Best 15-Minutes-Sports Radio-Wednesday
Padres….Confirm hitting coach Mark McGwire has left camp to return home to deal with family issues in Orange County…no timetable on return..no details.
Padres…P-Colin Rea reports to camp (230lbs)-stronger…(2-2) 4.26-last year.
Padres..P-Brandon Morrow admitting he shut it down in December-rehab from surgery on shoulder-because of pneumonia-then valley fever.
Padres….Full squad reported last night…1st full team workout on Wednesday moring 10am in Peoria.
Dodgers..P-Hyun Jin-Ryu reports soreness-no stiffness in shoulder after bullpen session…Next bullpen session may be pushed back a day-coming off surgery.
Dodgers..P-Kenta Maeda-throws 40P-bullpen session-wicked slider and changeup…says surprised at MLB spring training-shorter practices-less running.
Angels..1B-Albert Pujols says willing to become fulltime DH-not yet cleared to practice following offseason plantar surgery on foot.
Angels..P-CJ Wilson undergoes MRI for shoulder inflammation.
Orioles…FA-signing P-Yovani Gallardo on hold-concerns about shoulder exam.
Toronto..OF-Michael Saunders remains in Jays-camp-trade to Angels held up by concerns over shoulder injury last year.
Texas..DH-Josh Hamilton visits Dr. James Andrews-2nd opinion on ailing knee..has had 2-knee scopes in 6-months.
Orioles..Have offered FA-OF-Dexter Fowler-Cubs a (3Y-35M) deal
Tigers…Sign FA-3B-Casey McGehee-ex Pirates-Brewers.
Mariners..Sign FA-OF-Guillermo Heredia..career (.285) Cuba-6 years
MLB…Will not discipline Aroldis Chapman in camp-only regular season games if found guilty in domestic abuse issues.
MLB..Orders Rockies SS-Jose Reyes put on paid administrative leave while probe of doemstic abuse incident continues…Court appearance and trial begins on April 4th opening day-so he will be out indefinitely.
Lazarito…Cuban star loses agent-Charles Hairston drops client-says he was threatened by ‘Boscones’ who helped player defect.
Rockies…OF-Matt Holliday taking workouts at 1B.
Blue Jays..OF-Jose Bautista wants (5Y-150M) extension in Toronto
Nationals…Confirm no contract extension talks with Bryce Harper.
Phillies..P-Cliff Lee calls off comeback attempts-coming off elbow surgery
Yankees..Aroldis Chapman returns to workouts
Yankees..Alex Rodriguez-reports to camp on Wednesday.
Chargers….Owner Dean Spanos heads 6-man meeting with City-County-NFL officials to discuss Stadium sight and financing….Team announces it is joining forces with JMI to create Stadium-Convention Center annex across the street from Petco Park….Cost of the multi-use Stadium-Center would be 1.4B….To build Stadium and expand current center would cost 1.8B…..Team wants to create a tourism tax to fund downtown stadium….Use NFL-Chargers-City-County-Hotel money to bring project together….Mayor Kevin Faulconer asks ‘how you going to get 66% yes vote-and where is bulk of money coming from?”…..City response-downtown is not viable-would take minimum 5Y-to get access to land, cleanup, build.
Chargers….Arrive at combine amidst rumors Tennessee shopping #1-draft pick meaning OT-Laremy Tunsil could tumble to 3rd spot when Bolts pick.
Chargers…San Diego to take closer look at Florida State S-Jalen Ramsey in addition to defensive linemen.
Redskins…President Bruce Allen praises QB-Robert Griffin for handling adversity of sitting out last season…says 4-teams interested in RGIII.
Buffalo…RB-LeSean McCoy cancels meeting with District Attorney’s office about bar fight with police officers…then reschedules it….DA under criticism for giving ‘preferential treatment to NFL player’ despite evidence showing assault of officers took place.
Bengals..LB-Vontaze Burfict says he is being targeted by refs for aggressive play…still angry over 3-game suspension (550,000) loss in game checks for playoff hit on Steelers WR-Antonio Brown.
Broncos..Open contract talks today with FA-QB-Brock Osweiler.
Saints..Release WR-Marques Colston-save 3.2M-cap space.
NFL…Arbitrator orders NFL to turn over additonal 100M money from ticket revenue league tried to divert into stadium funds…..Money supposed to be shared as revenue….Means salary cap will go up to 156M this year.
NFL..Investigate TMZ video that Jacksonville LB-Dante Fowler stood by and watch girlfriend and his former Baby Momma get into fistfight.
Green Bay…Former Packers CB-Mike McCoy dies of dementia-age 62
Aztecs…WR-Lloyd Mills will not play in 2016-recovering from knee-shoulder injuries…will seek medical redshirt and play as graduate student in 2017.
Aztecs-Wyoming….San Diego State (20-7) heads to Laramie to play Cowboys…State can win Mountain West title outright with victory-would be 7th conference title under Steve Fisher…..Aztecs are just (5-8) on road trips to Laramie since 2005…..SDSU has lost 2-of-last-3 trips there…..Aztecs just (9-26) in history in games in Laramie.
Lakers-at-Memphis….LA drags (11-47) onto floor on road trip.
Clippers-Denver….F-Jeff Green pushing for more playing time.
Golden State-at-Miami…Warriors take (50-5) record onto floor.
Spurs-Sacramento….San Antonio (47-9)
Oklahoma City-Dallas…Thunder (40-16)
Lakers..May sit F-Larry Nance for rest of season-on going knee issues.
Suns..Release F-DeJuan Blair.
Kings-W-Calgary (2-1)…Anzi Kopitar game winning goal …..LA (2-3)..scored just 6-goals in 5-games…LA (35-20-4)
Ducks-Buffalo…Anaheim (13-1-1) streak….Ducks (19-4-2) since Christmas. heading into tonite’s game.
Blues…Lose G-Brian Elliott-4W-gro;in
Montreal..Surgery F-Tom Gilbert-knee-gone for year.
Gulls-at-Stockton…Gulls won 6-of-last 8-games….play 3-games in next 4-nights in AHL action chasing playoff spot..
PGA Golf…Davis Love III says Tiger Woods is making progress rehabbing from 3rd surgery on back….Notah Begay-says Tigers is starting to move around like a human being…..Reports on weekend he was in constant pain.
NASCAR…Tony Stewart hires rookie Ty Dillon to drive this weekend in Atlanta…after Brian Vicerks crashed last week.
Chelsea…English Premeir League team hires Antonio Conte as coach for next year…currently coaches Italian World Cup team.