Best 15 Minutes in Sports–Friday

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…………….(Baseball)………………….

Padres…Veterans-full roster reports to camp…68-players in team meeting tonite with Manager Andy Green…1st full workout tomorrow morning.

Padres…All Star 1st baseman Wil Myers says his goal is (40-40)..40-homers-40 stolen bases this season….Went (28-28) last year.

(Teams)

Atlanta..2B-Sean Rodriguez to miss entire season-surgery-torn labrum-rotator cuff-injured when his car was t-boned by a drunk driver last month…wife and child both seriously injured.

Toronto..Sign FA-P-Mat Latos-ex Padres-Reds…on his 8th club…only (29Y)…career marred by injuries…has (71-58) careere record.

Tampa Bay…Offers FA-contract to C-Matt Wieters-ex Orioles.
Tampa Bay..Signs FA-P-Tommy Hunter-ex Orioles-Indians

Cubs..Announce they are moving the bullpens undeneath the bleachers at Wrigley Field…will install 80-field level seats where bullpens were.

Aztecs-Pacific…SDSU opens college season with 2pm game vs UOP…Aztecs return 8-veterans in lineup plus 8-pitchers…added are Houston Astros draft pick Avery Tuck…JUCO power hittier Chad Bible-transfer from College of Canyons (.385-15HR)…and JUCO-relief ace Jorge Fernandez-San Jacinto JC (10-saves);.

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……..(Football)………….

Chargers…Decision coming how to deal with contract of FA-LB-Melvin Ingram..coming off 15-sacks in 2-seasons…Club could franchise tag him (15.8M)…but team has serious salary cap shortcomings….Bolts has 19-veteran free agents and only 23M in salary cap space….Must also deal with FA-Danny Woodhead..Mantei Te’o….Jahleel Addae amongst others….Could release CB-Brandon Flowers-concussion issues..but would take cap hit….Could also release OG-DJ Fluker-but would create big hole in offensive line.

(NFL)

NYJets..CB-Darrelle Revis under investigation for brawl-he knocked two men out in fight outside restaurant at 2am on Sunday…Revis maintains he was jumped by 5-men…cell phone video shows him punching unconscious two men.

Washington..Former Redskins TE-Chris Cooley says on talk radio show he fears GM-Scott McCloughan is drinking again….GM is recovering alcoholic…

(Rosters)

Cleveland..Opens talks to re-sign FA-TE-Terrell Pryor.
New England..QB-Tom Brady to restructure (3Y-58M) left on his deal.
Steelers..Consider Franchise Tag FA-RB-Le’Veon Bell.

Miami..Release OT-Brandon Albert…DE-Mario Williams…DT-Earl Mitchell…saves a combined 21M in cap space.

Jaguars..Release OT-Kelvin Beachum…had (7.5M) cap figure.

(CFL)

Saskatchewan Roughriders…Open negotiations with agent Leigh Steinberg-represents QB-Vince Young-former lst round pick of Titans..33-year old has not played since 20011

Toronto…Former star wide receiver Darrell Smith of Argos passes away from cancer (55)…caught 20-TDs in one season in Toronto.

(College)

Army-Navy Game…Negotiations underway to play game either at Fenway Park or Yankees Stadium.

Illinois…Head coach Lovie Smith hires former Tampa Bay S-Donnie Abraham as DB-coach of Illini.

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…………(Basketball)…………….

NBA…Gets to All Star break with lots of big stories

Surprises…Warriors (47-9)-lesser record than last year even with adding Kevin Durant…..San Antonio-life after Tim Duncan pretty good (43-13)….Houston-Mike D’Antonio reinvents himself..Rockets (40-18)…..Boston-Danny Ainge-after years of rebuilding has team at (37-19)……..

Disappointments…Lakers disaster continues…(19-39)…team is (84-220) over last 3-plus years…Brooklyn Nets (9-47)….New York Knicks-under Phil Jackson (55-84) in year and half.

NYKnicks…Charles Oakley continues tirade against owner James Dolan-says he is Donald Sterling-like.

Miami..Pat Riley hires former player Shane Battier as Assistant GM-handling analytics.

(College)

Coloradoan….Ft Collins newspaper reports Colorado State has 90-page report charging Rams head coach Larry Eustachy with abuse and intimidation over the last two years…Interviewed 14-players…Lead investigator recommended his firing…School AD instead ordered anger management classes and a zero tolerance policy….Eustachy was fired at Iowa State for alcohol issues.

Aztecs-UNLV….Sunday afternoon game…SDSU now (7-6) in league.

USD-L-BYU (82-70)…Cougars had 5-starters in double figures…Toreros got combined (42P) out of Olin Carter-Brett Bailey..USD hit 10-3’s in game..Record falls to (11-16)

Gonzaga-W-USF…Bulldogs (27-0)…only undefeated team in nation…Nigel Williams Goss had 30-in Zags win

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………….(Hockey)……………

Kings-L-Arizona….Coyotes stun LA at home…Arizona scores 2-goals in :16 in first period…then 2-goals in 3rd period…Kings got 2-goals i (:90) span to climb back into game….Coyotes were (19-29-7) coming into the game…Goalie Mike Smith withstood 42-shots in game.

Ducks-Florida…Friday night game…Anaheim (30-18-10).

San Diego Gulls-Bakersfield…Friday night matchup..Gulls (15-2-1).

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……………(General)……………

LA Genesis Open….Sam Saunders shoots (-7-64) to take opening round lead….Dustin Johnson heads group (66)…Phil Mickelson had 5-birdies-eagle but 3-bogeys in group (67)….Heavy rain coming to LA on weekend to impact tourney.

NASCAR…Drivers check into Daytona to begin prep for “Speed Week”.

Soccer..Arsenal gives vote of confidence to longtime coach Arsen Wenger despite losses to Chelsea and in UEFA league play.

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