Friday November 14th, 2014

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Baseball

  • NL-MVP..Clayton Kershaw completes the sweep..Dodgers pitcher (21-3) wins MVP Award-lst pitcher to get award since 1968-Bob Gibson..Won Cy Young-Wednesday.
  • AL-MVP..Mike Trout-Angels-unanimous choice-gets all 30-first place votes (.287-36HR).
  • Cardinals..Grief continues over death Oscar Taverez-OF..Dominican Republic police report-Blood Alcohol level (.287) time high speed fatal accident..5X-limit.
  • Giants..Mourn passing longtime SS-3B and former manager Alvin Dark (92)..hit over .400 in ’51-’54 World Series..managed SF-A’s-Padres.
  • Tampa Bay..Interviews Ron Wotus-Giants..Kevin Cash-Yankees for vacant manager’s job.
  • Pirates..Manager Clint Hurdle elects not to have Bench Coach this year.
  • Yankees..ex-major leaguer Chuck Knoblauch-battling personality issues..goes on tweet rants-lauding drunk drivers and those in domestic abuse cases.
  • Phillies..USA-Today reports P-Cole Hamels now ready to accept trade to Red Sox.
  • Boston..Boston Globe reports talks with FA-P-Jon Lester involve (6Y-120M) deal.
  • Miami..Cuban slugger Yasmany Tomas flies to Miami to meet with agent Jay Alou amidst reports Phillies-Giants possible signing imminent.
  • Miami..Reports slugger Giancarlo Stanton-discussing a 10Y-deal that could have total worth (salary-potential bonuses) 300M.
  • Washington..FA-2B-Ian Desmond rejects (7Y-107M) deal.
  • Cubs..Meet 3X-FA-C-Russell Martin-Pirates.
  • Orioles..Meet P-AJ Burnett-Phillies about contract.
  • Football
  • Chargers..S-Jahleel Addae practices with team after missing 2W-with concussion..5-injured players-led by RB-Ryan Mathews ready to play..
  • Houston..DE-Jadeveon Clowney cleared to start-out much of year with hernia surgery-knee scope surgery.
  • Lions..RB-Reggie Bush-reaggravates ankle injury
  • Cowboys..IR-DE-Amoebi Okoye-not fully recovered from off season bout Encephalitis.
  • Baltimore..Lawyers briefs in Ray Rice case handed in Judge 5pm last night..decision due next week on reinstatement-back pay.
  • Minnesota..Adrian Peterson grievance hearing on reinstatement-scheduled next Monday.
  • Bears..Players dropping hints if coaching change made-Mike Shanahan should be considered-relinking him with Jay Cutler-Brandon Marshall.
  • Miami..Player complaints-abrasive relationship-Offensive Coordinator Bill Lazor has with players.
  • Eagles..Coach Chip Kelly says media-fans criticism RB-LeSean McCoy unfair-role changed-other players part of package.
  • Arizona..3Y-contract extension-defensive coordinator Todd Bowles.
  • Cowboys..Sign-FA-LB-Dakoda Watson-started last week Jaguars-then waived.
  • CAA…Agency fires its top player agent Ben Dogra-repped 35 players including Richard Sherman.
  • Miami-L-Buffalo (22-9)..Dolphins defense chokes off Bills-holding them 88Y-2nd half..2-sacks Kyle Orton-relentless pressure…Buffalo 3-major penalties scoring drives..win hurts Chargers-gives Miami a 2-game cushion over Bolts with tiebreaker in wildcrd playoff chase.

– Sunday-NFL Schedule –

  • Chargers-Raiders..Bolts get 4-injured players on defense back on field-plus RB-Ryan Mathews..Raiders (0-9)..(8-33) last three seasons…Raiders 24th offense-32nd defense…San Diego averaging (331YPG)..Raiders giving up (342YPG)
  • Eagles-Packers..Mark Sanchez-vs-Aaron Rogers..Can Philadelphia run ball help Sanchez throwing game.
  • Seahawks-Chiefs…Arctic cold weather at Arrowhead..Battle of RBs Marshawn Lynch-Jamal Charles..Both have strong pass rushes.
  • Bengals-Saints..Drew Brees fighting for playoff lives..Bengals need win to stay close in battle for lst place in AFC-North.
  • Lions-Arizona..Drew Stanton will have to carry Cardinals rest of way to secure homefield advantage for NFC playoffs.
  • USC-W-California (38-30)…Cody Kessler 2TD passes in 2-half minute span 1st quarter leads to 21-point explosion..Kessler (379P-4TD)..Nelson Agholor (16R-214Y)..Bears mounted furious 2nd half passing drive to climb back into game…

– Saturday Schedule –

  • (1)-Mississippi State at (5)-Alabama…QB-Dak Prescott against Tide defense…Dan Mullen (0-5) vs Alabama.
  • (3) Florida State-Miami..Tough road game for Seminoles against improving Hurricanes.
  • (8) Ohio State-Minnesota…Buckeyes (8-1) with QB-JT Barrett…Golden Gophers (7-2)
  • Arizona State-at-Oregon State…Sun Devils superb defense needs to shutdown Beavers QB-Sean Mannion.
  • Washington-at-Arizona…Anu Solomon explosiveness carrying Wildcats.
  • San Diego State-at-Boise..Bitter cold weather..Aztecs must stop QB-Grant Hedrick (3028APY-21TD) and RB-Jay Ajayi (1146R)..DJ Pumphrey (1215R-13TD)
  • Nevada-at-Air Force..Wolfpack QB-Cody Fajardo vs Falcons wishbone package.

Basketball

  • Aztecs..Open season hosting Cal State-Northridge…SDSU loaded return Sky Spencer-JJ O’Brien-DeWayne Polee on front line..Winston Shepard-G..newcomers Angelo Chol-Trey Kell-Kevin Zabo.
  • Lakers-San Antonio…Lakers (1-7) face Spurs (4-3)…Kobe Bryant averaging 27P…Lakers defense dismal.
  • Cavaliers-Boston…Cleveland off to (3-3) start.
  • Houston-76ers…Rockets (7-1)…Sixers (0-8)-torn roster down to win another lottery pick.
  • Golden State-W-Brooklyn Nets..Warriors (6-2)
  • Memphis-W-Sacramento..Grizzlies (8-1)
  • Bulls-W-Toronto..Chicago (7-2) with ailing Derrick Rose.
  • Dallas-W-76ers…Philadelphia loses by 53-Points in game.
  • NBA..New Union leader calls the Player’s Salary Cap rules-reduction in pay over last 5-years “Un-American”…NBA shutdown coming in 2015-16 season.
  • NYKnicks…Phil Jackson rejects criticism “Triangle” is failure..NY not score 100Pts in any game this season.

Hockey

  • Ottawa..Sad news-longtime GM-Bryan Murray confirms he has stage 4-cancer cannot be cured…ex-Ducks GM..long-classy career.
  • Kings-Dallas..Leg weary Kings beaten by Ducks on Wednesday-show fatigue on Thursday.
  • Montreal-W-Boston..Habs (12-4-1)
  • Friday night games..Vancouver (12-5) vs Arizona…Pittsburgh (10-3-1)-vs-Maple Leafs (9-5-2).

General

  • NASCAR…Miami 400-1M prize money in final race Chase for Championship..Joey Logano-Kevin Harvick-Denny Hamlin-Ryan Newman…Logano had hot streak cooled off…Harvick coming off win in Phoenix..Hamilin-history of wrecks incidents..Newman did not win race this year-but qualified running up front all year.
  • Formula 1…Off week-final race next weekend-Grand Prix Abu Dahbi.
  • Formula 1..Driver Marcus Ericsson terminates contract with bankrupt Canterham team…headed to Sauber Racing-which says it will run with new backers next year…last week Marussia team laid off 200-employees-folding operation….Lotus could be next team to go under.
  • New York..FBI reportedly has begun a global probe of corruption in FIFA in selling of votes for the 2018-2022 World Cup soccer games..FIFA President Sepp Blatter-target of probe as well as other top execs.
  • Olympics..Suzy Favor-Hamilton…Distance running star-who became Call girl in Las Vegas, writing 320-page tell-all book.
  • Soccer…Brazilian icon Pete hospitalized-surgical procedure for kidney stones.
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