Best 15 Minutes in Sports-Thursday

Posted by on January 12th, 2017  •  0 Comments  • 

…………(Football)……………

Chargers…Owner Dean Spanos informed Commissioner Roger Goodell and League Jeffrey Pasch Wednesday night he is moving the franchise to Los Angeles….Inglewood’s Mayor James Butts said he would meet with Spanos on Thursday afternoon…..As of 8:30pm, Mayor Kevin Faulconer had not been notified of the decision…Chargers employees were told to be at an all-staff meeting at 8am in the morning….The team has been in San Diego 56-years, but was unable to get a new stadium built because of economic issues, and bad city leadership…Chargers will likely play two years at Stub Hub Center Soccer Stadium in Carson, seats 27,000.

Chargers….NFL Meetings open in New York…San Diego was given extension of deadline on LA decision…from Sunday to next Tuesday but did not wait…..Fears the team would try to upstage Mayor’s “State of the City” address came true to fruition with the Wednesday statement…

Chargers..Spanos family had just 9-winning seasons in 33-years of ownership….as day-to-day operator of the franchise, Dean Spanos allowed the removal of Super Bowl coach Bobby Ross, the firing of Marty Schottenheimer after a (14-2) season….suffered thru the (1-15) Ryan Leaf era….made mistakes on the hiring of Norv Turner and Mike McCoy….has seen the current team lose 26-of-36 games….seen revenues plunge from 15th to 29th…and the team finished 31st in attendance this season..

Chargers…Lose two coaching candidates when Sean McDermott-Carolina and Vance Joseph take other head coaching jobs….Among the name candidates still out there…Atlanta’s Kyle Shanahan….veteran coaches Steve Spagnuolo-ex Rams…and Jim Schwartz-ex Lions.

Raiders…NFL owners meet for nearly 6-hours in committee sessions..impressed with Raiders proposal to move to Las Vegas…admit that investor Sheldon Adelson may not be part of financing group

(Coaching)

Buffalo..Hires Sean McDermott-Carolina-as head coach after 2nd interview
Denver..Hires Vance Joseph-Miami as head coach
Carolina..Names Steve Wilks as defensive coordinator
Raiders..Fire Bill Musgrave-offensive coordiantor…Marcus Robertson as DB-coach.
Rams..Meet 2nd time with Sean McVay in coach interview.
Washington..interview Gus Bradley for defensive coordinator job.

(NFL)

Wildcard playoff game TV ratings dropped from last year…drew (30.3M) fans last weekend…last year (32M) viewers.

Johnny Manziel…marketing company announces plans he will sign autographs ($90) and charge (50) for selfies at Super Bowl in Houston.

(College)

AFCA…Coaches association unanimously passes propsal for December early signing period for recruits….rejects a June sighing period.

Clemson..coach Dabo Swinning rips Colin Cowherd-Fox for calling Tigers a “fraud”….”ask Alabama if we are a fraud”

Arizona State..hire Phil Bennett-Baylor-as Def Coor
Nebraksa..fire Mark Banker-longtime Def Coor on Mike Riley staffs
Wyoming..hire Scott Hazleton as Def Coor.
Minnesota..hire Ed Warriner-Ohio State as Off Coor
Oregon..hire Joe Salav’e-Washington State as DL coach
Cal..Interviews Justin Wilcox-Def Coor-Wisconsin for Bears head coaching job.

Stanford…Backup QB-Ryan Burns announces he is transferring.
Clemson..Star WR-Mike Williams files for NFL draft.

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………………(Baseball)………………….

Padres…Sign FA-P-Carter Capps-ex Pirates-Washington Nationals-Braves-coming off elbow surgery.

Twins..Sign FA-P-Ryan Voglesong-ex Giants…P-Nick Tepesch-ex Rangers
A’s..Sign FA-3B-Trevor Plouffe-ex Twins..P-Sergio Casilla-ex Giants
Texas..Sign FA-SS-Luis Yander LaO from Cuba

Braves-Seattle….Trade-Atlanta sends OF-Mallex Smith-P-Shae Simmons to Mariners for P-Luis Gohara-P-Todd Burrows.

Seattle-Tampa Bay..Trade-Mariners ship Mallex Smith and 2-minor leaguers to Rays for P-Drew Smyly.

(MLB)

Mets…former minor league manager Wally Backman says GM-Sandy Alderson is blackballing him…Mets fired him as manager of Las Vegas team..”insubordination” for mishandling minor league prospects.

Cubs…Will meet with President Obama on Monday at White House to celebrate World Series.

Cardinals..P-Seth Manness undergoes exploratory-experimental surgery on torn elbow ligament..could be back in 8-months rather than 14.

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………..(Basketball)………………

Clippers-W-Orlando (105-96)…JJ Redick scores (22P) in win.

Lakers-at-San Antonio…LA (15-27)..Spurs (30-8)

Clippers..Hire Kevin Garnett as consultant in front office
Boston..NBA fines Kyle O’Quinn (25,000) for punching New Orleans player
Atlanta..Discipline GM Wes Wilcox for racially tinged job about his African American wife.

Florida State…Officials say Grayson Allen-Duke-did not throw flagrant elbow at coach as he crashed into bench….Allen had just come off suspension for tripping incidents this season.

USD-Santa Clara…Toreros (8-8) heading into West Coast Conference action.

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…………………(Hockey)…………………

Gulls-W-Stockton (6-3)…San Diego reels off 4-goals in row-wiping out (2-0) deficit…Ryan Garbutt shorthanded goal…newcomer Gregor Hanson scores goal in lst game.

Gulls..Sign FA-LW-Gregor Hanson-scored 20-goals in ECH>.

LA Kings-St Louis…Thursday night matchup
Ducks-at-Colorado

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……………….(General)……………………

NASCAR…Veteran driver Carl Edwards stuns Joe Gibbs Racing-announcing retirement…wants to walk away healthy from sport age (37).

Ron Ellis….Horse trainer-suspended indefinitely from Breeders Cup after horse comes up positive with steroids this past fall.

Golf..Jim Furyk-appointed captain of US Ryder Cup team

LA Galaxy…Open negotiations to sign Spanish star Jonathon Dos Santos.

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