UCLA-USC….Trojans-Bruins apply for membership in the Big 10-Conference effective in 2024 in all major sports…because of eroding revenues….Trojans members of PCC-Pac 8-Pac 10-Pac 12 since 1924…UCLA joined 1928
..USC-UCLA made initial contract with Big 10
..Trojans-Bruins TV network contracts expire after 2023 season with Pac 12
..USC-UCLA received only 19.8M in revenue from Pac 12 in 2020
..SEC team revenue share was (56M)..Big 10 (49M)..ACC (38M)..Big 12 (34M)
..PAC 12-total revenue conference (234M)-down 36%
..PAC 12-schools revenue share dropped 41%
..PAC 12 Network revenue down 68%..Network lost 14-operations
..Big 10-Media Contracts worth 680M…Pac 12 Media deals worth 344M
..Chicago Tribune says new Big 10-Media could be worth 1B in 2024
..Closest team to USC-UCLA is Nebraska (1,530 miles)….farthest is Maryland-Penn State (2,800) miles
..UCLA-USC will not have to pay an exit fee to leave Pac 12-since TV contracts are expiring
..Trojans-Bruins will take all sports, including baseball, to Big 10..Only volleyball-water polo would not be included.
Big 12-Conference…Internal discussions about possible addition of Washington-Oregon-Arizona-Arizona State.
Aztecs…Mountain West Conference in scramble mode hoping not to lose Boise State-San Diego State if multiple slots open up PAC-12 Conference..MWC could charge SDSU and Boise 5-to-7M exit fees to leave the conference..
USC…AD-Mike Bohn..’This is a volatile and uncertain time in college athletics
UCLA..AD-Martin Jarmond..’We need to preserve the legacy of Bruins athletics.
SDSU..Athletic Director JD on openings in Pac 12 Conference…’We’re well positioned for success at the next level’…”I have yet to have conversations with either the Pac 12-or-Big 12 about expansion plans”
Deshaun Watson..Hearing concluded after 3rd day in Delaware…Judge Sue Robinson has told lawyers to file briefs on July 11th…Decision could come on July 17th…Report NFL is demanding a minimum 1-year suspension…NFL denies it would seek an 8-game suspension if the Union gives up the right to appeal…NFL Discipline Officer will hand down discipline after hearing from both sides…Watson and Union could then appeal the suspension…Watson was paid 10M salary last year while sitting out..during course of investigation.
Raiders…QB-Derek Carr calls new coach Josh McDaniels ‘genius’ for his creative schemes installed during OTA workouts.
Seattle..LB-KJ Wright discussing becoming a coach on Pete Carroll’s staff.
Seattle..Reopen talks with FA-DE-Carlos Dunlop
Arizona..Reopen talks with FA-DE-Corey Peters
New Orleans..DE-Payton Thomas-cleared full workouts-knee surgery
Atlanta..Sign FA-P-Brad Pinion
Padres-L-Dodgers (3-1)…Justin Turner hits solo HR and 2RHR off Joe Musgrove….LA gets 4-shutout innings from its bullpen….Chris Taylor snuffed out rally with big double play catch and throw….Musgrove (7-innings-10K) in loss… …Thursday game…San Diego (46-32)…LA (47-28)….Padres (19-19) vs teams with winning records….Padres (1-12) vs Dodgers since last years…Dodgers lead now 2-and-half games over Padres…
Padres-Dodgers..Friday matchupYu Darvish-vs-Tyler Anderson
Padres..Callup C-Luis Campusano from AAA
Padres..DFA-IF-Segio Alcantara from roster
Padres..Callup 2B-Matt Batten from El Paso (10HRs)..injuries to Jorge Alfaro-Luke Voit
Angels-Houston..Friday matchup ..Patrick Sandoval-vs-Jose Urquidy
Angels..Off-day on Thursday
Angels..OF-Juan Lagares opts out of contract-not report to AAA-Salke City
Twins-L-Cleveland..Andre Giminez HR in 9th for Guardians..
Braves-L-Phillies…Phillies hit 5-HRs…Nick Castellanos-Kyle Schwarber combined 6RBIs in 14 run outburst..Atlanta won 21-of-27..Phillies lost 7-of-11
Yankees-L-Houston…Alex Bregman 2R-double….NY (56-21)…won 16-of-21…Astros won 11-of-14
Brewers-L-Pirates..Michael Perez 2-2R-HRs for Bucs..
Rays-L-Blue Jays..Toronto hits 2-2RHRs in win
Reds-L-Cubs…Pat Wisdom grand slam HR..Cubs explode 15-runs vs Reds…Chicago lost 15-of-20
Mariners-W-A’s…Mark Kotsay’s Oakland team lost 26-of-32
Miami..Fires Gary Denbow-VP Player Development-had been Derek Jeter hire
Phillies..P-Mark Appel .former #1 pick in draft 2013-makes first major league appearance after long struggle in minors with injuries-confidence.
A’s..Callup P-Adrian Martinez from AAA-ex Padres
Tampa Bay..Callup P-Javy Guerra
Cubs..Release 2B-Jon Villar
Dodgers..Sign FA-P-Ian Gibaut-ex Cleveland
Pirates..Activate 2B-Tucu Marcano
Seattle..Sign FA-P-Chris Mazza-ex Tampa Bay
Blue Jays-Royals..Open trade talks about KC-OF-Andrew Benetendi
Brooklyn Nets…Star F-Kevin Durant asks to be traded..Private meeting with owner Joseph Tsai….Report Miami Heat-Phoenix Suns contacted Nets about trade…Durant due (44M) this year
Lakers..Lose G-Malik Monk to Sacramento Kings (2y-20M)..(13PPG) last year.
NY Knicks.. FA-G-Jalen Brunson-(4Y-110M deal-ex Dallas Mavericks
NY Knicks..Offer contract to FA-C-Isaiah Hartenstien-ex Clippers
Miami-Suns..Trade talks involving Phoenix F-Jae Crowder
76ers…Make offer to Miami FA-F-PJ Tucker
Miami..Make offer to Milwaukee FA-F-Bobby Portis
Toronto..Make offer to Sacramento G-Dontae DiVincenzo
Orlando..Release F-Mo Bamba..G-Bol Bol
Suns..Release G-Aaron Holiday
Spurs..Hire Brett Brown as assistant coach-ex head coach 76ers
Charlotte..F-Miles Bridges arrested felony abuse charges
Kings..Sign LW-Kevin Fiala to (7Y-55M) extension after trade with Minnesota
Toronto..PutLW-Ily Mikheyev on trade block-despite scoring (21G)
Ottawa..Release C-Andre Gaudette
Detroit..D-Ryan Murphy signs with KHL-Salavat-Russia
Buffalo..Sign G-Craig Anderson to 1-year extension
Colorado..facing major Luxury Tax problems..Have 25M-cap space but have to re-sign LW-Nazim Kadri..G-Darcy Kuemper..F-Andre Burakovsky..F-Val Nichushkin..D-Josh Manson
Chicago..Blackhawks mourn passing longtime LW-Jim Pappen..starred in 1950s=60s….scored 289-goals in career.
Memorial Cup….St John’s sea Dogs-W-Hamilton Bulldogs in championship game…Ducks draft pick Mason MacTavish scored 2-goals in loss for Hamilton
Golf-John Deere Classic
..JT Poston shoots red (62)..has eagle-7-bidies
..Carlos Ortiz cards (-5) to take 1-shot lead over Dusting Johnson (-4)…Brooks Koepka (-2)…Phil Mickelson 8-shots back (+3).
Ryder Cup…Captain Zach Johnson says he believes top name golfers who defected to Saudi Super League will be banned from playing for Team USA.
Soccer….Chelsea star Romy Lukaku signs with Inter Milan-Italy
..Rafael Nadal wins 2nd round match in 4-sets
..Coco Gauff-Simona Halep post victories
NASCAR…Road America Race..Chase Elliott heads field
Indy Car..Mid Ohio race..
Formula 1..British Grand Prix Silvestone
F-1..Lewis Hamilton criticizes media for giving ‘Old F-1 voices a platform for making racially tinged comments’