Best 15 Minutes in Sports–Monday

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…(Football)….NFL Playoffs

Chiefs-W-Bills (27-24)…QB-war-Patrick Mahomes led 2-scoring drives in 2nd half as Chiefs go to AFC-Championship game….Mahomes (215P-2TD)…Travis Kelce (2TD-catches)…RB-Isaiah Pacheco (97R) rushing….Josh Allen (186P-72R)…Bills (182Y) rushing…5-lead changes in the 2nd half…Buffalo K-Tyler Bass missed 44Y-FG in final minute that would have forced a tie…Bills also failed on a 4th down fake punt even when Chiefs had only 10-on the field…..

Ravens-W-Houston (34-10)..QB-Lamar Jackson (152P-100R) in win…Ravens (313Y) offense-(229R)…Jackson had runs of 14-15-15-23 in keeping drives alive..
Baltimore defense held QB-CJ Stroud (178P-0TD)…Steven Sims 67Y-TD punt return…Ravens finished (37Minutes-Time of Possession)

49ers-W-Packers (24-21)..QB-Brock Purdy engineers 12-play TD in final 2-minutes for win…Niners defense preserves win with interception (:34) left..George Kittle TD pass..Christian McCaffrey 2-TD runs..Purdy (252P)…Jordan Love (194P)…Niners (394Y) offense in win…Lose WR-Deebo Samuel-shoulder-will be examined for microfracture of shoulder

Lions-W-Tampa Bay (31-23)…Lions rally from behind..3-scoring drives in 3-possessions to win and head to NFC finals..Amon St Brown-Craig Reynolds catch TD passes…Jahmyr Gibbs scores on 31Y-TD run…QB-Jared Goff (287P-2TD)…Sam LaPorte-Amon St Brown combined to catch 17-passes….Lions defense 4-sacks..8-hits..12-Pressures on TBay QB-Baker Mayfield….Mayfield (345P-3TD-2 Interceptions)..WR-Mike Evans (8R-114

AFC Championship Game..Ravens-Chiefs
NFL Championship Game…Lions-49ers
(NFL Notes)

Raiders…Retain Antonio Pierce as head coach after (5-4) finish to season…Raiders have had 2-winning seasons since (2003)…Have gone thru 6-head coaches since 2011)…Will hire veteran Off-Def Coordinators

Raiders..Hire longtime Jacksonville-NY Giants coach Tom Coughlin as an outside consultant to help put staff together

Raiders..Will consider Marvin Lewis for assistant head coaching job and Gregg Williams as Def Coord

Atlanta..Interviews Jim Harbaugh for 2nd time on Monday
Atlanta..Bill Belichick interviews 2nd time with President Rich McKay
Atlanta..Interviewed Aaron Glenn-Lions..Joe Brady-Bills on Friday
Atlanta..Will interview Bob Slowik-Houston for head job
Tennessee..Interviews David Shaw-ex Stanford
Tennessee..Brings Brian Callahan-Bengals back for 2nd interview
Carolina..Interview Ben Johnson-Lions for head coach job
Chargers..Interviewed Dan Quinn-Dallas on Friday..Raheem Morris-Rams-Sat
Rams..Give 5-teams permission to interview Raheem Morris for head jobs
Browns..Interview Duce Staley for RB-coaching job
Eagles..Ask permission interview Jim Bob Cooter-Colts for OC job
Browns..Interview Ken Dorsey-ex Bills for Off Coor job
Carolina…Interview Ejiro Evero second time for head coach job
Seattle..Brings back Dan Quinn-Dallas..Raheem Morris-Rams for 2nd interviews
Patriots…Interview Rams assistant Zach Robinson for Off Coor job
Washington..Off Coord-Eric Bienemey interviews for head coach job

Dallas..No contract extension for Coach Mike McCarthy-has 1-year left

NFL TV Ratings…Wildcard Weekend had (31.3M) average viewers…Green Bay-Dallas drew 40M-viewers

Denver…Longtime voice of Denver Broncos and CU Buffs-Larry Zimmer…KOA-passes away..was (88)


(College Football)

Ohio State…Hire Bill O’Brien as Off Coord..ex-Patriots

San Jose State..Negotiates with ex Navy coach Ken Niumatalolo (109-83)

Alabama..Top recruit QB-Julian Sayin enters transfer portal..had just enrolled
at Alabama a week before Nick Saban retired

Ohio State…Lands QB-Julian Sayin 48-hours after entering transfer portal

Arizona..QB-Noah Fafita says he will remain with Wildcats rather than transfer

Miami..NCAA gives TE-Cam McCormick a 9th year of eligibility…has had 4-years of injuries, a covid year and a redshirt year.

Texas..Records a record (271M) in Athletic Department revenue in 2023

UCLA..Confirms it piled up a 36M-deficit last season after an 80M-deficit the year before….UCLA says they will spend 10M-in travel next year joining Big 10.

Aztecs..QBs-AJ Duffy-Danny O’Neil both on campus for off season conditioning…Duffy transferred from Florida State…O’Neil decommitted from Colorado


Padres…Pitchers catchers will report on February 11th spring training
Dodgers..Pitchers-catchers will report on February 8th spring training
Angels..Sign FA-P-Rob Stephenson (3Y-33M)-ex Tampa Bay-Pirates
Angels..Offer FA-DH-Adam Duvall a 1Y contract-ex Braves-Red Sox

Angels..Will receive their full TV share of (125M) from Diamond Sports for 1-more year
(Roster Moves)

Houston..Sign FA-P-Josh Hader-ex Padres (5Y-95M)
Cardinals..Sign FA-2B-Matt Carpenter-ex Padres
Yankees..Sign FA-2B-Diego Castillo-ex Mets
Twins..Sign FA-P-Matt Bowman (ex Yankees
White Sox..Sign FA-P-John Brebbia-ex Giants-Yankees
Brewers..Talk to FA-1B-Garrett Cooper

Yomiuri Giants..Sign FA-OF-Rougned Odor-ex Padres-Texas
(MLB Notes)

Oakland A’s…Discussing with MLB possibly playing major league games in a split schedule..Sacramento..Salt LakeCity..Las Vegas….Giants not willing to share their stadium in ’25-26-27…No progress made with doing lease extension in Oakland Coliseum…A’s have 1-year left on current lease.


Lakers-Portland…Sunday. late game..Lakers led (22-15) at Press time…Lakers (7-13) since mid December…(21-22)

Clippers-W-Brooklyn (125-114)…Clippers wipe out 18-point deficit in 2nd half…Went on (22-0) scoring binge to end game…Kawhi Leonard scored 14P in 5-minute span to seal win…James Harden-Russell Westbrook combined (47P)…..Sunday…Clippers (27-14)…Clippers won (10-of-12)

Lakers-L-Nets (130-112)-Friday…Nets bench scores (59P)…Lakers lost to (3-14) team
(NBA Notes)

Lakers-Atlanta…Trade talks stall for G-Dajountae Murray….Hawks wanted G-D’Angelo Russell..G-Jalen Schifant-G-Max Christie and #1 pick

Atlanta-Milwaukee..Trade talks open..Bucks interested in G-Dajountae Murray for G-Khris Middleton..C-Brook Lopez and #1-1 picks

Lakers..F-Anthony Davis being treated for Achilles tendenitis
Atlanta..G-Trae Young-concussion
Toronto..F-Christian Koliko-career threatening blood clot
Chicago..G-Zach LaVine-out 2-weeks with ankle issue
Indiana..Activates G-Tyrese Haliburton-had hamstring issue
(College Basketball)

Aztecs-L-Boise State (67-66)…SDSU fell behind by 10-points..came back to get lead-but Broncos had (16-6) scoring run to win game..Boise hit 9-3’s in victory…Jaedon LeDee had 1-basket in 16-minutes…Omar Stanley and Rod Anderson combined for (31P)

USD-L-Gonzaga (105-63)…Zags rip off (22-0) scoring spurt in landslide win…USD (10-10).

UCLA-L-Arizona (77-71)…Bruins lost 19-point lead…UCLA 13-turnovers…25-fouls…Wildcats (26-for-29) free throws….Bruins now (8-11)

USC-L-ASU…Bronny James 7-points in loss…Toreros (8-11)

Stanford..Tara Vanderveer becomes college basketball’s winningest coach..Career record (1,203-267)….Has (1,051-216) record at Stanford over 38-years…Breaks Mike Kryzewzki career record at Army-Duke


Ducks-NY Rangers…Ducks led (2-0) at Press Time-Sunday night..Adam Henrique 2-goals early for Anaheim

Kings-W-NY Rangers (2-1)-Saturday…Quinton Byfield scores game-winner.
..Only Kings 2nd win in 11-games

Ducks-L-San Jose (5-3)…Ducks lost despite outshooting Sharks (34-19)…Ducks lost 11-of-14

Gulls-W-Abbotsford (4-3)-D-Ollen Zellweger 2-goals win win… road trip with win
Gulls-L-Abbotsford-(5-2)…Jet Woo scores 2-goals for Canucks in Sunday game

Ducks..F-Alex Killorn-surgery-knee-out 6W

Kings..Vote confidence coach Todd McLelland

NY Islanders..Fire coach Lane Lambert…hire ex-Colorado-Quebec coach PatrickRoy…Roy was Coach-GM Quebec Remparts junior team after leaving NHL

Vancouver..Give contract extension to Jim Rutherford-Team President

Edmonton Oilers..Sign FA-RW-Corey Perry-ex Blackhawks…Left NHL in November with alcohol issues…has (421) career goals

Edmonton Oilers..winning streak now at 13-games in a row

San Jose..F-Mikhail Gralund-shoulder injury
Las Vegas…IR-C-Mike Amadio-knee issue

Seattle..NHL Suspends Yann Gourde-2 games for cross check incident
Carolina..Sign FA-G-SpencerMartinj-ex Columbus



Team USA-L-Slovenia (1-0)..16-rookies debuted in USA friendly game

Team USA…Coach Gregg Berhalter says Dortmund-Germany should release Gio Reyna who wants to play in the English Premier League

Ayem LaPorte-Defender-who left Manchester City to sign with Saudi-Al Nasser-wants to leave…says  players are unhappy with broken promises and working conditions…3rd player in a week to want out from Saudi Pro League.

English Premier League-Scoreboard:
..Arsenal-W-Crystal Palace…Gabriel scores (11′-17′)..Gunners (13-4-4)
..Brentford-W-Nottingham Forest..Ivan Toney game winning goal
..Liverpool-W-Bournemouth (4-0)…Liverpool (13-1-6)
..Sheffield-Tie-West Ham…Ollie McBurnie penalty shot late for Sheffield



Dubai Desert Classic…Rory McIlroy come from behind win

American Express Classic-La Quinta…Nick Dunlp 4-birdie day finished (-29) to holdoff Chris Bezuidehut (-28)…Xander Schaeuffele-Justin Thomas (-27)



Australian Open…#1-seed Iga Swiatek upset by 50th seed player….Coco Grauf-Eve Sabalenka post wins as does Novak Djokovic


(Auto Racing)

NASCAR Hall of Fame…Inducts Jimmie Johnson…Davey Allison..Chad Knaus in ceremonies in Charlotte


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