UCLA…LaVar Ball-angry at indefinite suspension of son…pulling LiAngelo Ball out of school…will transfer him….Locker room rights-Meal Card taken away…Banned from practice….’Might as well be in jail’….University in 3rd week deliberations about sanctions against player….LaVar says LiAngelo will not transfer…report he may try to go Europe and play..then enter NBA draft…Scouts say he is not even an NBA-G-League prospect….UCLA coach Steve Alford was not told directly…but after practice ‘wished him well’.
Lakers…Invoke LaVar Ball rule….ban him from being on court or on bench area during pregame warmups…Ban Media from access to family area to conduct interviews with him before and after games..
Golden State..G-Shaun Livingston 1-game suspension for head butt of referee….Ref Courtney Kirkland suspended for 1-week for confrontation over foul calls.
Golden State..C-Zaza Pachouli-out shoulder injury
Spurs..F-Kawhi Leonard cleared for full 5-on-5 practice-missed 31-games-quad injury
Lakers..G-Lonzo Ball-struggling with calf tightness both legs
Golden State..G-Steph Curry..sprains ankle..MRI negative
New Orleans..F-Anthony Davis-good news-not torn groin.
San Antonio…F-Kyle Anderson-strained knee
Cats..G-Derrick Rose to return to team-has had 3-injuries this year.
Clippers..C-DeAndre Jordan hires agent Jeff Schwartz amid reports he is about to be traded.
Lakers-Clippers…Off on Tuesday…Clippers-Minnesota on Wednesday….Lakers-76ers on Thursday.
Steelers-W-Bengals (23-20)…Chris Boswell kicks 38Y-FG on final play in violent-ugly win…Ben Roethlisberger led Steelers coming back from 17-0 deficit….Roethlisberger (290P)…Le’Veon Bell (182APY)….Antonio Brown (8R-101)…Game marred by 21-penalties-239Y in penalties….Cincinnati has club record 173Y in flags….LB-Ryan Shazier suffers neck and back injury with helmet first tackle…LB-Vontaze Burfect neck-chest injury on blindside block…CB-Pac Man Jones-groin..RB-Joe Mixon-concussion.
Giants..Fire Cosch Ben McAdoo and GM-Jerry Reese in wake of (2-10) record…President John Mara ‘team headed in wrong direction for last two seasons…’no urgency to fix problems’…..Steve Spagnola-ex Rams coach-will be interim coach….Former GM-Ernie Accorsi will come in as consultant to lead to search for new GM…Eli Manning likely to be elevated back to starting QB.
Chiefs..Coach Andy Reid contemplating discipline for CB-Marcus Peters for unsportsmanlike conduct penalty and then leaving the field of play….Constant discipline problem all year.
Patriots…NFL suspends Rob Gronkowski for 1G for forearm smash into head of Bills safety Tre White who was lying on the ground….Bill Belicheck apologized to Buffalo coach for the incident.
Baltimore..NFL suspends CB-Jimmy Smith for 4G for PED violation.
San Francisco….Colin Kaeperneck honored by ACLU for “Courage Award” for giving up career to fight Social Injustice.
Cleveland…Reports Browns interested in veteran coach Jeff Fisher-ex Rams-Titans-Oilers coach (171-165) career record….Hue Jackson now (1-27) in two years.
CFL..Hamilton Ti-Cats sign June Jones to contract extension as head coach
CFL-Hamilton TiCats…Coach June Jones says he thinks Johnny Manziel would be star in Canada…confirms has till end of January to sign him.
Raiders..Interested in CFL-FA-Jon Mincey-CB-Montreal…104-tackles-3 interceptions…just released from contract to pursue NFL deal.
Falcons..Sign FA-CB-Leon McFadden-ex-Cowboys-Browns
Bears…Sign FA-K-Mike Nugent-ex Bengals-Cowboys
Colts..Sign FA-RB-Matt Jones-ex Redskins
Titans..Sign FA-TE-Luke Stocker-ex Tampa Bay
Ravens..Activate CB-Stanley Jean Baptiste from developmental
Washington..Release DE-Caraun Reid…Sign FA-OG-Kyle Kalis-ex Colts
Raiders..WR-Amari Cooper-ailing with ankle issues-still not out concussion protocol
Packers..QB-Aaron Rodgers-cleared run all scout squad workouts
Cowboys..LB-Sean Lee-returns to practice-out 3W-hamstring
Browns..MRI-S-Jabrill Peppers-knee exam
Bills..QB-Tyrod Taylor has bruised knee-not torn ligament
Falcons..CB-Desmond Truant cleared from concussion protocol
Heisman Trophy….Invite only 3-to ceremonies in NY…QB-Baker Mayfield…QB-Lamar Jackson…RB-Bryce Love….snub Aztecs RB-Rashaad Penny despite leading country in rushing and all purpose yards.
Oklahoma….Star RB-Rod Anderson hit with court order to stay away from female employee working at university.
Arizona State…Hires ESPN-Herman Edwards as head coach…gives Tent Revival Speech about “Sun Devils Destination-Pac 12 Supremacy”.
Florida State..Bitterness over Jimbo Fisher departure….Alumni call is “Money Grab-nothing was never enough-he kept demanding asking power-money-perks-facilities”..turned off boosters.
Florida State…Meet with Oregon coach Willie Taggart…24-hours after he told Ducks fans-boosters-he was staying at school.
Tennessee…New AD-Phil Fulmer in contact with former LSU coach Les Miles….may also talk to Clemson Def Coor Brent Venables.
Nebraska..New coach Scott Frost hiring all 8-veteran assistants from his Central Florida staff.
Virginia Tech…Coach Justin Fuentes says he has rejected all overtures to interview for other jobs.
Auburn…Gives 5Y-extension to Gus Malzahm as head coach.
UCLA…New coach Chip Kelly to bring in former Oregon assistants Jerry Azzinaro and Don Pellum to Bruins staff.
Kent State..Offers job to Bob Nelson-former head coach Minnesota-Duluth-South Dakota.
New Mexico…Bob Davie fires recruiting coordinator and Off Coor Bob DeBessie after Lobos (3-9) season.
UTEP…Interviews KC Keeler-built Delaware-Sam Houston State into Division 1AA powers.
Arkansas…Hires Hunter Yurcheck as AD…from University of Houston.
Padres…GM-AJ Preller-Conference call on 3Y-extension.
..Extension sends message of stability atop thru all organization.
..Extension is vote of confidence to entire front office staff
..We have foundation in place to be successful as early as 2019-2020
..Scouting Mexico is our next priority
..Growth of franchise is a ‘process’-we ill not rush guys to San Diego
..Success this year with young players…we expect more in 2018
..Bid on Braves players…we chose our guys that we liked-not go after others
..Pitching-emphasis on health for all arms in off season
..Hands on access every week in off season for pitchers (18-thru-24)
..Make demands on diet-weight training-sleep-workouts all off season
..Luis Urias-Fernando Tatis likely invites spring training
..Urias was star of Arizona Fall League..it is ‘finishing school’ for season
..Not going to talk about Shoehi Ohtani-free agent
Shoehei Otani….Padres are 1-of-7 clubs he will meet with to discuss his free agency…has till December 22nd to sign a free agent contract….
Giants…1st club in face to face meeting with Ohtani….Key front office execs and Buster Posey take part in meeting.
Cubs..Offer free agent contracts to P-Brandon Morrow-Dodgers…Mike Minor-Kansas City to shore up bullpen.
Giancarlo Stanton…Finishes meetings with Giants-Cardinals…yet to waive no trade clause in contract…still wants opportunity to talk to Dodgers.
Texas…Sign FA-P-Mike Minor (2.25-ERA) with Royals..
White Sox…Hire Omar Visual to manage in minor league system.
Gulls…Get C-Kalle Kosilla back from Anaheim Ducks..will join team on 3-game Midwest road trip.
Gulls-at-Milwaukee….San Diego struggling (8-10-1) heading into ITuesday night
Ducks-at Las Vegas…Anaheim has lost 6-of-7..Golden Knights (16-9-1)
Kings-Minnesota…LA has won 5-in row….Wild come in (13-10-3)
San Jose…C-Joe Thornton faces fine-suspension for hip check to head of TJ Oshie-injurying Washington player
Florida…G-Roberto Luongo carried off ice with apparent severe groin injury-fell in net untouched.
Sabres….Putting roster on trade block after horrid (6-17-4) start.
Oilers…Open trade talks to try and find veteran goalie….Interested in Bufflo-Chad Johnson….Flyers-Michal Neuwirth….Red Wsings Petr Mrazek.
Buffalo…Put veteran F-Matt Moulson on waivers.
Red Wings-Buffalo…Trade…Detroit deals F-Scott Wright for a draft pick
USSF….Sunil Galati announces will not seek re-election as President of US Mens Team…..At least 7-other candidates have applied for the job…..this after failure of US Team to make World Cup.