Aztecs-L–Fresno State (58-57)…San Diego State blows 12-point lead in first half….Gets 1-basket in final 7-minutes of game….Does not score a basket on final 9-possessions-only free throws….loses 1st game in conference call season….Trey Kell misses jumper with (:02) left in game…..Kell hit 3-3’s early to give State lead….Winston Shepard held without a basket for 36-minutes….Fresno survived foul trouble, and getting beat (41-29) on the boards, by putting a lid on the SDSU offense, holding them to 36% schooting. State misses chance to set Mountain West Conference record by going (12-0) in league-would have been best record ever at start of league season….
USD-Santa Clara…Toreros (8-15)…Broncos (8-16) in West Coast Conference play tonight
North Carolina…Tar Heels coach Roy Williams treated for vertigo.
Lakers-L-Cavaliers (120-111)..Kyrie Irvin-LeBron James combine (64)..LA falls to (11-44)…Cleveland (38-14)..Lakers TV analyst Antwain Jamison says team has ‘checked out’
Clippers-L-Boston (139-134) OT..Isiah Thomas (36P)..Jared Sullinger (21P)…outgun Chris Paul-JJ Redick combined (62P)…..LA (35-18)
Spurs-W-Orlando..LaMarcus Aldridge-Kawahi Leonard combine (50P)…Spurs (45-8)
Golden State-W-Suns…Warriors hit 13-3’s in first 3-quarters…Warriors now (48-4)-best record in history NBA before All Star break.
Spurs..G-Tony Parker out with ailing ankle
Pelicans..G-Tyreke Evans-miss season with knee surgery
Bulls..G-Jimmy Butler-re-examined-out 6W-strained knee
Memphis..C-Mark Gasol-out 4W-fracture of foot
Clippers…F-Blake Griffin still not rejoining team aftermath of 4G-suspension-859,400-loss in salary.
Padres…Reportedly ready to bid as high as 10M-signing bonus to sign Cuban-FA-OF-“Lazarito”…16Y-old player is in Dominican Republic after defecting …Padres would blowup International signing bonus pool and would be limited as to what they could spend (300,000) max-per player-for rest of 2016-2017 International crop….9-other clubs-including Dodgers in on bidding.
Padres….Sign FA-P-Trey McNutt-former Cubs minor league pitcher….C-Hunter Redman-Dodgers system…P-Seth Rosin-P-Phillies
Orioles…Offer FA-P-Yovani Gallardo (3Y-40M) deal-would forfeit lst round pick if they signed him.
Orioles..Sign FA-P-Dale Thayer-ex Padres.
Phillies..Sign FA-2B-Taylor Featherstone-ex Angels
Yankees..Open talks with FA-1B-Ike Davis-ex Mets-Pirates-A’s.
MLB…Cuban FA-3B-Yulieski Garriel leaves Dominican Republic-arrives in Haiti
Cardinals..FA-P-Seung-Hawn Oh granted visa from Korea-will report on time to camp…had (357) saves in Japan-Korea.
Yankees..P-Masahiro Tanaka-recovering bone chip surgery-throws off mound.
Rangers…P-Yu Darvish-cleared workouts on mound coming off elbow surgery-could pitch by Mid-May.
Giants..Sign 1B-Brandon Belt…gets pay raise (2.6-to-6.2M) avoid arbitration.
Bud Selig…Former MLB Commissioner hired to teach Sports-Law Graduate courses at Arizona State.
Chargers….Hire PR-Director to handle Stadium Relations after a year in which Mark Fabiani ruined Dean Spanos reputation in San Diego with ‘scorched earth’ policy.
Carolina…Cam Newton criticism continues…says he did not dive for fumbled football-fear he would hurt his leg-hit at bad angle…NBC-Tony Dungy… “It’s 4th quarter-Super Bowl-down by a TD-have to make that play”.
Cincinnati…Andy Dalton goes to twitter asking fans to help located lost luggage that fell of his pickup truck.
Cleveland…LB-Armonty Bryant-indicted for possession guns, illegal adderall and oxycodone from December arrest.
San Francisco…WR-Terrell Owens continues public tirade at being bypassed for Hall of Fame..says ‘Media Bias’ hurt his cause.
Baltimore…Family of late QB-Earl Morrall-49ers-Lions-Dolphins-says he had CTE when he died at (79).
Denver..Broncos say they will use (14M) Franchise Tag to retain FA-LB-Von Miller.
Seattle…LB-Bruce Irvin says he will test free agency.
Rams;..Sign FA-QB-Kain Colter-Vikings practice squad
Giants..Release LB-Jon Beeson..OF-Geoff Schwartz..OT-William Beatty-all injured-clears (12M) cap space.
Steelers..Release WR-David Nelson
Patriots..Release RB-Montee Ball-after domestic abuse arrest
1st day Free Agency
Ottawa…Sign QB-Trevor Harris-starter Toronto Argonauts.
Hamilton Ticats..Sign DT-Ted Laurent-ending threat he’d go to NFL.
Montreal..Sign FA-WR-Duron Carter-Colts..WR-Wes Dressler-Chiefs…RB-Andrew Harris-top-RB-BC Lions
Montreal..Sign FA-DE-Vaughn Martin-ex Chargers-Dolphins
NHL…Holds 6-Hour Hearing into 20G-suspension D-Dennis Wideman for cross-checking a ref from behind.
NHL…Investigating Toronto F-Nazim Kadri for making throat slash sign to opponent after hard check.
LAKings-at-New York Islander…Kings in lst place in Pacific Division heading into tonights game.
Ducks-at-Columbus….Anaheim 1-point out of 2nd place in Pacific Division…have won 12-of-16
Gulls-L-Bakersfield (4-2)….Gulls allow 44-shots on goal…Bakersfield scores 2-goals in lst period…then 2-goals in final 3-minutes of 3rd period to win…Team draws season low (5500) to game….Loss snaps 3-game winning streak San Diego had…travel day…Gulls play back-to-back games in Charlotte on Friday-Saturday.
PGA Tour…Heads to ATT-pro-am at Pebble Beach…Jordan Spieth makes lst appearance in states this season.
Soccer…David Beckham hires ex-NHL-Exec-Tim Leiwicke to head up drive to raise 300M-equity to buy MLS team and build stadium….owners of Paris St-Germaine club and Chelsea interested in becoming part owners.
San Diego Socker…host Tacoma Stars tonite at Valley View Casino Center…Sockers go for 4th win in a row-making push for playoffs…led by Kraig Chiles-Matt Clare-combined 40G.
NASCAR….Adopts a ‘franchise-charter plan’….36-teams pay fee to own franchise…Guarantees them starting spots in races and bigger share of prize money.
NASCAR…Brian Vickers hired to replace injured Tony Stewart to drive in Daytona 500.