Muhammad Ali….Sports world mourns passing of 74-year old boxing champion….Died of Parkinsons-Pneumonia….Was (56-5) in career….took on all the greatest heavyweights….Joe Frazier..George Foreman..Ken Norton…Sonny Liston….became Global Ambassador in retirement….As popular as Pope…
Padres-White Sox….Trade-San Diego begins housecleaning….dealing P-James Shields to White Sox for former 1st round pick-P-Erik Johnson and young SS-Fernando Tatis…..Padres will pay 27-M of remaining 52M of Shields contract as part of deal…It means the Padres burned thru 20M-salary given to Shields…added 27M to make deal go thru…and had forefeited a 1st round pick to sign him-terribly steep price.
Padres…GM-AJ Preller defends deal saying club took a chance with all the 2014-off season acquisitions that did not work out..Time to ‘pump the breaks-go different direction’ with club..Now question arises whether Matt Kemp is the next player to go.
Padres…Callup P-Kevin Quackenbush to fill vacant roster spot.
Dodgers…DFA-OF-Carl Crawford-owe him (41.5M)..was hitting (.185) has hand injury problems 2-years in a row.
Padres-L-Rockies (10-3)..Rockies tee off on rookie P-Luis Perdomo..then team plays poorly late in blowout loss…Carlos Gonzalez HR in lst inning to dead center..Car Go 2nd HR later in game…Nolan Arenado 2R-HR later…Perdomo exits with (10.38-ERA)…San Diego (23-35) on season.
Dodgers-W-Braves (12-6)..Corey Seager hits 13th-14th HR-Yasmani Grandal 3RHR..
Angels-W-Pirates (5-4)..Albert Pujols 2R-HR in 8th..
Cubs-L-Arizona..Yasmani Tomas 2R-double..Jake Arrieta (12K-5inn)..20-game win streak snapped…
Giants-L-Cardinals…St Louis rallies for 4-runs in 6th…
Red Sox-L-Blue Jays..Jose Bautista HR..Jays hit 4HRs off Eduardo Rodriguez
Washington-W-Reds..Daniel Murphy RBI-single..2R-HR
Yankees-L-Orioles..Matt Weiters 2R-single..
Mets-L-Miami..Jose Fernandez 14-striekout-4 hit shutout
Indians-W-Royals..Tribe hits 4HRs off Chris Young..
Seattle-L-Texas..Derek Holland wins 5th game of year.
Astros-W-A’s…Evan Gattis-Carlos Gomez HRs,.
Tampa Bay-W-Twins..Evan Longoria-Logan Morrison 2HRs each..
Phillies-W-Milwaukee..Cam Rupp-Mikhail Franco hit HRs…
Tigers-W-White Sox..Justin Upton 2R-HR..Sox lost 18-of-24
Padres-Atlanta..Open series tonight..Christian Friederich (2-1)-vs-Williams Perez (2-1)
Dodgers-Rockies..Monday matchup..Mike Bolsinger (1-2)-vs-Tyler Chatwood (6-4)
Angels-Yankees..Matt Shoemaker (3-6)-vs-Masahiro Tanaka (3-1) 2.78-ERA.
Giants..OF-Hunter Pence-surgery-torn hamstring
Mets..3B-David Wright-out 3-months-herniated disc in necki
Washington…P-Stephen Strasburg-examined for minor calf cramp
Yankees..1B-Mark Teixeira-torn cartilage knee-surgery likely
Angels..DL-P-Nick Tropeano-shoulder tightness
Mets..Exams for OF-Yoenis Cespedes-hip…OF-Juan Lagares-thumb
Pirates..P-Ryan Voglesong placed on 60D-surgery-facial fractures
Boston. DL-OF-Blake Swihart-knee-bruise..C-Ryan Hannigan-Neck.
Dodgers..DL-Yasiel Puig-reinjured hamstring.
Pirates..C-Francisco Cervelli-bruised foot..3B-David Freese-bruised hand..2B-Jody Mercer-bruised elbow.
Washington..Callup SS-Treau Turner from AAA
Pirates..Callup P-Cory Luebke from AAA
Twins..Sign FA-OF-Logan Schaefer
Brewers-Atlanta..Trade-Milwaukee deals P-Jed Bradley for cash
Phillies..Release P-Bobby LaFramboise.
Texas..Release P-Nick Tepisch
Warriors-W-Cavaliers ..Golden State takes (2-0) lead in series…Draymond Green hits 3-three point shots in a row to blow game open…Had 17-points in 17-minutes…Warriors then hit flurry of 3’s to bury Cavs in 3rd quarter…..LeBron James held to no points in 1st 15-minutes of game….F-Kevin Love left game with concussion after blow to back of head trying to block shot….Warriors shot 50% from floor-first half…Cleveland 37%…Warriors built 31-point lead in 2nd half…
Golden State-Cleveland..TV ratings for Game 1-finals..all time record (13.1)
NBA..Commissioner Adam Silver says off season priority-look at adding 4th official for each game….Review the Hack-a-Shaq rules on fouls away from ball.
76ers-Atlanta…Report possible deal…C-Nerlens Noel-F-Rob Covington-G-Nick Stauskas for G-Jeff Teague and future lst round pick.
Clippers..C-Cole Aldrich opts out of contract..joining G-Austin Rivers on free agent market.
Memphis..Hires JR-Bickerstaff as lead assistant-was fired by Houston.
Chargers..Owner Dean Spanos sends letter to Donna Frye-saying Chargers will not consider pivoting back to Qualcomm Stadium if Tailgate Park initiative fails…Stopped short of putting “Move to LA” as a threat.
Denver…Broncos CB-Aqib Talib-hospitalized with leg wound after being hit with bullet when shots rang out in a strip bar in Dallas at 2:45am-Sunday…..fight in bar-went into a parking lot…2-different people wounded.
New Orleans…Police reports on murder of DE-Will Smith….quotes shooter Cardell Hayes telling police, a drunken Smith, shoved him 3-times..told him he was going to get a loaded gun….As he leaned into SUV-Hayes shot him 7-times in the back….Called in Self-Defense homicide….Smith had (.24) blood alcohol count.
Detroit…Lions assistant coach Teryl Austin says ‘Rooney Rule’-interviews for minority candidates not working…Has had 8-interviews for head coaching job-felt he was ‘real candidate’ for just 2-of them.
New York…Ex-LB-Lawrence Taylor suffers 3-inch gash on head after wife hits him…She has been arrested 4-times for domestic abuse incidents.
Seattle..RB-Derrick Coleman-2 felony indictments-driving under influence of “spice”-synthetich marijuana….involved in hit-run accident-leave scene of accident…4-bags of ‘spice’ found in vehicle as he fled scene on foot.
Saints…Former TE-Henry Childs passes of heart attack (65Y)…caught (207-passes) in career.
Baylor….7-Bears recruits who signed Letters of Intent last February-ask for release after firing Coach Art Briles and sex scandal case…..3-top recruits for coming year have de-committed.
Virginia Tech….Hokies confirm they will host Tennesseee in home football game at NASCAR-Bristol race track…expected to draw 150,000 fans.
Big 12….President Bob Bowlsby says conference is at ‘psychological disadvantage’ to other Power 5-conferences…that is why serious talks about adding 2-more schools.
Pulu Poumele…Former Baltimore Ravens OL-dies of heart attack (44)…was coach at Oceanside High..cousin of Junior Seau.
Penguins-San Jose…Game 4-tonite…Sharks trail (2-1) game in San Jose.
San Jose-W-Pittsburgh….Saturday nite..G-Martin Jones 40-saves in win.
Montreal…Canadiens hire Kirk Muller as assistant coach-ex Habs player..former head coach Carolina Hurricanes…was assistant last year-St Louis Blues
Copa America…..Team USA heads to Chicago facing ‘must win game’ against Costa Rica.
US-L-Colombia….Friday night shutout…USA loses on set piece corner shot and on penalty shot….Clint Dempsey robbed on blast..misses two other close shots.
Mexico-W-Uruguay…Rafael Marquez scores on goal mouth scramble in 85th minute and El Tri scores another goal at 90-minute mark in (3-1) Copa win….Both teams had redcards and played-10-on-10 in the second half in the Sunday night game.
Brazil-Ecuador..Brazilians continue to struggle…wind up in (0-0) tie.
FIFA…New York Times reports outgoing President Sepp Blatter and 2-other top officials wrote in 30M in bonus payments to contracts after soccer scande broke last year.
Argentina…Judges rule Lionel Messi innocent of wrongdoing…had no knowledge of hiding 4.5M in income in foreign accounts…Father found not-guilty.
French Open….Finals-Novak Djokovic come from behind win over Andy Murray (3-6..6-1..6-2..6-4)
French Open…Top seed Serena Williams shocked by Garbine Muguruza-used powerful ground strokes to win straight set upset win in finals (7-5)..(6-4).
Memorial Golf Tourney…William McGirt win 2-hole sudden playoff over Jon Curran-for lst career win..
NASCAR…Pocono 400….Rained out Sunday..running today.
Indy Car…Detroit Grand Prix…Sebastian Bourdais comes from 18th place to win Saturday first road race on Belle Island.
Indy Car…Detroit Grand Prix..Sunday race…Will Power comes from 8th on grid to beat Simon Pagenaud to win race…ends year long drought on Indy circuit..
Kent Desormeaux….Preakiness winning jockey on Exaggerator enters Alcohol Rehab for evaluation…wants to run in Belmont States nextx weekend..