Friday February 27th, 2015

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  • Padres..Carlos Quentin begins working at lst base on back-field with Yonder Alonso-3 errors on 10-ground balls-but made good stops on short hops…P-Josh Johnson says he is ready to throw his lst bullpen session next week after weeks of long-toss..P-Casey Kelly-plagued by 2-years elbow problems-says Plasma Platelet injection has worked wonders….Brandon Morrow-Odri Despaigner seem to be frontrunners for 5th starting job in San Diego rotation.
  • Angels..Josh Hamilton facing MLB-Discipline for cocaine-alcohol relapse in the off season while in Texas…Slugger had relapses in 2009-and-2012…after Cocaine problems forced him out baseball as a minor leaguer…In middle of $125M-contract with Halos…Question for Union-is he a lst time offender in the new Joint Drug Program because what happened before was in the minors…or does Commissioner intercede with stronger measures because this is 3rd relapse.
  • Brady Aiken..unsigned Astros lst round draft pick heads to IMG Academy in Florida to workout…will be eligible for this June’s free agent draft after failing to sign with Houston over reduced bonus offer and concerns about elbow ligament.
  • Toronto..Sign FA-P-Johan Santana-ex Mets-Twins coming off 2-years shoulder capsule and Achilles surgeries.
  • Arizona..Sign FA-3B-Cody Ransom-ex Yankees farmhand.
  • Dodgers..Veteran 2B-Mark Ellis-retires.
  • A’s..Sign FA-P-Chad Smith from Tigers system.
  • Brewers..Re-sign P-Frankie Rodriguez (2Y-$13M) deal..had 44-saves
  • Padres..Sign FA-2B-Mike McCoy-33Y-journeyman from Blue Jays-Rockies organizations.
  • Cardinals..P-Adam Wainwright has strained abdomen but not sports hernia.
  • Toronto..OF-Michael Saunders-miss 4-months-badly torn meniscus.
  • Dodgers..P-Hyun Jin-Ryu examined for back stiffness.
  • Giants..P-Sergio Casilla-bruised shin-hit by ground ball.
  • Braves..SS-Andrelton Simmons-oblique injury.
  • Yankees..Alex Rodriguez gets standing ovation from fans in Tampa-lst day back on field with NY after 1-year drug suspension.
  • MLB Union..Exec Director Tony Clark-in Padres camp…says he agrees with minimal rule changes to speed up the game-‘not trying to reinvent the wheel…Says any movement to ban chewing tobacco in the game has to be negotiated with the union…Does believe baseball will reduce its schedule to 154-games.


  • Aaron Hernandez Trial…Bar maid says ex-Patriots player ordered 30-drinks and smoked marijuana hours before the Odin Lloyd murder in Massachusetts..Had $243 bar tab in 2-hour party…Was seen stumbling drunk out of the bar-getting into his SUV and driving away
  • Minnesota…Federal judge rules for RB-Adrian Peterson…that NFL arbitrator overstepped his bounds by ruling suspension till April 15th was legal.
  • Carolina..DE-Greg Hardy files for immediate reinstatement from year long removal from NFL..still facing discipline for domestic abuse.
  • Dallas..Reports that Dez Bryant videos have surfaced of him having fight with his mother…and with woman being pulled from his Mercedes in argument.
  • Raiders..Release S-Tyvon Branch-3 years of injuries-made $17M-guaranteed money.
  • Titans..OT-Michael Roos-9Y starter-retires-injuries.
  • Falcons..Release RB-Steven Jackson-save $3.1M-cap space.
  • Eagles..Release OG-Todd Herremans.
  • Chiefs..Release TE-Anthony Fasano.
  • Jaguars..Release CB-Will Blackmon.
  • Bills..Offer contract FA-QB-Josh McCown-Tampa Bay.
  • Carolina..Visits with FA-KR-Ted Ginn-Arizona.
  • Redskins..Sign FA-DE-Ricky Jean Francois-Colts.


  • Dallas..Suspends G-Rajon Rondo for violent argument during game with coach Rick Carlisle.
  • Bulls..Team shocked at 3rd knee injury suffered by G-Derrick Rose.
  • Cavaliers..G-Kyrie Irving-MRI-shoulder injury.
  • Sacramento..Surgery G-Darren Collison-hip tear.
  • Indiana…G-Paul George does lst full workout since shattering leg this summer with Team USA.
  • Lakers-Milwaukee…LA goes for 3rd straight win tonite…(15-41) on year.
  • Clippers-Memphis…LA (37-21)…Grizzlies (41-15)…Memphis is (25-5) at home.
  • Cleveland-W-Golden State…LeBron James scores 42 vs Warriors.
  • Earl Lloyd…Broke color barrier in 1950-NBA-passes away (86)..played Syracuse Nats-Detroit Pistons.
  • USD-L-Gonzaga…Bulldogs (59-39) thrashing…Zags (29-1)…Held Johnny Dee (2-10) shooting.
  • San Diego State-Boise…Aztecs (22-6)..Broncos (21-7) heading into game tomorrow at Viejas Arena.
  • USD-at-Portland..Toreros close out regular season schedule.


  • Blackhawks…Medical Update on F-Patrick Kane-will be till April with broken collarbone.
  • Sabres..Buffalo loses top 2-goal scorers-Zemgus Griginsons-leg..Ty Ennis-ankle..early in week lost D-Josh Gorges-broken leg.
  • Canucks..Lose G-Ryan Miller-5W-leg injury.
  • Kings-L-Ottawa (1-0) shootout…Senators snap LA 8-game win streak…
  • Ducks-host-Ottawa tonite.
  • Devils-Panthers..Trade-New Jersey deals F-Jaromir Jagr (716G) to Florida for #2-3 picks.
  • Toronto-Columbus..Leafs ship F-David Clarkson to Blue Jackets for C-Nate Horton.
  • Eric Lindross..Files $250,000-lawsuit against ex-NHL official Paul Stewart for ‘slurring’ him in column in magazine.


  • NASCAR…Runs Atlanta 500-on Sunday.
  • Honda Classic..Jim Herman shoots (65) for lead..Brad Steele (66)…Paddy Harrington (67)…Phil Mickelson (73).
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