Padres….Expected to play bid on Japanese free-agent P-Yusei Kikuchi-Seibu Lions…Will be posted as a free agent on Tuesday….Padres can make bid on Wednesday….(30-10) 2.48-ERA last 2-years…is (27Y) left-handed starter….Under new rules-Padres would pay a posting fee of 20% of first 25M of contract as fee to Seibue club.
Dodgers…Give manager Dave Roberts a 3-year contract extension-deal now runs to 2022…deal worth nearly 7M over next 4-years.
Angels..New manager Brad Ausmus fills out coaching staff…Promotes Mike Gallego from minor leagues-3rd base coach…Jose Molina promoted to be catching coach…Andrew Bailey-bullpen coach…Hire Jesus Feliciano-Cubs-1st base coach.
Mariners-Mets…Blockbuster trade finalized….Seattle sends 2B-Robbie Cano…P-Edwin Diaz and 20M-cash to Mets for OF-Jay Bruce-P-Anthony Swarzak and 3-minor leaguers.
Mariners-Phillies…Seattle sends SS-Jean Segura-P-Jun Nicasio-Pbjames Pazos to Phillies for SS=PJ Crawford and DH-Carlos Santana
Mariners…GM-Jerry DiPoto has now made 5-trades in the off season and removed 14-players from the roster in deals, releases and free agents.
Mets-Cleveland…Open trade talks for P-Corey Kluber…Tribe wants OF-Michael Comforto.
Braves..Sign FA-OF-Pedro Florimon-ex Phillies
Manny Machado….Phillies reportedly have inside track on Dodgers FA-SS
Bryce Harper..Reports Harper considering returning to Washington Nationals
Patrick Corbin..FA-P expected to decide between Yankees-Washington-Phillies
AJ Pollock…Asking for (5Y-80M) from Indians
Miami..Sign 7-minor legue FAs-including 1B-Pedro Alvarez-ex Orioles-Pirates..SS-Deven Marrero-Arizoa…P-RJ Alvarez-Tampa Bay…2B-Dixon Machado-Detroit.
NC Dinos…Korean League team signs FA-P-Eddie Butler-ex Cubs…P-Drew Rusinski-exTwins.
Giants..Hire JP Ricciardo as Senior Advisor…ex-GM-Toronto…spent last 8-years with Mets front office.
NFL Union….indicates it may want changes to Commissioner’s Exempt List-so that teams cannot release players while investigations going on into off-field issues.
Kansas City…Defends decision to release RB-Kareem Hunt-says he lied to them about striking a woman……Cleveland police confirm they investigated a 2nd incident in June in which Hunt punched a man at an amusement park-no charges ever filed int hat case either….Late Monday-a 3rd report of an incident surfaced that Hunt and another man punched and kicked a man in a bar argument in February…before the June incident and the hotel incident
Kansas City…WR-Chris Conley says he hopes NFL will reach out and help RB-Kareem Hunt with anger management issues.
ABC…Reports 27-NFL players have been implicated in domestic abuse incidents in the last 4-years since the Ray Rice suspension.
Green Bay…President Mark Murphy said ‘team needed new voice’ after firing Coach Mike McCarthy in wake of (7-9) and (4-7-1) seasons. Hottest candidate for Packers job-Patriots Off Coor-Josh McDaniels.
Cleveland…Expected to set up meeting between GM-John Dorsey and Mike McCarthy this week. Dorsey worked with McCarthy in Green Bay.
Chargers..Offensive coordinator Ken Whisehnunt flies to Atlanta for interview at Georgia Tech.
Buffalo..Investigating incident in tunnel after Sunday loss-DE-Jerry Hughes confronted referees and cursed them out…Hughes says NFL official Roy Ellison called him a ‘bitch’….Report that Ellison was admonished by NFL in 2013 for abusive language towards other players..
Carolina..Fires DL-coach Brady Hoke…DB-coach Jeff Immanura in wake of 4th straight loss….Report that owner David Tepper might fire Coach Ron Rivera and GM-Marty Hurney at end of the season.
Bears….Coaches criticize QB-Chase Daniel for 4-fumbles in Sunday game.
Minnesota…Coach Mike Zimmer gives vote of confidence to Off Coor John DeFilippo despite criticism team has gone away from run game too much.
Jets..Coach Todd Bowles rips team for mental mistakes on field in wake of another loss and (3-9) record.
Pittsburgh…Coach Mike Tomlin refuses to criticize NFL officials despite 2-blown penalty calls that resulted in 2-Chargets touchdowns on Sunday night.
Detroit…Former Lions coach-TV analyst Matt Millen has been in hospital for 68-days waiting for heart transplant operation…waiting on donors list
Seattle…Activates LB-Mychal Kendricks from suspended list…NFL disciplinee him for insider trading violation.
Eagles-W-Redskins (28-13)…Washington loses QB-Colt McCoy-fractured fiber, two weeks after losing Alex Smith-broken leg….QB-Carson Wentz (306P-2TD)…RB-Darren Proles 14Y-TD run….Eagles defense 3-sacks-intereception-9-QB hits…..Adrian Peterson 90Y-TD run for Washington….Redskins had 36Y-offense in 2nd half with Mark Sanchez at QB.
Chargers..Release OT-Joe Barksdale-suffering from depression issues-had lost interest in playing football.
Chargers..Sign FA-RBs Joel Bouagnon-Jhurrell Presley-both ex Packers
Titans..Sign FA-RB-Jeremy McNichols-ex-Broncos-Boise State star
Raiders..Sign FA-OG-Denzelle Good-ex Colts
Chiefs..Workout FA-RB-CJ Anderson-ex Broncos
Chiefs..Sign FA-RB=Charcandrick West-been with team in 2016-2017
Arizona..Sign FA-OG-Ross Odihiambo-ex Colts
Denver..Workout FA-B-Jarmar Taylor-ex Aironza
Redskins..QB-Colt McCoy fractures fibia in Monday Night game…Washington has to use Mark Sanchez for rest of game.
Arizona..IR-WR-Christian Kirk-broken foot (43R) this rookie season
Bills..Surgery-C-Russ Bodine-brokken League
Carolina..IR-TE-Greg Olson-torn arch
Bengals..WR-AJ Green-Reinsures foot-will have surgery-toe ligament
Cowboys..C-Travis Frederick will remain on IR-with immense disease problem
Broncos..CB-Chris Harris-chip feature of leg
Steelers..RB-James Connor-bruised ankle joint.
49ers…RB-Matt Brieda reinsures ankle-3rd time this year . .
Aztecs…Coach Rocky Long says his team deserves to be in bowl game despite losing 4-of-last 5 games….No decision yet on who starts in Frisco Bowl against Ohio University….Says evalutating program over last week-he has found some things that are missing from past teams he’s had-refuses to detail them.
College Football Playoff…no plans to expand from current 4-team playoffs.
Louisville..Hires Scott Satterfield-Appalachian State-was (40-11) last 4-four years with Mountaineers as they moved to Division 1.
Utah State…Talks to Gary Anderson-ex Oregon State coach-about returning to Aggies program.
East Carolina..Hires Mike Houston-James Madison..was (37-6) with 1AA-Dukes
East Carolina..Hires John Gilbert as AD-was at Southern Mississippi
Akron..Fires Terry Bowden as coach
Liberty…Coach Turner Gill retires after (47-35) run..former he’d coach at Kansas-Buffalo.
U-Mass…Interview Joe Cullen-Ravens assistant for head job…but then Monday night hires Walt Bell as head coach-Off Coord-Florida State.
Kansas…New head coach Les Miles hires Chip Lindsey-0ff Coord-from Auburn
Clippers-W-New Orleans (129-126)….Clippers score 77P in lst half….Tobias Harris (27P)-Dino Gallinari (24P)…..Clippers shoot 59% for game…..Pelican hit 13-3’s but lost….Jrue Holiday (32P)…Julius Randle (37P)…Anthony Davis (32P) in loss…LA (16-7) ons eason
Lakers…Off night Monday-Tuesday…play San Antonio on Wednesday
Bulls..Fire Coach Fred Holberg (5-19) start…Jim Boylen to take over as head coach
Clippers..G-Pat Beverly faces fine for firing ball into stands at fan.
Suns..G-Devin Booker-out with hamstring injury
Ducks-Penguins…Surprisse trade…Ducks deal D-Marcus Peterson (22Y) to Pittsburgh for F-Daniel Spong (21Y)…Spong scored 32-goals in AHL last year….Both are former 2nd round draft picks.
Toronto-Vancouver….Leafs trade F-Josh Leivo to Canucks for F-Michael Carcone.
Arizona..Lose F-Michael Grabner-serious eye injury over weekend.
LA Kings-Arizona…Tuesday night…Kings (10-16-1)
Kings…Acquire RW-Brandan Leipsic in deal with Vancouver
Kings..RW-Ilya Kovaluchuk-surgery–out 4W-ankle bursa sac infection
NHL…Board of Governors to approve adding Seattle as 32nd expansion franchise for 2020 season at renovated Key Arena….Seattle team has 30,000-season ticket requests.
NHL…Will discuss realignment…Seattle moves into Pacific Division….NHL looking at different proposals…
..Arizona Coyotes may shift to Central Division
..Colorado might be asked to move into Pacific Division
..Edmonton-Calgary are rebuffing attempts to be moved into Central Division.
San Diego Gulls-at-San Jose….Trailed 1st place San Jose (4-2) at press time in 3rd period…had been outshot (33-15) in game… Gulls were (8-7-2) in last place in Pacific Division…..Barracuda (12-3-3) in first place……Gulls have lost 3-of-5 games over last two weeks.
Gulls…AHL suspends C-Sam Carrick-3 games without pay for blind-side head hunting hit that injured Manitoba Moose player last Friday in midst of ugly 2nd period fights.
English Premeir Legue….Southampton fires coach Mark Hughes with (1-7-6) record and team facing relegation out of EPL this year.