Monday February 9th, 2015

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  • Farmers Open…Jason Day wins 4-way playoff on 2nd sudden death hole at TorreyPines..Aussie had to scramble to stay with leaders….Veteran JB Holmes missed 3-putts on 16th-17-18th that could have given him the win…7-golfers had the lead in the final round.
  • Tiger Woods..Specialists surveyed by reporters believe Tiger Woods has scar tissue problems and possible arthritis the aftermath of his disc-back surgery..Former swing coach Hank Haney says ‘Tiger cannot practice because of back issues-cannot play because of back issues.’
  • PGA..Mourns passing Billy Casper-(83Y) in Utah…won 51-tourneys in career…2X-US Open…1X-Masters Champ…won legendary 1966-shootout coming from 7-shots back to tie Arnie Palmer in US Open-then won 18-hole playoffs…Century Club-PGA honored Casper’s family at end of Sunday’s playoff



  • Padres..Reports that James Shields has been given final offer from the Padres (4Y-$70M) but hangup now may be a ‘no trade clause’…Shields had lowered his price from 7Y-contract demand to (3Y-$60M) with 4th year option-but other clubs may now be interested in talking to him…Shields (58-39) last 4-years, but age (33) works against longer term contract.
  • Padres..Scout Cuban FA- 2B-Hector Olivera-hits 2HRs-double in game…
  • Reds..Sign FA-P-Burke Badenhop-Boston..Kevin Gregg-Miami.
  • Texas..Sign FA-OF-Nate Scheurholtz-Cubs.
  • Rockies..Sign FA-3B-Josh Vitters-Cubs.
  • Reds..Talk to FA-OF-Dayan Viciedo-White Sox.
  • Cubs..Sign FA-IF-Jonathan Herrera-Red Sox.
  • Reds..Sign OF-Todd Frazier to (2Y-$12M) extension…
  • Yankees..GM-Brian Cashman agrees to ‘Clear the Air’ meeting with Alex Rodriguez before camp opens next week.  Ownership turned down his request.
  • Tampa Bay..Mayor Rick Kriseman says he will negotiate a new ‘Escape Clause’ with Rays to leave Tropicana Field.
  • Dodgers..Being criticized for raising parking fees from 10-to-20 dollars at Chavez Ravine.
  • Cubs..Ex pitcher Ted Lilly pleads guilty to insurance fraud,pay $2,500-fine an put on probation for filing bogus SUV accident claims with 2-companies.


  • Bills..Sign FA-OG-Richie Incognito-ex-Dolphin-sat out last year after Hazing Club suspension.
  • Chiefs..Sign FA-DE-Vaughn Martin-ex-Chargers-Lion-Miami.
  • Ravens..Tell Hloti Ngata-NT-Must take pay cut from $8.5M-salary..$16M-cap figure.
  • 49ers…Team is $8.5M over salary cap..QB-Colin Kaeperneck 12.4M-CF kicks in this year too.
  • Lions..Yet to open contract talks with DT-Ndomakung Suh-had $26.8M-cap figure this year.
  • Patriots..Open talks CB-Darrelle Revis-has $25M-cap figure.
  • Carolina..Domestic abuse trial DE-Greg Hardy begins before a jury-he appealed a Judges guilty finding for a jury trial…Sat out most of 2014-season.
  • Dallas..RB-Joe Randle hit with restraining order by girlfriend-domestic abuse incidents..was arrested last week…
  • Raiders..Hire-Ken Norton-Seahawks as Defensive Coordinator..Jethro Franklin-UMiami-DL coach
  • Tennessee..Hire Jason Tucker-WR coach-CFL-Saskatchewan.
  • Saints..Hire-Joel Thomas-RB coach-UArkansas.
  • Jets..Hire John Scott-DL coach-UBuffalo.
  • Colts..Hire Jim Hostler-WR coach-Buffalo.
  • Lions..Hire Joe Marciano-Special Teams coach-ex Viking-Texans.
  • Detroit..RB-Reggie Bush denies any involvement in being part of date rape drug case with ex-NFL player Darren Sharper.
  • Seattle..DT-Sam Adams-Seahawks-indicted $500,000-fraud case involving failure pay back taxes-salaries.
  • NFL..Fines Rob Gronkowski $8,200-fight end of Super Bowl..Bruce Irvin-$10,000 for ejection..hands out $27,400-other players for end of game melee.
  • Aaron Hernandez..Trial moves into 2nd week in Fall River, Mass.
  • SDSU..Aztecs OT-Terry Poole invited to NFL combine Indianapolis.
  • USD..Starting QB-Keith Williams (21TD) informs school he is transferring.


  • North Carolina…College basketball mourns passing of legendary coach Dean Smith (83Y)…Afflicted with dementia the last 3-years…Won 2-NCAA titles..11X in Final-4…won 13-ACC titles..won Olympic Gold Medal…95% graduation rate….Put 55-Tar Heel players into NBA.
  • Aztecs-L-Boise State (61-46)..Broncos hit 8-3’s in lst half-SDSU was (2-19) from 3-point line…State misses opportunity to blow MWC race open..falls to (8-3) conference-stays tied with Wyoming (8-3)..
  • Mountain West Conference..race upside with Wyoming loss at Air Force..New Mexico loss at home…Colorado State-win over UNLV.
  • USD-W-Pepperdine..Torerors put 4-in double figures.
  • Clippers-at-Dallas …Mavericks (33-18) heading into tonite’s game.
  • Clippers-L-Oklahoma City…LA gives up (131P)..after Blake Griffin taken to hospital-needs immediate surgery staph infection of right elbow-out indefinitely..was averaging (22P-7R-5A) per game.
  • Lakers-L-Cleveland..Cavs hit 18-3’s in game..Kevin Love scores 32-in blowout.. Cavs won 13-of-14..Lakers (13-38)..Lost (15-of-17)
  • Memphis-W-Atlanta..Grizzlies cool off red-hot Hawks-Mike Conley (21P)..Atlanta lost 2-this weekend after 19-game win streak
  • Portland-W-Houston..LaMarcus Aldridge (24P)
  • Toronto-W-San Antonio…Deny Greg Popovich 1000th career win.
  • NBA..Fines Clippers G-Chris Paul ($25,000) for criticism  of female ref technical fouls over the weekend.
  • Sacramento..Interviews George Karl for head coaching job..talks breakdown over weekend…..Kings have lost 10-of-11.
  • New Orleans..F-Anthony Davis-sprains shoulder on dunk.
  • Norm Drucker..Legendary NBA ref passes away at age 94.


  • Ducks-L-Tampa Bay..Lightning score 3G in lst period.
  • Kings-at-Columbus tonite..LA won just 2-of-10 games.
  • Winnipeg..F-Evander Kane-major shoulder surgery.
  • Minnesota..F-Matt Cooke-hernia surgery
  • Rangers..G-Henrik Lundqvist-out 3-W-vascular injury to throat.
  • Toronto-TBay..Trade-Leafs send former lst round pick Carter Ashton to Lightning for 7th round draft pick

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