Best 15-Minutes in Sports-Friday

Posted by on March 17th, 2017  •  0 Comments  • 

………….(Baseball)………….

World Baseball Classic…Team USA-vs-Puerto Rico-tonite….Blue Jays righthander Marcus Strohman starts against Mets hurler Seth Lugo…A US win put them in finals at Dodgers Stadium…US has never gotten to the finals.

World Baseball Classic….Dominican Republic-W-Venezuela (3-0)…Greg Polanco-Pirates hits towering HR. off Padres pitcher Jhoulys Chacin in 5th inning…to break up scoreless pitchers duel…Chacin had thrown 4-shutout innings..Robbie Cano adds insurance run RBI single…Nelson Cruz also homered…”DR” stays alive in tourney..plays US on Saturday night….Game took over 4-hours to play…

(Exhibition Games)

Padres-L-Royals (13-3)..Kansas City belts Trevor Cahill (1.1inn-5R-7H)..Paul Clemens (3inn-4R-5H)….Two potential starters in rotation strafed for (9R-12H)…Corey Spangenberg-2 more hits..Padres defense 3-more errors…led to 8-runs in 2nd inning…Friars now (6-12) on year.

Padres-Dodgers…Rookie P-Walker Lockett-vs-Alex Wood.

Padres..OF-Alex Dickerson to miss 4-weeks with bulging disc in back-does not need surgery…played only 1G-this spring

Padres..1B-Wil Myers leaves game with jammed neck while hitting base running.

Padres..P-Carter Capps throws well in 1st workout on backfield sim game.

Padres..P-Jered Weaver will throw in minor league game rather than against Dodgers.

Padres..C-Austin Hedges-out with hamstring tightness-cleared to catch vs Dodgers today.

Padres..Manager Andy Green upset that Venezuela manager Omar Vizquel has not used Yanger Solarte at 3B in WBC-had 1-at bat in 3-games…Moved Rougned Odor from 2nd to 3rd.

Dodgers-L-Cubs (4-0)….P-Hyun Jin Ryu second strong start in a row..(3inn-1R-3H-4K)…has now given up just 1R-in-5 innings this spring…Cubs starter Eddie Butler (4inn-1H-0R)…Yasiel Puig ejected

Dodgers-Mariners…Night game at Camelback Ranch.

Dodgers..SS-Corey Seager says he may not play any exhibition games final week of spring to protect oblique-will be ready opening day.

Angels-W-Rockies (8-7)…Albert Pujols 2H-2RBI in win..Carlos Perez RBI-triple in 9th for win..Garrett Richards (4inn-4K) in start.

Angels-Texas…Friday matchup…P-Alex Meyer will start for Halos.

Angels..P-John Lamb to see specialist-back examination.

(MLB)

Miami…Police report says Marlins P-Jose Fernandez was at controls of power boat..doing 65mph…had twice legal alcohol limit…ran into jetty at 2am in darkness….Had blood alcohol count (.147) and cocaine in system.

Yankees…Sign FA-P-Erenesto Frieri-ex Angels-Pirates-Tampa Bay.

(Injuries)

Arizona…3B-Yasmani Tomas-Oblique injury
Atlanta..2B-Micah Johnson-fractured wrist
Marlins..3B-Martin Prado-hamstring
Orioles..P-Chris Tillman-cortisone shot-shoulder

Mets..3B-David Wirght will not throw rest of spring-ailing shoulder-likely headed to the DL with impingement…has missed (250G) over last 2-years.

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………(Basketball)……………

(NCAA Tourney)

Gonzaga-W-SDakota State..#1 seed Bulldogs now (33-1)
Villanova-W-Mt St Mary’s..#1 seed Cats now (32-3)
Arizona-W-North Dakota..Cats score (100P)..shoot 58%..
WVirginia-W-Bucknell..Mountaineers now (27-8)
Florida-W-ETennessee State..Gators beat 27-win team
Minnesota-L-Middle Tennessee…1st upset of tourney
Xavier-W-Maryland..11th seed beats 6th seed
Northwestern-W-Vanderbilt..Wildcats 1st tourney win in 77-years.
St Mary’s-W-VCU..Gaels advance to 2nd round-1st time in 50-years
Purdue-W-Vermont…150-points scored..
Butler-W-Winthrow..Avery Woodson hits 6-3’s
Notre Dame-W-Princeton..Irish stave off Ivy League comeback
Virginia-W-UNC-Wilmington..Lon Perrantes-Mar Shayock combine (47)
Florida State-W-Fla Gulf Coast…Seminoles win (84-80).
Virginia Tech-L-Wisconsin…Badgers grind out (84-74) win..
Nevada-L-Iowa State..Cyclones shoot 55%

(Friday Games)

Oregon-Iowa..Ducks (29-5)
Kansas-Cal Davis..Jayhawks (28-4)
North Carolina-Texas Southern..Hells top seed (27-7)
Duke-Troy..Blue Devils red hot tourney tinme (27-8)
Kentucky-Northern Kentucky..US (29-5)
UCLA-Kent State..Bruins-3rd seed (29-4)
Michigan-Oklahoma State..UM 24-win season
Baylor-New Mexico State..Bears go for 26th win of year.
Louisville-Jacksonville State..Cardinals 2nd seed
USC-SMU..Trojans come off play-in game win
Arkansas-Seton Hall..
Creighton-Rhode Island..
Dayton-Wichita State…Shockers (30W)-seeded 10th
Cincinnati-Kansas State
Miami-Michigan State
South Carolina-Marquette

(Coaching)

Indiana…Fires Coach Tom Crean after postseason failures couple of years in a row.

Washington..Fires Coach Lorenzo Romar (9-22)..team shredded by underclassmen filing for NBA draft..Career record (298-106) Huskies

Cal..Cuonzo Martin quits as coach..hired at Missouri.
Southern…Ben Jobe-ledgendary black shool coach-passed away (84)

(NBA)

Lakers..Criticism by national media for ‘tanking’ this second half of season..sitting hi priced veterans…playing young rookies getting overwhelmed on floor…Lakers have lost 38-of-48 games…12-losses of 20-points or more..including beatings by 33-36-39-39-40-43-49.

Lakers-vs-Milwuakee…Friday night..LA lost 11-of-12.

Clippers-Denver…Thursday night game

Knicks..Ex-Coach Derek Fisher says Distractions in New York make it hard to turn franchise around…says Culture of NY fans-media-individual vs team goals-all part of dealing with life in New York.

Bulls..G-Dwayne Wade-gone for year-fractured elbow.

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………..(Football)………………

Raiders..Sign FA-TE-Jared Cook-Green Bay
Atlanta..Sign FA-NT-Dontari Poe-Chiefs
Vikings..Sign FA-RB-Latavius Murray-Raiders
Jets..Sign FA-CB-Morris Claiborne-Jets
Jets..Sign FA-DT-Mike Pennell-Packers
Rams..Sign FA-RB-Lance Dunbar-Cowboys
Ravens..Sign FA-CB-Brandon Carr-Cowboys
Washington..Sign FA-LB-Chris Carter-Steelers
Colts..Sign FA-DT-Al Woods-Titans
Jaguars..Sign FA-LB-Josh McNary-Colts

Seattle..Visiit LB-Mike Wilhote-49ers…S-Brad McDongh-Bucs

(College)

Clemson..WR-MIke Williams runs blazing (4.49) in 40 for scouts-Pro Day

SDSU..Aztecs Red-Black Game featuring QB-Ryan Agnew and 4-young offensive line starters.

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……………….(Hockey)………….

Kings-W-Buffalo (2-0)..Jarome Iginla scores 3rd goal in a week…..

Ducks-Buffalo…Friday night game at Honda Center.

Gulls…Open 2-game road series in San Antonio vs Rampage.

Mike Keenan…hired to coach China Red Army team in KHL league in Russia.

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……….(General)……….

Indian Wells…Venus Williams upset by Elena Vesina…Venus made 38-unforced errors….Vesina survived 3-blown match points….Caroline Wozniacki also eliminated.

Phoenix 400…NASCAR heads to desert for Sunday race.

PGA-Bay Hill Invitational…Arnold Palmer Classic..Emiliano Grillo-Mike Fitzpatrick shoot (-5) to take first round lead in Orlando…Lucas Glover-Paul Casey-Charley Hoffman (-4) a stroke back…Only 29-of-top-50 on money list in tourney.

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