Chargers…CB-Jason Verrett-tells media he has full tear of knee ligament-will have immediate surgery-gone for the year….has played with injured knee for 2-straight weeks…Club still without CB-Brandon Flowers…having lost S-Jahleel Addae…DE-Joey Bosa goes thru full speed practice to test hamstring.
Chargers…Sign FA-RB-Andre Williams-ex Giants…Release NT-Ryan Carrethers-part time player in 3rd year…Sign FA-CB-Stevie Williams-just released by Rams
Arizona-at-San Francisco….Thursday Nite Football…Both teams (1-3)…Cardinals without QB-Carson Palmer-concussion…Drew Stanton starts at QB.
Carolina..QB-Cam Newton misses practice with concussion.
Bears..IR-WR-Kevin White-stress fracture-ankle…2nd yer in row on IR for #1-pick
Bengals..TE-Ty Eifert-reinjures ankle in practice
Steelers..Both OTs-Marcus Gilbert-Ryan Harris out with ankle injuries
Steelers..CB-Justin GIlbert-suffers major knee injury in practice
Raiders..RB-Latavius Murray-foot injury-misses practice
Lions..LB-DeAndre Levy-Knee-foot injuries
Jets..RB-Matt Forte-ribs..CB-Derrelle Revis-hamstring-misses practice
Redskins..Release DE-Kendall Reyes-ex Chargers..sign FA-S-Donte Whitner-ex Bills
Falcons..Release LB-O’Brien Schofield
Bills..Activate DT-Marcel Darious from suspended list
Green Bay…Talks to FA-TE-Kellen Winslow-has not played since 2013-knee injuries
New England..Tom Brady-Rob Ninkovich both practice-coming off suspended list.
Jets..LB-Calvin Pryor-25,000-fine for hit on Seahawks WR-Doug Baldwin
Tom Coughlin-ex Giants coach-says willing to work with troubled WR-Odell Beckham-channel his emotions
Redskins..Bring in rodent company to battle serious bumble bee problem at Fed Ex Field
Colts..Reggie Wayne says organization has let QB-Andrew Luck down by not drafting better..Luck (3-9) last two years.
NFL..Says taunting penalties up (220%) first 4-weeks of season
NFL..Talks to Miami Dolphins about moving home game to Nashville this weekend in wake of Hurricane Matthew
Cleveland..RB-Isiah Crowell donates 35,000-to Dallas Fallen Police Fund..had put vile police throat slashing picture on Instagram account this summer
Todd Marinovich..facing 3Y-prison..possession of meth-marijuana-drug gear and charged with Breaking-Entering-house in Irvine this summer
Big 10..Jim Delany-Commissioner-Proposes using Government investigators with subpoena power to investigate major NCAA-sanctions.
Alabama..Questioned why it paid (317,000) for coach to leave program when NCAA began looking into violations
Mets-L-Giants (3-0)…San Francisco utilityman Conor Gillaspie hits 3R-HR in top of 9th inning to break up classic pitching duel…Giants win wildcard game to move on in the playoffs..Madison Bumgarner threw a 4-hit shutout for San Francisco…..Mets ace Noah Syndegaard had 10-strikeouts in 7-shutout innings in the scoreless matchup. …
Toronto-Texas…Game 1-American League playoffs…Cole Hamels (15-5)-vs-JA Happ (20-4) 3.18….Rangers (215HRs)…led by Adrian Beltre (32HR)..Rougned Odor (33HR)….and late season acqusitions Jonathon Lucroy-Carlos Beltran-Carlos Gomez…Blue Jays continue to live off HR bats Jose Bautista-Edwin Encarnarcion-Josh Donaldson-Troy Tulowitzki-Mike Sanduers…Jays have now hit (223HRs) this year..2nd most in baseball.
Indians-Red Sox..Game 1…Trevor Bauer 12-8)-vs-Rick Porcello (22-4)….Indians without 3-top starters with injuries….Tribe hit (.262) during regular season-averaging only 4-runs per game..Porcello career best year…Bosox (.282) team average…led by Mookie Betts (.318-31HR)…Dustin Pedroia (.318)….David Ortiz (.315-38HR)….Hanley Ramires (30HR).Xander Bogaerts (21HR)
Dodgers-Washington..Playoff series starts Friday
Cubs-Giants open playff series on Friday
Orioles..Manager Buck Showalter being criticized for not using closer Zack Britton in extra playoff game vs Blue Jays…Journeyman starter Ubaldo Jiminez came out of bullpen-gave up 2R-HR in loss.
Dodgers..Turn in 25-man roster for Friday playoff game with Washington…Includes 3-catchers…7-relief pitchers…Left off roster-P-Alex Wood….P-Brett Anderson…P-Brandon McCarthy…OF-Kiki Hernandez….Added to roster extra OF-Charlie Culberson.
Toronto…Apologize to Orioles for fan who threw full beer can out of stands at OF-Hyun Soo-Kim as he caught ball in playoff game.
Miami Beach..Police have toxocology report-yet to release it on Jose Fernandez death.
Detroit..Pick up option contract Manager-Brad Ausmus..(86-75) missed playoffs
Braves..Interview Ron Washington for vacant managerial job…will interview Bud Black next.
Miami..Pick up option contract OF-Ichuro Suzuki (.291)
Yankees…Surgery P-CC Sabathia-knee…will be ready for spring training.
MLB..Releases Attendance Figures..Dodgers drew (3.7M)….Cardinals (3.4M)..Blue Jays (3.3M)…Giants (3.3M)…Cubs (3.2M)…Yankees-Angels (3.0M) …Lowest figures..Cleveland (1.5M) with lst place team…A’s (1.5M)…Tampa Bay (1.2M)…Padres finish (2.3M)-ranked 15th overall.
MLB…Commissioner Rob Manfred-not willing to upgrade wages of Rookie League-Class A players…earning (7,500) for 6-month job…Not willing to go to minium wage fees…calls minor leaguers serving “Apprenticeships”
Lakers-W-Sacramento…Preseason opener…wipe out 19P-deficit….Brandon Ingram-#1 pick…(27Min-0 Points)…(0-5) shooting.
Clippers-L-Golden State…Warriors built a 53P-lead…Blake Griffen-Chris Paul combined for (7P-9Foules) in ugly loss
Pistons..Lose G-Reggie Jackson-setbacks recovering knee surgery-could miss 2-months.
Charlotte..G-Ramon Sessions donates 1M-to Nevada-Reno athletics to help finance basketball practice facility.
Cavaliers..Will give a NBA championship ring to coach Dave Blatt-fired mid season despite (30-11) record
Oiles..Name Connor McDavid-captain (19Y)
Kings..F-Tanner Pearson suspended for 2-games to start season..head hit of Edmonton player
Montreal…Release D-Mark Barbeiro
Columbus..Release C-Jarrett Stoll..D-Mark Andre Bergeron
Boston..Sign FA-D-Christian Ehrhoff
Golf…Ashes of late legend Arnold Palmer spread on Latrobe Country Club Course-day after his funeral
Tennis..Maria Sharapova…2Y-drug suspension-reduced to 15-months…did not intentionally take blood-oxygen medication-was not aware it had been banned last January.