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TSX Rapid News (1/14)

Welcome back to TSX Rapid News, lets go into the top stories for the Afternoon so far.

– The Kansas City Chiefs? or the Kansas City Patriots? Former Patriots assistant now turned Chiefs GM Scott Pioli has hired former Cleveland Browns head coach Romeo Crennel as the defensive coordinator for Kansas City. This came a couple days after Pioli hired former Notre Dame head coach Charlie Weis as the team’s offensive coordinator, taking the role away from head coach Todd Haley. Pioli, Weis, and Crennel all worked with each other in New England during their dynasty years of 2001-2004. With a young team that showed promise late in the season, Kansas City is looking to be a force to be reckoned with in the next decade. All by doing it the “Patriot Way”.

– Los Angeles Clippers forward Blake Griffin will undergo season-ending surgery on his knee and will be out for four months. Griffin, the #1 overall pick in this year’s NBA draft, injured his knee in the final preseason game against the New Orleans Hornets. He was targeting to make his debut Jan. 20th, but now with this news of surgery he will not. He will be a rookie next year.

– Lane Kiffin was introduced as the head coach of University of Southern California on Wednesday. Kiffin, who took the job after Pete Carroll left USC for the Seattle Seahawks as their head coach/executive vice president, went only 7-6 after one season at the University of Tennessee. The Volunteers who were really on the rise with recruiting, have had several players de-commit from the school upon the news that Kiffin was leaving Knoxville. Students were not happy either, forming a riot and burning team merchandise in protest of Lane’s departure.

– New York Mets center fielder Carlos Beltran will undergo knee surgery and will miss the first few weeks of the season. The surgery however, was not cleared by the Mets, and after injuries ravaged them to a 70-92 season a year ago, this is the last thing they needed. The Mets did say that Beltran’s osteoarthritis has worsened, and that surgery was need to clean the affected area. At least they do have Jason Bay now.

Stay tuned this tonight (early tomorrow AM) for TSX Rapid News: Late Edition.

TSX Rapid News (1/8)

Welcome to TSX Rapid News for January 8th, 2010. Here are some of the early morning news from overnight into the midday:

– On Thursday, new Cleveland Browns president Mike Holmgren has announced that current Browns head coach Eric Mangini will stay on as the team’s head coach for next season. After a 1-11 start, Cleveland closed out the season with four straight wins, and it led to a stronger relationship between the players and coaches, and it gives a lot of optimism for next season. The only bad news on this is that one of the main reasons for Cleveland’s late season success, Josh Cribbs has cleaned out his locker over a contract dispute. Cribbs has been dynamic this season, setting records for kickoff returns all-time. Holmgren, please pay the man the money he deserves. Especially if you want to build a winner.

– Indiana Pacers F Danny Granger is looking to make his return to the court soon. He has been practicing and has felt no pain in the past couple of days. The decision will be made by head coach Jim O’ Brien and the Pacers training staff. He will miss the next two games at Minnesota Friday and at Oklahoma City on Saturday.

– Dallas Stars C Mike Ribeiro will miss the next 4-6 weeks after taking an accidental stick to the throat from New York Rangers forward Christopher Higgins during the Stars’ 5-2 loss on Wednesday. Ribeiro underwent a tracheotomy to repair a throat contusion in Dallas on Thursday morning and the Stars will definitely miss his 33 points (10 G, 23 A) he has accumulated this season.

– The Washington Wizards plan to fine several players who took part in Gilbert Arenas’ pregame ritual where he was pointing his fingers like guns and once again making light of a serious matter, along with his teammates, in which nearly all of them were laughing and smiling before Washington’s game with Philadelphia this past Tuesday. Arenas has been suspended indefinitely by the NBA for having three guns in the Wizards’ locker room during a spat with teammate Javaris Crittenton.

Be back tonight for the night edition of TSX Rapid News.

TSX Rapid News (1/5)

Welcome to the new TSX Rapid News, where we cover four different sports stories from around that aren’t worthy of a post, so let’s get into it.

– The NFL offseason began for 20 teams yesterday, and two teams are already clearing house. The Buffalo Bills fired their entire coaching staff, including interim head coach Perry Fewell, but the good news for Fewell is that he has the opportunity to interview for the head coaching job. The Washington Redskins fired Jim Zorn, which was already anticipated in Week 5. The ‘Skins are already meeting with Mike Shanahan, and it is anticipated that he will become the next coach of the Redskins. The only thing with Shanahan is that he will want to have TOTAL control of the team (Head Coach/GM). Washington has a GM already (Bruce Allen). It looks good on the surface, but will it lead to a clash in the future if Shanahan’s hired? Time will tell.

– Gilbert Arenas says the guns were “a joke” on teammate Javaris Crittenton. This is really no laughing matter, and in the process, makes the Washington Wizards a laughingstock. It’s okay to be positive and look at the bright side, but don’t say “i’m a goofball” and act like it’s not a big deal. This is a serious matter, and at the end of the day, Joke is on him. The Wizards SHOULD trade him, but that hefty contract is something nobody wants to take on.

– The Utah Jazz may be cleaning house and rebuilding. According to Yahoo! Sports’ Marc Spears, the Jazz, who have a team payroll exceeding $77M, and ownership does not want to pay the NBA luxury tax for a start that has been rather mediocre. So every player except for Deron Williams is on the trading block. But even though Utah wants to take money off the payroll, they want to remain competitive, but there have been no takers. This Jazz team has been underachieving, and it is disappointing. If they want to shed payroll, they will not be as competitive in the West.

– On the same day Jason Bay was introduced as the New York Mets’ latest addition, his former team made a big splash in free agency. The Boston Red Sox announced they are in the process of signing Adrian Beltre to a two year contract to compliment and eventually replace fan favorite, but oft-injured Mike Lowell. The BoSox also need to keep up with the New York Yankees. The signing of Beltre does help his former team, the Seattle Mariners, clear payroll for Chone Figgins, who signed with Seattle after being a fixture for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim.