Chargers….Shellshocked team began exit meetings with Coaches after devastating playoff loss to Patriots…Players reactions:
..Philip Rivers..’Fuming-I know how hard it is to get to January…The NFL is an 8-9 month deal-to come up short again its tough…Guys need to know how tough it is to get to today.’
..Keenan Allen…’You gotta get real at some point-we’re playing the Patriots-no one else….We couldn’t do anything right…I didn’t know what was going on’
..Melvin Gordon..I felt helpless…We got jumped…They just kept attacking-attacking’
..Joey Bosa..’We didn’t expect it to come to this…..To not even have a fighting chance-this sucks’
..Issac Rochelle..’It was a shock-totally unexpected
..Antonio Gates..’ I didn’t expect it to come to this’
..Russell Okung..’I want to be disgusted-be angry about this going into the offseason’.
Chargers…Coach Anthony Lynn and staff will coach the AFC team in the Pro Bowl in Florida.
NFL TV Ratings-National Overnite Ratings
..Chargers-Patriots (19.2R)…Lowest Early playoff rating since 2001
..Saints-Eagles (23.8R)..Up 17% from last year
..Rams-Cowboys (17.9R)..33M viewers
NFL…National Weather Service projects Game Time Temperature for Chiefs-Patriots-AFC Championship game will be between (0-10) degrees at kickoff.
Fox Sports Regional networks…..Disney breaks off sales talks of 22-Fox Sports channels-will not re-sell them to Fox Network.
Minnesota…Hire Gary Kubiak-ex Denver-as Offensive consultant
Denver..Hire Mike Munchack-ex Steelers-as OL coach..
Denver..Interview Rich Scangarello-49ers for Off Coord job
Denver..Interview Ed Donatell-ex Bears for Def Coord job
Green Bay…Hire Nathan Hackett-ex Jaguars-as Off Coord
Arizona..Hire Sean Kugler-ex Denver as OL coach..David Raiih-ex Green Bay-as WR coach…Brian Natkin-UTEP as TE coach.
Miami..Interview Jim Caldwell-ex Lions-Colts for Off Coord job
Miami..Hire Marvin Allen-ex Bills..as Assistant GM
Jaguars..Interview John DiFelippo-ex Vikings for Off Coord job
Browns..elevate Ryan Lindley to QB coach
Bears..Fire Roy Anderson-DB coach…Brandon Staley-LB coach
Bengals..Fire Bill Lazor-Off Coord….Hue Jackson-Off consultant
49ers..Fire Jeff Zgonina-Def Line coach
Pittsburgh…Report Broncos-49ers both approach Steelers about possible trade for WR-Antonio Brown.
Chicago…Bears confirm they have spoken to FA-RB-Kareem Hunt-currently on Commissioners Suspended list.
Eagles..Report QB-Nick Foles will invoke ‘opt out clause’ to leave team and become free agent in off season.
Colts..Confirm teams call about possible trade backup QB-Jacoby Brissett.
Chargers…S-Adrian Phillips-possible torn pectoral muscle
Eagles..OG-Bazrrett Brooks-ruptured Achilles tendon
Saints…DT-Sheldon Rankins-torn Achilles
Bears..WR-Anthony Miller-shoulder surgery-out 4-months.
San Diego Fleet…Announce game times for 5-home games this year will be at 5pm.
Oklahoma..QB-Kyler Murray files for NFL-draft-still negotiating with Oakland A’s about contract extension.
SMU…starting QB-Ben Hicks transfers to Arkansas.
Padres-Miami….Marlins talk to San Diego about deal for P-Dan Straily (5-6) with 4.16-ERA last year.
Padres-Yankees..Reopen talks about deal for P-Sonny Gray (4.90-ERA)…New York talking-to 6-different teams about trade.
Padres..Sign FA-P-Eric Stout-lefthanded reliever had (3.68) in Royals system.
Tampa Bay..Sign FA-OF-Avisail Garcia-ex White Sox
Giants..Sign FA-P-Keyvious Sampson-ex Padres-Reds
Giants..Sign FA-2B-Dom Solano-ex Dodgers
Giants..Re-sign FA-P-Derek Holland
Royals..Sign FA-2B-Taylor Featherstone-ex Angels-Reds
Phillies..Sign FA-OF-Lane Adams-ex Braves
Cubs..Sign FA-C-Francisco Arcia-ex Angels
Tampa Bay..Sign FA-P-Luis Santos-ex Blue Jays
Yankees…Mel Stottlemyre-former pitching ace (1965-71)…longtime pitching coach Yankees-Mets…passes away bone cancer (77)…Won 20-games 3-times in career….developed Doc Gooden-Ron Darling-Andy Pettite-Roger Clemens in his career.
Cubs..Hire Craig Breslow-ex reliever-to handle pitching analytics
Atlanta..Hire Dana Brown-Director of Scouting-ex Toronto
Atlanta..Fire Brian Bridges-Director of Scouting
Aztecs-New Mexico….Tuesday night matchup….San Diego State coming off terrible loss at Air Force….Lobos (8-8) have lost 2-in row after stunning upset of unbeaten Nevada last week.
USC…Suspends G-Kevin Porter indefinitely-team violations
AP Poll….1-Duke (14-1)….2-Michigan (17-0)…3-Tennessee (14-1)…4-Virginia (15-0)….5-Gonzaga (16-2)
Clippers-L-New Orleans…(121-117)….Pelicans star Anthony Davis (46P-16R)….Julius Randle (27P)….Pelicans jumped out to 20-point lead in 3rd quarter….Clippers rallied but Davis hit 4-free throws in row in final (:15) to seal win……Monday Night action…Clippers (24-19)
Lakers-Chicago…Tuesday night game….Lakers lost 7-of-10 since LeBron James injury.
Gulls-L-Iowa Wild (3-2) OT…..Kyle Rau scores all 3-Iowa goals including game-winner in OT….snaps Gulls hot streak…..Gulls however got 7-of-8 points on road trip…….AHL action……Gulls (11-0-3)…had .won 8-in row….won 6-in row on road.
Ducks-at Detroit…Tuesday matchup…Ducks have 11-game losing streak-longest in club history.
Kings-at-Minnesota Wild…Kings (18-25-3) in last place in Pacific Division.
Ducks-Dallas….NHL Trade…Ducks deal veteran RW-Andrew Cogliano to Stars for young center Devin Shore….Cogliano built reputation as great special teams player….101-goals in career-is (31Y)…..Shore is (24Y) has 29-goals in career-strong face-off man.
Australian Open….1st day winners included Rafael Nadel-Roger Federer…..1st day losers-Andy Murray-John Isner….Serena Williams first match at night in Melbourne….Caroline Wozniacki won her opening match…Serena Williams breezed thru straight set win in first round match.
Golf-Sony Open…Matt Kuchar survives 3-bogeys early-goes not to win PGA tour in Hawaii.
English Premier League
..Manchester City-W-Wolverhampton (3-0)..Gabriel Jesus 2-goals…City now (17-3-2)-pulls to within 4-points of 1st place Liverpool.
Huddersfield…Fires coach Dave Wagner..team had just 2-wins in 22-matches
Diego Maradona….undergoes major surgery for stomach ulcer.