Padres…MLB-Suspends General Manager AJ Preller-30-days without pay for witholding vital medical information in the Drew Pomeranz-Red Sox trade….Grievances showed Preller developed 2-data base system for injury information….1-that had limited information given to the Commissioner’s Office…the other more-in-depth-in house for the Padres only….Ordered medical staff int he spring to keep two date bases separate…..4-clubs reportedly filed grievances against the Padres, including the White Sox-Marlins-Red Sox and another unnamed club-saying they were dealt damage goods in deal without base information….MLB voided the Colin Rea portion of the Andrew Cashner trade when Colin Rea confirmed he had been treated for elbow issues prior to trade to Marlins-but that data was not included in his files…Rea tore his elbow ligament in first start in Miami, and ordered sent back….Preller had been fined 250,000 and suspended while the Internaitonal Scouting Director for the Texas Rangers for illeagl tampering and signings.
Padres..President Mike Dee called it “an oversight…unintentional…inexcusable…no intent to mislead Red Sox”.
Padres-Rockies…Open weekend series in Denver…Christian Friederich (5-10)-vs-Tyler Chatwood (11-9)…Padres have won 4-of-5.
Dodgers-L-Arizona (7-3)..Dbacks score 4R-5innings off Rich Hill..Arizona erupts 5R-in-6th..LA lead over Giants goes to 4-games
LA-Diamondbacks..Friday night matchup..Kenta Maeda (14-9)-vs-Zack Greinke (12-6)
Angels-L-Blue Jays (5-2),,Russell Martin 3R-HR
Halos-Toronto…Matchup tonite..Jered Weaver (11-11)-vs-RA Dickey (9-14)
Red Sox-W-Yankees..Boston 5R-9th inning..Hanley Ramirez 3R-HR..David Ortiz solo HR..Boston lead 2-over Orioles-Blue Jays
Orioles-L-Tampa Bay..Evan Longoria 3R-HR..2R-double..Orioles fall 2GB Red Sox
Tigers-L-Twins..Brian Dozier 2R-single..
Indians-L-White Sox..Jose Abreu HR..
Pirates-W-Phillies..Andrew McCurtchen 2-solo HRs…Buccos hit 5-homers…
Royals-L-A’s..Steven Vogt 2R-double-2R-HR..
Cubs-L-Brewers..Scooter Gennett 2R-double.
Giants-W-Cardinals..Hunter Pence 2R-HR..Giants now 4GB-LA
Marlins..Sign FA-P-Odri Despaigner-ex Orioles-Padres
Astros..OF-Jose Altuve-out with oblique injury
Toronto..P-Marcus Estrada diagnosed with herniated disc in back
Orioles..OF-Steve Pearce-given Plasma Platelet injection.
Chargers-Jaguars…San Diego defense faces Jacksonville big throwing QB-Blake Bortels-threw for 35TD last year…Jaguars loaded at WR-Alan Robinson-Alan Hurns-TE-Mercedes Lewis-Julius Thomas…Vastly improved defense-led Packers into 4th quarter last week….Chargers CB-Jason Verrett did not practice-calf issue…Joey Bosa misses practice again…..Coach Mike McCoy says team has had a ‘salty’ week of practice-upset at losing game in Kansas City.
Bills-L-Jets (37-31)..Jets QB-Ryan Fitzpatrick (371P-TD)..outguns Tyrod Taylor (297P-3TD)..RB-Matt Forte (100Y) rushing..WR-Eric Decker (6R-126)..WR-Brandon Marshall (6R-101)…Jets (493Y) offense..Bills (393Y) offense….Bills (0-2) to start season..
Steelers-Bengals..Renewal of bitter AFC-North rivalry..Throwing contest Andrew Dalton-Ben Roethlisberger.
Lions-Titans…Can Titans pound ball on ground-keep-QB-Matt Stafford off the field.
Browns-Ravens..Josh McCown replaces injured Robert Griffin III-as starting QB for Cleveland.
Cowboys-Redskins…Both teams coming off opening day losses..No one wants to go (0-2)
Giants-Saints..Eli Manning-vs-Drew Brees…Can Saints defense hold up?
49ers-Panthers..Carolina home opener after bruising loss to Broncos.
Patriots-Miami…Jimmy Garappolo makes home start.
Chiefs-Houston..KC tries to go (2-0) on season..Texans coming off opening day win.
Rams-Seattle…LA stays with QB-Case Keenum despite (130Y) passing day.
Arizona-Tampa Bay..Jameis Winston coming off 4-TD day
Raiders-Atlanta..Oakland home opener…will Falcons start season (0-2)?
Colts-Denver..Broncos try to go to (2-0) vs Andrew Luck after Colts lost opener.
Packers-Vikings..Sam Bradford may start at QB for Minnesota.
Eagles-Bears…Monday Nite Football…Carson Wentz makes start on road.
New England..WR-Julian Edelman socked with 26,000-fine for blindside hit on Arizona linebacker.
Bengals..Sign FA-CB-Kei Russell-ex-Chiefs..
Las Vegas…Nevada Tourism Committee recommends to Governor-willing to transfer 750M-Hotel Tax money to NFL Stadium Fund…wants NFL-Raiders-Casinos to pay other 1.1B of project and to handle any cost overruns…Governor must now decide whether to call State Legislature back for special meeting-discussion-vote.
San Diego State-Northern Illinois…Aztecs coming off short work week face run heavy Huskies team…Northern Illinois (35-2) at home in last 6-years..led by RBs-Joel Bouagnon-Josh Huff-had (1,988Y) rushing last year…Huskies defense given up (488-658Y) in first two games of season..Starting QB-Drew Hare out with bad ankle sprain.
UCLA-BYU..Great QB matchup-Josh Rosen-vs-Taysom Hill
USC-Stanford…Troubled Trojans defense has to contain Heisman Trophy star RB-Christian McCaffrey.
#1-Alabama-vs-#19 Mississippi…Game in Oxford.
#2-Florida State-vs-#10 Louisville..Ambush in waiting…Cardinals QB-Lamar Jackson has accounted for 11-TDs-2-games
#3-Ohio State-vs-#14 Oklahoma…..QB-JT Barrett off to big start for Buckeys..Sooners stumbling at QB.
#5-Clemson-vs-South Carolina State
#7-Stanford-USC…Cardinal looking for better play from QB to compliment RB-Chris McCaffrey-Trojans coming off disaster loss to Alabama
#8-Washington-Portland State..Jake Browning coming off 5TD passing day.
#10-Texas-California..Battle of transfer QBs…Trevor Knight for Longhorns-vs-Davis Webb-Bears.
#12-Michigan State-vs-#18-Notre Dame.
Arizona State-Texas San Antonio
Oregon State-Idaho State
Utah-San Jose State
Oklahoma City….NBA suspends C-Mitch McGary again..10G-for violation of drug testing program…2nd time disciplined..had been suspended at Michigan also for marijuana.’
World Cup-of-Hockey begins this weekend in Toronto….
USA-Europe…USA led by G-Jon Quick-F-Patrick Kane.
Canada-Czechs…..Team Canada led by goal scorers Steve Stamkos-Sidney Crosboy
Russia-Sweden…Russia paced by Alexander Ovechkin
North America-Finland…North America led by G-John Gibson..F-Connor McDavid-Jack Eichel-Nate McKinnon.
Colorado…Avs hire 2-hockey analytical execs to work with GM-Joe Sakic..former coach Patrick Roy fought GM on using analytics.
Blues..Negotiate with FA-F-Vlad Sobotka-played last 2-years in KHL.
NASCAR…Former driver Robbie Gordon grief stricken…Father Bob Gordon killed wife and himself in City of Orange shooting early Friday morning….Bob Gordon also father in law of Indy 500-driver Ryan Hunter Reay…Bob Gordon’s daughter-the wife of Reay-had given birth to a child on Wednesday-day bodies were found…..Bob Gordon runs off-road racing teams….Robbie Gordon drove in Indy 500s and on NASCAR circuit.
NASCAR…Chase for Championship-Chicagoland 400….Kyle Busch-Denny Hamlin 4-wins this year…Jimmie Johnson only 2-wins.
Indy Car…Sonoma Grand Prix…Simon Pagenaud-Will Power 4-wins apiece this season
Formula 1…Singapore Grand Prix….Lewis Hamilton has just 2-point lead over Nico Rosberg (250-248) heading into race.