Best 15 Minutes in Sports–Friday

Posted by on April 10th, 2020  •  0 Comments  • 

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Rams-Houston….Blockbuster trade…Rams deal WR-Brandin Cooks and #4 pick to Houston for #2 pick…Cooks averaged (14.3YPC) in career…is owed (43M) over next 4-years of contract..Cooks replaces the traded DeAndre Hopkins-who was dealt to Arizona last month…Cooks becomes the 11th key player to leave Rams in off season as club struggled with salary cap issues.

Alabama…QB-Tua Tagovailoa does ‘Virtual Pro Day’….throws 75 passes in controlled workout run by ex-NFL QB-Trent Diler…agent will make all video available to the 32-NFL teams…..Reports concerned about Tua overall health…has had 5-injuries in 3-years at Alabama including hip-ankle-wrist surgeries.

NFL…Commissioner Roger Goodell says he expects to play a full season starting in September, once cleared by CDC science and medicine….Believes the NFL ‘starting on time’ can help the country heal….Goodell’s comments on Thursday came as the Virus-Crisis scored direct hits on Boston, Chicago and Houston with no city having hit its apex yet.

Tennessee…Former Titans running back Chris Johnson denies TMZ report that he is focus of investigation on a ‘hire for murder’ probe…Johnson was shot in 2015 in a gang related incident…Police say the 2-shooters were themselves killed in 2016….Gang sources implicate the ex NFL running back for hiring people to carry out the retaliation.

Bears..Donate 1.9M for Covid-research in Chicago
Tampa Bay..WR-Mike Evans donates 100,000 for food pantry
Buffalo..CB-Josh Norman raises 100,000 for school kids meals.
Arizona..QB-Kyler Murray donates 25,000-for childrens meals
Raiders..DE-Clelan Ferrell donates 100,000 for research-Richmond.

Kansas City..Re-signs CB-Bashaud Breeland
CFL..Toronto Argonauts sign ex Bills RB-Karlos Williams.

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(College)

College Football Playoffs….Conducts poll on expanding playoffs
..88%-ADs polled want 4-team playoff expanded
..72%-ADs want playoffs expanded to 8-teams
..66%-ADs want top ranked team from Non Power 5-group-guaranteed spot in post season.

Santa Clara County….Lead medical officer Dr. Jeffrey Smith says he does not believe any NFL or college team should play in Bay Area till Thanksgiving.

Mississippi State…DE-Fabien Lovett says he will transfer after Coach Mike Leach tweets about a lynching with a cartoon.

Colorado State..LB-Trey Sutton says he will transfer

Utah..Lands DE-Devan Kafusi-transfer from BYU.

Notre Dame-Navy…Confirm they may move their game from Dublin, Ireland on August 29th back to the USA.

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…………………(Baseball)…………….

Orioles…Longtime DH-1B-Mark Reynolds-retires after 13Y-career…hit  (298HRs) in career…Played with Rockies-Arizona-Indians-Yankees-Baltimore.

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…………………(Basketball)…………….

NBA…Announces that all players will receive full game checks on April 15th…Will continue talks with Union about 50% payouts from rest of season checks for players because of cancellation of schedule.

Lakers…LeBron James say he is working out 4-times a day at his home-hoping the playoffs will take place.

Lakers…Security guard fo DeMarco Cousins-Rajon Rando passes away from virus…Noordin Said had worked for the players the last five years.

Chicago…Hires Arturas Karnisovas as VP operations replacing Jon Paxon…Coach Jim Boylan may be dismissed.

Aztecs…Center Nathan Mensah-missed final 3-months of season while having treatment for a blood clot……continues to work on his own…His guardian says there have been no setbacks and believes Mensah will be allowed to workout with his teammates in July when second summer term on campus begins…SDSU shutdown first summer term and will remain an ‘on-line university’ for the May-June summer term classes.

UCLA..lands Johnny Juzang-transfer from Kentucky…(6’6-F)-has 3-years eligibility left

Louisville…Top JUCO recruit-Jay Scrubb announces he won’t enroll in school and will file for NBA draft.
Mississippi State..F-Rob Woodard-files for draft..(14P-6R)

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…………………..(Hockey)……………..

Edmonton….Lose F-Anton Slepyshev…elects to re-sign with CSKA-Moscow rather than return to Oilers.

Arizona…Sign D-Cam Crotty-star at Boston University.

Ottawa…Sign C-Mark Kastelic-scored 148G in career at Calgary in WHL.

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………………..(General)……………….

Indy Car….Texas 400 officials say they will not hold the opening race of the season in June…if fans are not allowed to attend.

PGA…Tiger Woods…says he feels ‘night and day’ better after pulling off the PGA Tour in early season because of back issues…Hopes to play in the Masters that has been rescheduled to November.

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