ATT-Pebble Beach…Vaughn Taylor-ranked 447th in world rankings stuns Phil Mickelson and PGA tour with win…Taylor sinks 30′ birdie putt to take the lead..has 4-birdes in row…sits and wait for 30-minutes to see if rest of field catches him…Mickelson hit 3-pressure packed birdies on back nine after 4-bogeys early-but missed 5′ putt on 18-that could have led to playoff…Mickelson finishes 2nd in tourney…rest of field wilted playing into 20mph wind on back nine.
Vaughn Taylor (-17)..Mickelson (-16)..Jonas Blixt (-15)…Freddie Jacobson (-14)….Justin Rose (-12)….Jason Day (-9)..Jordan Spieth (-7)
LA Marathon….Galen Rupp-University of Oregon-running first marathon runs away from San Diego icon Meb Keflezighi at the 22-mile mark and and wins by (:68)…..Meb had broken away from pack at 18-mile mark in blazing hot weather…Rupp and Meb both qualify for the Olympic marathon this summer in Rio…..Keflezighi won a Silver Medal in the Greece Olympics and past winner of Boston and New York Marathons.
Padres….Deny they are actively attempting to trade OF-Matt Kemp…owed 86M over final 4-years of contract..have talked to Orioles-White Sox…San Diego refusing to pay upwards of 40M left on contract..
Padres…Actively scouting Cuban free agent OF-Jorge Ona and P-Adrian Morejon.
Padres…P-Fernando Rodney reporting to camp with hamstring injury suffered last week in Dominican Republic winter ball.
Dodgers…Lose P-Frankie Montas-promising righthander who came from White Sox..undergoes surgery for removal of rib causing blood flow weakness to arm…will be out 4-months.
Cardinals..Yadier Molina-C-cast removed from surgically repaired thumb..no decision on whether he will play in spring training following 2-surgeries.
Giants…2B-Joe Panik-fully recovered back surgery-will play in spring training.
Mets…P-Jhenrry Mejia suspended for 2016-season after 3rd positive drug test for PED violations….3-time disciplined in a year….had 3-different type of steroids in his system.
MLB…Introduces new protective headgear for pitchers…asks 20-pitchers to wear 12-ounced carbon fiber shell on the mound-protects forehead-temple area from line drives.
Orioles…Hire Joe McIlvane as Assistant GM…ex-Mets-Twins-Padres exec.
Brewers-A’s….Trade-Milwaukee ships OF-Khris Davis to Oakland for pitcher Bubba Derby (ex-Aztec) and another minor leaguer.
Giants…Say they will not re-sign P-Tim Lincecum
Brewers..sign FA-P-Blaine Boyer-ex-Twins-Padres-Braves.
Indians..sign FA-P-Tommy Hunter-ex Orioles
Marlins..sign FA-P-Craig Breslow-ex Red Sox.
Rangers..sign FA-1B-Ike Davis-ex A’s-Mets-Pirates
Rams…Open negotiations to hold preseson camp and regular season camp at UC-Irvine campus…12-acres sight…8,500-square foot weight training facilities….Rose Bowl and BCS-teams used UCI campus.
Buffalo….RB-LeSean McCoy expected to be charged with felony assault of police officers in bar fight…Mayor Jim Kenney-Philadelphia-goes public-“he belong in jail”…”you stomp an office-you pay the price.”
Broncos..LB-Shitoh Keo arrested DUI in Idaho.
NFL….Eric Grubman-VP-NFL-who oversaw Committee on LA-denies he was an agent for Inglewood…and that he is leaving league to take a job with Stan Kroenke and Rams….ESPN Magazine reported Grubman stood up and defended Kroenke business practices at Hollywood Park….Roger Goodell slurred 3-NFL teams trying to move saying “if they were elite franchises they wouldn’t be trying to move to LA”…..Story says Chargers owner Dean Spanos felt he was stabbed in the back by fellow owners and was despondant when Carson deal failed….Grubman denies he was ‘agent for Inglewood project”
Johnny Lattner…Former Heisman Trophy winner at Notre Dame and 1st round pick Steelers-passes away at age (83)…1950s start.
Willie Richardson…Former Baltimore Colts WR-1960s..passes away (76)
Chargers…New Off Coor-Ken Whisenhunt says lst priority “We will run the football…not paniced over Melvin Gordon fumbles…must find right blocking schemes to play to Gordon’s strength…determine if it is power blocking, zone blocking or cutback scheme.
Chicago..Release RB-Matt Forte-not willing to pay him 11M next year…had (12,718 APY) with Bears over 9-years.
Miami..Release DE-Quinton Coples-CB-Brice McCain-salary cap moves.
Texans…RB-Arian Foster-likely to be released-says he is bitter over the business side of football and how it treats veteran players.
Broncos…Say they will franchise tag LB-Von Miller (14.8M)…first priority is to sign DE-Malik Jackson.
Lions..Sign FA-OT-Lester Holmes-ex-Atlanta Falcons starter.
Jaguars..Sign FA-CB-Josh Johnson-CFL-BC Lions
Seahawks..Sign FA-RB-Cam Marshall-CFL-Winnipeg Jets
Seattle…QB-Tavaris Jackson says he will test free-agent market in offseason.
Giants..Hire-Jeff Zgonina to coach DL..ex-Steelers player.
All Star Game…West scores 92P-in opening half of game….Crowd in Toronto salutes Kobe Bryant….Kobe honored by Magic Johnson, Bill Russell, Jerry West, Oscar Robertson amongst others at mid-court. .
Kobe Bryant…meets with Commissioner Adam Silver-interested in working in NBA League office after retirement.
NBA…Rules Committee will take action on Hack-a-Shaq rules…in off season-awarding bonus free throws.
NBA…Owners evaluating proposal to sell corporate advertising logos on jerseys for 2017.
Houston..Dwight Howard put on trading block-after saying he would opt out on his contract to test free agency
NYKnicks..Report owner Jim Dolan ordered firing of Coach Derek Fisher as interview in which he said ‘wouldn’t be disappointed it missed playoffs again-as team is in rebuild mode’.
NYKnicks…Derek Fisher scandal grows…NY Post reports Fisher and ex-Knick Tim Hardaway were both in a triangle relationship with the ex-wife of Matt Barnes-Memphis Grizzlies….Fisher-Barnes had fistfight in October.
Aztecs-W-Air Force….SDSU goes to (19-7)…
USD-L-USF…Dons outscore Toreros (10-0) starting game and (8-0) at end…USD falls to (8-17) and last place in WCC (3-11).
Gulls…Lose F-Nick Ritchie-leading scorer (15G)…called up by Anaheim Ducks for extended period….F-Chris Stewart out 6W-broken jaw in fight….Ducks also recall G-Anton Khudobin because of injury to G-John Gibson.
Gulls….sweep back to back win in Charlotte-Friday and Saturday nite…Gulls have won 4-of-5.
New York Rangers…Lead 30,000-fund raising drive to help AP-hockey writer Ira Podell in rehab program for cancer and stroke.
Vancouver…Lose D-Alex Edler-(8W)-fractured leg…Brandon Sutter (6W)-broken jaw
Calgary…Lose G-Karri Ramo-placed on IR list with leg injury.
Chicgo…Lose F-Marian Hossa-knee injury-checked into boards..placed on IR.
Kings-L-New Jersey Devils (1-0)..G-Keith Kincaid 28-save shutout..LA (2-2) on 7-game road trip
Ducks-at-Calgary….Anaheim continues long midseason road trip-Monday night..Ducks 1-point out of 2nd place.
Daytona Speed Week..Rookie Chase Elliott wins pole for Daytona 500…will start on front row with Matt Kenseth in the 500…..Twin 125-race on Thursday….Elliott-Dale Earnhardt start 1-2 in first race….Kenseth-Jimmie Johnson start front row in 2nd race….
NASCAR…Fines coming to Martin Truex-Brian Vickers-Kevin Harvick…qualified with roof flap violations-will start back of pack in Twin 125-races.
Soccer…Manchester United loses another game….drops game to Sunderland….Man U now (5-6-5) last 16-games under Louis vanGaal.