Best 15 Minutes in Sports–Friday

Posted by on May 21st, 2021  •  0 Comments  • 

…(Baseball)..

Padres-Seattle…Kick off weekend series…Padres (27-17)…won 8-of-9…Mariners (21-23)…Chris Paddack-vs-Chris Flexen in Friday opener.

Padres..Off day on Thursday

Padres..Head out on road on Monday..16-of-22 away over next 3-weeks

Padres..GM-AJ Preller…”Team not at 85% vaccination rate…Players taken aback by positive tests to Paddack-Tatis…we continue to educate them”.

Padres..Get clearance to allow full house at Petco Park beginning with June 15th homestand when Reds come to town.
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Dodgers-W-Arizona…LA led (3-2) in 9th…Albert Pujols 2RHR..Will Smith HR…..David Price (2inn) in start on bullpen day….Coming into game….LA (26-18)

Dodgers-Giants..Friday opener of weekend series…Trevor Bauer-vs-Alex Wood…Giants (27-18) in lst place.

Dodgers..Move David Price back into starting rotation
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Angels-W-Twins (7-1)..1st game..1B-Phil Gosselin 2RHR-3R double..Alex Cobb (5inn-1R)

Angels-L-Twins (5-3)..Miguel Sano Grand Slam HR..2nd game..Halos now (19-25)

Angels-A’s..Friday matchup..Jose Quintana-vs-James Kaprilian

Angels..Callup P-Dillon Peters
Angels..Activate P-Alex Cobb from DL
Angels..Deny P-Shohei Ohtani having arm problems..velocity dropped from (96.6-to-91.3) in Wednesday start.
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(Scoreboard)

Giants-W-Reds..SF scores 9R in 3rd inning enroute to (19-4) win..Brandon Crawford 3RHR-6RBI day..Steve Duggar grand slam HR…Giants won 5-in row and 10-of-13.

Tampa Bay-W-Orioles..Randy Arozerena 3RHR for Rays
Yankees-W-Texas..Domingo German 7-shutout inn
Cubs-W-Nationals..Ian Happ 2HRs in win
Astros-W-A’s..Martin Maldonado 2RHR-RBI double
Marlins-W-Phillies..Sandy Alcantra 2-hit shutout
Pirates-W-Atlanta..Jacob Stallings 2RHR
Blue Jays-L-Red Sox..JD Martinez 2RHR late in game
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(Injuries)
Reds..DL-3B-Mike Moustakas-heel bruise
Washington..DL-P-Erick Fedde-covid issue
Boston..Activate OF-Danny Santana from DL
Yankees..Activate SS-Gleyber Torres from DL
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(Roster Moves)
Arizona..Sign FA-P-Noe Ramirez-ex Angels
Royals..Sign FA-P-Anthony Swarzak-ex Braves-Twins
Toronto..Sign FA-P-Casey Lawrence-ex Twins
Arizona..Callup OF-Josh Riddick
Atlanta..DFA-C-Jeff Mathis

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(MLB)
Cubs..GM-Jed Hoyer-‘disappointed- team not at 85% vaccine level
Cubs..Confirm no negotiations with impending free agents-Anthony Rizzo..Kris Bryant-Javy Bryant

Twins..Manager Rocco Baldelli suspended 1-game for pitcher throwing behind White Sox batter after Yermin Mercedes HR on 3-0 pitch in a (15-4) win earlier in week.
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…..(Basketball)……

Lakers-Suns…Open NBA playoff series on Sunday…LeBron James-Anthony Davis vs Suns high scoring offense led by Devin Booker-Chris Paul-DeAndre Ayton…Suns coming off 51-win season.

Washington-W-Indiana (142-115)..Wizards hit 14-3’s…shoot 58% from floor in blowout win….NBA Play-In Game for 8th slot in East.

Golden State-Memphis…Play In Game on Friday determine 8th seed in West.

NBA Playoffs-begin Saturday:
Miami-Milwaukee..Jimmy Butler-vs-Giannis Antetokounmpo
Clippers-Dallas..Luka Doncic-vs-Kawhi Leonard-Paul George
Brooklyn-Boston..Nets battered by injuries to James Harden-KDurant

Denver-Portland..Blazers guards CJ McCollum-Damian Lillard against Nuggets high octane offense.

NYKnicks..F-Julius Randle plays in first ever postseason game on Sunday vs Atlanta.

Atlanta..Coach Nate McMillan fined 25,000 for saying ‘NBA wants Knicks to do well in playoffs.’

NBA..Announces Las Vegas Summer League will run August 8th-thru 17th for rookies-draft picks.

Aztecs..Will play in Wooden Legacy Classic with US-Georgetown-St Joe’s.
Oregon..F-Quincey Guerrier transfers in from Syracuse.
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……..(Football)………..

Chargers…California Attorney General Rob Bonta files paperwork to monitor documents in lawsuit filed by Dea Spanos against Dean Spanos charging owner has destroyed Spanos Foundation-owes  22M to charities..Sued last month to force Dean Spanos to sell entire franchise…Charges franchise is 323M-in debt…is losing 11M per year in operations in LA…owes NFL 650M-territorial fees.

Giants..Longtime Video Operator charges club has allowed assault of coworkers by coaching staff…culture of abuse-intimidation…says Club Counsel threatened to strangle him

Raiders..Coach Jon Gruden on expansion of schedule…’Already a long season and now have to play 17-games’.

Washington..Owner Daniel Snyder tours So Fi Stadium in LA…and Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas…preparing plans to build new stadium for Washington team to open in 2027.

Detroit..Report Lions offered Iowa State coach Matt Campbell (8Y-68M) package-but was turned down.
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(Roster Moves)

Jacksonville..Signs TE-Tim Tebow..ex Florida Gators QB-has not played since 2012…was off on baseball career.

Patriots..Sign FA-RB-Taylor Gaffney-ex Stanford star-played baseball last 3-years
Patriots..Sign FA-LS-Wes Farnsworth-ex Broncos
Houston..Sign FA-QB-Jeff Driskel-ex Broncos-Bengals
Houston..Sign FA-WR-Taywan Taylor-ex Titans
Washington..Sign FA-LB-Joe Walker-ex 49ers
Washington..Release OT-Morgan Moses

Titans-Atlanta..Open trade talks about Falcons WR-Julio Jones who wants to be dealt.
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…(Hockey)…

Gulls-at-Bakersfield…AHL playoff opener-Friday-best of 3-series.
Gulls..GM-Bob Ferguson:
..Team has had no positive Covid tests this year
..The rink is only normal place for players
..These are players of habit-they had to change this year
..Trevor Zegras-Jamie Drysdale…Fans will enjoy them-they will be around a long time

Gulls..Coach Kevin Dineen
..Trevor Zegras-Jamie Drysdale…There are ton of players out there…only few with talent like theirs’
..Luka Dostal…Goalie has established himself in North America quickly.
..We should consider ourselves fortunate-get to go to rink everyday
..We have 29-players in camp for playoffs.

NHL Playoff Scoreboard: Thursday games.
Tampa Bay-L-Florida (6-5)..Lightning erupt for 5-goals in 2nd period..but watch Panthers rally back for overtime win..Tampa leads (2-1)

Penguins-W-Islanders..Jeff Carter scores 2-goals for Pens..Lead series (2-1)

Maple Leafs-L-Canadiens..Center John Taveras suffers apparent serious concussion on accident hit at center ice-Passed out on ice…was down for more than 10-minutes…Taken to hospital…was checked while falling down hit knee of Corey Perry…Habs get shorthanded goal from Paul Byron to win game..Montreal leads (1-0)

Las Vegas-W-Minnesota..Knights rally from (2-0) deficit..reel off 5-goals in a row..Mark Stone scores 2-goals in win..Knights lead series (2-1)
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Columbus Blue Jackets…Hire John Davidson-President Hockey Operations-just fired by NY Rangers.

Colorado…NHL to suspend Nazim Kadri for blow to head of Blues player drawing match penalty.

Kings..G-Jon Quick has shoulder surgery-will be ready to play in camp in fall.

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…….(General)………

Indy 500…Qualifying on Saturday for Fastest 9 and to fill out 33-car grid.
Indy 500…Thursday-torrid lap times in hot weather:
..(225.3)-Tony Kanaan
..(225.3)-Connor Daly
..(224.9)-Santino Ferucci
..(224.6)-Rinus Veekay

Indy 500…Santino Feruicci taken to hospital-hit wall-suffered leg injury after running 3rd fastest lap in Happy Hour

Indy…Near crash involving Christian Herta who hit wall because 3-Rahal-Letterman cars upfront had slowed on track for picture session.
Indy officials may take disciplinary action against the Raha; tea,

NASCAR….Denny Hamilin heads field for Circuit of America race
Formula 1..Grand Prix of Monaco on Sunday

PGA Championships…Ocean Course-South Carolina
(67)..Corey Connors 6-birdies..finishes strong
(69)..Keegan Bradley-Brooks Koepka part 6-way tie
(70)..Collin Morikama-Phil Mickelson
(71)..Ricky Fowler-Paul Casey
(72)..Bryson deChambeau-Jon Rahm-Dustin Johnson
(73)..Jordan Spieth
(74)..Jason Day
(75)..Rory McIlroy-4 bogeys on front nine
(76)..Dustin Johnson-2 double bogeys

Lee Evans…Olympic 2-time Gold Medalist sprinter passes away (74Y)..Legendary star in Mexico City Olympics….coached Nigerian track squad..suffered stroke

Soccer..English Premier League-Top games this weekend:
..Manchester City-Everton
..Manchester United-Wolverhampton
..Hot Spur-Leicester

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