Super Bowl…Monday Press Conference:
..Sean McVay-Rams coach…no intention of stepping aside as coach.
..Aaron Donald..not ready to decide on whether he might retire with ring
..Eric Weddle..needs surgery on torn pec
..Odell Beckham..needs surgery after tearing ACL-left knee second time
..Joe Burrow..believes team will be back in the Super Bowl
..Joe Burrow..will have injured right knee examined in Cincinnati
..NFL Refs said there was ‘No Grab-Twist’ of facemask on Tee Higgins TD
NFL TV Ratings…could be all time high…expected to be released on Tuesday..Projections they would be as high as (117M) viewers…NFL record was (114.4M) for Patriots-Seahawks in 2015.
Super Bowl…Patriots coach Bill Belichick and college coach Urban Meyer were guests of Donald Trump at Super Bowl Party in Palm Beach on Sunday.
Adrian Peterson…LAX officials say Housto-bound plane with RB-Adrian Peterson on board forced to return to gate after Peetersosns involved in domestic incident with his wife on plane.
NFL Draft Order…Final order of first round released:
..Jets will choose 4th and 10th
..Giants 5th and 7th
Raiders..Hire Antonio Pierce-LB coach-ex Arizona State
Carolina..Hire Joe Dailey-WR coach-ex Boston College
Houston..Hire Jacques Cesaire-DL-ex Bills
Miami..Hire Frank Smith-Off Coord-ex Chargers
Vikings..Hire Jarrod Johnson-Quality Control..ex-Colts
Arizona State..Hire Donnie Henderson-Def Coord…ex Ravens-Jaguars
Michigan…Legendary broadcaster Frank Beckman passes away (72)..Did Michigan football for 33-years…Tigers baseball…Spent 37-years at WJR-Detroit.
MLB-Union…Union expected to respond on Tuesday to Owners 16-point proposal on CBA over weekend…Both sides very far apart…Spring training camps co scheduled to open on Wednesday-likely to be delayed.
Angels Drug Trial..Day 5-of Tyler Skaggs-Eric Kay trial continued in Ft Worth
..DEA testified Skaggs used Venmo to make 350-payment to Kay for drugs
..DEA evidence Garrett Richards Venmo 1700-for 3-purchases Kay made
..DEA text message Skaggs asked Matt Harvey to get him painkillers 2019
..DEA said Skaggs texted drug dealing friend about purchases of oxy
..PR assistant went to Angels reporting Kay was in Skaggs room nite of death
..PR assistant said Kay lied to police about whereabout night Skaggs died
..Matt Harvey expected to testify about his drug usage and supplies to Skaggs
..Anaheim drug dealer-granted immunity-confirmed he made 250-drug deals in 3-years and was friends with Skaggs.
Dodgers..Longtime scout-former pitcher Calvin Jones-passes away (58) cancer..scouted and signed Clayton Kershaw.
Aztecs…Coach Mark Martinez ready to open the season against TCU-in nationally televised game..Was (30-16) last year
..Top heavy veteran pitching will be our strength
..Very young everyday lineup..may start just 1-senior
..Want to build a regional schedule
..Play 1-tough week non conference to start season
..Our next step is to win an NCAA regional tourney
..We have to finish in top 16-to get to host tourney
..Hosting Mountain West Conference tourney is good for us
..We do tourneys well at this school.
..Newcomer is 2B-Alex Rodriguez-transfer from USC
..Moving Caden Miller over to SS.
Aztecs-Utah State…Tuesday game-Mountain West play..SDSU (15-6)…Aggies ()15-11)…SDSU shoots for 4th win in a row.
AP Poll…1-Gonzaga (21-2)…2-Auburn (23-2)…3-Arizona (22-2)…4-Kentucky…5-Purdue…..13-UCLA (17-5)…21-USC (21-4)
Clippers-Golden State…LA with surprise (61-59) at halftime…..withstanding Steph Curry’s (26P) first half.Monday game…LA (26-28)
Clippers-Suns…Tuesday game…Suns (46-10)..Best record in NBA
Clippers..F-Norm Powell-fractured foot-out 6W
76ers..G-James Harden will sit out 10-days-hamstring issue
NBA..reinstates ex-Kings G-Tyreke Evans-suspended 2-years drug issues.
Montreal-Calgary…TRADE…Habs deal F-Tyler Toffoli to Flames for #1-5 pick plus young prospects Tyler Pitlick…Emil Heineman.
Montreal..Lose D-Ben Chiarot-knee issue
Las Vegas..F-Mark Stone-placed on IR with back issue
Las Vegas..C-Jack Eichel debuts on Wednesday-coming off neck surgery
LAKings-Edmonton..Tuesday action….Kings (24-16-7) in 3rd place in division
Ducks…off till Wednesday game with Calgary.
Gulls…off till Wednesday road game at San Jose
IOC draws heavy criticism when Arbitrators rule that Russian 15-year old skating star can compete in Women’s singles this week-despite positive drug test…Kamila Valiyeva tested positive for banned substance in December but has tested clean twice leading into Olympics…IOC says no Medals ceremony will be held after the event…The case will likely go to the Supreme Court of Arbitration…The banned drug helps with oxygen intake in blood stream and for angina…No medal awarded yet for ‘Team Skating’ that Vaileiva took part in last week..
USOC-Canadian Committee…criticize Russia for ‘disregard for clean sport
USA..Mikaela Shiffren will compete in Downhill event Tuesday..has crashed twice in other events.
USA-Canada…Women’s hockey Gold Medal game on Thursday
USA…Men’s Hockey scheduled to play in knockout round late Tuesday night
NASCAR…Daytona-Speed Week…42-cars begin practice on Tuesday…..Time trials on Wednesday….Thursday Twin Qualifying races…Sunday-Daytona 500