Chargers….NFL sources say Dean Spanos reps negotiated 4-days in a row with Rams officials and NFL lawyers-working on a ‘parTnership’ deal at Hollywood Park…The NFL mandated to Stan Kroenke that the Chargers would be a partner in the deal, not a tenant in Inglewood….Spanos ended silence with a 5-minute phone call with Mayor Kevin Faulconer-saying he may need 2-more weeks before deciding whether he would reopen talks.
Chargers…Dean Spanos writes letter of apology to Carson officials…saying he was sorry NFL did not accept their Stadium proposal….Also wrote San Diego season ticket holders asking for patience in his decision.
Raiders…Owner Mark Davis tells fans “the world is possible for Raiders Nation.” talking about Stadium opportunities…Reports say Dallas Cowboys will try to block any Raiders move to San Antonio.
Rams…Begin selling season tickets for home games at LA Coliseum on Monday-10am- at ‘Welcome Back Rams.com’….Priced 300-to-1,750….Buys also get first opportunity to buy season tickets for new Hollywood Park Stadium.
Denver-W-Steelers (23-16)..Brandon McManus kicks 5FGs-including 51Y in 22MPH winds…CJ Anderson scores on 1-yard TD dive…Peyton Manning leads Broncos on 7-minute game winning drive to get the lead and win….Denver forces Fitz Toussaint fumble in 4th quarter-changes the game….Broncos defense also stopped Steelers on downs late in 4th quarter…McManus wound up with FGs 28-41-41-45-51…Roethlisberger (339P) in loss..QBs (569P) no TD passes….Game featured 12-punts-8-field goals…Denver dropped 7-passes…Denver to host Patriots next weekend in AFC-championship game. …
Carolina-W-Seattle (31-24)…Panthers score 2TDs in first 3-minutes of game…jump out to (31-0) lead…Ride strong defensive showing to get ticket to NFC-title game…Cam Newton (161P)…Jonathon Srewart (102R) in win…Panthers defense 5-sacks-2 interceptions-4 tackles for loss…Held Seahawk-Marshawn Lynch (20R)…Russell Wilson (366P) in catch up game….Luke Kuechly 14-Int-TD early in game…Panthers (15-1) host Arizona in NFC-championship game….TE-Greg Olson-shoulder joint injury…DE-Jared Allen-sprained foot
Patriots-W-Chiefs (27-20)…Tom Brady (302P-2TD)…Rob Gronkowski 2-TD catches…Julian Edelman (10R-100Y) in win….Brady 42-attempts-never sacked….Alex Smith (246P-TD) but lost WR-Jeremy Maclin reinjured ankle…Chiefs 11-game win streak snapped….Brady (114-20) home games in Foxboro…Brady (22-8) postseason-career….Bill Belicheck (15-1) postseason at Gillette Stadium-career..
Cardinals-W-Packers (26-20)-OT….Carson Palmer hits Larry Fitzgerald on 75Y-pass in OT to set up a shovel pass TD to Fitzgerald to give Cardinals win…Aaron Rodgers had thrown 41Y-TD Hail Mary pass on final play of game to force OT….Arizona’s Michael Floyd 2TDs early…Packers defense wilts after 3-sacks-2 interceptions early in game…Palmer (349P)….Aaron Rodgers had to play without Randall Cobb-chest injury early…was down 3-WRs by halftime….Randall Cobb spent overnite in hospital with chest injury
Titans…Mike Mularkey-given contract extension-elevate to fulltime head coach.
49ers…Hire Chip Kelly as head coach-rebuild QB-Colin Kaeperneck career.
Eagles..Hire Doug Pederson-Chiefs Off Coor-head coach.
Bucs..Promote Dirk Koetter to head coach.
Lions..Retain Jim Caldwell as head coach..Hire Kyle O’Brien-Jaguars-Director
Chargers..Hire Giff Smith-Titans as DL coach..
Eagles..Ask permission interview Steve Spagnuolo-Giants-Def Coor job
Houston..Hire Larry Izzo-Giants-LB coach..Sean Ryan-Giants-WR coach.
Colts..Hire-Joe Philbin-OL Coach-ex Miami head coach
Miami..Hire Clyde Christensen-Colts as Off Coor.
Saints..Hire Dan Campbell-Assistant Head coach-ex Dolphins coach.
Ravens..Hire Joe Cullen-Tampa Bay-as DL coach…Leslie Frazier-DB coach.
Bengals..Promote Ken Zampese-Off Coor..Hire-Jim Haslett-LB coach
Browns..Interview Pep Hamilton-Colts-Off Coor job…Ray Horton-Titans-Def Coor
Giants..Hire Adam Henry-LSU-WR coach
NFL fines Joey Porter-Mike Muchack-Steelers-10,000-each for sideline violations…Pac Man Jones-Bengals 29,000 for touching an official
ESPN…Longtime NFL reporter Chris Mortensen leaves network to battle Stage 4-Throat Cancer.
Oregon..Hires-Brady Hoke as Def Coor-former head coach Aztecs-Michigan.
Alabama..RB-Derrick Henry-DT-A[Shaun Robinson file for NFL draft.
Padres…Sign FA-SS-Alexi Ramirez (1Y-4M).
Padres…Offer FA-P-Fernando Rodney-Cubs-contract.
Padres..Sign P-Tyson Ross (1Y-9.8M)…Andrew Cashner (1Y-7M)…C-Derek Norris (2.3M)…Avoid arbitration hearings
Padres…Get 26th pick in lst round as compensation from Royals for signing Ian Kennedy…Padres now have 5-of top 84-picks. in June draft.
Dodgers..Sign P-Kenley Jansen (10.6M)..Justin Turner (5M) deal.
Angels..Sign FA-P-Al Albuquerque-Tigers.
Orioles..Sign 1B-Chris Davis (7Y-161M) extension.
Washington..Sign Stephen Strasberg (10.4M) deal
Royals..Sign FA-P-Ian Kennedy-Padres (5Y-70M)
Blue Jays..Offer contract FA-P-Yovanni Gallardo-Texas.
Orioles..Negotiate (3Y-45M) deal with Yoenis Cespedes-Mets.
Astros..Make contact with Yoenis Cespedes-Mets
Indians..Open talks with OF-Shane Victorino-ex Phillies
Cubs..P-Jake Arrieta asks for 13M-arbitration…offered 7.5M.
Yankees…Aroldis Chapman asks 11.3M-offered 9M.
Royals..Mike Moustakas asks 7M..offered 4.2M
Angels..P-Garrett Richards offered 5.3M-asks 7.1M
Mets..2B-Neil Walker demands 11.8M..offer 9.4M
NYTimes..Reports MLB seriously considering adopting DH for National League..American League has had DH since 1973.
Aztecs-W-Boise State (56-53)…SDSU defense holds Boise (1-15) on 3’s…Broncos shoot just 31% from floor..SDSU goes (12-6) with back to back tough road game wins in Ft-Collins-Boise….
Wyoming-W-New Mexico..Josh Adams (38P) in upset win at Pit.
USU-W-Colorado State..Chris Smith (35P) in upset win.
USD-L-Gonzaga..Bulldogs hit 11-3’s..Shoot 56%..Toreros (6-10)
Jacksonville State..Rex Morgan-shooting forward 1970-team went to NCAA finals vs UCLA-passes away-Cancer (67)…Teammates with Artis Gilmore-Pembroke Burrows-Vaughn Wedeking-went (27-2) that year.
Lakers-L-Houston…LA shoots 76% in lst quarter then gets smoked allowing a (42-20) burst to start the 2nd half…LA falls to (9-34)…Bad outing came after they scored 36P-in first half in Utah in last game.
Spurs-W-Dallas…San Antonio (36-6)..Won 18-of-19…now (24-0) home this year
Okla City-W-Miami…Russell Westbrooke (13P-10R-15A) triple double
Golden State-L-Denver…Warriors fall (37-4) after Saturday nite loss..
Clippers-Houston…Monday Night matchup..
Golden State-Cleveland..Steph Curry-LeBron James matchup.
Brooklyn…Interviews Tom Thibodeau-ex Bulls head coach
Bulls..Lose F-Joakim Noah-4-months-shoulder separation surgery
Memphis..NBA fines Matt Barnes (35,000) for critical tweets Knicks coach Derek Fisher about ‘love triangle’ with ex-wife..
Ducks-Penguins…Trade…Anaheim deals F-Crl Hagelin to Pittsburgh for F-David Perron-D-Adam Clendenning….Hagelin had scored just 4G-this season.
Kings-W-Ducks (3-2)…Tyler Toffoli-Vinny Lecavalier score goalts….Sunday Night…LA (28-13-3)…Anaheim (19-18-7)
Gulls…Send G-Matthew Hackett to Salt Lake-ECHL.
Ducks..Lose G-Anton Khubobin-recalled by Ducks…had (2.60GAA) in AHL.
Gulls…Losing streak reaches 5-in a row after tough loss to Texas-Saturday night…San Diego has 8-players out with injuries.
Tony Stewart…NASCAR legend confronted by drunk sherrif’s deputy who harrassed him while making appearance at Dirt car race in Tulsa…Deputy removed from track.
LA Galaxy….Negotiating to sign veteran English World Cup star Ashley Cole-currently at Roma in Italian League.