Best 15 Minutes in Sports–Friday

Posted by on August 7th, 2020  •  0 Comments  • 

…………..(BASEBALL)………..

Padres-Arizona…San Diego opens 3G homestand…Joey Luchessi (0-1) 8.44-ERA-vs-Luke Weaver (0-2)….Padres (7-6) on season…Arizona (5-8)

Padres..Were off on Tuesday.

Padres…Roster Cuts to get to 28-man limit…

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Dodgers-Giants..Friday night matchup….Julio Urias (1-0)-vs-Jeff Samaradzija…Dodgers (9-4) on season

Dodgers…Were off on Thursday….finished up (7-2) on road trip.

Dodgers..Roster Cuts-P-Adam Korolek…OF-Zach McKinstry.

Dodgers..Defend decision to keep prospect Gavin Lux on taxi squad-say he has mechanical flaws in his swing he must work out.

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Angels-W-Mariners (6-1)…Shohei Ohtani HR..Max Stassi 2R-HR..Dylan Bundyu throws complete game-allowed 1R…Angels (5-8) on season.

Angels-Texas…Friday pitchers..Griff Canning (0-1)-vs-Jordan Lyles.

Angels..Roster Cuts..2B-Matt Thaiss..P-Jose Rodriguez

Angels..P-Shohei Ohtanin confirms he has had forearm tightness throughout his rehab period…believes he will pitch again before end of season…elbow strain-no ligament damage.

Angels…Sit down veteran slugger Justin Upton…hitting (.125) with 2-HRs..14-strikeouts in 41-at bats.
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(Scoreboard)

A’s-W-Rangers..Matt Olson HR…A’s won 6-in row..now (9-4)

Yankees-L-Phillies..JT Realmuto 3R-HR for Phillies..NY now (9-3)

Twins-:-Pirates..Kevin Newman 2R-single in 9th…Buccos just (3-10) beat Minesota (10-3)

Reds-L-Indians (13-0)..Tribe erupts 10R in 7th..

Cubs-L-Royals..KC wins (13-2)..Whit Merrifield-Mikhail Franco 2R-HRs

Astros-L-Arizona..Kole Calhoun 2R-double in 9th

Toronto-L-Atlanta..Freedie Freeman 2R-HR

Orioles-L-Marlins..Brian Anderson 2R-single..RBI double..Marlins win 3-row

Brewers-White Sox..Milwaukee led (5-2) press time-Jedd Gyorko 2R-HR

Rockies-W-Giants..David Murphy 2R-pinch hit HR..Trevor Story HR..Charley Blackmon 2R-HR…Rockies now (9-3)

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(MLB)

MLB…Updates health protocols..ordering all players in stadium..in dugout…in bullpens…in stands..must wear face covers at all times…Only exception-players on the field.

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(Injuries)

Atlanta..Activate P-Will Smith from IR list
Indians..Activate OF-Delino DeShields..2B-Greg Allen from IR list.

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(Roster Moves)

Yankees..Option 3B-Miguel Andujar to taxi squad..was (1-14) hitting
Mariners..Option P-Bryan Shaw to taxi squad
Tigers..SS-Jody Mercer opts out of contract for free agency
Braves..DFA-OF-Scott Schebler
Washington..DFA-2B-Emilio Bonifactio
Indians..DFA-2B-Christian Arroyo

Yankees..Callup P-Nick Tropeano-ex Angels
Mariners..Callup P-Nick Margevicius-ex Padres
Miami..Sign FA-P-Brandon Liebrandt-ex Phillies

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……………(BASKETBALL)………….

Clippers..Coach Doc Rivers responds to insults from President Trump-who called ‘NBA players who knee-a disgrace’…’Justice is on our side-I don’t care about him…President is a disgrace’

Lakers…G-LeBron James sits out Thursday game-groin strain.
Lakers…Team shooting just 25% from 3-point line in bubble games
Lakers..G-Rajon Rondo passes 7-virus tests-cleared enter bubble

Lakers-Houston..Rockets hit 13-3’s in opening half…Lakers none..James Harden (25P) at halftime…led (65-56) in 3rd quarter press time.

Clippers-W-Dallas..LA shoots 54% from floor..Kawhi Leonard-Paul George combine (53P) in win

Milwaukee-W-Miami..Hold Heat to 13-points in 12 minute span

Sacramento-W-New Orleans..Kings get (140-125) win..Bogdon Bogdanovic-DeAaron Fox combine (65P) in win

Pacers-L-Suns..De’Andre Ayton (23P) in win

Denver-L-Portland…Damien Lillard (45P)..Blazers hit 23-3’s in win.

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(Teams)

Houston..G-Russell Westbrook out -bruised quad
76ers..F-Ben Simmons-minor dislocation kneecap
Orlando..F-Aaron Gordon-hamstring

Brooklyn..NBA fines Nets (25,000) violations injury reports

NBA..Announces draft lottery will be August 20th.

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………………..(FOOTBALL)……………….

Chargers….No players opt out at NFL deadline….Chargers only 1-of 3-NFL teams without a positive Covid test.

Chargers..Say they will hold a controlled scrimmage at end of camp inside So Fi Stadium to give players a chance to experience stadium.

Chargers..Coach Anthony Lynn says ‘Health playbook’ more important than ‘Team playbook’ at this point in training camp.

Rams..DE-Aaron Donald lectures players…’Do your part or we won’t have a season’

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(Injuries)

Houston…WR-Brandin Cooks cleared of concussion protocols in camp.

49ers..OT-Shon Coleman-opts out-virus issue
Jaguars..CB-Rashaan Melvin-opts out
Chiefs..OT-Lucas Niang-opts out
Browns..OG-Mel Pridgeon-opts out
Tampa Bay..OT-Brad Seaton-opts out

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(Teams)

Tampa Bay..QB-Tom Brady-‘Mental energy with Bruce Arians different’

Colts..QB-Philip Rivers..’Looking forward to playing infront of packed stadium in Indianapolis…not the case in LA’.

Carolina..Panthers player says Cam Newton faces challenges in New England..’Being a pro in New England is different than being a pro anywhere else’

Seattle…Seahawks take final contract offer to DE-Jadaveon Clowney off the table…will sign elsewhere.

NFL..Refuses to answer questions about reinstatement of suspended WR-Josh Gordon-Seattle…LB-Randy Gregory-Dallas…both critical of league for delays.

NFL Union…Warns player of charity scam out of China…asking players to donate money to Hong Kong refugees under ‘Feed-Asia.org’ charity.

So Fi Stadium…Family of worker who fell to death last month-files wrongful death suit…2-workers have died at stadium…55-tested positive for virus.

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(Roster Moves)

Seahawks…Open contract talks with FA-DT-Everson Griffin-ex Vikings and FA-LB-Clay Matthews-ex Rams-Packers

Arizona..Sign FA-S-Kentrell Brice-exBears-Tampa Bay

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(College Football)

Mountain West Conference…releases tentative schedule for San Diego State Aztecs:  3-of 4-on road to start season
Sep 26..at Nevada
Oct 3..UNLV
Oct 10..at Utah State
Oct 17..at Wyoming
Oct 24..San Jose
Nov 7..Colorado State
Nov 21..at Fresno
Nov 28..Hawaii

Aztecs…Will play BYU in non conference game…Still discussing if they play Sacramento State or other team for 2nd non conference game.

Aztecs…Say 1st shovel of dirt at SDCCU sight will be next week.

Aztecs…Yet to get confirmation they can start fall practice next Monday.

Pac 12…Players meet with Governor Gavin Newsome-ask state to become 3rd party to administer testing program to 4-schools in state in the conference.

UCLA..Refuses comment on report 8-Bruins players tested positive for virus.

USC..Says only 1-player has tested positive since return to workouts.

PAC 12..Conference sets up bank loans that would 83M-available for each school to deal with financial losses due to pandemic.

Penn State..Announce no fans for home games in 107,000-seat Beaver Stadium.

Miami..Star DE-Greg Rousseau opts out-will not play-go to NFL draft..had 15-sacks last year.

NCAA…Established August 14th as ‘Opt Out’ date for any player not wishing to play this fall.

Alabama….Offensive Coordinator Steve Sarkisian give pay raise from 1.1M to 2.5M on new three year contract extension.

BYU…Cougars with 6-cancellations on schedule…sign to open season with Navy on Labor Day weekend.

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………..(HOCKEY)……………

NHL…Announces lottery for #1-pick will be Monday to determine which team gets chance to draft Quebec League superstar Alexis Lafreniere from Rimouski Oceanic.

Western Hockey League…announces it will start season on December 4th…will play 68-games.

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(Scoreboard)

Vancouver-W-Minnesota..Brock Boeser-Elias Pettersson score power play goals..Canucks lead series (2-1)

Las Vegas-W-St Louis..Shea Theodore 2G…Knights score 3-times in 3rd period

Calgary-Winnipeg..Flames led 1-0 in 1st period at press time.

Washington-L-Philadelpia..Scott Lauhgton 2-goals for Flyers

Toronto-Columbus..Tied (3-3) in overtime at press time..Leafs blew 3-0 lead

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Ducks..Sign D-Jacob Larsson to 2Y contract extension.

Edmonton…lose F-Tyler Ennis-concussion.

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……………….(GENERAL)…………….

PGA Championships…
(65)..Jason Day shoots 5-under early start
(66)..Xander Schaufele 4-birdies-first 5-holes..Brooks Koepka 4-birdies final 6-holes…part of 9-way tie
(67)..Tony Finau
(68)..Tiger Woods 4-birds-3 bogeys
(70)..Rory McIlroy shoots even par
(71)..Justin Thomas
(72)..Phil Mickelson..double bogey at 15 ruined round
(73)..Jordan Spieth

NASCAR….Michigan 400-doubleheader..Saturday-Sunday…Kevin Harvick-Denny Hamlin-Brad Keselowski atop points race.

Formula 1..British Grand Prix-Silverstone…2nd race of doubleheader…Lewis Hamilton has won 3-races in a row.

Formula 1..Team Mercedes..Signs Val Bottas to contract extension..has won 8-races in career.

Indy Car…Off weekend….Indy 500 comes up August 23rd

Soccer…UEFA Championships…Manchester City-vs-Real Madrid.

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