IOC….International Committee bars Russian Olympic teams from competing in South Korea Winter Games…End result of 2-year WADA probe of state run “drug cheating” program that covered at least 8-years and 3-Olympics….Found Russian Federation signed on tampering with Russian Drug Labs….swapped out 204-Urine Samples…more than 100-athletes were found guilty of participating…Stripped 24-medalist of their medals…Fined Russian Federation 15M of TV revenues…Expelled President of Russian Federation from IOC Council….Barred Biathlon and Cross Country ski teams en masse….No determination of status of Russian hockey program….Clean athletes may ‘petition to participate” as unattached athletes after going thru Review Panel….Harshest sanctions ever handed down to an Olympic program….Raises questions also about Russian team that qualified for World Cup Soccer….IOC said ‘Gold Medals’ should be given to Russian athletes who were whistleblowers and to doctors who aided the problem knowing the Fatherland was guilty.
NFL…Suspends Steelers WR-JuJu Smith 1-game for violent helmet hit and taunting of injured Bengals player….Suspends Bengals S-George Iola-1 game- for helmet hit
Pittsburgh…LB-Ryan Shazier remains hospitalized with bruised spinal cord and loss of feeling in legs and feet-undergoing more tests….could be transferred to Pittsburgh rehab center in next 48-hours for more testing….Steelers refuse answer questions about severity of injuries and movement of legs.
Pittsburgh..WR-Antonio Brown criticized for screaming “karma’ after Vontaze Burfect hit left Bengals LB with neck and concussion problems.
Pittsburgh…Coach Mike Tomlin called the incidents on field ‘disturbing’.
Bengals..Coach Marvin Lewis implored NFL to ‘take control of games’.
Buffalo..Bills players upset none of teammates took retaliation action against Rob Gronkowski for forearm to face of Bills player causing concussion.
Denver..Coach Vance Joseph says his team has not quit despite 6-blowout losses…GM-John Elway says there will be no staff changes till end of season evaluation.
Dallas…Jerry Jones says future of Roger Goodall contract extension will be discussed December 13th at Owners meetings in Dallas.
Rams..Upset to learn Brokers selling large amounts of tickets to Sunday’s game to Eagles fans.
Hamilton Ti-Cats…Coach June Jones opens talks with former Browns QB-Johnny Manziel about coming to CFL for 3-year span…says Manziel would be a success in Canada.
Ron Meyer..former coach Patriots-Colts..SMU…passes away (76Y).
Denver..DE-Derek Wolfe on IR-neck stinger issues
Bills..IR-WR-Jordan Matthews-thumb…DE-Shaq Lawson-ankle
Lions..QB-Matthew Stafford-MRI-nerve damage-thrwoiung hand
Saints..RB-Mark Ingram-out of practice-turf toe
Hall of Fame….Induction dinner in New York….Marshall Faulk-Aztecs…Peyton Manning-Tennessee….Brian Urlacher-New Mexico…..Matt Leinart-USC…..ex Clemson coach Danny Ford…ex-Florida-South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier….Larry Kehres-Mt Union-Division III coaching icon…all inducted.
Aztecs….Offensive coordinator Jeff Horton criticizes Heiman and Doak Walker officials for ignoring RB-Rashaad Penny in post season awards….
..Supposed to reward best player
..What is criteria for award
..Must not have seen the Fine Print-this only for Power 5-players.
..Mind boggling he was not put on ballot
..Does not need trophy to show how good he is
..Wait till NFL draft day-pros tell you who is best running back
..Name San Diego State “Running Back U”.
Oklahoma…RB-Rod Anderson-hit with court order to stay away from school employee…she now charges he took part in ‘date rape incident in November.
Florida State..Hires Willie Taggart-left Oregon after 1-season.
Central Florida..Hire Josh Heupel as head coach-ex Missouri Off Corr
Central Florida..Hire Randy Shannon-Florida-as Def Coor
Arkansas..Hire Chad Morris-SMU
Rice..Hire Mike Bloomgen as head coach-ex-Stanford Off Coor
Tennessee..Interview Tee Martin-USC Off Coor
Tennessee..Interview Mel Tucker-Georgia…Kevin Steele-Auburn for head job
Oregon State..Hire Jim Michalczik-Asst head coach-ex Arizona OL coach
Oregon State..Hire Brian Lindgren-Off Coor-ex Colorado Buffs assistant
Washington..Hire Bush Hamdam-Off Coor-from Atlanta Falcons staff
Arizona State..Coach Heman Edwards wants to keep entire Sun Devils asst staff
South Alabama..Interview Chip Lindsey for head coaching job
Louisiana Lafayette..Interview Doug Nussmeir-ex Saints Off Coor for head job
Montana..Offer Def Coor job on Bobby Hauck staff to Zach Arnett-Aztecs LB coach
Padres-Phillies….Trade talks….San Diego wants 2B-SS-Freddy Galvis (.245)…32-HRs last two years…Phillies want outfielder and pitching.
Padres…Scheduled Wednesday meeting with Japanese free agent Shohei Ohtani…final team to make presentation.
Angels..Sign FA-SS-Kevin Maitan (2.2M) bonus package…released just last week from Braves contract..also sign FA-SS-Livan Soto from Braves.
Dodgers.-Angels..Met on Monday with FA-Japanese slugger Shohei Ohtani…Ohtani met on Sunday with Giants….on Tuesday with Texas-Mariners and Cubs.
Cardinals..Sign FA-P-Miles Mikolos (2Y-15M)….Was (31-13) 2.18-ERA in 3-years with Yomiuri Giants in Japan.
Royals..Sign FA-P–Yefri DelRosario-set free by MLB in Braves scandal.
Tigers..Sign FA-C-Derek Norris-ex Padres-A’s-Tampa Bay
Tigers..Sign FA-OF-Leonys Martin-ex Texas-Mariners
Tigers..Sign FA-OF-Jim Aducci-ex Brewers
Tigers..Sign FA-P-Enrique Burgos-ex Brewers
Rangers..Sign FA-P-Mike Minor-ex Royals
Royals..Sign FA-P-Wily Peralta-ex Brewers
Phillies..Sign FA-C-Abe Gutierrez-ex Braves
A’s..Hire Al Perique-ex Yankees coach.
Clippers-Minnesota….Wednesday night matchup…
Lakers….Travel day…play in Philadelphia on Thursday.
Golden State…Steph Curry-bone scan on sprained ankle..out 2-weeks
Knicks..F-Tim Hardaway-out 2W-stress fracture of leg.
Clippers..Hope to activate G-Milos Geodesic by Friday
Suns..G-Devin Booker-groin injury
USD-at-New Mexico State…Toroeros (5-2)….Aggies off to (6-1) start.
Aztecs….G-Trey Kell remains out of practice with ankle sprain-slow to heal
Gulls-W-Milwaukee (5-2)…Open Midwest road trip with win…Kollie Kosilla 1-goal-2-assists…G-Reto Berra 32-saves…..Tuesday night AHL action…
Gulls-at-Chicago….AHL action on Wednesday
Kings-W-Minnesota Wild (5-2)…Marian Gaborik 2-goals in 3rd period leads to 4-goal Kings outburst and 6th win in a row……
Ducks-L-Las Vegas Knights (4-3) in overtime shootout…Alex Tuch only score in shootout….Ducks lost 7-of-8i….
Ducks…Host Ottawa on Wednesday night
Ducks..Callup Gulls D-Jaycob Megna.