Tuesday September 30th, 2014

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  • Padres…GM-AJ Preller gives glowing evaluation of Manager Bud Black and coaches at end of season interview..All will return in 2015..Saw positive 6-weeks at end of season…Likes how player’s respond..Likes how Black handles adversity…Admits he is getting calls about trades for Padres pitchers-teams willing to offer bats….Says priority of team is not necessarily power hitters-but complete players…
  • Carlos Quentin situation is about his health-not his 8M-contract…Will not pick up 4M-option on P-Josh Johnson-will try and work out a restructured minor league contract deal to let him try to come back…Evreth Cabrera-will evaluate him as player an person over the next month….Says Padres need to evaluate Cuban free agents on ‘player-by-player’ basis-refused to say whether team could bid on Cuban slugger Yasmani Tomas….Does not expect to hire anyone else from Texas Rangers organization for front office jobs.
  • American League…Wildcard game tonite..A’s-Kansas City…Jon Lester (16W) starts for Athletics…KC counters with James Shields…lst Royals playoff game in 29-years.
  • National League…Wildcard game tomorrow…Giants-at-Pittsburgh.
  • Houston… Hires-AJ Hinch-former Assistant GM-Padres and ex-manager Arizona.
  • Twins… Fire Manager Ron Gardenhire and 6-coaches…4-straight 90-loss seasons..
  • Minnesota… Will interview Torey Lovullo-Red Sox..Joe McEwing-White Sox…Dave Martinez-Tampa Bay coaches.
  • Texas… Interviews pitching coach Mike Maddux for vacant manager’s job.
  • Arizona… Negotiating with Kevin Towers to stay on as Senior VP-working with GM-Dave Stewart
  • Diamondbacks… Want to interview Jose Oquendo-Cardinals…other names Phil Nevin-Reno manager.
  • Milwaukee… Meetings next week to determine status of Manager Ron Roenicke after late season collapse.
  • Miami… Manager Mike Redmond given contract extension thru 2017.
  • Minnesota… Ex-Twins manager Tom Kelly recoveringing from minor stroke.
  • Milwaukee… Slugger Ryan Braun to undergo immediate nerve surgery on thumb-hit (.266-19HR) this year.


  • Monday Night Football-Kansas City-W-New England..(41-14)..Chiefs sledgehammer win-pile up 303Y-offense in lst half…KC defense 3-QBX-3 Takeaways..Tom Brady gets benched…Chiefs (443Y-Offense)…QB-Alex Smith (248P-3TD)..RB-Knile Davis (107R)-Jamal Charles (92R).
  • Raiders..Fire Coach Dennis Allen late Monday night..Eat 2-half years of contract…(0-4) start…(8-28) in career..GM-Reggie McKenzie still has job but under fire also…OL-coach Tony Sporano-ex Miami head coach-could be promoted to interim coach.
  • Chargers..CB-Shareece Wright-MRI-sprained knee…Unhappy coach Mike McCoy says team execution on running plays reason for failure-not on RB-Donald Brown.
  • Buffalo..Bench QB-EJ Manuel…Veteran Kyle Orton will start.
  • Jets..Vote of confidence in QB-Geno Smith despite 7-turnovers in 4-games.
  • Tennessee..Coach Ken Whisenhunt angry at team’s offensive play…”unacceptable” outscored (100-34) last three games.
  • Pittsburgh…Coach Mike Tomlin catching heat…(18-18) record last three years.
  • Seattle…TE-Zach Miller-ankle surgery during bye week.
  • Raiders…MRI-QB-Derek Carr-sprained knee-ankle.
  • Arizona..QB-Carson Palmer-setback in recovery from bruised nerve in shoulder.
  • Bears..DE-Jared Allen-released from hospital-had touch of pneumonia-lost 16lbs.
  • Buffalo..DE-Kyle Williams-knee sprain.
  • Cowboys..CB-Mo Claiborne-surgery-gone for year-torn knee patella tendon.
  • Indianapolis..S-LaRon Landry-suspended 4G-PED positive test….Release-WR-Da’Rick Rogers-DUI arrest-Monday morning.
  • Eagles..Activate OT-Lane Johnson-after 4W-Adderall suspension.
  • Kansas City…Doctors exhume body LB-Jovan Belcher-find large amounts of CTE tissue on brain-killed himself in 2012 in murder-suicide event.
  • Arizona…Grand Jury indicts RB-Jon Dwyer-10 counts of domestic abuse including 2-aggravated assault against wife.
  • SF..Coach Jim Harbaugh calls ESPN reports on unrest in locker-room “crap”-ripping Deion Sanders-Trent Dilfer.
  • San Diego State..Injury woes grow-LB-Derek Largent-out 4W-appendectomy…already lost QB-Quinn Kaehler-sprained shoulder joint.
  • Colorado State…QB-Garrett Grayson-injured shoulder.


  • Miami Heat..Open camp with 3Pt shooters Danny Granger-Luel Deng on roster-replacing LeBron James.


  • NY Rangers… Lose another forward…Matt Lombardi-severe going injury.


  • Ryder Cup…Phil Mickelson heavily criticized for rip job on Captain Tom Watson for failing to include players in game plan discussions about pairings.
  • PGA..Paul Azinger-says he would consider returning to Captain Ryder Cup team in two years.
  • NASCAR..Tony Stewart says he wants to meet with family of dirt track driver Kevin Ward to discuss the accident that led to his death.
  • Indy Car..Team Penske signs top free agent driver Simon Pagenaud to run 4th car next year.
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