Best 15 Minutes in Sports–Friday

Posted by on June 12th, 2020  •  0 Comments  • 

………………….(Baseball)……………..

MLB-Draft

Padres..
..45th Pick..Owen Caissie–OF-Brampton, Ontario (6’4-190)…power hitter and strong rightfield arm..lefthanded bat
..80th Pick..P-Cole Wilson-Univ Georgia…mid 90s fastball (6’5-232)…(1.57-ERA)..young pitcher-mechanics issues-control issues
..109th Pick..P Levi Thomas..RHP..Troy State…..(5’11-195)…(0.35-ERA)..

Dodgers..
..60th Pick…P-Landon Knack-East Tennessee State..(6’215)…98mph…5th year senior…(51K-1W) this year..5th year senior6
..66th Pick..P-Clay Beeter-Texas Tech (6’2-220)…coming off elbow issues-power pitcher
..100th Pick..OF-Jake Vogel-Huntington Beach High School

Angels..
..82nd Pick…OF-David Calabrese…speedy centerfielder from Ontario, Canada…(5’11-160)

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Miami..sign P-Max Meyers-Univ Minnesota…1st round pick (7.2M) deal
Detroit..sign 3B-Spencer Torkelson-Arizona State..Top pick (8.4M)
Giants..Draft Aztecs 3B-Casey Schmitt in 2nd round…hit (.315-.348) last two years with SDSU
NY Mets..Draft Aztecs SS-Anthony Walters in 3rd round.

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MLB…Forbes Magazine reports owners Net Revenue this year was supposed to be (10.7B)…Because of shutdown and no fans in stands..estimated revenue (2.7B)

MLB..Reportedly to make another offer of possible 82-game schedule but players must will take pay-cut from pro-rated deal.

Red Sox..Confirm there were 7-incidents of racial slurs from fans in stands directed at players and Red Sox minority employees.

Twins..Pohlad Family donates 25M-for racial justice foundations in state of Minnesota.

Houston….Former bench coach and fired manager Alex Cora breaks silence on Astros ‘Sign Stealing’ issues….’Was not a 2-man thing-Cora and Carlos Beltran’….’everyone in on this’….’resent fired GM-Jeff Luhnow pin pointing him as the leader. when he was bench coach.

Texas Collegiate League…Adds 5-minor league cities for Wood-Bat League this year, including Padres AA-team Amarillo…also San Antonio..Round Rock..Frisco..Tulsa.

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…………………(Football)………………..

USC…Athletic Director Mike Bohn confirms disgraced RB-Reggie Bush met with school president and showed remorse for his part in NCAA scandal that led to 10-year NCAA ban from campus…Bush refuses to apologize in public…nor grant media interviews.

Alabama…8-Tide football players tested positive for corona virus┬ásymptoms in 1st week of conditioning workouts

Texas..2-Longhorn players test positive for virus signs in first week back on campus.

Auburn…Lands transfer QB-Grant Loy-of Bowling Green.

SDSU…City Council calls special meeting June 17th-to formally approve Sales plan of 86-acres of land at SDCCU sight to Unviersity

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(NFL)

NFL..Says it will donate 250M over 10-years to establish foundations against racism in US
NFL…Cancels all team Minicamps scheduled for June
NFL…Expands Virtual Learning Classroom work thru June 26th.

New England..RB-James White says Patriots will take part in peaceful protests during National Anthem this fall.

Carolina..Fire 15-front office employees on business side in financial budget cutbacks.

Yahoo…Poll of NFL fans….52% believe OK for players to kneel this year during anthem…36%-against….12%-undecided….In last poll taken in 2018-only 35% fans approved players kneeling.

Denver..Broncos end virtual classroom work for veteran players this Friday…Rookies will have 1-more week classroom work.

Seattle…Seahawks coach Pete Carroll says another NFL team has contacted him about teams’ interview with Colin Kaeperneck…Carroll says he wishes team had taken a chance on ex-49ers quarterback when team had opening behind Russell Wilson

Jacksonville…Hire former RB-Dennard Robinson as a quality control coach

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………………………..(Basketball)……………….

NBA…Holds video conference with 40-NBA players who are concerned about health protocols for opening of camps in Orlando
NBA..Informs teams they can bring 15-man roster and 2-players on 2-way contracts to camp in Orlando
NBA..Discussing use of ‘Pool Reporters’ to cover games in bubbles…if reported leaves bubble campus-will not be allowed back in hote
NBA..Discussing possible NBA off season ‘Summer League’ for 8-teams not in NBA playoffs

Houston..Ownership says Coach Mike D’Antoni will runt the team in NBA playoffs despite health concern and his age (69Y)

Portland..Harry Glickman-founder of team passes away (96Y)

Lakers…LeBron James and Hollywood entertainment groups to begin Black voter registration drive…program “More Than a Vote”

USD…Invited to play in the Colangelo Basketball Classic…will be in field with Gonzaga..Arizona State..BYU…Texas Tech.

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…………………..(Hockey)……………………..

NHL…Informs teams that training camps will open on July10th for 24-teams in playoffs.

NHL…Meets with Canadian Government to discuss the 14-day Quarantine still in effect for those entering the country.

NHL..Anson Carter creates 33-player video to denounce racism in US and Canada.

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…………………..(General)……………..

PGA-Charles Schwab-Colonial…1st round

(63)..Justin Rose…3-birdies to start round…3-birdies at turn…shot 7-under…Harold Varner birdies 18th to tie Rose
(64)..Jhonny Vegas..Justin Thomas
(65)..Bryson deChambeau..Gary Woodland..Jordan Spieth
(68)..Rory McIlroy..Brooks Koepka
(69)..Phil Mickelson..wild round 4-birdies-3 bogeys…Jon Rahm

English Premeir League…Tottenham Hot Spur F-Dele Alli fined 50,000-pounds and suspened for 1-week for racial slurs on Snapchat mocking people with virus.

MLS…Announces plans for 26-team Tourney in Orlando….6-groups of team to open play in World Cup formula….LA Galaxy and FC-LA in group with Houston and Portland in their group play…..Top 2-teams move on to ‘knockout round’

NASCAR…Miami 400-Homestead on Sunday.

Formula 1…Negotiating with new tracks to possibly host 8-cancelled races…Talking to Hockenheim, Imola-Italy…Lisbon…2nd race at Bahrain.

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