Friday February 13th, 2015

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Football

  • Chargers..NFL announces San Diego will have the 16th easiest schedule this coming season…Combined record of teams they play (132-123) .518 winning percentage….Last year Chargers had the second easiest schedule and did not make the playoffs.
  • Chargers..NFL Salary Cap figures out…Chargers right now $27.2M-cap space to use for 2015-free agents-could gain more if they release players…or if they restructure down the high cap figures contracts of QB-Philip Rivers-S-Eric Weddle-heading into the last year of their deals.
  • Chargers…GM-Tom Telesco-in desperate need of OL help-bypasses FA-Richie Incognito and top two OL-from CFL who signed in NFL.
  • Kyle Kraska..CBS-8-Sports anchor remains in critical condition-10 bullet wounds to leg and stomach area…Police to file 1st Degree murder charges against Mike Montana today.
  • Broncos..GM-John Elway meets with QB-Peyton Manning to discuss 2015-season and his $19M-contract
  • Browns..Owner Jim Haslam criticizes WR-Josh Gordon-facing 1Y-drug suspension-‘failed ot accept responsibility for his actions’…GM-Ray Farmer-‘Gordon’s problems and our offers to help him have not resonated with him’….Haslem says team not giving up on QB-Johnny Manziel.
  • Browns..GM-Ray Farmer facing major fine-admitted he texted from owners box to the sidelines last season-NFL rule violation.
  • Bengals..CB-Pac Man Jones-denies he became unruly and was thrown out of a casino in Indiana.
  • Steelers..NFL considering suspending RB-Le’Veon Bell-2G-marijuana arrest in preseason.
  • Vikings..Promote Kevin Warren to COO-he denies he is of opinion club should release suspended RB-Adrian Peterson.
  • Aaron Hernandez..Trial-Testimony cancelled on Thursday-slated to resume today-but could be cancelled again with 15′ blizzard coming on weekend.
  • Aaron Hernandez..Fiancee granted immunity..Must testify or face contempt of court charges..cannot invoke the 5th Amendment…is already facing a 29-count perjury indictment for lying to grand jury.
  • Falcons..Ask RB-Steven Jackson to take paycut from ($3.7M) cap figure contract.
  • Colts..Release-S-LaRon Landry…made $13.2M in 2-years-played just 18-games.
  • Giants..Release RB-David Wilson-neck injury-saves ($1.3M-cap)..CB-Terrell Thomas retires after 3-knee injuries.
  • Chiefs..Likely to franchise tag LB-Justin Houston-guarantees him 14M.
  • TBay..Releases QB-Josh McCown…($5.2M-cap savings)
  • Rams..Interview Jeff Garcia for vacant QB-coaching job..Longtime CFL-NFL QB.
  • Packers..Edgar Bennett promoted to Off Coor..Tom Clements to play caller..Alex Van Pelt to QB-WR-coach.
  • Gary Glick..1st pick in 1956 -draft Steelers-from Colorado A&M…Only DB drafted lst overall in history draft..passes away.
  • Eastern Washington..bans star QB-Vernon Adams (110TD) from facilities after he announced transfer to Oregon to play next year as a Grad Student.
  • Big Sky Conference..will ask NCAA to evaluate Graduate Transfer rule..1AA schools being stripped of players by Power 5-Conferences.

Baseball

  • Padres..James Shields contract package…10M salary in 2015…21.2M in ’16-17-18 with 2M-option buyout for 2019.
  • Padres..Donavan Tate-failed lst round pick-cut loose by team-not invited to spring training..drug issues-6 injuries..Made $6.3M-never got to Class AA.
  • Alex Rodriguez..Meets with Barry Bonds to talk about coming back from injuries.
  • Yankees..P-Dellan Betances says ARod does not need to apologize to teammates in Tampa next week.
  • Braves…Lose P-Shae Simmons-needs Tommy John elbow surgery.
  • Mariners..Sign FA-2B-Ricky Weeks-Brewers.
  • Braves..Sign FA-P-Todd Coffey-ex Dodgers-Brewers closer.
  • Astros..Sign FA-P-Roberto Hernandez-pitched for Dodgers-Phillies last year.
  • Mets..Talk to FA-P-Joe Thatcher-ex Padres
  • Dodgers..Talk to FA-2B-Hector Olivera-Cuba

Basketball

  • Knicks..Longtime F-Anthony Mason near death after massive heart attack-4 surgeries-Age 49..played with Pat Ewing-Charles Oakley for Pat Riley.
  • Knicks..Begin buyout talks with F-Amare Stoudemire-buyout 11M-contract…Clippers-Mavericks interested in signing him.
  • Knicks..Carmelo Anthony-F-chronic knee pain-considering surgery-shutting down right after All Star break.
  • Sacramento..Hires George Karl as head coach..former Denver-Cleveland-Golden State-Seattle head coach (1131W) in career.
  • NBA..Criticized for shutting out everyday NBA fans from buying tickets for All Star game-Slam Dunk contest-Rookies game-tickets to corporate sponsors.
  • Clippers..critical NBA voting snub of C-DeAndre Jordan all star game..(13Reb) (2.3BS) (72%-shooting) this season.
  • Chicago-W-Cleveland..Derrick Rose (30P)..Bulls cool off Cavs who had won 14-of-15
  • NBA..All Star break…Surprise teams Atlanta (43-11)..Golden State (42-9)…Toronto (36-17)…Disappointing teams Miami (22-30) life after LeBron…Indian (21-33) without star Paul George…Oklahoma City (28-25) with 4-major injuries…Cleveland (33-21) with slow start…Disaster franchises..Lakers (13-40)..Knicks (10-43).
  • SDSU-Colorado State…Saturday-Mountain West game..Aztecs (19-6) (9-3) MWC..Rams (21-4) (8-4) conference.
  • Gonzaga-W-St Mary’s…Bulldogs go to (25-1) likely clinch top seed in West Regional for March madness.
  • USD-W-Pacific (68-48)…G-Johnny Dee hits 5-baskets early to continue torrid shooting…Dee-Duda Sanadze combine for (41P)..USD (13-11).

Hockey

  • Ducks-W-Carolina…G-John Gibson (35Saves) in road win
  • Kings-Calgary…Kings wear Gold Jerseys with Crown crest..honor former coach Barry Melrose in emotional ceremony. Tyler Taffoli 2G-Kings
  • Saturday night…Kings-Washington Caps..led by 33G-Alexander Ovechkin.

General

  • Daytona 500-Speed Week here…Qualifying for 500-Pole begins with 50-cars in knockout round…3-rounds to determine the pole sitters for the Twin 125-races next Thursday.
  • F1…Testing in Spain…Ferarri-Kimi Raikkonen top speeds in testing….Team Mercedes ran 516-laps in tests…Team McLaren-Jens Button-Fernando Alonso-poor week testing.
  • Tiger Woods..Takes leave of absence-indefinitely-to work on golf game..no mention of back issues…Might be targeting Masters in April..
  • Billy Casper..Funeral services for legendary San Diego native-who passed away last weekend.
  • Hawaii..Police arrest 32Y-man who had stolen credit cards of golfer Robert Allenby-who claims he was assaulted last month in Honolulu.
  • Pebble Beach ATT…JB Holmes-Justin Hicks tied for lead (-8-64)…Holmes-runner-up at Torrey Pines had 5-birdies and an eagle on first 11-holes..(65)John Daly heads group…(66).Pat Perez-amongst others.

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