Best 15 Minutes in Sports–Friday

Posted by on June 19th, 2020  •  0 Comments  • 

………………(Baseball)……………..

MLB-Union….Players Association makes another counter proposal to Owners…asking for more games…not accepting 60G-schedule…Tony Clark says Rob Manfred invited him to make a counter proposal on number of games on Wednesday,

..Union asks for 70-games
..Schedule run July 21-to-September 30
..Training camps reopen June 26th
..Agree Neutral Sight games for postseason if needed
..Split of upgraded new TV playoff contract-worth 110M to union
..Payment of 50M in playoff revenue
..Opt-out for ‘risk players-and-families at risk-full salary-benefits
..Allow owners sell ads on uniforms

MLB..Report Rob Manfred responded ‘This needs to be over’….says he told Tony Clark ’70-games’ poses health risks to players….’Playing schedule full of doubleheaders is not good for players’….’Can’t fit 70-games into this calendar’…and yet asked for 70-games again….Manfred on Thursday evening…”We traded things off…we negotiatated…3-times we explained our reasoning…we shook hands…Tony went back and then asked for more games-impossible to do this”…”Union is ignoring the Health people….going against Dr Fauci”…

USA Today..Report says 3-owners livid Union keeps asking more money.

Angels..Albert Pujols donates 180,000 to pay all Dominican coaches and staff for 5-months.

White Sox..Release OF-Gorkys Hernandez..P-Christian Friedrich.

=======================

………………..(Football)………………..

NFL….Doctor Anthony Fauci expresses concern NFL must adopt a ‘bubble plan’ for season to be played…says players need to be in ‘isolation’ because another outbreak is coming….says NFL needs to do 4,500 tests per day in training camp.

NFL…League medical director Dr. Anthony Sills says league will be flexible if it needs to make changes.

Chargers..Coach Anthony Lynn reaction: “We can’t fake it…nothing is normal..we will have to learn how to navigate this”

Rams..Coach Sean McVay…”We have to play football-don’t know how you social distance”

Seattle…WR-Josh Gordon applies for reinstatement-has been suspended 5X-by NFL for drug issues.

Raiders…Owner Mark Davis open to idea of signing QB-Colin Kaepernick-team has Derek Carr and Marcus Mariota under contract.

Tennessee..Coach Mike Vrabel to serve as his own defensive coordinator.

Bears…New OL coach Juan Castillo says his group will ‘outwork everyone’

Arizona..QB-Kyler Murray says team will take ‘NFL by storm’ with new offense with WR-DeAndre Hopkins and RB-Kenyan Drake.

Baltimore..QB-Lamar Jackson says ‘Best running back group in NFL with Mark Ingram-Gus Edwards-JK Dobbins’.

Browns..Coach Kevin Stefanski praises his new offensive look with Baker Mayfield-Nick Chubb-Karrem Hunt-Jarvis Landry-Odell Beckham.

Bears..Coach Matt Nagy…’Want QB with passion-energy-swagger’.

49ers..Lose WR-Deebo Samuels-broken foot in workouts Thursday.
Denver..CB-Bryce Callahan-cleared for camp-had foot injuries
Carolina..K-Grahame Gano-cleared to practice-fractured leg.

HBO…Chargers-Rams chosen to be on ‘Hard Knocks’ TV series this summer.

NFL..Suspends S-Marqui Christian 2-games for drug violation.

Jets…S-Jamal Adams asks for trade…Says he would accept deal to Cowboys-49ers-Chiefs…has 2-years left on his contract-wants pay raise to 15M a year.

———————————-

(College Football)

Texas….Covid outbreak hits Austin campus…13-players test positive for virus…10-additional put in quarantine…4-players test for anti-bodies who had virus.

SEC….Asks state of Mississippi to change its state flag…remove Confederate Stars&Bars from flag.

Washington…lands QB-Kevin Thomson-transfer Sacramento State…had (3800APY-39TD) last year in Big Sky Conference.

Ohio State-Alabama…Sign home-home contract for 2027-2028 seasons.

UCLA…Bruins football players cleared to return to campus on Monday…will have testing….Local players spend 1-day in quarantine…players out of state spend 7-days quarantine.

USC…AD-Mike Bohn says school will likely allow only 35,000 fans per game at LA Coliseum…Fans will also be required to wear masks.

SDSU…Release plans for fans who wish to turn in season tickets for football-basketball to get refunds.

==============================

……………….(Basketball)……………….

Lakers…C-Dwight Howard denies he is trying to ‘undermine’ NBA return to play…Does not feel it is right time in America to play games rather than deal with America’s social disorder….Stopped short saying he would boycott games.

Indiana..G-Justin Holiday-concerned about health issues-might not report to NBA bubble to play for Pacers.

Portland…Doctors  clear F-Zach Collins (shoulder)…C-Jusef Nurkic-knee for postseason play

Washington..Interested in signing ex-Lakers-Pelicans-Kings C-DeMarcus Cousins…coming off knee surgery.

Knicks..to interview Spurs female assistant Becky Harmon for vacant NY coaching job…will also interview Spurs assistant Will Hardy and Sixers assistant Ime Udoka.

Pistons..Hire Troy Weaver as GM…was Asst GM-Oklahoma City.

Minnesota..Golden Gophers land transfer G-Both Gach-ex Utah..bypassed San Diego State.

Kansas..Report coach Bill Self planning on suing NCAA for damages…being blamed for 5-major violations in Adidas slush fund scandal…School facing severe sanctions….Self could face 1-year suspension

===========================

……………………(Hockey)………………

Vancouver…losing F-Reid Boucher-given permission to negotiate with KHL teams in Russia…had 34G-Utica in AHL.

Vancouver…Lose F-Nikolai Goldobin-signs with KHL-CSKA-Moscow…had 50-points in 51-games at Utica in AHL.

Carolina..D-Oliwer Kaska signs with KHL-Omsk-Russian
Florida..F-Emil Djinse signs with KHL-Spartak-Russia

Buffalo…Sabres organization has now fired 19-front office employees in last 3-days..Team gone thru 3-GMs in last 7-years since Pegula family purchased franchise.

=========================

……………………(General)……………….

PGA-RBC-Heritage-Hilton Head Island
..(64)-Ian Poulter-Mark Hubbard…Poulter 7-birdie day
..(65)-Webb Simpson
..(66)-Jordan Spieth-Tony Finau
..(67)-Ricky Fowler-Brooks Koepka
..(71)-Jason Day
..(72)-Rory McIlroy-had 3-bogeys on back nine

PGA…Drew 3.1M-viewers for final round of Colonial-Schwab Invitational last Sunday.

Belmont Stakes…10-horses go to post on Saturday in delayed Triple Crown race…’Tiz-the-Law’ is favorite

NASCAR…Talladega 500-Sunday…Denny Hamlin-Chase Elliott hottest drivers on circuit.

Tennis..Serena Williams says she will play in US Open in August in New York.

English Premier League…top weekend games:
..Manchester United-vs-Hot Spur…United (12-8-9)
..Leicester City-vs-Watford…City (18-8-5) on season.
..Liverpool-vs-Everton….Liverpool (27-1-1) heading into Sunday game

Eric Wynalda…Fired as coach of USL-Las Vegas Lights as team prepares to re-start season.

Rugby…San Diego Legion…sign flanker Chris Robshaw-captain of English World Cup team…(31Y) inks 2-year deal.

==============================

Leave a Comment:

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *