- World Series…Royals-W-Giants (10-0) beatdown forcing 7th Game Fall Classic…Kansas City jumped on starter Jake Peavy and reliever Yusmeiro Petit for 7-runs in 2nd inning-coasted to victory…KC sent 11-batters to the plate, had 8-hits in a 33-minute bottom of second inning…as the series marked by blowouts continued….Peavy falls to (1-5) in postseason games with a 7.98-career ERA…..Tonite Tim Hudson starts for the Giants against KC journeyman Jeremie Guthrie. The biggest question, if Hudson falters, how quickly does San Francisco get ace Madison Bumgarner in the game, with just 2-days rest, and how many innings can he pitch.
- Giants…P-Madison Bumgarner says he can pitch out of bullpen in Game 7 on 2-days rest….(4-0) 0.29-ERA in World Series games.
- Boston-Phillies…Trade Talks-involving a package of OF-Yoenis Cespedes-minor leaguers to Phillies for P-Cole Hamels…Sox have 60M-budget space take on contract.
- Cincinnati-Texas..Discuss trade involving Reds P-Mat Latos
- Detroit…DH-Victor Martinez wants a 4-year contract extension-otherwise headed to free agency.
- Astros…1B-Jesus Guzman signs contract Hiroshima Carp-Japan.
- Blue Jays..Claim 1B-Justin Smoak-Seattle
- A’s..Sign-FA-Brad Mills-P-Toronto
- Brewers..Sign-FA-OF-Luis Jiminez-Angels
- Royals..Top minor league pitching prospect Kyle Zimmer blows out shoulder in Arizona Fall League-surgery coming.
- Twins..Top minor league OF-Byron Buxton breaks finger in AFL-3rd injury of season-following concussion..broken wrist.
- Cubs..Hire Eric Hinske-hitting coach…Doug Dascenzo-dugout coach despite uncertainty over status Manager Rick Renteria with Joe Maddon availability.
- Twins..Interview Tory Lovullo-Red Sox-2nd time for vacant manager’s job.
- A’s..Hire-Mike Aldrete-Cardinals-as bench coach
- Tampa Bay..Owner Stuart Sternberg denies he is talking to Wall Street investors about buying into team-paying off lease-moving to Montreal.
- Chargers…lst day on practice field preparing for Miami game…Q-Will Ryan Mathews be cleared to practice-after spending last week running on side-fields?…Status of CB-Brandon Flowers-S-Jahleel Addae both coming off concussions….Chargers given 4-days off since Denver loss.
- TBay-Rams…Trade-Bucs send S-Mark Barron to Rams for 4th-6th round picks…Barron was former lst round choice.
- TBay-Patriots..Trade LB-Jonathon Casillas to New England for 5th round pick.
- TBay…Does not deal WR-Vincent Jackson because of cap hit team would take…Seattle refused to give up 2nd round pick for him.
- Atlanta…Signs FA-Charles Godfrey-CB-Carolina
- Houston..Signs FA-Zack Dills-LB-Titans
- Carolina..Signs OT-Mike Remmers-Rams
- Seahawks..Release WR-Phil Bates
- Denver…CB-Champ Bailey announces NFL retirement after star-studded career.
- Saints..Suspend WR-Joe Morgan-team rules violations.
- Cowboys…MRI-QB-Tony Romo-bruised back…IR-Justin Durant-LB-torn bicep
- Panthers…IR-LB-Chase Blackburn-knee injury.
- Browns…Examine TE-Jordan Cameron-3rd concussion in 16-months.
- Lions…DT-Nick Fairley-2nd exam-damage to MCL-PCL ligaments-both sprained-may not play rest of season.
- Eagles..OG-Todd Herremans-Torn Bicep.
- Seahawks..Activate-S-Eric Pinkens-ex-Aztec
- 49ers..Activate Marcus Lattimore-RB…Missed 2 full seasons-knee injury-South Carolina
- Washington..Coach Jay Gruden says QB-Robert Griffin III-might be ready to start this next game against Minnesota.
- Texas AM…Demotes QB-Kenny Hill…..last 3-games-6 interceptions-11 sacks.
- Penn State…S-Ryan Keiser-still hospitalized with broken ribs and damaged spleen-bowel after bad injury in practice.
- Lakers-L-Houston…Rockets jump to a 15P lead in lst half and were never threatened…Houston hit 8-3’s early…had 62P at halftime
- San Antonio-W-Dallas..Tony Parker-Manu Ginobli combine for 43 in opening night win…
- Miami-at-Washington…Life after LeBron James begins…Wizards with new veteran guard Paul Pierce on roster.
- Bulls-at-Knicks..Debut of Phil Jackson-Derek Fisher era in New York…Pao Gasol makes first start for Chicago after leaving Lakers.
- Oklahoma City-Portland…Thunder begin season without Kevin Durant-surgery….Blazers look loaded.
- Golden State-Sacramento…Debut Steve Kerr as Warriors coach.
- Milwaukee-Charlotte…Debut of hi powered rookie Jabari Parker for Bucks
- Minnesota-Memphis…Andrew Wiggins-top pick in draft-debuts for Timberwolves.
- Legend Gordy Howe-bedridden-partially paralyzed with severe stroke in Texas…suffering from Alzheimer’s…age 86.
- Kings-L-Flyers-OT…Jonathan Quick 43-saves but gave up rebound in OT to Brayden Schenn for game winning goal.
- Ducks-W-Blackhawks…G-John Gibson 38-saves on road…Ducks go to (8-2) with victory.
- Columbus…Lose G-Sergei Bobrovsky-fractured finger in practice.
- Ducks…Lose D-Ben Lovejoy-8W-broken finger in game.