Thursday February 5th, 2015

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Golf

  • Farmers Insurance Open…Torrey Pines-Fog early-cool-damp-then sunny in 70s…Questions-Tiger Woods horrific problems continue..not just shooting 82-last weekend in Scottsdale-but driving accuracy-nitemare of chipping problems…Phil Mickelson-only 2-Top-10 finishes since winning the British Open in mid-summer 2013….Bubba Watson-Jordan Spieith-Matt Kuchar all playing well out of the gate this season.
  • PGA..Mourns passing Charley Sifford-(91Y)-broke golf color barrier in 1962-wins at Greater Hartford Open..LA Open.

Baseball

  • Padres-Phillies..Philadelphia Inquirer reporting Padres continue to stay in contact about possible trade P-Cole Hamels..Phillies reportedly want P-Andrew Cashner and two prime prospects OF-Rymer Liriano and C-Austin Hedges…Hamels owed (4Y-$90M) on contract and Phillies would have to pay at least a third of deal.
  • Padres..Hire Moises Alou as Assistant-Player Development..Spent last 7-years as GM in Dominican League.
  • Padres..Raising Parking Prices because they are losing 500-parking spaces near Petco due to other building construction.
  • Angels..OF-Josh Hamilton-will miss all of spring training-needs immediate shoulder joint surgery-..Out 8-10W.
  • Texas..Sign-FA-OF-Ryan Ludwick-Reds.
  • Brewers..Sign FA-P-Chris Perez-Dodgers.
  • Cardinals..Sign FA-P-Carlos Villanueva-Cubs.
  • Cubs..Sign FA-P-Pedro Feliciano-Mets..Sign FA-P-Drake Britton.
  • Pirates-Orioles..Trade-Bucs acquire 2B-Steve Lombardozzi for minor leaguer.
  • Rockies-Blue Jays..Trade-Colorado picks up P-Tyler Ybarra for P-Jay Aquino.
  • Orioles..Re-sign OF-Nolan Reimold
  • White Sox..Waive OF-Dayon Viciedo-will eat $733,000 of contract.
  • Cuba..Top pitcher on island-Vlad Gutierrez-defects-seeks Asylum…had (2.45ERA) last year.

Football

  • NEngland..Coach Bill Belicheck says media-fans criticism of Pete Carroll on Super Bowl play call is ‘out of line’..fans-media don’t know formations-execution.
  • Patriots…4-mile Super Bowl parade in cold weather-day long party to honor Patriots 4th Super Bowl.
  • Boston..Aaron Hernandez murder trial continued at plodding pace…Weeping mother of Odin Lloyd said she knew all of her sons friends-but did not know Hernandez at all-disputing defense lawyer claims they were close friends…Said player and her son smoked marijuana multiple times..Judge informs jury they will spend Friday on 4-hour trip to murder scene and Hernandez home.
  • Green Bay..DE-Leroy Guion..Arrested-Gun-$200,000-cash-Possession of nearly 1-pound of marijuana.
  • Cowboys..RB-Joe Randle arrested possession of marijuana
  • Seattle..NFL says it will not fine Marshawn Lynch for wearing his personal brand hat nor for his comments to media…Fined Doug Baldwin $11,000-obscene gesture.
  • Colts..LB-D’Quell Jackson arrested for assaulting pizza delivery man in argument over parking space..11th player arrested since January lst offseason.
  • Browns..NFL likely to hand out fine and strip team of draft pick for illegal texting from owners box to sidelines during games in 2014.
  • Browns..NFL suspends WR-Josh Gordon for entire 2015-season for 3rd violation of Drug program.
  • Titans..Hire Dick LeBeau as Assistant Head Coach
  • Falcons..Hire Steve Scarnecchia-Assistant Head Coach-ex Patriots-Broncos coach..Hire Marquand Manuel-DB-Seahawks.
  • Arizona..Hire Bob Sanders-LB-Raider..Promoted Jason Bettcher-Def Coor-had been LB coach.
  • Carolina..Promote Bruce DeHaven to special teams coach.
  • Houston..Hires Pat O’Hara-Special teams coach-had been assistant in Arena Football League.
  • Patriots..Scott O’Brien retires as special teams coach.
  • Eagles..Hire-Joe Pannunzio-consultant from Alabama staff.
  • Brady Hoke…ex-Michigan coach says he is not taking an assistant’s job at Notre Dame.
  • SDSU..Sign 23-recruits-Includes 8-transfers..6OL-4LBs-2RBs…Only 1-recruit from San Diego…top recruits LB-S Kya Tezino-LA  Salesian..Jatory Brown-RB-DeSoto,Texas..Juwan Washington-RB-Texas..Parker Baldwin-WR-Arkansas..Daishawn Dixon-OT-Texas…Ronny Ricks-DE-Arizona Western…Austin Thayer-LB-Sierra College.
  • USC..Ranked as 2nd best recruiting class in country…Ricky Town-QB-St Bonaventure..Ronnie Jones-RB-Texas..Chema Edoga-OT-Georgia..Peter Gustin-LB-Utah..Oscar Masina-LB-Utah.
  • UCLA..Huge haul of national talent..RB Soto Jamabo-Texas….Josh Waribako-OT-Oklahoma..Josh Rosen-QB-Bellflower..Roq Smith-LB-Georgia…Chris Clark-TE-NJersey…DeChan Holiday-CB-San Marcos

Basketball

  • Houston..Dwight Howard-Plasma Platelet injection in knee-will be out 4-W.
  • Brooklyn..Trainer Tim Walsh saves life of scout Jim Sain-had heart attack while watching practice…did CPR-used defibrillator.
  • Lakers-L-Milwaukee..113-105…Bucks hit 3-straight 3’s to rally to win..shot 49% floor..Gia Antetokoumpo (25P)-Krish Middleton (20P) for Bucks..LA (13-36)
  • Atlanta-W-Washington..Hawks won (20-of-21)
  • Oklahoma City-W-NOrleans..Russell Westbrook goes off for (45P)
  • Golden State-W-Dallas…Mavs score 42P in opening quarter-lose..Steph Curry (46P)..Warriors drilled home 18-3’s….Warriors (39-8)..Mavs (33-17)
  • Memphis-W-Utah..Grizzlies (37-12) on year
  • LA Clippers-Cleveland…Tonite..’Clippers (33-16)…Cavs (30-20) 11-wins in a row.
  • Syracuse…in midst of NCAA probe for academic fraud involving Fab Melo-James Southerland..self-disciplines itself-ban from playing in NCAA-NIT and ACC tourneys.
  • SDSU-W-Nevada.(65-63)..JJ O’Brien hit 3-baskets-2 free throws in final 5-minutes..SDSU blew 12P lead then rallied..Aztecs (18-5)..(8-2) in MWC.
  • Colorado State-L-Wyoming…Larry Nance (19P-10R-4BS-1A)..Rams (19-4) (6-4) MWC…Cowboys (19-4) (8-2) Conference
  • Air Force-W-NMexico..Falcons upset Lobos-shot 40% floor…Knock Lobos out of race.(6-4) MWC.

Hockey

  • Kings..Redondo Beach Police Report-D-Slava Voynov punched wife in face at party-knocked her down outside-repeatedly kicked her-slammed head into TV screen when they got home-then told police she had fallen…Felony counts assaults from incidents last fall…
  • LA Kings-at-Florida…Kings just (5-17) heading into tonites game.
  • Ducks-at-Nashville..Top 2-teams in NHL Western Conference square off…both have (72P).
  • Rangers..Lose G-Henrik Lundqvist-bruised throat-hit with shot in last game.

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