Chargers…Give RB-Austin Ekeler permission to seek a trade…Would be devastating loss to Bolts offense…Ekeler is due (6.2M) in final year of deal-would e ranked just 15th on RB-pay scale…Has (7715APYY) in his career with Chargers and has scored (38TD) last two years….Should be making 12M per year on extension….Chargers are cash-strapped with big contract and have to address QB-Justin Herbert.
Chargers..Re-sig OT-Trey Pipkins to (3Y-30M) to keep him off the free agent market.
Chargers..Signing Vikings starting LB-Eric Kendricks to 3Y-deal-12M
Chargers…Release starting LG-Mike Filer-(6M) cap savings
Chargers..Yet to re-sign veteran LB-Dru Tranquill..CB-Bryce Callahan or S-Nassir Adderly.
(Roster Moves)..Day 2-Free Agency…19-signings…3-Trades
Raiders-Giants..TRADE…Raiders deal TE-Darren Waller to NY for #3 pick
Raiders…Sign FA-WR-Jakobi Myers-ex Patriots (3Y-33M)
Raiders..Sign FA-FB-Jakob Johnson-ex Patriots
Raiders..Sign FA-LB-Robert Spillane-ex Steelers
Arizona..Sign LB-Kyzier White-ex Eagles
Atlanta..Sign FA-QB-Taylor Heinicke-ex Washington
Carolina..Sign FA-QB-Andy Dalton-ex Saints
Chicago..Sign FA-DT-DeMarcus Walker-ex Titans
Chicago..Sign FA-RB-Travis Homer-ex Seattle
Cleveland..Sign FA-DT-Dalvin Tomlinson-ex Vikings (4Y-57M)
Denver..Sign FA-RB-Samaje Perine-ex Bengls
Detroit..Sign FA-CB-Emmannuel Moseley-ex 49ers
Detroit..Sign FA-RB-David Montgomery-ex Bears.
Houston..Sign FA-CB-Noah Brown-ex Cowboys
Indianapolis..Sign FA-K-Matt Gay-ex Rams (4Y-22M)
Indianapolis..Sign FA-DE-Samson Ebukon-ex 49ers (3Y-27M)
New England..Sign FA-OT-Calvin Anderson-ex Denver
NY Jets..Sign FA-WR-Allan Lazard-ex Packers
Philadelphia..Sign FA-RB-Rashaad Penny-ex Seattle
Pittsburgh..Sign FA-OG-Nate Herbig-exJets
Seattle..Sign FA-DT-Dre Mont Jones-ex Broncos
Titans..Sign FA-LB-Azeez Al Shareer-ex 59ers
Titans..Sign FA-LB-Luke Gifford-ex Dallas
Colts-Cowboys..TRADE..Indianapolis deals CB-Stephon Gilmour for #5 pick
Tampa Bay-Houston..TRADE..Bucs deal G-Shaq Mason for #6-7 picks
Colts..Release QB-Matt Ryan
Washington..Release RB-JD McKissic
Tampa Bay..Open talks with QB-Jacoby Brissett-ex Browns
Tampa Bay..Continues talks with QB-Baker Mayfield-ex Rams
Michael Irvin…Refiles 100M lawsuit against Marriott-Renaissance Hotels in Phoneix…Lawyers released hotel video showing Irving brief conversation with female hotel employee…She charges Irvin made a ‘rude sexual reference’ when he was drunk in hotel lobby…NFL Network-ESPN removed him from Super Bowl coverage after Marriott reported incident to NFL.
Washington..Fires OL coach John Matsko from Ron Rivera staff.
Padres..P-Adrian Morejon MRI on injured left elbow
Padres..P-Craig Stammen says he will return to San Diego and try rehab shoulder capsule injury
Padres..OF-Fernando Tatis (3-21) will remain in batting order
Padres…P-Brent Honeywell struggling (10-inn-10R-16K)
Dodgers..1B-Freddy Freeman hamstring injury in WBC
Angels-W-Cleveland…(8-6)…Chase Silseth (4inn-1R) for Halos…Taylor Ward ..Brandon Drury 2RHR in win
Angels..Release C-Jose Godoy
Trevor Bauer…Signs (1Y-4M) deal with Yokohama Bay Stars-Japan…will also receive 22M from Dodgers in settlement of sexual misconduct case.
Toronto..Sign FA-2B-Ernie Clement-ex A’s
Tigers..Sign FA-P-Fred Pachecho-ex Cardinals
Tigers..Sign FA-P-Duque Herbert-Nicaragua..Struck out Soto-Devers-Rodriguez in one inning in WBC
Atlanta..Option P-Ian Anderson to AAA
Jose DeLeon..Former Reds-Pirates pitcher throws perfect game in WBC in Puerto Rico (10-0) win over Israel
Texas..P-Jacob DeGrom 5-strikesouts in 8-batters in minor league game
Giants..OF-Luis Gonzalez-surgery herniated disc
Washington..Shutdown P-Vic Arana-shoulder discomfort
Washington..P-Cade Cavalli-MRI-elbow issue
Mets..P-Jose Quintana-rib surgery-out till late July
Reds..OF-Nick Denzel-toe discomfort
MLB seizes control of 14-regional sports networks…will program games via MLB-TV for free on streaming to start the season….Diamond-Bally Sports will file for bankruptcy on Friday…Bally missed 50M-rights fee payment to Padres in February…Bally lost 20M last year on Padres broadcasts.
Aztecs….Travelled to Orlando on Tuesday afternoon….Will practice on Wednesday…open NCAA Tourney on Thursday
NCAA Play-In games:
..Texas Corpus Christie-W-SE Missouri (75-71)
..Pitt-W-Mississippi State (60-59).
Point Loma Nazarene-L-Cal San Bernardino-Division II playoffs…Se Lions finish season (28-4)….F-Kaden Anderson (27P-31Min) playing on sprained ankle.
Scott Henderson…High school star playing for Ignite Team in NBA-G League..will leave team to prepare for draft…Averaged (21P-5A-4R) per game in NBA G-League
Syracuse..Top freshman G-JJ Starling-transfers in from Notre Dame to join Orange program.
Bowling Green…Fires Coach Mike Huguer (11-20)
Bowling Green..Hires Todd Simon-Southern Utah State
Georgia Southern..Hires Chalres Henry-assistant at Alabama
Lakers-W-New Orleans (123-108)…Thursday game…Lakers (34-35)
..Lakers destroy Pelicans…led (75-40) at halftime
..Lakers shoot 58%-hit 18-3’s
..Anthony Davis (38P-17R)
..Malik Beasley (24P)
..Lakers had 36-point lead in first half
Clippers-Golden State…Wednesday game
Cavs..GK-Donovan Mitchell out-sprained finger
Washington..F-Kyle Kuzma-out with knee soreness
Ducks-NY Islanders…LA led (3-1) in 3rd period…Wednesday game…Ducks (22-35-10)
Kings-Columbus Blue Jackets…Thursday game…LA (38-20-9)
Carolina…F-Andrei Svechnikov-knee surgery…had (55P) for Hurricanes
Colorado..F-Arturi Lehknoen-surgery-broken finger
Colorado..Callup F-Alex Galchenyuk from AHL-Colorado Eagles
Mancuester City star Erling Haaland scores 5-goals in Tuesday game
Chelsea…Report that F-Rome Lukaku will return to team from Inter Milan
Team USA-Mexico ‘Friendly Game’ April 19th-Glendale, Arizona..tuneup Gold Cup
FIFA..announces changes in 2026 World Cup…Expands for 38-teams..will have 12-groups of 4-teams each…Will play record 104-qualifying games in group play…32-teams will advance to knockout round …FIFA will generate record 11B-in revenues.
FIFA..Continues negotiations to stage a 2025..a 32-team ‘Club’ World Cup..possibly to played in USA.
Track-Field…Dick Fosbury-who pioneered a different style in high jump ‘Fosbury Flop’..passes away (76)…Won Olympic Golde Medal in Mexico City going a then record (7’4″)