- Ohio State-W-Oregon (42-20)…Buckeyes dominate game…RB-Ezekiel Elliott (246R-4TD)…QB-Cardale Jones (242P)…Buckeyes ran off 84-plays..(538Y-offense)…37and half minutes time of possession…Ducks defense never got off the field…QB-Marcus Mariota (333P)…Ducks RBs held to (84R)…Oregon only (2-12) on 3rd downs…Urban Meyer wins 3rd national championship tying Woody Hayes record at OSU..Buckeyes overcame adversity of losing lst-2nd string quarterbacks.
- Denver..John Elway-John Fox part ways…Report Elway demanded changes on Broncos coaching staff…Unhappy with demise of offense last 7-games of seasons…Questioned playcalling of Adam Gase-Offensive Coordinator…Decisions made about moves in OL…Poor performance end of season by Defensive Coordinator Jack DelRio…Entire assistant coaching staff told they are free to look for new jobs…Fox (46-18)…4-AFC West titles..1-Super Bowl appearance…but failure in postseason led to parting of ways.
- Denver..John Elway to likely first approach Baltimore Ravens Offensive Coordinator Gary Kubiak about interest in job.
- Denver…Elway met for half an hour with Peyton Manning..reports Manning had strained quad-partial tear in one leg and slow healing bruised thigh in the other…Manning not interested in talking about status for next season…Manning-last 9G (17TD-12 Intc).
- Buffalo..Hires Rex Ryan-Jets (5Y-$27M)…Hires-Greg Roman-49ers-Off Coor…Will talk to Dennis Thurmond-3 other assistants on Jets staff.
- Bills..Defensive Coordinator Jim Schwartz says he is not being retained-leaving after elevating Buffalo to 4th best defense in NFL.
- Bears…Consultant Ernie Accorsi recommending Chicago talk to John Fox
- Raiders..2nd interview with Jack Del Rio…may now have interest in John Fox also.
- Falcons..2nd interview Todd Bowles-Arizona-Wednesday…Teryl Austin-Lions-Thursday.
- Jets..Get permission to interview Sean McDermott-Carolina-Def Coor.
- Cowboys..Deny NFL teams permission to talk to any assistant coaches this week..Will try and re-sign Jason Garrett-entire assistant staff between now and Friday.
- Steelers..Preparing to promote Keith Butler-LB coach-to Def Coor.
- Arizona..Meet with Dick LeBeau about staff job..just let go by Steelers.
- Browns..Interviewing Chan Gailey-Off Coor-former NFL head coach.
- Rams..SI.com reporting part of Stan Kroenke-Hollywood Park Stadium proposal would have city of Inglewood give 100M-tax rebates to corporation wanting to build Stadium.
- Seahawks..WR-Paul Richardson-Surgery-Torn ACL..CB-Byron Maxwell-possible pneumonia.
- Jets..Police report-Orlando-RB Chris Johnson has 2-unlicensed guns in his car when arrested.
- Padres…Talk to Mets about trade P-Dillon Gee for Will Venable.
- Padres…Talk to Marlins about possible Venable deal for minor league prospects.
- Padres..Announce special Fan Fest-April 4th-including exhibition game Padres-vs-Mexico City Reds.
- Rockies-Mets..Talk trade involving NY pitcher Dillon Gee.
- Washington-Mets..Discuss Ian Desmond-SS deal for Mets pitching.
- Miami..P-Dan Haren agrees to report to spring training and pitch on $10M-contract.
- Miami..Signs FA-OF-Tyler Colvin-former Cubs
- Pirates..Sign Korean FA-SS-Jung Kang (4Y-$16M) deal..hit .356 last year.
- Phillies..Sign FA-P-Jearman Gomez-Pirates.
- Cuba..MLB-clears P-Yaon Lopez (21Y) to sign free agent deal-Red Sox-Yankees-Angels bid.
- A’s..P-AJ Griffin-Jarrod Parker will not be ready for spring training-rehab elbow surgery.
- Lakers-Miami…Tonite…LA (12-26)-Kobe Bryant missed 6-of-last 11-games..Heat (16-21).
- Golden State-Utah..Warriors (29-5)
- Spurs-Washington..San Antonio (23-15)..Wizards (25-12)
- Brooklyn-Houston..Brawl-Kevin Garnett ejected for head butting Dwight Howard…Howard threw punch in retaliation.
- Knicks..Put G-Jose Calderone-F-Andreas Bargnani on trade block-hope to clears $26M-cap space..Knicks already have $30M-cleared for next year..NY (15-35) record.
- SDSU..Travel day for Aztecs-head to Laramie, Wyoming for Wednesday MWC-game.
- Kings-W-Toronto…Anzi Kopitar-Marian Gaborik score goals for LA..Leafs held to 19-shots on goal.
- Detroit..G-Jimmy Howard-torn groin-out indefinitely.