Padres-Mets…Open weekend series at Citi Field..Yu Darvish (8-4)-vs-Max Scherzer (6-1)…Scherzer has (2.22-ERA)…(90K-66inn)
Padres..Start second half of season with (52-42) record…Lost 14-of-21 games…and 18-of-29……Padres just (22-23) vs teams with winning records.
Padres..Offense struggled first half of season..#21-OPS…25th HRs…27th Slugging Percentage.
Padres…USA Today reporting San Diego is 1-of-7 teams to make trade offers to Washington Nationals for OF-Juan Soto…Biggest question is whether AJ Preller can trust Mike Rizzo after what the Nationals did to the Padres in the wake of the Max Scherzer trade talks last summer.
Dodgers-Giants…LA jumped to (4-0) lead at Press Time…Freddie Freeman solo HR…Justin Turner 2R-double against Carlos Rodon….Thursday game….Dodgers were (60-30)….Won 11-of-12…15-of-17
LA-San Francisco..Friday matchup …Tyler Andersonr-vs-Logan Webb
Angels-at-Atlanta…Halos open weekend series…Angels (39-53)….Lost 12-of-14….have gone (12-36) since mid May.
Angels-Braves..Friday game..Shohei Ohtani (9-4) starts for Halos
Yankees-L-Astros (3-2)-1st game..Christian Javier (5inn-1R)..Alex Bregman RBI
Yankees-L-Astros..2nd game..Alex Bregman–Yordan Alvarez HRs for sweep
Texas-W-Miami..Adolis Garcia 2RHR-3RBI for Rangers
Tigers-W-A’s-1st game..Rob Grossman 3RBIs for Detroit
Tigers-L-A’s.-2nd game..Sean Murphy 3RBIs in A’s win
All Star Game…all time record low for viewership..had 7.5M-viewers
Washington…USA Today reports 7-teams including Dodgers-Yankees have already made trade offers for Juan Soto.
Orioles..Sign #1 pick in draft SS-Jackson Holloday to (8.1M) bonus package
Tampa Bay..Sign FA-OF-Roman Quinn-ex Royals-Phillies
Yankees..DFA-P-Domingo German-plagued by injuries
Giants..Sign FAP-Trevor Rosenthal..ex Cardinals-Royals-Nationals-Padres
Mets..IL-OF-Dom Smith-ankle issue
Arizona..Activate P-Ian Kennedy from IL
Houston..Activate 1B-Yordan Alvarez from IL
Chargers….Rookies and free agents begin on field conditioning drills for 3-days
Chargers..Contract talks with S-Derwin James continue..wants pay raise 9M-to-20M
Rams..Veterans-rookies report…Team will hand out Super Bowl Rings tonight at team differ.
Arizona..Sign QB-Kyler Murray (5Y-230M)…46M-average-extension
49ers…RB-Deebo Samuel-contract extension talks-stall-demanindg 20M-year
New England..Longtime CB-Asante Samuel criticizes Patriots-Bill Belichick..’Brainwashed playes about Patriots Way…never wants to pay his players’
Washington…Deshazor Everett pleads guilty to reckless driving…90mph flipping his car-..woman in car was killed.
New England..Place 5-players on PUP..including C-David Andrews..RT-James White…S-Jabrill Peppers
Saints..Place WR-Mike Thomas..DE-Marcus Davenport on PUP list
Browns..Workout FA-QBs- AJ McCarron-ex Houston..Josh Rosen-ex Arizona-Atlanta-Miami…Offered contract to Rosen late Thursday…will backup Jacoby Brissett if Deshaun Watson is suspended.
Browns…Decide not to invite FA-QB-Cam Newton to camp
Jets..Sign FA-CB-Craig James-ex Eagles
Mountain West Conference…Commissioner Craig Thompson on future:
..Nothing we can do if teams elect to leave
..Chance to improve themselves they will move
..Look long and hard at staying at 10-tams
..College football is a race for revenues
..If Aztecs leave-we say thank you for all they have done
Aztecs..Coach Brady Hoke at MWC-Media Day
..QB-Braxton Burmeister-brings alot of grit..leadership..QB skills…Checks all the boxes..Has gained respect of his teammates all off season.
..Snapdragon Stadium..give us real home field advantage we have not had in years.
..Great off season workouts..Senior leadership is truly what SDSU is all about
Aztecs…7-players named to MWC-Preseason team-Including S-Pat McMorris..LB-Caden McDonald..WR-Jess Matthews..KR-Jordan Byrd.
UC-Board of Regents demands a hearing with UCLA officials for their reasoning to exit the Pac 12-Conference to move to the Big 10…The Regents are demanding a report by August 17th.
Georgia..Give Coach Kirby Smart-Extension (10Y-112M) package
Miami-Brooklyn….Trade talks stall for Kevin Durant…Heat not willing to trade #-1-1 plus F-Bam Ademayo and G-Tyler Herro
Lakers-Indiana..Open trade talks for Pacers G-Buddy Hield (18P)-C-Myles Turner….Pacers asked to take on G-Russell Westbrook..G-Taylen Horton-Tucker and #1 pick.
Suns..Lose G- Gabe Lundberg-signs with Bologna in Italy.
76ers..Ownership forms Development Group to build a privately financed 1.3B-Arena downtown.
San Diego Gulls…AHL releases schedule
..Gulls open season on road October 14-15 at Grand Rapids
..Home opener is October 21 vs Ontario Reign
..Gulls open with 6-of-8 on road…play 9-of-14 away to start season
..Have 8-home games in Novenber
..Play full 72-game schedule
Hockey Canada..Opens investigation into rape allegation into 2018 incident during World Junior Chamionships in London, Ontario…Investigators uncovdered video of woman in hotel room saying ‘no problem’..and 35-text exchanges between a player and the woman.
Nashville..Sign FA-F-Nino Niederreiter-ex Carolina
Columbus..Blue Jackets have salary cap issue-cannot fit Patrick Laine (7.5M) contract in after signing Calgary’s Johnny Goudreau and Eric Guldbransen to combined (13M) contracts.
Calgary…Reports Flames front office is ‘grim’ with Matthew Tkachuk refusing to sign contract extension and demanding a trade.
Winnipeg..Hire Brad Lauer as assistant coach..was coach of Edmonton Oil Kings
San Jose..Meet 2nd time with ex Rangers coach David Quinn about Sharks head coaching job.
PGA…3M-Open-Minnesota…Former Aztecs Scott Piercey (-6)..ties for lead with Sun Im-Korea after first round.
Saudi Super League…Signs PGA veteran Charles Howell III and Jason Kokrak..become 26th-27th players to jump to league.
Formula 1…French Grand Prix-dangerous 110 degree temperatures in Paris.
Indy Car..Grand Prix of Iowa