Best 15 Minutes in Sports-Monday

Posted by on January 31st, 2022  •  0 Comments  • 

.(Football)…

AFC-Championship Game:
..Chiefs-L-Bengals (27-24)…Evan McPherson kicks 4FGs…tied game in 4th quarter…won in overtime….Cincinnati defense choked off Chiefs with 4-sacks..2-interceptions…1-forced fumble…4-3 and outs all in second half…to rally Cincinnati from (21-3) deficit…QB-Joe Burrow (250P-2TD)….RB-Joe Mixon (88R)…WR-Tee Higgins (6R-103) in huge upset win…McPherson is (12-for-12) in playoffs on field goals….Patrick Mahomes (275P-3TD-2 Int-4 QB sacks)…Travis Kelce (10R-95Y)…Tyreek Hill (7R-78) in stunning loss…

NFL-Championship Game
..Rams-W-49ers (20-17),,,Matt Gay kicked 2-field goals…Rams defense key 4th quarter interception…Rams rally from (17-7) deficit to win title game…Matthew Stafford (329P-2TD)….WR-Cooper Kupp (11R-142Y-2TD)…WR-Odell Beckham (9R-113Y)…20-combined receptions….Jim Garoppolo (232P-2TD-1Int)…Niners held to just 50Y -rushing in loss.
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(Coaching Moves)

Denver..Hires Nathaniel Hackett-ex Green Bay as head coach
NYG..Hire Brian Daboll-ex Buffalo as head coach
Bears..Hire Matt Eberflus-ex Colts as head coach

Vikings..Interview Jim Harbaugh-Michigan on Saturday
Vikings..Will do 2nd interview-Kevin O’Connell-Rams..DeMeco Ryans-Titans

Raiders…Offer Josh McDaniels head coaching job after   night with Josh McDaniels-Patriots…offer him coaching job after meetings on Friday-Saturday…McDaniels was (11-17) in Denver….Spent 18Y-with Patriots.

Bears…Interview Luke Getsy-Green Bay for Off Coord
Bears..Interview Kevin Patullo-Eagles for Off Coord
Bears..Interview Rod Marinelli-Colts for Def Coord
Bears..Interview Dave Borgazni-Colts for Def Coord
Bears..Interview Alan Williams-Colts for Def Coord

Denver..Interview Kevin Koger-Chargers for Off Coord
Denver..Interview Sanjay Lal-ex Jaguars for Off Coord
Denver..Interview Anthony Weaver-Ravens for Def Coord
Denver..Interview Tom McGaughey-ex Giants for Special Teams

Jacksonville..Will inter Kevin O’Connell-Rams for head job
Jacksonville..Meets with Byron Leftwich-Tampa for 2nd time

Miami..Will interview  Kellen Moore-Cowboys for head job

Saints..Will interview Brian Flores-ex Miami for head job
Saints..Ask permission to interview Byron Leftwich-Jaguars for head job

Giants..will interview Don Martindale-ex Ravens for Def Coord job

Tampa Bay…coach Buce Arians tells assistant staff he will let them interview for any coaching jobs with other club regardless of title or lateral move.

Houton..will interview Kevin O’Connell-Rams for head job
Houston..Interview Jon Gannon-Eagles-2nd time for head job
Houston..Interview Josh McCoun-2nd time

Colts..Interview Jim Schwartz-Titans for Def Coord job
Colts..Interview Joe Cullen-ex Jaguars for Def Coord job

Ravens..Hire Mike McDonald-ex UMichigan for Def Coord
Carolina..Hire Chris Tabor-ex Bears for Spec Teams job
Packers..Promote Andy Stevanich to Off Coord

Dallas..Give Dan Quinn 3Y-extension to remain as Def Coord
Buffalo..Interview Ken Dorsey-for Off Coord
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(NFL Notes)

Tampa Bay…Tom Brady-Bucs deny he has decided to retire though his TB12-twitter account put out note he was retiring after 22-years in NFL.

Chiefs…Release CB Damon Arnett hours after he was arrested in Las Vegas on felony charges of possession of unlicensed firearm, assault, drug possession at hotel in Las Vegas.

Jacksonville..Urban Meyer…Coaching Jacksonville ‘worst experience of my life’…Admitted losing brought on depression-could not function….NFL is all about schemes and roster management….Limited reps in practice so many plays in the playbook..Felt could not get team ready to play

Denver..Broncos hire consulting firm to handle bids of 4B to buy Broncos…Company handled sale of Brookly Nets and Barclay Center…and sale of NY Mets franchise

Green Bay…Met 3-days in a row with Aaron Rodgers to discuss future of franchise..Rodgers has 1-year left on contract…Team is 42M over the salary cap and has group of veteran free agents they may not be able to sign.

USFL…Spring league announces all 8-teams will play home games in Birmingham, Alabama.

Chiefs..NFL fines WR-Tyreek Hill 10,600 for taunting last weekend
Bengals..NFL fines CB-Eli Apple 5,000-for taunting
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(College Football)

Ole Miss…Lands QB-Jaxson Dart..TE-Mike Triggs-transfers from USC
Wisconsin..Hires Bobby Engram-Ravens as Off Coord

ASU..Fires 4-assistants including Off Coord-Zach Hill along with WR-TE-CB coach for recruiting violations during Covid blackout last year.

Michigan..confirms buyout of Jim Harbaugh contract is just 1.5M.
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…(Basketball)…

Lakers-L-Atlanta (129-121)…Trae Young (36P)…Hawks shoot 55%….Malik Monk (33P) in loss..Anthony Davis (27P) ……Sunday….LA (24-27))…Lakers exploded for 71P in first half but wilted in second half….Lakers lost 5-of-7

Clippers-W-Charlotte (115-90)…..Clippers (62P) off the bench…LA won 4-of-6……Sunday…LA (26-26)

Lakers-L-Charlotte (117-114)-Friday..Hornets shot 65%-first half
Clippers-L-Miami (121-114)..Friday-Jimmy Butler (16-16) free throws

Lakers..LeBron James leaves team on road trip to return to LA-further exam on swollen knee joint that is not healing…Had MRI on Saturday
Lakers..G-Malik Monk-sidelined groin issue

Brooklyn..G-James Harden-sprained hand
Oklahoma City..G-Shai Alexander-ankle
Golden State..Coach Steve Kirr-no blueprint recovery C-James Wiseman-2-knee scopes

76ers…Expel 2-fans courtside and seize their season tickets for racial slur use of word ‘boy’ while taunting him incident with Carmelo Anthony…calling him ‘

76ers..C-Joel Embid says he will pay 2,000-fine for taunting ejection of rookie Jose Alvarado of New Orleans…says Alvarado plays heard with enthusiasm.

Knicks..Feud between GM-Leon Rose..Coach Tom Thibodeau over playing time  of G-Cam Reddish..Rose gave up #1 pick in deal..Thibodeau limited Reddish minutes.
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(College Basketball)

Aztecs-New Mexico..Monday night game…SDSU (11-5)…Lobso (8-13)…Aztecs beaten Lobos 14-of last 18

USD-W-Loyola..(69-65)..Toreros now (13-9)
UCLA-W-Stanford (66-43)..Jules Bernard (16P)..
USC-W-Cal (79-72)..Ike Mosley (24P)-career best

Gonzaga..Wins 64th home game in a row..beat Portland..now (17-2)
Boise State..Wins 14th in row in win over Fresno State
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…(Baseball)…

Padres…Report Padres-Washington trade talks at deadline…San Diego had offereered P-Chris Paddack and C-Luis Campusano for Max Scherzer…Thought they had a deal…Washington instead dealt Scherzer to Dodgers for 4-prospects.

Dodgers..Sign FA-P-Sam Gaviglio-ex Seattle-Royals-Toronto
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(Roster Moves)
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Rockies..Reportedly have inside trade for 1B-DH-Kyle Schwarber-ex Boston
Cubs..Sign FA-P-Matt Dermody-pitched in Japana
Royals..Sign FA-P-Sam Freeman-ex Angels-Washington
Giants-Mariners..Have offered (5Y-60M) to Japanese star Seiya Suzuki
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(MLB Notes)

Union-Owners…May meet early in week again to continue talks on Player Pool Bonus money for 2nd-3rd year players in place of arbitration…Will also discuss draft lottery for 8th8-worst teams in baseball…Discuss Bonus draft picks for small market teams to that have biggest jump in standings year

YES Network..Hires Carlos Beltran as TV analyst…was fired a year ago as Mets manager for his part in Sign Stealing Scandal in Houston.
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…(Hockey)…

Gulls-L-Iowa (6-1) on Saturday…Iowa scores 4-goals-1st period..Gulls (13-18-2)
Gulls-L-Iowa (4-3) on Friday..Gulls give up 2-goals in (:40) early in game

Kings-W-Pittsburgh (4-3)…Trevor Moore 2-goals in LA win…..Kings (23-16-7)…Sunday

Kings-L-Flyers (4-1)-Saturday..Flyers snapped 13-game losing streak
Ducks-W-Ottawa (2-1)-Saturday..John Gibson 44-saves in goal

Ducks..Lose D-Josh Manson-shoulder injury
Ducks..Activate C-Adam Henrique
Kings..D-Matt Roy-covid list..D-Mikey Anderson-shoulder issue

Ducks..Have interviewed 10-candidates for GM job including Pat Verbeek-Red Wings..Ryan Martin-NY Rangers

Calgary..Oakview Group may enter negotiations to help finance 650M-Arena for Calgary Flames.

Edmonton..Signs controversial F-Evander Kane-disciplined by NHL for forged Covid card-released by San Jose..GM-Ken Holland..’I did my due diligence’…Kane has (264) career goals

Colorado..C-Nathan MacKinnon-facial fractures-surgery
Rangers..F-Adam Fox-shoulder sprain
Boston..G-Tuuka Rask-hip issue
Blackhawks..F-Jonathon Toews-concussion
Buffalo..G-Michael Houser-Covid list-among 8-players positive tests
Montreal..LW-Jon Druoin-fractured wrist
Montreal..D-David Savard-out 8W-fractured ankle
Vancouver..G-Thatcher Demko-Jaroslav Halak activated from Covid list
Oilers..Activate F-Zach Hyman from Covid list
Las Vegas..Activate C-Max Pacioretty..F-Reilly Smith from Covid list
Avalanche..F-Alex Texier-out 4W-fractured finger

Ralph Mellanby…Founder of Hockey Night in Canada TV broadcasts passes away (87Y).
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…(General)….

Tennis…Australian Open:
..Rafael Nadal-W-Danill Medeved in wild come from behind match…Took (5:24) to play…Nadal was down 2-seets and playing to ssave triple break point when he rallied for  (2-6..6-7…6-4…6-4..7-5) marathon match…Nadal wins 21st Grand Slam event-all time record…1-ahead of Novak Djokovic-Roger Federer.
..Ash Barty storms to straight set win over Danielle Collins to win Women’s title..first Australian woman to win since 1970s.
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Farmers Open…Will List rallies to win at Torrey Pines on 1st sudden death plaoff hole after Will Zaltoris missed a put on 18-that would have given him win on Saturday…Both finished at (-15) to force playoff…Jon Rahm (-14)..Jason Day (-13)-had bogeyes 16-17 to fall from top.
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Soccer…World Cup qualifying
..USA-L-Canada (2-0)…Cyril Larin scores in 7’…Canada adds goal 95’ for victory….Canada remains in 1st place in group play after win in Hamilton, Ontario…US will drop into 2nd place tie in group.

..Mexico-Tie-Costa Rica (0-0)…El Tri gets only 1-shot on goal in tie game…Poor performance…had (71-29%) time of possession…Had 21-fouls in game..in picking up just 1-point with tie…..Tied with USA in group plays

USA..MF-Tim Weah not allowed to enter Canada with Team USA..questions about the vaccines he received in France.

USA…Star Christian Pulisic admits he has battled depression playing for Chelsea in English Premier League….in and out of lineup….Rumored could be dealt to Bayern-Munich or FC-Barcelona
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.(Auto Racing)

Rolex 24-Hours-Daytona….Jimmie Johnson has tire goes down and crashes-damaging suspension…went 20-laps down for repairs.
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