Union-MLB….Met for 4th day in a row…5-owners took part including Hal Steinbrenner-Yankees..Met for only 4-hours..virtually no progress have had no substantive talks on Luxury Tax…Draft Pick Penalties…International Draft slots…Both sides will meet again on Friday in Jupiter, Florida
..Union asked that top rookies be given full year service time if they finish in Top 5-in voting for awards…Rookie Pitchers in the top 15 in WAR would get full year service time…
..Union proposed changes in draft
..Union drop penalties to teams that have continued losing seasons
Josh Riddick…Longtime OF signs with Aereros-Mexico..joins Pablo Sandvoal-Keon Braxton on Mexican League team.
Dodgers…P-Joe Kelly says he wants to return to team
Aztecs…Host Tony Gwynn Legacy Tournament…6-teams..SDSU-Utah-USD-Fresno State-UNLV…SDSU (1-3) start to season..Coach Mark Martinez:
..Kids on roster have to learn how to close out games
..Our young guys played with alot of anxiety
..We have battle tested pitchers
..Heart rate of our pitchers was 200 beats last weekend-learn settle down
..P-TJ Fonaine-did injure forearm-was gassed when pulled from game
..Built young roster-have homework to do on transfer portal
..There were 3,000-players in baseball portal in off season
..We got players from USC-Cal Irvine..
Aztecs-San Jose State…Friday game….SDSU (17-7)..Coach Brian Dutcher:
..Play 4-games in 9-days
..Each of teams at top of MWC face tough games
..We need short memory after tough loss at Boise State
..We need to defend hard without taking fouls
..We have lost 4-games on final possessions-we play hard for 40-minutes
..NCAA metrics make me nervous..we win we are in..
..We may have to win 3-games in MWC tourney
..We are in a quality league-We know it..Does Selection Committee know it
..Will we be rewarded by NCAA for how good league is
USD-St Mary’s….Gaels led (47-20) at halftime… Thursday game..Toreros (14-13)…Gaels (22-6)
UCLA-Oregon…Ducks jumped out to early lead, led (44-35) in second halfagainst cold shooting UCLA…Bruins (19-5)
USC-Oregon State…Late start..Trojans (23-4)
Georgetown….Coach Pat Ewing on thin-ice…Hoyas (6-20)..lost 16-in a row
Lakers-Clippers…Friday matchup coming off All Star break…Lakers (27-31)…Clippers (30-31).
Lakers…Agent Rich Paul denies report LeBron James is at odds with GM-Rob Pelinka over Lakers inability to make deal at trade deadline.
Brooklyn…Nets players defend G-Ben Simmons saying he does not owe the 76ers an apology for how things turned out in Philadelphia trade.
76ers..Sign FA-C-Willy Cauley-Stein-ex Mavericks
Milwaukee..Sign FA-F-Jevon Carter-ex Nets
Denver-Sacramento…Players-refs link arms in show of solidarity before Thursday game to support Kings C-Alex Len who is from Ukraine.
Knicks..Reports coach Tom Thibodeau in jeopardy..(25-34) record.
Cavs..F-Laurie Markannen goes thru full practice-ankle issues
Cavs..G-Cars LaVert sprains foot in practice
Blazers..G-Joe Ingles undergoes ACL-knee surgery
Troy Aikman…Negotiating 18M a year TV analyst deal with ESPN-would leave Fox TV booth.
Rams..Negotiating to buy vacant shopping in Woodland Hills to build a new training center…would leave Thousand Oaks.
Chargers…Continue plans to build training facility in El Segundo
Houston…Legendary WR-Ken Burrough passes away (73)..Caught ()408R-43TD)
Chiefs..Sign Eric Bienemey to 1Y extension as Off Coord
Atlanta..Hire Ryan Pace-ex Bears GM in Player Personnel job
Bears..Hire Matt Feinstein as Director FB Ops..worked in league office
Dallas..Hire Joe Bowden-LB coach-ex Tennessee State
Colts..Hire longtime S-Mike Mitchell as DB coach
Carolina-Houston…Trade talks…Deshaun Watson to Panthers for Sam Bradford and #1-#1 picks
Colts-Vikings….Reports Kirk Cousins-Carson Wentz trade talks.
Washington..OT-Brandon Scherff headed to free agency..has been franchise tagged twice by WFT
Packers…LB-Za’Darius Smith (28M) cap figure likely to be released
Chiefs..DE-Frank Clark may be released..has (28M) cap figure
Houston..S-Justin Reid will test free agency
Aztecs..Open spring football workouts on Monday…Coach Brady Hoke:
..QB race will involve Braxton Burmeister-Will Haskell..freshman Kyle Crum
..DBs Noah Avenger-Dallas Branch-shoulder surgery-will be out contact drills
..We are very young team..have only 2-veteran OL back
..Jalen Mayden asked to be moved to strong safety..weight dropped 240-to-215
..Won’t have 1,000-yard rusher back but strong 4-deep at running back
..RB-Jaylen Armstead..big body-explosive-matured
Grambling…Hires disgraced coach Art Briles as Off Coord….Fired at Baylor-2016 over sexual misconduct incidents by his players
Marshall…Judge issue court injunction blocking Conference USA from preventing Marshall move to Sun Belt Conference.
Kings-Ducks…Friday game…LA (27-17-7)…Anaheim (25-19-9)
Gulls-at-Henderson..AHL action…Gulls begin 8-game road trip…SD (16-22-2)
Dallas..Sign FA-F-Marian Studenis-ex Devils
Seattle..Put D-Jared McCann on IR-knee injury
Carolina..Lose D-Tony DeAngelo-4W-shoulder
Toronto..D-Jake Muzzin put on long term IR-2nd concussion
Columbus..G-Danill Tarasov-hip surgery-gone for year.
PGA-Honda Classic…1st round
..(65)..Rory Sabattini-Daniel Berger
English Premier League-Scoreboard
..Arsenal-W-Wolverhampton…Gunners score in 95′
EPL..Top weekend games:
..Manchester City (20-3-3)-vs-Everton
..Manchester United (13-6-7)-vs-Watford
UEFA…pulls Champions League finals out of St Petersburg, Russia
NASCAR…Auto Club 400-Fontana..Kyle Larson heads field coming off Daytona.
Indy Car..Season opening race Grand Prix-St Petersburg
Indy Car..Jimmie Johnson makes debut will run full schedule oval-road courses
Indy Car..Roman Grosjean makes debut for Andretti Autosport-coming over from Formula 1…Simon Pagenaud-Helio Castroneves debut for Meyers-Shank Racing..Takuma Sato moves to Coyne Racing…..Jack Harvey joins Rahal-Letterman
Formula 1..Sebastian Vettel says he will refuse to drive in Russian Grand Prix-because of invasion of Ukraine.
Report heavyweight boxing legend Vitali Klitschko is in Ukraine..and is Mayor of Kiev currently being shelled…Brother Valeeri also lives there.