Thursday July 23rd, 2015

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  • Padres-L-Giants (7-1)…Brandon Belt solo HR…Buster Posey pinch hit 2-run double skipped beyond diving Matt Kemp triggering late rally against San Diego bullpen…Padres wasted 5-shutout innings from James Shields…Shields has won just 1-of-last-9-starts-no run support….Giants win 2-of-3 in series…San Francisco won 8-of-9-games and (5-1) on road trip….Padres now 7th in wildcard chase in NL.
  • San Diego-Miami…Open 4G-weekend series with Marlins..Tyson Ross-vs-Tom Koehler..Marlins lost 5-of-9….Miami (39-55)…Lost Home Run hitter Giancarlo Stanton in June with broken hamate bone in hand-has just begun lite swing workouts…out till August.
  • Padres…Option slump-ridden Will Middlebrooks (.211) to El Paso-instruction play everyday at 3B…recall Abraham Almonte-OF-add energy to lineup with Corey Spangenberg knee injury…Almonte plays injuries to Justin Upton-Matt Kemp.
  • Padres…Acquire 71st pick “B” compensation pick in baseball lottery for small market non playoff teams..comes after 2nd round of next year draft.
  • Dodgers-W-Braves (3-1)..Mike Bolsinger 7-strong innings..Jimmy Rollins-Joc Pederson RBI-singles..Pederson (5-26) slump-looks worn out.
  • LA-NYMets…Clayton Kershaw (7-6) 2.68-vs-Bartolo Colon…Dodgers continue long East Coast road trip tonight at Citi Field.
  • Dodgers..MRI-clean…P-Brett Anderson strained Achilles-no tear…may not even go on DL.
  • Angels-W-Twins (5-2)..Kole Calhoun 2-RBI singles..Albert Pujols RBI-double…Halos won 17-of-20..Houston Street 300th career save
  • Halos-Minnesota..Garrett Richards (10-6)-vs-Ervin Santana
  • Angels..3B-David Freese-hand injury early in game-removed for x-rays.
  • Washington-W-Mets…Michael Taylor 2R-single..Reliever Bobby Parnell gives up 3R-late for New York..
  • Yankees-W-Orioles..Mark Teixeira 2R-HR..A-Rod solo HR..Yankees won 8-of-10
  • Reds-W-Cubs..Joey Votto HR..Todd Frazier 2R-double in opener of twinbill.
  • Reds-L-Cubs..Chris Denorfia 2R-double earns Cubs split..
  • Tigers-W-Mariners..Alex Castellanos Grand Slam HR..
  • Cardinals-W-White Sox..Yadier Molina Bases Loaded triple
  • Pirates-L-Royals..Mike Moustakas 3R-HR.
  • Red Sox-L-Houston..Preston Tucker 2HRs..Astros hit 3-bombs
  • Marlins-Diamondbacks..Ichuro Suzuki RBI-triple…Jose Fernandez 11K-7inn for Marlins..DBacks bases loaded 9th-none out-did not score.
  • A’s-Blue Jays..Ty Clippard blows save in 9th inning-allows Jays back in game.
  • Phillies-W-Tampa Bay..Odribel Herrera pinch hit game winning single in 10th..Rays-Logan Forsythe RBI-double-HR
  • Indians-W-Brewers…Michael Brantley 3R-HR-RBI single-double in Tribe win.
  • Rangers-W-Rockies…Mitch Moreland-Elvis Andrus combine 6RBI for Texas…
  • Phillies-Dodgers…Reports LA reject Cole Hamels trade package-refuse part SS-Corey Seager-P-Julio Urias.
  • Phillies…Open trade talks with Texas-Toronto-Red Sox-
  • Tigers-Dodgers..Discuss deal P-David Price.
  • Reds-Kansas City..Discuss trade P-Johnny Cueto.
  • Reds-Blue Jays..Discuss trade P-Mat Latos.
  • A’s-Mets..Discuss trade OF-Ben Zobrist
  • Washington..Release P-Jose Valverde.
  • Red Sox..P-Clay Bucholz-Plasma Platelet injection for strained forearm
  • Arizona…OF-David Peralta beaned by Jose Fernandez pitch-concussion last night.
  • Astros..SS-Jed Lowrie-cleared full workouts-been out since April-torn thumb ligament.
  • KCity..P-Jason Vargas-torn elbow ligament-lst game back from disabled list-gone for year.
  • Orioles..DL-Steve Pearce-OF-oblique injury
  • Tigers..Manager Brad Ausmus-under fire for teams .500-season-“not ready to give up on season nor players”.


  • NFL..Hit with 1M-lawsuit by Fan Expo LLC-Runs huge Fantasy League for forcing cancellation of Fan Fest at Venetian Hotel in Las Vegas-would have featured Tony Romo and 60-other NFL players at their convention…NFL told players they faced League discipline if they appeared at Convention tied into a Casino.
  • Redskins…Virginia Governor says the state would need a ‘marquee trophy deal’ to enter any financing plan for new stadium for Washington Redskins….Owner Dan Snyder wants to leave Fed Ex Field after 18-years.
  • NFL…30-days since Tom Brady appeals hearing-no response from league on when decision on 4G-suspension comes down.
  • Minnesota…Radisson Hotels cancels corporate sponsorship deal with Vikings after team gives RB-Adrian Peterson 20M-guaranteed money after paying him last year doing child abuse suspension.
  • Tennessee…Titans WR-Justin Hunter posts 25,000-bond after weekend arrest for stabbing incident.
  • Chiefs..Release CB-Justin Cox-days after 2nd arrest in 8-month span-this for breaking and entering.
  • Bills..Release OT-Wayne Hunter-signed just a week ago.
  • Alabama-Birmingham..Reinstate its 1AA football program for 2017 season after folding it last December…Needs 2Y to rebuild-recruit roster-staff.


  • Cavaliers…Sign FA-F-Richard Jefferson-ex Dallas Mavericks..spent chunk of career with San Antonio-Detroit.
  • Spurs..Sign FA-G-Jimmer Fredette-ex Sacramento-NOrleans
  • Clippers..Sign FA-G-Pablo Prigioni-ex-Houston Rockets point guard
  • Washington…G-Jared Dudley to miss 4-months with back surgery.


  • Boston..Open negotiations with FA-D-Cody Ransom-Nashville…one of last top unsigned free agents.
  • North Dakota…Asks Students-Alumni to vote on new nickname to replace “Fighting Sioux”-ordered abolished by NCAA….Names include Hawks..Sun Dogs..North Stars…Roughriders.


  • US-L-Jamacia….Team USA upset (2-1) loss to Jamacia in semi-finals of Gold Cup tourney…Jamaica scored 2-goals in 5-minute span in lst half on US defensive mistakes…Snaps 26-match home field win streak for US side….lst Jamacian win on US soil in 35-years…Game played in Georgia Dome.
  • US…World Cup goaltending hero Tim Howard says he is ready to return to the US  team…took personal leave after last year World Cup success.
  • Soccer-FC-Barcelona beats LA Galaxy in ‘friendly’ (2-1) before more than 93,000-at Coliseum…Sellout crowd upset however that neither Lionel Messi nor Neymar were on the team roster for the game…Given time off by Barcelona not to travel to US for games.
  • ESPN…Parts way with more on-air talent…Colin Cowherd headed to Fox…Bill Simmons signs with HBO….Keith Olberman walks away from deal.

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