Tobias Bjornfot leaves Djurgarden in Sweden to join Swedish team in World Junior

NHL…Re-evaluating Divisional realignment for start of 56-game season…Dallas-St Louis-Minnesota unhappy with being put in West Division.

NHL..confirms it is looking at possible bubble setups for divisions…Teams would play cluster of games in 1-venue for 10-days and return home…Venues under consideration..Las Vegas..New Jersey…Edmonton..Toronto….Teams also looking at schedule model…would play same team in 3-game series like baseball

NHL…Confirms it is evaluating proposal to sell “Ads” on jersey or helmet to help teams create revenue stream

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…………..(General)……………

Formula 1…Abu Dhabi Grand Prix…Max Verstatten dominates from pole-never challenged..posts (:16) victory in final race of season….Lewis Hamilton finishes distant 3rd in first race back from Covid sickness..did not feel well driving in race.

Soccer…Italian legendary star Paolo Rossi-pases away (64)…led Italy to 1982-World Cup win

English Premier League..Top games

..Manchester City-Tie-Manchester United (0-0)..drab game
..Liverpool-Tie-Fulham..Mo Salah penalty shot (79′) averts upset loss
..Leicester-W-Brighton…Jamie Vardy key goal.
..Hot Spur-Tie-Crystal Palace..Harry Kane goal..Spur (7-1-4)
..West Ham-W-Leeds..West Ham scores (80′)
..Aston Villa-W-Wolverhampton..Villa wins on penalty shot (94′)
..Newcastle-W-West Brom..Miguel Minion goal (:19) into game
..Everton-W-Chelsea..Gy Sigurdsson scores (22′)..in upset win over Blue
..Southampton-W-Sheffield…(3-0) victory
..Arsenal-L-Burnley..Gunners lose on ‘own goal’

Team USA..Lose MF-Rich Ladezma for year-torn knee ligaments.

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