Dodgers-W-Astros (3-1)..Chris Taylor RBI-double….Corey Seager sacrifice fly rallied the Dodgers…and the LA bullpen gave the team 5-strong innings of relief including a 6-out save as LA tied the series (3-3) to force a 7th game on Wednesday night. Joc Pederson hit an opposite field HR in the 7th inning. Brandon Morrow came out of the bullpen to stop a rally in the 5th…then Tony Watson and Kenta Maeda pitched out of jams, leading to Jansen’s 8th and 9th inning dominance….Justin Verlander struck out 9 and limited LA to 3-hits….Houston had bases loaded…1srt and 2nd…and 1st and 3rd and could not score..
LA-Houston….Game 7-starters….Yu Darvish-vs-Lance McCullers….LA will also have starters Clayton Kershaw and Alex Wood available out of the bullpen plus the relief corps.
Yankees…Outgoing manager Joe Girardi says he’d like to work in TV next season rather than front office job….No managerial jobs open.
Dodgers…Rick Honeycutt likely leaving Dodgers pitching coach job.
Tigers..Hire Rick Anderson-Joe Vavra as coaches on Ron Gardenhire staff…both were with him with Minnesota.
Miami…Miami Herald says Marlins will put slugger Giancarlo Stanton (59HRs)…Martin Prado…Dee Gordon on trading block….Derek Jeter slashing payroll from 140M to 90M this winter.
Angels..P-Matt Shoemaker completes rehab with 3-inning simulated game in Arizona..fully recovered from forearm surgery.
(NFL Trading Deadline)-5 deals made
Patriots-49ers…New England ships QB-Jim Garoppolo to San Francisco for high 2nd round draft pick….Coach Bill Belicheck says ‘club could not sustain’ Garoppolo contract for 2018…he was walk-free agent…club could not franchise tag him at 22M….Had turned down 3-contract offer extensions…wanted to be a starter.
Carolina-Buffalo….Panthers deal WR-Kelvin Benjamin to Bills for 3rd and 7th round draft picks.
Miami-Eagles..Dolphins send RB-Jay Ajayi to Philadelphia for 4th round pick.
Houston-Seattle…Texans ship OT-Duane Brown to Seahawks for 2nd and 5th round picks-adds 3rd round pick when CB-Jeremy Lane fails physical..
49ers-Jets…San Francisco deals CB-Rashard Robinson to NY for late round pick.
Bengals-Browns…Cleveland had deal to acquire Cincinnati QB-AJ Mccarran but Bengals failed to file paperwork on time.
Lions..Sign FA-PG-Don Barclay-ex Packers
Lions..Sign FA-DT-Delvin Taylor-ex Giants
Packers..Release OG-Darrell Green-ex Aztecs
Jaguars..Refuse comment on report they are talking to ex-Lions WR-Calvin Johnson about coming out of retirement.
Cleveland..Coach Hue Jackson questions why Browns did not make pitch for B-Jimmy Giroppolo…Cleveland has two first round picks and 3-second round picks stockpiled.
Broncos..GM-John Elway says club will do total evaluation of quarterback crisis…have lost 4-of-5…QB-Trevor Simian (3TD-8-Intrceptions-19 sacks) in last 5-games.
Green Bay…QB-Aaron Rodgers returns to facility after collarbone surgery-to tutor QB-Brett Hundley.
Giants..Suspend CB-Janoris Jenkins-late reporting back to team after bye week.
Jets..WR-Jeremy Kerley expecting NFL suspension this week.
Dallas..Lawyers for Union file for temporary injunction to block 6-game suspension for Ezekiel Elliott
Cleveland…Suspended WR-Josh Gordon to meet with NFL on Wednesday…has been out of NFL for 2-full seasons…but has completed all drug rehab sessions…may seek reinstatement.
Tennesse…ex-Titans WR-Derrick Mason arrested felony domestic abuse charges.
Atlanta…New Mercedes-Benz dome stadium has serious roof leakage problems in retractable roof areas.
Philadelphia…NFL says it will not suspend DT-Fletcher Cox for hit that injured 49ers OT-Joe Staley eye.
Miami..NFL says it will not suspend LB-Kiki Alonso for helmet hit injured Ravens QB-Joe Flacco.
Mimai..IR-S-Nate Allen…OG-Anthony Steen
Arizona..RB-David Johnson-recovering wrist surgery-will not play rest of year
Atlanta..Activate LB-LaRoy Reynolds-from IR
Baltimore..RB-Danny Woodhead cleared full practice-coming off IR.
Aztecs…Coach Rocky Long-press conference…
..Team had best week of practice last week…more focused after 2-losses……
..Played complete game at Hawaii….
..Confidence level of OL has returned
..Wants hard practices for competition
..Players can lose starting job in practice
..Not interested in being nice people-it’s about being good.
..Not surprised Colorado State-Fresno State lost
..Have to be ‘razor sharp’ to win on Saturdays
..98% of teams in country could lose on any Saturday
College Football Playoff Poll…1st poll release
..1-Georgia-based on wins over 2-ranked teams
..2-Alabama-has not played any ranked teams
..5-Oklahoma-based on early win over Ohio State
..6-Ohio State…6-wins in row and win over Penn State..
Baylor..QB-Anu Solomon leave school-complications concussion.
Marshall..OG-Nate Deers-arrested-assaulted 2-police officers
Aztecs…New coach Brian Dutcher ready for preseason game-Thursday vs UCSD.
..Please with preseason camp-leadership 6-veteran players
..Scrimmage vs USC..scored 98-points-only 6-turnovers
..Outrebounded USC by 15-boards
..Rotate Nolan Narration (6’10) and Malik Pope (6’9) at C with Cam Rooks (7′)
..Jalen McDaniels..high motor
..Pairing transfer Devin Watson with Trey Kell at times in backcourt..
..Lack shot blockers of past-but has lots rebounders.
Lakers-W-Pistons..LA explodes for 13-2 burst to start 2nd quarter and coasts to win. …Lonzo Ball had 13P-no turnovers early in win. .
Clippers…Upset at lack effort defense-gave up 141-vs-Warriors
Clippers-vs-Dallas on Wednesday night .
76ers…Not picking up 4th year option on former 1st round pick Jahlil Okafor-will become free agent end of season.
Cavaliers..Lose G-Iman Shumpert with knee strain…3rd injured guard in 2-weeks
Ducks-Maple Leafs….Wednesday Matchup.
Ducks..F-Ryan Getzlaf put on NHL-IR with eye injury-hit with errant puck infront of net.
Kings…Now (9-2-1)…off till Thursday-host Toronto
Gulls…week off..return to play Friday night vs Ontario at Sports Arena Center.
XOLOs…Liga MX team fires coach Eduardo Coudet in wake of (5-7-3) record with 3-weeks left in the season.