Wednesday September 17th, 2014

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Football

  • NFL continues to take hits from every angle as player discipline issues continue to grow.
  • Anheuser-Busch issues strongly worded letter to Roger Goodell-“Dissatisfied with NFL handling of player issues…Goes against Moral-Corporate Code-Culture of A-B…Disappointed-Concerned over continued NFL player incidents.”
  • Washington..Congress now contemplating Bill to pull NFL anti-trust exemption and tas shelter status-because of continued racial slur use of nickname ‘Redskins’.
  • Minnesota..Governor Mark Dayton implores Vikings to suspend RB-Adrian Peterson over the 2-child abuse incidents being reported…Police reports Peterson hit 4Y old child 10X-with stick-causing cuts-welts 4-different parts of body….Mother of child enraged someone would leak pictures of injuries to the media….Adrian Peterson Foundation shuts down…Home for Abused Children cancels appearance of Vikings players.
  • Detroit..RB-Reggie Bush says he supports Adrian Peterson in how to discipline child.
  • NFL Union…Files grievance Ray Rice case-asks independent arbitrator…Cannot penalize player twice for same offense…Cannot penalize player after the fact because you did not gather all the evidence.
  • Houston..Ex-QB-Vince Young sued for 1.1M-for defaulting on business loan…filed for bankurptcy last year..went thru 53M-bonuses-salary in 5-years.
  • Baltimore..Ex-Ravens DT-Ma’ake Kemoeatu ends career-donates kidney in transplant to save brothers life-OT-Chris Kemoeatu-Steelers.
  • Detroit…Lions bring in veteran kickers Rob Biranos-Garrett Hartley for workouts after Nick Freese goes (2-5) on field goals.
  • Raiders..Sign-FA-WR-Vincent Brown-ex Charger.
  • UCLA..Coach Jim Mora refuses to give details MRI-elbow injury-QB-Brett Hundley.
  • USC..Coach Steve Sarkisian critical of his own play calling-must throw ball more..QB-Cody Kesslar impressive (71-100) 3G.
  • Miami..QB-Kevin Olson expelled from school…4am DUI arrest…had 5-phony drivers licenses.
  • Arizona State..loses QB-Taylor Kelly with sprained foot.
  • Arizona State..Head Coach Todd Grahame-AD-Ray Anderson combine to donate 1M-to building drive campaign to renovate Sun Devils Stadium.
  • Arkansas State…Criticized for having player fake he was having heart attack on the field-to stop a kick return. 

Baseball

  • Padres-W-Phillies (5-4)..Alexi Amirista-Rymer Liriano combine 6H…Amirista with 2R-HR.
  • Phillies..Tony Gwynn Jr says standing ovation players in both dugouts and from fans his first game back gave him the most moving memory he has had since his first at bat in baseball. 
  • Dodgers-L-Rockies (10-4)..Colorado jumps on LA starter Dan Haren 5R-early.
  • Dodgers..Criticism-Clubhouse become dysfunctional over antics of Yasiel Puig…teammates tired of his mistakes and antics.
  • Dodgers…SS-Hanley Ramirez-strained throwing elbow-5th different injury this year. 
  • Angels-L-Seattle (13-2)..Mariners score a combined 10R in the 5th-6th innings off Halo relievers.
  • Angels-setback-P-Matt Shoemaker (16-4) out with oblique injury..staff had already lost P-Garrett Richards for year with leg injury.
  • Giants-W-Diamondbacks..Jake Peavy wins 6th start in 7-weeks in SF..Buster Posey HR..Giants trail LA by 3G in NL West.
  • Reds-L-Cubs..Jake Arrieta 7-no hit innings..13-strikeouts…
  • Cardinals-L-Brewers…Frankie Rodriguez 42nd save for Milwaukee..
  • Mets-W-Marlins..Wilmer Flores 2HRs-6RBIs for New York..
  • Nationals-W-Braves….Washington wins NL-East..Ian Desmond 2R-single…
  • Pirates-W-Red Sox..Bucs won 9-of-11..
  • Orioles-W-Blue Jays..Baltimore wins AL East for lst time since 1967…
  • Yankees-L-Tampa Bay..James Loney 3H-for Rays.
  • Royals-L-White Sox..Connor Gallaspie 3R-bases loaded triple…
  • Tigers-L-Twins..Minnesota scores 2R in 9th off closer Joe Nathan..
  • Indians-W-Astros..Yan Gomes 3RBIs.
  • A’s-L-Rangers…Texas batters Scott Kazmir 6R-early. 
  • Yankees..OF-Martin Prado-out indefinitely-appendectomy.
  • Colorado..3B-Nolan Arenado out with pneumonia.
  • Houston..OF-George Springer-shutdown for season with quad.
  • Rangers..OF-Shin Soo Choo-ankle
  • Baltimore..Suspended 1B-Chris Davis-rescues woman from overturned vehicle in auto accident.
  • Texas..Longtime Ranger Mike Young surfaces as candidate for vacant managerial job.
  • Arizona..Thad Levine-Rangers..withdraws as candidate for vacant GM job.
  • Yasmani Tomas…(6’4-OF) defected from Cuba-will workout next Sunday for all 30-major league teams…could draw 75M-contract offer.
  • Braves…Sign 25Y-250M-naming rights deal with Sun Trust Bank for new stadium. 
  • Minor Leagues…Huge shakeup in AAA-affiliations…Dodgerts leave Albuquerque…Giants pulled out of Fresno…A’s get bounced by Sacramento…Rockies leave Colorado Springs…Houson out of Oklahoma City…Milwaukee loses Nashville affiliation.

Basketball

  • Clippers..Sign-FA-F-Joe Inglis-Australia…averaged 11P in World Champioship (6’8) power forward.

Hockey

  • Montreal…meets with legendary NJ Devils G-Martin Brodeur about free agent contract. 

General

  • NASCAR..Ontario County Prosecuting attorney turns over evidence in Tony Stewart fatal crash to Grand Jury to determine if indictment is to be issued.
  • Indy Car….Ed Carpenter-Sarah Fisher merge teams for 2015…dump Honda engines-will run Chevrolets.
  • Oscar Pistorius Case…Female Judge under police protection after threats to her life over guilty verdict in murder case of Olympic athlete.
  • Soccer…Legendary Manchester United coach Sir Alex Fergusion-makes impassioned plea to Scottish soccer fans to vote “No” on Thursday in Scotland referendum to leave Great Britain and breakaway from England. ”
  • Boxing…Floyd Mayweather…Criticized for throwing a $25,000-party-dinner at Hard Rock Cafe in Las Vegas, and then not leaving tips for 10-servers at the function.
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