Friday November 7th, 2014

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Football

  • NFL..Ray Rice appeals hearing continued Thursday…Rice testified for over an hour about what he said…words he used compared to what was seen on the two videos….Biggest question did Rice say he ‘hit’ her…’slapped her’ or did he specifically use the word ‘punch’….He left Judge Barbara Jones office chambers-then his wife testified on her own…background of the arguments the night of the assault….Ravens GM-Ozzie Newsome did testify late Thursday…Hearing on Wednesday went 10-hours..Thursday 9-hours…Judge Barbara Jones wants written briefs from both sides early next week-then will issue a decision on reinstatement-back salary-damages.
  • Minnesota..Adrian Peterson’s bid for immediate reinstatement after plea bargain down of felony child abuse charges put on hold…NFL informs Peterson he must appear at a hearing before Commissioner Roger Goodell….NFL lawyers indicate Peterson’s 7-game absence from Vikings did not constitute league discipline-because Peterson continued to be paid 690,000-during his time on restricted list….Suspension still likely coming.
  • Carolina..NFL has not responded to Greg Hardy’s request for reinstatement because his domestic abuse trial has been postponed till January…he has received 8-weekly checks while on restricted list.
  • New York..World Anti Doping Agency says NFL-HGH drug testing program full of flaws..Says players know they can be tested on certain days..Limited number of players tested each week…Not target OL-DL or players with past drug issues…Nor can they test ‘for cause’ without it being random selected…HGH stays in system for 48-hours-so players can get clean by time test comes up…
  • Thursday NIght Football..Browns-W-Bengals (24-3)..Cleveland defense 3-interceptions-fumble recovery-2QBX…Andy Dalton benched (10-33)..had 2-QBRating…Brian Hoyer (198P)..Browns added (170R)..
  • NFL Schedule..Strange weekend of games..Top games have Chiefs-at-Buffalo…both (5-3)..both playing strong defense…San Francisco-at-New Orleans…both fighting to stay in playoff race-both (4-4)….Chargers have bye-weekend off.
  • London..NFL announces it will stage 3-games at Wembley Stadium in 5W-span next seasons to test market if ‘consistent sellouts’ take place.
  • Eagles..Coach Chip Kelly gives strong vote of confidence to QB-Nick Foles despite 21-turnovers this season by team.
  • Giants..DE-Jason Pierre Paul latest to sound off team is showing ‘not heart’ thru adversity.
  • Ravens…CB-Jimmy Smith-gone for year-surgery-fractured foot.
  • Cowboys..QB-Tony Romo goes thru limited first practice after 10-days treatment for minor fracture of back.
  • Denver..RB-Montee Ball goes thru first workout in 3-weeks-groin injury…lost 12lbs weight while rehabbing.
  • Packers..OGs Josh Sitton..TJ Lang both miss workouts..Toe-ankle injuries.
  • Giants..CB-Zack Bowman taken to hospital-exam appendicitis.
  • Washington..Huskies expel top CB-Marcus Peters from team-confrontations with coaches-likely lst round draft pick.

– College Football schedule –

  • Aztecs-home with downtrodden Idaho (1-7)…..4th Oregon plays at 17th ranked Utah…UCLA needs to avoid an ambush at Washington….USC has weekend off.
  • Around the nation…5th ranked Alabama goes to Baton Rouge to meet LSU….6th rated TCU meets 7th ranked Kansas State in Big 12-battle…8th ranked Michigan State plays 14th rated Ohio State….number 9-Arizona faces 10th ranked Notre Dame….Baylor is at Oklahoma.

Baseball

  • Padres..District attorney files resisting arrest charge against SS-Evreth Cabrera from September marijuana possession stop-citation at border.
  • Padres..Announce 7M-upgrade with new HD-scoreboard in LF..HD video board 61′-high-123′ long…Also install 750′ ribbon boards up lst-3rd baselines…Install 2-rows special seating front LF bleachers and party patio beneath new HD video board in LF.
  • Dodgers..Hire Josh Byrnes-ex Padres GM-as Senior VP-Baseball Opeations-Scouting-Development…LA hires Farhan Zaidi-VP-General Manager from A’s.
  • Rockies…Confirm they are putting SS-Troy Tulowitzki-OF-Carlos Gonzalez on trade block..both coming off injury marred seasons..Yankees-Mets both interested.
  • Mets-White Sox..NY-Discuss trade for Chisox-SS-Alexi Ramirez for pitching
  • Angels-Blue Jays..Discuss deal…Halos offering 2B-Howie Kendrick to Jays for top young pitcher.
  • Giants..Willing to offer FA-3B-Pablo Sandoval (6Y-120M) package
  • World Series..Game 7-drew 23.5M-viewers-highest watched TV show ahead of NFL games in America.
  • Tampa Bay..Release list of interviews for vacant managerial job-includes Raul Ibanez-KC..Tim Wallach-Dodgers..Manny Acta-Cubs..Craig Counsell-Milw.coaches.
  • Twins..Re-sign hitting coach Tom Brunansky for Paul Molitor staff.
  • Arizona..Hire former P-JJ Putz-assistant GM.
  • Yankees..Report former pitcher Brad Halsley-plunged 110′ to his death while rock climbing in Texas early in the week.
  • NY Daily News..Reports that wife of Yuri Sucart-has accused Alex Rodriguez of threatening family well being…of offering 1M-hush money to silence on Biogenensis case…of urinating on walls of family home during argument…of treating Sucart with disrespect after trainer-cousin served A-Rod 24-7 for years….Daily News reporting Sucart-facing 7-felonies for his part in Biogenesis ring-Rodriguez may be forced to testify in the case of ‘delivering players’ to Biogenesis owner Tony Bosch…that could lead to more MLB sanctions against Yankees shortstop.

Basketball

  • SDSU…Sneak preview Aztecs basketball team tonite..exhibition game against Pt-Loma Nazarene College.
  • New Mexico..Captain of Lady Lobos team arrested for throwing knife at boyfriend in parking lot-charged domestic abuse.
  • Clippers..Hire Gillian Zucker as President of NBA team..was President of Auto Club Speedway for 9-years.
  • Clippers..Doc Rivers-lockeroom meltdown after Wednesday loss at Golden State over lack of teammwork.
  • Cavaliers..LeBron James lectures G-Kyrie Irving over lack of team play…Irving 45-minutes-0 assists for point guard-not passing ball…last 6-Quarters-36-shots-no assists.
  • Spurs-L-Houston…Greg Popovich rests Tim Duncan-Manu Ginobli..Spurs played only 3-games this season..Dwight Howard (32P-16R)..Rockets (6-0)
  • Tonite..Cavaliers (1-3) at Denver…Sacramento (4-1) at Phoenix…Memphis (5-0) at Oklahoma City (1-4) because of injuries.
  • Lakers (0-5)..don’t play till Sunday against Charlotte Hornets.
  • Clippers…play Saturday against Portland Trailblazers.

Hockey

  • Blackhawks…Patrick Sharpe-out 4W-knee injury.
  • Minnesota..Zack Parise-sidelined with concussion.
  • Toronto…Daniel Winnick-taken to hospital-severe concussion-hit head on ice after getting checked.
  • Maple Leafs…Carter Ashton-20 game suspension for illegal use of asthma meds..said he used teammates inhaler during attack.
  • Tonite…Ducks (10-3-1) host Arizona Coyotes…Ducks without goalies Frederic Andersen-John Gibson-injuries.

General

  • NASCAR…Phoenix 500…Top 4-points leaders move on to final race in Chase for Championship….Jeff Gordon holding down 4th-final spot (4060P)…Matt Kenseth-Carl Edwards (4059)…Brad Keselowksi (4055)..Kevin Harvick (4054).
  • Formula 1…Brazilian Grand Prix on Sunday.
  • Delmar…Opens Fall Racing season with 15-days Bing Crosby Season-picking up dates with Hollywood Park closing last year.
  • PGA..Phil Mickelson putting his $12M home in Rancho Santa Fe up for sale…reduced price to $5.9M.
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