Dodgers…Pasadena City Police-LA District Attorney decides ‘not to press’ sexual assault charges against P-Trevor Bauer, ending 5-month investigation into the ‘Rough Sex’ case filed by a San Diego woman…Police say the text messages sent by the woman demanding rough sex..and her misleading statements in depositions led to decision ‘insufficient evidence’……Bauer was on administrative leave for 93-games but was paid his entire 42M-salary…MLB could still suspend him for violence in the acts…Dodgers could still release him-but owe him (62M)_ left on 3-year deal.
Dodgers…Trevor Bauer ends 7-months of silence putting out 7-minute video entitled the ‘The Truth’…says allegations are all lies…Never punched woman in face…never scratched her face…never punched her vagina….Says woman stayed the night and left the following day both times without incident or concerns…Says media coverage was unfair and biased…Woman’s charges were full of lies-falsehoods
MLB…Expected to bring Trevor Bauer in for a private meeting to answer questions about its own investigation, then will decide if he gets suspended under the Domestic Violence program approved by the Union…The Dodgers could release Bauer from his ontract once MLB decides on discipline.
Angels..Jury selection begins in Eric Kay-drug trafficking trial…ex-Angels PR Director charged with purchasing Oxycodone-Fentanyl and selling pills to P-Tyler Skaggs, who overdosed died in 2019 on road trip to Texas…81-witnesses will be called including 3-more ex Angels players:
..Garrett Richards will testify Kay tried to purchase his oxycodone
..Andrew Heaney on conversations with Skaggs about painkillers
..Matt Harvey on knowledge Skaggs drug usuas
..Trevor Cahill on Kay’s history of drug purchases.
MLB Owners…began 3-days of meetings in Orlando to discuss possible new proposals to be given to Union….Spring training camps open February 16th..amid reports MLB might open camps as long as negotiations continue.
MLB…Commissioner Rob Manfred will address the Media on Thursday in Orlando
Union…Tony Clark and Executive Board are meeting in Arizona…no direct negotiations with MLB scheduled yet.
Yankees..Mourn passing longtime OF-Gerald Williams-died of cancer..spent 14-years in majors.
Rockies..1-year contract extension to Manager Bud Black…(171-212) record ..Ownership has let go Nolan Arenado-Trevor Story-Ian Desmond-Jon Gray.
Atlanta..1B-Pablo Sandoval signs to play in Mexico with Acereros-spent 14Y MLB
Red Sox..Sign FA-1B-Roberto Ramos..played 2-years in Korea
Cubs..Expressed interested in re-signing 1B-Anthony Rizzo-Yankees
Rams..Plagued by high winds in Thousand Oaks..may move practices to Rose Bowl
Rams..Rule TE-Tyler Higbee out of practices this week-sprained kne
Bengals..50,000-fans show up Paul Brown Stadium for sendoff of Bengals to Los Angeles for game
NFL..Roger Goodell meets with NAACP and National Urban League..want NFL to revoke Rooney Rule-says it does not work
Washington…CB-Deshazoer Everett charged with involuntary manslaughter in death of girlfriend in December hi speed accident…Call hit two trees and rolled over.
Pro Bowl…Only 6.7M viewers watched game last Sunday-lowest TV ratings since 2006.
Broncos..Fire John Pagano-LB coach..been in NFL 15-years
Lions..Promote Ben Johnson to Off Coord
Jacksonville..Hire Mike Caldwell-ex Tampa Bay as Def Coord
Jacksonville..Hire Mike McCoy as QB coach-ex Chargers head coach
Bears..Hire Austin King-TE coach-ex Raiders
Cowboys..Hire Robert Prince-WR coach-ex Houston-Lions
Miami..Interview Vic Fangio-ex Denver head coach for Def Coord job.
Patriots..Hire Joe Judge-ex Giants head coach as an offensive assistant
Giants..Hire Don Martindale-ex Ravens as Def Coord
Vikings..Interview Anthony Weaver-Baltimore for Def Coord job
Vikings..Interview Aubrey Pleasant-Lions for Def Coord job
Miami..Interview Charles London-Atlanta for Off Coord job
Vikings..Hire Curt Modkins-ex Broncos-as RB coach
Seattle..Hire Karl Scott-DB coach…ex Vikings-Alabam
Steelers..Will interview Louis Riddick-ESPN-ex Eagles for GM job
USD…Lands QB-transfer Re-al Mitchell…transfer from Temple-Iowa State
Rutgers..Longtime AD-Bob Mulcahy passes away (85Y)
(NBA Notes)..Trading Deadline-Thursday
Portland-New Orleans..TRADE…Blazers ship G-CJ McCollum (20P)..F-Larry Nance..G-Tony Snell to Pelicans for #1-2-2 picks..G-Didi Louzada..G-Josh Hart (13P)..G-Tomas Santorasky..G-Nikell Walker (12P)
Pacers-Sacramento..TRADE..Kings trade G-Tyrese Haliburton (14P)…G-Buddy Hield (14P)..C-Tristan Thompson to Indiana for F-Domanos Sabonis (19P-12R)..G-Jeremy Lamb (7P)…G-Justin Holiday (11P)
Washington..Report putting G-Brad Beal on trade block-needs wrist surgery
Toronto-Atlanta..Discuss Danilo Gallinar for Goran Dragic trade
Lakers-Boston..Report LA looking at deal for Boston G-Josh Richardson
Milwaukee-Boston..discuss Dennis Schroeder for Donte DeVincenzo trade
Detroit-Chicago..Discuss Jerami Grant trade
San Antonio..Shopping G-Thaddeus Young in deal to Suns-Timberwolves
Lakers..Kenrick Nunn will miss another 4W-bone bruise in knee-has not played
Charlotte..F-Gordon Hayward-major ankle sprain
Clippers-L-Memphis (135-109)..Ja Morant (30P)..Jaren Jackson (26P)……Tuesday game…LA (27-29)
Lakers-L-Milwaukee..(131-116)…Bucks crush Lakers at home…scored 78-point in first half..shot (68%) from floor….Built 30-point lead …Giannis (44P)…Bobby Portis (23P)…Khris Middleton (21P)….All 5-starters in double figures..Tuesday game..LA (26-29)
Aztecs-at-San Jose State…Wednesday game..SDSU (13-6)
Aztecs..coach Brian Dutcher in denial team offense in trouble:
..I trust-believe these players will get better
..We have to put the ball in the basket..had 17-missed layups at CSU
..Averaging more turnovers than assists
..Our point guards mus create..get ball to open men..must hit shots
..Trent Pulliam has scored..Lamont Butler has hit 3’s..Adam Seiko can shoot
..Matt Bradley can score every way…score on bigs..mid ranger..drives
..Matt Bradley is Triple Threat
..We have dangerous offense-have to catch fire
..San Jose takes alot of 3’s..make 9-per game
..Think Mountain West should get 4-teams in tourjey..possibly a 5th
..Mountain West..very good conference…veteran coaches..veteran players
..Final 10-games..chance to build our resume with wins
..There are landmines everywhere
..We can play our way in…play our way out
..3-games in 7-days after 3-games in 5-days..this is like ‘Groundhog Day’
Ducks..Name Scott Niedermayer as Assistant GM-Hockey Operations
Ducks…Call up D-Greg Pateryn from Gulls to replace injured Josh Manson
Flyers..Name Daniel Briere-Assistant GM..was President Maine Mariners-ECHL
Blackhawks..Interview Jeff Greenberg-Chicago Cubs for vacant GM job
Tampa Bay..sign F-Patrick Maroon to 2Y extension
Las Vegas..Lose D-Zach Whitecloud-broken foot
Edmonton..G-Mikko Koskinen on Covid list
Columbus..F-Emil Bemstrom on Covid list
Seattle..Sign FA-F-Austin Czarnik-ex Islanders
Florida..Sign FA-G-Mac Guzda-Barrie Colts-OHL-undrafted 6’5 star
..USA-Nathan Chen sets record with (113.9) score in skating short program
..USA-Ryan Seigle-Vermont-Silver medal in Super G-event-coming back from fractured neck in crash last year
..USA..Nina O’Brien-fractured leg in fall in Giant Slalom
..USA..Vincent Zhou placed in 3W-isolation Failed 2-Covid tests
..USA..Ski star Mikaeila Shiffrin crashes for 2nd day in a row-missed gate on 1st run in Slalom-disqualified
..USA..Jaelin Kauf-Silver Medal in downhill moguls
Golf..Bryson DeChambeau…wrist-hip injuries in Saudi Invitational
Golf..Phil Mickelson drawing criticism of PGA ‘obnoxious greed’ when he has made 800M on the PGA Tour
NASCAR…Busch Clash drew 51,000-fans…more than 70% were first time ticket buyers to see race at LA Coliseum.
English Premier League…Tuesday games:
..Newcastle-W-Everton…(3-1) upset win
..Manchester United-Tie-Burnley..Paul Pogba goal in surprising tie