Best 15 Minutes in Sports–Monday
College Football Playoff Bracket:
..!-Alabama-vs-4-Notre Dame…Sugar Bowl
..2-Clemson-vs-3-Ohio State…Rose Bowl
..1-Alabama..2-Clemson..3-Ohio State..4-Notre Dame..5-Texas AM..6-Cincinnati..7-Oklahoma..8-Indiana..9-Georgia..10-Florida..11-Coastal Carolina..15-BYU..19-USC..20-San Jose…23-Liberty.
Rose Bowl..Game is moved to ATT-Stadium after twice being denied a waiver to have families-friends attend game in Pasadena. Only 2nd time since 1916 the game has not been staged at Rose Bowl..1943-moved to Duke-World War II.
USC…Elects to opt out of bowl berth because of Covid and injury issues
USC..QB-Kedon Slovis suffers shoulder injury in loss to Oregon
Ohio State..Had 22-players and 2-assistants miss game with Covid issues
Notre Dame..Coach Brian Kelly threatened not play Rose Bowl without fans
Iowa..Coach Kirk Ferentz tests positive Covid
Michigan..Coach Jim Harbaugh takes paycut in restructured contract
Illinois..Hire Brett Bielema-ex head coach Wisconsin-Arkansas
Arizona..AD Dave Heeke says wants coach passion-honesty-leadership
Syracuse..Vote confidence coach Dino Babers-Orange went (1-10)
Hawaii..Aloha Stadium is shutdown structural issues-leaves Rainbow Warriors without stadium for next year..Stadium was operating at 4M-deficit
Independence Bowl…Cancels game..unable to find opponent for (9-2) Army game.
Army-Air Force..Sign deal to play game at Globe Life Stadium-Texas
Utah-Washington-Florida State opt out from playing bowl game
Pac 12-Oregon-W-USC (31-24)..Ducks backup QB-Anthony Brown 2TD passes off bench…Trojans QB-Kedon Slovis (320P) throws 3-interceptions…USC finishes (5-1)
ACC-Clemson-W-Notre Dame (34-10)..QB-Trevor Lawrence (222P-2TD)..RB-Travis Etienne (124R)..irish finish (10-1)
SEC-Alabama-W-Florida (52-46)..QB-Mack Jones (418-5TD)…RB-Najee Harris (178R)..WR-Davonta Smith (15R-184Y)…Gators QB-Kyle Trask (408P-3TD)
Big 10-Ohio State-W-Northwestern (22-10)..RB-Trey Sermon (331R) in Buckeyes win.
Big 12-Oklahoma-W-Iowa State…Sooners 3-intercepitions of Cyclones QB-Brock Purdy…OU-QB-Spence Rattler (272P)
AAC-Cincinnati-W-Tulsa..Bearcats QB-Des Riddle (269P-83R) finish season unbeaten
Mid American-Ball State-W-Buffalo…Cardinals score 3TDs-5-minutes span..held RB-Jarret Patterso (47R)
Mountain West-San Jose-W-Boise State..Spartans QB-Nick Starkel (453P-3TD)..San Jose unbeaten season first since 1939.
Conference USA-UAB-W-Marshall..RB-Spencer Brown (149R) in win
Sun Belt…Coastal Carolina-Louisiana cancelled by Covid issues..Coastal finishes (11-0)..
UCLA-L-Stanford (48-47)..Bruins fail on 2-point play in 2nd overtime..Cardinal QB-Davis Mills (452P-3TD)…Backup Bruins QB-Chase Griffin 4-TD…RB-Brittain Brown (219R)…
Chiefs-W-Saints (32-29)…Patrick Mahomes (254P-3TD)…Clyde Helaire-Le’Veon Bell combined (141R)…Drew Brees (234P-3TD)…Brees was (9-24) passing thru 3-quarters in game..Saints had 10Y-offense in 1st quarter
Rams-L-Jets (23-20)…Winless Jets pull off shocker against 1st place LA…Sam Darnold (207P-TD)…Jets defense holds Rams (2-11) on 3rd down..4th down stop…3-sacks-interception….Jared Goff (209P-2TD) in loss…Jets (1-13)
Seattle-W-Washington (20-15)…Seahawks RBs (181R)..Defense 4-sacks-2 interceptions…Russell Wilson (121P-52R)…Dwayne Haskins (295P-TD-2 Int-Fu-4-sacks) in loss..
Dallas-W-49ers..(41-33)..Dallas defense 4-takeaways-2 sacks…Andy Dalton (209P-2TD)….Nick Mullen (219P-2TD) in loss.
Vikings-L-Bears (33-27)..RB-David Montgomery (146R)..Mitch Trubisky (202P-TD)…Kirk Cousins (271P)..Dalvin Cook (132R)…ears defense 2-sacks-pick-2 stops on fourth down..Chicago wins 3rd row..
Titans-W-Lions (46-25)..Ryan Tannehill (273P-3TD-2TD runs)…RB-Derrick Henry (147R)…Corey Davis 75Y-TD catch..Matthew Stafford (252P-2TD) in loss…WR-Marvin Jones (10R-112Y) ..
Colts-W-Houston..(27-20)..Philip Rivers (228P-2TD)…RB-Jon Taylor (83R)…Defense 5-sacks 2-fumble recoveries…QB-Deshaun Watson (373P-2TD)..RB-David Johnson (11R-106Y) in loss
Ravens-W-Jaguars (40-14)…Lamar Jackson (243P-3TD)…Ravens (159R)….Defense 5-sacks-fumble recovery….Jaguars lost 13-games in a row..
Patriots-L-Miami (22-12)…RB-Sol Ahmed (124R-TD)…Tua Tagovailoa (20-26) 145P…Miami (250Y) rushing….Nick Folk 4-field goals in loss…Pats out of playoffs..
Tampa Bay-W-Atlanta (31-27)…Tom Brady rallies Bucs from 17-0 and 24-7 deficits…Brady (390P-2TD)…Mike Evans-Antonio Brown (11R-203) combined..QB-Matt Ryan (366P-3TD)…Calvin Ridley (10R-163Y) in loss..
Arizona-W-Eagles (33-26)…Kyler Murray (406P-3TD)….outguns Jalen Hurts (338P-4TD-3Fu-6 Sacks) in loss…
Browns-Giants..Cleveland led (13-3) in 3rd quarter at Press time..Baker Mayfield (202P-2TD) in opening half…Colt McCoy at quarterback for NY..
Steelers-Cincinnati…Monday Night Football..Pittsburgh (11-2)..Bengals (2-10-1)
Bills-W-Denver (48-19)..QB-Josh Allen (359P-33R) 4TD..Held Drew Lock (132P)..Bills (11-3) on Saturday
Packers-W-Carolina (24-16)..RB-Aaron Jones (145R)..QB-Aaron Rodgers (143P)..Packers now (11-3) on Saturday
Rams…Moved locker room…weight room…training rooms outside under tents because of positive test on team.
Atlanta..Interviews Rick Smith-ex Houston GM..Brad Holmes-Rams assistant for Falcons vacant GM job.
Eagles..Hire former Chiefs GM-John Dorsey as a consultant in Player Personnel.
Chargers..Vote of confidence K-Michael Badgley despite 9-missed field goals and 3-missed PATs and blocked field goal.
Baltimore..CB-Marcus Peters fined 12,500-for spitting on Browns player
Broncos..Close facility again…staff member test positive
Giants..Reopen facility after closure last week
Eagles..QB-Carson Wentz says he will ask for a trade if he cannot be #1-starter
Tampa Bay..Sign FA-P-Dustin Colquitt..-ex Chiefs
Seattle..Sign FA-OG-Alex Boone–ex Arizona
Chiefs..Sign FA-WR-Taje Sharp-ex Titans
Saints..Release QB-Trevor Siiemian
Bears..Workout FA-RBs-Rod Smith-ex Dallas..RB-Spencer Ware-ex Chiefs
Raiders..QB-Derek Carr-out 14-days groin strain
Raiders..IR-S-Isaiah Johnson-Covid test
Bills..WR-Stefon Digg-foot issue
Jaguars..IR-P-Logan Cook-Covid test
Raiders..IR-S-Daryle Wroley-Covid test
Rams..IR-OT-Bobby Evans..S-Nick Scott-Covid test
Tampa Bay..IR-OT-Donovan Smith-QB-Jameis Winston-Covid tests
Arizona..K-Zane Gonzalez-back issue
Ravens..5-DBs ailing or ill-not play Sunday
Denver…4-DBs out of game
Miami..Without 4-WRs on Sunday
Padres-Reds…Trade talks involving P-Sonny Gray (75-63)-3.54-ERA….Cincinnati wants young pitching-Michal Baez…San Diego may not be able to take on (2Y-20M) contract.
Padres..Sign FA-P-Nabil Cressmat-ex Cardinals (3.24-ERA)
Padres…Scheduled 2-Sunday night games..April-vs-Dodgers..May-vs-Cardinals
Dodgers..Sign FA-2B-Eliliot Soto-ex Cubs
Dodges..Offer contract FA-P-Ryan Stanek-ex Miami
Angels..Manager Joe Maddon says OF-Jo Adell needs more time in AAA-ball…hit (.161) and played poorly on defense with Halos last season.
Angels..Manager Joe Maddon says Shohei Ohtani will open season in the bullpen if he pitches.
Angels..Hire Brian Parker-ex Dodgers..Assistant GM…Ray Montgomery-ex Milwaukee.
Tampa Bay..Sign FA-P-Michael Wacha-ex Cardinals-Mets
Phillies..Sign FA-P-Neftali Feliz-ex Texas-Detroit
Cardinals..Sign FA-SS-Jose Rondon-ex White Sox
Cubs..Sign FA-P-James Bourque-ex Washington
Reds..Sign FA-P-Bo Takahashi-ex Arizona
Yankees..Sign FA-P-Adam Warren-ex Padres-Mets-Mariners
Washington..1B-Ryan Zimmerman says he intends to play this season
Washington-Cincinnati..Open trade talks for Reds 3B-Eugenio Suarez
Rockies-Twins..Open trade talks for SS-Trevor Story
Yokohama Bay Stars..Sign FA-P-Fernando Romero-ex Twins
A’s…Report Billy Beane-David Forst-Billy Owens will return to organization
Seattle..Joe Bohringer-Assistant GM-retires
Aztecs-L-BYU (72-62)….SDSU falls behind by 17-points…Wastes (35P) effort from F-Matt Mitchell in losing first game of the season..now (5-1)…play St-Mary’s on Tuesday.
USD-L-UC irvine..(85-53)…Toreros scored just 15-points in opening half…fall to (1-2)
USD-at-Arizona…Monday game cancelled because of another positive test in Toreros program…3rd time in a month USD has had to shutdown basketball.
UCLA-L-Ohio State..(77-70)…Bruins sloppy defensive effort…5-game winning streak snapped.
Clippers…F-Kawhi Leonard denies he had anything to do with marketing man John Wilkes lawsuit against Consultant Jerry West-and NBA team demanding 2.5M- for delivering Leonard as a free agent…Leonard says people around him are always trying to get access to his money…West denies he ever negotiating any financial terms with Wilkes….NBA investigation charges in lawsuit Wilkes filed….Wilkes has phone call with West saying Leonard should not consider going to the Lakers …calling them a “S— show”
Atlanta..G-Rajon Rondo sued for assault-woman claims she was roughed up in parking garage incident by Rondo and wife.
Lakers..Vanessa Bryant evicts her mother from gated community home and demands return of Mercedes after her 68Y-mother files a massive lawsuit against Bryant estate seeking payment of 96-dollars an hour for baby-sitting services over 12-years.
Lakers..Sign F-Kyle Kuzma to (3Y-40M)
Golden State…Void contract talks with FA-G-Jeremy Lin-was in China last year
Minnesota..Release F-Zylan Cheatem-ex Aztecs
Minnesota..Release F-Rondae Hollis-Jefferson
Oklahoma City..Release F-TJ Leaf-ex UCLA
Utah..Release G-Yogi Ferrell
Spurs..Release C-Ty Zellere
Sacramento..Release F-Frank Kaminski
Knicks..Release G-Michael Kidd-Gilchrist
Houston..Release G-Gerald Green
Washington..Release F-Jordan Bel…F-Yoeli Childsl
Utah..Signs C-Rudy Gobert (5Y-205M) extension
Washington..C-Thomas Bryant-fined 45,000-for abuse of officials
NHL-Union…Reach agreement on terms to play hockey this season
..56-game schedule starting January 13th
..Camps open December 31st
..Players earn 72% of salaries…place 20% in Escrow..get 10%-deferred
..23-man roster..6-man taxi squad AHL players will practice-travel
..No preseason games
..Opt out deadling December 27th
NHL…Asks Canadian Provincial Governments to reduce 14-day quarantine to 7-days-then 7-days with conditioning drills
NHL..Wants 7-team All-Canadian Division…if not would move 7-Canadian teams to US…realign into 4-divisions…4-teams from each division would make playoffs…
Florida…Panthers Sign FA-F-Anthony Duclair-ex Ottawa Senators
Edmtonon..F-Jesse Puljujarvi leaves Karpat to join Oilers .had (31G) in Finland
Ducks..Send F-Jack Badini to Tulsa-ECHL
Washington..RW-Ilya Kovalchuk..negotiates with Omsk-KHL-Washington
English Premier League-Scoreboard
..Liverpool-W-Crystal Palace..Mo Salah 2G..Liverpool (9-1-4) with 7-0 win
..Manchester City-W-Southampton..Raheem Stirling goal..City (6-2-5)
..Leicester-W-Hot Spur..Jamie Vardy goal….City (9-5)..Spur (7-3-4)
..Manchester United-W-Leeds…Red Devils 4-goals in 35-minute span..(7-3-2)
..West Brom-L-Aston Villa..West Brom played 10-men for 54-minutes
..Fulham-Tie-Newcastle…Matt Ritcie scores (6′) for Newcastle
..Brighton–Ties-Sheffield…Brighton scores at (87′)
Monday Games…Chelsea (6-3-4)-vs-West Ham…Wolverhampton-vs-Burnley
Australian Open..Postpones start of tourney in Janaury into February
Indy Car…Moves Long Beach Grand Prix from Aptil till September 28th season ending race.
Formula 1…Team Red Bull signs veteran driver Sergio Perez…raced last year for Racing Point Team…joins Max Verstappen on Red Bull team.