Best 15-Minutes-Friday

Posted by on July 3rd, 2015  •  0 Comments  • 

(Football)

Chargers…Pro Bowl TE-Antonio Gates-4G-NFL Suspension for testing positive banned substanfce in supplement he took in off-season…Gates sat out all of OTA-workouts-but took part in voluntary minicamp…Gates apologized saying he had no knowledge supplement he took was ‘tainted’….Gates (733R) in career.

NFL..Hands down 4-Game Suspensions for Drug violations to Cowboys troubled LB-Rolando McClain…4G-Suspension-NYJets-DE-Sheldon Richardson…GBay-DE-Datone Jones-1G-suspension.

NFL…Announces Supplemental Draft-July 9th…7-Players in pool…highlited by Clemson OT-Isiah Battle (6’7-310)
NFL…Commissioner Roger Goodell…IRS Tax Returns show he has made 150M-in-8 years while leading NFL.

Montreal…CFL-Alouette teammates criticize DE-Michael Sam-acting like Prima Donna around team.

(Baseball)

Padres-Cardinals…Tyson Ross hit solo HR…Joaquin Benoit-Shawn Kelly pitched out of jams with go ahead run at 3rd base
San Diego-St Louis..Andrew Cashner (3-9) starts tonite.
Padres…Sign Caribbean FA as International signing window opens…SS-Kevin Milian..SS-Kevin Alarcon…SS-Reinoldo Illeraiza…P-Jose Cabrera…all from Venezuala….all had bonus packages between (300-500K)….Padres had 2.9M-international pool to use…None rated in Baseball America Top 30-prospects.

Dodgers-Angels..Both off on Thursday nite

Dodgers-Mets….LA opens weekend series….Clayton Kershaw (5-6)-vs-Noah Syndegaard (3-4)

Dodgers…Sign #1-top pitcher on International Free Agent Board…Yadier Alvarez-Cuba-98MPH-gets 16M package….Sign OF-Starling Heredia-Dominican Republic-rated as #5 best player…SS-Ron Brito-Dominican-rated #20…SS-O’Neil Cruz ranked #30….Also bidding on Cuban OF-Eddie Julio Martinez.
Dodgers-Braves…Trade-LA deals International signing slot to Atlanta for Class A-P-Caleb Dirks (0.68ERA)-OF-Jordan Paroubek.
Dodgers-Jays…Trade-LA deals signing slot to Toronto for P-Chase DeLong-2B-Tim Locastro
Dodgers..Sign FA-Trevor Cahill..former A’s-Diamondbacks-Braves..fought health and control issues.-

Angels-Texas..Halos open road trip…Garrett Richards-vs-Chi Chi Gonzalez (2.39ERA)
Angels-Texas…Trade-Halos ship signing slot to Rangers for P-Jason Hoppe.
Angels-Mets…Trade-Halos ship slot to New York for P-Gaither Bumgardner.

Blue Jays..Sign #1-Player..OF-Vlad Guerrero-Junior-Dominican Republic.
Mets..Sign #2-Player..SS-Andrez Giminez-Venezuala
Giants..Sign #3 Player..SS-Lucious Fox-Bahamas

Cardinals..Fire-Director of Scouting-Chris Correa-implicated in hacking Houston Astros scouting website-stealing data.

Astros..DL-OF-George Springer-broken wrist-HBP
Mets..Examine-may DL-OF-Michael Cuddyer
Giants..DL-P-Tim Lincecum-bruised elbow.
Phillies..DL-P-Aaron Harang-Arch
Cardinals..DL-OF-John Jay-wrist

Twins..Callup SS-Miguel Sano-1st round pick.
Blue Jays..Release 1B-Daric Barton
Mariners..DFA-SS-Willie Bloomquist
Orioles..Sign FA-P-Chris Perez-ex Indian-Dodgers.

(Basketball)

LeMarcus Aldridge…Decides to take part in 2nd meeting with the Lakers on Friday…will also meet with Pat Riley-Miami Heat…Will have visited 8-clubs by Friday night
Clippers…Thursday night meeting with DeAndre Jordan making last push to retain him after me met with 4-other clubs including Lakers…Decision likely Friday

Suns-Pistons…Trade…Phoenix deals F-Marcus Morris..G-Reggie Bullock..F-Danny Granger for #2 draft picks..clears 20M cap space.
Warriors-Knicks…Discuss trade C-David Lee…Knicks have cap space take on contract.
Bucks-Wizards..Milwaukee deals Jared Dudley to Wizards for #2 pick

Knicks..Sign FA-F-Aaron Affalo-Portland
Bucks..Sign FA-F-Greg Monroe-Pistons (3Y-50M) max deal.
Suns..Sign FA-C-Tyson Chandler-Dallas (4Y-52M)
Pacers..Sign FA-G-Monta Ellis-Dallas (3Y-44M)
Nets..Sign FA-G-Shane Larkin-Knicks
Trailblazers..Sign FA-F-Ed Davis-Suns
Miami…Re-sign Dwayne Wade-G to (1Y-20M) deal

Knicks..Visit-LeMarcus Aldridge-Portland…his 7th and final stop on free agent tour.
Knicks..Met last night with D’Andre Jordan-Clippers
Sacramento…Visit last nite Wes Matthews-Portland…Visit today Rajon Rondo-Dallas

Cavaliers..Commit 240M-guaranteed deals re-sign Kevin Love-Tristan Thompson-Iman Shumpert…Still have to re-sign LeBron James

(Hockey)

LA Kings..D-Slava Voynov-Plea Bargains out-Misdemeanor Domestic Abuse charge…Sentenced 90-Days Jail..3Y-Probation…Must go thru Appeal before NHL reinstatement….Kings decision void contract-release him-or allow him to play in KHL…Immigration issues also with conviction.

Blues-Capitals..Trade..St. Louis deals veteran forward TJ Oshie to Washington in 3-for-1 trade
Rangers…C-Martin St. Louis retires…16Y-career…(391G-1,033Pts)
NHL…2nd Day-Free Agency…23-minor leaguers change teams…only noteable name G-Jason LaBarbera goes to Flyers from Ducks.

Vancouver..Housecleaning front office..Fire Lorne Henning and 2-other longtime execs.
Ducks..Interview ex Canucks-Leafs GM-Dave Nonis for front office job.
San Jose..Hire-Johan Hedburg-Goaltending coach.

(General)

FIFA…US asks Switzerland to extradite 7-Indicted soccer officials in bribery-kickback scandal..including Jack Warner-Jeffrey Webb.

Wimbledon…Rafael Nadal loses to 102nd ranked player…Roger Federer-Andy Murray win….Carolina Wozniacki victorious.

Greenbrier Classic…Scott Langley (62) first round leader…Tiger Woods (66) 7-birdies-hit 15 greens in regulation on easy course.

NASCAR…Firecracker 400 this weekend…Asks fans to trade in Confederate Flag for US Flags when they come to the track.

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