Best 15 Minutes in Sports–Friday

Posted by on March 27th, 2020  •  0 Comments  • 

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(Free Agency)…….8-more signings on Thursday…Total 190-players signed in one week….13-trades.

Chargers…Lose WR-Geremy Davis…Signs with Detroit Lions…Chargers have now lost 13-playes from last year’s team…either left as free agents, released or traded.

Indianapolis..Sign FA-CB-Xavier Rhodes-ex Vikings
Redskins..Sign FA-WR-Cody Latimore-ex Giants
Buffalo..Sign FA-OT-Daryl Williams-ex Carolina
Giants..Sign FA-C-Evan Brown-ex Vikings
Giants..Sign FA-DT-Austin Johnson-ex Giants
Lions..Sign FA-WR-Geremy Davis-ex Chargers
Arizona..Sign FA-DT-Trevon Coley-ex Colts.
Steelers..Sign FA-LS-Chris Kuntz-XFL-Dallas Renegades

Tampa Bay..Re-sign DT-Ndomakong Sun (1Y-8M)
Bills..Re-sign CB-EJ Gaines
Arizona..Re-sign OT-Marcus Gilbert

Tampa Bay…Coach Bruce Arians says team has ‘no interest’ in signing FA-WR-Antonio Brown.
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(NFL Notes)

Drew Brees…Donates 5M-to Covid Fund-New Orleans
LA Rams..Raise 2.2M in Telethon for LA Food Bank and United Way
Rams..QB-Jared Goff-OT-Andrew Whitworth-donate combined 500,000 to United Way
Cam Newton..Critical-‘Carolina gave up on me’ after rehab surgery
Jameis Winston…Tampa coach Bruce Arians calls 2-teams on behalf
Matthew Stafford..Buys 20,000 meals for hospital staffers in Detroit.
Chandler Jones..Arizona Cardinals DE-buys 150,000 meals for his hometown Endicott, New York food bank.

Baltimore..President Dick Case says he does not believe NFL will hold OTA workouts this year.

NFL…Commissioner Roger Goodell refuse consider postponing draft….Management Council meets Thursday morning…Informs teams Thursday night draft will take place….Teams should plan on limited front office participation from a remote location outside of team facility.

Minnesota…Terry Tausch-former Vikings OG-passes away (61Y)

Eric Reid…Longtime 49ers-Carolina safety calls it ‘disgrace’ that Union agreed to new deal with owners ‘took away money from retired players on disability to fund additional pension money for healthy retired players and form new pension plan for players with just 3-years service time’….Players with disability will lose (2,300) per month….Retired veterans will get bumps of (1,400) per month….3rd year retired players will get (1,650) per month….NFL defends action says ‘select few with disability benefits-still get money, but making new money available for many other retired older players’.

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(College Football)

Washington State…Tragedy strikes Cougars football program again..Top S-Bryce Beekman passes away in his apartment….May have had heart attack…(22Y)…was starting safety last year.

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………….(Baseball)…………..

MLB…Commissioner Rob Manfred does interview with ESPN
..Want to play credible number of games…90-to-142 when relaunch
..Not know absolute number of games we can play
..Working with 4-officials from CDC on scheduling.
..Maybe gear up for spring training mid-May
..Want to be creative with postseason games-do different-experiment

MLB-Union…Discussing delaying draft till late July….Reducing draft from 40 rounds to 5-to-10 rounds….Defer some 90% signing bonuses of draft pick till 3-tiered payment plan in 2022….Undrafted players will be capped at 10,000-dollar signing bonus.

Padres-Tampa Bay…Trade-Friars deal journeyman 2B-Esteban Quiroz to Rays as final payment in Tommy Pham-for-Hunter Renfroe trade

Cardinals..P-Adam Wainwright donates 250,000 to help pay minor leaguers in farm system.

Jimmy Wynn…Legendary Astros slugger passes away (72)…”Toy Cannon”…(.250) career hitter (290HR)
Bill Bartholomay…Owner who moved Milwaukee Braves to Atlanta…passes away (91)

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……………(Basketball)……………..

Dallas…Owner Mark Cuban says he believes camps will open in Mid May…start playing games in June…possibly without fans

Detroit…Full staff members and trainers being tested for corona virus.

Curly Neal…Legendary Harlem Globetrotter dies (77)…played with team 23-years.
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…………….(Hockey)………………

NHL…Postpones its June 26th NHL Draft….Awards Ceremony….NHL Draft Lottery

Minnesota Wild…Sign G-Hunter Jones-Peterboro Petes-OHL.
Boston..Sign D-Jack Ahcan-St Cloud State
Florida..Sign F-Alex Rauhauser-Bowling Green

Colorado…Report Avalanche player tests positive for virus-put in quarantine.
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…………….(General)…………….

Indy 500….Postpones Memorial Day weekend race….will move it to August 23rd.

Indy Car-NASCAR…..Re-arrange schedule…..Indy car will run Indy Grand Prix on July 4th….NASCAR will run Brickyard 400 on July 5th in superstar weekend of racing.

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