Best 15-Minutes Sports–Thursday–12/17

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NFL…Bob McNair-Houston owner-Member of Committee on LA-says St. Louis offer to retain the Rams looks “attractive” and believes NFL owners may not vote to allow Stan Kroenke to move to Hollywood Park……Says San Diego referendum vote-mandated by Mayor-means there is “no certainty” in that proposal…..and Oakland has no money and is interested in working with A”s baseball-not the NFL…..Calls Bob Iger-Disney-“spectacular person”.

NFL….Commits to add 100M-loan in financing to St. Louis proposal to NFL Stadium….no similar upgrade to San Diego nor Oakland.

NFL…May fine Arizona coach Bruce Arians for wearing a ‘kangel hat’ on sidelines, in violation of rule can wear only league sponsored gear.

CFL…Chris Jones-Coach Grey Cup champion Edmonton Eskimos-hires entire staff to go with him as Coach-GM-Saskatchewan Roughriders.

(Teams)

49ers..Reports Jed York may hire Mike Holmgren become President Football Operations….denies he is considering selling team.

Arizona..Coach Bruce Ariens (32-13) with Cardinals, said he was interviewing for Bears job in 2013, and that during interview Chargers-cancelled their interview.

Bills…Rex Ryan-“it’s on me”-collapse of defense…Bills ranked 20th defense…17th-3rd downs…17th-Yards per play…Last year ranked 1-thru-4 categories.

(Roster)

Broncos..Workout QB-Ryan Lindley..RB-Daniel Thomas-Trent Richardson-Cyrus Gray
Vikings..Workout NT-Phil Taylor-ex Browns
Patriots..Workout RB-Steven Jackson-ex Falcons
Saints..Sign FA-CB-Tony Carter-ex Broncos
Giants..Sign FA-DT-Barry Cofield…Release S-Brandon Meriweather.
Bengals..Sign FA-QB-Keith Wenning-ex Cowboys
Titans…Sign FA-QB-Mike Kafka-ex Houston
Bills..Sign FA-OT-Max Vallas-Raiders

Colts..Release OG-Todd Herremens
Arizona…Release-OT-Jeff Linkenbach.
Seahawks…Release RB-DeJuan Harris
Bills..Sign FA-OT-Max Vallas-Raiders

(Injuries)

Chargers..OT-King Dunlop…OG-Orlando Franklin miss workouts with injuries…OG-DJ Fluker practices
Bills…Surgery-CB-Stephon Gilmore-torn labrum
Carolina..CB-Charles Tillman-partial tear ACL
Browns..IR-WR-Brian Hartline-broken collarbone
Patriots..IR-DT-Dominique Easley-thigh injury…RB-LeGarrette Blount-season ending hip labrum injury
Raiders..IR-LS-Jon Condo

(College)

USC…LB-Su’a Cravens declares for NFL draft.
Oregon…QB-Dakota Prukop-Montana State-transfers to Ducks program-Graduate Student-play next year.
BYU…Loses top candidate-head coaching job-Navy’s Ken Niumatalolo decides stay at Annapolis after 2-days of meetings.
UCLA…Offensive Coordinator Noel Mazzone-remains in ICU-blood clot-lung

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————————–(Baseball)————————

Dodgers-Reds-White Sox…..3-Team-7 Player Trade…..White Sox pick up 3B-Todd Frazier (.256-36HRs)…..Dodgers acquire P-Frankie Montas (10-5) 1.44-2.97 ERA last two years in minors….2B-Micah Johnson (.301) careeer hitter in minors…..OF-Trayce Thompson (101HR) career in minors from Chisox….Reds wind up with SS-Jose Peraza (.293) in minors….OF-Scott Sheblar (55HR-2Y) in minors…..2B-Brandon Dixon (19HR) from Dodgers system.

Indians..Sign FA-1B-Mike Napoli-ex Red Sox-Rangers..FA-OF-Rajai Davis-Tigers
Orioles..Sign FA-OF-Hyun soo-Kim-Korea…hit (.326) last year.-

Reds-Washington….Closing in on trade 2B-Brandon Phillips to Nationals.
NYM…Open negotiations with P-Matt Albers-ex Royals-Orioles
Garrett Jones….Signs FA-deal with Yomiuri Giants…ex-Pirates-Yankees.

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—————————–(Basketball)—————————

Clippers-W-Bucks…G-Chris Paul dominates getting to the paint…Clippers win despite double technical ejction DeAndre Jordan..LA (16-10)
Golden State-W-Phoenix…Warriors built 25P lead early in 2nd halfr…GoldenState now (25-1)
Spurs-W-Washington…San Antonio now (22-5)
Philadelphia-L-Atlanta…76ers now (1-26)

Lakers-Houston….Thursday night matchup….Lakers (4-21)….Rockets struggling (12-14) with James Harden-Dwight Howard.

Miami…Keith Smart-assistant coach-takes leave-surgery skin cancer.
Brooklyn…G-Shane Larkin-concussion
Bucks…G-Greivis Vasqauez-surgery-bone spur-ankle
Memphis…G-Brandan Wright-8W-knee surgery
Cavs…G-Iman Shumpert-reinjures groin-3rd time.
Knicks..F-Kristan Porzingas denies ‘hit a wall’….scored (4-0P) in 2-starts this week.

Art Long….ex-76ers forward-sentenced 7Y-prison running drug house in Rochester, New York.

(College)

Wisconsin…Bo Ryan announces retirement effective immediately..(364-130)..took Badgers to 14-straight NCAA titles.

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—————————(Hockey)———————————-

Kings-Montreal….Thursday Night showdown….LA (19-9-2)…..Canadiens (20-9-3)…..Jeff Carter-Tyler Toffoli-Milan Lucic combined (33G)….Habs led by Tomas Plakenec-Max Pacioretty (21G-53P) in 32-games.

Vancouver…Roster shakeup coming…Daniel-Henrik Sedin critical of team…level of play unacceptble….Coach Willie Desjardins job in jeopardy….3-young players, Jared McCann..Bo Horvat…Jake Virtanen-seem overwhelmed
Montreal…sends troubled F-Zack Kassian to AHL
Maple Leafs…G-Jon Bernier loses another start…(0-9-1) this season. .

San Diego Gulls…Friday night game with San Jose…Full week of practice with lst round pick Nick Ritchie and ex-Montreal forward Jiri Sesak on ice with team.

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—————————–(General)————————————–

Abby Wambach….US World Cup star retires…leaves with 184-goals in international competiion……says US Mens’ team should fire Coach Jergen Klinsman.
Serena Williams…Named Sports Person of Year by Sports Illustrated.
Tom Weiskopf…Chosen to oversee re-design of Torrey Pines North Course.
Sepp Blatter….Will appear at Appeals hearing FIFA as to why he should not be banned from involvement in soccer-kickbacks-grafts-money laundering.

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