Wednesday May 20th, 2015

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Chargers

  • Chargers…Hire Carmen Policy-longtime 49ers President to oversee the Carson Stadium project…Enormous leadership abilities-political contacts…Great hire-would have been ideal to represent Chargers in San Diego Stadium drive….NFL sources at league meetings of opinion Dean Spanos spending all his money and energy to move franchise to Los Angeles to beat Stan Kroenke-Rams into LA market.
  • Chargers..Owner Dean Spanos defends turning team over to son AG-as President..says ‘it’s their time.’
  • Chargers…Goldman-Sachs, representing team in LA Stadium development-puts out release that San Diego CSAG-Proposal does not realistically portray how much they are asking from the Chargers….CSAG rebuts ‘tainted’ statements from Goldman-Sachs.
  • Chargers..Sign Free Agent-RT-Joe Barksdale to 1-year deal..Was starter on 1-of worst offensive lines in NFL-Rams did not re-sign him…Means DJ Fluker may move inside to right guard with Johnnie Troutman becoming swing lineman….Jeremiah Sirles-OG-will likely play key role in group.
  • Patriots..Owner Robert Kraft says he respects Roger Goodell’s leadership role-but disagrees with $1M-fine and loss of 1st round draft pick in ‘Deflate-Gate’ but says team will not sue nor appeal the club sanctions…Tom Brady appeal is being handled at the Union level….’Wants the rhetoric of the last 4-months to end.’.
  • NFL…Denies allegations they told the Patriots to suspend without pay the 2-staffs charged with deflating footballs.
  • NFL..Vote-Change Point After Touchdown Rule…Line of scrimmage on kicks will be moved to 15-yard line making kicks 32-yards…Line of scrimmage for 2-point conversions will remain at the 2-yard line.
  • NFL..Survey shows teams score 60% of plays with ball at 1-yard line-2 Point Conversion plays would be interesting..Team convert 95% field goals from 33-yards line-PAT kicks are moved back.
  • 49ers…DE-Justin Smith-retiring because of shoulder surgery issues-ending great career.
  • Saints..Release K-Shayne Graham
  • Eagles…QB-Tim Tebow looks impressive lining up in ‘Ultra Back’ package at mini-camp..working as shotgun QB…fullback…tight end.
  • Notre Dame…QB-Everett Golson transfers to Florida State-will play as Graduate Student next year.
  • Ohio State..QB-Braxton Miller elects to stay with Buckeyes in 3-QB rotation rather than transfer.

Baseball

  • Padres-W-Cubs.(4-3)..Derek Norris 2R-double down LF line in 8th caps Padres rally…Cubs made 2-errors late in game to open flood gates..SD rallied from (2-0) deficit….James Shields struck out 11-but gave up 2-solo HRs…Shields (71K-55inn) has allowed 14HRs….Jason Hammel had 8K-7innings-allowed just 3-hits…Friars snap 3-game losing streak
  • San Diego-Chicago…Tyson Ross (2-3)-vs-Tsyoshi Wada tonite
  • Padres…DL-1B-Wil Myers-inflamed tedon wrist worsens…shut him down while swinging bat on Tuesday-still has fluid in wrist…Recall P-Cory Mazzoni-El Paso.
  • Padres…Yonder Alonso-no timetable on return-rotator cuff-scapula pain.
  • Padres…Josh Johnson throws another bullpen…simulated game likely Tuesday-in Anaheim.
  • Dodgers-L-Giants (2-0)..Buster Posey RBI-single..SF has won 11-of-14 at home…
  • LA-San Francisco…Brett Anderson-vs-Tim Lincecum tonite.
  • Angels-W-Blue Jays (3-2)..Kole Calhoun solo HR for Halos…
  • Halos-Toronto…Jared Weaver-Drew Hutchinson.
  • Angels-Jays..Bad Blood…Toronto’s Josh Donaldson cursing out Angels pitching coach Mike Butcher about arguments over balls-strikes with umps.
  • Angels….Fine-Bench DH-Matt Joyce..showed up late for day game..thought it was nite game at Skydome.
  • Yankees-L-Nationals.Ryan Zimmerman 2R-HR in 10th..Nats 4HRs including Bryce Harper HR..
  • Red Sox-W-Rangers..David Ortiz-Mike Napoli HRs
  • Orioles-W-Mariners..Caleb Joseph RBI-single-RBI-double
  • Tigers-L-Brewers..Ryan Braun 3R-HR
  • Pirates-L-Twins..Trevor Ploufee 2R-HR..Brian Dozier HR..
  • Rays-W-Braves..Melky Cabrera solor HR…
  • Mets-L-Cardinals.Randal Grichuk 3RBI.
  • Diamondbacks-W-Marlins..AJ Pollock HR…Giancarlo Stanton 12th HR-Marlins
  • White Sox-L-Indians..Jason Kipnis single-triple.
  • Reds-L-Royals…Mike Moustakas single-2-doubles
  • Astros-W-A’s..Chris Carter 2R-HR…Astros (26-14) .
  • Rockies-W-Phillies..Nick Hundley 2R-HR
  • Cubs-Mariners…Trade-Chicago deals C-Wellington Castillo to Seattle for P-Yoev Medina.
  • Cubs..Release P-Phil Coke.
  • Mets..DFA-OF-Kirk Nieuwenhuis
  • Brewers..Option 2B-Scooter Gennett-was hitting (.159).
  • Indians..P-Bruce Chen retires after 13Y-MLB.
  • Tigers..DL-DH-Victor Martinez-knee
  • Nationals..DL-OF-Jason Werth-wrist-hti by pitch
  • A’s..MRI-P-Drew Pomeranz-hurt shoulder on Monday.
  • A’s..Surgery-P-Jarrod Parker-2nd elbow operation.
  • Dodgers…Surgery-P-Julio Uras-eyelid disorder-out 4-weeks….(2.53ERA-178inn) in minors.
  • Braves..Surgery-2B-Phil Gosselin-Thumb-out 8W.
  • A’s…GM-Billy Beane says fans need to be patient with struggling team…(14-27) so far this season.

Basketball

  • Golden State-W-Houston…Rockets lose 16P-lead…Steph Curry (34P)…Shawn Livingston scores 18P-off bench…Warriors put 5-in double figures…James Harden (28P) in loss…Warriors lead (1-0) in Western Conference series…Golden State is (44-3) at home this year.
  • Cavaliers-Atlanta…Open Eastern Conference finals tonite…Can Cavs big men control Al Horford-Paul Millsap…can Hawks wear out LeBron James.
  • NBA-Lottery….Minnesota wins draft lottery-will choose 1st….Lakers get 2nd pick….76ers pick 3rd…NYKnicks-4th…Orlando-5th….#1-2 Picks are ‘Franchise Movers’ …Jahlil Okafor-Duke..Karl Townes-Kentucky.
  • Illinois…4-female players file racial discrimination charges against Lady Illini coach Matt Bollant…derogatory comments towards black players…tried to hold separate practices for black and white players.

Hockey

  • Anaheim-L-Chicago.(3OT)…Blackhawks Marcus Krueger deflects a hi shot thru a double screen for the game winning goal…Ducks goalie Frederic Andersen made 47-saves in a row before deflection went in…Hawks goalie Corey Crawford made 60-saves in win…Series tied (1-1) with Hawks having home ice advantage going back to Chicago.
  • NY Rangers-Tampa Bay…Headed Game 3-on Suncoast…Lightning now have home ice advantage.
  • Ottawa…Owner Eugene Melnyk undergoes 8-hour liver transplant from a hockey fan donor-in stable condition.
  • Detroit..Wants decision today from Coach Mike Babcock on contract offer…has interviewed Toronto-Buffalo…has been offered deal by Sabres. .
  • Edmonton…Hiring Todd McLelland-San Jose as head coach..was (311-163-66)
  • San Jose..Interview Dan Bylsma-ex Penguins coach.
  • Arizona Coyotes..Fire entire AHL-staff..GM-Coach-Assistants with Portland farmclub.

General

  • Indy 500…Horrid crash-James Hinchcliffe severs artery in leg after hammering all at 230-miles an hour..Suspension snapped-pierced cockpit-emergency surgery saves life.
  • Italy…FBI arrest 55-people-Major game fixing scandal involving 3rd-4th Division teams.

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