Thursday November 20th, 2014

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Basketball

  • SDSU…Gives Coach Steve Fisher 3Y-contract extension thru (2018)…(314-176)…9-straight 20-win seasons…Head coach in waiting Brian Dutcher may want to consider his role at SDSU and if it is time to move to another school as a head coach…Aztecs (2-0) host Cal State-Bakersfield tonite.
  • Lakers-W-Houston..(98-92)..LA goes on (10-2) scoring burst to win game..Rockets played without Dwight Howard..LA (3-9) for year.
  • Clippers-W-Orlando..(114-90)..Jamal Crawford pours home 22P coming off bench.
  • Cavaliers-L-Spurs..LeBron James turns over ball on final possession..makes only 6-shots in game..Cavs (5-5) start to season..
  • Celtics-W-76ers..Philadlephia falls to (0-11) start.
  • Grizzlies-L-Toronto..Memphis gets surprised  in loss…still (10-2) record. ..
  • Knicks-L-Timberwolves…New York now (3-10)..Carmelo Anthony struggling with triangle offense.
  • Denver-W-Oklahoma City…Thunder injury issues have club reeling with (3-10) record.
  • Tonite…Clippers-at-Miami…Heat (6-5) in post-LeBron James era.
  • NBA..Suspends Charlotte Hornets-F-Jeff Taylor-24G for domestic abuse-vandalism conviction.

Football

  • Chargers..QB-Philip Rivers shows up on injury report with chest-rib injury..does go thru full practice.
  • Seahawks..RB-Marshawn Lynch fined 100,000 and ordered to pay 50,000 fine from last season for violations of Media interview agreement.
  • Steelers..RB-LeGarrette Blount-clears waivers-unclaimed…Teammates criticize him ‘selfishness’…Antonio Brown-‘Zero tolerance towards selfishness on this team’….Maurkice Pouncey-‘blessing in disguise’
  • Arizona..Coach Bruce Ariens lectures team..(9-1) means nothing if you don’t beat Seahawks’.
  • Giants..Owner John Mara gives ‘vote of confidence-many good years left’ to QB-Eli Manning.
  • Patriots..Owner Robert Kraft…’NFL wants AFC and NFC team in Los Angeles’
  • Vikings..Sign FA-RB-Ben Tate-Browns.
  • Cardinals..Sign FA-TE-Matt Mulligan.
  • Packers..Workout OT-Derek Sherrod
  • Arizona..WR-Larry Fitzgerald out of practice-strained knee
  • Raiders..QB-Derek Carr-quad injury-limited in workouts.
  • Chiefs..WR-Donnie Avery..WR-AJ Jenkins-miss workouts injuries.
  • Broncos..TE-Julius Thomas-miss workouts ankle
  • Falcons..Activate S-William Moore from 8W-IR list-shoulder.
  • Cincinnati..Activate QB-AJ McCarron from non football injury list.
  • Eagles..OG-Matt Tobin-sidelined concussion symptoms.
  • Thursday Night football…Chiefs-vs-Raiders (0-10)…Oakland may start Matt Schaub or Matt McGloin at QB.
  • Buffalo…49″ of snow at Bills practice facility…another 24″ possible by tonite.
  • NCAA..Hits Weber State with 3Y-probation..strips 9-football scholarships…5,000-fine…Math professor helped 5-players take final exams-did actual work for them.
  • College Football Playoff ratings out…1-Alabama..2-Oregon..3-Florida State..4-Mississippi State…TCU-Ohio State ranked 5th-6th.
  • Oregon..QB-Marcus Mariota-speeding ticket over weekend..clocked 80mph in a 55mph zone.
  • Mid American Conference…Cancels Kent State-at-Buffalo…Golden Flashes team got to Buffalo…equipment truck snowbound-did not.

Baseball

  • Boston..Offers Giants-3B-Pablo Sandoval (6Y-$90M) contract…Jon Lester (6Y-$110M deal.
  • Giants…Conference call late Wednesday night with Sandoval agent to discuss possible upgraded offer.
  • Giants…Offered Pablo Sandoval-Hunter Pence identical (6Y-$90M) packages.
  • Yankees..Report agent Scott Boras trying to interest Yankees in FA-P-Max Scherzer..Yankees have $170M-committed already to just 11-players.
  • Royals..Talk FA-OF-Tori Hunter-Tigers.
  • Miami..Talk FA-P-James Shields-Kansas City.
  • Astros..Talk FA-P-Brett Anderson-Rockies.
  • Red Sox..Sign FA-OF-Juan Francisco-Toronto.
  • Pirates…Sign FA-P-Colin Balester-Nationals.
  • Brewers..Sign FA-P-Jon Ely-ex Dodgers prospect.
  • A’s..Sign FA-P-Pat Vendette-ambidextrous pitcher-Yankees..had (3.25ERA) AAA last year.
  • Cardinals..Release OF-Shane Robinson.
  • Braves..Release P-Johnny Venters-tore elbow ligament 3X.
  • Angels..Hire-Johnny Narron-who was Josh Hamilton sobriety coach in Texas
  • Mets..Hire-Kevin Long-Hitting Coach-Yankees.

 

Hockey

  • Ducks-at-Vancouver tonite…Anaheim (11-4-5)..Canucks (12-6).
  • Kings-Carolina…LA (10-5-4) on season.
  • Vancouver-W-Edmonton..Canucks now (12-6) on season…
  • Penguins…F-Pascual Dupis will miss 6-months…blood clot found in leg-moved to lungs.
  • Blackhawks..D-Trevor Van Riemsdyk-fractured leg-out  4 months
  • Bruins..D-Adam McQuaid..out 8W-fractured thumb.

General

  • Tiger Woods…Enraged at Sports Illustrated..ran feature story from Dan Jenkins-Hall of Fame writer…a parody “Fake Interview” with Tiger Woods..writing about him being a bad tipper to a bad husband to a bad marriage.  Woods calls it a ‘grudge filled character assasination.”
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