Best 15 Minutes in Sports–Friday

Posted by on February 15th, 2019  •  0 Comments  • 

…(Baseball)…..

Padres…GM-AJ Preller flew to Miami end of last week for 2nd meeting with FA-SS-Manny Machado of Dodgers to discuss specifics of deal and how he would fit into the Padres blueprint…Preller met with Machado family-though not known if his father was part of discussion ….Machado has a standing (7Y-220M) offer from White Sox…but was still hoping he could get an offer from the Yankees.

Padres…Highly regarded SS-Fernando Tatis meets with media
..Winning Dominican League championship means a lot
..Feels different 2nd year in Padres camp
..Has always been youngest player on his teams over years
..Baseball players get better only by playing baseball
..I ask a lot of questions of veteran players
..I am more consistent at SS-learned to play under pressure.
..Been working all winter on upper body strength to be a SS
..Only 20-want to be more consistent.

Dodgers..P-Kenley Jansen goes thru full bullpen throwing session…is in better shape this spring that last year….has lost 25-pounds with diet-exercise routine-meds following heart oblation surgery.

Dodgers..VP-Baseball Andrew Friedman says he likes diversity-makeup of team’s roster as spring training opens.

Angels..P-Matt Harvey out 10-days with minor glute strain in first agility drills workout in camp.

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(Roster)

Giants..Open talks with FA-3B-Yanger Solarte-ex Blue Jays-Padres
Miami..Open talks with FA-OF-Carlos Gonzalez-ex Rockies
Indians..Sign FA-C-Tim Fedorowicz-ex Astros
Indians..Sign FA-P-Alex Wojieichowski-ex White Sox
A’s..Sign FA-P-Ty Alexander-pitched in Dominican League (2.68-ERA)
Texas..Sign FA-C-Adam Moore-been with 5-different clubs
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(MLB)

Washington..P-Max Scherzer…criticizes MLB…’too many teams not trying to win-poisoned the game.’

Houston..P-Justin Verlander…says ‘baseball free agent system is broken’…so many unsigned veterans still out there as camps open.

Indians..P-Trevor Bauer-wins 13M-arbitration case but criticizes team for turning hearing into ‘character assassination’ for some of things he has saids-written on social media and way he raises money for charity.

San Diego State….scheduled to open college baseball season on Friday night hosting USF….Led by All American P-Casey Schmitt (0.28-ERA)….USC-P-Brad Wegman-transfer from Trojans…..OF-Mike Jarvis-transfer from Saddleback College (.298)…..IF-Jacob Cruce-transfer from San Joaquin Delta JC (11HR).

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……….(Football)…….

Chargers…Release DE-Corey Liuget…suspended 4-games to start the season….missed final 7-games with quad injury….Had (4M) salary for next year.

San Diego Fleet….Cancel full practice on Thursday because of 3″ rain in San Diego….team continues to struggle to find playable fields to practice on…Stadium practice sight water logged….USD field slippery…artificial turf at Mesa College-turf problems…..

San Diego Fleet….Coach Mike Martz says AAF officials needed to throw penalty flag on violent hit that hurt QB-Mike Bercovici in San Antonio game…..Says pass rusher led with his helmet-then pancaked Berkovici……QB has minor back injury…..was pulled from the game…

Fleet….Play first home game on Sunday 5pm vs Atlanta….Team hoping for 20,000 at SDCCU Stadium for home opener…..Team says it sold 10,000-season tickets-most in end zone seating ($75) for season ticket…..Fans will sit only in lower bowl at game…Parking will be ($20).

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(Roster Moves)

AAF….Confirms it met with FA-QB-Colin Kaeperneck about signing in spring league…Associated Press reported Kaeperneck asked for (3Y-20M) contract…..AAF players earn 85,000 a year.

49ers..Release WR-Pierre Garcon…6M-cap space.
Saints..LB-Alex Okafor becomes free agent…4.5M-cap savings

CFL…Ottawa Redblack…Sign FA-QB-Jonah Jennings after losing QB-Trevor Harris to Edmonton Eskimos in free agent move.

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(Coaching)

Raiders…Hire 5-assistants…Brenston Buckner-Def Line-ex-Tampa Bay….Kirby Wilson-RB coach-exArizona….John Morton-QB-ex Jets Off Coord…Taver Johnson-DB coach-ex Ohio State…plus strength coaching staff.

Atlanta..Hire Will Harrier-offensive assistant-ex Seattle.
Baltimore…New Off Coord-Greg Roman says team will re-define its offensive scheme to better fit QB-Lamar Jackson.

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(College Football)

PAC 12…..Commissioner Larry Scott under seige….had promised new TV network would deliver teams 10M a year in revenue streams….San Jose Mercury News says each school received just (2.6M) for 2018 season.

Oregon..Buys out contract of Def Coord-Jim Leavett.
Oregon..Hires Javon Bouknight-WR coach-ex Texas Tech
Vanderbilt..Hires Gerry Gdowski as Off Coord-ex Nebraska assistant

Oregon..lands WR-Juwan Johnson-transfer-Penn State (76R)

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……(Basketball)……..

Lakers…Owner Jeannie Buss says coach Luke Walton job not in jeopardy-will finish the season…..Lakers lost by 42-Indiana….28-Philadelphia…beaten by lowly Atlanta Hawks.

Clippers….Remove TV color analyst Corey Magette after rape allegations surface from 1999-incident at Duke.

Golden State..Steve Kerr-fined 25,000 for tirade against officials over flagrant foul call in Portland game.

David Stern…former NBA Commissioner…says NFL should have suspended Colin Kaeperneck for stance on National Anthem…then allowed him to come back and play….says NFL needs to adopt NBA rule-all players must be standing and respectful of American flag and national anthem.

Oklahoma City..Sign FA-F-Markieff Morris-ex Washington-New Orleans….(10P-6R) a game..just bought out by Pelicans after trade deadline deals.

NBA….gets to All Star break this weekend.

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(College)

USD-L-BYU (88-82) OT….Toreros lose 14-point lead at home….needed Isaiah Wright jumper (:02) left force overtime…..BYU held USD to no baskets in 10-possessions in overtime in loss….TJ Haws (35P) Cougars ….Yulie Childs (27P)….USD had foul trouble with its big men late in game._……

USD-vs-Gonzaga….Saturday night game…Torerors face (24-2) Bulldogs team.

Aztecs-Boise State…Saturday night game at Viejas Arena.

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…(Hockey)………

Gulls-at-San Jose….Saturday AHL matchup….Gulls have won 10-of-14-road games since December.

Gulls…Veteran LW-Adam Cracknell sent down by Anaheim Ducks
Ducks…Callup RW-Troy Terry-had 16-goals with Gulls…Callup comes 24-hours after they called up LW-Max Jones-13 goals.

LA Kings-Vancouver….Tied (3-3) heading to overtime at Press Time…Elias Pettersson-Brock Boeser score goals for Cancuks in game…Thursday night action

Ducks-Boston Bruins…Friday night matchup…Anaheim tries for 2nd straight win…under interim coach Bob Murray.

Edmonton-Flyers…Oilers discussing dealing G-Cam Talbot to Philadelphia for draft pick….Talbot is impending free agent…Flyers have had to use 7-goalies this year.

LA Kings-Columbus…Discussion of major trade…..Kings interested in Blue Jackets C-Artemi Penarin-22 goals-who becomes free agent end of year.

Kings..Send C-Johnny Brodzinski to Ontario Reigh-AHL on rehab assignment…been out all year with shoulder surgery.

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………(General)……….

LA-Genesis Open…..Heavy rain suspended play 10-minutes after strart……PGA then reset entire first round after 5-hours of delays…then darkness and rain suspended play late in afternoon

..(-5) Jordan Spieth..Sung Kang…both have 6-holes to complete
..(-4) Tony Final…Jimmy Walker…both still have 1st round finish

..(+1) Phil Mickelson..6-holes to complete

..Tiger Woods-never teed off…starts early Friday.

PGA…Matt Kuchar being criticized for giving Mexican caddie just (5,000) fee for working his bag last November in tourney he won in Mexico and earned (1.2M)…winners share.

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MLS…Don Garber-given contract extension as commissioner thru 2023.

San Diego Sockers…Ex World Cup star makes his debut with Sockers on Friday night at Sports Arena…vs Tacoma Stars…Sockers are (12-1) on season…best record in MASL.

Manchester United…paid 22.5M to buyout contract of controversial coach Josie Mourinho and 5-assistants they fired.

English Premier League…top games
..Liverpool (20-1-5)-vs-Manchester United (15-5-6)
..Hot Spur (20-16)-vs-Burnley
..Arsenal (15-6-5)-vs-Southampton
..Chelsea (15-6-5)-vs-Brighton.

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Daytona 500….Sunday….William Byron-Alec Bowman will start on the front row….Jimmie Johnson-Chase Elliott will be on the 2nd row….Kevin Harvick will be in 3rd row.

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