Best 15 Minutes in Sports-Friday
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Padres-L-Mariners (5-4)…San Diego bullpen falters scoring 3R off relievers in 8th-9th innings..Seth Lugo (3inn-1R)..Adrian Morejon (3inn-1R)…Juan Soto 2-more hits..Batting (.727)…Fernando Tatis still hitless in 3-games….Thursday game
Padres-Cubs..Friday night game in Arizona
Padres…P-Joe Musgrove-re-examined fractured toe…Will be out 5W-meaning will likely miss first 2-starts of regular season.
Padres..OF-Adam Engle yet to return for early camp calf injury
Padres..Cole Hamels throws 35-pitch bullpen session…slated to throw 45-pitches in next session…could throw live batting practice either Sunday-Monday
Dodgers-Tie-Arizona (5-5)….DBacks scored 3R off reliever Phil Bickford…Freddie Freeman 2RHR-RBI double for LA…Mike Grove (2inn-0H) for LA …Thursday game
Dodgers…Will rotate Miguel Rojas-Chris Taylor at shortstop to start season.
Angels-L-Royals (8-4)..Sal Perez 2RHR for Royals in win……Thursday game
MLB Metrics…1st weekend batting averages with ban on shifts…Last year teams hit (254) in spring training games…1st weekend of games this year with ban of shifts-teams hit (.272)….Pitch Clock Rules-games have gone from (3:02-to-2:39) in first weekend of spring training games
Royals..Sign FA-OF-Jackie Bradley-ex Red Sox-Brewers
Boston..P-Chris Sale makes (45Pitch) bullpen session..has made just 2-starts since 2021
Rockies..Surgery-2B-Brendan Rodgers-dislocated shoulder
Rockies..Surgery P-Logan Gilbreath-elbow injury
Minnesota..3B-Jose Miranda leaves WBC-camp-shoulder
Giants..OF-Austin Slater-shoulder injury
Texas..P-Jose Leclerc leaves WBC camp-neck issue
Clippers-L-Golden State (115-91)…Warriors explode for (42-16) edge in 3d quarter wiping out 11-point LA lead…Jordan Poole scores 18P-in -14 minutes….Poole finished with (34P)…..Clippers were (1-20) on 3’s in second half….Clippers finished (9-43) on 3’s….Paul George-Russell Westbrook shot (6-27)…Team shot just 36% in ugly loss….Clippers lost 4-in a row…Thursday game
Lakers..G-LeBron James ruled out for 3W-with tendon damage in right foot..Got 2nd medical opinion..does not need surgery
Lakers..F-Anthony Davis may play vs Minnesota-has stress injury in foot again
Oklahoma City..F-Kenrich Williams-surgery-torn wrist ligament
Orlando..C-Jonathon issac-out with hamstring issue
Charlotte..G-LaMelo Ball ankle surgery successful-will miss rest of year
Cavaliers..Sign FA-G-Sam Merrill-ex Bucks-USU star
Oklahoma City..Sign FA-F-Jared Butler-ex Utah
Aztecs-Wyoming….Saturday game..final regular season game..Aztecs (23-6)
Aztecs..Blown leads 8-times in final 5-minutes-8 times this season..lost 4-games.
USD-L-Portland (92-74)….Pilots explode for 57P in 2nd half…Portland hit 19-3s in game…USD finishes Steve Lavin’s first season (11-20)…ran out of players and health in 2nd half…WCC-tourney game
UCLA-W-ASU (79-61)…Bruins blowout win in 2nd half…UCLA now (26-4)
UCSD..Cancels final 2-games of regular season because of Covid issues on Tritons team.
NFL…Judge orders Brian Flores lawsuit to go to jury trial…Rejected 6-attempts by NFL to get case put into arbitration…Judge says ‘Evidence shows NFL is Rife with Racism…History of Systemic Discrimination towards Black Players-Coaches…Evidence is incredibly troubling”…Flores is suing Houston-Broncos-Giants for racial discrimination in hiring practices.
Willie McGinest…2-felony assault charges filed over incident in Restaurant that injured a man…was fired by NFL Network after arrest.
Saints..RB-Alvin Kamara pleads innocent to ‘stomping incident’ in bar last year at Pro Bowl.
Ravens..Fired Strength coach Steve Saunders after player unrest over number of player injuries in weightlifting rooms this past season…5-players reprtedly hurt.
NFL…Long time field director George Toma says NFL Field Director Ed Magnan ‘grossly overwatered Super Bowl Field…Never let field dry out properly….Failed to put enough sand down as base on field..then left field covered too long and not opened to any sunrays.
Dallas..Head coach Mike McCarthy says fired Off Coord-Kellen Moore wanted to ‘light up the scoreboard’ all the time….Cowboys need to have run game’
NFL Union…Survey of players-criticized Bengals-Arizona training facilties…Bengals do not provide supplements to players and close dining rooms…Cardinals charge players to eat in their facility.
Ravens..Say they will franchise tag QB-Lamar Jackson if they cannot reach a multi-year contract deal with him…Franchise tag will be (32M) cap space
Jaguars..will franchise tag TE-Evan Engram (11.3M)
Carolina..Owner-founder Panthers Jerry Richardson-passes away (88Y)….Ran club from 1993-2018.
Aztecs…Release 2023 schedule…Play 3-games at Snapdragon Stadium to start season…Blockbuster home schedule hosting UCLA..Boise State..Fresno State..Nevada….Road games at Oregon State-Air Force.
Miami Hurricanes..Hire Hall of Fame DE-Jason Taylor-ex Dolphins-as DE coach
NHL Trade Deadline at 12-noon on Friday..47-trades made so far
Red Wings-Boston..TRADE..Detroit sends RW-Ty Bertuzzi for #1-4 picks
Columbus-Las Vegas..TRADE..Jackets send G-Jon Quick to Knights for G-Michael Hutchinson and #5 pick
Arizona-Edmonton..TRADE..Coyotes send F-Nick Bjugstad for #3 pick-D-Michael Kesselring
Buffalo-Chicago..TRADE..Sabres send F-Andre Bjork for #3 pick
Ducks-Chicago..TRADE..Anaheim sends San Diego Gulls leading scorer Rocco Grimaldi-RW-Logan Nijhoff-LW Max Golod to Blackhawks for veteran minor leaguer F-Dylan Sikura…Grimaldi had 27G for Gulls…Sikura had 18G-in AHL this year and career (89G) in AHL
Ducks..Sign FA-RW-Jaxson Weibe..overage junior with Prince George-WHL
Boston..Sign hi scoring F-David Pastrnk to (8Y-90M) extension
LAKings-Montreal….Kings led (3-2) in 3rd period at Press Time…Scored 2-goals in (:63) with Gabe Villardi-Anzi Kopital tallies…
Golf…Bay Hill Classic-Orlando
(-7)..Jon Rahm continues hot streak shooting best round
NASCAR…Las Vegas 400-Sunday…Ross Chastain leads field
Indy Car..Season opening race-Grand Prix-St Petersburg..Scott Dixon heads field