Friday November 21st, 2014

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Football

  • Chargers-Rams…Banged up QB-Philip Rivers against a banged up Rams team…Rivers will start with bruised ribs and a possible minor knee strain…Ryan Mathews gets his second start at RB to take pressure off Rivers passing attack….San Diego offense scored 1TD-last 8-quarters…Rivers productivity dropped drastically last 5-starts…Had QB-Ratings (116) during 5-game win streak…Dropped (76) last 5-games…on key 3rd down plays, Rivers QBRating (97) during win streak…last 5-games dropped (38)…Rivers 18-sacks-54-hits in 10-games…Chargers defense with both Melvin Ingram and Manti Te’o back on field-played very well last week..Chargers move into the ‘teeth of the schedule’…next 6-opponents have combined (38-22) record-second toughest schedule in NFL heading to final stage of season…
  • Rams…(4-6) record deceiving…have beaten Seahawks-Broncos-49ers…2-losses by 3-and-6 points…Rams defense has 19-sacks-13 takeaways…led by blitz happy Defensive coordinator Gregg Williams….Held Peyton Manning and Colin Kaeperneck to 1TD each….Very aggressive defensive front led by DEs-Robert Quinn-Chris Long-Aaron David…LB-James Laurainitis….Rams have lost starting QB-LT-WR-DE this season.
  • Raiders-W-Chiefs (24-20)..Derek Carr drives Oakland 17-plays-80Y game winning drive-TD pass James Jones (1:42) remaining…Oakland consumed 7-half minutes of clock…RB-Latavius Murray 90Y-TD run in lst half…Raiders dominated lst half in driving rainstorm..Chiefs QB Alex Smith led team 17-points in row to take lead in 2nd half-but lost…Raiders snap16-game losing streak..lst win in 368-days..knock Chiefs out of lst place in AFC-West.
  • Detroit-New England..Tom Brady (24TD) vs Matthew Stafford (13TD)…Litmus test game for (7-3) Lions.
  • Arizona-Seattle..Cardinals (9-1) will have to slowdown RB-Marshawn Lynch…How will Drew Stanton hold up to Seahawks pass rush.
  • Miami-Denver..Peyton Manning (3301-30TD) out-of-sync with all injuries to offensive side of football.
  • Baltimore-NOrleans…Saints staggering with problems on both sides of ball (4-6).
  • Dallas-NY Giants…Tough challenge for Tony Roma-ailing back..Cowboys play 3G in 12-days.
  • Washington-San Francisco…Niners getting healthy…Redskins coming apart with lockerroom strife over QB-Robert Griffin III.
  • Tampa Bay-Chicago…Lovie Smith-Bucs coach-returns to Windy City.
  • Cincinnati-Houston..Bengals need a hot streak to pull away in AFC-Central from Browns-Steelers.
  • Jacksonville-Indianapolis…Colts cooled off (6-4) record-look like tired football team.
  • Green Bay-Minnesota…Aaron Rodgers (28TD)…Rookie QB-Teddy Bridgewater only (4TD)
  • Cleveland-Atlanta…Suspended Browns explosive WR-Josh Gordon returns after 10G-drug-alcohol suspension.
  • Tennessee-Philadelphia…Eagles trying to get unhappy RB-LeSean McCoy untracked.
  • Buffalo-Jets..Postponed till Monday-will be played in Detroit…220,000-tons of snow in Orchard Park-no place to move it…Bills wind up with just 6-home games this year.
  • Washington..Conflict within lockeroom continues..WR-DeSean Jackson tweets “you cannot do epic s–t with basic people”-indirect criticism RG3.
  • Minnesota..NFL Union says league office making Adrian Peterson ‘scapegoat’ for inconsistent discipline of Commissioner.
  • Jacksonville..Suspended WR-Justin Blackmon completes voluntary stay in drug rehab center..serving 1Y-suspenson.
  • NEngland..Signs-FA-RB-LeGarrette Blount-just released by Steelers.
  • Baltimore..Signs-FA-LB-James Anderson-ex Carolina starter.
  • Saints..Kicking great John Carney-enshrined into New Orleans Hall of Fame.

College Football

  • San Diego State-Air Force..Aztecs (5-5) must put lid on Falcons (8-2) option offense..Air Force QB-Kale Pearson (1981APY-19TD)..FB-Jacobi Owens (1054R).
  • Colorado State (9-1)..meets New Mexico.
  • Boise State (8-2) plays at Wyoming (4-6)
  • UCLA-USC..Battle of QBs-Brett Hundley (3111APY-24TD) vs Cody Kessler (2919P-29TD-3Int)…RBs-Paul Perkins (1169R)-vs-Buck Allen (1184R).
  • Arizona-Utah…Wildcats (8-2) big challenge in Salt Lake City..QB-Anu Solomon vs Utes defense.
  • Oregon State-Washington..Beavers record setting QB-Sean Mannion trying to get OSU bowl eligible.
  • Stanford-Cal…Both teams (5-5)
  • Washington State-Arizona State..Sun Devils (8-2)
  • Top ranked Alabama faces Western Carolina..2nd ranked Oregon-vs-Colorado….Number 3-Florida State against Boston College.

Baseball

  • Padres..40 Man Roster set..DFA-P-Blaine Boyer-OF-Yeison Ascensio..Call up OF-Alex Dickerson..P-Tayron Guerrero..SS-Taylor Lindsey.
  • Padres-Kansas City..TR-OF-Rey Fuentes for Royals P-Kyle Bartsch (2.35ERA) 2-years in Class A ball.
  • Dodgers..40 Man Roster set..Call up P-Zac Lee.
  • Pirates..DFA-1B-Ike Davis off 40-man roster.
  • Tampa Bay..DFA-C-Jose Molina.
  • White Sox..DFA-P-Ron Bellisario.
  • Houston..DFA-P-Anthony Bass.
  • Rockies..DFA-P-Juan Nicasio
  • Jon Lester..Met with Cubs-Tuesday..Red Sox-Wednesday…Atlanta-Thursday.
  • Pablo Sandoval..KPIX-TV reports Giants 3rd baseman rejects (5Y-90M) offer to stay..wanted 7Y deal…headed to Boston.
  • Tori Hunter..Opens talks with Cincinnati Reds.
  • Dionner Navarro…Former Blue Jays starting C-asks for trade after team signs FA-C-Russell Martin.
  • Rob Manfred..Signs 5Y-Contract as Commissioner.
  • Phillies..Slugger Ryan Howard settles lawsuit against brother-family..misappropriating nearly 10M in his savings.
  • Washington..Hires-Mike Cubbage-Assistant GM.
  • Twins..Hire-Eddie Guadardo-as bullpen coach.
  • Ray Sadecki…18Y-veteran pitcher Cardinals-Giants passes away-age…(135-wins) in career.

Basketball

  • Clippers-W-Miami (110-93)…Clippers jump out to (39-15) lead in lst quarter on Heat floor-coast to win.
  • Lakers-Dallas…LA goes for 3rd straight win..Mavs (9-3) on season.
  • Portland-Chicago…Blazers-Bulls both (8-3).
  • Golden State-Utah..Warriors try to improve on (8-2) record.
  • Cleveland-Washington..Cavs (5-5) trying to find chemistry…Wizards (7-3) behind hi scoring guard John Wall.
  • Jerry Tarkanian…Hospitalized with pneumonia in Las Vegas…Has had chronic heart problems for last 3-years.
  • SDSU-W-Cal State-Bakersfield (51-27)…Absolutely ugly game against a substandard opponent…Aztecs shot 24%-Bakersfield 21%…the two teams were (4-45) shooting 3s….there were 39-turnovers and 36-fouls…

Hockey

  • Columbus..Blue Jackets D-Jack Johnson sues family for running up 10M-debts..obtaining 15M-illegal loans..Bankrupting young NHL star.
  • Kings…Police file felony domestic abuse charges against D-Slava Voynov over beating of wife last month…remains suspended..Wife-Marta refused press charges.
  • Kings-W-Carolina..Jarrett Stoll key 2nd period goal..(Kings 11-5-4)
  • Ducks-W-Canucks..Corey Perry-Jakob Silfverberg score shootout goals-huge road win for Anaheim (12-4-5)
  • Blackhawks-W-Calgary..Flames were (12-6-2).
  • Montreal-W-St Louis…Canadiens now (15-5-1)

General

  • NASCAR..Jimmie Johnson donates ($556,623) to 3-school districts for funding education programs in El Cajon-Charlotte-Oklahoma.
  • NASCAR..Ricky Stenhouse crew chief fined ($50,000) rules infractions in Miami 400 last weekend.
  • America’s Cup…Bermuda awarded 2017 yachting race over San Diego…Bay area syndicate Oracle-CEO-Larry Ellison makes choice after offer of no Tax payments and free-rental piers…Heavy criticism-race will be a logistical nitemare to get boats-equipment there.

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