Best 15 Minutes in Sports–Friday

Posted by on July 24th, 2020  •  0 Comments  • 

……………….(BASEBALL)………………

Padres-Arizona….Open 4-game homestand at Petco Park-(6:10pm) starting time-Friday….Chris Paddack-vs-Madison Bumgarner…Paddack coming off (9-7) 3.33-ERA season..had 111-strikeouts in 114-innings…Bumgarner was (119-92) 3.13-ERA in 9-seasons in San Francisco.

Padres..Select 30-man roster..Will carry 16-pitchers..2-catchers..7-infielders..5-outfielders…Surprises on the roster AA-OF-Eduardo Olivares and utilityman Jake Croneworth…Also kept out of option relievers Javy Guerra-David Bednar…Not making 30-active roster was C-Luis Torrens..P-Michel Baez-Adrian Morejon-Gerrardo Reyes-Luis Patino…will all be on taxi squad and eligible for recall.

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Dodgers-Giants…Opening night…Game tied (1-1) in 6th inning at press time…Dodgers starter Dustin May roughed up for 1R-7H in 5-innings work…..Got the start after P-Clayton Kershaw reported to Stadium with minor back stiffness….Dodgers-Giants players knelt along lst baseline in a show of ‘unity’ against racism…”Black Lives Matter” logo painted on back of mound

LA-San Francisco..Friday matchup..Ross Stripling-vs-Jeff Samardzija.

Dodgers…Final 30-man roster did not include top pitching prospect Dustin May…Did include utilitymen Matt Beaty-Edmund Rios

Dodgers…Sources say Mookie Betts (12Y-365M) contract is back-end loaded..Will count just (17.5M) in 2021-2022 to give Dodgers space to sign top young players.

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Angels-A’s…Halos open Friday night in Oakland…Andrew Heaney-vs-Frankie Montas.

Angels..Final roster listed Shohei Ohtani as pitcher…P-Julio Teheran not on roster because of late report from virus issue.

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(Scoreboard)

Dodgers-Giants…Tied (1-1) in 5th inning

Yankees-W-Washington (4-1)…Game called after 5-innings by heavy rain-lighttning…Giancarlo Stanton 2R-HR…RBI-single..Aaron Judge RBI-double

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(Friday Schedule)

Mets-Braves..Atlanta without Freddie Freeman-Nick Markakis
Toronto-Tampa Bay…Rays debut Hunter Renfroe-Manny Margot
Tigers-Reds..Cincinnati Mike Moustakas-Nick Castellano debut
Brewers-Cubs..Milwaukee’s Ryan Braun ailing
Miami-Phillies..Joe Girardi debut as manager
Indians-Royals..Tribe retooled pitching staff
Red Sox-Baltimore..Boston without Chris Sale-David Price
Rockies-Texas..Ian Desmond not in Colorado lineup
Twins-White Sox..Chicago debuts-Dallas Keuchel-Yasmani Grandal
Cardinals-Pirates..St Louis gets injured pitching back
Houston-Seattle..1st Astros game since cheating scandal

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(MLB)

MLB-Union agree on 16-team expanded playoffs
..Top 2-each division qualify
..2-wildcards chosen from teams with best records
..Teams will be seeded 1-thru-8 each leage by record
..Top 4-teams each league will choose first round opponent
..First round Best-of-3..all games at home field of top seed
..Second round Best of 5
..ALCS-World Series Best of 7.
..Owners-Union will split 100M-TV revenue pie for expanded playoffs

Toronto..Blues Jays talking about playing 30-homes games-Camden Yards-Baltimore.

Ottawa..Canadian government banned Blue Jays from playing in Toronto because team would have made 5-road trips out and back into country…and 10-major league teams would have had to cross border to get to Toronto.

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(Injuries)

Braves..P-Cole Hamels placed on 45-day DL-tricep
Twins..P-Jake Odorizzi on DL-back issue
Yankees..P-Aroldis Chapman continues test positive for virus
Seattle..DL-C-Tom Murphy-broken foot
Red Sox..P-Eduardo Rodriguez placed back in isolation-virus setback
Washington..OF-Juan Soto tests positive after playing in game
Reds..DL-P-Anthony DeSclafani-shoulder issue
Rockies..P-Peter Lambert-elbow surgery.
Rockies..P-Scott Oberg on DL-back issue

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(Roster Moves)

Atlanta..DFA-1B-Yonder Alonso
Royals..Sign FA-P-Matt Harvey-ex Mets-Reds
Cubs..Sign FA-2B-Derek Dietrich-ex Reds
White Sox..Sign FA-2B-Ryan Goins-ex Tampa
White Sox..Release OF-Andrew Romine
Pirates..Add P-Derek Holland-OF-Phil Evans to 30-man roster
Indians..DFA-P-Hunter Wood
Rockies..Add P-Daniel Bard-SS-Chad Owings to roster
Texas..Add 2B-Rob Refsnyder to roster
Tampa Bay..Add P-Aaron Loup to roster
Miami..Add P-Brad Boxberger to roster
Mets..Add 3B-Eduardo Nunez to roster
Mets..DFA-P-Erasmus Ramirez

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…………….(FOOTBALL)………………

NCAA-Board of Governors….Meet Friday to discuss possible shutdown of college football season or cancellation of all championship seasons for other sports….Oversight Committee asked for another week before deciding on status of season.

Pac 12-Conference…Push start of season back to September 19th…Delay opening of camps till mid August…Play 10-game schedule..Include 2-bye weeks if games are cancelled by virus…Push Championship game back to December 19th.

Sun Belt Conference…Dealy opening of camps till September 3rd.
Northwest Conference..Cancels season-will play in spring…League includes powers Linfield-Pacific Lutheran.
Division III-Management Council..cancel entire season-play in spring

Oklahoma..Former Sooners head coach John Blake dies of heart attack (59Y)..was former Def Line coach Dallas Cowboys.

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(NFL)

NFL-Union…Report league has set Monday deadline to finalize financial issues with Union or may postpone opening of training camps….Still at odds over major financial issues:
..40M drop in revenue per team impacting next years cap
..Owners want to take 40M hit next year off the cap
..Union wants losses spread out over next 10-years
..Opt Out pay for players at high risk or with high risk family
..Still at odds over players with diabetes-obescity-blood issues
..Payment structure if season is cancelled in mid-schedule
..Union says CBA guarantees full salaries
..Owners want pro rated salaries for games played only
..NFL wants players wear full face shield

Washington….Team says it will keep Burgundy-Gold colors…will drop Indian head logo…put uniform number on helmet…be known as Washington Football Club till new nickname is established.

Washington…Fritz Pollard Alliance charges Owner Daniel Snyder violated ‘Rooney Rule’ by hiring two executives this past week without interviewing any minority candidates.

Seattle..WR-Antonio Brown petitions NFL to end its 10-month investigation of him…remove him from Commissioner’s Exempt list…so he can sign a contract…Brown under investigation for 2-sexual assault lawsuits…assault of moving van driver…and confrontation with police in domestic incident….Brown says he cooperated fully with NFL in probe…turned over cell phones-Emails…and went to counseling.

Raiders..Owner Mark Davis says ‘best thing ever happened to franchise’ was losing vote on new Chargers-Raiders Stadium (31-1) at league meeting…allowed team to move to Las Vegas.

Chargers…Rookies report to camp…5-draft picks still unsigned including rookie QB-#1 pick-Justin Herbert.

Washington..Sign #1-pick-DE-Chase Young-Ohio State (4Y-34M)
Dallas..Sign #1 pick-WR-CeeDee Lamb-Alabama
Denver..Sign #1 pick-WR-Jerry Jeudy-Alabama
Miami..#1 pick-QB-Tua Tagovailoa reports to camp for Covid Test

Rams..announce they are postponing reporting date of players-who were due in Tuesday.

Tampa Bay..QB-Tom Brady reports to camp with rookies for tests

Detroit..Postpones rookies reporting to camp till clearance NFL

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……………………(BASKETBALL)……………….

Lakers-Dallas…NBA preseason game
Clippers-W-Orlando (99-90) in preseason game..Lou Williams (22P)

Denver..7’1 rookie F-Bol Bol (Oregon) goes for (16P-10R-6Blocks) in first game in Orlando.

Lakers..F-Markieff Morris-passes tests-cleared to join team in bubble.

U-Kentucky…Faculty senate asks name Rupp Arena be changed because legendary coach was ‘racist’ not recruit black players.

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……………………(HOCKEY)………………..

Seattle…NHL expansion team will be named “Kraken” after sea monster…Team colors 4-shades of blue with stylized “S” on front of jersey.

Red Wings..Send #1 pick-F-Filip Zadina to play in Czech League until NHL season opens in December.

Montreal..D-Xavier Ouellet-tests positive for virus while in camp.

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…………….(GENERAL)………………..

PGA…3M-Open-Minnesota
(63)..Ricky Werensky rips off 9-birdie round take lead
(64)..Michael Thompson
(65)..Tony Finau..3-birdies in 4-holes to start
(65)..Ryan Moore..5-birdies in 6-holes
(65)..Nick Watney birdied 3-final-4 holes

English Premier League-Final games of season Sunday..
Liverpool (31-3-3)-vs-Newcastle
..Manchester City (25-9-3)-vs-Norwich City
..Manchester United-vs-Leicester

EPL…Relegation..4-teams fighting demotion final weekend of season…Bournemouth (31P)..Watford-Aston Villa (34P)…1-team will be eliminated after Sunday-joining Norwich City which has already been relegated out of league for next year.

MLS Tourney
LAFC-Portland…FC (2-0-2)…Mark Kaye-Brad Philips score goals to give LAFC (2-1) lead at press time
LA Galaxy-Houston…Galaxy (1-5)…Christian Pavon scores on penalty shot (91′) for Galaxy to get 1-1 tie

NASCAR…Kansas 400…Thursday night race..Denny Hamlin catches-passes Kevin Harvick with 13-laps left-wins 5th race of season.
NASCAR…Kansas 400..2nd race of doubleheader weekend

Indy Car…Off weekend
Formula 1..Off weekend heading to Silverstone for English Grand Prix next weekend.

Boxing..Mike Tyson-age 53-signs to fight Roy Jones Junior in exhibition fight in Carson-September 9th.

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