Best 15 Minutes in Sports–Wednesday
Aztecs-W-St Mary’s (74-49)….Aztecs had 20-point lead at halftime…shot 58% enroute to blowout win…Nathan Mensah (18P-13R)…Terrell Gomez (13P) off bench………SDSU (6-1)…Gaels (8-2)
Aztecs..Coach Brian Dutcher confirms team has contact #1 Gonzaga and #2 Baylor about scheduling a game because of on going cancellation problems in the Mountain West Conference.
Aztecs…Season opening series with UNLV 1/2..1/4..in jeopardy as Rebels have extended their basketball pause because of more outbreaks.
UCSD…Season opening women’s game-Cal Baptist-cancelled at halftime by a false positive test of one of the CBU players.
Memphis..Gives 5Y-extension to head coach Penny Hardaway.
Lakers-L-Clippers (116-109)…Paul George explodes in 2nd half on 9-of-11 shooting….snuffs out Lakers rally for opening night win….Clippers torrid start…led (39-19) in first quarter…built 22-point lead then played sloppy 2nd quarter and let Lakers come all the way back to tie the game in the 3rd quarter….Paul George had a 13-point third quarter in game…Kantavious Caldwell Pope had 9-off bench to begin comeback….Clippers came back to take an 11-point lead in the 4th period… .George (33P)…Kawhi Leonard (26P)…..LeBron (22P)…Anthony Davis (18P)…..Tremendous night from Lakers newcomers Montrzl Harrell-Dennis Shroeder combined (31) off bench…..NBA opener
Golden State-L-Brooklyn (125-99)….Kevin Durant-Kyrie Irving combined (48P)….Steph Curry (20P)…James Wiseman (19P-6R) in loss for Warriors….
Houston..G-James Harden involved in 2-feuds with teammates on practice floor on Sunday-Monday.
Houston-Denver..Trade Talks…James Harden to Nuggets in package including F-Michael Porter.
Minnesota..G-Malik Beasley facing 120-days jail time after pleading guilty to threatening a family with a gun.
New Orleans..Does not pick up 4th year option on contract of G-Lonzo Ball..could become restricted free agent next year.
Chicago..Does not pick up option on hi scoring C-Laurie Markkanen.
Atlanta..Does not pick up option on contract of F-John Collins (21PPG)
Oklahoma City..Releases F-Frank Kaminsky
Suns..Sign FA-F-Frank Kaminsky
Chicago…F-Thad Young to miss start of season with staph infection leg
Chargers…DE-Joey Bosa goes back into concussion protocol…2nd concussion in 8-weeks.
Chargers…WR-Keenan Allen…DE-Joey Bosa named to Pro Bowl team..Rookie QB-Justin Herbert snubbed.
Chargers…Salute DE-Issac Rochelle..buys 400-Christmas dinners for families in Santa Ana
Chargers..Activate OT-Trey Pipkens from Covid IR list
Rams..DT-Aaron Donald…S-Jalen Ramsey named to Pro Bowl team.
Rams…Rookie RB-Cam Akers to miss final 2-weeks of season-ankle
Washington Post…reports owner Daniel Snyder paid (1.6M) in out of court settlement to former female employee who sued for sexual misconduct by the owner on an Airplane flight…Incident happened in 2009.
Washington..QB-Dwayne Haskins-apologizes for going to strip bar to party with friends without a mask on Sunday night…Faces 10,000 fine from NFL
Pittsburgh…Coach Mike Tomlin lectures WR-JuJu Smith-Schuster about disrespect…player stomped on Bengals team logo before start of game infuriating Cincinnati players before Monday victory over Pittsburgh.
Pittsburgh…Steelers deny QB-Ben Roethlisberger has elbow or knee issues impacting ability to make plays…QB had a (62) rating in Monday loss.
Carolina..Owner David Tepper says team needs a ‘franchise QB’…Teddy Bridgewater has failed 8-times in game tying or game leading drives in 4th quarters this year.
49ers..CJ Beathard…3rd string QB-will start on Sunday’
Jaguars..Interview Louis Riddick for vacant GM job.
NFL Pro Bowl….Seahawks-Chiefs-Packers get 7-players each named to team…No Dallas Cowboys on team.
Chiefs…Season ending hip injury RB-Clyde Edwards-Helaire
Steelers..Place FB-Derek Watt in concussion protocol
Bengals..WR-Ty Boyd-concussion protocol
Raiders..IR-S-Eric Harris-Covid issues
Rams..Place LB-Derrick Moncrief..S-Juju Huges on Covid IR
49ers..IR-RB-Raheem Mostert..WR-Deebo Samuel for year
49ers..QB-Nick Mullens ruled out-elbow injury
Eagles..Activate WR-DeSean Jackson from IR list
Bucs..Activate OT-Donovan Smith from Covid IR
Carolina..Activate DT-Zach Kerr from Covid IR
Bears..Activate KR-DeAndre Carter from Covid IR
49ers..Sign FA-QB-Josh Rosen from Tampa Bay taxi squad
Denver..Release LB-Mark Barron
Houston..Release DE-Corey Liuget
Chiefs..Workout FA-RB-Elijah McGuire-ex Jets-Dolphins
College Football Playoffs…Bill Hancock confirms entire slate of New Years Day Games plus Rose Bowl-Sugar Bowl playoff games could move from January 1st if Covid outbreaks worsens nationally….Meeting with CDC-officials.
Idaho Potato Bowl…Nevada-W-Tulane (38-27)…QB-Csason strong (271P-5TD) for Wolfpack
Boca Raton Bowl…BYU-W-UCF (49-23)…Cougars QB-Zach Wilson (425P-3TD)..BYU-RBs (215R) in blowout win.
Myrtle Beach Bowl..Appalachian State-W-North Texas (56-24)..RB-Cam Peoples (319R-5TD)
New Orleans Bowl..Louisiana Tech-Georgia Southern
Montgomery Bowl..Memphis-Florida Atlantic
LSU…Upheaval on Ed Ogeron staff continues…Fires Def Coord-Bo Pelini and Passing Game Coach Scott Linehan…Off Coord-Steve Enmsinger retires…Bill Johnson reassigned to consultant.
Arizona..Interviews Jedd Fish-QB coach New England Patriots for vacant Wildcats coaching job.
Arizona..Will interview ex-NFL LB-Antonio Pearce-coaches at Arizona State
Arizona..Report President of school wants UA to hire San Jose State coach Brian Brennan.
Texas Tech…Hires legendary QB-Sonny Cumbie as Red Raiders QB-coach
Auburn..Offers head coaching job to Bryan Harsin-head coach Boise State.
South Alabama..Hires Major Applewhite as Off Coord
Baylor..fires Off Coor-Larry Fedora
Michigan..fires Def Coor-Don Brown
Ole Miss..fires Def Line coach-Deke Brow
Tennessee…Opts out of Liberty Bowl-Covid outbreak
Liberty Bowl..Army replaced Tennessee..will play West Virginia
South Carolina..Opts out Gasparilla Bowl-entire offensive staff sick
Military Bowl…Cancels game…16th Bowl to cease operation.
Iowa..Pauses workouts-puts Music City Bowl in jeopardy.
UCLA..Coach Chip Kelly under fire..is (10-21) as Bruins coach
USC..Coach Clay Helton criticism continues..just (18-15) 3-years.
Florida..NCAA fines Gators coach Dan Mullen 5,000-puts program on 1-years probation…strips school of half off campus recruiting visits…bans 2-assistant coaches (7 days) (30 days) off campus recruiting for 2-violations illegal contact with recruit in Seattle.
Padres..Sign FA-P-Nick Ramirez-ex Tigers
Padres..Sign FA-P-Nick Burdi-ex Pirates-recovering elbow surgery
Padres..Sign FA-P-Parker Markel-ex Angels-Pirates-Tigers
Dodgers-Angels…Report both teams preparing 3Y-Free Agent offers to P-Trevor Bauer-ex Reds-Indians.
Mets..Sign P-Noah Syndegaard (1Y-9.5M) coming off surgery
Mets..Make big on Japanese FA-P-Tomo Sugano-Yomiuri Giants
Mets..Sign FA-P-Tom Wendle-ex Phillies
Mets..Sign FA-2B-Will Tovar-ex Angels
Reds..Sign FA-P-Josh Osich-ex Cubs
Reds..Sign FA-P-Matt Ball-ex Angels
White Sox..Sign FA-OF-Yoelki Cespedes-Domincan Republic…brrther of longtime Mets star Yoenis Cespedes
Phillies..Name Sam Fuld as General Manager-working under President Dave Dombrowski…Fuld had been Assistant GM in Philadlephia.
Toronto-Ottawa….Premier Province of Ontario orders 4-week shutdown of Province starting December 26th because of pandemic…Threatens opening of Leafs-Senators training camp and season.
Boston..D-Zdeno Charra-remains unsigned as camps prepare to open.
Arizona..Sign FA-C-Fredrick Gauthier-ex Leafs
Las Vegas…D-Deryk Engelland retires after 11-year career-becomes Assistant to President of team