Dodgers…Take huge hit in free agency, losing P-Max Scherzer to Mets..SS-Corey Seager to the Texas Rangers…Scherzer signs (3Y-130M) deal…Seager signs (10Y-325M) contract….Dodgers refused to add 3rd guaranteed year to Scherzer offer…Refused to go to 10Y with Seager.
Dodgers..Sign FA-P-Daniel Hudson-ex Padres-Washington…(3.78-Career ERA)..Bulk of career with Nationals-Arizona
Angels..Sign FA-P-Michael Lorenzen-ex Reds..had (3.74ERA) as reliever-starter…Joins Noah Syndegaard in Halos rotation
Padres…GM AJ Preller defends trade of OF-Adam Frazier to Seattle….’Received 2-quality Class players in return for an extra infielder’.
Padres-Miami..Trade talks for power hitting C-Jorge Alfaro-made expendable by Marlins acquisition of C-Jabob Stallings
Mets..Sign FA-P-Max Scherzer (3Y-130M) record 43.3M per year-ex Dodgers
Texas..Sign FA-SS-Corey Seager (10Y-325M)-ex Dodgers
Seattle..Sign FA-P-Robbie Ray (5Y-115M)-ex Blue Jays..AL Cy Young Award
Toronto..Sign FA-P-Kevin Glausman-ex Giants..(5Y-110M)
Texas..Sign FA-SS-Marcus Semien-ex Blue Jays
Texas..Sign FA-P-Jon Gray-ex Rockies
Texas..Sign FA-OF-Kole Calhoun-ex Arizona
Tampa Bay..Sign FA-P-Corey Kluber-ex Yankees
Tampa Bay..Sign FA-P-Brooks Raley-ex Astros
Atlanta..Sign FA-P-Darren O’Day-ex Yankees
Braves..Sign FA-P-Kirby Yates-ex Blue Jays-Padres
Phillies..Sign FA-P-Yoan Lopez-ex Braves
Toronto..Sign FA-OF-Mallex Smith-ex Braves
Toronto..Sign FA-P-David Phelps-ex Seattle
Toronto..Sign FA-P-Jose DeLeon-ex Reds-Pirates-Marlins
Reds..Sign FA-C-Aramis Garcia-ex Giants
Miami..Sign FA-OF-Avisail Garcia-ex Brewers
Giants..Sign FA-P-Alex Cobb-ex Angels-Orioles
Pirates..DFA-3B-Colin Moran (.252) last year
Pirates-Marlins…TRADE..Pittsburgh deals C-Jacob Stallings to Marlins for P-Zach Thompson (3.24-ERA)…P-Kyle Nicolas..OF-Connor Scott..Stallings was Gold Glove catcher.
MLB-Union…..Possible lockout on Wednesday would lead to free agent and trade signing freeze…MLB-Union have had 4-negotiating sessions over the last week trying to agree on CBA.
MLB..Suspends OF-Marcel Ozuna 20-game checks for choking domestic abuse case last season…Spent the year on Commissioners Exempt List
Pirates..Hire Rod Haddad-Field Coordinator..was with Yankees.
Chargers….Coach Brandon Staley disappointed at play of OGs in loss in Denver…allowed 11-QB pressures-QB sack….Chargers 3rd down defense allowed Broncos (8-for-11) on Sunday
Chargers…Brandon Staley comments:
..We failed in our 2nd down calls
..Staying with Tevaughn Campbell at CB spot
..Not moving Chris Harris from inside slot CB coverage
..Mike Feiler-must pay attention to his long term health
..Asante Samuel-must be really smart dealing with this concussion
..Denver…best secondary we have played all year.
Rams..Coach Sean McVay says team must run the ball and win 1-on-1 on pass routes…Rams lost 3-in a row and are banged up at WR…QB-Matthew Stafford has thrown 3-Pick Six interceptions in last 3-games.
(Scoreboard)..Monday Night Football
Seattle-Washington…..WFT led (17-9) in 4th quarter of defensive struggle…Washington defense held Seahawks to 5-straight 3-and out series in the middle of game….Washington had time of possession edge 38-minutes to 17-minutes in 4th quarter..
Dallas..Head Coach Mike McCarthy-positive Covid tests..will miss Thursday’s game…Dan Quinn will replace him…7-Cowboys coaches have had positive tests since last Thursday..
Steelers..LB-TJ Watt-positive Covid test
Vikings..CB-Patrick Peterson placed on Covid list
Vikings..RB-Dalvin Cook-torn labrum-shoulder dislocation
Carolina..IR-RB-Christian McCaffrey-Ankle injury-out for year
Browns..OT-Jack Conklin-torn knee patella tendon
Browns..LS-Charley Hughlett-positive Covid test
Seattle..RB-Rashaad Penny-hamstring injury
Bengals..TE-Thad Moss-hamstring injury
Jaguars..TE-Dan Arnold-out 6W-sprained knee
Washington..Activate WR-Curtis Samuel-from IR
Washington..Activate TE-Logan Thomas from IR
Baltimore..Sign FA-QB-Chris Streveler-ex Arizona
NFL..Reports Rams owner Stan Kroenke will pay entire 790M-of lawsuit settlement with St Louis and will also pay 650M-territorial fee owed to NFL for move into Los Angeles.
Dallas..NFL suspends Trystan Hill for 2-games..throwing punches in game vs Raiders last week.
USC…Hires Coach Lincoln Riley-Oklahoma…Athletic Director Mike Bohn had tried to hire Riley at U-Cincinnati years ago…Renewed relationship this season…reached agreement on deal after talks Saturday night into Sunday morning…Riley (55-10) at Oklahoma…(37-7) in Big 12…Reports Riley was not in favor of Oklahoma president decision to move to SEC to get a 51M a year TV rights payday from that conference…Has relationship with Graham Harrell-current Off Coord…USC confirmed they vetted 12-different candidates
USC…Lincoln Riley bringing 4-assistants with him from Oklahoma:
..Def Coord-Alex Grinch
..Direct For FB Ops-Clarke Stroud
..Director Sports Performance-Ben Wylie
LSU…Hires Brian Kelly-Notre Dame coach after 2-days of negotiations
Notre Dame..Interested in Cincinnati coach Luke Fickell
Washington..Hires Kalen deBoer as Huskies head coach…rebuilt Fresno State program over 3-year period.
Jacksonville State..Hites controversial coach Rich Rodriguez…ex Arizona-Michigan-West Virginia coach..career record (118-83).
Florida..Hires Billy Napier-head coach Louisiana Lafayette..was (39-12) with Rajun Cajuns
SMU…Hires Rhett Lashlee-was Off Coord-Miami Hurricanes
Oklahoma…Sooners looking at Matt Campbell-Iowa State..Mark Stoops-Kentucky..Mike Leach-Mississippi State…also interested in Clemson Assistant Brent Venables and Georgia Assistant Dan Lanning.
Syracuse…Vote of Confident to coach Dino Babers (5-7) season with Orange
Syracuse..Fires 3-assistant coaches. after 5-losing seasons in 6-years
Temple..Fires Rod Carey…was (12-20) with Owls
Idaho State..Fire Rob Phenice as Bobcats coach
Delaware..Fire coach Danny Rocco
Minnesota..Fire Off Coord-Mike Sanford
Oklahoma..QB-Spencer Rattler-announces he will transfer..threw (3031Y)..28TD-7 Int as a freshman…benched as a sophomore.
Aztecs…Head Coach Brady Hoke Press Conference:
..Refuse comment on rumors Aztecs may have a Covid outbreak on roster
..Credits team with ‘staying together’ after loss to Fresno State
..This group wants to leave a legacy behind-winning championship
..No home games for two years..just deal with it
..WR-Jess Matthews-amazing player…makes critical plays
..QB-Jordan Brookshire sparked team in win..looked to run thru people
..Told QB-be decisive..Going to run-then run…Going to pass-pass
..Benched-continued to practice..learned his platform-foot work
..Not ready to name starting QB for Utah State game
..Lucas Johnson-not full go at QB yet..maybe by end of week
..NT-Jonah Tavaii..football family..brother in NFL..another at Hawaii
..Tavaii..’Smart football players-knows roles of DE-LB on each play
..USU QB-Logan Bonner..Accurate thrower-stays in there-takes hits
..USU..Runs alot no huddle offense
..K-Matt Araiza..Changes games-field position with punts
..Ask opposing team-how you going to stop him
Clippers-New Orleans….Tied (20-20) in opening quarter at Press Time on Monday game
Lakers-at-Sacramento…Tuesday game…LA (11-11)
Denver..F-Michael Porter-Nerve damage in back-surgery-out for year
Atlanta..G-Bogdan Bogdanovic-ankle injury-out 2W
Brooklyn..G-Joe Harris-surgery-ankle-out 8W
Orlando..NBA fines G-Wendell Carter-(35,000) abuse officials
Miami..NBA fines C-Dewayne Dedmon-temper tantrum-kicked chairs
Knicks..Bench starting G..Kemba Walker (11P-3A) per game
Aztecs-Long Beach State…Tuesday game…SDSU (4-2) trying to recover from bad loss to USC….Long Beach State lost 4-in a row
Aztecs..Coach Brian Dutcher Press Conference:
..Have to find better shots…get better rebounds
..Must move ball on perimeter at faster pace
..Have yet to replace Jordan Shackel..Tito Gomez as 3P-shooters
..We don’t play with fear we might lose-just go play
..Trail USC by 15 is like being behind by 30-so hard to score on
..We missed 3-straight 1-on-1’s in opening half-need to keep 1-possession game
..Adam Seiko has bruised thigh..not ready yet
..Keith Dunwiddie is reliable on defense..has to find his shots
..Watched tape with Matt Bradley-how he played at Cal and SDSU-not going to run offense differently to get him shots..moving ball greater pace will get him better looks
Ducks-Kings…Tuesday game….Ducks (11-8-3)…Kings (9-8-3)
Montreal..Hire ex-Rangers GM-Jeff Gorton as VP-Hockey Ops
Montreal..Will interview Daniel Briere for GM job-currently in ECHL-Maine
San Jose..Waives F-Evander Kane-willing to pay part of 21M-salary to move him off roster
Vancouver…Puts RW-Bo Horvat on NHL trading block
Ottawa..Sends G-Matt Murray to AHL-Belville Senators
Carolina..D-Tony DeAngelo-Brett Pesce-Covid positive tests
Las Vegas..C-William Karlsson-positive Covd test
Penguins..Sold for 900M to Fenway Sports Group..Mario Lemieux will remain as VP-Hockey Operations.
Formula 1-Mourns passing legendary owner Frank Williams
Charley Sifford…Passes away (87Y) in Escondido…1st Black to play in the Masters-1975….won 4-tourneys on PGA tour