Wednesday December 17th, 2014

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Football

 

  • Chargers…Nightmare of injuries continues….IR-WR-Keenan Allen-broken collarbone-sprained ankle…IR-LB-Donald Butler-dislocated elbow..RB-Ryan Mathews remains out of practice-sprained ankle-season likely over-has missed 18 of 78-games since being drafted.
  • Chargers…Confirm they will play in San Diego in 2015-not invoke out clause in Stadium contract..Team working with JMI-Sports (John Moores Stadium Company) on 1.4B-proposal for multi-purpose roof stadium-convention center project using hotel tax as way to fund project.
  • 49ers..IR-LB-Chris Borland-ankle…3rd starting LB placed on IR this year.
  • Washington..IR-QB-Colt McCoy-neck injury.
  • Tennesssee..IR-QB-Jake Locker-shoulder separation-6th major injury of career…Already without QB-Zack Mettenberger.
  • Arizona..QB-Ryan Lindley to start Sunday…lost Carson Palmer-Drew Stanton injuries.
  • Giants..IR-LB-Jacq Williams-concussion.
  • Ravens..IR-RB-Lorenzo Taliaferro-knee…IR-CB-Asa Jackson-knee-5 DBs now out.
  • Eagles..DE-Trent Cole likely to miss rest of year with fractured hand.
  • Seahawks..OT-Russell Okung-out with bruised lung.
  • 49ers..Sign-FA-LB-Desmond Bishop-ex Packers-Cardinals.
  • Titans..Sign-FA-QB-Alex Tanney…Signed FA-QB-Jordan Palmer yesterday…Charley Whitehurst to start.
  • Bills..Release FB-Frank Summers.
  • Jets..Release CB-Josh Thomas-lost his playbook-tablet
  • Bears..TE-Martellus Bennett-rips team-lack of leadership-passion.
  • Browns..Ex-QB-Bernie Kosar says Browns have a ‘Recipe for Disaster’ with QB-fixes..saying Johnny Manziel not ready play.
  • Buffalo..Longtime Bills K-Steve Christie confirms life fight against rectal cancer.
  • Oregon..QB-Marcus Mariota-on David Letterman…Wants to play in NFL-“Does NY have a professional team.”
  • SDSU..Offensive coordinator Bob Toledo announcing retirement after Poinsettia Bowl.
  • Youngstown State..Hires Bo Pelini-Nebraska as Penguins coach…Jim Tressel-Univesity President-convinced Pelini ‘coming home’ was right.

 

 

Baseball

  • Padres..Talks with Tampa Bay about a deal for OF-Will Myers-injured last year..(.293-2013)…Rays want pitchers Matt Wisler-Jesse Hahn.
  • Padres..Talk with Atlanta-Justin Upton continue..Deal may involve Andrew Cashner or Jesse Hahn.
  • Padres…Sign FA-P-Brandon Morrow-Toronto (1Y-$2.5M) $5M-incentives..(42-43) career with Jays-Mariners before injuries hit-pitched only 30G-3Y.
  • Dodgers..Release P-Brian Wilson-eat $9.5M contract…Signed FA-P-Brandon McCarthy-Yankees…FA-P-Brett Anderson to complete 5-man rotation.
  • Dodgers..Paying $54.1M-in salaries with players on other clubs-Matt Kemp-Dee Gordon-Dan Haren-buyout Brian Wilson.
  • Angels-Tampa..Trade-Halos acquire DH-OF-Matt Joyce (.243) for P-Kevin Jepsen (2.63).
  • Marlins..Sign FA-OF-Mike Morse-Giants (2Y-$12M)
  • Royals..Sign FA-OF-Alex Rios-Texas.
  • White Sox..Sign FA-P-Brad Penny-Marlins.
  • Indians..Sign FA-P-Gavin Floyd-Braves
  • Blue Jays..Sign FA-1B-Darik Barton-Athletics
  • Rockies..Sign FA-2B-Dan Descalso-Cardinals.
  • Diamondbacks..Sign FA-OF-Ben Francisco-Phillies
  • Nationals..Sign FA-1B-Clin5 Robinson-PCL slugger
  • Indians..Sign FA-OF-Jerry Sands-ex Dodgers prospect.

 

  • Yankees…Alex Rodriguez says he does not want to DH…GM-Brian Cashman-Chase Headley is everyday 3rd baseman..A-Rod everyday DH.
  • South Korea..Slugging SS-Jung Kang posted as a free agent (.356-39HR)…Mets-Giants-A’s interested-have till Friday to post bid..projects as 2nd baseman.

 

  • Yankees..USA-Today reporting on suicide of P-Brad Halsey..Cocaine binge-Adderall problems-used meth..had become Bi-Polar-Schizophrenic-referred to himself as ‘Lucifer’ fell to death rock climbing in Texas-possible suicide.

 

Basketball

 

  • SDSU-at-Cincinnati…Aztecs (7-2)..Bearcats (6-2)..both struggling on offense..SDSU shooting (40%) but defense allowing opponents shoot (36%)…UC played 5-games failed to score 60P or more.
  • Sacramento…Kings rebuffed in attempts to talk to Golden State consultant Chris Mullin-not ready to be head coach.
  • Portland..C-Robin Lopez-fractured hand.
  • Golden State-L-Memphis…Marc Gasol (24P)..snap Warriors 16-game win streak…Golden State (21-3)..Grizzlies (20-4).
  • Dallas-W-Knicks..Mavs (18-8)..New York (5-22)
  • Washington-W-Minnesota..Wizards now (18-6).
  • Tonite..Clippers (17-7)-vs-Indiana (8-17)….San Antonio (17-8)-Memphis…Houston (18-5-)-Denver
  • Lakers…Collapse of franchise-Collapse TV ratings..down 28% last year..down 50% since 2012-season.
  • Bucks..Lose lst round draft pick Jabari Parker-Year-Torn ACL-Knee

 

Hockey

  • Ducks-L-Toronto…Leafs score 2G in (:51)…explode 4-goals in final period….Anaheim (21-7-5)..Leafs (10-1-1) last 12 games.
  • Kings-L-St Louis…Blues erupt for 4-goals in final period..Vlad Tarasenko hat trick for St Louis (21-8-2)…Kings (3-11) road.
  • Florida-W-Washington..Panthers win in record 20-round shootout…11-goals scored in all in shootout…40-shots taken.

 

General

  • MLS..French star Thierry Henry retires from NY Red Bull-become analyst on Sky Sports-England..20-Y career.
  • NASCAR…Loses its primary co-sponsor “Sprint” leaving racing after 2016-season.
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