Best 15 Minutes in Sports-Thursday

Posted by on January 25th, 2024  •  0 Comments  • 


Chargers…Hire Jim Harbaugh as head coach after 2-days of intense contract talks…Agreed to (5Y-60M contract with Bolts….Report from NY is that NFL pressured Dean Spanos to hire a ‘name coach’ to put the Chargers back on the NFL map in the 2nd market in the country….Talks centered on structure of (12M) contract and responsibilities- Bolts hired Jim Harbaugh as Coach-Director Football Operations…Issues involve removing Kellen Moore as Off Coord…Buyouts of other assistants contracts…and possible buyout of Harbaugh contract from Michigan….Spanos family has now had 14-head coaches in 35-years and has a composite record of (314-346)…They had fired a Hall of Fame coach, Don Coryell, and Hall of Fame GM-Bobby Beathard, a Super Bowl coach Bobby Ross and a 200-win head coach Marty Schottenheimer.

Harbaugh (86-25) at Michigan..Went (49-22) with 49ers
Chargers have not won AFC-West since 2009
Have just 2-playoff wins in 11-years

Chargers..Owner Dean Spanos..”Harbaugh football personfield..coached by two greats Ditka-Schembechler…from a football family”

Chargers..John Spanos..”You don’t build a resume by accident…it’s a team job…he is a team leader-builder”

Chargers..Interview Brandon Brown-NYG for 2nd time-Chargers GM job

Washington..Offer Ben Johnson-Detroit..head coaching job
Carolina..Interviews Mike Vrabel-ex Titans for head coaching job
Atlanta..Owner Arthur Blank meets with Mike Vrabel for head coach post
Raiders..Interview Mike Sullivan-Steelers for Off Coor job
Raiders..Interview Kliff Kingsbury for Off Coor job-was at USC last year
Miami..Fires Def Coor-Vic Fangio after 1-year on job
Packers..Fire Joe Barry-Def Coor..had 7-#1 picks on roster
Packers..Will interview Ejiro Evreo-ex Carolina for Def Coor
Eagles..Interview Jerrod Johnson-Houston for Off Coor
Eagles..will interview Vic Fangio-ex Miami for Def Coor
Steelers..interview Thomas Brown-ex Carolina for Off Coor job
Atlanta..2nd interview with Ejiro Evero-Carolina for head job

Chiefs..RB-Isaiah Pacheco-misses workout-toe issue
Chiefs..OG-Joe Thurney-ruled out pec
49ers..WR-Deebo Samuel..50-50 chance he plays with shoulder issue
Ravens..CB-Marlon Humphrey-cleared full practice-will play Sunday
(College Football)

Washington…QB-Will Rogers pulls out of Transfer Portal-will play for Jed Fisch.



Angels..Sign FA-P-Matt Moore-has pitched for 8-teams (66-63)

(Roster Moves)

Marlins..Sign FA-Of-Trey Mancini-ex Cubs
Tigers..Sign FA-P-Drew Anderson-ex Rangers

Yankees..Visit with FA-reliever Hector Neris-ex Houston
Mets..Visit with FA-reliever Ryan Stanek-ex Houston

Reds..Will not offer contract extension to FA-1B-DH-Joey Votto



Lakers-Chicago Bulls…Thursday game….Lakers (22-23) with trade rumors swirling around team

Clippers…off till Friday game with Toronto

(NBA Notes)

Milwaukee…Reports of dysfunction in organization that led to firing of 1st year coach Adrian Griffin despite (30-13) record

..Bucks hire Doc Rivers-ex Sixers-Clippers coach
..Team President and GM-attended team practices constantly
..Star F-Yoennis Antetokounmpo ignore play calls in huddle-called plays on floor
..Yoennis blocked teams attempts to hire ex-Toronto coach Nick Nurse last year
..Griffin fired veteran assistant coach Terry Stotts in camp-undermining him
..Doc Rivers was acting as consultant-politicking for head coaching job

Cleveland..Suspends two NBA-G League players for going into the stands to confront hecking fans…Top prospect Emoni Bates was removed from team. Chris Finch calls team’s defense ‘Disgusting’ after blew lead, lost to lowly Charlotte-despite Karl Anthony Towns (62P) outburst.


LA Kings-Buffalo Sabres..Kings led (3-0) at Press Time…Anzi Kopitar..Adrian Kempe…Pierre Luc Dubois all scored first period goals in Wednesday game

Ducks-at-Dallas..Thursday game

NY Islanders-at-Montreal..Thursday game..Patrick Roy emotional return to Montreal after taking over as Islanders head coach

London, Ontario…Police to file sexual assault charges against 5-hockey players from Canada’s 2018-World Junior hockey team…Players implicated in a possible gang rape while at tourney

Colorado..Activate F-Arturi Lehkonen from long term IR
Arizona..Lose D-Matt Dumba-shoulder issue

Salt Lake City…Ryan Smith-owner NBA Utah Jazz wants meeting with Gary Bettman-NHL President to discuss ‘expansion bid’

Chicago..Sign G-Petr Mrazek to 2Y-9M-contract extension



(Golf)..Farmers Insurance Open-1st round
..(-8)..Kevin Yu fired a (64)
..(-7)..Patrick Cantlay
..(-6)..Shane Lowry
..(-5)..Collin Morikawa
..(-3)..Xander Schauffele

LPGA-PGA…Lineup ‘The Match’ for February 26th in West Palm Beach…will feature Rory McIlroy-Max Homa-vs-Lexi Thompson-Rosie Zhang

(Tennis)..Australian Open
..Carlos Alcaraz-upset-by Alex Averev..Alcaraz 22-unforced errors
..Danil Medvedev survives 5-set war to get to semi-finals

..Coco Gauf faces Aryna Sabalenka in featured match on Thursday

(Soccer)..Javier ‘Chicharito’ Hernandez signs to play for Guadalajara Chivas in Liga-MX…Scored 39G for LA Galaxy-MLS but had injuries and off field issues at the end of his stay..released end of the season


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