Best 15 Minutes in Sports-Monday

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…(College Football)…

College Football Playoff Poll
1..Michigan (13-0) will play 4-Alabama in Rose Bowl
2..Washington (13-0) will play 3-Texas in Sugar Bowl

5..Florida State was snubbed despite (13-0) record because of QB injuries
6..Georgia was snubbed despite having won 29-of-30 games

College Playoff Committee…President-Boo Corrigan..’Florida State is a different team now because of injuries…’That was 1-of our components’…’Where Are We Today’…Debated 6X in 2-days about the rankings…8-really good teams…Player Availability the key…Alabama played the 5th toughest schedule in country…Seminoles 55th on strength of schedule

Florida State..Angry and hurt-1st unbeaten team not to make playoffs
Georgia..We are a Best 4-team..we passed the eye test..Not drop from 1-to-6
(Bowl Games)…Top Games

Orange..Florida State-Georgia
Cotton..Ohio State-Missouri
Peach..Penn State-Ole Miss
LA Bowl..UCLA-Boise State
Liberty..Memphis-Iowa State
Music City..Auburn-Maryland
Texas..Texas AM-Oklahoma State
Boca Raton..Syracuse-South Florida
Tampa…Georgia Tech-UCF
New Mexico..Fresno-New Mexico State
Mobile..Eastern Michigan-South Alabama
Hawaii..Coastal Carolina-San Jose State
Detroit..Minnesota-Bowling Green
Military..Virginia Tech-Tulane
Mayo..North Carolina-West Virginia
Fenway..SMU-Boston College
Orlando..North Carolina State-Kansas State

(College Championship Games)

Pac 12..Washington-W-Oregon (34-31)..QB-Mike Penix (319P-TD)..RB-Dillon Johnson (156R)..UW (481Y) offense

Big 10..Michigan-W-Iowa (26-0)..Wolverines 3-fumble recoveries..3-fumble recovery

ACC..Florida State-W-Louisville (16-6)..RB-Lawrence Toafili (118R)..Noles defense 7-sacks…12-tackles for loss

SEC..Alabama-W-Georgia (27-24)…QB-Jalen Maroe (192P-2TD)..Tide scored 17-in a row in rallying to win…Snap Bulldogs 29-game win streak

Big 12..Texas-W-Oklahoma STate (49-21)..Quinn Ewers (452P-4TD)…Longhorns (662Y) offense…33-first downs.

Mountain West..Boise State-W-UNLV..RB-Ashton Jeanty (133R)..QB-Talen Green (226P-90R)

Conference USA..Liberty-W-New Mexico State..Liberty (13-0)

AAC..SMU-W-Tulane..Collin Rogers 4FGs in Mustangs win

Mid American..Miami-W-Toledo..QB-Aveon Smith (209APY) for Red Hawks..outdueled QB-Dorain Finn (273P-2TD) for Golden Rockets
(College Notes)

Aztecs…Sean Lewis making staff changes…Ryan Lindley-Kurt Mattix will not return as coordinators…both have a year to go on their SDSU contracts

Aztecs..Continue to lose players to Transfer Portal…
..S-Marcus Radcliffe files to transfer after strong freshman season
..4-OL led by Cade Bennett enter portal
..2-TE led by Mark Redman sign up for transfar

UCLA..AD-Martin confidence Coach Chip Kelly-despite (34-34) Bowl wins..(5-13) record against Top 25-teams.

USC..Hires Anton Lynn as Defensive Coordinator…was at UCLA-building 11th ranked defense this fall

Houston..hires Willy Fritz-Tulane…was (23-3) last two years
Boise State..Hires interim coach Spencer Davidson as coach..was (3-0)
Northern Arizona..Hire Bryan Wright..was (23-3) at NAIA-Pittsburg State

Nevada..Fire coach Ken Wilson..(4-20) in 2-years with Wolfpack
Fresno State..Coach Jeff Tedford steps away…recurring heart issues

Washington State..QB-Cam Ward enters transfer portal (3,732-33TD) season
Arizona State..QB-Drew Pyne to transfer-missed season-injuries
James Madison..QB-Jordan McCloud transfers (3,400Y-32TD) for Dukes
Rice..QB-JT Daniels-retires-concussions..played at USC-Pitt-Georgia-Rice
(Small College Playoffs)

(1AA) Playoffs

South Dakota State-W-Mercer…SDSU (346Y) (12-0)
Idaho-W-Southern Illinois..Ricardo Chavez 40YFG-overtime
Montana-W-Delaware..Grizzlies (203R)..Montana (11-1)
South Dakota-W-Sacramento State..Charles Pierre (132R)
Furman-W-Chattanooga..Paladins defense 2-interceptions
Villanova-W-Youngstown State..QB-Con Watkins (245P) in win
Albany-W-Richmond..Danes defense 3-interceptions
North Dakota-W-Montana State..UND (296R)..QB-Tom Mellott (355APY) loss

(Division II)

Slippery Rock-L-Kutztown..(12-1) Rock upset
Harding-W-Grand Valley…Harding now (13-0)
Colorado Mines-W-Central Washington…Mines (13-0)
Lenoir-Rhyne-W-Valdosta State..Rhyne now (13-1)

(Division III)

Wartburg-W-Wisconsin Whitewater..Wartburg (13-0)
North Central-W-Wisconsin LaCrosse..North Central (13-0)
Cortland State-W-Alma..Cortland 58-points in upset win over (12-0) Alma
Randolph-Macon-W-John Hopkins..RM now (13-0)

Chargers-W-Patriots (6-0)..Bolts defense chokes off Patriots in rainstorm
..Cam Dicker-2 FGs
..Chargers defense 5-sacks-Khalil Mack 2-sacks-2 pressures
..Bolts P-JK Scott pinned Pats back to 1-6-9-9-12-12 in rain
..QB-Justin Herbert (189P)
..Pats QB-Bailey Zappe (141P)
..Chargers survived 5-dropped passes-2 pass Interference penalties
..Chargers now (5-7)
..Patriots (2-10)..1st shutout since (2017…Lost 5-in a row-worst since 1993

Eagles-L-49ers..(42-19)…Niners score on 6-possessions in row..QB-Brock Purdy (314P-4TD)..WR-Deebo Samuel (4R-116Y) 2TD….SF now (9-3)..Eagles (10-2)

Chiefs-L-Packers (27-19)…QB-Jordan Love outdueled Patrick Mahomes in wild game at Lambeau Field…Love (267P-3TD)…Green Bay (127R)…Mahomes (210P-TD-Int)…Isaiah Pacheco (110R)…Final drive of gme marred by 2-blown officials calls on likely pass interference penalties by officials that should have given KC-first downs…Chiefs fall to (8-4)..Green Bay (6-6)..

Colts-W-Titans (31-28)OT..Michael Pittman 6Y-TD pass..QBGardner Minshew (312P-2TD) in win..Titans QB-Will Levis (222P-6 sacks)..RB-Derek Henry (102R) suffered concussion..Colts (7-5)…Titans lost punter-holder injuries..also missed field goal

Lions-W-New Orleans (33-28)..QB-Jared Goff (213P-2TD)..Lions (142Y) rushing..TE-Sam LaPorta (9R-140)…Derek Carr (226P-TD-2 Tovers) in loss..Detroit (9-3)

Falcons-W-Jets (13-8)..Falcons defense 4-sacks-3 takeaways..QB-Desmond Ridder (121P)…Jets without a TD in game…NY (4-8)

Arizona-W-Steelers (24-10)…QB-Kyler Murray (145P)..RB-James Connor (105R)…Game delayed more than 83-minutes by  two lightning delays…Pittsburgh QB-Ken Pickett-ankle injury

Miami-W-Washington (45-15)..Tyreek Hill 75Y-TD catch…Hill (5R-157Y)..Tua Tagovailoa (280P-2TD)..QB-Sam Howell (127P-Int-3 Sacks) in loss…Washington now (4-9)..Miami (9-3)

Houston-W-Denver (22-17)..QB-CJ Stroud (274P)..WR-Nico Collins (9R-119)..Texans defense 3-interceptions…QB-Russell Wilson (186P-3 picks) in loss..snaps Broncos 5-game win streak..Houston (7-5) on season

Tampa Bay-W-Carolina..(21-18)..QB-Baker Mayfield (202P-2TD)..WR-Mike Evans (7R-162Y)..Bryce Young (178P-OTD)..4-sacks

Rams-W-Browns (36-19)..Matthew Stafford (279P-3TD)…Puca Nacua 70Y-TD catch..Kyren Williams (88R)….Joe Flacco (254P-2TD) in loss…Rams (5-6)…

Bengals-Jaguars..Monday Night Football…Jags (8-3)..Cincinnati lost 3-in row
(NFL Notes)

NFL..Refuses request to change trade deadline to later in season…Does not want teams dumping players-contracts that would impact teams in standings and then the draft.

Carolina..Reportedly interested in talking to Lions Off Coor-Ben Johnson and Eagles Off Coor-Brian Johnson

Giants..Ownership-Mara Family staying with GM-Joe Schoen-Coach Brian Daboll and will consider massive rebuild of team.

Bills..Coach Sean McDermott under fire for team’s fade…He fired Coordinators Leslie Frazier-Ken Dorsey over last two years.

Tampa Bay..Says will evaluate Todd Bowles at end of season..Bucs (4-7)

Niners..LB-Dre Greenlaw ejected for shoving security guard after sideline hit on WR-Davonte Smith…Security guard also removed from field

Lions..NFL fines WR-Amon St Brown (43, 709) for violent head hit
Giants..S-Xavier McKinney fined (13,659) criticism of refs
Steelers..S-Damontae Kazee fined (11,806) personal foul hits
Jets..DT-Quentin Jefferson fined (11,000)..GB-Lucas Van Ness (11,00) roughing
(Roster Moves)

Zach Ertz-TE..will make visits to Baltimore-Buffalo-Philadelphia-Kansas City
Shaq Leonard-LB..will decide on offers from Cowboys-Eagles
Colts..sign FA-WR-KJ Hamlar-ex Broncos
Chargers..sign OT-Austin Pleasants..Release FB-Zander Horvath
Jets..release S-Austin Amos
Carolina..release CB-David Long


Winter Baseball Meetings…Begin in Nashville…Biggest questions where will Shohei Ohtani sign..Will the Padres trade Juan Soto.

Padres..MLB Sources trade talks with Yankees slowed down…Padres insisting on package deal with 2-top pitching prospects plus 2-established MLB players  for Soto-Trent Grisham:
..P-Clark Schmidt (9-9) 4.64-ERA..
..P-Jhonny Brito (7-6)..4.05
..P-Michael King (4-8)..2.75
..P-Randy Velonquez (2-2)
..P-David Tharpe (10-2) 2.81 in minors
..OF-Jason Dominguez

Padres-Toronto..Open trade talks involving Juan Soto

Padres..Have scouted P-Yuki Matsui-Rakuten-Eagles..Japan…P-Shoto Imanaga-Yokahama Bay Stars

Padres..Resign P-Jose Espada (2.81-ERA) in minor
Dodgers..Have made contact with FA-P-Seth Lugo-Padres..P-Lucas Gialito-ex Braves-Angels..P-Michael Wacha-ex Padres

Dodgers…Re-sign P-Joe Kelly…had (1.79-ERA)

Dodgers-White Sox..Trade talks continue for P-Dylan Cease..Sox asking for C-Diego Cataya..P-Michael Grove in trade

Dodgers-Brewers..Open talks for P-Corbin Burnes for 2-minor league pitchers
Angels..Open talks with FA-C-Martin Maldonado-ex Astros
Angels..Retain Ray Montgomery as bench coach-Ron Washington

(MLB Notes)

Shohei Ohtani…Reports Texas-Mets-Boston pull out of bidding for free agent after CAA asked for 500M-guaranteed package…Dodgers-Giants-Cubs still in running

Blake Snell…Dodgers pull out after agent asked for (7Y-200M)

Yosh Yamamoto…11-clubs made offers…asking price is (200M) plus (30M) posting fee

NY Mets..Report offering deals to 3-top Pacific Rim free agents..Jung Hoo-Lee-Yosh Yamamoto..Shoto join Kodai Senga in New York
Josh Hader..Orioles offering (3Y-45M)
Jung Hoo-Lee..Giants offering (5Y-50M) with opt outs

Washington..opens talks with FA-OF-Jorge Soler-Miami..1B-Rhys Hoskins-Phils FA-DH-Joc Pederson-ex Giants..OF-Mike Brantley-ex Houston
Cleveland-Reds..Discussing trade for P-Shane Bieber for prospects

Hall of Fame…Jim Leyland..legendary manager Pirates-Tigers-Rockies-Marlins gets 11-of-12 votes and named to the Hall of Fame in Cooperstown.  Lou Pinella finished 2nd in voting, missing by 1-vote..Bill White was 3rd.  Way back in voting was umpire Joe West and manager Davey Johnson.

Mets..Hire Andy Green as VP-Player Personnel..ex Padres-Cubs
Miami..Hire Bill Mueller as Hitting coach-ex St Louis
Tigers..Hire Anthony Iapace-bench coach

(Roster Moves)

Mets..sign FA-P-Austin Adams-ex Padres-Mariners-Arizona
Mets..sign FA-C-Cooper Hummell-ex Seattle
Mets..sign FA-P-Kyle Crick-ex Pirates-White Sox
Mets..sign FA-C-Tyler Heineman-ex Jays
Mets..sign FA-P-Anthony Scrubb-ex Royals
Marlins..sign FA-P-Kyle Tyler-ex Mariners
Marlins..sign FA-P-Kaleb Ort-ex Red Sox
White Sox..sign FA-1B-Wynton Bernard-ex Tigers-Rockies
Arizona..sign FA-P-Tommy Doyle-ex Rockies
Braves..sign FA-OF-Luis Lieberato..ex Padres
Pirates..sign FA-P-Rod Munoz-ex Washington
Houston..sign FA-P-Kevin Castro-ex Tigers
Yankees..sign FA-OF-Oscar Gonzalez-ex Cleveland



Aztecs-W-UCSD-Friday night..SDSU wipes out 14-point deficit..used (20-5) run to get back in game..Jaedon LeDee put back basket (:01) left for win..SDSU (7-1)

USD-L-Stanford (88-64)…Sunday game…Cardinal jumped out to (47-29) lead at halftime in blowout

Mikey Williams..Former San Ysidro star reaches ‘Plea Bargain’ on 2-gun felony charges…Will face probation..fine-counseling-but nW-ot do prison time…No determination if he will be allowed to join Memphis State program this season

Bronny James…Meets with USC doctors to get clearance to join team in full practices on Monday


Lakers-W-Houston (107-97)-Saturday..Anthony Davis (27P-14R)…LeBron James-Coach Ime Udoka hit with technicals for jawing at each other…Udoka ejected with 2nd technical…Lakers (12-9)

Clippers–W-Golden State (113-112)-Saturday…LA wipes out 22-point deficit…Paul George-Kawhi Leonard-James Harden combined (66P)…LA (9-10)

Detroit..Lost 17-in a row..bench starters Jaden Ivey-Ausar Thompson..have gone (4-41) since last February

San Antonio…Spurs losing streak (-14) despite having top pick Vic Wembanyama

Dallas…Trailed by 24-points..went on (30-0) spurt-still lost to Thunder

Boston..F-Kristaps Porzingas-calf issue
Denver..F-Aaron Gordon-heel injury
Golden State..G-Andrew Wiggins-finger injury
Bulls..G-Zach LaVine-foot bruise
Miami..C-Bam Ayanbadejo-hip injury
Brooklyn..G-Ben Simmons-epidural shot for back
Sixers..F-Nick Batum-finger injury


Gulls-L-Chicago Wolves (5-3)-Sunday..Maxime Comtois 2-goals against ex teammates…Gulls won just 1-of-15 games

Gulls-W-Chicago (4-1)-Saturday…Jacob Perrault goal..snapped 13-game winless streak with win

Ducks-W-Colorado (4-3) OT-Saturday..Leo Carlsson 7th goal of season..snapped 8-game losing streak

Kings-W-Colorado (4-1)…Sunday game..Quinton Byfield 2-goals…Kings now (14-4-3)

Calgary-Vancouver..TRADE…Flames deal D-Nikita Zadorov to Canucks for #3-5 round picks

Nashville..Puts D-Tyson Barrie on trade block

Montreal..Lose F-Alex Newhook-12 weeks-fractured ankle
Devils..Lose D-Dougie Hamilton-2 months-torn pec..F-Tomas Nosek-foot surgery
Arizona…C-Travis Boyd-shoulder surgery


PGA..Commissioner Jay Monahan says he expects decision on merger with LIV-Saudi Group by December 31st

Formula 1-Racing…TV-ratings in US drop for 2nd year ih a row…down (8%)..averaged only 1.1M-viewers per race….

NASCAR…TV Ratings dropped 5%-this year

Soccer…English Premier League Scoreboard:
..Manchester City-Tie-Hot Spur (3-3)..Spur ties game on goal 90’…Son Min scored a goal and had an own goal in game
..Manchester United-W-Newcastle..Anthony Gordon goal for United
..Arsenal-W-Wolverhampton..Gunners score in 6′-13′
..Liverpool-W-Fulham..Liverpool scores in 87′-88′
..Brentford-W-Luton Town..2-goals in 7′ span
..Chelsea-W-Brighton…Enzo Fernandez 2-goals
..West Ham-Tie-Crystal Palace (1-1) tie
..Bournemouth-Tie-Aston Villa…Ollie Watkins ties game 90′
..Burnley-W-Sheffield..Burnley scores 73-75′
..Everton-W-Nottingham Forest..Dwight McNiel game winner for Everton


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