Chargers-Bears….Defiant Coach Mike McCoy says team has not misused RB-Melvin Gordon….says 2-big runs made by rookie were called back by penalties..got 2-other first down carries….Refuses to consider going to ‘big backfield’ with David Johnson as FB with Gordon….Frustrated by penatlies that wiped out scoring drives-Stevie Johnson spike-DJ Fluker illegal downfield…..Refuse to consider junking “3-4” defense eventhough team getting gashed for huge plays….Defensive Coordinator John Pagano will not be removed….Hearbroken by bad injury WR-Malcom Floyd….Tells players ‘Don’t complain-don’t explain-find solutions’…..Refused to answer question about health status of Orlando Franklin and King Dunlop and possible return after bye.
Chargers…WR-Malcom Floyd-possible minor tear of labrum in shoulder from Monday night injury.
Chargers…Bye Week-QB Philip Rivers says ‘will get as far away from football as I can-need to rest mentally-physically-feel like going into a hole’…..’we’re not first team ever to start (2-7) and won’t be a last-have to play for each other now.’
San Diego…Mayor Kevin Faulconer will address 17-NFL-owners in New York to update them on Mission Valley Stadium situation….St. Louis and Oakland officials will also make appearances….Dean Spanos will be int he audience.
Chargers…Sign FA-TE-Sean McGrath-former Kansas City Chiefs…..Release-OL-Craig Watts.
NFL…Officials spent day in Mexico City examining Azteca Stadium as sight to host NFL regular season game for 2016….NFL also exploring possible games in Germany and Spain, in addition for games scheduled in London.
New York…Governor shuts down Draft Kings and Fan Duel operations-calls them gambling programs.
Colts..QB-Andrew Luck-out 6W with lacerated kidney-internal bleeding.
Steelers..RB-DeAngelo Williams hobbling with bruised foot after (170Y) rushing day.
Jets..IR-K-Nick Folk-quad injrry
Rams…Sign FA-WR-Wes Welker-ex Broncos-Patriot
Jets..Sign FA-K-Randy Bullock-ex Houston
Ravens..Sign RB-FA-Terrance West-ex-Browns
Redskins..Sign FA-C-Brian DeLaPuente-ex Saint
Dallas..Release QB-Kellen Moore-had been 3rd on depth chart
Miami..Release RB-Jonas Gray-former Patriot
Tampa Bay..Release CB-Tim Jennings.
49ers..Release RB-Pierre Thomas…Sign FA-RB-Travaris Cadet
Minnesota..Sign FA-LB-Jason Trusnik-ex Jaguars…
Patriots..Workout-RB-Daryl Richardson-ex Rams
Cowboys..QB-Tony Romo runs all scout team plays in practice-continues comeback broken collarbone
Raiders..QB-Derek Carr (11TD-1Int) last 3-starts.
Browns..QB-Johnny Manziel-completing (35%) passes out of pocket….(57%) in pocket.
Giants..DE-Jason Pierre Paul-played 46-snaps on defense-no problems after finger amputation.,
Patriots..QB-Tom Brady (22TD-2Int)…Career record (I189-55)…Road (78-36)
Broncos..CB-Aqib Talib will serve 1-G suspension for eye gouge incident
Cowboys..RB-Joe Randle-suspended 4G for Domestic Abuse incident last winter.
Illinois..Fires AD-Mike Thomas in aftermath probe mistreatment of players-interference by doctors under coach Tim Beckman-fired opening week of season.
College Football….Playoff Poll…1..Clemson..2-Alabama..3-Ohio State..4-Notre Dame..5-Iowa…6-Baylor..7-Stanford…8-Oklahoma State…9-LSU..10-Utah
Padres-Yankees…Trade talks begin with New York interseted in relief ace Craig Kimbrel…Reports would offer OF-Brett Gardner…Padres may want infielder Rob Reifsnyder (2B) as part of package.
Dodgers…VP-Andrew Friedman dropping hints team may not offer max contract P-Zack Greinke-who oped out of remaining (3Y-71M) deal to seek (5Y-125M) package….’Long term free agent contracts pitchers worked out poorly-hinders your ability to win in the future’.
Rockies..SS-Jose Reyes arrested in Maui-Domestic Abuse case-threw wife thru plate glass door in hotel…injuries to thight-neck-wrist.
Japan…..Suspends 3-Yomiuri Giants pitchers for life…Fine team 10M-Yen…players ran gambling ring-bet on games.
Atlanta…In shock over death P-Tommy Hanson-blood clots led to organs shutting down-coma…Died at age (29)
Mets…GM-Sandy Alderson-Medical procedure-possible stent surgery-passed out last week at press conference.
Carlos Quentin…Wants to stage comeback-contacting American League teams about being DH-1B.
Tigers..Open negotiations with P-Hishashi Iwakuma-Mariners
Blue Jays…In contact with FA-P-Zack Greinke-Dodgers
Twins-Diamondbacks…Trade-Arizona acquires C-Chris Herrmann for OF-Daniel Palka
Angels…DH-Albert Pujols may miss start of season..4-months rehab-arch surgery.
Cardinals..P-Lance Lynn-will miss 2016-season with elbow ligament surgery
White Sox…Offer bench coach job to Rick Renteria-former Cubs manager-Padres coach.
Mariners..Hire Manny Acta-3rd base coach.
Gold Glove Awards…Dodgers P-Zack Greinke…Angels-OF-Kole Calhoun….no Padres….Mets OF-Yoenis Cespedes leads lst timers.
Lakers-L-Miami (101-88)…Chris Bosh 30P-11R)..Hassan Whiteside (19P-11R)…Heat big men go wild….Kobe Bryant sits out game-back soreness//…LA now (1-6)
Lakers…continue long road trip tonight in Orlando.
Clippers…open road trip in Dallas vs Mavs
Golden State…Warriors (8-0) face Memphis Grizzlies
Miami-Memphis…4-Player Trade..Heat deal G-Mario Chalmers-F-James Ennis to Grizzlies for G-Beno Udrah-F-Jarnell Stokes.
Spurs..Tim Duncan files lawsuit against financial advisor Charles Banks-Atlanta….lost 25M-in bad investments.
Miami..Suspends G-Gerald Green-2G-Incident with police that led to hospitalization
Oklahoma City..F-Kevin Durant-injures hamstring
Kings-Arizona Coyotes….Dustin Brown breaks out of scoring drought with lst period goal-1st in 15-games this year.
Ducks…Host Edmonton Oilers tonight…Anaheim (5-7-3)…Oilers (5-10) having lost top draft pick Connor McDavid.
Don Cherry…Hockey Nite in Canada says broken collarbone suffered by Connor McDavid was inteional hit by 2-Penguins players.
NY Islanders….Move to Barclay Center-Brooklyn-a disaster…Attendance gokne from (14,740) Nassau Coliseum to 12,000 in new arena.
Alo Guidolin…legendary AHL hockey star for 18-years..passes away-age 83.
Flint Firebirds…Junior Hockey team in Ontario Hockey League…entire roster quits team over firing of coach.
World Cup Soccer….Bob Bradley former US Coach-hired to coach LeHavre FC in French 2nd Division league.
International Rugy Union….Announces formation of US Rugby Pro League…will have 6-teams-plays 10G-schedules-starting April…Team cities to be announced next week.