Best 15 Minutes in Sports–Friday

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Padres-L-Texas (5-3)…Rangers’ Joey Gallo 3R-HR..RBI-double
..P-Mackenzie Gore (2inn-2K-0H-3W)
..Gore (24) pitch 1st inning-was wild throwing fastballs-3 walks
..Gore (9) pitch second inning-retired in order
..Nick Tanielu 3R-HR for Friars
..2B-Ha Kim (1-3)
..OF-Jorge Ona (1-3)
..OF-Robert Hassell (0-1)

Padres-Giants…Friday night game..Joe Musgrove debut
Padres-Dodgers..San Diego to face Trevor Bauer in Saturday game

Padres…P-Jose Castillo has torn elbow ligament-will have Tommy John surgery…4th major injury in 2-years
Padres..P-Javy Guerra..out 4W-sprained elbow ligament

Dodgers-Cubs..Chicago jumped on rookie pitchers early and had (7-0) lead at Press Time
..P-Eduardo Uceta-Josiah Gray give up 5R-in 2 innings.
..P-Jimmy Nelson (1inn-1R) in start.

Dodgers-Royals..Friday game

Angels-L-Arizona (9-2)
..Griff Canning (2inn-2R-3H-5K) in first start
..Bullpen gives up 7-runs in loss
..Juan Lagares 2-hits for Halos

Angels-A’s..Friday game.

(Roster Moves)

Milwaukee..Sign FA-OF-Jackie Bradley-ex Red Sox..(2Y-24M)
Arizona..Sign FA-P-Anthony Swarzak-ex Phillies-Twins
Arizona..Sign FA-P-Heath Fillenyer-ex Royals
Red Sox..Sign FA-1B-OF-Danny Santana-ex Texas


Toronto..Lose P-Nate Pearson-serious groin injury
Atlanta..P-Max Fried-isolated with Covid issues


Union..No further talks on using DH in 2021 or expanding playoffs

MLB..Establishes plans for Alternate sight for extra roster players
..Taxi squad of 5-players who can travel with MLB teams
..Alternante sight as many as 20-players-sight to be determined
..MLB player recalls can come only from AAA rosters
..AAA-AA rosters…28-players
..A rosters…30-players
..Minor League spring trainings open April 4..Season starts May 4

MLB..Announces June 2nd will be Lou Gehrig Day-All honor the fight against ALS disease.


(Spring Training Notes)

Cardinals..P-Carlos Martinez (1.1inn-6R)
Mets..P-Dallas Betences (1inn-4R)
Yankees..P-give up 15-runs to Phillies
Angels..P-Felix Pena (1inn-2R-4H)
Brewers..P-Eric Lauer (1inn-2R)

Pirates..P-David Bednar (1inn-3K)
Red Sox..P-Matt Andriese (2inn-0H)
Orioles..P-Bruce Zimmerman (2inn-5K)
Phillies..OF-Mickey Moniac (2HRs)
Twins..P-Kenta Maeda (2in-0R)
Tampa Bay..P-Luis Patino (1inn-0R)
Giants..P-Alex Wood (1inn-0R)
White Sox..P-Lance Lynn (2inn-0R)
Arizona..P-Madison Bumgarner (2inn-1H)
Indians..P-Logan Allen (2inn-0R)
Colorado..P-Chi Chi Gonzalez (2inn-0R)
Seattle..P-Justin Sheffield (2inn-0R)
Mets..1B-Peter Alonso-Grand Slam HR



Chargers…GM Tom Telesco Press Conference on Combines:
..Brandon Staley-checked off alot of boxes for us
..We are looking at free agency-thru eyes of new coaching staff
..Brandon Staley-good feel for players in the league
..New Coordinators  are smart-adoptable-come from good places
..No Combine this year..Pro Days will provide alot of information
..Scouts grinded film all fall
..Scouts not allowed to numbers to go to Pro Days
..Waiting for NFL to tell us how Physical exams of picks will get done
..This is a deep Offensive Line draft..not just in 1st round
..Expect more players to be cap casualties this year
..Options open on TE-Hunter Henry-WR-Mike Williams..sign or tag
..Don’t know if we are just an Off Line away from being top team


(NFL Teams)

Seattle..Mounting criticism of Seahawks…not putting enough around Russell Wilson…17th in WR pay..18th in RB…30th in OL

Miami..Report sources say Texans would want blockbuster package for QB-Deshaun Watson from Dolphins…Would demand QB-Tua Tagovailoa..#1-#1-#3 and #1 next year.

NFL…competition committee looking at returning to ‘Sudden Death’ rule next year rather than giving each team a possession.

NFL..increased movement to approve giving coaches right to challenge Roughing Passer rule under instant replay.

Eagles..OG-Lane Johnson donates 500,000 to Kilgore Junior College in Texas for Athletic facility upgrade

CDC…says survey of 6-pro sports..(789) positive Covid tests…only (5) players had heart inflammation.


(Roster Moves)

Dallas..Opens contract talks with QB-Dak Prescott..has till March 9th to sign him or franchise tag him at (37.7M).

Denver…Wants LB-Von Miller to take pay cut from 16M-deal.

Pittsburgh…QB-Ben Roethlisberger-takes paycut from 19M to 14M-agrees to 2-year deal…gives Steelers (15M) cap space.

Raiders..Shop OT-Trent Brown-missed 16G over 2-years..counts (14M) in cap space.

Saints..Release P-Thomas Morestead-clears (3.2M) cap space

Vikings..Sign DE-Stephen Weatherly-ex Carolina
49ers..Sign FA-CB-Mark Fields-ex Houston
Seattle..Released WR-Josh Gordon-under NFL suspension
Chiefs..FB-Anthony Sherman-retires
Eagles..Release P-Cam Johnston


…………(College Football)……………

LSU..Report of 2013-investigation led to coach Les Miles being banned from 1-on-1 interactions with female coeds
..Kissed 2-coeds
..Invited coeds to his condo
..Texted coeds

Governor Newsome…Lifts ban on high school sports in all 50-counties as long as each school tests players once a week and 48-hours before competition…Settles lawsuit filed by Scripps Ranch coach Martin Gardinera on behalf of high school players.



Aztecs…Come home with (20-4) record and Mountain West Championship….earn first round bye in tourney…Will play next Thursday against winner of San Jose-Wyoming game.

USD-USF…West Coast Conference tourney game…Dons jumped to 13-point lead early….Led (50-28) in second half at press time…..End miserable season for Toreros (3-11)…season interrupted 4X by Covid issues on campus…had 14-games postponed or cancelled

Texas AM….Finally plays after being off for 32-days by Covid issues.

Syracuse..Coach Jim Boeheim ridicules ‘Athletic’ reporter for questioning his player substitution patterns…’5’2″ reporters who never played the game should not be telling coaches how to do their job’



All Star weekend…Players head to Atlanta

Clippers-L-Washington (119-117)…Wizards G-Brad Beal-Russell Westbrook combined (59P)…Kawhi Leonard (22P)…Clippers lost despite putting 7-players in double figures..hit 16–3’s in loss…LA lost 3-in a row…(24-14)…Clippers are just (1-6) against teams with top records in NBA.

Detroit..Opens negotiations to buy out F-Blake Griffin…has (18M) left on this year’s deal…(36M) due next year.

Boston-Detroit..Discussing possible trade F-Jeremi Grant (23P) to Celtics.

Houston..Discussing trade of F-PJ Tucker with Lakers-Brooklyn-Denver

Rockets..Announce they will retire Uniform of James Harden

Golden State..Lose F-Kelly Oubre-sprained wrist



Ducks-at-Colorado….Anaheim (6-12-5)..Friday road game
Kings-Blues…LA (9-8-4)..Friday home game

Gulls-San Jose Barracudas…AHL action on Friday..Gulls (8-4)
Gulls-Barracuda..Saturday game

Washington..NHL-fines Alex Ovechkin (5,000) for spearing
San Jose..NHL hearing Joachim Blichfield-head hit Nathan McKinnon
Kings..Callup C-Rasmus Kupari-Ontario-AHL..(9P-8Games)
Ducks..Put D-Hampus Lindholm back on IR list..fractured wrist..out 6W
Devils..Put C-Nico Heschier on IR-facial fractures-hit by puck



PGA-Arnold Palmer Invitational-Bay Hill
..(-6)..Corey Connors 6-birdies-Eagles 16th
..(-6)..Rory McIlroy..5-birdies in a row
..(-5)..Bryson DeChambeau

English Premier League…Scoreboard
..Chelsea-W-Liverpool..Mason Mount scores (42′)..5th loss at Anfield this season for Liverpool.
..Everton-W-West Brom..Richarlison game winning goal
..Hot Spur-W-Fulham..Tottenham wins on ‘own goal’

English Premier League…Top games on weekend
..Manchester City (20-2-5)-vs-Manchester United (14-4-8)

Formula 1….Aston-Martin announces return to racing after absence since 1961…Signs Sebastian Vettle-Ferrari to be lead driver

Indy Car..Dale Coyne Racing..Signs Pietro Fittipaldi to run with teammates Romain Grosjean this year

NASCAR..Las Vegas 400…Kevin Harvick..William Byron start on front row


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