Wednesday May 27th, 2015

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Football

  • Chargers…Open OTA workouts with QB on the field. ..without FS-TE….without LT-without explanation…Philip Rivers-fully recovered back issues, back at practice….Rivers indicating he upgraded off season weight training program core muscles-hoping to end back problems…says RB-Melvin Gordon reminds him of Chiefs RB-Jamal Charles…Pleased with signing of FA-OL-Orlando Franklin-Joe Barksdale-Chris Hairston…Says it is a strange feeling to walk into facility and not have leadership of veterans Nick Hardwick-Jeromey Clary-Jarrett Johnson….Team has made no contract extensions to him yet….Would be willing to talk thru end training camp.
  • Chargers…DJ Fluker took all snaps at LT…with Orlando Franklin at LG….RB-Melvin Gordon broke off two long runs, one on sweep-other on cutback…but dropped crossing pattern pass…WR-Stevie Johnson very impressive running routes-catching passes in traffic-yards after catch…WR-Donnie Inman made 2-nice pass receptions along the sidelines…FA-WR-Austin Pettis made two catches on crossing patterns…Jimmy Wilson-ex Dolphins-S-takes all snaps…CB-Jason Verrett goes thru full workout after shoulder surgeries last year-says he is still not 100% healthy…2nd round pick Denzell Perryman does not work out with team-ran on side…LB-Kyle Emanuel-moved from DE to OLB-challenged getting off blocks..KR-Jacoby Jones went down with apparent minor groin strain late in opening practice.
  • Chargers..S-Eric Weddle follows thru on holdout…bypassing OTA workouts-no contract extension…LT-King Dunlop not on field nor in facility…TE-Antonio Gates not on field either…Coach Mike McCoy refused to answer questions about missing players.
  • Chargers..Owner Dean Spanos watches entire workout-very untypical of him….Pressure building on McCoy to get team back to playoffs…San Diego has just 1-post season win in the last 6-years…Mark Fabiani headed to New York for Friday meeting with NFL to tell them what they like-dislike about CSAG financing plan…Sports Business Journal reporting NFL will upgrade its contributions to NFL cities building stadiums to 250M this year…Will Chargers match that and increase their share.
  • Chiefs..S-Eric Berry completes 8-months chemo treatment for Hodgkins Lymphoma-underwent physical exam over weekend.
  • San Francisco…Police say 911-call-claims Bears DT-Ray McDonald broke down door of ex-fiancee house-tried to take infant from her-assaulting woman
  • Titans..WR-Dorian Green-Beckham injures hamstring in lst OTA…DT-Sammie Lee Hill-injures knee.
  • Jaguars..WR-Marquise Lee out of workouts with knee injury suffered two weeks ago.
  • Dallas..DE-Greg Hardy-Appeal of 10G-suspension-Domestic Abuse-will be Thursday infront of arbitration Harold Henderson.
  • Raiders..Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf says no public money will be included in new Stadium..still paying off bonds from last renovations thru 2026.
  • Montreal…DE-Michael Sam says he came to play football in CFL-not make history as gay person.
    New Orleans..ex Saints WR-Joe Horn calls Roger Goodell “Devil”..Players should not trust him.
  • Bears..Move DT-Jay Ratleff to DE-to replace released Ray McDonald-following arrest on another domestic abuse case.
  • Browns..CB-Tashaun Gipson boycotts OTA in feud over contract…QB-Johnny Manziel looks very focused in workouts-meetings.
  • Broncos..No decision yet on status DT-Antonio Smith-investigated for child-sexual abuse.
    Houston..Cancel OTA workouts-severe flooding in city.
  • Titans..QB-Marcus Mariota-very impressive-full command of passing routes in workouts-taking snaps under center.
  • Dallas..Sign FA-WR-AJ Jenkins-ex lst round pick Chiefs-49ers.
  • Patriots..Sign FA-LB-Dane Fletcher-Tampa Bay.

Baseball

  • Padres-W-Angels (4-0)..Matt Kemp laser 3-run double down left field line in 10th inning triggers San Diego win…..Matt Shoemaker 7-shutout innings for Halos…Odri Despaingne 6-shutout innings Friars..Will Venable over the fence catch robbed Mike Trout sure home rune early in game.
  • Padres…Matt Kemp dropped out of 3rd spot into 4th in batting order (2-5)..in (5-30) hole…May batting average (.172)
  • San Diego-Halos…Andrew Cashner (1-7) 2.89-vs-Garrett Richards (4-2) in final game of series tonite.
  • Padres…Bone Scan on ailing wrist 1B-Will Myers…still soreness…fluid buildup decreased but still there..no timetable on return..injury-exact same tendon damaged early last season in Tampa Bay.
  • Dodgers-W-Atlanta (8-0)..Adrian Gonzalez 2R-HR..Andre Ethier 2-doubles-3RBI..Clayton
  • Kershaw (10K-7inn-0R-4H)..best outing year.
  • Dodgers-Braves…Zack Greinke (5-1) 1.48-vs-Alex Wood.tonight.
  • Dodgers-Atlanta..Trade Talks..LA discusses dealing veteran 3B-Juan Uribe for utility infielder
  • Alberto Callaspo-who refuses to accept trade.
  • Dodgers…Charter Communications proposed buying Time Warner Cable for 55M…Might end TV-blackouts of Dodgers games in 70% market.
  • Cubs-W-Washington..Kris Bryant-Dexter Fowler HRs.
  • Houston-W-Orioles..Luis Villabuena 2R-single..Astros won 10-of-13.
  • Yankees-W-Royals..Mark Teixeira 5RBI-2R-HR-2R-Double
  • Mets-W-Phillies..Wilmer Flores RBI-single in 10th.
  • Pirates-W-Miami..Neil Walker 2R-HR..Bucs won 5-row.
  • Blue Jays-W-White Sox..Josh Donaldson 4H-5R-solo HR-3R-HR.
  • Rangers-W-Indians..Mitch Moreland HR..Texas won 7-row..Josh Hamilton (0-7) so far.
  • Reds-W-Rockies..Cincinnati snaps 9G-losing streak-Skip Schumaker RBI-double in 9th.
  • Mariners-W-Tampa Bay..Kyle Seager Grand Slam HR.
  • Giants-W-Brewers..Hunter Pence solo HR..Matt Duffy 2R-HR.
  • Twins-W-Red Sox..Mike Pelfrey (7inn-1R) for Twins.
  • Cardinals-W-Arizona..Randall Grichuk HR-RBI single.
  • Tigers-W-A’s..Raji Davis Sac Fly
  • Angels..Option DH-CJ Cron to Salt Lake City…recall 2B-Grant Green.
  • Giants..DFA-1B-Travis Ishakawa
  • Rangers..Sign FA-P-Jared Burton-ex Twins.
  • Arizona…Call up P-Vidal Nuno from Reno.
  • Giants..Send 3B-Casey McGhee to Fresno-$4.8M contract-unclaimed on waivers.
  • Toronto…Jose Bautista-cortisone injection-shoulder.
  • Brewers..DL-P-Wily Peralta-gone 4W-oblique injury.
  • Royals..DL-P-Dan Duffy-shoulder pain.
  • Orioles..P-Dylan Bundy-top prospect-reinjures shoulder in AA on rehab assignment-out a month.
  • Reds..MRI-P-Johnny Cueto-comes back clean-no elbow damage…2B-Brandon Phillips reinjures turf toe.
  • Arizona..DL-P-Enrique Burgos-shoulder problems…was averaging 16K-per-9 innings.
  • Marlins..DL-Mike Morse-OF-sprained finger
  • Royals..Activate P-Jason Vargas from DL List-shoulder woes.
  • Rays..Activate- 2B-Ben Zobrist from DL-list-knee problems.
  • Tigers..OF-Yoenis Cespedes rips A’s-GM-Billy Beane for all trades-don’t want to win championships in Oakland.
  • Phillies..GM-Ruben Amaro criticizes fans ripping club-‘don’t understand baseball’…then apologizes for disparaging comments..Fans ripped team for not calling up young P-Aaron Nola-Zach Elfin…Amaro says there is a plan in place to protect young arms-not rush them.
  • Miami..Demote 3B-Coach Brett Butler over mistakes with signs in games.

Basketball

  • Cavaliers-W-Hawks…Cleveland hits 13-3s…Wins by 30..LeBron (23P) in 118-80 victory-Cavs sweep series.
  • Cavaliers..LeBron James-admits fatigue…averaging (27P-10R-8A) in postseason.
  • Houston-at-Golden State….Warriors lead series (3-1)-can clinch it tonite-move to NBA finals-lst time since 1975.
  • Chicago…Sun Times reports Bulls players ‘exit’ interviews with management-very critical of Coach Tom Thibodeau-may be fired.
  • SDSU..Aztecs lose out on Louisville transfer G-Shaqquan Aaron-decides to enroll at USC..had been suspended by Rick Pitinio last year.

Hockey

  • Tampa Bay-L-Rangers..Game 6-upset win for NY on Tampa ice..Derek Brassard Hat Trick-3 goals..forcing Game 7-Madison Square Garden-Friday.
  • Anaheim-at-Chicago…Ducks can win series with win tonite in Chicago….Ducks lead (3-2) despite just 2-goals in 5-games from power forwards Ryan Getzlaf-Corey Perry….Ducks have 33-goals in postseason from 2nd-3rd-4th line forwards.
  • St Louis..Gives Coach Ken Hitchcock-1Y-contract extension.
  • Grahame James-serving 5-years in prison-sexual assault of junior hockey players…facing more charges of sexual abuse when he was coach at Swift Current in WCHL….Was convicted after NHLers Theo Fleury-Sheldon Kennedy went public about being assaulted when they played for James in Winnipeg-Calgary in junior hockey…Now Swift Current players have gone public.

General

  • French Open..Top seed Novak Djokovic straight set win in lst round match…Rafael Nadal wins opening match-career record at Roland Garros Stadium (67-1)….Venus Williams beaten in lst round match.

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