Wednesday August 20th, 2014

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Baseball

  • Padres-L-Dodgers (8-6)…Nite full of mistakes…3-misplays defensively….Abraham Almonte getting thrown out at 3rd in 9th inning…Padres wasted 14H-Almonte 4H…Jedd Gyroko crashes 3RHR early…LA bangs away on Ian Kennedy..Justin Turner 2-RBI doubles..Carl Crawford RBI-single-2R-HR….Padres lost 4-of-5.
  • Friars-Blue…Tonite-Eric Stults-vs-Roberto Hernandez.
  • Padres..Hire Don Welke-VP Scouting from Texas Rangers..45Y baseball experienced..worked with AJ Preller in LA-Texas.
  • Padres..Option Jesse Hahn (7-3) to San Antonio-hit innings cap of 115-innings…will come back and pitch limited outings in September.
  • Padres..Activate Cam Maybin after 25G-drug suspension ends.
  • ESPN…Investigative report that AJ Prellar was suspended by baseball for 30-days in 2009 for offering 60,000-signing bonus to suspended Dominican Republic player-who had been banned from negotiating with MLB team…Prellar made cash offer and to pick up debts of agent…Oddly player they tried to sign Rafael DePaula-went to Yankees…DePaula was just traded to Padres last month in Chase Headley deal.
  • Angels-W-Red Sox (4-3)…C-Chris Ianetta RBI-Double in 9th…Mike Trout RBI-Triple earlier…Halos (74-50) on season.
  • Halos-Boston..Tonite..Garrett Richards (13-4) vs Clay Bucholz.
  • Washington-W-Arizona..Asdrubal Cabrera 3R-Double…Steven Strasberg (10-10) on season with win for Nats.
  • Mariners-W-Phillies..P-Hishashi Iwakuma 11-strikeout outing for Seattle.
  • Braves-W-Pirates…Justin Upton 2R-HR, 2R-single
  • Miami-W-Texas..Giancarlo Stanton RBI-single in 10th.
  • Brewers-W-Blue Jays…Ryan Braun-Jon Lucroy-Aramis Ramirez all RBI-doubles.
  • Reds-L-Cardinals..John Jay HBP forces in winning run…4th game in row Cincy bullpen falters.
  • Royals-W-Rockies…Omar Infante 2-2R-Doubles…Royals (69-45)
  • Cubs-W-Giants..Anthony Rizzo 2R-HR-Number 29 on season.
  • Astros-W-Yankees..Chris Carter 3R-HR in 9th for Houston..
  • Tigers-W-Tampa Bay..Victor Martinez bases loaded walk in 11th opens floodgates.
  • Baltimore-W-White Sox..Chris Davis 2R-double..Nick Hundley HR….Chisox-Jose Abreau comes out of long drought with 32nd HR.
  • Indians-W-Twins..Yan Gomes HR…Tribue used 8-pitchers in 9-inning game.
  • Mets-L-Athletics..Coco Crisp bases loaded 3R-triple…Mets fading badly.
  • Yankees-Phillies…Finalists in bidding for Cuban slugger Rusney Castillo.
  • Diamondbacks…Team VP-Tony LaRussa says he will have decision on status of GM-Kevin Towers-Manager Kirk Gibson in 2-weeks.
  • Pirates..Move troubled 3B-Pedro Alvarez to 1B-after 25th throwing error of season.
  • Reds..P-Aroldis Chapman-Exam-sore shoulder.
  • Rangers..DL-P-Yu Darvish-elbow fatigue..Team defends pitcher saying it was their decision-he did not quit on club.
  • Cardinals..2B-Mark Ellis-out with oblique injury.
  • Nationals..Surgery-OF-Nate McLouth sprained shoulder-gone for year.
  • White Sox..Move lst round pick P-Carlos Rodon to AAA-Charlotte…had (1.86ERA) at Class A ball.

Football

  • Ohio State..Loses QB-Braxton Miller for year-reinjures shoulder in camp-same one had surgery in February.
  • Jim Kelly…Hall of Fame QB-Bills..re-enters NY cancer center for scans to determine if Cancer cells in Sinus Cavity have disappeared or come back.
  • Vikings..Settle Chris Kluwe defamation Gay Slur lawsuit out of court…will donate 5 payments to Gay-Lesbian support groups in Minnesota.
  • Redskins..Players took field with “Arms Held Up” in show of support for slain St-Louis teenager Michael Brown in Missouri.
  • Brown..Coach Mike Pettine upset at Johnny Manziel obscene gesture on the field…No Poise-Focus-Shows immaturity
  • NFL Approves expansion of Developmental squad to 10-players per team..means NFL clubs will have 68 players to practice with each week.
  • NFL Admits they erred in penalty flag thrown against Seahawks Tharold Simon in Chargers game-it should have been 105Y-Interception return for TD.
  • CFL Montreal kick return man Devon Carter returns missed field goal 122-yards for TD.
  • Chargers..Sign-FA-DE-Doug Worthington of Redskins…Release DE-Dom Scafe.
  • Steelers..Sign-FA-DE-Brett Kiesel to return to team…Turned down offer from Arizona.
  • Colts..Owner Jim Irsay asks for delay in trial driving under influence illegal painkiller pills.
  • Raiders..No panic but lst string defense given up (14-16) 150Y-3TD in first two games to starting QBs-Matt Stafford-Matt Cassell.
  • Giants..Confident new West Coast offense will work…QB-Eli Manning (3-10) 49Y in 3-preseason games.
  • Chiefs..WR-Dwayne Bowe-quad injury
  • Raiders..WR-Brice Butler-concussion.
  • Colts..S-Delano Howell-may have career threatening neck injury.

Basketball

  • Dick Bavetta…Legendary NBA referee retires after 39Y in game.
  • Knicks..Hire ex-Lakers assistant Jim Cleamons…Joins Kurt Rambis on staff of new coach Derek Fisher.
  • Glen Grunwald…deposed Knicks GM-becomes AD at McMaster University in Ontario.

Hockey

  • Todd Bertuzzi-Steve Moore…Reach out of court settlement on 68M-damage suit filed my Moore over broken neck-fractured vertebrae-permanent head injuries from violent fight that crippled former Avalanche player 10Y-ago.
  • NY Islanders…Charles Wang-controversial owner-sells team to Washington Caps minority holder Jon Ledecky.
  • Toronto..Tim Liewicke-head of Maple Leafs Sports-Entertainment-denies he is leaving to return to LA to help finish NFL stadium.

General

  • Joe Gibbs…Legendary NASCAR owner defends Tony Stewart in auto racing tragedy…saying Stewart has meant so much to growth of racing in US.

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