Wednesday November 26th, 2014

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Baseball

  • Padres..Trade Talks with Cincinnati for OF-Jay Bruce (28Y) coming off injured season…owed (2Y-$24M) on his contract…Not sure what Reds are asking for unless it is Ian Kennedy in straight up swap…GM-AJ Preller continues talks trying to upgrade team’s troubled roster…Not discouraged by not landing Pablo Sandoval…”Don’t get medals for trying” philosophy…”Move on next player.”
  • Dodgers..Make contact with 3B-Chase Headley as replacement for Juan Uribe..LA freed up 14M with defection Hanley Ramirez…Release-SS-Ryan Jackson-spent last year on El Paso disabled list.
  • Boston..Red Sox spend $190M-4 hour span..signing Pablo Sandoval-Hanley Ramirez….Sandoval contract (5Y-$98M) option $17M-6th year…Hanley Ramirez contract (4Y-$88M) with option 5th year…Ramirez will move to LF-where he has never played in the majors.
  • Seattle..Open trade talks with Dodgers-Matt Kemp..Braves-Justin Upton..Boston-Yoenis Cespedes.
  • Giants..Schedule meeting with P-Jon Lester for right after Thanksgiving..delaying pitcher decision on where he signs..Red Sox-Cubs-Braves made offers.
  • Cubs..Chicago Sun Times indicating Cubs offer to Jon Lester have have potential (6Y-$135M)..topping Red Sox offer ($120M).
  • Yankees..Break off trade talks Rockies-not willing to take on Troy Tulowitzki (6Y-$114M) contract.
  • Rockies..Open contract talks with Twins P-Kevin Correia.
  • Phillies..Sign FA-2B-Chris Nelson-Padres.
  • Twins…DFA-P-Anthony Swarczak.
  • Mets..P-Dice K Matsuzaka headed back to Japan-negotiating with Softbank Hawks.
  • Texas..Sells contract OF-Jim Adduci to Lotte Giants-Japan.
  • Houston..P-Lucas Harrell leaves team to sign in Korea with LG-Twins.
  • Reds..Hire-Kevin Towers-VP-Player Personnel..replacing front office execs Bob Miller-Bill Bavasi.
  • Giants..Longtime 3rd base coach Tim Flannery retires from baseball after long run with Bruce Bochy.

Football

  • Redskins…Bench QB-Robert Griffin III 3-straight losses this month….go back to Colt McCoy (2-0) as starter after Griffin initial injury.
  • Chargers…Surgery-C-Rich Orhnberger-Back….3rd center to go down with season ending injuries.
  • Tennessee..Release-LB-Shaun Phillips…Had just 2-QBX this year.
  • Houston..Sign-FA-QB-Thad Lewis-Cleveland.
  • Denver..Sign-FA-K-Connor Barth-Tampa Bay…Release-K-Brandon McMcManus-missed 4-of-last 5 field goals.
  • Colts..Sign-FA-LB-Victor Butler-Saints…Sign-FA-RB-Jeff Demps-ex Tampa Bay.
  • Tampa Bay..Sign-FA-TE-DJ Williams.
  • Bengals..OT-Andre Smith gone for year-torn bicep.
  • Saints..DT-Brod Bunkley-out for year-torn quad.
  • Jets..DT-Mohammad Wilkerson-possible surgery-toe.
  • 49ers..OT-Anthony Davis leaves club-post concussion syndrome evaluation.
  • Tampa Bay..FB-Javorskie Lane-IR-broken leg.
  • Steelers…Good news..Troy Polamalu-Ryan Shazier-Ike Taylor-Jarvis Jones-cleared to practice.
  • Jets..Coach Rex Ryan says it is painful to watch (2-9) team struggle.
  • Rams..Jeff Fisher questions NFL about 3-critical penalties that impacted 3-scoring plays in loss to San Diego.
  • Bills..Will play at home next Sunday…61-inches snow replaced by 61-degree weather for two days.
  • Washington…Former Redskin CB-Fred Smoot-arrested domestic violence..fired from radio job WJFK.
  • Jets…DT-Sheldon Richardson-reacting to Missouri rioting…tweets-“they let that pig go free.”

Basketball

  • SDSU-W-Pitt..(74-57)..Maui Classic…G-Trey Kell hits 7-baskets in first half…Aztecs shoot 57% floor-outrunning-outgunning Panthers..State held Pitt to 2-baskets in a 10-minute span end of lst half-start 2nd half…..Aztecs (5-0) play Arizona (5-0) in championship game tonite.
  • Jerry Tarkanian….Released from Las Vegas hospital after week’s stay for Pneumonia…84 year old-battling heart problems also.
  • NYKnicks..Carmelo Anthony out of lineup-ailing back.
  • Cavaliers..LeBron James critical of blacks rioting in Missouri-tweets “Violence not the answer”.
  • Golden State-W-Miami…Steph Curry scores (40P)..Warriors (11-2)
  • Tonite..Lakers (3-11)-vs-Memphis Grizzlies (12-2) led by hi scoring C-Marc Gasol….Clippers (8-5) Detroit
  • NBA-games tonite…Golden State-at-Orlando…Portland (11-3)-at-Charlotte…Washington (9-3)-vs-LeBron James-Cavaliers (6-7)…NYKnicks (4-11)-at-Dallas…Toronto (12-2)-at-Atlanta…Houston (11-3)-Sacramento…76ers (0-14)-vs-Brooklyn Nets.

Hockey

  • LAKings-L-Nashville..Predators…Kings lose on 12-man shootout-fail to score goal….Kings (1-8) on road this year…Predators (14-5-2)
  • Anaheim Ducks-W-Calgary Flames…Corey Perry scores early for Ducks (14-4-4)..
  • Tonite…Kings-at-Minnesota..Wild (12-8)

General

  • FIFA…Sony cancels huge marketing contract with World Cup governing body over corruption in voting for future Cup sights..last month Emirates Airlines ended advertising relationship with soccer.
  • Tigers Woods…Heavy criticism for hiring little know Grad student-Chris Como as his new swing coach….Como-sports science expert Texas Women’s University….never played on Pro Tour….criticism he is too technical and expertise more on preventing injuries from swings, rather than helping with putting or driving distance-accuracy.

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