Best 15 Minutes in Sports-Tuesday

Posted by on January 10th, 2017  •  0 Comments  • 

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Chargers….NFL owners head to New York tonight to begin 2-days of meetings to sort out Chargers-Raiders stadium-market problems.

NFL…Reports Commissioner Roger Goodell is getting “blowkback” from NFL owners about “creating bridge loans”. to help Chargers…NFL owners fearful it creates a bad precedent for the NFL when other cities-teams have stadium issues-will league be asked for additional ‘bailouts’.

NFL….Sources say owners are concerned about the Raiders ownership situation and the attempt of casino owner Sheldon Adelson to buy minority control of the team…Still to be determined is territorial fee, possibly 200M, they would want Raiders to pay to move into Las Vegas.

NFL…6-Member Stadium committee-headed by Art Rooney and 7-Member Finance committee-led by Bob McNair will be involved in the two days of discussions.

(College Football)–Championship Game

Alabama-L-Clemson (35-31)…QB-Deshaun Watson drove Clemson the length of the field with (:61) left on the clock…threw a 2Y-TD pass to Hunter Renfroe with (:01) left to give the Tigers the win over Alabama in the National Championship game…Watson threw 3-TD passes in the 2nd half to rally Clemson from a (14-0) deficit….Clemson QB was (36-56) for 420Y-passing and added 43Y-rushing…he survived 3-helmet hits during the game and was sacked 4-times……Game winning drive came minutes after Alabama QB-Jalen Hurts drove the Tide for a go-ahead TD-he scored on a 30Y-run to get Bama the lead back….Alabama lost RB-Bo Scarbrough with an ankle injury early in the 2nd half, and was (0-11) on 3rd down conversions in the game but still got the lead at the end till Watson’s heroics… .Clemson finished with (511Y) on offense…ran off 99-players against the Tide’s nationally ranked defense and controlled the ball for (34:44)..

(NFL Coaching)

Chargers…Begin second tier of interviews for coaching opening with interview on Monday with Buffalo’s Anthony Lynn…then meeting today with Detroit Def Coor-Teryl Austin.

Denver…Interview Vance Joseph-Miami today for Broncos job.

Jacksonville..Hires Tom Coughlin as VP-Football Operations….Give interim head coach Doug Marrone-contract extension to take over as head coach on permanent basis…give contract extension to GM-Dave Caldwell also.

Rams..Interview Mike Vrabel-LB coach Houston Texans.

Washington..Interview Mike Pettine-ex Browns coach for Def Corr job

Steelers..Remove LB-Coach Joey Porter from team meetings and practices after arrest on 5-different police assault charges in drunken fight on Sunday…Posted 25,000-bond.

Cleveland…Fire 5-defensive assistant coaches after hiring Gregg Williams-Rams as new Def Coor.

Raiders..Refuse comment on status of Def Coor-Ken Norton after poor defensive performances this season.

49ers..Interview Tom Cable-Seahawks OL coch for head coach job.

Eagles..Fire WR-coach Greg Lewis.

(Injuries)

Green Bay…WR-Jordy Nelson hospitalized with 2-fractured ribs and undergoing exam for other internal injuries to lung or kidneys..hurt in Sunday game with Giants on sideline hit..

Miami…NFL Union wants to investigate why QB-Matt Moore was out for just 1-play after taking brutal hit to facemask in Sunday-Steelers game….Sideline doctors say he did not have a concussion.

Chiefs..RB-Spencer Ware..LB-Justin Houston return to practice and will play next weekend against Pittsburgh.

(College Football)

AFCA…American Football Coaches Association begins meetings on Wednesday to vote on 2-early signing dates in recruiting…one in June, the other in December.

North Carolina..Tar Heels QB-Mitch Trubisky files for NFL draft.

Ohio State..RB-Chris Samuel files for NFL draft.

Michigan..Hires Pep Hamilton as offensive coordinator-had been at Stanford with Jim Harbaugh…last year with Cleveland Browns.

Marshall Faulk…Named to College Football Hall of Fame after 3-All American seasons while at San Diego State…and 12-year NFL career…Will be enshrined in December in New York.

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………………(Baseball)……………….

Toronto…Blue Jays have had talks about 1Y-17M deal for slugger Jose Bautista…Deal would match the November qualifying offer he was given but rejected.

Baltimore…No contract talks with 47-HR hitting OF-Mark Trumbo…Orioles had pulled (4Y-80M) offer off the table a week ago.

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……………..(Basketball)……………….

Aztecs-San Jose State….San Diego State (0-3) in conference….Aztecs shooting just 42% from floor in Mountain West Conference play….SDSU coach Steve Fisher gives public ‘vote of confidence’ to team saying Aztecs will take 1-step at a time to rally back this season…saying he has terrific people on his roster…and it is still a long-long season…Says he expects his team to have success and to get its confidence and swagger back…saying despite injury issues “this is who we are”

Lakers-Portland…Tuesday matchup….LA is (15-26) this season.
Golden State-Miami..Warriors are (32-6)
Spurs-Bucks..San Antonio (30-7)
Cavs-Utah..Cleveland (28-8).

Atlanta…Mike Dunleavy-F-part of 3-for-1 deal that sent Kyle Korver to Cavs, wants to be bought out…has yet to report to the Hawks.

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…………………(Hockey)…………………

Kings-L-Dallas Stars (6-4)….Stars score 3-third period goals to stave off LA comeback….Kings held to just 22-shots on goal…Taylor Seguin-Patrick Sharpe score key goals for Stars…on Monday night…Kings lost 7-of-11

Ducks-Dallas…Tuesday night game…Ducks have won 6-of-8 on home ice.

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