Friday September 12th, 2014

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Football

  • Chargers..Heavy prep day for Sunday game with Seattle…Rich Ohrnberger-Chris Watt rotate at OC….Sign-FA-OG-Doug Legursky-played with Steelers-Bills over 3Y-span-has played some center….Weather forecast 102-degrees in Mission ValleySunday afternoon….Keys to game-Can San Diego WRs get open against “Legion of Doom Defense”….Can beat up San Diego offensive line run block for Ryan Mathews…Does San Diego OL holdup against pass rush Cliff Avrill-Michael Bennett…..Will Bolts DL-slowdown power RB-Marshawn Lynch….Can Bolt blitz disrupt QB-Russell Wilson and prevent him from scrambling and making plays….Chargers nagging injuries-Antonio Gates-Jaleel Addae-Melvin Ingram all miss practice with hamstrings…CB-Brandon Flowers-OT-DJ Fluker limited in workouts with injuries.
  • Steelers-L-Ravens (26-6)..Baltimore runs (157)…Defense 3-takeaways…TE-Owen Daniels 2TDs…Steelers committ 4-major penalties-defense…Hundreds of Ravens fans, including women, show up wearing Ray Rice jerseys.
  • Denver-Kansas City…Ailing Chiefs team will have its hands full going into Mile High City against hi-powered Broncos offense.
  • Raiders-Houston..Rookie QB-Derek Carr goes against elite Texans pass rush led by DE-JJ Watt.
  • Chicago-San Francisco…Bears QB-Jay Cutler goes against 49ers who lost both starting CBs last week with injuries.
  • Jets-Green Bay…Aaron Rogers lines up against Gang Green defense-Jets front seven playing very well.
  • Miami-Buffalo….Dolphins without all 3-starting LBs out with injuries.
  • Dallas-Tennessee..Cowboys woeful defense against Titans QB-Jake Locker.
  • Detroit-Carolina..Cam Newton starts for Panthers against very rugged Lions defensive front…Can Matt Stafford hold up against fierce Panthers pass rush.
  • Atlanta-Cincinnati…QB throwing contest..Falcons-Matt Ryan-vs-Bengals-Andy Dalton.
  • Arizona-Giants..Can Carson Palmer come up big against NY defense and get Arizona to (2-0).
  • Patriots-Minnesota..Tom Brady takes New England on road after disappointing loss last week.
  • NFL-Ray Rice battle lines being drawn….Commissioner Roger Goodell has been told Rice will appeal any indefinite suspension-cannot be sanctioned 2nd time by League.
  • NFL Union…No provisions in CBA to discipline a player a 2nd time for same incident.
  • Baltimore..Owner Steve Biasciotti said he was shocked Atlantic City police only charged Rice with misdemeanor-knowing the damage of the punch.
  • ESPN…Report that in Ray Rice hearing-player admitted he hit wife-but indicated it was a slap…Fiancee begged Goodell not to destroy player’s career…Fiancee admitted she slapped Rice also…Rice supporters enraged at what they call “Public lynching of the player.”
  • CBS…Report Rice has given up drinking hard liquor..Source-Rice is ‘Jekyll-Hyde’ personality when he drinks…Working with religious counseling group on anger issues.
  • Sports Illustrated…5-influential owners…Kraft-Mara-Rooney-lined up to support Goodell against any move to fire him.
  • National Organization Women..ask female football fans to wear Eye-Black to games Sunday to support battered women across America.
  • Michael Vick-Jets QB…asks NFL players not to abandon Ray Rice.
  • Jameel McClain-Giants-LB..former teammate-Rice deserves forgiveness.
  • 49ers… Suspend Broadcaster Ted Robinson comments that Ray Rice’s wife was pathetic for staying with him.

College Football

  • Top ranked Florida State has weekend off….2nd ranked Oregon-Wyoming…3rd ranked-Alabama-Southern Mississippi…4th rated-Oklahoma-Tennessee.
  • Pac 12-USC plays at Boston College…UCLA meets Texas…..Washington faces Illinois.
  • Mountain West..Aztecs have bye week…Fresno State hosts Nebraska….Nevada plays at Arizona.

Baseball

Bad Night for Beanings
  • Miami…Giancarlo Stanton gets hit in face-left cheekbone by pitch from Mike Filers-Brewers…serious facial injury-could miss rest of season…Filer hit the next batter too triggering a bench clearing brawl.
  • Yankees..Chase Headley gets hit on the chin with 98mph fastball…severe cut…appears to have minor concussion.
  • Padres..Open weekend series in Arizona…San Diego has lost 7-of-8…Eric Stults (6-16) starts against rookie Vidal Nuno (0-6)Dodgers-Giants…weekend series in San Francisco..LA has 2-half lead in NL West..Madison Bumgarner (17-9)-vs-Hyun Jin-Ryu (14-6)
  • Angels-W-Texas…Eric Aybar 2R-HR…Halos (91-55) on season.
  • Angels-Houston…Halos running away with AL-West race.
  • Giants-W-Arizona…Hunter Pence 2RBIs.
  • Cincinnati-W-St Louis..Johnny Cueto-18th win of year for Reds.
  • Pirates-W-Phillies..Francisco Liriano 12K outing for Bucs.
  • Washington-W-Mets..Adam LaRoche 2RHR-RBI single in Nats win.
  • Miami-L-Milwaukee..Ryan Braun-Matt Clark HRs for Brewers
  • White Sox-W-Athletics…Chris Sale 9K-3 hit shutout…A’s have lost 21-of-30.
  • Indians-W-Twins…Tribe sweeps doubleheader..Corey Kluber 15th win in opener…Carlos Santana HR in nightcap.
  • Yankees-W-Tampa Bay..Chris Young brokke up Alex Cobb no-hitter in 8th…Young 3R-HR in 9th for NY win
  • Red Sox-W-Royals..Jemile Weeks 2R-single for Boston.
  • Boston…Owner Tom Werner says Red Sox will go on free-agent spending spree this winter after awful season.
  • Arizona..Asks fired GM-Kevin Towers to stay on as Senior Scout.
  • Houston..Wants to interview Angels bench coach Dino Ebel.
  • Miami..Police Arrest Gilberto Suarez-charges illegal smuggling-ransom of Cuban refugees…helped get Yasiel Puig out of Cuba two years ago.

Basketball

  • NBA Commissioner Adam Silver…Atlanta GM-Danny Ferry does not deserve be fired…racial comments made about Luel Deng were read from scouting reports-not his own opinions.

Hockey

  • Arizona Coyotes…Sign big money naming rights arena deal with Gila Reservation Casino..lst casino to sponsor a building…

General

  • Oscar Pistorius..South African judge finds him not guilty of Premeditated Murder..may charge-convict him of negligent homicide (2-15Y) in prison.
  • NASCAR…16-Car field begins Chase for Championship-1M prize with the Chicagoland 400.
  • NASCAR…NY state police wrap up probe of Tony Stewart accident that killed sprint driver Kevin Ward..Prosecuting attorney has evidence-will decide Monday whether to press any criminal charges against Stewart..
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