Union-MLB…Afternoon meetings began in Jupiter, Florida…Owners group led by Dick Monfort-Rockies..Ron Fowler-Padres took part with lawyers…Union led by Tony Clark and lawyer Bruce Meyer also included Max Scherzer-Paul Goldschmidt-Francisco Lindor…Negotiating some 13-different financial items..Talks expected to continue thru the week.
…Meeting went 5-hours
…Owners raised Rookie Bonus Pool to 20M per year
…Owners proposed Draft Lottery for top 4-teams with first round picks
…Owners remove request to cut Player Development List from 180-to-150..will stay at 180 per team
…Owners remove Option Rule limit players to 5-options per season.
..No movement on Luxury Tax Thresholds
..No movement on Changing Arbitration
..No movement on Draft Pick compensations in Free agency-Qualifying offer players
..No movement on Draft Pick penalties for going over Luxury Tax
..No movement on 100M-Floor to Spending proposal
..No movement on DH in NL
..No movement on expansion playoffs to 14-teams
..No movement on changes in revenue sharing proposal
..No movement on Arbitration changes
..No movement on Pre Draft Pick physicals
..No movement on Option rule changes
Reds..Sign FA-P-Zach Godley-ex Arizona-Milwaukee
NFL Combine….Agents representing 157-College players threatening to boycott Combine in Indianapolis after NFL invoked new protocols banning trainers-personal doctors of players from having access to players in a ‘Hotel Bubble’…Players will be made available for physicals-but will do no workouts unless their personal trainers and physicians are allowed to be there.
NFL..Report ‘Amazon’..negotiating TV streaming deal wants to air ‘Black Friday’ games weekly as part of their package.
NFL..ABC proposes 2-Monday night games…1-on ABC network…2nd on ESPN next season.
USFL..Begins 35-round draft on Tuesday for its spring league.
CFL..Saskatchewan Roughriders-release QB-Paxton Lynch-ex Broncos draft pick
Chargers..Longtime PR secretary Pat Rogers passes away (90Y)
Rams..Coach Sean McVay rebuffs overtures to leave NFL coaching to take TV analyst job at 18M per season.
Bengals..Hire Charles Burks-DB coach-ex Miami Dolphins
Vikings..Hire Wes Phillips-Off Coord-ex Rams
Vikings..Hire Matt Daniels-Spec teams Coord-ex Dallas
Saints..Hire Kodi Burns-WR coach-ex UTenn
Raiders..Hire Shaun Herock-Player Personnel-ex Browns scout
Rams..Hire Liam Coen-Off Coord-ex Kentucky
Rams..Hire Greg Olson-QB coach-ex Raiders
Aztecs..Hire Justin Ena as DL coach…was Def Coord-Dixie State-Utah..former coach at Utah-Utah State-Weber State…Played in NFL for Eagles-Titans.
Aztecs-at-Boise State…Tuesday game..SDSU (17-6)-won 5 in row..Broncos (21-6).
..SDSU has lost road games at Colorado State..Utah State…USC…BYU…Michigan and home loss to Boise.
..SDSU struggles on offense-averaging (65PPG)..shooting (43%)
..SDSU defense allowing (55PPG)…shooting (37%)
..SDSU in road losses to top teams..offense was averaging (52PPG)
..Boise led by 6’7-F-Aku Kigals (13PPG)..G-Marcus Shaver (13PPG)
..Broncos have 4-in double figures
..Broncos won 10-of last 11-games at home
..Broncos averaging (69PPG)….shooting (45%) from floor..
UCLA-Arizona State..Monday game…Bruins (19-5)
Big 10-Suspends Michigan coach Juwan Howard 5-games..fines him 40,000 for throwing punch at Wisconsin assistant..Fine Badgers coach Greg Gard 10,000-for verbal confrontation.
College Poll…1-Gonzaga (23-2)..got all 61-first place votes..2-Arizona (24-2)…3-Auburn (24-3)..4-Purdue (24-4)..5-Kansas……12-UCLA….16-USC
Lakers-Clippers…in All Star Break…return to action on Friday..Clippers (30-31)..Lakers (27-31)
Brooklyn Nets..Sign FA-G-Goran Dragic-ex Spurs-Miami-Toronto
Suns..G-Chris Paul-out 8W-fractured hand
Portland..Release G-Dennis Smith
Ducks-San Jose Sharks..Tuesday game..Anaheim (24-19-9)
Kings…off till Wednesday game against Coyotes..LA (26-17-7)
Blackhawks..Remove Bobby Hull as Team Ambassador after 15-years in that roll
San Jose..Sign F-Ryan Dzengel-ex Toronto-
Vancouver..Open talks with F-Andrei Kuzmenko..has scored (64G) for St Petersburg in KHL in 4-years.
Vancouver..Lose D-Kyle Burroughs-8W-broken ribs
PGA Golf…Top name players turn down offers to join the Saudi Super League
..Rory McIlroy…Saudi League is dead in water
..Dustin Johnson..Staying with PGA-must improve and evolve
..Xander Schauffele..PGA best players in world
Saudi Super League…Negotiating to stage 10-events in US at Trump Golf courses
Olympics..TV Ratings dropped 47% from 2018-Olympic games-averaged (11.4M) viewers
Bob Baffert…Kentucky Commission strips the late Medina Spirit of Derby victory and (I.8M) in winnings…Suspended Bob Baffert (90-Days) and fined (7,500)…banned from entering horses in 2022-Derby because of suspension…Baffert admitted he applied Ointment to his horse the day of the race…Denied illegal stimulant was given in injection…Spirit died of a heart attack this summer.