- 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- Padres..Owner Ron Fowler-Peter Seidler hold Cactus League press conference-say ‘hope has been replaced by expectation’.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 rehab..no 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.
Jordan Clarkson-Wayne Ellington combine (37P-14R)..Lakers won 2-row….LA (15-41).
.James Harden (21P) LA (37-21)
- Atlana-W-Dallas..Hawks (45-12) on year.
- Portland-W-San Antonio Blazers (37-19)
- 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.