Monday March 23rd, 2015

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  • SDSU…NCAA tourney-run ends badly with a (68-49) beat-down by Duke..Blue Devils big men Jahlil Okaufor and Justis Winston combined for (39P-18R) as Coach K’s team jumped out to an 18-point lead…Duke’s defense pushed the Aztecs deep into the backourt and never let them get into their sets…SDSU got 1-basket in 5 minutes…then had another 5-minute stretch with 1-basket, then had a California drought stretch of 1-basket in 12-minutes in the 2nd half…Steve Fisher said Duke defense put Aztecs on their back heels-just could not recover…Called Okafor ‘a load’…
  • NCAA..Tough weekend for some of the top seeds..#1-seed Villanova was beten by NCState…injury riddled 2nd seed-Virginia was dumped by Michigan State..and 2nd seed Kansas was blitzed by Wichita State.
  • Sweet 16..2nd seed Gonzaga smoked Iowa..2nd seed Wisconin wore down Oregon and 2nd seed Arizona are headed to next weekend along with upstart UCLA-whom many thought didn’t deserve to be in the tourney.
  • Ben Howland..Ex-UCLA coach last night offered the Mississippi State job.
  • Mississippi State..Fired coach Rick Ray (13-19).
  • Bradley..Fires coach Geno Ford (9-24).
  • Illinois-Chicago..Hires Steve McClain as coach.
  • Lakers…Veteran G-Steve Nash-announces retirement-LA gave up #1-#1 picks to acquire him 3-years ago..Made 28M..had a broken leg and back ailments.
  • Dallas..F-Amare Stoudemire fined $15,000-for abuse of officials.
  • Oklahoma City..F-Darren Collison-sprained ankle-out 10-days.
  • Portland..F-LaMarcus Aldridge-injures hand for 3rd time this year..Nick Batum-back injury.
  • Houston..F-Terrance Jones-out 2W-collapsed lung.
  • Lakers-W-76ers (101-87)..Jeremy Lin (29P)..LA (18-50)..Sixers (17-53)
  • Clippers-W-NOrleans (107-100)..Blake Griffin-Chris Paul combine (46P)..LA (46-25)
  • Spurs-W-Hawks..Atlanta loses 3rd in row..still (53-17)
  • Oklahoma City-W-Miami..Russell Westbrook (12P-10R-17A).
  • NYK-L-Toronto..Knicks go to (14-56)


  • NFL Owners…Open spring meetings in Arizona..will review 21-proposed changes to Instant Replay…Key vote on using replay for Pass Inteference penalties and personal foul flags-hits on QBs and defenseless WRs.. .Will also review PATs from 15-yard line..Changes in OT-each team gets a possession to score a TD..Increase rosters from 53-to-55…Full 53-man roster for Thursday night games.
  • NFL Survey..Concussions down 25% from 2013…down 36% from 2012..Fines for hits on defenseless players down 63% from last year.
  • LA Football..Rams owner Stan Kroenke will make full presentation at owners meetings of his Hollywood Park Stadium that could house 2-franchises, add 4-locker rooms, and 2-owners suites to blueprints.
  • Carson..Petition with 14,000-votes turned into City Council asking for vote on privately financed stadium.
  • Oakland..Alameda County and City Oakland will work together to jointly fund new stadium.
  • NFL Veterans Combine..Major disappointment..LB-Michael Sam runs (5.1)says he will consider going to CFL…RB-Felix Jones runs (4.79)..RB-Michael Bush ran (4.91)…105 players took part.
  • NYDaily News…Reports they believe Jets will propose trading 6th pick to San Diego for QB-Philip Rivers and 17th pick-if Marcus Mariota is on the board…Jets also talk to Saints about Drew Brees-13th pick deal for Mariota pick.
  • SF…LB-Chris Borland-retired last Friday-concussion problems-says he will return 463,000-of signing bonus to team.
  • Dallas..Cowboys owner Jerry Jones remains defiant-DE-Greg Hardy deserves 2nd chance in NFL after sitting out last year with domestic abuse conviction…Heavy criticism by the Mayor and Womens groups.
  • Philadelphia..Ex-Eagles S-Nate Allen to file lawsuit against Police for false detainment charge-after woman mistakenly reported he was mastrubating in his truck.
  • Darren Sharper..ex-NFL safety-facing 9-date rape charges in 4-states-will plead guilty to a group charge-could face 35Y in prison.
  • Colts..LB-Eric Walden-stabbed in arm by ‘Baby Mama’ girlfriend-who entered his house with gun-knife-bat-broke the arm of his current girlfriend also…arrested at nearby hotel-facing 13-assault counts.
  • Chuck Bednarik…Legendary Eagles LB-C-passes away (89Y)..Hall of Famer played 14Y in NFL-missed only 3-games
  • SDSU-Red & Black Scrimmage…Defense as 10-tackles for loss..5-sacks-2 interceptions…QBs went (9-29) passing in poor outing..RBs-led by Marcus Stamps-Rashard Penney combine (209R).
  • Aztecs..pick up another QB-late recruit-Mason Hall from Tennessee.


  • Padres-W-Cubs (6-1)..P-James Shields (5inn-0H)..Tommy Medica 2R-HR..
  • Padres-White Sox…on Monday schedule
  • Padres..Option Casey Kelly-Robbie Erlin to AAA-El Paso.
  • Dodgers-L-Cleveland (4-2)..Yasiel Puig HR..David Huff (3inn-0R).
  • Dodgers..P-Hyun Jin-Ryu heads to LA for exam on shoulder ailment-already had injection not work.
  • Dodgers..P-Clayton Kershaw undergoes oral surgery-2 damaged teeth-hit in face by linedrive.
  • Angels-W-Giants (5-1)..Albert Pujols HR..Madison Bumgarner (4.2inn-0R)
  • Angels..P-Cory Rasmus-out 8W-with rib cage injury.
  • Angels..P-Garrett Richards pitches in minor league game today-test knee.
  • Brady Aiken..lst round pick Astros-injured elbow at IMG camp in Bradenton.
  • Cubs..P-Jon Lester comes out of rotation with shoulder fatigue.
  • Mets..2B-Daniel Murphy-hamstring..
  • Giants..Concern OF-Angel Pagan-2 injections in back-not helped.
  • Orioles..C-Matt Wieters-shutdown with elbow issues after catching 1-game.
  • Nationals..P-Steven Strasburg-out 10-days with twisted ankle.
  • Red Sox..OF-Shane Victorino-giving up switch hitting to protect his back.
  • Rockies..1B-Justin Morneau-strained elbow.
  • Rangers..OF-Shin Soo Choo remains out with tricep injury.
  • Blue Jays..SS-Maicer Izturis-out groin injury.
  • Phillies..OF-Dom Brown-re-strained achilles tendon.
  • Yankees..OF-Jose Pirela-released from hospital after bruised neck-running into fence.
  • Pirates..OF-Andrew McCutcheon has missed 8G with possible hernia issue.
  • Royals-W-Giants..Eric Hosmer-Matt Moustakas (4H)
  • Brewers-W-White Sox..Ryan Braun-Jon LuCroy HRs.
  • Mariners-W-Rangers..Kyle Seager-Nelson Cruz HRs.
  • Reds-W-A’s..Josh Stain 3RHR for Cincinnati.
  • Rockies-W-A’s..Troy Tulowitzki 3R-double..Kyle Kendrick (4inn-0R)
  • Blue Jays-W-Rays..Toronto P-Rob Osuna (3.2inn-0R).
  • Cardinals-W-Orioles..John Lackey (4inn-1R).
  • Red Sox-W-Phillies..Hanley Ramirez 3RHR…Mookie Betts-HR.
  • Tigers-W-Nationals..Justin Verlander gives up 3HRs.
  • Braves-W-Detroit..Shelby Miller (5inn-1R) for Braves
  • Astros-W-Pirates..Chris Carter (3H-HR) for Astros.
  • Twins-W-Miami..2B-Danny Santana (4H) for Minnesota.
  • Mets-W-Yankees..P-Matt Harvey (5.2inn-0R) for Mets..CC Sabathia 3HRs-allowed.


  • Ducks-L-Rangers (7-2)…NY bombs goalie John Gibson early (3G-10Min)
  • Kings-New Jersey Devils…LA heads to East Coast.
  • Kings..Call up veteran F-Mike Richards from AHL-had 14P-in-16G.
  • Leafs..GM-Brandon Shanahan rips teamm..veteran players lack character.


  • NASCAR..Phoenix 400..Brad Keselowski outruns Kevin Harvick on last lap restart to win..Harvick finishes 2nd-has finished lst or 2nd in last 8-races.
  • NASCAR…Brian Vickers hospitalized in LA-blood clots discovered again his legs..4X in career..missed 29-races over last three years.
  • WTA..Serena Williams pulls out of Indian Wells tourney-quad injury.
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