World Series..Game 3-Houston-at-Atlanta…Series tied (1-1)…Astros start Luis Garcia-vs-Braves-Ian Anderson
Padres..Surprise hire Bob Melvin-A’s..as Manager…had been in Oakland 11-years with Billy Beane…prior to that was manager Arizona Diamondbacks and Seattle Mariners…Career record (1346-1272)…in Oakland-with tight budgets (853-764)….in Arizona (337-340)…with Seattle (156-168)…Won AL West 3-times with small payrolls…Was manager of year 3-times in career..has won 90-games 3-times in career…Embraces analytics…has had good relationships with hands on GMs…has never had big payrolls or stars on his team for extended periods.
Padres..Hire Ruben Nieblo-Pitching Coach..was with Indians (21Y)
Padres..Hire Rob Marcello-ex Mariners-Director Minor League pitching
Padres..Fire Steve Lyons-was Pitching Development Director
Padres..Fire Dan Byrne-Pitching Strength Coach
Dodgers..Albert Pujols says he wants to play next year…(41Y)…been in majors 21-years…has (679HRs) in career
Blue Jays..Mark Shapiro turns down request interview Mets job
Washington..Hire Eric Young as 1st base coach
Minnesota..Hire Dave Popkins-hitting coach-ex Dodgers
Tampa Bay..P-Nick Anderson-surgery-elbow-will miss 6-to-8 months
Green Bay-W-Arizona (24-21)…Rasul Douglas intercepts pass in end zone with (:12) left snuffing out 99-yard drive to preserve Packers upset win-knocking Cardinals from ranks of unbeaten ranks…Arizona had stopped Green Bay on downs at 1-yard line to retain chance to win the game…
Packers won game without 3-top WRs and lost TE in game…Green Bay went to power run game to climb back into game…Packers defense had 2-interceptions and fumble recovery in win….QB-Aaron Rodgers (184P-2TD)…RBs Aaron Jones-AJ Dillon had combined (198APY) in win…Cardinals QB-Kyler Murray (274P-OTD-2Int) in loss ..
Chargers-Patriots..Bolts (5-2)..Pats (3-4)…Matchup QBs Justin Herbert-vs-Mac Jones
..Chargers #15-defense…#32 run defense (
..Patriots #12-defense..11-takeaways-15 sacks
..Patriots won last year’s game (45-0)
Chargers…RB-Austin Ekler-limited in practice-hip issue
Bills-Miami..Josh Allen (1936APY-15TD)
Browns-Steelers…Cleveland with 9-key players ailing
Titans-Colts..QB-Carson Wentz (11TD-1 Int) for Colts
Bengals-Jets..Joe Burrow (17TD-108-QBR)
Falcons-Carolina..Panthers lost 4-in row..Sam Darnold benched
49ers-Bears..Justin Fields-Jim Garoppolo both struggling
Chiefs-Giants..Kansas City plagued turnovers-now (3-4)
Cowboys-Vikings..Dak Prescott-vs-Kirk Cousins
Bucs-Saints..Tom Brady-vs-Jameis Winston throwing game
Broncos-Washington..Teddy Bridgewater battered..Denver 4-losses row
Seattle-Jaguars..Seahawks lost 3-in row at home
Rams-Houston..LA tries to go to (7-1)..Matthew Stafford (19TD-4Int-116QBR)
Lions-Eagles..Detroit (0-7)..Jared Goff no TD passes-8 quarters
Arizona..DE-JJ Watt facing major surgery-shoulder dislocation..torn rotator cuff-torn labrum-torn bicep.
Seahawks..CB-Marquise Blair-surgery fractured kneecap
Saints..OT-Andrus Peat-torn pec
Broncos..LB-Von Miller-misses workouts-ankle sprain
Patriots..Sign FA-CB-DeVaunte Busby-ex Denver
Carolina..Sign FA-WR-Willie Snead-ex Raiders
Carolina..Sign FA-WR-Devin Smith-ex Jaguars
Dallas..Activate OT-La’El Collins from suspended list
Rooney Rule..NFL informs teams they will be allowed to interview head coaching candidates on other teams in Weeks 17-18 of schedule.
NFL..Trade deadline-Tuesday 1pm..Hot names on trade block..QB=Deshaun Watson..QB-Tua Tagovailoa..S-Marcus Maye..RB-Marlon Mack..OT-Andre Dillard..LB-Melvin Ingram
Chiefs-Steelers..Discussing a deal…Melvin Ingram-LB to Kansas City for #6 pick
Raiders..owner Mark Davis confirms he has reached settlement on Jon Gruden remaining contract (5Y-40) left on deal…Davis says Gruden ‘very hurt by having to resign…move had to be made’
Raiders..owner Mark Davis says he terminated President, CFO, Controller for accounting errors and IRS violations
Brett Favre..repays state of Mississippi 600,000 for speaking fees he never made…State threatening lawsuit-says he owes 228,000 in interest…State investigation led to resignation of top exec in Mississippi Education Center for misallocation of federal grant money…Favre said he had no knowledge funds came from charity foundation.
Lions…Special teams coach Davbe Fipp-positive Covid test
Green Bay….Packers leaving flagship station WTMJ after 92-years on station dating to 1929…going to FM station.
Holiday Bowl….President Mark Neville-Chairman of Bowl Season Committee…authors letter asking that top bowls be included as playoff sights if College Football Playoff system is expanded to 12-teams in the future….College Committee meets next Wednesday-Thursday in Dallas to evaluate expansion of the playoffs possibly as early as 2023.
Aztecs-Fresno State…Showdown SDSU (7-0) vs Bulldogs (6-1)….matchup SDSU 8th ranked defense vs Fresno passing star Jake Haener
..SDSU..#4 rushing defense (79YPG)
..SDSU #5 overall defense
..SDSU #7 scoring defense
..Fresno-Haener (2552Y-22TD-6 Int)
USD-Valpariso…Toreros (4-4) go for 5th win in row
UCLA-Utah..Bruins (5-3)..QB-Dorian Robinson-limited practice-wrist
USC-Arizona..Trojans (3-4) vs Wildcats (0-7)
Oregon-Colorado..Ducks ranked 7th in nation
Oregon State-California..Beavers surprise team in league
Washington-Stanford..matchup young QBs-Tanner McKee-Dyland Morris
Arizona State-Washington State.QBs Jayden Daniels-vs-Jay DeLaura
Nevada-UNLV..QB-Carson Strong vs (0-7) Rebels..Friday game
Wyoming-San Jose State
Boise State-Colorado State
1-Georgia-Florida..both teams with injured quarterbacks
2-Cincinnati-Tulane..Bearcats try go (8-0)
4-Oklahoma-Texas Tech..Red Raiders fired coach Matt Wells this week
5-Ohio State-Penn State..CJ Stroud-vs-Sean Clifford-QB matchup
6-Michigan-Michigan State..Both teams loaded run games
7-Oregon-Colorado..Buffs disappointing Pac 12 season
9-Iowa-Wisconsin..Hawkeyes go into Camp Randall Stadium
10-Ole Miss-Auburn..Big SEC matchup
Lakers-Cleveland..Friday matchup…Lakers (2-3)
Clippers-Portland..LA staggering with injuries on road on Friday
Dallas..Lose F-Kristaps Porzingas-back issue..G-Trey Burke-Covid
Washington..MRI-C-Daniel Gafford-quad injury
Houston..MRI-G-Danuel House-sprained foot
76ers..Say G-Ben Simmons has entered counseling program-mental health evaluation..Practicing with team-but not playing yet
Chicago..Bulls hire longtime player Joakim Noah to work in front office
Aztecs..Announce single game tickets for home games go on sale Friday morning.
Gulls-at-Tucson…San Diego opens 2-game road trip against Roadrunners..Gulls off to (0-3) start…have scored just 5-goals in 3-losses..given up 16-goals on season.
Gulls..Get Ducks #1 draft pick, 18Y old center Mason McTavish on rehab assignment..can play with Gulls over 14-day period..then must go back to NHL
Gulls..send young goalie Francis Martee to ECHL-Allen, Texas team
Kings-Winnipeg…LA led (2-1) at Press Time… Thursday night game….injury ravaged Kings (1-4-1)
Ducks-Sabres…Anaheim trailed (3-2) at Press Time..Thursday night game…struggling Ducks (2-4-1)
Ducks-Las Vegas…Friday night action
NHL..Gary Bettman-face to face meeting with Florida Panthers coach Joel Quenneville about his knowledge of Sexual Assault case in 2010 while he was coach of Blackhawks
Florida..Reports the Panthers may fire Quenneville as coach as early as Friday for his part in coverup despite (7-0) start to season.
Winnipeg…GM-Kevin Cheveldayoff flies to NY for meeting with Gary Bettman as to what he knew about 2010-Blackhawks scandal while he was with Chicago.
NHL Union…Donald Fehr-Union chief apologizes for not taking action in 2010 when Blackhawks player was sexually assaulted by Video Coach….Kyle Beach…”Union turned its back on player in need”….”Talked twice to union doctors-they told me I put myself in that situation”…Fehr…”the System failed-we failed”
NY Islanders..send veteran G-Corey Schnieder to Bridgeport-AHL
Minnesota..Lose D-Matts Zuccarello-Covid test
NASCAR….Martinsville 500-Virginia…Kyle Larson on pole with 9-wins this year.
Formula 1…Off weekend..run Mexico City Grand Prix next week
Soccer..English Premier League-top games:
..Manchester City-Crystal Palace
..Manchester United-Hot Spur
FC Barcelona…Coach Ron Koeman fired..Team falls to 9th place after Lionel Messi leaves..lost 4-games in row