Best 15 Minutes Sports–Tuesday–12/1

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——(Football)——-
Chargers…Coach Mike McCoy says he is not concerned with job security…..Coaching 1-day at a time to get better…..Says he is the leader and not moping around despite (3-8) record and the 6-game losing streak franchise had…..McCoy (21-22) in San Diego with a year to go on his contract….Brutally honest with players and his coaches….Job is to coach them up…build them up after they make corrections….He praised all 3-phases of team in aftermath of win over lowly Jacksonville Jaguars….Salutes QB-Philip Rivers for passing Moe Montana’s 40,000-yard passing mark….Salutes Antonio Gates for TD record-breaking Steve Largent mark……Refused to answer question about DJ-Fluker status in concussion protocol….Says LB-Denzel Perryman has made strong progress playing ILB because he has had more snaps last couple of weeks…Refused to talk about demtoion of LB-Donald Butler-used only in sub packages.
(NFL)
NFL owners arrive in Dallas-begin in-depth meetings Tuesday afternoon-Wednesday morning to discuss LA relocation plan and formulate territorial fee that will be changed to teams that move into LA…..Rams owner Stan Kroenke ends silence and meets with Missouri Governor Jay Nixon to discuss that cities plans to try and build new stadium…Kroenke is favorite to get NFL approval to move.
(Scoreboard)

Ravens-W-Browns (33-27)…Will Hill scores on 64Y-TD with blocked field goal on final play of game…Travis Cokons 51Y-FG attempt was blocked…Matt Schaud (232P-2TD)….Josh McCown knocked out of game again with collarbone injury…
(Injuries)
Patriots..TE-Rob Gronkowski has only bruised knee-no structural damage..LB-Donta Hightower-sprained knee.
Cardinals..RB-Chris Johnson-MRI shows fractured tibia..RB-Andre Ellington-sprained foot.
Bills..DT-Alex Carrington-gone for year-torn quad.
Broncos…S-TJ Ward-DT-Sylvester Williams-out ankle sprains….QB-Peyton Manning-not ready return-torn tissue arch.
Bengals..TE-Ty Eifert-neck stinger.
Colts..IR-RB-Ahmad Bradshaw-broken wrist…3rd major injury-3 years.
Chiefs..MRI-LB-Justin Houston-sprined knee…OT-Eric Fisher-neck
Miami..C-Mike Pouncey-sprained foot.
Jets..CB-Marcus Williams-sprained knee
Steelers..QB-Ben Roethlisberger asks be examined about possible concussion.

(Teams)

Rams…Coach Jeff Fisher feuding with media…”they can kiss my ass.”
Giants..WR-Odell Beckham-criticizes own team…’where’s their fight?”
Patriots..QB-Tom Brady says teams are targeting Rob Gronkowski’s knees when tackling him.
Packers..QB-Aaron Rodgers berates younger players-not preparing for games.
Miami..Fires Offensive coordinator Bill Lazor-team averaging 16P a game.
(Roster)

Carolina…Signs FA-CB-Cortland Finnegan-ex Titans-Dolphins.
Patriots..Release PR-Chris Harper-fumble problems.
(College Football)
Mountain West Conference….San Diego State may be out of running for a couple of key bowls….Las Vegas Bowl invoking clause to take BYU-vs-Pac 12 school….Cactus Bowl-Phoenix may byapss Aztecs to take a (5-7) Big 12 school that travels fans….SDSU would drop possibly to Arizona Bowl in Tucso or Hawaii Bowl….Commissioner Craig Thompson seems paralyzed to try and influence bowls to give (9-3) Aztecs an offer…Mountain West has 7-bowl tie ups.

SDSU…QB-Maxwell Smith says he will postpone knee surgery in hopes of playing in December bowl game.

USC…Gives Clay Helton 5Y-contract extension to take over as fulltime head coach…Went (5-2) after replacing Steve Sarkisian….beat ranked Utah and UCLA….AD-Pat Haden did not talk to Chip Kelly nor Hue Jackson…did interview Greg Schiano-former Rutgers coach…Jimbo Fisher-Florida State.
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Miami…Conducts 2nd interview with Butch Davis about returning to coach Hurricanes.
Central Florida…Interviews Dino Babers-Bowling Green for vacant Knights job.

Texas Southern..Fires Head Coach Darrell Asberry.
Montana State..Fires Head Coach-Rob Ash (70-38)..not had losing season since 2001
Penn State..Fires Offensive Coordinator John Donovan.
Minnesota…Fires Offensive Coordinator-QB Coach-Passing Game consultant.
Texas Tech…Fires Co-Defensive Coordinators.
Fresno State..Fires Offensive Coordinator Dave Schramm.
Purdue…Fires both Offensive-Defensive Coordinators.
——-(Baseball)———

Dodgers….Introduce Dave Roberts as incoming manager-11am….not ready to reveal coaching staff yet.
Miami…Internal discussions about hiring Barry Bonds as hitting coach on Don Mattingly staff.

(Roster)

Tigers..Sign FA-P-Jordan Zimmerman (5Y-110M)-ex Washington National.
Cardinals..Sign FA-C-Brayan Pena-ex Reds
Red Sox..Sign FA-OF-Chris Young-ex-Yankee…(.252BA-14HR)
Braves..Sign FA-P-Jim Johnson-ex Orioles-Dodgers.
Mariners-Marlins…Discuss Trade-Marcel Ozuna for P-James Paxton-and minor leaguers.

Arizona…Offers P-Johnny Cueto (6Y-120M)-ex Royals
Orioles..Negotiate OF-Denard Span-Nationals.
Blue Jays..Negotiate P-Ryan Madson-Royals.
Pirates..Negotiate P-Trevor Cahill-Cubs.
Mets..Negoiate 2B-Ben Zobrist-Royals
(MLB)

Otis Nixon…former Braves OF-arrested serving alchol to minors…has history of substance abuse isses.
World Series….KCity Royals get 370,000 per man-World Series share….Mets get 300,000-per man.
——-(Basketball)——–
Clippers-W-Portland…:LA gets 21P-early from Blake Griffin…go to (10-8)
Golden State-W-Utah…Warriors now (19-0)…Steph Curry-Klay Thompson combine 46
Lakers-at-Philadelphia…..LA (2-14)…76ers (0-18) with 28-game losing streak dating back to last year heading into tonites game..
Lakers…Kevin Durant rips into LA media for writing about Kobe Bryant’s bad season.

76ers…Media digging into Jahlil Okafor past, says he was involved in a gun incident early in season…tried to use a fake ID to get into a bar…was ticketed for doing 108mph on a bridge…and a fite with heckler last week…all since September.

Warriors…F-Harrison Barnes-out 2W-ankle
Bulls…F-Mike Dunleavy goes to specialist for back problems.

San Diego State….Aztecs take (4-3) record on road to face Long Beach State.

——(Hockey)———-
Ducks-W-Vancouver (4-0)…..San Diego Gulls goalie John Gibson 25-save shutout for Anaheim….

Kings-Vancouver…..Tuesday night matchup…LA (14-8-1)

Toronto….Benches G-Jon Bernier (0-8-1) this season.
Montreal…G-Carey Price-out 6W-knee injury…no surgery contemplated.
Sabres…D-Carlo Colaiacvo…hospitalized-trachia injury

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