Padres…Rule 5-Draft on Thursday morning…San Diego has 7-open roster spots and may take as many as 3-pitchers to look at in spring training.
Padres..P-Tyson Ross in covernsation with Texas Rangers and Atlanta Braves on multi-year contract…San Diego offer was (1Y-5M) with incentives to get him to 10M if he had not setbacks this year.
Padres..P-Clayton Richards talking to Minnesota Twins…had (3-2) record with (2.01-ERA) in late season pickup in San Diego.
Padres..Manager Andy Green says team has open spots on roster-but said Luis Perdomo-Christian Friedrich-Paul Clemens-Jarred Cosart and Cesar Vargas will be in mix as starters…Those 5-had combined record (17-33) last year..with (5.10-ERA)…..Also mentioned minor league pitchers Danielson Lamet and Walker Lockett…who pitched at 3-different levels last year.
Royals-Cubs..KC ships P-Wade Davis (1.18) to Chicago for OF-Jorge Soler.
Washington-White Sox…Chicago deals OF-Adam Eaton to Nationals for P-Lucas Giolito (2.87)..and minor league P-Raynaldo Lopez (3.21) and Dane Dunning (2.14)
Giants-Mariners..San Francisco deals P-Chris Heston for minor leaguer.
Yankees..Sign FA-P-Aroldis Chapman (5Y-86M) late Wednesday night..leaves Cubs to return to Yankees..Marlins and Dodgers pulled out of bidding middle of evening.
Miami…Offers FA-P-Kenley Jansen-Dodgers (4Y-80M) package right after Chapman signs with Yankees.
Rockies..Sign FA-2B-Ian Desmond-Texas..(5Y-68M).
Giants..Sign FA-P-Bryan Morris-Miami
Giants..Sign FA-C-Tim Fedorowicz-ex Dodgers
Miami..Sign FA-P-Jeff Locke-ex Pirates
Miami..Sign FA-C-AJ Ellis-ex Dodgers-Phillies
Blue Jays..Sign FA-P-Brett Oberholtzer-ex Angels
Texas..Re-sign FA-OF-Carlos Gomez
Arizona..Shopping P-Shelby Miller-Pat Corbin.
White Sox..Taking trade offers P-Jose Quintana
Orioles..Open talks with DH-Chris Carter-ex Brewers
Yankees..Talk to FA-SS-Ruben Tejada-ex-Giants
Pirates..Talk to FA-P-Daniel Hudson-ex Diamondbacks
Hall of Fame..Names late Bill King-longtime voice of Athletics for enshrinement in Broadcast wing of Hall….Named Claire Smith to Writers win of Hall earlier in week.
World Series…Players share of postseason is 76.6M…Cubs winners share (368,871) per player…Indians share was (261,804).
Colorado-Rashaan Salaam….Police continue investigation into possible suicide death….Salaam had told ex-teammates he came from a family of manic depression…Neighbor said Salaam lived along and had become a recluse….Had stopped doing work at foundation he was involved in….CU alumni say he was depressed constantly….had money problems…sold his Heisman ring….felt he had never lived up to expectations as a Heisman Trophy winner
Chargers..CB-Brandon Flowers remains in concussion protocol-4 weeks after last incident…had had 3-concussions in a year and a half.
Paul Tagliabue…ex-Commissioner says “Rooney Rule” has not worked out as planned…Only 5-minorities as head coaches in 32-team league.
Bears..Reports John Fox will clean house of assistant coaches at end of season..lChicago is (9-19) last two years.
Giants..WR-Odell Beckham faces NFL fine for rip job on NFL refs..”Stevie Wonder could see calls missed”.
Rams..Coach Jeff Fisher criticized for blaming bad record on losing 2nd round draft pick Tre Mason to mental health issues..and 3rd round pick Steadman Bailey to shooting incident.
Eagles..Sources say QB-Carson Wentz has lost confidence to make plays…Philadelphia has lost 7-of-9 after quick start.
Falcons..Release C-Trevor Robinson..sign FA-OT-Kevin Graf-ex-USC
Jets..Sign FA-RB-Khiry Robinson-ex Saints.
Carolina..LB-Luke Kuechly returns to practice after missing 2W-concussion.
Bengals..WR-AJ Green remains out with hamstring injuries.
Cowboys..CB-Orlando Scandrick-out with arch injury
Packers..LB-Nick Perry-out with hand injury
Vikings..RB-Adrian Peterson says he will not return to play final weeks of season if Minnesota out of playoffs.
Giants..DE-Jason Pierre Paul-surgery-sports hernia-gone for year.l
Raiders..S-Karl Joseph-turf toe
Tampa Bay..DE-William Gholston-ankle injury
Stanford..RB-Christian McCaffrey-files for NFL draft..(6,191APY) in 2-years.
Oregon..Hires Willy Taggert as coach from South Florida.
San Jose..Hires Brent Brennan as head coach..WR-coach from Oregon State
Houston..Finalists for Cougars job..Major Applewhite-current offensive coordinator…Lane Kiffin-Alabama.
Eddie Robinson Award…Given to KC Keeler-Sam Houston State-1AA coach of the year.
Aztecs-L-Grand Canyon (76-72)…Antelopes build 11-point lead..watch SDSU score 11-in row to tie..then Canyon goes on (8-0) binge to win..SDSU turned it over 3-straight times end of game..G-Fiifi Aidoo comes off bench to score (15P)…Aztecs waste great shooting night from Jeremy Hensley…scored 25 in 2nd half including 7-3 point shots…SDSU front line disappears-no help for Zy Cheatem….Grand Canyon shoots (51%)…State (38%)…Aztecs now (4-3)…lost 3-on road..at Gonzaga-Loyola of Chicago-Grand Canyon…
USD-W-Cal State Fullerton (82-75)…Cam Neubauer-Brett Bailey combine for 50P…Toroeros now (4-5) on season….
Lakers-L-Houston (134-95)..Rockets hit 15-3’s..shoot 54%…Eric Gordon scores 21-off bench including 8-3’s..James Harden (25P)…LA now (10-14)…
Clippers-L-Golden State (115-98)…Klay Thompson-Steph Curry-Draymond Green combine (65)…Warriors now (19-3)…LA (18-7)..
Washington..G-John Wall criticizes team for not ‘playing hard’…Wall scored 52 vs Orlando Magic but Wizards gave up (126P) in loss.
Ducks-W-Carolina (6-5)..Shootout….Ondrej Kase scores key shootout goal….Ex Gulls get them win..Nick Ritchie-Stefan Noesen-ex Gulls score goals earlier……Ducks get 2-goals in (:91) end of 3rd period to force overtime….
LAKings-vs-Carolina…Thursday night hockey.
San Diego Gulls…lose F-Stefan Noesen-called up by Anaheim Ducks.
Vancouver..D-Phil Larsen-hospitalized with concussion.