Best 15 Minutes in Sports-Friday

Posted by on February 14th, 2020  •  0 Comments  • 

…….(Baseball)………

Padres…OF-Tommy Pham confirmed he had a partially torn UCL in knee..had stem cell procedure and Plasma Platelet injection in off season..will do limited running to start camp.

Padres..Manager Jayce Tingler comments on Thursday
..Message tp pitchers-1st day-No steps back-buildup-stay healthy
..Determine bullpen roles in final 2-weeks of camp
..Truth-guys go thru good years-bad years..be prepared help them
..Zach Davies-comes as advertised-strike thrower-creates soft contact
..Emilio Pagan-throws hard-runs on all cylinders..Grew a lot Tampa.
..Bullpen-collection hold leads-close-key not overuse them
..Tommy Pham-everything you hear-come thru adversity..came thru injuries-struggled to get better-shrinked strikeout rate..hit with power..ask 10-people tell you his drive to win is huge.

Andy Green…1st public comments since firing in San Diego…”Not surprised…People you interact with started to change around me…No resentment…It was painful..I take ownership of what happened..No script to how to deal with firing…Wil Myers-more in the tank-how do you get it out of him…Loved the four years in San Diego…Working for smart guy in Dave Ross with Cubs.

Angels..Manager Joe Maddon opened camp talking about firing by Cubs…”Was ready to move on…For 3-years let me run my methods…Last 2-years front office wanted to be involved in everything…I wanted to let players figure it out…They felt there was a growing complacency setting in”

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(MLB)

Houston…Astros under heavy criticism for short press conference in aftermath of Sign Stealing scandal…Reporters called it ‘fake apologies….called it garbage press conference….Not sorry-just bummed they got caught….Media shocked Crane had new manager Dusty Baker take part in apology…Players spoke for only 1-minute each.

Owner Jim Crane..’Sign stealing did not impact games-we had good team…We won Series’….’I should not be held responsible’….Blame Luhnow-Hinch-bothered that leaders condoned this-enabled this-did not stop this’

Dusty Baker…’Ask for forgiveness from fans….Tremendous sorrow in our clubhouse.’
George Springer…’Feel bad about what happened’
Jose Altuve…’I apologize as leader’
Carlos Correa…’Move forward play the game right’
Alex Bregman..’Sorry-we must regain trust of fans…feel horrible for sport’.

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(Roster Moves)

Orioles..Sign FA-P-Tommy Milone-ex A’s-Seattle
Miami..Sign FA-P-Brad Boxberger-ex Padres-Reds
Arizona..Sign FA-P-Aaron Blair-ex Braves
Red Sox..Sign FA-OF-Kevin Pillar-ex Giants-Blue Jays

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(Injuries)

Pirates…Put P-Jameson Taillon on 60-day DL
White Sox..C-Yasmani Grandal-calf injury in weight room
White Sox..P-Lucas Giolito-chest injury
White Sox..P-Gio Gonzalez-shoulder
Atlanta..Shutdown P-Cole Hamels-3W-shoulder impingement
Arizona..P-Mike Leake-chip fracture left wrist
Angels..P-Justin Anderson-out 6W-oblique
Angels..P-Felix Pena-ahead schedule elbow surgery rehab
Royals..C-Sal Perez-cleared full throwing-elbow surgery
Red Sox..2B-Dustin Pedroia-not come to camp-knee joint issues

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……………(Basketball)…………….

Aztecs-at-Boise State…..Take (25-0) record on road for Sunday game….Broncos (19-7)

USD-BYU…Toreros host 20-win Cougars

USD-Pepperdine….Toreros led (43-33) at halftime at PressTime…USD shot 56%

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(NBA)

Clippers-L-Boston Celtics (141-133)..OT….Jayson Tatum (39P)..Marcus Smart (31P)…Boston hits 18-3’s to win overtime shootout…Clippers got (30P) from Kawhi Leonrd…(59P) combined from Lou Williams-Montrzl Harrell..but lost Paul George-hamstring……LA (37-18)

Lakers…get to All Star break with (41-12) record.

NBA All Star Game…set for Sunday….Team LeBron-vs-Team Giannis.

Knicks..Report interested in talking to ex Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau about head coaching job.

Minnesota…Vote of confidence to coach coach Ryan Saunders…team has lost 27-of-32 games…now (16-37).

Portland…Blazers G-Damian Lillard pulls out of All Star festitivities with groin.

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………(Football)……………

Chargers..coach Anthony Lynn-who engineered ouster of QB-Philip Rivers…was given only 1-year contract extension last week…Has deal only thru (2021)…..Lynn praises backup journeyman QB-Tyrod Taylor..’he takes care of football’.

Chargers…Coach Anthony Lynn sounds off on Rooney Rule issues about lack of black coaches in head coaching jobs…’I think we changed 8-coaching jobs….Being a coordinator has nothing to do with be a good head coach….I think a coordinator’s skill-set and head coaches skill-set are completely different….Open th interview process to more assistant coaches-not just coordinators…then I think there will be more opportunities for minorities to be head coaches’

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(Teams)

Rams..Coach Sean McVay…excited to get back too work to work with new Off-Def Coordinators.

New England..QB-Tom Brady ready to begin his ‘Free Agent’ tour-apparently not ready to take 30M a year offer to stay with Patriots.

Bengals..Rookie coach Zac Taylor says team must build winning culture and it starts with #1 pick in draft…QB-Joe Burrow.

Browns..Hire Ryan Grigson as Asst GM…ex GM-Colts.

Lions..GM-Bob Quinn emphatically denies he is shopping QB-Matthew Stafford in a draft day trade for picks.

Washington..Sign FA-CB-Jared Norris-ex Carolina.
Jets..Sign FA-S-Anthony Cioffi-ex CFL-Ottawa

Colin Kaeperneck…still wants to play in NFL…willing to do individual workouts for teams.

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(College Football)

Colorado…asks permission to interview Chiefs Off Coord-Eric Bieniemy-former Buffs star running back…who was assistant for two years before taking NFL coaching job.

BYU…Star LB-Chas Ah You-arrested DUI in Provo.

Ohio State..Expel 2-DB’s arrested on felony rape charges involving a coed in February 4th incident.

Nebraska…sign 1-game contract with Ohio University-want to honor former Huskers head coach Frank Solich….also sign 2-years home and home with Oklahoma State.

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…………(Hockey)…………….

San Diego Gulls-at-Iowa…..AHL action…Fulls play Friday-Saturday on road vs Wild….Gulls (10-1-2) in last 13-games.

Gulls..sign FA-D-Keegan Kenzig (6’6) former 3rd round pick Calgary Flames…playing for Idaho in East Coast Hockey League

Ducks-L-Calgary…Flames score 4-goals in just 11-minutes in 2nd period…Led (5-0) in 3rd period at Press Time……Thursday night game…Anaheim won 6-of-10.

Kings-at Colorado on Saturday….LA just (3-14) in last 4-weeks.

Boston..D-Zedeno Charra fired (5,000) for cross check to head.

American Hockey League…Hiring Scott Howsam as President…Was former GM of Columbus Blue Jackets..now Director Player Personnel in Edmonton.

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……….(General)………..

PGA Golf…LA-Genesis Open-Riviera
..(64)..Matt Kuchar birdies 3-of-4 holes at start..7-birdies
..(67)..Wyn Clark leads big group
..(68)..Rory McIlroy..Jason Day
..(69)..Tiger Woods..started with eagle on lst hole-cooled off at end
..(72)..Phil Mickelson

NASCAR….Daytona Twins 150-Qualifying races for 500 on Sunday…Joey Logano and William Byron won qualifying races..

Soccer..English Premier League
..Leicester-Wolverhampton…City (15-6-4) heading into Friday game
..Liverpool-Norwich…Liverpool league best (24-0-1)
..Hot Spur (10-8-7)-vs-Aston Villa on Sunday
..Manchester United (9-8-8)-vs-Chelsea (12-8-3) on Monday

Jergen Klinsmann…Former Team USA coach quits after just 76-days as head coach at Hertha Berlin…had just (3-7) record.

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