Best 15-Minutes-Sports-Friday 1/1/16

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————————–(College Football)———————–

Orange Bowl…Clemson-W-Oklahoma (37-17)…..Tigers explode in 2nd half….RB-Willie Gallman (159R)….QB-Deshaun Watson (187P-145)-2TD….Clemson runs over Sooner….Oklahoma lost RB-Joe Mixon-neck injry….Backup RB-Sam Perine-bruisedknee….Tigers had (530Y) offense…..Clemson defense had 5-sacks-2 interceptions of QB-Baker Mayhfied.

Cotton Bowl….Alabama-W-Michigan State (38-0)……Crimson Tide win defense slugfest by choking off Spartans QB-Connor Cook and shutting down RB-LJ Scott. (8Y) rushing….Blow gme open when Cyrus Jones take interception back 21Y-TD….then punt 57Y-TD…..Bama QB-Jake Coker throws (286P) after Spartans defense puts lid on RB-Derrick Henry…..

(Schedule)

Rose Bowl….Stanford-Iowa…Cardinal led by do-everything RB-Christian McCaffrey and 3rd year starting QB-Kevin Hogan….Hawkeyes paced for physical defense and QB-CJ Beathard…and 3-RBs….McCaffrey (3496APY-15TD)…QB-Hogan (2644P-24TD)….Cardinal offense averaging (436YPG)….Beathard (2570P-15TD)….RBs combined (2400R)….Hawkeyes defense giving up (344YPG)

Fiesta Bowl…Ohio State-vs-Notre Dame….Buckeyes led by RB-Ezekiel Elliott and QB-JT Barrett….Irish badly banged up on offense-winning with defense.

Sugar Bowl…Ole Miss-vs-Oklahoma State….Rebels led by flashy QB-Chad Kelly

Citrus Bowl…Michigan-vs-Florida…Jim Harbaugh wrapping up storng lst season in Ann Arbor.

Outback Bowl….Northwestern-vs-Tennessee….Pat Fitzgerald’s Wildcats-very tough team to match up with.

(Teams)

Ohio State…RB-Ezekial Elliott-DE-John Bosa both declare for NFL Draft.
Memphis…QB-PaxtonLynch opts for NFL draft-hires Agent Leigh Steinberg to rep him.
TCU…QB-Travone Boykin suspended from Frogs-Oregon-Alamo Bowl after arrest for hitting officer in bar fight.
Texas Tech..QB-Davis Webb-transferring to Bowling Green…3rd QB to leave in year-Michael Brewer-VaTech..Baker Mayfield-Oklahoma
Notre Dame…Coach Brian Kelly says would never consider NFL job unless given full player personnel power

——————————(NFL)——————————-

Chargers-Broncos….Battered Bolts-Only 1-defensive starter left in the secondary…..DL-without Corey Liuget…..OL-without King Dunlap-Orlando Franklin….C-Trevor Robinson being examined for possible concussion too-would be 16th of season on team……Philip Rivers (4,564-27TD-12 Int-37-sacks)……Brock Osweiler (1,735P-9TD) since replacing Peyton Manning….WR-Demarius Thomas (100R)-Emmanuel Sanders (71R)….RBs-CJ Anderson-Ronnie Hillman (1330R)…Broncos Defense (49QBX-37 Takeaways).

Seahawks-Arizona…Cardinals win puts them in position to hold home field advantage-entire NFC-playoffs…Carson Palmer-vs-Russell Wilson shootout #1-vs-#2 QBs….Palmer (34TD)…Wilson (31TD)

Packers-Vikings….Adrian Peterson (1,418R) can win rushing title….Minnesota needs to run ball-keep Aaron Rodgers off the field….Packers OL-falling apart-allowed 42-sacks…Winner takes NFC-North-home field game in wildcard round.

Carolina-Tampa Bay….Panthers beat up on offense…..(14-1) playing for home field advantage entire NFC playoffs….Cam Newton (33TD)….Jameis Winston finishing up strong rookie season (23TD-13Int)

Chiefs-Raiders….Kansas City trying to win 10th game in a row after (1-5) start….Secure home field wildcard playoff game….Derek Carr (31TD-3,793P).

Steelers-Browns….Pittsburgh needs to bounce back from terrible loss last week in Baltimore…Ben Roethlisberger (18TD-14Int)….WR-Antonio Brown (123R-1,300Y)….Cleveland may not have QB-Johnny Manziel-concussion.

Jets-Bills…Red hot Ryan Fitzpatrick career best year (3,724-29TD)….Jets trying for 11th win of year…..Buffalo major disappointment (7-8) missing playoffs again.

Patriots-Miami….Tom Brady taking a beating….no run game, both OTs hurt, WR group injured….QB-Ryan Tannehill getting pounded (44QBX)…..Dolphins have lost 7-ol-9.

Bengals-Ravens….QB-AJ McCarron playing with sprained left wrist….Will rely on run game….Ravens got decent game from journeyman QB-Ryan Mallett in surprise win over Steelers-faces strong pass rush this weekend.

Eagles-Giants…Chip Kelly has been fired….Tom Coughlin may be coaching last game….NY defense playing poorly….Eli Manning (33TD) this year.

Jaguars-Houston….Blake Bortels continues to grow at QB (4,189-30TD) with little help at run game….Texans trying to finish out injury riddled season at (9-7) win weak AFC-South.

Washington-Dallas…Kirk Cousins got better week by week- drove Redskins to division title (3,993-26TD)….Cowboys are (4-11)-absolute mess on offense with IR-Dez Bryant, loss of Tony Romo.

Detroit-Chicago….Matthew Stafford strong 2nd half of season-nearly (4,000Y-29TD)….Jay Cutler only (8Int) entire season….RB-Matt Forte likely playing final game of career with Bears before free agency.

Saints-Falcons….Drew Brees trying to overcome all team’s defensive shortcomings….(31TD)….Defense has allowed all timre cord (43-TD) passes….Atlanta’s Julio Jones (127R)-to set all time single season pass catching mark.

Colts-Titans….Indy to start 4th different QB this season on Sunday, either street free agents Josh Freeman or Ryan Lindley….Chuck Pagano coaching final game….Titans likely to wind up with lst pick in NFL draft for whomever new coach is.

Rams-49ers….St. Louis-tremendous growth on defense (25-turnovers)….RB-Todd Gurley (1,110R)…..Niners now (4-11) facing major changes in off season.

(Teams)

Colts…Indianapolis Star says GM-Ryan Grigson undermined Coach Chuck Pagano…demanded team play RB-Trent Richardson….vetoed fines coach wanted to hand out for disclipin issues….Reports Pagano will not be offered new contract…..Grigson could be fired too.

Broncos..QB-Peyton Manning-‘welcomes NFL probe of HGH story’ on television
Patriots…Coach Bill Belicheck says fired Eagles Coach Chip Kelly ‘deserved more time’.
Eagles…Chip Kelly says ‘want to remain a coach in NFL-no intention of taking a college job’…not interested in Player Personnel power.
Bills…Reports club will buyout contract of DE-Mario Williams-due 11.5M next season-not fit for Rex Ryan scheme.

(Injuries)

Giants…DE-Jason Pierre Paul-will have more surgery on 3-deformed fingers injury last July in fireworks explosion.
Saints..IR-RB-CJ Spiller-knee.
Colts..IR-DE-Dwayne Allen-Calf.
Chiefs..IR-KR-DeAnthony Thomas-concussion suffered 11-weeks ago

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———————-(Baseball)—————————

Dodgers…Sign FA-P-Kenta Maeda-Hiroshima Carp (5Y-40M) package-Must also pay 20M-posting fee to Carp….follows signing of Astros FA-P-Scott Kazmir.
Braves…Sign FA-P-Kyle Kendrick-Rockies….Had bloated (6.32ERA) last year.
Braves…Sign FA-P-Alex Torres-ex Mets-Padres-Tampa Bay reliever.
Diamondbacks…Open negotiations with FA-2B-Howie Kendrick-ex Dodgers-Angels
Giants…Contact FA-SS-Ian Desmond-Washington-interested in converting him to outfield.

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—————————(Basketball)——————————-

Lakers-76ers….New Year’s Day Game…..LA (6-27)…..Philadlelphia (3-31)

Clippers-W-New Orleans….G-JJ Redick scores (26P) for 2nd night in row…LA (21-13)
Warriors-W-Houston…Klay Thompson scores (38P)…Draymond Green triple double (10P-11R-16A)…Golden State without Steph Curry-now (30-2)_.

Knicks…G-Cleanthony Early-will miss 3-months after kneecap wound in holdup in Uber cab in New York.

Aztecs…Travel day-Play at Utah State tomorrow night in Mountain West Conference play..
USD-Pacific….West Coast Conference opener

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——————————(Hockey)————————————-

Kings-W-Calgary….Marian Gaborik-Milan Lucic score goals early
Ducks-W-Oilers…Ryan Getzlaf G…John Gibson 21-saves…4th shout in 3-weeks.

Ducks-Vancouver….Canucks have lost 10-of-15 games in New Year’s Day game at Honda Center..

Gulls-L-Texas (6-1)….Stars score 5-goals in row vs Anton Khudobin….fire 44-shots on Gulls goalies in AHL action….1st round pick Nick Richie took 4-penalties including a 10-minute misconduct…..Gulls had 10-penalties on night-had to kill off 7-power plays.

Gulls-San Antonio….San Diego plays Rampage at 5-30 tonite..

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