Monday February 16th, 2015

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Football

  • San Diego..Mayor’s 9-member Task Force meets with Chargers-to get their input on the studies they have conducted over the last decade about building a new football stadium…Want to review architects renderings-developers ideas Chargers have compiled.
  • TV 8-Kyle Kraska..1st sign of improvement…Opened eyes Saturday night for first time….Remains in critical condition in a medically induced coma since surgery for 10-gun shot wounds to stomach and legs when attacked by a housepainter he had a financial dispute with. Surgeons removed 7-bullets from stomach… Mike Montanta will be charged with lst degree attempted murder tomorrow in court.
  • NFL Union…Revolt growing against DeMaurice Smith…4-have filed to oppose him in Player Rep Vote…Included-ex-Rams DT-Sean Gilbert…says Smith has allowed NFL owners to rake in unreported billions of dollars in revenues that should be part of the NFL revenue pool-shared with players…Criticism that NFL teams allowed to operate well under salary cap-save $20-25M a year instead of spending on players… ‘Time to confront NFL not cooperate with NFL’.
  • Aaron Hernandez..Week 3-of drawn out murder trial continues..Judge rules video of Patriots player busting up cell phones be allowed into evidence…Detectives had told Patriots within 2-hours of discovery of body of Odin Lloyd-Hernandez was under investigation.
  • Rolando McClain…Dallas Cowboys LB-home burned to ground in Alabama-arson was cause.
  • Terrell Suggs…Baltimore Ravens DE-sued for divorce-ex wife wants half of his 30M-in assets…despite pre-nupt agreement
  • CJ Spillman..Cowboys S-Rape investigation turned over to District Attorney for possible indictment-assault in Cowboys team hotel.
  • Marshawn Lynch..Seattle RB-refuses to communicate with team…Due $7M-next year..Rumors thinking of quitting pro football.
  • Greg Hardy..NFL demands courts unseal evidence in Domestic Abuse Trial..facing 6G-suspension next year-was paid $13M-sitting out 2014.
  • Pac Man Jones..Bengals CB-apologizes for casino incident led to ejection-confrontation with police  in Indiana.
  • Ahmad Bradshaw..Colts RB-arrested marijuana possession-12th NFL player arrested since January 5th.
  • Jets..Release-RB-Chris Johnson-refuse to pick up $4.5M-option in contract (663Y) rushing last season.
  • Falcons..Sign FA-LB-Allan Bradford-ex Seahawk-Bucs
  • Bears..Release CB-Tim Jennings-injuries.
  • Redskins..Sign FA-OT-Xavier Nixon-released by Colts.
  • Rex Ryan…Bills coach says QB-EJ Manuel will have to run ‘read option’ this year.
  • Jack Del Rio..Raiders coach says he will install full ‘no huddle’ offense for QB-Derek Carr.
  • Jeff Fisher..Gives vote of confidence QB-Sam Bradford-want him back next season-but must take pay cut from $12.6M-salary
  • Alex Smith..Chiefs QB criticizes 49ers owner Jed York for coaching housecleaning..’tough to believe all those guys are gone’.
  • Peyton Manning..Broncos QB-told John Elway he is ready to play in 2015-met to discuss reworking $19M-contract for 2015.
  • NFL..Today-first day teams can franchise tag their free agents.

College Football

  • Charley Weis…Retiring from coaching after failed stints at Kansas-Notre Dame..longtime assistant Patriots.
  • Penn State..Big 10-reinstates $6.6M-Bowl money shares aftermath of Jerry Sandusky scandal..NCAA restored scholarship grants last month.

Baseball

  • Padres..Sign FA-3B-Josh Bell-former Dodgers minor league prospect…played last year in Korea.
  • Dodgers..Sign FA-P-Ramon Troncoso-ex-White Sox.
  • Astros..Sign FA-P-Joe Thatcher-Angels-ex Padres.
  • Rangers..Sign FA-P-Jamey Wright-Dodgers
  • Braves..Sign FA-OF-Eric Young-Mets.
  • White Sox..Sign FA-P-Matt Albers-Twins.
  • Royals..Sign FA-P-Joe Blanton-ex Angels.
  • Red Sox..Sign FA-P-Jess Todd-ex Cardinals.
  • Brewers..Sign FA-P-David Herndon-Phillies.
  • Tigers..Sign FA-P-Omar Duran-A’s..had (78K-60inn) in A-AA ball.
  • Alex Rodriguez..Yankees offer use of Stadium for A-Rod press conference-demanding apology to fans and media before camp opens.
  • Ernie Banks..Legal dispute arises over burying of his body-or cremation between ex-wife and current caretaker.
  • Chad Curtis..Ex-Angels OF-appeal of sexual misconduct with teenagers while hi school coach-rejected in court..Serving 6Y prison.
  • Tigers..Hire Jack Morris-Kirk Gibson to work TV games.
  • MLB Network..Record reach into 70M-homes in just three years..NFL Network in 72M-homes.
  • Orioles-Red Sox-..ask MLB to allow them to schedule exhibition game in Cuba.
  • Rockies..Hire longtime Padres ex-Warren Miller as Director of Communications.

Basketball

  • NBA All-Star Game…West beats East (163-158)..Russell Wesbrook-Oklahoma City scores (41P) for West-LeBron James (30P-East)..2-teams combine 48-3 point baskets.
  • Suns-Houston-Lakers..Discussing possible 3-Way Trade that would put G-Goran Dragic in LA (16P-4A)..Becomes free agent end of season.
  • Clippers..ex-G-Jared Dudley says he had stress fracture of knee-and Clippers demanded he play hurt last year.
  • NYKnicks..Agent for former Knicks F-Anthony Mason-says ex-player needs heart transplant after 5-surgeries this past week..only 49Y old.
  • NBA All Star Game…
  • Jerry Tarkanian…Memorial service for legendary UNLV coach today in Las Vegas.
  • SDSU-W-Colorado State..Aztecs defense chokes off Rams guards-CSU went (2-19) from the arc.
  • USD-L-St Mary’s…Toreros put scare into 18W-Gaels before losing in 2OT..G-Johnny Dee (21P) in final home game.
  • Mississippi State..Team charter jet forced to make emergency landing after 1-of-2 engines failed on takeoff-landed in St. Louis.

Hockey

  • Toronto-Nashville..Trade-Leafs send D-Cody Franson-F-Mike Santonelli to Predators for C-Ollie Jokkinen-lst round pick-minor league player.
  • Dallas..F-Tyler Seguin-out 6W-with knee injury after being hip checked to leg in open ice.
  • Arizona..F-Martin Hanzal-gone for year-back surgery.
  • Ducks-L-Washington (5-3)..Alexander Ovechkin 2G-2A in Caps surprise win…
  • Kings-Tampa Bay….Lightning led by 29G-scorer Steve Stamkos tonight.

General

  • NASCAR..Daytona 500-qualifying turns into Demolition Derby…7-crashes wipe out 24-cars in 3-qualifying races including 14-car wreck in final qualifying race..Drivers bitterly complain about new group qualifying system rather than individual laps…Jimmie Johnson-Jeff Gordon will be on poles for Thursday 125-races…
  • Danica Patrick..Refuses to talk about her contract status with Stewart-Haas racing…0-wins in 82-races in career.
  • ATT-Pebble Beach..Brandt Snedecker cards (-22) runs away from field on Sunday..Nick Watney (-19)…Jason Day-Pat Perez (-17).

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