Best 15 Minutes in Sports–Friday

Posted by on January 24th, 2020  •  0 Comments  • 

………………..(Golf)……………..

Farmers Insurance Open-Torrey Pines…..Denmark’s Sebastian Cappelan had 8-birdies…finished day shooting (-6) to take early first round lead…watched Keegan Bradley have 4-birdies-1 eagle…and created a 2-way tie atop leaderboard.

-6..Sebastian Cappelan..Keegan Bradley..
-5..Rory McIlroy (7-birdies)…Kevin Tway…Bubba Watson…Sun Im
-4..Jon Rahm.
-3..Tiger Woods 5-birdies but bogey 18th..Charley Hoffman
-1..Jordan Spieth
E..Phil Mickelson-bogeys at 11-12-15.faltered back nine.

+1..Xander Schauffele..

+2..Justin Rose-defending champ..Jason Day

+3..Ricky Fowler

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………….(Basketball)…………….

Aztecs-at-UNLV…Saturday 1pm-matchup…SDSU goes for 21st win in a row in what might be tougher than expected game….C-Nathan Mensha..F-Aguek Arop remain out with injuries…Rebels (11-10) but have won 7-of-last-9 games…G-Bryce Hamilton-Amauri Hardy combined (49P) in loss at Nevada…allowed Wolfpack score 53P in second half of game.

USD-Santa Clara…Saturday afternoon game..Toreros (8-14)

Kansas…ESPN’s Dick Vitale says Jayhawks forward who triggered violent brawl in Kansas State game should be suspended for life for attempt to injure K-State player.

NCAA….Committee formed to make proposals to change rules involving players-recruits involved in sexual assaults either in high school or on campus…Ban on signing them or allowing them to transfer to another school.

UCLA…F-Shareef O’Neal transferring out…(6’9) F-plagued by foot injuries…son of Shaquille O’Neal.

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(NBA)

Lakers-W-Brooklyn (128-113)…Lakers score 75P in first half and coast to win…LeBron James (27P)…….Thursday night game..LA (36-9) on season

Clippers-at-Miami….LA (32-13) heading into Friday game.
Lakers-at Philadelphia….Saturday game…4th game in 6-nights.

Clippers…The Athletic is reporting players in LA unhappy with preferential treatment Kawhi Leonard-Paul George are getting….days off…lesser practice schedule-while rest of roster grinds on and plays nightly….Players say team is not practicing hard on off days-has lost its grit

Clippers…NBA report LA is willing to package a 1st round pick and an expiring contract to get another big man to play on baseline….Interested in NY Knicks F-Marcus Morris or Memphis F-Andre Igoudala.

New Orleans..Rookie C-Zion Williamson scores 17-points in a row in NBA debut…hits 4-3’s in 3-minute span…Finishes with (22P) on 8-of-11 shooting in first game.

Minnesota…Timberwolves say they are not entertaining trade offers for unhappy C-Karl Anthony Towns.
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………………(Baseball)…………….

Padres–Red Sox….The Athletic reports San Diego-Boston reopen trade talks involving OF-Mookie Betts…..Red Sox want 2-prospects and would take on Will Myers remaining 3Y on contract…..Padres gambling with 1Y-rental on Betts-due to earn (27M) next season and then would become free agent….Betts (.295-29HR-80RBI-135-runs scored.

Houston…Outspoken agent Scott Boras says his client Jose Altuve does not have to apologize for being part of ‘Sign Stealing’ scheme…Says player was “doing what was told to do by management”.

Seattle…Lose OF-Mitch Haniger for 6-W…reinjure shoulder.

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(Roster Moves)

Cincinnati…Reopens contract talks with FA-OF-Nick Castellanos-ex Cubs-last big name who is unsigned.

Miami..Make contract offer to FA-P-Pedro Stropp-Cubs.

Orioles..Contract offer to FA-SS-Tim Beckham-ex Seattle.

Orioles..Sign FA-P-Brady Rodgers-ex Astros-had elbow surgery
Orioles..Sign FA-C-Taylor Davis-ex Cubs
Reds..Sign FA-OF-John Powell-ex Mariners
Mariners..Sign FA-C-Joe Hudson-ex Cardinals
Indians..Sign FA-P-Dom Leone-ex Cardinals
Indians..Sign FA-OF-Anthony Gose-ex Blue Jays
Mariners..Sign FA-OF-Alex Hanson-ex Blue Jays.
Giants…Sign FA-OF-Darin Ruff…hit (.313) last year with Samsung Lions-Korea
Dodgers..Sign FA-P-Kyle Lobstien-ex A’s

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………………….(Football)…………..

Antonio Brown…..ex NFL-WR charged with assault and battery for attack on Moving Van driver in Hollywood, Florida-whom he refused to pay a 4,000-bill he owed for moving furniture across the country.

Fritz Pollard Alliance….Holds Town Hall meeting…implores NFL to change the Rooney Rule over interview process for minority coaching candidates.

NFL…Announces 2019-season increase in concussions (224) compared to last year (214)…..Prior 3-years-NFL averaged (266) concussions.
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(Teams)

Eagles…Talk to QB-Josh McCown about becoming an assistant coach on staff.

Giants..Will not put QB-Eli Manning on retired list in case he changes mind about wanting to play in NY.

Saints..Drew Brees seriously considering retirement-wants more time to think about future.

Vikings..Hire Gary Kubiak as Off Coord-former head coach Denver.
Denver..Interview Mike Shula for QB-coach job-ex Giants
Dallas..Interview George Edwards for DL job-ex Vikings Def Coord
Carolina..Hire Jeff Zgonina-DL coach-ex 49ers
Browns..May not hire Off Coord-let Coach Kevin Stafanski and Asst Coach Bill Callahan handle job jointly.

Raiders..QB-Derek Carr ‘weary’ of speculation he is not right QB for job…coming off (4,054Y-21TD-8 Int) season in second year with Jon Gruden.

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(College Football)

Syracuse…Very upset Def Coord-Zach Arnett quit after two weeks on job to take Mississippi State job.

Tennessee…Land WR-Velus Jones-transfer USC
U Conn…Huskies reeling…21-players have entered transfer portal in wake of school deciding to go 1AA in football and try and play as independent.

Mountain West Conference…Meets with Boise State to try and resolve potential lawsuit in changes Conference wants to make in revenue sharing of TV monies.  Boise refused to give up additional 1.8M it gets as part of separate TV deal.

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………………(Hockey)………………….

NHL….All Star Weekend…Game Saturday night in St-Louis…….Schedule resumes on Monday night.

LA Kings..send F-Blake Lizotte to AHL-Ontario Reign

San Jose..Vote of confidence to GM-Doug Wilson as rebuilding job continues.

Gulls-at-Grand Rapids…AHL action both Friday-Saturday night…Gulls have won 5-of-6….Kevin Dineen team has rallied from (0-6) start to go (17-16-4) this year.

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…………………(General)………………

LA Galaxy….Stunned that newly signed Mexican F-Javier “Chicharito” Hernandez would tell family member he signed with MLS to start “retirement tour”….Is making 7.5M per season.

Manchester United….Vote of confidence to struggling coach Gunnar Solskjaer…Team riddled by injuries.

English Premier League
..Liverpool-W-Wolverhampton…Roberto Firmino scores (84′)…Liverpool wins 14th match in row…now (22-0-1).

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