Thursday April 2nd, 2015

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Baseball

  • Padres..Roster cuts…Tommy Medica-1B..Abraham Almonte-OF..amongst those sent to El Paso…Medica had options left-hit (.412) in spring..Friars have 28-veterans left on the big club roster…3-more must be cut by Sunday….3-pitchers for 2-slots…Odri Despaigne, Brandon Mauer, Frank Garces…Overload of utilitymen led by Corey Spangenberg..Cam Maybin..Will Venable..Carlos Quentin….Rosters must be cut to 25-by NoonSunday.
  • Padres-W-White Sox (8-1)..Jed Gyorko 3RHR…James Shields (3inn-0R)…Padres 5R-in lst inning…go to (16-12) on season.
  • Dodgers-Tie-Royals (4-4)..Clayton Kershaw (3inn-1H)..Zach Lee (5inn-3R)..final tuneup in Arizona
  • Angels-L-A’s (4-1)…CJ Cron 2-doubles for Halos…Jesse Chavez (6inn-3H-1R) for A’s..Halos come home for Freeway Series.
  • Padres…Final game in Cactus League-vs Brewers in Peoria.
  • Dodgers-Angels..Freeway series opens tonite.
  • Washington..DL-3B-Anthony Rendon-sprained knee ligament-saw 3-specialists.
  • Yankees..SS-Brendan Ryan-leg injury.
  • Miami..Surgery-P-Aaron Crow-elbow. ligament tear.
  • Red Sox..Surgery-C-Christian Vazquez-torn elbow ligament-becomes 15th player to have elbow surgery in spring training…
  • Duke University…Potential 1st round draft pick P-Mike Mauala-elbow surgery…
  • Mariners-Tampa Bay..Trade-Seattle sends P-Erasmo Ramirez to Rays for P-Mike Montgomery.
  • Orioles..Release OF-Matt Tuiasosopo.
  • Giants..Release OF-Gary Brown-former lst round pick.
  • Houston..Release OF-Alex Presley.
  • Washington..Release SS-Kevin Frandsen.
  • Giants..Sign FA-OF-Justin Maxwell.
  • Braves..Option OF-Zoilo Almonte to minors.
  • Royals..Option P-Joe Blanton to AAA.
  • Pirates..Option P-Clayton Richard to AAA.
  • Phillies..Option P-Philippe Aumont..P-Miguel Gonzalez to minors.
  • Miami..P-Jarrod Cosart denies he ever bet on baseball..was caught tweeting with known gamblers.
  • Giants..Announce record 30,500-season tickets sold.

Football

  • Chargers…Stadium Task Force gets City Council Financial report…Council believes it can raise $1.8B-with Q-Village project…Includes new Stadium…33-story office building…16-story-300-room hotel…20-acre State Park-Riverwalk-Tailgate project…Retail stores…65,000-seat stadium….Council recommends the Spanos family put $350M of its money into project…200M-from NFL…$220M-Naming Rights…$160M-from PSLs…to pay for the Stadium itself.
  • St Louis…County throws monkey-wrench into financing plan for new Rams Stadium…says it is not willing to commit 6M per year over 20Y as part of financing project….St Louis officials trying to raise $985M for stadium.
  • Dallas…NFL obtains 7-photos from District Attorney in North Carolina showing injuries to victim of Greg Hardy-domestic abuse incident in Charlotte…NFL-Union-Lawyers will examine the photos and make recommendation on possible 2015-suspension.
  • Boston….Prosecution wraps up evidence in Aaron Hernandez murder trial tomorrow….Friend of Hernandez-Alex Bradley-who was shot in face by the player-testified Hernandez showed him a ‘Glock black-gun’ in a Florida hotel-similar to one used in Owen Lloyd murder…Said Hernandez smoked marijuana daily in and out of season.
  • Saints..Sign FA-CB-Kyle Wilson-Jets.
  • Bears..Sign FA-LB-Sam Acho-Arizona.
  • Houston..Sign FA-WR-Nate Washington-Tennessee.
  • Jets..Sign FA-LB-Jamarri Lattimore-Packers…FA-Ben Ijalana-OT-Colts…Visit-Stevan Ridley-RB-Patriots.
  • Colts..Visit-Dwight Lowery-CB-Jets
  • Patriots..Visit-Stefan Wisniewski-C-Raiders
  • Ravens-Broncos…Baltimore trades C-Gino Gradkwoski to Broncos for #4 draft pick.
  • Cowboys..Restructure QB-Tony Romo contract-creates ($12.8M)-cap space..may be used to acquire RB-Adrian Peterson-Vikings.
  • Cowboys..Re-sign LB-Rolando McClain.
  • Bengals..Re-sign WR-Brandon Tate.

Basketball

  • Clippers..F-Blake Griffin-upset so many Golden State fans showed up at Staples Center-said there is no LA-home court advantage.
  • Miami..G-Shabazz Napier-gone for year-sports hernia.
  • Lakers-L-New Orleans..Pelicans come into Staples and score 60P in first half..had 25P lead in 4th quarter….LA (20-54)
  • Clippers-W-Portland (126-122)…Chris Paul (41P)..rallies LA with strong 4th quarter..Clippers trailed by 15-in 2nd half..
  • Dallas-W-Oklahoma City (135-131)…Mavs shoot 61% floor…Thunder-Russell Westbrooke (31P-11R-11A) in loss.
  • Houston-W-Sacramento..Rockets get 51st win of season.
  • Spurs-W-Orlando..San Antonio goes (48-26)
  • San Diego State..Raises basketball ticket prices in 14-of-16 sections at Viejas Arena..Ticket hike from 17-to-68% on different seats.
  • USD..Hires Lamont Smith-replacing Bill Grier…longtime assistant at New Mexico-Washington-Santa Clara…willing to take 4Y-transfers.
  • Texas..Visits with Shaka Smart-head coach VCU.
  • Alabama..Negotiating with Wichita State coach Greg Marshall.
  • NIT..Championship game tonite….Stanford-Miami.

Hockey

  • Anaheim Ducks-W-Edmonton.(5-1)….Clinch Pacific Division…Jump out to (4-0) lead early vs Oilers…Ducks (107P)..Ducks (50-22-7)
  • LA Kings-Edmonton…Tonite at Staples Center..Kings in 9th spot in Western Conference playoff race…have 1-game in hand on teams ahead of them.
  • Kings..D-Slava Voynov-awaiting trial on season long domestic abuse suspension…tears Achilles playing tennis…
  • Detroit…Drew Miller suffers 2-cuts around eye when hit by skate…Luckily no retina damage….took 50-stitches.
  • Flyers..Luke Schenn-gone for year-torn abdominal wall muscle.
  • Pittsburgh..Sidney Crosby pots 300th career goal last nite.

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