Royals-W-Mets (7-1)…Kansas City takes 2-games to none lead in World Series…Johnny Cueto pitches a complete game 2-hitter to stifle New York…Eric Hosmer 2R-single breaks game open and leads to 4R-rally in 5th….Sal Perez RBI-Double..Alcides Escobar RBI-Triple in 8th give Royals insurance runs…Cueto complete game-1st in World Series since 1991.
Royals…Confirm only Manager Ned Yost-GM-Dayton Moore and P-Chris Young were aware that Edinson Volquez’s father had passed away on Tuesday…Young was informed in afternoon to be prepared to start…Volquez wife had asked club not to tell pitcher prior to the ‘Biggest Start’ of his career…Volquez informed in 7th inning after he left game….Royals players were told on the bnech after 13th inning….MLB asked Fox not to make reference to the story-even if it appeared on social media-till Volquez left game.
Mets-Royals…Travel day Thursday…Game 3-Citi Field-New York on Friday…Yordano Ventura-vs-Noah Syndegaard….1st Mets home playoff game since 2000.
World Series…TV Ratings for Game 1-on Fox (10.5)…Up 33% from last year.
Washington Nationals…Reach agreement to hire Bud Black-ex Padres manager as Nats new manager….Black spent 7-and-half seasons in San Diego-never made playoffs though he was Manager of the Year..Worked for 3-owners and 4-General Managers in very unstable ownership era.
White Sox…Sign FA-P-Jacob Turner-ex-Cubs.
Angels..Hire Eric Chavez-Assistant GM-had worked for Diamondbacks last year.
MLB..Korean League will post FA-1B-Byung Park for teams to bid on..(.343-52HRs) in 2015.
MLB..Will Investigate Lenny Dykstra claims he hired investigators to dig up dirt on umpires-then blackmailed them into calling smaller strike zone in games he played in…Dykstra has been in prison for Bankruptcy law violations.
Chargers…QB-Philip Rivers expresses need for quicker starts in games with offense…Bolts outscored (108-59) in first quarters this year….LB-Tourek Williams practices for first time since breaking foot in preseason…5-key veterans did not practice…TE-Antonio Gates-strained knee.. did not practice….Also out Mantei Te’o, Sean Lissimore, Eric Weddle., Orlando Franklin…
NFL…Forum with Chargers fans about Stadium situation…Ugly early exchange as packed Theatre boos Mark Fabiani when he tries to speak to crowd in opening statement…Councilman Scott Sherman calls Fabiani a negative obstructionist every moment of Mayor Kevin Faulconer’s efforts….Fabiani says new stadium must have 60% public contribution…..Mayor’s proposal caps public contribution at 32%….Fans chant “No Way LA”…Demand Spanos sell the club.
St. Louis..NFL Forum turns into shouting match from defiant fans-saying NFL cares only about profits..not about its fans nor cities that might lose teams.
New England-Miami…Thursday Night Football..Patriots (6-0)..Dolphins going for 3rd straight win under interim coach Dan Campbell…Tom Brady (113QBR)…(16TD-1Int)
Indianapolis..Criticism Andrew Luck-ranked 30th in NFL (QBR-76)…(11TD-9Int)
Denver..QB-Peyton Manning ranked 32nd (76-QBR)…7TD-10Int
Eagles..Vote of confidence QB-Sam Bradford…29th (76QBR)
Falcons..Release LB-Alan Bradford.
Saints..Workout FBs-Henry Hynoski-John Connor.
Jets..Workout RB-Jeff Demps…Release P-Steve Weatherford.
Seahawks..Sign FA-RB-Bryce Brown…Workout RB-Isiah Pead.
Titans..Workout DT-Devon Still-ex Bengals
Minnesota..Coach Jerry Kill-retires-after 2-seizures on Tuesday-has battled epilepsy issues thru entire coaching career.
Penn State..Coach James Franklin says he has no interest in vacant Miami job.
NCAA..8-Division 1-Coaching jobs now open..USC..SCarolina..Miami..Minnesota..Maryland..Illinois..NTexas..UCF
Lakers-L-Minnesota…Wolves G-Ricky Rubio (27P-14A) triggers comeback win…Kobe Bryant strong lst half….went (2-11) shooting in 2nd half…Lakers went (5-25) shooting in 4th Quarter.
Clippers-W-Sacramento…LA jumps out to early (11-2) lead..Blake Griffin (33P)
Spurs-L-Oklahoma City..Russell Westbrook-Kevin Durant combine (55P)-Billy Donovan lst win.
Knicks-W-Milwaukee..Derrick Williams (24P)-Kristaps Porzingas (16P) in debut
Cavs-W-Memphis…Cleveland get 50P-from bench…wins by 30-in Memphis.
Clippers-Dallas…Home Opener Staples Center tonight
Lamar Odom….Ex-wife Khloe Kardashian says she has no intention of going forward with marriage to troubled ex-NBA players…Says she will continue to help him recover from drug overdoes….”Long road ahead in rehab-he has to walk that road by himself”
Ducks..Ryan Getzlaf undergoes emergency appendectomy-could be out 3-weeks.
Blues…Workout FA-F-Martin Havlat-Blackhawks…Darius Zubrus-Devils
Ducks-at-St. Louis…Tonight..Anaheim (1-6-2) start.