Chiefs-W-Browns..(22-17)…Kansas City backup QB-Chad Henne ran for 15-yards on a critcial 3rd down play then converted a 4th and 1 pass to seal the victory at the end of the game preventing a Cleveland last gasp comeback…Henne replaced QB-Patrick Mahomes who left with a concussion after hitting his forehead on the turf after a long run…Browns lost a TD on Rashad Higgins fumble at 1-yard line-ball went out of end zone…but Refs missed a spearing with helmet penalty on the hit on Higgins…Mahomes (255P-TD)…TE-Travis Kelce (8R-109)..WR-Tyreek Hill (6R-110)..Baker Mayfield (204P-TD) in loss…both teams battered during game..DE-Myles Garrett-rib cage..OT-Jed Willis-ankle..OT-Kendall Lamb-concussion…Chiefs will host Buffalo in AFC-Championship game next weekend.
Bucs-W-Saints (30-20)…Tampa Bay defense 3-interceptions of Drew Brees and fumble recovery to cap off brilliant defensive performance…Tom Brady (199P-TD)…Brees (134P-2TD) in loss..Jameis Winston came off bench to throw 56Y-TD pass on flea flicker…Both defenses dominated….Saints held Mike Evans-Rob Gronkowski-Antonio Brown to 1-catch each…Bucs shutout WR-Mike Evans-no catches in game….Tampa Bay plays at Green Bay in NFC-Championship game next weekend.
Fox Sports…Reported Sunday Brees was retiring at end of season.
Bills-W-Ravens (17-3)…Buffalo defense chokes off Baltimore attack..Taron Johnson (101Y-TD-Interception) in 3rd quarter breaks open defensive struggle…Ravens QB-Lamar Jackson knocked out of game with concussion in 4th quarter…Bills defense 3-sacks..1 interception…forced 5-fumbles..8QB hits…6-tackles for loss…held Jackson (162Y) passing…Buffalo QB-Josh Allen (206P-TD)..WR-Stefon Diggs (8R-106Y)…Bills advance to AFC-Championship game.
Packers-W-Rams (32-18)…Aaron Rodgers 58Y-TD strike to Allan Lazard seals victory…Rodgers (29i6P-2TD)….RB-Aaron Jones (99R-1TD)….Packers RBs (188R)……Green Bay defense 4-sacks-7 QB hits…Packers 36M-Time of Possession..outgained Rams (484-244)…Jared Goff (174P) in loss…Packers to host NFC Championship game.
Chargers..Sources say completed interview and will offer job to Brian Daboll-Bills Off Coordinator after Bills playoff run is over.
Chargers..Had 2nd interview with Rams Def Coor-Brandon Staley on Sunday also
Jaguars…Gave Urban Meyer (6Y) contract to be Coach-Director Football Operations.
Jaguars..Interview Scott Linehan-Off Coord-ex Cowboys
Jaguars..Interview Joe Cullen-Ravens for Def Coord job
Jets…Gave Robert Saleh-ex 49ers..5Y-deal as Head Coach
Eagles..Will interview Josh McDaniels-Patriots Off Coord
Eagles..Get permission to interview Eric Bienemy-Chiefs Off Coord
Eagles..Will interview Brandon Staley-Rams Def Coord
Eagles..Interviewed Kellen Moore-Cowboys Off Coor
Houston..Will interview Eric Bienemy-Chiefs
Houston..Will interview Leslie Frazier-Bills Def Coord
Lions..Interview Todd Bowles-Def Coord-Bucs
Lions..Interview Dan Campbell-Saints-2nd interview
Atlanta..Hire Todd Fontenot as GM..ex Saints
Atlanta..Hire Arthur Smith-head coach..ex Titans Off Coord
Atlanta..Interview Dave Ragone-Bears QB coach for Off Coord job
Atlanta..Interview Dean Pees-ex Patriots-Ravens for Def Coord job
Carolina..Hire Scott Fitterer as GM-ex Seahawks Asst GM
Bengals..Hire Marion Hobby-DL coach-ex Jaguars
Denver..Hires George Paton-GM..ex Vikings…signs 6Y-deal
Miami..Will interview Pep Hamilton-Chargers QB coach for Off Coord job
Miami..Will interview Tony Elliott-Clemson for Off Coord job
Steelers…Name Matt Canada-Off Coord-was QB coach
Seattle..Interview Doug Pederson-ex Eagles-for Off Coord job
Seattle..Interview Anthony Lynn-ex Chargers for Off Coord job
Titans..Interview Teryl Austin-Steelers for Def Coord job
Washington..Interview JoJo Wooden-Chargers for vacant GM job
Washington..Interview Nick Polk-Atlanta for vacant GM job
Seattle..NFL hands out 6th suspension to troubled WR-Josh Gordon for violations of aftercare program.
Baltimore..Fines CB-Marcus Peters (15,000) for taunting last week
Denver..LB-Von Miller-under investigation for criminal complaint in Colorado..Domestic Abuse case.
NFL..Orders teams in AFC-NFC Championship games to begin wearing Covid monitors effective on Monday.
Marshall..Hire Charles Huff as head coach..Was Asst Head Coach-Alabama under Nick Saban.
Duke..Longtime AD-Kevin White announces retirement
Clemson..RB-Travis Etienne files for NFL Draft
Maryland..Will pay (3.5M) damages to family of OT-Jordan McNair-died of heat stroke in spring football in 2018.
SDSU…AD-JD Wicker says it is “non-story” that Aztecs are attempting to join Boise State in move from Mountain West Conference to American Athletic Conference…
Aztecs-L-Utah State (64-59)…Saturday setback on road…SDSU had (19-3) run to build 10-point lead at halftime…Aggies reeled off (15-2) run to take lead and win…G-Steve Ashwater (17P) off bench…C-Neemias Queta (10P-10R-5Blocks)….Aztecs G-Terrell Gomez (16P) off bench…G-Lamont Butler (13P-5 Steals-2 Assists) off bench….SDSU (9-4)…just (3-3) in conference
Aztecs…F-Matt Mitchell has strained PCL ligament in knee…bone bruise and hyperextension…will be out 2-weeks..was averaging (15PPG)
USD-L-Santa Clara (69-63)..Broncos hit 11-3’s…Toreros shoot just (34%)…USD drops to (1-5) playing first game in 17-days because of layoffs
UCSD-L-UCSB (84-53)…Gauchos jump to 21-point lead in first game and blow Tritons out in first Big West Conference game.
UNLV..Lose G-Marvin Coleman-fractured leg
Clippers-Indiana…Late start …Sunday night game..at Press Time-.Clippers (9-4)
Lakers-Golden State…Monday night game…Lakers (11-3)
Houston..G-James Harden tells NY media…”Was an elite teammate and player with Rockets…I play the right way….Play to win…No disrespect to teammates or organization but Rockets are not built to win…Not a negative guy…Want to win championships”
Brooklyn..G-Kyrie Irving fined 50,000 for breaching Covid protocols…docked 2-games checks (624,000) for missing games after violation.
Atlanta…F-John Collins rejected (5Y-90M) contract…wanted the ‘max’ deal (5Y-125M)
Indiana..Newly acquired G-Caris LeVert leaves team-doctors found a mass of tissue on a kidney.
Washington…Wizards now have 6-players in isolation-Covid issues
Orlando..F-Mo Bamba tests positive for virus
Minnesota..C-Karl Anthony Towns goes on Covid IR list
Minnesota..G-Ricky Rubio..F-Juan Hernagomez placed in isolation
NBA..Has now cancelled 11-games in the past week-Covid issues
Memphis..G-Ja Morant cleared to practice after ankle injury
Portland..C-Jusef Nurkic-fractured wrist
Padres..Sign P-Dinelson Lamet (1Y-4.4M) extension
Padres..Sign P-Emilion Pagan (1Y-1.3M) extension
Padres..FA-reliever Kirby Yates has 5-offers from other clubs
Padres..Broadcaster Ted Leitner retires after (41Y)..was not offered contract extension..Age-health issues..Will become Club Ambassador…Jesse Agler-Chris Gwynn will work the radio booth
Padres..sign 7-Latin American International free agents
..SS-Vic Acosta-Dominican..#19 ranked player
..P-Yariel Moreno-Panama..6’5 righthander
Dodgers…Sign 22-International Free Agents
..SS-Wilman Diaz-Venezuala..ranked #3 world
..C-Jes Galiz-Venezuala..ranked #8 in world
Dodgers..Sign OF-Cody Bellinger (1Y-16M) extension
Dodgers..Sign SS-Corey Seager (1Y-13.7M)
Dodgers..Headed to arbitration with P-Walker Beuhler..offered (3.2M)..wants (4.1M)
Angels..Sign FA-Kurt Suzuki-ex Washington
Angels..Sign P-Dylan Bundy (1Y-8.3M)
Angels..Sign P-Andrew Heaney (1Y-6.7M)
Angels..Sign 7-International Free Agents
Angels..Headed to arbitration OF-Shohei Ohtani..Offered (2.5M)..Demanded (2.3M)
Phillies..Offer C-JT Realmuto (5Y-100M) extension
Mets..Offer FA-P-Brad Hand (2Y-20M)..ex Indians
Yankees..Resign FA-2B-DJ LeMahieu (6Y-90M)
Yankees..Sign FA-P-Corey Kluber (1Y-11M)
Giants..Sign FA-P-Alex Wood-ex Dodgers
Red Sox..Sign FA-P-Martin Perez-ex Texas-Twins
Tigers..Sign FA-P-Robbie Ross-ex Arizona-Texas
White Sox..Sign FA-OF-Nick Williams-ex Phillies
Pirates..Sign FA-SS-Will Difo-ex Washington
Orioles..Sign FA-P-Tom Eshelman
Mets..Sign SS-Francisco Lindor (1Y-22M) extension
Mets..Sign OF-Michael Conforto (1Y-12.2M) extension
Washington..Sign SS-Trea Turner (1Y-13M) extension
Washington..Sign OF-Juan Soto (1Y-8.5M) extension
Cubs..Sign 3B-Kris Bryant (1Y-19.5M) extension
Cubs..Sign SS-Javy Baez (1Y-11.6M) extension
A’s..Sign OF-Pedro Pinedo-Dominican..3M package
Washington..Sign SS-Armando Cruz-Dominican..4M package
Houston..Sign OF-Pedro Leon-Cuba 4M-package
Toronto..Sign SS-0Manny Beltre-Dominican 2.6M package
Miami..Sign SS-Yiddi Cappe-Cuba 2M package
Boston..Open talks with FA-P-Garrett Richards-ex Padres-Angels
Red Sox..Open talks with FA-P-Matt Moore-ex Tampa Bay-Detroit
Oakland..Longtime P-Dave Stewart heads up group that makes 115M-bid to buy half the land at Oakland Coliseum sight from the city to help A’s build a stadium.
Gulls-Ontario…AHL exhbition game cancelled because of Covid issues both Saturday-Sunday..Gulls refuse to say whether the players assigned from the Ducks tested positive or if it was from LA Kings prospects.
Kings-L-Minnesota (4-3) OT..Jonathon Quick 40-saves in OT lloss…Kings lost (3-1) lead in 3rd period at home..now (0-2)…Saturday night action
Ducks-L-Las Vegas (2-1) OT…Max Pacioretty scores (:07) into OT…Max Comtois scores 3rd goal in 2-games…Ducks (0-2)…Saturday night game
Ducks-Minnesota Wild…Monday night game at Honda Center…Ducks have scored 3-goals in 2-games.
Dallas..NHL cancels 4-games covid issues-won’t play till 1/22
Winnipeg Jets..Cancel weekend practices-Covid issues
Ducks..D-Ben Hutton put in isolation-covid issue
Flyers..F-Sean Couturier-out 2W-rib injury
Edmonton..G-Mike Smith-placed on IR-groin issue
San Jose..IR-D-Radim Simek-knee
Penguins..D-Zach Trotman-out 6W-knee
Winnipeg..RW-Patrick Laine-rib injury
Boston..LW-Ondrej Kase-sidelined possible concussion
Arizona..D-Oliver Ekman-Larsson-knee injury
Penguins..F-Mike Matheson-shoulder injury
Colorado..D-Erik Johnson cleared to return from Covid list
Penguins..D-Jared McCann-fined 10,000-for flagrant elbow hit
Edmonton..Sign FA-G-Troy Grosenick-ex Kings
Winnipeg..Sign FA-G-Anton Forsborgh-ex Carolina
Carolina..Callup F-Dom Bokk from Djurgarden-Sweden
PGA…Sony Open-Honolulu….Kevin Na birdies 13-14-15 and then holds off late day challenge to win
..(-20)..Chris Kirk..Ja Niemman
..(-19)..Webb Simpson..Brandon Steele
Indy Car…Veteran driver Marco Andretti taking leave from Andretti Autosport team..will run only Indy 500
English Premier League…Scoreboard
..Liverpool-Manchester United…(0-0) Tie..Goaltending duel-David deGea..Alisson
..Manchester City-W-Crystal Palace..John Stones 2-goals for City
..Hot Spur-W-Sheffield…Harry Kane key goal for Tottenham
..Leicester-W-Southampton..Goals in 37-95′ in City win
..Brighton-W-Leeds..Neil Maupay game winning goal
..West Ham-W-Burnley….Marc Antonio goal (9′)
..Chelsea-W-Fulham..Blues score in 78′
..Wolverhampton-L-West Brom..Mathias Pereira 2-penalty shot goals