Chargers….Interview Jason Garrett-ex head coach Cowboys…served last year as Off Coord-NY Giants…
Chargers..Get permission to interview Arthur Smith-Off Coord-Tennessee Titans
Chargers…Interview Joe Brady-Carolina Off Coord-for head job
Chargers..2021 Schedule released…’Cupcake’ home schedule..Non Division games:
Ravens-W-Titans..(20-13)…Baltimore QB-Lamar Jackson (179P-136R) …WR-Marquese Brown (7R-109Y)…Ravens (236Y) rushing…Ravens defense held Derrick Henry (40Y) rushing…Held QB-Ryan Tannehill (165P)…Titans had (10-0) lead….Coach Mike Vrabel ripped refs “Can’t make calls-holding on to try and officiate a game next week”..
Steelers-L-Browns…..Cleveland led (35-16) in 3rd quarter.. at Press time in record setting performance…Bad snap on first place over Ben Roethlisberger’s head led to 26-yard loss and fumble recovery TD….Browns had 3-interceptions in first half…..Cleveland led (21-0) 10-minutes into game….Cleveland (28-0) lead in lst quarter was all time NFL record for most points in opening quarter in playoff game….Browns win would snap 17-game losing streak in Pittsburgh..
Saints-W-Bears..(21-9)…Drew Brees (265P-2-TDs…Alvin Kamara (99Y) rushing…Outgain anemic Bears offense (385-239)…Bears (1-10) on 3rd downs.
Tampa Bay-W-Washington (31-23)..Tom Brady (381P-2TD)…RB-Leonard Fournette (93R)…Wr-Mike Evans (6R-119Y) in Bucs win..Washington QB-Taylor Heinicke (306P-46R) in 1-man show as teams 3rd string quarterback.
Bills-W-Colts (27-24)..QB-Josh Allen (324P-54R-3TD)…WR-Stefon Diggs (6R-128Y)….Colts QB-Philip Rivers (309P-2TD)….Colts missed 3-scoring opportunities..got to 4-yard line and failed on 4th down…Got to 22Y-line missed field goal…Got to 40 then failed on Hail Mary pass in end zone..Colts lost despite (472Y) offense…1st Bills playoff win in 25-years.
Rams-W-Seattle (30-20)…LA wins defensive war…Rams defense 5-sacks-Interception-Fumble recovery…RB-Cam Akers (131R-45Rec)…QB-Jared Goff (9-19) 155P coming off bench…Darius Williams 42Y-TD-interception..Seattle QB-Russell Wilson (11-27) 174P…5-sacks..10 hits..6 tackles for loss by Rams defense…Rams lose QB-John Wolford-neck injury…WR-Cooper Kupp-bruised knee…DT-Aaron Donald-rib cartilage issue.
NFL…Considering either delaying Draft Combine in Indianapolis in late February…or going to Hybrid Combine with only Doctors-Trainers…limited coaches to run skill workouts…No GMs-Head Coaches-Player Personnel Directors to be in attendance..
Colts..QB-Philip Rivers says he is not ready to decide whether he retires this off season or comes back and plays another year…Rivers is (3-7) in career in playoff games.
Arizona..NFL fines WR-DeAndre Hopkins (28,000) for abuse officials
Eagles..Owner Jeffrey Lurie will meet with Coach Doug Pederson amidst reports of unhappiness with how Pederson handled QB-crisis and fractured relationship with QB-Carson Wentz
Houston..Report Texans spent 200,000 to hire search firm Korn-Ferry, then failed to hire the top two candidates recommended…Instead sign Nic Cesario-New England to (6Y-36M) contract
Cowboys..Fire Def Coor-Mike Nolan…DL coach-Jim Tomsula
Cowboys..Interview Joe Whitt-ex GBay..for Def Coord job
Eagles..Fire LB-coach Ken Flajole
Vikings..Fire Def consultant Dom Capers
Jacksonville…Interview Urban Meyer for vacant head coach job
Jets..Matt Campbell-Iowa State-cancels interview for head coach job
Raiders..Interview Kris Richard-Dallas for Def Coord job
Lions..Interview Jeff Ireland-Saints-for GM job
Lions..Interview Todd Bowles-Tampa Bay-for head coaching job
Bengals..Hire Frank Pollock-OL coach-ex Jets
Denver..Interview George Paton-Vikings-for GM job
Browns…5-coaches including head coach Kevin Stefanski left home with Covid test issues
Saints..DE-Trey Hendrickson-neck injury
Tampa Bay..RB-Ron Jones-quad injury
Bengals..QB-Joe Burrow-ahead of schedule rehab-believes will be ready for training camp
NFL Network…Broacaster Kurt Warner confirms he has Covid disease.
Houston…Sources say Deshaun Watson would waive no trade clause in his contract to accept SWl ro Miami….Watson angered at front offitce over not interviewing Eric Bienemy for vacant head coaching job.
Carolina..Works out FA-QB-Dwayne Haskins-former #1 pick Redskins
Giants..Release RB-Devonta Freeman
Alabama-Ohio State…National Championship game in Miami (5pm)…Tide (12-0)..Buckeyes (7-0)…Alabama averaging (435YPG) with offense led by QB-Mark Jones..RB-Najee Harris..WR-DeVonta Smith…Buckeyes late season surge fueled by RB-Trey Serman and QB-Justin Fields and WR-Chris Olave.
Michigan..Coach Jim Harbaugh signs 4Y-extension but takes paycut from 8M to 4M per year with incentives
Boise State..Hire Andy Avalos as head coach-ex-Oregon Def Coord
Notre Dame..Hire Lucas Freeman-ex Cincinnati-as Def Coord
Penn State..Hire Mike Yucich as Off Coord-ex Texas
Maryland..Fire Scottie Montgomery-Off Coord
Washington State..lands QB-Jarrett Guarantaro-transfer Tennessee
Tennessee..lands QB-Hendon Hooker-transfer-Virginia Tech
Northwestern..QB-Peyton Ramsey will transfer out as grad student
Senior Bowl..Report coaching staffs of 10-NFL teams have turned down offers to coach in college all star game.
Tennessee..Frozen pay raises and contracts of Vols football staff while NCAA investigation begins into illegal recruiting issues on coach staff’
Michigan..Hire Mike Macdonald as Def Coord-comes from Ravens
Arizona..Hire Don Brown as Def Coord..ex Michigan coordinator
South Carolina..Hire Marcus Satterfield-Off Coord..comes from Carolina Panthers
Padres…Latin network reports Padres negotiating (11Y-320M) contract extension with SS-Fernando Tatis..would includ player option to leave in middle of contract…Tatis (.301-39HR) in 2-years with Friars and would be back end loaded to kick in bigger salaries in 2025
Padres..Former VP-marketing Katie Jackson-hired by Texas Rangers as VP.
Padres..Lost out on FA-P-Tomo Sugano who resigned with Yomiuri Giants…had asked for (4Y-60M) contract..Padres elected not to go beyond (3Y) deal and not at that price…Sugano resigned (4Y-40M) in Japan but can opt out next year.
Dodgers..Floral displays adorn Chavez Ravine in salute to deceased Dodgers Manager Tommy LaSorda who died of heart attack late Thursday night at home…days after being released from hospital…where he had spent 7W in ICU with pacemaker issues.
Angels..Veteran TV-broadcaster Victor Rojas retires to move home to Texas.
Washington..Sign FA-OF-Kyle Schwarber-ex Cubs (1Y-10M) with option
Yankees..Sign FA-P-Jholys Chacin..ex Rockies-Padres-White Sox-Brewers
Arizona..Sign FA-P-Seth Frankoff..pitched for Doosan-Korea last year.
Mariners..Sign FA-P-Paul Sewald-ex Mets..Roenas Elias-ex Braves
Giants..Sign FA-P-Jay Jackson-ex Miami
Reds..Sign FA-C-Rocky Gale-ex Dodgers-Padres
Mets..Sign FA-OF-Brandon Drury-ex Diamondbacks-Toronto
Mets..Sign Fa-P-Stephen Tarpley-ex Phillies
Giants-Cubs..Trade..SF deals P-Sam Coonrod to Cubs for minor leaguer
Rakuten-Korea..Signs FA-OF-Rusney Castillo-ex Red Sox
Pirates…David Eckstien resigns as Assistant GM-Buccos.
Angels..Fired clubhouse attendant Brian Harkins-files defamation lawsuit against team…team alleged he gave illegal substanes to visiting pitchers to doctor balls…Harkins says 70% of pitchers including Trevor Bauer-Justin Verlander are using substances to help with grip.
Aztecs-W-Nevada (69-67)…Trey Pulliam goes length of floor for bankshot at buzzer to give SDSU win…Matt Mitchell-Nathan Mensha combine for (35) in win….SDSU now (9-2)…play 4-of next 6-on road after sweeping Wolfpack
UCSD-L-Cal Irvine (79-65)…Anteaters reel off 55P in second half to pull away for win in Tritons Big West Conference opener
Lakers-W-Houston (120-102)…LeBron James-Anthony Davis combined (45P)…LA had 21-point lead at halftime-shot 56% from floor……Sunday night action….Lakers (8-3)
Clippers-W-Chicago (130-127)..Paul George-Kawhi Leonard combined (63P)…Lou Williams added (21P) off bench…Clippers hit 20-3s…….Sunday game…Clippers (7-4)
Charlotte…Hornets rookie LaMelo Ball rips off back to back big games off the bench…goes for (12P-11R-9A) in one game..then goes (22-12-11) in next game
Lakers..C-Anthony Davis-abdominal strain
Denver..F-Michael Porter remains on teams Covid list
76ers..G-Seth Curry tests positive for Covid..6-teammates isolated
Boston..F-Jayson Tatum tests positive for virus
Boston..G-Jaylen Brown placed in isolation for virus
Boston..C-Tristan Thompson..C-Robert Williams positive tests
Washington..G-Brad Beal-isolated for close contact testing
Dallas..G-Josh Richardson-positive test for virus
Dallas..F-Maxi Kleber placed in 14-day quarantine-virus
Bulls..G-Otto Porter-back injury
Washington..MRI-C-Thomas Bryant-shows torn knee ligament
Bucks..F-Giannis Antetokounmpo-bruised back
Nets..G-Kyrie Irving remains away from team for entire weekend personal problems.
Spurs..Coach Greg Popovich condemns attack on Capitol building..”Our Country’s in….Incident laid bare blatant divisiveness and racism….It was just in your face…Anybody ignore that is a shameful individual…
Boston-Miami…Game cancelled because covid outbreak on both Celtics-Heat rosters.
Dallas Stars….Shutdown camp after 6-players test positive and 17-total miss practice
Dallas…Cancels season opening game on January 19th
Penguins..Cancel workout and scrimmage because of positive tests
Columbus…21-Blue Jackets players missed weekend workouts-testing results
Vanouver…Cancels Sunday-Monday practices with Covid testing issues
LA Kings..Gabe Villardi..Kurtis McDermid..Cal Peterson held out of workouts-covid tests
Penguins..Legendary broadcaster Mike Lange opts out of season covid
Washington..G-Henrik Lundqvist undergoes open heart surgery for valve issue on Saturday.
Minnesota..Lose #1 draft pick Marco Rossi-out indefinitely-shoulder injury
Ducks..Lose D-Brandon Guhle-sprained knee
New Jersey…G-Corey Crawford retires-walking away from 7M-free agent contract signed in off season
Ducks..Sign FA-D-Ben Hutton-ex Vancouver-Kings
Columbus..Sign FA-D-Mike del Zotto-ex Ducks
Ducks..Put veteran C-David Backes on waivers
Ducks..Waive D-Christian Djoos-signs with Red Wings
Detroit..Loans G-Filip Larsson to team in Denmark for season
NY Islanders…Sign F-Matt Barzal to 3Y-extension
Ottawa..Sign FA-D-Colby Williams-ex Penguins
LA Kings…Offer use of arena in Ontario for AHL-San Jose Barracuda’s to practice and play games
Arizona..Hire Jay Varady as Asst Coach..had been head coach Tucson Roadrunners in AHL.
Western Hockey League…Junior league announces it will play just 24-game schedule starting in late February….May move some US based teams to play in Canadian cities….to balance league…17-teams in Canada…5-in US.
AHL..North Division says it will play just 32-games this season…Pacific Division was voting to play 40-games this year.
PGA…Sentry T-of-C at Kapalua..Harris English sinks 6′ birdie putt on first playoff hole-rallies to beat Joaquim Niemann to win in Hawaii…first win by English… in 7-years span on tour.