NFL….Lawyers for former players involved in Concussion lawsuit-want Judge to reopen damage awards now that NFL has admitted, after research, that concussions from NFL are linked to CTE….Wants 953M-award to be re-evaluated to have money given to players suffering cognitive damage while still alive….and that current players-who develop health issues and die from CTE can be included…..They now say “NFL money-not enough”…and takes care of no future clients.
NFL…Suspends Ravens S-Will Hill-10G-5th drug violation of career.
Cleveland…SIllustrated article on Johnny Manziel-quotes coaches-“No idea what was going on….Had to strip down offense…Wasn’t student of the game…Became Tired Act 2015….Would sleep off drinking sprees in equipment room….Constantly late to meetings…Would blank out in the huddle….Failed QB-Game Plan Tests…..Has to hit rock bottom in life yet.”
Fox TV…Fires Tony Siragusa as sideline reporter.
Patriots..Sign FA-RB-Donald Brown-ex Chargers
Patriots…Sign FA-DE-Chris Long-ex Rams.
Patriots…Sign FA-LB-Shea McLellin-ex Bears
Patriots-Bears..Trade-NEngland acquire TE-Martellus Bennett for pick
Saints..Sign FA-LB-James Laurinaitis-ex-Rams..
Titans..Sign FA-LB-Sean Spence-ex Steelers.
Cardinals..Sign FA-OG-Evan Mathis-ex-Broncos
Browns..Sign FA-S-Rahim Moore-ex Texans-Broncos
Miami..Sign FA-DE-Andre Branche-Jaguars
Rams..Sign FA-DE-Quinton Coples-ex Jets.
Eagles..Sign FA-WR-Chris Givens-ex Ravens.
Jets..Sign FA-DT-Steve McLendon-ex Steelers.
Browns..Sign FA-LB-Demario Davis-ex-Jets.
Bills..Sign FA-TE-Jim Dray-ex Browns
Falcons..Sign FA-OT-Tim Compton-Washington..FA-LB-LaRoy Reynolds-Chi
Denver..Visit with FA-OT-Russell Okung-Seattle
Arizona..Visit with FA-OG-Geoff Schwartz-ex Giants
Seahawks..Visit with FA-OG-Amini Silatolu-Carolina
Saints..Visit with DE-Jason Hatcher-Redskins
Miami..Visit with RB-Chris Johnson-ex Titans-Jets-Cardinals
Bears..Visit with RB-Lance Dunbar-ex Cowboys
Bills..Visit with RB-Joique Bell-ex Lions
Browns..Release WR-Dwayne Bowe…LB-Karlos Dansby
Raiders..Re-sign OT-Donald Penn
Rams..Re-sign DEs-William Hayes-Eugene Sims
Washington..Re-sign DT-Junior Galette
Miami..Re-sign QB-Matt Moore
Bengals..Re-sign DT-Pat Sims
Padres-Texas…Trade talks begin with C-Derek Norris….Padres want IF-Jurickson Profar or top young minor leaguers in deal.
Padres….Off yesterday in Cactus League….Face Giants today.
Padres..Instra-squad game..James Shields-Robbie Erlin combine 5-shutout innings vs minor leaguers.
Dodgers…Informed MLB will not discipline slugger Yasiel Puig for domestic incident with his sister in bar in Miami.
Dodgers…P-Hyun Jin-Ryu-will not pitch in spring training-slow rehab from labrum surgery-out indefinitely…
Angels..P-Jered Weaver says spine specialist say he has bulging disc on side of neck…is not reason he has lost velocity in fastball…given extensive stretching exercises.
White Sox..1B-Adam LaRoche retires-walks away from 13M-contract.
Mets…Release SS-Ruben Tejada
A’s..Sign FA-P-Andrew Triggs-ex Orioles.
Cardinals..meet with MLB after draft pick P-Ty Darrington quits baseball after 1-year saying he was mocked in Class A-ball because he is gay.
Houston..P-Lance McCullers headed to DL with shoulder woes.
Washington..P-Bronson Arroyo shutdown shoulder soreness
Reds..P-Mike Lorenzen-sprained elbow ligament-may need surgery.
Orioles..C-Matt Wieters-MRI comes back clean-no new elbow damage.
Dodgers-W-Rockies..Zach Lee-Julio Urias combined (5inn-2R)…Yasiel Puig 1st HR of spring…LA (10-3)
Angels-W-Indians…Gregorio Petit 2-HRs in game..Halos (8-6)
Royals-W-Cubs..Chris Young (4-inn-0R)..Rey Fuentes 4-RBIU..Cubs (4-10)
Brewers-W-White Sox..Matt Garza (4inn-0R)..Jon Lucroy single-HR
Mariners-W-Giants..Jeff Smardzija (4inn-7R-8H-3HR)..SF (6-10)
Orioles-W-Pirates..Jon Schoop 3R-HR…(Juan Nicasio 10K-4inn) for Buccos
Cardinals-Tie-Braves..Jaime Garcia (3inn-1H)..Jed Gyorko 2-singles-2RBI
Tigers-W-Houston..Ian Kinsler HR..Jordan Zimmerman (3inn-0R)
Nationals-W-Marlilns..Michael Taylor 3R-HR
Blue Jays-L-Yankees..Starlin Castro 2R-HR
Red Sox-L-Twins…Kyle Gibson (4inn-7K)
Reds-L-Diamondbacks…Arizona 2nd best record Cactus League
(March Madness)–Opening Day Tourney
North Carolina (28-6)-vs-Florida Gulf Coast
Kansas (30-4)-vs-Austin Peay
Kentucky (28-6)-vs-Stony Brook
Arkansas Little Rock (29-4)-vs-Purdue
Other Games…Indiana-Chattanooga….Miami-Buffalo….Baylor-Yale….Iowa-Iowa State….Colorado-UConn….Butler-Texas Tech….Duke-NC Wilmington
(Scoreboard)-NCAA Play-in Game
Tulsa-L-Michigan…Wolverines hit basket-2 FT in final (:20)
Holy Cross-W-Southern…Crusaders, who were (12-19) have now 3-in row
BYU-W-UAB..Chase Fisher (27P) for Cougars
Monmouth-W-Bucknell….Monmouth pushes record to (28-7)
Virginia Tech-W-Princeton…Zac LeDay (29P) for Hokies
Georgetown-W-Belmont..Yantel Maten (33P) for Hoyas
St. Bonaventure-L-Wagner…#1-seed Bonnies get knocked out
Golden State-W-NY Knicks..Steph Curry (34P) in win..Warriors (61-6)..(32-0) home
Clippers-W-Houston..LA scores 72P-in-1st half..Shoots (64%)..hits 10-3’s…LA (43-24)
Cavs-W-Dallas..Kyrie Irving (33P)…LeBron James sits out game..Cleveland (48-19)…
Oklahome City-W-Boston..Thunder score (130) on road…Durant-Wesbroook combine (52P)..Thunder (46-22)
San Antonio-at-Portland…Spurs (52-10) heading into Thursday matchup.
San Diego Gulls-W-San Antonio Rampage….Surging Gulls win again…Chris Mueller-Nick Kerdiles-Ondrej Kase score goals…Gulls move into 2nd place in Pacific Division…have won 13-of-17 games.
Ducks-L-Rangers…NY-Kevin Klien 2-goals..Ducks get just 23-shots on goal at home.. Anahiem (38-22-9)
Kings-Rangers…Thursday Night game at Staples..LA (9-2-2) streak.
NHL..Announces Rules for Expansion Draft…Teams can protect just 1-goalie….and 10-skaters…..Only players eligible for draft will be veterans with more than 3-years NHL-AHL experience….Teams can lose a ‘max’ of two players in the expansion draft…..No determination yet on how players with “No Trade Clauses” will be handled
NHL…Rules Committee makes no changes on entry draft…had been discussing have all 14-non playoff teams have a chance at lst pick to prevent teams from tanking….Decided not to move on that proposal.
NHL…Says it will decide on expansion teams before June draft…Rumors that Las Vegas will be granted team…Quebec City will not because of poor Canadian dollar value right now….No determination if expansion team starts in fall of 2016 or fall of 2017.
FIFA…Files 22-page letter with Department of Justice asking that 190M of stolen Funds-taken by 41-Soccer officials-be returned to FIFA for redistribution for soccer development world-wide…..FIFA blames corrup officials of South American Federation (Commebal) and North American Federation (Concacaf) for devising scheme of ‘selling World Cup bids’ asking bribes…and for skimming money over 18-year period under President Sepp Blatter.
PGA Tour…Takes weekend off-preparing for push for Masters Tourney.
NASCAR….Drivers head to Fontana for this weekend’s Auto Club 400…Kevin Harvick-Jimmie Johnson-1-2 in point standings.
Formula 1…Teams head into Melbourne for season opening race-Australian Grand Prix