Best 15 Minutes in Sports-Monday
Rams…Begin final preparations for Super Bowl
..LT-Andrew Whitworth missed weekend workouts-quad injury
..TE-Tyler Higbee-held out with sprained knee
..RB-Cam Akers sat out with shoulder issue
..WR-Van Jefferson tested with knee issue
..OT-Joe Noteboom- still in concussion protocol
..CB-Jalen Ramsey-minor shoulder issue
Rams..CB-Jalen Ramsey fined 15,000-abue of officials-taunting issue
Bengals..Final practice day in Cincinnati…used UC Bubble..fly to LA-Tuesday
..TE-CJ Uzomah missed workouts with sprained knee
Congress…Sends letter to Commissioner Roger Goodell accusing him of ‘deceit-lies-Coverup’ in refusing to release files of NFL investigation into toxic culture of Redskins franchise that resulted in 10M fine to Daniel Snyder…NFL says it released 80,000 pages of documents to Congress…but none of 650,000-Emails in 9-month probe…Interviewed 73-former employees and 150- people in probe of sexual harassment…Former employees told Congress that Daniel Snyder is ‘despicable’ and must be held ‘accountable’ and lose his franchise…and that NFL has responsibility to release the investigation file.
Cleveland..Ex head coach Hue Jackson ‘walks back’ comments that owner Jim Haslam paid him bonus money to lose games over two year period
Cleveland..Owner Jim Haslam criticizes Hue Jackson…’Never accepted any of blame for going (3-36-1) in 3-years.
Vikings..Report new GM-Kwesi Mensah wanted a ‘partner’ as his head coach…did not get that sense in Jim Harbaugh interview.
NFL…8-veteran referees announce retirement including 27-year veteran referee Tony Carrente.
49ers..NFL fines S-Jimmie Ward (20,000) for flagrant helmet hit
Pro Bowl-Las Vegas…AFC-W-NFC (41-35)
..AFC defense 4-interceptions-3 sacks
..QB-Justin Herbert (98P-2TD)
..QB-Mac Jones (112P-TD)
..QB-Kyler Murray 3TDs in loss
Miami…Hire Mike McDaniel-49ers. Off Coord….as head coach on Sunday night..choosing him over Kellen Moore-Cowboys
Saints..Interview Eric Bienemy-Chiefs for head coaching job-Sunday
Houston..Says Brian Flores-ex Miami is finalist for job
Raiders..Hire Pat Grahame-ex Giants-Def Coord
Raiders..Interview Drew Petzing-ex Browns-for Off Coord job
Steelers..Promote Teryl Austin to Def Coord
Steelers..Will interview Jo Jo Wooden-Chargers for GM job
Steelers..Will interview Ed Dodds-Colts for GM job
Steelers..Interview Ryan Cowden-Tennessee for GM job
49ers..Hire Anthony Lynn-ex Chargers-Lions as Assistant Head Coach
Seattle..Hire Ed Donatell-ex Colts for consulting job
Seattle..Promote Clint Hurtt to Def Coord
Giants..Interview Jim Schwartz-Titans for Def Coord job
Giants..Will interview Don Martindale-ex Ravens for Def Coord job
Giants..Hire Brandon Brown-Asst GM-ex Eagles
Titans..Hire Tim Kelly-ex Houston as Off Coord
Titans..Hire Rob King-ex HOuston-linebacker coach
Ravens..Hire Sashi Brown-ex Browns as Team President
Ravens..Fire Rob Ryan-LB coach..Drew Wilkens-assistant LB coach
Colts..Hire Gus Bradley-ex Raiders-Chargers as Def Coord
Bills..Hire Phil Rauscher-ex Vikings as OL coach
Bears..Hire James Rowe-ex Colts as DB coach..
Bears..Hire Kyle Hightower-ex 49ers as Spec Teams coach
Denver..Interview Jason Simmons-ex Csarolina for Def Coord job
Denver..Fire Reggie Herring-LB coach
Green Bay..Interview Rich Bisaccia-ex Raiders for Spec Teams coach
Jaguars..Interview Mike Caldwell-Tampa Bay for LB coach
Jaguars..Interview Press Taylor-Colts for RB coach
Jaguars..Fire Nick Sorenson-special teams coach
Chiefs..Hire Joe Cullen-ex Jaguars as Def Line coach
Patriots..Will interview Bill O’Brien-ex Houston for Off Coord job
Patriots..Will interview Adam Gase-ex Jets-Miami for Off Coord job
Vikings..Interview Mike Pettine-ex Browns for Def Coord job
Arizona State..President Michael Crow under pressure to fire AD=Ray Anderson and Coach Herman Edwards, after 5-assistants were fired for NCAA recrutiing violations during Covid shutdown period
Auburn…Coach Brian Harsin under fire for personality clashes with players in program…5-assistants left program…13-players in transfer portal..team finished (6-7)
Aztecs-W-Nevada..(65-63)…SDSU blows 8-point lead..holds off Wolfpack in final seconds for win…Matt Bradley (26P)…Aztecs hit 17-free throws in win….Nevada had (22-9) lead in first half….then got shutdown over 10-minute period…Josh Tomiac (8P-5R) off the bench…Survived shooting just 40% from floor…Nevada stayed in game with 10-3’s….SDSU now (13-6) on season….Sunday game
Aztecs-L-Colorado State (58-57)..Friday night loss…SDSU trailed by 20 points-roared back to take lead with (:14) left…lost on David Roddy jumper (:09) for CSU win…SDSU shot 21% in first half…had 18-turnovers…Wasted (27P) night from Matt Bradley…had 1-basket in 15-possession stretch in opening half
USD-L-Santa Clara (77-69)…Jalen Williams (19P) in Broncos win…USD (13-10)
UCLA-L-Arizona State (87-84) 3OT…Marlin Jackson (24P) in Devils upset win…..Johnny Jurzang-Jaime Jacquez combined (47P) in loss..Bruins have lost 2-in row.
USC-L-Arizona (72-63)..Trojans shot just (34%) from floor.
Clippers-Milwaukee…Sunday game…Clippers led (32-28) 2nd quarter at PressTime.
Lakers-W-Knicks (122-115)….New York blows 21-poiint lead..LeBron James (29P-13R-10A) in rallying LA back-Saturday night…Lakers (26-28)
Clippers-Portland..TRADE…LA ships G-Eric Bledsoe (9P)..F-Justis Winslow (8P)..F-Keon Johnson (2P) and #2 pick to Blazers for G-Norm Powell (18P)..F-Robert Covington (7P)
Clippers..Coach Tyronne Lue says prospects “bleak” for Kawhi Leonard to return to team before end of season after knee surgery….Will do MRI on G-Paul George injury elbow on Monday
Lakers..F-Carmelo Anthony remains out with hamstring issue
Indiana-Cleveland…TRADE…Pacers send G-Caris LeVert (18PPG) to Cavaliers for #1..#2-#2 and expiring contract of G-Ricky Rubio (18.7M).
Brooklyn-76ers…Report Nets-Philadelphia met over weekend to discuss possible James Harden-Ben Simmons trade.
Bulls-Spurs..Open trade talks..Spurs offer C-Jakob Poelti for #1 pick and player
Pelicans..Sign FA-F-Zy Cheatem
Utah..G-Donovan Mitchell remains out with concussion
Denver..former Nuggets G-Ty Lawson arrested in Spain on assault charge
Charlotte..G-James Bouknight faces fine for near fight with coach James Borrego in locker room at halftime of game-Saturday
Union…Rejects MLB offer of adding Mediator to stalled CBA talks…Lockout in 68th day on Monday…no movement on 13-major financial issues being discussed
Union..P-Max Scherzer criticizes owners…’Must be changes to Luxury Tax thresholds that serve as a salary cap….Develop a system for young players coming off good seasons to be financially rewarded fairly…Invoke rules to end teams tanking’
MLB..Issues memo…all minor league spring training camps will open for non-40-man roster players on March 16th regardless of status of CBA talks or major league lockout…Veteran free agent players on minor league contracts with invites can decide if they wish to report or remain out till CBA is signed.
Joe West…Legendary umpire retires..worked (5,460) games
Kerwin Danley…Longtime umpire retires
Tampa Bay…Rays ownership will meet with St-Petersburg officials to look at old airport property that could serve as sight of new 25,0000-baseball stadium
MLB..Suspend 10-lower Minor League players for 50-games for use of Steroids..all were on Dominican Republic Summer League teams
Brewers..Hire Pedro Alvarez-Ricky Weeks to front office jobs
Washington..Hire John Weil for scouting-ex Rockies employee
Arizona..Sign FA-P-Dan Straily-pitched in Japan..ex Marlins-Reds
Cubs..Veteran P-Matt Magill retires-ex Dodgers-Reds-Twins
Giants..Sign FA-P-Raynal Espinal-ex Red Sox
Yomiuri Giants..Sign FA-P-Matt Shoemaker-ex Angels-Toronto
Twins..Sign FA-SS-Tim Beckham-ex Tampa Bay-White Sox
Rockies..Sign FA-C-Carlos Perez-ex Toronto-Angels
Tigers..Sign FA-P-Carlos Sanabria-Astros
Tigers..Sign FA-C-Chris Rabago-ex Rockies
Gulls-L-Tucson (5-4)…Roadrunners score 3-goals in 8-minute span to seize lead..Mike Carcone 3-goal hat trick for Tucson…Gulls (14-20-2)..have lost 7-of-8
Gulls-W-Tucson (5-3)..Friday game..Danny O’Shea (Goal-3-Asst) in win
Gulls..Send G-Frankie Marrotte to ECHL-Tulsa…Release F-Sean Josling…D-Mike McMcKee…Send F-Max Golod to Tulsa
NHL…All Star break…Teams return to play on Tuesday
KHL…Russian League cancels rest of regular season=-Covid…will go directly to playoffs after Olympics end
Team USA…Olympic D-John Sanderson tests positive for Covid…still in LA…2-other players in isolation in Beijing with positive tests.
Arizona..F-John Larsson-surgery-sports hernia
Blackhawks..Interview Peter Chiarelli-ex Blues-Bruins-Oilers for vacant Chicago GM job.
Golf-ATT Pebble Beach….PGA journeyman Tom Hoge birdies 4-holes on back nine and rallies to win for first time ever…Had been in 203-tourneys in winless career
(-19)..Tom Hoge-first career win
(-17)..Jordan Spieth-late bogey.
Saudi Invitational….Phil Mickelson calls PGA Tour ‘obnoxiously greedy’ for not sharing more of profits with PGA Tour players…says that is reason players are listening to offers from the newly proposed ‘Super League’ funded by Saudi International.
Golf Channel..Rips Mickelson’s greed comment….’Players get 55% of revenue from PGA…not 26%’
Olympics…IOC says 111-athletes out of (5255) tested have shown up positive.
Olympics…BBC-London pulls its announcers out of Beijing, joinging CBC and NBC broadcasting from home not at sights.
Olympics…3X Medalist Shaun White says he will retire after Olympics at age 35.
NASCAR….Busch Clash at LA Coliseum…Joey Logano outran Kyle Busch over the final 40-laps to win 1st ever race in LA….Busch led for 64-laps but his tires faded at the end to finish second…Austin Denny-Erik Jones finished 3rd and 4th
Track…Newbury Park distance runner Colin Suhlman becomes 4th high school miler to run sub 4-minute mile…(3:58.8) at Columbia Challenge in New York..It was his first indoor race ever.