Thursday February 26th, 2015

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  • Padres…62 players in big camp…39-minor leaguers checked in for mini-camp.
  • Padres..lst workout…Matt Kemp hit 6-balls to the wall in 2-BP sessions…Wil Myers continued power hitting display…Carlos Quentin did not take any groundballs at lst base in first workout-strictly in outfield…Justin Upton agent says there will be no negotiating contract extension in spring nor during season-so free agency likely.
  • Padres..Owner Ron Fowler-Peter Seidler hold Cactus League press conference-say ‘hope has been replaced  by expectation’. in San Diego..effusive praise in the bulldog approach AJ Preller used to get deals done….Ticket sales up 600% from a year ago in January and February…Fowler said ownership had to re-energize the community..President Mike Dee believes the franchise could draw $3M if it makes postseason…Fowler laughen and said he was now on foodstamps with budget up to $107M…Players vibe in clubhouse-they could not believe how many deals the GM got done…Players feel San Diego is a destination point.
  • Angels..Report that slugger Josh Hamilton is facing more discipline for violation of drug aftercare program…He is in Houston not in Tempe doing details if he missed one of this 3X-per week tests or had an actual positive test.
  • Dodgers..Sign FA-P-Chad Gaudin-ex-Giants.
  • Rockies..P-LaTroy Hawkins says 2015 will be his final season.
  • Braves..OF-Nick Markakis-coming off neck surgery-cleared to begin running.
  • Orioles..DH-Chris Davis granted waiver for meds for ADHD.
  • Cardinals..P-Adam Wainwright-examined for sports hernia.
  • Reds..P-Homer Bailey-slow to recover from elbow surgery-will not be ready for start of the season.
  • Los Angeles..Judge rejects Jamie McCourt appeal of $131M-divorce settlement-she said she was misled by Frank McCourt about value of franchise that sold for $2B.
  • Orioles… FA-SS-Evreth Cabrera put on 3Y-probation-Fined $655-ordered to do 80-hours community service work following marijuana arrest in San Diego last season.
  • Miami… Chemist-who worked for Biogenesis-sentenced to 18-months in prison for working for Tony Bosch-who got 4Y in prison.



  • Chargers..Mark Fabiani now says Steve Cushman is putting together a different financing package for Convention Center-means Stadium in East Village might not be viable.
  • Aaron Hernandez trial..Police testify they found .45-calibre shell casings in the SUV, beneath driver seat, shell casing in trunk…casing in garbage-all from same gun plus 5-shells on ground next to body of Odin Lloyd..Rehab employee testified Hernandez called him to cancel session morning after the shooting saying something serious had happened.
  • Ravens..GM-Ozzie Newsome says club will not consider players who have past track record of domestic abuse issues.
  • Dallas..ESPN reports Cowboys have not offered a longterm contract to Dez Bryant-reports a controversial personal video-featuring misconduct-may be circulating.
  • Miami..Puts WR-Mike Wallace on trade block.
    Steelers..3-Pittsburgh free agents..CB-Ike Davis-LB-James Harrison–LB Jason Worilds said they would consider following Dick LeBeau to Tennessee to sign FA contracts.
  • Lions..Release RB-Reggie Bush-save $7.2M-cap space.
  • Packers..Release LB-AJ Hawk-injury issues
  • Giants..Release RB-Peyton Hillis-concussion issues.
  • 49ers..Visit with FA-DE-Ricky Jean Francois-Colts
  • Cleveland..Visits with KR-Ted Ginn-Arizona.
  • Carolina..Visits with OG-Michael Oher-Titans.
  • Raiders..Sign FA-K-Georgio Tavecchio-ex 49ers-Packers.
  • Seattle..S-Earl Thomas undergoes surgery-torn labrum.
  • Titans..S-Michael Griffin has surgery on shoulder-knee.
  • Houston..OT-David Quessenberry-lymphoma in remission.
  • SDSU..Aztecs AD-Jim Sterk announces school will provide a $2,900 cost of living stipend for every scholarship athlete on campus..will cost $800,000 and be financed by increase in ticket prices for basketball again…Basketball tickets went up in price 29-to-54% just two years ago.



  • Lakers-W-Utah…(100-97)..Jordan Clarkson-Wayne Ellington combine (37P-14R)..Lakers won 2-row….LA (15-41).
  • Clippers-L-Houston..(110-105)..James Harden (21P) LA (37-21)
  • Atlana-W-Dallas..Hawks (45-12) on year.
  • Portland-W-San Antonio Blazers (37-19)
  • Memphis-L-Sacramento..Grizzlies (42-15)
  • NYKnicks-L-Boston…Knicks fall (10-46)
  • Bulls..G-Derrick Rose-Major surgery-torn meniscus-3rd major knee issue since 2012.
    Milwaukee..C-Larry Sanders-released by team-suffering Anxiety depression.
  • USD-at-Gonzaga…Bulldogs-2nd in nation (28-1) have won 40-in row at home.
  • Aztecs..idle last night.
  • Wyoming-L-Fresno..Cowboys (21-7) in free fall with loss leading scorer Larry Nance to mono…
  • CSU-W-San Jose State..Rams (24-5).



  • Ducks-L-Ottawa…Senators win (3-0)…Anaheim (38-17-7)
  • Kings-Ottawa tonite…LA has won 8-in row.
  • Chicago..Hawks lose F-Patrick Kane-10W-neck strain-collarbone break from cross check from behind.
  • Kings-Carolina..Trade..LA gets D-Andrej Sekers for lst round pick.
  • Toronto-Pittsburgh..Leafs deal F-Daniel Winnick to Pens for #2-4 picks.
  • Carolina-Winnipeg..Panthers deal F-Jeir Tlusty to Jets for #3-6 picks.
    Carolina-Minnesota..Canes ship F-Sean Bergenbein to Wild for pick.



  • Golf..Honda Classic tees off today beginning Florida portion schedule…
  • Rory McIlroy says US has panicked by making so many changes to selection process for Ryder Cup teams in the future…says 9-member Task Force is making a mistake..US has lost 8-of-last 10-Cups.
  • NASCAR..Driver Kyle Busch transferred from Daytona Beach hospital to Charlotte rehab center for further treatment-surgery-compound fracture of leg and broken foot from bad crash in Sunday’s 500.
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