Astros-W-Twins (9-1)..Jose Abreu 3RHR-2RHR….Alex Bregman solo HR off Sonny Gray…Minnesota left men on base throughout the game…Houston leads (2-1)
Orioles-L-Texas..(7-1)..Rangers sweep Baltimore out of playoffs..Texas jumped out to early (7-1) lead….Corey Seager HR in 1st inning..Adolis Garcia 3RHR in 2nd triggers 5R-rally against Dean Kremer..Texas wins 3rd straight game to eliminate Orioles
Baltimore..P-Dean Kremer confirms his brother is an Israeli soldier in combat and that his extended Jewish family is trapped near Tel Aviv but safe as of Tuesday morning…Kremer told the Orioles he wished to pitch in the playoff game.
Dodgers-at-Arizona…Lance Lynn starts for LA-vs Brandon Pfaadt…..Diamondbacks lead (2-0)…Dodgers scored 2-runs in 18-innings…Mookie Betts-Freddie Freeman combined (1-13)…Dodgers hitting (.159) in series
Braves-Phillies…Series tied (1-1)
Houston-Minnesota..Astros lead (2-1)
Wildcard TV ratings…falter badly..down 18%..averaged just (2.2M) viewers..each of series were ‘sweeps’
Washington..Fire 4-coaches including Gary DiSarcena..Tim Bogar..Eric Young
Tampa Bay..Manager Kevin Cash rejects overtures from Cleveland Guardians
Milwaukee..Will meet with Manager Craig Counsell-contract has expired
Steve Garvey..Dodgers legend announces he will run for political office as GOP seeking to replace the late Dianne Feinstein.
Wayne Comer…longtime Tiger-Mariners passes away (79Y)
Japan..#1-ranked high school player, Rintaro Sasaki (6’1-250) 1B-does not file for Japan draft..will instead play college baseball in USA..possibly at Vanderbilt..hit (140HRs) in high school…Would have been 1st pick in Japan draft.
Rams..IR-DT-Bobby Brown-elbow sprain
Washington..IR-S-Darrick Forest-fractured shoulder
Washington..IR-S-Jeremey Reavis-torn ACL
Miami..RB-De’Von Achane-sprained knee-out 3W
Colts..QB-Anthony Richardson-sprained shoulder joint-out 4W
Dallas..LB-Leighton Vander Esch-neck injury
Bills..DT-DaQuan Jones-torn pectoral
Arizona..RB-James Conner-sprained knee
Broncos..Activate TE-Greg Dulcich from IR
Patriots..Activate WR-Tyquan Thornton from IRL-
Rams-Falcons..TRADE..LA deals WR-Van Jefferson for #6-pick
Jets..Workout FA-OT-La’El Collins-ex Cowboys
Houston..Sign FA-DE-Kerry Hyder-ex 49ers
Lions..Sign FA-CB-Anthony Averett-ex Ravens
Bills..Sign FA-CB-Josh Norman..ex Carolina-Washington
Colts..Sign FA-QB-Kellen Mond-ex Browns
Colts..Sign FA-WR-Anthony Miller-ex Houston
Arizona..Sign FA-RB-Tony Jones-ex Saints
Bears..Sign FA-RB-Darrynton Evans-ex Atlanta
Washington..Sign FA-S-Sean Chandler-ex Carolina
Aztecs…Coming off bye week-begin preparing for road game at Hawaii
..We have to be resilient to break this 4-game losing streak
..We have a bad taste in our mouth from the Air Force loss
..The disparity between the haves-have nots has never been greater in football
..There’s no need to have the APR system..these players are not students
NCAA…Charley Baker-President of NCAA will meet with Congress on Thursday asking they be given ‘anti-trust exemptions’…be allowed to take over control of NIL programs and power to change the Transfer Portal.
Clippers-Utah…NBA Preseason game
Lakers-Sacramento..Wednesday preseason game
Clippers-76ers…James Harden trade talks elevated..Clippers offering a #1 pick…and swap of future #1 picks..and 2-players on expiring contracts.
Oklahoma City-Spurs..Opening preseason game-matchup of big men
..Chet Holmgren (21P-9R) for Thunder
..Victor Wembenyama (20P-9R)
Detroit…Longtime assistant coach Brendan Malone passes away (81Y)…Defensive specialist who designed the ‘Jordan Rules’ defense and the ‘Bad Boys’ defense for Pistons..Spent 30-years as an assistant coach.
Barry Melrose…Retires from ESPN as lead analyst…diagnosed with Parkinson’s at age (67)..ex-coach LA Kings-Tampa Bay…became TV star…played in NHL-WHA with Winnipeg-Cincinnati among other teams.
NHL Opening Night:
..Penguins-L-Blackhawks..Chicago scores 3-goals final period..Sidney Crosby goal..#1-pick Connor Bedard assist
..Tampa-W-Nashville..Lightning erupt for 4-goals in 3rd period
..Las Vegas-Seattle…Late starting game
Ducks..Turn in opening night roster to NHL…will have 6-young players on roster for start of NHL-season including #1 pick-C-Leo Carlsson..D-Jackson Lacomb..D-Pavel Mintyukov..D-Tristan Luneau…C-Bo Groulx.
Ducks..Sign FA-LW-Ross Johnson-ex Islanders
Ducks..Sign FA-G-Tomas Suchenek..played in Western Hockey League
San Diego Gulls..Have 4-goaltenders on AHL-roster heading to start of season
Las Vegas..Release LW-Max Comtois-ex Ducks
Carolina-Colorado..TRADE..Avs acquire D-Caleb Jones from Canes
Pittsburgh..Put G-Pavel Francouz on long term IR
UEFA…votes to continue ‘Blanket Ban’ of all Russian soccer teams from all International tourneys because of Ukraine war.
Team USA..begins full workouts preparing for friendly game with Germany-Saturday
Eden Hazard…retires at age (32)..starred for Chelsea..struggled at Real Madrid.
Mary Lou Retton…legendary Olympic gymnastic…critically ill with acute pneumonia…is on life support