Best 15 Minutes in Sports–Friday

Posted by on March 12th, 2021  •  1 Comment  • 


Aztecs-W-Wyoming (69-66)…Survives upset bid by 8th seeded Cowboys…SDSU wins 12th game in row…now (21-4)..Plays second round game on Friday night…vs Nevada
..Matt Mitchell hits 4-free throws in final minute to seal win
..Mitchell held to 1-basket in game
..Terrell Gomez hits 5-baskets in 2nd half to keep State in game
..Gomez finished with (20P)
..Trey Pulliam (15P) including 11 in first half
..Wyoming wilted in final 3-minutes..3-turnovers..missed layup-jumper
..Wyoming hit 12-3s in game after going to half court game.

(Mountain West Tourney)

Nevada-W-Boise (89-82)..Des Cambridge (31P)..Grant Sherfeld (26P) in Wolfpack win…Boise loses 4 in row at end of season.

Utah State-W-UNLV (74-53)..Neemias Queta (18P-12R-3BS)

Fresno-Colorado State….Late start at Press Time

(Pac 12 Tourney)

UCLA-L-Oregon State (83-79) OT….Beavers rally from 14 poiunt deficit…Oregon State hits 10-3’s…also had converted on 23-free throws in game…Bruins jumped to 30-16 lead early in game….UCLA loses its last 4-games of season

Oregon-W-Arizona State (91-73)..Ducks guards (59P)..Oregon 59%

USC-W-Utah..(91-85) 2OT…Freshman Eric Mobely takes over game in 2nd overtime…3-baskets..2-free throws…2-rebounds..blocked shot..Mobely finishes with (26P) in Trojans win.

Colorado-Cal….Late game at Press Time.


Minnesota…Expected to fire Richard Pitino as head coach after Golden Gophers lost 10-of-12 games at end of season.

Duke..Pulls out of ACC-Tourney after positive Covid test after first round game…Will not play in NCAA-tourney.

Kentucky…Knocked out of SEC tourney losing to Mississippi State..UK finishes year (9-13)..worst season John Calipuri…First time since 1976-neither UK-nor-Duke will be in NCAA-tourney.



Clippers-Golden State..LA jumped to 14-point lead in first half…built (77-57) lead in 3rd quarter atr Press time…Thursday game…LA (24-14)

Lakers-vs-Indiana…Friday game…LA (24-13) on season

NBA..Fines Miami C-Meyers Leonard (50,000) for using Jewish racial slur…Suspended 7-days by league.

Golden State..C-James Wiseman suspended 1-game for missing Covid test

NY Knicks..G-Derrick Rose in isolation..inconclusive test

Brooklyn…Holding out F-Blake Griffin-needs further conditioning workouts

Detroit..Coach Stan Van Gundy facing fine for criticism of league….’Don’t tell fans health-safety is first priority….money is top priority’

Chicago..Activate C-Laurie Markkanen-out 13G-shoulder
Chicago..Activate G-Otto Porter-missed 15G- ack issues
Toronto…5-Raptors remain out on Covid list-led by Fred VanVleet

Spurs..Put F-LaMarcus Aldridge on trade block (13P-4R)
Cleveland..Sign FA-G-Quinn Cook-ex Lakers
Utah..Sign FA-F-Ersan Ilyasova-ex Bucks-Mavericks-Knicks



Padres-W-Indians (5-4)…Jorge Mateo sacrifice fly in 9th caps Friars come from behind win…San Diego (5-6) in Cactus League
..Joe Musgrove (3inn-2R-4H-3 doubles)
..Eric Hosmer 2R-HR
..Wil Myers HR
..Ha Kim (.125BA)
..Jurickson Profar (.091)
..Tommy Pham (0-14) for spring

Padres-vs-A’s..Friday game
Padres..OF-Trent Grisham pulls up lame running out bases-hamstring
Padres..SS-Fernando Tatis-first full workout after 5-day bout flu

Dodgers-Tie-Mariners (4-4)….Trevor Bauer struggles in outing..(3W-HB) in first inning…retired only 3-of-11 batters he faced..wound up pitching (3.1-inn-1R-3H-4K-4W)…Corey Seager 2R-0HR to rally back….LA (6-3-1)

Dodgers-Indians..Friday matchup

Angels-W-Giants (5-4)..Halos now (6-4)
..Mike Trout 2R-HR
..Dexter Fowler 2R-HR
..Griff Canning (1.2inn-3R-4W)

Angels..P-Gerrardo Reyes to undergo elbow surgery
Angels..P-Branden McCurry-elbow surgery
Angels..P-Luke Bard-injection for hip flexor strain

Angels-Fox Sports West…Hire Matt Vasgersian and Daron Sutton as new TV voices of Halos…Mark Gubicza will remain as lead analyst..Vasgersian with MLB Network-ESPN Sunday Night Baseball…Sutton has been with Diamondbacks-Braves


Minor League baseball…Rule Changes for 2021
..AAA-Increase size of the bases
..AA-‘Shift Rule’..all four fielders must be on infield dirt
..A-Use Electronic-Ball Strike sensors to help umpires
A-Limit pitchers to 2-pickoff throws to bases per batter

Cleveland..Moves OF-Anthony Gose to pitching..Strikes out 4-in 2-innings of work

ESPN…Report Yasiel Puig under investigation for lawsuit that said he groped woman and masturbated with her in restroom at Staples Center…Incident happened in 2018…Police investigated-did not charge him.

(Roster Moves)

Pirates..Sign FA-P-Trevor Cahill-ex A’s-Cubs-Padres
Indians..OF-Billy Hamilton opts out of contract
Milwaukee..P-Tim Dillard retires



Houston..C-Jason Castro-oblique injury
Yankees..C-Robinson Chirinos-fractures wrist
Cardinals..Shutdown P-Miles Mikolas-forearm



Chargers-Baltimore Ravens….Bolts discussing trade for Ravens LT-Orlando Brown…Baltimore asking for 2nd round pick.

(Roster Moves)

Chiefs..Release LT-Eric Fisher..RT-Mitchell Schwartz..C-Aaron Reiter..clears 18M-cap space

Arizona..Release CB-Robert Alford
Bills..Release WR-John Brown..DT-Quinton Jefferson
Dallas..Release FB-Jam Olawale
Lions..Release CB-Justin Coleman..9M-cap savings
Lions..Release TE-Jesse James

Houston..Sign FA-RB-Marc Ingram-ex Ravens-Saints
Houston..Restructures contract WR-Brandon Cooks-6M savings

Bills..Re-sign LB-Matt Milano (4Y-44M)

Colts..Visit with FA-WR-John Brown-ex Bills..(105R) last 2-years



Houston..Hires Lovie Smith as Def Coord-ex head coach Illinois-Bears

Houston..Head Coach David Culley says he is committed to keeping QB-Deshaun Watson…’Want guys who want to be here’

Baltimore..GM-Eric DeCastro says 6-teams interested in OT-Orlando Brown-who has asked for trade

Baltimore..LT-Ronnie Stanley 2nd surgery-broken ankle

Kansas City..Off Coord-Eric Bienemy confirms he lived the entire season in a hotel to protect his son who has Cerebral Palsy.

Dallas..QB-Dak Prescott says Quarterbacks have an ‘obligation’ to get the most money they can in free agency for all the other QBs in the league.

Tampa Bay..WR-Jayden Mickens-arrested Concealed weapons charge in LA.


(College Football)

USD-at-Drake…Toreros open spring football season on road-Saturday …USD starts Mason Randall at QB…Emilio Martinez at RB….USD has to replace QB-Reid Sinnett (3528P-32TD)…WR-Michal Bandy (75R-12TD) and RB-JoJo Binda….USD coach Dale Lindsey (53-3) in Pioneer League games.



Kings-Colorado…Friday night action in Denver
Ducks-San Jose..Friday game in Anaheim

Gulls-at-Tucson..Friday AHL action..Gulls (9-7)..lost 7-of-10 games

Kings..Goalies Jon Quick-Cal Peterson out of action..Quick leg injury..Peterson covid test.

Las Vegas..D-Alex Pietrangelo-wrist injury
Montreal..D-Ben Chariot-hand injury

NHL…Says it will hold Entry Draft on July 23rd
NHL…Board of Governors will vote on changing Draft Lottery next week…will have lottery for only the 1st and 2nd pick in draft and limit how many teams have access to the lottery.



PGA…Players Championship-Sawgrass..Sergio Garcia attacks course in wild finish
..(-7)..Sergio Garcia 2-eagles and 4-birdies
..(-5)..Brian Harman..5-birdies in 7-hole span
..(-4)..Corey Connors-Matt Fitzpatrick
..(-2)..Steve Stricker-4 birdies in row..Jordan Spieth-Jason Day
..(-1)..Phil Mickelson
..(+4)..Xander Schaufelle..(+5) Ricky Fowler..(+7) Rory McIlroy-2-double bogeys-4 bogeys.

NASCAR…Phoenix 500..Brad Keselowski-Denny Hamlin lead the field

English Premier League…Top weekend games:
..Manchester City-Fulham
..Manchester United-West Ham
..Arsenal-Hot Spur


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One Response to “Best 15 Minutes in Sports–Friday”

  1. Marc Simons says:

    Lee – Nobody reads your column to hear your political viewpoints. They read it to get away from politics and current events. To me, it’s boring, inappropriate and detracts, not adds. Maybe ‘unnecessary’ might be a better way to describe it

    You might feel good about putting forth your political viewpoint, but in the long run you will lose more readers than you’ll please. After 30 years of following you, I am now ‘on the fence.’

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