Padres-Cardinals…Andrew Cashner (4-12)-vs- John Lackey (10-7)….Friars won 7-of-9 but went just (10-9) against the weak teams on schedule….Cardinals (77-43)-best record in baseball despite injuries to Matt Holliday-Matt Adams-Randal Grichuk and pitchers-Adam Wainwright-Jaime Garcia-Jared Waldon…St. Louis (2.61-ERA) pitching staff.
Padres-Texas…Complete Will Venable trade..Padres acquire relief pitcher Jon Edwards (20-saves) 1.49-ERA at AAA.
Dodgers-Houston…LA opens road trip at Minute Maid Park…Brett Anderson-vs-Mike Fiers….LA won 5-of-7….Dodgers have 2-and-half game lead over Giants….Astros holding onto 2-and-half game lead over Angels.
Angels-Blue Jays…Critical American League matchup….Hector Santiago-vs-David Price (11-4)……Halos lost (7-of-11)..need hot streak…Trail Astros by 2-and-half….Blue Jays have won (13-of-16)…..but 1-and-half games behind Yankees.
Angels-L-White Sox..Jose Abreau 2R-double and Sac Fly..Halos lost 7-of-11.
Yankees-L-Indians..Josh Tomlin throws 2-hitter vs NY…
Orioles-L-Twins..Minnesota scores 5-in-2nd inning..jumps out to 9-run lead.
Royals-L-Red Sox..Jackie Bradley RBI-triple..Boston snaps KC-5 game win streak..
Giants-L-Pirates..Neil Walker 2R-HR..Giants fall 2-and-half behind LA…
Arizona-W-Reds..AJ Pollock 2R-single for Dbacks.
Cubs-W-Braves…Jake Arrieta wins 15th for Cubs-backed by Anthony Rizzo 3R-HR..
Nationals-L-Rockies..Ben Paulson RBI-single..Nats lost (7-of-9)…fall 4GB-Mets..
Astros-L-Rays..Chris Archer 11-strikeout 1-hitter for Tampa Bay..
Rangers-L-Tigers..Alfredo Simon throws 1-hitter for Detroit.
Miami-W-Phillies..Martin Prado-Marcel Ozuna HRs for Marlins.
Giants-Reds…Trade…San Francisco acquires OF-Marlon Byrd for cash and minor leaguer
Red Sox..Release P-Justin Masterson
Pirates..Sign FA-OF-Travis Snider.
Diamondbacks..Option P-Chase Anderson to Reno
Reds..DL-OF-Billy Hamilton-sprained shoulder
Texas..DL-OF-Josh Hamilton-knee problems
Rockies..DL-C-Mike McKenry-60 day list
Cardinals…P-Adam Wainwright begins throwing program coming off elbow surgery.
Texas..P-Yu Darvish throws off mound-coming off elbow surgery.
Rays..Activate P-Drew Smyley from DL-elbow surgery
MLB..Suspend P-Jose Valverde for 80G-rest of this season and start next season-PED violation.
Chargers…Leave for Arizona today for Saturday night preseason game against Cardinals….
Chargers..RB-Melvin Gordon goes thru full workout despite minor ankle issue…will start tomorrow night…CB-Jason Verrett-hamstring-likely out
Chargers..Trying to decide whether Trevor Robinson stays as center or move Chris Watt to right guard.
Chargers…DJ Fluker spends two straight weeks at right guard with Johnnie Troutman injury.
Chargers..Former QB-Erik Kramer-under psychiatric care-head wound-tried to kill himself in Los Angeles-Depression brought on by Concussions….went thru Divorce and lose son to drug overdoes….Played with Chargers after career with Bears-Lions.
Bills-W-Browns (11-10)..EJ Manuel throws 14Y-TD pass late in game-finished (111P)…Johnny Manziel (118P) including 21Y-TD…Both teams had (231Y) offense…game marred by 17-penalties…8-QB-sacks.
Lions-L-Redskins (21-17)..Redskins (179Y-R)…Kirk Cousins TD-Colt McCoy TD…Robert Griffin-concussion-bruised shoulder….took 3-sacks-2 fumbles-just (2-4) passing…Dan Orlovsky (118P) for Lions.
Friday Nite Schedule…..Jets-Atlanta….Seahawks-at-Kansas City
Arizona…OG-Mike Iupati-8W-Knee Scope…NT-Corey Peters-Year-Torn Achilles.
Carolina..WR-Kelvin Benjamin-Year-Torn ACL.
Cowboys..OG-Zach Martin-neck stinger.
Broncos..DE-Ken Anunike-knee scope.
Vikings..OT-Carter Bykowski-Torn Achilles.
Giants..WR-Victor Cruz-calf injury
Broncos..DT-Marvin Austin-groin-conditioning issues.
Carolina…Searching for WR-help…Available veterans include Reggie Wayne-Colts..Wes Welker-Broncos.
Seahawks..Kam Chancellor-S-Holdout enters 20th day…Stacked up 850,000-fines.
Seahawks…Visit with OG-Evan Mathis-ex Eagle.
Arizona..Release LB-Daryll Sharpton
Steelers..Release LB-Jordan Zumwalt
Cowboys..Release RB-Laschae Seastrunk
Colts..Coach Chuck Pagano says this is best roster he has had in Indianapolis.
Jets…WR-Brandon Marshall defends QB-Geno Smith-did nothing wrong to provoke attack-led to broken jaw.
Jets..DE-Oday Aboushi-1G suspension for off season marijuana arrest.
Tony Dungy…ex-Colts coach confirms he and Peyton Manning were concerned that visiting lockeroom New England was bugged-would not talk strategy in lockeroom.
Tom Brady…Donates 500,000-to Jimmy Fund charity drive in Boston.
Todd Bowles..Jets coach furious …in camp..2-players suspended…1-arrested…1-fite…2-major injuries in 1-week.
NFL…Investigating-may discipline-LB-IK Enemkpali for sucker punch injured Jets QB-Geno Smith.
NFL…Says no further negotiations will take place on out-of-court settlement in Tom Brady suspension.
Union…Says it will seek injunction so Brady can play while Appeals Court case continues.
CFL…Montreal Alouettes say Michael Sam will not be allowed to return after leaving team 2nd time with emotional problems.
CFL…Injury crisis…4-starting QBs in 9-team league gone for year with injuries.
CFL…BC Lions lose top defensive player in league LB-Solomon Elimimian-torn Achilles.
SDSU…Coach Rocky Long says he may platoon QBs-Maxwell Smith-Colin Chapman in opening game against USD…RB-Marcus Stamps out with arch injury…DE-Christian Heyward-out practice knee injury.
UCLA..Coach Jim Mora rips QB-Josh Rosen inconsistency throwing long ball-reason not named starter…did throw 2TDs-in 11-on-11 drills.
USC..QB-Ricky Towns-leaves program to transfer-freshman recruit St. Bonaventure..CB-Jon Lockett-Interception-Blocked FG-TD stands out
U-Minnesota…Athletics Director Marshall Teague resigns after charges of sexual harassment filed by 2-female athletic department employees…Teague tried to touch two women, propositioned them, demanded oral sex…then sexually harassed a Minneapolis Star-Tribune female beat writer.
Clippers-NYKnicks…Trade Talks Jose Calderone-Jamal Crawford continue over swap of guards.
Montreal..Mourns passing 94Y-Bob Filion-oldest living member of team…defensive star in 1940s.
Calgary Flames…Propose 950M-new Arena to replace Scotiabank-Saddledome…
NHL..Negotiate with Adidas to put ads on jerseys beginning in 2017-season.
NHL Union…Files grievance against LA Kings-not have right to terminate 22M-left on contract F-Mike Richards..never charged with drug possession despite stop at Canadian Border.
Pacific Classic…1M-Del Mar race…10-horse field..Beholder-Gary Stevens on board-horse to beat.\
NASCAR..Bristol 500-Saturday night
NASCAR..Michael Waltrip Racing to fold at end of year…Lost 4-sponsors..not won a race since 2012..release driver Clint Bowyer from contract.
Indy Car…Pocono 500..Juan Montoya-Graham Rahal in battle for points lead.
Indy Car..AJ Foyt-legendary driver owner-emergency surgery-staph infection-knee replacement surgery.
Formula 1..Belgium Grand Prix on Sunday
PGA-Golf-Wyndham Classic..Tiger Woods scores 7-birdies…hits 14-greens in regulation..finishes first round (6-under-64) best round since 2013..Woods trails Eric Compton-William McGirt (62)
Oscasr Pistorius…Former Olympian has move for early release from 10Y-prison sentence blocked by South African Justice Department..had served only 5-months of sentence for shooting death of girlfriend.