Best 15 Minutes in Sports-Monday

Posted by on March 2nd, 2020  •  0 Comments  • 

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Aztecs-W-Nevada (83-76)….Malachi Flynn (36P) outburst helps rally SDSU from 13-point deficit in 2nd half….Aztecs finish regular season (28-1)..SDSU trailed (52-39 in 2nd half….went on (19-6) tear to get back in game…then battled back from 6-point deficit…G-KJ Feagin (14P)…State survived Matt Mitchell foul troubles….Yanni Wetzel 1-basket in 30-minute stretch….Snapped 20-game home court-conference win streak of Wolfpack….SDSU will be top seed heading into Mountain West Conference tourney.

USD-L-Pacific (71-64)…Tigers get (22P) from Jahlil Tripp in win…Toreros end horrible season (9-22).

AP Poll…Shakeup coming at top of poll.
..#1-Kansas-W-Kansas State
..#2-Baylor-L-TCU..Desmond Bane (23P) for Frogs in win
..#3-Gonzaga-W-St Mary’s..Bulldogs now (28-2)
..#4-Dayton-W-Davidson…Flyers now (27-2)
..#5-Aztecs-W-Nevada..Wipe out 13-point deficit
..#6-Florida State-lose
..#7-Duke-lose

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(NBA)

Lakers-W-New Orleans (122-114)….Lakers win without Anthony Davis….LeBron James-Kyle Kozma combined (54P) in win…Zion Williamson-Brandon Ingram combined (50P) in Pelican loss…..Sunday game…LA (46-13)

Lakers-L-Memphis (105-88)…G-JaMorant (27P-14A) in Grizzlies win…Dillon Brooks adds (24P)…LeBron James (18P)..Anthony Davis (15P)…Lakers shot just (40%) in Saturday night loss.

Clippers-W-76ers (136-130)…Kawhi Leonard (30P)…Lou Williams-Montrzl Harrell combined (48P) off bench…Clippers shot 59%…survived (68P) from Tobias Harris-Shake Milton…..Sunday game…LA (41-19)

NY Knicks…Former player agent Leon Rose takes over as Knicks Team President on Monday.

Golden State…Postpones comeback of G-Steph Curry from broken hand for a week
Golden State…Lose G-Ky Bowman-severe ankle sprain.

Denver..Buyout contract G-Jordan McRae-will sign FA-deal with Suns
Golden State..Sign FA-G-Chesson Randle-released from contract in China

China Basketball Association…Some 40-former NBA players-led by Jeremy Lin-ask for permission to return US because of virus outbreak.

Euroleague…Shutting down arenas to Fans…will continue league play with arenas empty

LA Times…Reports that LA Sheriffs Department held staff meeting-told officers who had taken pictures of Kobe Bryant body in helicopter crash-to delete all pictures-videos…no discipline would be taken…Vanessa Bryant lawyers demanding full scale investigation of incident.

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……………….(Football)………………

Chargers…GM-Tom Telesco responds to report team willing to offer FA-QB-Tom Brady record contract to help sell tickets in new stadium…”Make football decisions to win games-not sell tickets….Winning sells tickets…..Not a lot of substance nor sustainability when you try to make splash signings”

Chargers…Ex-Bolts QB-Philip Rivers contacted by Washington Redskins about possible 2Y-contract offer…Will also visit Colts-Titans.

Chargers..Reports team will Franchise Tag-TE-Hunter Henry to keep him off free agent market.

Chargers..No decision yet on FA-RB-Melvin Gordon.

Chargers..Hire Analytics scout Aditya Krishan-ex Browns front office researcher

Rams…Hi winds blow over crane in parking lot at So Fi Stadium…no one injured in accdient on weekend.

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(NFL Combine)

Final day of testing at combine
..LB-Isaiah Simmons-Clemson (6’3-238) run astounding (4.39)-40
..DT-Khalil Davis-Nebraska (6’1-308) run (4.95)
..OT-Mekhi Becton-Louisville (6’7-364) run (5.1)
..OT-Jedrad Wills-Alabama..runs (5.0)
..RB-Jon Taylor-Wisconsin runs (4.39)-40
..RB-Darryton Evans-Appalachian State (4.41)
..RB-DeAndre Swift-Georgia (4.48)
..CB-Javelin Guidry-Utah (4.29)
..CB-CJ Henderson-Florida (4.39)
..CB-Jeff Okudah-Ohio State (4.40)

Boise State..S-DeAndre Pierce-transferrring out
Washington State..Wr-Don Fisher-to transfer

Central Michigan-criticized for moving home game vs Western Michigan to Ford Field in Detroit.

Michigan State…hires Scottie Hazleton-ex Kansas State-Def Coord

Aztecs…Brady Hoke opens spring football workouts on Monday…2-new coordinators take over Offense-Defense…Battle for starting QB-job-Carson Baker heir apparent to replace Ryan Agnew…Must replace RB-Juwan Washington and star LB-Ky Tezina in spring ball.

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(NFL)

Bears-Bengals…Chicago-Cincinnati open trade talks about possible deal for QB-Andy Dalton
Cleveland…Informs LB-Joe Schobert (131T) he will not be offered new deal.
Vikings..Contemplating cutting OT-Riley Reiff-(10.6M) cap savings
Jets..Preparing FA-offers to Titans OT-Jack Conklin…Patriots OG-Joe Thuney
Raiders..Interested in FA-CB-Byron Jones-ex Cowboys

Dallas..Will use Exclusive Franchise Tag (31.6M) to retain QB-Dak Prescott if he does not sign multi-year extension
Bengals..Will Franchise Tag WR-AJ Green

Rams..Setup FA-Visit with TE-Jordan Reed-just released by Redskins
Broncos..Release DE-Adam Gotsis
Atlanta..Release S-Kemal Ishmael
Chiefs..Release OG-Cam Erving

Tampa Bay..Announces it will not franchise tag-QB-Jameis Winston
Green Bay..Announces it will not re-sign TE-Austin Hooper
Carolina..CB-James Bradberry wants 15M power year as free agent

Dallas..DE-Randy Gregory-suspended 3X-drug violations-applies for NFL reinstatement

Colts..Coach Frank Reich spoke to QB-Andrew Luck-says he is not coming out of retirement.

Colts..setup FA-Visit with S-Eric Berry-ex Chiefs

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(NFL)

Union-NFL Lawyers…spend weekend working on language of final offer to be voted on by Players Association membership….Vote likely in two weeks.

ESPN..Shakeup coming in Monday Night Football Booth-Joe Tessitore-Booger McFarland could both be out….Talking to Peyton Manning about color analysts job.

CBS..Signs Tony Romo to 17M-a-year contract extension.

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(XFL)

Tampa Bay…QB-Quinton Flowers walks out on team-not given opportunity as starting QB.

LA Wildcats-L-NY Gladiators (17-14)…QB-Luis Perez (150P) in first start in place of benched Matt McGloin…Wildcats QB-Josh Johnson (330P) in loss.

St Louis-W-Seattle (23-16)…Steelhawks QB-Jordan Ta’amu (264P-63R) in win over struggling Dragons team.

Houston-W-Dallas (27-20)..Roughnecks defense intercepts Landry Jones 3-times…picks off Phillip- Nelson at 2Y-line at end of game…QB-PJ Walker (228P-2TD) in win..Houston now (4-0) under June Jones.

DC Defenders-L-Tampa Bay (25-0)….Vipers (266R) in win….DC QB-Cardale Jones-benched (9-22) 72P…has thrown 5-interceptions in last two losses.

XFL Crowds-crater…NY Gladiators drew (12,211) four home game…St Louis (27,527)…Houston (14,103)
XFL TV Ratings…Have gone from 3.2M in opening week to 1.3M viewers in Week #3
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………………….(Baseball)…………………

Padres-W-Giants (7-5)..Jurickson Profar 2R-HR and double…Wil Myers 2R-HR..Joey Lucchesi (2inn-1R) ….Emilio Pagan-Luis Perdomo combined give up 4R in relief…Giants lost despite 15-hits…..Sunday Cactus League action…SD (7-1) in spring.

Padres-W-Reds (7-3) on Saturday…Jorge Ona (2R-HR)…Jason Vostler (2R-HR)…Tommy Pham (3-K’s)….P-Dinelson Lamet (2inn-1H)..

Dodgers-L-Texas (8-6)…Reliever Adam Kolarek (1inn-4R-6H) in loss…Keke Hernandez HR..Edwin Rios 2R-HR.. …Sunday game

Dodgers-W-Rockies (14-2) on Saturday..OF-Cody Thomas solo (HR-2RHR)..Austin Barnes (3R-HR)….Walker Beuhler 2-no hit innings…Erupt for 11R in 5th inning

Dodgers-W-Arizona (7-4) in split squad game on Saturday..Gavin Lux RBI-triple..Ross Stripling (2inn-0H)

Angels-L-Rockies (6-3)…Halos P-Jose Suarez (3inn-0H)…Rockies Ian Desmond HR…P-German Marquez (3inn-1H) in win…….Split squad on Sunday

Angels-L-White Sox (8-7)…Halos reliever Noe Ramirez (1/3 inning-8R)….Angels had (6-0) lead lost…Split squad

Angels-W-Giants (10-3)…Saturday game..Juan Castro 3R-HR…Justin Upston 2R-double…P-Dylan Bundy (2inn-0H-3K) in win.

Padres-White Sox..Monday game
Dodgers-Reds..Monday
Angeles-Cubs

Dodgers..P-Kenta Made asked team to trade him winter….Refused to go to bullpen despite (1.64-ERA) in postseason in that roll….Has (3.87-ERA) as career starter…Dealt to Twins.

Dodgers..OF-Joc Pederson cleared to take batting practice-out two weeks-hip issue.

Dodgers..DFA-P-Yadier Alvarez-failed to pitch in assigned start…Walked out on team’s AA-club in Tulsa with mental attitude problems…Underwent psychiatric evaluation before returning to team in camp….Said he had shoulder problems…Dodgers invested 16M bonus on 100mph pitcher…also had to pay 16M-luxury tax to sign him out of Cuba…Is 4th international players Dodgers made mistake on-franchise wasted 136M in signing 4-Cubans who had attitude problems-suspensions or got hurt.

Angels..P-Keynan Middleton-clocked 96-97mph in exhibition game

Angels..P-Gabe Canning…acute elbow joint inflammation…tests to see if he has bone chip in joint….Cancelled Sunday throwing session..will have second exam by specialist

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(Injuries)

Astros..P-Collin McHugh-cleared to pitch-coming off elbow issues
A’s..OF-Stephen Piscotty-oblique
Reds..OF-Nick Senzel-cleared to throw-shoulder issue
Phillies..OF-Andrew McCutchen headed to DL-had knee surgery
Cubs..P-Brandon Morrow-minor calf tear-out 4W
Yankees..OF-Aaron Judge-shutdown-minor shoulder issue again..Had MRI on Sunday
Tampa Bay..P-Ian Snell-cortisone shot in elbow
Washington..OF-Victor Robles-minor oblique tweak
Royals..C-Sal Perez catches 4-innings-first game since tearing elbow ligament last spring
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(MLB)

Japanese League..Nippon League to allow teams to play exhibition games but padlock stadium-no fans allowed into games.

Congress…Sends letter to MLB asking that Curt Flood be given special consideration for his Supreme Court case trying to block Cardinals-Phillies trade-refused to report-sat out year-led to beginning of baseball free agency….Flood letter to baseball “I am not a piece of property”….Lifetime (.293-hitter)…was bypassed 15-times while on Hall of Fame ballot.

Atlanta..Dave Wallace resigns..was special advisor to President of team last three years.

Johnny Antonelli…legendary NY Giants P-passes away (89Y)…pitched Giants to 1954-World Series and wins over Indians..won (126G) in career…one of first bonus babies signed by Boston Braves-then traded to Giants.

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…………….(Hockey)…………….

Gulls…Lose G-Anthony Stolarz and D-Jani Hakanpaa…both called up by Anaheim Ducks in midst of Gulls 7-game road trip…Stolarz-ex Oilers-Flyers goalie…has (2.65-GAA)…(21-12) record…(.922) save percentage….Hakanpaa-from Finland champion Karpat has played here all year.

Gulls-W-San Jose (4-3)…Troy Terry 2-goals wiped out (3-1) deficit..Maxime Comtois scores overtime goal in Saturday win…Gulls now (8-2-2) in last 12-on road…stay in 4th and final playoff spot.

Kings-Las Vegas…Game tied (0-0) in 1st period at Press Time…Sunday game…LA (24-35-6)

Kings-W-New Jersey (2-1)..Adrian Kempe goal in overtime

Ducks-L-New Jersey (3-0)…Pavel Zacha 2-power play goals for Devils…..Sunday game…Ducks (26-31-8)

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(Teams)

Seattle..NHL expansion team reportedly to interview Gerrard Gallant-ex Las Vegas…Peter LaViolette-ex Nashville…Mike Babcock-ex Maple Leafs for head coaching job.

Red Wings..Refuse to give vote of confidence to Coach Jeff Blashill in wake of (15-47-4) record.
NJ Devils..Will interview Mike Gillis-ex Vancouver for vacant GM job.

Blues..C-Vlad Tarashenko-cleared to practice-been out since October  with shoulder separation.
Columbus..Activate D-Ryan Murray from IR list-missed 34-games
Edmonton..Activate D-Kris Russell-out since January with concussion
Ottawa..C-Bobby Ryan scores 3-goals in first game back after 90-days in alcohol rehab

Tampa Bay..Lose C-Steve Stamkos (6W)-rib cage injury
Edmonton..Lose D-Mike Green-3W-sprained knee
Columbus..D-Alex Winngerg-activated-out 4W-shoulder
NY Rangers..F-Chris Kreider-fractures foot
Calgary..D-Mark Stone-out 2W-lower body injury

Montreal..Sign F-Jesse Ylonen-scored 32G-in Finland last 2-years
Kings..Callup D-Mikey Anderson-AHL-Ontario Reign

NY Islanders..Moving playoff games from Brooklyn-Barclay Center to renovated Nassau Coliseum…will play all home games next season in Nassau…then move to new Belmont Park Arena in 2021-season.

Swiss Elite League…shutters arenas next week as playoffs start…Teams will play without fans in stands.

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……………..(General)…………….

Soccer-MLS opens season

LAGalaxy-Tie-Houston (1-1)…Debut of Javier ‘Chicharito’ Hernandez..Dynamo score (54′) to earn tie in Houston.

FC-Los Angeles-W-Inter Miami (1-0)…Carlos Vela runs thru 3-defenders then hits left footed chip shot over goalies head into back of net for game winning goal at (44′) mark…..Debut of David Beckham expansion team in Miami.

(League Cup)

Manchester City-W-Aston Villa (2-1)…Win League Cup for 7X..G-Claudio Bravo made 4-critical saves

English Premier League
..Liverpool-L-Watford..Ismailia Sarr 2-goals in upset shocker win…Liverpool (26-1-1) on season.
..Leicester-L-Norwich..Norwich City pulls off upset in fight to get out of relegation.
..Manchester United-Tie-Everton…Don Lewin goal (3′) gave Everton early lead..Man U (11-8-9)

..Hot Spur-L-Wolverhampton…Raul Jimenez goal (73′) for Wolves….Spur (11-10-7)

..Crystal Palace-Win-Brighton..Jordan Ayew game winning goal
..Newcastle-Tie-Burnley…6-match unbeaten streak
..West Ham-W-Southampton..Sebastian Hall game winner
..Chelsea-Tie-Bournemouth..Marcos Alonso 2-goals for Blues for tie
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NASCAR….Auto Club 400-Fontana…Alex Bowman runs away from field over final 75-laps…grabs lead from Jimmie Johnson and post (:10) win over Kyle Busch-Kurt Busch….Johnson faded to 6th with tire issues at end of race…Ryan Blaney was with leaders till final pit stop to take on tires-fell off the pace.

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Formula 1..Final testing in Spain…Val Bottas-Mercedes-fastest in final testing…Lewis Hamilton only 4th fastest…season opens March 15th-Australian Grand Prix.

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Golf..Honda Classic…Sung Im-South Korea..birdies 4-of-5 holes to start round..finishes (-6) 254 to win…Mackenzie Hughes (-5) finishes second…Tommy Fleetwood has 4-bogey day-fades from lead finishes third (-4)

Brooks Koepka…pulled out of tourney-knee issues
Tiger Woods…pulls ou tof Bay Hill Classic-back issues

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