Thursday September 4th, 2014

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Football

  • NFL season opens tonite..Seahawks-Green Bay…Matchup 2-elite QBs-Aaron Rogers-Russell Wilson…Matchup RB-Marshawn Lynch and Packers LB-Clay Matthews…Key to game-what do refs do in terms of calling penalties on pass defense….NFL record 311-pass defense penalties in preseason games.
  • Chargers..Heavy duty practice leading into Monday nite game in Arizona…Manti Te’o-Sean Lissimore-Lawrence Guy practice for second day in row coming off injuries.
  • Dallas-Sign-FA-Michael Sam-DE..Coach Jason Garrett says ‘it’s about football’..but Cowboys start selling #46-jerseys of Sam-who is on practice squad.
  • Denver-Wes Welker-WR-Total denial he took any illegal substance that led to drug suspension..Coach John Fox upset-lose a starter to suspension-3rd year row.
  • New England-QB-Tom Brady refuses to talk about ex-teammate Wes Welker problems..”This is not friend’s time”.
  • San Francisco-Heated exchange Coach Jim Harbaugh-Media over Niners letting DT-Ray McDonald practice despite felony charge…Harbaugh lectures media-“Who in here doesn’t believe in due process.”…Harbaugh wants facts-information before he makes decision on suspension.
  • Buffalo-DE-Jerry Hughes rips Colts owner Jim Irsay-says NFL 6G-suspension-500,000-fine not steep enough penalty for illegal drug possession-addiction.
  • Cleveland-ESPN analyst Merril Hoge rips QB-Johnny Manziel-calls him ‘juvenile punk’-will flame out in NFL..No skills-all hype-entertainment.
  • Pittsburgh-Coach Mike Tomlin-demands Steelers pass protect QB-Ben Roethlisberger-been sacked 386X-10Years.
  • Raiders-Oakland City Council come to agreement on new 900M-Stadium..funded by Coliseum City-no taxpayer money..City will give land to Mark Davis-owner.
  • Buffalo-3 finalist groups will now make final bids to buy the Bills..Groups include Donald Trump and Toronto industrialist Larry Tennenbaum.

Baseball

  • Padres-L-Diamondbacks..(6-1)..Donnie Peralta RBI-triple..RBI-single..Padres get burned on replay at home plate…give up run on botched run-down play.
  • San Diego-Arizona…Ian Kennedy-vs-Vlad Nuno…tonite
  • Padres..Sign 2Y-working agreements to stay in El Paso-San Antonio
  • Dodgers-L-Washington..Nats wipe out lead-win in 14th inning on Adam LaRoche 2R-HR..LA-bullpen gives up 8-runs late in game.
  • Dodgers-off day today.
  • Dodgers..Pulling out of Albuquerque-relocated AAA-team to Oklahoma City.
  • Angels-L-Astros..2nd nite in row-Houston wins..Chris Carter HR-2RHR for Astros.
  • Angels-Minnesota..Open weekend series tonite…
  • Rockies-W-Giants..Corey Dickerson HR-2RHR..Giants still 4-half back of LA.
  • Braves-W-Phillies..BJ Upton 2R-HR…Braves snapped 25-inning scoreless streak.
  • Cardinals-W-Pirates..St Louis sweeps 3G-series..Peter Bourjos RBI-single in 9th.
  • Mets-W-Miami..Travis D’Arnaud 2R-single.
  • Cubs-W-Brewers..Rookie Jorge Soler 2R-double..Milwaukee lost 8-row.
  • Mariners-W-Athletics..Felix Hernandez wins 14th game..outdueling Jon Lester-gave up 2-solo homers…A’s lost 14-of-20
  • Yankees-W-Boston..Brian McCann 4H-including 2R-HR.
  • Orioles-W-Reds..Baltimore hits 3HRs.
  • Indians-W-Tigers..Danny Salazar throws shutout vs Detroit.
  • Toronto-W-Tampa Bay..Dionner Navarro 2R-HR.
  • Royals-W-Texas..Alex Gordon 2R-HR.
  • Twins-W-White Sox..Kennys Vargas 2R-HR
  • Toronto..Brett Lawrie-2B-miss rest of season with oblique injury.
  • Braves..Justin Upton out with bruised tricep.
  • Cubs..Lose SS-Starlin Castro for rest of year with severe ankle injury…Lost 1B-Anthony Rizzo with back injury
  • Yankees..Lose-Martin Prado-OF-hamstring.
  • Phillies..Activate P-Mike Adams from DL-shoulder problems.
  • Tony Bosch will plead guilty for running Biogenesis drug ring…Sentencing October 16th…could get 2-to-10Y in prison.
  • Brewers..Mourn passing of longtime Scouting Director Bruce Seid-age 53.

Basketball

  • Sporting News…ranks San Diego State 16th in country in preseason basketball poll.
  • College Charleston..hires Earl Grant-Clemson as new head coach-replacing fired Doug Wojcik-axed after abusive treatment players.

Hockey

  • Memorial service-Carol Vadnais-longtime Bruins-Rangers-Montreal defenseman..Phil Esposito brought house down tell story-“how am I going to tell my wife my roommate on the road is named Carol.”

General

  • US Ryder Cup..Tom Watson chooses Keegan Bradley-Hunter Mahan-Webb Simpson.
  • US Open Tennis..Victoria Azarenka upset in quarterfinals…Serena Williams wins straight sets to move to semifinals….Novak Djokovic-slugest went on till 1-30am-New York time..wore down Andy Murray…move into men’s semi-finals.
  • Soccer..Ukraine World Cup headquarters-seized by Russian rebels as war continues in Kiev…Tennis facilities of Ukraine Premiere League destroyed by rockets.
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