Best 15 Minutes in Sports—-Monday

Posted by on February 18th, 2019  •  0 Comments  • 

….(Baseball)….

Padres….USA Today is reporting the Padres offered Dodgers FA-SS-Manny Machado an (8Y-240M) deal that includes deferred money…but would give him an average 30M per year salary….GM A J Preller made the offer in Miami last week at the 2nd meeting with Machado….He currently has a (7Y-220M) offer from the White Sox.

Padres…Sign FA-P-Aaron Loup-ex Blue Jays..(3.49-ERA) in career as setup reliever…7-years in Toronto.

Padres…Talks stall with FA-3B-Mike Moustakas-ex Royals-Brewers…was asking (3Y-45M) deal…..signed with Milwaukee on Sunday-rejected last minute offer from Angels.

Padres…P-Garrett Richards-ex Angels..moves to 90′ long toss throws as rehab continues…had elbow surgery in July.

Padres…P-Anderson Espinoza throws 30P-bullpen session-coming off elbow surgery.

Padres..P-Miguel Diaz leaves bullpen session with hamstring issue.

Padres..P-Chris Paddack throws impressive bullpen session…had (2.10-ERA)…120K-in-90 innings last year in minors.

Padres..Fernando Tatis-club decides he will practice-play only at SS during spring training.

Padres..Manager Andy Green says club might to ‘bullpen day’ at start of season if they do not acquire another veteran starter.

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Dodgers…P-Julio Urias likely to start season at AAA-Oklahoma City…club will continue to limit his innings and outings to monitor surgically repaired left shoulder…Urias gave up just 2-runs in 11-appearances with team at end of the season and postseason but was limited to 1-inning or less each outing.

Dodgers..P-Walker Beuhler yet to throw bullpen sessions…club will reduce workload in spring training at he had (157K-in-131) -innings last year.

Dodgers..SS-Corey Seager cleared for baseball activities..had elbow surgery in May…hip surgery in August.

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Angels…Open contract talks with FA-3B-Mike Moustakas…wants (3Y-45M) deal…played last year (12Y-6M) for Royals-then traded to Brewers.

Angels..Sign FA-P-Luke Bard-ex Twins

Angels..Sign FA-P-Dan Jennings-ex Brewers

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(Roster Moves)

Brewers…Sign FA-3B-Mike Moustakas to a (1Y.10.5M) deal to retain him….

Cubs..Sign FA-P-Brad Brach-ex Orioles-Padres

Mets..Sign FA-SS-Adeiny Hechavarria-ex Yankees-Tampa Bay-Pirates

Giants..Sign FA-OF-Cam Maybin-ex Marlins-Tigers-Padres-Mariners
Giants..Sign FA-3B-Yangervais Solarte-ex Blue Jays-Padres
Giants..Sign FA-OF-Craig Gentry-ex Orioles

Royals..Sign FA-P-Drew Storen-ex Nationals closer
A’s..Sign FA-SS-Cliff Pennington-ex Rangers-Reds
Orioles..Sign FA-SS-Alcides Escobar-ex Royals
Reds..Sign FA-P-Robbie Ross-ex Red Sox
Brewers…Sign FA-P-Jay Jackson-had (2.19-ERA) in Japan
Texas..Sign FA-OF-Ben Revere-ex Angels

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(Injuries)

Mariners..OF-Mallex Smith-shutdown 3W…forearm injury

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(Teams)

MLB…Commissioner Rob Manfred blames Bryce Harper and agent Scott Boras for the slow off season negotiations…saying ‘dropping hints you wanted a 400M package last year, was impediment to getting talks going with different teams’

Yankees..Sign P-Luis Severino (4Y-40M) extension.

Cubs..SS-Addison Russell-coming off 40-game suspension for domestic abuse incident-apologizes in public..’I take ownership of what I did-have been in anger management counseling’.

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……(Football)……..

San Diego W-Fleet-Atlanta (24-12)….Donny Hageman kicks 4FGs in rain….RB-JaQuan Gardner (104R) and 2-TD runs in 4th quarter…..QB-Phillip Nelson survived (6-17) passing star to finish with (142Y) passing….Fleet defense finished with 3-sacks-interception…San Diego came back from (9-0) deficit to control games….Attendance was (20,019)…in rainy-cold weather….

Orlando-W-San Antonio (37-29)….QB-Garret Gilbert (393P)…outduels Logan Woodside (223P)….Orlando now (2-0) under Steve Spurrier……

Birmingham-W-Salt Lake City (12-9)….QB-Luis Perez (184P)….Trent Richardson (91APY) game winning TD in 4th quarter.

Arizona-W-Memphis (2018)….QB-John Wolford (194P)….in Hotshots win..QB-Christian Hackenberg (102P)..RB-Zach Stacy (101R) in loss…Announced crowd (11,980) in Memphis-looked more like (5,000)

San Diego Strike Force….Indoor Football League…names Derrick Bernard-starting QB…former starter at Sul Ross State-Division III school in Texas…Strike Force open season this Friday on road at Quad Cities.

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(NFL)

Colin Kaeperneck signs out of court settlement over collusion case against the NFL…Reportedly receives portion of 2-years salary lost…plus legal fees from NFL….Sat out 2017-2018 season after opting out of contract and kneeling down during anthem in protest of racial inequality.

Colin Kaeperneck…Agent Mark Gerago says QB wants to play in 2019….drops hints Carolina-New England expressing interest in former 49er QB.

Aaron Hernandez….Judge in NFL-Concussion lawsuit rules that the estate of former player missed a date to opt out of settlement, and cannot sue the NFL for damages…Estate is eligible for a payment for suicide caused by CTE…Payment to family could be for as much as 3M…Hernandez committed suicide in prison after murder conviction.

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(Teams)

Steelers…WR-Antonio Brown says he will meet with Owner Art Rooney in Florida this week to discuss ‘falling out with team’.

Steelers..WR-Antonio Brown continued attacks on Ben Roethlisberger and coach Mike Tomlin….says Roethlisberger has ‘Owner Mentality’ how he treats teammates…’Calls out teammates all the time’….shows ‘Lack of Respect’……says Tomlin told lockeroom ‘he quit on us at end of season’.

Denver…WR-Demaryious Thomas-ex Broncos-Houston…suffers minor injuries rollover car accident on ice….in Colorado….woman passenger serious injuries.

Bengals…RB-Mark Walton-arrested battery in assault incident..

Arizona..Coach Kliff Kingsbury says team will run the ball with RB-David Johnson while using 5-wide ‘Air Raid’ drill offense.

Bengals…6-candidates for Def Coord job reject offers our pull out of interviews with new head coach Zach Taylor.

Miami..Hire Reggie McKenzie-ex GM Raiders..to head up Pro Personnel.

Saints..Hire Phil Galiano-Special teams coach-ex Penn State.

Patriots..LB-Kyle Van Noy said New England was prepared for every formation Rams ran in Super Bowl….showed us ‘nothing new’ in formations in game.

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(Roster Moves)

Chargers..Sign FA-CB-Jaylen Watkins-ex Eagles.
Miami..Sign FA-DE-Tank Carradine-ex Raiders
Denver..Release LB-Brandon Marshall-plagued by injuries
Bills..Release TE-Charles Clay..(4.5M) cap safings
Falcons..Release CB-Brian Poole.
Carolina..OC-Ryan Kalil-retiring-neck injuries
Lions..Release S-Glover Quin.
Lions..workout FA-RB-Mike Gillislee-ex Patriots

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(College Football)

SDSU…AD-JD Wicker and School President visit Colorado State new stadium…and LAFC-Banc of California Stadium to look at layouts as school continues plans for design of the new Aztecs Stadium.

SDSU..Hire Derrick Grice as Associate AD overseeing Stadium construction…ex-Georgia Tech Associate AD.

SDSU….Interviewing contractors…talking to JMI about the 250M-Stadium project.

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……(Basketball)……..

Aztecs-W-Boise State (71-65)….Devin Watson (19P) triggers 2nd half explosion….State out rebounds Broncos (43-25)…….SDSU now (16-9).

USD-L-Gonzaga (79-67)….Zags-who shot (5-15) late in first half…went (18-22) shooting to start second half to blow game open…Riu Hachimura (22P)….Zags now (25-2)….USD now (16-11) have lost 4-of 5……just (6-8) since a fast (10-3) start.

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(NBA)

All Star Game…Team LeBron beats Team Giannis (178-164)…..Team LeBron hits 35-3 point shots in win…Kevin Durant (31P) for winners….Giannis Antetokuompo (38P) in loss.

Lakers..G-LeBron James reportedly ballooned to 280-pounds while out 5-weeks because of groin injury.

Clippers…Consultant Jerry West has positioned team to sign 2-max free agents in the off season…interested in Kawhi Leonard-Kevin Durant-Jimmy Butler…when free agent window opens in July.

New Orleans..Fires GM-Del Demps after owners voided (8-for-2) deal he had worked out with Lakers…felt he was letting NBA teams ‘bully’ club around in trade talks….interested in talking to ex-Cavaliers GM-Daivd Griffin.

New Orleans..Ownership ‘livid’ that C-Anthony Davis walked out of building during a game last week after injuring shoulder.

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…..(Hockey)……..

San Diego Gulls-San Jose Barricudas….Monday afternoon President’s Day game….Gulls in 2nd place in Pacific Division…have won 11-of-14-road games since December….

Gulls-W-San Jose (8-3)…Friday night win..Sam Carrick scores 24th-25th goals of season…G-Jeff Glass 40-saves in road win.

Ducks-W-Washington….Anaheim led (4-2) in 3rd period at press time….Corey Perry scored 1st goal of season….Adam Henrique scored….Alex Ovechkin scored 40th goal of season early in game…

Ducks-L-Boston (3-0)..Anaheim had lost 20-of-23…scored just 9-goals in 9-games on Friday night.

Kings-L-Boston (4-2)….LA dropped 4-in row.

Ducks…F-Brian Gibbons-clears waivers.
Ducks..Send LW-Kevin Roy to San Diego-rehab assignment
Kings..Callup D-Matt Roy from Ontario-AHL

Edmonton-Flyers..Trade-Oilers deal G-Cam Talbot to Flyers for Anthony Stularz.

San Jose..Activate D-Erik Karlsson from injured list-been out 9-games

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……(General)…….

Daytona 500….Denny Hamlin survies 21-car wreck on final laps and 2-red flags for debris on track to win…..2-cars got airborne in violent wreck with under 20-laps to go…..Jimmie Johnson car damaged in pit row crash when two cars skidded into him….

LA Genesis Open…….JB Holmes survives brutal weather on Sunday to shoot (70) to hold on for win…..Justin Thomas blew 4-stroek lead on Sunday with bad putts and errant shots..to finish second…….took 3-bogeys and a double bogey-never caught up….Tiger Woods finished (-6)with 278……Phil Mickelson was (-2) at 282..

Gene Littler…1950s-PGA star passes (88Y)….won 29-events on the tour in 1950s-60s.

Matt Kuchar…Apologizes for poor golf etiquette…elects to give 50,000 payment to Mexican caddie after uprorar over his payment of 5,000 to caddie after Kuchar won 1.2M-in November victory in Mexico.

San Diego Sockers…go to (13-1) win win over Tacoma on Friday…team drew (8,400) fans for debut of former Team USA star Landon Donovan in MASL action.

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