Wednesday December 24th, 2014

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  • Chargers…QB-Philip Rivers-treatment for bulging disc in back continues…Went thru practice at full speed….Ryan Mathews-Keenan Allen did not practice-ankles…Shareece Wright-who seemed to have concussion on Saturday night-was cleared-did practice…C-Chris Watt not on field….C-Trevor Robinson takes all the snaps with lst string unit…OG-Jeremiah Sirles takes all snaps at RG in place of injured Johnnie Troutman.
  • Denver..QB-Peyton Manning denies he is having neck or shoulder problems after 4-interception game in Cincinnati..Manning was 6th ranked QB in NFL thru 7-weeks…Last 8-games-he is ranked 20th…Last 8-games-12 interceptions-8 sacks.
  • Cleveland..Signs FA-QB-Tyler Thigpen because of injuries Brian Hoyer-Johnny Manziel.
  • Bengals…X-Rays-WR-AJ Green-bruised bicep-tricep right shoulder.
  • Denver..X-Rays-S-TJ Ward-no disc damage to neck after hit in game on Monday night.
  • Redskins..IR-LB-Trent Murphy-broken hand.
  • 49ers..GM-Trent Baalke confirms he gave Michigan permission to talk to Coach Jim Harbaugh.
  • Baltimore..Coach John Harbaugh says brother Jim accomplished so much leading 49ers to 3-straight NFC title games-will do great job in next job.
  • Miami..Owner Steve Ross says GM-Dennis Hickey will return next after giving Vote Confidence Coach Joe Philben.
  • Jets..QB-Geno Smith says ‘rest-readjusting’ to new coaching staff will be toughest part if Rex Ryan exits.
  • Cowboys..Fire destroys $1.5M mansion owned by LB-Rolando McClain in Alabama.
  • NFL Pro Bowl Teams….Denver 9-players named to AFC…Cowboys 6 to NFC…Eric Weddle only Charger named…Bypassed included Philip Rivers-Russell Wilson.

College Football

  • Poinsettia Bowl…SDSU-L-Navy (17-16)..Middies Austin Grebe kicks 4th Q-FG…SDSU-Donnie Hageman missed 34FG with (:07)..RB-Donnell Pumphrey sets school record single season mark (1,867Y) rushing after 112Y-outing…QB-Quinn Kaehler (11-27) throwing ball for State…7-turnovers mar game.
  • Boca Raton Bowl..Marshall-W-Northern Illinois…Herd QB-Rakeem Cato 3TD…sets school record (40TDs) this season.
  • Bahamas Bowl…Central Michigan-vs-Western Kentucky
  • Honolulu Bowl…Fresno State-vs-Rice
  • Colorado State..Hires-Mike Bobo-Georgia offensive coordinator as Rams new head coach…CSU fires entire assistant coaching staff.
  • Adams State..Hires former NFL Quarterback Tim Rosenbach as head coach..had been at UNLV.
  • Montana…Hires Bob Stitt-head coach…Colorado Mines (108-62) in Division II.
  • VMI..Hires Scott Wachenheim-Virginia OL coach as Keydets new head coach…VMI is (23-100) last decade and half.


  • MLB Network…gives resounding thumbs up to the 5-deals AJ Preller made at the Winter Baseball meetings, trading 14-players for 8.
  • Padres..Lose FA-P-Tim Stauffer-signs contract with Minnesota Twins-found niche has long reliever-part time starter.
  • Padres..Sign FA-1B-Brett Wallace-highly regarded minor league hitter-never made jump to majors..(.242) Houston..been with 6-clubs.
  • Padres…Agent representing SD-lst round pick Trea Turner-wants MLB to change rule-allowing Turner to report to the Washington Nationals, rather than have to play in the Padres farm system till mid-June.  He was part of 3-way deal
  • Dodgers…Will pay the Padres $16M-in 2015 as part of the Matt Kemp deal, with the rest of the money deferred at $3.5M per year from 2016 on.
  • Dodgers..Will pay $26.6M in Luxury tax for their $257M-payroll last year…Yankees owe $18M.
  • Reds..2B-Joel Hannahan signs FA-contract with LG-Twins-Korea.
  • Braves..Sign FA-P-Jason Grilli-ex Pirates closer


  • SDSU…Dwayne Polee released from hospital-to home care-no athletic activity-waiting for medical exam results of fainting spell in game-Monday night.
  • Lakers-W-Golden State..Kobe Bryant sits out with leg fatigue…Carlos Boozer (18P) off bench…LA.(9-19) ….Warriors (22-4)
  • Clippers-L-Atlanta..Hawks wipe out 13P-deficit in 4th quarter…LA (19-10)
  • Portland-W-Oklahoma City..Blazers Damian Lillard (40P)…Blazers now (23-7)
  • Cleveland-W-Minnesota…Cavs score (125P)…now (17-10) on season.
  • Chicago-W-Washington..Both teams now (19-9)
  • 76ers-W-Miami…Sixers come from 23P-back…Philly (4-23)
  • Phoenix-W-Dallas…Suns score (124P) in win.
  • NBA …off night tonite…5-games on Christmas Day schedule…including Clippers-Warriors…and LeBron James-Cavaliers-at-Miami.
  • Miami-Houston…Open talks with FA-F-Josh Smith-just released by Detroit Pistons…makes 16M-year…(13P-7R).


  • NYIslanders-L-Montreal…G-Carey Price 37-saves for Habs….Isles (23-11)…Canadiens (22-11-2)
  • Nashville-L-Boston…Brad Marchand key goal…Predators (23-9-2)
  • Kings-Ducks..both off for Christmas holiday.
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