Best 15 Minutes in Sports-Monday

Posted by on July 12th, 2020  •  0 Comments  • 


Padres…SS-Fernando Tatis tests negative twice in a row-cleared to return to workouts despite having headaches for 3-straight days and missing workouts.

Padres..P-Chris Paddack..5-strong innings in Sunday squad game

Padres..OF-Tommy Pham returns to workouts after missing 3-weeks with positive virus test

Padres..P-Trey Wingenter shutdown with elbow tendenitis..

Padres..Release 2B-Brian Dozier after not inviting him to Summer Camp…has 192-career home runs.

Dodgers…P-Kenley Jansen reports to camp…confirms he and 2-children tested positive for virus….Cleared to played-will not opt out because of health issues with heart….Is 10-days late but has been doing full workouts.

Dodgers..3B-Gavin Lux returns to camp after 2-negative tests

Dodgers..say Ross Stripling and Dustin May are competing for #5-starting job to replace P-David Price

Angels..3B-Anthony Rendon says Halos will ‘flip the switch’ when the season starts

Angels..1B-Albert Pujols says team ‘will be ready mentally-physically’ thanks to leadership of new manager Joe Maddon.


(Roster Moves)

Giants..C-Buster Posey opts out-will not play…Family has adopted twins who were born 8-weeks prematurely and are still in ICU.

Astros..Cancelled pitchers workouts on Sunday after pitching coach Brent Strom was exposed to Covid 19…club yet to say if pitchers were contaminated.

White Sox..P-Mike Kopech-opts out-coming off surgeries….Concern about his battles with anxiety and depression

Orioles..Open contract talks with FA-OF-Yasiel Puig-ex Dodgers-Reds-Indians

Giants..Contact FA-C-Russell Martin-ex Dodgers-Blue Jays



Yankees..Relief ace P-Aroldis Chapman tests positive
Giants..Put OF-Billy Hamilton on DL-positive test
White Sox..OF-Yoan Moncada tests positive
Milwaukee..Put P-Eric Lauer on DL exposed to virus
Milwaukee..DL-2B-Luis Urias with failed test
Royals..OF-Cam Gallagher positive test..5th player on team fail test
Red Sox..P-Eduardo Rodgriguez to miss start of season-failed test
Giants..OF-Hunter Pence-foot injury
Yankees..OF-Aaron Judge misses workouts-neck issue
Braves..P-Cole Hamels shutdown-tricep tenderness
Orioles..OF-Rickie Martin-fractured wrist



Toronto..Blue Jays looking at relocating regular season home games to Buffalo Bisons Stadium because Canadian Government has not signed off on changing protocols on 14-day quarantines…Jays looking at relocating also to Dunedin, Florida spring training games.

Houston..Forced to cancel workouts a 2nd time because test results had not been returned…on Saturday…then pitchers shutdown on Sunday.

Cubs..President Theo Epstien says team will not negotiate contract extensions ‘in season’ with Kris Bryant, Javier Baez.

Mets…5-groups made bids to buy team from Wilpon Family, including 2B-bid by minority owner Steve Cohen.

Toronto..Moving 3B-Vlad Guerrero to 1B.

Boston..Former Red Sox C-Mike Ryan-passes away (78)



NFL-Union….Monday negotiating session to try to bridge the gap on Health Protocols so NFL camps can open between July 21st-28th.

..Owners request 35%-deferral of salaries
..Ban on players opting-out
..2-games in preseason
..Virus testing schedule
..Union wants no preseason games
..48-day preseason camp
..Daily testing for virus
..No contract givebacks
..All contracts paid in full even if season is suspended
..All players wear face shields, but masks optional
NFL…says the CBA gives it the right to ‘impose’ health protocols. Pete Carroll breaks ranks-thinks NFL should delay start of training camps and the season

NFL..Report that testing labs would be over-run if they had to process (2,650) players tests each day.

Jacksonville…Jaguars announce they will play 25% capacity this year

NFL..Informs Refs they must wear masks this year.

Washington..Fed X-announces it will terminate its 8M-per year naming rights deal with team does not drop Redskins name.

Patriots..Pay 5M-to Antonio Brown to end grievance over his signing bonus dispute after being released after just 1-game last year

Arizona..Owner Mike Bidwell-hospitalized with virus

NYGiants..Prosecuting attorney says in warrant that CB-Deandre Baker and Quinton Dunbar paid witnesses 55,000-to change their stories about armed robbery at party…Players facing 8-felony counts.

Saints..CB-Malcom Jenkins says WR-DeSean Jackson was wrong for statements quoting Hitler and Louis Farrakan…but says ‘Black Lives’ still don’t matter in US.

Eagles..Fine WR-DeSean Jackson for social media comments quoting Hitler.

Green Bay..Former Packers QB-Don Majkowski files class action lawsuit against NFL Union for agreeing to cuts of money given to players in the disability program. Alex Santos-Richie Mann head of pro personnel departments.

CFL..Asks Canadian Government for 45M in loans to pay all players and staff employees to open 8-game CFL season.


(Roster Moves)

Chiefs..Open contract extension talks with DT-Chris Jones…has to sign extension by July 15th or player under the 1Y-Franchise Tag of (16M).

Chargers..TE-Hunter Henry will not sign extension-will play for (10.6M) franchise tag fee.

Titans..Contract FA-K-Steven Gustkowski-ex Patriots
Chiefs..Release QB-Shea Patterson-ex Michigan starter
Chiefs..Re-sign FA-QB-Matt Moore as backup
Denver..S-Justin Simmons signs franchise tag (12.7M) deal


(College Football)

SEC…Emergency meeting of Athletic Directors on Monday to determine fate of season…May cancel non-conference games and play just league games

SEC…Commissioner Greg Sankey….’We are running out of time..Grim outlook…Very high concern about of season’

PAC 12…:Push back start of training camps pending further health protocols…Could mean pushing back start of conference only schedule till October.

PAC 12….6-schools including Oregon-UCLA say they are not releasing test results of athletes.

USC..Says only 4-athletes tested positive in first round of intake tests.

PAC 12… distributed just 32M-in revenues to member schools…SEC-Big 10-Big 12-ACC distributed 42-to-51M in revenues to its members this year.

PAC 12…Commissioner Larry Scott confirms he has tested positive for virus.
SIAC..CIAA…Two historically black conferences-suspend season..likely to play in spring.

Mountain West Conference…Board of Directors delays decision on its season after Friday conference call….MWC had 12-games with PAC 12-schools cancelled last week.

Aztecs..Lose non conference game with UCLA
Hawaii..Has lost 5-games with PAC 12-Big 10 dropping games
BYU..Has lost 5-games this season in cancellations

Dartmouth University…dropping 5-varsity sports with money issues

NJCAA…Cancels all Junior College Football schedules across the country.



NBA…22-teams begin practices…using 7-different courts….2-hour sessions each team.

NBA…Hire Bio-Reference Labs to help Quest Labs with turnaround times for test results on players.

San Antonio..Coach Greg Popovich says ‘safest place to be is in NBA bubble’……Lauds league for testing protocols.

Lakers..G-Rajon Rondo criticizes hotel setup in Orlando…’feels like a Motel 6’.

Clippers..F-Kawhi Leonard put in 36-hour quarantine protocol after arriving in Orlando on Friday.

Clippers…F-JaMychal Green does not report with team to Orlando.
Washington..C-Thomas Bryant..G-Gary Payton-test positive after reporting to bubble.

Lakers..G-LeBron James says he will not wear a ‘social justice’ statement on his jersey-‘not enough space to detail what I feel’

Knicks..Interview Mike Woodson-2nd time for vacant head coaching job.

NBA..Announces it will move start of 2020-21 season to December and will play season into July.

Boise State..G-Derrick Alston-withdraws from NBA draft

NBA G League..Signing hi school F-Jon Kuminga (6’8) to play for Select team in league…becomes 4th high school star to turn pro.



NHL…Monday-5pm-Deadline for players to opt out from playoffs.
Edmonton..D-Mike Green opts out
Vancouver..F-Sven Baertshi opts out..scored 46P in 43G-in AHL
Montreal..D-Karl Alzner opts out
Calgary..D-Travis Harmonic opts out
Montreal..F-Max Domi-diabetic-meeets with specialists-talk about opt out

NHL…Training camps in 24-teams in playoffs open on Monday
NHL…Ban teams from releasing names of any positive test results

Tampa Bay..C-Steven Stamkos reinjures core area in workouts

NJ Devils..Defend hiring of Coach Lindy Ruff…’Team needs a teacher as head coach’

Dallas..Jim Lites steps aside as CEO-President of team

Montreal..Sign FA-D-Nate Halbert-McGill University-Montreal
Colorado..Sign FA-D-Keaton Middleton-ex San Jose



San Diego-Sports Arena….City Council to review two proposals for Midway Sports District to develop 48-acre parcel around the Sports Arena

..Brookfield Properties…Team with AEG to develop entertainment district around Arena-businesses-housing…will not renovate the Arena….AEG built LA Live and London’s O-2 district.

..Toll Brothers…Plan 125M-renovation of Sports Arena itself..Plan also includes San Diego Loyal soccer team building 13,000-seat modular outdoor stadium…Parking building..housing units in 230M project.

NASCAR…Kentucky 400..Cole Custer jumps restart goes from 6th to 1st with two laps to go to win 1st race of career in Cup Series….Jimmie Johnson crashed out in spin.

Indy Car…
..Road America Grand Prix…Scott Dixon wins Saturday race-his 3rd win in a row…after Will Power has poor pit stop
..Road America-Sunday race..Felix Rosenqvist stormed thru a turn to pass leader Pato O’Ward with 2-laps to go to win first career Indy car race….O’Ward had led for 36-laps when lost lead on bold pass.

..Austrian Grand Prix..Lewis Hamilton wins from pole..85th career win in accident marred race…Charles LeClerc-Sebastian Vettle crash on first lap.

MLS..Forced to cancel 3rd game in tourney when Toronto and DC United players test results come back positive.

English Premier League
..Manchester City-W-Brighton..Raheem Sterling 2-goals in blowout
..West Ham-W-Norwich…Michail Antonio scores 4-goals for WHam
..Watford-W-Newcastle..Troy Deeney 2-penalty shot goals
..Everton-L-Wolverhampton..Wolves climb into 6th place
..Liverpool-Ties-Burnley..17-match home win streak snapped
..Sheffield-W-Chelsea..Dave McGoldrick 2-goals for United
..Aston Villa-Crystal Palace..Trezeguet scores twice for Villa
..Leicester-L-Bournemouth..Don Solanke 2-goals 67-87′ in upset win
..Hot Spur-W-Arsenal..Tottenham scores in 81′ for huge emotional win

USL..San Diego Loyal-W-Salt Lake Monarch…Loyal now (2-0-1) to start season under Landon Donovan.

PGA-Workplace Open-Muirfield…Colin Morikawa wins wild 3-hole shootout over Justin Thomas…Thomas loses 3-stroke lead…Morikawa had 5-birdies and eagle…sank key 34-foot putt to force overtime after Thomas had hit a 50′ putt…Thomas bogeyed 16 and 18.

Calgary Stampede…Cancels it rodeo in Albertal for first time since 1923.


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