Pittsburgh…NFL mourns passing of Steelers owner Dan Rooney (84)…ran team since mid 1960s…hired Chuck Noll-Bill Cowher-Mike Tomlin…won 4-Super Bowls in Noll era….Influential owner in settling NFL strikes…Drug Program..Hiring minorities.
..Roger Goodell…”Few contributed to the history of NFL as Rooneys”
..Gov Tom Wolf…”Loyal and dedicated to Western Pennsylvania”
..Bill Cowner..”I came in as a young coach-left as a man”
..Ben Roethlisberger..”We lost the greatest one”
..Antonio Brown..”Genuine and humble”
..Jerome Bettis..”Respected by everyone”
..Hines Ward..”Leader and legend”
..Mario Lemieux..”He left a legacy”
St Louis…52-page lawsuit charging NFL violated its relocation policy…City-County-State spent 17M on designs-financing plans-land options upon NFL recommendation to build stadium..then NFL-Stan Kroenke refused to negotiate….Asking 1.7B in damages.
Oakland..Legendary coach John Madden shocked Raiders moving to Las Vegas.
CFL…Fires Commissioner Jeffrey Orridge for troubled leadership in getting new drug program..dealing with concussion issues…disastrous decisions on Toronto market.
Steelers..WR-Senquez Golson-CB-Detained at airport with gun and 23-bullets in bag.
Tampa..WR-Louis Murphy arrested at airport with loaded gun.
Raiders..Open contract talks about restructuring deal for RB-Marshawn Lynch that would lead to his reinstatement from retired list…Raiders would owe Seattle draft pick compensaiton.
Colts..Sign FA-DT-Jon Hankins-NYGiants..(3Y-30M)
Tennessee..Release CB-Jason McCourty-former lst round pick.
Bills..visit with CB-Shareece Wright-ex Chargers-49ers-Ravens
New England..Visit with RB-Damien Williams-Dolphins
New England..Visit with RB-Mike Gillislee-Bills
New England..DT-Terrance Knighton retires to get into coaching
Houston..Release OG-Tony Bergstrom
Raiders..Visit with FA-DT-Ego Ferguson.
Padres-Braves …Open weekend series in Atlanta..Jhoulys Chacin-vs-Julio Teheren-thrown 13-straight shutout innings.
Dodgers-Arizona..Friday matchup..Clayton Kershaw (1-1)-vs-Zack Grienke (1-0)
Angels-Kansas City…JC Ramirez-vs-Dan Duffy.
Padres Minor League update
AAA..Corey Spangenberg (269)..Franchy Cordero (227)..Carlos Asuaje (211)..Walker Lockett (6.30-ERA)…Phil Maton (9.00-ERA)..Dinel Lamet (5inn-0R)..Kevin Quackenbush (3.50-ERA)
AA..Jose Rondon (214)..Luis Urias (190)..Alberth Martinez (417)..Fernando Perez (318)…Kyle Lloyd (10inn-0R)..Enyel delos Santos (6inn-0R)..Cesar Vargas (7.54-ERA)
A..Michael Gettys (258)..Josh Naylor (161)..Javy Guerra (114)…Chris Huffman (9inn-0R)..Joey Lucchessi (2.42-ERA)..Cal Quantrill (1.80-ERA)..Eric Lauer (9.25-ERA)
A..Jorge Ona (280-5RBI-6G)..Fernando Tatis (148)..Hudson Potts (125)…Jerry Scholtens (1.64-ERA)..Logan Allen (6.00-ERA)
Padres…off day on Thursday.
Dodgers-L-Cubs (4-0)..Anthony Rizzo-Addison Russell HRs..Hyun Jin-Ryu shaking outing (4.2inn-4R-6H-2W-HR)…LA now (5-5).
Angels-L-Texas…Nomar Mazara 2R-HR..Carlos Gomez HR early in game.
Twins-W-Tigers..Miguel Sano 3R-HR..Robbie Grossman 2R-HR
Red Sox-W-Pirates..Hanley Ramirez 2R-double
Indians-L-White Sox..Matt Davidson 3R-HR..Tim Anderson solo HR.
Yankees-W-Tampa Bay..Aaron Hicks solo HR-2R-HR
Orioles-W-Blue Jays..Jon Schoop RBI-single..Jays (1-8) start
Reds-L-Brewers..Ryan Braun-Eric Thames hit HRs
Mets-W-Miami..Yoenis Cespedes 2-solo HRs..Marcell Ozuna Grand Slam
A’s-L-Royals..Sal Perez-Lorenzo Cain RBI-singles.
Giants-L-Rockies..Trevor Story 2R-HR..Giants (4-7) start to year
Yankees..1st round pick P-James Kaprielian-surgery-torn elbow ligament
Texas..P-Tyson Ross leaves workout-back spasms
Phillies..P-Clay Bucholz partial tear flexor tendon.
White Sox..DL-C-Gio Soto-elbow
Indians..Activate OF-Lonnie Chisenhall from DL
Toronto..SS-Josh Donaldson injures calf-baserunning
Dodgers..Will activate P-Rich Hill-Pedro Baez from DL-2 roster moves coming.
Indians..Option OF-Tyler Naquin to AAA
Dodgers…Unveil 1st statue ever at Chavez Ravine..honor 70th anniversary of Jackie Robinson breaking the color barrier-April 15, 1947.
Seattle..Unveil Ken Griffey statue at Safeco Field.
St Louis…Cardinals legend Lou Brock being treated for bone cancer in leg..had lower portion of leg amputated-diabetes in 2015.
Miami…Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria to erect statue to deceased P-Jose Fernandez.
Minnesota..former Twins manager Ron Gardenhire to have prostate cancer surgery.
Colorado..Rockies team BA (.225)..Manager Bud Black to shakeup batting order…Carlos Gonzalez (200)..DJ LeMahieu (179)..Trevor Story (129).
Clippers-vs-Utah…Can LA-Doc Rivers get beyond 2nd round.
San Antonio-Memphis..Spurs firepower come together
Cleveland-Indians…LeBron James-Paul George matchup
Toronto-Milwaukee…Raptors need hot spell.
Houston-Oklahoma City..James Harden (29P-11A)-vs-Russell Westbrook (31P-10R-10A) likely wild high scoring game.
Golden State-Portland…Kevin Durant back in lineup
Atlanta-Washington..How far can John Wall take Wizards in playoffs
Boston-Chicago..Celtics hitting on all cylinders heading to post season.
Knicks..Phil Jackson picks up option to stay on as GM-2 more years.
Knicks..F-Jokim Noah torn rotator cuff-needs surgery.
Cavs..Release F-Larry Sanders-ex 1st round pick..not practice hard-missed team busn.
Orlando..Fire GM-Rob Hennigan
NBA..Fines 76ers Gerald Henderson (25,000) for flagrant elbow…Indiana Paul George (20,000) criticism of refs.
Aztecs..Visting with recruits Ahmed Mohamed (6’9-F) VCU…Ken Wooten (6’9-F) Arizona State…Chase Jeter (6’10-F) Duke transfer
North Carolina..F-Justin Jackson files for NBA draft
Oregon..G-Dellin Brooks heads to draft
Kentucky..C-Issac Humprhries-files for draft.
Ducks-W-Calgary (3-2)..Anahiem scores 2-power play goals..Ducks pound 41-shots on goalie Brian Elliott..Ryan Getzlaf-Jakob Silfverberg score PPG ….
Maple Leafs-L-Washington…Caps Tom Wilson scores on wrist shot in overtime..Leafs lost (2-0) lead on road….
Chicago-L-Nashville..Preds goalie Pekka Rinne 29-saves in road win..
Edmonton-San Jose..Oilers lost on home ice in first game.
Montreal-Rangers..Habs face must win on home ice
Penguins-Columbus..Pittsburgh tries to go up (2-0)
Minnesota-St Louis…Wild lost home ice advantage with game 1-loss.
Las Vegas…Golden Knights expansion team hires Gerard Gallant as head coach..former head coach Columbus and Florida Panthers..was (96-64-25) with Panthers.
Islanders..Give contract extension to Doug Weight to remain head coach.
Islanders..Negotiate with Nassau Coliseum about leaving Barclay Center-Brooklyn to move back onto Long Island after 165M-renovation of building.
Gulls…Final weekend of regular season…home and home…at Ontario tonight..host Ontario tomorrow.
PGA Golf..Heritage-at-Hilton Head….Bud Cauley shoots (63) for first round lead…Luke Donald (65)….Ian Poulter heads up big group at (66).
NASCAR-Indy Car..Take Easter Weekend off.
Formula 1…Run Grand Prix Bahrain
Formula 1…Fernando Alonso confirms will enter to run Indy 500 for Team McLaren.