Wednesday October 15th, 2014

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Baseball

  • Dodgers..Surprise shakeup in front office…Hire-Andrew Friedman as President of Baseball Operations-replacing GM Ned Coletti…Friedman credited with building woeful Tampa Bay Rays into perennial playoff team with smallest budget in game…Coletti moved upstairs as Senior Assistant to CEO-Stan Kasten…Dodgers won 94-games-got knocked out of playoffs in lst round despite 246-M-payroll.
  • Padres…Senior Assistant VP-Omar Minaya may be leaving…Yankees expressing interest in him as Brian Cashman’s right hand man…Minaya one of last Josh Byrnes hires till with organization.
  • Giants-W-Cardinals (5-4)..Giants win in 10th on throwing error by St. Louis P-Randy Choate….Giants scored 4-runs in lst inning off John Lackey…St. Louis rallied all the way back to tie it 4-4…Travis Ishakawa 3-run double in lst inning staked Giants to lead….John Jay had 3H for Redbirds to bring them back..Kolton Wong added double and triple….San Francisco leads series 2-games to 1…Cardinals..C-Yadier Molina remains out with an oblique injury-may take a cortisone shot and attempt to play tonight.
  • San Francisco-St Louis..Game 4-in San Francisco tonight…Ryan Vogelsong-vs-Shelby Miller.
  • Royals-W-Orioles (2-1)..KC bullpen retires 16-row..Mike Moustakos 2-huge defensive plays…Lorenzo Cain key catch..Royals choke off big Orioles hitters..KC leads series (3-0)..one win away from World Series.
  • Baltimore-Kansas City…Game 4-today…Jason Vargas starts for Royals against Orioles-Miguel Gonzalez.
  • Yankees-Mets..Both ask for permission to interview Texas hitting coach Dave Magadan.
  • Houston..Hires-Trey Hillman-Yankees to be bench coach.
  • Texas..Rangers cut list of managerial candidates down to 3-Tim Bogar-Jeff Bannister-Kevin Cash all coming back for 2nd interviews.
  • Boston..DH-Mike Napoli needs facial surgery for chronic sleep apnea problem.
  • Cardinals..C-Yadier Molina remains sidelined with oblique injury.
  • Tigers..GM-Dave Dombrowski says club wants to re-sign DH-Victor Martienz..giving up on negotiations with P-Max Scherzer.

Football

  • Chargers..Back on practice field today…Groin injury update on CB-Brandon Flowers…WR-Eddie Royal likely to be cleared to play this weekend despite rib injury.
  • Giants-Bills..Open trade talks-NY interested in disgruntled Bills WR-Mike Williams because of major injury to Victor Cruz.
  • Giants..Workout FA-WR-Kevin Ogletree-ex Cowboy.
  • Cleveland..Signs FA-NT-Sione Fua-ex Carolina Panther…Surgeries to NT-Phil Taylor and DE-Anty Bryant.
  • Cincinnati..Signs FA-WR-Greg Little-ex Browns.
  • Jets..Sign FA-CB-Josh Thomas-Seahawks.
  • Seahawks..Sign FA-DE-Greg Scruggs.
  • Eagles..Release-OG-Wade Smith
  • Carolina..Releases LB-DJ Smith.
  • Indianapolis..Veteran LB-Pat Angerer-4Y starter-retires because of injuries.
  • Jacksonville..Signs FA-TE-Mike Flacco-was in Chargers camp.
  • 49ers..MRI-LB-Patrick Willis-Toe…OG-Mike Iupati-examined for concussion.
  • Bengals..IR-WR-Marvin Jones-fractured ankle.
  • Cowboys..OT-Doug Free out 4W-fractured foot.
  • Broncos..Place LB-Danny Travathon on 8W-IR.
  • Miami..Place RB-Knoshon Moreno on IR-torn ACL.
  • Chiefs..CB-Eric Berry returns to workouts from foot injury-missed 3G.
  • NFL…Families of Junior Seau-Dave Duerson file 125-page brief opting out of NFL 765M-concussion settlement-saying payouts do not take care of players suffering with possible CTE symptoms who have yet to die.  Suicide victims families will get just 2.6M in the settlement.  No money set aside for current players who may develop symptoms once they retire in future years.
  • Dallas..RB-Joe Randle arrested shoplifting men’s cologne and underwear from department store…earns $542,000 a year.
  • Pittsburg..Coach Mike Tomlin shrugs off criticism his team become soft on field…Calls Bill Cowher-Hines Ward critiques “Elevator Music.
  • Atlanta..Owner Arthur Blanks says team is too talented to be (2-4).
  • UBuffalo..Fired coach Jeff Quinn because team had beaten just 2-teams with winning records in 4-years.
  • SEC…Mike Slive-Commissioner..announcing retirement in 2015.

Basketball

  • Kobe Bryant…Tells ESPN-players are overpaid-he makes 25M this year…but owners are making mega profits with new 24B-TV contract..business is business.
  • Lakers..Steve Nash remains out with sciatica problems with back and legs..played just 15-games last year.
  • Pistons…G-Jodie Meeks gone 8W-broken hand.
  • NBA..Will experiment with 11-minute quarters and a 44-minute game in Nets-Celtics exhibition game..thinking of shortening games because of increased use replay.
  • LA..Shelly Sterling to appear in court to discuss 2.5M lawsuit against Donald Sterling mistress-Vi Stiviano…Mansion-luxury cars given to her by Donald Sterling came out of family trust fund.

Hockey

  • Kings-W-Edmonton…LA scores 5-straight goals early in lopsided win.
  • Ducks-W-Flyers..Anaheim scores two goals in shootout to wrap up road trip
  • Boston..Signs FA-F-Simon Gagne-ex Flyer.
  • Florida Panthers…Owners reiterate team will not be moved…drew 11,600 opening night, 7300 for 2nd home game.

General

  • Oscar Pistorious…Defense lawyers ask Judge to sentence him to Supervision, Probation, Fine and charity work, not prison term for shooting of girlfriend.
  • NASCAR…Fines Brad Keselowski 50,000-Tony Stewart 25,000 for wrecks-incidents in pits after Charlotte 500.
  • PGA Tour…Names 11–player committee headed by Phil Mickelson-Tiger Woods to evaluate Ryder Cup failures..US has lost 8-of-10 matches to Europeans.

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