Best 15 Minutes in Sports–Monday

Posted by on April 6th, 2020  •  0 Comments  • 

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(NFL)

President Trump holds conference call with leaders of 13-different sports…says he believes NFL will open in September-play full schedule and allow fans into games….California Governor Gavin Newsome says he does not believe facilities here can be opened for four months and says beginning of NFL-College Seasons are in jeopardy….Trump says his target date for sports startup would be August 1st.

President Trump…On conference call with Roger Goodell..Rob Manfred..Adam Silver-NBA…Gary Bettman-NFL….plus MLS..PGA..LPGA..WNBA..Indy Car..NASCAR..Breeders Cup..UFC..WWE.

NFL…Says So Fi Stadium-under construction in LA is falling behind schedule because of workers testing positive…Reports both Rams and Chargers told to prepare to open regular season in LA Coliseum and back in Carson.

Raiders..Owner Mark Davis commits 1M-to Covid-19 Research.
Colts..Owner Jim Irsay buys 10,000 masks for Indianapolis hospitals
Eagles..Owner Jeffrey Lurie donates 1M-to Virus Research.

New Orleans..Legendary kicker Tom Dempsey passes away from virus…Had been in senior care facility for Dementia….15-residents in that facility have died this month.

Antonio Brown..Former NFL received indicted on felony assault, burglary and battery for attacking Moving Fan driver who refused to unload furniture after Brown refused to pay 4,000-bill.

Rex Ryan…ESPN analyst apologizes for calling Cowboys WR-Amari Cooper a “turd”….said not worth money Dallas paid…’biggest disappearing act in NFL’.

Carolina…Panthers purchase 240-acres property to build practice facility across state line in Rock Hill, South Carolina.

Houston..Former Oilers head coach Ed Biles-passes away (88Y)…Longtime NFL assistant and head coach at Xavier University.

Washington..RB-Derrius Grice sued for 500,000 by former agent-Redskins player failed to pay Fad Makhail his agent’s commission, failed repay loans…or fees from 4-marketing deals lined up for Grice.

Dallas…NFL says it has yet to reinstate long suspended DE-Aldon Smith-been out of football 4-years because of suspensions for assault-domestic abuse-DUI-marijuana incidents over course of career.

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(Teams)

Chargers….Say Sam Tevi will move from RT-to-LT and will be backed up by 2nd year player Trey Pipkens…..Trent Scott will move from LT-to-LG to compete with Dan Feeny-Forrest Lamp for playing time.

Raiders..Sign FA-CB-Damarius Randall-ex Browns
Chiefs..Sign FA-TE-Ricky Seals-Jones-ex Browns

Seattle..Offer to re-sign DE-Jadaveon Clowney to 13M-deal..Clowney was asking 18M a year package.

Bears..Announce open QB-competition between Nick Foles-Mitch Trubisky for starting job.

Houston…Coach-GM Bill O’Brien says he traded WR-DeAndre Hopkins because player demanded contract upgrade to 18M-per season, but still had 3-years left on old deal.

Chiefs..WR-Sammy Watkins takes pay cut (14M-to-9M) for coming season…Club gives him no-trade clause in new deal.

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(College Football)

Mississippi State..New coach Mike Leach apologizes for twitter making reference to a cartoon about lynching
Alabama..Team doctors say QB-Tua Tagovailoa is at 100% health.

Oklahoma..Lands OT-Chris Murray-ex UCLA-as transfer
UTSA..Lands QB-Josh Adkins-transfer from New Mexico State

USC..Coach Clay Helton says he believes college teams will need 4-weeks of camp before being allowed to play games
Oregon..AD-Rob Mullins to take paycut from (717,000) salary.

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………………..(Basketball)………………

Brooklyn Nets…Owner Joseph Tsai purchases 1,000-ventilators from China and gives them to New York hospitals.

NY Knicks…Owner Jim Dolan purchases 1-M facemacks for NY hospitals.

Sacramento Kings..Open Arco Arena to become Covid Treatment Center.

76ers…C-Joel Embid donates 1.3M in funds for Covid-research.

Washington…Dr. Anthony Fauchi tells NBA…’We are not event at halftime’ of this Pandemic event…’Cannot open any camps without testing players everyday for the virus’.

NBA…Tells Union it wants players to give up 50% of their salary this year…says league shutdown has cost NBA 1.2B in losses on top of 450M-lost in cancelled sponsorship deals in China.

NBA…9-named to the Basketball Hall of Fame..including Kobe Bryant..Kevin Garnett..Tim Duncan..Rudy Tomjanovich…Eddie Sutton and 4-from WNBA.

Chicago…Bulls ask for permission to interview Arturas Kamirovas-Denver..Bobby Webster-Toronto for vacant Bulls-GM job.

WNBA…Postpones opening of training camps and the May 15th start of the season.

Carl Tacy…Former head coach at Marshall-Wake Forest-passes away.

San Diego State..Gives 4Y-extension to coach Stacie Terry-Hutson despite (87-128) coaching record…4-losing seasons…never a post season tourney berth….Had replaced Beth Burns who was fired after 27-win season and 4Y-contract extension.

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………………..(Baseball)………………..

MLB…Commissioner Rob Manfred looking into idea of starting season..with all 30-teams being housed in Arizona and using 11-Cactus League stadium to host games, that would be televised…without fans.

MLB..Committs to pay all team full time employees till April 30th…Spend 1M per club for all part time employees till April 30th….Committ 1-month pay to all non roster players who were in camp.

MLB…Informs scouts they may begin having ‘electronic access’ to potential draft picks this week…and can gather and evaluate video of players high school games and workouts from players, families, representatives.

MLB..Informs teams of their Draft Pool Allocations for when draft is held-possibly in July…Draft will be just 5-rounds….
..Orioles (13.8M)
..Detroit (13.2M)
..Royals (12.4M)
..Miami (11.9M)

..Padres (10.6M)
..Angels (6.3M)
..Dodgers (5.8M)

Houston..Former Astros C-Evan Gattis…’We cheated baseball” with sign stealing scandal in 2017…MLB had to do something”

Houston..P-Justin Verlander donating all (286,000) of his spring training checks to Houston charities.

Arizona..3-minority owners sue majority owner Ken Kendrick for attempting to force them to sell their shares by asking for high
‘cash calls’ from minority owners.

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…………………..(Hockey)…………………

NHL-FBI…Begin probe of person who hacked into NY Rangers video conference call with draft pick D’Andre Miller-D-UWisconsin who just signed….Fan posted 45-racial slurs on the video screen while interview was going with the draft pick.

NY Islanders..Purchase 3,000-masks for Long Island hospitals.

Calgary…Former Flames coach Bill Peters-hired by KHL-Russian team Yekaterinberg.

Hobey Baker Award…3-College finalist for top honor:
..Jordan Kawaguckh-F-North Dakota..(45P-33-games)
..Scott Parunovich-D-Minnesota Duluth..(40P-33-games)
..Jeremy Swayman-G-Maine…(.939-save percentage)

Quebec Junior League…Owners to vote on banning all fighting in league….Ontario Hockey League and Western Hockey League still allow fighting those penalize repeat offenders.

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……………………(General)……………..

English Premier League…Donates (24M) to England’s National Health Service

English Premier League…Players reject 30% pay cuts during work stoppage-say it would cost country (245M) in taxable income from players.

English Premier League…Fund (153M) to lower level leagues in England to help fund smaller teams during work stoppage.

US Open….Contact Torrey Pines about possibly hosting this year tourney after cancellation….Might move it to October.

British Open…Rescheduled till September 20th.

LPGA…Reschedule US Women’s Open to December 10th in Houston
LPGA…Move cancelled Lady Kia Classic to September 24th.

NASCAR….Postpone unveiling of Next Generation car to 2022-season because Research & Development has been suspended.

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