Thursday July 17th, 2014

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  • Padres-Workout day at Petco Park-preparing to start 2nd half of the season-Friday night vs Mets.
  • Padres-7th candidate for vacant GM job pulls out..Logan White-Assistant GM-Dodgers-will stay in LA.
  • Padres-Huston Street confirms he met with Padres front office and was told distinct possibility of trade to another team.
  • Houston-War of Words continues-Brady Aiken-P–1st round draft pick-Astros believe he has elbow ligament problem and have decreased his signing bonus package from 7.9M-slot number to 6.5..then 3.1.  Report Aiken has a deformed ligament in elbow-not torn nor frayed..but if damaged-they might not be able to do graft surgery…Has seen Dr-James Andrews and 4-other doctors….Agent talking to Union about intervention…Friday is deadline day to sign contract.
  • Milwaukee-unable to make contact with grieving SS-Jean Segura-left team to bury 9-month old son in Dominican Republic.
  • Cuban-star slugger Alfredo Despaigne-exiled from Mexican League with 3-forged passports-signs with Chiba Lotte-Japan.
  • Texas-KCity-Trade-Rangers ship P-Jason Frasor to Royals for minor leaguer.
  • Seattle-KCity-Discuss trade for Royals DH-Billy Butler.
  •  MLB-Criticism for not saluting Tony Gwynn during Fox TV broadcast..Network says it did on Fox-1 pregame show.
  • A’s owner Lewis Wolfe says he will re-examine proposal to build new stadium on Coliseum sight-baseball blocked other moves.
  • Cleveland-owner Paul Dolan says “Chief Wahoo”-smiling Indian logo-will remain with team.
  • Ozzie Guillen-fired White Sox manager-wants to leave ESPN and return to baseball.
  • Arizona-Bronson Arroyo-P-undergoes elbow ligament surgery-will be sidelined till next July.
  • Boston-Will Middlebrooks-3B-leaves rehab start-injured wrist.


  • Chargers-Open camp-RG-Jeromey Clary likely candidate for PUP list because of off season surgeries-miss all OTAs.
  • Cowboys-Release-QB-Kyle Orton-had missed all offseason workouts contemplating retirement-Brandon Weeden-backup QB.
  • NEngland-Lose-DT-Armon Armstead-Retires-Blood Clot problems..had suffered heart attack at USC
  • Bills-Sign-FA-Sylvester Stevenson-LB-Steelers
  • GBay-TE-Jeremiah Finley-re-examined-neck injury..wants to play..but if retires gets 10M-disability payment.
  • Buffalo-icon QB-Jim Kelly-facing more chemo-cancer of sinus cavity..”not afraid of dying.”
  • NFL refuses comment on Aaron Hernandez probe-33 Pages-Text messages between Bill Belichick-and-TE prior to arrests.
  • DEA reportedly will target NFL team trainers for distributing mass amounts pain killing pills.
  • Darren Sharper-NFL Network-former Packer-court appearance on Date Rape Cases in LA-postponed till early August.
  • USC-Alabama-sign 1Y-contract-open 2016 season at Cowboys Stadium.


  • Charlotte Hornets-Sign-FA-Lance Stephenson-G-Indiana Pacers (3Y-27M) deal.
  • Cleveland-Signs-FA-James Jones-G-Miami Heat
  • Orlando Magic-Sign-FA-Luke Ridenour-G-Milwaukee
  • Indiana Pacers-Sign-FA-Rodney Stuckey-G-Pistons
  • Golden State-Sign-FA-Brandon Rush-G-Utah
  • Washington Wizards-Sign-FA-DeJuan Blair-F-Mavericks


  • NYRangers-sign-FA-C-Matthew Lombardi-had played in Switzerland last year..played for Calgary-Toronto-Phoenix prior.
  • Arizona Coyotes-sign-FA-David Moss-F-Calgary


  • British Open…Tiger Woods teed off 1:04am….Phil Mickelson 4:04am (Pacific)….Adam Scott-Rory McIlroy players to beat.
  • British Open-143rd tourney begins at Royal Liverpool Course-Hoylake-loaded with bunkers
  • Delmar-Kicks off Summer Horse Racing season..44,000-expected.
  • Forbes Magazine…Most Valuable franchises in sports…1-Real Madrid worth (3.4B)…FC-Barcelona (3.2B)…Manchester United (3.1B)….New York Yankees-ranked 4th (2.5B)….Dallas Cowboys (2.3B)-tops in NFL-ranked 5th…….Dodgers (2.2B)….New York Knicks top NBA-team-ranked 13th (1.4B)….Lakers drop to (1.3B)….Toronto-most valuable NHL-franchise (1.1B)
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