San Diego State….new basketball coach Brian Dutcher says he is not aware that the NCAA has had any contact with SDSU investigating wrong doing triggered by former assistant coach Tony Bland….Bland was arrested in Tampa on Tuesday-charged with felonies while he was at USC-paying money to steer recruits towards certain player agents and financial advisors….10-people-including assistant coaches at Arizona-Oklahoma State-Auburn were also arrested…Included in group longtime NBA star Chuck Person at Auburn…Also indicted is former Adidas executive James Gatto…charged with giving recruits and families 100,000 to sign with schools and with player agents….Dutcher used term “demons of basketball” about shady dealings with recruits…money…AAU coaches..families seeking financial support
Aztecs…SDSU opens preseason camp under new head coach Brian Dutcher…Returns 3-starters…6-new players…3-freshman…Transfer Kam Rooks (7’1-C) California…G-Devin Watson (6’2-) transfer from USF….and 6’9-redshirt freshman Jalen McDaniels.
Lakers…Begin lst workout with F-Lonzo Ball headlining new back-court that includes ex-Piston G-Kantavius Pope and FA-C-Andrew Bogut-Brook Lopez….Lopez misses workouts with back spasms.
Clippers..Begin workouts in Hawaii with 9-new players joining Blake Griffin-DeAndre Jordan…Group includes shooting guards Patrick Beverly and Lou Williams from Houston…and ex-Denver F-Danillo Gallinari.
Cleveland..Signs FA-G-Dwayne Wade (1Y-2.3M) deal after buyout from Chicago Bulls…averaged (18P-4R-3A) per game last year.
Padres-L-Dodgers (9-2)…Yasmani Grandal 3R-HR..Corey Seager 3R-HR…Adrian Gonzalez HR…Padres pitchers add 8-walks to blowout loss…San Diego has now had 29-games this year the pitching staff has given up 9-runs or more. …
San Diego-LA…Wednesday matchup..Clayton Richard (8-14)-vs-Rich Hill (11-8).
Dodgers..OF-Yasiel Puig returned to starting lineup after being benched two nights in a row.
Angels-W-White Sox (9-3)..Mike Trout 3R-HR…Halos hit 3-homers in win…Angels have won only 2-of-last 10-games..
Halos-Chisox..Wednesday pitchers-Garrett Richards (0-2)-vs-Rey Lopez (3-3).
Yankees-W-Tampa Bay…Starlin Castro HR..NY gets 2-bases loaded walks..Yankees won 10-of-13…creep to within 3-games of Boston in final week of season.
Red Sox-L-Blue Jays..Josh Donaldson-Teo Hernandez combine for 4-HRs-5H..Boston lost 2-in a row
Indians-L-Twins..Eddie Rosario solo HR-2R-double..Brian Dozier 3R-HR..Minnesota has won 5-row….Tribe (27-3) in last 30-games
Cubs-L-Cardinals..Tom Pham 2R-HR..Matt Carpenter HR..Cubs have won 11-of-14
Astros-W-Rangers..Cam Maybin 3R-HR..Carlos Correa 3RBI..Houston won 9-of-11…now (97-60)
Rockies-W-Miami..Trevor Story 3R-HR..Nolan Arenado 2R-HR….Colorado maintains 1-and-half wildcard lead over Milwaukee..2-and-half over St Louis
Arizona-W-Giants..JD Martinez Grand Slam HR…2R-double
Brewers-W-Reds..Domingo Santana 3R-HR
Nationals-L-Phillies..Cam Rupp 2R-double
Orioles-L-Pirates..Andrew McCutchen 3R-HR..Grand Slam HR..8-RBI.
Mets-W-Braves..Kevin Plawecki 2R-HR
Tigers-L-Royals..Eric Hosmer RBI-double.
Mariners-W-A’s..Danny Valencia 3R-HR
Cardinals..C-Yadier Molina examined for concussion-2 foul balls.
Red Sox..3B-Eduardo Nunez-knee strain
Red Sox..OF-Mookie Betts-bruised wrist
Nationals..Activate OF-Bryce Harper from DL..goes (0-2)
A’s..DH-Matt Olsen-hamstring issues..has (24HRs) this year.
Miami..P-Wie Chen reinjures elbow..could miss all of 2018
Giants..Manager Bruce Bochy says he wants to return but not interested in total tear-down-rebuild of team.
Nippon Ham Fighters…Shoehi Otani-Japanese slugger has begun interviewing agents who would bring him to MLB this winter as posted free agent.
Chargers..RB-Melvin Gordon says knee issue will not keep him off field.
President Trump continues tirades against NFL athletes-anthem…Has now written 24-tweets in 4-days..only 4-twets about Puerto Rico problems….Tweets “Ashamed What taking place in NFL”
Carolina..Owner Jerry Richardson meets with players-wants team stand-salute the Anthem…is worried about creating uncomfortable environment.
Steelers..Coach Mike Tomlin says he wants no political statements…OT-Alejandro Villanueva says he felt like an outsider to team last week…Steelers players says team lost focus after meeting about the Anthem on Saturday night….Fire Chief outside of Pittsburgh was fired after he wrote a slur on Facebook directed at Tomlin-for allowing team to boycott the anthem.
Dallas..Players say owner JerryJones had idea for group team knee…then arm link during the anthem for Monday night game.
Green Bay…QB-Aaron Rodgers says he wants fans at Lambeau Field to link arms on Thursday night…show Equality-Humanity-Unity.
Arizona…Widow of Cardinals star Pat Tillman upset President Trump has tried to politicize Tillman’s death in Afghanistan.
Washington..Trump-White House has now tweeted 15X in 4-days about NFL issues..only tweeted 5X about calamity in Puerto Rico
Titans..WR-Rishard Matthews says he will kneel all year till President Trump apologizes.
Cowboys..WR-Dez Bryant says Trump cannot divide team.
Giants..Say they will discipline WR-Odell Beckham for ‘dog celebration’-lifting leg in end zone as if to urinate on NFL logo after scoring TD
Miami..LB-Lawrence Timmons reinstated by Dolphins following 1-game suspension for jumping team a week ago….Timmons was sighted at Steelers practice the off weekend Miami had because of Hurricane Irma.
Jets…LB-Errin Henderson sues team for releasing him with bi-polar disorder issues..Wants full 3.3M-salary…had 3-incidents off the field.
Patriots..Apologize for selling tap water in cups for (4.50) to fans after ran out of bottled water during heat wave last weekend.
Chargers…Criticized for trying to sell CDs of “San Diego Super Charger” fight song to LA fans at Stadium.
Bears..Vote of confidence QB-Mike Glennon despite (101Y) passing day.
Houston..No convesation with holdout OT-Duane Brown-not forefeited (1.6M) in game checks
Miami..coach Adam Gase calls offense ‘garbage’…has gone scoreless in 6-of-8 quarters this season.
Raiders..Criticism of continued dropped passes by WR-Amari Cooper.
Saints..Activate WR-Willie Snead from suspended list…Sign FA-FB-John Kuhn…Sign FA-DE-Kendall Langord.
Eagles..Sign FA-RB-Kenjon Barner…have lost Darren Sproles-DJ Humphrey to season ending injuries.
Bills..Release WR-Deandre Coleman
Lions..Sign FA-OG-Tim Lelito-ex-Saints
Packers..Sign FA-OT-Ulrick John-ex Cardinals
Houston..Release WR-Andy Jones
Chiefs..Sign FA-K-Harrison Butler-former 7th round pick
CFL…Saskatchewan Roughriders sign FA-RB-Trent Richardson-former lst round draft pick Browns -was with Colts-Raiders also
Arizona..MRI-OT-Alex Boone-pectoral muscle…3-OL ailing now.
San Diego State…Coach Rocky Long says team pass blocking must improve..Christan Chapman taken 10-sacks in 4-games…Long says teaching pass blocking to young OL is challenge…they are fierce-physical deliver the blow run blockers…but learning to drop step-block-move fee-see all stunts is a challenge…..Aztecs play Northern Illinois this weekend.
Nebraska…Name longtime Cornhusker Dave Rimington as Interim AD…had been working in financial investments in New York…past working experience at University of Wisconsin
San Diego Gulls…Lose C-Antoine Laganiere-21 goals last year…not returning to AHL team…signing in Europe…with Assat in Finland.
Ducks-W-Arizona (6-4)..Nick Ritchie 2-goals…Ducks score 2-goals shorthanded.
LA Kings-W-Las Vegas (3-2)…Jack Campbell 27-saves for LS…Brooks Laich scores game winner (:12) into OT…Golden Knights (3-2) in preseason.
Calgary…Team President says city has become a “Have Not Market’…must take NHL revenue sharing despite selling out every home game (19,289)…says team desperately needs new Arena to replace 34-year old Saddledome.