Padres…Lead owner Ron Fowler talks about decision to step down
..Planned my exit as far back as 2012 in talks with Peter Seidler
..Peter came onboard as a legacy investment
..I stayed as a community investment
..There was ‘no palace coup’-this was all planned
..I will be a consultant and will have always have a take
..I enjoy labor negotiations and will work with Rob Manfred
..Peter Seidler’s style will be steady as you go
..We had ‘Peaks-Valleys’ with Mike Clevinger-had hoped for best
..Dinelson Lamet begins throwing in December-we hope good
Padres…Lose OF-Michael Gettys..former 2nd round draft pick signs FA-contract with Red Sox..Hit (.260-31HRs) at El Paso a year ago.
Dodgers…Report LA is dropping its minor league affliates Great Lakes (Midwest League)…Ogden (Rookie League)….will move a Class A-farm team into Spokane as part of minor league realignment.
MLB…talks to Union about 2021 season…Play 162-game season starting April 1st….Open spring training on April 1st-start minor league season May 1st.
Brewers..Elevate David Stearns to President Baseball Operations…Matt Arnold to General Manager.
White Sox..hire Miguel Cairo-Bench Coach-ex-Yankees
Washington Nationals sign deal with Rochester to be AAA-farmclub-leave Fresno.
Detroit…Release OF-Brandon Dixon-to sign in Japan.
Chargers-NY Jets…Bolts (2-7)…Jets (0-9)….Joe Flacco will start at QB for Jets in place of injured QB-Sam Darnold…QB-Justin Herbert (2,333Y-19TD-6Int)…Bolts averaging (414YPG) on offense…Jets averaging (288YPG)…Defense allowing (409YPG)
Chargers…DE-Joey Bosa cleared to play…’no recall of how he got hurt 2-weeks ago’….Says ‘time for this defense to start making plays’.
Chargers..Activate CB-Chris Harris from IR list
Chiefs..Coach Andy Reid says ‘we have expectations in this environment’..controversial CB-DeAndre Baker will buy into them.
New Orleans…CBS report the Saints will be 95M over the salary cap in 2021 with contracts currently on the books.
Houston..DE-JJ Watt says (2-7) record is ‘not acceptable’
Lions…Wife of QB-Matt Stafford apologizes for angry tweet ‘Tired of living in dictatorship in Michigan’….angry at state shutdown because of Covid.
Miami…Legendary S-Jake Scott passes away (75Y)…part of Don Shula’s unbeaten team…5X-Pro Bowler
Dallas…QB-Andy Dalton, cleared to play after covid issues…says he has not regained his taste-nor-smell.
Eagles..Sign FA-RB-Jordan Howard-ex Dolphins
Arizona..Workout FA-DT-Dom Peko-ex Bengals-Broncos
Ravens..Sign FA-CB-Devontae Harris-ex Broncos
Bears..Sign FA-WR-DeAndre Carter-ex Houston
Bears..Workout FA-WRs-JJ Nelson-ex Raiders..Greg Dortch-ex Jets
Denver..Release LB-Nigel Bradham
49ers..Sign FA-LB-Takk McKinley-ex Bengals-Falcons
Miami..Sign FA-WR-Andre Patton-ex Chargers
Houston..Sign FA-WR-Artavis Scott-ex Chargers
Raiders…Will know Saturday night on status of 7-players on defense placed on Covid List.
Denver..Defensive Coordinator Ed Donatell released from 6-day stay in hospital for Covid virus…working from home
Seattle…TE-Greg Olson-possible torn Achilles injury in Thursday game
Eagles..IR-WR-JJ Whiteside-positive Covid test
Eagles..IR-DE-Vin Curry-RB-Corey Clement-covid contact test
Lions..RB-DeAndre Swift-concussion in Thursday practice
Chiefs..Activate WR-Sammy Watkins from IR list
Jaguars..Activate CB-DJ Hayden from IR
Miami..Activate WR-Antonio Calloway from taxi squad
Steelers..Activate DT-Chris Wormley from IR list
Bengals..Activate CB-Trae Waynes from IR list
Browns..IR-OT-Jack Conklin..K-Cody Parkey on Covid list
Rams..3-Taxi squad members placed on Covid IR
49ers..IR-DT-Javon Kinlaw on Covid list
Seattle..IR-CB-Quinton Dunbar-knee issues
Cardinals..IR-DT-Jordan Phillips-hamstring issues
Raiders..Workout FA-LB-Vic Beasley-ex Falcons-Titans
Seattle-W-Arizona (28-21)….Seattle RBs run for (166Y)…Russell Wilson (197P-2TD)…Seattle defense 4-sacks, 4th down stop with (:30) left….held Cardinals RBs (57Y) rushing….Kyler Murray (269P-2TD)….in loss…Seattle (7-3)…Arizona (6-4)…..Thursday Night Football
Eagles-Browns…Turnover prone Eagles are (3-5-1)…Cleveland now has both healthy RBs-Nick Chubb-Kareem Hunt.
Atlanta-New Orleans…Jameis Winston replaces Drew Brees..Saints now (7-2)
Bengals-Washington…Alex Smith stays as starting QB…Cincy QB-Joe Burrow (2,485-12TD)
Detroit-Carolina..QB-Matthew Stafford may not start-thumb injury…Panthers without QB-Ted Bridgewater..RB-Christian McCaffrey
Steelers-Jacksonville..Ben Roethlisberger 22TD passes…Pittsburgh goes for 10th win in a row…Jags lost 8-in row
Ravens-Titans..Both teams (6-3)..RB-Derrick Henry-vs-Ravens defense
Patriots-Houston..Texans (4-7)…New England just 4TD passes this year
Miami-Denver..Tua Tagovailoa now (3-0) as starter with (104QBR)…Broncos QB-Drew Lock banged up coming off 4-pick loss.
Packers-Colts..Aaron Rodgers (26TD)…Philip Rivers (11TD)
Dallas-Minnesota..Vikes RB-Dalvin Cook (954Y)..Cowboys (2-7)
Chiefs-Raiders…Las Vegas has 7-defensive players on Covid IR-list…Patrick Mahomes (25TD)
Monday Night Football..Rams-Tampa Bay..Tom Brady (2,739P-23TD) vs Rams pass rush had 6-sacks last week.
Reggie Bush…former USC star says he wants his Heisman Trophy returned…Stripped of award as part of major NCAA sanctions when Bush’s family took 300,000 from a marketing agent.
Louisiana…Governors office calls for investigation of LSU football and its possible coverup and poor investigation of 9-sexual assault cases involving players during Ed Ogeron coaching era.
Lou Holtz…forner Notre Dame coach hospitalized with Covid..coached for 33-years…is (83Y)
Maryland..Coach Mike Locksley tests positive for Covid.
Cincinnati…gets (9.8M) payout to let money troubled Under Armour out of its marketing contract.
Pac 12 Conference…Votes to allow teams that have games cancelled to schedule a non conference game…to be played in a Pac 12-stadium.
NCAA…15-games cancelled this week by virus..including Michigan State-Maryland..Texas-Kansas…Navy-South Florida..Houston-SMU…Utah State-Wyoming..UNLV-Colorado State…San Jose State-Fresno State…Arizona State-Colorado..Ole Miss-Texas AM
Aztecs-at-Nevada….Wolfpack (4-0)..SDSU (3-1)….Matchup big throwing QB-Carson Strong (1517Y-12TD-1Int)…Wolfpack averaging (487YPG) on offense…SDSU defense giving up (223YPG)…only 23%-3rd down conversion rate….Aztecs may use both QBs Lucas Johnson and Carson Baker.
New Mexico-Air Force..Lobos off to (0-3) start.
San Jose-Fresno..Spartans (4-0)..Bulldogs (3-1)…Cancelled on Thursday night
UCLA-Oregon..Bruins QB-Dorian Thompson leads UCLA into Eugene
USC-Utah..QB-Kedon Slovas running red hot Trojans offense
Oregon State-Cal..Beavers off to (0-2) start
Washington-Arizona..Wildcats led by sophomore QB-Gabe Gunnell
Washington State-Stanford..Both teams winless
(Top Ranked Teams)
1-Alabama-Kentucky…Tide coming off 2-weekends off
2-Notre Dame..Bye Week
3-Ohio State-Indiana..Hoosiers unbeaten ranked 6th
5-Texas AM-Ole Miss..Cancelled
Golden State…All Star G-Klay Thompson to miss entire season with Torn Achilles suffered in private workout yesterday.
Cleveland..F-Kevin Love goes public about ‘planning a suicide in 2012’ because he was so depressed playing in Minnesota…Felt ‘future meaningless’….Suicide Prevention Hotline saved his life…Now a spokesman on its behalf.
Boston…F-Gordon Hayward-opting out of contract to become free agent..Walking away from (34M) due in final year of contract.
76ers-Dallas..Trade..Philly deals G-Josh Richardson to Mavs for G-Seth Curry
Utah-Knicks…Trade..Jazz deals F-Ed Davis for #2-#2 picks…Clears 5M-cap space.
Oklahoma City-Golden State…Thunder deal F-Kelly Oubre to Warriors for #1 pick
Knicks..Release F-Wayne Ellington..G-Bobby Portis..F-Taj Gibson..clears (33.8M) cap space.
Suns..Release F-Frank Kaminsky
Clippers…F-JaMychal Green opts out of contract to test free aent market
Denver..Open negotiations with top veteran FA in Europe..G-Facundo Campazzo-Real Madrid.
Detroit-Atlanta..Pistons deal G-Tony Snell..G-Khyrie Thomas to Hawks for C-Dewayne Dedmon.
Clippers..Sign FA-G-Jordan Ford-ex St Mary’s (21PPG)
Lakers..Sign FA-G-Zavier Simpson-ex Michigan (12PPPG-8A)
Lakers..Release G-Quinn Cook
Brooklyn..Release F-Garrett Temple
Milwaukee..Release F-Erson Ilyasova
Ohio State…Legendary womens basketball coach Nancy Darsch-built NCAA powerhouse and won 2-Olympic Gold Medals..passes away from Parkinson’s (68Y).
NHL…Proposed 1Y-realignment because of Covid outbreak
Canadian Division…all 7-teams in together
Eastern Division…8-teams in Northeast
Central Division..8-teams includes Florida-Tampa Bay
Western Division..8-teams includes Minnesota
NHL Union…rebufs owners request that players defer 13%-salaries for 3-years in addition to 10%-paycut they agreed to take for next year.
Toronto..D-Mikko Lehtonen suffers Covid virus outbreak playing for Jokreit in Flnland.
ECHL…Declares all players on 8-teams that are sitting out this year ‘free agents’ to sign with other ECHL teams.
PGA Tour…Henrik Norlander….Kramer Hickok leave tour-testing positive for Covid in Georgia.
NASCAR…Jimmie Johnson given ‘Bill France Award for Excellence’ for what he meant to sport and communities he lived in.
Jimmie Johnson..signs to drive in Rolex 24-Hours of Daytona race in January.
English Premier League…Top weekend games:
..Manchester City (3-1-2)-vs-Hot Spur (5-1-2)
..Liverpool (5-1-2)-vs-Leicester (6-2)
..Manchester United (3-3-1)-vs-Brighton
Manchester City…Contract extension Coach Pep Guardiola thru 2023..has 181-career wins with City.
MLS…Layoffs of 20% of workforce at league headquarters.