Best 15 Minutes in Sports–Friday

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Padres-L-Dodgers…LA hammers Chris Paddack-Luis Perdomo jumping out to (11-2) lead…Hit 6HRs in first 5-innings…AJ Pollock HR…Corey Seager 2R-HR..Mookie Betts solo HR-solo HR-2R-HR..Austin Barnes 2R-HR…2nd shortest outing in Paddack career…Fastball was down with no movement….San Diego (11-9)…LA (13-7)…San Diego falls into 3rd place…2-games out of 1st place…as 9-game road trip continues on to Arizona then Texas.

Padres-Arizona…Open weekend series in Phoenix…Dinelson Lamet-vs-Merrill Kelly.


Dodgers-Angels…Open freeway series on Friday…Clayton Kershaw (1-1)-vs-Patrick Sandoval (0-1)

Dodgers..Suspended P-Joe Kelly attacks Astros again…calling players ‘snitches’…’ratted out Manager-GM-Coaches in sign stealing scandal in trade for immunity’…’4-people lost their jobs because of snitches’.


Angels…Off day on Thursday.



Orioles-W-Phillies..Pedro Severino 3R-HR..Baltimore a surprising (10-7) record

Red Sox-L-Tampa Bay..Hunter Renfro solo HR-2R-HR..Mike Zunino 3R-HR..Rays score 17-runs..Boston now (6-13)

Mets-W-Washington..Tomas Nido 2R-HR..Grand Slam HR..Nationals fall to (6-10)

Pirates-W-Cincinnati..Adam Frazier..Colin Moran..Greg Polanco HRs..Reds disappointing (6-11)

Cubs-W-Brewers..Kyle Schwarber HR..Chicago MLB best (13-3)

MLB..Informs Cardinals they will return to play on Saturday vs White Sox after 17-days shutdown because 9-players became infected by the virus…Cardinals are just (2-3) on season…will have to play doubleheaders on Saturday-Monday-Wednesday


(Roster Moves)

Brewers..Option P-Eric Lauer to taxi squad with (12.97-ERA)
Rays..DFA-C-Kevan Smith
Giants..DFA-P-Andrew Triggs
Pirates..DFA-Migel Del Poso
Twins..DFA-P-Corey Gearrin

Phillies..Callup 3B-Alex Bohm-hit (.269-14 HRs) in minors
Cardinals..Callup OF-Dylan Carlson-hit (.292) last year in minors



Mets..OF-Jeff McNeil-injures leg running into wall
Texas..DL-P-Edinson Volquez-oblique
Pirates..P-Nick Burdi-Plasma Platelet injection elbow
Tampa Bay..DL-P-Andrew Kittredge-elbow issue
Washington..DL-P-Sean Doolittle-knee strain
Washington..P-Stephen Strasburg-tingly in hand returns
Braves..OF-Ron Acuna will miss 3-games-wrist injury

Pirates..Activate P-Keona Kela from covid list
Washington..Activate P-Will Harris from DL.


………..(College Football)…………..

Big 10…Proposes opening season in January using 5-domes as hubs for conference only games.

Purdue..Coach Jeff Brohm presents plan for 8-game spring season starting end of February with playoffs in June…Plan includes 2021 season starting October 2nd next fall.

Big 10..Medical report says at least 10-players in conference have developed heart issues.

Nebraska…University President says school will not attempt to play as an independent this fall following Big 10-cancellation.

Big 12..Upgrades testing protocols…any player tests positive will undergo 4-additional cardiac tests.

Pac 12…League source says “Weekly testing plans for players were overrun by case load in LA as virus exploded again.

College Football Playoff Committee…will meet to determine if they can hold playoffs with just 3-major conferences playing football this season.

Mountain West…Commissioner Craig Thompson comments:
..Continued unknown about virus outbreak was tipping point
..Concise-Deliberate in making decision to cancel
..ADs met 2X-per week for 5-months
..Medical leaders met 2X-per week for 4-months
..Cardiac situations with players changed our thinking
..Active Medical Groups all had different conclusions-heart risks
..Target winter sports to start in November
..Will talk about start up of football workouts in January
..Challenges to spring football..who is willing to play.
..What will spring football schedule look like with other conferences

Southern Conference..Cancels football season-will play in spring
Southland Conference..Cancels football season

Ohio Valley Conference..Only 1AA conference left plans to play

BYU..Scrambling to fill schedule as independent..have only 4-games on schedule…Navy-Houston-Troy-N Alabama.

New Mexico State..Aggies cancel season-will try to play in spring



Roger Goodell…Forms Doctors Council using “Outside Medical Specialists” to continue to work on Medical plans.

NFL..Confirms intake test of players in camp had (1.7%) positivity rate…Testing last 3-weeks has (0.46%) positivity rate.

HBO-Hard Knocks..Debut show ratings lowest of all time…Featuring Rams-Chargers had only 273,000-viewers….down from 705,000 last year.

NFL..Will pay 30,000-stipend to any referee who wishes to opt-out this year.

Dallas..Cowboys announce fans coming to home games will be seated in pod-groups and must wear masks…may have only 50% capacity with social distancing.

Baltimore…Ravens revise fans at home games…will take in just 7,500 fans in 72,000 seat stadium.

Jacksonville..New Off Coor Jay Gruden says ‘offense is in diapers’ struggling to learn new system in short time.

Raiders..Praise WR-Nelson Agholor and explosive plays in camp

Arizona..QB-Kyler Murray says team has 3-WRs catch 1,000-yards in passes this year…Larry Fitzgerald..Christian Kirk..DeAndre Hopkins

49ers..Sign TE-George Kittle to (5Y-75M) extension
Chiefs..Sign TE-Travis Kelce to (4Y-57M) extension


(Roster Moves)

Dallas..sign FA-DE-Everson Griffen-ex Vikings (1Y-6M)..has 74-career sacks

Raiders..sign FA-DE-Datone Jones-ex Packers

Houston..sign FA-DT-PJ Hall-ex Raiders

Miami..sign FA-CB-Breon Borders-ex Jaguars

49ers..Release DE-Alex Barrett-ex Aztecs
Atlanta..Release CB-CJ Reavis

Seattle..Release CB-Kemah Siverand-violated health protocol by trying to sneak woman in team hotel.

Giants..void contract CB-Ross Cockrell-ex Carolina
Browns..workout FA-OG-Ron Leary-ex Broncos-Cowboys
Atlanta..sign FA-TE-Luke Stocker-ex Tampa Bay
Carolina..workout FA-TE-Andrew Vollert-ex Chargers
49ers..workout FA-DT-Marcel Darius-ex Bills-Jaguars
49ers..workout FA-WR-Donte Moncrief-ex Colts..
49ers..workout FA-WR-JJ Nelson-ex Arizona
Lions..workout FA-RB-CJ Procise-ex Seattle




Lakers-L-Sacramento (136-122)…Buddy Hield (28P) off bench for Kings…LeBron James (17P) in loss…Lakers rested C-Anthony Davis.

Washington-W-Boston..Thomas Bryant (26P-9R)

Milwaukee-L-Memphis..Grizzlies push for playoff spot..Dillon Brooks (29P)

Suns-W-Dallas…Suns explode for (76P) in first half..Phoenix (8-0) in bubble

Spurs-L-Utah..San Antonio misses playoffs 1st time in 23-years

Portland-W-Brooklyn..Damon Lillard (42P)…Blazers earn play-in slot for postseason

New Orleans-L-Orlando..Magic shoot 58% in win

Clippers-Orlando…Friday matchup..Final bubble game in Orlando before players start.

Milwaukee..F-Giannis Antetokounmpo-suspended 1-game head butt
Houston..G-Russell Westbrook to miss start playoffs-quad injury
Indiana..Rests F-TJ Warren-arch issue

Boston..Coach Brad Stevens given 3Y extension..(318-245) record.

NBA..Commissioner Adam Silver says ‘playing in a bubble is not sustainable financially for league’…..’Hope delaying start of next season till December will allow fans back in buildings for full season.’



(Playoff Scoreboard)

Columbus-W-Tampa Bay..Jackets pound 37-shots on goal..Series tied (1-1)..G-Joonas Korpisalo 36-saves after making 85-saves on Tuesday night…Series tied (1-1)

Las Vegas-W-Chicago..Reilly Smith scores in OT for Golden Knights…Las Vegas leads series (2-0)

Boston-L-Carolina..Hurricane score 2-goals in (:88)…Series tied (1-1)

Calgary-Dallas..Stars led (2-1) in 3rd period at Press Time


(Schedule)..Friday games

Colorado-Arizona..Avalanche try take 2-0 lead in series.
Vancouver-St Louis…Blues are now (0-4) since restart
Montreal-Flyers..Canadiens without coach Claude Julien
Calgary-Dallas..Flames try to go up 2-0 in series
Islanders-Washington..NY scored 4-goals in row in opening win

Montreal….coach Claude Julien rushed to hospital with chest pains..may have blockage…will not coach rest of this series…assistant Kirk Muller takes over. Rod Brind’Amour fined 25,000 by NHL for criticism of referees over game winning goal in loss to Boston.

Washington..F-Nik Backstrtom out of playoffs series with concussion

Nashville..D-Dan Hamhuis announces retirement after 19Y-career with Predators.


Indy 500…Practice runs leading up to Saturday qualifying
..Scott Dixon runns (226.1) lap in afternoon-top speed
..Takuma Sato (225.6)
..Marco Andretti (225.2)
..Connor Daly (225.1)

Indy 500…Spanish driver Fernando Alonso crashes-hitting wall after going (223) lap.

NASCAR…Rain in forecast for Sunday Daytona Grand Prix Road Race..Teams would race on rain tires for first time in history.

Formula 1…Lewis Hamilton-Team Mercedes head into Spanish Grand Prix on Sunday in Montmelo.

PGA Golf…Wyndham Championships-Greensboro
..(62)..Harold Varner..Tom Hoge..Roger Sloan
..(64)..Patrick Reed
..(66)..Webb Simpson

..(72)..Brooks Koepka


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