Wednesday November 19th, 2014

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Basketball

SDSU-W-Utah…(53-49)..Aztecs win defensive street fight…Angelo Crol hits 2-lefthanded hook shots..JJ O’Brien hits 2-put back shots triggering (9-0) run late in 2nd half..State pulls away-withstands Utes 3-point barrage late in game…Aztecs-Utes had combined 29-turnovers..13-blocked shots…18-steals between them…Both teams shot 32% from floor in the ESPN-Tipoff Tuesday telecast.
1-Kentucky-W–5-Kansas…UK destroys KU (72-40)..worst offensive showing Jayhawks in 25-years.
4-Duke-W-19-Michigan State..Blue Devils (81-71) lopsided win.
Lakers-W-Atlanta (114-109)..Lakers shoot 70% floor-first half..Kobe Bryant 28P..Nick Young 17P-first game back off injured list…Lakers (2-9)
Oklahoma City…NY Knicks…both lose..drop (3-9) season..
Tonite…Lakers-at-Houston (9-2)….Clippers (5-4)-at-Orlando…Spurs-at-Cleveland (5-4)
NYKnicks..Surgery-Cleanthony Early-Knee scope-4W.

Football

  • NFL…Suspends Minnesota RB-Adrian Peterson for rest of season-thru-April 15th….6G-$4.1M-Lost salary…Union files immediate grievance hearing against Roger Goodell..Commissioner letter to Peterson ‘showed no remorse’…’what you did was criminal abuse’…’you used a switch-you used a weapon on a 4yr old child’….Late afternoon-independent arbitrator Shaym Das ruled against Peterson-Union request for immediate reinstatement-saying CBA laid out what the procedure would be for reinstatement…Peterson ordered into Psychiatric counseling with the NYU-Child Abuse Center for evaluation…Goodell threatened further suspensions into the 2015 season if Peterson does not cooperate.
  • NFL…Judge in Concussion lawsuit holds “Fairness Hearing” in Philadelphia to determine whether $675M-lawsuit should go thru with payments…201-retired players and widows of deceased players have opted out of lawsuit and will file new suits against the NFL…Included in those opting out-the family of Chargers legend Junior Seau….Players opting out say too many players who are suffering with potential CTE-collect no money-because you cannot diagnose CTE till death…Other players like families of Mike Webster-barred from collecting-because they received a prior small payment years ago…Agents say no money put into players who will retire in coming years-then suffer trauma from head injuries as players.
  • Chargers…QB-Philip Rivers to practice today-despite bruise knee and bruised ribs…Rivers passing stats huge drop off last 5-games…Rivers QBRating (97) on 3rd down- during winning streak….(38) rating on 3rd down last 5-games.
  • Steelers..Release-RB-LeGarrette Blount…Walked off field before end of Monday nite game-then exited lockeroom early because he had no carries in game.
  • Steelers..Forbid S-Mike Mitchell from tweeting…invited Titans fans to ‘kill yourself’
  • Browns…Release RB-Ben Tate…Criticized team for not using him in RB-rotation…Browns eat $2.5M contract-bonus.
  • Carolina..Release WR-Jason Avant..Critical of Panthers play calling over weekend.
  • Colts..Sign FA-WR-KR-Josh Cribbs-ex Browns…Deny they have any interest in RB-Ray Rice if he becomes available.
  • Redskins..Internal criticism-QB-Robert Griffin III…does not do enough preparation with game plan.
  • Bills..Coach Doug Marrone drives thru 4′-snow to reach Buffalo practice facility..rescued woman in car wreck on way to work during blizzard.
  • 49ers..Activate LB-NoVorro Bowman from PUP list-returns to practice…bad knee injury in playoffs in January.
  • Bears…Sign FA-WR-Mark Mariani-ex Titan.
  • Pro Football Hall of Fame..List of candidates reduced to 26…Don Coryell…John Lynch…Junior Seau make the first cut.

Baseball

  • Padres…P-Ian Kennedy-being pursued in trade talks by Texas-Kansas City…Rangers offering SS-Elvis Andrus…Padres interested in 3B-Matt Moustakas.
  • Dodgers..Talking trade with White Sox for SS-Alexi Ramirez-P-Jon Danks…Sox interested in Andre Ethier and prospects.
  • Red Sox-Phillies..Trade talks escalate for P-Cole Hamels…Phillies interested in 3B-Mookie Betts..OF-Jacky Bradley…P-Matt Barnes.
  • Red Sox..Meet FA-3B-Pablo Sandoval for 2nd day in row…Discussing (5Y-$90M)
  • Atlanta..Meet FA-P-Jon Lester-Athletics.
  • Miami..Talk FA-1B-Adam LaRoche-Washington
  • Athletics..Sign FA-DH-Billy Butler-Royals (3Y-30M) deal
  • White Sox..Sign FA-P-Zach Duke-Milwaukee.
  • Phillies..Sign FA-P-PJ Walters-Twins.
  • Indians..Sign FA-Shaun Marcus-ex Blue Jays-Brewers.

Hockey

  • Ducks-L-Flames..Calgary scores 3-goals in 3rd period..Sean Monahan wins it with shootout overtime goal..Ducks (11-5-4)…Flames (12-6-2)
  • Kings-W-Florida Panthers…Jeff Carter-Marion Gaborik score early…Kings (10-5-4)
  • Montreal-L-Pittsburgh..Penguins post 4-0 shutout…Pens (13-3-1)..Habs (14-5-1)
  • Nashville-W-Toronto…Leafs give up 9-goals on home ice-Air Canada Center..Predators (12-4-2)

General

  • Soccer..Reuters reporting FIFA-President Sepp Blatter has informed Swiss officials of possible Criminal Behavior by members of Executive Committee…FBI-IRS are conducting major purge of 4B-in revenue stockpiled by FIFA amidst reports of possible sale of votes to place World Cup games in Russia and Qatar.
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