Padres…Deny the club has ‘cash flow’ problems despite taking on 50M-loan in September….MLB sources say some Padres owners refused to meet another cash-call in late season because of the expenditures in payroll…Club decided to seek out short term loan to pay bills in September-October.
Padres..P-Seth Lugo opts out of (7.5M) option in contact-becomes free agent..had (3.87-ERA) as 5th starter in impressive year.
Pades..Sign FA-2B-Tucupita-Marcano-ex Pirates
Padres…9-veteran players became free agents-Thursday morning..Included in the group-Blake Snell-Josh Hader-Gary Sanchez-Ji Man Choi-Garrett Cooper-Rich Hill-Drew Pomeranz-Jurickson Profar-Luis Garcia
Padres…have 5-day exclusive window to sign any of their 9-free agents..Players go on the 0pen market on Monday
Padres..Outright P-Drew Carlton..C-Chandler Seagle off the 40-man roster…Padres have only 33-players on off season roster.
Dodgers..Sign 3B-Max Muncy to (2Y-24M) extension…hit 36HRs-drove in 105-runs though hitting just (.212)
World Series…Finished Fall Classic with a record low average of (9.1M) viewers for the entire Texas-Arizona series.
Tampa Bay..SS-Wander Franco taken off Administrative Leave list and returned to Rays roster…Investigation of relationship with 3-minors in Dominican Republic continues by MLB.
Giants…Will talk to Bryan Price about pitching coach job…Spent this past season as pitching consultant with Padres.
Mets..Interview Mark Kotsay-manager Oakland A;s
Yankees..Release P-Domingo German
Milwaukee..Release P-Andrew Chafin
Cleveland..Sign FA-1B-Alfonso Rivas-ex Pirates-Padres
Braves..Sign P-Pierce Johnson (2Y)..Joe Jiminez (3Y) extensions
Texas..Longtime DH-Nelson Cruz retires..had (464) career home runs
Orioles..Sign FA-OF-Sam Hillaird-ex Braves
Chargers-Jets…Monday Night Football…Bolts (3-4)-Jets (4-3)
..Bolts offense (362YPG)…defense (390YPG)
..Justin Herbert (13TD-4Int) in 7-games
..Chargers scored just 1-offensive TD in 2nd half of last 3-games
..Bolts defense (23-sacks-12-takeaways)..has allowed (12-TD passes)
..Chargers defense #31 in NFL..#32-pass defense
..Jets won 3-games in a row including wins over Bills-Eagles
..Jets offense only (273YPG)…(329YPG) on defense
..QB-Zach Wilson (5TD-5Int-3Fumbles-23-QB sacks)
..Jets defense (12 Takeaways-17-sacks)
Chiefs-Miami..Miami #1-offense..Kansas City #4-offense..#4-defense
..QB-Tua Tagovailoa (108-QBR)…WR-Tyreek Hill (16YPC)-Jalen Waddle (13YPC)
..Chiefs plagued by 16-turnovers on offense
Ravens-Seattle..Ravens #2-defense…31-sacks-15-takeaways..Ravens offense (350YPG)….Lamar Jackson (70%-completion rate..2,067APY)
Cowboys-Eagles..Dallas (387YPG)…Dak Prescott hot..WR-Cee Dee Lamb (13YPC)..Dallas defense (287YPG)..Opposing QBs (57%)…Eagles (387YPG) offense…Eagles defense 25-QB sacks
Bills-Bengals..QB-Josh Allen (71%-completion rate..101 QB rating)..(2354 APY) on offense..Bengals won 3-in a row with QB-Joe Burrow
Vikings-Falcons..Sean Mannion starts at Minnesota QB
Cleveland-Arizona..Battle of backup QBs
Rams-Green Bay..QB-Matthew Stafford questionable
Washington-Patriots..New England (2-6)
Saints-Bears..Bears are (2-6)
Tampa Bay-Houston..Both teams (3-4)
Carolina-Colts..Indy (3-5)..Panthers (1-6)
Raiders-Giants..Antonio Pearce debuts as head coach
Steelers-Titans…Pittsburgh led Titans (20-16) late in 4th quarter at Press Time..QB-Kenny Pickett (160P-TD)…Steelers defense 3-sacks…K-Chris Boswell 2-FGS….Titans QB-Will Levis (193P-0TD)…K-Nick Folk 3FGs…
Raiders..Report owner Mark Davis met privately with Davante Adams-Josh Jacobs-Maxx Crosby who were upset at Josh McDaniel’s leadership…Report Raiders would consider Jim Harbaugh if he left Michigan
Raiders..Players speak out overfiring Coach Josh McDaniels..WR-Davante Adams…’We needed a change…we needed juice…Needa great environment to work in..Antonio Price will bring a different energy
Raiders…Owner Mark Davis owes Josh McDaniels-Jon Gruden 40M in back salary.
Falcons benched QB-Des Ridder (6TD-13 Tovers-57% completions)
Packers..QB-Jordan Love faces benching..Packers outscored 73-9 in 1st half-4Games
CFL..Playoffs begin Saturday
..Hamilton Ticats-vs-Montreal Alouettes ..Als QB-Cody Fajardo (3,847Y-P)
..BC Lions-vs-Calgary Stampeders…BC-QB-Vernon Adams (4,768-31TD)
Bills..Sign FA-DT-Linval Joseph-ex Chargers-Vikings
Raiders..Sign FA-LB-Jaylon Smith-ex Cowboys-Saints
Arizona..Sign FA-RB-Tony Jones-ex Saints
Giants..Sign FA-K-Randy Bullock-ex Titans-Bengals-
Steelers..Activate DE-Cam Heyward from IR
Giants..May IR-QB-Tyrod Taylor-concussion..TE-Darren Waller-hamstring
Giants..IR-K-Grahame Gano-knee surgery
Aztecs-Utah State…SDSU contemplating changes in OL-DL starting lineup..SDSU defense giving up (420YPG)…Aztecs-Aggies both (3-5)
SDSU..Cutting ticket prices for final home game of season by 22%…giving 2-free tickets to season ticket holders ‘bring a friend’ for final game with Fresno State..Aztecs playing to just (55%) capacity this year (18,183) average in 32,000-seat stadium
USD-at-Presbyterian…Toreros (1-6) on season
USD..Athletic Director William McGillis resigns after 7-years on job…caught in middle of ugly hazing issues in football program…Fired football coach Dale Lindsey without explanation…had to fire former basketball coach Lamont Smith for domestic abuse arrest….Assistant to President Kai Snyder will return as interim AD of troubled program.
(Pac 12 Conference)
USC-Washington..Trojans QB-Caleb Williams (25TD-2,165YP)..Huskies QB-Michael Penix (2,943-24TD)
UCLA-Arizona..Bruins defense 27-QB sacks..19-takeaways this year
Oregon State-Colorado..Buffs QB-Shedeur Sanders 42-sacks this year
ASU-Utah…Sun Devils hi octane offens vs Utes defense
Stanford-Washington State..Cougars lost 2-in a row
Air Force-Army..Falcons (8-0)
Wyoming-Colorado..Cowboys lost 2-in a row
UNLV-New Mexico..Rebels (6-2)
Fresno-Boise State..Bulldogs (7-1)
2-Georgia-Missouri..Bulldogs fall out of first place ranking
5-Washington-USC..Huskie try to go (8-0)
8-Alabama-LSU..Tide faces Tiger QB-Jayden Daniels
9-Oklahoma-Oklahoma State..Final rivalry game
10-Ole Miss-Texas AM
Big 10..Commissioner Tom Pettit holds hour long conference calls with Big 10-football coaches-who want the league to take immediate discipline action against Michigan and coach Jim Harbaugh for ‘sign stealing’ probe that covers 3-years of tainted activity by UM coaching staff…Michigan has gone (33-3) over last 3-years with reports a staffer was videotaping opposing coaches sideline signals over last 3-years…Report coaches were angered with UM actions.
Big 10-Athletic Directors demanding discipline against Michigan for sign stealing…Commissioner says he will meet next with Presidents…and will ask NCAA to share information on probe of Michigan scandal.
PAC 12…10-schools exiting Conference say they are owed money from Conference thru June 2024 and that Oregon State-Washington State have no rights to any of ‘earned money’ in past due other conference members…Sources say the Conference has 200M i assets to be split up.
Clippers…Off weekend..G-James Harden will make his debut Monday vs Knicks
Clippers..GM-Lawrence Frank says his players are prepared to make sacrifices to fit Jame Harden into the lineup
Suns..Legendary G-Walter Davis passes away (69Y) in North Carolina..Spent 15Y-in NBA-averaged 19PPG
Golden State..F-Draymond Green says ‘team chemistry was awful last year’ and that Chris Paul has made a huge difference this year.
Boston..Celtics score (155P) in win over Indiana…2nd most poins ever-Boston scored (173P) against Minneapolis Lakers in 1950s
Clippers-Sacramento Kings..TRADE..Clippers deal (6’11-C) Filip Petrusev to Kings for 2nd round pick
Pistons..C-Jalen Duran-ankle injury
Miami..G-Caleb Martin-knee bruise
Aztecs..Open season-Monday night against Cal State Fullerton.
Kings-W-Ottawa.(3-2)…Anzi Kopitar-Philip Danault score goals for LA…Kings now (6-2-2)..Thursday game
Kings-Flyers..Saturday road game
Ducks..off weekend..have won 5-in a row
Gulls-Charlotte Checkers..AHL action-Friday-Saturday on road
Florida..C-Sam Bennett-out leg injury
Flyers..G-G-Carter Hart-groin injury
Western Hockey League..Invokes new rule-all playes to wear throat protection beginning Friday night
NASCAR..Phoenix 500..Championship race…4-drivers-led by William Bryon compete for 5M-prize on Sunday
Formula 1..Sao Paolo Grand Prix…Max Verstappen goes for 17th win of year.
Breeders Cup Classic…Saturday-Santa Anita…Classic becomes wide open race with all the Triple Crown winners out of race with injuries-illness…Ushba Tesoro-Dubai Classic winner becomes favorite
Santan Anita…Geux Rocket Ride..suffers catastrophic broken leg in workouts and is euthanized on Thursday morning…2nd horses death this week at track leading into Breeders Cup rave.
English Premier League-Top weekend soccer games:
..Hot Spur (8-0-2) vs Chelsea
..Arsenal (7-0-3) vs Newcastle
..Manchester City (8-2) vs Bournemouth