Chargers…Expect OC-Corey Linsley to practice this week after back issues on Sunday
Chargers-Raiders…NFL moves Sunday showdown game to Sunday Night Football
Chargers…AFC playoffs likely scenario on Wildcard Weekend
..Chargers at Kansas City
..Colts at Cincinnati
..Patriots at Buffalo
Chargers…Head Coach Brandon Staley Press Conference:
..Important to see how team would react to adversity of loss in Houston a week ago
..QB-Justin Herbert-we meet each Friday 3pm in empty building..he has unique focus
..There is a calm about him before the storm each week
..Trey Pipkens was solid at LT-then at RT
..Credit Corey Linsley-Brian Bulaga with helping Pipkens learn about techniques
..LB-Kenney Murray cleared from Covid protocols
..Looking forward to Sunday…’Win-and-In is like a playoff game’
Steelers-W-Browns (26-14)…Ben Roethlisberger farewell game at Heinz Field…Steelrs defense 9-sacks…TJ Watt 4-sacks…RB-Najee Harris (188R) in win…Baker Mayfield (16-38) TD-2Int in loss…Steelers (8-7-1) keep thin playoff hopes alive…Browns (7-9)-collapse second half of season…Browns (3-28) in Pittsburgh since 1993…Roethlisberger (25-3-1) in career vs Cledveland…..Monday Night Football
Tampa Bay..coach Bruce Arians says he wants WR-Antonio Brown to get help…says Brown never mentioned ankle problems when he refused to go back on field on Sunday..Brown forfeited 1M in bonuses by leaving team and getting released..Brown finished season with (39R-519Y-4TD) in 6-games…coming off 4-gaee suspension
Raiders..CB-Nate Hobbs arrested Monday 4am…passed out behind wheel of car on ramp at parking garage…Charged with DUI.
NY Giants..Coach Joe Judge criticized for 11-minute tirade defending organization in wake of (5-11) season…”This is not come clown show organization”
Washington..Coach Ron Rivera…”Must find longtime solution at QB”
Rams..Coach Sean McVay says ‘Family Spat’…slapping incident involving DBs-Jalen Ramsey-Taylor Rapp.
Jacksonville..Report Jaguars GM-Trent Baalke wants team to interview fired Houston Coach Bill O’Brien-currently Off Coor at Alabama
Cowboys…LB-Leighton Vander Esche says team has to “Play againts Refs on Sunday”…Cowboys had 10-penalties for 88Y in Sunday loss
Browns..facing tough decisions on 2022 contracts…Baker Mayfield has (18.5M) cap figure…WR-Jarvis Landry due (16.6M) next year
Tennessee…RB-Derrick Henry cleared for practice this week.
Eagles..Put DT-Fletcher Cox..TE-Dallas Goedert..OC-Jason Kelce among 12-players placed on Covid list on Monday
Giants..QB-Mike Glennon to have wrist surgery
Chiefs..OT-Lukas Niang-surgery-torn patella tendon-knee
Cowboys..WR-Michael Gallup-torn ACL-knee
Alabama..Coach Nick Saban speaks out against Playoff Expansion…”Minimize Bowl Games even more if you go to 12-team playoff”…Survey shows since 4-team playoffs-16-games played-12 were blowouts.
College Playoff Committee…Meets Saturday in Indianapolis-8th meeting of group trying to decide on expanded playoff format..Could vote on format at weekend and turn it over to College Presidents on Monday.
Oklahoma..QB-Caleb Williams enters transfer portal after outstanding freshman season
North Carolina State..OT-Ikem Ekwonu enters NFL draft
Virginia..Hires Des Kitchens-Atlanta Falcons as Off Coord
Clippers-Minnesota…Timberwolves led (64-46) at halftime at Press Time…Monday game…Clippers (19-18) on season heading into game
Lakers-Sacramento..Tuesday game…LA (19-19) this year
Lakers..Assistant coach David Fizdale goes on Covid list
Brooklyn..Activate G-Kyrie Irving-unvaccinated-will play only road games
Boston..Activate G-Dennis Schroeder from Covid list
Golden State..G-Klay Thompson goes thru 1st full scrimmage-coming off Achilles tear
Golden State..Activate C-James Wiseman from Covid list
Chicago..Activate G-Lonzo Ball from Covid list
Oklahoma City.;Activate G-Shai Alexander from Covid list
New Orleans..Activate C-Jonas Valanoivicis from Covid list
Dallas..Put F-Kristaps Porzingas on Covid list
NYKnicks..Release G-Wayne Seldin
Lakers-NY Knicks…TRADE..Lakers deal newly acquired G-Denzell Valentine, plus rights to 2-foreign players and $1.1M cash to Knicks for rights to Louis Labeyrie (6’10-C) France…Valentine had come from Cavs in weekend trade for Rajon Rondo.
Houston..Suspend G-Kevin Porter..C-Christian Wood for 1-game for halftime blowup with coaching staff over weekend.
UCLA..Back on practice floor after 3-week layoff for Covid outbreak
NY Mets…P-Max Scherzer says no formal negotiations between Union-Owners have taken place since shutdown December 2nd….Says MLB is facing ‘integrity issue’ if it allows teams to intentionally tank-hire cheaper young talent rather than pay mid-level veterans and top free agents.
NHL…Has now postponed 92-games since December 1st because of Covid issues
Ottawa…Senators now have 9-players in protocols
Rangers..Put F-Artemi Panarin on Covid list
Toronto…C-Auston Matthews on Covid list
Buffalo..F-Kyle Okposo on Covid list
Florida..C-Sam Reinhart tests positive
Blackhawks..Activate G-Marc Andre Fleury from Covid list
Minnesota..G-Cam Talbot-out with lower body injury
Ducks-Flyers…Tuesday matchup…Ducks (17-11-7) in 2nd place in Pacific
MLS-LAFC…Hires Steve Cherendolo as head coach…Teams USA veteran…spent 15-years playing in Germany…replaced Bob Bradley
English Premier League….
..Manchester U-L-Wolverhampton…Wolves score in 82′ for (1-0) win
Lionel Messi…Paris St-Germaine star among 4-players test positive for Covid