Tuesday March 17th, 2015

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Basketball

  • USD…Fires Coach Bill Grier-just 1-winning season in last 6-years…(117-144) with Toreros after replacing Brad Holland…1-NCAA tourney appearance-in first year…Had 2-years left on deal…Made $684,000 this past season-more than University president….Hot candidates-ex UCLA coach Ben Howland…former NBA player Eric Musselman…ex-Oregon State coach Craig Robinson….former NBA coach Paul Westphal…..Aztecs assistant Justin Huston.
  • NCAA…Black Monday in coaching ranks..12-schools fired coaches..Alabama-Anthony Grant (18-14)-NIT bid..George Mason-Paul Hewitt (9-22)…UNCC-Allan Major…DePaul-Oliver Parnell (12-20)..Holy Cross-Milan Brown..E-Tennessee State-Murry Bartow..Nevada-David Carter (9-22)..Citadel-Chuck Driesell…Liberty-Dale Thayer..Utah Valley-Dick Hunsacker-retiring.
  • NCAA..Tourney play-in games tonite…Manhattan-vs-Hampton..BYU (25-9)-Ole Miss (20-12).
  • NIT…Tourney opens tonight..Stanford-UC Davis…Murray State (27-5)-UTEP…Montana-Texas A&M
  • NIT…32-team field named-highlited by Colorado State (27-6)..Old Dominion (22-7)..Murray State (27-5)
  • Lakers-L-Golden State (108-105)… Warriors uninspiring-sloppy performance…..LA (17-49)..Warriors (53-13)
  • Cleveland-L-Miami..LeBron James plays with balky knee in loss…Cavs still won (24-of-30)
  • Oklahoma City-L-Dallas..Mavs hold Russell Westbrook (24P)..was averaging (36P-8G)
  • Atlanta-W-Sacramento..Hawks (53-14)
  • Clippers-Charlotte…Blake Griffin back in lineup fulltime…Clippers (42-25) but lost (7-of-12)
  • Oklahoma City..G-Serge Ibaka-knee surgery-scar tissue.
  • Houston..Dwight Howard-C-Missed 22G-knee issues-PPM injection-returned to practice-Monday.

Football

  • Chargers..Owner Dean Spanos comes out of hiding-interview with UT-says team is awaiting task force report..Refuses to say how much he is specifically willing to put down to keep team here..Knows Task Force will not present a ‘ready made’ stadium package-will take 2-months vetting-negotiating.
  • Chargers…Mark Fabiani says NFL team could raise $500M-in PSL sales for their club alone in new Carson Stadium.
  • 49ers..Ray McDonald-DT-filing lawsuit-defamation of character vs woman who filed rape charges-said it was consensual sex
  • Union..DeMaurice Smith reelected-Executive Director on lst Player Rep vote to serve 3rd term.
  • Seattle..Former Seahawks TE-Jerramy Stevens charged again with DUI incident dating back a couple of months.
  • Dallas..Negotiating with DE-Greg Hardy-Carolina
  • Houston..Sign FA-DT-Vince Wilfork-Patriots..FA-WR-Cecil Shorts-Jacksonville
  • Cleveland..Signs FA-CB-Tramon Williams-Packers..FA-DT-Randy Starks-Miami.
  • Carolina..Sign FA-S-Kurt Coleman-Redskins.
  • Chicago..Sign FA-OG-Vlad Ducasse-ex Jets-Vikings
  • Washington..Sign FA-S-Jeron Johnson-Seahawks.
  • 49ers..Star rookie LB-Chris Borland-retiring because of head trauma problems in career..week after LB-Patrick Willis retires.
  • Raiders..Release QB-Matt Schaub-$5.5M-cap savings.
  • Jets..Visit-QB-Josh Freeman-ex Tampa Bay QB
  • Eagles..Visit QB-Tim Tebow-talk about QB-FB-Tight End role.
  • Steelers..Visit S-Sterling Moore-Cowboys.
  • Colts..Visit-LB-Nate Irving-Denver
  • Chargers-Patriots..Awaiting word on WR-Stevie Johnson-contract offers-ex 49ers-Bills…
  • UCLA..Suspends OL-Coach-Recruiting Coordinator Adrian Klemm-NCAA violations-inquiry.
  • Aztecs…QB-Maxwell Smith (XF-Kentucky) and Christian Chapman appear to be top 2-QBs for starting job heading to spring scrimmage…Oregon XF-Jake Rodrigues falling out of competition after having been in program a whole year.

Baseball

  • Padres-W-Cubs (7-0)..Matt Kemp-Tommy Medica HRs..Brandon Morrow (4inn-0R)…Jon Lester (3.1in-6R-7H) for Cubs.
  • Padres..Roster Cuts include lst round pick Hunter Renfroe.
  • Dodgers-W-A’s (10-5)..Zack Greinke (3inn-1H)..Blue scores 8R-in-8th..hit 3HRs in inning.
  • Angels-W-Texas (5-3)..P-Jared Weaver (5inn-1R)
  • Angels..Send Sean Newcombe to minor league camp.
  • Mets..P-Zach Wheeler-completely torn UCL-elbow-surgery next…already lost P-Josh Elgin-same injury.
  • Texas..P-Yu Darvish-Tommy John surgery today.
  • White Sox..P-Gavin Floyd-surgery-fractured elbow.
  • Phillies..P-Cliff Lee on 60D-DL-will try to rehab torn flexor tendon rather than surgery.
  • Red Sox..P-Joe Kelly-bicep.
  • Cardinals..P-Adam Wainwright-strong (3inn-1H) simulated game.
  • Orioles..Release-P-Mark Hendrickson.
  • Orioles-Mets..Discuss possible trade P-Brian Matusz.
  • Phillies..Release OF-Xavier Paul.
  • Arizona..Release OF-Ben Francisco.
  • Rob Manfred…New Commissioner says he will review “Reinstatement Application” from Pete Rose sometime this season.
  • Arizona-W-Chisox..Randall Delgado (3inn-1R).
  • Reds-W-Giants..Cincinnati hits 5HRs.
  • Royals-W-Cleveland..Shaun Marcum (3-in-0R) Tribe.l.Yordano Ventura (2inn-4R).
  • Orioles-W-Phillies..Chris Davis (3H-3RHR)..Cole Hamels (2inn-5R-6H) ERA (9.00)
  • Washington-W-Houston..Mark Appel (2inn-1R) Astros..Jordan Zimmerman (4inn-0R) Nats.
  • Boston-W-Mets..Mookie Betts (Double-Triple)..Matt Harvey (4inn-0R) for Mets.
  • StLouis-W-Detroit..John Lackey (3inn-0H)

Hockey

  • Kings-W-Arizona (1-0)..Jonathon Quick 25-save shutout
  • Rangers..Lose Martin St. Louis-bruised knee
  • Penguins..Lose Evgeni Malkin-2W-Groin
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