Best 15 Minutes Sports-Radio–Thursday 1/7

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————————-(Football)—————————————

Chargers….Make final presentation of Carson Stadium Plans to the Committee on LA…..Carmen Policy met with the 6-member committee and answered questions about toxic land issues and report they are behind in environmental issues…..Yet to address the FAA concerns over height of Stadium…….and the co-funding and co-sharing of profits between Raiders-Chargers….Explained rationale for re-designing the stadium in recent months….and concers about delays….NFL told 3-franchises, the fee to move into Los Angeles would be 550M to the league office.

Rams…Owner Stan Kroenke presendted 43-page document that would make Hollywood Park the ‘Epicenter” of the NFL on the West Coast….He proposed hosting the NFL Combine…NFL Pro Bowl…Constructing headquarters for NFL Network…..Buildings for NFL Media and NFL Digital Centers….Hosting NFL Draft….Stadium would have 70, 240-Seats….30,000-additional Standing Room Only Areas for Super Bowls….274-Sky Boxes….Layout of NFL campus was impressive including Amphitheatre….Kroenke denounced St. Louis saying it is a “2-Sport City”….and is 61st in growth potential of 64-cities with pro sports teams….Presented ESPN survey that shows LA fans poll…..(51%) believe Rams are best team to move…(32%) favor Raiders….only (17%) Chargers.

NFL….Giants owner John Mara predicts a vote will be taken next week at owners meeting in Houston……Patriots owner Robert Kraft-the issue will be settled next week…Jim Irsay-Colts-“Any man has right to move his busness”…..NFL source-league doubts San Diego would approve financing in vote.

NFL Union…Revokes license of Agnt-Ben Dogra for 38-violations of agents code…fines him (200,000)….relates to his defection of CAA-Agency and possible theft of player information.

Browns…QB-Johnny Manziel-fired by his marketing company….Was repped by LeBron James firm-Magic Carter-dropped him.

(Teams)

Tampa..Bucs fire Coach Lovie Smith (8-24) in 2-years..went (6-10) rookie Jameis Winston-QB-owed 10M…Off Coor-Dirk Koetter could replace him.
Saints…Coach Sean Payton says he will remain in New Orleans.
Eagles…Interviewed Bears Off Coor-Adam Gase on Wednesday…will interview Giants Off Coor-Ben McAdoo-today…Teryl Austin-Detroit-on Friday.
Bengals..Hue Jackson-Off Coor-will interview for Cleveland-San Francisco-Miami jobs on Sunday
Browns…Interview Adam Gase-Bears-Off Coor-today….Jerome Henderson-Cowboys DB coach-Friday
Titans…Josh McDaniel-Off Coor-Patriots applies for job….Interview Chris Polian-Jaguars-for Asst-GM-job
Giants…Get permission to interview Sean McDermid-Def Coor-Carolina…Doug Marrone-ex-Bills coach.
Lions..Interview Kevin Abrams-for vacant GM job-is Asst GM-Giants.

Rams..Fire 5-assistants including QB-coach Jeff Garcia..WR-coach Ray Sherman plus strength coach..
Colts..Fire 5-assistants and strength coach.

(Injuries)

Chargers…RB-Melvin Gordon has meniscus tear repaired by Dr. James Andrews-will be laid up 3-months.
Dallas…WR-Dez Bryant has foot and ankle surgery
Bengals..QB-Andy Dalton-cast removed from thumb-not allowed to practice.
Seahawks..RB-Marshawn Lynch full practice-first contact workout since Nobvember 15th injury.
Bears…DT-William Perry-suffering from diabetes-hospitalized now with blood clot.

(College)

USC…Still searching for Def Coor-Clancy Pendergast-49ers-turns down job
Notre Dame…LB-Jaylon Smith-likely top 5-draft pick-to have surgery 2-torn knee ligaments.
SDSU…CB-Damontae Kazee changes mind-withdraws from NFL draft after being told would be just 4th round pick.
Stanford..RB-Barry Sanders Junior-transfers-may enroll at Grad Student-play next year at Oklahoma State.
Michigan State..OT-Jack Conklin-files for NFL draft-likely lst rounder.

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—————-(Baseball)————————-

Hall of Fame….Mariners OF-Ken Griffey…Mets-C-Mike Piazza both named to Hall of Fame….Griffey gets record 99%-votes…got all time high (437-of-440) votes after 630-HR career with Seattle-Cincinnati…..Piazza received 83% votes after 427HR-career……Just missing Hall….Jeff Bagwell-Astros (71%)-15-votes short….Tim Raines-Expos (69%)-23-votes short….Paddres-Trevor Hoffman (67%)-needed 34-votes…….Roger Clemens-Barry Bonds (45-44%) votes-well short…Mark McGuire falls off the ballot-(12%) votes.

Dodgers….Hiring Alex Anthopolous as Assistant GM-former Toronto Blue Jays GM…becomes 6th former GM on Dodgers staff.

(Teams)

Royals…Re-sign OF-Alex Gordon (4Y-72M)-week after talks broke off.
Dodgers..Sign FA-P-Brandon Beachy-ex-Braves-coming off 2-elbow surgeries.
Pirates…Sign FA-P-Neftali Feliz-former Tigers-Rangers closer.
Brewers…Sign FA-1B-Chris Carter-ex-Astros.
Braves..Sign FA-2B-Kelly Johnson-ex-Mets-Yankees.
Orioles…Open contract talks with FA-P-Antonio Bastardo
Pirates..DFA-C-Tony Sanchez-former lst round draft pick

Cubs…Former relief pitcher Ed Mayer-passes away-1950s-pitcher.

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——————————(Basketball)———————————–

Aztecs-W-San Jose State 77-62)..Jeremy Hensley hit 4-3-point shots in a row-finishes 20P…SDSU (10-6) on year…..
USD-USF…..Toreros (5-8) heading into West Coast Conference action tonite.

Clippers-W-Portland (109-98)..Chris Paul (21P)..Clips build 17P-lead…
Spurs-W-Utah….San Antonio (31-6)..Spurs (21-0) at home
Oklahoma City-W-Memphis…Kevin Durant (26P-17R)…Thunder (25-11)
Cavaliers-W-Washington…LeBron James-Kyrie Irving combine (66P)…Cleveland won 12 of 14

Lakers-Sacramento….LA (8-28) going on the road.
Lakers….TV ratings plunge to all time (1.6) low…were at (4.3) just two years ago.

Toronto…G-Demarre Caroll-out 2-months-Surgery-Toe.

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—————-(Hockey)——————

Kings-Flyers…Trade-LA acquires C-Vinny Lecalvier (411G)-D-Luke Schenn from Flyers for F-Jordan Weal-and-3rd round pick.

 
Columbus-Nashville..Trade..Blue Jackets dump C-Ryan Johansen-goes to Predators for young D-Seth Jones.

Ducks-L-Maple Leafs…PA Parenteu 2G for Leafs…Jon Bernier gets win in goal for Toronto…Leafs above .500-mark-1st time season.

 
Ducks…Goaltender John Gibson-ex Gulls-named to NHL All Star team…has 4-shutouts in first 4-weeks in NHL.

Kings-Maple Leafs….Tonight at Staples Center.

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