Padres-Texas Rangers….San Diego tied (8-8) in 7th at Press Time
..Yu Darvish..(3inn-4R-3H-4W-2WP) awful start
..Rangers stole 6-bases on Darvish and C-Vic Caratini.
..Fernando Tatis 3R-HR…returns to starting lineup after having pinched nerve in shoulder treated..had 2-strikeouts as DH-.Thursday game
Padres,,Name Yu Darvish-opening day starter…Blake Snell to start second game of season vs Arizona.
Dodgers-Cubs..LA led (4-1) at Press time in 7th inningThursday game..
..Dustin May (5inn-1R-6K)
..Will Smith-3RBIs for LA
Dodgers..Place P-Tommy Kahnle on 60-D-IR..recovering elbow
Dodgers..Add P-Jimmy Nelson to 40-man roster-ex Brewers
..Dylan Bundy (5inn-5R-8H)
..Shohei Ohtani..Jose Iglesias..Juan Lagares..Max Stassi solo HRs
Angels..Option C-Anthony Bemboom..2B-Jack Mayfield to AAA
Tampa Bay..Relief ace Nick Anderson-partial tear elbow ligament
White Sox..OF-Eloy Jminez-ruptured pec muscle-out 6 months
Rockies..P-Kyle Freeland-strained shoulder-out 4W
Giants..P-Rico Garcia-surgery-elbow ligament
Miami..P-Gio Gonzalez-retires (131-101) record
Braves..P-Carl Edwards-opts out of contract
Phillies..Release P-Ivan Nova..P-Hector Rondon
Mets..Release P-Tommy Hunter
Orioles..Release P-Wade LeBlanc
Houston..Release P-Steve Cishek
Tigers..Option SS-Greg Garcia to AAA
A’s..Option C-Austin Allen to AAA
Orioles..Add P-Matt Harvey to 40-man roster
Twins..OF-Andrew Romine-opts out of contract
Yankees…Put OF-Mike Tauchman on trade block.
Yankees..Dr-Bobby Brown passes away (97Y)…played 8-years with Yankees in 1940s-50s…became Cardiologist…Was President American League for 11-series…won 5-World Series rings
Texas..Contract extension Manager Chris Woodward thru 2022
Astros..Offer SS-Carlos Correa (6Y-120M) extension
(NCAA March Madness)…Sweet 16-games..Saturday-Sunday
..Baylor-Villanova…Bears ranked 2nd in nation
..Syracuse-Houston..Orange hot run faces Cougars
..Arkansas-Oral Roberts..ORU coming off 2-upset wins
..Loyola-Oregon State..Ramblers (25-2)..Beavers-Cindarella team
..Gonzaga-Creighton…Zags (28-0) play Sunday
..USC-Oregon..Pac 12-rivals meet..Evan Mobely leads Trojans
..Michigan-Florida State..Wolverines getting hot
..UCLA-Alabama..Bruins gritty defense vs Tide firepower (26-6)
USD..Lands 2nd transfer (6’7-F) Terrell Brown-Pitt…Earlier in week landed (G) Bryce Monroe-transfer Sam Houston State
Oklahoma..Head coach Lon Kruger retires-10Y with Sooners..former head coach at UNLV-Illinois-Kansas State-Florida..Career record (674-432)
Eastern Washington..Promotes David Riley to Eagles head coaching job…was assistant
(NBA Trading Deadline)….17-deals made at Thursday deadline
Clippers-Atlanta..LA ships G-Lou Williams (12P) for G-Rajon Rondo
Houston-Miami..Rockets deal G-Victor Oladipo (20P) and #1 pick to Heat for G-Avery Bradley..F-Kelly Olynyk and #1 pick.
Toronto-Portland..Raptors deal F-Norm Powell (19P) to Blazers for G-Gary Trent (14P)-G-Rod Hood (3P).
Orlando-Chicago..Magic trade F-Nikola Vucevic (24P)-F-Al Aminu (9P-5R) to Bulls for #1-#1..G-Otto Porter (9P)..C-Wendel Carter (11P-7R)
Orlando-Detroit..Magic send F-Aaron Gordon (14P-6R)-F-Gary Clark (3P) to Pistons for G-Gary Harris (9P)-G-RJ Hampton (2P)
..Celtics acquire F-Mortiz Wagner (7P)-C-Luke Kormet (2P).
..Chicago lands F-Troy Brown (3P)-C-Daniel Theis (9P)-G-Javonte Green (4P)
..Wizards pick up F-Chandler Hutchinson (8P)..F-Dan Gafford (4P)
Oklahoma City-Philadelphia-Knicks do 3-way trade
..76ers-get G-George Hill (11P-3R)
..Thunder-acquire G-Austin Rivers (7P)-C-Tony Bradley-#2-#2
..Knicks-land F-Vin Poirier-C-Ignas Brezdekis-#2
Boston-Orlando..Celts ship G-Jeff Teague (5P)-#2-#2 for G-Evan Fournier (6P)
Cleveland-Denver..Cavs trade C-JaVale McGee for #2-#2
Golden State-San Antonio..Warriors trade C-Marquese Chriss for rights to South Korean player
Golden State-Charlotte..Warriors send G-Brad Wannamaker for cash
Toronto-Sacramento..Raptors send G-Terrance Mitchell to Kings for #2
Toronto-Utah..Jazz acquire G-Matt Thomas for #2
Sacramento-Miami..Kings deal F-Nemanja Bzelica (7P-4R) to Heat for F-Maurice Harkless-G-Carlos Silva
New Orleans-Dallas..Pelicans send G-JJ Redick-F-Nicolo Melli to Mavs for F-James Johnson (5P)-F-Wes Iwundue-#2 pick
Detroit-Sacramento..Pistons move G-Delon Wright (10P) to Kings for G-Corey Joseph (6P)-#2-#2
Cleveland…will buyout F-Andre Drummond (28M) contract-(17P-13R)
San Antonio..will buyout F-LaMarcus Aldridge (13P-4R)
Sacramento..buyout F-Jabari Parker…C-Mfi Kebengele
Lakers-76ers…Philadelphia led (86-71) in 4th quarter at Press time..Sixers hit 14-3’s in game…Shooting 50% from floor..Thursday game…Lakers about to lose 4th game in a row…fall to (28-17)
Lakers-Cleveland..Friday game-Staples Center
Clippers-W-San Antonio (98-85)…Reggie Jackson-Paul George combined (52P)…Kawhi Leonard-out foot soreness..Serge Ibaka-Marcus Morris did not play either…Clippers (30-16)..Thursday road game
Arizona..Sign FA-S-Malcom Butler-ex Saints
Arizona-Minnesota..Trade..Cardinals send C-Mason Cole to Vikings
Arizona..Off contract FA-QB-Colt McCoy-ex Wash-Cleve-Houston
Buffalo..Sign FA-RB-Matt Breida-ex Miami-49ers
Dallas..Sign FA-S-Damontae Kazee-ex Falcons
Dallas..Sign FA-S-Jayron Kearse-ex Lions
Seattle..Re-sign DE-Carlos Dunlop (2Y-16M
Seattle..Release DT-Jarran Reed
Jaguars..Re-sign Adam Gotsis-DE
Chiefs..Re-sign WR-DeMarcus Robinson
Raiders..Re-sign OG-Richie Incognito
Raiders..Visit with FA-WR-Willie Snead-ex Ravens
Washington..Sign FA-WR-Adam Humphries-ex Titans
Eagles..Release WR-Deontay Burnett
Union…Says it will not mandate all players get Covid vaccine.
NFL..Asks all teams staff members to get vaccinated.
Dick Stockton…legendary broadcaster retires after 55Y with CBS-Fox TV…NFL-NBA broadcasts
Green Bay…Brett Favre details acute addiction problems he had with painkillers…in 1994-1995…was taking 8-pills a day…had seizure one night before a game..Spent 75-days in rehab center…has been ‘clean’ for 25-years.
John Featherstone…Former Aztecs player in Air Coryell era…very successful head coach El Camino College-Torrance…passes (71Y)…had record (214-119) at El Camino.
USD-at-Presbyterian…Toreros (2-0) going for 40th straight win in Pioneer Football League.
Wisconsin…Hire ex NFL RB-Gary Brown as RB-coach…sat out last year to battle Cancer…was RB-coach with Dallas Cowboys.
Ducks-at-St Louis…Friday game…Anaheim (9-19-6)
Gulls-Bakersfield..Friday game..Gulls (11-11)
Gulls..Sign FA-C-Alex Limogen-Penn State-(6’2-210)..scored 55-goals in career
Buffalo…Loses head coach Don Granato..Assistant Matt Ellis-both in isolation with Covid tests.
Buffalo…Rick Azar-longtime TV voice Sabres-passes away (91Y)
Penguins…RW-Kasperi Kapenen-out 7-to-10 days..knee issue
Notre Dame..Pulls out of NCAA tourney with positive Covid tests.
Golf-Dell Match Play Tourney-Austin, Texas
..Rory McIlroy wins by 4-holes in second round
..Sergio Garcia posts 3-up win
..Webb Simpson 4-hole win
..Jon Rahm 3-hole win
..Xander Schaufele 2-hole win
..Bryson DeChambeau plus 2-win
..Patrick Reed-Patrick Cantlay 1-shot wins
..Jordan Spieth halves his match
..Tony Finau halves his match
..Dustin Johnson comes from 2-holes back to halve his match
..Justin Thomas-Collin Morakama both eliminated
NASCAR…Bristol 250..to be run on Dirt track-1st dirt race since 1970
Formula 1…Bahrain Grand Prix-1st race of schedule
..Lewis Hamilton-Val Bottas begin defense Mercedes team title
..Sebastian Vettle-debuts for new Aston-Martin team
..Team Red Bull coming off strong season
Soccer..Team USA-Ireland..plays friendly game in Belfast-Sunday
Team USA-W-Jamaica (4-1) in friendly game-Thursday in Austria..Christian Pulisic plays 48-minutes…Sebastian Lletget scores 2-goals in win