Super Bowl Week….It’s arrived..Seahawks-Patriots come to town…New England coach Bill Belicheck would lead you to believe he spent all last week learning and researching about game-balls, inflation-deflation ratios, the atmospheric conditions and how they impact balls…Rather than preparing for Marshawn Lynch-Russell Wilson-Pete Carroll and Seattle.
NFL… informs the Seahawks that if Marshawn Lynch continues to make obscene gestures on the field, he will be hit with 15-yard penalties in addition to the fines already imposed…Lynch has been fined ($136,300) so far by the NFL office.
- New England..NBC-analyst Tony Dungy-calls for NFL discipline Patriots-“Acts of Deception” with illegal line formation….former Carolina GM-Marty Hurney-says Patriots have a “Culture of Cheating”…Senator John McCain criticized Roger Goodell’s inability to handle crisis issues..Colts Owner Jim Irsay says the NFL must act because credibility is most important….Seahawks CB-Richard Sherman said Goodell will go lightly on Robert Kraft-the Pats owner because they are friends.
- Boston..Aaron Hernandez-Murder Trial to begin tomorrow…Today final day select last members of 12-person jury…Tuesday-opening statements possible.
- Tampa Bay-Philadelphia…Reports the Bucs would trade lst pick in draft to Eagles for #1-#2 this year and #1-pick next year so Chip Kelly could take Oregon QB-Marcus Mariota.
- Arizona..Cardinals say they will open new contract talks with WR-Larry Fitzgerald-he has $23.5M-cap figure for next season.
- Baltimore..Release DT-Terrance Cody-under investigation abuse of dog that led to animal death.
- Browns..20-players tell Cleveland Plain Dealer-Johnny Manziel-Only commitment last year was to ‘Nitelife’ not to playing-preparing… WR-Josh Gordon fails another drug test, facing 1 year suspension.
- Colts..Suspended RB-Trent Richardson 2-playoff games for off field issues…LB-Andrew Jackson-arrested DUI.
- Patriots..NFL fines DT-Vince Wilfork ($8,200) illegal helmet hit last weekend.
- Packers..NFL fines LB-Clay Matthews ($22,000) for helmet hit on Russell Wilson.
- Chiefs..Coaches visit S-Eric Berry in Atlanta-undergoing chemo for cancerous tumor in chest.
- Broncos..Hire-Bill Kollar-Houston-DL coach…Will interview Wade Phillips-legendary assistant for Def Coor job.
- Falcons..Interview Rahim Morris-Redskins DB coach-for vacant Def Coor job.
- Bears..Hire Dowell Loggains-Browns-QB coach…Glen Pires-Atlanta-LB coach..Bo Hardegree-Broncos-defensive assistant.
- Houston..Hire Paul Pasqualoni-Bears-Defensive line coach.
- Jets..Hire Pepper Johnson-Bills-Defensive line coach..Bobby April-Raiders-Special teams coach.
- Raiders..Hire Todd Downing-Bills-as QB coach…Will interview Wade Philips for Def Coor job.
- 49ers..Hire Eric Mangini-Def Coor..Interview Perry Fewell-Giants-as DB coach…2nd interview Mike Shanahan-Rob Chudzinski for Off Coor job.
- Pro Bowl…Team Irvin beats Team Carter..QB-Matthew Stafford throws for (316P-2TD)…Over 1,063Y-offense….Huge crowd in Phoenix for game.
- SDSU..Aztecs hire Bobby Hauck-Special Teams Coach..former head coach UNLV-Montana.
- SDSU..8-JUCO transfers arrive on campus…including P-Tanner Blain-Univ Kentucky (37Y)…QB-Max Smith-Univ Kentucky (21TD)..P-John Weilbacher-Washington State…DE-Sean O’Grady-Arizona State…QB-Adam Wood-Diablo Valley JC…Ryan Pope-OG-Long Beach City College..KR-Curt Anderson-Antelope Valley JC…Ryan Krum-OG-Alabama-Birmingham.
- MLB-Rom Manfred…Takes over as Commissioner Baseball Today replacing retiring Bud Selig.
- Cubs..Baseball Mourns passing Ernie Banks-Mr. Cub-legendary SS-1B-Hall of Famer-hit 512HRs-2X-MVP-11 All Star
- Orioles-Toronto..Baltimore asks for P-Jeff Hoffman as compensation it they allow GM-Dan Duquette to become Blue Jays President.
- Dodgers..Former P-Ted Lilly-indicted 3-counts felony-insurance fraud-facing 5Y-in prison.
- Yankees..Broadcaster John Sterling loses his belongings and World Series rings-fire destroys entire Edgewater Condo complex-New Jersey.
- Miami..Sign FA-OF-Ichuro Suzuki-Yankees (1Y-$2M)
- Toronto..Talk FA-SS-Evreth Cabrera-Padres
- Phillies..Workout FA-P-Chad Billingsley-Dodgers…Sign FA-2B-Tyler Green-Padres
- Braves..Sign FA-OF-Jonny Gomes-Red Sox..Sign FA-OF-Eury Perez-Yankees..
- Rangers..Sign-FA-P-Ross Ohlendorf-Nationals.
- White Sox..Sign FA-P-Jesse Crain-Twins-Sat out last year surgery
- Red Sox..Sign FA-C-Humberto Quintera-Seattle.
- Giants..Sign-FA-1B-John Bowker-played in Japan.
- Orioles..Sign FA-P-Dan Rodriguez-Braves.
- Cubs..Sign FA-P-Gonzalez Germen-Texas.
- Indians..Workout OF-Nolan Reimold-Orioles.
- Giants..Re-Sign P-Ryan Voglesong-broke off talks with Astros.
- A’s..Reliever P-Sean Doolittle-reinjures rotator cuff in workouts-not ready for spring training.
- Tigers..Say they will ‘retool’ pitching staff after losing P-Max Scherzer to free agency-trading P-Ric Porcello.
- Lakers..G-Kobe Bryant..Gets 3rd Medical opinion on season ending torn rotator cuff surgery…Has missed 151-games in 4-years.
- Portland..F-LaMarcus Aldrige..Delays thumb surgery-ligament-will try to play rest of season.
- Houston..C-Dwight Howard-hobbling-ankle injury
- Brooklyn..F-Mirza Teletovic-miss rest of season with blood clots in lungs-hospitalized in LA.
- Memphis..Signs FA-F-Tyus Thomas-former lst round pick-Bulls-playing in NBA-D League.
- Clippers-Denver…Tonite…LA now (30-14)
- Lakers-L-Houston..Rockets outscore LA (39-3) from 3-point arc…Lakers lost 8-row..now (12-33) season.
- Lakers..Kobe Bryant gets 3rd medical opinion today on torn rotator cuff.
- Clippers-W-Suns…LA piles up 120P in victory
- Atlanta-W-Minnesota..Hawks have won 16-in row and 21-of-22…now (37-8)
- Cleveland-W-Oklahoma City…LeBron James scores 34..Kevin Durant 32…Cavs won 6-in a row.
- Golden State..NBA marvels at Klay Thompson (52P) over weekend…(13-13) shooting..hit 9-straight 3-point shots.
- SDSU..Dwayne Polee-gets 3rd Medical Opinion..does not have thickening of artery wall of heart..still not cleared to play.
- SDSU..Lost Colorado State..found great 3-point shooting Malik Pope-9 baskets-Matt Shrigley 5-baskets in loss…Aztecs (15-5)..(5-2) conference.
- Wyoming..Beats New Mexico..moves back into lst place Mountain West with (6-1) record.
- USD…Great win vs BYU-big upset.
- Long Beach State..Confirm they give Coach Don Monson-percentage of fees school paid to play big name opponents on road..LBSU received $385,000 to play big teams on road-Monson received 285,00 of that…School says it is a way to fund his salary.
- American Hockey League…Votes to move 5-franchises to the West Coast..Ducks top farm club to San Diego..Kings move team into new arena Ontario…Edmonton will put farmclub in Bakersfield..Calgary moves team into Stockton…San Jose relocates team to Bay Area…AHL President Dave Andrews will be in California for press conferences on Thursday-Friday.
- NHL..Vote to stage 2016-World Cup Hockey-Toronto will host…8-team Tourney-US-Canada-Russia-
Finland-Sweden-Czech..plus Under 23-North American team and Under 23-European team.
- NHL…All Star game…NY Islanders John Tavares scores 4-goals in freewheeling (17-12) win.
- Australian Open..Rafael Nadal fights off 5-break points early to post win and move to quarter finals..Serena Williams- Maria Sharapova-Eugenie Bouchard win on women’s side.
- Humana Open-LaQuinta…Bill Haas holds off furious challenge Charley Hoffman to win near Palm Springs..Haas (-22)…Hoffman shot 8-under on Sunday finished( -21) for tourney.