NFL…Votes (30-2) to allow the Rams to move to Inglewood in new 1.8B-Stadium at Hollywood Park….Rams will pay 550M-territorial fee to make deal…..Chargers are given a 1-year window to decide either to move in with Rams-or try and work deal to stay in San Diego in a new facility….Raiders will be helped financially, with 100M-grant from NFL-to construct a Stadium in Oakland, or consider moving…..NFL also gives Chargers an additional 100M-to help with their stadium deal if they stay in San Diego….If the Chargers elect not to move to LA-Raiders would be given a 1-year window to make the move…..First vote was (20-12) in favor of Rams-but not enough to pass…..Committee on LA then met with Roger Goodell and both Spanos-Mark Davis to determine that Carson Project would not be approved…. Goodell called the moves of teams bitter sweet….Spanos looked devastated….Davis seemed pleased he received more money and a window to find a Stadium deal.
San Diego…Mayor Kevin Faulconer says he will meet with Spanos to determine whether he is serious about finding a deal….Not interested in any typel of ‘charade’……Spanos lawyers will meet with Stan Kroenke the next two days to talk about either becoming partner in stadium construction, or just a tenant….Late Tuesday nite-Spanos sent letter to season ticket holders ‘asking they be patient’.
St Louis….Missouri Governor Jay Nixon angered at NFL for deviating from plan, after doing everything NFL recommended in putting together plan for new Mississippi River Stadium.
Committee on LA….Recommended Carson sight in morning session with owners….Geography-Growth potential……Ownership group overwhelmed by the “NFL Campus” proposal Kroenke presented for Inglewood voted for his sight..
Chargers…LB-Coach Mike Nolan leaves team after just 1-year on job…will be replaced by Jacksonville Jaguars Def Coor Bob Babich-who was fired a week ago. Chargers have lost 7-coaches off Mike McCoy’s staff.
Miami…Fires Dan Campbell-served as interim head coach after Joe Philbin firing…Hire Vance Joseph-Bengals-Def Coor…Chris Foerster-49ers-OL coach…Matt Burke-Bengals-LB coach….Shane Day-Redskins-TE coach..Shawn Jefferson-Titans-WR coach.
49ers…Interview Tom Coughlin-Giants for head coaching job.
Browns…Interview Hue Jackson-Bengals 2nd time for head job.
Tampa Bay…Interview Dirk Koetter-for head coaching job.
Vikings…Fire OL-Jeff Davidson
Bills..Fire DB-coach Donny Henderson
Colts..Interview LB-Coach Jon Hoke-South Carolina
New England..DE-Chandler Jones-hospitalized-sleeping pill overdose.
Steelers..QB-Ben Roethlisberger-2 torn ligaments in shoulder
Packers..WR-Davante Adams misses practice-knee issues
Arizona..IR-DE-Corey Redding…RB-Chris Johnson-practices-knee issues
Buffalo…Former QB-Jim Kelly-cancer free at 18Month mark after fighting for life for a year.
Arizona…Sign FA-DE-Jason Babin-ex Jaguars-Titans.
Chargers..Sign FA-S-Dexter McColl-CFL-Edmonton Eskimos
Bills..Sign FA-WR-Greg Little-ex Browns…WR-Jarrett Boykin-ex-Packers.
Cowboys…Teammates not want DE-Greg Hardy return to team.
Alabama-Clemson…NCAA title game TV ratings-disappointing (15.8) Rating…lost out to Duke basketball.
Mississippi State…Hires Peter Sermon-USC-LB coach.
Boston College..Hires Scott Loeffler-Off Coor-ex-Virginia Tech.
Padres…Announce moving P-Brandon Mauer to starting rotation from bullpen
Dodgers..Sign FA-P-Yaisel Sierra-Cuba (6Y-30M)
Dodgers-Mariners…Trade-LA sends P-Joe Wieland to Mariners for 2B-Eric Mejia (.282) and P-AJ Schugel (9-9).
Dodgers-Yankees…Trade…LA acquires OF-Rob Segedin-(.287) at AA-17 HRs for minor leaguer.
Rockies..Sign FA-OF-Gerrardo Parra-Orioles (3Y-27M).
Rockies-Baltimore…Open trade talks for OF-Carlos Gonzalez.
Rockies-Angels..Open trade talks for OF-Chalrey Blackmon
Miami…Sign FA-P-Wie Chen-Orioles (5Y-80M)
Miami…Sign FA-3B-Chris Johnson-ex Braves-Indians
Miami…Pull OF-Marcel Ozuna off trade block
Monte Irvin…Baseball Mourns passing of NYGiants 1950’s star..(96Y).
Phillies..Hire Pat Gillick-as Senior Advisor-longtime Toronto exec.
Dodgers..Hire Alex Anthopolous-Assistant GM
Clippers-Miami….LA (25-13) on season.
Golden State-Denver….Warriors (36-2) on season.
Lakers-W-NOrleans…Lou Williams scores 9-points late 4th Quarter…LA (9-31).
Spurs-W-Detroit..Tony Parker (31P)…San Antonio (34-6)
Oklahoma City-W-Minnesota…Kevin Durant (30P)
Cleveland-W-Dallas…Cavs put 7-double figures..Now (27-9)
Cavs-Pelicans…Trade-Cleveland deals G-Joe Harris to New Orleans for Trade exception-creates 3M-salary cap space.
Aztecs-Colorado State…Tough Mountain West Game at Ft Collins…both teams (10-6)….Rams led by 3-point shooting guards Gian Clavell (20P) and Antwan Scott (14P)….Rams hit 155-3’s this season.
Bill Foster…Veteran coach revived Duke and Rutgers programs-passes away.
Butler..Mourns passing of young C-Andrew Smith-Cancer-played for NCAA tourney team just two years ago.
Ducks-Ottawa….Anaheim (17-17-7) heading into tonites game with Senators.
Gulls…Sign FA-F-Robert Czarnik-scored 16-goals this season in ECHL with Reading Royals.