Best 15 Minutes in Sports-Friday

Posted by on February 12th, 2021  •  0 Comments  • 

……..(Baseball)………

Padres…Unveil 2021-Schedule
..Open season-7 game homestand Arizona-Giants
..Play 7-in row on road after homestand
..Have 10-game road trips in July and September
..Have 10-game homestand in June
..Play 15-of-final 20-on road in September
..Most home games will start at (7:10pm)

Padres…Send survey to season ticket holders informing them about 2021 season
..Mid-summer goal to have 12,000-fans at Petco Park at earliest
..Socially distanced..with masks..limited concessions..cashless purchases
..Season ticket holders would be only fans in stadium
..State guidelines will determine when fans can report

Padres..Sign 10Y-extension with El Paso-Pacific Coast League thru 2030.

Dodgers..Introduce P-Trevor Bauer-signed (3Y-102M)
..Signed shorter contract to give Dodgers flexibility with payroll.
..This was not about money-it was about winning-culture-relationships
..Have learned alot about mistakes I made on Social Media
..Talked to alot of Dodgers including Justin Turner about playing in LA

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(Roster Moves)

Pirates..Sign FA-C-Tony Wolters-ex Rockies
Pirates..Sign FA-OF-Brian Goodwin-ex Angels-Reds
Mariners..Sign FA-P-Ken Giles-ex Houston-Toronto
Red Sox..Sign FA-2B-Marwin Gonzalez-ex Twins
Indians..Sign FA-OF-Billy Hamilton-ex Reds-Royals
Tigers..Sign FA-OF-Nomar Mozara-ex Rangers
Blue Jays..Sign FA-P-David Phelps-ex Phillies
Cubs..Sign FA-Of-Jake Mareasnic-ex Astros
Colorado..Sign FA-1B-Greg Bird-ex Yankees
Indians..Sign FA-OF-Ben Gamel-ex Brewers
Reds..Sign FA-P-Shane Carle-ex Braves
Twins..Sign FA-OF-Kyle Garlick-ex Braves
Mets..DFA-P-Brad Brach

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(MLB)

MLB..Unveils schedule…Season will open on April 1st with 15-games..all 30-teams play…Dodgers-Rockies..Angels-White Sox…Padres-Arizona..all featured on ESPN opening day.

Miami..Manager Don Mattingly-says MLB needs to continue to be progressive-put better product on the field…the “DH” in National League is one of those moves.

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…………(Football)…………..

Chargers…Head coach Brandon Staley introduces new coaching staff…virtually devoid of assistants with NFL coaching experience…Retained 1-coach from last staff…Hired 1-coach from Raiders staff…Most others limited NFL experience or from college ranks.

Chargers…Coach Brandon Staley says his defense will play on ‘cutting edge’..moving around DE-Joey Bosa and LB-Kenneth Murray.

Jacksonville..Coach Urban Meyer hires controversial strength coach Chris Doyle-fired at Iowa for incidents dealing with black players…Meyer says he properly vetted Doyle’s background with Hawkeyes.

Jacksonville..Jaguars hire longtime college coach Charley Strong as LB coach.

Vikings..Hire Karl Scott-DB coach-ex Alabama
Giants..Hire Rob Sale-OL coach-ex Louisiana Off Coord
Jets..Hire Leon Washington-special teams coach-ex Lions
Eagles..Hire Tyler Brown-special teams coach-ex UMichigan
Washington..Hire Erik Frazier-Off consultant-ex Montana State
Eagles..Hire Alex Tenney-ex Giants as offensive analyst

Tampa Bay..QB-Tom Brady undergoes minor scope knee surgery for ‘clean-up’

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(Roster Moves)

Patriots…Not interested in trade proposals for Eagles QB-Carson Wentz
Raiders..Interested in soon to be FA-WR-JuJu Smith-Steelers
Raiders..Report will release injured WR-Tyrell Williams-ex Chargers
Browns..Release CB-Robert Jackson
Rams..QB-Matthew Stafford confirms he played with 4-injuries last year
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(College Football)

Ivy League…announces it will allow Graduate Students to play extra year of football and basketball.

Arizona State…Criticized for handing out 614,000-in contract bonuses to coaches while Athletic Departmeht lost 11M-during pandemic.

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…………..(Basketball)……………

Aztecs…Coach Brian Dutcher trying to schedule mid-week game with ranked team during 8-day bye before next Mountain West Conference game.

Aztecs…Athletic Director JD Wicker thinks Mountain West Conference should give SDSU 2-forfeit wins over New Mexico after Lobos opted out of games a week ago.

Bluefield State…NAIA school in West Virginia cancels games after players defied school President by continuing to kneel during national anthem…Bluefield is historic black college…President is whte….Community and alumni upset at incidents.

Valpariso…School votes to drop team nickname ‘Crusaders’ because it had been adopted by White Supremasist groups.

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(NBA)

Lakers-Memphis…Friday game…Lakers (20-6)
Clippers-at-Chicago…Friday game…LA (18-8)

Toronto Raptors..announce they will play rest of season in Tampa Bay

Atlanta..G-Trae Young-fined 20,000 for abuse of officials.

NBA G-League….”Ignite” team led by high school stars plays first game in G-League…F-Jon Kuminga (19P-4A-2R)…F-Jalen Green (11P).

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………………(Hockey)…………….

Ducks-Las Vegas…Game (0-0) in middle 2nd period at Press Time..Ducks (5-6-3)..Thursday night action

Kings-San Jose…LA scored 3-goals in opening period….Led (3-1) in second stanza at Press Time…LA (3-6-3)..Thursday night game.

Gulls…play home games Saturday-Sunday against Colorado Eagles..Gulls off to (3-0) start.

Arizona Coyotes..Fire VP-Hockey Operations Steve Sullivan
Chicago…Lose D-Connor Murphy-hip injury..F-Andrew Shaw-concussion

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…………(General)………….

PGA Golf-ATT-Pebble Beach
(-10..62)..Patrick Cantlay-birdies 7-of first 8-holes
(-8)..Henrik Norlander..Akshai Bhatie
(-7)..Jordan Spieth
(-2)..Jason Day
(-1)..Ricky Fowler
(+2).Phil Mickelson

Daytona 500…Sunday…Alex Bowman-Arik Amirola will start on the pole and front row.

Daytona Twin Qualifying races..
..1st race..Arik Amirola wins first race
..2nd race..Held up in rain delay late into evening at Press Time.

Indy Car…AJ Foyt team signs Charlie Kimball to drive in Indy 500 and Indy Grand Prix race.

Australian Open
..Rafael Nadal-straight set win over Michael Mmoh
..Sofia Kenin-upset in 2nd round match

..Novak Djokovic-vs-Taylor Fritz on Friday
..Rafael Nadal plays 3rd round match
..Ashley Barty-woman’s top seed plays

English Premier League…Top weekend games:

..Leicester (13-6-4)-vs-Liverpool (11-5-7)
..Manchester City (15-2-5)-vs-=Hot Spur
..Manchester United (13-4-6)-vs-West Brom
..Chelsea (11-6-6)-vs-Newcastle

Tokyo Olympics…83Y-President Yosh Mori resigns under fire for sexist comments about women and gender equity.

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