MLB-Union…Lawyers meet for 90-minutes on Thursday to lay groundwork for likely restart of talks in CBA..possibly as early as Saturday or Monday..Lawyers Bruce Meyer-Dan Halem led the 4-person group in meeting in New York.
MLB..Onslaught of criticism against owners continues.
..NFL Union…’We are in solidarity with our brothers’
..NBA Union..’Players have a long history of sacrifice’
MLB..Report says Teams owners do not have to repay TV networks as long as teams play 135-games…Means owners could cancel all games in April without losing TV revenues.
MLB…Last minute proposal from Owners had them asking Union for permission to invoke ‘ban on shifts’….’pitch clock’…and ‘enlarged size bases’. Need Union approval on rule changes to put into place by 2023.
Padres…Open Spring Training camp to all minor leaguers not on 40-man roster.
..170-minor leaguers report on Friday for spring training in Peoria
..Minor league seasons will open the first week of April
..Major league players coming off surgeries-in rehab-still barred from camps
Orioles…Sign FA-P-Buddy Baumann-ex Mets-Cardinals..P-Wes Robertson-ex Reds..C-Andrus Angulo-ex Mets
Aztecs-vs-Arizona State…SDSU opens 3-game series with Sun Devils at Tony Gwynn Stadium….State is (3-6)…Team batting average (.212)
Aztecs-Fresno State…Late game…SDSU jumped to a (17-10) lead early in first half at Press Time..Thursday game…SDSU (19-7)…Bulldogs (18-10)..
Aztecs..Travel day-Friday…Play at Nevada on Saturday.
USD-Pepperdine…WCC Tourney…Toreros (14-15)
USD..AD-Bill McGillis no comment on future coach Sam Scholl..(9-23)..(3-13)..and (14-15) last 3-years.
UCLA-USC…Pac 12 action on Saturday
Syracuse..Coach Jim Boeheim says he is not stepping down…Orange (15-15) this season…says University has plan in place when it comes time for a change.
Iona…Veteran coach Rick Pitino says he is not a candidate for the Maryland Terrapins job…Is (36-11) at Iona
Seattle University..Hires Chris Victor as fulltime coach..(22-8) this year while serving as Interim Coach
Lakers-Clippers…Clippers hit 10-3’s in opening half…led (71-65) at start of 3rd quarter at Press Time….Thursday game….Lakers (27-34)…lost 10-of-13…Clippers (33-31)…won 6-of-7
76ers..Sign FA-C-DeAndre Jordan-ex Lakers-Clippers-Washington-Brooklyn
Denver..Sign FA-F-Terrance Jones-will play in the NBA-G League
Brooklyn..G-Joe Harris-season ending knee surgery
NFL Combine…1st workouts in Indianapolis…QBs Ken Pickett-Pitt….Malik Willis-Liberty featured in drills…WRs…TEs also worked out…..
..TE-Chig Okonwu-Maryland..ran (4.52)…Jelani Woods-Virginia (4.75)
..Friday-RBs-OL-Special teams will work out
..Sunday..CB-S final day workouts
Chargers..Former starting OT-Shane Olivera passes away (40Y)…career marred by painkiller addiction…Played 4-years with San Diego
Chargers..Coach Brandon Staley comments at Combine:
..Definitely looking for CB help
..Very good OL an WR class
..Priorities are defensive help upfront and secondary help
..Looking at WRs who can run the full route tree
..College passing games is at forefront of the college game
..Continuity of staffs will help Justin Herbert grow as QB next year
Miami..Ends trade talks with Houston about QB-Deshaun Watson
Washington..Interested in FA-QB-Ted Bridgewater-Mitch Trubisky
Saints..Will make contract offer to retain QB-Jameis Winston
Ravens..Will make offer to retain DT-Calais Campbell
Dallas..TE-Blake Jarwin has 2nd hip surgery
Broncos..RB-Melvin Gordon wants to return to Denver..Made 8M..(1131APY)
Miami..Hires longtime S-Ricardo Allen as Asst coach-ex Bengals
Giants..Ask injury prone WR-Sterling Shepard to take pay cut from (8.5M) deal
Jets..Pick up 5th year option DT-Quinnen Williams
Titans..Might franchise tag LB-Harold Landry -12 sacks..could earn (18M)
Rams..Coach SeanMcVay confirms family members of his fiancee are safe in Ukraine.
San Diego State..Surpasses (10,300) in season tickets for new stadium..hopes to get to (17,000) in sales by end of summer
Ducks-Las Vegas…Thursday game…Anaheim lost 9-of-14…
Kings-Columbus….Kings won 7-of-10
Gulls-at-Colorado Eagles…Friday game…Gulls (19-22-2) on hot streak
Gulls…NHL-AHL honors G-Lukas Dostal who scored empty net goal on Wednesday night.
Russia..Top prospect Ivan Miroshmichenko-18 year old potential high draft pick-hospitalized with Hodgkins Lymphoma
Russia…Veteran player agent Dan Milstien-who is from Ukraine…says Russian players and their families in NHL-are being harassed by fans with threats…NHL has provided security to Russian players in US-Canada at their homes.
CHL…Canadian Hockey League-which oversees junior hockey-has banned teams in the OHL-QMJHL-WHL from drafting players from Russia-Belarus in this years draft.
Edmonton..Put F-Josh Archibald on trade block..is unvaxxed-had covid-then myocarditis heart issue…May be traded to US team-cannot cross the boarder as player.
Washington..G-Ilya Samsonov-shoulder injury in practice
San Jose..Without both G-James Reimer-Adin Hill-injuries
San Jose-Edmonton..TRADE-Sharks get G-Alex Stalock
Calgary-Montreal..TRADE..Flames get G-Mike McNiven
Blackhawks..Activate Jon Toews-Tyler Johnson-Cal deHaan from injured list
PGA-Bay Hill Classic-Arnold Palmer Invitational-1st round
..(65)..Rory McIlroy 6-birdies and eagle in shooting 7-under par
..(67)..Billy Hoeschel-Beau Hossler
..(68)..Adam Scott-Ian Poulter-Graeme McDowell
NASCAR…Las Vegas 400-Sunday..Kyle Larson leads field
NASCAR..Owner Richard Childress..Chairman Ammo-Inc..donates 1M rounds of ammunition to Ukraine Government
Formula 1..Team Red Bull signs top driver Max Verstappen to 5-year extension.
Soccer..English Premier League-Top weekend games:
..Manchester City-vs-Manchester United