Best 15 Minutes in Sports-Monday

Posted by on January 29th, 2018  •  0 Comments  • 


Farmer’s Insurance Open…..Jason Day-Alex Noren will tee off at 8am after 5-sudden death playoff holes ended in a tie on Sunday at sunset…..Day missed a birdie putt on the 3rd playoff hole….and a long putt come within 1-inch of falling into he cup on the 4th extra hold, then made a pressure 6-foot putt on the 5th extra hole….Noren made pressure putts on the extra holes to keep going…..Ryan Palmer was third member in playoff, but bogeyed out on first extra hole……4-players were tied for the lead heading to the 14th hole, but JB Holmes self destructed with bogeys at 15-16-17.

Tiger Woods had a wild weekend, but finished at even par…staggered though hitting just 3-of-14 fairways both Saturday and Sunday…he finished even par for the 72-holes.

PGA officials announce on Sunday night, the Monday rounds will not be open to the public, just for media, with Golf Channel televising final round.

Tiger Woods…Wild 4-days…Had trouble with Irons on first day….In Round 2-some putting problems…Round 3-called his round “Gross”…hit only 2-of-14 fairways and just 8-greens but his putting saved him.

Abu Dhabi Classic…Rory McIlroy gets 3-early birdies…then bogeys 11-and-16 and loses tourney to Chinese sensation Li Haotang on final two holes.





Aztecs-L-UNLV (88-78)…G-Trey Kelly goes down with ankle injury early-4th injury of season…Rebels score 50-points in 2nd half…shoot 58% for game…SDSU now (12-8) on season.

USD_W-Loyola Marymount (89-82)…Isaiah Peneiro (29P)…Toreros (15-7)

(Mountain West)

Boise State-W-Air Force..Broncos now (18-4)
New Mexico-W-Colorado State..Antino Jackson (12P-11A) in Lobos win
Wyoming-W-San Jose State..Justin James (33P) for (15-7)
Fresno-L-Utah State..Aggies hit game winner 3-point shot with (:02) left

U-Conn..confirms NCAA investigation-recruiting irregularities
USC..Fires assistant coach Tony Bland for his role in Adidas Slush Fund scandal




Lakers-L-Toronto (123-111)…Rookie Fred VanVleet (25P)….snap LA 4G-win streak…Raptors (18-4) at home.
Clippers-W-New Orleans…Blake Griffin (27P)….DeAndre Jordan (12P-19R)

Lakers..G-Lonzo Ball not cleared to do any lateral movement as sprained knee rehab goes slowly.
New Orleans..F-DeMarco Cousins-torn achilles-out 6-9 months..averaging (24P-13R)
Oklahoma City..G-Andre Roberson-torn knee patella tendon-gone for year
Memphis..G-Mike Conley-surgery-heel injury-gone for year
Boston..G-Marcus Smart-lacerated hand-out two weeks.

Golden State-Boston..Steph Curry scores (49P)..including (13P) in (1:42) stretch end of game
Golden State..Curry-Klay Thompson-Kevin Durant combined for 18-3 point baskets

Milwaukee..Fired coach Jason Kidd for making overtures about wanting Phoenix Suns coaching job.
Clippers..Suspend G-League coach Travis Walton-possible workplace harassment.
San Antonio..Retired star Tim Duncan gets (7.5M) settlement..Advisor stole 20M of his investments.





(Super Bowl)

Patriots..TE-Rob Gronkowski rejoins team on field for limited workouts-still in concussion protocol
Eagles..Confirm QB-Carson Wentz tore two ligaments in knee in late season injury


Houston..Hire John Pagano-LB-coach-ex Raiders-Chargers Def Coord
Jets..Hire Rick Dennison-RB coach-ex Bills-Broncos Off Coor
Raiders..Hire Brian Callahan-QB-coach-ex Lions
Titans..Hire Pat O’Hara-QB coach..Shane Bowen-LB coach-ex Houston
Chiefs..Hire Mike Kafka-QB coach..ex backup QB
Colts..Hire Mike Phain-DL coach-ex Illinois coach
Carolina..Hire Steve Russ-LB coach-ex Air Force Def Coor
Arizona..Hire Jeff Rodgers-Special teams coach..ex Bears
Giants..Inform Steve Spagnuolo-will not return as Def Coor


Jacksonville..Fine S-Barry Church (24,309) for helmet hit on Rob Gronkowski
Bills..Pro Bowl C-Eric Wood forced to retire-neck injury
Vikings..Former DE-Chris Doleman undergoes Brian tumor surgery
Dallas..KR-Ryan Switzer-surgery-ankle
Chiefs..LB-Kevin Pierre Louis-arrested-possession marijuana
Giants..Ex LB-Marcus Buckey sentenced 2Y-prison-theft of 1M in workman comp funds
Jets..Joe McKnight road rage murder trial-finds Ron Gasser guilty..face 40Y prison
Chargers..Former LB-Michael Lee files police brutality lawsuit-shattered arm in incident in Gaslamp district
XFL..Proposed 8-team league..40-man roster…play games in 2020 season

(Pro Bowl)

AFC-W-NFC (24-23)…Delanie Walker-Tennessee-catches 2-TD passes in win….Harrison Smith-Vikings-79Y-TD interception for NFC….


Michigan State..AD-Mark Hollis resigns in aftermath of Larry Nassar scandal

Michigan State..Coach Mark D’Antonio refuse resign-allegations 16-sexual assault cases over 10-years with Spartans player..D’Antonio says he disciplined 12 of those players personally.

Michigan State…Lansing Journal…12-staffers reportedly aware of sexual assault incident involving Larry Nassar-nothing ever done about it…Reports Police investigate incidents-nasser provided documents and videos that showed massage techniques were of medical nature-not sexual..was never charged…Female athletes had told police that Nassar touched their breasts and did digital sex on their private parts.. as treatment for back and hip injuries…..Nassar said his treatments were innovative….3-different investations-never was charged.. Nassar sentenced to 40-to-160 years in prison…State attorney generals office and NCAA will not begin probe of MSU handling of incidents.

Mark Emmert..President of NCAA says he was proactive when alerted to possible sex assault issues at MSU as far back as 2010…was never told specifically about Larry Nassar…says he implementsed NCAA program for all universities within a year to deal with protocols of on campus sexual incidents with athletes.

Washington State…Funeral service for QB-Tyler Hilinski…Players-Coaches other Pac 12-schools attend along with Cougars teammates…Police say no reason found yet for his suicide.

Michigan..QB-Shea Patterson-transfer from Ole Miss..asks for NCAA waiver to play immediately because of NCAA sanctions at Ole Miss

Washington State..NCAA gives 6th year eligibility to LB-Peyton Pelluer-missed 2-years with injuries

Fresno State..QB-Chason Vigil-transfers to Southeast Louisiana

Senior Bowl…North beats South (45-16)
..RB-Rashaad Penny-SDSU-(63Y-Rushing-73Y-TD catch)
..QB-Josh Allen-Wyoming (158P-2TD)
..QB-Kyle Lauletta-Richmond (198P-3TD)
..QB-Baker Mayfield-Oklahoma (3-7-9Y) in limited action





Padres…Erecting bronze statue for P-Trevor Hoffman next to Tony Gwynne statue at Petco Park.

Dodgers..Club still trying to trade OF-Matt Kemp to American League team..has (43M) left on 2-year contract
Dodgers..Say financial hurdles exist if they were to try to re-sign P-Yu just 16M-below luxury tax
Dodgers..P-Kenley Jansen says players should consider strike to deal with Luxury Tax issues limiting player movement…Miami Marlins fire sales activity.


Phillies..Sign P-Frankie Rodriguez-released by Tigers last year (7.27-ERA)

Orioles..Open contract talks with FA-OF-Carlos Gonzalez-Rockies

Orioles..Ask 3B-Manny Machado to move to SS.

Indians-Milwaukee..Trade talks..P-Danny Salazar fort OF-Domingo Santana

White Sox..Sign FA-P-Xavier Cedeo-ex TampaBay
Twins..Sign 1B-Andy Wilkens-ex Brewers
Tampa Bay..Sign FA-C-Johnny Monell-ex Mets…P-Ryan Weber ex-Seattle

Pirates..P-Nik Turley-suspended 80G-PED violations
Seattle..OF-Jose Santiago-suspended 140G-2X-PED violator
Colorado..P-Marcos Caravajal-dies of pneumonia-Venezuela (34Y)..could not get anti-biotics in crisis riddled country





San Diego Gulls…win 2-games at Bakersfield….Nick Kerdiles 2-goals on Friday night…Kevin Boyle 33-saves on Saturday night.

Gulls..Send C-Mitch Hults to Utah-ECHL….Austin Ortega has 7-goals in first 11-games in Utah

Sabres..D-Zach Bogosian-gone for year-hip surgery

NHL All Star Game…Pacific Division-W-Atlantic Division in 3-on-3 game…Ducks Rikard Rakell scores 2-goals in win.




USOC…18-Board Members of US Gymnastics re-sign in housecleaning following Larry Nassar sex scandal…New Hampshire senator Jeanne Sheehan calls for investigation of USOC ‘how abuse was allowed to go unchecked-unnoticed for over decade’

Ali Raismann…Tells reporters not one member of USOC attended the trial nor closing statements in Larry Nassar trial……offered ‘no sympathy-no support for victims’….’zero accountability.

Australian Open Tennis
..Carolina Wozniacki beats Simon Halep winning first and third sets.
..Roger Federer wins Milan Cilic…wins 3-of-4 sets in searing 100-degree heat…roof closed for final match.

Helio Castroneves…3X-Indy 500-champ leaving Indy car to race IMSA for Roger Penske team

Horse Racing..Gun Runner named Horse of Year-Eclipse winner..won Breeders Cup Classic.

Soccer…US-Bosnia…Friendly match….0-0- tie….John Brooks one of few veterans to suit up.
LA talks to acquire F-Zlatan Ibrahimovic-from Manchester United…has 403-career goals.




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