Chargers…Angry owner Dean Spanos left his office and came onto practice field to talk to the LA media hours after “The Athletic” website floated a story NFL owners would consider transferring Chargers to become the NFL-franchise in London….Spanos dropped “S-Bombs” denying the story-says team is committed to staying and succeeding in LA market. Owner cursed 4-times infront of reporters…Spanos says there have never been any London conversations involving his team..Cowboys owner Jerry Jones says “Chargers would not be a viable franchise in London”…NFL League office denied story…”No substance to story-Never been a discussion about Chargers and London”
Chargers..Short practice week for Thursday night game with Raiders…OT-Sam Tevi…LB-Denzel Perryman both miss Tuesday workouts with knee issues.
Carolina..IR-QB-Cam Newton-Lisfranc foot sprain…Saw 2-specialists told him he needs extensive rest-rehab for next six months.
Jets..MRI-RB-Le’Veon Bell-knee issue
Eagles..IR-WR-DeSean Jackson-surgery abdominal wall injury.
Titans..IR-CB-Malcom Butler-surgery-broken wrist
Raiders..IR-DE-Arden Key-broken foot
Raiders..S-Darryl Worley-misses practice-Achilles strain
Giants..WR-Sterling Shepard removed from practice-symptoms concussion return for 3rd time this year.
Jets..IR-CB-Trumaine Johnson-earned 34M in 2-years as free agent failure.
Patriots..K-Stephen Gostkowski-has successful hip surgery
Tampa Bay..Workout FA-RB-Spencer Ware.
Packers..Activate CB-Ibrahaim Campbell-been out a year-knee
Redskins..Activate RB-Derrius Grice from IR-after knee scope.
Seattle..WR-Josh Gordon passes physical-will practice
Giants..Activate CB-Sam Beal-sidelined two years with knee issues
Tampa Bay..Sign FA-LB-Sam Acho-ex Miami-Bengals
Jets..Sign FA-LB-Paul Worrilow-ex Lions
Bills..Sign FA-DT-Corey Liuget-ex Chargers
Baltimore…Sign FA-KR-De’Anthony Thomas-ex Chiefs;
Miami..Sign FA-CB-Marcus Sherels-ex Vikings
Jaguars..Release LB-Malcom Smith-former 1st round pick
Miami..Release DT-Robert Nkemdehe-just off IR list-ex #1 pick
Eagles..Release S-Andrew Sendejo
Browns..Activate RB-Kareem Hunt from suspended list
Eagles..Workout FA-WR-Jordan Matthews
Jets..Elevate RB-Josh Adams from developmental squad
Atlanta…Struggling head coach Dan Quinn reassigns 3-assistant coaches…Hames Raheem Morris-DB coach…Dave Brock-WR coach…Bernie Parmaless-RB coach.
Jaguars…Nick Files named starting quarterback…Gardner Minshew benched after 4-turnover game.
Aztecs…Coach Rocky Long says he does not believe the Group of 5-conferences will break away and try to formulate their own Division 1-playoff series because Group of 5-teams usually get snubbed from New Years Day bowl games….”TV money drives bowl games-not proper time to try a breakaway”
College Football Playoff Poll…..1st poll released ranks Ohio State-firstl….LSU is 2nd….Alabama is ranked 3rd…..Penn State was ranked 4th….Clemson is rated 5th…..Georgia-Oregon-Utah ranked 6-7-8…Top 4-teams at end of the month will qualify for playoffs.
Commissioners Office….Will propose use of automated strike zone in lower minor league games next year….Was used in Arizona Fall League with mixed results-calls on corners of plates worked…bad calls on high and low strike zone pitches.
Cardinals..Give President John Mozeliak-Manager Mike Schildt-3 year contract extensions.
A’s..Hire Adam Rosales as minor league coach
Cardinals..Open contract talks to extend P-Adam Wainwright for his 16th season in St. Louis
Giants..Sign FA-2B-Keon Wong-ex Angles…P-Trevor Oaks-ex Royals…P-Rico Garcia-ex Pirates.
Aztecs-W-Texas Southern (77-42)….SDSU wins opening game of season in embarasing blowout win…State outscored outmanned Tigers (30-3) in one stretch….led (50-15) at start of second half….Malachi Flynn-Jordan Schakel combined for (30P) in lopsided win..Freshman Kesha Johnson struggled (3-12) shooting from floor….Texas Southern 20-turnovers23 fouls in ugly loss…SDSU shot only 36% from floor against inferior opponent….Aztecs play on road this weekend at BYY.r….
USD-L-Cal Irvine (76-73)….Toreros lost 19-point lead at home….USD scored just 1-basket in final 10-possessions covering final 5-and-half minutes of game…Irvine went (22-for-25) from free throw line in opening night game…..
Lakers-W-Chicago…..(118-112)…..LeBron James (30P-10R-11A) in dominant win…LA (6-1)
Clippers-vs-Milwaukee….Wednesday matchup Kawhi Leonard-vs-Giannis Antetokounmpo.
Golden State…Klay Thompson and 3-other teammates face NBA fines for leaving bench during shoving incident in game with Portland.
Detroit..F-Blake Griffin sees specialists for lingering knee-hamstring issues.
Portland..F-Zach Collins-to miss 4-months-shoulder surgery rehab
Portland..G-Rod Hood-bone bruise knee
Atlanta..NBA-suspends C-John Collilns-25 games for drug program violations.
Cleveland..NBA suspends G-Kevin Porter-1 game for bumping incident.
Ducks-L-Minnesota Wild (4-2)….Anaheim jumped to early (2-0) lead then watched Minnesota score 3-goals in 3rd period for win…Matt Zuccarello scored on breakaway in 3rd period that triggered Wild win…Minnesota only 2nd road win of the year… ….Anaheim (9-7) on season
Kings-L-Maple Leafs (3-1)….Toronto scores 2-goals in (:30) span to take lead…Kings drop to (5-10) on season.
San Jose…Report in Las Vegas newspaper that F-Evander Kane is being sued for 500,000 for running up gambling debts at the Cosmopolitan Hotel-Resort in Las Vegas….ran up the debts during NHL playoffs…
Leafs..C-John Tavares returns from 4W on IR list with broken finger
Red Wings..IR-F-Trevor Daley-knee injury
Boston..IR-F-Par Lindholm-shoulder injury
Arizona..Open negotiations with Russian F-Alexander Barabanov-KHL-St Petersburg…scored 46-points in 58-games last year…will be free agent end of Russian season.