Wednesday, November 3rd, 2014

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  • Padres…Elect not to offer arbitration to SS-Evreth Cabrera-making him a free-agent on the open market…Was hitting .300-in first month of season…tailed off to .220 the next two months….Major Hamstring injury….followed by end of season arrest on drug possession charge…Would have cost team 2.8M-to keep him…Did offer contracts to all their other players…
  • Dodgers…Offer arbitration to C-AJ Ellis, eventhough his offensive and defensive numbers have dropped…Will cost them $3.8M in salary.
  • Angels…Did offer arbitration to 3B-David Freese ($6M)….decided to let 2B-Gord Beckham go as a free-agent-unwilling to commit to $5M,
  • Dodgers..Trade talks with Seattle hit a wall…Mariners want OF-Matt Kemp…not willing to give up P-Taijuan Walker-James Paxton in same package.
  • Dodgers..Open trade talks with the Phillies…a deal that involves Cole Hamels and possibly Matt Kemp.
  • Dodgers-Cincinnati…Trade-LA acquires Reds OF-Chris Heisey for P-Matt Magill.
  • Washington Post..Reports 3-way trade talks Red Sox-Mariners-Nationals..Boston would acquire P-Jordan Zimmerman-P-Ty Clippard..Nationals would wind up with SS-Brad Miller-P-James Paxton…Mariners pick up OF-Yoenis Cespedes-OF-Mike Napoli.
  • Twins…Sign FA-OF-DH-Tori Hunter-Tigers to 1Y-contract.
  • Giants..Manager Bruce Bochy flew to Georgia to meet with FA-P-Jon Lester…3-offers-Cubs (6Y-$135M)..Boston (5Y-$130M)..SF (5Y-$125M)
  • Yankees..Negotiate 2nd day in row with Orioles-FA-P-Andrew Miller.
  • Astros..Open negotiations with FA-P-David Robertson-Yankees.
  • Giants..Open negotiations with FA-OF-Nick Markakis-Orioles.
  • Twins..Open talks with FA-P-Jake Peavy-Giants..P-Francisco Liriano-Pirates..P-Justin Masterson-Indians…P-Edinson Volquez-Pirates.
  • Cardinals..Open talks with 1B-Kyle Blanks-Athletics
  • Braves..Do not offer arbitration contracts to P-Kris Medlen-Brandon Beachey coming off surgeries.
  • Dale Scott..Longtime Umpire Dale Scott announces he is gay-has had same partner for 30Y.


  • Chargers…Release NT-Kwame Gaethers-had been on injured reserve list all season…Gives San Diego cap space for final 4W of season.
  • Rams…COO-Kevin Demoff apologizes to St. Louis police for Rams players “Hands Up-Don’t Shoot” display on Sunday…Police call it tasteless-offensive-inflammatory.
  • Troy Vincent..NFL exec tells Congress Ray Rice video seen by NFL was heartless-gutless-despicable.
  • Adrian Peterson…Refuses to testify at his own appeal hearing on year long suspension.
  • Ray Rice..Apologizes on NBC-TV for hitting his wife-“I own this”…..Janay Rice says Ravens tried to script her apology at press conference.
  • Carolina..Release-CB-Antoine Cason-ex Chargers first round pick.
  • Bengals..Sign FA-OT-Eric Winston-ex Chief-Texan.
  • Colts..Sign FA-OT-Andrew McDonald-ex Seahawk.
  • Steelers..Sign FA-DE-Clifton Gaethers-ex Redskin
  • Pittsburgh..IR-DE-Brett Keisel-gone for year-torn tricep.
  • Titans..IR-WR-Justin Hunter-still hospitalized spleen injury.
  • Giants..IR-DE-Matthias Kiwanuka-knee….DE-Robert Ayres-undergoing exam-torn pectoral muscle.
  • Texans..DE-Jadaveon Clowney-2nd medical opinion on knee pains-meets Dr. James Andrews.
  • Chiefs…RB-Jamal Charles-exam-bruised knee
  • Cardinals..Surgery-CB-Tyrann Mathieu-thumb injury.
  • Bears…K-Robbie Gould injures quad-practice.
  • Browns…Lose TE-Gary Barnidge-broken rib.
  • Giants..Owner Steve Tisch-no discussion on future of GM-Jerry Reese-Coach Tom Coughlin till end of season.
  • Jets..Report Owner Woody Johnson may talk about Bill Parcells-Bill Polian serve as consultant for overhaul front office-coaching staff.
  • Raiders..Report Owner Mark Davis interested in talking to Jon Gruden or Jim Harbaugh about taking over operation of ailing franchise.
  • Redskins…GM-Bruce Allen-under fire-refuses to talk to media…Reports AJ Smith-ex Chargers GM-could take over job if changes made.
  • Michigan..Fires Brady Hoke-Coach (31-20) record…gets ($4.9M) buyout.
  • Nebraska…Owes Bo Pelini ($7.6M) buyout
  • Florida…Gets permission interview Jim McElwain-Colorado State (10-2) this year.
  • Samford…Coach Pat Sullivan
  • Alabama-Birmingham..President folds football program-$17M-Athletic Department deficit…School not have 49M-funds to transfer to athletics over 5Y span.
  • SDSU..RB-Donnel Pumphrey (1761R) lst team All Mountain West…LT-Terry Poole-S-JJ Whitaker CB-named second team amongst others.


  • Lakers-W=Detroit…C-Jordan Hill (22P-13R)..Nick Young 19P-off bench…Ed Davis 11R-off bench…LA (5-13) on season.
  • NYKnicks-L-Brooklyn…Phil Jackson-Derek Fisher’s team falls to (4-15)
  • Golden State-W-Orlando…Warriors (15-2)
  • Toronto-W-Sacramento..Raptors (14-4)
  • Portland-W-Denver..Blazers (14-4)
– Tonite –
  • Lakers-at-Washington
  • Clippers (12-5) vs Orlando
  • Memphis (15-2)-vs-Houston (13-4)
  • Minnesota (4-12) vs 76ers (0-17) battle of the woeful.
  • Oklahoma City…F-Kevin Durant returns to lineup 8-weeks after knee surgery in preseason…scores 27P but Thunder lose.
  • Denver..NBA fines Aaron Aflalo $15,000 for hatchet foul to head of Utah Jazz player.


  • NHL..Mourns passing of Montreal Canadiens icon Jean Beliveau-83Y-passes away from stroke…Played 18Y with Montreal-scored 586-goals as a member of the “Flying Frenchmen”.
  • NHL..Fines LA Kings 100,000-for allowing D-Slava Voynov to skate with team while under suspension.
  • Blues..Sign FA-G-Marty Brodeur-New Jersey Devils legend.
  • Gordy Howe..rushed to Lubbock hospital after suffering serious stroke on Monday morning-was non responsive at home.
  • Kings-W-Boston…Jonathan Quick 31-save shutout for Kings.
  • NYIslanders-W-Ottawa….Isles (18-7)
  • Penguins-W-Devils…Pittsburgh goes to (17-5-2).
  • Vancouver-W-Washington ..Canucks (17-7-1).
  • Calgary-W-Coyotes..Flames (16-8-2)
– Tonite –
  • Ducks (15-6-5) vs Flyers.
  • Montreal (17-7-1)-at-Minnesota
  • Edmonton-Winnipeg…Oilers have lost 10-in row.


  • LA Galaxy…Practice preparing for Sunday night MLS Cup title game with New England Revolution….Landon Donovan final game.
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