Friday April 24th, 2015

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Baseball

  • Padres-Dodgers..Open big weekend series Petco tonite…kicking off 9-game homestand..Padres (10-7)..best start since 1998…Dodgers (9-6)…San Diego 6-hitters batting over (.300)…LA-Adrian Gonzalez (.414) batting average in blazing start…Andrew Cashner (1-2)-vs-Zack Greinke (2-0) 1.83RA.
  • Angels-Rangers…Open weekend series..Garrett Richards-vs-Wandy Rodriguez.
  • Padres-L-Rockies (2-1)..Corey Dickerson solo HR-off Tyson Ross..Friars have 10-base runners in game-leave 4 in scoring position..2-thrown out stealing.
  • Dodgers-L-Giants (3-2)..Justin Maxwell RBI-single in 10th..LA-bullpen blows lead in 9th  ..Adrian Gonzales-Alex Guerrero hit solo HRs…LA (1-15) RISP-series
  • Angels-W-Athletics (2-0)..Kole Calhoun 2RHR..Halos off to disappointing (7-9) start without Josh Hamilton..Albert Pujols (.196)
  • Mets-W-Braves..Daniel Murphy (4RBIs)..Mets won 11-row-ties club record..(13-3) start-best since 1986 team…went (10-0) home stand at Citi Field.
  • Cardinals-W-Nationals..Michael Wacha (7inn-1R) outduels Max Scherzer..Redbirds (10-4)..Nationals (7-9)
  • Pirates-W-Cubs..Greg Polanco (3H)-game winning single.
  • Miami-W-Phillies..Martin Prado (4H)..Adeiny Hechavarria (4H)..Phillies (5-11).
  • Yankees-W-Tigers..Masahiro Tanaka throws 3-hitter in 33-degree weather.
  • Brewers-W-Reds…Milwaukee snaps 8-game losing streak…but (3-13) on season.
  • Orioles-L-Blue Jays..Josh Donaldson 2R-HR for Toronto.
  • Red Sox-L-Tampa Bay..Rene Rivera game winning single in 9th
  • Royals-W-White Sox..4th bench clearing brawl in a week involving KC..5-ejected including Yordano Ventura again.
  • Dodgers..Kenley Jansen-Brandon Beachy both throwing off mound..Jansen recovering broken foot..Beachy 2-elbow surgeries.
  • Tigers..Joe Nathan-P-needs elbow ligament surgery-19th pitcher to go down this spring.
  • Washington..P-Craig Stammen to have Tommy John surgery
  • Brewers..C-Jon Lucroy-DL-broken toe-6W..already without OF-Carlos Gomez..2B-Scotter Gannett.
  • Mets..C-Travis D’Arnaud-fractured hand..P-Jerry Blevins-fractured forearm
  • Cubs..DL-Mike Olt-3B-broken wrist…OF-Dexter Fowler-groin strain
  • Giants..DL-P-Jake Peavy-back injury..OF-Hunter Pence-setback-broken forearm
  • Royals..P-Greg Holland-DL-pectoral injury
  • Orioles..DL-2B-Jon Schoop-strained knee
  • Blue Jays..SS-Jose Reyes-cracked rib..slugger Jose Bautista-shoulder strain
  • Atlanta..P-Anthony McKirahan-80G-suspension steroids..3rd major leaguer in 3-weeks suspended..P-Jenrry Mejia-Mets..P-Ervin Santana-Twins.
  • Kansas City..P-Kelvin Herrera 5G-suspension-bean balls..P-Ace Ventura-fine…3-bench clearing incidents 3-days with Athletics Brett Lawrie
  • Reds..Manager Bryan Price faces fine for obscenity laced tirade at media.
  • Miami..Refuse comment they have contacted minor league manager Wally Backman about replacing Mike Redmond.
  • Brewers..Owner Mark Attanasio gives vote confidence to GM-Manager Ron Roenicke in wake of (3-13) start after (9-22) finish last year.
  • MLB..Commissioner Rob Manfred begins review of all documents in Pete Rose betting suspension…says Rose will be allowed to take part in All Star festivities.

Football

  • Chargers..QB-Philip Rivers-says ‘don’t believe the media’ about his status with team…Does not say if media comment was directed to LaDanian Tomlinson-NFL Network-who said Rivers wants out because ‘all the parts are leaving’…or whether it was directed at Union Tribune stories Rivers might be trying to force trade to Tennessee.
  • Chargers-GM-Tom Telesco..’Rivers is our QB today and in future…Team will open contract talks with S-Eric Weddle in May-he is boycotting workouts now.
  • Chargers Schedule…16th toughest in NFL…Bolts have 5-10am games though…at Green Bay-at Baltimore in midseason..4-of-6 on road end of year.
  • Chargers Stadium Task Force..Hire Citi Group-help financing plan…Nixon-Peabody to negotiate with team and league.
  • Chargers-Raiders..Newly designed NFL stadium plans released with bowl configuration like mini-LA Coliseum.
  • Denver..10-tough games..at KCity-at-Detroit early…GBay-Indy-KCity midseason..NEngland-at-San Diego end of year.
  • Chiefs..Open 4-of-6 on road..Back-to-Back games..Denver-at-Green Bay…at Denver-at San Diego…San Diego-Baltimore to close out year.
  • NFL..Concussion Lawsuit settlement approved-could cost league $1B..however average payout to players ($190,000)..More than 200-players opted out-threatening lawsuit because NFL money pays nothing to current player who may have CTE-problems in later life.
  • NFL..Families of Junior Seau-Dave Duerson threaten individual lawsuits against league over concussion settlement.
  • NFL..Committee on LA given full briefing by St-Louis group-Governor Jay Nixon on $965M-stadium proposal to be built for Rams.
  • Atlanta..Cost over-runs on new Falcons Stadium..cost has gone from 1B to 1.5B already.
  • Miami..Sign FA-WR-Greg Jennings-Vikings…FA-OT-Jeff Linkenbach-Chiefs..FA-OT-Jacques McClendon-Jaguars
  • Bears..Sign FA-TE-Bear Pascoe-Falcons.
  • Titans..Sign FA-OT-Byron Bell-Panthers
  • Jaguars..Sign FA-OC-Stef Wisniewski-Raiders
  • Lions..Release OG-Rodney Austin after domestic family abuse incident
  • Cowboys..DE-Greg Hardy to appeal 10G-NFL suspension for domestic abuse case..Sources say Hardy was involved in 4-incidents with girlfriend-choked her..caused multiple injuries-lied to league investigators.
  • Vikings..Adrian Peterson boycotting workouts…wants to be traded..owed (3Y-46M) on deal.
  • Eagles..QB-Tim Tebow impressive in first week of workouts since signing FA contract…improved mechanics.
  • Brown..QB-Johnny Manziel taking full part in workouts after 10W-rehab stint for alcohol issues.
  • Cowboys..WR-Dez Bryant…Denver-WR-Demaryius Thomas..Chiefs-LB-Justin Houston..Seahawks-DE-Michael Bennett all boycotting workouts-contact issues.
  • Patriots..Former NFL exec Floyd Reese says team knew Aaron Hernandez off field issues-drafted him 4th round-fail safe contract..player never in trouble first 3-years with franchise.
  • Rams..Former RB-Lawrence Phillips-strangled roommate to death in prison fight two weeks ago.
  • Vikings..Former TE-Stu Voight-arrested-running ponzi scheme stole money from former Minnesota teammates including Ron Yary.
  • 49ers..OG-Adam Boone says coach Jim Harbaugh wore out welcome with intense coaching style-relationships with players.
  • 49ers..Legendary OT-Bob St Clair passes away (84)..11-years..plays on famous USF team with Ollie Matson.
  • Bears..LB-Doug Baffone-passes away (70)..spent 14Y with team
  • Pitt…Names Scott Barnes-Athletic Director..had done great job rebuilding Utah State.

Basketball

  • Oklahoma City..Fires coach Scott Brooks after team misses playoffs in injury ravaged campaign..may talk to Florida’s-Billy Donovan…U-Conn-Kevin Ollie turns down opportunity to interview.
  • Atlanta..Hawks sold for $850M to syndicate headed by billionaire Antony Ressler-also includes ex-NBA star Grant Hill.
  • Golden State-W-New Orleans…Steph Curry (40P)..Pelicans blew 20P-lead in 4th quarter..Warriors lead (3-0)
  • Cleveland-W-Boston…LeBron James scores (31P)..Cavs lead (3-0)
  • Chicago-W-Milwaukee..Derrick Rose (34P)..Bulls lead (3-0)
  • Houston-Dallas..Rockets go for 3rd straight win tonite..Washington-Toronto-Wizards lead (2-0)…Clippers-at-San Antonio-Series split (1-1).
  • NBA-Coach of Year..Atlanta Mike Budenholzer-67 votes..Steve Kerr-Golden State-57-votes.
  • Phoenix… Felony Assault charges to be filed against Markeith Morris and brother in beating of man who was texting their mother.
  • SDSU..F-Winston Shepard to bypass NBA draft-will return to school next season.
  • USD..New coach Lamont Smith hires Sam Scholl-Santa Clara..Russ Springman-U-Texas as lead assistants.

Hockey

  • Calgary-L-Vancouver..Daniel Sedin 3rd period goal..Canucks fired 43-shots on goals..Flames lead series (3-2)
  • Capitals-W-Islanders..Evgenyi Kuznetsov 2G…Caps lead series (3-2)
  • Blackhawks-L-Predators..Nashville stays alive with 4-goal 3rd period…Chicago leads (3-2)
  • Detroit-L-Tampa Bay..Tyler Johnson scores 2G…Series tied (2-2)..
  • Tonite..Ottawa-at-Montreal-Senators trail (3-1)…Penguins-at-New York-Rangers lead (3-1)…Minnesota-at-St Louis-Tied (2-2).
  • Edmonton..Meets with fired Boston Bruins GM-Peter Chiarelli to talk about becoming President of team.Press Conference-Friday.
  • Edmonton-Toronto..both interested in fired San Jose coach Todd McLelland (311-163-66)..but plagued by playoff failures-not make postseason this year.
  • Pittsburgh..GM-Jim Rutherford refuses to apologize for obscenity laced tirade against Penguins columnist over criticism of team.
  • LA Kings..Police in Las Vegas say Kings-Jarrett Stoll had 3-baggies..11-grams..cocaine-Ecstasy when arrested last week..dating Erin Andrews-Fox.

General

  • NASCAR..Richmond 400 under lights on Saturday nite.
  • Indy Car..Helio Castroneves-Scott Dixon lead field for Grand Prix of Alabama.
  • Formula 1..2-weekends off before Spanish Grand Prix.

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