- Super Bowl Week-underway.
- Patriots arrive mid-afternoon yesterday in Phoenix…QB-Tom Brady-upset at being portrayed as a Cheat by national media…Owner Robert Kraft says he believes in Coach-QB-‘never lied to me before’.
- Patriots…Wilson-Manufacturers NFL footballs say Bill Belicheck’s explanation of underinflated football-“BS”….
- Seahawks..QB-Russell Wilson says ‘Deflate Gate’ is “Nothing burger” as far as Seahawks game prep is concerned.
- New England…Picked to win Super Bowl (28-24) in computer program run by EA Sports-John Madden Game…Tom Brady throws (336Y-4TD)
- NFL…Investigating Patriots Locker Room Attendant-seen on video taking approved game-balls from Refs Locker-Rooms to a different part of Gillette Stadium before game…Attendant took balls some 10-minutes before kickoff from officials crew to different part of stadium for delivery to sidelines…Video shows attendant taking both ball bags into a rest room for (:90) before going on field-leading to question-could he have deflated 12 Patriots balls in that time?
- Browns..WR-Josh Gordon facing year long suspension after positive drug test for alcohol..has been suspended 2X-prior-12 games in career already.
- Bengals..LB-Vontaze Burfect undergoes microfracture surgery on knee-could miss start of next season.
- Arizona..Dick LeBeau backs out on deal to become Cardinals LB-coach.
- Atlanta..Hire Rahim Morris-Redskins-Def Coor….Hire-Richard Smith-LB-Broncos.
- Buffalo…Hire-Chris Palmer-QB coach-been with 6-teams…Hire-Sanjay Lal-WR-Jets.
- Denver..Hire-Reggie Herring-LB coach-Bears.
- Raiders..Hire-Bernie Parmalee-RB coach-Dolphins-Jets..Rob Moore-WR coach-Buffalo
- Redskins..Interview Perry Fewell-DB coach-ex Giants
- Eagles..Interview Chris Polian-as Director Player Personnel
- Boston..Jury is seated in Aaron Hernandez murder trial…Opening statements postponed till Thursday because of blizzard.
- Yankees…NY Daily News reporting team will void the 3-Milestone Bonus Clauses in Alex Rodriguez contract..could have earned $30M in bonuses when he bypassed HR totals of Babe Ruth-Hank Aaron-Barry Bonds..Yankees maintain clauses no longer valid because of admitted steroid use.
- Padres ..GM AJ Preller and 3-scouts in Dominican Republic-watch workout of Cuban FA-2B-Hector Olivera-10Y veteran-32Y age.
- Padres..Invite 8-veteran FA-to camp as non-roster players…2B-Ramiro Pena-Braves..P-Jay Jackson-Pirates…Join P-Jose Valverde (228-Saves)..P-Scott Elbert..P-Marcos Mateo..1B-Brett Wallace..plus hot rookies Hunter Renfroe-Austin Hedges-Diego Goris-Matt Wisler also invited.
- Phillies-Brewers..Trade talks Jon Papelbon break off…Phillies refuse to pay 16M of 32M left on contract.
- Orioles-Blue Jays..End negotiations to allow GM-Dan Duquette to leave Baltimore for Toronto..Orioles wanted 3-prospects-compensation.
- Orioles..Sign FA-1B-Chris Parmalee-Twins…P-Dane DeLaRosa-Angels.
- Cubs..Ernie Banks family says icon passed from a heart attack over weekend.
- Red Sox..Mourn passing P-Bill Monbouquette-11Y-pitcher in 60s-70s
- Lakers..Kobe Bryant to have rotator cuff surgery-Wednesday-miss year-5 months rehab…Will have missed 151G-in last 4-years.
- Pistons..G-Brandon Jennings-immediate surgery-torn Achilles tendon.
- Jerry Gross-San Diego native-former voice of St. Louis Hawks-NBA-did Padres baseball-Chargers football-TV 8 anchor-passes at 81-from cancer.
- Clippers-W-Denver…Jamal Crawford comes off bench to rifle home 21P in 4th quarter…great 6th man shooter.
- Lakers-Washington…Tonite..LA lost 8-row..(12-33)..Wizards (30-15)…Lakers benching G-Nick Young-lazy on defense.
- Chicago-Golden State..Warriors (36-6).
- SDSU-Fresno State..Aztecs (15-5)…Bulldogs (10-10)
- Wyoming-Utah State..Cowboys (17-3)
- Colorado State-Boise State..Rams (18-2) heading out on road.
- American Hockey League…5-team Pacific Division about to be formed…AHL still negotiating whether to change schedule from 76-games to 72 or increase to 80.
- Kings..Buyout contract of C-Mike Richards…still has 5Y-26M left on contract.
- KHL..Russian Pro League contemplating cutting salary cap each of next 3-years..total 50% cuts coming because of collapse of economy.
- PGA-Robert Allenby…Witnesses say golfer was not jumped nor beaten…was blitzed drunk-fell walking on path and cut face on rock garden…had spent ($3,400) on drinking binge in strip bar.
- Australian Open..Novak Djokovic…Serena-Venus Williams post wins.