Best 15 Minutes in Sports–Monday

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Aztecs-L-UNLV (66-63)…Aztecs unbeaten season ends…Rebels snapped 26-game winning streak….G-Elijah Long (19P)…Amauri Hardy (17P)…Rebels hit 7-of-8 free throws down stretch to knock SDSU from ranks of unbeaten…UNLV had built a 14-point lead in game…won despite getting 1-basket in final (10:45) of game…SDSU went 8-minutes without a basket in first half to create deficit…Aztecs shot (38%)…went (8-for-27) on 3’s….

Aztecs…Will drop out of #4 spot in ratings..could be replaced by Dayton.

Baylor..#1-seed-upset at home by Kansas in Waco…Hdoka Azerbuike (23P-19R) in  Jayhawks win.
Gonzaga..#2..L-BYU…Cougars G-Yoeli Childs (27P) in upset win…Zags now (27-2).

USD-L-St Marys (92-63)…Gales shoot 63% in 2nd half…St Mary’s now (23-6)…Toreros (9-20)

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(NBA)

Kobe Bryant…Memorial service at Staples Center-starts at 10am…20,000 obtained tickets…more than 80,000-requests…will be televised.

Lakers-W-Boston (114-112)…LeBron James hits fade away jumper (:15) left….James-Anthony Davis combine (61P)….Jason Tatum (41P) in loss for Boston…..LA (43-12)…Boston (39-17)…Sunday afternoon game

Lakers-W-Memphis(117-105)..Anthony Davis-LeBron James (60P) in Friday night win.

Clippers-L-Sacramento…(112-103)…Kent Bazemore (23P) off bench for Kings…Clippers (39%) shooting..Saturday night loss.

Lakers..Release C-DeMarcus Cousins-recovering torn ACL
Lakers..Sign FA-F-Markkeiff Morris-Detroit (11PPG)

Minnesota..Lose C-Karl Anthony Towns-fractured wrist
Boston..G-Kemba Walker-knee fluid drained-out 1-week
76ers..MRI-F-Ben Simmons-back

Lance Stephenson..Veteran NBA-G-leaves China-league shutdown-Corona virus….wants to play in NBA…led lead scoring (26P-7R) a game

Cleveland…outgoing coach John Beilein criticizes Cavaliers players…’Don’t value winning’….Beilein quit in middle of first year of 5-years contract with (14-40) record

Portland-Cleveland…Trailblazers offer #1 pick and 2-expiring contract for Cavs unhappy F-Kevin Love.

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……………………..(Boxing)…………………

Tyson Fury-W-Deontay Wilder…Fury pounds out 7th round TKO win…Knocked Wilder down in 3rd and 5th rounds…had (84-18) punch advantage in winning WBC title….Wilder first loss after 40-wins.

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………………(Baseball)……………..

Padres-W-Brewers (7-2)…Frars win Cactus League opener..P-Zach Davies 2-perfect innings…Michel Baez (2inn-1R)….Eduardo Olivares RBI-double…Cactus League opener

Padres-Kansas City….Monday game at Surprise, Arizona…Cal Quantrill will start for Padres.

Padres..GM-AJ Preller refuses comments on trade talks involving Will Myers-Red Sox last week.

Padres..Sign FA-2B-Brian Dozier-ex Twins-Dodgers-Washington…Career (.245) with 192-HRs.

Padres…Welcome 50-minor leaguers to Rookie Minicamp-included in group SS-CJ Abrams-P-Ryan Weathers.

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Dodgers-W-Cubs (4-2)….Alex Wood (1-inning-2 Ks) in start…Kenley Jansen (1inn-2K) in win….LA off to (2-0) start….Sunday

Dodgers-W-Giants (10-4)…Saturday game..Keke Hernandez-Chris Taylor-Max Muncy HRs in Cactus League lidlifter.

Dodgers..Manager Dave Roberts confirms team using a ‘card system’ with pitchers-catchers to help change signals on pitches.

Dodgers..Mookie Betts will be leadoff hitter this season.

Dodgers..Young P-Julio Urias to battle Ross Stripling for #4-slot in starting rotation.

Dodgers…P-Jimmy Nelson throws first bullpen session without issues

Dodgers…Brusdar Graterol-Pablo Baez will be setup relievers to Joe Kelly-Kenley Jansen in LA Bullpen.
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Angels-W-Rockies (7-5)…Jo Adell 2H-RBI…Jose Barria (2inn-0R)…Sunday game

Angels….Manager Joe Maddon praises Tony LaRussa coming on board as consultant.

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(Teams)

Boston…Newly signed C-Jon Lucroy told reporters-the Oakland A’s informed MLB about Astros sign stealing during 2017-season-nothing done about it until 2019….Lucros ‘everyone in division knew’ what Houston was doing….Astros banged garbage cans…blew whistles…shouted names and colors…..Lucroy says ‘Baseball suspended players using steroid-should have suspended Astros players-impacted games’.

MLB Union…Tony Clark says there was nothing negotiated in CBA that would have allowed for suspension of players in Houston probe…indicating ‘discipline becoming a bargaining chip’

Union..Tony Clark says he would not sign off on a split season for Tampa Bay-Montreal market.

Mariners…confirm they changed up signals 4-5 times a game to offset Astros sign stealing techniques.

Astros-Washington….Fans had signs confiscated coming into stadium by security officials….Signs critical of Astros….Fans booed Houston during Saturday pregame.

Giants..Legendary manager Bruce Bochy arrives in camp as consultant.

Oakland..A’s  in favor of expanding wildcard playoffs to Best of 3.
Mariners..Endorse wildcard expansion…Good for Fans-Games-Networks

Cubs…Used 7-2nd baseman last season…Open battle for job Jason Kipinis-ex Indians..Hernan Perez-ex Brewers…Carlos Asuaje-ex Padres

Tigers..P-Vic Alcantara-suspended 80-games-PED use.

Boston..Hire Jerry Narron as bench coach

Arizona..P-Madison Bumgarner confirms he took part in rodeo in December-riding and roping in New Mexico-West Texas.

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(Roster Moves)

Yasiel Puig…Rockies-White Sox make contract offers.
Rockies..Sign FA-P-Daniel Bard-ex Red Sox closer
Seattle..Sign FA-P-Taylor Williams-ex Brewers
Arizona..Sign FA-P-Mark Leiter-ex Tigers-Blue Jays
Indians..Sign FA-P-‘Ty Boyles-ex Reds

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(Injuries)

Cubs..Shutdown P-Brandon Morrow-chest injury
Yankees..P-Luis Severino-sent to specialist-forearm
Indians..P-Carlos Carraso-hip strain
Tampa Bay..P-Brendon McKay-shoulder strain
Yankees..OF-Aaron Judge-cleared batting practice-shoulder issues

Indians..confirm Shoulder Load management for P-Brad Hand
Yankees..P-James Paxton-cleared exercise work-back
Tampa Bay..P-Blake Snell-cleared full throwing sessions-shoulder

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……………..(Football)…………….

NFL-Union…Will meet Tuesday in Indianapolis to discuss modifications to Owners proposal of 17-game season…Playoff expansion…5B-increase to Players over 10Y-CBA extension.  Executive Committee rejected (6-5) vote the owners last offer last week.

Union…32-Player Reps expected to vote on Tuesday night on recommendation….11-Member Executive Committee rejected owners offer-leading to Tuesday meeting

NFL…Coaches-Competition Committee to meet Tuesday-will recommend use of Sky Judge as extra member officiating crew…may ask owners to scrap Instant Replay Challenge on Pass Interference Calls-Non Calls.

NFL…Push back the ‘Franchise Tag’ start date from February 25 to February 27 in hopes of finalizing CBA with Union.

Union…Held 3-hour conference call with Player Reps to discuss why Executive Committee rejected on (6-5) vote the Owners offer on CBA.

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(Teams)

Arizona..Sign OT-DJ Humphries (3Y-45M) extension.
Lions..Sign WR-Danny Amendola (1Y) extension

Ravens..Sign Def Coor-Don Martindale (3Y) extension.
Patriots..Hire Joe Houston-ex Alabama..Asst Special Teams

Carolina..Meets 2nd time with OT-Trent Williams about possible comeback.

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(Roster Moves)

Jets..Sign FA-WR-Josh Doctson-ex Redskins

Bears..Release CB-Prince Amukarama..WR-Taylor Gabriel-13M cap savings.
Redskins…Release TE-Jordan Reed-had 7-concussions in career…6M-cap savings
Raiders…Release LB-Tahir Whitehead…Starter-Team Captain..6M-cap savings
Carolina..Release TE-Matt Baugh

Tampa Bay…Expressing interest in talking to FA-QB-Tom Brady
Tampa Bay…Preparing just 2Y-offer to QB-Jameis Winston
Detroit..Report Lions willing to trade #3 pick for team wanting QB.

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(XFL)

Houston-W-Tampa Bay (34-27)…QB-PJ Walker (306P-3TD)..WR-Cam Phillips (8R-194Y) in Roughnecks win..Houston (3-0)

Dallas-W-Seattle (24-12)…Ex-Steelers QB-Landry Jones (274P-3TD)….Renegades survive 3-turnovers to win

LA Wildcats-W-DC Defenders (39-9)…Cardale Jones throws 4-interceptions in loss…Wildcats QB-Josh Johnson (278P-3TD)…

NY Guardians-L-St Louis Steel Hawks (38-9)..St Louis RB-Matt Jones (95R)…Guardians used 3-QBs…Kevin Kilbride team falls to (0-3)…

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(College Football)

Colorado…Hires Karl Dorrell as head coach…former coach UCLA…was WR-coach-Jets-Miam

Navy..Mourns passing of starting OT-David Farney-died in his sleep at Annapolis

Oklahoma…Jalen Hurts says he will workout only as QB-at NFL combine-reject requests WR-KR.

Penn State..Family of late coach Joe Paterno settles lawsuits out of court with University….Had sued in aftermath of Freeh Report that said Paterno bore some of blame for not being more assertive in Jerry Sandusky sex scandal investigation.

USD..Loses Christian Taylor as Off Poor-takes same job at William & Mary….Elevates Tyler Sutton from special teams coach to Off Coord.

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…………………..(Hockey)……………….

Ducks-Las Vegas…Golden Knights led (1-0) in 2nd period at press time…Sunday game..Anaheim (24-30-7)..Lost 3-in row

Kings-Edmonton….Oilers-LA scoreless in 2nd period at press time…Sunday game…Kings (22-34-6)

Kings-L-Colorado…Saturday game…Avalanche win on shootout
Ducks-L-Colorado..Friday..G-Pavel Francouz shutout in 1st start

Gulls-W-Bakersfield (4-1)..Maxime Comtois-Antoine Morand score goals in road win-Friday

Gulls-W-San Jose (6-3)..Maxime Comtois 2-goals in Saturday win
Ducks…Callup Gulls RW-Keifer Sherwood-scored (16G) in AHL

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(NHL Trade Deadline) Monday afternoon…9-deals so far

Ducks-Boston….Anaheim deals LW-Ondrej Kase to Bruins for F-David Backes..D-Axel Anderson and 1st round pick…Kase (43G) in career but has missed 108G in 3-years…Backes (245G) in career.

Montreal-Washington…Canadiens deal RW-Ilya Kovalchuk to Capitals for 3rd round draft pick….deal relinks him with Alexander Ovechkin-played in Russia together.

Las Vegas-Winnipeg…Knights deal F-Cody Eakin to Jets for #4 pick.
Toronto-Nashville..Leafs deal D-Ben Harper to Press for F-Miikka Salomaki.
Boston…Talking trade with San Jose for C-Joe Thornton or Montreal for RW-Ilya Kovalchuk

Kings..Sign F-Martin Frk to 2-year extension…5-goals in 8-games in LA.

Buffalo..Release D-Zach Bogosian
Tampa Bay…Signs FA-D-Zach Bogosian
Columbus..F-Oliver Bjorkstrand-fractured ankle…(21G) this year

Ottawa..F-Bobby Ryan returns to Senators after 90-day treatment program for alcohol issues…Ryan asked for help after panic attacks over his addiction…came from family where he was abused by father…mother died.

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………………..(General)…………………

Golf-WGC-Mexico City………Outspoken Patrick Reed rallies late with 3-late birdies to win…..Reed (-18-266) scores…Bryson deChamblee (-17)-lost despite 4-birdies in row early….Jon Rahm (-15) birdied 4-of-5 holes early…..Rory McIlroy ( -14).

NASCAR….Las Vegas 400…….Joey Logano pushes his way to front…captures lead on restart with 2-laps to go…pushed across finish line by Ricky Stenhouse….Leader Kevin Harvick faded to finish 8th after yellow flags..

NASCAR…Report that shows Medics were on scene treating driver Ryan Newman (:33) after car crashed…he was removed from car with (15:40) of accident.

Tennis..Roger Federer undergoes surgery left knee…will be out of action 3-months…miss French Open.

English Premier League
..Manchester City-W-Leicester..Gabe Joseph goal (80′)
..Chelsea-W-Hot Spur..Olivier Giroud goal
..Southhampton-W-Aston Villar..Stewart Armstrong game winner
..Crystal Palace-W-Newcastle..Palace wins on free kick (44′)
..Sheffield-Tie-Brighton..Neal Maupay late goal for Brighton
..Burnley-W-Bournemouth…Video Replay voids 2-Bournemouth goals on hand ball violations against Cherries
..Manchester United-W-Watford..Bruno Fernandes penalty shot
..Wolverhampton-W-Norwich..Diego Jota 2-goals
..Arsenal-W-Everton..Pierre Aubameyang 2-goals for Gunners

..Liverpool (25-0-1)-vs-West Ham on Monday

MLS…Paul Arriola-DC United-to miss season-surgery-torn knee ligament..hopes to be ready for Team USA-World Cup qualifying.

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