Padres-Mariners…GM-Jerry DiPoto denies team is in tear-down mode-but says they will make changes…Refuses to comment on Will Myers-James Paxton trade rumors with Padres.
Padres..P-Kaz Makita clears waivers-assigned outright to AAA-El Paso-is due (1.9M) next year.
Dodgers….GM job is vacant-Josh Byrnes-ex Padres-Arizona GM reportedly under consideration-may want to stay in Director of Baseball Operations job.
Dodgers…Pick up 1Y-option on Dave Roberts contract (1.1M)-will continue negotiating a 3-year extension.
Angels…Express interest in Red Sox FA-P-Nathan Eovaldi.
Scott Boras…..Player Agent rips MLB for allowing teams to ‘tank’….said 7-teams last year impacted the quality of the game…deflated the free agent market…and hurt product on field and …called tanking ‘a cancer’.
Mariners-Tampa Bay…Trade…Seattle deals C-Mike Zunino to Rays for OF-Mallex Smith
Astros..Open talks with Mariners DH-Nelson Cruz….and Yasmani Grandal-Dodgers
Phillies..Say they will post in bids for FA-P-Yeusi Kikuchu-Seiby Lions
Mets-Miami..Open trade talks Marlins C-JT Realmuto
Minnesota…Twins FA-OF-Kennys Vargas signs with Chiba Lotte Marines
Tampa Bay..Sign FA-OF-Jake Smolinski-ex A’s
Yankees..GM-Brian Cashman says team will stay below the 206M-Luxury Tax threshold.
Yankees..C-Gary Sanchez to have surgery on left shoulder-should be ready for spring training
Toronto…Hire Dave Hudgens-hitting coach-ex Astros
Chargers..DE-Joey Bosa still not practicing with team-doing work on side with trainers.
Miami…Fined 30,000 by NFL…Adam Gase fined 15,000 for misleading information on injury report on QB-Ryan Tannehill.
Raiders..Fined 20,000 for inconsistency on injury reports about players missing workouts
Saints..Sign FA-WR-Dez Bryant-ex Cowboys (909R-73TD) career
Vikings..Sign FA-RB-Amir Abdullah-ex Lions
Falcons..Sign FA-LB-Bruce Irvin-ex Raiders-Seattle
Seattle..Sign FA-DE-Anthony Lanier-ex Redskins
Seattle..Sign FA-S-Kyle Wilson-ex Jets
Arizona..Workout DE-Tank Carradine-ex Raiders
Browns..Workout WR-Brice Butler-ex Cowboys
Packers..Workout S-JJ Wilcox-ex 49ers
Patriots..Workout OT-Menelik Watson-ex Raiders
Texans..Release KR-Tyler Ervin-ex SanJose State
Texans..Sign FA-KR-DeAndre Carter-ex Eagles
Eagles..Release KR-DeAndre Carter
Seattle..Release LB-Emmanuel Ellerbee
Cowboys..Surgery OG-Connor Williams-knee-out 2-4-weeks
Cowboys..LB-Sean Lee-hamstring..out 6-weeks
Falcons..Activate LB-Deion Jones-from IR
Packers..Activate WR-Trevor Davis from IR
Bears..LB-Khalil Mack returns to practice-from back injury
Titans..OG-Jack Conklin-concussion protocol
Jets..QB-Sam Darnold-strained foot-out this week
Chiefs..WR-Sammy Watkins-foot injury
Carolina-Pittsburgh…Thursday Night Football
..QB-Ben Roethlisberger (2560-16TD)…RB-James Connor (1,085APY)..WR-JJ Schuster-Smith (53R) for Steelers.
..Cam Newton (2245APY-19TD) for Panthers
College Football Playoff Rankings…1-Alabama..2-Clemson..3-Notre Dame…4-Michigan..5-Georgia…6-Oklahoma
Kansas..Will interview Dan Enos-Alabama Off Coor for Jayhawks head coaching job.
Maryland..Fire 2-trainers who failed to handle the heat-stroke issue of OT-Jordan McNair in May….Head Coach-Strength Coach already terminated.
Marshall..Former RB-Devon Johnson passes away (25Y)-had been 3-year starter.
Lakers-W-Minnesota (114-110)…..Lakers bury 15-3’s in win…..Minnesota hit 20-3 point shots…..Lakers won game despite missing 3-straight shots in final minute but got each rebound…..Derek Rose hits 7-3’s (31P)…..LeBron James (24)..Kyle Kozma (21)..Brandon Ingram (20) ….Wednesday night matchup.
Denver…NBA fines F-Nikola Jokic (25,000) for gay slur while doing TV interview
Toronto…Lose F-Norm Powell-6W-sprained shoulder
LaMelo Ball…former Chino Hills star-enrolls at prep school in Geneva, Ohio…did not play last year…played Club Basketball in Lithuania.
LiAngelo Ball….Dropped out of UCLA after suspension last year-played in Lithuania….had workouts with 2-NBA clubs-went undrafted…not invited to NBA Summer League…has not bee offered a contract with NBA-G League either.
Anaheim Ducks-Calgary Flames (3-2)….Ducks kills off a 6-on-4 power play in final 2-minutes to get win….Ryan Getzlaf key 3rd period goal….Ducks G-Ryan Miller (37-saves)
Kings-Minnesota Wild…Thursday matchup
Gulls-L-Tucson (6-3)…Mario Kempe 2-goals….Roadrunners score 2-goals in (:27) in 2nd period…hold off Gulls comeback on road…….Wednesday game
Edmonton..Milan Lucic fined 10,000 for blindside hit in Tampa Bay game
Kings..Hire longtime NHL player Adam Oates as consultant
Las Vegas…F-Eric Haula-possible torn knee ligaments-skate caught in boards.
NASCAR…Joe Gibbs Racing signs driver Martin Truex for 2019-had lost his ride when Front Row Racing announced it was folding end of this season…Has 19-wins.
NASCAR…Strips Kevin Harvick of Texas 500-win on Sunday…failed inspection-illegal spoiler….Means he has not qualified for the Final 4-championship race in Miami….Drops to 4th in point stand-in…Harvick team and driver stripped of 80-points…Fined 75,000….Crew Chief-Lead Mechanic suspended for final 2-weeks of season
Formula 1…announces it will stage Grand Prix of Viet Nam in Hanoi in 2020……says it will not reduce race sanction fees even if it means pulling out of Silverstone, England….Monza, Italy and cancelled plans for race in Miami..
Soccer…FS Investor Nick Stone says hopes for MLS franchise are dead after voters rejected buried Soccer City proposal for new stadium-land development at Qualcomm sight….Stone says his group not interested in joining any project that SDSU-Wet would oversee.
Stadium Vote…Final tally of voters on Stadium Ballott
..Soccer City…..Yes 31%..No-69%
Results mandate City must open negotiatons with SDSU to determine fair market price for 253-acres of the Qualcomm Sight.
WFAN-New York…Chris Carton-former morning talkshow show host-found guilty theft of 4M in Ponzi scheme….facing 8-to-45 years in prison…used stolen money of investors to pay off gambling debts…fund lifestyle and drugs.