- Chargers..Nick Hardwick retired after 11-years as starting center…Honored at hour long press conference at the Fortress…Hardwick called Philip Rivers ‘a saint’…Coach Mike McCoy-choked up-called San Diego a special place because of special people like Hardwick…GM-Tom Telesco said you could tell in his eyes how much football meant to Hardwick…Rivers-his voice quivering-Hardwick cared alot about everything-everyone…Eric Weddle said there was such respect for the man-the father-the teammate…Hardwick concluded-playing for the Super Bowl is the Holy Grail-but the NFL should really be about personal growth.
- Atlanta..Hires-Dan Quinn-Seattle as head coach…Kyle Shanahan-Cleveland-Off Corr..Richard Smith-Denver-Def Coor..Rahim Morris-Washington-asst head coach.
- Atlanta..Falcons owner Arthur Blank furious at people in organization involved in pumping up Georgia Dome phony crowd noise during games.
- Tennessee..Hires Dick LeBeau-legendary defensive coordinator to work as consultant on Ken Whisenhunt staff-backed out of offer at Arizona.
- Denver..Hires Fred Pagac-Vikings-as LB coach.
- Cleveland..NFL suspends WR-Josh Gordon for 2015 season-3rd violation of drug program..4th suspension in career…barred playing Baylor-Utah in college.
- Arizona..LB-Larry Foote criticizes Marshawn Lynch-defiance during Super Bowl week-Sends a bad message.
- Baltimore..DT-Terrance Cody-15 count indictment-animal abuse-possession illegal drugs-paraphernalia.
- Cleveland..Browns say QB-Johnny Manziel voluntarily checked into rehab center.
- St. Louis..City hires John Loyd-Baltimore stadium consultant to work on plan to retain Rams.
- NFL..Dr. Elizabeth Nabel-Boston-backs out of deal to become NFL Chief Medical officer.
- Boston..Day 1-full testimony in Aaron Hernandez murder trial…Judge holds 90-minute sidebar before trial begins-expels female juror who had publically talked about evidence and the case-expressing opinions on case before it even began…Shaneah Jenkins-girlfriend of Odin Lloyd-the murder victim, testified her sister is fiancee to Hernandez-and that after the murder, she saw the fiancee in the basement with a large black garbage bag, saying she had to leave to dispose of things and wanted to borrow her car..also said Hernandez fiancee became very distant after the murder…said Lloyd and Hernandez smoked marijuana together in the player’s home… Hernandez and fiancee became very secretive and unfriendly after the death of Lloyd..
- Padres..MLB.com says San Diego ‘won the winter” with all offseason deals that took team from Offensive embarrassment to Pennant Contender.
- Padres..Announce installation metal detectors at all gates for 2015 season..parking fees will go up.
- Angels..Josh Hamilton to have emergency surgery on shoulder joint-miss 8W-likely all of Cactus League…reinjured it in off season training.
- Rockies..Sign FA-P-Kyle Kendrick-Phillies.
- Pirates..Sign FA-P-Collin Balester-Washington Nationals.
- Orioles-Cardinals..Trade-Baltimore deals C-Mike Ohlman to Redbirds for cash.
- MLB..Declares Cuban slugging 2B-Yoan Moncada-a free agent-bidding war about to begin for Cuban slugger.
- Kansas City..Royals may offer James Shields a (1Y-$20M) contract and let him test free agency again next year..USA Today says 5-teams interested still.
- Indians..Talk to OF-Ryan Ludwick-Reds.
- Mets..GM-Sandy Alderson believes healthy team and growth of young players could lead to 90-wins.
- Wilson Betemit..Suspended 50G-positive test for amphetamines.
- Dave Bergman .1B-Detroit Tigers 1984-World Series team-9 years in majors-passes away.
- Lakers-at-Milwaukee…LA (13-35)…Lakers C-Jordan Hill out with quad injury…heading into tonight’s game.
- Atlanta-Washington..Hawks have won 19-of-20..(40-8) year.
- Golden State-Dallas..Warriors (38-8) on year
- Memphis-Utah..Grizzlies (36-12)
- Golden State-WSacramento..Warriors score 63 in torrid first half vs Kings.
- Portland-W-Utah…Blazers (33-16)
- Boston-W-New York…Knicks now (10-39)
- SDSU-Nevada…Aztecs (17-5)…(7-2) Mountain West Conference…heading into tonight’s game.
- Colorado State-Wyoming…Border War game..Rams (19-3) (6-3) MWC….Cowboys (18-4) (7-2).
- Boise State-W-Utah State…Broncos go to (6-3) in conference with win last night.
- LA Kings-L-Washington..(4-0)..Capitals Troy Brouwer 2-goals..LA lost (11-14)…LA (5-17) on road this year.
- Ducks-W-Carolina Hurricane….Ducks take 5-bad penalties early in 3rd period..Canes score 2-goals..Ducks kill off 2- ‘5-on-3’ penalties..Corey Perry scores twice in emotional rally late…win in OT on Ryan Getzlaf blast.
- NYIslanders..High scoring F-Kyle Okposo-miss 8W-detached retina in eye.
- St. Louis..Kevin Shattenkirk-D-Surgery-torn abdominal wall.
- Lance Armstrong…Under investigation-drunk driving-hit two cars with his SUV…asked girlfriend to lie to police-she was driving and skidded on ice.
- NASCAR…Hall of Fame enshrines…Bill Elliott (44wins)…Wendell Scott-broke color barrier..Joe Weatherly-Freddy Lorenzen-era of 60’s-70’s..