Best 15 Minutes in Sports–Monday

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

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Dodgers…P-David Price ‘opts out’-will not play in 2020…..Family health issues…Was slated to be 3rd pitcher in powerful rotation…Forfeits (11.9M) in salary.

Dodgers..VP-Andrew Friedman says ‘couple of other players’ tested positive for virus-did not reveal names.

Dodgers..Confirmed they tested all players and their immediate families upon opening of camps.

Dodgers…P-Clayton Kershaw-Ross Stripling throw 4-innings worth of Live BP on weekend.

Angels..P-Julio Teheran does not report to camp…Manager Joe Maddon would not confirm if it was for possible positive test.

Angels…Confirm 9-to-10 players had not reported to camp on weekend…Refuse to say how many linked to positive tests

Angels..OF-Mike Trout wearing a mask for every workout in Anaheim-says ‘Still don’t feel comfortable with idea of playing’…Could still consider ‘opt-out’ because wife is expecting.

Angels…Beginning split squad workouts with rookies at Long Beach State.

Padres…Manager Jayce Tingler talks about Manny Machado…’Look for production-Certain standards we have-Own it’.

Padres..Manager Jayce Tingler comments:
..We, deep down, all have fears.
..We communicate well within our bubble
..Tommy Pham-showing symptoms-on pace play LF opening day
..Kirby Yates-has had intake testing-waiting results-back shortly
..Expect to go with 5-man rotation to start season
..Have 12-pitchers with starting experience
..Luis Patino-will build him up as a starter in next 3-weeks
..Plan 19-intrasquad games in all-lots of chances guys play
Padres..P-Cole Wilcox-3rd round draft pick-added to Taxi Squad roster.

Padres..P-Chris Paddack expects to be able to throw 4-5 innings at start of season…Calls this ’60-game playoff series’.

Padres…Yet to put OF-Tommy Pham on Covid-DL-list meaning he could be back in a week if he has back-to-back negative tests.

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(Teams)

Braves…1B-Freddie Freeman seriously ill with virus…P-Will Smith..4-players tested positive.

Yankees..P-Masahiro Tanaka-Concussion-hit in head with Giancarlo Stanton linedrive in first day of batting practice

Yankees..2B-DJ LeMaheiu..P-Luis Cessa test positive
Royals..C-Sal Perez-positive test
Twins..3B-Miguel Sano among 4-tests
Phillies..P-Aaron Nola..C-Christian Bethancourt fail test
Houston..1B-Yordan Alvarez fail report to camp
Red Sox..P-Eduardo Rodriguez not in camp
Indians..2B-Delino DeShields..P-Brett Martin fail tests
Texas..OF-Joey Gallo..OF-Ron Guzman-not in camp workouts
White Sox..P-Mike Kopech not in camp..Chisox 4-positive tests
Washington..2-minor leaguers fail test
Miami…4-positive tests
Cardinals..2-minor leaguers fail test
Giants..OF-Luis Madero fail test

A’s..P-Mike Fiers yet to report
Phillies..P-Zach Wheeler-yet to report-concerned infections
Pirates…OF-Socrates Brito fails test
Royals..Coach Rusty Kuntz-opts out-health issue
Indians..Coach Brad Mills leaves camp-health concerns
Braves..Coach Eric Young opts out
Braves..P-Felix Hernandez opts out
Nationals..C-Wellington Castillo-opts out
Giants..C-Buster Posey says ‘not sure’ he wants to play

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(MLB)

MLB…says 31-players tested positive out of (3,185) tests…19 teams had someone with positive test…11-teams were clean.

MLB..says it is conducting 14,000-tests each week..will test players every other day.

Yankees..Owner Hal Stienbrenner believes fans will be allowed back at games before end of season.

Cubs..1B-Anthony Rizzo says he was embarrassed by the way baseball negotiated during work stoppage.

Washington…P-Sean Doolittle…says ‘MLB shifted talks in middle of negotiations from health issues-tried to jam new salary structure down players throats…Focused on money not health’

Cardinals..P-Anthony Miller….’doubts we can play the 2020 season’

MLB..Expected to release 60-game schedules on Monday

MLB..Awards cancelled All Star Game to Dodgers Stadium for 2022.

Indians…Ownership says it will evaluate nickname of team…has been known as “Indians” since 1905….Club got rid of ‘Chief Wahoo’ logo last year.

Indians..Manager Terry Francona…’in favor of name change from Indians’

Phillies..Former pitcher Ty Brummett and 3-passengers killed in private plane crash in Utah over the weekend…Brummett was a pilot

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(Roster Moves)

Indians..Sign FA-P-David Hernandez-ex Reds
Texas..Sign FA-P-Juan Nicasio-ex Phillies
Texas..Sign FA-P-Edinson Volquez-ex Reds
Giants..Sign 3B-Casey Schmitt-ex Aztecs-3rd round pick
Blue Jays..Sign SS-Austin Martin-#1 pick-Vanderbilt

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………………(FOOTBALL)……………

(NFL)

Players Association…Demands changes NFL league office:
..Drop all 4-preseason games
..3-weeks strength-conditioning-class room work
..2-weeks walk thru practices
..2-weeks practices in pads
..No 11-on-11 scrimmages nor contact drills
..No full face shields or masks
..80-Man camp rosters
..Split and staggered starting times for workouts

NFL-Union…Zoom call to discuss salary cap implications if no fans are allowed into games this season

Green Bay…President Mark Murphy..’Time No Longer on our side-tough decisions coming’.

NBC Network…Reports some GMs ‘upset NFL not detailing health protocols just 3-weeks before camp’

Washington..Owner Daniel Snyder agrees to meeting with NFL about ‘review’ of use of name ‘Redskins’….Push to have team renamed ‘Red Tails’ to honor Tuskegee Airmen of WWII.

Green Bay…Letter to season ticket holders confirming team may allow only 50%-capacity at home games this year

Tampa Bay..Mourns passing of former co-owner Gay Culverhouse…wife of late owner Hugh….was champion of Players Health issues…Head injuries..CTE…Concussions..Dementia.

CFL..Negotiates with Union over possible 8-game schedule…Pay cuts…playing all games in Winnipeg as a Hub Center.

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(College Football)

PAC-12…Commissioner Larry Scott says college season ‘in peril’
Oklahoma..Coach Lincoln Riley-says NCAA consider spring schedule
Ivy League..Considering moving football season to spring
NESCAC…New England conference…Division III schools-Amherst-Williams-Bowdoin cancel football schedule.
Colgate..Cancels opening game with Western Michigan
Lafayette..Cancels first game with Navy

Bill Yeoman…former U-Houston coach-critically ill Covid-91Y
Oklahoma State..Coach Mike Gundy takes 1M paycut-rollover clause in contract deleted.

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……………….(BASKETBALL)……………….

NBA…Announces 25-positive tests out of 351-tests

NBA..Announces exhibition games in Orlando bubble
..Clippers-vs-Orlando..July 22nd
..Lakers-vs-Dallas..July 23rd

Clippers…G-Landry Shamet-Tests positive-leaves camp
Clippers..Lockdown practice facility for cleaning for 5-days
Lakers..Assistant Coach Lionel Hollins-opts out going to Orlando
Pelicans..Assistant Coach Jeff Bzdelick-opts out
Miami..Heat close facility-3-positive tests
Boston..F-Gordon Hayward will leave camp for birth of 4th child
Indiana..G-Victor Oladipo-opts out-not play Orlando
76ers..F-Ben Simmons-cleared to practice-been out back issues

Milwaukee…Bucks shutdown practice facility after staffer tests positive….6th NBA facility to close.
NY Knicks..Interview Lakers assistant Jason Kidd for vacant head coaching job.

Makur Maker..6’11-C-decides to sign at Howard University in MEAC-Conference…bypasses offers from UCLA-Kentucky-North Carolina.

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……………………..(HOCKEY)……………………..

NHL-Union….Negotiating 6Y-CBA contract extension to start next year.

NHL…Preparing for 82-game full season but not starting till December.

NHL…Expected to announce Hub City format on Monday

NHL..July 13..Training camps begin for 24-teams-home arenas
NHL..July 26..Teams report to Hub City camps
NHL..August 1..Playoffs begin

St Louis Blues..Close facility…5-days because positive test

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…………………(GENERAL)…………………

NASCAR…Jimmie Johnson-Wife-both test positive..leaving racing to quarantine.

NASCAR…Brickyard 400…Kevin Harvick takes lead with 7-laps to go when Denny Hamlin-leader-hits wall when tire went down…Harvick wins 4th race of season…wins 3rd Brickyard race at Indianapolis…Race delayed by 55-minute lightning storm….delayed 17-minutes by 7-csr red-flag crash.

Indy Grand Prix…Scott Dixon passes Grahame Rahal with 20-laps left…builds (:20) lead coasts to win in road course win at Speedway.

Formula 1-Austrian Grand Prix…Val Bottas races from pole to winner’s circle in dominant win…Teammate Lewis Hamilton hit with pit lane violation and yellow flag violation finishes 4th…in open race of delayed season.

Formula 1…Drivers on grid kneel at starting line before race wearing “Black Lives Matter” tee shirts.

MLS Soccer…Postpones Dallas Sidekicks opening match because of 9-positive tests on team in Orlando.

MLS..Plans to go ahead and open Tourney on Wednesday
MLS..Says only 2-positive test of of (1,191) as teams arrived Orlando

English Premier League:
..Southampton-W-Manchester (1-0)..Che Adams upset win goal 16′
..Liverpool-W-Aston Villa (2-0)…Now (29-2-2)..won 17-straight home
..Newcastle-Tie-West Ham (2-2)..United came back twice to tie
..Burnley-Tie-Sheffield (1-1)..John Egan score 80′
..Arsenal-W-Wolverhampton..Alex Lacazette goal
..Manchester United-W-Bournemouth..Mason Greenwood 2G
..Leicester-W-Crystal Palace..Jaime Vardy 2G
..Brighton-W-Norwich..Leandro Tossard score 25′

USL…Announces San Diego Loyal will reopen season…July 11th at Salt Lake City Monarchs….Home opener July 19th-LA Galaxy II at USD Stadium

PGA…Rocket Mortgage Classic-Detroit.. Bryson DeChambeau birdies 3-of-4 holes to star…birdies 16-17-18..finishes (-22) 265 for win over Matt Wulff who had 5-bogeys on first nine holes to give up lead.

PGA…Golfer Bryson deChambeau angry exchange with cameraman who was shooting him missing easy putt on Saturday….’Damaging my brand’.

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