Best 15 Minutes in Sports–Friday

Posted by on July 16th, 2021  •  0 Comments  • 

Padres-at-Washington….Friars open 2nd half of season on road….SD (53-40) on season but have lost 7-of-11 games heading into the All Star break….Chris Paddack starts…Paddack is (2-2)….but in last 3-games (11inn-17R-21H) allowed-that after 7-quality starts.

Padres…1-of-10 teams that will watch Cole Hamels-free agent workout…ex-Phillies ace has been plagued by bicep injury-shoulder injury last two seasons.

Dodgers-at-Colorado…LA opens second half on road…Julio Urias (11-3)  starts for LA….Dodgers (56-35)

Dodgers….LA Times columnist demands team release P-Trevor Bauer-who has been suspended for 21-days while sex assault investigation by Pasadena police and MLB continues….Woman who filed charges has not talked to MLB yet.

Angels-Seattle…Friday matchup..Andrew Heaney starts for Halso…angels (45-44) on season.

Angels..DFA-P-Dillon Peters.

(Roster Moves)


Cubs-Braves…Trade…Chicago deals OF-Joe Pederson (.254-10HR) to Braves for minor league 1B-Bryan Ball…Beginning of fire sale by Cubs management.

Seattle..Release P-Shane Carle
Seattle..Callup OF-Jarred Kelenic from Tacoma
Boston..Callup P-Tanner Houck


Yankees..Activate P-Zach Briton from DL
Yankees..DL-P-Wandy Peralta
Red Sox..P-Chris Sale throws 3-shutout innings in rehab start
Mets..Send P-Carlos Carrasco out on rehab assignment.

(MLB Notes)

Yankees-Red Sox…..NY-Boston game cancelled…3-Yankees pitchers put on Covid Protocol list….all players tested on Thursday night….2nd outbreak in New York-Yankees lost Gleyber Torres and Coach Phil Nevnin who became ill in May…Nevin was hospitalized and out 5-weeks.

Boston…Red Sox players at All Star Game have been retested amid reports 1-of Yankees All Star failed Covid test after the game.

MLB….All Star TV ratings bumped up from 2019 levels
..US TV ratings drew 8.31M viewers
..Streaming set a record in MLB
..San Diego-Cincinnati-Kansas City were top 3-streaming markets
..US-TSN-Desportes TV viewing was a combined 8.9M viewers

Giants…Former major league P-Dick Tidrow and Giants front office exec passes away suddenly (74Y)…Spent 13-years as a pitcher (100-94) record



British Open…1st round at Royal St-George course
(64)..Louis Oosthuizen..6-birdies in 10-holes
(65)..Jordan Spieth..4 birdies in row mid round
(66)..Stewart Cink-Webb Simpson
(67)..Collin Marikawa heads 10-way tie
(68)..Dustin Johnson among 14-tied
(69)..Xander Schaufelle
(70)..Rory McIlroy..3-bogeys in a row early
(71)..Jon Rahm-Byron DeChambeau
(80)..Phil Mickelson 8-bogeys-1 double bogey finishing last



Suns-Bucks…Off night in playoffs…Series tied (2-2)..Game 5-Saturday

Washington…Opening negotiations with Wes Unseld-Junior for vcanta coaching job…has served as Assistant coach with Wizards-Warriors-Magic.

Team USA…Brad Beal-Jerami Grant placed on Covid list-could miss Olympics.

Aztecs…will play Georgetown Hoyas in opening game of Wooden Legacy Classic tourney.

Aztecs…Negotiating a 3Y contract to play UCSD-Big West Conference.
Aztecs..Add home games with Texas-Arlington..Long Beach State..Cal State Fullerton to schedule next season.



Seattle….911-calls to police say family members said Richard Sherman has alcohol problems…talked about suicide…family concerned about his Mental Health…Was arresed on burglary and domeistic abuse for break in at family home.

Pittsburgh…Wife of QB-Dwayne Haskins arrested felony assault charges-punched Haskins-damaging mouth, lips and knocking out tooth in domestic assault

Tampa Bay…Reports that Buccaneers QB-Tom Brady played last year with a torn MCL ligament and had off season surgery…NFL refused to answer questions why Brady was never on Bucs injured list all season and why NFL never disciplined Bucs.

49ers…CB-Richard Sherman released without bail after domestic burglary case…Family obtains protection order against Sherman…49ers send Counselor to help Sherman and his family with family issues.

Jaguars…Urban Meyer reportedly upset at NFL limits on his access to teaching players according to Jimmy Johnson…NFL fined Jaguars-Meyer 300,000 for violations of OTA rules last month.

NFL..donates 4M to medical study at U-Wisconsin on hamstring-groin-calf injuries in NFL.

NFL..Reporter Jim Trotter criticizes NFL Media for laying off 132 employees after employees took a paycut last year during pandemic…and continued to work….Layoffs came weeks after NFL did 100B new TV deals.

Buffalo…Promotes QB coach Ken Dorsey to Passing game coordinator

Denver…Legendary QB-Peyton Manning confirms interest in working for John Elway and Broncos.

Tampa Bay…Hites La’Roi Glover as assistant coach in NFL Diversity program.


NHL….Teams must turn in Expansion list on Saturday for Seattle Kraken expansion draft next Wednesday…..NHL teams can protect 8-skaers and 1-goalie…or 7-forwards-3 defenseman-1 goalie.

Dallas..Veteran G-Ben Bishop waives no trade clause-will be exposed to expansion draft.

Florida…Panthers buyout 2-years of contract D-Keith Yandle.

Montreal..Will not protect D-Shea Weber…Habs captain facing 3-offseason surgeries.

Buffalo-Minnesota…Open trade talk for unhappy Sabres C-Jack Eichel.

Gulls..Sign 2nd year D-Nik Brouillard to 1-year extension…Was (+6) last year.


NASCAR…Runs New Hampshire 400 on Sunday.

NASCAR…Penske Racing announces it will not re-sign veteran driver Brad Keselowski for next year…Has 67-career wins…Will replace him with Xfinity champion Austin Cindric…Also releasing driver Matt DiBenedetto from his ride with secondary team.

Indy Car..Off weekend after canceling Toronto Grand Prix
Formula 1..Runs British Grand Prix at Silverstone..Max Verstappen goes for 4th win a row….has 32-point lead over Lewis Hamilton.

Bob Baffert….Federal judge throws out NYHRA suspension of Baffert over Kentucky Derby drug test of winner Medina Spirit….says NY racing association violated due process by not giving Baffert a hearing before discilplining him.

Delmar…Season opener on Friday….Bob Baffert and his horses reportedly will be at track and will race while he appeals Kentucky Derby suspension.

San Diego Loyal-W-Orange Count…Loyal stretch unbeaten streak in USL to 9-games with (2-1) win….Loyal (6-0-3) after (0-4) start.





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