Tuesday December 30th, 2014

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Football

  • Chargers..Begin exit meetings with Coaching staff..QB-Philip Rivers likely headed to 2-4 weeks or rehab to assess bulging disc problem in lower back…Surgery would be last resort if disc is herniated….Refused to use injuries as excuse for poor play-in final 3-losses of season-Chargers scored a combined 3-offensive touchdowns…Chargers have become ‘mediocre team’ with (43-39) record in last 5-years….In Rivers era (92-61)-but been to AFC Championship game just once….Rivers said he will remember the “fight” in this years club thru all the adversity…NFL says Chargers will draft 17th via tiebreaker in lst round..Chargers will have 25-to-35M cap space this off season-regaining 11M-dead money from last year…Mike McCoy says he wants the team to acquire playmakers to put around Rivers…Says his coaching staff will return next season….
  • Atlanta..Fires Coach Mike Smith…(11-24) in last 3-years…GM-Tom Dimitroff will return…Get permission to talk to Denver offensive coordinator Adam Gase.
  • Bears..Fire Coach Marc Trestman (13-19) in 2-years…Fire GM-Phil Embry…Offensive Coordinator Aaron Kromer..GM-candidate Chris Ballard-Chiefs.
  • Jets..Fire GM-John Idzik..Coach-Rex Ryan (18-30) in last 3-years…GM-candidate Scott Pioli-ex Chiefs GM…Coach candidate Mike Shanahan.
  • 49ers..Release Coach Jim Harbaugh-mutual parting despite (45-19) record in 4-years..Owner Jed York says he will hire coach in 10-days..Dan Quinn-Seattle..Todd Bowles-Arizona defensive coordinators will be interviewed.
  • Giants..Confirm GM-Jerry Reese-Coach Tom Coughlin will return next season despite (14-21) record last 3-non playoff seasons.
  • Raiders..Evaluating coaching situation..Players want Tony Sporano retained..Owner Mark Davis must make decision also on GM-Reggie McKenzie.
  • Titans..Ownership gives Vote of Confidence to Ken Whisenhunt despite horrid (2-14) finish.
  • Saints..Sean Payton not ready to decide on status of Defensive coordinator Rob Ryan.
  • Washington..Evaluating Defensive coordinator Jim Haslett.
  • Browns..Owner Jim Haslam-says club will cut irresponsible players-tired of problems off the field..ESPN-Skip Bayless calls QB-Johnny Manziel-Alcoholic.
  • Cowboys..Owner Jerry Jones denies Dez Bryant life full of distractions-has 10-people living at his house.
  • Lions..NFL-suspends DT-Ndomakong Suh for lst playoff game for stepping on Aaron Rogers calf-twice…7th time disciplined by the NFL.
  • Miami..WR-Mike Wallace-denies he pulled himself out of game on Sunday because of lack of passes his way.
  • Vikings..WR-Cordarrelle Patterson blames his ‘maturity’ issues for just 33R-this year.
  • Bills..QB-Kyle Orton retires after leading team to winning season.
  • Steelers..RB-Le’Veon Bell-does not have ligament damage in hyperextended knee-might not play this weekend.
  • Bengals..WR-AJ Green-in concussion protocol.
  • Ravens..NT-Tim Jernigan-ailing-may miss playoff game.
  • Cowboys..DT-Henry Melton out of playoffs-significant injury.
  • NFL Draft…1-Tampa Bay..2-Tennessee..3-Jacksonville…4-Raiders…5-Washington…Browns only team with 2-picks-12th-19th.
  • Liberty Bowl..West Virginia-L-Texas AM..Aggies QB-Kyle Allen accounts 5-TDs…(45-37) win over Mountaineers.
  • Orlando Bowl..Clemson-W-Oklahoma…Tigers intercept Trevor Knight 3X-recover 2-Sooners fumbles in (40-6) blowout.
  • Dallas Bowl..Texas-Arkansas..Razorbacks choke off Longhorns holding them to 31Y-offense into the third qauarter.
  • Music City Bowl..Notre Dame-vs-LSU..Irish led by QB-Ev Golson.
  • Charlotte Belk Bowl..Louisville-vs-Georgia
  • Foster Farms Bowl..Stanford-vs-Maryland..Cardinal QB-Kevin Hogan makes final start.
  • Michigan..Hires Jim Harbaugh (6Y-48M) contract…priority-recruit a QB..may not be allowed to take any 49ers assistants with him.
  • Alabama…Offensive coordinator Lane Kiffin says he is staying at SEC school-not a candidate for NFL assistant’s job.

 

Baseball

  • Padres-Yankees..Trade-San Diego ships P-Johnny Barbato (2.87-AA) to Yankees for P-Shaun Kelley (4.53)…Barbato-22Y-facing elbow surgery..Kelly-31Y
  • Padres..DFA-P-Keyvius Sampson-once hot prospect-who stalled at AAA..
  • Padres…Nephew of former owner John Moores…killed in sports car head on collision in Rancho Santa Fe.
  • Baseball FA List…Top players still on open market…
  • P..Max Scherzer..James Shields…Aaron Harang..Chris Young..Chad Billingsley.
  • SS..Steven Drew..OF-Nori Aoki…2B-Asdrubal Cabrera…OF-Colby Rasmus..C-Nick Hundley.

Basketball

  • USD-L-Gonzaga….Zags hold Johnny Dee-Chris Anderson (1-11) shooting-first half..jump out to huge 17P-lead..win (60-48)…Gonzaga goes to (13-1)
  • Aztecs…Off till Wednesday afternoon MWC opener with Air Force.
  • Cleveland..Reports internal strife between Cavs players and new coach Dave Blatt-lack of effort..Cavs lost by 23-29 at home this past month.
  • Clippers-W-Utah…Clippers get 57P from guards and outgun Utah..Clippers struggled all night with (10-20) Jazz team….LA (21-11)
  • Washington-W-Houston..Brad Beal (33P) matches James Hardin (33P) night..Wizards (22-8)..Rockets (21-9)
  • Lakers-at-Denver tonite..LA (9-22)
  • Spurs-at-Memphis..Grizzlies (22-8)
  • Dallas (22-10)-at-Washington (21-8).
  • Portland (25-7)-vs-Toronto (24-7).
  • Golden State (24-5)-vs-Philadelphia (4-25).
  • Knicks…Exam-Carmelo Anthony-strained knee.

Hockey

  • Ducks..Waive-Dany Heatley-LW-played only 6G-injuries.
  • Kings..D-Slava Voynov plead ‘not guilty’ felony domestic abuse wife..Charged with choking-stomping and throwing her head into TV causing eye injury.
  • Kings-L-Calgary…Flames score 2G in (:62) in opening period…Calgary wins (2-1) despite just 14-shots on goal.
  • Kings-at-Edmonton tonite…Oilers have won just 1-of-21 games since mid-November….(7-22-7) overall.
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