Padres…Manager Andy Green-Coaching Staff report to Peoria..all day meetings Monday-Tuesday….Pitchers-Catchers report on Wednesday.
Padres..Hire AJ Ellis to be in baseball operations…longtime catcher hit (.272) last year with Padres….had played for Dodgers-Marlins-Phillies prior to San Diego.
A’s…OF-Kyler Murray informs team-will not report to spring training camp..going to concentrate on going to NFL scouting combine and to play football in 2019….A’s gave him (4.6M) signing bonus last June when they signed him….He will return (1.2M) of the (1.5M) bonus paid on signing..and forfeits the (3.1M) that was due on March 1st….A’s retain his rights…but will not be rewarded a compensation pick for him opting out of contract.
A’s..Sign FA-C-Nick Hundley-ex Giants-Padres-Orioles-Reds
A’s..Sign FA-P-Brett Anderson
Giants..Sign FA-C-Stephen Vogt-ex A’s-
Orioles..Sign FA-OF-Eric Young-ex Angels
Tampa Bay..Sign FA-P-Tyler Cloyd-ex Braves-Marlins-Phillies
Toronto..Offer FA-P-Sergio Romo 1-year deal-ex Giants-Rays
Royals..Workout FA-P-Drew Storen-ex Nationals-sat out 2017-elbow surgery.
A’s-Mariners…1st teams to open spring training camps on Monday…rest of teams bring pitchers and catchers in on Wednesday.
MLB…Free Agency…84-of-164 veteran free agents have signed contracts as of opening day of Spring Training….60-veterans remain unsigned headed up by Bryce Harper-Manny Machado-Craig Kimberl-Dallas Keuchel….
MLB…Unsigned position players include Mike Moustakas-Marwin Gonzalez-Carlos Gonzalez-Adrian Gonzalez-Adam Jones-Josh Harrison-Jose Iglesias-Martin Maldonado-Chase Headley
MLB…Unsigned pitchers include..Gio Gonzalez-Doug Fister-Ervin Santana-Clay Bucholz-Bud Norris-Brad Brach.
Browns..Sign FA-RB-Kareem Hunt-ex Chiefs…remains on NFL Commissioner’s list-facing NFL suspension for 3-domestic incidents…Hunt had (2984APY)-25TDs in year and half in Kansas City before being released after domestic abuse video surfaced midseason last year.
Carolina..Sign S-Eric Reid to 3Y-contract extension
Carolina..Release LB-Ben Jacobs.
Bengals..Sign FA-QB-Brad Kaaya-ex Colts
Alliance American Football…..
..First weekend TV rating was (2.1) on Saturday on CBS….just trailed Duke-Virginia basketball (2.2)..just ahead of NBA-Saturday night game (2.0).
..Sunday TV rating was (0.4) on NFL Network
..AAF drew (2.9M) viewers-compared to NFL average (15.8M)…..
..AAF (2.1) rating trailed XFL debut (10.3) rating…Arena League (2.5) rating.
..Attendance…4-games…Averaged attendance (20,021)
..San Antonio (27,857)..Arizona (15,100)..Birmingham (17,039)…Orlando (20,191)
..AAF-quarterbacks threw (5TD-9Int-15 Sacks) in 4-games…completed 54% of their passes.
Atlanta..Hire Bob Sutton-Def consultant-ex Chiefs Def Coord.
Bengals..Hire Doug Rosfeld-assistant-head coach Cinn Moeller High
Chiefs..Newly hired LB-coach Matt House-backs out-returns to UKentucky
Saints..Fire 3-special teams coaches-Brad Banta..Kevin O’Dea..Mike Westhoff.
Giants..Hire Mike Dawson-DL coach-ex Nebraska
Raiders..Hire AJ Neibel-ex Jaguars
Tampa Bay…Coach Bruce Arians says he will rebuild mechanics of turnover plagued QB-Jameis Winston….(76-turnovers-interceptions-fumbles) in 4-years with Bucs.
Buffalo..Legendary QB-Jim Kelly recovering from emergency back surgery-has had neck and cancer surgeries in past 5-years.
Red Cashion…25Y-veteran referee-passes away (87Y)
USC…Lose another WR-recruit…Puca Nacu-signs instead at Washington…Trojans lost 5-WRs in last 3-weeks…..USC signs 2-late JUCO recruits..CB-Jaylen Watson-Ventura College….DT-Nick Figeroa-Riverside City College….10-Trojans players enroll on campus for winter term-will be in spring football.
UCLA…Sign only 3-recruits in late signing period…..Lose 3-recruits at last minute..RB-Jordan Wilmore signs at Utah..LB-Tua Nomura-signs at USC…DE-Kenyon Reed signs at Kansas State…..LA Times reports 30-Bruins players have left UCLA program in 21-months since Chip Kelly.
Clippers-L-Minnesota…..(130-120)….Derrick Rose scores (22P) off bench for Wolves….Karl Anthony Townes (24P-10R)…..Minnesota gets (74P) in the paint…forces 21-turnovers-turns that into 33P…..Clippers waste (45P) night form Lou Williams….Monday night action……LA (31-27)
Lakers-at-Atlanta….LA (28-28)….Hawks (18-38)….Tuesday night matchup
Lakers..President Magic Johnson continues dialogue about this team….”I am not going to hug these players-I am not that type of guy”
NBA…Investigating comments Magic Johnson made over weekend about conversations with 76ers star Ben Simmons to determine if they were tampering….Lakers have been twice fined for comments about players on other teams.
NBA..Fine CEO-Milwaukee Bucks (25,000) for comments on New Orleans F-Anthony Davis-request for trade.
Toronto…Sign FA-G-Jeremy Lin-bought out by Atlanta Hawks
Toronto..Lose G-Fred VanVleet-3W-thumb injury.
NY Knicks…Team turmoil continues….Knicks with 16-game losing streak…now (10-45) on season.
Aztecs-at Colorado State….SDSU (14-9)…..won (4-of-5)…State won 9-of-13 in Mobely Arena in Ft-Collins in last decade….Rams (9-15).
San Diego Gulls-at-Colorado….Gulls continue AHL-road trip with Tuesday-Wednesday games on road against Eagles.
Gulls..Callup C-Alex Dostie…D-Scott Muldenhauer from Tulsa Blazers-ECHL for 5-game road trip
LA Kings-L-Washington Caps (6-4)….Evgenyi Kzznetsov 2-goals-2 assists in Caps home ice win…..
Kings-Montreal…Trade-LA deals C-Nate Thompson to Habs for 5th round pick.
Columbus-Penguins..Trade-Blue Jackets ship D-Blake Siebenaler to Pittsburgh for draft pick.
NJ Devils..Sign FA-C-Kenny Agostino from Montreal
Carolina..G-Scott Darling leaves NHL-team with personal issues
Edmonton..D-Andrej Sekera-returns to team from torn Achilles suffered in preseason camp.
Edmonton…coach Ken Hitchcock rips team (1-7) slump….
“Coaches seem to want it more than players”
English Premier League..
..Wolverhampton-Ties-Newcastle…Will Boly scores in (95′)_ for time…Newcastle falls to 1-point from relegation.
Cardiff City….Autopsy shows soccer star Emiliano Sala died from head trauma and crushed chest in plane crash into English Channel 2-weeks ago….had just signed from club in France….Body of pilot not yet found by Dorset searchers.
PGA…Phil Mickelson wins ATT-Pebble Beach…finishes (-19)…wind up with (-7) 65 for final round in rain delayed final on Monday..Paul Casey second (-16)
NASCAR…Kevin Harvick…calls on racing leadership to do away with Daytona Clash all star race….17-cars wrecked in Sunday’s race after chain reaction accident triggered by Jimmie Johnson….’why wreck all of our cars for a meaningless all star event a week before the Daytona 500?”