Football – AFC-NFC Championship Weekend
- Colts-Patriots…New England dominant at home…Tom Brady (13-3) postseason games at home…Andrew Luck (0-3-6TD-8Int) at Foxborogh..Patriots outscored Colts (144-66) last 3-matchups…Colts defense given up 42-43-59 in last 3-games with Patriots…Luck (5402P-43TD)…Brady (4476P-36TD) this year…Colts must find way to defend Gronkowski-Edelman-Amendola-LaFell….Patriots defense must control Reggie Wayne-TYHilton-Coby Fleener-Dan Herron in pass package…Weather-Rain 45-degrees
- Packers-Seahawks..Seattle won 25-of-last 26-games at home…(9-0) home in postseason..Seattle won 7-straight games-Packers have won 12-of-14…QB-Aaron Rodgers ailing with calf…RB-Eddie Lacy-asthma issues…Seattle defense allowed just 5TDs in last 7-games..Russell Wilson (4616APY-26TD)…Aaron Rodgers (4697P-41TD)…Packers-#1-ranked scoring offense-vs-Seahawks #1-ranked scoring defense…Can Packers defense shutoff Marshawn Lynch-prevent big plays from Russell Wilson….How will Aaron Rodgers hold up to blitz package-can WRs get open against physical Seattle secondary..Packers are (1-3) at Century Link Field…Weather-Rain-52-degrees.
- Chargers..Mark Fabiani demeans Mayor Kevin Faulconer’s decision to activate a 2015-Task Force to study the stadium situation…Says it would be of no use to bring back the same ‘Civic Retreads’ to review what they looked at in the past…Wants city to sell 166-acres Qualcomm sight, use that profit and redesigned Hotel Tax and NFL money to fund the Stadium-Convention Center annex…Calls Steve Cushman-Mayor’s advisor an obstructionist…Mayor’s office says Cushman will not be part of task force…Fabiani accused Cushman of ‘undermining’ all of the Chargers efforts over the years.
- NFL Draft…Underclassmen Deadline Last Night…75 Filed heading to final day..compared 98-last year.
- NFL..Announces it will hold a Veteran FA-Combine in March for unsigned players to workout before clubs.
- Baltimore..Ravens settle Ray Rice Grievance out of court-was owed 3.5M-on contract after being illegally suspended twice by league.
- Falcons..Interview Teryl Austin-Detroit-2nd time..Will interview Adam Gase-Denver-for Off Coor job.
- Chicago..Negotiate contract with John Fox-Broncos for head coaching job.
- Raiders..Hire Jack Del Rio-Broncos as head coach…was (69-73) at Jacksonville-in playoffs just 2X in 9-seasons.
- 49ers..Hire Jason Tarver-Raiders-as Def Coor
- Giants..Hire Steve Spagnuolo-Ravens-as Def Coorl
- Broncos..Interview Teryl Austin-Detroit today…Will interview Adam Gase-from John Fox staff.
- Bills..Hire 7-Assistants off Rex Ryan-Jets staff..including Karl Dunbar-DL..Tim McDonald-DB..Bobby April-LB.
- Redskins..Hire Bill Callahan-Dallas-OL coach…Will interview Vic Fangio-49ers-Def Coor job
- 49ers..Interview Adam Gase-Broncos..Marc Trestman-Bears..Rob Chudzinski-Browns for vacant Off Coor job.
- Browns…Fire WR-Coach-Mike McDaniel.
- Jets..Interview Gene Smith-ex-Jacksonville Jaguars GM for front office job.
- Carolina..Fire officials say faulty fireplace led to $550,000-damage to luxury home Coach Ron Rivera.
- USC…WR-George Farmer becomes 4th Trojan to file for NFL draft.
- Ohio State…QB-Cardale Jones-started just 3-games this year-but led Buckeyes to Championship-elects to stay in school.
- Padres…Awarded 2016-All Star Game at Petco Park…3rd time San Diego will have hosted game.
- MLB…Adopting :20 second-Pitchers Clock and Batters Box Rules…will be implemented in AAA-AA games this season.
- MLB…Teams today exchange arbitration figures with players..Padres have 7-in arbitration-top 3 pitchers could cost them $22M.
- Phillies-Texas..Open trade talks Cole Hamels..Phillies want C-Jorge Alfaro..SS-Jurickson Profar..OF-Nomar Mazana and pitching in deal.
- Mets-Washington..Reopen trade talks for SS-Ian Desmond…Nationals want young Mets pitching.
- Indians..Sign FA-P-Anthony Swarczak-Twins.
- Angels..Sign FA-P-Ryan Mattheus-P-Nationals.
- Blue Jays..Sign FA-OF-Andy Derks-Tigers.
- Tigers..Sign FA-P-Daniel Schlereth-Diamondbacks-Pirates.
- Lakers-L-Cavaliers (109-102)…LeBron James hits 4-3 point shots early in 2nd half to blow game open..(36P)…Cavs hit 26-FT….Kobe Bryant 7-baskets-17-assists..:LA shot 52% from floor-rallied late..still lost.. Lakers fall to (12-28)
- Milwaukee-W-Knicks…Game in London…NY losing streak now at 16-row…Knicks (5-36) on season
- Lakers-at-Utah tonite
- Clippers-Cleveland..LA (26-13)
- Portland-at-San San Antonio…Blazers (30-9)..Spurs (24-16).
- Golden State-at-Oklahoma City..Warriors (31-5).
- USD-L-St Mary’s..Gaels shoot 67% in first half-build 15P lead..Torerors rallied but could not close…drop to (9-10) on season.
- Saturday Night.
- SDSU-UNLV..Aztecs (13-4)..Rebels (10-7)..led by 6’6-freshman G-Rashard Vaughn (17P)..6-11-C-Christian Wood (14P-10R).
- Toronto Sun..Report Leafs putting stars Phil Kessel-Dion Phaneuf on trade block..move 16M-salary-begin rebuilding effort.
- Nashville..G-Pekka Rinne-miss 5W-knee injury-top goalie in NHL (1.98GAA-933 Save Percentage).
- St. Louis..G-Martin Brodeur leaves club to ponder retirement.
- Ducks-New Jersey Devils…Anaheim (14-4-1) last 19-games heading into game tonite..
- NASCAR…Girlfriend of driver Kurt Busch-filing domestic abuse charges-asking for court ordered protection-says driver has depression-alcohol issues-needs help.