Best 15 Minutes in Sports–Friday

Posted by on March 20th, 2020  •  0 Comments  • 

……….(Football)………….

(NFL Free Agency)…13-Signings on Thursday..1-Trade…Total in 4-days..(106-signings…7-trades).

Rams…Rock the NFL by releasing RB-Todd Gurley after failing to get him to take a payout and failing to trade him…Gurley was due 10M-guarantee on Thursday nite…Would have had (17.2M) cap figure and team takes a (20M) cap hit this year…Gurley finishes 5Y career with 7395APY-70TD)…Career tailed off because of developing arthritic¬†condition from knee surgery at Georgia.

Rams..Release LB-Clay Matthews…(3.5M) cap savings

Chargers..GM-Tom Telesco says doubtful club will reopen contract talks with RB-Melvin Gordon-without contract offer 4-days into free agency….Sources say he rejected 10M per year offer from Chargers last year…Has not had an offer 6M per year yet.
Chargers…Lose FA-S-Adrian Phillips-signs with New England Patriots
Chargers..Likely to move Sam Tavi to LT to replace Russell Okung….Trent Scott will not be the starter…Brian Bulaga replaces Tavi at RT
Chargers..C-Mike Pouncey-coming off neck surgery-positive rehab workouts…may play in 2020.

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(Roster Moves)

Lions-Eagles…Trade…Detroit deals CB-Darius Slay to Philadelphia for #3-5 round draft picks…Slay inks (4Y-50M) extension

Patriots..Sign FA-S-Adrian Phillips-ex Chargers
Giants..Sign FA-QB-Colt McCoy-ex Redskins

Lions..Sign FA-S-Jayron Kearse-ex Vikings
Arizona..Sign FA-LB-DeVondre Campbell-ex Atlanta
Carolina..Sign FA-WR-Keith Kirkwood-ex Saints
Bengals..Sign FA-CB-Mackensie Alexander-ex Vikings
Browns..Sign FA-DT-Andrew Billings-ex Bengals
Browns..Sign FA-CB-Kevin Johnson-ex Bills
Browns..Sign FA-WR-JoJo Natson-ex Rams
Giants..Sign FA-S-Nate Ebner-ex Patriots
49ers..Sign FA-OG-Tom Compton-ex Jets
Washington..Sign FA-TE-Logan Thomas-ex Lions
Washington..Sign OT-Cornelius Thomas-ex Bears

Atlanta..Makes contact with FA-RB-Todd Gurley
Broncos..Release QB-Joe Flacco-had 20M cap figure
49ers…Release OG-Mike Person

Patriots..OG-Joe Thuney signs franchise tag deal (14.6M)
49ers..Sign S-Jimmy Ward (3Y-28M) extension

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(NFL Notes)

Saints…Coach Sean Payton confirms he tested positive for the corona virus…Is quarantined at home for 14-days.

Seattle…Suspended WR-Josh Gordon seeks reinstatement hearing infront of Commissioner Roger Goodell.

Rams..Jared Goff-Andrew Whitworth donate 500,000-dollars to buy 2M-meals for LA Food Bank.

Green Bay…Former DE-Kabeer Baja-Biamilla¬†tasured in court, charged with contempt and resisting arrest, after argument with judge and refusing to sign divorce court settlement.

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(College Football)

Boise State…Land K-Jonny Messina-transfer from 1AA-Stetson University-had 35-field goals.

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……………..(Basketball)…………..

Lakers..Confirm 2-of-14 players tested for virus-test positive…All players quarantined.
Boston..G-Marcus Smart-confirms he has tested positive.

NBA…Orders all training facilities to players closed…refusing to even allow individual workouts.

NBA…Commissioner Adam Silver confirms league is discussing with Union possible change of schedule…Start season in December..end in August.

China Basketball Association….Veteran NBA G-Jeremy Lin and F-Ekpe Udoh are first two players to return to country to take physical exams after Virus attack…CBA preparing to restart schedule.

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…………….(Baseball)……………..

Red Sox…P-Chris Sale needs immediate elbow surgery-will need 15-months rehab…Felt discomfort in first throwing outing after 5W-rehab
Giants..P-Tyler Beede to have Tommy John surgery on Friday

Houston..Release P-Jared Hughes.

MLB………..Cancels International series games in Mexico (Padres-Arizona) and Puerto Rico (Mets-Marlins)

MLB-Union…Continue discussion future of amateur draft….MLB wants to cancel it and merge 2020-draft with 2021 draft….Union wants to delay draft until early fall.

Reds..Worker at Goodyear, Arizona facility tests positive for virus.

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……………..(Hockey)…………….

Nashville…Sign FA-RW-Cam Smith-Univ-North Dakota
Arizona..Sign FA-F-Ryan McGregor-Sarnia from OHL.
Vancouver..Sign FA-F-Will Lockwood-Mankate State

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……………….(General)………………..

Tom Bach-IOC President….”Cancellation of summer games not on our agenda”…would not speculate on push back to fall schedule…or delay to 2021.

NASCAR….Meets with Drivers Committee to discuss how to reschedule 7-cancelled races into rest of schedule.

Formula 1…Cancels Dutch-Spanish-Monaco Grand Prix…7-global races now cancelled.

Golf…Royal & Ancient says it is continuing plans to hold the Britis¬†Open starting July 16th at Royal St-George.

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