Wednesday December 10th, 2014

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Baseball

  • Padres-Dodgers…Trade talks for OF-Matt Kemp continue with names being put in and pulled out of the package…Padres would part with C-Yasmani Grandal, P-Alex Torres, and minor league pitcher for Kemp-30M LA would pay as part of 105M contract.  Padres may be willing to part with Matt Wisler, but Dodgers want either Joe Ross or Zach Eflin from lower minors.  Kemp fully recovered from ankle-shoulder-hamstring injuries….Padres would inherit about 70M of contract (16M) per year…Kemp (.295) with (.495) slugging percentage at Petco in career..Former agent Dave Stewart says the 107M-contract is insured against injury….Dodgers GM-Farhan Zaidi says his team is not close to dealing Kemp to Padres despite media reports.
  • GM-AJ  Preller admitted trade talks have ‘shelf life’ and Padres walking away from some deals now that do not fit..Has developed a layer of untouchable players at different levels in the farm system.  Said last 24-hours have been productive to see what deals work out…Is not adverse to taking on player with 1-year left for free agency-gives you access to player for a year and chance to talk and to sell him on your program…Has had 2-meetings with agent for South Korean pitcher Hyun Kim-will meet again tonite-facing Thursday 2pm deadline to sign him…Kim did pass physical exam last week in San Diego…Continued talks with P-Josh Johnson about signing an El Paso contract to come to spring training…Yasmani Grandal completed Dominican Republic season-playing 4-days a week with no setbacks…Would not answer my question “how many phone calls have you had with the Dodgers?”
  • Padres-Red Sox..Interest in Yoenis Cespedes-Ian Kennedy deal.
  • Padres-Texas…San Diego rejects offers of 2B-Luis Sardinas-Rouged Odar in deal for Tyson Ross.
  • Padres…GM-AJPreller says Carlos Quentin has not ‘verbalized’ he would waive no trade clause at this point to accept a deal to get healthy..Padres want him to get healty before any decision on his future.
  • Dodgers-Matt Kemp…Seattle rejects request of P-Taijuan Walker-James Paxton….Orioles reject request of Kevin Gausman-Dylan Bundy.
  • Dodgers-White Sox..Reopen talks about OF-Andre Ethier.
  • Dodgers…GM Farhan Zaidi says he will acquire a SS-by trade or free agency.
  • Angels…Deny they are attempting to trade P-CJ Wilson.
  • Angels..Sign FA-C-Drew Butera-Dodgers.
  • Jon Lester personally calls Dodgers-Giants late Tuesday night-informing them they are no longer in running to sign him.
  •  Max Scherzer-contacted by Tigers about reopening contract talks.
  • White Sox-A’s…Trade-Sox acquire P-Jeff Samardzija-P-Michael Ynora from A’s for 4-minor leaguers-OF-Marcus Semien..P-Chris Bassett-C-Josh Phigley (23HR)-1B-Rangel Ravelo…Sox have already picked up Adam LaRoche-Zack Duke-David Robertson
  • Cubs-Diamondbacks..Cubs acquire C-Miguel Montero for 2-minor league pitchers…
  • Braves..Sign FA-2B-Alberto Callaspo-A’s..FA-OF-Dian Toscano-Cuba.
  • Chase Headley…Offers now from Houston-Giants-Yankees.
  • Melky Cabrera…Meeting with Mariners.
  • Asdrubal Cabrera…Meeting with Nationals.
  • Justin Masterson…Offers from Red Sox-Texas.
  • Jed Lowrie..Meet with Astros.
  • Red Sox Reds..Talk trade-Yoenis Cespedes-Mike Leake or Mat Latos.
  • Mets-Giants-Texas..Talk trade P-Dillon Gee.
  • Orioles-Phillies..Talk trade OF-Marlon Byrd.
  • Arizona-Toronto..Talk trade C-Dionner Navarro.
  • Miami-Texas..Talk trade P-Nathan Eovoldi.
  • Colorado-Texas..Talk trade C-Wilkin Rosario.
  • Washington-Texas..Talk trade P-Doug Fister.
  • Arizona-Texas..Talk trade P-Trevor Cahill.
  • Red Sox-Phillies..Talk trade P-Antonio Bastardo.
  • Giants…Reject trade offers for P-Tim Lincecum.
  • Brewers..Will not offer contract to 44-save reliever Frankie Rodriguez.
  • Baseball America gives “Lifetime Achievement Award” to Tony Gwynn family…award will be named after him.

Football

  • Carolina…QB-Cam Newton suffers two transverse fractures of lower back-shoulder-leg bruises…Pickup truck broadsided by man ran red light-flipped truck over…Newton hospitalized-fair condition..did not suffer broken leg
  • Chiefs…S-Eric Berry begins chemo therapy treatment for chest cancer.
  • Colts..WR-Reggie Wayne-examined torn tricep.
  • Redskins..QB-Colt McCoy-no disc damage in neck.
  • Bengals..IR-LB-Vontaze Burfect-multiple injuries-concussion this year.
  • Falcons..MRI-WR-Julio Jones-hip injury after (259Y) performance. .
  • 49ers..Activate LB-NoVorro Bowman from PUP list.
    Broncos..TE-Julius Thomas-LB-Danny Travathon-both expect play
  • Chargers..Sign FA-P-Matt McBriar-9Y with Cowboys-strong leg-hang time-placement punter..protege of Darren Bennet…Auditioned 4-kickers.to replace badly injured Mike Scifres…FA-P-Robert Malone-had been in camp-strong leg-likely guy.
    Ravens..Sign FA-CB-Antoine Cason-released Carolina.
  • Arizona..Sign FA-CB-Chris Clemons-Seahawks.
  • Miami..Sign FA-LB-Jake Knott-Eagles
  • Browns…Johnny Manziel starts at QB-vs-Bengals.
  • Titans..Jake Locker returns as starting QB.
  • TBay…Change QBs-3rd time this year-Mike Glennon starts
  • Saints..OL-Zack Strief rips team for unprofessional lack of effort-energy.
  • Bears..WR-Brandon Marshall-‘understand if team has buyer’s remorse about QB-Jay Cutler.
  • Bengals..Coach Marvin Lewis apologizes for ‘midget’ comment directed at Browns QB-Johnny Manziel.
  • Titans..DT-Sammie Lee Hill under investigation sexual assault
  • Denver…Longtime 21Y-assistant coach Nick Nikolau passes away.
  • SDSU..NCAA grants extra year of eligility to LB-Jake Fely-CB-JJ Whittaker after injury marred careers.
    UNLV..Offer coaching job to Tony Sanchez-head coach LV-Bishop Gorman High.
  • South Florida..Coach Willie Taggart fires 5-assistants-both coordinators.
  • Hawaii..Vote confidence coach Norm Chow (8-28)..AD-Ben Jay resigns after comment “footblal program could go away-financila issues”

Basketball

  • Aztecs (6-2) host Long Beach State (5-5) after record setting awful offensive performance on Sunday at Washington.
  • Lakers-W-Sacramento…Kobe Bryant (32P)…Carlos Boozer (15P)…Kings went (2-11) shooting down stretch..LA (6-16)..(3-9) home.
  • Portland-W-Detroit…Blazers (17-4)
  • Memphis-W-Dallas..Marc Gasol (30P)…Grizzlies (17-4)…Mavs (16-7)
  • San Antonio-L-Utah…Greg Popovich ejected from game.
  • Cleveland-W-Toronto..LeBron James goes off for (35P)..Cavs win 8th in row.
  • NYK-L-New Orleans…Knicks lost 9-row…now (4-19)
  • Tonite..Clippers (15-5)-Indiana….Golden State (19-2)-vs-Houston (16-4)…
  • NYKnicks-GM-Phil Jackson rips players after (4-19) start..’losers mentality has set in…need resilient players’
  • Lakers..Byron Scott feuding with Carlos Boozer over benching..”I am the coach.”…Scott-“I choose defense over offense”.
  • Brooklyn Nets…looking to trade G-Deron Williams-Joe Johnson.

Hockey

  • Ducks..sign veteran G-Ilya Brzygalov-assigned to AHL.
  • Ducks…lose F-Corey Perry (4W) sprained knee.
    NHL-Board of Governors-winter meeting in Florida-discussing expansion.
  • Kings-L-Buffalo. (1-0)..G-Jhonas Enroth 34-save shutout…Kings road woes continue.
  • Calgary-L-Leafs..Flames (17-10-2)
  • Vancouver-L-Montreal….Canucks (18-9-2)-Canadiens (18-10-2)
  • NYIslanders-L-Minnesota…Isles (19-9)
  • Tonite…Ducks (18-6-5)…Edmonton (7-15-5)..Oilers have won just 1-of-last-12 games.
  • Montreal…Pregame ceremony honoring memory of Jean Beliveau-Moment of Silence…”you could feel Province of Quebec wrap their arms around the Beliveau family:”
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