Thursday December 18th, 2014

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  • Padres…Pull off a 3-team-11 Player trade with Tampa Bay Rays-Washington Nationals…Padres acquire OF-Wil Myers (24Y)-coming off wrist surgery…C-Ryan Hanigan…minor league P-Gerardo Reyes-P-Jose Castillo…San Diego deals away C-Rene Rivera-P-Joe Ross-1B-Jake Bauers-SS-Trea Turner-P-Burch Smith to Tampa….Rays then send Ross-Turner onto Washington for OF-Steve Souza-1B-Travis Ott…..Meyers was Rookie of the Year in AL-2013 (13HR)-but missed a large chunk of last year with wrist surgery…Hanigan is a (.256) power hitting catcher….Rivera had the best year of his career..Ross was (10-6) A-AA..Bauers hit (.296)…Turner batted (.323) after being drafted.
  • Padres…Yet to confirm the Matt Kemp deal is final-after he went thru a physical on Tuesday on his surgically repaired ankle and feet..Deal hit a ‘snag’.
  • Padres…Roster now contains much more power, Kemp-Myers-Seth Smith-Jed Gyorko-Carlos Quentin-Will Venable, but there is an overload of OFs on roster.
  • Padres…Designate for Reassignment P-Juan Oramos off the 40-man roster.
  • Dodgers…Reportedly shopping setup relief pitcher Brandon League…released veteran reliever Brian Wilson yesterday.
  • Angels..Talked to Texas Rangers about a possible deal that would send oft-injured OF-Josh Hamilton back to Texas..he has (3Y-$83M) left on his deal.
  • Houston..Astros pay unsigned draft pick Jacob Nix ($1.5M) to drop arbitration case..drafted in 5th round-agreed to contract-then could not be signed because Astros failed to lock down lst pick in the draft P-Brady Aiken…Nix will go back into next year’s draft…Aiken case still unresolved-had agreed to a 7.5M contract that was pulled after his physical revealed potential problem with elbow ligament.
  • Giants..Re-sign P-Sergio Romo (2Y-$15M)
  • Royals..Sign FA-P-Edinson Volquez-Pirates (2Y-$20M) .
  • Red Sox-Atlanta…Trade….Boston acquires P-Anthony Varvaro (2.69ERA) for a minor leaguer.
  • Cubs-Seattle…Trade..Mariners acquire OF-Justin Ruggiano for minor league pitcher.
  • Blue Jays..Sign FA-OF-Ryan Kalish-Cubs.
  • Orioles..Sign FA-P-Wesley Wright-Cubs
  • Barry Larkin-resigns his ESPN-TV job..wants to work in front office of baseball team.





  • Chargers..QB-Philip Rivers sits out Wednesday workout with chest-back issues..says he will play Saturday night vs-49ers…Ryan Mathews-not practicing-ankle.
  • Raiders..IR-LB-Sio Moore-hip injury.
  • Eagles..IR-DE-Trent Cole-has surgery-broken hand.
  • Titans..IR-RB-KR-Dexter McCluster-knee
  • Cowboys..RB-DeMarco Murray practices with protective cast on left hand that had surgery for fracture early in week.
  • Seahawks..C-Max Unger-TE-Tony Moeaki out of practice with injuries.
  • 49ers..Release-DT-Ray McDonald after police begin probe of possible rape incident at hotel early Monday morning..’Poor decisions-pattern of behaviour’.
  • Browns..Sign FA-OT-Andy McDonald-Colts
  • Lions..Sign FA-CB-Josh Thomas-ex Jets.
  • Texans..Sign QB-Ricky Stanzi-Chiefs.
  • Tampa Bay..Sign DE-Lawrence Sidbury-ex Chiefs-Cardinals
  • Packers..Workout WR-Luke Tasker-San Diego



  • Bears..Ownership meets to discuss status of Coach Marc Trestman in wake of (5-9) season…
  • Bears..Bench QB-Jay Cutler…journeyman Jimmy Clausen will start…Cutler has 24-turnovers this year-tops in the NFL.
  • Bears..Veteran S-Chris Conte-beset by injuries-says he wants to play in the NFL-even if it shortens his life by 10Y.
  • Redskins..Coach Jay Gruden calls relationship with QB-Robert Griffin ‘fairly decent’…’I am demanding coach-he is my QB’
  • Browns..Ex-QB-Tim Couch says there is ‘no committment-no loyalty’ to develop QBs properly in Cleveland.
  • Washington..Judge dismisses Jim McMahon pain-killer lawsuit against the NFL…Language in CBA covers how NFL deals with injuries-painkilling drugs.


  • Michigan..Prepared to offer Jim Harbaugh-49ers (6Y-$48M) contract to leave NFL.
  • West Virginia..AD-Oliver Luck leaves to take Exec VP job running day to day operations NCAA.
  • Youngstown State..New Coach Bo Pelini had obscenity laced meeting with players after getting fired-attacking Chancellor-AD.
  • Wisconsin..Hires Paul Chryst-Pitt as head coach
  • Pitt..Fires Steve Pederson-AD-after going thru 4-head coaches in 4-seasons.
  • Oregon..Loses top CB-Ifo Olumu-torn knee ligament in practice-out of Rose Bowl and college playhoffs.




  • Aztecs-L-Cincinnati (71-62)..Bearcats G-Farad Cooper hit 2-critical 3-pointers..Aztecs committed 17-turnovers..went (5-23) on 3-pointers..Aztecs went 14-possessions in lst half without a basket…went 8-possessions late in game without basket…..lost C-Angelo Chol with a hyperexttened leg-knee…SDSU falls to (7-3).
  • Clippers-W-Indiana (102-101)..Blake Griffin (31P)…DeAndre Jordan (23R)..Clippers now (18-5)..
  • Memphis-W-San Antonio (117-116) OT..Marc Gasol-Zach Randolph combine (47P-30R)..Grizzlies (21-4).
  • Portland-W-Milwaukee..Blazers (20-6)
  • Houston-W-Denver..Rockets come from behind win…G-James Harden (33P)…Houston (19-5)
  • Cavaliers-L-Atlanta..Worst beating of year-Hawks whip Cleveland by 29P on Cavs floor
  • Tonite…Golden State (21-3)-vs-Oklahoma City-which now has both Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrooke on the floor.



  • Ducks..Lose F-Kyle Palmieri-shoulder sprain.
  • Penguins…3-more players examined for mumps-including goalie Marc Andre Fleury.
  • Tonite..Ducks-at-Montreal…Ducks won 7-of-8….Habs  (20-10-2)
  • Kings-host-St Louis…Blues (21-8-2)
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