Masters….1st Round….Struggling Jordan Spieth reeled off 6-birdies today to shoot (-6)(66)….to take lst round at Augusta…Spieth’s highest finish this season has been just 13th…strong day for defending champion….(68)-Shane Lowrey…(69) Justin Rose leads big group….(70)-Rory McIlroy….(72) Phil Mickelson-Jason Day…Day fell apart on back nine going bogey-triple bogey-bogey on 3-straight holes…..(80)-Rick Fowler atrocious day-4 bogeys, 2-double bogeys and 1-triple bogey…..Ernie Els had a sextuple bogey 10-on first hole-missed 4-putts of 3-feet or less on opening hole.
Padres…Sign FA-1B-James Loney-ex-Tampa Bay-Dodgers…Rays ate 8M-contract last Friday releasing him…Loney hit (.280) last season….Will report to El Paso…Could be recalled to play lst base-with Wil Myers shifting to CF-John Jay to LF…Career lifetime (285) hitter.
Padres-Rockies…San Diego opens 7G-road trip…Colin Rea-vs-Jordan Lyles…..Padres hitting (.120) in (0-3) start….Rockies are led by rookie SS-Trevor Story (.286-4HR) in first 3-games…Colorado hitting (.296) with 10HRs in 3-games.
Padres…Anemic batting order…Matt Kemp (.200)..Wil Myers (.182)..Corey Spangenberg (.091)….Alex Ramirez-Derek Norris-Melvin Upton combined (0-26).
Padres…Starting Pitching staff (9.00-ERA) this season…(15R-21H-15Inn) from 3-starters.
Dodgers-L-Giants (12-6)…Hunter Pence Grand Slam HR-Joe Panik 3RBI…LA lost (3-0) lead on road.
Dodgers-Giants…Ross Stripling-vs-Matt Cain tonite…LA (2-9) in San Francisco since beginning 2015-season. –
Dodgers..Send Howie Kendrick-2B-rehab this weekend-Rancho Cucumonga…C-Yasmani Grandal-rehab-Oklahoma City.
Dodgers..Sign FA-P-Sam LeCure-ex Cincinnati Reds starter
Angels-W-Rangers (4-3)..Yuniel Escobar 2H-2RBI for Halos…
Halos-Texas…Matt Shoemaker-vs-AJ Griffin tonite.
Yankees-W-Astros..Mark Teixeira 3R-HR..Starlin Castro HR..Bryan McCann HR.
Reds-W-Phillies..Jay Bruce 2HRs-5RBI..Eugenio Sanchez-Grand Slam HR..Reds get 8R-in 4th.
White Sox-W-A’s..Mat Latos (6inn-1R)..Jose Abreau 2R-HR.
Miami-W-Washington..David Phelps 4-shutout innings relief after rain delay..Bryce Harper hits 99th career home run
Orioles-W-Twins..Ubaldo Jiminez (7inn-1R)
Arizona-L-Cubs..Jean Segura solo HR…Inside the Park HR for Dbacks..Anthony Rizzo 3R-triple..3R-HR for Cubs..Chicago (3-0)
Red Sox-Indians..Rained out.
Toronto..SS-Josh Donaldson-leg injury
Cubs..OF-Kyle Schwarber-possible concussion-outfield collision.
Houston..P-Lance McCullers-30P-bullpen-recovering shoulder woes.
Indians..3B-Lonnie Chisenhall sent out on rehab assignment.
Blue Jays..Option OF-Junior Lake..1B-Jesus Montero to AAA.
Houston..Release P-Danny Reynolds
Orioles-Cardinals…Trade..Baltimore acquires P-Jason Aquino from St. Louis.
Golden State-W-San Antonio…..Warriors (70-9)….San Antonio (65-13)…Steph Curry (27P) in Golden State win.
Lakers-at-New Orleans…LA (16-62) heading into Friday night matchup.
76ers…Rumored ready to hire Bryan Colangelo as GM to replace fired GM-Sam Hinkle.
Utah..Legendary Jazz coach Jerry Sloan seriously ill Parkinson’s…Coaches Jazz 23-years.
Atlanta..Lawsuit…G-Thebo Sefalosha sues NY Police for excessive force that led to broken leg in bar fight he was trying to break up.
Charlotte…Patrick Ewing-wants to interviews for Knicks head coaching job…has been NBA assistant for 13Y.
Louisville…Schools self disciplines itself-stripping 3-more scholarships-aftermath of Escort ring for recruits run by former Rick Pitino assistant coach.
Boise State…F-James Webb-files for NBA draft after 6’10-F suffered thru injury riddled season.
UCI…C-Mamadou Ndiaye (7’6) files for NBA draft.
Wisconsin-Milwaukee…Hires LaVall Jordan as head coach-assistant from Michigan.
Chargers..NFL Preseason schedule…(Home) Cardinals-49ers….(Road) Tennessee-Minnesota
Rams…NFL Preseason schedule…(Home) Cowboys-Chiefs….(Road) Denver-Minnesota
Steelers…Hold Concussion seminar for coaches-ADs-58-High Schools in Western Pennsylvania.
Broncos..Gary Kubiak meets with Johnny Manziel-says Denver not interested in signing him
Bills..LB-AJ Tarpley announces retirement-concussion problems…
Ravens..RB-Terrance West files lawsuit against hotel…after being robbed twice in his room in same day.
Jets..Ask OT-DaBrickshaw Ferguson to take paycut (10.3M) contract…(14.1M) cap figure so they can sign QB-Ryan Fitzpatrick.
Colts..Sign FA-WR-Bryan Tyms-Patriots….Ben Heenan-C-Arizona.
Florida…QB-Will Grier-suspended last year for PED positive test-transfers to West Virginia.
Kings-W-Ducks (2-1)..Kris Versteeg scores on deflection…G-Jon Quick stones Ducks in 3rd period..LA (101P) into lst place..Ducks (99P) in second
San Jose-L-Winnipeg…Gurantees Kings-Ducks get home ice advantage for at least first round playoffs..
NHL…Veteran referee Ron Wicks-Memorial Service…ref for 4-Stanley Cup finals…worked over 1400-games in 17-year career…was (75)
Gulls….Saturday-Sunday road games at Stockton.
NASCAR…Texas 500…Jimmie Johnson has won 4-straight races at TMSpeedway.
Formula 1…Bye Week..runs next week at Grand Prix-China
Indy Car…Bye Week…runs Long Beach Grand Prix next week.
Oregonian..Reports US Women’s Soccer Star Abby Wambach admitted she used marijuana and cocaine in early years with US team…DUI arrest last week.