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UCLA…President Trump-finishing visit in China-asked President Xi to examine information about arrests of UCLA players including LiAngelo Ball-still under house arrest in that country for shop-lifting from 3-different stores..while on tour with basketball team.
Reuters report that charges have been reduced but not dropped.
Aztecs…road game at Arizona State…Both teams (1-0)…SDSU faces big time Gs-Shannon Evans and Ira Holder and 6-10 shooting F-DeQuon Lake.
USD…off till Wednesday-host Robert Morris University..Torerors coming off win over San Jose State.
Lakers-W-Suns..(100-93)…Jordan Clarkson (25P)…Suns went final 7-possesions without basket…LA outscored Phoenix 18-7 down stretch to break losing streak
Clippers-76ers…Joel Embid-Ben Simmons got both DeAndre Jordan-Blake Griffin in early foul trouble…
Celtics…Winning streak at 12-in a row despite devastating loss of high scoring F-Gordon Hayward.
Warriors..Steph Curry held out of games-thigh bruise
Padres..Open GM-meetings in Orlando seeking to acquire veteran starting pitcher…Teams calling about relief ace Brad Hand.
Padres…Give up 3-home games…May 4-5-6..to play Dodgers in 3-game series in Monterrey, Mexico.
Dodgers…Reports they would consider shopping 1B-Adrian Gonzalez to an American League team where he could play 1B-and-DH…but LA balking at paying a chunk of his 22.3M-contract
Angels…Open trade talks at GM meetings for Phillies 2B-Cesar Hernandez….Priorities in off season are 2B-or-3B…plus veteran starting pitcher.
Angels..Reportedly interested in bidding on Hu Darvish-Dodgers and Royals Mike Moustakas.
Angels..Transfer bench coach Dino Edbel to 3rd base coaching post..will interview bench coaches next week…have interest in Phil Nevin.
Braves…Hire Alex Anthopoulos as GM….spent last 2-years as VP-Operations of Dodgers..did fabulous job rebuilding Blue Jays.
Yankees…Brad Ausmus-ex Tigers manager turns down opportunity to interview for New York job….will interview Giants hitting coach Hensley Meulens….A’s deny permission to Bob Melvin to interview in New York.
Boston..Hire Craig Bjornson as bullpen coach..was with Astros.
Kansas City….Manager Ned Yost will be in wheelchair for 2-months because of severely fractured pelvis and broken ribs…Doctors say he would have bled to death within hours if they had not gotten to him after he had made cell phone 911-call.
Astros..OF-Carlos Beltran-retires..hit 435-HRs in career with Yankees-Mets-Royals-Cadinals-Texas-Houston.
Cubs..OF-Leonys Martin opts out of contract to become free agent.
Cardinals..Open talks with FA-P-Yu Darvish-Dodgers
Red Sox..Open contract talks with FA-1B-Carlos Santana-Indians
Giants..Open contract talks with FA-OF-JD Martinez-Arizona
Yankees-Giants..Open trade talks about deal SS-Starlin Castro for 2B-Joe Panik.
Giants-Red Sox..Open trade talks out deal for Boston OF-Jackie Bradley
Giants..FA-2B-Jae Hwang-signs with KT franchise in Korea
Marlins..P-Keyvius Sampson-signs with Hannah Eagles-Korea.
Dodgers..Cody Bellinger wins NL Rookie of Year.. (.267-39HR)
Yankees..Aaron Judge wins AL Rookie of Year..(52HR) season
Chargers..QB-Philip Rivers put into concussion protocol after feeling effects hours after game on vicious 2-player hit in 2nd quarter of loss in Jacksonville…Rivers was flipped over after getting hit in chest and lower back legs simultaneously….He played entire game…has never missed a game in his career.
Dallas…Cowboys owner Jerry Jones denies he violated Article 8 of ownership agreement…”Conduct Detrimental to NFL” by trying to undermine contract talks with Roger Goodall…Denies he asked CEO of Papa John’s to go public with criticism of NFL leadership and all off-field problems.
NFL..Arthur Blank-Falcons owner-head of Compensation Committee issues ‘cease-and-desist’ order to Jerry Jones to stop him from blocking extension for Roger Goodell…threatens NFL suspension of owner…fine…loss of draft picks
Las Vegas…Ground breaking ceremony for Raiders new stadium…Roger Goodell..Dean Spanos..Stan Kroenke..Robert Kraft participated but refused to talk to media…Mark Davis says he wants to turn Nevada ‘Silver State into Silver & Black State’
NFL Union…Despite played unrest over Thursday night schedule-Union not ready to give up on games…Each team would lose 7M-cap space if Thursday TV contracts went away.
Carolina-W-Miami (45-21)…Cam Newton (254Y-passing-95Y-rushing) in lopsided win..Newton threw 4-TD passes…Panthers had (558Y) offense in blowout win.
Giants..Owner John Mara says he will evaluate entire organization in January, not now in midst of (1-8) season.
Chicago…Coach John Fox says not concerned about job security…Bears are (12-29) in his reign.
Cleveland..Coach Hue Jackson says he is not paying attention to (1-24) record…just trying to make team better each week.
Washington..Mike Shanahan responds to on-going criticism from former QB-Robeft Griffin…says he told Griffin he had to learn to be a better pocket passer to stay in NFL…players did not…got hurt running read-option.
Vikings…might make QB-change-Ted Bridgewater to start next weekend.
Houston…Stay with Tom Savage as starting QB-despite 4-turnovers on Sunday.
Dallas..Stay with Chaz Green at LT-despite giving up 5-sacks on Sunday in Atlanta.
Denver…4-special teams breakdowns led to 24-points in blowout loss to Patriots…coach Vance Joseph under fire.
Chiefs..Release DT-Roy Miller following domestic abuse arrest in Jacksonville-assaulted wife infront of 5-young children.
Chiefs..Sign FA-DE-Cam Thomas-ex Chargers
Seattle..Sign FA-CB-Byron Maxwell-ex Miami
Eagles..Sign FA-LB-Dannelle Ellerbee-ex Ravens
Arizona..Sign FA-QB-Matt Barkley-ex Bears-Eagles
Saints…FB-Daniel Lasco released from hospital..has disc injury near spine.
Arizona..Put OT-DJ Humphries on IR-disclocated knee
Arizona..IR-S-Tyvon Branch-torn ACL
Falcons..RB-Devonta Freeman in concussion protocol
Browns..Surgery-LB-Jaime Collins-torn knee ligament
Redskins..RB-Rob Kelly-high ankle sprain
Redskins..IR-LB-Will Compton-lisfranc sprain of foot.
Nebraska…AD-BIll Moos says coach Mike Riley will finish the season….Huskers (4-6) on year…lost 3-in row at home…Riley (19-17) in third year…team beset by injuries.
Boston College..QB-Anthony Brown-gone for year-broken leg.
AP Poll…1-Alabama…2-Miami…3-Oklahoma…4-Clemson…5-Wisconsin….6-Auburn….7-Georgia….8-Ohio State…9-Notre Dame….10-Oklahoma State
Hockey Hall of Fame…Emotional induction ceremony in Toronto to honor Teems Selanne and Paul Karina amongst others.
Kings-Vancouver…Tuesday night matchup….Kings (12-2-2) on season.
NY Islanders…Lose F-Nikolay Kuemin-surgery-neck injury
World Cup…Team USA-vs-Portugal in friendly game in Lisbon on Tuesday…US will not suit up stars Christian Politic..Clint Dempsey…Michael Bradley or Jozy Altidore.
World Cup…Shocker…Italy fails to qualify for Cup…lost to Sweden in playoffs….1st time Italy failed to make Cup since 1958……Italy has won Cup 4-times.
FIFA…3-top execs-head of Soccer federations in Brazil-Portugal-Paraguay arrive in Brooklyn court to face charges of fraud in Soccer Kickback scandal unearthed by FBI-IRS…Used off shore accounts to hide 100M in money…Jury trial selection opens Tuesday…facing 3-to-20 years in prison if convicted.