Best 15 Minutes in Sports–Friday

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(US Open-Torrey Pines)..Delays by fog early…suspension by darkness late:
..(67)..Russ Henley-6 birdies…Luis Oosterhuizen played 16-holes..tied for 1st
..(68)..Francisco Molinari
..(69)..Xander Schauffele-Brooks Koepka-Jon Rahm..5-way tie for 3rd

..(71);Dustin Johnson-Rory McElroy even par
..(73)..Justin Thomas
..(75)..Phil Mickelson hit tree-shot into rough..had 5-bogeys-1 birdie…Mickelson also upset with fans taking pictures while he was putting…Asked for security to help him on 13th hole.






Padres-W-Reds (6-4)…Friars blow lead in 9th…rally with 4-bottom of 9th…..Open 10-game homestand…Friars (39-32)…Lost 13-of-18.

..Eric Hosmer hits 2R-HR in 9th to tie game
..Victor Caratini hits 2R-HR in 9th to win game
..Fernando Tatis hit 23rd HR of season early in game
..Manny Machado solo HR
..Mark Melancon blew save in 9th-giving up 2R-HR-Jon India
..Joe Musgrove (7inn-0R-4H) in strong start
..Reds Wade Miley had no-hitter into 6th inning-gave up 2-hits-both solo HRs
..Reds had 6-game win streak snapped

San Diego-Cincinnati..Friday matchup..Chris Paddack-vs-Tony Santillan

Padres….17-game swoon….(.209-BA)..(.182 RISP)..Bullpen (4.21ERA)

Dodgers…Off Day Thursday…LA (41-27)….won 7-of-9

Dodgers-Arizona..Friday..Trevor Bauer-vs-Caleb Smith

Dodgers…Trevor Bauer stats since Umpires crackdown on doctoring balls (19innings-13R-20H-7W-4HR)

Angels-W-Tigers (7-2)….Taylor Ward Grand Slam HR…Shohei Ohtani (6inn-1R)…Halos (34-35)

Halos-Detroit..Friday pitchers..Alex Cobb-vs-Jose Urena


Indians-W-Orioles..Jose Ramirez HR for Tribe..Baltimore lost 19-row on road

Giants-W-Arizona..Diamondbacks lost 14-in a row….Lost 23-in row on road-break 1943-record set by Philadelphia Athletics…Arizona now (2-28) in last month.

Yankees-W-Toronto..Gio Urshela 2RHR..Giancarlo Stanton 2RHR

Mets-L-Cubs..Kyle Hendricks wins 7th start in row

Cardinals-L-Braves…Charley Morton 6-no hit innings

Astros-W-White Sox..Michael Brantley 3RHR..Jose Altuve HR

Rockies-W-Milwaukee..CJ Cron-Grand Slam HR

Tampa Bay-Seattle…Randy Arozarena 2RHR..Jays led (5-4) at Press Time

Mets..P-Jacob deGrom-MRI on sore shoulder
White Sox..DL-OF-Adam Eaton-hamstring
Indians..DL-C-Austin Hedges-concussion…(.144BA)
Astros..DL-3B-Alex Bregman-back
Phillies..DL-SS-Jean Segura-groin
Houston..OF-Kyle Tucker on Covid DL list

Texas..Activate P-Ian Kennedy-hamstring
Arizona..Activate P-Zac Gallen-shoulder
(Roster Moves)

Texas..Sign FA-P-Dennis Santana-ex Dodgers (6.42ERA)
Tampa Bay..Purchase 1B-Mike Ford from Yankees
Indians..Callup C-Ryan Lavarnway
Yankees..Callup OF-Ryan LaMarre
Cubs..Callup P-Robert Stock
(MLB Notes)

MLB Players-Critical reactions to Rule changes about substance on balls.
..What took so long
..MLB-Late as usual
..Where’s my union
..Making changes at mid season
..Never talked to players
..Time to stop cheats
..Give an inch-pitchers took a mile
..If you need to cheat-you’re not good enough.




Bucks-W-Nets (104-89)…Milwaukee blows game open with (10-0) run in 4th quarter…Khris Middleton (38P) in win…Kevin Durant (32P) but was fatigued…..Series now (3-3) going back to Brooklyn.

Clippers-Jazz….LA leads (3-2) heading into Friday game

Atlanta-76ers…Hawks led (3-2)
(NBA Notes)

Dallas..Coach Rick Carlisle resigns, 24-hours after GM-Don Nelson left team…Carlisle spent 13-years with Mavericks…(555-478) in Dallas but (33-38) in playoffs.

Clippers…MRI on knee ligament-Kawhi Leonard-determine severity.

Lakers…LeBron James-Critical of NBA Scheduling…9-All Star players injured at end of season and in playoffs…Compressed schedule 72-games and playoffs….I told you so.

76ers..Criticism of Coach Doc Rivers…Team has blown 16-and-26 point leads in losing playoff games to Atlanta…Benched Ben Simmons (22-67) on free throws.

New Orleans..Report Zion Williamson wants to be traded after 2-seasons with Pelicans.

Jim Phelan..Legendary coach Mt St-Mary’s..Passes away (92y)…won 830-games at Maryland school.
John Calipari…Report Kentucky coach interested in leaving for NBA job.

Chargers…Former Bolts LB-Steven Cooper named head coach Francis Parker High School…Played 9-years in San Diego.

Chargers..Report team has lowest vaccination rate in NFL…only 35% of players vaccinated.

Chargers..Sign FA-DT-Will Yarbary-played in Spring League

(NFL Notes)
NFL..Reports 51%-players have vaccines…Chargers-Colts-Jaguars have lowest vaccine rates….Saints-Miami-highest both over 85%.

NFL..Informs unvaccinated players they will be fined 50,000-if they break NFL protocols.

NFL..informs teams…Any unvaccinated players who comes in for free agent workout…must test clean 5-days in a row before allowed in facility.

NFL…Informs vaccinated players…will be tested just once in 14-days when camp opens.

49ers…TE-Chase Harrell-suspended 1-full year-NFL-PED violations
Titans..LT-Taylor Lewand-not cleared for training camp-coming off knee surgery.
Bengals..OT-Hakeem Adeniji-out for year-torn pectoral muscle.
(Roster Moves)

Atlanta..Release WR-Greg Dortch
Atlanta..Sign FA-DT-Shareef Miller-ex Eagles
Atlanta..Sign FA-DT-John Atkins-ex Lions
Denver..Sign FA-WR-DeMornay El-ex Raiders
Jets..Sign FA-OT-Morgan Moses-ex Washington
Seattle…LB-KJ Wright breaks off contract talks with team

(College Football)

NCAA..Oversight committee begins meetings on proposal to expand playoffs from 4-to-12 teams.

Arizona State…NCAA investigation Head Coach Herman Edwards and Recruiting Coordinator Antonio Pearce-‘blatant violations’
recruiting rules during Covid shutdown.



NY Islanders-L-Tampa Bay (2-1)…Brayden Point goal….Andrei Vasilievskiy (38-saves) in Lightning road win…..Tampa leads series (2-1)-gets home ice advantage back.


Montreal-Las Vegas….Canadiens host Knights-series tied (1-1)
(NHL Notes)

Chicago-Carolina…Open trade talks-Hawks interested in D-Dougie Hamilton.
Chicago-Columbus..Trade talks for Blue Jackets D-Seth Jones.

Toronto..Re-sign veteran C-Jason Spezza
Ottawa…F-Marcus Hogberg signs with Linkopings-Sweden

Carolina..Give coach Rod Brind’Amour 3-year extension.

Blackhawks…2-former players sue NHL team for covering up sexual assaults committed by Video Coach on rookie players in 2010…Says GM-Stan Bowman was aware of incidents and refused to fire Video Coach nor report crimes to Chicago Police….Video Editor left a year later-worked at Notre Dame-Miami of Ohio…then with youth program in Houghton, Michigan where he was sued for assaulting 17-year old youth and sentenced to prison and registered as sex offender.

Tennis…Naomi Osaka-Rafael Nadal both pull out of Wimbledon…Osaka getting counseling for Mental Health issues..Nadal has injury issues.

NASCAR…Nashville 400 race-Kyle Long on pole
Indy Car…Road America race.
Formula 1..French Grand Prix in Paris.

Soccer..Danish star Christian Eriksen to have pacemaker implant surgery after suffering heart stoppage while playing.

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