Best 15 Minutes in Sports–Friday

Posted by on July 17th, 2020  •  0 Comments  • 

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Washington….Owner Daniel Snyder hires Law Firm to do in house probe of possible scandalous business actions and the culture of how franchise operated….Sources say Washington Post is reporting 15 female employees have filed charges of sexual harassment against team VPs and atmosphere of abuse condoned by organization… is  devastating story of ‘wrongdoing’ within organization’…’Gross workplace misconduct’….Sources say Snyder may be forced to sell the team..Report that 3-top minority owners of team have contracted with Moag Associates to sell their shares immediately.. Team President-GM and 2-VPs have already exited.

NFL…CDC list ‘worst outbreak’ cities in America for virus..Miami-Phoenix-Jacksonville-Tampa-Nashville…just two weeks away from opening of camps.

NFL-Union…League informs players…’You are contracted employees and you are expected to report to camp on time’.

NFL-Union…Continue negotiations on health protocols…Owners remove request for 35% deferred salary….instead put on table plan to reduce expenses by 40M because of cap implications…Union wants any reduction spread out over 10-years…Owners want cuts over next two years.

..NFL will have Covid-List…Players placed on list must miss 3-weeks of season…then have 3-weeks of practice before they can be activated to roster…Players will be paid.

NFL…Says it has tested (2800-players) in July…just 72-positive tests.

NFL…Owners conference call on Friday…”Go-or-No Go” for training  camp update

NFL..Announces ban-no fans will be allowed at any training camps.

CFL…Commissioner Randy Ambrosie and Executive Committee all took 20% paycuts this spring.

CFL…Announces Hall of Fame Class…included QB-Henry Burris-played 18Y in league..threw 373-TD passes-won Grey Cup….Longtime QB-Coach-President John Hufnagel-Calgary Stampeders…won 5-Grey Cups as player…(102-42) record as coach.

CFL…Edmonton Eskimos announce they will change their team name.

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(Teams)

Dallas Cowboys…Report offered QB-Dak Prescott a (5Y-165M) contract with 50M bonus and 100M guaranteed….was rejected at deadline…Prescott reportedly wanted guarantee of 25% of salary cap as yearly salary….Has just 1-playoff win in his career.

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(College Football)

NCAA…President Mark Emmert with pessimistic interview…”Health data going wrong direction….Ability to play based on national trajectory….Can’t play thru pandemic-have control it”

North Carolina…Head coach Mack Brown….”We need NCAA Commissioner of football…..Different leagues trying different plans”

NCAA…USA Today quotes 12-head coaches…”A mess..no leadership from NCAA….a damn joke”

NCAA…Proposes a 1X a week testing program for all 130-Power 5-Conference schools.

NCAA…Proposes Testing players every Thursday before Saturday games.

Oklahoma…Confirms 128 tests in football program…0-positive tests.

Empire 8-Conference….New England Conference…MEAC Conference all cancel football seasons…will play in spring.

Miami Hurricanes…shut down voluntary practices-outbreak positive tests.

Mid American Conference..postpone all fall Olympic sports till 10/1
West Coast Conference..delay all fall Olympic sports till 9/24

CIF…California leaders to announce Friday-possible canceling of fall football till spring.

Virginia-New Mexico…cancel fall football…reschedule spring.

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………………….(BASEBALL)……………….

Padres-Royals….Trade…San Diego gives up on oft-injured OF-Franchy Cordero-traded for KC lefthanded relief pitcher Tim Hill…..Cordero plagued by major injuries last two seasons deemed expendable by acquisition of OF-Taylor Trammell from Reds..Trent Grisham from Milwaukee…and drafting of OFs last two years….Hill likely replaces P-Jose Castillo-out for year with shoulder lat strain.

Padres…P-Trey Wingenter to seek 2nd medical opinion on damaged elbow-could be facing surgery….

Padres..Already lost P-Andrew Munoz..Jose Castillo with surgeries…injury.

Angels..OF-Jo Adell…may go to Taxi squad spring training in Tempe rather than remain with team….Has 13-strikeouts in 25-at bats.

Angels..P-Parker Markel leaves team-failed virus test
Angels..P-Jaime Barria…4-innings 1-run allowed.

Dodgers…P-Julio Urias…4-innings 1-run allowed-will be slotted into rotation…in place of David Price.

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(MLB)

Washington Nationals…may move opening series against Yankees from Washington DC to West Palm Beach, Florida because of virus outbreak.

Blue Jays…give permission to play regular season home games in Toronto.

MLB…Announces no scouts or official scorers will be allowed in Stadiums to start season.

MLB…Veteran umpires Kelvin Danley..Gerry Davis…Jerry Lane among 11-umps to ‘opt out’ not work this summer for health issues.

Tim McCarver…says he will not work TV games for Cardinals because of health issues.

Philadelphia…longtime 2nd baseman Tony Taylor passes away (84Y)…played 16-years with Phillies-Cubs-Tigers..career (.261) hitter..Gold Glove.

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(Injuries)

Yankees..SS-Didi Gregorious says he will wear a mask in field.
Boston..DL-P-Eduardo Rodriguez-still has virus
Pirates..OF-Greg Polanco leaves workouts-may have virus issue
Seattle..Rookie OF-Julio Rodriguez-breaks wrist

Yankees..P-Masahiro Tanaka throws 30-pitch bullpen session..coming off concussion.

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(Roster Moves)

Cubs..Sign FA-C-Jose Lobaton
Phillies..Release P-Bud Norris
Orioles..Add P-Wade LeBlanc to roster.

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……………….(BASKETBALL)………………….

New Orleans….Rookie C-Zion Williamson leaves NBA bubble to return home to North Carolina…family medical emergency.

Sacramento…Kings D-DeAaron Fox-out 10 days-sprained ankle.

San Antonio..F-Trey Lyles-to miss playoffs..appendectomy.

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………………….(HOCKEY)………………

Boston…Lose F-David Pasternak…Ondrej Kase…..Team says ‘not fit to play’….may have tested positive for virus.

Chicago..Sign F-Pius Suter-F-Zurich-Swiss League..scored 30-goals

Las Vegas..Sign F-Jack Dugan-college hockey star-Providence…had 91-points in 75-gmes.

Vancouver…Send D-Nikita Tryamkin to KHL-Yekaterinburg team in Russia.

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……………….(GENERAL)……………

PGA-Memorial Tourney
(66)..Tony Finau 8-birdies.
(67).. Ryan Palmer
(68)..Gary Woodland
(69)..Lucas Glover..Jon Rahm
(70)..Jordan Spieth..Rory McIlroy
(71)..Tiger Woods-bogey 6-and-8…Patrick Reed
(72)..Phil Mickelson..Brooks Koepka bogeys 1-2 and 10-11
(73)..Jason Day

(78)..Xander Schauffele
(80)..Dustin Johnson
(81) Ricky Fowler

English Premier League…Scoreboard
..Manchester United-W-Crystal Palace…Marcus Rashford goal
..Leicester-W-Sheffield..Demarai Gray goal
..Everton-Tie-Aston Villa..Theo Walton scores in 87’
..Southampton-Tie-Brighton..Danny Ings 20th goal for Southies

San Diego Loyal…Host LA Galaxy II in home game…Loyal (2-0-1)
San Diego Loyal..USL reports 0-positive virus tests after road game

NASCAR….Texas 500-on weekend…Kevin Harvick points leader
Indy Car..Runs Iowa 250 doubleheader-both Friday-Saturday night
Formula 1…Lewis Hamilton leads pack for Hungarian Grand Prix

CIF…Expected to announce Fall sports to be delayed till January.

Del Mar..Cancelled weekend racing after 15-jockeys tested positive for virus after last weekend races…14-jockeys had run at Los Alamitos the week before….Victor Espinoza..Flavian Prat-who won 7-races last weekend among those testing positive.

Del Mar..Announces that jockeys who race here will not be permitted
to go to other tracks to race during 28-day meet.

LA Times…removes columnist Arash Markazi amid allegations of plagiarism from fellow journalists and unethical conduct in dealing with editors

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