(Winter Baseball Meetings)
Padres…Search for pitching now includes trade talks with Miami…Padres interested in Marlins starting P-Pablo Lopez and P-Jesus Luzardo.
Dodgers..Re-sign P-Clayton Kershaw (1Y-20M) extension.
Dodgers…Lose out on bidding for FA-P-Justin Verlander-would not put 3rd year option in deal.
Angels..Sign FA-P-Carlos Estevez-Rockies closer (3.47-ERA) as setup man-could be Halos closer…47-saves in career
Mets…Sign FA-P-Justin Verlander (2Y-86M)..won Cy Young Award-Astros (18-4) 1.75-ERA….Included 3rd year player option
Phillies..Sign FA-SS-Trea Turner (11Y-300M) contract..hit (.298-21HR) for Dodgers….reunites him with Bryce Harper.
Yankees..Owner Hal Steinbrenner meets with Aaron Judge on Monday in Tampa.
Pirates…Receive trade offers for OF-Bryan Reynolds…Yankees-Cubs-Braves-Padres make offers.
Astros..Contract offer to FA-OF-Andrew Benetendi
Cubs..Meet with FA-P-Corey Kluber-ex Tampa Bay-Indians
Mets..Meet with FA-P-Jameson Taillon-ex Yankees
Carlos Rodon…wants 6Y-free agent deal
Hall of Fame….Veterans committee unanimous vote Fred McGriff-got all 16-votes from Contemporary Committee…Called him an ‘ultimate guy’
Curt Schilling received only 7-votes after asking off the ballot a year ago…His tweets on Transgender issues may have worked against him.
Barry Bonds-Roger Clemens received only 4-votes each after serious debate about steroids…..Next vote would in 3-years by next committee
Yankees..Give GM-Brian Cashman-4Y extension
MLB..Holds first draft lottery for #1 pick..Washington-A’s-Pirates are after top pick
Tampa Bay Rays..Ownership proposes a 1B-new stadium (30,000) seats as part of an entertainment Park to be built adjacent to Tropicana Field…Would also include an Entertainment venue, office building, hotel , senior living apartments…Target date is 2028 when Tropicana Field lease expires.
Chargers…DT-Sebastian Joseph Day-MRI on knee injury. Bolts have lost all four of their starting defensive lineman.
..Sebastian Day-sprained MCL-knee
..OG-Zion Johnson-sprained shoulder
..CB-Bryce Callahan-core muscle injury
Chargers…Coach Brandon Staley-autopsy of loss to Raiders:
..No run game-injuries on OL-bad combination
..Trailing in the game means we have to throw more
..Raiders tried to heat it up on the front-created on the island blocking
..Pressure on Justin Herbert is strong-he protects the ball so well
..He does not make killer turnovers
..We have had tough pass rush matchups last 3-weeks, KC-Arizona-Raiders
Rams..Coach Sean McVay says QB-Matthew Stafford will be fully recovered from neck injury for off season workouts.
Rams..DT-Aaron Donald says he will play next weekend..no interest in sitting out the rest of the season.
Tampa Bay-W-New Orleans (17-16)..Tom Brady leads furious 4th quarter comeback…throws game winning TD pass (:06)…throws 2-TDs in final 3-minutes…Brady (289P-2TD)….Andy Dalton (229P-TD) in loss…Bucs now (6-6) stay in first place….Monday Night Football
New England..QB-Mac Jones upset with play calling-Coach Bill Belichick says it is too late into the season to consider making a staff change.
Atlanta..Considering benching QB-Marcus Mariota and going to rookie Desmond Ritter.
CFL..Top rookie QB-Nathan Rourke has private workouts-meetings with Raiders-Jaguars-Broncos…Was Rookie of Year-setting records with BC Lions.
Carolina..Release QB-Baker Mayfield ..was (1-5) as a starter
49ers..Sign FA-QB-Josh Johnson-has been with 13-NFL teams
Ravens..Sign FA-QB-Brett Hundley-ex Packers
Titans..Sign FA-DT-Tarrell Basham-ex Cowboys
Miami..Sign FA-OT-Eric Fisher-ex #1 pick-Chiefs
Bengals..Release P-Kevin Huber
Cowboys…Met on Monday with FA-WR-Odell Beckham
49ers…Surgery-QB-Jim Garoppolo-broken foot-2nd opinion on Lisfranc sprain
Ravens..QB-Lamar Jackson will miss 1-week with bruised knee
Ravens..LB-Pat Queen-thigh injury
Giants..DE-Leon Williams-back injury
Washington..OT-Sam Cosmi-ankle..C-Tyler Larson-knee
Browns..Lose LB-Sione Taktaki-torn ACL
Cowboys..Lose CB-Anthony Brown for year-ruptured Acilles
Seattle..RB-Kenneth Walker-strained ankle
Commanders..LB-Cole Holcomb-surgery-broken foot
Colorado…New head coach Deion Sanders-emotional team meeting
..’I’m coming-be ready’
..We will not be complacent-we will push forward
..We will not compete-we will win
..We will not be among the rest-we will be the best
..We will restore this team..will replace losing..will energize
..We will work..not play
..This will be a different place..different feel..different attitude…different energy
different work ethic..
..We are gonna change this
..God sent me to Jackson State…God sent me to Colorado
Colorado…Hires Sean Lewis-head coach-Kent State-as offensive coordinator
Maxwell Club-Announces 4-finalists for Heisman Trophy:
..Ohio State-QB-CJ Stroud
Ohio State..Wr-Jaxon Njiba-declares for NFL draft-hurt all year
Florida..QB-Anthony Richardson to enter NFL draft
Colorado..QB-Star Sanders-to transfer in from Jackson State-Deion’s son
Clemson..QB-DJ Uiagalelei enters transfer portal-as 3Y starter
Oklahoma State..QB-Spencer Sanders to transfer
Pitt..QB-Kedon Slovis to transfer
Pitts..QB-Phil Jurkoviek-transfers in from Boston College
North Carolina State..QB-Devin Leary to transfer
Cincinnati…Hires Scott Satterfield-as head coach…was (25-24) Louisville
Oregon..Hires Wil Stein as Off Coord-was at UT-San Antonio
Tulsa..Hires Ohio State Off Coord-Kevin Wilson to become head coach
Clippers-W-Charlotte (119-117)…Kawhi Leonard hits game winning jumper (:01) left…finishes with 16P in win…..Monday game
Lakers-at Cleveland..Tuesday game..Anthony Davis coming off 44-55 point games
Atlanta…G-Trae Young-Coach Nate McMillan argued on bench during game on weekend
Aztecs-W-Troy State (60-55)…SDSU struggles all night with shooting-but defense chokes off Trojans..State wiped out 8-point deficit to win.
..Matt Bradley (19P) in win
..Darrion Trammell key basket-steal-2 free throws seals win
..Aztecs won despite (4-22) shooting from 3’s
..Troy State went 8-minutes without basket..(0-10) shooting
..Trojans finished (6-29) shooting in 2nd half
..Monday game…SDSU (7-2)
Aztecs…Move to #22 in AP college poll
AP Poll..1-Houston..2-Texas..3-Virginia..4-Purdue..5-UConn…North Carolina completely out of Top 25…15-Duke…16-Kentucky…18-Gonzaga
Ducks-Carolina…Tuesday game…Ducks (6-17-3)
Seattle..Calls up #1 pick-C-Shane Wright..had 4-goals in 5-games in debut in AHL
Ducks..Send C-Pavol Regenda to AHL-San Diego Gulls
Ottawa..D-Artem Zeb-facial fracture
Kings..Activate D-Alex Iafallo-been out since October
Blackhawks..Lose G-Petr Mrazek-wrist injury
Columbus..D-Jakob Voracek-concussion issues resurface
Team USA…Coach Greg Berhalter contract expires in 3-weeks
Germany..Coach Olivier Bierhoff qits after failing to get to knockout round
Japan-L-Croatia (2-1)..Croatia scores on 3-penalty kicks…Goalie Dom Livakovic made 3-saves on penalty shots
Brazil-W-Serbia (4-1)..Neymar scores on penalty kick-76th goal of career
Chip Ganassi Racing…Signs F1-driver Marcus Armstrong from Europe..Replaces Jimmie Johnson for 2023-season.