One Big Thing, On This Day, What's New In Sports 1/1/20


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January 1, 2020

One Big Thing:

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Photo: Sports Illustrated

General manager John Dorsey and the Cleveland Browns have mutually agreed to part ways Just days after firing head coach Freddie Kitchens.

Dorsey, who lost clout after his hire of Freddie Kitchens failed miserably this season, had a meeting with owner Jimmy Haslam and was asked to take a backseat to the new head of the football department, who will pair with the new head coach.

Dorsey, who went 13-18-1 in his two full seasons as GM, would’ve been more of a talent evaluator, such as a Vice President of Player Personnel

The 59-year-old Dorsey was the Kansas City Chiefs’ general manager from 2013 to 2016. He became the Browns’ general manager in December 2017 as the team was finishing an 0-16 season.

On This Day:

1902 1st Rose Bowl, Tournament Park, Pasadena, California: Michigan beats Stanford, 49-0; MVP: Neil Snow, Michigan, FB

1919 Happy Birthday Rocky Graziano, American boxer (World Middleweight title 1947-48; famous Tony Zale trilogy) and entertainer (Pantomime Quiz, Miami Undercover), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1990)

1935 1st Sugar Bowl: Tulane beats Temple, 20-14

1935 1st Orange Bowl: Bucknell beats Miami (FL), 26-0

1936 Happy Birthday Don Nehlen, American College Football Hall of Fame coach (Bowling Green 1968-76, West Virginia 1980-2000), born in Mansfield, Ohio

1967 NFL Championship, Cotton Bowl, Dallas: Green Bay Packers beat Dallas Cowboys, 34-27

1967 AFL Championship, War Memorial Stadium, Buffalo: Kansas City Chiefs beat Buffalo Bills, 31-7; QB Len Dawson passes for 2 TDs, RB Mike Garrett runs for 2 TDs

1970 Charles “Chub” Feeney becomes president of baseball’s National League

1976 After 45 years of coaching, Paul Brown announces his retirement from the National Football League

1990 Sports News Network begins operation on cable TV

2000 Dominican-American baseball player Albert Pujols (19) weds Deidre “Dee Dee” Corona (22)

What’s New:

North Carolina’s Roy Williams ties Dean Smith for 4th in career Div. I wins (READ) Staff | ESPN

With football ratings on the rise, NFL officials look to raise TV broadcast fees on multiyear media deals (READ) Jabari Young | CNBC

My Cause My Cleats Social Media Value Highlights the Initiative’s Impact (READ) Max Hall  | Zoomph

MLB Says It’s Committed to Protecting Minor League Teams (READ) Bonnie Stiernberg | InsideHook

K League taps Sportradar to fight piracy and illegal streaming (READ) Shawn Lim | The Drum

Manufacturers creating clothing, shoes specifically for adaptive athletes (READ) TJ Mathewson | Global Sports Matters

How To Invest In Sports Teams And Groups (READ) Geoffery Michael | Investopedia

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