Marty Schottenheimer….Popular Chargers-Chiefs-Browns coach passes away in his sleep late Monday night in hospice care for Alzehiemers in Charlotte…Illustrious career..was (77Y):
..21-years as head coach in NFL..(200-126)…
..Rallied Cleveland Browns with Bernie Kosar (44-27)
..Rebuilt Kansas City Chiefs with run game-defense (101-58)
..Molded Chargers with Brees-Rivers-Tomlinson-Gates (47-33)
..Failed in postseason going just (5-13) in his career
..Coaching tree included Bill Cowher-Mike McCarthy-Tony Dungy-Bruce Arians
Super Bowl-TV ratings collapse despite Chiefs-Bucs-Brady-Mahomes
..US rating (38.2)-lowest since 1969
..(91.6M)-TV viewers on CBS-lowest since 2006
..Super Bowl ratings dropped 9% from last year..
..Kansas City (59.9) rating
..Boston (57.6) rating
..Tampa Bay (52.3) rating
..San Diego (45) rating
..New York (45) rating
..Los Angeles (40.6) rating.
..College Football Playoffs dropped 27%
..World Series dropped 30%
..NBA Finals-fell 49%
..Masters Golf dropped 59%
..NHL Stanley Cup tumbled 61%
Chiefs…LB-coach Britt Reed removed from organization…placed on administrative leave while police continue probe about level of charges in possible DUI-auto accident badly injured two small children.
Houston..Houston Chronicle reported QB-Deshaun Watson demanded input into hiring of GM-Coach-Coordinators on Texans staff.
Seattle..QB-Russell Wilson upset team has not been able to build an offensive line to better protect him…Wilson did have input into hiring of new Off Coord
Chargers..Hire Anthony Lomondo as Strength Coach-ex Broncos
Houston..Hire James Campen-OL coach-ex Chargers-Packers
Lions..Hire Antuwaan Randle-El-WR coach-ex Tampa Bay
Kansas City..Chiefs QB-Patrick Mahomes undergoes turf toe surgery on Wednesday.
Kansas City…Will Scott..former Chiefs TE and #1 pick-passes away (61Y)
Terez Paylor..Chiefs beat writer for KC Star-The Athletic passes away (37Y)..His death follows passing earlier this week of ESPN’s-Pedro Garcia and NBA.com-Sekou Smith.
Vikings..Sign FA-K-Greg Joseph-ex Browns
Jaguars..Sign FA-LB-Chapelle Russell-ex Tampa Bay
CFL-Toronto Argonauts..Sign ex Clemson-Missouri QB-Kelly Bryant
CFL-Edmonton..Sign ex-Oklahoma State QB-Taylor Cornelius
Wyoming..Hire Tim Polaek-Iowa as Cowboys Off Coord
Aztecs…RB-Greg Bell..OC-Dom Gudino..OT-Zach Thomas..S-Trenton Thompson..DE-Kahi Neves..S-Taylor Hawkins will return for extra year of eligibility granted by NCAA because of Covid season of 2020…SDSU will fund 6-extra scholarships in football.
Aztecs-San Jose…Wednesday…SDSU (15-4)…Aztecs won 5-blowout wins in a row by (31-27-30-32-37) point margins.
Louisville…Head coach Chris Mack-leaves team-positive Covid test.
Clippers-at-Minnesota….LA (17-8) on season..on Wednesday
Lakers-vs-Oklahoma City…Lakers (19-6) on Wednesday
Lakers..National Transportation Safety Board says pilot of Kobe Bryant helicopter violated safety standards by flying into fog-cloud bank and hitting hillside killing NBA player among 7-dead on aircraft.
Detroit..Isaiah Thomas..legendary guard-invests 3M-in Cannabis-Hemp Production company.
Minnesota..G-Malik Beasley sentenced to 120-days jail time-home confinement-3Y probation-Alcohol-Drug testing for guilty plea for making violent threats during domestic incident in offseason.
Atlanta..F-DeAndre Hunter-surgery meniscus-will be out 3-months.
NY Knicks..G-Frank Ntilikina-tests positive Covid
Milwaukee..G-Jrue Holiday leaves team-Close contact with covid person
Indiana Pacers..Assistant Coach Bill Bayno leaves team after death of both parents.
Baseball Prospectus…Predictions on Divisional races:
Dodgers-103 wins in NL-West…Padres second 95-wins
Milwaukee-83-wins in NL Central
NY Mets-95-wins in NL East
NY Yankees 97-wins in AL East
Minnesota Twins 90-wins in AL Central
Houston Astros 93-wins in AL West
Padres..Confirm open spring training
..February 17th-Pitchers-Catchers report
..February 22nd-Rest of roster reports
Dodgers-Miami…Trade talks with Marlins for 1B-Garrett Cooper (.281-21HRs)…LA would deal pitching for Cooper.
Dodgers..FA-3B-Justin Turner contacted by both Mets-Brewers about possible contract…Dodgers not budged off 2Y-offer…Turner wanted 4Y
Angels-Tampa Bay..Trade-Halos acquire P-Aaron Slegers (2.46-ERA)
Angels..Sign FA-1B-Phil Gossellin-ex Arizona-Reds
Union-MLB..Reach agreement on new Health Protocols
..28-man roster for postseason
..5-man taxi squad
..75-players-staff in spring training camps
..5 and 7-inning spring training games
..7-inning regular season doubleheaders
..Extra inning rule-inning starts man on 2B
..No DH in National League
..Ejections-fines for arguments with umpires or fights on field
..All players-dugout wear masks
..Ban players indoor dining-restaurants-bars-fitness centers
..Ban family members-friends from hotel rooms
..Players must quarantine 5-days at home before reporting camp
..Players will war contact testing device at all times
..Players will have 2-covid tests per day..Temperature check each day
..Players go into 10-day quarantine if positive test
..Players will have cardiac evaluation if they have a positive test
..Testing every other day in spring
..Testing for family members once a week
..Cannot be in clubhouse till 5-hours before game
..Players recommended to get vaccine shot-not mandatory
..MLB has right to relocate games to neutral sight if outbreaks
..MLB can delay start or move post season games if outbreak
Brewers…OF-Ryan Braun-13Y veteran-remains unsigned…says he is not planning on playing to start the season.
Brewers..Sign FA-P-Jordan Zimmerman-ex Tigers-Nationals
Miami..Sign FA-OF-Adam Duvall-ex Braves-Reds
Cardinals..Re-sign FA-C-Yadier Molina (1Y-8M)
Tigers..Sign FA-SS-Greg Garcia-ex Padres
Mariners..Sign FA-P-Taylor Guerriera-ex Texas
Mariners..Sign FA-P-JT Chargois-pitched for Rakuten-Japan
Mets..Sign FA-2B-Jon Villar-ex Orioles
Giants..Sign FA-P-Jake McGee-ex Rockies
Braves..Sign FA-P-Nate Jones-ex Tigers-Reds
Houston..Sign FA-P-Steve Cishek-ex Cardinals
Tigers..Offer contract FA-1B-Renato Nunez-ex Orioles
Reds..P-Lucas Sims-reinjures elbow-will miss start of spring training.
Ducks-Las Vegas….Anaheim trailing (4-1) in 3rd period at Press time…Jon Marchessault-Alex Turch scored early for Golden Knights
Kings-San Jose….Tied (2-2) at Press Time in 3rd period…Anze Kopitar-Dustin Brown scored for Kings.
Penguins…Hire longtime NHL-Executive Brian Burke as President of Hockey Operations and Ron Hextall as GM…Burke former GM-Toronto-Vancouver-Calgary-Hartford-Ducks….Hextall-longtime Flyers goalie…ex-GM-Philadelphia…Asst GM-Kings
Minnesota..Veteran F-Mikka Koivu retires after 16Y-career
Vancovuer..Puts RW-Jake Virtanen on trade block-18 G-last year
Columbus..Coach John Tortarella benches newly acquired RW-Patrick Laine for loafing on defense in 2nd game since joining club.
NHL..Cancels 7-more games involving Devils-Minnesota-Buffalo..more covid problems.
Buffalo..now has 9-players on Covid list
Devils..now has 16-players on Covid list
Gulls..Former F-Blake Pietila signs with Hershey Bears-AHL
Australian Open…1st round action
..#1-Ashley Barty posts easy 6-0..6-0 opening win
#10-Serena Williams…late night game Tuesday
..#1-Nvoak Djokovic on way to early win at Press Time.
Formula 1-Lewis Hamilton signs 1Y-9M extension with Team Mercedes..has won 7-titles