Padres….Owner Peter Seidler, backing GM-AJ Preller, says team will get next managerial hire right….”I’d rather hire the right 34-year old than the wrong 64-year old”
Padres…Want fired Manager Jayce Tingler to become an assistant to GM-AJ Preller in baseball scouting.
Dodgers-Giants…Game 1-NL Divisional series….Thursday night matchup..Walker Beuhler (16-4) 2.47-ERA-vs-Logan Webb (11-3) 3.02-ERA…Giants won 10-of-19 game vs Dodgers this year.
Astros-White Sox..Game 2-ALDS
Red Sox-Rays..Game 2-ALDS
Astros-W-White Sox (6-1)…….1st game ALDS…Yordan Alvarez HR..RBI-single for Houston…Astros jump on Sox starter Lance Lynn for 5-runs early
Red Sox-L-Rays (5-0)……1st game playoff series…Nelson Cruz his 2-solo HRs..Randy Arozarena solo HR…Rays get 5-shutout innings from starter Sean McClanahan to win first game of series.
Mickey Calloway…Disgraced and suspended pitching coach-hired to manage Acereros team in Mexican Winter League…Given 2Y-suspension by MLB for sexual harassment of female employees and sports writers while he worked for Indians-Mets.
NYMets..Fire 6-coaches including Gary DiSarcena..Dave Jeuss..Tony Tarasco…also reassign 3-others…Firings came two days after firing Manager Luis Rojas.
Arizona..Fire pitching coach Matt Herges and 2-other coaches…5-openings now on Torey Lovullo staff
Tampa Bay..Playoff roster-not include P-Ryan Yarborough..OF-Brett Phillips
Astros..Not on postseason roster..P-Jake Odorizzi..2B-Marwin Gonzalez
White Sox..Leave P-Dallas Keuchel off playoff roster
Red Sox..Postseason roster does not include P-Matt Barnes
Boston..Release SS-Jose Iglesias
White Sox..DH-Jose Abreau clears Covid protocols.
Chargers-Browns…Sunday matchup…Bolts (3-1)..Cleveland (2-2)
..QB-Baker Mayfield playing with ailing labrum in shoulder
..RB-Justin Jackson missed Chargers practices with groin issues
..Chargers #6-NFL passing (283YPG)..#6-offense (391YPG)
..Browns #2-Defense (250YPG)
..Browns #3-Run Defense (66YPG)..#6-Pass Defense (183YPG)
..Browns #1-Run offense (177YPG)…Offense (389YPG)
..Browns RBs-Nick Chubb-Kareem Hunt combined for (177YPG)
..Browns pass rush led by DE-Myle Garrett has 14-QB sacks
(Scoreboard)..Thursday Night Football
Rams-W-Seattle (26-17)….Matthew Stafford (365Y) passing in wild downfield display…WR-Robert Woods (12R-150)…Cooper Kupp (7R-92)…Stafford played despite finger injury….Seahawks lost QB-Russell Wilson with dislocation of index finger….Backup Geno Smith drove Seattle for TD on 98-yard drive, and Field Goal coming off bench in 4th quarter-but had final drive ended by interception….Stafford hit pass plays of 25-29-33-68 in attacking Seattle secondary…LA (4-1)..Seahawks (2-3)
Jets-Atlanta…Rookie QB-Zach Wilson coming off strong showing
Packers-Bengals..Cincinnati off to (3-1) start
Vikings-Lions…Two teams combined (1-7)
Steelers-Denver..Drew Lock starts at QB-Broncos..Pittburgh (1-3)
Tampa Bay-Miami..Dolphins staggering with QB problems-injuries
Saints-Washington..New Orleans (2-2) start
Carolina-Eagles..Sam Darnold-vs-Jalen Hurts-QB-battle
Jaguars-Titans..Jacksonville embroiled in Urban Meyer controversy
Patriots-Houston..Both teams (1-3)
Dallas-Giants..Cowboys shoot for (4-1) record
49ers-Arizona..Cardinals (4-0) on year
Bills-Chiefs..Josh Allen-vs-Patrick Maholmes-Sunday night
Colts-Ravens..Monday Night matchup
NFL Union…32-Player Reps voting on possible ouster of Exec Director DeMaurice Smith.
Packers..Sign FA-LB-Jaylon Smith-ex Cowboys
Saints..Sign FA-RB-Byquel Armstead-ex Jaguars
Jets..Release S-Jarrod Wilson
Tampa Bay..IR-CB-Carlson Davis-quad
Arizona..IR-TE-Darrell Daniels-Covid issue
Aztecs-New Mexico…Saturday matchup…SDSU (4-0) ranked 25th in AP polls…..Lobos (2-3)-lost 3-in row…QB-Lucas Johnson-Jordan Brookshire could both play vs New Mexico…Lobos led by Kentucky transfer QB-Terry Wilson
..Aztecs ranked 8th in nation in defense (289YPG)
..Aztecs ranked 2nd in run defense (49YPG)
..Aztecs 3rd down defense-allowing 27% conversation rate
..Lobos defense-led by Coach Rocky Long..7-takeaways in 5-games
..Lobos have 12-QB sacks..allowing only (349YPG)
..Lobos allow only 37%-third down converstion rate
USD-at-Butler…Toreros (1-4) on season
UCLA-Arizona…Bruins struggling on defense play winless Wildcats (0-4)
USC-Utah..Kedon Slovis leads hi powered Trojans against Utes defense
(Mountain West Conference)
Boise State-BYU..Broncos off to (2-3) start vs unbeaten Cougars
San Jose State-Colorado State..Nick Nash start at QB for Spartans
Wyoming-Air Force..Cowboys must stop Falcons run game
Nevada-New Mexico State..Wolfpack led by QB-Carson Strong
(Pac 12 Conference)
Arizona State-Stanford..QB-battle..Jayden McDaniels-vs-Terrance McKee
Oregon State-Washington State..Beavers on hot streak-wins over USC-UW
Oregon-California..Ducks try bounce back after last week loss
(Top Ranked Teams)
NBA…18-former NBA players-indicted and arrested for defrauding NBA Health Program of 4M by filing bogus health care claims
..Former #1 pick-Terrance Williams was ringleader-recruited other players who gave him kickbacks when they got fradulant payments from Union
..Also indicted-ex Clippers star Darius Miles..ex-Lakers Reuben Patterson..former Trailblazers first round pick Sebastian Telfair..ex-Bulls C-Glen ‘Baby’ Davis..former Laker G-Shannon Davis..ex-Celtics G-Tony Allen….facing 4-to-15 years in prison.
Brooklyn Nets..say they have not developed a plan if they have to play 40-home games without G-Kyrie Irving-who refuses to get vaccination.
Lakers..F-Trevor Ariza-surgery-ankle-out 8-weeks
Clippers..Lose rookie G-Jason Preston-surgery-broken foot-out 3-months
Montreal…All Star G-Carey Price enters Substance Abuse recovery program…could be hospitalized 30-to-90 days during rehab.
Buffalo…Trade of Jack Eichel-C-could happen this weekend…Vancouver-Anaheim-San Jose all interested in conditional deal…Eichel would have neck surgery and miss 2-to-3 months of action.
Ottawa..C-Brady Tkachuk remains unsigned..asking 8-to-10M deal.
Colorado..Coach Jared Bednar-isolated-Covid positive test
Colorado..G-Pavel Francouz-out 4W-groin injury
Ottawa..Surgery C-Colin White-out 6-months shoulder dislocation
Ducks..send LW-Alexander Volkov to San Diego Gulls
Soccer-World Cup Qualifying
..USA-W-Jamaica. (2-0)…18-year old sensation Richardo Pepi scored 2-goals in the 2nd half to propel the US to a critical win..He broke a scoreless tie with goals at 49′ and 62′ minute as US won without star scorer Christian Pulisic….Team USA now (2-0-2).
USA..Coach Gregg Berhalter says MF-Wes McKennie ‘must regain trust of franchise’ after multiple violations of Covid protocols.
English Premier League..Top games:
..Manchester United-vs-Leicester City
Newcastle United franchise sold for 400M to Saudi Arabian syndicate
Aztecs-at-UCLA….SDSU tries to regain momentum after back to back road losses at Washington and Oregon State…State (6-2-2)
NASCAR….Denny Hamilin on the pole for Charlotte Roval road race
Formula 1…Lewis Hamilton leads field in Turkish Grand Prix
Formula 1..signs 10-year contract to stage Qatar Grand Prix