Best 15 Minutes in Sports–Monday

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Chargers-L-Chiefs..(13-12)…Harrison Butker (41FG) :49 left in game…QB-Blaine Gabbert busted off runs 14-25Y on final series drive..Chiefs scored on 97Y-TD fumble recovery run early by Mike Edwards in 1st quarter …Gabbert (154P-46R) in win…Chargers wasted strong game QB-Easton Stick (258P-77R)…Chargers RBs (12C-12Y) rushing in loss…The Bolts went 10-straight quarters without a TD….Easton Stick led Chargers to 1TD on offense in final 12-quarters of the season…Bolts finish (5-12)…KC (11-6) after sitting out virtually all skill players in game.

Rams-W-49ers..(21-20)…LA completes strong comeback winning 7-of last 8-games…QB-Carson Wents (163P-56R) in battle of backup players…Sam Darnold (189P) in SF loss….WR-Puka Nacua breaks NFL receiving record for rookies…Had 105th catch and compiled (1,453Y) receiving, breaking records set by Bill Groman-Houston Oilers AFL…..Rams (10-7)….Niners (12-5)

Miami-L-Bills (21-14)..Josh Allen survived 3-turnover game…engineered a clock draining drive… and the Bills picked off a pass with (:73) left to preserve the win and give Buffalo the AFC East Divisional race…Allen threw 2-end zone interceptions in the first half, then lost a fumble..but Allen ran for 3-first downs in a critical fourth quarter drive..Taylor Rapp picked off the pass late in the game to secure the win…Allen threw for (360P) in the win…Tau Tagovailoa threw for (173P)..but 2-interceptions..Deontae Harty had 96Y-punt return to give Bills lead in 2nd half….Miami now (1-5) vs good teams this year….Bills (11-6)…Miami skids to (11-6)

Vikings-L-Lions..(30-20)…Jared Goff (320P-2TD)…Amir St Brown (7R-144Y)….Nick Mullens (396P-2TD-2Int)…Justin Jefferson (12R-192Y) in loss…Detroit lost TE-Sam LaPorta-hyperextended knee-finishes season (86R)…Lions (12-5)…Minnesota (7-10)

Jaguars-L-Titans..28-20)..Titans RB-Derek Henry (153R)..QB-Ryan Tannehill (168P-2TD)…Titans 4th down goal line stand in 4th quarter to preserve win…Trevor Lawrence (28P-2TD-2Int) in losing effort-out of playoffs…Lost 5-of-6…Titans (6-11)…Jags (9-8)

Patriots-L-Jets..(17-3)…Bill Belichick finishes season (4-13)-worst record in career…Jets RB-Breece Hall (178R-TD)..Game in snow and slett…2QBs combined (20-50) 2 interceptions in miserable condition…Jets (7-10)…New England (4-13)

Falcons-L-Saints..(48-17)…Derek Carr (264P-4TD)…Saints defense 3-takeaways…Des Ridder (291P-2TD) in loss..New Orleans (9-8)..Atlanta (7-10)

Bucs-W-Carolina..(9-0)..Chase McLaughlin 3FGs in win…Bucs held Bryce Young (94P-0TD)…Bucs win NFC South…Young had 2TDs in final 7-games of season…Tampa Bay (9-8)…Carolina (2-15)

Packers-W-Bears (17-9)..QB-Jordan Love (27-32) 316P-2TD..RB-Aaron Jones (111R)…WR-Jaren Reed (112Y-Rec)..Packers beat Bears 10th time in a row..Green Bay (9-8)…Chicago finishes (7-10)..

Raiders-W-Broncos..(27-14)…Raiders defense 5-sacks-1 takeaway..QB-Aiden O’Connell (244P-2TD)..RB-Zemir White (112R)…QB-Jared Stidham (272P) in Broncos loss…Raiders finish (8-9)…Antonio Pearce finishes (5-4) as interim coach..Denver falls (8-9)

Eagles-L-Giants..(27-10)..QB-Troy Taylor (297P-38R) for NY…QB-Jalen Hurts benched with finger injury..was (7-16) 55Y…WR-AJ Brown-knee injury..Eagles finish year losing 5-of-6 games

Seahawks-W-Arizona..(21-20)…QB-Geno Smith (189P-2TD)..Seahawks (138R) in come from behind win…QB-Kyler Murray (262P)..RB-James Conner (150R)…Seahawks (9-8)…Arizona (4-13)

Cowboys-W-Washington..(38-10)..Dak Prescott (279P-4TD)…WR-Cee Dee Lamb (13R-98)…Cowboys defense 4-sacks-3 takeaways..Dallas (12-5)…Commanders (4-13)…Washington loses 8th game in a row

Ravens-L-Steelers (17-10)..Diontae Johnson (71TD pass)..Steelers defense 2-fumble recoveries-3 sacks..RB-Najee Harris (112R)…Mason Rudolph (18-20) 155P in rain and win..Pittsburgh finishes (10-7)-Saturday game

Houston-W-Indianapolis (23-19)…QB-CJ Stroud (226P-2TD)…WR-Nico Collins (9R-195Y) as Texans win AFC-South…Colts backup RB dropped 4th and 1 pass at 15-yard line with 1:05 left on possible game winning drive..RB-Jon Taylor (188R) in loss-Saturday game
(NFL Notes)
Wildcard Weekend…Matchups set for next weekend
..NFC…Green Bay-at-Dallas…Rams-at-Detroit
..AFC..Steelers-at-Buffalo…Miami-at-Kansas City

NFL Black Monday…Possible coaching openings in New England-Washington-Atlanta-Tennessee-…GM openings possible in Washington-Carolina

Raiders..Owner Mark Davis gives coaching staff and support people freedom to interview with other clubs

New England..Owner Robert Kraft reportedly wants compensation from any club that wants to hire Bill Belichick…has (1Y-25M) left on his contract

Bears..refuse to give vote of confidence to coach Ed Eberflus.

NFL Coaching…Chargers owe Brandon Staley (4M) buyout….Carolina owes Frank Reich (27M)..Raiders owe (85M) to Jon Gruden-Josh McDaniels-Dave Ziegler

Cleveland..Defensive Coordinator Jim Schwartz says he wants a chance to be a head coach again

Jets..Coach Robert Salah says team might not retain QB-Zach Wilson-would take (11.2M) cap hit.

Raiders..Confirm LB-Jack Squirek has passed away at age 58

49ers..CB-Jason Verrett-tears rotator cuff-8th major injury in star-crossed career
Steelers..LB-TJ Watt-sprained MCL
(College Football)

Michigan-Washington…Championship game in Houston
..Matchup QB-Michael Penix (4,500APY-35TD) vs Michigan defense
..Wolverines defense allowed (239YPG-25-takeaways)

..Will Huskies go ‘spread formation’ to get Michigan out of defense
..Will Huskies go no huddle to wear out Michigan defense
..Will Michigan run ball with BJ Corum-Don Edwards-keep Penix off field
..Will Michigan talented secondary play man on man and hold up against UW receivers
(College Notes)

1AA Championship Game
..South Dakota State-W-Montana (23-3)…Jackrabbits QB-Mark Gronowski (175P-62R) in dominant win…Defense had 4-QB sacks of Grizzlies…South Dakota State (15-0)…has won 29-games in a row

Montana..Legendary coach Don Read passes away (90Y)..Built Grizzlies into 1AA power
Oklahoma STate..NCAA gives QB-Alan Bowman 7th year eligibility
Maryland..QB-Tau Tagovailoa enters transfer portal..(11,256P) in career
Indiana..Lands Ohio QB-Kurtis Rourke
Tulane..Lands QB-Ty Thompson-ex Oregon
Louisville..Lands transfer RB-Peny Boone-ex Toledo
Ohio..Picks up transfer QB-Gunnar Gundy-ex Oklahoma State
Boise State..Lands QB-Malachi Nelson-transfer USC
LSU..WR-Malik Nabers files for NFL draft..(14TD-1,569Y)

Aztecs..Visit with DE-Korey Forman-transfer USC
Aztecs..RB-Kenon Christon-to return for final season

UCLA..names Ken Nuiamataola as TE coach-ex Navy head coach
Auburn..fires Off Coor-Phil Montgomery

Padres…Meet with FA-CF-Michael Taylor-Twins..hit (.220-20HR) last year

Dodgers..Sign FA-2B-Teoscar Hernandez to (1Y-23M) contract with 8M deferred
Dodgers..Meet with FA-DH-Tommy Pham-ex Mets-Arizona-Padres

Angels..Meet with FA-OF-Adam Duvall-ex Braves
(Roster Moves)

Houston..OF-Michael Brantley-retires-chronic shoulder issues

Mariners-Giants..TRADE..Seattle deals P-Robbie Ray to Giants for P-Anthony DeSclafani-OF-Mitch Hanigetr

Tampa Bay-Seattle..TRADE..Rays ship OF-Luke Raley to Mariners for minor leaguer

Rockies..Sign FA-C-Jacob Stallings-ex Pirates-Marlins
Rockies..Sign FA-P-Dakota Hudson-ex Cardinals (38-20)
Braves..Sign FA-2B-Luis Guillorme-ex Meets
Brewers..Sign FA-C-Austin Nola-ex Padres
Mets..Sign FA-P-Sean Manaea-ex Padres-A’s-Giants
Mets..Sign FA-2B-Diego Castillo-ex Arizona
Cubs..Sign FA-C-Brian Serven-ex Rockies

Mets..Meet with FA-P-Shota Imanaga-Yokohama Bay Stars
Mets..Meet with FA-P-Hyun Jin-Ryu-ex Toronto
Mets..Meet with FA-P-Brandon Woodruff-ex Brewers
Toronto..Meet with FA-DH-Jorge Soler-ex Marlins

Nippon Ham Fighters…Sign FA-OF-Franmil Reyes-ex Padres-Indians-Nationals
(MLB Notes)

Trevor Bauer..tells Fox News he wants the chance to pitch in MLB..says he was ‘reckless’ with personal decisions he made in life…Served 194-game suspension for sexual misconduct

Tampa Bay..Police charge that SS-Wander Franco paid a mother (82,000) in cash and gave her a (36,000) check to buy a car so he could have a relationship with 14-year old daughter…facing jail time..and MLB suspension

Dodgers-Shohei Ohtani donate 1M to Japan Earthquake relief fund

Pirates..Ownership draws heavy criticism at Fan Fest from fans over teams (70M) payroll

Aztecs-W-UNLV (72-61)..SDSU goes to (13-2)…Jaedon LeDee (20P-11R)…Rebels shot 39% from floor-after Friday win

USD-L-Gonzaga (101-74)..Zags shoot 56% from floor..erupted for (55P) in opening half..Toreros fall to (10-7)

UCLA-L-Cal (66-57)…Bruins young roster loses 7th game in last (6-9)
USC-W-Stanford (93-79)..Isaiah Collins (26P)..Bronny James (0-4) shooting..USC (8-7)
Lakers-Clippers…Lakers with strong 3rd quarter….Led (92-82) in 4th quarter at Press Time in Sunday game..Lakers lost 10-of-13…Clippers (21-12)

Lakers-L-Memphis (127-113)-Friday..Grizzlies hit 23-3’s in win
Clippers-W-New Orleans (111-95)..Paul George hits 6-3’s
(NBA Notes)

Golden State..F-Jon Kuminga says ‘I am not developing’ under Coach Steve Kerr
Golden State..G-Chris Paul-fractured hand-surgery coming
Charlotte..F-PJ Washington..leg injury
Sixers..C-Joel Embiid-knee swelling-out of lineup

Golden State..Activate F-Draymond Green-ending 12-game suspension
Kings..Release F-Juan Anderson Tom Thibodeau gives Malachi Flynn 1-minute on floor in 30games after trading for him in Toronto deal


Gulls…Friday-Saturday home games cancelled by broken water main at Sports Arena
Gulls..Send G-Callie Clang to Tulsa
Ducks..Send down D-Jackson LaCombe to Gulls…Had played 35-games in a row for Anaheim
Ducks.Put LW-Max Jones on IR list…Activate RW-Troy Terry

Kings-L-Washington (4-3)…Caps score game winner (:53) left in game……Sunday game..Kings (20-11-5)..
Kings..Strange season..(13-2-4) on road…only (7-7-5) at home
Ducks-L-Detroit (3-2)…Michael Rasmussen scores game winner (:67) left. for Detroit..Sunday game..Anaheim (13-25-1)

(NHL Notes)

Chicago..#1 pick-Connor Bedard-fractured jaw in open ice hit vs Devils
Ducks..RW-Troy Terry remains out-club says ‘not in concussion protocol’
Kings..G-Phoenix Copley-season ending knee surgery
Kings..Sign FA-G-Aaron Deoo

Toronto..Sign F-William Nylander to record (8Y-90M) extension..has 19-goals..52P..31-games
San Jose..Send F-Jack Studnicka to AHL-Barracudas
Arizona..Callup C-Justin Kirkland (13P-12 games) Tucson AHL

Golf..Sentry T-of-C-Hawaii..Christian Kirk birdies 17th hole wins opening tourney of year at (-29)…Thee Segala (-28)…Jordan Spieth (-27) both missed putts at end of round failig to track down Kirk.

Olympics…Oscar Pistorius..released from prison after 9-years following murder of his girlfriend

Soccer..Team USA release ‘all MLS roster’ for January 20th friendly game vs Slovenia-in San Antonio

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