Monday July 7th, 2014

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Soccer

  • World Cup-Off day before Semi-finals showdown on Tuesday…Brazil-crippled by loss of superstar Neymar with fractured back-faces German team still searching for explosive goalscoring. .Wednesday-The Netherlands-grind it out offense vs-Argentina-Lionel Messi-scored 4-goals
  • Team USA arrive back in Los Angeles after emotional run into the knockout round…US goalie Tim Howard being saluted globally for 16-save effort in loss to Belgium…Howard signs 2-year extension to stay with Everton in English Premiere League.

General

  • Wimbledon-Novak Djokovic-epic-classic center court win over Roger Federer-come from behind 5-set win of shotmaking, 138mph serves and power tennis…Serb superstar wins for 2nd time in London.
  • Daytona 400-rain delayed-accident marred race..Aric Amirola wins.. race red flagged 2X-bad crashes and 1X for heavy rain.
  • Pocono 400-Indy car-Juan Montoya outruns teammate Helio Castroneves for win..Tema Penske finishes 1-2
  • British Grand Prix-Lewis Hamilton-Team Mercedes storms from 6th place win wreck filled race…red flagged race for violent lst lap crash Kimi Raikkonen got airborne into barriers-hit other cars.

Baseball

  • Cubs-Athletics-Blockbuster Trade…Cubs ship top 2-starters Jeff Samardzija-Jason Hammel to lst place A’s for starter Dan Straily and 3-top minor leaguers…Cubs now have 6-of top-75 players in minor league baseball.
  • Angels-Diamondbacks deal..Halos acquire reliever Joe Thatcher sending two minor league pitchers to Arizona..Thatcher joins just acquired Pirates closer Jason Grilli in bullpen.
  • Yankees-Arizona..Firesale continues in Phoenix-Dbacks ship starter Brandon McCarthy to Yankees for young pitcher Vidal Nuno.
  • Phillies-trade-Ronnie Cedeno-SS to Arizona for minor leaguer
  • Yankees-Release-slugger Alf Soriano (.218) eat his 16M contract
  • Angels-Release-Joel Piniero-P-after 50G-drug suspension.
  • Houston-Release-Jerome Williams-P
  • Royals-sign-FA-Raul Ibanez-DH-Seattle
  • Rockies-sign-FA-Chris Capuano-P-Boston.
  • Rockies-trade-Jair Jurjjens-P-from Cincinnati

Scoreboard

  • Padres-L-Giants-Tim Lincecum beats Friars 3rd time this year…Hunter Pence 3-hits
  • Dodgers-W-Rockies-Matt Kemp 4-hits..Juan Uribe 3-hits..Adrian Gonzalez 3RBI-LA won 16-of-23..Rox lost 17-of-20
  • Angels-W-Astros…Halos 51st win year..Gazrrett Richards 11-strikeout game.
  • MLB-All Star teams named…(AL) 6-Athletics on roster, Nelson Cruz-Baltimore slugger-suspended drugs last year, Angels star Mike Trout…(NL) Troy Tulowitzki-Rockies, Yasiel Puig-Dodgers, Clayton Kershaw-Zack Grienke-LA…Rookies include White Sox slugger Jose Abreau and Yankees-big money free agent Masahiro Tanka.
  • All Star snubs-Padres relief ace Huston Street…Angels pitcher Garrett Richards…Chisox-Chris Sale..Giants-Buster Posey.
  • Yankees-CC Sabathia-P-gone for year-reinjured knee
  • Twins-DL-Joe Mauer-C-Oblique
  • Rockies-DL-Jhoulys Chacin-P-reinjujre shouder
  • A’s-60-day-DL-Eric Chavez-3B-knee-consider retirement
  • Toronto-DL-Edwin Encarnarcion-OF-hamstring
  • Mets-Mourn passing-Frank Cashen-86-former GM-built powerhouse teams of 1980s.
  • Jim Brosnan-ex Cubs pitcher-wrote first tell-all baseball book “The Long Season” in 1960s.
  • Dodgers-honor-Bobby Castillo-longtime pitcher-taught Fernando Valenzuala the screwball.

Basketball

  • Miami-GM-Pat Riley-face-to-face meeting LeBron James-prepared to offer max contract (20.9M) per year…Lakers GM-Mitch Kupchack flew into Cleveland meet LeBron agent.
  • Carmelo Anthony-offered max contracts by Lakers (4Y-90M)…Knicks (5Y-129M)…Knicks reject sign-and-trade offers from Chicago-Houston.
  • Pao Gasol-Bidding war heating up for Lakers star…LA wants him to take paycut from (19M-to-5M),,Miami offering (10M)..talks also to Knicks-Dallas-Oklahoma City.
  • Chris Bosh-Miami-meets with Houston Rockets
  • Paul Pierce-Brooklyn Nets guard-meets with Clippers
  • Clippers-raid Lakers-sign-FA-Jordan Farmar-G
  • Portland-signs-FA-Chris Kaman-C-Lakers
  • Detroit-signs-FA-Jodie Meeks-G-Lakers
  • Golden Stats-signs-FA-Shaun Livingston-G-Brooklyn
  • Sacramento-signs-FA-Darren Collison-G-Clippers
  • Indiana-signs-FA-CJ Miles-G-Cleveland
  • Milwaukee trades 2-2nd round picks to Brooklyn for rights to hire Jason Kidd of Brooklyn Nets in bitter parting.
  • Milwaukee-fires coach Larry Drew to hire Kidd.
  • Detroit-Releases-Chauncey Billups-G
  • Orlando-Releases-Jameer Nelson-G-spent 10Y with Magic

Football

  • Cleveland-Arrest-Josh Gordon-WR-DUI in North Carolina..already facing 1Y-NFL drug suspension..has had multiple alcohol arrests and positive drug tests dating back to college career
  • Bills-Devastaing loss-Kiko Alonso-star LB-knee injury-training in Oregon..gone for entire season.
  • Baltimore-Dallas-Trade-Ravens ship AWOL-LB-Rolando McClain to Cowboys for 7th round pick…ex-1st round pick quit on Raiders-Ravens.
  • NFL-Drug suspensions…Eagles-lst round pick-OT-Lane Johnson…Miami-LB-Dion Jordan…Chiefs-OT-Roe Watkins..Colts-WR-LeVon Brazil-all 4-game suspensions.

Hockey

  • NHL-Record 1st day signing spree-free agency…82-players change teams..NHL clubs comitt $526M-in contracts.
  • Vancouver-Ryan Miller-G-StLouis
  • Colorado-Jarome Iginla-RW-Boston
  • Minnesota-Thomas Vanek-RW-Montreal
  • Blues-Peter Stasny-C-Avalanche
  • Calgary-Jonas Hiller-G-Ducks
  • Chicago-Brad Richards-C-Rangers
  • New Jersey-Mike Cammillari-C-Calgary
  • Rangers-Dan Boyle-D-San Jose
  • Buffalo-Brian Gionta-C-Montreal
  • 12-Major NHL Trades over Holiday Weekend.
  • Ducks-Acquire-Ryan Kesler-C-Canucks
  • Dallas-Trades for Jason Spezza-C-Ottawa
  • Colorado-lands-Daniel Briere-RW-Montreal
  • Colorado-acquires-Brad Stuart-D-San Jose
  • Buffalo-picks up Josh Gorges-F-Montreal

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