Best 15 Minutes in Sports-Thursday
Tom Brady…Retires after illustrious 23-year career..that included 7-Super Bowl Rings with New England and Tampa Bay..3X-NFL MVP….5X-Super Bowl MVP…and expected to join Fox TV-as NFL analyst…45-year old QB made (303M) in his NFL career and created successful TB12-Athletic Training Facility.
Bobby Beathard…Legendary GM passes away (86Y) from Alzheimers…Inducted into the NFL Hall of Fame…Built Super Bowl winners with Miami..Washington and Chargers…Hired Coach Joe Gibbs-Redskins…Bobby Ross-Chargers…Won 4-Super Bowls…10-Divisional Titles…7-Conference titles…
Chargers..Kellen Moore-new Off Coord-Press Conference:
..Got deal done in 1-day’s time after decision made to exit Dallas
..Brandon Staley sees a QB mind thru a defensive lens
..Change is good
..Loved his 5-years with the Cowboys
..Will build the system around Justin Herbert
..WR speedos is imperative-it is dangerous
..Will build a new playbook together with Justin Herbert input
..We will explore the Cowboys playbook too
..Want Run-Pass offense to out defenses in conflict
..I have taken something from everyone..Jason Garrett-Mike McCarthy
..Matchups important-will take some from Air Coryell to West Coast
..The offensive talent in LA is wired right
New Orleans-Denver…Saints will get this year’s Broncos #1 pick and Denver’s #2 pick in 2024.
Denver..Incoming coach Sean Payton…’Chose Denver because of ownership..fans..tradition of Broncos football’.
Denver…Reports say Sean Payton will get a (5Y) contract worth (17-20M) per season.
Houston..Will send #3 draft pick to the 49ers as compensation for hiring DeMeco Ryans as coach
Carolina..Owner David Tepper says the NFL must ‘end the old boy network of hiring practices’….Says Frank Reich is ‘ahead of the curve on offense’ and is ‘dialed in on how to get a QB’
Carolina..GM-Scott Fitterer says ‘Drafting-Developing at QB’ is priority with the Panthers.
Carolina..Fired coach Matt Thule-now at Nebraska..is filling suit against owner David Tepper for 5M-he believes he is owed in back pay
Urban Meyer…fired Jacksonville coach-says ‘Trevor Lawrence is on track to be a Hall of Fame quarterback’
Drew Brees…says ‘Russell Wilson just got the best scenario with Sean Payton taking over as head coach in Denver’
Aaron Rodgers..Packers QB says ‘Nathaniel Hackett made football fun and will do well with the Jets as Off Coord’
NFL Competition Committee…Wll review discussion to allow teams to dress a 3rd Emergency quarterback each game who would not count against 46-man game day active roster.
Arizona..Hire Jerry Gray as Assistant head coach-ex Packers
Carolina..Hire Deuce Staley-ex Detroit-RB coach
Carolina..Interview Jim Bob Cooter-Jaguars for Off Coord job
Dallas..Hire Mike Solari-Off Line coach-ex Seattle
Dallas..Interview Thomas Brown-Rams for Off Coord job
Houston..interview Bob Slow-49ers for Off Coord job
Houston..Interview Troy Walters-Bengals for WR Coord job
Houston..Interview Marquand Manuel for Def Coord job-Jets
49ers..Interview Steve Wilks-ex Carolina for Def Coord job
49ers..Will interview Chris Harris-Washington for Def Coord job
Tampa Bay..Interview Ron Curry-Saints for Off Coord job
Washington..Interview Anthony Lynn-49ers for Off Coord job
Ravens..Interview David Canales-Seattle..2nd time for Off Coord job
NFL..Suspend Eagles OG-Josh Sills-who was indicted on rape charge in Ohio
49ers…QB-Trey Lance cleared following ankle surgery rehab for OTA workouts
Miami..QB-Tua Tagovailoa cleared to resume off season training after 4W in Concussion Protocol.
Arizona State…Lands QB-Jaden Rashada-former Florida Gators recruit…becomes 3rd QB to transfer in..including Drew Pyne-ex Notre Dame and Jacob Conover-ex BYU
Aztecs…Sign 6’2-LB Ken Files-from Hocking College in Ohio..JUCO transfer
Padres…P-Yu Darvish will go to spring training with WBC-Team Japan rather than report to camp in Peoria, Arizona.
Dodgers..Sign FA-P- Matt Andriese-pitched last year with Yomiuri Giants..ex-Tampa Bay-Padres-Red Sox
Royals..Sign FA-2B-Ryan Goins-ex Braves
Mariners..Sign FA-P-Taylor Williams-ex Padres
Mariners..Sign FA-P-Taylor Saucedo-ex Mets
Houston..Sign FA-P-Ty Buttery-ex Angels
White Sox..Sign FA-OF-Nate Mondou-ex A’s
Reds..Sign FA-OF-Jason Vosler-ex Giants-Padres
Atlanta..Sign FA-2B-Yolmer Sanchez-ex White Sox
Twins..SS-Royce Lewis cleared for spring training after 2-knee surgeries
Mets..OF Khalil Lee under investigation for choking incident of girlfriend while at Syracuse last year
Toronto..Hire Jeff Ware-bullpen coach
Aztecs…Return to San Diego after ugly loss at Nevada on Tuesday night..Defense collapsed in 2nd half for 3rd time in recent games
Aztecs…host Boise State…SDSU in middle of 5-games in 8-game span on the road.
Suns..G-Devin Booker-cleared to return to active roster end of this week..has had groin issue since Christmas
Golden State-76ers..Open trade talks for F-Matisse Thybulle
Denver..G-Bones Hyland asks team for trade
Detroit Pistons..stranded in Dallas by ice storm..game with Washington postponed.
Gulls-L-Abbotsford Canucks (6-1)…Canucks score 4-in a row at startof game…….Wednesday game…Gulls (12-32)
NHL…Teams get to All Star break…Festivities in Miami for Sunday game
LA Kings…Facing goaltending decision as trade deadline looms:
..Jon Quick-Benched (8-12) record…881 save percentage in final year of deal
..Cal Peterson..Sent to AHL has 2-years left on contract
Vancouver..Taking trade offers for F-Brock Boeser after dealing C-Bo Hornet
Red Wings..Release G-Jussi Olkinouora
Florida..Release FAnton Levtiki-will sign with Tappara-Finland
NHL Players Association…Will interview US Labor Secretary Marty Walsh this weekend to possibly replace 32-year veteran Union leader Donald Fear.
Soccer..Arsenal acquires MF-Jorghino from Chelsea in 12M-transfer deal
Juventus..F-Paul Pogo reinsures knee-not ready to play in Italy
Golf…1st round at ATT-Pebble Beach Pro Am on Thursday
LIV…Offers guaranteed deal to Tom Home-winner Pebble Beach last year
LIV..Bryson DeChambeau-surgery for cyst causing him vertigo..winless 31-events
Indy Car Racing…Teams begin testing days at Thermal Race Track in Palm Springs
NASCAR…Teams-drivers arrive in LA for ‘Chase at Coliseum’ on Sunday
Stanford..Fires legendary swimming coach Terri McKeever-won 4-NCAA titles..Dismissed after university investigation of abusive treatment of athletes…6-swimmers told University investigators they contemplated suicide and left school rather than deal with head coach on day to day basis…Other athletes testified McKeever was abusive about injuries..weight loss…eating disorders.