Hall of Fame…4-name to be enshrined in Cooperstown….
..Chipper Jones (97%) vote…#1-pick in draft…19-years…10X-300 hitter.
..Vlad Guerrero (92%)..449-HRs…(.318) career average..15-years baseball..9X-All Star
..Jim Thome (89%)..612-home runs..(.554-Slug Percentage)..22-years in baseball
..Trevor Hoffman (78%)…601-career saves..41-saves in row..9X-40 saves or more..7X-All Star
..Chipper Jones…”Wanted to be the toughest out in baseball every at-bat”
..Jim Thome..”Everyday you as major league player should look in the mirror”
..Vlad Guerrero..”Had 2-shoes that did not fit at my workout..but it all worked out”
..Trevor Hoffman..”I owe so many people who helped me along the way”
..Edgar Martinez-failed to get in..had (70%)
..Mike Mussina-270 wins..(63%)
..Curt Shilling-216-wins…got (51%) votes
..Roger Clemens gets (57%) with just 4-years left eligibility
..Barry Bonds received (56%) and remains well off pace of election. …
Yu Darvish…Weighing 6-free agent offers including Cubs-Milwaukee-could decide this week.
Chris Archer..Tampa Bay ace has asked team not to trade him.
Toronto..Opens talks with FA-P-Chris Tillman-Orioles
White Sox..Sign FA-2B-Juan Perez-Reds
Royals..Sign FA-SS-Ryan Goins-ex Blue Jays
Twins..Sign FA-P-Matt Magill-ex Reds
White Sox..Sign FA-2B-Dean Anna-ex Yankees
Farmers Open…Tees off at Torrey Pines…Tiger Woods tees off (9:40am) in group with Charley Hoffman….Phil Mickelson paired with Justin Rose in (9:40) group…Former champions Jon Rahm-Jason Day-Brent Snedecker go off together at (10:30).
Farmers Open…Tiger Woods spent a half hour with media-best interview he has done at Torrey Pines…Suprisingly Phil Mickelson backed out of media session…and Jason Day cancelled with more health issues.
Tiger Woods…Half Hour press conference on Wednesday…top quotes.
..Played 9-holes on South on Tuesday-felt good
..Played 18-holes in Pro Am on Wednesday
..Fusion surgery-disc worked wonders-feel great
;.Quality of life improved..now needs to find quality of game
..Not played in tourney since 2015-need to hit shots..grind out scores
..Recent years had to manage holes he played-how many swings took
..Has not altered practice regimen or warmup routine…I’m healthy
..Don’t know what expectation is..just want to find my rhythm
..Hoping to play full schedule leading to Masters in spring
..Tempering my expectations since not played since 2015
..Feels good not to have burning sensations in my legs and back
..Glad not feel as bad as I had in past
..Golf seemed easy back in 2013..trying to get that feel back now
..Generating club speed of 120-best in five years
..Now I can visualize the course and shots..not worry about pain
..No one on tour has had spinal fusion..my swing will look different
..Practiced at different levels for 6-days a week
..Tried every type of treatment -did every procedure exercise possible
..Exhausted all ideas-surgery fusion was last option
..In back of mind..be-okay..be-okay..then 1-bad shot-back goes out
..Having peace of mind not easy..have had lots of support thru this
..Hardest part will be shooting 65s…I am not seasoned yet-just starting.
US Gymnastics…Judge sentences former trainer Larry Nassar to 75-to-160Y in prison for sexually abusing 190-female athletes over 20-year period…Judge said she was ‘shaken to the core’ by testimony of victims…’Pain you caused is worse than pain you will suffer in prison’….’I have signed your death warrant…..”Your apology is impossible’….’Damage is infinite’.
US Gymnastics…5-top corporate sponsors cancel contracts if aftermath of sex scandal…ATT..Proctor-Gamble..Hershey’s….Under Armourl…Kelloggs say USOC was guilty of gross negligence…saying they ‘valued gold medals over girl’s safety’.
US Gymnastics…Editorials demanding firing of 18-remaining members of Board of Trustees on top of resignation of top 3-officials already turned in…Want 1M-buuyout of CEO Steve Penny voided with money going to Rehab program to help female victims.
MLS…Monday press conference .announce franchise for David Beckham in Miami.
MLS…Javier Hernandez…’Chicarito’ wants to leave West Ham in English Premier League-less than a year after he came there from Bayern-Germany in 21M transfer deal.
NFL…says public criticism from ‘Armchair Doctorts’ at home about Concussion Protocol is unfair to Teams and Independent doctors.
New England….Bill Belicheck refuses to answer questions about health of TE-Rob Gronkowski coming off last weekend concussion.
Cleveland…Longtime OT-Joe Thomas asks club to consider signing FA-QB-Kirk Cousins-Redskins
Browns…Will look at 4-different QBs as possible 1st round draft picks.
Broncos…Watch Baker Mayfield-Oklahoma…Josh Allen-Wyoming in Senior Bowl workouts this week in Mobile.
Carolina…MRI on QB-Cam Newton-has cartilage damage inane.
Steelers…Open multi year contract talks with RB-Le’Veon Bell
Jacksonville..May franchise tag WR-Allen Robinson
Arizona..Hire Don Johnson-DL coach..ex-Chiefs-Chargers
Arizona..Hire Dave Merritt..DB coach..ex-Giants
Dallas..Hire Kellen Moore-QB coach-ex Boise State star
Vikings..Interview Darrell Bevell for Off Coor job..ex-Seattle
Giants..Hire Tyke Tolbert-WR-coach-ex Broncos
Rams..Hire Jeff Fish-Off Consultant-ex UCLA coach
Titans..Hire-Kerry Combs-DB coach-ex Ohio St
Jets..Interview Rick Dennison-RB job-ex Buffalo
Jets..Fire-Stefe Marshall-OL coach
Chiefs..Andy Reid will take over play calling again rather than give it to Eric Bienemy-new Off Coor
Aztecs-W-Colorado State (97-78)…Max Montana-Matt Mitchell come off bench hit 5-3’s in opening half…SDSU goes on (11-2) scoring spurt to blow game open…Montana finishes with 20-points…Trey Kell-fighting back from walking pneumonia-added 17P….State put 7-in double figures…Aztecs finish with 13-3’s…shoot 56% from floor in blowout win….
Boise State-W-San Jose…Broncos (17-4) record…Chris Sengfelder scores (31P) for Broncos
Nevada-L-Wyoming (104103) in 2OT…..Justin James (33P) for Cowboys…Wyo (34-42) on free throws….JD Caroline (27P) in loss….Nevada (30-38) nn FT…Two teams combined for 51-fouls in game… …Wolfpack (18-4)
Utah State-W-Air Force..Sam Merrill scores (21P) in lopsided Aggies win.
Clippers-L-Boston (113-102)…Kyrie Irving leads Boston to win…Celts hit 14-3’s in game
Lakers…Won 7-of-9…travel day….head to Chicago.
Miami..G-Dion Waiters gone for year-ankle surgery
Minnesota..G-Jamal Crawford-toe injury
Suns..C-Marquese Chris-eye infection
Cats..Coach Tyronn Lue says lineup changes coming-team lost 11-of-15.
Kings-W-Calgary (2-1) Overtime…Tanner Pearson scores game winner on 2-on-1 break…..LA won just 2-of-9…..but scored just 19-goals in 19-games
Anaheim-vs-Winnipeg…Thursday night matchup
Gulls…Off tonite….play at Bakersfield both Friday-Saturday.
Boston..NHL suspends Brad Marchand for 5-games for elbow to face injuring Devils player