Thursday February 19th, 2015

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Football

  • Chargers-City Hall…War of Words continues between Mayor Kevin Faulconer-and-Mark Fabiani-Chargers…Faulconer says owner Dean Spanos had yet to respond to request for sitdown meeting to talk about feud over makeup of Stadium Task Force…Fabiani has written four critical letters to City about Task Force in 3-weeks, ripping its formation..its membership, and alledged private agendas…Late Wednesday-Spanos agreed to a 1-on-1 meeting with the Mayor at a yet to be determined time.
  • Union Tribune Editorial Board…criticizes Spanos saying he ‘should be man enough to speak for himself’…Editorial says actions of Fabiani-speaking on behalf of the owner indicates Spanos has no interest in staying in San Diego, working with the city or helping campaign for a stadium….Paper says use of “hired gun insulting mayor-his task force-his advisors’
  • Fabiani backtracked late Wednesday saying he was not attempting to undermine the Task Force–just point out mistakes made in the past.
  • Union Tribune…Runs editorial page cartoon “New Chargers lineup”…7-Uhaul trucks.
  • Chargers..NFL Combine opens..GM-Tom Telesco says DJ Fluker will remain at RT…Will talk to agent for RB-Ryan Mathews about contract extension ‘we are a different team when he is on the field’…Not ready to begin grooming new QB-‘Philip Rivers still has productive years ahead of him’…Called Branden Oliver ‘surprise player of last year’…Will interview 60-players at combine this week.
  • Bears..Coach John Fox refuses to talk about his evaluation of troubled QB-Jay Cutler.
  • Washington..Coach Jay Gruden says Robert Griffin III goes to camp as his starting QB.
  • Rams..Give agent for QB-Sam Bradford permission to see if there is a trade out there for him.
  • Vikings..GM-Ric Spielman says team wants RB-Adrian Peterson back under restructured contract.
  • Arizona..Reworks contract WR-Larry Fitzgerald…gives him (2Y-22M) guaranteed-gets 13M-cap space back.
  • Bills..Coach Rex Ryan says OG-Richie Incognito-on very short leash.
  • Browns..Coach Mike Pettine says team is looking for another QB to compete for starting job.
  • Lions..GM-Martin Mayhew says team is close to new deal to keep DT-Ndomukong Suh off free agent market.
  • Denver..Coach Gary Kubiak says he will run a Peyton Manning offense.
  • Colts..RB-Trent Richardson says he was suspended for missing meeting-team flight-had rushed wife to hospital with pregnancy problem at 28-weeks.
  • Chiefs..Met last night with agent LB-Justin Houston to discuss possible franchise tag.
  • 49ers..GM-Trent Baalke refuses to answer questions about Jim Harbaugh departure.
  • Tampa Bay..Coach Lovie Smith says team has done background check on QB-Jameis Winston-would draft him.
  • Jaguars..Owner Shad Khan says team will be active in free agency.
  • NFL Combine..QBs Jameis Winston-Marcus Mariota say they will both throw this weekend for scouts.
  • NFL..Deflate Gate controversy continues-2nd ball incident surfaces-sideline manager tried to insert unapproved K-ball for special teams during AFC title game.
  • NFL..Patriots fired lockeroom manager who took deflated balls and sold them on EBay.
  • Michael Sam..Looking for FA-deal…says ‘being gay has nothing to do with him not being on a roster.’
  • Browns..Announce they are changing their team logo from Orange Helmet to new designed logo.

Baseball

  • Padres…Pitchers-Catchers report to camp…
  • Dodgers…Relief ace Kenley Jansen-Surgery-tumor found on foot-will be out 3-months.
  • Orioles..Negotiate with FA-SS-Evreth Cabera-ex Padres.
  • Giants-Reds-Phillies..Workout FA-P-Alfredo Aceves.
  • Braves-Red Sox..Discussing trade for young Boston OF-Jackie Bradley.
  • Orioles..Catcher Matt Weiters will DH in spring games-coming off elbow surgery.
  • Giants..Tim Lincecum will open the season back in starting rotation.
  • Mets..Manager Terry Collins leaves camp-death of father in Michigan.
  • Cubs..Hire Kevin Youkilis-ex Red Sox star-as Assistant GM.
  • Rockies..Ex-GM Dan O’Dowd-hired as in studio analyst MLB Network.
  • NYPost..Backpage-Mocks Alex Rodriguez written apology with cover ‘hand-written’….”We don’t accept your apology.”

Basketball

  • NYKnicks..Carmelo Anthony having debridement surgery to remove infected scar tissue in knee-will be out 6-months.
  • Clippers..F-Blake Griffin ahead of schedule recovering from staph infection elbow surgery.
  • New Orleans… G-Jrue Holiday out with stress fracture of leg.
  • Lakers-Knicks-Boston…All bidding on possible trade for Suns G-Gorin Dragic.
  • Lakers-Suns…LA rejects trade offer for G-Isiaha Thomas.
  • Suns-Knicks…Phoenix rejects trade offer from Knicks of Tim Hardaway-Andrea Bargnani for Dragic.
  • Clippers (35-19) face San Antonio (34-19) tonight.
  • Colorado State (21-5)-at-Fresno.
  • Boise State (19-7)-at UNLV (14-11)
  • USD (14-13)-at-BYU (20-8).

Hockey

  • Kings-W-Colorado..LA gets 3-goals in 2nd period..Dustin Brown breaks out of slump to score..Jeff Carter added score…Kings reel off 6th win row
  • Ducks-L-Tampa Bay..Lightning explode 4G in 2nd period..Ducks just (1-5)…Tampa limits Ryan Getzlaf-Corey Perry 2-shots in 17-shifts.
  • Winnipeg…F-Mathieu Perrault out with significant knee injury.
  • Edmonton..G-Viktor Fasth-out with sprained knee.

General

  • Daytona Twin 125….Jeff Gordon-Jimmie Johnson will be the poles for the two qualifying races to determine starting grid for Daytona 500.

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