Padres..Sign FA-P-Garrett Richards…ex-ace of Angels..(2Y-15M) deal-guaranteed…Will miss half of 2019 season continuing rehab from Tommy John surgery…Expected to be fully recovered towards end of next year…(45-38). 3.15-ERA with Angels…battled elbow problems for 2-years…Padres used salaries of just released Christian Villanueva-Corey Spangenberg-Colin Rea-AJ Ellis to sign Richards….Outbid Dodgers to sign him.
Padres…OF-Franmill Reyes to miss 8-weeks of off season-recovering torn meniscus knee surgery…will be ready for spring training.
Angels..Acquire Cubs 2B-Tommy LaStella in cash deal….hit (.264) in career with Cubs.
Angels..Release OF-Jarbari Blash…hit (.104) with Halos after 26HR season at Salt Lake City.
Mets-Seattle…Trade talks continued about blockbuster deal…2B-Robbie Cano-P-Edwin Diaz to Mets….Mariners asking for P-Justin Dunn (8-8)..156K-138inn…P-David Peterson (3.16-ERA- Class A)…OF-Jarred Kelenic (.286-.413) in Rookie-A Ball. Mets would take on full 120M-owed in Cano contract.
Mets-Milwaukee…Contine trade talks about P-Noah Syndegaard.
Pirates-Mets..Trade talks for Buccos C-Francisco Cervelli
Blue Jays-Houston..Trade Talks for C-Russell Martin
Cincinnati…Open contract talks with P-Dallas Keuchel-Astros
Houston..Open contract talks with P-Nathan Eovaldi-Red Sox
Orioles..Sign FA-P-Josh Lucas-ex A’s
Braves-Mariners..Atlanta trades P-Ricardo Sanchez to Mariners.
MLB…Friday 5pm deadline for teams to tender contract offers to its unsigned players.
MLB…Unveil ticket prices for Red Sox-Yankees series in London next summer…55,000-seat Olympic Stadium…tickets from 153-to-500 dollars each.
Mets..Hire Chili Davis-hitting coach-with Cubs last year.
Chargers-Steelers….Sunday night showdown..Chargers won 7-of-8 in getting to (8-3) record…Pittsburgh won (6-of-7)..now (7-3-1)
..Philip Rivers (3,119P-26TD-6Int-69%-1 Fumble-20 sacks)
..Ben Roethlisberger (3,664P-24TD-12 Int-2Fumbles-66%)
..Steelers #4-NFL offense (420YPG)..#2-passing (325YPG)
..Chargers #6-offense (402YPG)..#6 passing (273YPG)
..Steelers #6 defense (325YPG)..#6 pass defense (223YPG)
..Steelers 39-sacks -12 takeaways
..Chargers #9 defense (334YPG)
..Chargers 28-sacks-14 takeaways
..RB-Melvin Gordon will not play-knee sprain..(1,255APY)
..RB-Austin Ekeler (763APY) to start..averaging 5.8YPC rushing
..WR-Keenan Allen (12.3YPC)..Tyrell Williams (18.5)..Mike Williams (17.5)
..RB-James Connor (1,302APY) replacing Le’Veon Bell
..WR-JuJu Smith (77R-13.7YPC)..Antonio Brown (71R-12.3)..TE-Vance McDonald (12.3).
..LBs-TJ Watt-Bud Dupree combined (14-QB sacks)
..Chargers (1-2) vs teams with winning records
..Chargers (3-7) in Anthony Lynn era vs teams winning records
..Chargers wins come against teams combined record (27-59-1)
..Steelers..(2-2) vs teams with winning records
..Steelers wins vs teams combined record (32-44-1)
..Chargers (3-15) in games in Pittsburgh.
..Steelers lead series (22-7).
Chargers…grant Georgia Tech permission to interview Ken Whisenhunt-Off Coor-for head coaching job at ACC school-his alma mater….Question would he leave during season to take head job?
Saints-L-Dallas (13-10)…Cowboys defense dominates…goal line stand at 1-yard line….Interception…Fumble recovery…2-sacks…held Drew Brees to (127Y) passing-lowest total since 2006…..Dak Prescott (248P-TD)-..Ezekiel Elliott (76R)…..Saints had 7-sacks of Prescott…..Cowboys won 4-in row…snap Dallas 10-game win streak..Thursday Night Football
Rams-Detroit…LA now (10-1) can win division
Carolina-Tampa Bay…Panthers try snap 2-game losing streak
Green Bay-Arizona..Packers backs to wall (4-6-1)
Broncos-Bengals..Denver goes 3rd win in row..Cinn without Andy Dalton
Ravens-Atlanta..Falcons freefall (4-7)
Vikings-New England..Kirk Cousins-vs-Tom Brady shootout
Bears-Giants..Chase Daniel starts at QB again
Browns-Houston..Texans won 8-in a row
Colts-Jaguars..Indy won 5-in row…Jaguars lost 7-straight
Bills-Miami..Josh Allen makes 2nd start in row
Jets-Titans..Sam Darnold may start with foot injury
Chiefs-Raiders..Pat Mahomes 12-turnovers-7 games..Raiders (2-9)
49ers-Seattle..Seattle trying to get edge in wildcard race
Redskins-Eagles-Monday night..Philly (5-6) staggering
Ravens..QB-Joe Flacco practices-been out 2-weeks hip
Bengals..IR-LT-Jake Fisher-back injury..14th player on IR
Eagles..RB-Darren Sproles practices for first time since September
Rams..CB-Aqib Talib will start at CB
Seattle..Activate RB-JD McKissic from IR-5 running backs on roster
Panthers..WRs Devin Funchess-Curt Samuel practice
49ers..Criticism DE-Solomon Thomas-1 QB sack this year
Jets..DE-Leonard Williams says he wants to be traded
Jaguars..QB-Cody Kessler will start-(0-8) in carreer
Bengals..Sign FA-OT-Andre Smith-released by Arizona
Colts..Sign FA-TE-Clive Wolford-ex Jets
Calgary…Stampeders QB-Bo Levi Mitchell says he wants to sign in NFL in off season…won Grey Cup this year (5,124P-35TD)…has 138TD in 5-years in CFL.
(College Football)…Championship weekend
..Big 12-Oklahoma-Texas..Sooners QB-Kyler Murray (3,674-37TD)..RB-Ken Brooks (973Y).
..Big 10-Ohio State-Northwestern..QB-Dwayne Haskins (4,081P-42TD)
..SEC-Alabama-Georgia..QB-Tua Tagoliviola (3,189-36TD)
..Pac 12-Washington-Utah..QB-Jake Browning (2,646P-16YTD)
..ACC-Clemson-Pitt..QB-Trevor Lawrence (2,488-2TD)
..Mountain West..Boise-Fresno..QB-Brett Rypien (3,588-29TD)-vs-Marcus McMaryion (3,283-24TD)
..Mid American..Buffalo-Northern Illinois…UB Bulls (10-1)
..AAC..Memphis-Central Florida..Knights without QB-McKenzie Milton
(1AA Playoffs)..2nd round
Colgate-James Madison..Red Raiders (9-1)..Dukes (9-3)
Maine-Jacksonville State..will be played in bitter cold in Orono
Wofford-Kennesaw State…KState (10-1)
South Dakota-Duquesne…will be played in snow-cold
Montana State-North Dakota State…in Fargo Dome..NDSU (11-0)
Nicholls State-Eastern Washington..to be played in Cheyney
Northern Iowa-Cal Davis..UCD (9-2) playing at home.
(Division II Playoffs)..2nd round
Valdosta State-Lenoir Rhyne..VState (11-0)..LRhyne (12-1)
Minnesota State-Tarleton State..Minn State (12-0)
Ferris State-Ouchita Baptist..Both teams (12-0)
Notre Dame-Ohio-Slippery Rock..ND (12-0)..Rock (11-2)
(Division III Playoffs)..3rd round
Mt Union-Muhlenberg..Raiders (12-0)..Mules (11-1)
St Johns-Minnesota-Hardin Baylor-Texas..Both teams (12-0)
John Hopkins-RPI..JH (11-1)…Engineers (10-1)
Purdue…Jeff Brohm turns down Louisville football job.
USC..Hires Kliff Kingsbury-Off Corr-just fired Texas Tech
Texas Tech..Offers job to Utah State coach Matt Wells.
Charlotte..Offers job to Mike Houston-James Madison
East Carolina..Fires Scottie Montgomery (9-26)
West Virginia..Upset Dana Holgorson wanted to interview Texas Tech
UNLV..Vote confidence Coach Tony Sanchez (16-32) as Rebels coach.
Lakers-W-Indiana Pacers (104-96)….LeBron James 28P….Lakers 50-reounds…LA blew 23P-opening quarter lead but put game away in 4th quarter…..
Clippers-W-Sacramento…(133-121)…..Clipper explode for 71P in opening half…shot 55% from floor…hit 10-3’s early….Tobias Harris (28P)…Montrezel Harris (24)off bench..
Cavaliers-Utah..Trade…Cleveland deals F-Kyle Korver to Jazz for G-Alex Burks and #2-#2 picks.
Spurs..F-Pao Gasol…stress fracture foot
Golden State..G-Steph Curry reinstated-missed 11-games-groin
Milwaukee..Surgery C-John Henson-fractured wrist.
Gulls-Manitoba Moose…San Diego lost 3-in row at home heading into Friday game
LA Kings-L-Edmonton (3-2)….Oilers score power play goal with 2-20 left in game for win….Oscar Klefbom goal gets Oilers victory…Jeff Carter-Dustin Brown scored for LA……in Thursday night game
Kings-at-Calgary…Friday night road game
Flyers..Interview Chuck Fletcher for vacant GM job..ex-GM-Minnesota.
Maple Leafs..face 1pm-Saturday deadline to sign F-Willam Nylander to contract extension or have him sit out season.
Arizona..claim G-Calvin Pickard on waivers from Flyers.
Carolina..put G-Scott Darling on waivers-owed 16M
English Premier League…top weekend games
Manchester City-Bournemouth…City (11-0-2)
Manchester United-Southampton..Man U (6-4-3)
Liverpool-Everton…Liverpool (10-0-3)..unbeaten in 13-matches
Arsenal-Hot Spur..Gunners (8-2-3)…Tottenham (10-3)