Best 15 Minutes in Sports–Friday

Posted by on May 22nd, 2020  •  0 Comments  • 

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NFL….Union says NFL will have to pay every player’s full salary if the first game of the season occurs this fall…Cites Page 6-of CBA…Union says no negotiations about ‘give backs’ in salary if no fans can attend games.

NFL..Owners vote on rule changes next Tuesday
..Replace onside kick with 4th and 15-extra play to retain possession
..Hiring of Sky Judge for each officiating crew
..Defenseless Player Rule to now include KR-PR players too.

NFL…Responses continue to pour in league changing minority hiring policy
..Marvin Lewis-ex Bengals coach..Proposal to use draft picks was ‘offensive’…’do not bribe teams’..’End Jim Crow laws’.
..Ozzie Newsome-ex Ravens GM..’NFL now making sincere effort to improve’
..Tony Dungy-ex Tampa Bay coach…’Not have to pay someone to do the right thing’

Dallas…Stephen Jones says Dak Prescott contract talks must include realization…’Metrics show that teams that pay too big a percentage of salary cap to 1-player-greatly decrease their chance to win’…..Prescott wants 4Y-contract that goes from 35M to as high as 45M per year…..He is franchise tagged at (31.5M) this year.

Seattle..Drug troubled WR-Josh Gordon applies for NFL reinstatement…has been disciplined by league 6X in career…has played in only 33-games…missed 63.

Dallas..LB-Randy Gregory has yet to have hearing on his reinstatement…been suspended by league 4X…has not played in 2-full seasons.

Dallas..DE-Aldon Smith-reinstated says ‘will see same player-but new person’……has not played in 3-years because of substance abuse and arrest issues.

Washington…RB-Adrian Peterson upset Redskins front office traded LT-Trent Williams to 49ers.

Rams….So Fi Stadium cancels two more summer concerts..Guns-Roses and Tim McGraw scheduled for August….Had already lost Loretta Swit concert. because of virus-crisis.

Cleveland..Hire Charley Walls-ex Packers-as National Scouting Director.

Chargers…Former AFL-CB-Jim Beauchamp-passes away (76Y)…played 10-years for AFL-team..had 23-interceptions

CFL…Push back start of season till September…might have to play Grey Cup game in domed Stadium in December….Camps not open this weekend….League looking at 8-game season…not 18-games.

(Roster Moves)

Miami…Put backup QB-Josh Rosen on NFL trade block
Saints..Sign FA-LB-Anthony Chikillo-ex Steelers
Falcons..Sign FA-LB-Deone Bucannon-ex Arizona-Giants
Seattle..Offer contract to FA-RB-Devonta Freeman-ex Falcons
Eagles..Talk to FA-RB-LeSean McCoy-ex Chiefs

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(College Football)

SDSU…City Council calls special meeting for May 29th…to possibly vote on 86M-purchase of SDCCU land by San Diego State
SDSU…Considering opening new stadium with home game against Arizona in 2022 to debut Aztecs Stadium

Alabama…Signs home and home contract with Arizona.
Louisville..Will open campus to players on May 27th

UCLA…New Athletic Director Martin Jarmond….calls UCLA ‘elite university’….promises to ‘bring energy’ to AD office…’will lock arms with football coach Chip Kelly’….’Success is non-negotiable’.

UCLA…no decision on athletes on campus…Fall classes start 10/1
USC..no date yet for athletes..Fall classes start 8/24

San Diego State…All 19-athletic programs pass APR requirement of 930-minimum score…Aztecs football (970)..Baseball (979)…Basketball (938)….5-programs had perfect (1000) score….University average impressive (985).

Aztecs…Lose TE-Nick McTear-enters transfer portral…caught only 2-passes in 2-years.

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…………….(Baseball)………….

MLB….Gets Praise from CDC officials for its 67-page handbook on health testing in ‘Return to Play’ proposal….Doctors question whether saliva test is as good as nasal swab test for virus…..Questions use of hydrotherapy in clubhouses…..Is there enough testing of clubhouse personnel….will players be able to contain social circle integration….

MLB…Asked Union and each MLB team for responses to Health Handbook by Friday.

MLB Union…Players Association asks for minor changes in Health Plan…wants more player testing day-by-day….more access to certain parts of training facility.

MLB…GMs say Health protocol final document will look very different from one issued by Commissioner’s office early this week.

Tampa Bay…Opens Tropicana Field facility for conditioning drills by players in small groups on Monday.
Miami Marlins…Open their stadium for small group workouts on Thursday.

Dodgers-Padres-Giants-A’s-Angels…yet to open their facilities-awaiting word from Governor Gaven Newsome.

Tampa Bay…P-Brent Honeywell undergoes elbow surgery…3rd procedure in career on his arm.

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………………..(Basketball)……………….

NBA…Commissioner Adam Silver says each NBA-playoff series must be a ‘Best of 7-Series’ to legitimize postseason.
NBA…Reports that Union has been told…training camps would open June 21st…season would restart July 15th….League wants to get to  70-games

NBA…Union asks league to let all teams open training camp in home facilities and go to bubble cities only for playoff games.

NBA…conference calls with Player Reps…discussing
..5-game schedule of regular season games to finish season
..Play-in games to determine final playoff slots
..Use Orlando-Las Vegas bubble cities for teams in East-West
..Playes confined to luxury hotels and restaurants in bubble cities

Golden State…C-Kevon Looney undergoes surgery ‘core muscle’ injury.

Chicago…Livid Scottie Pippen rips Michael Jordan for his negative statements about relationship between two…’Spent 9-episodes casting me in a negative light’ in documentary ‘Last Dance’

ESPN…10-part ‘Last Dance’ documentary drew average 5.6M-viewers over 4-weekends.
Los Angeles…Documetary to debut this weekend ‘Blackballed’…Players story of Clippers owner Donald Sterling and his racists behaviors while owning the NBA team.

SDSU…Makes contact with G-Daivien Williamson-transfer from East Tennessee State…(10P-2A) per game last year…..Talks to G-Both Gatch-transfer from Utah (10P-2A)

Grand Canyon University…Fired coach Dan Majerle files ‘breach of contract suit’…demands 10M-owed salary from final three years of contract.

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………………(Hockey)……………….

NHL….Proposes 24-team playoff series…to be played in 2-Hub cities…in July….Top 4-Teams in East-West would play 3-game round robin to determined top seeds….Other 16-teams would have play-in series-Best of 5-to determine who moves on into 2nd round…6-teams would not be in playoffs meaning Kings-Ducks season among others-would be over.

NHL…Meets with US-Canadian Government leaders…ask that rinks in NHL cities be opened  on June 1st to allow players to return for conditioning drills.

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……………………(General)………………

NASCAR….Fine likely coming for driver Chase Elliott for obscene gesture on TV directed at driver Kyle Busch after late race crash that knocked Elliott out of Darlington 500 on Thursday night….Busch admitted he made mistake cutting inside and tapping Elliott rear bumper caused crash….Denny Hamlin won rain delayed race.

NASCAR….Heads to Charlotte for Coca Cola 600-that runs on Sunday night.

Indy Car…Cancels Richmond 250…..moves race to be part of weekend doubleheader at Road America in Wisconsin later in season.

PGA…Tiger Woods-Phil Mickelson…’Champions for Charity’ match play tourney at Medalist Course outside Jupiter, Florida….Hope to raise 10M for tourney that also includes Tom Brady-Peyton Manning in best ball competition.

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