Chargers….Owner Dean Spanos says he is ready to open negotiations with the city…saying priorities….Choosing Stadium sight……Choosing a Design….Finalizing Financing are the order of priorities…..says there are 7-weeks remaining before paperwork to start a signature drive for a voter initiative must take place….of the opinion wants proposal finalized before voter drive begins-so they know everything about the stadium….Spanos held 2nd face to face meeting with Mayor Kevin Faulconer to talk about negotiating schedules.
Chargers…Name Fredric Maas as Special Advisor-negotiator for team in meetings for new stadium for team…Maas former Chairman of San Diego Centre City Development Association…Experienced working with Ron Roberts-Jerry Sanders on projects…Developed Black Mountain Ranch and TPC communities….Strong business background dealing with Land Use-Voter Procedures-Government-Environmental Law.
Carolina…QB-Cam Newton tells Charlotte media ‘We will be back to Super Bowl’….walked out of Media press conference after game after taking 7-questions and answering questions in 17-words total….Being roasted by Media and players around country for shirking his responsibility as leader of club.
Broncos….CB-Chris Harris upset Newton at press conference by saying ‘We’d load the box-force Y’all to throw-see if you can pass”….that led to walkout….CB-Aqib Talib expects fine and suspension for intentional violent facemask tackle on Carolina WR-Cory Brown-who was ‘yapping’ at Broncos sideline whole game…DE-DeMarcus Ware said Denver committed to take running game of Cam Newton away-make him throw the ball…spied him on lots of plays
San Francisco…Ex-49ers linebacker Bill Romanowski uses racial slur on twitter…referencing Newton “World does not revolve around you…boy.”
Super Bowl…CBS-TV ratings…111.9-M watched the Sunday night game.
Cleveland…Dallas lawyer says Johnny Manziel punctured ear-drum of ex-girlfriend-slapping her 3X…dragging her into car twice and into condo….Police continue probe into weekend assault
Buffalo….RB-LeSean McCoy under investigation for fight with 3-off duty police officers at night club in Philadlephia overnight on Sunday….2-officers suffered broken ribs….ex-RB-Curtis Brinkley-ex-Chargers also involved in fight.
Seattle…RB-Marshawn Lynch may owe Seahawks 5M of prorated signing bonus with his retirement.
CBS…Former NFL referee Mike Carey may be removed from network after continued mistakes on instant replay calls and opinions…Guessed wrong again in Super Bowl.
Eagles…Release WR-Riley Cooper-3Y starter under Chip Kelly.
Falcons..Release S-William Moore..LB-Justin Durant in salary cap moves.
Saints..Release OT-Jahari Evans-6X Pro Bowler-saves 4.9M-cap space
Bengals..Sign FA-OT-Darryl Baldwin-Ravens..FA-CB-Chykie Brown-ex Giants
Browns..Hire Johnnie Holland-LB coach-ex Packers…Lou Cioffi-DB-ex-Titans
Falcons..Hire Joel Collier-Director Player Personnel
Oregon…QB-Dakota Prukop-Montana State-Transfers in as Grad student
Oregon..RB-Thomas Tyner-retires-shoulder injury
Oregon..QB-Morgan Mahalak-transfers to Towson State.
Oregon State..QB-Seth Collins-transfers to Northern Illinois.
Fresno State..QB-Zach Greenlee announces he will transfer
Syracuse…QB-Terrell Hunt-denied extra year eligibility-NCAA-suffered broken leg-torn achilles last two years.
Temple..Hires-George DeLeone-OL-longtime NFL assistants.
Boston College..Hires Paul Pasqualoni-DL-ex Houston Texans assistant.
Michigan..Caoch Jim Harbaugh taking Wolverines to Florida for spring practices at IMG headquarters in Bradenton.
Padres…P-Fernando Rodney being examined possible calf injury-Winter Ball.
Padres…Sign FA-2B-Scott Schumaker-super utilityman…ex-Cardinals-Reds-Dodgers..career (.278)…(36Y) old
Arizona..Sign FA-P-Ty Clippard-ex-Mets-Washington closer.
Indians..Sign FA-P-Craig Stammen-ex Nationals setup man.
Giants..Sign FA-3B-Connor Gallespie-ex-Angels-White Sox
Blues Jays..Sign FA-P-David Aardsma-ex Mariners-Mets
Cubs..Sign FA-OF-Matt Murton-spent 6Y-Japan..(.314) hitter
Marlins..Sign FA-2B-Dan Kelly-ex Tigers.
Blue Jays..Sign FA-P-Gavin Floyd-ex White Sox-Indians
Cuba…Top veteran slugger Yalieski Gurriel (31Y)-3B…Defects to Dominican Republic along with (22Y) brother Lourdes Gurriel…..Lifetime (.333) hitter in Cuba…Played in Japan last year.
Orioles..OF-Delmon Young arrested-choking Valet-Hotel Elevator.
MLB-Union…Closing in on rule change to stop injuries in basepaths…Runner sliding must slide towards bag-not slide off bag to take out fielder.
NY Knicks..Fire Derek Fisher…lost 9-of-10…(40-96) in year and half….GM-Phil Jackson says Fisher was overwhelmed by job…Knicks players share blame also…..Lead candidates-ex Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau….ex-Denver coach Brian Shaw….Luke Walton-Golden State.
Lakers….Rumblings LA might remove Coach Byron Scott if Luke Walton-Warriors becomes available…Lakers lost 12-of-14
Bulls-Miami…Trade rumor..Chicago shopping F-Pao Gasol…would want F-C-Hassan Whiteside in deal.
Golden State…Backup C-Festus Ezell undergoes knee surgery.
Lakers-L-Indiana (89-87)…Kobe Bryant hits 3-straight 3’s to give LA lead..Paul George scores 6P in row for Pacers win…LA (11-43)
Clippers-W-Sixers (98-92)…Jamal Crawford (23P) off bench..LA (35-17)…Philly (8-44).
Okl City-W-Suns…Thunder now (39-14)…Kevin Durant (32P) in win
Golden State-Houston….Warriors (46-4)…(23-0) home as they play tonight.
Spurs-at-Miami…San Antonio (43-8) on year.
Ducks-L-Penguins (6-2)…Sidney Crosby scores on breakaway to trigger 3G-first period..snaps Ducks 6-game win streak.
Kings-at-Boston…LA (31-17-3) heading into Tuesday night game.
Las Vegas…Prospective owner Bill Foley on NHL expansion….”on scale of 10-Las Vegas chances are 9.5-but we need a decision soon.”