Wednesday January 7th, 2015

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Baseball

  • Padres..Impressive Press Conference with Justin Upton-Derek Norris-Wil Myers-Willie Middlebrooks.
  • Padres..GM-AJ Preller-“Vison to balance this roster-players to win this year-players to control for future years”.
  • Padres..Owner Ron Fowler-“AJ gave us a bold blueprint-redefine who we were and how to get players.”
  • Padres..Manager Bud Black-“I am excited to see the look in the eyes of these new players and what’s around them on roster.”
  • Padres..Justin Upton-“10 career HRs-here-you hit a HR at Petco-it’s a real HR.”..(.291-career hitter-Petco)
  • Padres..Derek Norris-“I am looking forward to catching everyday-calling games in the NL without a DH to worry about:
  • Padres..Wil Myers-“I played alot of CF in the minors-I can do this.”
  • Padres..Will Middlebrooks-“When you get only 150AB-and only 75% healthy-tough to play well last year in Boston.”
  • Hall of Fame…4-players named for enshrinement.
  • Randy Johnson..Big Unit-22Y in majors (303W)…(4,875-strikeouts)..5X-Cy Young Awards..named on 97% ballots.
  • Pedro Martinez..Record (219-100)…(3,154-strikeouts)..3X-Cy Young Awards…Names on 91%
  • John Smoltz..20Y with Atlanta Braves (213W-154 Saves)..82% Vote
  • Craig Biggio..20Y with Astros…(.283BA-291HR-414SB)...82%
  • Mike Piazza…Mets-Dodgers-fell short but received 69% votes-Need 75% to get in..
  • Roger Clemens..7X-Cy Young Award winner only 37% vote.
  • Barry Bonds..7X-MVP-named on 36% of votes
  • Giants..Tim Hudson-undergoes major ankle surgery-bone spurs.
  • Giants..Legendary relief pitcher Stu Miller..(105W-154 Saves)..passes away (87Y)..was pitcher blown off mound during All Star game at Candlestick Park.
  • Orioles..Talk FA-OF-Ichuro Suzuki-Yankees.
  • Yankees..Close to signing FA-SS-Steven Drew (1Y-$5M)..hit (.150) last year.
  • Mets..Reject FA-SS-Steven Drew-contract demand 7M
  • Red Sox..Sign FA-P-Mitch Boggs-Cardinals.
  • Detroit..Sign FA-P-Tom Gorzellany-Pirates.
  • Texas..Sign FA-P-Juan Oviedo-Tampa Bay.
  • Indians..Sign FA-P-Michael Roth-Angels.
  • Brwers..Sign FA-C-Nevin Ashley-Pirates.

Football

  • Giants..Legendary coach Allie Sherman-passes (91Y)..Coached 1961-68..Took Giants to 3-NFL Championship games.
  • Rams..St. Louis officials-Will not get into bidding war to keep Rams-Governor Jay Nixon-NFL must mandate Rams negotiate in good faith.
  • Chargers..Mark Fabiani says Owner Dean Spanos will fight to prevent team going into LA..views it as his territory.
  • Bills..Ex-head coach Doug Marrone-ripped by Syreacuse coaches-self centered-selfish-greedy-Dangerous to have in your building.
  • Cowboys..Owner Jerry Jones-‘nothing wrong with having NJ Governor Chris Christie as my guest at playoff games.
  • Raiders..John Madden-legendary former coach-has joined Mark Davis in interviews with coaching candidates-including Mike Shanahan.
  • Miami..Hires Mike Tannenbaum-ex Jets GM as VP-Football Operations.
  • Falcons..6-hour Interview with Rex Ryan-ex Jets head coach
  • Bills..Interviewing Mike Shanahan-Kyle Shanahan to come as a team to take over Buffalo franchise.
  • Bears..Interview Lake Dawson-Titans-for GM job.
  • Jets..Interview Chris Grier-Dolphins-Director of Scouting for GM-job
  • Redskins..Interview Scott McCloughan-ex 49ers GM for possible GM job replacing Bruce Allen..Lead scout AJ Smith also in mix.
  • 49ers..Interview Vic Fangio-defensive coordinator for vacant head coaching job.
  • TBay..Interview Marc Trestman-Bears for offensive coordinator job.
  • Jacksonville..Interview Greg Roman-49ers-for vacant offensive coordinator job.
  • Packers..QB-Aaron Rodgers-examined today for on going strained left calf issues.

Basketball

  • Aztecs-W-New Mexico..Winston Shepard scored 12P in first 4-minutes of 2nd half to blow game open..Aztecs shot 28%-Lobos 22%-dreadful lst half.
  • U Charlotte..Coach Alan Major leaves team for 2nd time this year-complications eye surgery.
  • Lakers..Mourning death of 15Y-daughter-GM-Mitch Kupchack-extended illness.
  • Lakers..lst round pick Julius Randle undergoes 2nd surgery replace screw in broken toe…still recovering from broken leg.

NBA-Tonite

  • Lakers-Clippers…Lakers (11-24)…Clippers (23-15)..Lakers just (5-12) at Staples Center this year.
  • Memphis-Atlanta..Grizzlies (25-9)..Hawks (26-8)
  • Houston-Cleveland…Rokckets (23-11)..Cavs (19-16) struggling without LeBron James.
  • Knicks-Washington..New York lost 12-row….21-of-22…now (5-32) on season.

Hockey

  • Maple Leafs..Fire Coach-Randy Carlyle-Toronto had lost 7-of-10…was (91-78-13) in career.
  • ESPN…Hockey Analyst Barry Melrose calls the Ducks the best team in NHL.
  • Ducks-Rangers…Tonite..Anaheim (26-9-6)…Rangers led by 24G-scoring forward Rick Nash.
  • Last Night…Tampa Bay-W-Montreal-Lightning explode 4G in 2nd period…Vancouver-W-Islanders-cooling off hottest team in East.

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