Chargers….Defiant Coach Mike McCoy says he has not lost confidence in his players…they have not lost confidence in coaching leadership….Heading to 8th week of season-team still looking for consistency in all 3-phases of game….McCoy refused to talk about severity of injuries OG-Orlando Franklin-strained knee ligament…nor LB-Denzel Perryman-strained pectoral muscle….Admits team misses Eric Weddle-S-leadership….Remains in denial mode that he benched RB-Melvin Gordon-explained Gordon missed practice during week-and was not part of opening game plan-did play 2nd half when Raiders game out of control….Says team not distracted by possible move to Los Angeles or fact Qualcomm Stadium over-run by Raiders fans on Sunday.
Chargers..Sign FA-LB-Joe Mays-former NY Jets-Chiefs..3-ailing linebackers on roster.
Giants…Team doctors today to evaluate recovery of DE-Jason Pierre Paul-post surgery amputation of fingers.
Texans..RB-Arian Foster to have surgery torn achilles tendon.
Bucs…WR-Vincent Jackson-knee strain…WR-Louis Murphy-possible torn ACL.
Redskins..Surgery-LB-Ryan Kerrigan-broken hand.
Ravens..OT-Eugene Monroe-shoulder..OG-Kelechi Osemele-knee
Rams..LB-James Laurenaitis-hyperexteded elbow.
Cowboys..WR-Philip Dorsett-fractured ankle
Browns..QB-Josh McCown-strained shoulder-no major damage.
Carolina..DE-Mario Addison-sprained shoulder.
Lions..Fire Off Coordinator Joe Lombardi….OL-coaches-Jeremiah Washburn-Terry Heffernen.
Houston..Fine QB-Ryan Mallett-missed team flight Saturday.
49ers..Reports of ‘heated’ players meeting involving Colin Kaeperneck.
Cowboys..Will not discipline DE-Greg Hardy for physical confrontation with Special Teams coach Rich Basaccia.
Falcons..RB-Devonta Freeman (931Y) rushing so far
Rams..RB-Todd Gurley-3 straight 100-yard games.
Patriots..WR-Brandon LaFell pulled from game in 2nd half-6-drop passes.
Miami…Fires Coach Al Golden (32-25)..Lead candidates-Greg Schiano-ex Rutgers…Lane Kiffin-Alabama…Rich Rodriguez-Arizona.
Iowa State..Fires Off Coord-Mark Mangino…Cyclones (2-5) this year.
UCF..Talks to Houston Nutt about vacant Central Florida job
Baylor..QB-Seth Russell-Surgery-Fractured Vertebrae-Neck-out for year..accounted 35-Touchdowns this year.
World Series..Game 1-Fall Classic…Mets-at-Kansas City….Matt Harvey-vs-Edinson Volques
Mets…Fab 4-Starting pitching-combined (2.61-ERA) in postseason.
Royals…Big Bats-Kansas City team Batting Average (.271)-averaging 5.7-runs per game.
Washington…Bud Black-ex Padres manager-2nd daylong interview with Mike Rizzo-GM-about vacant Nats job.
Marlins..Interview Don Mattingly-Monday for Marlins manager’s job.
Brewers..Hire ex-Padres manager Pat Murphy as bench coach
Phillies..Hire 36Y-Matt Kletak-Angels-as new GM.
Mariners..Hire Tim Bogar-Bench Coach-ex Angels…..Mel Stottlemyer-Junior-pitching coach-ex Arizona-on Scott Servais new staff.
Twins..Torii Hunter-retires-age 40
Boston…Ben Cherrington-deposed Red Sox GM-leaves baseball-become professor Columbia University.
MLB..Commissioner Rob Manfred meets discuss hiring more minorities manager’s jobs…need more interviews…Right now 1-minority…no black managers-first time in 3-decades….Instant Replay will evaluate using it for ‘neighborhood plays’ at 2nd base…..change rules protect infielders on ‘takeout’ plays on double plays….Evaluate starting season last week of March-avoid postseason games in November weather.
Lakers…Final roster cut-Keep-F-Ron Artest (Metta World Peace)…Waive G-Jabari Brown.
Clippers…Release C-Chuck Hayes…Retain F-Luc M’ba Moute
Greg Oden..Former 1st round pick…(25P-14R) in lst game in China Pro League..then badly injures hand.
Minnesota..NBA grieves loss of Flip Saunders-dead (60Y)-Cancer.
Ducks-L-Blackhawks (1-0) OT..Jonathon Toews scores on wrist shot in OT..Corey Crawford 39-saves in shutout…Ducks (1-6-1)..shutout 5X…
Ducks…Callup Gulls D-Joe Piskula…F-Chris Wagner.
Sabres..Lose F-Evander Kane-6W-sprained knee.
Florida..Lose D-Aleksander Barkov-4W-broken hand.
Red Wings…Lose D-Mike Green-shoulder sprain-3W
Devils..Lose F-Tuomo Ruutu-Fractured Foot-6W
Flyers..F-Sean Couturier-sprained shoulder-2W
Minnesota..G-Devan Dubnyk-strained knee