Chargers…Set up interviews with 7-candidates for head coaching job:
..Eric Bienemy-Off Coord-Chiefs
..Arthur Smith-Off Coord-Titans
..Brian Daboll-Off Coord-Bills
..Joe Brady-Off Coord-Carolina
..Matt Eberflus-Def Coord-Colts
..Robert Saleh-Def Coord-49ers
..Josh McDaniels-Off Coord-Patriots
Chargers..Yet to respond on status of Assistant Coaches on Anthony Lynn’s staff…Only to say “no assistant coaches were terminated”….Indicated coaches with expiring contracts are free to talk to other teams…Assistants with time left on contracts remain with team-likely Shane Steichen and Pep Hamilton remain under contract.
Chargers..Coach Anthony Lynn thanked franchise for giving him a chance to be head coach..called it ‘honored privledge’.
Browns..Coach Kevin Stefanski-2 Assistants and OG-Joel Bitonio test positive for Covid….will miss playoff game with Steelers….Assistants Alex Van Pelt-Mike Priefer will run Browns sidelines.
Browns..WR-Rashard Higgins-arrested Westlake, Ohio-drag racing
Raiders…Will interview Gus Bradley-ex Chargers…Brandon Staley-Rams for vacant Def Coord job.
Falcons..Interview Robert Saleh-49ers for coaching job.
Falcons..Interview Brad Holmes-Rams for GM job
Lions..Interviewed Eric Bienemy-Chiefs..Marvin Lewis-ex Bengals for coaching job
Denver..Interview Champ Kelly-Bears for vacant GM job
Denver..Interview Dave Zeigler-Patriots-Director Player Personnel
Denver..Ask permission interview George Payton-Vikings
Carolina..Interview Nick Cesario-Patriots for GM job on Tuesday
Carolina..Monday interfiews-Monti Ossenfort-Titans..Joe Schoen-Bills
Houston..Will interview Joe Brady-Carolina for vacant coaching job
Houston..Contacts longtime Ravens GM-Ozzie Newsome about interest in job
Houston..Interviewed Nick Cesario-Patriots on Tuesday…Trent Kirshner-Seahawks
Jaguars..Interviewed Raheem Morris-Falcons for head coaching job
Jaguars..Will interview Eric Bienemy-Chiefs for vacant coaching job
Jaguars..Interview Ray Farmer-ex Browns-for vacant GM job
Jets..Will interview Brian Daboll-Bills..Brandon Staley-Rams..Pat Grahame-Giants for coaching job
Houston..Report Texans offering GM job to Nick Cesario-Patriots
Houston..Interviewed Omar Khan-Steelers for vacant GM job
Houston..Will interview Joe Brady-Carolina for head coaching job
NYGiants..GM-Dave Gettleman will return next season despite (4-12) and (6-10) records the last two years.
Giants..Extend contract Patrick Grahame-Def Coord
Washington..Considering rotating QBs Taylor Heineke and Alex Smith in playoff game
Chiefs..Strength coach Barry Rubin-positive Covid test
Eagles…Players say they were ‘shocked-outraged’ when Coach Doug Pederson benched QB-Jalen Hurts and went to 3rd string QB-in season ending game with Washington.
Rams..OT Andrew Whitworth-cleared to play this weekend
Rams..WR-Cooper Kupp..DE-Mike Brockers-cleared from Covid ID to practice
Rams..Coach Sean McVay-no decision made yet on status QB-Jared Goff-had thumb surgery
Hall of Fame….15-finalists for 2021 induction…5-New names include QB-Peyton Manning-Colts-Broncos..WR-Calvin Johnson-Lions…DE-Jared Allen-Vikings…LB-Clay Matthews-Packers…CB-Ronde Barber-Bucs…CB-Charles Woodson-Raiders
Bills..Workout FA-QB-Chad Kelly-ex Colts
Heisman Trophy…surprise voting
..Alabama WR-Davonte Smith wins (447) 1st place votes
..Clemson QB-Trevor Lawrence-second (222) votes
..Alabama QB-Mac Jones-third (138) votes
USC…WR-Tyler Vaughns files for NFL draft…(222) career receptions
West Virginia..QB-Austin Kendall to transfer
Notre Dame..Lands QB-Jack Coan-Wisconsin as transfer
Lakers-W-Memphis (94-92)..LeBron James-Anthony Davis both (26P-10R) each…LeBron hit fadeaway jumper then blocked a shot in 3-second span to seal win…Tuesday night game..Lakers (6-2)
Clippers-San Antonio…Spurs bombing Clippers in LA…had (57-33) lead near halftime at Presstime….Patty Mills hit 4-3 point shots coming off bench early in game…Spurs had i9-3’s in opening half….Paul George did not play for Clippers…Kawhi Leonard 3-baskets in opening half..Tuesday night game..Clippers (5-2) entering game.
Clippers-Golden State..Wednesday matchup in Oakland
NBA…Team Trainers say they are overwhelmed with Covid protocols and not able to give players the attention they deserve in injury treatment…Ask NBA to have teams add more staff.
NBA…Sets expansion fee (2.5B) for next round of expansion…Each team would receive (166.6M) as part of expansion fees.
Brooklyn..F-Kevin Durant to sit out 7-days-miss 4-games with close contact Covid testing
Cavs..G-Dante Exum-calf injury
Spurs..G-Derek White-fractured toe
Cavs..G-Nigel Williams-Goss signs to play in Russia.
Aztecs…(7-2)…host Nevada in Thursday-Saturday games.
Dodgers….FA-3B-Justin Turner…LA rejects demand for 4-year contract…willing to offer 2-year deal
Dodgers..Open trade talks with Reds for 3B-Eugenio Suarez…Seattle for 3B-Kyle Seager…continue talks with Cubs for 3B-Kris Bryant
Dodgers..Yet to make offer to FA-2B-DJ LeMahieu-Yankees free agent.
Texas..P-Corey Kluber to hold workout January 13th-Washington-Arizona interested…coming off forearm-shoulder issues.
Cardinals-Arizona…Open trade talks OF-David Peralta
Marlins..Open talks with FA-OF-Adam Duvall-ex Reds-Braves
Mets..Open talks with FA-P-Brad Hand-ex Indians
Giants..Sign FA-C-Curt Casali-ex Reds
Red Sox..Sign FA-P-Daniel Gossett-ex A’s
Cubs..Release P-Collin Rea-will sign in Japan
Tigers..Sign FA-1B-Rob Grossman-ex A’s
Uni Lions-China..Sign FA-P-Felix Doubrant-ex Red Sox
Mets..Hire Dave Jauss-Bench Coach..ex-Pirates-Yankees coach-scout
Gulls…Team President Matt Savant-Coach Kevin Dineen on Zoom call:
..AHL-Pacific Division teams are voting on possible 40-game schedule this season….Other divisions may play 24-to-60 games
..Gulls players will be tested 3-times a week at Ducks camp
..No decision yet on Gulls players living in Quarantine hotel
..Gulls 1st round pick Taylor Zebras eligible to play in AHL
..No decision on Gulls draft picks Jamie Drysdale-Jacob Perrault status
..Gulls would have lost in excess of 100M if they played in San Diego
..Could play late season home games and playoffs in San Diego if fans allowed to come to games
..Explored playing AHL games in Poway-Sports Arena-Honda Center-but cost of operation to lay down ice too expensive…Irvine ideal location under Ducks leadership.
..Hope to work out expanded TV schedule on Fox 5-San Diego
..Gulls have 3-goaltenders playing in Tulsa-ECHL
AHL…3-teams suspending operations this winter..Milwaukee (Carolina…..Charlotte (Florida)…Springfield (St Louis) will not play this year…3-NHL teams will merge AHL rosters to place their players.
..Florida-Tampa Bay..send players to Syracuse Crunch
..Nashville-Carolina..send players to Chicago Wolves
..Vancouver-St Louis..send players to Utica Comets
Edmonton..Legendary coach John Muckler passes away (86)…Won 5-Stanley Cup rings with Glen Sather-Edmonton Oilers..also coached NY Rangers-Ottawa Senators-Buffalo Sabres.
Seattle..Expansion team hires Jason Botterill-Norm McIver as Assistant GMs
ECHL…Toledo franchise suspends operation-12th team to opt-out
Colorado..Veteran F-Colin Wilson retires-11 Y-career-battled addictions and injuries
Ottawa..C-Darren Archibald signs to play in Austria
Vancouver..Says it will sign #1 pick Vasili Podkolzin-playing in Russia
World Junior Championship-Gold Medal Game
..Canada-Team USA…US led (2-0) in third period at Press Time…….Kings draft pick Alex Turcotte…Ducks draft pick Taylor Zebras scored both goals for Team USA
..Taylor Zebras-Jamie Drysdale of Ducks….Alex Turcotte-Quinton Byfield of Kings played in Championship game.
Farmers Open-Torrey Pines…2nd ranked Jon Rahm…12-ranked Brooks Koepka sign up to play in January 28th event…No fans will be allowed at tourney