Best 15 Minutes in Sports–Friday

Posted by on May 29th, 2020  •  0 Comments  • 

……………….(Baseball)……………………

Padres…UT reports MLB proposal on pay-cuts on Padres roster.
..Manny Machado (30M) salary cut to (4.9M)
..Wil Myers (20M)..to (3.9M)
..Eric Hosmer (20M)..to (3.9M)
..Garrett Richards (8.5M)..to (2.1M)
..Tom Pham (7.9M)..to (2M)
..Kirby Yates (7M)..to (1.8M)

Padres….Union Source tells my website…Under Owners proposal…Padres payroll this year in Pro-Rated and Pay-Cut shortened season would be (33.8M)…Padres regular season payroll was to be around (144M).

MLB Union…Will make counter proposal to owners on salaries
..Want to play 100-game season
..Willing to take Pro-Rated salary
..Willing to defer as much as 50% of pro rated salary into 2021

MLB Union…Says owners did not give them requested information on TV Revenue….Local TV Revenue….Sponsorship Fees in Stadium…Revenue from MLB-Media.

MLB…Agent Scott Boras tells his 71-clients…not to bail out owners …saying owners invested all their baseball profits over last decade into outside baseball interests…and now want players as business partners while refusing to share the true wealth in the game….says players salaries have been flat for 4-years…while revenues for owners have rocketed….

MLB…Player Rep Max Scherzer-on Players Executive Committee-says there will be no negotiations on Owners offer….says Owners want to cut salaries 38% in addition to the 50% pro rated losses players have already incurred.

MLB….Report massive minor league player releases as teams get to May 30th deadline as payments to minor leaguers run out….Mariners-Reds-Brewers-Mets-Washington-Rockies-Atlanta-Cardinals-Areizona-Tampa Bay among 10-teams who released upwards of 200-minor leaguers on Thursday.

Lotte Giants…Korean League team loses P-Lee Seung-Heon with fractured skull.

Dodgers Giants…Thursday was anniversary date 1957-MLB gave the permission to move from Brooklyn and New York to move to LA-SanFrancisco….63-years ago.

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………………….(Football)……………….

NFL Owners…Vote on Rule Changes
..Table 4th and 15 Rule in place of On-Side Kick-want to further study new ideas on rule
..Table proposal to hire 18-Sky Judges to work with officiating
..Approve proposal to experiment in preseason with Replay official acting as ‘Sky Judge’ to help communicate on field with officials about plays.
..Approve ‘Defenseless Player Rule’ to protect kick-punt returners
..Approve IR-List Rule-allowing teams to bring back 3-players per year

NFL..Hires former coach Perry Fewell and longtime Ref Walt Anderson as VP-Officiating.

NFL..Players react with rage over Minnesota murder of Georg Floyd
..JJ Watt-Houston..’Disgusting’
..Duane Brown-Seattle..’No progress made protect blacks’
..Kirk Cousins-Minnesota..’Citizens have right to expect protection’

Seattle..OT-Duane Brown-cleared by doctors for training camp-had knee-bicep injuries.
Steelers..WR-Diontae Johnson-cleared after surgery on groin

Chiefs..Open contract extension. talks with QB-Patrick Mahomes…has 2-years left on deal…slated to make (2.2M and 24M)…will be looking at new starting salary 30M

Colts..coaching staff praises QB-Chad Kelly…’10-of-10′ fixing his life and career on and off field.

Chargers.NBC-rates QB-Tyrod Taylor 34th in NFL this season…has just (23-21-1) record as starter.

Cleveland..Made offer of 14M to FA-DE-Jadaveon Clowney-rejected
Eagles..Express interest in RBs-Davonta Freeman-Atlanta..Sean McCoy-Buffalo.

CFL…Informs 9-teams they can open training facilities to players for ‘conditioning’….no starting date yet for training camp to begin or when season might be played.

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(College)

SDSU…City Council-Friday meeting to decide on possible vote on sales agreement for SDCCU Stadium land to University…City Council and SDSU negotiators met for 11-straight hours on Wednesday to hammer out final group of 14-issues city had with final draft SDSU presented….Could be approved on Friday..

San Diego..City Council Woman-Barbara Bry said City Attorney Mara Elliott is trying to sabotage and kill SDSU purchase of land for new football stadium and campus development.

USC…QB-JT Daniels announces transfer to U-Georiga-will play immediately coming off knee injury.

U-Houston..lands RB-Ta’Z Henry-transfer from Texas Tech.

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…………………(Basketball)……………..

NBA….Commissioner Adam Silver to hold conference call with owners on Friday to discuss structure of possible 16-or-20-team playoffs in ‘Bubble’ in Orlando.

NBA…Commissioner talks to Union about request limited number of families be allowed to be with players once teams relate to ‘bubble’ in Orlando.

NBA…GM Conference call discussing ideas of playoffs…either with seeding or group play.

NBA…League office sued for 1.2M by realtors in New York for failure to pay rent on NBA-League Store on 5th Avenue….NBA has not paid rent since March.

Hall of Fame…Announces cancellation of induction ceremonies for Kobe Bryant-Tim Duncan and others…Ceremony moved to 2021.

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…………………(Hockey)………………….

NHL…Informs teams in 24-team playoffs….rosters will include 28-skaters and 4-goalies when games begin.

Vancouver…Exploring moving training camp to US city because of 14-day Quarantine rule on any player entering Canada….Toronto-Montreal-Winnipeg-Edmonton-Calgary also have same issues.

NY Islanders…Sign C-Felix Bibeau…scored 79-goals..201 points in Quebec League in last 3-years.

Las Vegas Golden Knighs…..name AHL team Henderson ‘Silver Knights’ …will begin play next fall in suburban Las Vegas.

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………………(General)………………..

NASCAR…..Charlotte 300…Rain delayed race….Chase Elliott catches Kevin Harvick with 20-laps left and runs away with race….Harvick was dominant till handling went away….Elliott wins 1st race of season after having mishaps rob him of wins at Darlington…Ryan Blaney-Ricky Stenhouse tried to chase Elliott down…..Alex Bowman was leader but hit wall….Race stopped for abhor with rain and lightning issues.

Boston Marathon…scheduled to run Patriots Day race in September after April postponement….now cancels race till 2021.

English Premier League…announces season will restart June 17th.

Golf..Phil Mickelson-Tiger Woods…say would like to continue ‘The Match’ charity tourney-next year…possibly add Steph Curry-Michael Jordan next year.

Mike Tyson…wants to attempt comeback in ring at age (53Y)….promoters want to pair him against UFC-champ Conor McGregor.

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