San Diego State…Hires Clark Contractors of Bethesda, Maryland to oversee 250M-Aztecs Football Stadium….Clark built Nationals Park-Washington…Petco Park-San Diego….Rose Bowl renovation-Pasadena….State will next hire an architect for the project….is currently conducting Environmental Review plan….Still to be determined will be the actual financing for the land purchase…and financing for construction cost…Debt service on new stadium will be 18M per year.
Aztecs…Open spring football drills on Monday…begin installing new ‘spread’ offense under Ron Caragher….Brady Hoke takes over as Def Line coach….Battle for QB job begins with Ryan Agnew and JUCO transfer Jordan Brookshire battling for starting job
USC…2-more Trojans apply for NCAA transfers…WR-Velus Jones…CB-Greg Johnson…brings to 10-players who have transferred out of USC program this off season.
Oregon..Hire Andy Avalos-Boise State-as Def Coord
..QB-Kyler Murray-Oklahoma measured at (5’10-207)..meets with teams…does not take part in throwing drills…will throw on pro day.
..QB-Daniel Jones-Duke impressive in throwing drills.
..QB-Drew Locke-Missouri-impressive in workouts also.
..WR-Parris Campbell-Ohio State ran (4.31) 40 time
..WR-Andy Isabella-U Mass clocked (4.31)
..RB-DK Metcalf-Ol Miss ran (4.33)
..LB-Monte Sweet-Mississippi State ran (4.41)
..DE-Nick Bosa-Ohio State clocked at (4.84)
..DT-Quinnen Williams-Alabama ran (4.83)
..LB-Devin White-LSU ran (4.4)
Patriots..Owner Robert Kraft asks for non-jury trial infront of judge after pleading not guilty to 2-charges of soliciting prostitutes….went to Jupiter spa twice in 24-hour period in January, including morning of AFC-title game…Video accounts show him paying for, then receiving sex act…
Cowboys…NFL suspends DEs-Randy Gregory-David Irving indefinitely for 3rd offenses in drug program…Gregory had already missed 2-years with past violations…Irving played just 2-games this year with off field issues.
Ravens..RB-Alex Collins released hours after arrest for car accident…had marijuana and gun in vehicle-found passed out…drugs and guns found in his apartment also.
Denver..Ex Broncos WR-Demaryius Thomas charged with vehicular assault for injuries woman received in rollover car accident he was involved in….felony charge because of seriousness of injuries
Competition Committee…Coaches sub-committee recommends addition of 8th official on each crew for video replays in stadium with right to throw delayed flag or order flag be lifted.
Kickoff Rules…NFL confirms concussions on kickoffs down 35% last year-first year of new kickoff rules eliminating gunners…wedge blocks and overload of lines.
Overtime Rule…Chiefs propose new OT rule…each team gets a guaranteed possession.
Salary Cap…NFL announces 2019 cap will jump from 177M to 188.2M for coming season.
Franchise Tag…Deadline to apply tag for free agents is Tuesday-March 5th…Only 1-club..49ers-K-Robbie Gould-has used the tag so far.
Redskins-Arizona…Open trade talks for Cardinals QB-Josh Rosen…Arizona wants Washington 1st round pick…Cardinals would then take Kyler Murray with first pick in draft.
Steelers..have opened trade talks with Raiders-Titans-Redskins about WR-Antonio Brown deal….Pittsburgh wants a 1st round pick for the outspoken Brown.
Chiefs…Will franchise tag DE-Dee Ford then put him on trade block…KC going to “4-3” defense next year.
Eagles….Report QB-Nick Files will sign FA-contract with Jaguars on March 13th when free agent window opens.
49ers..Preparing FA-bid to CB-Earl Thomas-ex Seattle
Chiefs..Sign FA-QB-EJ Manuel-ex Bills-Raiders…WR-Sammie Coates-ex Steelers…CB-Dontae Johnson-ex 49e3rs.
Cowboys…TE-Jason Witten-comes out of retirement, to rejoin Cowboys next season…has played 16-years in league…spent last year working Monday Night Football-ESPN
Ravens..Release WR-Michael Crabtree-4.6M cap savings
Bears..Release K-Cody Parker-missed critical field goals end of year
Miami..Release DE-Adrian Branch
Patriots..Release TE-Dwayne Allen-has 7.3M cap figure
Jets..Release TE-Clive Walford
Seattle..Release DT-Malik McDowell-2nd round pick-head injuries
Carolina..Release CB-Captain Munnerlyn…S-Mike Adams
Browns..Put LB-Jamie Collins on trade block-has 11.7M cap figure
Jaguars..Put RB-Carlos Hyde..DT-Malik Jackson on trade block
Chiefs…Put LB-Justin Houston on trade block
Miami..Put QB-Ryan Tannehill on trade block-has 18.7M cap figure
Rams..Will allow DT-Ndomakong Sun..LB-Dante Fowler…S-LaMarcus Joyner to test the free agent market.
Jaguars..Inform CB-Jalen Ramsey they will not open contract extension talks..nor entertain trade talks for him.
Patriots..LB-Dont’a Hightower may be asked to take payout..due 7M-salary and has 11.5M-cap figure for 2019.
Packers..LB-Nick Perry facing release-due 4M-roster bonus…has missed 11 games in 2-years with injuries
Raiders..GM-Mike Mayock gives vote of confidence to QB-Derek Carr…..QB-AJ McCarron due 3M-roster bonus-may be released.
Broncos..will retain WR-Emmanuel Sanders despite 10M-cap figure
Steelers…say LB-Ryan Shazier will be afforded opportunity to make team this summer after rehabbing from neck injury all last year.
Packers..President Mark Murphy says QB-Aaron Rodgers must ‘get comfortable with the uncomfortable’ of new things head coach Matt LaFleur is adding to the offense this year.
Cowboys…Owner Jerry Jones says he’s not ready to offer Coach Jason Garrett a contract extension despite (12-4) record….Garrett headed into final year of contract.
Bills..fire 3-top front office execs including CEO-Bruce Popko.
Houston..Hire ex WR-star Andre Johnson as consultant.
Bengals..Hire Nick Eason-DL coach-ex Vanderbilt
Bengals..Hire Mark Duffner-Off Asst..ex-Maryland-Holy Cross
Lions…Hire Kyle Caskey-RB coach-ex Bengals
Giants..Hire Everett Williams-CB coach-ex Texas State coach
Vikings..Will hire kicking coach after 11-missed field goals this year
Eagles..Hire Andrew Berry-VP Football Operations-ex Browns
Montreal Alouettes…Release QB-Johnny Manziel for off season violations of CFL contract related to drug testing program…CFL bars all 9-teams from signing Manziel to contract …League refuses to say which clause Manziel violated….was (2-6) as starter….had (5TD-7Int) on season with Alouettes….AAF-says it is willing to hold a joint workout for Manziel if he passes drug test and if league is given information about his CFL violation.
BC Lions…10Y-veteran QB-Travis Lulay announces retirement.
San Diego Fleet-L-Memphis Express (26-23)…QB-Philip Nelson knocked out with left collarbone injury on back-to-back hits in 2nd quarter….Backup QB-Alex Ross (8-18) passing…took 4-QB sacks…Interception…Fleet had 4-fumbles-lost 3-of them…..Memphis QB-Zach Mettenberger (174P) in win as Express rally from (20-6) deficit….Fleet coach Mike Martz gambles on 4th down fake punt deep in own territory that fails…gives Memphis good field position for game winning field goal…Fleet (2-2) on season.
Orlando-W-Salt Lake City (20-11)..QB-Garrett Gilbert (244P)…Steve Spurrier team now (4-0).
Birmingham-L-San Antonio (12-11)…RB-Ken Farrow (30C-142Y) rushing in win…Commanders defense 2-pass interceptions of Luis Perez…
Arizona-L-Atlanta (14-11)…..QB-Aaron Murray (254P-54R) in his first game as Legends pull off upset win….Arizona RB-Jhurrell Presley (110R)..Legends win 1st game of season..now (1-3)…
(Indoor Football League)
San Diego Strike Force-L-Tucson (64-44)…..Strike Force QB-Derek Bernard throws 2-costly picks and takes QB-sack safety in loss…..Strike Force defense fails to get a stop in game…..San Diego off to (0-2) start….
Padres-L-Texas (11-3)…Rangers bomb TJ Weir-Robbie Erlin (9R-9H-3W) in 2-innings work….Feernando Tatis (0-3)-hitting (.295)…Francisco Mejia (.395)…Luis Urias (.313)…..Sunday action…
Padres-Indians…Joey Luchessi-Matt Strahm will pitch for Friars.
Padres..Sign FA-P-Adam Warren-ex Yankees-Mariners..(3.14-ERA)
Padres..DL-P-Jose Castillo-placed on 60-day list with strained forearm
Padres…3B-Manny Machado praises SS-Fernando Tatis…thinks he should be on opening day roster.
Padres..Sign FA-P-Paco Rodriguez-ex Dodgers-Braves-Twins
Padres..Sign FA-P-Chreis Rowley-ex Rangers
Dodgers-W-Texas (6-3)….Alex Verdugo 2-doubles-2RBIs….Kenta Maeda (2inn-3R)… …Sunday action
Dodgers-Giants..Monday Cactus League game
Dodgers..P-Clayton Kershaw remains in shutdown mode-limited to 5-minutes short toss…still not allowed back on mound because of shoulder joint inflammation.
Dodgers..SS-Corey Seager plays in intrasquad game…throws from 120′-no setbacks with elbow surgery.
Dodgers..Sign FA-SS-Brad Miller-ex Mariners
Angels-W-A’s (4-1)…Albert Pujols HR…Mike Trout 2R-HR….Halos used 10-pitchers-gave up just 3-hits……Angels now (7-2)…Sunday action
Clippers-W-NY Knicks (128-107)……G-Landry Shemet (21P)….Clippers put 6-double figures……Sunday game….Knicks (13-50)…NY had just ended an 18-game losing streak last week.
Houston-W-Boston..James Harden scores 42P in win….Celtics just (5-7) in the last 3-weeks…
Atlanta..G-Theo Young ejected for taunting and staring down opponent on Sunday-resulting in double technical.
Sacramento…C-Marvin Bagley-sprained knee
Oklahoma City..G-Paul George-shoulder ailment
Kareem Abdul Jabbar..to auction off 4-championship rings to raise money for his Skyhook academic foundations
Mike Bibby..ex NBA star investigated for sexual abuse of assistant coach…relieved of duties at Paradise Valley High in Arizona.
Bucks..Sign FA-F-Pao Gasol-just bought out by Spurs.
Bucks..G-Eric Bledsoe signs (4Y-70M) extension
Sacramento…Sign FA-F-Corey Brewer-ex Bulls-Lakers
Aztecs…F-Jalen McDaniels ends 100-day boycott of media-discusses incidents-lawsuit for voyuerism involving 2-high school girls in Federal Way, Washington-videotaping sex acts….Admits he was wrong and has had counseling….University never disciplined the player
Aztecs-W-San Jose State (84-56)…State hits 14-3’s…Nathan Mensau (13P-11R)…SDSU wins 19th game of season….rebounds after ugly loss at Utah State-shot 29% in first half…
USD-L-BYU (87-73)…Toreros lost 9th in row in Provo at Marriott Center….Cougars hit 31-free throws in win…Yoeli Childs (29P) in win for BYU..F-Isaiah Pineiro fouls out of game with 10P as USD late season fad continues.
Nevada-L-Utah State..(81-76)…Aggies take over 1st place in conference..Sam Merrill (29P) in USU win…Aggies now (24-6)…Wolfpack (26-4) but lost twice this past week.
Mountain West Conference…begins probe of post game incidents after USU win over Nevada….Nevada officials say fans put their hands on Wolfpack players as they stormed the floor…..USU assistant coach is accused of cursing out Nevada players as they left the floor….Coach Eric Mussulman-Players refused to talk to media…..Nevada forward Jordan Caroline punches and shatters glass in fire extinguisher leaving the floor and had to be restrained by police.
North Carolina..coach Roy Williams suffers vertigo attack during game with Clemson-escorted to lockeroom-does not return.
Duke…C-Zion Williamson not cleared to return to play yet…has missed 2-weeks of action with strained knee-still not 100% healthy
Syracuse..G-Howard Washington-confirms he suffered stroke from 2-blood clots in neck in September….redshirted this season…cleared to play next year.
Syracuse..coach Jim Boeheim pays for funeral of man killed in auto accident on icy highway last week.
Ducks-W-Colorado (2-1)…Jakob Silfverberg goal-and-assist…..Ducks snap 5-game losing streak…Sunday action
Ducks..Sign F-Jakob Silfverberg (5Y-26M) extension
Kings-W-Blackhawks (6-3)…Saturday night win..Dustin Brown 2-goals in win.
Gulls-W-Stockton (3-0)..G-Jeff Glass 20-saves…Sam Steele 2-goals
Gulls-L-Stockton (5-2)…Heat scored 3-goals in (3:49) span on Friday
Gulls..Climb into 2nd place tie with San Jose..Gulls (22-9) since December
Gulls..LW-Kevin Roy called up by Anaheim Ducks.
Gulls..Sign FA-G-Christian Frey-Rapid City-ECHL
Gulls..G-Kevin Boyle sent back down by Anaheim
Ottawa..Fire Coach Guy Boucher (22-37-5) record…hire longtime NHL coach Marc Crawford as interim coach for rest of season.
New Jersey…F-Taylor Hall-scope surgery-knee injury
Minnesota..C-Zach Parise-foot injury
Arizona..C-Derek Stepan-8W-knee injury
Toronto..D-Travis Dermott-shoulder injury
Colorado..D-KMatt Nieto-out 8W-knee injury
Oilers..F-Jesse Puljujarvi-hip surgery-season ending
(NHL Trade Deadline) “34” Trades at deadline
Detroit-San Jose..Wings deal D-Gustav Nyquist to Sharks for #2-3 picks
Ottawa-Las Vegas..Senators ship F-Mark Stone to Las Vegas for F-Oscar Lindbgergh..D-Erik Brennstrom..#2 pick
Rangers-Columbus..NY ships D-Adam McQuaid to Blue Jackets
Rangers-Winnipeg…Jets pick up F-Kevin Hayes for #1-4..F-Brandon Lemieux
Anaheim-Buffalo…Ducks deal Brandon Montour to Sabres in package for #1 pick and D-Brandon Gruehl.
Florida-Colorado…Avalanche land C-Derek Brassard for #3 pick
Pittsburgh-Vancouver..Pens send F-Tanner Pearson to Canucks for D-Eric Gudbransen.
Vancouver-San Jose…Canucks acquire F-Linus Karlsson for F-John
Boston-New Jersey..Devils send F-Markus Johansson to Bruins for #2-4 picks
Minnesota-Nashville…Wild ship F-Mikail Granlund to Predators for F-Kevin Fail.
Flyers-Nashville..Predators acquire LW-Wayne Simddons
Calgary-Kings..LA sends D-Oscar Fantenberg to Flames
Ducks-Blues..St Louis acquires D-Michael Del Zatto
Ducks-Ottawa..Anaheim sends F-Brian Gibbons to Senators
NASCAR…Las Vegas 400….Joey Logano holds off Brad Keselowski to win on final lap….1st race under new aero package led to lots of passing…pack racing…no major wrecks.
Golf….Honda Classic…Keith Mitchell sinks 12-foot curving putt on 18th hole to win….Had 4-birdies in final 7-holes….to pull away from pack in win…5-golfers were tied at 7-under on back nine when Mitchell got hot for first win.
Soccer…Fulham…Fires coach Claudio Raineri…had picked up just 5-points in 12-matches since hiring in November.
English Premier League Scoreboard
..Liverpool-Everton…(0-0) tie in Merseyside Derby 200th meeting.
..Manchester City-W-Bournemouth..Cithy loses Kevin DeBreuyne-John Stones to injuries
..Hot Spur-Tie-Arsenal…Harry Kane scores (74′)
..Manchester United-W-Southampton…Rom Lukaku scores (88′)…Man U now (10-0-2) since coaching change
..Wolverhampton-W-Cardiff…Wolves score in (16-18′)
..Crystal Palace-W-Burnley..Will Zaha goal-assist
..Brighton-W-Huddersfield…score game winner (76′)
..West Ham-W-Newcastle..Delcan Rice scores (7′)
..Chelsea-W-Fulham…2-goals in 11minute span
..Watford-W-Leicester City…Deandre Gray scores (92′)