Tuesday January 6th, 2015

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Football

  • NFL..Rams owner Stan Kroenke has joined forces with Stockbridge Capital to build an NFL Stadium, a concert building, and office buildings on 360-acres of land at the once famous Hollywood Park race track sight in Inglewood…Kroenke is proposing an 80,000-seat Stadium for the Rams, Super Bowls, Pro Bowl, NFL combine, and hosting NCAA games…His net worth is 12B….Hollywood Park officials say they expect to break ground late in 2015..The NFL response is no once can file an application to move to Los Angeles till February lst, 2016…Kroenke proposal would be to move to the Rose Bowl for 2Y-then move into the City of Champions Park in 2018….The NFL would only say any move has to be approved by 24-of-32 owners….No mention of the potential Territorial Fee the NFL had wanted for anyone moving into Los Angeles…No mention of a 2nd team, in the AFC, sharing the stadium with the NFC-Rams….The Rams go to a year-to-year lease at the Edward Jones Dome in St Louis effective this February.
  • St Louis…Governors Task Force this Friday will present Governor Jay Nixon their proposal for an outdoor Stadium in that city….The Task Force is expected to make public its plan to fund the Stadium at the end of January.
  • NFL..Head of officiating Dean Blandino says refs crew in Lions-Cowboys game blew a critical call…Cowboys linebacker Anthony Hitchens should have been flagged for defensive holding on late game drive by the Lions…Refs threw flag-then picked it up-saying Hitchens was ‘face guarding’ which is not illegal in NFL..Blandino said it was blatant holding on tight end Brandon Pettigrew.
  • Detroit..Lions coach Jim Caldwell says Instant replay should be used on penalty calls…’NFL apologies mean nothing’.
  • Cowboys owner Jerry Jones went public and agreed on use of replays on pass interference-holding calls..
  • Dallas-Detroit…Sunday night game had TV viewership of 28.3M-fans nationwide.
  • Chargers..Workout 2-CFL free agents..CB-Delvin Breaux-Hamilton TiCats (6’1-190) hitter…OG-Ben Heenan-Saskatchewan
  • Lions..NT-Ndomakong Suh believes he is leaving team-Detroit refuse to franchise tag him at 26M.
  • Cardinals..Say they will retain WR-Larry Fitzgerald despite 23M-cap figure.
  • Steelers..S-Troy Polamalu…LB-James Harrison..DE-Brett Keisel..CB-Ike Taylor-all contemplating retirement.
  • Arizona..QB-Ryan Lindley may be moved to TE-S…career numbers (10G-3TD-13Int-3Fum-22QBX) at quarterback.
  • Carolina..Home of Coach Ron Rivera-heavily damaged by fire-smoke at 4am…No one injured..but 2nd floor-roof destroyed
  • Jets..Rumors indicate club trying to hire Steelers exec Omar Khan as GM-lure Bill Cowher out of retirement…Interview Frank Reich-SD-Wednesday
  • Jets..NFL Execs-Chris Ballard-Chiefs..Ryan Pace-Saints-both turn down interview requests from New York
  • Atlanta..Interviews-Rex Ryan-Jets today..Todd Bowles-Thursday..Teryl Austin-Doug Marrone later this week..Already met Adam Gase-Josh McDaniels-Dan Quinn.
  • Bills..Interviewed Frank Reich-Chargers on Sunday..Mike Shanahan-ex Broncos-Redskins-Sunday.
  • Raiders..Interview 5-coaches in 4-days..including Mike Shanahan-Eric Mangini-Pep Hamilton.
  • 49ers..Interviewed Josh McDaniels-New England-on Saturday..will interview Todd Bowles-this comng Friday.
  • Bears..Interview GM-candidates-Lake Dawson-Titans-Today…. Chris Ballard-Chiefs-Wednesday
  • TBay..Interviewed Dirk Koetter-Atlanta-for Off Coor job-Monday
  • Seattle…Legendary coach Mike Holmgren says he is withdrawing as coaching candidate-will be an NFL consultant.
  • Bengals..Coach Marvin Lewis-yet to meet with Owner Mike Brown…Bengals are (0-6) postseason with Lewis.
  • Giants..Say Perry Fewell-Def Coor-will return next year-despite defense ranked 29th in league.
  • Redskins-Raiders..both interview Scott McCloughan-former 49ers GM-about front office job-left NFL to battle alcoholism.
  • Browns..QB-Johnny Manziel involved in another bar incident-Houston..gave heckler the finger-fans threw drinks-bottles at him.
  • Saints..DT-Junior Galette arrested charges with domestic incident-shoving girlfriend down steps-throwing her out of his house
  • New England…Ex-wife Gina Seau-says family rejected $4M-concussion settlement-“NFL taking no ownership-of what happened to brain damaged players”.
  • Virginia Tech..AD gives vote of confidence Coach Frank Beamer despite 17-losses in 3Y and (7-6) record this year.
  • West Virginia..Hires Shane Lyons-AD-replacing Oliver Luck-went to work at NCAA office.
  • Florida..QB-Jeff Driskell-transferring to Louisiana Tech-will play next year as Grad Student.
  • Notre Dame..QB-Ev Golson thinking of transferring to LSU to play as Grad Student next year.

Baseball

  • Padres..Talking to Tampa Bay about possible trade of 2B-OF-Ben Zobrist…possible name mentioned Carlos Quentin.
  • Angels..Talking to Tampa Bay about Ben Zobrist deal for pitching.
  • Dodgers..Talking to Orioles about trade of OF-Andre Ethier for pitching…LA would have to pay half of 53M-owed on contract.
  • White Sox..Sign-FA-2B-Emilio Bonifacio-Cubs.
  • Phillies..Sign-FA-P-Aaron Harang-Atlanta..(1Y-5M)…Went (12-12) last year.
  • Brewers..Sign FA-OF-Shane Peterson-A’s..hit (.308-PCL)
  • Rockies..Talking to FA-P-Kyle Kendrick-Phillies.
  • Hall of Fame..Announce enshrinees this morning 8am-PST…Pedro Martinez-Randy Johnson-John Smoltz could be lst time on ballot who get in…Mike Piazza-Craig Biggio-Jeff Bagwell also merit strong consideration…Unknown what happens to vote totals for Barry Bonds-Roger Clemens.
  • Boston…January 5th, 1920..Babe Ruth sold by Red Sox to Yankees for $100,000-cash.

Basketball

  • SDSU-New Mexico..Aztecs (11-4)..Lobos (10-4)..Lobos led by 3-guard offense-Cullen Neal (17P)..DeShawn Delaney (13P)..3-point shooter Hugh Greenwood (10P)…Aztecs shooting an anemic 40% from floor- are just (6-4) after (5-0) start.
  • UCLA…Coach Steve Alford stunned..Bruins lost 5-row..(8-7) record..Lost (71-39) to Utah..last four games-shot 32% from floor or worse.
  • Knicks-Oklahoma City-Cavaliers…3-Way Trade involving 9-Players-Draft picks…Thunder get G-Dion Waiters-Cavs…Cleveland acquires G-JRSmith-Iman Shumpert-#1 pick…New York gets 3-expiring contracts-Alex Kirk-Lou Amundson-Lace Thomas-#2 pick….NY Knicks will have 30M-cap space next summer.
  • Lakers-L-Portland..(98-94)..G-Damian Lillard scores 5-baskets in final 5-minutes-including 3-3’s rally Blazers to win..Lillard (39P)..Kobe Bryant did not play-resting sore legs..Jordan Hill (23P-13R)…. LA (11-24) after loss….Blazers (27-8) with win.
  • Clippers-L-Atlanta..Hawks score 49P in 17-minute spurt in 2nd half blow game open….LA (23-12)..Hawks (26-8)-surprise team in lst half of season.
  • Okl City-L-Golden State..Warriors jump out to 20P-lead in first half…Golden State now (27-5)
  • Houston-L-Chicago..Rockets (23-11)..Bulls (25-10)
  • Knicks-L-Memphis…New York (5-32)..lost 12-row…22-of-23…Fans chanting “Fire Fisher”.
  • Cavaliers-L-76ers…Playing without LeBron James-Cavs lose to (5-28) team.
  • Lakers..Lose F-Wesley Johnson-Hip strain.
  • New Orleans..G-Eric Gordon returns to lineup after missing 21G-shoulder.

Hockey

  • Anaheim Ducks..Top team in NHL-Western Conference (26-9-6)…have won 20-one goal games this year already.
  • Tuesday’s top games…NYIslanders-Vancouver..Iles (26-12-1)..Canucks (22-12-3)….Tampa Bay (25-12-4)-vs-Montreal (26-11-2).

General

  • US Ski Team..Tragedy-2 members of US developmental squad-Ron Berlack-Bryan Astic-killed in snow avalanche in Austria while skiing on 10,000-foot mountain.

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