Best 15 Minutes in Sports–Monday

Posted by on January 27th, 2020  •  0 Comments  • 

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(NBA)

Lakers…Legendary G-Kobe Bryant killed in helicopter crash 10am-Sunday morning enroute to basketball tourney with his 13-year old daughter in Thousand Oaks…Bryant and daughter Gigi were among 9-who perished in fog in a canyon in Calabasas…Residents say they heard helicopter with engine problems sputter then plunge in a fireball into a canyon…Identity of others on craft being with-held…Bryant (41Y) was 18-time all star…won 5-NBA rings…4th all time leading scorer in NBA history (33,643P)…Reaction around the NBA was swift:

..Shaquille O’Neal..”The pain I feel for he was my brother”
..Jerry West..”Most tragic day of my life”
..Michael Jordan..”Words cannot describe the pain”
..Doc Rivers…”Devastating news to everyone”
..Barack Obama..”He was beginning a 2nd meaningful part of his life”
..Eric Garcetti-LA Mayor..”He was the NBA’s Ambassador”

NBA….Games played Sunday….Players wrote ‘Kobe’…’24” on their sneakers…..Players knelt at mid-court……Players-Teams committed (:24) violations to start games to honor Bryant.

 

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Aztecs-W-UNLV (71-67)…..SDSU school record 21st win in a row….Trey Pulliam comes off bench scores 18P on (6-for-6) shooting…Malachi Flynn (21P)….Jordan Schakel 2-key baskets in final minute to hold off Reels….SDSU (18-21) from free throw line…Strugged to win despite holding UNLV without a basket for 7-minutes in second half…ebels had won 7-of-9 heading into Sunday game…Aztecs (21-0) play at New Mexico mid week.

USD-L-Santa Clara (65-52)…Toreros fall behind by 21-points in first half in blowout loss at home…Shot 30% from floor..(3-21) from 3-point line…now (8-14).

Clippers-W-Orlando (116-97)..Kawhi Leonard (31P-16R)…….LA (33-14)

Lakers-L-76ers (108-91)….Lakers fell behind by 20P in 3rd quarter-never recovered…Tobias Harris (29P)…Ben Simmons (28P)….LeBron James moved into #3 all time scoring list passing Kobe Bryant….Sixers now (21-2) at home….Lakers wrap up 4-game-stretch in 6-nights on road….Lakers (36-10).

Lakers..Workout FA-G-JR Smith-ex Knicks
Clippers-Memphis…Trade talks for F-Andre Igoudala
Bulls..Lose C-Laurie Markkanen-4W-Pelvic injury

Atlanta..G-Chandler Parsons sees specialist for concussion-whiplash-cervical neck damage after getting hit by drunk driver.

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(Golf)

Farmers Insurance Open-Torrey Pines….Australian Mark Leischman hits 8-birdies on final day to roar from behind to post 15-under part (273) to win……Jon Rahm birdies 4-of-last 5-holes to finish (274)…also had 3-bogeys and double bogey in wild day….Brandt Snedecker-Rory McIlroy finish tied for 3rd….Tiger Woods finished 6-shots back….Ryan Palmer-leader going into Sunday staggered with 7-bogeys and finished (77) on day to fade from leaderboard.

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……………….(Baseball)…………………

Padres-Red Sox….Trade talks continue with exchange of ideas how to execute Mookie Betts deal…Proposed deal involved OF-Mookie Betts for 1B-Wil Myers and two pitchers…Boston wants San Diego to pay 10M of 20M owed to Myers each year….Deal would mean Padres would be on the hook for 37M this year with Betts salary and Myers portion of salary-plus additional 20M owed to Myers final two years of deal…Padres reportedly want International slot money from Boston as part of deal…San Diego balking at including Cal Quantrill and Ryan Weathers in deal.

Dodgers…Players lash out at Houston Astros for ‘Sign Stealing Scandal’ that tainted the 2017-World Series while at Fan Fest in LA.

President Andrew Friedman…’Astros-Have not called-have not apologized to us’

Manager Dave Roberts…’Have not talked to Astros manager AJ Hinch since his suspension…Frustrated’

Keke Hernandez…’Cheated us-got away with it’
Justin Turner..’Hard to feel they earned it-the championship’
Ross Stripling…’It was game changing-was it fair to Kershaw-Darvish-Brandon Morrow?’

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(Roster Moves)

Nick Castellanos…Cubs OF-still unsigned..has 1Y offers from Reds-Indians-Texas…Hit (.321) with Cubs

Andrew Cashner…Orioles make 1Y offer..Had (8.09-ERA) in Boston

Starlin Marte…Pirates-Mets intensify trade talks

Hunter Pence..Talks to Texas Rangers about 1-year deal

Miami….Sign FA-P-Brandon Kintzler-ex Cubs (2.86ERA)
Miami…Sign FA-1B-Matt Joyce-ex Atlanta…(.295BA) last year
Mets..Sign FA-P-Erasmo Ramirez-ex Red Sox
Washington..Re-sign 1B-Ryan Zimmerman…1Y deal

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(Teams)

Astros..Interview Brad Ausmus-ex Tigers-for vacant managerial job….have interviewed 9-candidates now.

MLB..Hands out Compensatory Draft Picks to teams losing free agent
..Giants get picks #68-69 for losing Madison Bumgarner-Will Smith
..Mets get #70 for losing Zach Wheeler
..Cardinals #71 for losing Marcel Ozuna
..Washington #72 for losing Anthony Rendon
..Atlanta #73 for losing Josh Donaldson
..Houston #74 for losing Gerrit Cole

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…………………..(Football)………………

Super Bowl….Kansas City-San Francisco head into Miami for Super Bowl Week festivities.

Pro Bowl…AFC-W-NFC (38-30)…..QBs Lamar Jackson (185P)…DeShaun Watson (148P)-comnbined for 3TDs….LB-TJ Watt 82Y-TD-Fumble Recovery……DT-Fletcher Cox 61-TD-Int for NFC

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(NFL)

Giants..QB-Eli Manning retires in emotional press conference…Attended by Roger Goodell..Tom Coughlin…Ernie Assorsi…Phil Sims..Michael Strachan and large group of current teammates….Finished press conference saluting the Mara family ownership….’Once a Giant-Always a Giant’

New Orleans…QB-Drew Bree’s says he will take a month to decide whether to play for Saints or retire.

Cleveland..RB-Kareem Hunt arrested on traffic charge…marijuana found in his car.

Antonio Brown…Spent Friday night in jail on assault charge…released on 100,000 bond….Judge orders him to wear GPS ankle bracelet…turn in passport…Undergo Mental Evaluation…Undergo Drug Test…surrender Firearms he owns…..His Lawyer says ‘Media has made his life a reality show’….’He is misinterpreted-misunderstood’….’He will seek vindication’

Atlanta…Falcons confirm Fans have defaulted on 32M-in PSL payments last two years on season tickets…Team had sold (293M) in PSLs to help fund stadium.

Pro Bowl…NFL players believe Union will agree to 17G schedule for next year…2-bye weeks…2-additional wildcard playoff teams….48% of gross revenue for players…Roster increases.

Chargers…OT-Russell Okung files to run for President NFL Players Association…says he will fight against 17-game schedule NFL is demeaning in negotiations.

NFL Union…Calls meeting of all Player Reps on Thursday to detail specific offers Owners have made in new Collective Bargaining Agreement.

Fritz Pollard Alliance…Continues public criticism of owners for not hiring African American Head Coaches.

Senior Bowl….Oregon QB-Justin Herbert (9-12) 83Y….Washington State QB-Anthony Gordon (8-12) 69Y most impressive

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(Roster Moves)

Cowboys…Meet with FA-S-Eric Berry-ex Chiefs…missed last year rehabbing from Heel-Achilles surgeries

Houston..WR-Will Fuller has sports hernia surgery

Steelers..Will Franchise Tag-LB-Bud Dupree
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(Teams)

Eagles..Hire Manuel Marquand-DB coach-ex Atlanta
Dallas..Hire Rob Davis-ex Green Bay..as Director Player Programs
Carolina..Hire Al Holcomb-ex Browns-LB coach
Carolina..Interview Jason Simmons-Packers for DB coach job
Dallas..Hire George Edwards-ex Vikings for LB coach job
Giants..Hire Kevin Sherrer-ex Tennessee for LB coach job
Browns..Interview Ben McAdoo-ex Giants for Off Coord job
Browns..Hire Drew Petzing-ex Miami for TE coach job

Browns…George Paton-Vikings…withdraws from GM interviews

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(College Football)

UCLA…confirms it has 18.9M-Athletic Department deficit….Buyouts of Jim Mora-Steve Alford contracts…4M-upgrade in food services programs for football-basketball…radical drop-off in attendance at Rose Bowl-Pauley Pavilion

LSU…Coach Ed Ogeron given (6Y-42M) extension
Baylor..Hire Larry Fedora-ex North Carolina as Off Coord
Purdue..Hire Terrance Jameson-Def Line from Air Force
Oregon State…DT-Joe Quillen transfers in from Air Force
Missouri…WR-Damkon Hazleton transfers in from Virginia Tech
Nevada..QB-Malik Henry-Florida State transfer-withdraws school.

Gene Corrigan…Former AD-Notre Dame..Commissioner ACC…passes away (93Y).

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……………….(Hockey)…………………

Anaheim Ducks-at-San Jose….Ducks won just 3-of-15 games after fast start…(19-24-5) heading into Monday night game.

Anaheim Ducks…Canadian report Ducks about to go into major rebuild drive with trading deadline coming…Willing to deal LW-Ondrej Kase-RW-Rikard Rakell-D-Josh Manson to stockpile young talent.

LA Kings…Willing to deal F-Tyler Toffoli and D-Alec Martinez to acquire young talent.

Ducks..Callup San Diego Gulls RW-Troy Terry…LW-Jax Jones..C-Chase DeLeo…send down F-Blake Pietila to AHL team.

Calgary-Toronto..Open trade talks deal send D-TJ Brodie to Leafs.
Penguins..Rlease F-Andreas Martinson.

Gulls-W-Grand Rapids (3-1)..G-Anthony Stolarz 38-saves in road win…Gulls get to AHL All Star break (18-16-5)…after Saturday night win.

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……………..(General)……………..

LA Galaxy…Defend spending 10M-transfer fee to acquire Javier ‘Chicharito’ Hernandez from Seville-Spain…..Continued tradition of signing big name international stars like David Beckham-Robbie Keane-Zlatan Ibrahimovic

Australian Open…Roger Federer wins 3rd round match….#1-seed Ashleigh Barty wins…following early round upsets of defending champ Naomi Osaka…Serena-Venus Williams.

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