Tuesday March 3rd, 2015

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Football

  • Chargers..Task Force-Fans Forum-Qualcomm Stadium…3-Hour public hearing becomes pep rally…Fans voice strong support for staying at Qualcomm sight…Speakers ranged for season ticket holder of 32-years to an 8-year old…Specific comments indicated saving the team and boosting the tourism industry were both important…Some sentiment for Multi-Use Stadium in Gaslamp District…Bulk of sentiment that Tailgating important as part of Chargers game day experience….Fans not interested in tax increase-but some said they would consider ‘reasonable’ PSL package…Adam Day-head of task force said his group is ‘laser focused’ to come up with a solution by May…Stadium estimates 2500 showed up.
  • Sports Business Weekly…Report the Chargers have a deal that Goldman-Sachs will finance construction of an NFL Stadium in Carson, and will agree to cover any financial losses the Chargers incur the first couple of years they play in LA…Will also fund any upgrades the Chargers will need to make if they play in an interim stadium like LA Coliseum or Rose Bowl…Goldman-Sachs and Chargers refuse comment on the story authored by Daniel Kaplan-who covers NFL business.
  • NFL-Oakland..Reports say Raiders owner Mark Davis willing to commit 300M of his money and 200M-NFL money to build a 55,000-seat stadium at Oakland Coliseum sight…Davis said over weekend-staying in Oakland his priority.
  • NFL Franchise Tag Day…5-players receive the Max franchise tag…Denver-WR-Demaryius Thomas ($12.8M)..Dallas-WR-Dez Bryant ($12.8M)..Kansas City LB-Justin Houston ($13.1M)…Giants DE-Jason Pierre Paul ($14.8M)…New England K-Steve Gostkowski ($4.8M).
  • NFL Franchise Tag…Detroit does not tag DT-Ndomukong Suh-allowing him to become a free agent-would have cost the Lions ($26M) cap space…Amongst others bypassed-allowed on open market GBay-WR-Randall Cobb..Eagles WR-Jeremy Maclin…Bills DE-Jerry Hughes…The NFL Free Agent window opens-March 10th.
  • NFL Salary Cap..League announce Cap reaches all time high ($143.2M) for coming season…Chargers will have the lowest cap figure because of $1.8M adjustments-payments from last year’s incentive laden contracts.
  • 49ers..Visit with DT-Darnell Dockett-Arizona Cardinals.
  • Bengals..Visit with KR-Jacoby Jones-Ravens.
  • Lions..Visit with DT-Kendall Langford-Rams
  • Chiefs..Visit with OT-Todd Herremans-Eagles
  • Eagles..Sign FA-LB-Brad Jones-ex Packers
  • Miami..Release CB-Cortland Finnegan-injury prone season…Release OG-Nate Garner.
  • Tennessee..Release S-Bernard Pollard.
  • Steelers..Release WR-Lance Moore
  • Baltimore..Release CB-Victor Hampton-12 hours after DUI-arrest-doing 100mph-in-55mph zone.
  • Green Bay..CB-Jarrett Bush-arrested-Drunk-Disorderly charge.
  • SDSU..Release 2015 Schedule…Road games at Cal-at Penn State-at Colorado State-at-Hawaii-at San Jose-at UNLV…..Home games with South Alabama-Fresno-Utah State-Wyoming-Nevada

Baseball

  • Padres…Jason Lane-38Y-P-will start lst exhibition game vs Mariners on Wednesday…Ian Kennedy will start on Thursday.
  • Dodgers..Bring in Cuban FA-2B-Hector Olivera for physical amidst concerns about blood clot history issues.
  • Yankees..Alex Rodriguez will not play in lst exhibition game at Clearwater against Phillies…will play on Wednesday-vs-Phillies in Tampa.
  • Mets..P-Matt Harvey will throw 35P-in lst exhibition game start since elbow surgery in 2013.
  • Phillies..2B-Chase Utley-injures ankle in camp.
  • White Sox..P-Chris Sale-out 4W-with fractured foot in home accident.
  • Miami..P-Jose Fernandez throws 15-fastballs in lst outing since elbow surgery early last season.
  • Royals..P-Luke Hochevar throws curve balls for first time since elbow surgery.
  • Texas..P-Yu Darvish strikes out 2-of-3 batters-clocked 94mph in lst outing since going on DL last fall.
  • Cardinals..P-Adam Wainwright 30P-bullpen session-testing ribcage.
  • Rockies..Sign FA-P-John Axford-ex Indians-Brewers closer.

Basketball

  • SDSU..Coach Steve Fisher confirms F-Dwayne Polee began physical activity and doctors are monitory his cardiac reaction after irregular heartbeats surfaced again last week…Doctors changed his medication last week.
  • Clippers-W-Minnesota (110-105)..Chris Paul (16P-14A)…outdueled Ricky Rubio (18P-12R-11A)..Clippers (40-21).
  • Lakers-at-Charlotte…LA (16-42).
  • Houston-at-Atlanta..Rockets (41-18)…Hawks (47-12).
  • Chicago..Lose G-Jimmy Butler-6W-badly sprained elbow.
  • Clippers..G-Jamal Crawford-calf injury
  • Houston..G-James Harden given 1-game suspension-kicking incident.
  • 76ers..Buyout the contract of 7′-C-JaVale McGee-was owed 18M for next two years.

Hockey

  • NHL Trading Deadline..24-deals made on Monday.
  • Ducks..Trade D-Ben Lovejoy to Penguins for F-Simon Depres….Trade-RW-Rene Bourque-F-William Karlsson-#3 pick to Columbus for D-James Wisniewski…Trade 3rd round pick to Toronto for D-Korbin Holzer….Trade D-Matt Clark to Colorado for C-Muchael Sgarbossa.
  • Edmonton-Montreal..Oilers deal D-Jeff Petry to Canadiens for #2-5 picks.
  • Columbus-Minnesota..Blue Jackets send D-Jordan Leopold to Wild for D-Justin Falk-#5.
  • Toronto-St Louis..Leafs send C-Olli Jokinen to Blues for late round pick.
  • Buffalo-NY Islanders..Sabres ship starting G-Michal Neuvirth to Isles for G-Chad Johnson.
  • Tampa Bay-Boston..Lightning send C-Brett Connally to Bruins for #2-2
  • Devils-Detroit..NJersey trades D-Marek Zidlicky to Wings for #3-5
  • San Jose-NY Islanders..Sharks send F-Tyler Kennedy to Isles for #3.
  • Flyers-Tampa Bay..Philadelphia deals D-Braydon Coburn to Lightning for #1-3 and prospect.
  • Buffalo-Minnesota..Sabres move F-Chris Stewart to Wild for #2
  • Kings-at-Edmonton…Tonight..LA (29-21-12).
  • Ducks-at Phoenix…Anaheim (40-17-2)
  • Calgary..Devastating news-leading scorer-captain Matt Giordano out for year with torn bicep

Golf

  • PGA Tour…Denies comment from golfer Dan Olson that Tiger Woods failed a drug test and is being suspended.
  • Honda Classic…Paddy Harrington reels off 4 straight birdies to force a playoff-wins on 2nd sudden death hole to beat Daniel Berger……Ian Poulter self destructs with 5-shots in water in final round…Blows 3-stroke lead…Harrington-lst tour win since 2008 for Harrington.
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