San Diego State…signs a 90-day deal with Populous Architects of Kansas City to develop sight plans for a 150M Football Stadium in northwest quadrant at Qualcomm Stadium sight…..Stadium would seat 35,000-for college football…could be expanded to 45,000 for Holiday Bowl…and 55,000 if an NFL team expressed interest in moving here..could also be downsized to 25,000 for MLS soccer.
Athletic Director JD Wicker toured Hughes Stadium, the 200M facility that opened last month at Colorado State, and will travel next month to see the new Sporting Kansas City Stadium-used by MLS franchise….Has met with NFL owners-told him 55,00o would be proper size…. Cost of Aztecs Stadium would be less than MLS proposal because there would be no canopy roof and no retractable seating…want open-airy-San Diego personality stadium.
SDSU no longer in discussions with Padres about temporary use of Petco Park…cost to make it football friendly would be 6M and there would be enormous scheduling problems in September and October….SDSU has not had any conversations with FS about their thoughts….Aztecs plan is part of a bigger plan put together by Friends of San Diego, which wants to purchase 132-acres of land for the West Campus expansion.
SDSU talking to city about lease extension at Qualcomm that would run thru 2022-to give them time to build stadium in step one of West Camps expansion.
School would own-operate stadium by creating Stadium division or possibly having a 3rd part operate it. Expects plans-design-financing to be done by December 1st.
Chargers…Release rookie K-Young Koo…was (3-6) field goals…but very deficient on kickoffs…Had only 8-touchbacks this season…Chargers are 30th in league on kickoffs….32nd in kick coverage….3rd worst on average starting field position…team also 32nd on kick return yardage allowed.
Chargers..Sign FA-veteran K-Nick Novak..spent 4-years with the team..has (173 FG) in career….82% conversion rate.
Cam Newton…Carolina QB goes 2nd day without apologizing to female beat writer he mocked on Wednesday….Newton loses big money endorsement deal with Dannon Yogurt…Coach Ron Rivera criticized Newton for being wrong in comment…Newton finally apologized via twitter-to ‘those offended’ but to woman reporter..said his comments were degrading-disrespectful-and unacceptable
Jordan Rodrigue….Charlotte Observer reporter apologized for tweets uncovered from 4-years ago whe used ‘n’ word and laughed at racial jokes.
Washington..TE-Terrelle Pryor says fans at Arrowhead Stadium used the “n” word at hime during last weekends game.
Chiefs…Meet with CB-Marcus Peters over obscenities he yelled at Chiefs fans.
CFL..RB-Trent Richardson-ex 1st round pick-starts in Saturday game for Saskatchewan Roughriders against Toronto Argonauts.
New England..DT-Alan Branch misses trip to Tampa Bay…inactive.
Benglas..workout Q:s-Matt Barkley-Matt McGloin-TJ Yates
Houston..Sign FA-LB-Ben Heeney-ex Saints
Vikings..Sign FA-RB-Stevan Ridley-ex Patriots-Jets
Tampa Bay..Release DE-Jacquies Smith
Dallas..OT-Tyron Smith out of practice-hip issues
Bengals..QB-AJ McCarron-ailing achilles injury
New England-W-Tampa Bay (19-14)…Stephen Gostkowski 4FGs…Tom Brady (303P-TD-Int-3QBX)…Jameis Winston (384-TD)…Nick Folk missed 3-FGs for Bucs
Chargers-NY Giants…Both (0-4)…..Eli Manning (66%-1,113Y-6TD-4Int-8 QB sacks)….Philip Rivers (6-Turnovers-6 QB sacks)….Keenan Allen (13.9YPC)…RB-Melvin Gordon (3.2YPC)….Chargers have had 35-carries of 1-yard or less in 4-weeks…..Bolts averaging only (67YPG) rushing…Chargers ranked 23rd in defense…31st in run defense…..Giants defense ranked 25th-plagued by injuries to DE-Olivier Vernon-Jason Pierre Paul upfront…..Giants offense scored 1TD in 11-quarters to start season……but has 47-points in last 5-quarters….WR-Odell Beckham-Brandon Marshall-Sterling Shepard carry offense…RBs averaging just (3.2YPC)
Seattle-Rams..Russell Wilson-vs-Wade Philips defense..Jared Goff-vs-Leion of Doom defense.
Arizona-Eagles..Carson Palmer big plays-vs-Philadelphia defensive front.
Carolina-Detroit..Cam Newton-vs-Matthew Stafford
49ers-Colts..Both struggling on offense
Jacksonville-Pittsburgh..Jaguars defense has 10-takeaways-vs-Roethlisberger
Bills-Bengals..Buffalo off to (3-1) start
Jets-Cleveland..DeShone Kizer 8-picks already.
Miami-Titans…Jay Cutler offense staggering-Marcus Mariota ailing
Ravens-Raiders..Joe Flacco bounce back game-vs-EJ Manuel
Green Bay-Dallas..Aaron Rodgers vs struggling Cowboys defense
Kansas City Houston..Deshaun Watson vs Chiefs defense
Vikings-Bears. QB-Mitch Trubisky debuts in Monday night game.
Aztecs-UNLV…SDSU defense has 12-takeaways-14-sacks-32-tackles for losses in (5-0) start….State goes against vastly improving freshman QB-Armani Rogers of Rebels and RB-Lexington Thomas…Rebels averaging (481YPG) vs SDSU defense (318YPG)…..UNLV giving up (498YPG) facing RB-Rashaad Penny.(1,145APY).
Air Force-Navy..Middies (4-0)..Falcons lost 2-in row
Colorado State-Utah State..QBs-Nick Stevens-vs-Kent Myers
Fresno State-San Jose State..Spartans staggering at (1-5)
Hawaii-Nevada..Wolfpack are (0-5)
USC-Oregon State..Trojans (4-1) but with serious injury problems.
Washington State-Oregon..Cougars (5-0)-Ducks (4-1) going to Eugene
Arizona-Colorado..Cats QB-Brandon Dawkins-vs-Bufs defense
Stanford-Utah..Utes QB-Tyler Huntley out with shoulder injury
UCLA-Arizona State have weekend off
(Top Ranked Teams)
1-Alabama-vs Texas AM
Astros-W-Red Sox…(8-2)…Alex Bregman-Jose Altuve hit 1st inning home runs of Chris Sale…Altuve hits another HR in 7th…and 3rd homer in 8th…Marwin Gonzalez 2R-double..Brian McCann 2R-single in Astros win in game 1-ALDS…Red Sox lose 3B-Eduardo Nunez with serious knee injury-knee bucked running down first base line-strained ligament…had missed 19-games at end of season with knee problem…..Nunez hit (.321) after coming over from Giants.
Indians-W-Yankees (4-0)..Jay Bruce 2H-HR-3RBI..Tevor Bauer now (10-1) since July…Tribe pitching 14K’s…held Yankees to 3-hits…Aaron Judge 4-strikeouts..
Dodgers-Arizona..Game 1-NLDS tonight….Clayton Kershaw-Vs-Taijuan Walker……LA beat Diamondbacks 11-of-19 times they met….LA has to turn 25-man roster in at 11am…wrestling with who should be pinch-hitters and long relievers.
Cubs-Washington…Game 1-series..Kyle Hendrick (7-5)-vs-Stephen Strasburg (15-4)-2.52-ERA with 204K.
Indians-Yankees..Game 2..Corey Kluber (17W)-vs-CC Sabathia (14-5) instead of Masahiro Tanaka (13-12)
Red Sox-Astros..Game 2..Dallas Keuchel-Vs-Drew Pomernanz
Baseball…Investigating reports that Arizona coach Ariel Preto had a “Smartwatch” in dugout and was transmitting information in playoff games vs Rockies.
Angels..fire hitting coach Dave Hansen.
Mets..Give 2Y-contract extension for GM-Sandy Alderson
Atlanta…reports of power struggle between President John Hart and Consultant John Scheurholz-who should take over as GM after front office firings earlier this week.
Mets…3B-David Wright undergoes back surgery for 2nd time…after having shoulder impingement surgery last month…has been on DL for virtually 2-full years.
Kobe Bryant….says NBA players should have freedom to kneel during National Anthem if they want….Commissioner Adam Silver has sent teams a memo mandating all players stand when season begins.
Detroit…C-Andre Drummond out with serious case pink eye infection.
Toronto….Sign F-Norman Powell to (4Y-42M)-extension
Kings-W-Flyers (1-0)..Trevor Lewis with goal..G-Jon Quick 36-saves in opening night win….
Ducks-W-Arizona (5-4)…Ducks wipe out 4-1 Coyotes lead..Corey Perry 2-goals…Ducks score 2-goals in (:30) in 2nd period…2-goals in 2-and-half minutes late in 3rd period to cap win…
Montreal-W-Buffalo…Newcomer Jon Druoin key shootout goal.
Blackhawks-W-Pittsburgh..Chicago scores 5 in opening period enroute to (10-1) win..Pens (0-2) on year.
Colorado-W-NY Rangers..Semyan Varlamov 37-saves on road-Madison Square Garden.
Kings..D-Alec Martinez-out with knee injury in practice
Ducks..C-Ryan Getzlaf injured in practice…misses opening game as does G-Ryan Miller….Ducks also without Ryan Kesler-Sammi Vatenan-Humpus Lindholm-all recovering from surgery.
Gulls..1st round pick Gio Fiore leaves team-recalled by Ducks for opening night..scored 52-goals in Quebec League last season.
Las Vegas Golden Knights…NHL expansion team opens season in Dallas.
Las Vegas..Surprise roster move-put goalie Calvin Pikard on waivers to try to get him into AHL…could lose him
US-Panama…Critical World Cup qualifying game in Orlando…US in 4th place…has to win to moe into 3rd place or face a possible play-in game to qualify to go to Russia…US has already lost 3-times in hexagnol playoff format.
NASCAR….Charlotte 500-Chase for Championship moves into 2nd round.
Formula 1…Japaenese Grand Prix…Lewis Hamilton with 34-point lead over Sebastian Vettle in points race.