Thursday, February 14, 2019

NBA transactions 2018-2019

2/15/19 - New Orleans to part ways with GM Dell Demps
2/14/19 - Markieff Morris to sign with Oklahoma City
2/13/19 - Enes Kanter chooses to sign with Portland
2/11/19 - Jeremy Lin to join Toronto from Atlanta after buy-out
2/8/19 - NBA Trade Deadline Roundup
2/7/19 - Wesley Mathews to be released by Knicks and will sign with Indiana
2/7/19 - Clippers trade Mike Muscala to Lakers for Michael Beasley and Ivica Zubac
2/7/19 - Philadelphia trading Markelle Fultz to Orlando for Jonathan Simmons, first-round pick (Oklahoma City) and second-round pick (Cleveland)
2/7/19 - Memphis trades Garrett Temple and JaMychal Green to Clippers for Avery Bradley
2/7/19 - Toronto lands Marc Gasol from Memphis for Jonas Valaciunas, Delon Wright, CJ Miles, and 2024 secound-round pick
2/7/19 - Rockets trade Nick Stauskas and Wade Baldwin to Pacers and a second round pick to get below the luxury tax.  Pacers will waive Stauskas and Baldwin
2/7/19 - Milwaukee trades for Nikola Mirotic from New Orleans for Stanley Johnson and Jason Smith and four second-round picks / Detroit trades Stanley Johnson to Milwaukee for Thon Maker / So Milwaukee gets Mirotic (from New Orleans).  Detroit gets Maker (from Milwaukee).  New Orleans gets Stanley Johnson (from Detroit) and Jason Smith and four-second rounders (from Milwaukee).
2/6/19 - Chicago is trading Jabari Parker and Bobby Portis to Washington for Otto Porter
2/6/19 - Dallas trades Harrison Barnes to Sacramento for Justin Jackson and Zach Randolph
2/6/19 - New Orleans trades Wesley Johnson to Washington for Markieff Morris
2/6/19 - Detroit trades Reggie Bullock to Lakers for Svi Mykhauiluk and future second round pick
2/6/19 - Houston receives Iman Shumpert from Kings and Nick Stauskas and Wade Baldwin from the Cleveland.  Cavaliers receive Brandon Knight and Marquese Chriss from the Rockets.  Kings receive Alec Burks and second round pick from Cleveland.
2/6/19 - Miami trading Tyler Johnson and Wayne Ellington to Phoenix for Ryan Anderson (and his contract)
2/6/19 - Clippers trade Tobias Harris, Boban Marjanovic, Mike Scott to Philadelphia for Wilson Chandler, Mike Muscala, Landry Shamet, 2020 first-round (lottery protected), 2021 first-round (unprotected), 2021 second round, 2021 second round.
2/4/19 - Cleveland trades Rodney Hood to Portland for Nik Stauskas and Wade Baldwin and two future second rounders
1/31/19 - Knicks trade Porzingis, Courtney Lee, Tim Hardaway Jr., Trey Burke to Dallas for Dennis Smith Jr., DeAndre Jordan (expiring contract), Wes Matthews (expiring contract), and two future first-round draft picks
1/28/19 - Anthony Davis says he won't re-sign with New Orleans and requests trade
1/21/19 - Rockets to pay Chicago to take Carmelo Anthony (who will then waive him) [and rights to Jon Diebler] / and get rights to Tadija Dragicevic
1/6/19 - Minnesota fires Tom Thibodeau as president head coach (why?)
1/3/19 - Chicago trades Justin Holiday to Memphis for Marshon Brooks, Wayne Selden, 2019 and 2020 second round picks / Chicago waives Cameron Payne
12/24/18 - Rockets sign Austin Rivers
12/15/18 - Wizards trade Kelly Oubre and Austin Rivers to Suns for Trevor Ariza
12/7/18 - Bucks trade Dellavdova, John Henson, 2021 first and second round pick for George Hill and Sam Dekker / Wizards trade Jason Smith and second round pick to Milwaukee for Dekker
12/4/18 - Bulls fire Fred Hoiberg
11/28/18 - Kyle Korver traded by Cleveland to Utah for Alec Burks and two second-round picks
11/15/18 - Houston to part ways with Carmelo Anthony
11/10/18 - Minnesota trading Jimmy Butler and Justin Patton to Philadelphia for Robert Covington, Dario Saric, Jerryd Bayless, and 2022 second-round pick
11/5/18 - Jeff Bzdelik to return to Houston as defensive coordinator
11/3/18 - Tyson Chandler to be bought out by Phoenix and is headed to the Lakers
10/28/18 - Tyronn Lue fired after going 0-6
10/11/18 - Tex Winter passes away at 96
10/8/18 - Suns fire G.M. Ryan McDonough
9/23/18 - Six intriguing players
9/22/18 - Karl-Anthony Towns signs 5-year, max extension ($158 million - $190 million)
9/17/18 - Dwyane Wade will return
9/10/18 - Luol Deng agrees to minimum deal with Minnesota
9/7/18 - Hall of Fame highlights: Ray Allen, Steve Nash, Grant Hill, Tina Thompson, Don Nelson
9/1/18 - Lakers reach buyout agreement with Luol Deng
8/30/18 - Rockets send Ryan Anderson and D'Anthony Melton to Suns for Marquese Chriss and Brandon Knight
8/30/18 - David West retires
8/28/18 - Ginobili retires
8/7/18 - Carmelo verbally agrees to joins Rockets / it's official
7/27/18 - Clint Capela to re-sign with Houston for five years, $90 million
7/26/18 - Vince Carter to join Hawks for 1 year, $2.4 million
7/24/18 - Kevin Love signs 4 year, $120 million extension with Cleveland
7/22/18 - Alex Len to sign with Atlanta for two years, $8.5 million
7/21/18 - Montrezl Harrell to remain with Clippers for two years, $12 million
7/20/18 - Michael Beasley to join Lakers for one year, $3.5 million
7/19/18 - Carmelo Anthony and protected first round pick traded from Oklahoma City to Atlanta for Dennis Schroder and Mike Muscala / Muscala will then go to Philadelphia, Justin Anderson will go the Hawks, Carmelo will be bought out, Luwawu-Cabarrot will head to OKC
7/19/18 - Marcus Smart agrees to stay with Celtics for four years, $52 million
7/18/18 - Spurs trade Kawhi Leonard and Danny Green to Toronto for DeMar DeRozan, Jakob Poetl, and protected first-round pick
7/17/18 - Sacramento trades Garrett Temple to Memphis for Ben McLemore, Deyonta Davis, future second-round pick
7/14/18 - Jabari Parker agrees to $40 million, two year deal with Bulls
7/14/18 - Nets to sign Shabazz Napier to two year deal
7/14/18 - Channing Frye headed back to Cleveland for the minimum
7/12/18 - Isaiah Thomas headed to Denver for 1 year, minimum deal
7/12/18 - Jeremy Lin and future second round pick traded from Nets to Atlanta for future second round pick and rights to Isaia Cordinier
7/12/18 - Denver sends Kenneth Faried, Darrell Arthur, 2019 first round pick, future second round pick to Nets for Isaiah Whitehead (clearing $21 million in salary for Nuggets)
7/918 - Luc Mbah a Moute re-signs with Clippers for 1 year, $4.3 million
7/8/18 - Brook Lopez signs with Bucks for 1 year, $3.4 million
7/8/18 - Zaza Pachulia to join Pistons for 1 year, $2.4 million
7/7/18 - Three team trade: Biyombo from Orlando to Charlotte, Mozgov from Charlotte to Orlando, Jerian Grant from Chicago to Orlando, Julyan Stone from Charlotte to Chicago
7/7/18 - Suns sign Devin Booker to max extension of five years, $158 million
7/7/18 - Jazz waive Jerebko, to sign with Warriors
7/6/18 - Bulls to match Kings four year, $80 million offer sheet for Zach LaVine
7/6/18 - Kyle Anderson signs four year, $37 million offer sheet with Grizzlies / Spurs won't match
7/6/18 - Nurkic staying with Portland for four years, $48 million
7/6/18 - Tony Parker to join Hornets after 17 seasons with Spurs
7/3/18 - Dwight Howard to sign with Washington for tax MLE
7/3/18 - Jeff Green to join Wizards for 1 year, $2.5 million
7/3/18 - Tyreke Evans signs with Indiana for 1 year, $12 million
7/3/18 - Denver trades Wilson Chandler and future second-round pick to Philadelphia to save $50 million
7/3/18 - Keeping up with the Lakers
7/2/18 - Avery Bradley to re-sign with Clippers for two years, $25 million
7/2/18 - DeMarcus Cousins to sign with Golden State for 1 year, $5.3 million / Lakers passed?
7/2/18 - J.J. Redick re-signs with Philadelphia for 1 year, $12-$13 million
7/2/18 - Derrick Favors re-signing with Utah for 2 years, $36 million
7/2/18 - Julius Randle to sign with New Orleans for 2 years, $18 million
7/2/18 - Rajon Rondo to sign with Lakers for 1 year, $9 million
7/2/18 - Nerlens Noel signs with Oklahoma City for two years at the minimum
7/1/18 - Elfrid Payton signs one year deal with New Orleans
7/1/18 - JaVale McGee signs with Lakers for 1 year, minimum
7/1/18 - Aaron Gordon re-signs with Magic for four years, $84 million
7/1/18 - Mario Hezoja signs with Knicks for 1 year, $6.5 million
7/1/18 - Lance Stephenson signs with Lakers for 1 year, $4.5 million
7/1/18 - Kentavious Caldwell-Pope re-signs with Lakers for 1 year, $12 million
7/1/18 - LeBron decides to sign with Lakers for 4 years, $153 million
6/30/18 - DeAndre Jordan agrees to go to Dallas for one year, $24.1 million
6/30/18 - Trevor Ariza leaving Rockets for Suns for one year, $15 million
6/30/18 - Rudy Gay to re-sign with Spurs for one year, $10 million
6/30/18 - Ersan Ilyasova to join Bucks for three years, $21 million
6/30/18 - Chris Paul returning to Rockets for four years $160 million
6/30/18 - Will Barton to remain with Denver for four years $50 million
6/30/18 - Kevin Durant agrees to stay with Warriors for two years $61.5 million
6/30/18 - Paul George agrees to re-sign with OKC for four years $137 million
6/29/18 - Enes Kanter exercises $18.6 million player option to remain with Knicks
6/27/18 - Clippers trade Austin Rivers to Wizards for Marcin Gortat
6/25/18 - Denver to re-sign Nikola Jokic to five-year $146.5 million max contract / $148 million
6/20/18 - Atlanta trades Dwight Howard to Brooklyn for Timofey Mozgov and two future second-round draft picks
6/15/18 - Toronto promotes Nick Nurse to head coach
6/11/18 - Detroit and Dwayne Casey agree on five year deal
6/7/18 - Bryan Colangelo and 76ers part ways over twitter controversy
5/17/18 - Budenholzer agrees to become Milwaukee's head coach
5/12/18 - Toronto fires Dwayne Casey
5/11/18 - Atlanta hires Philadelphia assistant Lloyd Pierce as head coach
5/10/18 - Charlotte hires James Borrego as new head coach
5/7/18 - Pistons part ways with Stan Van Gundy
5/3/18 - David Fizdale agrees to become Knicks head coach
5/2/18 - Phoenix hires Igor Kokoskov as head coach
4/25/18 - Atlanta and Mike Budenholzer agree to part ways

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Monday, February 11, 2019

NFL deals 2019

2/15/19 - Kaepernick and Reid reach settlement with NFL
2/14/19 - Kyler Murray draft projections
2/13/19 - Baltimore to trade Flacco to Denver for fourth round pick
2/11/19 - Browns sign Kareem Hunt
2/11/19 - Kyler Murray picking NFL over baseball
2/5/19 - Bengals hire Zac Taylor (Rams QB coach) as head coach
2/4/19 - Dolphins expected to announce Brian Flores (New England LB coach) as head coach
1/9/19 - Jets to hire Adam Gase as head coach
1/9/19 - Broncos hire Vic Fangio as new head coach
1/9/19 - Browns hire Freddie Kitchens as new head coach

Tuesday, February 05, 2019

2019 Hawaii Rainbow Warrior Football

2/6/19 - Signing Day / Rolovich comments / the second wave
2/5/19 - Hawaii has a challenging 2019 schedule
2/5/19 - Tavion Allen, DB (Scottsdale CC), Djuan Matthews, DL (Blinn College) to sign with Hawaii
1/31/19 - Caden Hilborn, DL/OL (Highland High, Salt Lake City, Utah) commits to Hawaii
1/18/19 - Boone Abbott, QB (American Fork High, Utah), accepts offer from Hawaii
1/15/19 - Grey Ihu (Pac-Five) joins Warriors
1/13/19 - Chance Kalaugher will switch from basketball to football
1/11/19 - Parker Higgins (Kaiser) transfers to Hawaii from Arizona State
1/9/19 - Rolovich agrees to two-year contract extension
1/6/19 - Eliki Tanuvasa (Saint Louis) comes home
1/2/19 - Moussa leaving for Junior College
12/31/18 - Warriors looking ahead

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Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Rivera, Halladay, Martinez, Mussina voted into Hall of Fame

All-time saves leader Mariano Rivera became the first person to earn unanimous selection to the Baseball Hall of Fame when he was named on all 425 ballots submitted by the National Baseball Writers’ Association of America.

The voting tabulations were announced Tuesday by Hall of Fame president Jeff Idelson on the MLB Network.

Rivera was joined by starting pitchers Roy Halladay and Mike Mussina and designated hitter Edgar Martinez as part of the 2019 class to be inducted in Cooperstown, N.Y. on July 21.

“Amazing, amazing,” Rivera said in an interview on the MLB Network. “I have to say thank god for that. It was a beautiful, long career, and to end up with this is amazing.”

Rivera and the late Halladay both made the Hall of Fame on their first attempt. Halladay and Martinez each received 85.4 percent of the votes while Mussina was named on 76.7 percent of the ballots. The requirement for induction is 75 percent.

Mussina was chosen in his sixth time on the ballot, while Martinez was chosen on his 10th and final season on the BBWAA ballot.

Rivera recorded a record 652 saves, Halladay pitched the second no-hitter in postseason history, Mussina won 15 or more times in 11 seasons, and Martinez topped a .300 batting average in 10 full seasons.

Halladay’s life tragically ended at the age of 40 on Nov. 7, 2017, in a plane crash near Tampa, Fla. A report by the National Transportation Safety Board stated the plane Halladay was piloting climbed sharply in the final seconds before plunging into the water.

The quartet joins outfielder/designated hitter Harold Baines and right-handed reliever Lee Smith in the 2019 induction class. Baines and Smith were chosen by the Today’s Game Era Committee in December.

Among those falling short of induction were pitchers Curt Schilling (60.9 percent) and Roger Clemens (59.5 percent) and outfielders Barry Bonds (59.1 percent) and Larry Walker (54.6 percent).

The candidacies of both Clemens and Bonds have been controversial due to suspicions they used illegal performance-enhancing drugs during their careers.

The right-handed Rivera was part of five World Series championship teams with the Yankees during a career that spanned 19 seasons from 1995-2013.

Rivera went 82-60 with a 2.21 ERA in 1,115 appearances (10 starts).

The 13-time All-Star saved 40 or more games on nine occasions, topped by 53 in 2004.

Rivera stepped up his performance in the postseason with a microscopic 0.70 ERA and 42 saves in 96 appearances. He had 11 saves and a 0.99 ERA in 24 World Series appearances.

His rise into the best reliever in baseball history nearly never happened as he grew up in Panama and was working on his father’s fishing boat. At age 20, he was signed by a Yankees scout and began his trek toward the majors.

“There will be many more great and talented relief pitchers, but there will never be another like him,” Yankees managing general partner Hal Steinbrenner said in a statement. “This is another incredible achievement for Mariano, and a day like today brings me great pride knowing he wore the Pinstripes for each and every game of his remarkable career.”

Halladay went 203-105 with a 3.38 ERA and 2,117 strikeouts in 416 games (390 starts) for the Toronto Blue Jays (1998-2009) and Philadelphia Phillies (2010-13). The eight-time All-Star tossed 67 complete games, including 20 shutouts.


Halladay is one of just six pitchers to win the Cy Young Award in both leagues. The right-hander won the American League honor with the Blue Jays in 2003 and the National League award with the Phillies in 2010.

Halladay threw a perfect game against the then-Florida Marlins in 2010. His postseason no-hitter occurred against the Cincinnati Reds in the 2010 NL Division Series.

Halladay’s widow, Brandy, released a statement through the Phillies shortly after learning of her late husband’s upcoming enshrinement.

“His goal was to be successful every single day of his 16-year career,” Brandy Halladay said.
“Tonight’s announcement is the end result of that effort. If only Roy were here to personally express his gratitude for this honor, what an even more amazing day this would be. I would like to extend special thanks to the baseball writers for the overwhelming percentage of votes that Roy received in his first year on the ballot. It means so much to me, (and sons) Braden and Ryan.”

The only other pitcher in postseason history to throw a no-hitter in the postseason is Don Larsen, who threw a perfect game for the Yankees against the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1956.

Martinez spent his entire 18-year career with the Seattle Mariners from 1987-2004 and was a seven-time All-Star.

Martinez won two AL batting crowns — hitting .343 in 1992 and .356 in 1995 — and drove in more than 100 runs six times. He established career highs of 37 homers and 145 RBIs in 2000.

Martinez was primarily a designated hitter beginning with the 1995 campaign, and that affected his candidacy in previous years.

“I had nervous energy all day, I had to go work out,” a relieved Martinez said on MLB Network. “When you’re expecting something of this magnitude, it works in your mind pretty much all day.”

Overall, Martinez had 2,247 hits, 309 homers and 1,261 RBIs in 2,055 games with Seattle.
Mussina went 270-153 with a 3.68 ERA and 2,813 strikeouts in 18 seasons with the Baltimore Orioles (1991-2000) and New York Yankees (2001-08).

“Surprising somewhat. It was a pretty big jump from last year to this year,” Mussina said on MLB Network of earning induction. “I knew it was going to be close, but it’s pretty cool.”

Mussina was a five-time All-Star — all with the Orioles — and also won seven Gold Glove awards. He finished his career with a lone 20-win campaign when he went 20-9 for the Yankees at age 39, his final season.

“Moose was the most intelligent pitcher I ever caught,” former Yankees catcher Jorge Posada said in a statement. “He made catching fun because he was so well prepared. When we took the field together, he was always two steps ahead of everyone else wearing a uniform. This special recognition is well deserved. Congrats Moose.”

Baines accumulated 2,866 hits, 384 homers and 1,628 RBIs in a career (1980-2001) in which he served as designated hitter for 1,643 of 2,830 games played. He spent the first 9 1/2 seasons of his career with the Chicago White Sox (he later had two more stints with the club) and also played for the Texas Rangers, Oakland Athletics, Orioles and Cleveland Indians.

Smith pitched in the majors from 1980-97, and his 478 career saves rank third all-time behind Rivera and Trevor Hoffman (601). He spent his first eight seasons with the Chicago Cubs and also pitched for the Boston Red Sox, St. Louis Cardinals, New York Yankees, Baltimore Orioles, California Angels, Cincinnati and the Montreal Expos.

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Saturday, January 19, 2019

UFC 232: Nunes stuns Cyborg, Jon Jones stops Gustafsson

Amanda Nunes pulled off one of the most surprising wins in mixed martial arts history when she left the world’s most feared female fighter face-down on the canvas.

Jon Jones merely did exactly what everyone expects him to do whenever he manages to get out of his own way.

Nunes knocked out Cris “Cyborg” Justino 51 seconds into the first round at UFC 232 on Saturday night, ending the featherweight champion’s 13-year unbeaten run in spectacular fashion.

Jones also reclaimed his light heavyweight title in his return from a 17-month cage absence. The two-time champ stopped Alexander Gustafsson with strikes on the ground in the third round.

Nunes (17-4), the UFC’s bantamweight champion, made history after she fearlessly moved up 10 pounds to challenge Justino (20-2), widely considered the most accomplished female fighter in MMA.

The undersized underdog dominated her fellow Brazilian from the start, buckling Justino’s knees and knocking her down twice before landing the overhand right that ended it.

“Nothing was going to stop me from what I wanted to do tonight,” Nunes said. “When she connected with a couple of punches, I just said, ‘I’m going to walk right through her.’”

Nunes is the third fighter in UFC history to hold two title belts simultaneously, joining Conor McGregor and Daniel Cormier.

“I knew this was happening, I told you all!” Nunes said. “I’m the new ‘champ-champ.’ I said that before, and now I’m just achieving this dream.”

Just six days after the UFC moved the entire 232 card from Las Vegas to the famous Forum south of downtown Los Angeles, Jones (23-1, 1 no-contest) closed the show with a methodical dismantling of Gustafsson (18-5). The bout was a rematch of Jones’ toughest fight, a thrilling decision in 2013 over Gustafsson.

But in Jones’ first bout since completing his second drug-related suspension, the star picked apart Gustafsson with kicks in the first two rounds. He got a takedown in the third and finished the fight with several brutal shots to Gustafsson’s head on the ground.

“It was always about being the champion again,” Jones said. It was never about the opponent, nothing personal. I’m just happy with my belt, and for now I want to go back to the gym and improve my game.”

The UFC made the extraordinary decision to move its show 280 miles to California during a holiday week just to keep Jones on the card. The former champion recently tested positive for low levels of a banned steroid, but California regulatory officials didn’t consider the result serious enough to keep the long-troubled star out of the octagon, while Nevada’s commission did.

The 31-year-old Jones had fought only twice in the previous 47 months, losing an enormous chunk of his fighting prime due to his misbehavior. He held the UFC’s 205-pound title twice before, but had it stripped both times.

Jones returned from his first doping suspension with a stoppage of Cormier in July 2017 to reclaim his light heavyweight title, but lost the belt again after testing positive for steroids.

A capacity crowd of 15,862 in Southern California watched another groundbreaking achievement by Nunes, the ferocious brawler who calls herself “The Lioness.” Nunes also knocked out Ronda Rousey in less than a minute two years ago, and she has victories over bantamweight champion Miesha Tate and future 125-pound champion Valentina Shevchenko.

Nunes’ punching power is often too much for her male sparring partners, and she carved up Justino with astonishing ease despite a size disadvantage. Justino had won 20 consecutive fights since her MMA debut in 2005, and she had dominated since the inception of the UFC’s 145-pound division, which was created largely as a showcase for Cyborg’s talent.

“I know I hit hard, but sometimes you never know,” Nunes said. “When I hit her, I could see she got rung a little bit. I’m thinking, ‘I’m going to be fast, I’m going to move my head, and I know I’m going to get a knockout.’”

Earlier, Australian featherweight prospect Alexander Volkanovski (19-1) won his 16th straight bout in the PPV opener, stopping veteran Chad Mendes with right hands in the second round of a back-and-forth bout. Michael Chiesa also won his welterweight debut with a second-round submission of former champ Carlos Condit, who lost his fifth straight fight.

Former UFC lightweight champion BJ Penn tapped out for the first time in his MMA career, losing to Brazilian jiu-jitsu whiz Ryan Hall on a heel hook in the first round. Penn (16-13-2), an MMA pioneer who turned 40 this month, is 0-6-1 in his last seven fights since 2010.

Despite the late move to LA, the UFC sold out the Forum after just six days of ticket sales. The crowd included Justino friend Halle Berry, Dolph Lundgren, David Spade, NL MVP Christian Yelich of the Milwaukee Brewers, Travis Barker, Mick Foley and Amber Valletta.

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Monday, December 31, 2018

NFL trades and deals 2018

12/31/18- Six head coaches fired on Black Monday: Marvin Lewis (Cincinnati), Adam Gase (Miami), Vance Joseph (Denver), Steve Wilks (Arizona), Dirk Koetter (Arizona), Todd Bowles (New York Jets)
12/3/18 - Packers fire head coach Mike McCarthy
12/1/18 - Kansas City releases Kareem Hunt after video surfaces
11/4/18 - Arizona releases Sam Bradford
10/30/18 - Detroit trades Golden Tate to Philadelphia for third round pick
10/30/18 - Denver trades Demaryius Thomas to Houston for fourth round and seven round pick
10/29/18 - Cleveland fires Hue Jackson
9/1/18 - Khalil Mack traded by Oakland to Chicago for two first-round picks / to sign six-year $141 million extension
8/29/18 - Jets trade Teddy Bridgewater to Saints
8/29/18 - Aaron Rodgers signs four year extension worth $134 million
7/25/18 - Baker Mayfield signs four year rookie contract for $33 million
7/25/18 - Todd Gurley signs extension for four years, $60 million ($45 million guaranteed)
4/4/18 - Ravens sign RG3
4/3/18 - Rams trade first round and sixth round picks to New England for Brandin Cooks and fourth round pick
3/28/18 - NFL simplifies the catch rule
3/17/18 - Jets trade up to no. 3 (first round) sending no. 6 (first round), two second-round picks and a second-round pick in 2019 to Indianapolis
3/17/18 - Michael Crabtree signs with Baltimore for three-years, $21 million
3/16/18 - Detroit signs LeGarrette Blount
3/15/18 - Jordy Nelson signs with Raiders for two years, $15 million, release Michael Crabtree, sign Doug Martin
3/15/18 - Kirk Cousins signs with Vikings for three years, $84 million
3/14/18 - Bills sign A.J. McCarron to two-year deal
3/14/18 - Teddy Bridgewater signs with Jets
3/13/18 - Packers release Jordy Nelson, to sign Jimmy Graham
3/13/18 - Sam Bradford to sign with Arizona
3/13/18 - Case Keenum to sign with Denver
3/10/18 - Richard Sherman signs with 49ers for three years, $39 million
3/10/18 - Tyrod Taylor traded from Buffalo to Cleveland for third round pick
3/9/18 - Jarvis Landry traded from Miami to Cleveland for 2018 fourth round pick and 2019 seventh round pick
2/8/18 - 49ers sign Garoppolo for five years $137.5 million, (a new record of $27.5 million per year)
1/31/18 - Chiefs trade Alex Smith to Washington

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Saturday, December 22, 2018

2018 Hawaii Rainbow Warriors football

12/25/18 - John Ursua to go pro
12/22/18 - Hawaii stymied by Louisiana Tech in Hawaii Bowl [8-6]
12/20/18 - 13 sign with Hawaii: Zach Bowers LB, Zach Daniel QB, Cortez Davis CB, Steven Fiso U, Tauivi Ho Ching LB, Arasi Mose OL, Darius Muasau LB, Tiger Peterson DB, James Phillips SB, Jared Smart WR, Melquise Stovall Rec, Mason Vega DE, Kaimana Bubba Wa'a OL
12/17/18 - Arasi Mose, OL, St. Louis and Mason Vega, DL, Chaffey College commit to Hawaii
12/10/18 - Hawaii to face Louisiana Tech in Hawai'i Bowl
11/30/18 - Ursua named All-Mountain West
11/24/18 - San Diego State upset by Hawaii in OT 30-31 [8-5]
11/19/18 - Should Cordeiro play Saturday?
11/17/18 - Cordeiro leads Hawaii to miracle comeback over UNLV 35-28 [7-5]
11/17/18 - Warriors looking to qualify for Hawaii Bowl on senior night
11/16/18 - The Hawaii senior class
11/4/18 - Jahlani Tavai out for season with shoulder injury
11/4/18 - Vince Manuwai dies at 38
11/3/18 - Hawaii run over by Utah State 56-17 [6-5]
10/30/18 - Hawaii hosts nationally ranked Utah State
10/27/18 - Fresno State overwhelms Hawaii 50-20 [6-4]
10/20/18 - Hawaii executed by for Nevada 22-40 [6-3]
10/17/18 - Rolovich appreciates Nevada
10/14/18 - Hawaii hosts Nevada
10/13/18 - BYU blows out Hawaii 49-23 [6-2]
10/13/18 - It's Rolo's turn to try to beat BYU in Provo
10/8/18 - Chevan Cordeiro never wavered in his pledge
10/6/18 - Cordeiro leads Hawaii past Wyoming 17-14 [6-1]
10/6/18 - Memorable victories at Aloha Stadium
10/4/18 -  Tuileta the scout
9/29/18 - San Jose State outlasted by Hawaii 41-44 in 5 OTs [5-1]
9/22/18 - Hawaii 42, Duquesne 21 [4-1]
9/21/18 - Current Warriors remember 2007
9/17/18 - Hawaii hosts Duquesne in homecoming game
9/15/18 - Army 28, Hawaii 21 [3-1]
9/8/18 - Hawaii 43, Rice 29 [3-0]
9/1/18 - Hawaii 59 Navy 41 [2-0] (youtube / highlights)
8/31/18 - Ivin Jasper couldn't be more thankful / The Jasper family went through a difficult time
8/30/18 - There is little stopping Navy's Malcolm Perry
8/29/18 - Once We Were Rainbow Warriors by Brian Derby
8/27/18 - Hawaii hosts Navy / CFN prediction
8/25/18 - Hawaii holds off Colorado State 43-34 [1-0] / McDonald breaks Rolovich record (youtube)
8/22/18 - Colorado State's miracle stadium
8/21/18 - Warriors open season at Colorado State at 14-point underdogs
8/21/18 - The run and shoot was hard to stop (video)
8/20/18 - How Larry Price stopped the run and shoot
8/19/18 - Welcome back, run and shoot
8/19/18 - Ron Lee had seen enough
8/15/18 - Borden, Hensley, Choi, Tavai voted as captains
8/13/18 - position preview: Running Backs
8/10/18 - position preview: Offensive Line
8/9/18 - Corey Batoon has begun Phase 3
8/8/18 - position preview: Receivers
8/6/18 - position preview: Special Teams
8/6/18 - Warriors football TV schedule
8/5/18 - Warriors go back to move forward
8/3/18 - position preview: Defensive Line
8/3/18 - Colt Brennan stops by
8/1/18 - position preview: Secondary
7/31/18 - Mouse Davis invited to consult
7/31/18 - position preview: Linebackers
7/29/18 - Mountain West capsules
7/29/18 - Joseph Ward comes out of nowhere
7/29/18 - Media Guide: 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015
7/22/18 - Rolo steers back for a fresh start to 2018
6/26/18 - Timoteo no longer on scholarship
6/13/18 - Rolovich ranked 113 (out of 130) college head coaches / 108
5/31/18 - UH is in the second group
3/22/18 - First day of practice
3/18/18 - New look Warriors head into spring ball
3/16/18 - Ghobrial to succeed Chaudari
3/3/18 - Viane Moala has transferred to Utah
2/23/18 - Billy Ray Stutzmann hired as intern for the offense
2/13/18 - Mayur Chaudhari leaving Hawaii for Atlanta Falcons
2/10/18 - Warriors sign 10, but Faumui defects to Virginia
2/7/18 - Warriors get commitments from Ernest Moore, OT and Justus Tavai, DT
2/7/18 - Dru Brown headed to Oklahoma State
2/4/18 - Vanasio "Solo" Vaipulu, C, to sign with Hawaii
2/1/18 - Manase Time, S, commits to Hawaii
1/31/18 - Aaron Faumui, DL, accepts scholarship from Hawaii
1/30/18 - Gene Pryor, OL, to accept offer from Hawaii
1/27/18 - Keala Santiago leaving UH too
1/27/18 - Thomas Wade, OL, from California verbally commits
1/23/18 - Dru Brown to leave UH for family reasons
1/18/18 - Rolovich to reload the run-and-shoot
1/17/18 - Rolovich ranked no. 108
1/16/18 - Dylan Collie to transfer to earn a graduate degree after graduating in May
1/16/18 - Andre Allen hired as receivers coach, Ricky Logo hired as defensive line coach
1/16/18 - Marc Weber to be named offensive line coach
1/5/18 - Mark Banker expected to be named assistant head coach
1/5/18 - Corey Batoon loves coaching
12/31/17 - Before and after New Orleans
12/31/17 - Rolo reflects
12/30/17 - Corey Batoon hired as defensive coordinator
12/27/17 - Sean Duggan, linebackers coach, won't be returning
12/19/17 - Warriors await National Letters of Intent Day
12/21/17 - Rolovich blows the conch shell on signing day
12/18/17 - Legi Suiaunoa and Kefense Hynson to leave Hawaii for Oregon State

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Friday, December 21, 2018

Hawaii high school football signings

Dillon Gabriel, QB, Mililani - Central Florida
Faatui Tuitele, DL, Saint Louis - Washington
Arasi Mose, OL, Saint Louis - Hawaii
Ben Scott, OL, Saint Louis - Arizona State
Gino Quinones, DL, Saint Louis, USC
Isaiah Filisi, DL, Saint Louis, Army
Julius Buelow, OK, Kapolei, Washington
Tim Horn, K/P, Punahou, Washington
Miki Ah You, LB, Kahuku, Washington
Sama Paama, DL, Kaimuki, Washington
Sitiveni Kaufusi, FB, Punahou, Navy
Tausili Fiatoa, DE, Kahuku, Navy
Akalea Kapono, LB, Kamehameha, Navy
Darrellson Masaniai, OL, Radford, Navy

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Elijah Unutoa, OL, Kapaa, Brigham Young
Ethan Erickson, TE, Kahuku, Brigham Young
Kupono Blake, Kamehameha, Air Force
Maninoa Tufono, Punahou, USC
Duke Clemens, OK, Punahou, UCLA
Maris Liufau, Punahou, Notre Dame
Peni Naulu, LB, Kapolei, Washington State
Leif Fautanu, Pac-Five, UNLV

Tauli Tagovailoa, QB, Kapolei, Alabama
Treven Ma'ae, DL, Kapolei, Oregon

Tilini Livai, Hilo, USC

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Thursday, December 20, 2018

MLB deal with Cuba

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Major League Baseball has reached an agreement with Cuba's Baseball Federation allowing Cuban players to sign with U.S. teams without needing to defect, MLB Deputy Commissioner Dan Halem told Reuters on Wednesday.

Under the deal, which marks a ray of light in fraught U.S.-Cuban relations, MLB teams will pay the Cuban Baseball Federation a percentage of the bonus awarded to a Cuban player, Halem said.

Cuban players older than age 25 or with six years of service in Cuban leagues will be free to sign with MLB teams, he added. Other players will have to seek permission first. If they defect they will need to face a waiting period of one to two years.

In the past, many Cuban players seeking riches in the big leagues have defected and undertaken dangerous journeys via human traffickers. In Cuba the basic salary for players is $50 per month.

"Our primary objective in this agreement is to provide players from Cuba a path to the major leagues without having to endure the hardships many of our players have already experienced," Halem told Reuters.

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Monday, December 17, 2018

Gabriel and Tuitele top All-State team

When Saint Louis brought Cal Lee and staff back to campus five years ago, the cupboard wasn’t exactly bare.

What Lee wanted first and foremost was depth on his defensive line. Two years later, Faatui Tuitele arrived on the varsity, a sophomore with the tools to impact game plans.

Tuitele’s senior season at Saint Louis completed a string of three consecutive Open Division state championships. Coaches and media voted Tuitele the Star-Advertiser All-State defensive player of the year.

Tuitele outpointed teammate Jordan Botelho, a junior linebacker and key contributor for one of the best defensive units in state history.

Other top vote-getters were safety Marist Liufau of Punahou, linebacker Nick Herbig of Saint Louis, defensive lineman Tupu Alualu of Moanalua, defensive tackle Mykah Tuiolemotu of Mililani, and Waipahu defensive backs Deacon Kapea and Zeondre Benjamin.

In all, nine Crusaders were voted to the first team: Tuitele, Quinones, Botelho, Herbig, S Kamo‘i Latu, CB Korvin Feagins, OL Ben Scott, OL Arasi Mose and WR Roman Wilson.

Tuitele, a scholar-athlete raised in Mayor Wright Housing, committed to Washington in November. He turned down offers from 38 other universities. Other island players who have committed to UW are Miki Ah You of Kahuku, Julius Buelow of Kapolei, Sama Paama of Kaimuki and Tim Horn of Punahou.

On the other side, Mililani quarterback Dillon Gabriel was a near-unanimous selection as offensive player of the year.

“It’s amazing. The state of Hawaii will forever be the place I’m most proud of. The football and everything, it is the place that raised me. I am so proud to be from here,” Gabriel said.

With the senior southpaw at the controls, the Trojans captured the OIA Open championship behind the most potent offense in the league. He passed 13 QBs, including Tua Tagovailoa and Timmy Chang of Saint Louis, to become the all-time leader in passing yardage with 9,848 yards. His 105 TD passes are second only to Chang.

His 2018 season included 3,747 yards and 38 TD passes as Mililani went 10-3 and reached the state final. For the year, Mililani racked up 456 points, 35.1 per game. The only teams to limit the Trojans to fewer than 20 points were St. John Bosco (Bellflower, Calif.) and Saint Louis, who are Nos. 3 and 14 in the USA Today Super 25 national rankings.

Gabriel doesn’t say a whole lot, but is concise, much like his actions on the field. His process is about eliminating bad decisions. For all the TDs and yards, he’d love to zap the 13 interceptions he threw this season.

Running a hybrid system crafted by Trojans coach Rod York, Gabriel has grasped run-and-shoot concepts along with RPO timing and vision. In early 2017, York hoped Gabriel would get an offer from Hawaii, which happened.

Gabriel also got an offer from Army, committed to West Point, and then decommitted. He currently is weighing offers from Georgia, USC and UCF.

The coach of the year honor went to Bryson Carvalho, who guided Waipahu to the Division I state championship just one season after the Marauders were crowned D-II OIA champions. Carvalho edged Cal Lee in the voting. Other coaches receiving votes were Kui Kahooilihala of Roosevelt, Garret Tihada of Lahainaluna, Philip Rapozo of Kapaa, Kale Ane of Punahou and York.

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Tuesday, December 11, 2018

June Jones in Canada

[12/11/18] June Jones steps aside to allow Orlondo Steinauer to become head coach

[7/22/18] Manziel traded to Montreal

[6/16/18] Hamilton Tiger-Cats begin season with Manziel on the bench

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[8/2/17] Former University of Hawaii head football coach June Jones has been named the assistant head coach of the Hamilton Tiger-Cats of the Canadian Football League.

“It’ll be fun,” Jones told the Honolulu Star-Advertiser this morning.

Jones said he departs for Canada on Thursday night.

He will remain as the athletic director of development for Saint Louis School, a position he began in December.

Ryan Blangiardi, who was named associate athletic director two weeks ago, will continue to handle the day-to-day operations at Saint Louis.

Jones was UH’s head coach from 1999 through the Warriors’ 2008 Sugar Bowl appearance.

[8/24/17] June Jones promoted to head coach after three weeks on the job

[8/28/17] Art Briles to join Hamilton staff

[8/29/17] Art Briles will not be joining Hamilton staff

[8/29/17] Hamilton worked out Johnny Manziel (but it didn't work out)

[9/14/17] June Jones, 2-0

[12/28/17] CFL opens door for Johnny Manziel

[5/19/18] Johnny Manziel signs with Hamilton (and June Jones)

[5/26/18] Manziel is only the latest project for June Jones

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Saturday, December 08, 2018

2018 College Football

12/8/18 - Murray edges Tagovailoa to win Heisman Trophy
12/6/18 - Tua Tagovailoa wins Walter Camp player of the year
12/6/18 - Kyler Murray named AP player of the year
12/4/18 - Urban Meyer retiring after Rose Bowl
8/22/18 - Urban Meyer suspended for three games
8/8/18 - ESPN ranks Tagovailoa no. 11, Milton no. 20
8/1/18 - Ohio State puts Urban Meyer on administrative leave

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Sunday, December 02, 2018

Fury vs. Wilder

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury fought to a split draw Saturday night, with Wilder retaining his WBC heavyweight title after knocking down his British challenger twice.

Wilder (40-0-1) floored Fury (27-0-1) in the ninth and 12th rounds, yet Fury clearly outboxed Wilder for large portions of the remainder of their entertaining showdown at Staples Center.

Fury looked finished when Wilder put him flat on his back with two minutes left in the fight, but he rose and made it to the bell.

"We gave each other all we've got," Wilder said. "We're the best in the world. The respect was mutual."

Judge Robert Tapper scored the fight 114-112 for Fury, while Alejandro Rochin favored Wilder 115-111. Judge Phil Edwards and The Associated Press scored it a 113-113 draw, with Wilder's knockdowns compensating for Fury's superior technique.

"I hope I did you all proud after nearly three years out of the ring," Fury said. "I was never going to be knocked out tonight. I showed good heart to get up. I came here tonight and I fought my heart out."

While both men thought they won, neither was overly upset by the verdict in front of a frenzied Hollywood crowd. They embraced warmly and immediately talked about a rematch in the spring.

"One hundred percent we'll do the rematch," Fury said. "We are two great champions. Me and this man are the two best heavyweights on the planet."

The bout was a rare meeting of two unbeaten heavyweight stars in their apparent primes, with both fighters putting aside caution and the typical squabbles over money or belts to stage one of the best matchups in the glamour division's recent history.

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Saturday, November 24, 2018

2018 High School Football

12/16/18 - Gabriel and Tuitele top All-State team
11/24/18 - St. Louis sacks Mililani 38-17 to win state championship
11/16/18 - St. Louis romps past Kahuku 49-22
11/16/18 - Mililani gets by Campbell 24-2 in Open Division semifinal
11/12/18 - Dillon Gabriel decommits from Army
11/2/18 - Mililani defeats Kahuku 27-7 to win OIA title
11/2/18 - Campbell defeats Farrington 42-26 for state playoff berth
10/27/18 - No. 1 St. Louis knocks out no. 2 Punahou 45-21
10/20/18 - Undefeated St. Francis forfeits season
10/6/18 - Campbell stuns Kahuku 28-27
9/29/18 - Kahuku stunned at home by Mililani 10-38
9/22/18 - Dillon Gabriel becomes career passing leader
9/8/18 - no. 3 Mililani taken down by no. 5 Punahou 21-43
9/7/18 - no. 1 St. Louis overwhelms no. 2 Kahuku 30-14
8/31/18 - St. John Bosco 52, Mililani 14
8/10/18 - OIA and ILH together again
8/2/18 - St. Louis is the team to beat (again)
8/1/18 - Stacked Class of 2019
7/22/18 - How the OIA-ILH alliance came about
3/9/18 - Randall Okimoto steps down as Farrington head coach
2/22/18 - ILH agreed only after pledges from Kurisu and Amemiya
2/13/18 - OIA and ILH agree to two-year pilot program of interleague play
1/23/18 - OIA will move to three tiers
1/18/18 - Kahuku names Sterling Carvalho as head coach, fifth head coach in six years

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Thursday, November 01, 2018

Willie McCovey

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Willie McCovey, the sweet-swinging Hall of Famer nicknamed "Stretch" for his 6-foot-4 height and those long arms, died Wednesday. He was 80.

The San Francisco Giants announced McCovey's death, saying the fearsome hitter passed "peacefully" on Wednesday afternoon "after losing his battle with ongoing health issues."

A first baseman and left fielder, McCovey was a .270 career hitter with 521 home runs and 1,555 RBIs in 22 major league seasons, 19 of them with the Giants. He also played for the Athletics and Padres.

McCovey made his major league debut at age 21 on July 30, 1959, and played alongside the other Willie -- Hall of Famer Willie Mays -- into the 1972 season before Mays was traded to the New York Mets that May.

McCovey batted .354 with 13 homers and 38 RBIs on the way to winning the 1959 NL Rookie of the Year award. The six-time All-Star also won the 1969 NL MVP and was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1986 after his first time on the ballot.

"You knew right away he wasn't an ordinary ballplayer," Hall of Famer Hank Aaron said, courtesy of the Hall of Fame. "He was so strong, and he had the gift of knowing the strike zone. There's no telling how many home runs he would have hit if those knees weren't bothering him all the time and if he played in a park other than Candlestick."

McCovey narrowly beat out Mets pitcher Tom Seaver for the 1969 MVP award. McCovey led the NL in home runs (45) and RBIs (126) for the second straight year, batting .320 while also posting NL bests with a .453 on-base percentage and .656 slugging percentage. He was walked 121 times, then drew a career-high 137 free passes the next season.

When San Francisco opened its new waterfront ballpark in 2000, the cove beyond the right-field fence was named "McCovey Cove" in appreciation of all he did for the organization. There's a statue of McCovey's likeness on the other side of the water from where those splash hits land.

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Thursday, October 18, 2018

when Florida State walked off the court

By all accounts, the 1971-72 campaign was a banner season for the Florida State Seminoles. The team won a school-record 27 games and advanced to the NCAA Tournament championship, falling to John Wooden and his vaunted UCLA Bruins, 81-76. Led by All-American forward Ron King, the Seminoles eclipsed the 100-point mark seven times that year, including a 134-65 home win over Valdosta State. In the NCAAs, they beat traditional powerhouses Kentucky and North Carolina on their way to the title game against the Bruins.

But they didn’t last 10 minutes with the Hawaii Rainbows.

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Sunday, October 07, 2018

brawl follows Khabib's win over McGregor

LAS VEGAS – A bout that was made when Conor McGregor attacked a bus ended with lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov leaping over the Octagon at T-Mobile Arena after a brilliant performance in the main event of UFC 229 and brawling with Dillon Danis, a member of McGregor’s team, at cageside.

Nurmagomedov submitted McGregor with a rear naked choke at 3:03 of the fourth before a melee broke out at cageside.

According to UFC broadcaster Joe Rogan, Danis was taunting Nurmagomedov from cageside, though Rogan couldn’t hear what Danis said.

A huge scrum of people got together near the Octagon, including police officers, members of both teams and members of the Nevada Athletic Commission. It was against the fence where fans were seated. Nurmagomedov and Danis exchanged punches as people attempted to separate them.

After the scrum was broken up after about 10 minutes, UFC president Dana White said to Nurmagomedov in the cage, “People are going to get arrested tonight.” Nurmagomedov responded, “Put me in jail. No problem.”

White said to Nurmagomedov, “This is what I believe: If I put this belt on you, everybody’s going to start throwing s–t into the Octagon.”

Not long after Nurmagomedov went after Danis, a man in a black T-shirt got into the Octagon and threw a least one punch at McGregor. Then, a man in a red T-shirt jumped over the cage and landed four punches on McGregor. It did not appear that McGregor ever left the cage. According to White, three members of Nurmagomedov’s team were arrested.

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