- Farmers Open…2-Fog Delays-lst round started some 4-hours behind schedule…lst round dominated by Tiger Woods news-withdrew after 11-holes..discomfort surgically repaired back..Woods had 3-bogeys-Double Bogey…said back tightened up on him after he warmed up then had to wait 90-minutes to tee off when 2nd fog delay took place..Said he could never get loose-played stiffly in taking shots off the tee…Reporters say Tiger sat outside in the fog for 2-hours..He hit only 1-green in regulation before pulling out.
- Farmers Open..(64)-Nicholas Thompson-7-birdies-Eagle atop leader board at 8-under with group of unknowns chasing him..(65) Michael Thompson alone in 2nd place-had 8 birdies on day….(68) Ian Poulter..(69) Ricky Fowler-Paddy Harrington..(70) Brandt Snedeker-Robert Allenby..(72) Jordan Spieth… Phil Mickelson-had 3-bogeys in 5-holes on front nine.was 1-over as darkness set in-already 9-shots back….A total of 42-golfers stranded on course-have to finish opening round tomorrowmorning
- Padres..Owner Ron Fowler says in all likelihood team will have payroll just over 100M for 2015-still room for AJ Preller to make another deal…Rumors persist of attempts to acquire Cole Hamels-Phillies, or sign FA-P-James Shields-Royals, or to delve into Cuban market 2B-Hector Olivera when he is cleared to sign…Padres do not seem to be a player for Cuban free agent 3B-Yoan Moncada-who wants a $30M-package.
- Cubs..Enter negotiations for P-James Shields.
- Cubs..IF-Logan Watkins-torn Achilles working out on own at Mesa facility-will miss year.
- Twins..Talk to agent Tony Gwynn-Junior.
- Tigers..Surgery DH-Victor Martinez-torn meniscus-could miss half of spring training.
- Rob Manfred..New Commissioner says there will be conversation about status of Pete Rose and Hall of Fame ballot.
- San Jose..City Council votes to go to Supreme Court to fight MLB blockade of plan to build stadium for Oakland A’s.
- San Diego..Mayor’s 9-member Task Force will meet today to discuss blueprint responsibility of each member-gather information new Stadium.
- Raiders..Win lawsuit filed over age discrimination by 2-scouts Jon Kingdon-Bruce Kebric..Judge rules GM-Reggie McKenzie has right to pick own scouts.
- Seattle..Coach Pete Carroll says he is haunted by Super Bowl goal-line play call.
- Redskins..Send out letter to Season Ticket holders talking about star player leadership-fails to mention QB-Robert Griffin III.
- Tennessee..Release-MIchael Oher-OT-Due $4M-guaranteed.
- Atlanta..Hires Jeff Ulbrich-LB-was UCLA Def Coor..Hire-Matt LaFleur-QB-was at Notre Dame.
- Rams..Promote Frank Cignetti to Off Coor.
- Seattle..Kris Richard-DB coach-may be promoted to Def Coor.
- Bears..Hire Stan Drayton-Ohio State-RB coach.
- Miami..Hire Terrell Williams-DB-U Florida
- Seahawks..Confirm Earl Thomas-CB-needs surgery torn labrum..S-Kam Chancellor-surgery-torn ACL..possible surgery CB-Richard Sherman-elbow ligament.
- Packers..Upset at arrest of DE-Letroy Guion-possession of $200,000-cash, gun, and 357-grams of marijuana in car in Florida.
- Boston..Day 4-Aaron Hernandez trial-Defense lawyers attack police for sloppy investigation-only partially covered crime scene with tarp during rain storm-moved evidence to get it out of rain in North Attleboro.
- SDSU..Hires Blaine Morgan-AFA-QB Coach..will install spread-option attack-great career at Air Force…signed spread-option QB-Ryan Agnew-Texas.
- Michigan..QB-John O’Korn-former starter at UHouston-transfers in.
- Colorado..Hires Jim Leavitt-former head coach at South Florida as Buffs Def Coor.
- UNLV..Hires Kent Baer-as Def Coor-had been at Colorado.
- Orlando Magic..Fire Jacques Vaughn-Coach..(58-158)..had lost 10-in row.
- Lakers..Byron Scott rips Jason Kidd-Bucks coach-calls him A–hole..said Kidd always had agendas as a player-got Scott fired as Nets coach in 2005.
- Clippers-L-Cleveland..(105-94)..Cavs (35-44) FT..Kevin Love-LeBron James combine (47P)..Clippers commit 29-fouls..Cavs won 12-row.
- Lakers-at-Orlando..LA (13-35)
- Clippers-at-Toronto..continue Eastern swing.
- Golden State-Atlanta..Warriors (39-8)…won 16-of-19….Hawks (41-9)..won 20-of-21.
- USD-L-Loyola Marymount (70-61)…Lions shoot 56% first half-built 10P-lead.. ..Johnny Dee (29P) only USD offense..Torreros (12-12)
- Aztecs..Idle this weekend.
- Wyoming-Air Force..Cowboys (19-4)…tied with SDSU for lst place in MWC (8-2).
- Colorado State-UNLV…Rams (19-4) but (6-4) in MWC.
- NMexico-Utah State..Lobos (6-4) in league.
- Las Vegas..City begins Season Ticket Survey to gauge interest in NHL team..hope to get commitments to sell 10,000-season tickets.
- LA Kings..Police report says D-Slava Voynov punched wife in jaw..choked her 3X..kicked her 6X..slammed head into TV in fight about money-divorce.
- Winnipeg..Evander Kane disciplined by club-violated dress code for road trip-got into confrontation with teamate who threw his clothes in the shower..no show for skate-then scratched for game in Vancouver.
- Ducks-W-Nashville..(5-2)..Jakob Silfverberg scores 2G..Anaheim jumps to (4-0) lead on road..Ducks now 74-points-tops in NHL
- Kings-L-Florida Panthers (3-2)…Kings fall to (5-18) on road.
- Serena Williams..Ends 14-year boycott-will play in WTA event at Indian Wells-had claimed racial incidents earlier in career.
- Bode Miller..Suffers severe cut of calf-crash with ski gate on Super G-course in Colorado on Thursday.
- US Soccer..Goaltender Frank Borhi-star of 1950-team that upset England in World Cup passes away.