Wednesday February 24th, 2015

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Football

  • Chargers…Stadium Task Force meets with Ron Roberts-Board of Supervisors-says county could put together a ‘bridge loan’ of 1B to the city as a way to finance the stadium, with the loan to be repaid thru money earned from hotels-office buildings in a big development.  Roberts told the Task Force to determine the sight of stadium, then do particulars of the revenue that could be produced…Roberts says the Chargers must contribute to the cost also.
  • Chargers-Raiders…NFL would ask one of teams to move to the NFC is they do joint deal to move to Los Angeles.  Seahawks would be asked to come back to AFC-West.  NFL wants 1-AFC-1-NFC team in LA market.
  • Inglewood City Council..Votes for 2B-redevelopment plan at Hollywood Park-bypasses environmental reviews-construction on Rams Stadium could start in December-open in 2018.
  • Chargers..LB-Jarrett Johnson retires-3Y with team..creates $5M-cap space.
  • Arizona…Asks DT-Darnell Dockett to take paycut from ($9.8M) cap figure deal.
  • Ravens..Begin contract talks to reduce ($8.5M) cap figure DT-Hloti Ngata.
  • Cowboys..Ask CB-Brandon Carr re-do ($8M) cap figure deal.
  • Vikings..Ask QB-Matt Cassell take cut ($4.7M) package.
  • Jets..Ask WR-Percy Harvin re-do ($10.5M) salary.
  • Giants..Release LB-Mattias Kiwanuka-9Y veteran.
  • Seahawks…Offered RB-Marshawn Lynch (2Y-$21M) extension-no response.
  • Browns..Announce use Day-Glow Orange in helmet-brown face mask.
  • Browns..President Alex Scheimer denies he meddles in football operation-accused of wanting to watch game films with coaches.,,denies he pressured coaches to play QB-Johnny Manziel.
  • Aaron Hernandez…Judge in murder trial allows text messages from victim Odin Lloyd just before killing to be entered as evidence…Photos of body also presented to jury as his family wept.
  • NFL Competition Committee…will look at proposal to make all Pass Interference penalties-15Y rather than spot penalty.

Baseball

  • Padres…62-players begin full camp workouts today.
  • Padres..Carlos Quentin will move to lst base to compete for playing time-take wear and tear off his knees from playing in OF.
  • Padres..OF-Cam Maybin says he is best option in OF.
  • Padres..OF-Wil Myers puts on huge BP hitting power display.
  • Padres…OF-Donavan Tate comes to camp-career plagued by injuries-drug issue.
  • Red Sox..Spend ($134M) in 6-months to sign Cuban FA-Rusney Castillo-Yoan Moncada….Moncada reports to Ft. Myers for physical.
  • Yankees..Alex Rodriguez hits 6HRs-BP in Tampa..took groundballs at 3B-SS..says he is not giving his position to Chase Headley.. Odd-not one Yankees staff member watched him in minor league camp workout.
  • Cubs..Hire Manny Ramirez as fulltime minor league hitting coach.
  • Twins..Players say Paul Molitor lst workouts-mentally intense.
  • Dodgers..OF-Andre Ethier wants to be traded if he is not going to start.
  • Blue Jays..C-Dionner Navarro asked to be dealt with arrival Russell Martin.
  • Texas..Picks up option contract Adrian Beltre (2Y-$34M).
  • Tigers..Re-sign Joba Chamberlain.

Basketball

  • SDSU..F-Dwayne Polee diagnosed with cardiac arrythmia..not life threatening..had ablation procedure to take care of heart cells…Cleared  by 6-specialists including those at UCLA Medical Center..has a cardiac monitor..
  • Cleveland… F-Shawn Marion miss 2W-strained hip.
  • Knicks..ex NBA forward Anthony Mason-stable condition-waiting for possible heart transplant after massive attack-5 surgeries last week.
  • Lakers..Kobe Bryant upset at team celebrating like they won the title after just 14th win of year.
  • Andre Kirilenko..Released by Nets-76ers signs with CSKA-Moscow.
  • Lakers…at Utah tonight…LA (14-41).
  • Clippers-at-Houston…LA (37-20)
  • Earl Watson..former UCLA-NBA star..4M-estate-Encino-ramsacked-vandalized by robbers.

Hockey

  • Ducks-Montreal…Trade-Anaheim ships F-Devante Smith-Pelley to Habs for F-Jeri Sekac (7G).
  • Las Vegas..Falls short in season ticket drive… 7,000-express interest…hopes for over 10,000 applicants.

General

  • ESPN..Suspends Keith Olberman-1 week-slurs Penn State students after they raised $13M in Child Pediatric Cancer drive.

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