- Red Sox…Double barrel free agent deals…Signing Giants 3rd baseman Pablo Sandoval to (5Y-100M) package….Sign Dodgers-SS-Hanley Ramirez (4Y-$88M) deal..Sandoval rejected Padres package (7Y-100M)….and Giants upgraded offer (5Y-$95M)…Sandoval wanted to play in Boston where he can be 3B-initially, then become DH-when David Ortiz retires..Sandoval not interested in playing at Petco Park with bigger power alleys…Ramirez willing to play LF in realigned Boston lineup….Red Sox awaiting decision on Jon Lester (6Y-$120M) offer….Sandoval (.294-career hitter)…(.365-postseason)…
.Ramirez (.300) career hitter.
- Giants…Stunned Pablo Sandoval did not take upgraded offer…Sources say Sandoval insulted at Giants initial offer (3Y-$40M)-offer was upgraded twice…Giants in contact with Yankees 3B-Chase Headley and with A’s P-Jon Lester.
- Cardinals..Report they contact P-Jon Lester on Monday and may be entering bidding.
- Braves…Entered the bidding for Cubas slugger Yasmany Tomas
- Orioles..Open negotiations with Blue Jays OF-Melky Cabrera.
- Texas..Wins bidding rights to Korean P-Hyeon-jong Yang…outbidding Twins at deadline.
- Tigers..Sign FA-P-Joel Hanrahan-ex Pirates-Red Sox closer-100 career saves-coming off elbow surgery 2013.
- Braves-Rangers..Open Trade talks…OF-Justin Upton to Texas for SS-Jurikson Profar-2B-Rouged Odor-pitching.
- Reds-Red Sox…Cincinnati contacts Boston about possible deal OF-Yoenis Cespedes for P-Matt Latos
- A’s-Pirates..Trade-Pittsburgh deals 1B-lke Davis to Athletics for international signing bonus slot.
- Dodgers…Sign FA-P-Juan Nicasio-Colorado (21-22) career record coming back from broken neck.
- Mariners..Sign-Kyle Seager to (7Y-$100M) extension.
- Phillies…Reportedly back away from offer to Cuban slugger Yasmany Tomas-after poor defensive workouts as OF.
- Twins..Josh Willingham turns down contract extension-will retire.
- Hall of Fame..Releases 2015-ballot with 17-new names including Randy Johnson-Pedro Martinez-John Smoltz-Gary Sheffield..top holdovers include Craig Biggio-Jeff Bagwell-Mike Piazza…plus Barry Bonds-Roger Clemens-who received just 35% vote a year ago.
- World Series….Shares divided up…Giants get $388,000-per man full share.
- Arizona..Interviews ex-Padres Chief of Scouting Bill Gayton for Director of Scouting job on Dave Stewart staff.
- Baltimore..Removes Jim Presley as hitting coach…Will talk to Charley Manuel-Jim Thome-Jeff Manto.
- Cubs..Talk to Dave Martinez-Tampa Bay about joining Joe Maddon staff…hire Henry Blanco-catching coach.
- Twihs..Hire-Neil Allen-pitching coach.
- Milwaukee..Craig Counsell turns down organizational jobs to remain with Brewers front office.
- Buffalo-W-NYJets (38-3)…Bills defense 7QBX-9 hits on Michael Vick-Geno Smith..Bills block punt TD…intercept pass..Kyle Orton (230P-2TD)..WR-Robert Woods (10R-118)..Bills (6-5)…Jets (2-9)
Baltimore RB-Justin Forsett (182R)..QB-Joe Flacco (243P-TD)..Ravens defense 4-sacks..1-turnover..held Baltimore (4-12) on 3rd downs..Drew Brees (420P-3TD)…Saints fall (4-7)…Ravens (7-4).
- Chargers..Lose C-Rich Ohrnberger for the year with back surgery…Top 3-centers now on IR list.
- Chargers..Coach Mike McCoy says he will monitor Ryan Mathews touches each week-rather than risk knee reinjury…has (175Y-R) 2-games-limited carries.
- Chiefs..S-Eric Berry leaves club-diagnosed with possible lymphoma-mass found in his chest…enters Atlanta hospital for treatment-chemo-surgery.
- Cardinals..WR-Larry Fitzgerald-2nd opinion on ailing-strained knee.
- Bears..CB-Kyle Fuller-knee injury…LB-Lance Briggs-concussion.
- Browns..CB-Tashaun Gipson-8W-sprained knee.
- Houston..QB-Ryan Mallett-gone for year-torn pectoral…DE-Jadeveon Clowney-more knee issues.
- Vikings..OT-Phil Loadholt-gone for year-torn pectoral muscle.
- Redskins..IR-LB-Adam Heyward-knee…CB-Tracy Porter-out shoulder..CB-EJ Biggers-concussion.
- Bengals..OT-Andre Smith-examined-bicep injury
- Steelers..Activate LB-Jarvis Jones-8W-IR-returns to practice.
- Broncos..Activate LB-Danny Travathon-8W-IR-Knee
- Atlanta..Roddy White-Harry Douglas-Devin Hester-$40,000 fines-aftermath brawl vs Carolina.
- Browns..QB-Johnny Manziel accused of sucker punching fan in bar-Saturday morning… 20-people involved in brawl triggered by his security people-2:30am..
- Vikings..OT-Matt Kalil-apologizes for knocking hat off fan who hassled him coming out of tunnel after game.
- Seahawks..RB-Marshawn Lynch facing 3rd fine for answering 22-media questions with 1-word answers-Sunday..docked $150,000-already.
- Broncos..Workout K-Jay Feely-Nate Kaeding-Connor Barth….Denver K-Brandon McManus missed 4-of-last 5.
- Cowboys..Rod Marinelli denies defense has run out of gas…gave up drives of 80-80-93 and (417Y-offense) to Giants.
- ACC..says it will not discipline Florida State QB-Jameis Winston for pushing official off line of scrimmage so he could snap ball in hurry up offense.
- Aztecs-BYU…Maui Classic..SDSU jumps out to early lead..hit (9-of-12) shots at start of game…Aztecs much quicker than Cougars…BYU hit 6-3s climb back into game..
- Tonite..SDSU-Pittsburgh…2nd round of Maui Classic.
- Clippers-W-Charlotte…Blake Griffin-Chris Paul combine 44P..LA (8-5) record..
- Houston-W-Knicks…James Harden (34P)..Rockets (11-3)…Knicks (4-11).
- Raptors-W-Suns…Toronto now (12-2) on season.
- Trailblazers-W-76ers..LaMarcus Aldridge (33P)..Sixers now (0-14)
- Tonite..top game Golden State (10-2)-at-Miami (8-6)
- Lakers..Lose G-Xavier Henry for year-ruptured Achilles tendon doing cross-over dribble in practice-was never touched-just fell.
- NHL..Mourns passing of coach Pat Quinn (71)…coached Kings-Vancouver-Flyers-Maple Leafs… won 687-games career-5th most NHL history.
- Russia..Mourns passing of Olympic coach Viktor Tikohnov-Coach of Red Army team lost in Lake Placid-1980-Miracle on Ice team.
- Penguins-W-Bruins…Evgeni Malkin 2Goals…Pens (14-4-2)
- Islanders-W-Flyers…New York stunning (14-6) record.
- Top games tonite..Kings-at-Nashville..LA (13-5-2)…Ducks (13-4-5)-vs-Calgary (13-7-2)
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