Friday January 2nd, 2015

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Football

  • Rose Bowl..Oregon-W-Florida State (59-20)…Ducks defense dominates-recovers 4-fumbles-pass interception in a 6-series sequence in 2nd half-bury Seminoles..Ducks cause fumble by Jameis Winston…strip 3-FSU players of ball on runs…intercept pass on deflection…score 27-Points off turnovers in 3rd quarter alone…QB-Marcus Mariota-RBs-Thomas Tyner-Royce Freeeman trigger Oregon offense (659Y)….Mariota (338P)…Oregon (301R)….FSU-QB-Jameis Winston (348P-1TD)..Worst deficit of season for Florida State-which had come from behind from 16-17-21 points during regular seson to get wins…Ducks won 9-in row heading to Championship game.
  • Sugar Bowl..Alabama-L-Ohio State. (42-35)…RB-Ezekiel Elliott 85TD run in 4th quarter fuels Buckeyes win…Ohio State defense 3-interceptions Tide QB-Blake Sims..OSU held Alabama (1-11) on 3rd downs…Buckeyes reeled off 28-points in a row to overcome a bad start-went 18 minutes without a lst down…Elliott (230R)…QB-Cardale Jones (243P)…Tide defense shredded (537Y) offense.  Oregon-Ohio State a week from Monday for the title..
  • Cotton-8owl..Michigan State-W-Baylor..Spartans score 21P-in 4th quarter..RB-Jeremy Langford (162R) leads comeback..Bears QB-Bryce Petty (550P-3TD) in loss.
  • Outback Bowl..Wisconsin-W-Auburn..Badgers RB-Melvin Gordon (34C-251R) in powerful running game performance.
  • Citrus Bowl..Missouri-W-Minnesota..Tigers (347R) vs Golden Gophers.
  • Alamo Bowl..UCLA-vs-Kansas State…Bruins QB-Brett Hundley makes final college start.
  • Cactus Bowl..Washington-vs-Oklahoma State
  • Gator Bowl…Iowa-vs-Tennessee
  • Armed Forces Bowl…Pitt-vs-Houston..both head coaches are gone.

NFL -Wildcard Weekend

  • Arizona-Carolina..QB-Ryan Lindley (2TD-11Int) career starts for Cardinals..QB-Cam Newton coming off 2-strong performances..
  • Ravens-Steelers..Baltimore has lost 3-straight playoff games in Pittsburgh..Steelers likely without RB-Le’Veon Bell-knee injury.
  • Bengals-Colts..Marvin Lewis (0-5) in coaching career in postseason…QB-Andy Dalton (0-3) in playoff games
  • Lions-Cowboys..Tony Romo-DeMarco Murray-Dez Bryant vs vastly improved Lions defense…Matthew Stafford (0-13) road games vs teams winning records.
  • Buffalo..Bills reeling after Coach Doug Marrone quits (15-17)-2Y left on deal….Bill Polian turns down offer to take over as Team President
  • 49ers..Interview Mike Shanahan-WednesdayInterviewing Adam Gase-Broncos-today…Rex Ryan-Jets-Sunday
  • Jets..Interview GM candidates Rick Mueller-Phi..Bill Kuharich-Phi…Rod Graves-ex Arizona GM..Howard Roseman-Eagles..Doug Marrone-Bills-coaching job.
  • Raiders..Interview Darrell Bevell-Seattle..Pep Hamilton-Indy…Eric Mangini-ex Browns-Jets for vacant coaching job.
  • Falcons..Interview Adam Gase-Denver-Today.
  • Bears..Interview Adam Gase-Denver-Saturday
  • Baltimore..Gary Kubiak-Offensive coordinator-says he won’t interview for head coaching job till Ravens season over.
  • Washington..Will interview Vic Fangio-49ers..Joe Barry-Chargers..for vacant defensive coordinator job.
  • Giants..Hire Mike Sullivan-QB Coach..had been at Tampa Bay
  • Eagles..Fire-Tom Gamble-Director of Player Personnel
  • Redskins..GM-Bruce Allen (28-58) 5Y-says team is winning off field..not in fear of losing job…AJ Smith-may be GM candidate if changes made.
  • Vikings..George Paton pulls out of job interview with Jets.
  • Chargers..GM-Tom Telesco says he wants to sign QB-Philip Rivers to an extension-Rivers not ready to negotiate yet-wants to go thru rehab on back…Telesco wants RB-Ryan Mathews to return..says team must upgrade OL and team speed…Says foundation laid for franchise despite (9-7) finish.

Baseball

  • Padres..Trying to move either CF-Cam Maybin or LF-Carlos Quentin…on hook for combined $15M to two players.
  • Padres..Report-Chief scout Don Welke recommended trade of lst round pick Treu Turner-does not have major league SS-arm.
  • Dodgers..DFA-SS-Erisbel Arruebarrena-still owe him $15M.
  • Dodgers..Sign P-Chin-Hui Taso-Taiwan..has not pitched since 2009 after being implicated in game fixing scandal in Taiwan-ex Rockies pitcher.
  • Phillies..Negotiating-P-Aaron Harang-Braves.
  • Rockies..Sign FA-C-Nick Hundley-Orioles-(2Y-$6M)
  • Cubs..Sign FA-OF-Chris Denorfia-ex Mariners-Padres.
  • Phillies-Reds..Trade-OF-Marlon Byrd (25HR)..to Reds for P-Ben Liveley (13-7) AA.

Basketball

  • Cavaliers..G-LeBron James-out 2W-knee strain…F-Kevin Love-out strained back.
  • Cavaliers..NBA gives them 5.9M-contract exemption-injury C-Anderson Verejao.
  • Knicks…Players voice support Coach Derek Fisher in wake of 9G-losing streak…(5-29) start.
  • Lakers-Memphis..Tonight..LA (10-22)..Grizzlies (23-8)
  • Golden State-Toronto..Warriors (25-5)..Raptors (24-8)
  • SDSU-at-Fresno-Saturday..Aztecs (11-3)..Bulldogs (5-9)
  • Colorado State-at-New Mexico..Rams (14-0)..Lobos (9-4)
  • USD-at-Santa Clara..Torreros (7-7)

Hockey

  • Kings-W-Vancouver (3-2)…Justin Williams scores game-winner..Kings held Canucks to 17-shots on goal on Vancouver ice.
  • Capitals-W-Blackhawks…Winter Classic Game..Washington scores PPG with (:12)…42,832 at Nationals Park.
  • Ducks-St Louis…Tonight-Anaheim won 10-of-14…Blues led by Russian phenom Vlad Tarasenko-(22G)
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