Best 15 Minutes-Thursday

Posted by on January 14th, 2016  •  0 Comments  • 

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Chargers….Owner Dean Spanos-devastated by NFL vote ending his Carson project-returned to San Diego mid-morning….had short employee meeting…not say much about future of franchise aside from ‘looking at options’…..Spanos did tlak to NFL league officials about talks with the Rams….NFL Network says NFL has stepped in to develop framework of a deal with Stan Kroenke for Chargers to co-fund and co-share profits of new Stadium in Inglewood….Network says Stan Kroenke has committed in writing the equal share clause……Not willing to give profits of outside development money from other land on tract to second team….Mayor Kevin Faulconer tried to call Spanos thruout the day-Wednesday-no response….Mayor did talk to Roger Goodell wanting him to know city efforts to restart talks….Faulconer said not worried about past-only future in attempts to keep team in San Diego….Says searching for ‘downtown solution’ will take as much as 5-years to accomplish…..Wants fresh start to negotiations…..NBC says deal almost in place to move-time is of essence…..NFL owner tells Associated Press Kroenke presentation to owners was “Star Wars”…..Spanos presentation was like watching “home movies”….St. Louis reaction over loss of Rams was bitter….Columnists called Roger Goodell-‘man with black heart’…..Called Kroenke-“Thug in a Business suit”…..Said NFL was “Embarassment to Integrity”…..

 

 

Chargers…Hire Ken Whisenhunt as Offensive Coordinator….had spent 2013-season with McCoy-Took Tennessee Titans job-went (3-20) as head coach.
Chargers….Mike Nolan LB coach-quits after 1-year on Mike McCoy staff…..8-members of last year’s staff now gone in aftermath of (4-12) season.

 

 

Raiders…..Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf reaches out to Owner Mark Davis to talk about re-opening talks to discuss a parcel of land Davis is interested in…..Mayor says she is willing to give Davis a major discount to take property but Raiders must find developer and money to build Stadium….

 

 

Lawrence Phillips….Former 1st round pick Rams-ex Nebraska star-commits suicide in Kern County Prison in Bakersfield…have been serving 31-years on attempted manslaughter conviction….then murdered cellmate….was facing Death penalty….body found in bed at 4am in cell.

 

 

Vontaze Burfict…Suspended Bengals LB-now accused of spitting on Steelers lineman David DeCastro-Roman Foster….Fined 50,000-Suspended 3G-without pay next season for cheapshot penalties.

 

 

(Coaches)

 

Browns…Hire Hue Jackson as head coach-was Off Coor-Bengals….1st challenge-find a quality starting QB.
49ers….Interview Tom Coughlin-ex Giants head coach
Giants…Offer Ben McAdoo-head coaching job…was Off Coor.
Saints..Hire Dan Campbell-Miami-as LB coach-was interim coach Dolphins…Hire-Joe Lombardi-Lions-QB coach….Aaron Glenn-DB-coach-Cleveland
Vikings..Hire Tony Sporano-OL coach-was with Vikings
Colts..Hire Jim Herrmann-LB-coach-ex Giants….Interview Joe Philbin-ex Miami head coach-OL coach job
Bills..Hire Ed Reed-as safety coach-legendary Ravens star.
Titans..Interview Doug Marrone-ex Bills head coach

 

(Injuries)

 

 

Steelers…Ben Roethlisberger does not practice Wednesday-torn ligaments in shoulder.
Seahawks…RB-Marshawn Lynch does practice after sitting out last weekend playoff game.
Broncos..QB-Brock Osweiler misses practice-strained knee.
Carolina..RB-Jon Stewart-practices-had been out with strained foot….WR-Ted Ginn-practices-knee issues
Patriots…Police report say DE-Chandler Jones was hospitalized with drug overdose synthetic marijuana.

 

(College)

 

San Diego State….QB-Maxwell Smith will need 6-9 months rehab surgery-2 torn knee ligaments
San Diego State…Final college polls out….AP-ranks Aztecs #30….Coaches poll #28…despite 10-game win streak and (11-3) record.

Clemson…DE-Kevin Dodd..DE-Shaq Lawson…CB-Mackensie Alexander all file for NFL draft.
Louisiana Lafayette…Placed on 2Y-NCAA probation-Stripped 6-scholarships-Fined 20,000….Assistant coach Dave Saunders suspended for 8-Years-tampered with transcripts 5-players to get them admitted to school.
Syracuse…Hire Mike Hart-RB coach-Western Michigan..Vin Reynolds-DB coach-Western Michigan.
Cincinnati…Hire Jim Turner-OL coach-Zac Taylor-Defensive Coordinator…both from Miami Dolphins staff.

Jim Simpson…longtime AFL-NFL Broadcaster-NBC-ABC-passes away (88Y)

 

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—————————(Baseball)——————————-

 

Padres…Sign FA-P-Carlos Villanueva-Cardinals…had (2.25ERA) as setup reliever.
Padres…Andrew Casher-Tyson Ross-Derek Norris file for arbitration…Cashner to seek (7M)…Ross (10M).
Padres-Houston Astros…Schedule Cactus League games-Mexico City-March 26th-27th.

Dodgers…Sign FA-OF-Jordan Schaeffer-ex-Twins-Braves-Cardinals.
Tigers..Sign FA-OF-John Mayberry-ex Phillies.
Arizona..Sign FA-P-Cody Hall-ex Giants
Rangers..Sign FA-P-Pedro Ciriaco-ex-Braves.
Marlins..DFA-1B-Tommy Medica
Marlins…Sign SS-Dee Gordon (5Y-56M) deal.
Houston-Atlanta…Open trade talks for OF-Ender Inciarte…Braves would get minor league prospects.

ESPN-Removes John Kruk from Sunday nite broadcasts-replaced by Aaron Boone
Al Jazdeera TV….Shutdowns its American Operation…being sued for HGH story-by Ryan Zimmerman-Ryan Howard.

 

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——————————(Basketball)————————————-

 

Aztecs-W-Colorado State (69-62)…Trey Kell-Jeremy Hensley combine (33P)….Held Rams (6-25) on 3’s….SDSU (11-6) key road win..
USC-W-UCLA….Trojans blazing hot-score 48P-in first half-Bruins never recover…USC now (15-3) on season..Bruins (11-7)

Clippers-W-Miami…LA explodes 34P-in 3rd quarter….LA (26-13)
Golden State-L-Denver..Steph Curry-Klay Thompson combine 55…Draymond Green did not play….Warriors (36-3)
Oklahoma City-W-Dallas…Thunder (28-12)….Kevin Durant (29P-10R)

Lakers-vs-Golden State….LA (9-31)….Kobe Bryant resting with soreness in Achilles.
Spurs-vs-Cavaliers…San Antonio (34-6)-won 9-row…Cavs (27-9).

Brooklyn Nets…Talking to Bryan Colangelo about becoming GM…ex-GM-Toronto Raptors.
Washington..C-Marcin Gortat-Hospitalized with staph infection knee.

 

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—————————–(Hockey)————————————

 
Ducks-W-Ottawa (4-1)…Anaheim explodes 3G-final period-Shea Theodore-ex-Gulls-scores 1st goal of career.
Gulls-L-San Jose Barracudas (2-1)-OT…Gulls dropped 3-in row on home ice-not scoring goals.
Gulls…Sign FA-C-Zach Larazza-Manchester Monarchs-ECHL-had 11-goals this year.

 
Blackhawks…3Y-contract extension-Joel Quenville.
Kings…Negotiating (8Y-80M) with Anzi Kopitar.
Devils…Surgery-F-Patrick Elias-out 8W.
Vancovuer…Sends F-Chris Higgins to Utica-AHL.
Edmonton…Calls up F-Zack Kassian from Bakersfield-AHL

 

 

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