Padres….Manager Andy Green and coaches reported to Spring Training on Sunday…..Pitchers-Catchers report on Wednesday
Padres….Manager Andy Green comments
..Starting pitchers (5.09-ERA) must find right arms for spots #3-4-5
..Ian Kinsler will take lots of ground balls at 3B
..Wil Myers will start in LF but play some 1B
..Luis Urias can play SS-played 20-games a year there in minors
..Francisco Mejia..alot of things to work on as a catcher
..Francisco Mejia-Indians never developed him as catcher
..Fernando Tatis-has played just a couple of months above A-ball.
Padres…Make contact with agent for FA-3B-Mike Moustakas…(.251-228HR) last year splitting season between Royals-Brewers…..Milwaukee-Phillies also talking to him this weekend.
Padres-Miami…Trade talks faltered when San Diego refused to include 1-of top young pitchers in package for JT Realmuto…Marlins wanted either Michal Baez, Cal Quantrill or Logan Allen included in deal with C-Francisco Mejia and OF-Franmil Reyes.
Dodgers..Invite 21-non roster players to spring training…incuded in group relievers Kevin Quackenbush-ex Padres-Reds….and P-Josh Smoker-ex Pirates-Brewers.
Angels..Sign FA-P-Daniel Hudson-exDodgers
Giants…Confirm the meeting with FA-OF-Bryce Harper lasted for more than 5-hours…and San Francisco will make a shorter term top money freee agent offer this week, possibly (5Y-150M).
White Sox..Reports Chicago offer to FA-SS-Manny Machado was (8Y-250M)..would average to all time high (31M) a season.
Seattle-White Sox…Open discussions about Mariners trading 1B-DH-Edwin Encarnarcion to Sox for prospects.
Pirates..Sign FA-OF-Melky Cabrera-ex Indians-hit (.280)
Twins..Sign FA-1B-DH-Luca Duda-ex Royals-Mets
Twins..Sign FA-OF-Adam Rosales-ex Padres
Phillies..Sign FA-SS-Sean Rodriguez-ex Pirates
Giants..Sign FA-C-Rene Rivera-ex Angels-Braves
Royals..Sign FA-P-Homer Bailey-ex Reds-went (1-14) last yer
Mets..Sign FA-2B-Danny Espinosa-ex Nationals
Mets..Sign FA-P-Sean Burnett-exPirates-Nationals-Miam
Brewers..Sign FA-2B-Brett Laurie-ex White Sox
Indians..Sign FA-1B-Matt Joyce-ex A’s
Rockies..Sign FA-P-Alec Ashner-ex Milwaukee
Indians..Sign FA-P-Alex Wilson-ex Tigers
Arizona..Sign FA-P-Mark Rzepczynski-ex Seattle
Arizona..Sign FA-P-Ricky Nolasco-ex Royals
Indians..Lose SS-Francisco Liriano-8W-calf injury-offseason workout
A’s…P-James Kaprielian reinsures shoulder in rehab-has been out since 2017.
Rob Manfred….Baseball will not consider installing DH-in National League for 2019-season….nor proposal to go to 26-man roster this year…nor change in September roster limits for callus….says those are all things that are part of the CBA and must be negotiated with the union.
Miami..GM-Mike Hill asks fans for ‘Patience’ in rebuilding ball club…’Loaded farm system with talent via all our trades’…..Marlins 9-straight years without being a .500-club.
San Diego Fleet-L-San Antonio Commanders (15-6)….QB-Logan Woodside (225P)…Nick Rose 3-FGs in win….Fleet anemic performance…Offensive line disaster…QB-Mike Bercovici benched in 3rd quarter-got pounded…..took vicious QB-sack hit early in first quarter…Bercovici (175Y) passing…Fleet just (3-13) on 3rd downs….San Antonio defense 6-sacks…10-QB hits-3 interceptions-1 forced fumble…DE-Demontrae Moore 1-and-half sacks..2-pressures…1-tackle for loss..Backup Phil Nelson will start this coming weekend against Atlanta Legends….Fleet lose starting CB-Jude Barmah-fractured wrist
Orlando-W-Atlanta (40-6)…Steve Spurrier debut-QB-Garrett Gilbert…1TD pass..1TD catch
Memphis-L-Birmingham. (26-0)…RB-Trent Richardson (58R-2TD)…..QB-Luis Perez (252P) in win….Iron defense 3-interceptions….QB-Christian Hackenberg (10-23) 87P….K-Nick Novak kicked 4FGs in win.
Arizona-W-Salt Lake City. (38-22)…QB-John Wofford 3-TD passes..Nick Folk 2-FGs for Hotshots…..Stallions QB-Josh Woodrum hamstring injury in first half..
AAF….Saturday game had TV rating (2.5)…drew 2.9M-viewers.
Patriots…Bill Belichick loses Def Coord-Brian Flores and 5-assistant coaches in first week after Super Bowl-NFL teams raid his staff.
Carolina..Hire Everette Brown-LB coach-former Panthers player
Bears..Promote Philip Daniels to DL-coach
Bengals..Interview Aubrey Pleasant-DB coach-ex Rams
Bengals..Fire both strength-conditioning coaches
Colts..Hire Clayton Adams-OL coach-was at Wyoming.
Chiefs..Hire Matt House-LB coach-was Kentucky Def Coord
Chiefs..Hire Davie Merritt-DB coach-ex Jaguars
Chiefs..Hire Brandon Daly-DL coach-ex Patriots
Miami..Hire Jim Caldwell-assistant head coach
Vikings..Hire Rick Dennison-OL coach-ex Broncos-Bills-Jets
Vikings..Hire Marwan Maalouf-Special Teams coach-ex Miami
Jets..Hire Jim Bob Cooter-RB coach-ex Lions Off Coord
Jets..Hire Joe Vitt-LB coach-ex Saints-Rams
Jets..Hire Andre Carter-DE coach-ex Miami
Jets..Hire Frank Bush-Assistant head coach-ex Miami
Jets..Hire Eric Sanders-DB coach-ex Browns
Jets..Hire John Dunn-TE coach-ex UConn-Off Coord
Eagles..Hire Joe Annunzio-RB coach-ex Alabama
49ers..Hire Miles Austin-WR coach-ex Cowboys
Redskins..Hire Tim Rattay-QB coach-ex Louisiana Tech
Raiders..DB-coach Derrick Ainsley leaves-take job at Tennessee
Raiders..RB-coach Jemel Sington leaves to take job at Connecticut
Arizona..Sign FA-LB-Brooks Reed-ex Falcons
Colts..Release QB-Brad Kaaya
Jets..Sign FA-OG-Jordan Morgan-ex Bears
Steelers..Sign FA-LB-Robert S;pillane-ex Titans
Steelers..Sign FA-RB-Malik Williamse-x Falcons
Rams..CB-Nickell Roby-Coleman fined (26,739) for helmet hit in Super Bow…had been fined same amount for helmet hit in NFC-championship game.
Raiders..Open contract talks with Mark Davis and Oakland Coliseum Commission on 1-year lease…Coliseum says it is not ‘party’ to lawsuit filed by City against the NFL over franchise move.
Pittsburgh..WR-Antonio Brown begins legal moves to take custody of his daughter..says ex-fiancee not providing stable environment for child.
XFL…Hires Pep Hamilton as GM-Coach of team beginning play in 2020….Bob Stoopes hired as GM-Coach of Dallas team.
CFL..190-players become free agents on Tuesday including top 3-QBs in league….Bo Levi Mitchell-Calgary….Mike Reilly-Edmonton..Trevor Harris-Ottawa.
CFL..Atlantic Schooners proposed playing 1st year in Moncton, New Brunswick as expansion team, while trying to finance 190M-stadium that would seat (24,000) in Halifax.
SMU…QB-Shane Beuchele transfers in from Texas Longhorns…has 2-years eligibility left.
Maryland..Starting QB-Kasim Hill announces he is transferring
Washington State..lands QB-Gage Gubrud-transfer Eastern Washington..threw 87TDs for Eagles in 1AA football.
Morgan State..Hires Tyronne Wheatley as head coach…former NFL running back…ex Jacksonville Jaguars assistant coach.
UCLA..Hire Jason Kaufusi-LB coach-ex Nevada.
Southern Mississippi….School blocks hiring of Art Briles as Off Coord…Head coach Jay Hopson admonished for not telling school he was interviewing Briles-fired at Baylor in sex assault scandals involving players….Hopson being questioned about practicing recruiting players to prior job at Alcorn State who were involved in rapes-sexual assault case…including a sex offender status player.
Vanderbilt..Mourns passing of AD-David Williams (70Y)….had been at school for 15-years.
Lakers-L-76ers. (143-120)….C-Joel Embiid (37P-14R)…..Tobias Harris (22P)…..Sixers shoot (57%)…..LwVeon Jmwa owls (18P)…..Kyle Kozma (38P) in loss…..Lakers now (28-28) this season…just (12-19) vs teams with winning record……Sunday matchup
Lakers..President Magic Johnson-GM Rob Pelinka fly to East Coast for team meeting to address players-upset they were in trade packages proposed to New Orleans Pelicans….Johnson told reporters “New Orleans did not act in good faith during trade talks-made demands-never responded to offers”….”Media-Quit treating these players as babies……This is the league-This is the way it works-you get traded”…..”You get paid-be a professional” .
Clippers-W-Boston (123-112)…Patrick Beverly hit back to back 3’s late in game to seal Saturday night road win.
Clippers-at-Minnesota…Monday night game
Boston…G-Kyree Irving-sprained knee over weekend.
Pistons..Sign FA-G-Wayne Ellington-ex Suns
Indiana..Sign FA-F-Wes Matthews..ex Knicks
Toronto..Sign FA-G-Ben McLemore
Aztecs-W-Utah State (68-63)….SDSU stuns 2nd place team…G-Devin Watson (22P)…withstand Steve Merrill (32P) outburst.
USD-L-Pepperdine (70-67)…Isiah Piniero held to (3-12) shooting in loss….Toreros fall to (5-5) in WCC….had (10-0) start…now lost 9-of-15.
UCLA-L-Utah….Bruins blow 22-point lead in Salt Lake City…..lose (93-92)…..fall to (12-12)…(5-6) in Pac 12.
Arizona-L-Washington State….Wildcats fall to (14-10) and (5-6) in league.
Arizona State-W-Washington..Sun Devils upset Huskies who were (10-0) and (19-4) coming into game.
Ducks….Fire Randy Carlyle has head coach in wake of 7-game losing streak and 19-losses in last 21-games…GM-Bob Murray will assume head coaching job….Carlyle led club to Stanley Cup finals…3- conference finals…made playoffs 7X-in-8Y….career record (384-256-96)…..Murray….”This is not acceptable….We’ve lost our passion…..We’ve always been a second half team-I went as far as I could-I didn’t think we’d come back…..Dallas Eakins-Gulls coach-is a candidate-but I want him and our young players to finish the AHL season in San Diego”.
Ducks-L-Flyers (6-2)….Anaheim gives up 4-goals in 1st period….team outscored (37-8) in 7-game losing streak.
Kings-L-Boston (5-4)…Patrice Bergeron scores in overtime for Bruins.
Ducks…Callup G-Kevin Boyle from AHL-San Diego Gulls
Ducks..G-John Gibson out with upper body injury-run into in goal mouth
Ducks..IR-RW-Patrick Eaves-flu illness
Kings..Activate Trevor Lewis-F-from IR list
Nashville-Arizona..Trade…Predators deal F-Emil Pettersson to Coyotes for C-Laurent Dauphin and LW-Adam Helewka.
Flyers-Montreal..Trade..Habs acquire C-Dale Weise-D-Chris Folon for D-David Schlemko and F-Bryan Froese.
Vancouver…Lose F-Sven Baetrshe with severe concussion.
Gulls-L-Bakersfield (7-1)….Jeff Glass gives up 6-goals in game in Saturday loss.
Gulls-W-Ontario (4-1)…Jack Kopacka scores 3rd goal in 5-games in Friday night win.
Gulls…Play Tuesday-Wednesday in Colorado vs Eagles.
ATT-Pebble Beach Open…….3-hours of rain delay then darkness forced a suspension with 2-holes left….Phil Mickelson used 6-birdies to turn a 3-shot defeat into a 3-shot lead on Sunday…..Mickelson is 16-under par with 1-stroke lead over Pual Casey (-15) as they head to the 17th and 18 holes on Monday….Mickelson going for his 44th career win…and 5th win at Pebble Beach.
NASCAR….Speed Week…Daytona Clash….Jimmie Johnson wins rain shortened Clash race after causing a massive wreck while racing for the lead……Johnson clipped Paul Menard trying to make a pass in traffic triggering a 10-dar wreck that collected a lot of the front runners…..
Daytona….William Byron runs (196.4) to grab the pole next weekends Daytona 500….Daytona runs the Twin 125-qualifying races on Thursday.
Soccer…Fernando Clavijo passes away (63) cancer…Longtime Team USA-World Cup defender…..was GM-Dallas Sidekicks franchise….played for San Diego Sockers indoors.
Cardiff….Authorities identify body in plane wreckage as French soccer star Emiliano Sala….he died enroute to joining Cardiff City team after purchase from Nantes-plane plunged into English Channel near coast of Wales…wreckage discovered last week.
English Premeir League
..Manchester United-W-Fulham..Man U unbeaten streak 11-matches in row
..Liverpool-W-Bournemouth..Mo Salah goal…Liverpool (20-1-5)
..Cardiff-W-Southampton…Score game winner in (93′)
..Crystal Palace-Tie-West Ham..Will Zaha scores in (76′) for Palace
..Watford-W-Everton..Andre Gray game winner..Everton lost 3-in row
..Arsenal-W-Huddersfield..Gunners (15-6-5) move into 6th place
..Burnley-W-Brigthon…Chris Wood scores 2-goals
..Hot Spur-W-Leicester..Tottenham wins 4th in row despite injuries..(20-6)
..Manchester City-W-Chelsea…City scores 4-goals in 24-minutes in 1st half