Wednesday March 18th, 2015

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Football

  • Chargers..Sign FA-WR-Stevie Johnson-49ers-3Y contract..(336R-31TD)…at Buffalo had 76-79-82R) and 3-straight thousand yard seasons…Free Spirit…Fined 4X-Taunting-Celebrations End Zone…Criticized for mocking God on Twitter after dropping TD pass in key game vs Steelers-costing team playoff spot..”I praise you-you do this to me”…..Big-Fast-Slot WR-but does drop balls…Replaces Eddie Royal.
  • Chargers…QB-Philip Rivers says team has made no effort to discuss contract extension…assumes he will play out his contract this season then talk…Says if team moves to LA it might change his thinking about signing an extension…Working out on his own-no setbacks with back injury during season…
  • Dallas..Visit FA-DE-Greg Hardy-Carolina…may offer him contract though facing 6G-suspension.
  • Browns-Eagles..Cleveland offers #1 pick (19th choice) to Eagles for QB-Sam Bradford.
  • Seahawks-Atlanta..Seattle DE-Michael Bennett asks for trade to Falcons.
  • Eagles..Put QB-Matt Barkley on NFL trade block for late round pick…Been in Philadelphia 3Y
  • Raiders..Sign FA-RB-Trent Richardson-ex Colts-Browns
  • Patriots..Visit with FA-S-Terrance Newman-Bengals.
  • Seahawks..Visit with DT-Chris Canty-Ravens..DE-Anthony Spencer-Dallas
  • Giants..Visit with FA-DT-Kenrick Ellis-Jets.
  • Colorado State..Hires Joe Parker-AD-had been lead assistant AD-Texas Tech.

 

Baseball

  • Padres-L-Milwaukee (6-4)..Carlos Gomez 3RHR-Brewers..Cam Maybin-Jedd Gyorko HRs..James Shields (3inn-4R)
  • Padres-L-Oakland (13-2)..Scott Kazmir (4inn-0R) for A’s..Odri Despaigner (4inn-2R) for Padres
  • Padres-Rockies..Today-Tyson Ross starts
  • Padres..P-Corey Luebke-begin throwing flat ground Friday-fully completed rehab-2nd elbow surgey..
  • Padres..P-Casey Kelly-throws 2nd BP session-test elbow.
  • Dodgers-Tie-Texas (11-11)..Howie Kendrick (3RHR)..Hyun Jin Ryu (3inn-3R)..Texas-Yovani Gallardo (4inn-1R)
  • Dodgers..Option out P-Zach Lee-for 3rd year in row-lst round draft pick not arrived yet.
  • Dodgers..Shutdown P-Brandon League-shoulder inflammation-2X-injection.
  • Dodgers-Angels..Today-Halos rookie Andrew Heaney starts..Dodgers start Brandon McCarthy.
  • Angels-W-Rockies (11-0)..Mike Trout (2HRs-4RBIs)..Kole Calhoun (3H)
  • Blue Jays-W-Yankees..P-Drew Hutchinson (4inn-2R)…CC Sabathia (2inn-2R-4H)-lst start since surgery last year.
  • Twins-W-Orioles..Eduardo Escobar Grand Slam HR-Minnesota..Matt Wieters-C-lst start behind home plate since elbow surgery..(0-23) hitting.
  • Braves-W-Boston..Eric Young 3R-Triple for Atlanta..Boston P-Clay Bucholz (4R-4inn)
  • Washington-W-Detroit..Tony Gwynn-Jr (2RHR-.410BA)..Steven Strasberg (4inn-0R-5K)
  • Phillies-W-Rays..David Buchanen (4inn-1R)..Logan Forsythe 2HRs-Tampa Bay.
  • Houston-W-Pirates..Chris Carter (3H-4RBI)
  • StLouis-W-Miami..Jhonney Peralta (3H)
  • Mets-W-Miami..Jacob deGromm (5inn-0R) for New York
  • Cubs..Shutdown P-Jacob Turner-indefinitely-Elbow
  • Yankees..OF-Jacoby Ellsbury-ribcage injury
  • Rangers..Release P-Matthew Kirkman-arm problems.
  • Toronto..Sign FA-P-Randy Wolf-ex Mariner-Dodgers-Brewers-Phillies.
  • Royals..Sign FA-SS-Rafael Furcal-ex Dodger.
  • Twins..Send lst round pick SS-Miguel Sano to AA.

 

Basketball

  • SDSU..Aztecs leave 11am this morning-headed to Charlotte-to begin NCAA tourney play-Friday-vs-St. John’s.

 

– NCAA Play-In Games –

  • Manhattan-L-Hampton…Hampton moves on to take on Kentucky (34-0).
  • BYU-L-Ole Miss..Rebels 6-in duble figures…Cougars hit 15-3’s-but lose (94-90).
  • Tonight… Robert Morris-vs-North Florida…Boise State (25-8)-vs-Dayton in Play-in Games .

 

– NIT-lst round –

  • Stanford-W-UC Davis..Cardinal blow game open at start of 2nd half.
  • Murray State-W-UTEP..Racers win 28th game of season.
  • Alabama-W-Illinois…Tide build 24P-lead in lst half in blowout win.
  • Tonight..Colorado State (27-6)-vs-South Dakota State…St-Marys (21-9) vs-Vanderbilt…Arizona State-UConn in NIT games.
  • Clippers-W-Charlotte…Clippers built 18P-lead in first half-cruise to win…LA (43-25)
  • San Antonio-L-NY..Spurs (41-25)…Knicks (14-53) after surprise win.
  • Memphis-L-Detroit..Grizzlies (47-21)
  • Clippers-at-Sacramento…tonite
  • Atlanta-at-Golden State…Hawks (53-14)..Warriors (53-13).

 

Hockey

  • NHL-GM…Meeting in Florida discussing changing OT…Go 4-on-4…then 3-on-3 in overtime to avoid shootouts.
  • Kings-Ducks…LA won (5-of-7) and (13-of-18)…Ducks (44-20-7) heading into tonites game.

 

General

  • Ivan Maisel-ESPN….Teenage son missing presumed drown in lake near Rochester, NY.
  • Jack Haley…ex-NBA backup center Bulls-Spurs-Lakers…then NBA broadcaster…passes away (51Y)
  • Washington Senators…3-teammates pass away…P-Russ Kemmerer (84)..2B-Herb Plews (86)..OF-Bobby Usher (89)..played together 1950s-Senators.
  • WTEM…Redskins owner Daniel Snyder orders his radio station to fire newly hired talkshow host Jason Reid-former Washington Post columnist-who had been critical of franchise for years…Reid was supposed to start yesterday after leaving the Post…Never got on air..
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