Padres-Reds…Trade Talk for 3B-Eugenio Suarez-Reds power hitter…Cincinnati looking at P-Jacob Nix-Robbie Erlin..OF-Franchy Cordero-3B-Christian Villanueva….Suarez hit (.275-60HRs) last 2-years for Reds.
Padres-Mariners..Trade rumor Wil Myers for Mariners P-James Paxton…package could be expanded to involve Austin Hedges-Jean Segura.
Padres…Talked to Yankees about New York starting P-Sonny Gray-Yankees shopping him to a lot of teams.
Angels..Open contract talks with FA-C-Will Ramos-ex Washington Nationals.
Dodgers…LA Times obtains documents that show Dodgers ownership told investors it was going to reduce payroll below the Luxury Tax and maintain it in the 185M-level…well below next years 206M-tax level.
Cardinals-Arizona…Open trade talk about big trade for Diamondbacks 1B-Paul Goldschmidt….St Louis would have to include young pitching..possibly Michael Each and top prospects in trade.
Seattle-Tampa Bay….Trade expanded to 5-players…Mariners deal C-Mike Zunino-OF-Guilliame Heredia and minor league pitcher for Rays OF-Mallex Smith (.295-40 stolen bases) and top minor league prospect Jake Farley (.347)
Pirates..Re-sign SS-Jung Ho Kang-suspended last year because of multiple DUI incidents in Korea.
Texas..Sign FA-C-Jett Bandy-ex Brewers.
Yankees..Sign FA-C-Ryan Lavernway-ex Reds-Red Sox
Red Sox-Union….Condemn comments of analytics expert Bill James who said ‘Players are overpaid…If they all retired we’d replace them…..No more important than beer vendors…..Red Sox responded..”He is not an employee-just a consultant-we won the World Series because of those players”….Union response ‘reckless-insulting’
Chargers-Raiders…Sunday….Bolts won 5-in row….now (6-2)…Raiders (1-7)
..QB-Philip Rivers (2236P-19TF-3Int-116R)
..Bolts WRs averaging (13.8YPC)…RBs (5.2-YPC)
..Chargers offense (40-plays-plus 20Y) this season
..Chargers offense (110-plays-plus 10Y) this season
..Bolts ranked 8th in offense (399YPG)
..WRs-Tyrell Williams (20YPC)..Mike Williams (18)..Keenan Allen (13)
..RBs-Melvin Gordon-Austin Ekeler (1238APY)
..QB-Derek Carr (2198P-10TD-10 Tovers-24 QB sacks)
..Raiders WRs averaging (10YPC)..RBs (4.0YPC)
..Raiders defense ranked 27th overall…32nd vs run
..Raiders defense just 7-sacks..6-takeaways
..Raiders defense allowing RBs (4.8YPC)….WRs (14YPC)
..Raiders 1-winning season in 15-years..combined record (82-166)
(Scoreboard)–Thursday Night Football
Steelers-W-Carolina (52-14)…Ben Roethlisberger (328P-5TD)….theew 75Y-TD to JuJu Smith…53Y-TD to Antonio Brown..Vin Williams 17Y-TD interception…Steelers defense 5-sacks-1 Interception..1-Fumble recovery in blowout win.
Carolina…S-Eric Reid ejected for attempting to spear Roethlisberger….facing fine and possible suspension-was ejected two weeks ago for same incident.
Seattle-Rams..Jared Goff (2816P-20TD)-RB-Todd Gurley (868R)
Saints-Bengals..Drew Brees (2336P-18TD)..Dez Bryant to play
Atlanta-Cleveland..Matt Ryan (2685P-19TD)
Patriots-Titans..Tom Brady (2494P-17TD)
Jaguars-Colts..Andrew Luck (2187P-23TD)
Chiefs-Arizona..Patrick Mahomes (2901P-29TD)
Washington-Tampa Bay..RB-Adrian Peterson (604R)
Miami Green Bay..Pack lost 2-in row..Aaron Rodgers (2543P-16TD)
Eagles-Cowboys..Philly (4-4)-Dallas (3-5)
Giants-49ers..Eli Manning could be making his last start
Bills-Jets..Battle backup QBs-Nathan Peterman-Josh McCown
Lions-Bears..Detroit (3-5) in free fall.
Steelers..WR-Antonio Brown-arrested for doing 105mph in his Porsche on a highway outside Pittsburgh.
Saints..WR-Cam Meredith-knee scope surgery
Washington..Without 4-starting offensive lineman-injuries
Seattle..coach Pete Carroll wants to get RB-Rashad Penny more involved in offense…Penn (146Y-rushing-75Y-receiving) will play more with another injury to RB-Chris Carson.
Patriots..Sign FA-OT-Matt Tobin-ex Seattle.
Rams..heartbroken at 12-people killed in Thousand Oaks bar-just 10-minutes from practice facility.
XFL…Hires Doug Whaley at VP-Football Operations for league the will play in 2020….will work with ex QB-Oliver Luck-president of league.
CFL…Johnny Manziel says he wants to return to Montreal Alouettes next season….’happy here-comfortable…look forward to playing next year….learned entirety of playbook and how different CFL game is…All in to be an Alouette….I have skill set for CFL game’.
Detroit…1950s Lions star Wally Triplett passes away (92Y)…Set NFL record with 4-kickoff returns for TDs in 1950-game vs Rams..took kicks back 42-74-81-97 yards….Left and served 3-years in Korea..came back played 1-year Chicago Cardinals-retired
San Diego State…Athletic Director JD Wicker says he hopes Aztecs will be able to play in new Stadium at Qualcomm sight in 2022.
Aztecs-UNLV…Saturday night…SDSU (7-2)…Rebels (2-7)…UNLV QB-Armani Rogers returns from injury to start…Rebels defense giving up (467YPG)…Offense 16-turnovers-allowed 27-sacks this year.
USD-Davidson…Toreros (7-2)…Wildcats (5-4)….USD QB-Anthony Lawrence (2940P-25TD)….Davidson leads conference offense (521YPG)…including (392Y-rushing)…..Davidson RBs-Will Dugger-William Wicks (1583Y-rushing) combined.
UCLA-Arizona State…Bruins (2-7)…Sun Devils (5-4)…UCLA must contain RB-Eno Benjamin and QB-Manny Wilkens.
USC-Cal..Trojans (5-4)…matchup young QB-JT Daniels-vs-Golden Bears improved defense.
Fresno State-Boise State…Friday night shootout…Bulldogs (8-1)-Broncos (7-2)…Matchup QBs-Marcus McMaryion (2416P-20TD)-vs-Brett Rypien (2779P-24TD)
Colorado State-Nevada..Wolfpack QB-Ty Gangi (2118-16TD)-vs-Rams QB-KJ Samuels (2172P-18TD).
Utah State-San Jose…Aggies (8-1)..QSB-Jordan Love (2185P-20TD)..USU RBs-Darius Thompson-Gerald Bright (1331R) combined.
New Mexico-Air Force…Lobos (3-6)..Falcons (3-6)
Washington State-Colorado..Cougars (8-1) have to avoid ambush in Boulder.
Oregon-Utah..Ducks QB-Justin Herbert (2333-22TD)…Utes RB-Zach Moss (1092R)
Stanford-Oregon State..Cardinal QB-KJ Costello (2512P-19TD)
1-Alabama-vs-Mississippi State…QB-Tua Tagliviola (2361P-27TD)
2-Clemson-Boston College..Tigers RB-Travis Etienne (998R)
3-Notre Dame-Florida State..Irish QB-Ian Book out with rib injuries
4-Michigan-Rutgers..Wolverines a week away from showdown game
5-Georgia-Auburn..QB battle-Jake Fromm-vs-Jared Stidham
6-Oklahoma-Oklahoma State..QB-Kyler Murray (2689kP-31TD)
7-LSU-Arkansas…Tigers (7-2) on season.
8-Washington State-Colorado..Cougars QB-Gardner Minshew (3517-27TD)
9-West Virginia…bye week
10-Ohio State-Michigan State..QB-Dwayne Haskins (3053-42TD)
Florida..QB-Kyle Trask-fractured foot in practice
Hawaii..DT-Jah Tavai-shoulder surgery-top tackler on team
Clippers-L-Portland (116-105)…Damon Lillard-CJ Mccollum combine (48P)……Thursday night matchup
Lakers-at-Sacramento…Saturday night road game
Clippers-Milwaukee…vs red-hot Bucks
Cleveland..G-George Hill-out 2W-sprained shoulder
Kings-Minneota…….LA trailed (2-1) in 3rd period at press time…Zach Parise scored for Wild
Kings…reports LA is shopping Tanner Pearson-Tyler Toffoli to trade for younger players score goals.
Ducks-vs-Minnesota…Friday night matchup
Gulls-Colorado Eagles…AHL action on Friday night at Valley View Casino Center.
Vancouver..RW-Brock Boeser leaves team on road trip to return home for x-rays on groin injury.
Montreal..Lose F-Joel Aria-knee…F-Paul Byron-4W-knee injury
Tampa Bay..Lose F-Ondrej Palat-4W-foot injury.
NASCAR…Phoenix 400….3-slots open for final 4-championship race next weekend…Kevin Harvick-9 wins-during year-yet to qualify for finals next weekend in Miami.
Formula 1…Off weekend…run Brazilian Grand Prix next week.
English Premier League-top games
..Manchester City-vs-Manchester United-Sunday…City (9-0-2)…United (6-3-2)….City stars Sergei Aguero-Raheem Sterling combined (13G) this year…Paul Pogboa-Romie Lukaku lead United.
..Chelsea (8-0-3)-vs-Everton (5-3-3)
LA Galaxy…Fire-Peter Vagenes-VP Soccer Operations…how now axed Head Coach-GM-and VP Operations in housecleaning after failing to make playoffs again.