Best 15 Minutes in Sports–Friday

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

…….(Basketball)……

Aztecs-W-UNLV (63-55)….SDSU hits 24-free throws and survives a 29% shooting game to win in opening game Mountain West tourney….Jalen McDaniels has strong second half-finishes with (25P) and Devin Watson adds (19P) in daylong struggle…..Jeremy Hemsley-Matt Mitchell went combined (1-14) in game….SDSU started game (3-15) shooting…Rebels had 1-basket in 9-possessions in 2nd half stretch…SDSU 20-wins plays Nevada in 2nd round.

SDSU….says it has no interest in playing in the CIT post season tourney…unlikely to make NCAA or NIT tourney.

Boise State-L-Nevada (77-69)….Wolfpack rally from 15-point deficit to stave off upset…..Jazz Johnson (20P) off the bench for Nevada…..Nevada held Boise without a basket 9-straight possessions in 2nd half to rally back……..1st round game in MWC tourney.

Duke…C-Zion Williamson returns to action in ACC-tourney after missing 4-weeks with strained knee.

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Lakers-L-Toronto (111-98)….Raptors hit 16-3’s….Kawahi Leonard (23P)….Norm Powell (20) off bench…LeBron James (29) in loss…….

Lakers-at Detroit…Friday night action
Clippers-Chicago…Friday night matchup.

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……..(Baseball)………

Padres-L-Dodgers (11-0)….LA jumps on P-Robbie Erlin (8R-in-3innings)…..Erlin ERA jumps to (13.50)….Joc Pederson 3R-triple…Austin Barnes HR-RBI double…Kenta Maeda (4inn-0R) against Padres starting lineup with all veterans in it……….Thursday night game

Dodgers-Reds (3-3) tie…Hyun Jin-Ryu (4inn-2R)…Sonny Gray throws 3-perfect innings for Reds….Split Squad game

Angels-Brewers.. (7-7) tie…Justin Bour 3R-HR…..P-Jose Barria (4inn-4R-7H) allowed…..Thursday game

Padres-Milwaukee…Friday Cactus League action….Eric Lauer-Matt Strahm will start….
Dodgers-Reds..Friday game
Angels-Arizona…Halos split squad game
Angels-Giants…Friday split squad game.

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(MLB)

MLB-Union….announce rule changes for 2019 and 2020 seasons

..1-Trading deadline-July 31st
..All Star Game-special Election Day Vote to select starters
..1-M Bonus for winner of Home Run Derby-All Star Game
..Top vote getter each position will get a bonus
..All Star game winning team will get bonus
..All Star game go to extra innings-innings will start with a runner at 2nd base
..Rule will restrict when position player can be sent to the mound to pitch
..26-Man Roster for 2020 season
..28-Man Roster for month of September
..Relief Pitcher Rule-must face 3-batter minimum
..15-Day DL for all players replacing 10-Day DL
..15-Day Option rule for pitchers-must stay if sent to minor leagues
..Reduction (:05) between inning breaks regular season
..Reduction (:25) between inning breaks network TV games

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(Injuries)

Dodgers…Shutdown P-Tony Cigraini-shoulder issues
Blue Jays…Send rookie OF-Vlad Guerrero to minors-has oblique injury
Tigers..Shutdown P-Mike Fulmer-complications from knee surgery

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……….(Football)………Day #4 Free Agency

(Free Agent Visits)

Rams..Visit with FA-LB-Clay Matthews-ex Packers
Giants..Visit with FA-WR-Chris Hogan-ex Patriots
Giants..Visit with FA-OG-Mike Remmers-ex Vikings
Colts..Visit with FA-RB-Jay Ajayi-ex Dolphins-Eagles
Chiefs..Visit with FA-DE-Markus Golden-ex Arizona
Patriots..Visit with FA-DT-Allen Bailey-ex Chiefs
Patriots..Visit with FA-TE-Matt LaCosse-ex Broncos
Patriots..Visit with FA-WR-Maurice Harris-ex Redskins
Detroit..Visit with FA-S-Andrew Adams-ex Tampa Bay

(Free Agent Signings)

49ers..Sign FA-CB-Jason Verrett-ex Chargers
49ers..Sign FA-LB-David Mayo-ex Carolina
49ers..Sign FA-WR-Jordan Matthews-ex Eagles

Saints..Sign FA-DT-Malcom Brown-ex Patriots

Giants..Sign FA-WR-Golden Tate-ex Eagles-Lions…74-receptions last year
Giants..Sign FA-DE-Markus Golden-ex Arizona

Bears..Sign FA-S-Clinton Ha-Ha Dix-ex Washington
Steelers..Sign FA-WR-Donte Moncrief-ex Jaguars
Seattle..Sign FA-OG-Mike Iupati-ex Arizona
Chiefs…Sign FA-DE-Alex Okafor-ex Saints-Rams

Arizona..Sign FA-OG-Max Garcia-ex Denver
Arizona…Sign WR-Kevin White-ex Bears

Atlanta..Sign FA-KR-Kenjon Barner-ex Eagles-Chiefs
Atlanta..Sign FA-TE-Luke Stocker-ex Tampa Bay

Patriots..Sign FA-WR-Bruce Ellington-ex Lions
Patriots..Sign FA-TE-Matt LaCosse-ex Broncos
Patriots..Sign FA-DT-Mike Pennell-ex Jets
Patriots..Sign FA-WR-Marquise Harris-ex Redskins
Patriots..Sign FA-S-Terrance Brooks-ex Jets

Browns..Sign FA-OG-Eric Kush-ex Bears
Dallas..Sign FA-DE-Chris Covington-ex Houston
Eagles..Sign FA-LB-LJ Fort-ex Steelers
Bengals…Sign FA-CB-BW Webb-ex Giants
Lions..Sign FA-S-Andre Adams-ex-Tampa Bay
Jets..Sign FA-CB-Brian Poole-ex Falcons

Jaguars…Release QB-Blake Bortels…take 6.5M-cap hit
Raiders..Release WR-Jordy Nelson 63-receptions…clears 3.6M-cap space
Jets..Release RB-Isaiah Crowell
Carolina..Release OT-Matt Kailil…take 7.2M-cap hit
Raiders..Release QB-AJ McCarron

(Teams)

Seattle..Re-sign LB-KJ Wright..LB-Mychal Kendricks..OG-DJ Fluker
49ers..Re-sign S-Jimmy Ward
Cowboys..Re-sign WR-Tavon Austin
Vikings..Re-structure contract DE-Everson Griffin

Miami…Hire longtime QB-Matt Moore as an NFL scout

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(AAF)

San Diego Fleet-Birmingham Iron….Sunday night game….Both teams (3-2)…Mike Bercovici remains starting QB for Fleet who are (3-0) at home this year….Iron led by QB-Luis Perez and former NFL RB-Trent Richardson.

San Antonio-Atlanta…Sunday matchup
Orlando-Arizona…Apollos are (5-0) on season
Memphis-Salt Lake City

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(College Football)

Aztecs…RB-Greg Bell-transfers in from Nebraska…will walk on in fall camp….Spent 2-years playing at Arizona Western Junior College (2100Y) then transferred to Nebraska but left at midseason.
Aztecs…WR-TJ Sullivan-foot surgery….DT-Josh Brengiel-knee surgery….3-major surgeries in 1-week in spiring football

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……(Hockey)………

Kings-Nashville….Tied (1-1) in 3rd period at Press-Time on Thursday night action

Ducks-Arizona……Anaheim trails (4-2) in 3rd period at Press Time…Thursday night

Ducks-at-Colorado….Friday night road game
Kings-Florida Panthers…Friday night matchup

Gulls…Off till Sunday road game in Winnipeg vs Manitoba Moose

San Jose..D-Radim Simi-surgery-knee injury
Vancouver..F-Antoin Rousell-out for year-knee injury
Vancouver..D-Quinn Hughes-#1 pick-place in boot-bone bruise foot

NY Rangers..NHL fines D-Chris Kreider (5,000) for flagrant elbow injury Canucks rookie Elias Pettersson.

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…….(General)……….

PGA….Players Championship
..(65)..Tommy Fleetwood birdies 6-of first 9-holes….Keegan Bradley
..(66)..Bryan Harman
..(67)..Rory McIlroy
..(69)..Dustin Johnson-Jon Rahm
..(70)..Tiger Woods

..(74)..Phil Mickelson…Triple Bogey-3 Bogeys first 10-holes

Phil Mickelson…confirms he used Newport Beach college firm to help his daughter get admitted to Brown University….says he never paid bribe money to William Singer-founder of firm.

Tennis..Indian Wells…
..Thursday-Venus Williams-L-Angelique Kerber (7-6) (5-3) as upsets continue
….Friday-Men’s Quarter finals-Roger Federer-Rafael Nadal both play

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English Premier League…Top weekend games

..Manchester City-vs-Manchester United..City (24-4-2)..Man U (17-6-7)
..Hot Spur (20-9-1)-vs-Crystal Palace
..Liverpool (21-1-7)-vs-Fulham
..Chelsea (17-6-6)-vs-Everton
..Arsenal (18-6-6)-vs-Wolverhampton

FIFA…meets in Miami to vote on formation of a World Cup Club tournament involving 21-teams for 2021 season leading into 2022-World Cup tourney in Qatar.

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NASCAR…Auto Club 400-Sunday…Joey Logano-Martin Truex-Kevin Harvick-Kyle Busch head the field.

Indy Car…Off weekend
Formula 1..Begins season next week with Australian Grand Prix
Formula 1…Confirms passing of Charley Whiting-Director of F-1 racing at (66Y)

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