Best 15 Minutes in Sports-Friday

Posted by on July 23rd, 2021  •  0 Comments  • 

..(Baseball.)…

Padres-W-Marlins (3-2)…Blake Snell (6inn-1R-8K) in strong outing..Jurickson Profar 2RBIs……Friars (57-42)….(8-8) record last two weeks.

San Diego-Miami..Friday matchup…Joe Musgrove will start.

Padres..Activate C-Austin Nola off DL..option Webster Rivas to AAA-El Paso

Padres…Send P-Matt Strahm to AAA-El Paso to begin rehab assignment…Has not pitched all year coming off knee patella tendon surgery last fall.
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Dodgers-Giants….LA led (3-1) at Press Time. in 5th inning..Will Smith 2RHR…Heading into game…LA (59-38)….have lost 7-of-13 games…Giants (60-35)

LA-Colorado..Open weekend series with Rockies…David Price will start for LA

Dodgers..Manager Dave Roberts say he is disappointed in fans booing Kenly Jansen after blown save in Wednesday loss…Jansen has (333-saves) in career…(21-saves) this year and a (1.24-ERA)
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Angels-W-Twins (3-2)…Jack Mayfield 3RHR……Halos (47-48) on season.

Angels-Minnesota..Friday pitchers Alex Cobb-vs-JA Happ

Angels..Activate OF-Justin Upton from DL.
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(Scoreboard)

Tigers-W-Texas..Eric Haase 3RHR..Detroit 7th win in row..Texas lost 9-row
Braves-W-Phillies..Dansby Swanson Grand Slam HR for Atl
Yankees-W-Red Sox…Giancarlo Stanton RBI single for NY
Rays-W-Indians..Austin Meadows RBI single for TB
Cubs-L-Cardinals..Nolan Arenado 2RHR..Dylan Carlson HR for StL
A’s-Mariners…Scoreless in 4th inning at Press Time
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(Roster Moves)

Phillies..Talk about re-signing FA-P-Cole Hamels-workout last wee,
White Sox..Rookie Yermin Mercedes quits baseball..hitting (.158)
Royals..Release P-Anthony Swarzak
Royals-Giants..Open trade talks for KC-2B-Whit Merrifield
Rockies..8-teams express interest in SS-Trevor Story
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…(College Football)….

Big 12…Holds emergency conference call with Presidents amid reports Oklahoma-Texas have applied for admission into SEC…Move would bring SEC to 16-teams….Big 12 would drop to 8-teams-might look at Cincinnati-Houston-BYU-Boise State if they were to expand.

Big 12…Says Conference Bylaw-Texas-Oklahoma would forfeit 2-years TV money (75M-each) if they left conference to go to SEC.

Mountain West Conference….Says any teams that cancel games because of covid outbreak-would forefeit those game,,,,Says MWC schools must test unvaccinated players daily and the schools bear the cost of those tests.
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(NFL)

NFL…Issues 4-page memo….Says if any team is forced to cancel games this season because of Covid outbreak by unvaccinated players..those games will be forfeited….Opposing team would be given a win….All players would forfeit game check if game was cancelled…NFL says the league will not add a week to schedule to make up for cancelled games.

NFL..Says 14-of-32 teams have reached threshold of 85% vaccinations.

NY Jets…QB-coach Greg Knapp passes away (58Y) from head-internal injuries suffered…was hit by car in Danville, California while biking on weekend….Former assistant with Denver-49ers

Buffalo..Public feud breaks out with Bills WRs-Stefon Diggs-Cole Beasley over vaccination…Diggs says being in NFL is about ‘accountability-availability’.

Seattle..LB-Mychal Kendricks placed on 3Y-probation-ordered to do 300-hours community service work as guilty plea for ‘insider trading violation’ two years ago.

Dallas Cowboys…1st team to open preseason camp at Oxnard, California…QB-Dak Prescott full workout coming off knee surgery.

Patriots…Open preseason camp..CB-Stephon Gilmour reports-despite not getting contract extension negotiated.
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(Roster Moves)

Cowboys..Put DE-DeMarcus Lawrence on PUP with back issue…WR-Amari Cooper on PUP-recovering from ankle surgery…K-Greg Zeurlein on PUB-back issue

Steelers…Veteran LB-Vince Williams announces retirement
Steelers..Meet with FA-LB-Justin Houston-ex Chiefs-Colts
NY Giants..Sign FA-RB-Mike Weber-ex Cowboys
LA Rams..FA-RB-Todd Gurley-expresses interest in returning to team
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…(Basketball)….

Bill Russell…Legendary Celtics icon is putting his memorabilia up for Auction…wants to raise 5M-for his “Mentor Foundation” in Boston…Will auction off Rings-Trophies-Jerseys from his career.

Chris Paul…Could opt out of 44M on his contract and become a free agent.

Atlanta…makes qualifying offer to F-John Collins-right to match any offer he gets as a restricted free agent.

Golden State…Shopping its picks at #7 and #14…also shopping C-James Wiseman in attempts to move up in draft.

Sacramento…Shopping #9 pick-looking for veteran player

Cleveland..taking offers on #3 pick-teams interested in drafting Evan Mobley of USC.
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…(Hockey)…

NHL Draft….1st round on Friday…Likely choices:
1-Buffalo..Owen Pound (6’6-D)-U Michigan
2-Seattle..Matt Beniers (6’2-F)..U Michigan
3-Ducks..Dylan Guenther (6’1-F)..Edmonton Oil Kings
4-NJ Devils..D-Brandt Clarke (6’2-D) Barrie Colts
5-Columbus..Simon Edvinsson-D-Lulea Sweden
6-Detroit..Jesper Wallstedt-G-Lulea-Sweden
7-San Jose..William Eklund-RW-Djurgarden-Sweden
8-Kings..Luke Hughes (6’2-D)..US National team

NHL Schedule 2021-22 season unveiled:
..Kings open at home with Las Vegas on October 14th
..Ducks start season hosting Winnipeg Jets on October 14th

Edmonton-Toronto…discussing Sign-Trade deal…Leafs would ship FA-RW-Zach Hyman to Oilers for draft picks.

Seattle-Rangers..Open trade talks-Kraken to send D-Mark Giordano to NY
Seattle-Calgary…Kraken trades F-Tyler Pitlick to Flames for #4
Flyers-Arizona..Phi deals G-Shane Gostisbehere #2 #7 picks to Coyotes
Detroit-Carolina..Wings deal G-Jon Bernier #3 pick for G-Alex Nedeljkovic

Rangers..Sign FA-F-Barclay Goodrow to (7Y-25M)
Edmonton..Re-sign G-Mike Smith to 2-year extension

Seattle..C-Yanni Gourde-will be out 4-months-shoulder surgery..drafted from Tampa Bay yesterday.

Montreal..D-Shea Weber will miss all of next season…has 4-different injuries with surgery.

Montreal..G-Casey Price will need 8W-to rehab from off season surgeries-but will be ready for camp next year.

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…(General)…

PGA…3M-Open-Minnesota…1st round:
(64)..Ricky Fowler-7 birdies…tied with Tony Merritt
(65)..Scott Stallings

Olympics-Soccer:
..USA Women face New Zealand-Saturday…Game 2-Group Play..starts 4:30am-PST
..Olympics…Opening ceremonies will begin on Friday in Tokyo despite Covid outbreak…Only 21% of country has been vaccinated…81% population of opinion games should have been delayed this summer after last year’s postponement…Japan committed 20B-in expenses to build facility.

NASCAR…off weekend
Indy Car…off weekend
Formula 1-off weekend

Indy Car…Indy 500-winner Helio Castroneves signs to run full schedule next year for Meyer-Shank Racing…ran 1-race this year..winning the Indy 500.

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