Wednesday April 1st, 2015

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Baseball

  • Padres-L-Royals (4-1)….KC scores 3R early off Brandon Morrow
  • Padres-White Sox…Roster cuts coming by Friday as team breaks camp to come home…have to go from 40-to-25.
  • Dodgers-L-White Sox (2-1)..Joe Wieland (5inn-2R-9H) for LA..Chris Heisey HR
  • Dodgers-Royals…Final game in Arizona before coming home for Freeway Series with Angels…Clayton Kershaw starts for KC.
  • Dodgers..Sign FA-P-Freddy Garcia-ex White Sox-Braves-Padres…pitched last year in Taiwan (38Y)
  • Dodgers..Release P-Dustin McGowan-ex Blue Jay
  • Dodgers-Texas..Trade-LA acquires 2B-Elliot Johnson from Rangers in cash deal
  • Dodgers..Pay roster bonus to retain P-Mike Adams-ex Padres-Rangers-Phillies..will start at AAA
  • Dodger..Andre Ethier-bruised elbow-hit by pitch..XRays come back negative
  • Angels-L-Athletics (13-10)..Jared Weaver (6.1-2R) allowed..Huston Street gives up 2HR…Angels hit 3HRs off Barry Zito.
  • Halos-A’s…Final game in Arizona-then home to face Dodgers…Rookie Drew Ruczinski makes start-trying to win spot in rotation.
  • Tama Bay..Sign FA-P-Scott Diamond-ex Twins….Release 2B-Alexi Cassilla.
  • Washington..Sign FA-OF-Reed Johnson-ex Cubs-Marlins.
  • Royals..Release SS-Rafael Furcal.
  • Milwaukee..Release P-David Herndon.
  • Seattle..Release OF-Endy Chavez..Option OF-Franklin Guterriez-P-Joe Saunders to AAA.
  • Texas..Release P-Jamey Wright.
  • Toronto..Release OF-Dayan Viciedo-ex-White Sox.
  • Phillies..Release P-Kevin Slowey.
  • Miami..Release P-Nick Massett
  • Boston..Release P-Felipe Paulino.
  • Toronto..Release SS-Ramon Santiago
  • Rockies..Shutdown P-Eddie Butler-shoulder fatigue
  • Reds..P-Aroldis Chapman leaves after 1-batter..hamstring issue.
  • Phillies..DL-OF-Dominic Brown-Achilles.
  • Cardinals..DL-Jaime Garcia-shoulder woes.
  • Rockies..Doctors save 2Y-old son P-John Axford-bitten by rattlesnake in Arizona.
  • Baseball America…Rates top farm systems as of opening day…1-Cubs..2-Red Sox..3-Dodgers…4-Twins..5-Mets…..Padres ranked 24th-Angels-28th.
  • MLB..Average salaries rocket to all time high $4.25M this season…Top payrolls $270M-Dodgers..$215M-Yankees…$185M-Red Sox…$175M-Tigers.
  • MLB..Top salaries..Clayton Kershaw ($31M)..Justin Verlander ($28M)..Zack Greinke ($27M)…Josh Hamilton ($25M).

Football

  • Aaron Hernandez Trial….Patriots owner Robert Kraft-very uncomfortable on the stand-testifies he met with Patriots TE in 5-minute conversation…Player “swore on his child” he was not involved in Odin Lloyd killing-was at niteclub at time of murder….Fiancee closes out testimony-said player did marijuana everyday-was drunk nite of killing..Admitted she carried 35lb box to SUV to be disposed of-might have had marijuana-in it..Prosecution said it also had Glock murder weapon.
  • Dwight Freeney…Ex-Chargers-Colts player files massive lawsuit against Bank of America over loss of $20M investments..Claims bank official-who oversaw his investments-left company and started own firm-using his money-in fraud scheme…2-investment officers have been convicted..B-of-A said it had nothing to do with scheme.
  • Jameis Winston…Pro Day at Florida State-strong workout-though he looked overweight again…says he will not come to NFL draft.
  • Marcus Mariota..Informs NFL he will bypass Draft in Chicago to stay at home with family in Hawaii.
  • Ravens..Sign FA-QB-Matt Schaub-ex-Raiders-Texans.
  • Colts..Sign FA-WR-Vincent Brown-ex Chargers-Raiders.
  • Eagles..Sign FA-WR-Miles Austin-ex-Cowboy-Browns.
  • Bears..Sign FA-RB-Quizz Rogers-Falcons.
  • 49ers..Sign FA-LB-Desmond Bishop-ex Packers..Visit with FA-LB-Phil Wheeler-Dolphins
  • Carolina..Sign FA-LB-Jason Trusnick-Miami
  • Chargers..Sign FA-OG-Michael Huey-Washington Redskins practice squad
  • Arizona..Sign FA-QB-Chandler Harnish-ex Colts backup
  • Tampa Bay..Visit with FA-C-Dan Connelly of Patriots.
  • Miami..Visit with FA-RB-Stevan Ridley-Patriots
  • Chiefs..Visit with FA-WR-Brandon Tate-Bengals.
  • Raiders..Release DT-Antonio Smith-starter last year.
  • Montreal-CFL..Alouettes offer contract to LB-Michael Sam-ex-Rams draft pick after workouts at NFL free agent combine.

Basketball

  • USD..Hires longtime assistant coach Lamont Smith as head coach…former USD player…assistant at NMexico-Washington-St Marys-ASU-Santa Clara…Elected not to hire SDSU recruiter Justin Hutson, lost out on Eric Musselman and Ben Howland.
  • Knicks..GM-Phil Jackson writes letter to season ticket holders-details off season plan to fix 60-loss team.
  • Clippers..NBA fines F-Glen Davis ($15,000) for temper tantrum on sidelines.
  • Oklahoma City..Thunder F-Kevin Durant-bone graft surgery on foot..out 6-months.
  • Clippers-L-Golden State (110-106)..LA blows 13P lead..Steph Curry-Klay Thompson combined (52P)…Blake Griffin (40P) in loss..LA scored 1-basket in 7-minute stretch…went (2-11) shooting from floor in 4th quarter…LA (49-26)..Warriors now (61-13).
  • San Antonio-W-Miami..Spurs get 48th win of year.
  • Atlanta-L-Detroit..Hawks now (56-19)
  • Clippers-at-Portland tonight.
  • Lakers-host-New Orleans..LA (20-53)
  • Dallas-Oklahoma City…Mavs (45-29)..Thunder (42-32).
  • Arizona State..Interviews Coach Jeff Capel for Sun Devils job..ex-Oklahoma-VCU coach.
  • Oklahoma State..Internal meeting to discuss possible buyout Coach Travis Ford..would get owed $9.6M.

– NIT Semi Finals –

  • Miami-W-Temple…Hurricane upset win sends them to NIT championship game.
  • Stanford-W-Old Dominion..Cardinal build 21P lead in lst half…Monarchs shoot just 25% in 1st half…(0-9) from 3-point line..

Hockey

  • Anaheim Ducks..Scoreboard watching..Ducks-top record overall in NHL… (105P) on season…
  • Ducks….Anaheim hosts Edmonton Oilers tonite.
  • Nashville-L-Vancouver…Canucks score 2X in shootout against Pekka Rinne….Predators stay at  (102P)-now 3rd in points race
  • Rangers-W-Winnipeg…NY big road win.. (103P) in standings…NY (48-21-7)-trying to chase down Ducks for home ice advantage…Jets stay at (90P) in West.
  • Tampa Bay-L-Toronto..Lightning stall in race (101P)
  • Montreal….Had night off-Canadiens (101P)
  • Kings-Flames-Jets..Dogfite heading to final week of NHL season-fighting for last playoff spot in West…Kings have 1-game in hand.
  • Kings..(88P)..6-left…including San Jose..at-Calgary-at-Vancouver.
  • Flames (91P)..5-left..Kings..at-St Louis..at-Winnipeg
  • Jets (90P)..5-left…Vancouver-Calgary at home…at St Louis-at-Minnesota

General

  • Tiger Woods…Personal jet at Augusta-leading into next week’s Masters…played 18-holes practice round.
  • PGA..Golfer Chris DeMarco and Brandall Chamblee-Golf Channel interview-Tiger quit at Torrey Pines-not because of back but because he was embarrassed to be playing so poorly…Woods has missed last 4-tourneys, and has not played since early February.
  • Aston Villa..English Premeire League…Former Cleveland Browns owner Randy Lerner-sells team for $222M..had bought it for $94M-a decade ago.

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