- Chargers-Raiders..Joint press conference today in Carson to announce purchase of 168-acre tract of land-plans to build 1.7B-NFL Stadium to be shared by both AFC-teams in Carson at the 405-Del Amo Boulevard junction..The team purchased the land from Starwood Capital Group, and will use PSL’s to fund the construction cost along with private financing…The Stadium would seat 68,000 and have 18,000-parking spaces..the NFL had looked at the sight previously for purchase..The NFL would contribute $400M-thru the G6-fund much like they did to co-finance the new Meadowlands Stadium for the Jets-Giants…The Chargers-Raiders say they will follow the protocol of NFL approval thru the Committee on LA…The move comes 30-days after Mayor Kevin Faulconer formed his Stadium Task Force.
- Mayor Kevin Faulconer visibly upset was informed before the Charges released the information to the LA Times…he said Dean Spanos is abandoning 50-years plus and generations of loyal Chargers fans…Spanos and Faulconer will meet on Tuesday.
- Mark Fabinai said the Chargers would spend 2015 working with the Task Force to determine if there was a way to build a Stadium in San Diego-but their hand was forced to look at LA market.
- Giants..Manager Bruce Bochy hospitalized-undergoes emergency double stent procedure for blocked arteries after 2-days of chest pains.
- Padres..Pitchers-Catchers-lst throwing sessions off mound…P-Josh Johnson-recovering from forearm surgery-throwing 2X-week at 180′-will go to 3X-week schedule next week…no schedule yet to do bullpen sessions…P-Corey Leubke-another setback in January-tightness in elbow-after 2nd operation…Shutdown 3W…just beginning short toss in outfield…Months away from throwing bullpen.
- Padres-USA Today…Reported San Diego offered C-Austin Hedges and OF-Hunter Renfroe for Phillies-Cole Hamels-other sources say they wanted Philaelphia to pick up $30M of the remaing $94M-on the contract. Philadlephia wanted more players.
- Dodgers..Move Brandon League back into closers role replace Kenley Jansen-foot surgery….express interest in ex-Yankees-Tigers reliever Joba Chamberlain….Yasmani Grandal-AJ Ellis likely platoon at catcher….Yasiel Puig reports to camp 10-days early.
- Angels..Newly acquired P-Andrew Heaney to get first shot at joining pitching rotation…which is wafer thin.
- Phillies..P-Cole Hamels says he wants to pitch for a winner this year….Phillies evaluating 4-trade offers for lefthander.
- Arizona..3B-Marc Trumbo wins $6.9M-arbitration case…Diamondbacks had offered just $5.2M
- Yankees..Hold 3rd private workout for Cuban FA-Yoan Moncada…Wants 30M-package-Yankees would also have to pay $30M-Tax for signing him.
- Rangers..SS-Jurickson Profar undergoing surgery-torn labrum-reinjured it 3X…Miss entire 2015 season.
- Orioles..SS-Paul Janisch-elbow surgery-out 8W.
- Yankees..P-Masahiro Tanaka-21 pitch bullpen session-coming off elbow problems middle last year.
- Phillies..P-Chad Billingsley-30 pitch bullpen session-coming off 2-elbow surgeries.
- Cubs…Judge throws out injunction request from building owners trying to block construction 2250-square foot Video Board-RF-Wrigley Field.
- Chargers..Open contract extension talks to keep LT-King Dunlop-RB-Ryan Mathews-WR-Eddie Royal-CB-Brandon Flowers off free agent market.
- Chargers..KGTV-UT fans poll….Use of taxpayers money to build stadium 56-34% “No”….Where will team wind up…58%-SD…32%LA.
- Combine..QB-Jameis Winston-Florida State measures 6’3 (231lbs)…down from 248-in January…WR-Dorian Green Beckham-suspended Oklahoma-Missouri-impressive interviews-honesty about past problems.
- Browns..Coach Mike Pettine visited Johnny Manziel in rehab center-believes he will recover from alcohol issues.
- Bears..Coach John Fox says club not ready to decide on future WR-Brandon Marshall yet-may release him-cap issues.
- Lions…May release RB-Reggie Bush-not pay $7M…Just (297R) last year.
- Packers..WR-Randall Cobb wants (4Y-$40M) deal to match Jordy Nelson contract.
- Seahawks..Say they may not have enough cap space to sign young CB-Byron Maxwell.
- Vikings..Say RB-Adrian Peterson must take paycut from $12M-deal…Paid $7M-last year while suspended.
- Carolina..RB-DeAngelo Williams will not be re-signed.
- Broncos..DT-Terrance Knighton says he feels disrespected as unsigned free agent-may leave..Raiders interested.
- Broncos..TE-Julius Thomas turns down $8M-year contract-will test free agency.
- 49ers..Say will offer contracts to RB-Frank Gore..TE-Vernon Davis in early March.
- Raiders..Coach Jack DelRio ripping up OL-moving RG-Austin Howard to RT.
- Texans..Say lst round pick Jadeveon Clowney will be ready to play in August-had microfracture knee surgery-after hernia surgery-also concussion last year.
- Chiefs..Coach Andy Reid confirms had knee replacement surgery last month.
- Colts..GM-Ryan Grigson confirmed team talked to NFL about Patriots possible ball tampering before AFC playoff game.
- Rams..Hire ex-QB-Chris Weinke to be offensive assistant on Jeff Fisher staff.
- NFL Competition Committee…Says proposal made for all major penalties to be reviewable under instant replay.
- NFL..Not ready to vote on playoff expansion to 16-teams yet-may delay till 2016.
- NFL..Run into roadblocks trying to get testimony in Greg Hardy-Domestic Abuse case unsealed..District Attorney has files-not cooperating.
- NBA-Trade Deadline-11 Deals made at Noon-deadline yesterday.
- Miami-Suns..Heat acquire G-Goran Dragic (12P) for G-Norris Cole- F-Danny Granger-F-Shawne Willims-G-Justin Hamilton..#1#1 picks..
- Oklahoma City-Utah-Detroit..Thunder get C-Enes Kanter (13P-7R)-C-Steve Novak-G-Kyle Sigler-G-DJ Augustine..Pistons get G-Reggie Jackson (12P)..Utah winds up with C-Kendrick Perkins (4P-5R).
- Denver-Portland..Blazers get G-Aaron Afflalo (14P)-G-Alonzo Gee for lst-2nd round picks-F-Thomas Robinson-Will Barton-Vic Claver.
- Brooklyn-Minnesota..Nets deal F-Kevin Garnett to Timberwolves for G-Thaddeus Young.
- Milwaukee-76ers-Suns..Phoenix gets G-Brandon Knight (14P)..Bucks land F-Michael Carter Williams (15P)-C-Miles Plumlee-F-Ty Enness…Sixers get #1-#1
- Phoenix-Boston..Celtics acquire G-Isiah Thomas for lst round pick-F-Marcus Thornton.
- Boston-Detroit..Celtics ship F-Tayshaun Prince back to Pistons.
- Philadelphia-Houston..Rockets acquire G-KJ McDaniels (9P)-for 2nd round picks
- Denver-Philadelphia..Nuggets deal C-JaVale McGee-#1 for an $11M-Trade Exception.
- Washington-Sacramento…Wizards trade G-Andre Miller to Kings for G-Ramone Sessions.
- NYK-Houston..Rockets get F-Pablo Prigioni for #2#2 picks.
- Clippers-W-San Antonio (119-115)…Jamal Crawford 26-off bench…DeAndre Jordan (26P-18R)…Clippers (36-19)
- Lakers-Brooklyn…LA (13-40)..Nets (21-31).Golden State-San Antonio..Warriors (42-9)…Spurs (34-19)…Atlanta-Toronto..Hawks (43-11).
- Atlanta..Report Bryan Colangelo heading group to buy Hawks franchise.
- Portland..Mourning passing of former P-F-Jerome Kearsey-passed away age 52 after making public appearance with team early in week.
- USD-L-BYU (75-62)..Cougars go on (14-2) scoring spurt start 2nd half..hit 23-free throws in win..USD (14-14)
- SDSU-at-San Jose State…Aztecs (21-6) play Spartans (2-23) tomorrow.
- Ducks-at-Calgary…Anaheim just (1-5) last two weeks…(35-16-7) for season..Flames (32-22-4) heading into tonight’s game.
- Kings-at- San Jose…LA has won 6-in row heading into tomorrow night road game.
- San Diego…Ducks press conference on Sunday 12-noon to unveil new Uniform-colors-logo for AHL team…Hockey Fan Fest at Sports Arena open to fans-free.
- Daytona Twin 125s…..Dale Earnhardt Junior uses sling shot pass to gain lead and win lst qualifying race…Jimmie Johnson goes wire to wire to win 2nd race…Danica Patrick hit by Denny Hamlin-had to repair damage to qualify-but had confrontation in pits with Hamlin who put his hands on Patrick..he maintains her car spun because of dirty air-she claimed he hit her car late in the race-spinning her.
- Daytona 500…Saturday…Jeff Gordon-Jimmie Johnson will start on the front row.