Best 15 Minutes in Sports–Friday

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Padres-Houston….Open weekend series on Friday…Jake Arrieta-vs-Jose Urquidy….Arrieta (6-12) 7.13-ERA….has given up (63R-in-61 Inn)….has had only 3-quality starts in last 15-starts dating to June 1st.

Padres…(71-63)…Lost 14-of-19 games….(22-30) last two months.

Padres…Off day on Thursday

Dodgers-Giants…Friday matchup David Price-vs-Anthony DeSlafani…Dodgers (85-49)…Won 20-of-24…Giants have lost 5-of-7 heading into the series.

Dodgers…Off day on Thursday

Dodgers..P-Max Scherzer treated for minor hamstring issue.

Angels-Texas..Friday matchup..Shohei Ohtani (8-2)-vs-Glenn Otto..Halos (66-68). day on Thursday

Giants-W-Milwaukee..Thairo Estrada 3RHR for SF..Giants tied with LA
Phillies-W-Washington..Andrew McCutchen 3R-double..Phillies win 5th row
A’s-W-Tigers..Jed Lowrie 3RHR
Red Sox-W-Tampa..JD Martinez RBI single..
Mets-W-Miami..Jon Villar HR for NY..
Cubs-W-Pirates..Raf Ortega 3RHR..Ian Happ 2RHR for Chicago.
Indians-W-Royals.Owen Miller 3RHR.
Braves-W-Rockies..Adam Duvall 2RHR-Atlanta..Charlie Blackmon Grand Slam HR.

(Roster Moves)

Mets..Sign FA-P-Brad Hand-ex Blue Jays-Indians-Padres
White Sox..Sign FA-P-Carl Edwards-ex Cubs
Red Sox..Sign FA-2B-Ty Motter-ex Rockies
Toronto..Callup P-Nate Pearson

(MLB Notes)

MLB Network..Ban analyst John Smoltz-Al Leiter from studio-refuse vaccine

Washington..VP-Bob Boone quits..2-scouts resign-refuse vaccine.

Mets..GM-Zach Scott suspended-following 4am arrest-DUI-White Plains, NY..found passed out in car in traffic lane.

MLB-Union…Presents new proposal to Union:
..Players can become free agents at age 29
..Create 1B-bonus pool in place of arbitration
..Drop luxury tax threshold from 210M to 180M
..Invoke 100M floor to spending for all franchises
..Drop 6Y-service time for free agency
..Drop Penalty Clause for teams that go over Luxury Tax.


Chargers…Re-sign rookies DT-Forrest Merril..WR-Austin Proehl..CB-Brandon Facyson…assigned to Practice Squad

Chargers..OT-Bryan Bulaga practices for first time in 3-weeks-had hip issue..Storm Norton moved to starting RT
(Roster Moves)

Raiders..Sign FA-LB-KJ Wright-ex Seattle Seahawks starter
Steelers..Sign FA-S-Karl Joseph-ex Raiders
Falcons..Sign FA-RB-Wayne Gallman-ex Giants
Carolina..Sign FA-RB-Royce Freeman-ex Broncos
Bills..Sign FA-TE-Kahale Warring
Browns..Sign FA-QB-Nick Mullens-ex 49ers-Eagles
Dallas..Sign FA-RB-Cory Clement-ex Eagles
Seattle..Sign FA-QB-Jake Luton-ex Jaguars
Lions..Sign FA-QB-Steve Montez-ex Redskins
Jaguars..Sign FA-TE-Jacob Hollister-ex Bills
Jaguars..Sign FA-B-Kyle Lauletta-ex Browns-Giants
Vikings..Sign FA-QB-Sean Mannion-ex Seattle-Rams
Vikings..Sign FA-DT-Evan Griffen
Vikings..Sign FA-P-Jordan Berry-ex Steelers
Giants..Sign FA-C-Matt Skura-ex Miami
Eagles..Sign FA-CB-Andre Chachera-ex Colts

Titans..DT-Jurrell Casey-retires


Tampa Bay..RB-Gio Bernard-ankle
Seattle..IR-OT-Ced Obguchi
Raiders..IR-RB-Jalen Richard..LB-Nick Morrow
Giants..IR-WR-John Ross
Chiefs..IR-LB-Willie Gay
Colts..IR-QB-Sam Ehlinger
Dallas..IR-DT-Neville Gallimore
Arizona..IR-DT-Jordan Phillips

Colts..LB-Darius Leonard confirms-will not be vaccinated.
(NFL Notes)

Tampa Bay..Becomes latest team with 100% vaccine rate
Tampa Bay..Former #1 pick-DE-Kieth McCants-dies (53Y) was broke

Washington..RB-Clinton Portis-Hung Jury in fraud case-stealing money from NFL Health Plan…WR-Tamarik Vanover found guilty in same case.

Art Schlicter..Former NLF QB-released from prison after 7-years for Fraud-Bad Checks case…has been in and out of prison last 15-years.

Detroit..Cecil Sonders…oldest living NFL alum passes away (100Y)..began career in 1945.
(College Football)

Aztecs-New Mexico State….Season opener Saturday night in Carson…QB-Jordan Brookshire makes his debut…Aztecs return 4-RBs…4-starters in offensive line and a loaded front seven on defense.

USD-Cal Poly….Toreros open rugged non-conference schedule against 1AA-Aggies…Mason¬†Randall returns as USD starting QB

(Pac 12)

USC-San Jose State..Trojans led by QB-Kedon Slovis
UCLA-LSU..Bruins face hi powered Tigers in Rose Bowl
Oregon-Fresno State
Stanford-Kansas State
Oregon State-Purdue
Washington State-Utah State
Colorado-Northern Colorado

(Mountain West)

New Mexico-Houston Baptist
UNLV-Eastern Washington
Colorado State-South Dakota State
Air Force-Lafayette
Wyoming–Montana State
Hawaii-Portland State
(Top Ranked Teams)

1-Alabama-vs-Miami..Tide replace Mac Jones-DeVonta Smith-Najee Harris
2-Oklahoma-vs-Tulane..Game moved to Norman
3-Clemson-vs-5-Georgia..Tigers begin life after Trevor Lawrence
9-Notre Dame-vs-Florida State..Irish replace QB-Ian Book
15-Penn State-vs-Wisconsin

4-Ohio State-W-Minnesota..QB-CJ Stroud (294P-4TD)..RB-Maiyan Williams (125R)..Buckeyes rally for win on road
Arizona State-W-Southern Utah..Devils 21-7 lead at Press time
Utah-W-Weber State..Utes QB-Charley Brewer (233P-2TD)
Boise State-Central Florida..Broncos led 24-21 in 4th quarter..UCF-QB-Dillon Gabriel 3TDs in comeback effort

(College Notes)

Big 12..Conference approaches Cincinnati-Houston-BYU-Central Florida about joining as expansion candidate

Texas AM..contract extension to Coach Jimbo Fisher-thru 2031

Washington State…Former WR-Kassidy Woods sues Coach Nick Rolovich for Civil Rights violation for banning him from team because he questioned Covid protocols in program after 60-players contracted Covid in one year…Said school bullied players…Did not provide safe situation for players…Charged Rolovich banned him from team for being actively involved in Black Studen Union.


Brooklyn Nets…sign FA-C-Paul Millsap-ex Denver Broncos

San Antonio..F-LaMarcus Aldridge cleared for practice-had irregular heartbeat issues last season.

Portland..Sign FA-G-Dennis Smith..former #1 draft pick-ex Dallas-Knicks-Detroit.


NY Islanders…Sign FA-C-Zach Parise..ex Minnesota Wild..(393-Goals)
Red Wings..Sign FA-F-Carter Rowney-ex Ducks
Las Vegas..Sign FA-F-Alan Quine-ex Edmonton

Ontario Hockey League..Suspends Montreal #1 pick-Logan Mailloux for 1-year for sex offender incident while playing in Sweden last year


PGA…Tour Championships-Atlanta
..(-13)..Pat Cantalay 4-birdies to take lead
..(-11)..Jon Rahm 7-birdies
..(- 8)..Harris English-Bryson DeChambeau
..(-5)..Jordan Spieth-Brooks Koepka

Soccer…1st round World Cup Qualifhying:
..USA-El Salvador…Tie (0-0)…USA gets 1 point on road but failed to capitalize on scoring chances…USA hosts Canada in Nashville in 2nd game of group play

NASCAR…Southern 500-Darlington-Sunday
Formula 1..Grand Prix-Netherlands-Sunday
Indy Car…Off weekend



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