Best 15 Minutes in Sports-Wednesday
Aztecs…Mountain West Conference puts team on pause-shuts down workouts…Cancels weekend game at New Mexico…Decision means additional Covid outbreak at SDSU-team did not have minimum 7-players to play in game…SDSU now has 4-games to be made up on schedule….Aztecs could be sidelined 10-full days according to California Covid state guidelines.
Clippers-Denver…Clippers trailed 34-24 late in 2nd quarter at Press time….Clippers (19-21)…lost 6-of-9 because of injuries….Tuesday game
Lakers-Indiana…Trade rumor…Lakers interested in Pacers center Myles Turner (13P-7R-3BS) per game…would have to give up G-Talen Horton-Tucker, #1 pick-Kent Bazemore to make deal fit salary cap.
Lakers..F-Anthony Davis returns to individual shooting drills wearing heavy knee brace.
76ers….Reopen trade talks with teams interested in G-Ben Simmons…Sixers want to package both Simmons-Tobias Harris in same deal…Clubs would have to take on 69M in salary.
Atlanta..Coach Nate McMillan reinstated from Covid list
Detroit..Reinstate coach Dwayne Casey
Suns..Activate G-Landry Shamet from Covid list
Kings..Activate C-Rashaun Holmes from list
Knicks…reeling on defense with loss of Gs-Kemba Walker-Derrick Rose to major injuries.
NYGiants…Surprise firing Coach Joe Judge..was (10-23) in two years…Firing follows dismissal of GM-Dave Gettleman.
Seattle..coach Pete Carroll to meet with Jody Allen-owner of team
Vikings..Interview Doug Pederson-ex Eagles coach
Bears..Will interview Brian Flores-ex Miami..Byron Leftwich-Tampa Bay..Todd Bowles-Tampa Bay..Brian Daboll-Bills for coaching job
Denver..Will interview Luke Getsy-Packers…John Gammon-Eagles..Aaron Glenn-Lions…Kevin O’Connell-Rams..Brian Callahan-Bengals.. for head coaching job
Miami..Asks for permission to interview Brian Daboll-Buffalo…Dan Quinn-Dallas..Mike McDaniel-49ers..Kellen Moore-Dallas..Vance Joseph-Arizona
Jaguars…Interview Darrell Bevell-interim head coach-for fulltime job
Bears..Will interview Glen Cook-Eagles..Jeff Ireland-Saints..Kwesi Mensah-Browns..Ed Dodds-Colts for vacant GM job
Carolina..Fire 3-assistant coaches..Pat Meyer-OL..Frank Okam-DL..Chase Blackburn-special teams
Chargers…Have 72M in cap space but have to re-sign WR-Mike Williams..LB-Kyzer White..DT-Justin Jones.
Chargers-Raiders….TV ratings for Sunday Night game
..Las Vegas (23R)
..San Diego (19R)
Chargers..Sign 11-players to futures contracts including WR-Jason Moore…KR-Michael Bandy..DT-Foster Merrill..LB-Cole Christianson
Chargers…Regular season rating in San Diego for entire season (13.7R)..lowest in 5-years since they moved to LA.
Rams..Lose S-Jordan Fuller for season wtih knee injury…CB-Darious Williams with shoulder injury…S-Taylor Rapp still in concussion protocol…LB-Leonard Floyd-back strain.
Seattle..Backup QB-Geno Smith was clocked at 94mph during DUI arrest Monday morning.
Denver…A judge throws a lawsuit out of court on the potential sale of the team…Estate of former owner Edgar Kaiser maintained they had first right of refusal if the Bowlen Family sold the team…The judge ruled when Kaiser-Bowlen both passed, the clause evaporated and that Kaiser’s heirs have no right to buy team….Broncos President Joe Ellis expects team to be put up for sale because Bowlen children cannot agree on who can run the team, the Bowlen trust will put it up for sale.
Buffalo..Weather forecast for Sunday night game with Patriots…14-degrees with snow-Minus 5-windchill at kickoff
CFL…Hall of Fame player-coach-GM-Don Sutherin-Hamilton Ticats passes away (85)
Georgia-Alabama…TV Ratinsg 22.6M-viewers…all time lowest since in 7-years of playoffs.
Alabama..WR-Jameson Williams-torn knee ligament early in game..Surgery will be successful-play next year
Bowl Committee…says it will continue meetings to try and find a formula to expand college playoffs…Have held 13-negotiating sessions=yet to find right mix to expand playoffs from 4-teams to 12-teams.
USC…Oklahoma QB-Caleb Williams met with Trojans officials on Sunday discussing possible transfer….Took in Rams game-Lakers game on Sunday
USC..WR-Michael Tregg enters transfer portal..13-plays have left since Lincoln Riley hired.
UCLA..QB-Dorian Thompson-Robinson will return to play next season..Accounted for (3.018Y-30TD) for Bruins last year.
UCLA..WR-Titus Atimalata transfers in from Central Florida
UCLA..Special teams coach Derek Sage named Off Coor-Nevada
AP Poll…Final rankings..1-Georgia..2-Alabama..3-Michigan..4-Cincinnati..5-Baylor
Aztecs..Finished season ranked 25th in Final AP rankings.
Arizona..QB-Jayden deLaura transfers in from Washington State
Virginia Tech..QB-Jason Brown transfers in from South Carolina
Alabama…7-Crimson Tide players enter Transfer portal day after title game
College Football Hall of Fame…Name 22-for enshrinement including the late RB-Rashaan Salaam-Colorado…QB-Andrew Luck.
MLB-Union…Announce they will return to bargaining table on Thursday…Owners -Union expected to make new proposals:
..Increase Luxury Tax Threshold
..Ask for Floor to Spending Rule
..Free Agency after 5-years in majors
..Arbitration after 3rd year
..Draft lottery for picks 1-2-3
..DH in National League
..Expansion of Playoffs to 14-teams
..Increase Roster Size to 28
..Drop free agent compensation
..Increase Rookie Salaries from 500,000 to 750,000
..Bonus picks for small market teams that make playoffs.
MLB..Announces International Signing Window opens January 15th
..Padres have signing pool (6.2M)…6 teams have highest amount
..Angels (5.1M) pool
..Dodgers (4.6M) pool
Tampa Bay..Confirms bullpen coach Jean Ramirez has passed away-(28Y)
Mets..Denied permission to interview Andrew Bailey-Giants..Andy Stankewicz-Grand Canyon University for vacant Bench Coach job.
Ducks-Penguins…Pittsburgh led (2-1) late in 2nd period at Press Time…Jeff Carter scored (:65) into game…Evgeni Malkin adds goal in lst game of season coming off injured list…..Tuesday game
Ducks..Sign FA-C-Lucas Elvenes-ex-Las Vegas..has 20G-in AHL
Dallas..coach Rick Bowness-fined 25,000 for tantrum on bench with hi stick
Edmonton..GM-Ken Holland interested in controversial F-Evander Kane-says players deserve second chances
Edmonton…Ownership gives Coach Dave Tippett a vote of confidence
NYI..coach Barry Trotz placed in isolation-Covid
Devils..10-players currently in Covid protocol
Flyers..Reinstate Claude Giroux from Covid list
Las Vegas..D-Shea Theodore..C-Nolan Patrick on Covid list
Ottawa..RW-Tim Stutzle on Covid list
Blues..F-David Perron on Covid list
Ottawa..Signs F-Ty Boucher-was at Boston University
Red Wings..Hire legendary star Nick Lidstrom-Director Hockey Operations
English Premier League-Scoreboard
..Southampton-W-Brentwood (4-1)…Southies score at 5′ mark in rout
..Everton-Leicester City…Postponed-Covid issues
..West Ham-vs-Norwich-Wednesday game
Golf….Longtime PGA Writer-Broadcaster Tim Rosaforte passes away (66)..Advance Alzheimers.
Tennis..Reports that Novak Djokovic lied on Application Form for Waiver Exemption from Covid rules…Sources say he lied twice about trips he took to Serbia-Spain in 14-days before he came to Melbourne for Austrailian Open…was also sighted for being unmasked at events in two weeks before he arrived in Melbourne…..Australian Health Officials could still over-ride Judge’s decision returning Djokovic’s visa.