Wednesday September 24th, 2012

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Football

  • Chargers…Roster shakeup…Make 10-moves in all…Sign FA-B-Shaun Draughn-spent time with Bears-Chiefs-Baltimore…5’11-200-some power inside and can catch the ball and return kicks…Sign FA-RB-DJ Adams-had been in camp-big season at Portland State-was on Cowboys practice squad..Sign LB-Special teams Kevin Reddick-ex Saint.
  • Activate LB-Corrado Law from practice squad…Release injured DE-Lawrence Guy..CB-Marcus Cromartie..S-Adrian Phillips….also sign ex-Steelers TE David Paulson and LB-Colton Underwood to practice squad.
  • Baltimore..Owner Steve Bisciotti says he made unilateral decision to terminate Ray Rice and 45M-contract after he saw the violence in the ‘elevator video’….says Rice’s backers are the ones funneling false information to ESPN for its report…No Ravens were involved in any cover-up of the videos.
  • Tennessee..Police report say longtime K-Rob Bironas was involved in 2-road rage incidents within a half hour of his death in Nashville…Threatened to kill 2-college students in their car at 10-30pm…then tried to run another woman off the road-before his SUV hit a series of trees…Wife had reported him missing earlier in the evening…Bironas had just returned from free agent workout with Detroit Lions.
  • Cleveland..Suspended WR-Josh Gordon reports back to facility-meets with GM..can take part in meetings-but no workouts on-off field with team or trainers-10G suspension.
  • San Francisco..QB-Colin Kaepernick socked with 11,000-fine last week for use of “N” word slur against a Bears player.
  • Tampa Bay..Offensive coordinator Jeff Tedford leaves team for more treatment after having double stent surgery a month ago.
  • Pittsburgh…Signs FA-LB-James Harrison after losing 3-starters last weekend.
  • Jacksonville..Signs-FA-S-Sherrod Martin-Saints…(0-3) Jaguars have made 14-roster moves in 3-weeks.
  • Tampa Bay..Works out QB-Terrelle Pryor-ex Raider…WRs-Jauron Criner-Louis Murphy-ex Raiders.
  • Carolina..Places RB-Mike Tolbert on 8W-IR list with stress fracture leg.
  • Washington..17-players miss practice on injury list…Redskins have to play on Thursday against Giants..
  • Miami..Discussing benching QB-Ryan Tannehill and starting Matt Moore.
  • Jets..Coach Rex Ryan gives QB-Geno Smith vote of confidence despite turnover plagued-mistake filled start on Monday night.
  • USC…Lawsuit filed against school-ex coach Lane Kiffin…RB-Brian Bauchum-forced to play 2-days after being in hospital with severe dehydration problems-developed heart-brain damage.

Baseball

  • Padres-L-Rockies (3-2)..Drew Stubbs opposite field HR gives Rockies the win…Colorado defense saves the game in the 8th inning-Rene Rivera robbed of home run-leftfielder went over the wall to pull ball back..then 2nd baseman diving stop of ground ball with tying run about to score from third.
  • Padres..GM-AJ Prellar-attended workout of Cuban slugging OF-Yasmani Tomas in Dominican…(6’1-230) power hitter may command 70M package.
  • Padres..Front office hosting luncheon with players-Q&A-with Ron Fowler-Mike Dee-AJ Prellar-unique way to meet-greet.
  • Padres…MRI on shoulder of Cuban pitcher Odri Despaigne–no damage..will likely start in San Francisco this weekend.
  • San Diego-Colorado…Final home game of season..P-Joe Wieland will get start.
  • Dodgers-W-Giants (4-2)..Justin Turner HR..Matt Kemp 2R-HR in lst inning off Madison Bumgarner…Benches clear after Yasiel Puig hit on ankle with pitch in lst inning…LA lead goes back out to 4-half games…Giants look like they will be wildcard team and play a 1-game playin series.
  • LA-San Francisco…Clayton Kershaw (20-3) gets start-vs-Tim Hudson…LA can clinch lst with win tonite.
  • Angels-W-Athletics (2-0)..Wade LeBlanc 5-shutout innings for Halos win…Gord Beckham HR.
  • Kansas City-W-Cleveland..Royals hit 4-run scoring doubles in game..
  • Baltimore-W-Yankees..Nick Markakis 2R-HR..Kelly Johnson HR..Nelson Cruz HR.
  • Mariners-L-Toronto…Jays score 7R early off ace Felix Hernandez..Mariners wildcard chances may be dead 3-games back of KC..
  • Detroit-W-White Sox..Miggy Cabrera RBI-single in 9th…Tigers maintain 1-game lead over Royals in NL Central.
  • Red Sox-L-Tampa Bay..Ben Zobrist 2R-double..Matt Joyce HR…
  • Astros-L-Rangers…Rangers have won 10-of-11….
  • Diamondbacks-L-Twins…Arizona skidding to end of season (63-95)…
  • Cardinals-L-Cubs..Wellington Castillo 2RHR-RBI single.
  • Phillies-L-Marlins…Henderson Alvarez-12th win of season…
  • Brewers-L-Reds…Todd Frazier-Devan Mesoraco HRs…Brewers wildcard chances look dead..
  • Pirates-W-Braves..Buccos have won 15-of-18 down streatch.
  • Mets-L-Washington…Adam LaRoche 3RHR…
  • Mets..Give 3Y-contract extension to GM-Sandy Alderson.
  • Kansas City..Would give Braves permission to talk to GM-Dayton Moore.
  • Houston..Interviews A’s coach Chip Hale for vacant Astros managerial job.
  • Phillies..Ruben Amaro-GM will return for 2015 season-but no contract extension.
  • Milwaukee..Relief pitcher Jeremy Jeffress confirms marijuana use to help with epilepsy attacks…now taking 5-different meds-says wants MLB to allow use of Medical Marijuana in his case….Studies show it might help.

Basketball

  • Lakers…Sign FA-C-Jeremy Tyler-the former San Diego high school sensation who bypassed college and went abroad…Sign-FA-F-Roscoe Smith-UNLV-left school-but not drafted.
  • Indiana Pacers…Judge rips into Pacers star Paul George for being a dead-beat dad and not taking of 6-month old baby he fathered.

Hockey

  • Tampa Bay…lst round draft pick Jon Druoin-gone 4-8 weeks with shattered thumb.

General

  • Golf..US captain Tom Watson says PGA needs to change end of season schedule to give players rest-more practice time for Ryder Cup matches.
  • Soccer…Autopsy on brain of Brazilian star Bellini shows acute CTE from using his head to deflect shots…starred in 50s-60s’.
  • NASCAR…Bans all off season testing-including January testing at Daytona as way to control escalating costs…reduces horsepower next year from 850-to-725…changes-decreases rear spoilers on cars…hopes to slow cars down by 7-to-10mph.
  • Indy Car…Simon Pagenaud-top five driver-jumping from Sam Schmidt team…may sign as part of 4-team Penske Indy car team.
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