Padres….General Manager AJ Preller remains in seclusion on Long Island as his 30-days suspension reaches the mid-way point….MLB is monitoring his contacts….his Padres cell phone and Email accounts have been closed off till the suspension expires.
Padres…Invite some 55 top minor leaguers to San Diego to play Friday night in their “Futures Game” at Petco Park…Included in the group are this year’s top draft pick pitchers, Cal Quantrill and Eric Lauer, as well as Cuban teenagers OF-Jorge Ona and pitcher Adrian Morejon.
Blue Jays-W-Orioles (5-2) in American League Wildcard game….Edwin Encarnarcio hit 3R-HR into 2nd deck at Skydome in 11th inning to give Jays the win….Jose Bautista had homered for Toronto earlier in game…Mark Trumbo had 2R-HR early for Baltimore…Birds turned 3-double plays to keep Blue Jays off scoreboard….Jays will play Texas in the ALDS.
Giants-at-Mets…in National League play-in wildcard game tonight…Noah Syndegaard (14-9)-vs-Madison Bumgarner (15-9)….Mets go to post season despite losses of P-Matt Harvey-Steve Matz-Jacob deGrom and season ending injuries to 3B-David Wright and 1B-Luca Duda.
Arizona…Removes Tony LaRussa as President of Baseball Operations a day after firing GM-Dave Stewart and Manager Chip Hale…Stewart told reporters it was a ‘relief’ to be leaving the Diamondbacks and he had better things to do”….Owner Ken Kendrick under fire…Has had 7-GM’s during his reign of ownership
Miami…Don Mattingly fired hitting coach Barry Bonds…now also dumps coaches Lenny Harris-Reid Cornielus…Will hire Fredi Gonzalez to be 3rd base coach-he was former manager of Atlanta Braves.
Mets…Sending FA-OF-Tim Tebow to Arizona Fall League…he hit (.286) in Florida Instructional League.
Mets..P-Steven Matz has surgery to remove large bone spur in elbow..and PPI-injection into shoulder.
Mariners..P-Taijuan Walker-examined for possible foot surgery
Dodgers..P-Adam Libertore needs elbow surgery..threw 28-scoreless innings before getting hurt in August.
Chargers….Return to practice field today in injury issues starting to overwhelm team…3-OL ailing…Chris Hairston-groin….Orlando Franklin-knee…King Dunlap-migraine headaches-missed 2-games.
Chargers..Sign 3-FA for developmental squad….WR-Kevin Norwood (27Y)-ex Seattle Seahawk-Carolina Panther-averaged 11-yards a catch….OT-Brett Boyko-ex Eagles…LB-Deon King-undrafted free agent.
Chargers…Stadium opposition continues to grow….Councilman David Alvarez asks why Dean Spanos is not putting any family money into the stadium…saying the fans and corporate naming rights sponsors will pay the ‘so-called’ Chargers contribution….San Diego Tourism Director ridicultes team for PSL plans….Lawyer Michael Aguirre-says Mayor’s concessions deal with the team usurps authority of City Council to ‘determine the best deal’.
Dallas…OG-La’el Collins-season ending toe surgery-placed on IR.
Dallas…OT-Tyron Smith-treated for bulging disc in back
Jaguars..IR-LT-Luke Joeckel-knee sprain
Arizona..IR-RB-Chris Johnson-groin..S-Tyvon Branch-groin
Miami..TE-Jordan Cameron enters Pittsburgh Medical Center for evaluation of 4th concussion of career.
Miami..OC-Mike Pouncey cleared to practice-been out all year recovering hip surgery
Raiders…IR-TE-Lee Smith…LB-Ben Heeney-ankle injuries
Falcons..IR-LB-Sean Witherspoon-torn Achilles
Browns..Workout C-Bryon Stork-ex Patriots
Falcons..Sign FA-LB_AJ Hawk-ex Packers-
Lions..Sign FA-DE-Armonty Bryant-ex Browns.
Raiders..Sign FA-LB-Perry Riley-ex Redskins
Colts..Release CB-Antonio Cromartie…LB-Sio Moore-both starters
Lions..Sign FA-TE-Clay Harbor-ex Eagles
Arizona..Sign FA-QB-Zack Dysartt
Ravens..Release RB-Justin Forsett
Carolina..QB-Cam Newton sued for 270,000 for badly damaging a condo he rented this summer in Los Angeles.
NFL TV Ratings…Continue to falter…CBS games down 24%….Fox down 20%….Monday Nite down 8%….Sunday Nite down 26%.
Giants..QB-Eli Manning says WR-Odell Beckham invites refs to target him for taunting penalties with his actions on field and on sidelines.
Eagles..OT-Lane Johnson goes thru formal appeal yesterday on 10G-PED suspension.
Aztecs..Coach Rocky Long criticizes media for saying unless San Diego State went (12-0) this season-it would not be a success.
Stanford…Cardinal lose both starting CBs with injuries
Oregon..Demotes QB-Dakota Prukop
California…Roger Theder-former head coach at Cal-passes away (77Y)-Parkinson’s disease.
Cleveland…Breaks off contract talks with veteran FA-G-JR Smith-demanding 15M a year.
Cleveland..Sign FA-G-Toney Douglas-ex Celtics
Orlando…F-Sergei Ibaka-MRI on knee comes back clean.
NY Knicks..G-Derrick Rose will be in court room today for opening statements in 21M-sex assault civil lawsuit filed by former girlfirend-accuses Rose and 2-friends of drugging her and gang raping her.
Ducks….Headed out on long road trip preseason games…3-San Diego Gulls defenseman still in camp-battling for spots on blue line…Shea Theodore…Brandon Montour…Jakob Larsson.
US Soccer…Veteran F-Clint Dempsey leaves team and MLS also-irregular heartbeat problems.
MLS…Says it will not lift ‘ban’ on team charter flights….making teams fly commercial most trips to save money.
England..World Cup coach Sam Allardyce fired-had bragged in London Telegraph as to ways to circumvent the English Premeir League rules on transfer fees to acquire players.
Golf…More than 1,000 take part in Memorial Sevice for the late Arnie Palmer…..The elite of golf, led by Jack Nicholson and Phil Mickelson take part in tearful eulogies….More than 4,000 people line streets near St Vincent College in Latrobe, Pennsylvania for motorcade to the cemetary.