Best 15 Minutes in Sports-Monday

Posted by on February 12th, 2024  •  1 Comment  • 


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(Super Bowl)

Chiefs-W-49ers (22-19) OT…Kansas City wins 2nd Super Bowl in a row and 3rd win in 5-year span
..Patrick Mahomes engineers 75Y-TD drive in overtime..throws TD pass Mecole Hardman for win
..Mahomes (333P-2TD)…(66Y-rushing) including two bigs runs on final drive
..Travis Kelce (9R-93Y)
..Harrison Butker 4FGs in win
..Chiefs rallied from 10-point deficit after Niners defense dominated in opening half
..QB-Brock Pudy (225P-TD)
..RB-Christian McCaffrey (160APY)
..WR-DeJuan Jennings threw TD pass-caught TD pass in loss
..Chiefs piled up (455Y-382Y) edge

..LB-Dre Greenlaw tore Achilles tendon in first half of game.
(NFL Notes)

NFL-Harris Poll…Would fans pay for Super Bowl on TV
..11%-buy if $65
..29%-buy if $35
..31%-buy if $15
..76%-buy full price-have friends come watch-split cost

Super Bowl-Ticket Prices..Saturday night…Top ticket (9,459)…Worst seats (6,110)

Jets..Owner Woody Johnson-(16-32) record intolerable..Coach Robert Saleh-on notice
Seattle..Hire Aden Durde-ex-Dallas-Defensive Coordinator
Seattle..Hire Ryan Grubb-ex Washington-Alabama as Off Coord
Washington..Hire Larry Izzo-ex Seattle-Special Teams coach
Steelers..Hire Tom Arth-ex Chargers-QB coach..Zach Azzanni-ex-Jets-WR coach
Chargers..Hire NaVarro Bowman-ex 49ers-linebacker coach
Chargers..Retain Ryan Ficken as Spec Teams coach
New Orleans-Hire Klint Kubiak-ex 49ers-Offensive Coordinator
(College Football)

UCLA..Furious at Chip Kelly resignation…Owes team (1.5M) buyout immediately
UCLA..Will hire a coach within 96-hours-hot candidates
..Pete Carroll-ex Seahawks-USC
..PJ Fleck-Minnesota
..Eric Bieniemy-ex Washington Commanders-Kansas City Chiefs
..Tony White-Nebraska Def Coord

Chip Kelly..Leaves UCLA (35-34)..Becomes Off Coord-Ohio State…Bails out on UCLA playerrs a week after National Signing Date.

Boston College..Hires Bill O’Brien-ex Patriots-Houston Texans-Penn State-Alabama
Baylor…Hire Gary Patterson-ex TCU as Consultant
Colorado..Hire Robert Livingston-ex Bengals..Def Coord…Phil Loadholt-ex Oklahoma-OL coach



Padres..Open spring training camp..GM-AJ Preller..’Optimistic has enough starting pitching’…’Not going to make a move just top make a move’
..Yu Darvis-Joe Musgrove-completely healthy
..Mike King will convert from bullpen to #3 starter
..Jhonny Brito-Randy Vasquez-Adrian Morejon-Matt Waldron will compete #3-4-5 rotation

Padres-Red Sox..Trade talks for OF-Jarren Duran (.295-8HR) but defensive issues
Padres..Continue talks with FA-P-Eric Lauer-ex Milwaukee (36-37)
Padres..Talk to FA-P-Noah Syndegaard (6.50-ERA)..Dodgers-Cleveland
Padres..Talk to FA-P-Mike Lorenzen-ex Tigers (9-9) 4.10-ERA
Padres..Talk to FA-P-Hyun Jin-Ryu-ex Toronto (78-48) career

Padres..MLB report team payroll now ($148M) down from last year ($253M)

Dodgers..Clayton Kershaw signs (5M) contract with (7M) incentives
Dodgers..P-Yosh Yamamoto goes thru first bullpen workout-70 media members
Dodgers..DH-Shohei Ohtani-first press conference..60-Japanese members media

Angels..MLB report…Payroll (173M)…some 50M-below last year
Angels..Sign FA-OF-Jason Martin…(.283) played in Korea
Angels..Sign FA-P-Carson Fulmer-ex White Sox
(Roster Moves)

Cleveland..P-Corey Kluber retires (116-77) record
Marlins..Sign FA-P-Kent Emanuel-ex Astros
Washington..Sign FA-P-Luis Perdomo-ex Padres..had (2.13-ERA) Lotte Marines-Japan
Marlins..Sign FA-P-Darren McCaughan-ex Seattle
Red Sox..Sign FA-P-Lucas Leutge-ex Braves

Arizona..Continues talks-FA-OF-Tommy Pham-ex Arizona…Randal Grichuk-ex Toronto..Adam Duvall-ex Red Sox

Orioles..Relief ace Felix Bautista..undergoes 2nd surgery after Tommy John procedure.
Phillies..OF-Brad Marsh-knee scope-out 4W

(MLB Notes)

MLB…Suspends former GM-Billy Eppler for 1-year..Fabricated injury information to put players on DL for 2-season.

A’s…Discussing splitting home games between Las Vegas-Reno AAA parks in 2025-26-27 while new Stadium is being built

MLB..Planning streaming for 15-teams in 2025-when Diamond Sports-Bally Sports goes out of business.

Brant Aleya-ex Washington Senators-Reds 1B-passes (84Y)
Jim Hannan-ex Washington Senator pitcher-passes (85Y)



Aztecs-L-Nevada (70-66)..Friday night…4th straight road loss in MWC
..Nevada jumps to (10-3) lead..Aztecs trailed for 36-minutes
..Kenan Blackshear-Tre Coleman triggered (10-2) in final minutes
..Ugly game 52-fouls..57-free throws..32-turnovers..Teams shot (6-32) on 3’s
..Nevada missed 13-free throws
..Aztecs went (23-27) at FT line
..SDSU now (18-6)

USC-W-Pacific (89-84)..Steve Jamerson (22P-14R)..Toreros (15-11) late season surge

UCLA-W-Cal (61-60)..Adem Bona (13P)..Bruins (13-11)
USC-L-Stanford (99-68)..Cardinal (25-0) scoring run..Trojans (9-15)

Clippers-W-Detroit (112-106)-Saturday…Clippers now (35-16)

Lakers-W-New Orleans (139-122)..D’Angelo Russell (30P)…Lakers shoot 55%..51-point 2nd quarter..Russell scores 14-points in a row…Lakers (28-26)

Lakers..Sign FA-G-Spencer Dinwiddie-ex Raptors-Nets …(12P)
Sacramento..Release C-Robin Lopez
76ers..Sign FA-G-Kyle Lowrie-ex Miami…traded-bought out by Charlotte Hornets
Charlotte..Release G-Ish Smith..G-Frank Ntilkiina
Knicks..G-OG Anunoby-bone chips-elbow-surgery
Lakers..G-Max Christie-ankle

Miami..F-Haywood Highsmith arrested after hitting pedestrian-pushing car on dark highway…man had leg amputated



Gulls-W-Calgary (7-4)-Saturday..Gulls scored 5-power play goals..Andrew Agozzino 2-goals..Tomas Souchanek (45-saves)…Gulls now (9-2-2) in last 13 games

Gulls-W-Calgary (5-0)..C-Chase DeLeo (2G-2A)..Tomas Souchanek 38-saves

Kings-W-Oilers (4-0)..Quentin Byfield Jim Hillier debut
Ducks-L-Oilers (5-3)-Friday..Evander Kane 3-goals..Ducks (18-31-2)

Montreal-Ducks..Report Canadiens talking trade to acquire Ducks C-Trevor Zegras..would have to give up #1-1 draft picks..Zegras has (146P-200Games) in career

Ducks..Shopping C-Adam Henrique-has 15-goals this year
New Jersey-Calgary..Devils interested in G-Jakob Markstrom
Edmonton-Vancouver..both discussing signing FA-C-Phil Kessell (439-career goals)

Kings..F-Viktor Arviddson-cleared to skate-out all year-back issues
Tampa Bay..Surgery F-Mikhail Sergachev-2-fractures of leg
Colorado..C-Nathan MacKinnon-back injury over weekend
Carolina..G-Antii Raanta-groin issue

Toronto..D-Morgan Reilly faces suspension after violent cross check to head of Ottawa playes after he scored empty net goal.Ottawa player had taken slap shot into empty net to seal win…Leafs players backed the cheap shot hit…’Reilly stand up guy’…..’It was appropriate’….’Leafs players have rights’ …Ordered to in person hearing on Monday…could face 5-to-10 game suspension


Phoenix Open-Scottsdale…Nick Taylor came from 3-strokes back…birdied 18 and forced playoff…had 2-birdies on 2-playoff holes and beat Charlie Hoffman…Both had finished at (-21) in regulation….Taylor had carded a (60) in Thursday’s first round to jump to top of leadr board.


LIV-Las Vegas…Dustin Johnson birdies 17th hole to hold off field for win


IFA…International Football Association..controls Senior League globally adopting ‘blue card’…would lead to 10-minute penalty for players who abuse referees in games…English FA Cup discussing adopting rule for its 2025 tourney

English Premier League-Scoreboad
..Manchester United-W-Aston Villa…David McTominay game winning goal for Devils
..Manchester City-W-Everton..Erling Haaland 2-goals
..Liverpool-W-Burnley..Diego Jota goal
..Fulham-W-Bournemouth..Rod Muniz 2-goals
..Sheffield-W-Luton..Sheffield scores 30-36′
..Hot Spur-W-Brighton..Spur score 96’
..Brentwood-W-Wolverhampton…Ivan Toney goal in upset win
..Newcastle-W-Nottingham Forest..Bruno Guiman 2-goals
..Arsenal-W-West Ham..Bruno Saka 2-goals in 6-0 blowout win

San Diego State…Joins WAC for soccer..exit Pa 12 after demise of conference

Kenyan marathon star Kelvin Kiptum and personal coach died Sunday in traffic accident in mountains of West Kenya…Last month set a world record in a marathon event..was only (24Y).



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One Response to “Best 15 Minutes in Sports-Monday”

  1. Chris says:

    There is much more to the Chip story. He didn’t just wake up and want to leave UCLA.

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