Best 15 Minutes in Sports-Friday

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Padres-Milwaukee..Friday opener of 6G road trip…rookie P-Miguel Diaz (6.92-ERA) vs Junior Guerra-just off disabled list.

Padres…Travel day on Thursday-did not play.

Padres…Draft complete…have now taken (67) pitchers in last 3-years of draft and international signings.

Padres..Open negotiations with agent Scott Boras-representing first round pick P-Mac Kenzie Gore…will likely have to pay the full (6.6M) slot to the North Carolina high school pitcher.

Padres…Tri Cities-vs-Salem…Dust Devils explode for 5R in 8th inning opening night in Northwest League…Cuban rookies Luis Asuncion HR-RBI…Justin Lopez 2 singles-2RBI in debuts.

Padres..Home attendance plunges..averaging (24,939)..down over 2,000-per game from last season.

Padres..P-Trevor Cahill-Jered Weaver expected to throw some simulated innings vs hitters..Cahill to test shoulder..Weaver testing hip.

Dodgers-L-Indians (12-5)..Lonnie Chisenhall 3R-HR..2R-single…Tribe clubs P-Rich Hill (4inn-7R)…snaps LA 6-game win streak.

Dodgers-at-Cincinnati..Friday night matchup-Alex Wood (6-0)-vs-Asher Wojciewhowski at Great American Ballpark.

Dodgers..Put pitcher Julio Urias on DL with shoulder discomfort…Urias comes to LA for examination of shoulder join inflammation.

Angels-L-Royals (7-2)..Alex Gordon HR-RBI double..Mike Moustakas 2R-single…

Halos-Kansas City..Friday night..Jesse Chavez (5-6)-vs-Ian Kennedy (0-6)

Angels..P-Matt Shoemaker to be examined..shoulder fatigue.

Angels..P-Tyler Skaggs sent to extended spring training-test oblique.


Twins-W-Mariners..Chris Giminez 3R-HR..solo HR

White Sox-W-Orioles..Matt Davidson HR..Chris Tillman (5inn-5R-11H)..O’s (3-9) slump

Red Sox-L-Phillies..Rookie Nick Pivetta (7inn-0R-9K) for Phillies

Washington-W-Mets..Bryce Harper HR..Mike Taylor 2R-HR

Detroit-W-Tampa Bay..Miguel Cabrera 2R-HR

Cardinals-L-Brewers..Eric Thames 2R-HR..Keon Broxton 2R-HR

Rockies-W-Giants..Colorado had (9-3) lead-blew game allowing 5R-8th inning SF rally…Rockies win on walkoff single in bottom of 9th…Nolan Arenadao 3-doubles..4RBIs..Nick Hundley HR-Buster Posey 2R-HR..Colorado (43-21)..Giants lost 12-of-16

Yankees–A’s..Yonder Alonso hits 17th HR season..Jed Lowrie HR..Gary Sanchez another HR for NY

(Roster Moves)

A’s..DFA-3B-Trevor Plouffe
Washington..Sign FA-OF-Alejandro deAza-ex Mets
Royals..Sign FA-OF-Zach Walters-ex Indians.
Rockies..Option C-Ryan Hannigan to AAA
Rockies..Activate C-Tom Murphy from DL


Red Sox..Surgery P-Tyler Thornberg-blood clot in shoulder-caused by rib
Red Sox..DL-P-Brian Johnson-shoulder
Mets..DL-P-Josh Smoker-shoulder strain
Mets..P-Matt Harvey-exam for shoulder fatigue
Mets..2B-Neil Walker partial tear of hamstring
Mets..OF-Juan Lagares-fractured thumb
Yankees..Shutdown rehab 1B-Greg Byrd-injures leg
White Sox..Activate James Shields from DL
Texas..Activate P-Tyson Ross from DL-to make Friday start
Texas..P-Cole Hamels-sent out on rehab start.


Hall of Fame..rejects appeal from Pete Rose lawyer that his client be placed on Hall ballot…Reaffirms Hall rule 3E-player on suspended list from MLB-not eligible for ballot.

Cincinnati…Pete Rose to be honored with statue outside Great American ballpark this weekend during Dodgers series.

Oregon State..P-Luke Heimlich (11-1) goes undrafted after revelation he was a sex offender for incident with 6Y-old girl 8-years ago.

College World Series…begins on Friday ranked Oregon State (52-4)-vs-Cal State Fullerton in lst round game.

Tampa Bay…1st round pick Brendan McKay-Louisville-asks for (7.1M) deal-well over slsot-would be record for college player.

Twins..Will sign #1-pick in draft-SS-Royce Lewis for (6M) more than 1M under the slot.

Reds..Will offer #1 pick Hunter Green (7.1M) slot deal

Atlanta..P-Kyle Wright-top pick..asks for (7M) which is above the (5.5M) slot.



Chargers..Final practice for players in San Diego…Players call atmosphere ‘bitter sweet’….7-moving vans lined up at Chargers Park as team begin physical move of training facilities to Costa Mesa.

(Roster Moves)

Rams-Lions..Trade-LA ships former 1st round pick OT-Greg Robinson to Detroit for 5th round pick.

Saints..Sign FA-DT-Tony McDaniel-ex Seahawks.

Lions..Sign FA-OT-Cyrus Kouandijo-ex Bills.

(Camp Notes)

Carolina..RB-Christian McCaffrey goes thru lst workout after Stanford class graduates..Took part in just 1-practice because of NFL rules.

Chiefs..WR-Jeremy Maclin says he never talked to GM-John Dorsey nor coach Andy Reid when he was released..was informed via Voice Mail.

Seattle..Coach Pete Carroll lauds Richard Sherman-Earl Thomas-Kam Chancellor-Russell Wilson for eturn to health…injuries led to down cycle season last year.

Browns..QB-Brock Osweiler says coach Hue Jackson exceptional teaching footwork-mechanics..says Texans coach Bill O’Brien did not work with him on that.

Dallas..Internal discussions about signing FA-CB-Darrelle Revis-ex Jets.

Jaguars..QB-Blake Bortels says he will spend next 5-weeks at facility on his own time working with coaches on mechanics..just (11-37) starter.

Steelers..Believe strong depth RB-behind Le’Veon Bell-impressive cams for Pitt rookie James Conner plus veterans Knile Davis-Fitz Toussaint.

Raiders..Move ex Viking-Cordarelle Patterson inside to big slot WR.

Saints..Not ready to determine snaps nor rotation Adrian Peterson-Mark Ingram.

Vikings..say RB-Dalvin Cook has chance to be a special player-impressed versatility

Rams..elect to bring just 2-QBs to camp-Jared Goff-Sean Mannion.


Bears..DE-Leonard Floyd confirms it took him 34-days to recover from late season concussion and severe headaches.

Browns..DE-Myles Garrett-examined for minor foot strain.

Cowboys..WR-Cole Beasley-reinjures hamstring in final practice.

Broncos..DE-Adam Gotsis-knee scope

Miami..C-Mike Pouncey-stem cell injection helped injured hip.

Giants..OT-DJ Fluker-shoulder..OT-Erec Flowers-hip..OG-Justin Pugh-back all hobbled during minicamp.

Tampa Bay..RB-Doug Martin impressive in running drills after injuries last year.

Washington..DE-Junior Galette-completely recovered 2-Achilles tears.

Colts..IR-RB-Christine Michael-signed earlier in month


Ottawa Red-Black…FA-QB-Ryan Lindley goes (2-6) only 7-yards in 4th quarter blowout loss to Montreal Alouettes


Holiday Bowl leaving ESPN after 30-years television relationship….Fox Sports 1-takes over in multi-year contract.



Clippers….Jerry West to join team as consultant after working with the Golden State Warriors.

Clippers…Owner Steve Ballmer signs 36-month option to look at building new arena on 22acre sight adjacent to Rams Stadium in Inglewood…wants to build 18,000-seat arena…has lease at Staples Center till 2024.

Louisville..NCAA suspends coach Rick Pitino for 5-games…puts school on 4-years probation…strips them of 4-years of NCAA tournament money that must be paid back…vacates wins over 4-year period…fines school $5,000…bans assistant coach 10-years working in college….Assistant coach set up sex parties for 15-recruits…Piiino sighted for failing to control program.



NHL….Expansion weekend just ahead for Las Vegas Golden Knights….
..Friday 5pm…Players must tell teams if they will waive no movement clause and be placed in expansion pool.
..Saturday 2pm….Teams must turn in expansion protected lists to NHL.
..Sunday 7am…NHL to release Protected lists to Media-Fans-Las Vegas.
..Sunday 7am..Las Vegas has 72-hour window to negotiate with veteran free agents or unprotected free agents
..Wednesday 7am..Las Vegas will select 30-players from teams unprotected lists..1-player from each team.
..Wednesday 5pm..Las Vegas-NHL will reveal players selected in expansion draft.

Las Vegas…reports expansion team has reached agreement on at least 4-trades to bypass veteran players
..Knights-Ducks..will bypass D-Josh Manson and receive draft pick
..Knights-Blackhawks-will acquire Marcus Krueger-Trevor Van Riemsdyk
..Knights-Sabres..will acquire F-Matt Moulson and draft pick
..Knights-Columbus..will acquire F-David Clarkson-draft pick for bypassing Scott Hartnell
..Knights-Penguins..possible deal for G-Marc Andre Fleury for draft pick

NHL Trade
..Montreal deals 1st round draft pick D-Mikhail Sergachov to Tampa Bay for former lst round pick-F-Jon Drouin-scored 25-goals last season-a year after walking out on team…Habs sign Drouin to 6Y-33M contract extension.

NHL Trade Rumors heading into expansion draft
..Ducks..Talking to Tampa Bay..D-Sami Vatanan for F-Ondrej Palat and draft pick
..Ducks..also talking Sami Vatanen deal with Leafs-Oilers-Montreal
..Minnesota-Boston..Wild would send D-Jonas Brodin to Bruins for Colin Miller-#1
..Islanders-Sabres..NY would deal D-Calvin deHaan for #2-#3 picks
..Oilers-Islanders…Edmonton would deal F-Jordan Eberle for D-Travis Harmonic
..Calgary-Arizona..Coyotes G-Mike Smith would go to Flames for players-pick
..Calgary-Penguins..Discussing deal for G-Marc Andre Fleury for draft pick
..Kings-Sabres…D-Alex Martinez for F-Evander Kane.
..Vancouver-Dallas..D-Chris Tanav and #5 pick for #3 pick and a player

Anaheim…Ducks have tough decisions to make can protect 7-forwards-3 defenseman-1 goalie…or 8-skaters-1 goalie in draft….Must decide status of F-Patrick Eaves (32G)…D-Sami Vatenen…F-Jakub Silfverberg…Expected to workout trade with Las Vegas so that Golden Knights will bypass young D-Josh Manson…Must protect D-Kevin Bieksa-who has no movement clause.

Kings…Roster problems with big money contracts Marian Gaborik-Dustrin Brown and host of veterans with no movement clauses they have to protect.

Buffalo..hires Phil Housely as coach..former Sabres star player..been assistant with Nashville Predators last 4-years.

Blues..Hire Darryl Sydor-Steve Ott-Craig Berube-Daniel Tkaczuk as assistant coaches

AHL..Charlotte Checkers hire longtime OHL coach Mike Velucci as head coach.

AHL..Wilkes-Barre..hires longtime NHL player Bill Guerin as GM.

Alaska Aches…ECHL team moves to Portland, Maine..becomes Flyers farm club.

Colorado..buyout contract D-Francois Beauchemin (4.5M)

Montreal..lose F-Brandon Prust-signs in Nuremberg, Germany.

Pittsburgh…G-Matt Murray…confirms he missed first two rounds of playoffs with minor tear of hamstring. .



US Open…Wind and knee deep rough-wicked long course….Ricky Fowler (7-under-65) takes first round lead..(67)-Tom Fleetwood heads group…(68)-Patrick Reed in big group..(69)-Lee Westwood….(70)-Brandt Snedecker…..(75)-Dustin Johnson-defending champ bogey-double bogey on final 3-holes knocks him back into pack….Phil Mickelson does not tee off-elected to bypass tourney to be at daughters graduation.

Boxing…Floyd Mayweather signs to fight Conor McGregor-August 26th….155 pound weight class..Mayweather (49-0)..McGregor (21-3) in UFC bouts.

Soccer..Everton pays 30M transfer deal to acquire Sunderland goalie Jordan Pickford.

NASCAR…Michigan 400 on Sunday
Indy Car…Off weekend
Formula 1..Off weekend

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