Padres-Dodgers….Weekend series in LA….Friday matchup…Clayton Richard (3-5)-vs-Ross Stripling (1-1)…..Richard has had 3-strong outings in a row (23-innings-7R-2.73-ERA-20 strikeouts)..Padres in midst of (4-3) road trip…..Dodgers have won (6-of-7) with return of Justin Turner-Logan Forsythe from DL…Padres (21-30)…LA (22-27)
Padres…off on Thursday
Angels-W-Toronto (8-1)…Mike Trout-Albert Pujols solo HRs…Halos now (27-22)
Angels-Yankees…Friday matchup Andrew Heaney-vs-Luis Severino….NY (31-15)….(18-7) at Yankees Stadium-best home record in baseball….Home run hitting lineup led by Giancarlo Stanton-Aaron Judge-Gary Sanchez.
Mets-W-Brewers..Asdrubal Cabrera 2R-double
Texas-L-Royals..Sal Perez 4-RBIs..
A’s-W-Seattle…Steve Piscotty 2R-single
Orioles-W-White Sox..Dylan Bundy 14-strikeout 2-hitter…threw 121-pitches.
Reds-W-Pirates..Eugenio Suarez grand slam HR
Tampa Bay-W-Boston…Rays score 6R-in-3 innings vs Rick Porcello.
Indians-W-Astros..Alex Bregman 3R-HR…Joe Marisnick 3R-HR.
Orioles…Broadcaster Jim Palmer rips DH-Chris Davis-making 16M a year-saying he is killing club-earned big money-refuses to work at improving his game-make changes..Davis hitting (.153) this year.
Washington..Calls up P-Justin Miller
Washington..Sign FA-P-Josh Edgin-ex Mets
White Sox..Sign FA-C-Dustin Garneau-ex A’s
White Sox..Call up OF-Chrley Tillson
Texas..Call up P-Austin Dirkx
Seattle..Call up OF-John Andreoli-hitting (.294) at AAA
Boston..Activate 2B-Dustin Pedroia from DL-been out since last year knee surgery
Twins..Activate SS-Miguel Sano-coming off surgery for fractured leg
White Sox..DL-2B-Leury Garcia-sprained knee.
Golden State-L-Houston….Rockets take (3-2) series lead…..Houston force 18-turnovers….Rockets (27-32) from free throw line….Houston defense blocks shot and forces turnover in final (:10) of game…..Concern with Chris Paul straining hamstring in final 2-minutes of game.j
Boston-at-Cleveland…Friday night…Celtics lead (3-2)…could be LeBron James last game in Cavs uniform with free agency coming up.
Orlando Magic….contacted Michigan State coach Tom Izzy about head coaching job-not interested.
Detroit…Pistons contact ex Toronto coach Dwane Casey about vacant job.
Detroit..Hire Ed Stefanski-76ers-for Basketball Operations job.
Cal State Northridge….new coach Mark Gottfried hires Jim Harrick-ex UCLA coach as consultant.
Players Union….says Roger Goodall broke his word-said Union was told they would have input into new National Anthem rules-never were consulted….says NFL moves will deepen the divide between the league and the players….ill steel the players resolve to continue to make public statements about social injustice in game settings…Fallout continued on Thursday.
..Donald Trump-Don’t stand for the anthem-leave the country.
..Brandon Marshall..Trump is disgusting
..Malcom Jenkins…We will not be silenced.
Buffalo…ex-Bills OG-Rich Incognito told police he was being stalked by NSA-when he was sent to psychiatric hospital.
Buffalo…Owner Tom Pegula says there is no financing for a new Stadium for Bills…Team moved into current stadium in 1973…renovated in 1998…upgrades in 2014.
Dallas..WR-Terrance Williams ‘lied’ to police-told them WR-Kendall Wright wrecked in 350,000-sportscar…police say Williams was driving when he hit lite pole.
CFL-Hamiolton Ti-Cats…QB-Johnny Manziel (5-7) 70Y-TD in 1st scrimmage
Colts..Hire Howard Mudd as Offensive line consultant.
Cleveland…QB-Baker Mayfield throws 3-interceptions and 2-others nearly picked while operating under center.
Dallas..WRs-Cole Beasley-Alan Hurns say they will ‘prove world wrong’ that Cowboys do not have right players catching passes.
Colts..Open OTA’s with 4-new offensive lineman-led by veterans Matt Slauson-Austin Howard- and draft picks Quentin Nelson-Braden Smith.
Miami..Chainging QB- Brock Osweliler’s mechanics…has 20-TD-21 Int in career.
Minnesota..QB-Kirk Cousins-learn new run-pass option package of new Off Coor-John DiFillipo.
Raiders…say they will rework throwing motion of QB-Christian Hackenberg-just acquired in trade with Jets.
Steelers..WR-Antonio Brown says RB-Le’Veon Bell needs to ‘show up’ and practice to get his contract extension done.
Rams..Facing major contract crisis…Can they afford to pay DT-Aaron Donald 18M…WR-Branden Cooks 16M…RB-Todd Gurley 14M in 2019.
Seattle..Open OTA’s with 5-running backs on roster fighting for starting job, led by rookie Rashaad Penny-and veterans Chris Carson, CJ Procise..Mike Davis…JD McKissic
Arizona..Praise rookie QB-Josh Rosen-acting like vet in huddle.
Carolina..Coach Norv Turner says Cam Newton will complete more than 58% passes this year.
Patriots..DT-Danny Shelton told to cut weight from 344-to-325 by opening camp.
Giants..Name draft pick Will Hernandez-starting OG
Giants..CB-Eli Apple says he was embarrassed way he acted as rookie.
Raiders..Coach Jon Gruden says offense will revolve around WR-Amari Cooper.
Chargers..QBs Geno Smith-Cardale Jones begin competition for backup QB job
49ers..LB-Reuben Foster reports to camp-after judge dismisses domestic abuse charge…says he never hit ex-fiancee….downgraded gun charge to misdemeanor.
Bucs..Unveil new look defensive front led by rookie Vita Vea…veteran Gerald McCoy…newcomers Vin Curry-Beau Allen..Mitch Unrien.
Bengals..DE-Carlos Dunlap forfeits 300,000-workout bonus by no-show in camp.
Houston..QB-Deshean Watson goes thru full 7-on-7 passing drills.
Raiders..LB-Khail Mack continues to boycott workouts-has one year left on contract.
Jaguars..RB-Leonard Fournette showed up at camp (228)..weighed (241) last year
Bills..WR-Zay Jones undergoes scope surgery knee
Miami..QB-Ryan Tcannehill-Full workouts with heavy knee brace
Carolina..WR-Curtis Samuel-cleared full workouts-coming off ankle surgery
Vikings..RB-Dalvin Cook-cleared for OtA coming off knee surgery.
Patriots..CB-Adrian Claiborne out with quad injury
Jets..QB-Ted Bridgewater-full workouts coming off knee surgery rehab
Jets..WR-Terrell Pryor-Reinsures ankle he hurt last year.
Raiders..CB-Gareon Conley-cleared for all drills-injury riddled rookie year.
Eagles..QB-Carson Wentz confirm threw in private workouts
Rams..LB-Oz Okornonko-out 5-weeks-foot surgery
Titans..QB-Marcus Mariota-sheds knee brace for practice
NHL…Stanley Cup playoffs begin Monday night….Expansion Las Vegas Knights vs Washington Capitals.
AHL…Calder Cup playoffs….Toronto Marlies-Texas Stars headed to finals…both lead their series (3-0).
Memorial Cup….Regina Pats-vs-Hamilton Bulldogs in semi final game…Regina led by Ducks draft pick Sam Steele (11Pts-3Games)…Hamilton has allowed just 6-goals in 3-games….Winners plays Bathurst Titans in chsmpionship game on Sunday
Edmonton….Hires Glen Gulatzan-ex Calgary each…Trent Yawney-Ducks assistant and Manny Viveiros-Swift Current as Oilers assistants.
Toronto…Hires Laurence Gilman as Assistant GM-wroked for Vancouver and Arizona Coyotes.
Rangers..Hire David Quinn-Boston University as coach.
San Jose..Sign F-Evander Kane to (7Y-49M) deal.
Indy 500…Sunday race at Old Brticyhard….Ed Carpenter will start on pole (226mph)…Simon Pagenaud will start 2nd…Will Power-3rd…..Josef Newgarden 4th…..Defending champ Alexander Rossi qualified only 32nd….Veteran James Hinchcliffe did not qualify…Final race also for Danica Patrick.
NASCAR-Charlotte 600..Kevin Harvick-5 wins this year heads field.
NASCAR…Hall of Fame names Jeff Gordon (93-wins)…Davey Allison (19W)…Alan Kulwick…owners Jack Rousch (137 wins)….Roger Penske (108-wins) for enshrinement.
Formula 1…Grand Prix of Monaco….Lewis Hamilton (3-wins)…Sebastian Vettle headline field.
PGA Golf….Colonioal Invitational…..Kevin Na hits 90-foot chip shot-finishes with 8-under (62) to take first round lead…Charley Hoffman (63)…Jhonny Vegas (64) top leaderboard.