Patriots-L-Eagles (41-33)….Philadelphia wins the Super Bowl…Derrick Grahame strip-sack-fumble recovery on Tom Brady late in 4th quarter, blunted New England game winning drive…Zach Ertz scores on 11Y-TD catch and run….and Jake Elliott hits field goal to seal win….Philadlephia defense makes end zone deflection on Hail Mary pass on final play of game to preserve win….Eagles scored on final 5-possession they had…and on 8-of-10 possessions….Patriots had scored on 5-possesions in a row in coming from behind….Tom Brady throws for (505P-3TD)….Nick Foles threw for (373Y-3TD) in win…..Two teams combined for Super Bowl record (1,151Y) of total offense….New England had 13-plays of 20-yards_or more…..Philly had 8-plays of plus 20 in the game….New England lost WR-Brandon Cooks with concussion on big helmet hit in 1st half….1st Super Bowl win for Eagles, and first championship since 1960….Brady-Belicheck denied 6th Super Bowl ring.
Hall of Fame….5-voted in along with 3-from veterans ballot.
..Ray Lewis-LB-Ravens..31-interceptikons..13X-Pro Bowl
..Terrell Owens-WR-49ers..(1,078 Rec-153TD)
..Brian Urlacher-LB-Bears (41QB sacks-22 Int)
..Brian Dawkins-S-Eagles..(37 Int-19 FuRec)
..Bobby Beathard-GM-Redskins-Miami-Chargers-Super Bowls
..Robert Brazile-LB-Houston Oilers
..Jerry Kramer-OT-Green Bay Packers-Lombardi era
..Walter Payton Award-JJ Watt-Houston
..Coach of Year-Sean McVay-Rams
..Assistant of Year-Pat Shurmur-Vikings
..Comeback Player of Year..Keenan Allen-Chargers
..Offensive Player of Year..Todd Gurley-Rams
..Defensive Player of Year..Aaron Donald-Rams.
Chargers…AG Spanos-John Spanos tell San Diego reporters the LA franchise wants to ‘re-engage’ fans left behind in San Diego….’understand they feel excluded’…’we’ve got to listen to them’….’must respond to them’….’be good community partners’.
Indianaplis…Colts backup LB-Edwin Jackson and a friend were killed when hit by a drunk driver on a roadway in Indianapolis….driver tried to flee and was arrested
Union..DeMaurice Smith says ‘prepare for war’ during next CBA talks..wants changes in NFL discipline…Split of revenues for players..18-game schedule proposal..Adding 2-wildcard teams..Concussion Protocol…Health care for players
Pittsburgh..Injurerd LB-Ryan Shazier begins walking in rehab
Baltimore…GM-Ozzie Newsome to retire after 2018..Eric DeCosta will be promoted to GM.
Carolina..Interview Martin Mayhew-ex Lions GM for Panthers job.
Cleveland..Hire Scott McCloughan-ex Redskins GM-as consultant..joins recent hires Eric Wolf-Packers..Alonzo Highsmith-Packers working under new GM-John Dorsey.
Philadelphia..GM-Howie Roseman says he had to undo 7-bad deals made by former coach Chip Kelly to rebuild Eagles team.
Packers..CEO-Mark Murphy-all football people will report to him in new structure…said there were too many ‘communication silos’ in organization last year.
Houston..Former exec Kristen Grimes files workplace harassment lawsuit against team for abuse she took working for Jason Lowrey-Director FB Operations.
CFL…Saskatchewan Roughriders WR-Duron Carter arrested as airport in Regina marijuana possession.
CFL…Commissioner says league will not grant early releases of players on multi year deals to sign in NFL.
Patriots…expected to interview Greg Schiano-Ohio State this week for vacant Def Coord job.
Colts..will interview Darrell Bevell-Seahawks-for Off Coord job
Houston …Deny Denver permission to interview Wes Welker for WR-coaching job.
Aztecs…Land OT-Jonah Robinett (6’8-255)-transfer from Oregon State
UCLA..Sign DE-Steve Mason (6’8-250)..transfer from Southestern JC.
UCLA…Looking for home game opponent in 2020-2022 after Rutgers cancels contract.
Lakers-W-Oklahoma City. (108-104)….LA hits 13-3’s…puts 6-in double figures…..Paul George and Russell Westbrook combined for (62P) but Carmelo Anthony had just (3-13) showing day….Lakers now (21-31) on season after Sunday win.
Clippers-vs-Dallas Mavericks…Monday night matchup
Clippers-Portland….Open trade talks about deal-DeAndre Jordan to Blazers for #1 pick….Jordan has 24M-option for next season.,
Boston..Sign FA-C-Greg Monroe (6’11)..was bought out by Suns despite averaging (11P-8R).
New Orleans..Sign FA-C-Emeka Okafor-former 1st round pick..had been in NBA-G League
Milwaukee..Lose G-Malcom Bragdom-2-to-4W-quad injury
Aztecs-W-Air Force (81-50)..SDSU jumps to (13-2) lead..hits 11-3’s in game…had 36-point lead….now (13-8) and (5-5) in MWC…Aztecs (32-6) all time vs Academy.
USD-L-St Mary’s (65-62)…Toreros get outscored (17-1)…go nearly 11-minutes without basket-stage furious rally but lose…C-Jock Landale (34P-l18R) for Gaels..St Mary’s won 18-games in row..now (23-2)…USD (15-9).
Gonzaga-W-BYU…Bulldogs now (21-4)
Nevada-W-Colorado State..Wolfpack (20-4)
Boise State-W-UNLV…Broncos go to (19-4)
Wyoming-L-Fresno State…Nate Grimes (20P-12R) in Bulldogs win
New Mexico-W-San Jose..Lobos even record (12-12)
Union….Upset that owners are refusing to sign players because of MLB luxury tax….120-unsigned veteran free agents out there two weeks before training camps open.
Union…Director Tony Clark denies he is endorsing any type of work stoppage in spring training over free agent signing freeze.
Brandon Moss..Veteran player criticizes his own union for allowing baseball to implement Luxury Tax which has become a salary cap….”Be mad at Tony Clarke for negotiating this”….”we bargained this thing in”…..”It’s union responsibility”.
Brodie Van Waginen…says 1200-major league teams should boycott opening of spring training camp because owners have decided to used
‘luxury tax as a salary cap’
Sports Illustrated-quoting various agents on luxury tax issue
..”No industry where competing businesses act virtually in identical manner dealing with free agent players”
..”More than half the clubs don’t want to compete”
..”More clubs competing for #1 draft pick than World Series”
..”Hard to believe all 30-teams evaluate players in the same way”
..”Choose your words….strike…collusion”
..”Losing is acceptable if there is an actual effort to win”
..”Owners are intentionally murdering the season”.
MLB…Commissioner awaits Union Response on proposals to improve ‘Pace of Play’ without invoking (:20) pitch clock.
Pittsburgh…Major advertiser calls for boycott of newspapers owned by Pirates owner Bob Nutting…West Virginia Medical group pulls ads from Ogden Newspaper group…saying owner made 51M profits-but is trading away all big money players.
Hall of Fame…Jim Thome ask Hall to make his plaque without using “Chief Wahoo” on his Indians cap.
Arizona..Hire Jonny Gomes as minor league hitting instructor.
Cleveland…longtime Indians OF-Al Luplow passes away (78)..starred in 1960s.
Boston..P-Tracy Stallard passed away (80)..threw Roger Maris 61st home run pitch.
Brewers-Orioles..Trade-Milwaukee deals C-Andrew Susan to Baltimore.
White Sox..Sign FA-P-Bruce Rondon-ex Tigers
Arizona..Sign FA-1B-Cody Decker-ex Padres
Rangers..Sign FA-P-Bartolo Colo…44Y old
Tampa Bay..Sign FA-C-Adam Moore-ex Indians
Orioles..Open talks with FA-P-Jamie Garcia-ex Cardinals
Orioles..Contact FA-OF-Jon Jay-ex Cubs
Gulls-W-Tucson (4-1)….San Diego scores 2-empty net goals…Corey Tropp scores again in AHL win.
Ducks..Send veteran C-Mike Liambis back to San Diego
Ducks-L-Montreal…Anti Niemmi 43-saves for Haps
Kings-W-Coyotes..G-Darcy Kuemper 29-save shutout
Washington..F-TJ Oshie-5,000-fine for cross check of Penguins player
Montreal..F-Jon Drouin-out with rib injuries-hit by snapshot infant of net
Phoenix Open-Scottsdale….Gary Woodland birdies 3-of final 4-holes then wins on a playoff hole over Chez Revie to get victory…Phil Mickelson had 3-birdies in a row but double bogeyed 18-wound up 5th…Ricky Fowler faded to 6th.
US Gymnastics….Randall Margraves-father of 3-girls-will not be charged with disorderly conduct-attempting to attack Dr. Larry Nassar in court room in Michigan…all 3-teenage daughters were sexually abused while being treated for injuries.
New York Times…Reports 40-teenage girls have come forward saying Nassar sexually touched them between 2014-and-2016-while he was under FBI-investigation and was aware of probe.
English Premier League
..Hot Spur-Tie-Liverpool (2-2)…Harry Kane scores 100th career goal in 90th minute to earn tie for Tottenham.
..Manchester U-W-Huddlesfield..Alexis Sanchez key goal
..Manchester City-Tie-Burnley..City gives up goal in 82nd minute..now (23-1-3) on year.
..Leicester-Tie-Swansea…Swans climb out of relegation zone
..Arsenal-W-Everton..Aaron Ramsey 3-goals for Gunners
..Southhampton-W-West Brom…Score 2-goals in 5-minutes
..West Ham-L-Brighton..Loss after turmoil filled week
..Stoke City-L-Bournemouth..Stoke gives up 2-goals in 7-minutes
..Crystal Palace-Tie-Newcastle (1-1)..
Manchester United…Memorial on 60th Anniversary of plane crash that killed 8-Man U players returning from game with Belgrade Red Star.
West Ham…Fires Player Personnel Chief Tony Henry after he slurred African players on roster.