Patriots-W-Jaguars (24-20)…Tom Brady-playing with 12-stitches in his hand-throws for (290Y-2TD)…leading Pats to come from behind win…Danny Amendola(7R-84Y) 2-TD and critical 20Y-punt return…..Brady engineers 54th come from behind win…Brady threw for (138Y-2GD) in 4th quarter….Brady now (19-3) in playoff games at home…LB-James Harrison 2-sacks and critical pressure in 4th quarter for Pats….Jaguars self destructed with personal foul helmet penalty and pass interference penalty that led to 1-TD….and another pass interference penalty that led to winning TD….Patriots unleaded 2-trick plays…..a lateral-throw back big pass…and a flea flicker big pass during game…Jags QB-Blake Bortels (293P) trying to play catchup….had very strong first half but Pats defense made big adjustment for second half slowing Jags down.
Eagles-W-Vikings (38-7)….Nick Foles, using quick passing game, throws for (336Y-3TD) in 3-quarters in win…converted (9-of-12) on 3rd downs……Patrick Robinson had 50-yard TD with interception…Foles threw 41-and-53Y-TD passes….Foles finished with (359Y) passing ….Eagles defense blitzed Case Keenum in first half never letting him find time to put drives together…Keenum 2-interceptions and a fumble in loss…..Vikings loss means teams that played in domes, now (0-13) in games they play outside in conference championships.
Tennessee..Hire Mike Vrabel as head coach..was Def Coor Houston-ex Patriots-Chiefs assistant…Longtime NFL-linebacker
Arizona…2nd coaching interviews with Steve Wilks-Carolina…Keith Armstrong-Atlanta….waiting to interview both Jim Schwartz-John DiFilippo from Eagles staff.
Browns..Interview Todd Haley-ex Steelers Off Coor
Giants..Interview Jack Del Rio for Def Coor…ex-Raiders coach
Atlanta..Hire Greg Knapp-QB Coach..ex Broncos Assistant
Houston..Promote Romeo Crennel to Def Coor-was Asst Head Coach
Ravens..Promote Don Martindale to Def Coor
Miami..Promote Shawn Jefferson to Asst Head Coach
Miami..Hire Clyde Christensen to Director Operations
Steelers..Hire Darryl Drake-WR coach-Arizona
Browns..Hire Amos Jones-Special Teams-ex Arizona
Browns..Hire Brock Olivo-Asst Special Teams-ex Denver
Browns..Interview Tommy Robinson-LSU for running back job
Carolina..Fire Tom MGaughey-special teams coach
Raiders..NFL clears team of any wrongdoing-did not violate Rooney Rule.
NFL…Record 106-underclassmen file for draft…led by QBs-Lamar Jackson..Sam Darnold..Josh Rosen..Josh Allen…RB-Saquon Barkley-Ronnie Jones-Kerryon Johnson..WR-Calvin Ridley.
Jets..WR-Robby Anderson hit with 9-traffic charges-arrested doing (105-45mph) zone…then resisting arrest….threatening police.
Giants..GM-Dave Gettleman says Eli Manning will be starting QB next year.
San Francisco…Former 49er Dana Stubblefield arrested-charged with rape of woman he was interviewing to be a baby sitter…Multiple counts of forced oral copulation.
Saints..OT-Terron Armstead-fined (18,231)-horsecollar tackle..LB-Trey Hendrickson (18,232) hit on QB
CFL-Winnipeg…Blue Bombers sign FA-QB-Devin Durant-starter Montreal Alouettes.
CFL-Toronto…Approves sale of Argonauts to Maple Leaf Sports Entertainment…which owns the Leafs-Raptors-FC Toronto soccer…AHL-Marlies.
Washington State…Coach Mike Leach says there ‘never any warning signs of depression or personal problems with QB-Tyler Hilinski leading up to his suicide last week…had been with team and coaches in off season workouts…Coroner said Hilinski sat in closet in apartment-shot himself in head and left a suicide note…Police not revealing details of note.
Arizona…Female administrative assistant to fired coach Rich Rodriguez files 8.5M lawsuit against school in addition to 7.5M suit vs coach over sexual harassment incidents….says school knew that Rodriguez had marital affairs, touched her private parts, harassed her, intimidated her, and did nothing about it.
Air Force Academy….Government shutdown force Academy to postpone all athletic events both home and road on weekend.
San Diego State…Interim President Sally Rousch appoints 17-member panel to examine whether school should drop Aztecs nickname…and Warriors ambassador mascot.
Oregon..Hires Jim Mastro as RB-coach-had been at Washington State
Texas San Antonio…Hire Al Borges as Off Coor….longtime assistant UCLA-San Diego State-Michigan-Auburn.
Alabama..Promote Mike Locksley to Off Coor…former head coach at New Mexico-Maryland.
Illinois..Hire Rod Smith-Off Coord….ex-Arizona
Cal..Hire Peter Sermon-Def Coor…ex-Louisville
Colorado…Heisman Trophy Rashaan Salaam sold for 399,000…money to go towards CTE research.
Wisconsin..give coach Paul Chryst-extensikon thru 2023
Auburn..give coach Gus Malzhan 7Y-49M extension thru 2025.
Padres…Miami Herald reports Padres 1-of-7 teams to contact Marlins about possible trade for OF-Christian Yelich…has (4Y-28M) left on deal…Marlins want 3-top prospects for him.
Cardinals-Blue Jays…Trade-St Louis deals OF-Randall Grichuk (22HR) to Blue Jays for P-Dom Leone (2.56-ERA) and P-Connor Green.
Dodgers..Sign FA-2B-Donovan Solano-ex Yankees
Indians..Sign FA-P-Adam Wilk-ex Mets
Seattle..Sign FA-P-Chase Bradord-ex Mets
Twins..Sign FA-P-Jermain Curtis-ex A’s
Orioles..Sign FA-P-Eddie Gamboa-ex Dodgers
Dodgers..Sign FA-P-Andrew Robinson-ex Washington
Lakers-W-NY Knicks (127-107)…Jordan Clarkson-Julius Randle combine (56P)….LA won 6-of-8 after Sunday win.
Lakers..Injured G-Lonzo Ball could miss much of upcoming 5-game road trip with ongoing knee issues…limited in practice-not cleared to play..missed 4-games row.
Clippers-L-Utah…LA gives up 135P in Saturday night loss-Jazz score 76P in opening half..shooting 62% from floor.
Clippers-Minnesota..Monday night matchup.
Cavaliers-L-Oklahome City…Cleveland loss (148-124)….Cavs lost 9-of-12….Russell Westbrook-Carmelo Anthony-Paul George combine (88P)
Golden State-L-Houston…Rockets snap Warriors 14-game road win streak…Chris Paul-James Harden combine for (55P)
Cavs-Sacramento..discuss possible trade for G-George Hill of Kings…Cleveland getting poor play from Dwayne Wade-Derrick Rose-JR Smith.
Pistons..Lose C-John Leuer-surgery bonechips ankle
San Diego Gulls….Lose back to back home games to San Jose Barracudas….Gulls have lost 4-of-5…fall to 5th place in Pacific Division playoff race.
Kings-W-New York Rangers (4-2)…LA scores 3-power play goals..snaps 6-game losing streak….
Ducks-L-San Jose Sharks (6-2)….Mikkel Boedker Scores 2-goals in blowout win in Anaheim.
Montreal..Hall of Fame columnist Red Fisher passes (91Y)…9-days after his wife died…Fisher covered Canadiens from 1955-to-2012…first story was the Maurice Richard riots outside the Montreal Forum…covered 14-Stanley Cup teams…Given ‘Order of Canada’
Team USA….Olympic hockey team GM-Jim Johannson passes away in sleep (53Y) in Colorado Springs…had worked for USA Hockey for 17-years…
Edmonton…Oilers hire Paul Coffey to be tam skills coach on ice..played 21-years in NHL
Seattle..Group interested in NHL expansion team files domain names for Rainiers-Totems-Firebirds-Emeralds.
Kings..Dustin Brown fined 10,000 for hit of Penguins player into boards.
Winnipeg..G-Steve Mason-out concussion issue
Edmonton..F-Ryan Nugent Hopkins-out 6W-broken ribs
Rangers..D-Kevin Shattenkirk-out 6W-knee surgery
PGA….Tour heads to Torrey Pines for Farmers Insurance Open….Red hot John Rahm leads field that includes Phil Mickelson-Tiger Woods.
PGA…Career Builders Challenge-Palm Springs….John Rahm wins 4-hole playoff over Andrew Landry …Rahm likely to move to 2nd in world rankings.
PGA…Brooks Koekka-US Open winner to miss 10-weeks of action with torn tendon in wrist.
Abu Dhabi Classic…Tommy Fleetwood 6-birdies final 9-holes to get win…shot final round (65)…Rory McIlroy finishes 3rd.
USA Gymnastics…Judge to allow final group of 150-women to finish making statements before handing down sentence to convicted team doctor Larry Nasser for sexually abusing teenage athletes for years…Gold medalist Aly Raismann…’hard for you to sit there and hear this…think about how hard it has been for us for years after you touched us’.
Soccer…Pele-hospitalized-severe exhaustion..age (77)
English Premier League
..Manchester City-W-Newcastle..Sergio Aguayo 3-goals..City (22-1-2)
..Manchester United-W-Burnley…Man U now (16-3-5) in 2nd place
..Chelsea-W-Brighton..Eden Hazard 2-goals..Chelsea (15-4-5)
..Arsenal-W-Crystal Palace..Gunners 3-goals in 7-minutes
..Everton-Ties-West Brom..Score in 70th minute to get tie
..Stoke-W-Huddlesfield…Stoke City climbs out of relegation
..Leicester City-W-Watford..Jamie Vardy winning goal
..Hot Spur-Tie-Southampton..Harry Kane scores 99th goal of career…Southampton had 10-match winless streak.
..Watford…Fires coach Marco Silva…team is (1-8-2) in last 11-matches.