Wednesday December 31st, 2014

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Baseball

  • Padres-Mariners…Trade-San Diego ships OF-Seth Smith to Mariners for P-Brandon Mauer..Smith (.266-12HR)-excellent vs RHP-had just signed 2Y-contract extension..Mauer-(24Y)..(2.17ERA) working out of bullpen..94mph fastball..average 7K-per-9innings…7th trade engineered by GM-AJ Preller in December.
  • Padres..Negotiate-Takashi Toritaini-33Y-SS-Hanshin Tigers…(.313-12HR)..can also play 2B.
  • Dodgers..Sign-FA-P-Sergio Santos-former closer White Sox-Blue Jays
  • Angels..Negotiate FA-SS-Steven Drew…want him to play 2B…refusing request for Multi-Year (3Y-$30M) deal.
  • Tampa Bay..Sign-FA-2B-Asdrubal Cabrera-Indians.
  • Blue Jays..Open talks with FA-P-Frankie Rodriguez-Brewers.
  • Orioles..Open talks with FA-OF-Colby Rasmus-Toronto.
  • A’s..Open talks with FA-2B-Hector Oliviera-Cuba..(.313)-33Y.
  • Rangers..Sign-FA-1B-Mike McDade-Blue Jays.
  • Tampa Bay-Giants..Open trade talks for Rays 2B-Ben Zobrist.

Football

  • Chargers..GM-Tom Telesco to hold season ending press briefing today…Has 17-FA to deal with led by WR-Eddie Royal..CB-Shareece Wright.
  • Detroit..NFL revokes 1G-Suspension DT-Ndomakong Suh for stomping on calf Packers-QB-Aaron Rogers…Fines him $70,000…7th fine of career.
  • Jaguars..GM-Dave Caldwell says he does not expect WR-Justin Blackmon to play in 2015-still fighting substance abuse issues…has been in rehab.
  • Rams..QB-Sam Bradford-so emotionally devastated at re-tearing of knee ligament-contemplated retirement in middle of 2nd year of rehab.
  • Browns..Coach Mike Pettine says team is at ‘crossroads’ with often-in-trouble WR-Josh Gordon.
  • 49ers..Will interview Denver-offensive coordinator Adam Gase..Patriots coordinator-Josh McDaniels..
  • Jets..Will interview Dan Quinn-Seattle..Gary Kubiak–ex Houston coach..Frank Reich-Chargers..Tom Cable-Seahawks
  • Jets..Interview Trent Kirchner-Seattle Player Personnel Director for vacant GM job.
  • Falcons..Given permission to interview Todd Bowles-Arizona..Terryl Austin-Detroit…Adam Gase-Denver…Josh McDaniels-Patriots..Rex Ryan-Jets
  • Raiders..Will interview Pat Shurmur-Eagles offensive coordinator..Jack DelRio-Broncos-defensive coordinator…Tony Sporano still candidate.
  • Bears..Hire consultant Ernie Accorsi to help in search for new GM.
  • Tampa Bay..Interview just fired Falcons offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter.
  • Jaguars..Fire-Offensive Coordinator Jedd Fisch over mishandling QB-Blake Bortels..Jags 31st in offense..32nd in scoring.
  • Miami..Coach Joe Philbin ordered to make changes on coaching staff.
  • Ravens..Director of Security charged with sexual misconduct-Darren Sanders says he is innocent.
  • Steelers..Sign FA-RB-Ben Tate-ex Houston Texan-Cleveland Browns-Minnesota Vikings.
  • Music City Bowl..Notre Dame-W-LSU (31-28)..Irish (264R)…LSU’s Leonard Fournette (143R) in loss.
  • Belk Bowl..Georgia-W-Louisville (37-14)..RB-Nick Chubb (266R) for Bulldogs
  • Foster Farms Bowl..Stanford-W-Maryland (42-14) ..Cardinal scores 3TDs-in-9 minutes in 2nd quarter
  • Peach Bowl…Ole Miss-vs-TCU…Horned Frogs defense-vs-QB-Dak Prescott
  • Fiesta Bowl..Boise State-vs-Arizona…Broncos QB-Grant Hedrick-RB-Jay Ajayi-vs-Wildcats QB-Anu Solomon.
  • Orange..Mississippi State-vs-Texas Tech..Bulldogs QB-Bo Wallace-vs-Hi powered Tech throwing game.
  • Texas AM..Suspend student assistant for throwing punches at 2-West Virginia players during bowl game.
  • Arizona State..RB-DJ Foster-announces he will return to school next year after (1,200Y) rushing season.
  • Ohio State..QB-Braxton Miller-says he will transfer-can play immediately as Grad Student..Looking at Florida State-Duke.
  • Nebraska..Mike Riley hires Dan Langdorf-NY Giants-to be Offensive Coordinator…Andy Vaughn-Nevada-as Recruiting Coordinator.

Basketball

  • SDSU-Air Force…Mountain West Opener..Aztecs (10-3) shooting just 40% from floor-but playing enormous interior defense..Air Force shooting 49% floor….has hit 93-3’s in (7-3) start-Falcons shooting 40% from arc.
  • Colorado State-Boise State..Rams (13-0) averaging (73P)…Boise loses G-Anthony Drmic to ankle surgery for year.
  • Wyoming-UNLV…Cowboys (11-2)..Rebels (9-3).
  • New Mexico-Fresno…Lobos (8-4) out of gate.
  • Lakers-W-Nuggets…LA hits 10-of-11 shots at start..builds 23P-lead on road..Kobe Bryant (23P-11R-11A)…Lakers (10-22)..
  • Blazers-W-Raptors-OT..Damian Lillard-LaMarcus Aldridge combine (48P)..Portland (26-7)..Toronto (24-7).
  • Dallas-W-Washington..Mavs get 27P-blowout win…Mavs (23-10)…’Wizards (22-9).
  • Memphis-W-Spurs…Mike Conley (30P) for Grizzlies..(23-8).
  • Golden State-W-Philadelphia..Warriors had 40P-lead in 4th quarter..Golden State (25-5)..Sixers (4-26).
  • Cavaliers-L-Atlanta..LeBron James sits with knee swelling…F-Kevin Love injures back in game..Cavs (18-13)
  • Utah-W-Minnesota…Timberwolves plunge (5-25) on year.
  • LA Clippers-NYKnicks…Knicks come to Staples Center (5-28) record..worst start in franchise history dating to 1946..all time worst record (21-58) set in 1960.
  • Utah..G-Alec Burks-Shoulder Surgery-will miss rest of year…(14.9PPG)
  • Charlotte..C-Al Jefferson-4W-Groin injury.

Hockey

  • Kings-L-Edmonton-OT…David Perron scores shootout goal…Ben Scrivens 41-saves…Oilers were (1-20) heading into game.
  • Vancouver-W-San Jose..Canucks (20-11-3).
  • Ducks-San Jose-Tonight…Anaheim has won 10-of-13…now (24-8-6) on year
  • Edmonton-Nashville…Oilers acquire feisty C-Derek Roy from Predators.
  • New Jersey..Devils lose Brian Gionta-F-broken hand-6W.
  • Winnipeg..Jets lose Evander Kane-F-hip injury-4W.
  • Minnesota..Wild lose F-Mikail Granlund-4W-wrist injury.
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