Alabama-W-Ohio State (52-24)…..Tide dominating into late 4th Quarter at Press Time..Heisman Tropy winning WR-DeVonta Smith catches 12-passes for 215-yards and 3-TDs in the first half…QB-Mac Jones goes (25-30) for (342Y) in the opening half…Tide score 4-TDs in second quarter and roll on to lopsided win…..Nick Saban wins 7th national title eclipsing the 6-by legendary coach Bear Bryant…..Ohio State had fought to a (14-14) tie in the opening quarter before Bam’s offense ripped off the 4-scores in a 12-minute span…….Late in game Jones (464P-5TD)…Smith (12R-215Y)….Najee Harris (158APY)…..National Championship Game..
Alabama…Offer Off Coord job to Bill O’Brien-ex head coach Houston Texans…Penn State.
Maryland..Hire Dan Enos-Off Coord-was at UCincinnati
College Football Hall of Fame….2021 Enshrinees include Tony Romo-Darren Sproles-Aaron Taylor..Carson Palmer…Kenneth Sims..Coaches Bob Stoopes-Oklahoma…Rudy Hubbard-Florida A&M
Chargers..Interview Arthur Smith-Off Coor-Tennessee Titans on Monday.
Eagles..Fire Coach Doug Pederson (22-25-1) last 3-years…regression of QB-Carson Wentz..Offense ranked 26th in NFL…Balked at making changes to coaching staff.
NYJets..Will interview Doug Pederson-ex Eagles
NY Jets..Interview Rams Def Coord-Brandon Staley
NY Jets..Interview Titans Off Coord-Arthur Smith
Houston..Interview David Culley-Asst Head Coach-Ravens
Houston..Interview Leslie Frazier-Def Coord-Bills
Houston..Will interview Jim Caldwell-ex Lions-Colts
Jaguars..Interview Arthur Smith-Off Coord-Titans
Lions..Interview Dan Campbell..Asst Head Coach-Saints
Dallas..Hire Dan Quinn for Def Coord job..ex-Atlanta head coach
Chicago..No update on Coach Matt Nagy after team went (5-1) to (3-8)
Raiders..Owner Mark Davis-Vote Confidence Jon Gruden (19-29) 3-years
Titans..Head Coach Mike Vrabel to hire Def Coord-Team allowed (398YPG-52%-3rd down conversions)..ranked #28 in league
Browns..Coach Kevin Stefanski hopes to be allowed back in facility on Thursday..conducting game planning meetings for Chiefs game via Zoom.
New England…Bill Belichick declines to accept invitation by outgoing President Trump to White House celebration to receive Medal of Freedom….”I am aware of the honor…I am an American…I have great respect for our nation….I value our country….I have elected not to accept this at this time”
Pittsburgh..Steelers close facility because of Covid tests after playoff game
Steelers..Coach Mike Tomlin said his team ‘died on the vine’ in playoff game with Browns.
Arizona..Cardinals open State Farm Stadium as Vaccine center for medical and first responders in Phoenix area
Senior Bowl….Says Miami-Carolina coaches will run teams in Bowl game in late January.
Green Bay..Sign FA-OT-Jared Veldheer..who became free agent after he played in last weekend game with Indianapolis Colts
NBA…Board of Governors-Emergency meeting Tuesday…considering 7-to-14 day pause in schedule because of outbreaks and cancellation of games 3-days in a row.
NBA..Meet with CDC…discuss Hotel quarantines..Ban postgame player get togethers..Team mask rules..Team meals.
NBA..Cancels Dallas-New Orleans game…Boston-Chicago game.
Miami..8-Heat players put on isolation list
Dallas..Confirm 8-players now test positive for virus
76ers..Fined 25,000 for violation of rules on injury reports
Washington..G-Russell Westbrook-quad injury
Lakers-Houston..Tuesday game..Lakers (8-3)
Aztecs…Prepare for first road trip to Utah State
..Wear M95-masks at all times
..Bus to airport..fly Salt Lake City..bus to Logan, Utah
..Team meetings in ballrooms
..Additional test morning of game
Padres….USA Today contradicts Union-Tribune story that Padres had offered (11Y-320M) contract extension to SS-Fernando Tatis….says “no offers exchanged..Tatis could play this year under normal contract”
Padres..Agent for Japanese P-Tomo Sugano had 6-contract offers including late offer from Padres…Decided 5-minutes before deadline to return to Yomiuri Giants…Sources say Sugano was demanding (4Y-60M)…Padres offer (3Y-27M)
Dodgers..Reopen contract talks with FA-2B-DJ LeMahieu-Yankees after talks with NY stall…LeMahieu wants (5Y-110M) after winning batting titles in both American and National League.
Commissioner Rob Manfred..informs Union spring training camps will open with strict protocols in February..and MLB hopes to play full 162-game schedule starting in late March…rather than delay start of the season..and try to play a smaller schedule….MLB will likely start with no fans in the stands in April…MLB lost 3B-last year in abbreviated season.
Reds-Washington..Open trade talks involving 3B-Eugenio Suarez
Phillies..Open contract talks with FA-P-Anubal Sanchez-ex Washington
San Diego Gulls….Sign FA-G-Jeff Glass…played in Austria last season after having been with Gulls two years ago…Extensive experience in AHL with Toronto Marlies
Gulls..Sign FA-D-Keegan Lowe-ex Edmonton Oilers-played in Bakersfield
Gulls..Sign FA-D-Nick Brouillard-played 4Y in Quebec League
Gulls..Sign FA-D-Keegan Kanzig-played McGill University-Montreal
Gulls..Recall D-Hunter Drew from playing in Germany-going thru protocols
Gulls..Open training camp in Irvine…will have extended 24-day training camp..hope to play 6-exhibition games against other AHL teams.
Gulls…Coach Kevin Dineen tells players in opening meeting:
..Be thankful you have a job
..3-AHL teams..12 ECHL teams suspended play
..So many players have nowhere to go play games
..Show gratitude for what is available to you
..We have jobs-alot of people don’t
..Your individual decisions affect all your teammates
..This is top notch facility..this is fabulous
Ducks..#1 draft pick Trevor Zegras practices with NHL team
Kings..#1 draft pick Quinton Byfield practice with NHL team
Montreal..Waive F-Corey Perry..Michael Frolick
Tampa Bay..Waive F-Tyler Johnson..D-Luke Schenn
Islanders..Waive D-Thomas Hickey..F-Andrew Ladd
Vancouver..Waive F-Loui Ericksson..F-Sven Bartshki
San Jose..Sign FA-Fredrik Clareson-D-ex Devils
Arizona..Hires Shane Doan-21Y-star defenseman..Director Development
NBC..Fires TV color analyst Mike Milbury.
Farmers Insurance Open…Rory McIlroy..Ricky Fowler sign to play in tourney
PGA America…Pulls PGA Championships in 2022 from Trump-Bedminster Course in New Jersey.