Thursday March 12th, 2015

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Football

  • Chargers..Stadium Task Force picks Qualcomm sight to build a new NFL stadium after 4-weeks interviews, evaluations and meetings with land developers, construction companies, and financial experts.  Mayor Kevin Faulconer and Task Force will explain decision during 11am press conference at Q-sight today…Next on agenda will be creative ways for City-County to finance a Stadium that will cost between $800M-1B..and to detail plans what other projects could be created to generate tax revenue streams to fund stadium.
  • Chargers..GM-Tom Telesco says club will not offer DE-Dwight Freeney a contract extension after two years of sub-par performances…Freeney injured much of first year in San Diego with torn quad, last year had just 3-QB-sacks.  Loss of Freeney, Jarrett Johnson, Nick Hardwick, Jeromey Clarey means San Diego loses 45-years of playing experience on roster.
  • Chargers…Orlando Franklin-ex Denver Broncos will start at left guard, with Johnnie Troutman returning at right guard next season.  Bolts still have opportunity to draft a quality lineman with 17th pick in first round.

 

– NFL Free Agency – 68 Players Changed Teams in 2-Days

  • Chargers..RB-Ryan Mathews leaves Chargers as free agent-signs (3Y-$11M) contract with Philadlephia Eagles..Bolts left with Branden Oliver-Danny Woodhead-Donald Brown at running back position.  Mathews had 2-1,000 yard seasons, but missed 30-of-80 games in 5-years with 7-different injuries.
  • Eagles..Coach Chip Kelly goes after media-refuting reports team traded for QB-Sam Bradford to trade him for top pick-for QB-Marcus Mariota..’not paying draft pick ransom to climb from 20th to 1st pick’…Sam Bradford not a bargaining chip…Kelly said 4 trades were all salary cap related.
  • Bears..GM-Ryan Pace-Vote Confidence QB-Jay Cutler-‘we’re going with him’.
  • Colts..Sign FA-WR-Andre Johnson-Houston…FA-DT-Kendall Langford-Rams..earlier signed DE-Trent Cole-Eagles..RB-Frank Gore-49ers.
  • Kansas City..Sign FA-WR-Jeremy Maclin-Eagles (5Y-$55M).
  • Raiders..Sign FA-LB-Curtis Lofton-Saints..FA-DT-Dan Williams-Cardinals
  • Eagles..Sign FA-CB-Walter Thurmond-Giants.
  • Cardinals..Sign FA-DE-Cory Redding-Colts..FA-C-AQ Shipley-Colts
  • Falcons..Sign FA-WR-Leonard Hankerson-Redskins.
  • Miami..Sign FA-CB-Brice McCain-PittsburghSteelers.
  • New England..Signs FA-LB-Jabaal Sheard-Cleve..FA-CB-Chimdi Chekwa-Raiders..FA-Kevin Dorsey-WR-GBay
  • Tampa Bay..Sign FA-LB-Bruce Carter-Dallas
  • Retires LB-Jason Worilds-leaves 15M on table to enter Jehovah’s Witness ministerial program.
  • Houston-Jets..Trade-Texans deal QB-Ryan Fitzpatrick to Jets for #7 pick.
  • Dallas…Offer RB-DeMarco Murray ($5M)-rejected-testing free agency.
  • Bills..Release TE-Scott Chandler (47R) last year.
  • Miami..Release-DT-Randy Starkes
  • Tampa Bay..Release DE-Michael Johnson
  • Eagles..Talk to FA-RB-DeMarco Murray-Cowboys.
  • Jacksonville..Talk to DE-Greg Hardy-Carolina
  • Arizona..Visit..RB-LeGarrett Blount-Patriots…
  • Atlanta..Visit DE-Adrian Clayborn-Tampa Bay.
  • Chicago..Visit S-Ron Parker-Chiefs.
  • Houston..Visit S-Rahim Moore-Denver.
  • New England..Visit RB-CJ Spiller-Buffalo.
  • New Orleans..Visit CB-Brandon Browner-New England
  • Oakland..Visit S-Nate Allen-Eagles…Visit TE-Jermaine Gresham-Bengals.
  • Pittsburgh..Visit RB-DeAngelo Williams-Carolina.
  • St. Louis..Visit S-Akeem Ayers-New England.
  • San Francisco..Visit RB-Reggie Bush-Lions…Visit OT-Eric Pears-Buffalo.
  • Tampa Bay..Visit C-Stefan Wisniewski-Raiders..Visit DT-Henry Melton-Dallas..Visit Chris Conte-S-Bears.
  • Tennessee..Visit LB-James Harrison-Steelers..Visit LB-Brian Orakpo-Redskins
  • Washington..Visit DT-Terrance Knighton-Denver..Visit CB-Perrish Cox-San Francisco..Visit CB-Brandon Browner-Patriots.

 

Baseball

  • Padres-L-Kansas City (4-3)..Lorenzo Cain-2 run scoring singles for Royals..Padres-Brandon Morrow (3inn-1R-4K)..Odri Despaigne (2.1-1R)..Cam Maybin-Yonder Alonso doubles..Will Myers 2H (.308)..Will Venable 2H (.333)..Alexi Amirista 1H (.583)
  • Padres..3rd Base Coach-Glen Hoffman-having knee scope surgery.
  • Padres..C-Tim Federowicz undergoes meniscus surgery on knee
  • Padres..Yahoo reports team offering Cuban FA-Hector Olivera a $50M-contract.
  • Cubs-W-Dodgers (4-3)..Jon Lester (3inn-0R)..Zack Greinke (2inn-2R-2H-2W)
  • Angels-L-Arizona (6-5)..Yasmani Tomas single-double as DH for Diamondbacks..P-Jared Weaver (3inn-2R)..Matt Joyce (.500 BA)
  • Colorado-W-Seattle..Troy Tulowitzki-HR.
  • Milwaukee-W-Giants..Khris Davs-Gerardo Parra combine 4H-Brewers.
  • A’s-W-Indians..Brandon Moss triples-HR for Tribe
  • Royals-W-Reds..P-Paul Maholm (3inn-1H) for Reds..Joe Bloanton (3inn-1R) for KC.
  • Boston-W-Yankees..Mookie Betts 3H..Alex Rodriguez HR.
  • Miami-W-Mets..Mets Matt Harvey (2.1in-2R-6H)
  • Phillies-W-Pirates..Jody Mercer 2RHR off Cole Hamels.
  • Washington-W-Detroit..Ryan Zimmerman 2-doubles..P-David Price (2inn-4R).
  • St Louis-W-Atlanta..P-Marco Gonzalez (4inn-1H) for Cardinals.
  • Tampa Bay-W-Minn..Tommy Milone (3inn-0R) for Twins.
  • Toronto-W-Baltimore..P-Drew Hutchinson (4inn-0R) for Jays..Orioles (3-7) in spring.
  • Texas-White Sox…Tie (4-4)..Leonys Martin (2H)..lst round pick Carlos Rondon (2.1inn-3R-5H) for Chisox
  • Tampa Bay..Sign FA-P-Jonny Venters-ex Atlanta Braves closer-has had 2-Tommy John surgeries.
  • White Sox..OF-Michael Taylor-former high draft pick Mariners-Phillies-retires at (29Y).
  • Texas..P-Yu Darvish told by 2-specialists to have elbow ligament transplant surgery.
  • Washington..3B-Anthony Rendon-strains knee
  • Arizona..C-Oscar Hernandez-breaks hamate bone in hand.
  • Giants..Pull P-Tim Lincecum from game-neck injury.
  • Yankees..P-Chris Capuano leaves in lst inning-quad injury.
  • Tigers..C-Al Avila leaves game back injury.
  • Arizona..Cuban rookie 3B-Yasmani Tomas struggling at new position..3-errors-3 bad throws in 1-week of Cactus League games.

 

Basketball

  • NBA Union..Rejects Proposal that new salary cap revenue streams be spread out over future years…new TV contract will mean cap jumps from $63M-to-$88M in 2016…Union wants all the money the first year of new deal…LeBron James-Kevin Durant-and others could be getting $30M a year contracts.
  • Clippers-W-Oklahoma City..(120-106)…Chris Paul (33P)…Clippers scored 127-120 in back to back road games at Dallas-OKC…LA (42-23)
  • Atlanta-L-Denver…Hawks (50-14)….Denver built 30P-lead in 3rd quarter of blowout.
  • Golden State-W-Detroit..Warriors (51-12) in battle for overall home court advantage in postseason.
  • Lakers–New York Knicks…LA (17-46)..Knicks (12-51)…Once great NBA powers combined (29-97).
  • Cavaliers-San Antonio…Cleveland has won 22-of-27…Surs (40-13)

 

– Mountain West Conference Tourney –

 

  • San Diego State-UNLV…Aztecs (24-7) open Mountain West tourney play against Rebels.
  • Boise State-Air Force..Broncos (24-7) heading to their lst round game.
  • Wyoming-Utah State..Cowboys (22-9)
  • Colorado State-Fresn State..Rams (26-5)
  • Air Force-W-New Mexico (68-61)…Lobos end horrid season (15-16).
  • UNLV-W-Nevada (67-46)..Christian Wood (28P) for Rebels.
  • Gonzaga-W-BYU…Bulldogs blow out Cougars to win West Coast Conference tourney and invite to NCAA tourney…Zags (32-2) this season.

 

Hockey

  • Ducks-L-Calgary (6-3)..Johnny Gaudreau 2-goals…Ducks remain at 91-points in 4-way tie Nashville-Rangers-Montreal-best record in NHL.
  • LAKings-at-Vancouver..Kings won 11-of-15
  • Maple Leafs..Bench F-Nazem Kadri  2-more games-after 1-game suspension..missed team meeting…history of tardiness.

 

General

  • NASCAR…Lifts suspension Kyle Busch from domestic abuse case-placed on probation for the entire season.
  • Ronnie Turcotte..Legendary crippled jockey-breaks both legs when truck flips on icy road in Province-New Brunswick-Canada..in hospital.
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