Wednesday March 25th, 2015

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Football

  • Chargers….Stadium Task Force says it will develop a “Trail Mix” of financing ideas to help come up with Money for NFL Stadium…Included would be NFL Naming rights to stadium…Limited PSLs from fans..County Loan…Parking Tax…Concessions Tax…Plus 200M from Spanos Family..200M from NFL G-Fund…State Funds from River Walk-Tailgate sight…Future Tax money from 1500-room hotel…SDSU buildings..Retail development….Houston Texans owner Bob McNair tells Task Force that PSL’s are an important part of funding formula and to find a fee that fits the San Diego market…NFL-VP Eric Grubman says he will do conference call with CSAG group on April 7th..then come to San Diego on April 14th.
  • Chargers…Task Force member Scott Sherman says team would lose 75% of its fan support if they moved to Carson…Says Chargers fans would not go to LA to see the team…Cautions LA fans-PSL’s in that market would cost $7,500 to $10,000 per seat.
  • Chargers..NBC-TV says the Chargers are making $40M profit per year on revenues of $250M
  • Chargers..Coach Mike McCoy tells Media his plan is to have Philip Rivers retire as a Charger…says he’s not the lst player to test free agency….say the 3-RBs the team has on the roster can get the job done..Chris Watt-OC-is core of offensive line…will have private workouts for Colorado State QB-Garrett Grayson…will not bring QB-Marcus Mariota in for a workout…Owner Dean Spanos echoed same comments about wanting Rivers to retire in San Diego.
  • NFL..Owners vote to accept 5-rule changes…Ban crackback blocks…WR-become protected under Defenseless Player hits on interceptions..Ban RBs-Chop Blocks-outside tackle box…Injury spotter in press box-has right to stop game to get hurt player off the field.
  • Bears..Sign FA-Ray McDonald-DT-49ers-released after domestic abuse-rape probes…FA-Jarvis Jenkins-DE-Redskins..FA-LB-Mason Foster-Bucs
  • Jets..Sign FA-OT-Corey Hilliard-Lions.
  • Vikings..Sign FA-S-Taylor Mays-Bengals….FA-LB-Casey Matthews-Eagles.
  • Jets..Sign FA-DE-Stephen Bowen-Redskins
  • Jaguars..Visit WR-Greg Jennings-Vikings.
  • Saints..Visit DE-Anthony Spencer-Cowboys
  • 49ers..Visit LB-Lance Briggs-Bears..LB-Erin Henderson-Vikings.
  • Eagles..OG-Evan Mathis refuses to take paycut (6.5M) cap figure contract

Baseball

  • Dodgers..Sign FA-2B-Hector Olivera (6Y-$62M) $28M-Bonus..outbidding Padres..30Y-power hitter must obtain visa-likely join Dodgers-May.
  • Dodgers..P-Hyun-Jin Ryu did not tear shoulder capsule-but has inflammation..will be shutdown 2-to-4W.
  • Dodgers..Off day yesterday-host Padres today…Jason Lane to start for Padres
  • Padres..Option P-Matt Wisler..C-Austin Hedges to minors.
  • Padres-W-Mariners (6-4)..Matt Kemp-triple-single..Justin Upton double-2RHR…Kemp (.371)..Upton (.324)..Andrew Cashner (4inn-3R-4H)
  • Padres..P-Brandon Morrow develops blister on pitching hand-may miss a start.
  • Padres..P-Ian Kennedy will pitch in minor league game-avoid facing Dodgers today.
  • Angels-L-Texas (15-8)..Halos P-Andrew Heaney (4.2inn-4R-8H-2HRs)..Rangers hit 3-homers in game.,,Albert Pujols HR (.300)..CJ Cron (.378)..MTrout (.462)
  • Rangers..Option DH-Kyle Blanks to AA..Release P-Joe Beimel.
  • Nationals..Release P-Heath Bell…(5.1inn-5R-5W-6K)…Option Ps-Evan Meek-Taylor Jordan to minors.
  • Reds..Release P-Jose Mijares
  • Astros..Option P-Mark Appel to minors
  • Rockies..Option Ps-Jair Jurrjens-Brett Marshall-John Lannan-Aaron Laffey to Colorado Springs.
  • Phillies..P-Chad Billingsley to make lst minor league start-coming off 2 elbow surgeries.
  • Braves..P-Mike Minor to start season the disabled list-shoulder woes-been shutdown 3W.
  • Red Sox…P-Koji Uehara may miss start of season on-going hamstring problems.
  • Giants..Longtime beat writer Nick Peters-SF Chronicle passes away (75Y).

Basketball

  • Lakers-L-Oklahoma City (127-117)..Russell Westbrook (27P)..Enec Kanter (25P-16R)…LA (18-51)..Thunder won (16-of-21)
  • Golden State-Portland..Teams combined for 119P in first half alone..
  • Spurs-L-Mavericks..Monta Ellis (38P) for Mavs..SAntonio (44-26)..Dallas (45-27).
  • Lakers-at-Minnesota tonite
  • Clippers-at-NYKnicks..LA (46-25)..New York (14-57)
  • Cleveland-at-Memphis..Cavs won (27-of-33)…Grizzlies (50-21).
  • Oklahoma City-at-San Antonio
  • Houston..Dwight Howard-coming off knee rehab-returns to lineup tonite-Had Plasma Platelet injections.
  • Oklahoma City..G-Andre Roberson out of lineup with sprained ankle-3W.
  • Arizona State..Fires Coach-Herb Sendeck (18-16) season…Offers job to Jeff Capel-ex head coach Oklahoma-VCU.
  • UNCC..Offers job to Mark Price-longtime NBA player-now assistant with Charlotte Hornets.
  • DePaul..Asks for permission interview Bobby Hurley-2nd year head coach at Buffalo.
  • NIT..Games Tonite…Old Dominion (26-7)-vs-Murray State (29-5)….Temple-vs-Louisiana Tech.
  • Stanford-W-Vanderbilt (78-75)..Cardinal move to semi-finals
  • Miami-W-Richmond (63-61)..Canes move to semis.

Hockey

  • Ducks-L-Columbus (5-3)..Scott Hartnell scores hat trick for Blue Jackets..Ducks defense springs leaks.
  • Kings-W-NY Rangers (4-2)..Jon Quick (34-saves)..Jeff Crater scores 26th goal of season.
  • Bruins..Lose D-Dougie Hamilton-4W-shoulder injury
  • Washington..ex-Caps defenseman Stephen Peat arrested in British Columbia-setting fire to father’s home.
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