Padres…Open spring training camp as Pitchers-Catcher report to camp…P-Yu Darvish-Luis Garcia among pitchers absent-headed to WBC training camps.
Padres..Manager Bob Melvin says P-Drew Pomeranz will be limited in the opening weeks of the 6-weeks of spring training camp, working his way back from elbow surgery.
Padres..Make contact with FA-P-Michael Wacha-ex Cardinals-Red Sox…had (2.28-ERA) in Boston last year….Also talk with FA-P-Cole Hamels-ex Phillies-Cubs-who has battled shoulder problems ove the past two years.
Dodgers…Manager Dave Roberts calls the ‘volatile’ roster change in the off season normal business…Dodgers bringing in veteran free agents..DH-JD Martinez..OF-David Peralta…P-Noah Syndegaard…SS-Melvin Rojas…Dodgers also looking closely at 5-top minor league prospects…including OF-James Outman..2B-Miguel Vargas…P-Ryan Pepiot-Gavin Stone-Bobby Miller.
MLB Owners..Vote to permanently impose the ‘Ghost Runner Rule’ at 2B for all extra inning games…Also ban use of Positional Pitchers in games except in the 10th inning or later…or only in the 9th inning if team is losing by 8-runs….Positional players pitched in a record 139-games last season.
Washington…Nationals announce lead owner Ted Lerner has passed away (97Y)…Bought the former Montreal Expos franchise that moved to Washington-DC
Cardinals..Give GM-John Mozeliak contract extension thru 2025
Tigers..Sign FA-P-Matt Wisler-ex Padres-Atlanta-Tampa Bay..had (2.25-ERA)
Houston..Sign FA-P-Matt Gage-ex Blue Jays
Yankees..P-Nestor Cortes-will miss 3W-camp-hamstring issue
Miami..P-Nick Enright undergoing chemo treatment for Lymphoma
Super Bowl…Preliminary TV ratings for Sunday game…drew 113M-viewers…3rd highest TV rating ever…Final TV numbers due out on Tuesday….NFL record is Patriots-Seahawks-was 2015 (114.4M) viewers.
NFL…Says its medical staff will do complete physical examination on Buffalo Bills safety Damar Hamlin when he is ready to apply to play…Suffered Cardiac Arrest incident that threatened his life during the NFL season.
Chiefs..Say they will Franchise Tag-OT-Orlando Brown (16M) when he becomes a free agent.
Conrad Dobler…Legendary OL-with St Louis Cardinals…passed away at age (72Y)…Played 10-years in NFL and had reputation as the ‘dirtiest player’ in the NFL
Eagles..OT-Lane Johnson to have surgery this week on core muscle injury
Arizona…Interviews Eagles Def Coord-Jonathon Gannon for head coach job
Eric Bienemy..Will interview for Off Coord job with Washington-Arizona-Ravens
Thomas Brown..Rams assistant will interview for Off Coord job-Carolina-Tampa
Jets..Hire Todd Downing-ex Titans for Passing Game Coord job
Jets..Interview Seth Ryan-WR coach for Detroit
Washington..interview Greg Roman for Off Coor job-ex Ravens
Colts..Interview Shane Steichen-Eagles Off Coor for head coaching job
Denver..Interview Rex Ryan for Def Coord job..ex Jets head coach
Miami..Interview Tom Donatell-Chargers for DB coaching job
Chiefs..Backup QB-Chad Henne retires
Jaguars..Sign FA-RB-Quadre Ollison-ex Cowboys
Jets..Sign FA-DT-Isaiah Mack-ex Seahawks
Edmonton Elks-CFL..sign FA-QB-Vinnie Testaverde-Junior-played at Albany University
Akron…contract extension for head coach Joe Moorhead..was (2-10) last year.
New Mexico State…Fires coach Greg Heiar and assistants after investigations showed 6-months of hazing of players by other players…Aggies cancelled rest of their season..Finish with (9-15) record and 3-players transferring out
AP Poll…1-Alabama-first time Tide ever ranked #1..2-Houston…3-Purude…4-UCLA…5-Kansas…..8-Arizona..13-Gonzaga…17-St Mary’s….Aztecs move up to 21st.
Lakers-L-Portland (127-115)…Blazers score 65-points in opening half…Finish game with 23-3 points shots…Damian Lillard (40P) in win..Lillard hit 14-3’s in the game……Monday game
Clippers-Golden State…Tuesday game
Golden State…Accepts Gary Payton trade from Portland eventhough he is injured…Allows 4-team swap of players-draft picks to go thru…NBA continues investigation as to whether Portland with-held medical information on Payton from Warriors
Houston..Buy-out contract G-Justin Holiday ..will sign with Dallas Mavericks
Cavaliers..Sign FA-G-Danny Green
Suns..Sign FA-G-Terrance Ross
San Antonio..Release C-Dwayne Dedmond…signing with 76ers
Charlotte..Release G-Reggie Jackson
Houston..Release G-John Wall
Portland..F-Jerami Grant-eye injury and concussion symptoms
Miami..G-Dwight Lowrey-knee tendenitis flares-out 3W
LA Kings-Buffalo….Kings led (4-0) in 3rd period at Press Time….LA scored power play and shorthanded goal in 2nd period…Monday night…Kings (29-18-7)
Kings..Callup D-Tobie Dillon from Ontario-AHL
Kings-Arizona..Trade talks involving Coyotes D-Jacob Chychrun
Vancouver-Calgary..Trade talks involving Canucks D-Luke Schenn
Chicago-Las Vegas..Golden Knights interested in Blackhawks star Pat Kane
Gulls-Tucson Roadrunners…Tuesday AHL game at Sports Arena…Gulls (13-35) on season.
Daytona 500….Jimmie Johnson arrives-beginning NASCAR comeback…will race for new team race for the newly formed Legacy Motor Club under Richard Petty banner
Soccer…Liverpool-W-Everton (2-0)…Cody Gakpo key goal in EPL win.