World Series…Game 1-Cubs-at-Cleveland…Jon Lester (19-5)-vs-Corey Kluber (14-5)…Cubs averaged (4.99) runs per game..tops in baseball..hit (199HR)..had top on-base percentage in NL (.343)….Indians were 4th in on base-percentage-but limited in power department…Cubs have best pitching depth-deep rrotation and multiple closers…Indians starting staff ailing..but bullpen impressive-throwing lots of innings…Cubs improved on defense-Indians led virtually every metric on defense.
Dodgers…Prepared to offer qualifying packages (17.2M) to both Kenley Jansen and Justin Turner-want to sign both to multi-year deals..President Andrew Friedman in end of season press conference says Clayton Kershaw does not need back surgery…status of Yasiel Puig-we’ll see how winter unfolds.
Padres..imposing a December 1st deadline on P-Colin Rea rehab from PRP-injurection in elbow…if throwing program not advanced-will demand he have surgery to partial tear elbow ligament.
Cubs..DFA-C-Giovanni Soto-knee problems all year
Red Sox…Talk about promoting scouting director Amiel Sawdaye to GM job.
Chargers….Off day after emotional win in Atlanta….Rookie TE-Hunter Henry enters Concussion Protocol after becoming ill after Falcons game….DE-Caraun Reid gone for year-torn ACL….Coach Mike McCoy says team must clean up continues mistakes on punt and kick returns.
Broncos-W-Texans (27-9)…RBs-CJ Anderson (107R)-Devontae Booker (83R) dominate game for Denver…QB-Trevor Siemian (157P)….Texans QB-Brock Osweiler (131Y) passing in loss….Monday Night Football
Jets..QB-Geno Smith-torn knee ligament.
Houston..OT-Derek Strong tears patella tendons in both knees when fell during pass blocking move in Monday Night game.
Washington..CB-Josh Norman-concussion..OT-Trent Williams-sprained knee.
Eagles..CB-Ron Brooks-torn quad
Packers..IR-CB-Chris Banjo-knee..3rd DB to go on IR in a week.
Arizona..WR-Jason Brown-gone for year torn knee ligament.
Bears..QB-Jay Cutler-cleared to practice
49ers.;Coach Chip Kelly denies coaching shakeup on defensive staff coming.
Rams..Coach Jeff Fisher says QB-Jared Goff not ready to be a starter.
Miami..RB-Arian Foster announces retirement after 4-years of injuries
49ers-Eagles..Talking trade..WR-Torrey Smith to Philadelhia for pick.
Jets..QB-Ryan Fitzpatrick named starter again
Giants..K-Josh Brown will not appeal being put on Commissioner’s suspended list.
Jaguars..Upset 2-players ejected Sunday..Malik Jackson-Jalen Ramsey.
Arizona..Coach Bruce Ariens criticizes refs for blown call on blocked kick-says Seattle LB-Bobby Wagner-leaped and stepped over long snapper on way to kicker.
Arizona..Coach Bruce Ariens rips kicker who missed game winning field goal-“You get paid-this isn’t high school.”
NFL-TV Ratings continue to drop…NBC-Sunday night down (15%)…Sunday-CBS-down (13%)…Fox-Sunday-down (18%)
San Diego State..Names John David Wicker as Athleteic Director replacing Jim Sterk…had been at Washington State for 10Y with Sterk..then with Aztecs under Sterk for 5-years…went to Georgia Tech 15-months ago….President Elliot Hirshman called him ‘man of integrity-who wins the right way”…Title 9-officials criticize hiring…Whicker did internal probe of information that led to firing of Lady Aztecs basketball coach Beth Burns-who in turn won 3.3M damage suit against the school for whistleblower termination.
Fresno State..Fires coach Tim DeRuyter (1-7) this year….Ex-Cal coach Jeff Tedford..former USC coaches Lane Kiffin-Steve Sarkisian-leading candidates.
NBA…Opening night of season…San Antonio-at-Golden State-debut of Pao Gasol with Spurs and Kevin Durant with Warriors….Knicks-at-Cleveland-Derrick Rose debuts in New York….Utah-at-Portland.
Lakers..Release G-Anthony Brown…Keep Ron Artest-Thomas Robinson-Yi Jianlian on roster
Oklahoma City..Release G-Ronnie Price and C-Mitch McGary.
Houston..Release G-Gary Payton Jr..G-Ty Ennis
Detroit..Release G-Ray McCallum..Sign FA-G-Beno Udrah
Boston..Release G-RJ Hunter-former lst round pick
Ducks-San Jose…Anaheim is (2-3-1)
Kings-Columbus…LA is (2-3)
Boston…Lose G-Anton Khudobin with wrist injury…already without starting G-Tuuka Raask-groin