Thursday October 16th, 2014

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Baseball

  • Kansas City-W-Baltimore (2-1)…Royals sweep Orioles-head to World Series for first time since 1985…KC turns 2-double plays-snares 3-line drives-Alex Gordon crashes into fence catch,  to snuff out rally…Baltimore got to postseason hitting home runs-hit 1HR in 4-games against Royals…Baltimore team batting average (.218) in ALCS…Kansas City bullpen (1.08ERA) in series…Royals have won 8-straight games in postseason.
  • Giants-W-Cardinals (6-4)..Giants rally from 4-1 deficit..Buster Posey 3RBIs….Cardinals-lst baseman Matt Adams back-to-back errant throws leads to 3-run rally in 6th…Giants bullpen superb 6-innings shutout ball…Giants lead series 3-1.
  • San Francisco-St Louis…Game 5…Tonite at ATT-Park…Giants ace Madison Bumgarner-vs-Cardinals 20-game winner Adam Wainwright-battling elbow issues-allowed 8R-9-innings in postseason…
  • Braves…Long time exec-John Hart turns down Atlanta GM job-will remain as a consultant…Team interested in talking to Royals GM-Dayton Moore.
  • Yankees..Will interview Chili Davis and Dave Magadan for vacant hitting coach job.
  • Mets…Construction begins at Citi Field (surprise move) to move rightfield power alley walls…2nd time moved walls in 4-years..Mets hit only 59HRs at home in 2014.
  • Rangers..Not pick up 14M-option OF-Alex Rios..will become free agent.

Football

  • Chargers..Brandon Flowers-CB-sits out Wednesday workout with on-going groin problems..RB-Donald Brown not cleared by doctors for 2nd week in row with concussion protocols….CB-Shareece Wright-limited workout coming back from knee problems.
  • 49ers..LB-Patrick Willis will miss 1-week with turf toe.
  • Ravens..Activate DT-Terrance Cody from PUP…Baltimore without DL-Chris Canty-Tim Jernigan still.
  • Jets..Activate LB-Antwan Barnes from PUP..out since last year with knee injury.
  • Carolina;..WR-Kelvin Benjamin sidelined with concussion symptoms from hits in Bengals game.
  • Houston..DE-Jadeveon Clowney cleared to practice-had been out with hernia issues.
  • Giants..IR-CB-Trumaine McBride-fractured thumb.
  • Dallas..Will fine RB-Joe Randle 29,000-game check for shoplifting arrest.
  • Chicago…NFL-Fines-S-Ryan Mundy 22,000-for helmet hits.
  • Cincinnati..NFL-Fines-LB-Vontaze Burfect 25,000 for hits on QB-Cam Newton and WR-Kelvin Benjamin.
  • Denver..NFL-Fines-DT-Terrance Knighton 12,000 for racial slur.
  • 49ers..NFL-reduces 22,000 fine QB-Colin Kaeperneck-did not make racial taunt slur.
  • Tampa Bay..NFL-suspends FB-Javorskie Lane-2G-for PED violation.
  • Giants..Sign FA-WR-Kevin Ogletree-ex Cowboy.
  • Titans..Sign FA-OT-Will Svitek-ex Falcon.
  • Bengals..Workout FA-QB-Terrelle Pryor-ex Raider draft pick…Sign FA-LB-Nico Johnson-ex Chief.
  • Thursday Night Football….Jets (1-5) face Patriots…New York lost 5-in row…Patriots finding their offense with stable offensive line protecting Tom Brady.
  • Indianapolis…ESPN expose reports Colts owner Jim Irsay has had drug abuse problems since 1995-been in and out of rehab unable to beat painkillers…Said longtime girlfriend was drug user-committed suicide…says Irsay was obtaining 121-illegal painkiller prescriptions from doctors indicted for dealing narcotics.

College Football

  • University of Michigan..Board of Regents will meet to discuss status of Athletic Director David Brandon and football coach Brady Hoke.
  • Georgia..will issue report on RB-Todd Gurley allegations he was taking money for signing autographs.
  • Florida State..Legendary RB-Bo Jackson rips QB-Jameis Winston-“won’t listen to advice to change his ways and his friends.”

Basketball

  • Lakers..Coach Byron Scott confirms G-Steve Nash reinjured his back picking up luggage…missed 3rd straight day of practice.
  • Lakers…Winless…Play at Utah with battered lineup.
  • Golden State…Coach Steve Kerr and wife donate 1M-to renovation drive for McKale Center-University of Arizona.

Hockey

  • LAKings…St. Louis Blues tonite at Staples…Kings (2-1-1) this season.
  • Ducks…Lose LW-Patrick Maroon off top line with knee ligament damage.
  • Carolina..Hurricanes lose F-Jeff Skinner with concussion..already lost C-Jordan Staal-broken leg.
  • Anaheim…Former Ducks draft pick Valeri Karpov passes away in Russia-fractured skull in fall at his home.

General

  • Soccer…MLS-Commissioner Don Garber explodes at US-World Cup coach Jorgen Klinsmann for continued criticism of Landon Donovan-Clint Dempsey-Michael Bradley and continued critique that MLS does not help players grow as much as Americans going to the English Premiere League.
  • Soccer…Legendary coach Sir Alex Ferguson goes public supporting Manchester United coach Mark VanGaal rebuilding effort..Man U-3-losses this season already.
  • Oscar Pistorious…Prosecuting attorney presents evidence Olympic Star offered family of deceased girlfriend $34,000 hush money and $550-month living expenses before murder trial began.

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