Best 15 Minutes in Sports-Friday

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Aztecs-Syracuse…SDSU (23-4)…Syracuse (16-9)…Battle of Defenses..
..SDSU allowing teams shoot just (38%) from floor…32%-3’s
..SDSU defense forcing (15-turnovers-10 steals-3 blocks
..Orange zone defense allow teams shoot (41%)..31%-3’s
..Orange defense force (14-turnovers-5 blocks) a night
..Aztecs won 14-in row…(54-6) last two years
..Orange blowout losses by 10-14-17-20-23 this year
..Aztecs led by Matt Mitchell (15PPG)..Jordan Schakel (14PPG)
..Orange led by G-Buddy Boeheim (17PPG)..Quincey Guerrier 14PPG-8R)..Alan Griffin (14P-5R) per games

..Keys..SDSU..Get Matt Mitchell ball in space..Jordan Schakel hit 3’s against zone….Terrell Gomez hit long distance 3’s to force Syracuse to extend zone.
..Keys..Syracuse must move Matt Mitchell off his spot..Force Aztecs to shoot 3’s under pressure..not let SDSU get into transition.

Aztecs..1-workout at Hinkle Fieldhouse
Aztecs..(6-9) in NCAA play under Steve Fisher-Brian Dutcher
Aztecs..(6-12) in school history in postseason play
Aztecs..Took team picture with jerseys of last year’s stars who could not play in tourney because of Covid shutdown.
Syracuse..Jim Boeheim (48-28) in NCAA tourhey


(Friday Schedule)..Top Games
Oklahoma State-Liberty..Cowboys led by shooter Cade Cunningham
Arkansas-Colgate..Red Raiders lead nation in 3-point shooting
Utah State-Texas Tech..Aggies led by 7’C-Neemias Queta
Georgia Tech-Loyola..Ramblers (24-4)..8-vs-9 matchup
Clemson-Rutgers..Scary 7-vs-10 game
North Carolina-Wisconsin..8-vs-9..Tar Heels two 6’10-F
Virginia Tech-Florida..7-vs-10
(Saturday Games)..Top matchups
Georgetown-Colorado..Buffs led by G-McKinley Wright
LSU-St Bonaventure..Tigers G-Cam Thomas (22PG)..8-vs-9
Creighton-UCSB..Gauchos star G-Jaq McLaughlin
Alabama-Iona..Gaels led by coach Rick Pitino
USC-vs-Wichita State..Trojans freshman C-Evan Mobely
Gonzaga-vs-Norfolk State..Zags (26-0)..first unbeaten since ’75
BYU-vs-UCLA..Bruins with 3-forwards injured.-=
(Scoreboard)…Thursday Play In Games:
Texas Southern-W-Mt St Mary (60-52)..Tigers rally 10P deficit
Wichita St-L-Drake (53-52)..Shockers blow 12P lead..lost (:10) left
Appalachian State-L-Norfolk 54-53)..Jalen Hawkins (24P) off bench

UCLA-W-Michigan State 86-80) OT..Jaime Jaquez (27P)..Johnny Juzang (21P) lead Bruins back from 14P-deficit to win in overtime..Jaquez carried UCLA back in 2nd half..Juzang led (9-0) scoring spurt late in game to seal win….Bruins will play BYU on Saturday

UNLV..Interested in talking to Ben Howland-Mississippi State..Seth Greenburg-ex Virginia Tech

Cincinnati…6-players leave Bearcats team-enter transfer portal..Revolt against 2nd year head coach John Brannon…UC lost 12 players in 2-seasons…Players say “Coach took fun out of game”

Lakers-W-Charlotte…LA led (112-101) late in 4th quarter at Press Time…LeBron James went (8-for-9) in first half shooting..had (35P)…LaMelo Ball was (2-8) in first half…had (22P).. Thursday night game


Dallas..C-Willy Cauley-Stein in isolation..Covid issue



Chargers..Sign FA-TE-Jared Cook-ex Raiders-Saints..(505R-41TD)
Chargers..Lose OG-Dan Feeney-signs with Jets

Rams..Lose CB-Troy Hill-signs with Rams


(Roster Moves)

Raiders..Sign FA-RB-Kenyan Drake-ex Arizona
Raiders..Sign FA-C-Nick Martin-ex Houston
Raiders..Ask QB-Marcus Mariota to take paycut (10M-to-3M)..refused..could be traded

Carolina..Sign FA-WR-David Moore-ex Seattle
Carolina..Sign FA-CB-Rashaan Melvin-ex Jaguars

Bills..Sign FA-QB-Mitch Trubisky-ex Bears
Atlanta..Sign FA-S-Eric Harris-ex Raiders
Bengals..Sign FA-DE-Larry Ogunjobi-ex Bowns

Detroit..Sign FA-WR-Tyrell Williams-ex Chargers-Lions
Detroit..Sign FA-WR-Breshard Perriman-ex Jets
Detroit..Sign FA-DE-Charles Harris-ex Miami
Detroit..Sign FA-QB-Tim Boyle-ex Packers

Houston..Sign FA-CB-Desmond King-ex Chargers-Titans
Houston..Sign FA-CB-Kevin Johnson-ex Browns
Houston-New England..Trade..Texans pick up TE-Ryan Izzo
Houston..Release P-Bryan Anger

Colts-Eagles..Open trade talks about TE-Zach Ertz
Colts..Visit with FA-OT-Julian Davenport-ex Miami

Miami..Sign FA-C-Matt Skurla-ex Ravens
Miami..Sign FA-WR-Will Fuller-ex Houston
Miami..Visit with FA-RB-Chris Carson-ex Seattle
Miami..Release TE-Darren Fells

New England..Veteran S-Patrick Chung-retires
New England..Release WR-Marquise Lee
New England..Release DT-Beau Allen
New England..Sign FA-De-Mont Adams-ex Packers
New England..Re-sign OC-David Andrews

Giants..Sign FA-TE-Kyle Rudolph-ex Vikings
Giants..Sign FA-QB-Mike Glennon-ex Jaguars
Giants..Sign FA-LB-Reggie Ragland-ex Chiefs
Giants..Visit with FA-LB-Brandon Copeland-ex Patriots
Giants..Visit with FA-WR-Ken Galloday-ex Lions

Jets..Sign FA-OG-Dan Feeney-ex Chargers
Jets..Visit with FA-WR-JuJu Smith-ex Steelers
Jets..Sign FA-WR-Keenan Cole-ex Jaguars
Jets..Sign FA-S-LaMarcus Joyner-ex Raiders

Chiefs..Sign FA-Blake Bell-ex Cowboys
Chiefs..Re-sign OT-Mike Remmers

Dallas..Sign FA-DE-Brent Urban-ex Ravens
Dallas..Sign FA-DT-Carlos Watkins-ex Houston
Dallas..Sign FA-DT-Darrell Basham-ex Jets

Denver..Release RB-Philip Lindsay

Chicago..Release veteran S-Kyle Fuller
Chicago..Sign FA-DT-Angelo Blackman-ex Cowboys

Eagles..Sign FA-CB-Andrew Adams-ex Tampa Bay
Titans..Sign FA-LS-Morgan Cox-ex Ravens

49ers..Sign FA-Trent Scherfeld-ex-Arizona
49ers..Visit with FA-QB-Joe Flacco-ex Ravens-Broncos-Houston

Houston..Sign FA-WR-Donte Moncrief-ex Patriots

Baltimore..Re-sign DE-Derek Wolfe


(NFL Notes)

NFL..Begins probe of Houston Texans QB-Deshaun center of 3-lawsuits involving 6-women accussing him of sexual abuse.

NFL..Signs record TV-Digital deals..NFL rights fees go from (5.6B-to-11B) a year….Total (16Y-113B) deal.
..CBS-retains AFC games
..Fox-retain NFC games
..ESPN-ABC retain Monday Night Football
..NBC-retains Sunday Night Football
..Amazon-gets sole rights to Thursday Night Football

..ESPN will pay (2.7B)…NBC (2.1B)..BS (2.1B)..Fox (2.2B)..Amazon (1B)


(College Football)

USD-Butler..Saturday afternoon game..Toreros (1-0) on season

Bill Young..Longtime College DL-line coach-passes (74Y)..coached at Oklahoma-Ohio State-USC-Arizona State in career.



Padres-L-A’s (4-2)..Padres fall to (7-11) in Cactus League
..P-Adrian Morejon (3.2inn-2R-4H) impressive outing
..P-Michael Baez (.2inn-2R)
..P-Anderson Espinoza (1inn-0R)..1st round in 3Y since surgeries
..P-Taylor Williams-jammed left shoulder
..3B-Manny Machado-2 errors
..SS-Ha Kim (.130)
..2B-CJ Abrams (.279)
..OF-Robert Hassell (.100)
..OF-Jurickson Profar (.042)
..OF-Jorge Ona (.111)

Padres…off on Friday
Padres..Ryan Weathers starts Saturday vs Dodgers
Padres..P-Yu Darvish throws 4inn-simulated game-Saturday
Padres..P-Dinelson Lamet throws 29-pitch 2-inning simulated game

Padres..Manager Jayce Tingler says ‘positives’ in Chris Paddack poor outing on Wednesday..’Just missed on 2-strike pitches’..(1.2inn-4R-4H-7BR) in first bad outing of spring.

Padres..Confirm P-Drew Pomeranz has had problems with forearm being tender…Exam did not show damage

Dodgers-Tie-Arizona (7-7)…LA now (9-5-2)
..David Price (2.2inn-2R-7H)
..Dennis Santana (1inn-4R-5H)
..Mookie Betts (3-4)
..Cody Bellinger 2H-HR
..Gavin Lux RBI-double

Dodgers-Texas..Friday game

Angels-W-Milwaukee (3-2)..Halos (10-6)
..Andrew Heaney (5inn-0R-1H)

Angels-Royals-Friday game


Mets..P-Carlos Carrasco-torn hamstring
Mets..P-Noah Syndergaard-clocked at 96mph-simulated game


New York State..Announces Mets-Yankees can open season to 20% capacity.



Ducks-W-Arizona Coyotes (3-2) OT…Adam Henrique scores game winner…Rookies Jamie Drysdale-Trevor Zegras scored goals earlier in game…..Thursday game…Anaheim (9-16-16)

Kings-Las Vegas..Friday game…LA (12-10-6)

Gulls-Tucson Roadrunners…AHL action…Saturday and Sunday..Gulls (9-8)

Ducks..Callup D-Jamie Drysdale from Gulls

AHL..Cancels Utica-Rochester….Chicago-Rockford weekend series..more covid issues on those teams.

Arizona..Sign D-Vlad Prvonov-from KHL



PGA..Honda Classic..Matt Jones ties course record with (61)
..(61)..Matt Jones 9-birdies
..(64)..Russ Henley
..(66)..Steve Stricker leads big group
..(67)..Zach Johnson heads up big group

NASCAR…Atlanta 400…Denny Hamlin to start on pole

English Premier League..Top games
..Manchester City-Wolverhampton..City (22-3-5)
..Manchester United-Crystal Palace..Man U (16-4-9)
..Leicester-Burnley…City (17-7-5)
..Liverpool-Chelsea….Liverpool disappointing (13-9-7)
..Arsenal-West Ham
..Hot Spur-Aston Villa

Boston Marathon..Mourns passing of longtime runner-organizer-Dick Hoyt (80Y)


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